Sunday Morning Blues

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American blues musician Willie Dixon (1915 - 1992) plays the double bass during a concert, 1960s. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

Honoring Willie Dixon For What Would Have Been His 100th Birthday

This week on Sunday Morning Blues we paid tribute to Birthday peeps Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac, Irish singer Imelda May and classic J. Geils Band drummer Stephen Jo Bladd! Thank you to Joe Madden […]


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Freedom and Blues: A Perfect American Sunday

This week we celebrated a fabulous 4th of July Weekend by playing three hours of a unique American form of music – the Blues! The blues came from this country and it begat jazz – […]


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Happy Birthday “Big” Bill Broonzy

We celebrated Big Bill Broonzy’s birthday to start the show! This singer/songwriter/guitarist was one of the early greats of the Blues.


The Allman Brothers Band performs at The Beacon Theatre on October 28, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Expanding the Allman Brothers Universe

Sunday Morning blues began with a visit to the extended Allman Brothers family, continued with a tribute to Chess Studios mainstay Howlin’ Wolf and was delighted to feature a CHOOSE YOUR BLUES set spotlighting Buddy Guy, who appeared at the Wilbur Theater that same night.


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Remembering T. Bone Walker

We began the show by paying tribute to the immortal T-Bone Walker, the late guitar player who was one of the early bluesmen to plug his guitar into an amp and entertain of the street corners and in clubs.



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 […]


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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.


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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.


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.


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.”