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This Week on BU - The Blues Unlimited 4th Annual Year in Review Special: Best of 2017 (Hour 2)
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January 23, 2018 09:59 AM PST
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ANNOUNCING THE BLUES UNLIMITED PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE, now at Bandcamp. For an annual fee of $27, you’ll have “first dibs” on every new episode we produce — before it’s available to anyone else! PLUS, get instant access to more than a hundred episodes of Blues Unlimited — all in high quality audio — with many episodes NOT AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ANYWHERE ELSE! Every dollar goes to support this radio show and help keep it alive! More info at: http://bluesunlimited.bandcamp.com/subscribe

Join us as we take a look back at some of our favorite moments from 2017. In a year filled with highlights, great blues, and a bunch of good music, we’ve hand picked a few standout segments for our 4th annual year in review special!

Pictured: Our distinctive logo comes from a rare poster for the 1977 Beale Street Music Festival.

Join us as we begin a new series, exploring the blues recordings made by Sam Phillips at his legendary Memphis studio. In part one, we’ll take a look at the 78s he cut for the Bihari Brothers, for their Modern and RPM imprints, in 1950 and 1951. It’s part one of the Sam Phillips masters, on this episode of Blues Unlimited.

Don't forget to install the PodOmatic Podcast Player app for iOS so you can listen to Sleepy Boy Hawkins wherever you go! Details at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/podomatic/id648258566?mt=8

This Week on BU - The Blues Unlimited 4th Annual Year in Review Special: Best of 2017 (Hour 1)
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January 23, 2018 09:49 AM PST
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ANNOUNCING THE BLUES UNLIMITED PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE, now at Bandcamp. For an annual fee of $27, you’ll have “first dibs” on every new episode we produce — before it’s available to anyone else! PLUS, get instant access to more than a hundred episodes of Blues Unlimited — all in high quality audio — with many episodes NOT AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ANYWHERE ELSE! Every dollar goes to support this radio show and help keep it alive! More info at: http://bluesunlimited.bandcamp.com/subscribe

Join us as we take a look back at some of our favorite moments from 2017. In a year filled with highlights, great blues, and a bunch of good music, we’ve hand picked a few standout segments for our 4th annual year in review special!

Pictured: Our distinctive logo comes from a rare poster for the 1977 Beale Street Music Festival.

Join us as we begin a new series, exploring the blues recordings made by Sam Phillips at his legendary Memphis studio. In part one, we’ll take a look at the 78s he cut for the Bihari Brothers, for their Modern and RPM imprints, in 1950 and 1951. It’s part one of the Sam Phillips masters, on this episode of Blues Unlimited.

Don't forget to install the PodOmatic Podcast Player app for iOS so you can listen to Sleepy Boy Hawkins wherever you go! Details at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/podomatic/id648258566?mt=8

This Week on BU - Mississippi Blues Masters 1931-1944 (Hour 2)
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January 16, 2018 07:51 AM PST
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Note: As we mentioned last week, we reached back into the archives and dusted off this two-part episode on Mississippi blues for one last blast before it’s officially “retired” from circulation. Enjoy!

On this episode of Blues Unlimited, we pick up where we left off last time, profiling some of the legendary blues masters that lived, worked, and recorded in the Magnolia State. Great, rare, and classic performances from the Mississippi Sheiks, Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Son House, Big Joe Williams, Johnnie Temple, Bukka White, Tommy McClennan, and more.

Pictured: Illustrations of the Mississippi Sheiks and Son House by R. Crumb. Bukka White by William Stout.

To hear this episode commercial free and in its original full-fidelity high quality audio, it may be downloaded from Bandcamp at: http://tinyurl.com/ybv6bp5e

This Week on BU - Mississippi Blues Masters 1931-1944 (Hour 1)
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January 16, 2018 07:38 AM PST
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On this episode of Blues Unlimited, we pick up where we left off last time, profiling some of the legendary blues masters that lived, worked, and recorded in the Magnolia State. Great, rare, and classic performances from the Mississippi Sheiks, Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Son House, Big Joe Williams, Johnnie Temple, Bukka White, Tommy McClennan, and more.

Pictured: Illustrations of the Mississippi Sheiks and Son House by R. Crumb. Bukka White by William Stout.

To hear this episode in its original full-fidelity high quality audio, it may be downloaded from Bandcamp at: http://tinyurl.com/y9yqlfdz

Previously on BU - Mississippi Blues Masters 1926-1931 (Hour 2)
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January 09, 2018 08:17 AM PST
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Hello friends, and Happy New Year! We’ve got a couple things we’re cooking up for you, but in the meantime, we stumbled upon this little two-part gem in the archives. After giving it a listen, we decided that there’s so much great stuff here, that we just had to share. Unfortunately, we also discovered it needs a few minor updates here and there... and after it runs here one more time, is going to officially be “retired” and slated for a re-do. Thanks for all your love and support. Enjoy! --SBH

In this episode of Blues Unlimited, we crank up the time machine and put it in high gear to go way, way, back for a program dedicated to some of the early blues masters that hailed from the great state of Mississippi. We aim the spotlight on some of the true giants of the early days of country blues, like Mississippi John Hurt, Tommy Johnson, Charley Patton, and Son House, as well as some of the lesser known figures like Ishmon Bracey, Rube Lacy, Garfield Akers, Blind Joe Reynolds, and Kid Bailey (who, according to some researchers, may possibly be a pseudonym hiding the identity of blues legend Willie Brown).

Pictured: Immortals of Mississippi blues, Charley Patton and Tommy Johnson. Illustrations by R. Crumb.

To hear this episode commercial free and in its original full-fidelity high quality audio, it may be downloaded from Bandcamp at: http://tinyurl.com/y6uvzaw8

Previously on BU - Mississippi Blues Masters 1926-1931 (Hour 1)
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January 09, 2018 08:01 AM PST
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We need your support! Help us kick off the New Year with our best foot forward, helping to insure that we’re here for you every week in 2018, and in the years to come. A couple bucks a month is all it takes to earn our undying, eternal thanks! Here’s how you can help: http://tinyurl.com/gter36s

Join us as we take a look at a Who's Who of early blues masters that lived and worked in the great state of Mississippi. All-time classics from Tommy Johnson, Charley Patton, Son House, Mississippi John Hurt, and more. (Part 1 of 2)

Pictured: Immortals of Mississippi blues, Charley Patton and Tommy Johnson. Illustrations by R. Crumb.

To hear this episode in its original full-fidelity high quality audio, it may be downloaded from Bandcamp at: https://tinyurl.com/y9oepcns

The Sam Phillips Masters, Part 1: The Modern & RPM Sides (Hour 2)
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January 02, 2018 08:59 AM PST
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ANNOUNCING THE BLUES UNLIMITED PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE, now at Bandcamp. For an annual fee of $27, you’ll have “first dibs” on every new episode we produce — before it’s available to anyone else! PLUS, get instant access to more than a hundred episodes of Blues Unlimited — all in high quality audio — with many episodes NOT AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ANYWHERE ELSE! Every dollar goes to support this radio show and help keep it alive! More info at: http://bluesunlimited.bandcamp.com/subscribe

Join us as we begin a new series, exploring the blues recordings made by Sam Phillips at his legendary Memphis studio. In part one, we’ll take a look at the 78s he cut for the Bihari Brothers, for their Modern and RPM imprints, in 1950 and 1951. It’s part one of the Sam Phillips masters, on this episode of Blues Unlimited.

Pictured: The man at the controls, Sam Phillips; Inset: some early releases produced by Phillips.

Don't forget to install the PodOmatic Podcast Player app for iOS so you can listen to Sleepy Boy Hawkins wherever you go! Details at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/podomatic/id648258566?mt=8

The Sam Phillips Masters, Part 1: The Modern & RPM Sides (Hour 1)
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January 02, 2018 08:52 AM PST
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ANNOUNCING THE BLUES UNLIMITED PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE, now at Bandcamp. For an annual fee of $27, you’ll have “first dibs” on every new episode we produce — before it’s available to anyone else! PLUS, get instant access to more than a hundred episodes of Blues Unlimited — all in high quality audio — with many episodes NOT AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ANYWHERE ELSE! Every dollar goes to support this radio show and help keep it alive! More info at: http://bluesunlimited.bandcamp.com/subscribe

Join us as we begin a new series, exploring the blues recordings made by Sam Phillips at his legendary Memphis studio. In part one, we’ll take a look at the 78s he cut for the Bihari Brothers, for their Modern and RPM imprints, in 1950 and 1951. It’s part one of the Sam Phillips masters, on this episode of Blues Unlimited.

Don't forget to install the PodOmatic Podcast Player app for iOS so you can listen to Sleepy Boy Hawkins wherever you go! Details at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/podomatic/id648258566?mt=8

Blues and the Art of Storytelling (Hour 2)
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December 26, 2017 10:58 AM PST
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Who doesn't love a good story? On this episode, it's all about blues singers and songs that weave tall tales, spin entertaining yarns, recall a personal tragedy, offer social and political commentary, or in some cases, simply tell a darn good story. Join us as we explore the art and artistry of blues storytelling, on this episode of Blues Unlimited.

Pictured: B.B. King and his guitar Lucille (courtesy PBS); Upper right: Lightnin’ Hopkins (courtesy Flower Films)

To hear this episode commercial free and in its original full-fidelity high quality audio, it may be downloaded from Bandcamp at: http://tinyurl.com/y7w8mmzq

Don't forget to install the PodOmatic Podcast Player app for iOS so you can listen to Sleepy Boy Hawkins wherever you go! Details at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/podomatic/id648258566?mt=8

Blues and the Art of Storytelling (Hour 1)
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December 26, 2017 10:45 AM PST
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As long as there have been blues singers, there have been songs that commented on the events, people, and everyday happenings of the world and the environment around them. And while many people have said that the blues, in particular, tells a story about what happens between a man and a woman, that would tend to down-play the artistry offered by some of the blues' finest storytellers. In this episode, we look at the fine craft of telling a good story, including tales about personal tragedies such as floods, fires and shipwrecks; to commentary on everything from national political events and prison to the worst place in town to go out for a drink; as well as a goat who can't seem to keep himself from getting into trouble. Plus, we'll hear touching tales from B.B. King about the special bond he has with his guitar, Lucille, and a perennial favorite from Lightnin' Hopkins about a little boy looking for a home and the kindly stranger that befriends him. Join us, then, as we look at some of the finest moments in storytelling through the decades, on this episode of Blues Unlimited.

Pictured: B.B. King and his guitar Lucille (courtesy PBS); Upper right: Lightnin’ Hopkins (courtesy Flower Films)

To hear this episode in its original full-fidelity high quality audio, it may be downloaded from Bandcamp at: http://tinyurl.com/y8ulvgja

Don't forget to install the PodOmatic Podcast Player app for iOS so you can listen to Sleepy Boy Hawkins wherever you go! Details at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/podomatic/id648258566?mt=8

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