Sunday Morning Blues

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - MAY 03:  Tab Benoit performs during The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music at the Saenger Theatre on May 3, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images for Blackbird Productions)

A Sunday Morning Tribute to Tab Benoit

Tab Benoit, Baton Rouge guitarist, singer and songwriter extraordinaire, plus defender of Louisiana wetlands, has a birthday on Monday November 17th, turning a young 47 years old, so we had to start with a Benoit tribute!


(Matt Dolloff)

Saying Goodbye to the Allman Brothers Band

We began by celebrating two great careers both in the Blues and mainstream rock – the Allman Brothers Band and Bonnie Raitt!


(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

A Tribute to the Legendary Jack Bruce

New month, but we looked back a week to musically eulogize the fantastic talent of singer/songwriter/bassist/multi-instrumentalist Jack Bruce.


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A Tribute to the Underrated Elvin Bishop

The underrated and under-appreciated bluesman Elvin Bishop is still out there, touring, hosting Blues Cruises and putting out album after album. Here’s to our birthday boy!


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Honoring Chuck Berry for His 88th Birthday

October 18th is the 88th birthday of the singer/songwriter/guitarist and character known as Chuck Berry. We began the show by paying tribute to the living legend.


Guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, of Austin, Texas, left, rehearses with his band Double Trouble for a performance on Saturday Night Live, Feb. 13, 1986, New York. Bassist Tommy Shannon is at right. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

Honoring Stevie Ray Vaughan on His Birthday Week

Stevie Ray Vaughan would have turned 60 on Friday October 4th; we began with a couple from the legendary guitarist we lost in 1990. SRV preferred the Strat, but Albert Collins was the self-proclaimed “Master of the Telecaster.” The late guitarist shares Stevie’s birthdate, as well as harmonica ace Billy Branch!


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Blues Birthdays…Blues Birthdays Everywhere

We celebrated some Blues birthdays to get the show started this week – from bandleader, songwriter and singer Tiny Bradshaw, who first made “Train Kept a Rollin’” a hit in 1951 to mega-star Bruce Springsteen [...]


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Muddy Waters Heads The “Royal Family” of Blues

I was thinking about a new reality TV show spotlighting a Blues family – the Morganfields! I’m referring to the family of one McKinley Morganfield – AKA Muddy Waters and his two sons Mud and [...]



Honoring David Maxwell and the Great Pianists of the Blues

We started off the show this week with a tribute to keyboardist David Maxwell, sideman to so many great artists and star of a series of fine solo albums. We recommend “Max Attack,” his album [...]


(Photo by Matt Dolloff / WZLX)

Honoring Little Milton & Jimmy Reed, Plus an Allman-Gov’t Mule ‘Choose Your Blues’

We began this week’s show with tributes to late, great Bluesmen Little Milton on vocals and Jimmy Reed – the singer/songwriter/guitarist who took electric blues from the plantation to Carnegie Hall back in the 60’s! [...]



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