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Honoring Lost Legends for Memorial Day Weekend

This long Holiday Weekend, we began the show remembering Joe Cocker’s birthday, which was on Wednesday May 20th. We lost the legendary British singer last December. Hailing from Sheffield in England, also home of the […]

05/24/2015

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Exclusive: Acclaimed Producer/Songwriter Tom Hambridge Joins Carter Alan

Tom Hambridge has produced and written songs for some of the best artists in blues and country for much of the past two decades. The acclaimed bluesman joined Carter ALan on Sunday Morning Blues to talk about his tour with Buddy Guy and experiences working in the studio.

05/18/2015

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Honoring the Late, Legendary B.B. King

This week, we paid tribute to the late BB King with two segments – the entire 9am hour and the final half-hour of the show at 11:30.

05/17/2015

American blues musician B.B. King performs December 12, 1989 at the Bercy concert hall in Paris.  AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY        (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)

In Photos: B.B. King Through the Years

Check out a gallery of the legendary B.B. King through all the highlights of his illustrious career as a blues guitar originator.

05/15/2015

Blues legend B.B. King performs February 17, 2002 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Scott Harrison/Getty Images)

B.B. King: A Beacon for the Blues

B.B. King was a beacon to guitar players and music lovers everywhere. Here’s Carter Alan’s tribute to a “beacon to guitar players and music lovers everywhere.”

05/15/2015

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Tributes to Robert Johnson and the Ailing B.B. King

This week on Sunday Morning Blues, we commemorated the 104th anniversary of Robert Johnson’s birth. He was a man who lived on the edge, but wrote some of our best –loved blues and rock songs […]

05/10/2015

Joe Perry Joins Carter Alan in ZLX Studio

Celebrating 800 Episodes of Sunday Morning Blues!

Sunday Morning Blues began in August 1999 as a two-hour feature at WZLX from 9AM to 11AM. Now we’ve reached show #800, not an easy thing to do in this age of disposable media. We thank you for supporting Sunday Morning Blues for all these years!

05/03/2015

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The Best of One of the Best, Jeff Beck

Last weekend’s Jeff Beck concert at the Orpheum might have been his best yet, although his 1975 co-headlining tour with John McLaughlin remains hard to beat. With the superb band behind him that we’ve seen […]

04/26/2015

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Playing the ’60s – When the Weather Hit the 60’s!

This week on Sunday Morning Blues, we had happy news to report on a day where it actually went into the 60’s!

04/12/2015

GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 24:  BB King performs at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2011 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Fergus McDonald/Getty Images)

Ailing B.B. King Updates Fans on Facebook: “I’m Feeling Much Better”

Less than 24 hours after B.B. King was hospitalized, the blues guitar legend updated his fans on social media Tuesday afternoon to ensure he is getting better and will be out of the hospital later that day.

04/07/2015