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Blue Light Boogie: Ponies, Mules, Horses, Cows, Pigs

Playlist #008 Friday Sep. 6, 2019

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1 (various artists), Delmark Records

“Pony Blues”, Charley Patton, Founder Of The Delta Blues, Yazoo Records

“The Pony Blues”, Son House, Delta Blues, Biograph Records

“Shetland Pony Blues”, Rory Block, Blues Walkin’ Like A Man, Stony Plain Records

“My Man”, Eden Brent, Ain’t Got No Troubles, Yellow Dog Records

“Mule Headed Man”, Marcia Ball, Roadside Attractions, Alligator Records

“Gonna Buy Me A Mule”, Koko Taylor, Old School, Alligator Records

“She Caught The Katy”, Taj Mahal, Blue Light Boogie, Private Music

“Get Behind The Mule”, Tom Waits, Mule Variations, Epitaph Records

“40 Acres And A Mule”, Harrison Kennedy, Mix & Dorp, Black And Tan Records

“Lead A Horse To Water”, Tracy Nelson, Victim Of The Blues, Delta Groove Music

“Wild Horses”, Otis Clay, Songs Of The Rolling Stones All Blues’d Up (various artists), Compendium Media Group

“Steelhorse Serenade”, Popa Chubby, The Fight Is On, Blind Pig Records

“Milkcow’s Calf Blues”, Robert Johnson, The Complete Recordings, Columbia Records

“Bull Cow Blues”, Big Bill Broonzy, Unissued Test Pressings, Milan America

“Callin’ All Cows”, Elvin Bishop, Raisin’ Hell Revue, Delta Groove Music

“Eat Steak”, Reverend Horton Heat, Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em, Sub Pop Records

“Slow-Cooked Pig Meat”, Memphis Sheiks, Slow-Cooked Pig Meat, Inside Sounds

“The Cuban Sandwich”, Barrence Whitfield with Tom Russell, Hillbilly Voodoo, East Side Digital

“Filipino Box Spring Hog”, Tom Waits, Mule Variations, Epitaph Records

“I’m A Hog For You”, Clifton Chenier, Anthologly, Rhino Records

“Chicken Dance”, Little Freddie King, You Don’t Know What I Know, Fat Possum Records

“Chicken Lady”, The Nouveaux Honkies, Where Do I Go, Whirled Around Records

“Chicken, Gravy And Biscuits”, Lil’ Ed And The Blues Imperials, Chicken, Gravy And Biscuits, Alligator Records

“Burnin’ The Chicken”, Los Fabulocos, Los Fabulocos, Delta Groove Music

“Barnyard Boogie”, Louis Jordan, Best Of Louis Jordan, MCA Records

“Barnyard Pimp”, Cash Box Kings, Holller And Stomp, Blind Pig Records

“Murder In The Red Barn”, Tom Waits, Bone Machine, Island Records

Art Hooker was born in Wisconsin and trained on tuba at Hortonville Union High School and Lawrence Conservatory. As a self-taught flutist he traveled throughout the western U.S. as a busker. He studied radio production technology at Mount Hood Community College in Oregon. He also ad libbed flute music beds for a locally produced poetry program on public radio. He currently plays tenor saxophone, flute, rhythm guitar, percussive devices and vocals. He has performed with the Siegal/Schwall Blues Band, Seafood Mama (later known as Quarterflash), Sweet Betty and Nathaniel Mayer, as a solo artist and as a member of the bands King Rat, The Bushwhackers, FM Band, Two Flat Blues Band, Mumblin’ Eddy, Art Hooker, Hot Tomato, and the Big Jones Blues Band. He has opened for John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy, Ben E. King, Luther ‘Guitar Jr.’ Johnson, Marshall Tucker, The Guess Who and Chris Duarte.