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Blues musician Muddy Waters performs at New York's Palladium Theater, Oct. 1, 1977 in a benefit performance for the New York Public Library.  The proceeds will go to purchasing rare blues records.  (AP Photo)

Sunday Morning Blues Recap: Remembering Muddy Waters

We celebrated blues greats birthdays to start the show today including one of the greatest and most influential musicians who ever lived: Muddy Waters.

04/06/2014

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Sunday Morning Blues Recap: Cream Past & Present, Plus Meet Samantha Fish!

This week the show began with Cream’s stellar interpretation of T-Bone Walker’s “Stormy Monday.” Recorded at the band’s 2005 reunion at the Royal Albert Hall, Eric Clapton breathes life into a well-worn blues classic. I [...]

03/23/2014

This undated publicity photo provided by Ron Rainey shows British rock guitarist Alvin Lee. Lee, founder of the band Ten Years After who burst to stardom with a memorable Woodstock performance, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013. He was 68. (AP Photo/Courtesy Ron Rainey)

Sunday Morning Blues Recap: Remembering Lost Legends

This week we began with a special tribute to some of the Blues greats that we lost in 2013. Alvin Lee of Ten Years After, the speedy fingers that pumped the crowd with adrenaline at Woodstock and played rockin’ blues on a dozen Ten Years After albums and them many solo releases was taken from us way before his time, but left us with a wealth of riffs!

03/16/2014

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Sunday Morning Blues: Honoring Ronnie Earl

Happy birthday to Ronnie Earl, who celebrates on March 10th! The guitarist extraordinaire has been playing the blues since the 70′s when he was a member of Roomful of Blues, replacing original ax-man Duke Robillard.

03/09/2014

By Jean-Luc [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Sunday Morning Blues Recap: Honoring Rory Gallagher

Happy birthday Rory Gallagher! The late Irish guitarist rules the known universe as far we’re concerned!

03/02/2014

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Sunday Morning Blues Recap: New Material From Cyril Neville

This week was Show #738 and it featured some fantastic new music. Cyril Neville, legendary singer of the Meters and current member of Royal Southern Brotherhood has a solo album out called “Magic Honey,” which runs the gamut from smooth cajun grooves to straight rock blues.

02/23/2014

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Sunday Morning Blues Recap: “Fat Tuesday” in New Orleans

Fat Tuesday in New Orleans is on Tuesday March 4th, but this weekend the Mardi Gras parades began! So, we decided to celebrate to start off the show! Plus, with all this snow and frigid weather, a visit to Louisiana is just what the doctor ordered!

02/16/2014

In this Feb. 9, 1964 file photo, Ed Sullivan, center, stands with The Beatles, from left, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney, during a rehearsal for the British group's first American appearance, on the "Ed Sullivan Show," in New York. (AP Photo, File)

Sunday Morning Blues Recap: The Beatles on ‘Ed Sullivan’ Turns 50

I know it’s the blues show, but because it was the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ appearance on the “Ed Sullivan” show, we dug deep and began the show with some “Beatle Blues!”

02/09/2014

Sonny Landreth performs during the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Music Festival presented by Shell at Fair Grounds Race Course on April 26, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Sunday Morning Blues Recap: Super Bowl Sunday Edition

This year, Sunday Morning Blues took place on Superbowl Sunday! As it turns out, if we had a song called “The Broncos’ Blues,” it would have been quite prophetic. Maybe one will come out next week!

02/02/2014

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Sunday Morning Blues Recap: Happy Birthday Johnny Winter

Blues Show #734 began with a Happy birthday tribute to Johnny Winter!! The legendary Texas blues/rock guitarist celebrated his 70th on January 23rd! Go Johnny go!

01/26/2014