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 November 2, 2013
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Robert Belfour Proves You Can Change Horses Midstream

Robert Belfour in May, 2007.
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Sometimes life gets in the way of singing about life. Not every Blues artist starts a lifelong career as a teenager. Mississippi Hill Country Blues style player and singer Robert Belfour spent years in construction before making a change in careers.

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9:00am

Sat October 26, 2013
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Robert Lockwood Jr. Ties 20th Century Blues Together

Robert Jr Lockwood, Knoxville, Tenn, 1982.
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There are hardly any direct links to Robert Johnson left. The best of them is Rocket Lockwood Jr. In fact, Robert Johnson taught Lockwood to play guitar and the “Junior” is because Lockwood thinks of himself as Johnson’s stepson.

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9:00am

Sat October 19, 2013
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Two Top Guitar Pioneers Had More Than A Musical Impact

Lonnie Johnson in 1960
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Alfonso “Lonnie” Johnson was a Blues and Jazz pioneer who played banjo, but it was on the guitar that he had his greatest musical impact.

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9:00am

Sat October 12, 2013
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Roosevelt Sykes Put The ‘Blue’ In The Blues

The album cover of Roosevelt Sykes' 1961 release 'The Honeydripper.'
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If you think the Blues world consists of tortured men and women crying their hearts out over lost loves and wasted lives, you need to check out Roosevelt Sykes. He was a cigar chomping, rollicking mountain of good natured, good timing, fun loving entertainment. And he often needed a parental warning.

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9:00am

Sat October 5, 2013
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We Owe A Unique Debt To Johnny ‘Clyde’ Copeland

Johnny Copeland (March 27, 1937 – July 3, 1997), American Texas blues guitarist and singer. Photograph by Deborah Feingold.
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The whole Blues world owes a lot to Johnny Copeland. We owe him, not only for his great and powerful music, ingenious song writing, or fathering the great Shemekia Copeland, but especially for his influence on the major record labels.

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