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 September 28, 2013
marc on the blues

If You Like Stevie Ray Vaughan, You Ought To Love Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter at the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, July 2009.
annrkiszt Flickr - Creative Commons

If the 1990s are the good old days to you, I’m betting you think of Stevie Ray Vaughan when you think Texas Blues guitar. For those of us whose good old days were the 60s and 70s the man, I mean THE MAN, is Johnny Winter.

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9:00am

Sat September 21, 2013
marc on the blues

It's Home To The Blues For Hall Of Famer Dion

Dion DiMucci
Ronzoni Wikimedia Commons

Dion Francis DiMucci was a 1989 inductee to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Known mononymously as Dion, he ought to be in the Halls of Fame of Doo Wop, R & B, Pop and soon, maybe, the Blues too.

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9:00am

Sat September 7, 2013
marc on the blues

E. C. Scott Went From Gospel To Blues Stardom

E.C. Scott and Smoke's European Tour Summer 2009
courtesy of the artist's facebook page

Jerry Wexler is the Atlantic co-founder who produced Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles. When he calls Blues and R & B vocalist E. C. Scott “one honest-to-God Soul singer,” maybe we should pay attention.

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9:00am

Sat August 31, 2013
marc on the blues

Junior Wells May Have Been The Godfather Of Pimp Style

Junior Wells, 1983, Urbana, Illinois
Bubba73 Wikimedia Commons

If there ever was a gangster of the Blues, surely it was Junior Wells. A sharp dressed, strutting tough guy on stage with a ripping Blues harp style and an intense powerful voice.

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9:00am

Sat August 24, 2013
marc on the blues

T-Bone Walker Was a Legend Who Influenced Legends

T-Bone Walker at the American Folk Blues Festival in Hamburg, March 1972.
Heinrich Klaffs Wikimedia Commons

I chose T-Bone Walker’s “I’m About to Lose My Mind” as the opening theme for The Nine O’clock Blues…yes, the title suits my personality, but T-Bone Walker has influenced my own playing and many other Blues artists.

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