Leonard Chess, the founder of the legendary Chess Studios and record label passed away on this day in 1969.
The Yardbirds are playing the Cabot Theater on October 13, so we began with a set in tribute to the British band’s original superstar guitar players: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page!
Sunday Morning blues birthday tributes began the show this week: Lindsay Buckingham, James Hunter, Keb Mo,’ Albert Collins and the legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan, who would have turned 62 on October 3rd.
Boz Scaggs plays the Lynn Auditorium on October 9, so we had to start with his legendary version of the blues classic “Loan Me a Dime” with Duane Allman chiming in on that unforgettable guitar.
BB King’s birthday has come around again, so we had to start with a couple songs featuring the man! First, it was “Keep a Dollar in Your Pocket” from Elvin Bishop’s excellent album from 2008 called “The Blues Rolls On,” featuring guest stars on every track including Derrek Trucks, Warren Haynes, James Cotton, Tommy Castro, George Thorogood, Angela Strehli and, of course, BB!
On the 15th Anniversary of 9/11, we began with a set dedicated to America and spirit of freedom that drives this great country!!
After being recharged last week on the Sunday morning Blues 17th Anniversary show at the Blues n’ Brews Festival, we’re ready to rock!
On this day we celebrated the 17th anniversary of Sunday Morning blues on WZLX! The actual start date was August 22, so we kept celebrating all the way past midnight drinking blues martinis!
This week we began with a tribute to the late blues guitarist and singer Son Seals, whose classic “Funky Bitch” has been co-opted by jam bands coast to coast!
This week we want to thank all those who have supported the show over the years – on August 22, Sunday Morning Blues turns 17!