Nine O'Clock Blues

Saturday 9pm

The Nine O’clock Blues presents the Blues music that is the foundation of most all American music including Rock & Roll, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Country and more. 

Host Marc Applegate features Roots, Blues and Rhythm & Blues from all the decades of recorded music reaching back to the beginning with artists like Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Charlie Patton while including the latest releases from a wide variety of contemporary artists.

Interested in checking out the Blues scene in Colorado? Here's a link to the Colorado Blues Society calendar.

There's always the annual Greeley Blues Jam if you need your Blues fix.

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9:00am

Sat December 29, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Wynton & Willie Sing The Blues

The 2008 album 'Two Men With The Blues'
Blue Note Records

I could write about Wynton Marsalis for a month and still leave a lot out. The same can be said of Willie Nelson.

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9:00am

Sat December 22, 2012
Marc On The Blues

The Blues & Gospel: A Tale Of Saturday Night Versus Sunday Morning

The Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues, Chicago. Photo taken November 2009
Jorge Cortell Flickr - Creative Commons

As Christmas approaches it seems an appropriate time to discuss and listen to the music that is certainly the closest kin to the Blues: Gospel.

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9:00am

Sat December 15, 2012
Marc on the Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Hot Tuna

Hot Tuna, 1972. In front, left to right are Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen, founders and former Jefferson Airplane members. In back are Papa John Creach and Sammy Piazza
Grunt Records Wikimedia - Creative Commons

Each era seems to have someone who has the ability to draw fans of the primary music choice of the times toward the Blues.

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9:09am

Sat December 8, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: The Rhythm Kings And A Roomful of Blues

Bill Wyman and his Rhythm Kings playing in Germany, 2009
Jacco Barth Creative Commons

Two lists of some of the biggest names in Blues and music, and the bands they've played together in. Sometimes, the Blues is remembered for individual legends, but when Blues talent gets together?

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9:52am

Sat December 1, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Eastwood's 'Piano Blues'

Screencap from Clint Eastwood's 'Piano Blues' with Ray Charles
YouTube.com

Last week we checked out the soundtrack album for the Martin Scorsese produced movie, Lightning in a Bottle, created for the 2003 Year of the Blues. That was only one of the films Scorsese produced for The Year of the Blues.

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