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Previously on Blues Unlimited - (It Was) Really! The Country Blues (That) Fell This Morning: LP Classics from the Birth of the Blues Revival (Hour 1)
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August 22, 2017 09:03 AM PDT
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Dear Friends,

Just after we posted last week’s episode, news broke from England that legendary author, scholar, and blues researcher Paul Oliver had passed, at the age of 90. Although we featured this episode early last year, we’re running it again, as our way of paying tribute to his memory, and to his incredible life and legacy. --SBH

If you're curious about where the Blues Revival of the 1960s got its start, you might want to take a look at "The Country Blues," from 1959, "Blues Fell This Morning," from 1960, and "Really! The Country Blues," from 1962. It's three classic slabs of vinyl from the very advent of the Blues Revival — on this episode of Blues Unlimited.

To hear this episode in its original full-fidelity high quality audio, it may be downloaded from Bandcamp at: http://tinyurl.com/zd5d387

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Previously on Blues Unlimited - 25 from Bob Koester (Hour 2)
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August 15, 2017 11:16 AM PDT
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Join us for an extra special treat! We asked Bob Koester, founder of the legendary Delmark Records, for a list of his favorite performances. All we can say is that this is one episode you won't want to miss. It's 25 from Bob Koester, on this episode of Blues Unlimited.

Photo of Bob Koester by William Ellis, from the "One LP Project." To see Bob’s comments on the LP he’s holding, surf on over to http://tinyurl.com/y9bsmjx6

To hear this episode in its original full-fidelity high quality audio, it may be downloaded from Bandcamp at: http://tinyurl.com/ya2x9keo

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

Previously on Blues Unlimited - 25 from Bob Koester (Hour 1)
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August 15, 2017 11:08 AM PDT
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PLEASE PLEDGE YOUR MONTHLY SUPPORT TO HELP KEEP THIS PODCAST ALIVE AND WELL! A couple bucks a month will make a world of difference! And thanks to all those who have already pledged their support!!! Here's where you can help: http://tinyurl.com/gter36s

Join us for an extra special treat! We asked Bob Koester, founder of the legendary Delmark Records, for a list of his favorite performances. All we can say is that this is one episode you won't want to miss. It's 25 from Bob Koester, on this episode of Blues Unlimited.

Photo of Bob Koester by William Ellis, from the "One LP Project." To see Bob’s comments on the LP he’s holding, surf on over to http://tinyurl.com/y9bsmjx6

To hear this episode in its original full-fidelity high quality audio, it may be downloaded from Bandcamp at: http://tinyurl.com/ybvcmdd9

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

Previously on Blues Unlimited - Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky: More Moves & Grooves from the Hammond B3 (Hour 2)
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August 08, 2017 10:39 AM PDT
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We had such a blast putting together our last tribute to the venerable Hammond B3 organ, that we're back with a second helping of delectable goodies from some of our favorite keyboard players, plus a few folks who got left out first time around. Extended jams, some great grooves, and a few hot instrumentals from Booker T. Jones, Jimmy McGriff, Sam Lazar, Brother Jack McDuff, Jimmy Smith, and more.

Pictured: Brother Jack McDuff at the keyboards.

To hear this episode in its original full-fidelity high quality audio, it may be downloaded from Bandcamp at: http://tinyurl.com/yc845q35

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

Previously on Blues Unlimited - Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky: More Moves & Grooves from the Hammond B3 (Hour 1)
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August 08, 2017 10:31 AM PDT
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PLEASE PLEDGE YOUR MONTHLY SUPPORT TO HELP KEEP THIS PODCAST ALIVE AND WELL! A couple bucks a month will make a world of difference! And thanks to all those who have already pledged their support!!! Here's where you can help: http://tinyurl.com/gter36s

We had such a blast putting together our last tribute to the venerable Hammond B3 organ, that we're back with a second helping of delectable goodies from some of our favorite keyboard players, plus a few folks who got left out first time around. Extended jams, some great grooves, and a few hot instrumentals from Booker T. Jones, Jimmy McGriff, Sam Lazar, Brother Jack McDuff, Jimmy Smith, and more.

Pictured: Brother Jack McDuff at the keyboards.

To hear this episode in its original full-fidelity high quality audio, it may be downloaded from Bandcamp at: http://tinyurl.com/y9stbhbm

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

Great Songwriters of the Blues, Part 2: Jimmy Reed (Hour 2)
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August 01, 2017 08:11 AM PDT
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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 for another installment of our "Great Songwriters" series, as we aim the spotlight on Chicago blues hit-maker, Jimmy Reed. Enjoying more top-twenty Billboard R&B entires than any of his contemporaries in the Windy City — Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Elmore James, and Sonny Boy Williamson #2 — he's a figure that, today, is sadly overlooked. Often described as employing a simplistic formula, the accessibility of his music made him a major influence on budding guitar and harmonica players from all walks of life — from blues and rock, to folk and country. And when it comes to crossover hits to the Billboard Pop charts, nobody in Chicago could lay claim to anything approaching the success that he had. A staple of the Vee-Jay operation, starting with the label's inception until the early 1960s, one in every twelve issues, on average, was a Jimmy Reed record. Suffice it to say, then, that Jimmy Reed was indeed a giant of the blues. We'll celebrate that musical legacy with classic performances from the man himself, plus a "Who's Who" of special guests. It's a tribute to Jimmy Reed, on this episode of Blues Unlimited.

Photo by Jan Persson. Taken during the 1968 American Folk Blues Festival Tour, probably in Copenhagen. Inset: Jimmy Reed’s very first R&B hit for Vee-Jay.

To hear this episode in its original full-fidelity high quality audio, it may be downloaded from Bandcamp at: http://tinyurl.com/y7fzhwy5

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

Great Songwriters of the Blues, Part 2: Jimmy Reed (Hour 1)
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August 01, 2017 08:04 AM PDT
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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 for another installment of our "Great Songwriters" series, as we aim the spotlight on Jimmy Reed. Enjoying more R&B hits than any of his contemporaries in the Windy City, he's a figure that's often overlooked. We'll hear classics from the man himself, plus a "Who's Who" of special guests. A tribute to Jimmy Reed, on this episode of Blues Unlimited.

Photo by Jan Persson. Taken during the 1968 American Folk Blues Festival Tour, probably in Copenhagen. Inset: Jimmy Reed’s very first R&B hit for Vee-Jay.

To hear this episode in its original full-fidelity high quality audio, it may be downloaded from Bandcamp at: http://tinyurl.com/ycu9m53e

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

Recycling the Blues: The Origins of Classic Blues Songs (Hour 2)
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July 25, 2017 09:05 AM PDT
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If you've ever listened to your favorite blues song and wondered who the original artist was or who did it first, then this program is for you. We've taken a handful of world famous, iconic blues songs and traced their roots back to the "original" versions. From such enduring classics as "Sweet Little Angel" (B.B. King, Tampa Red), to "Cross Cut Saw" (Albert King, Tommy McClennan), "Baby Please Don't Go" (Muddy Waters, Big Joe Williams), and more, join us for an illuminating look at some all-time classic blues songs, and the original versions that inspired them.

Pictured: A classic slice of Muddy Waters, “Turn The Lamp Down Low” is his take on the blues standard, “Baby Please Don’t Go.”

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

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

Recycling the Blues: The Origins of Classic Blues Songs (Hour 1)
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July 25, 2017 08:55 AM PDT
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If you've ever listened to your favorite blues song and wondered who the original artist was or who did it first, then this program is for you. We've taken a handful of world famous, iconic blues songs and traced their roots back to the "original" versions. From such enduring classics as "Sweet Little Angel" (B.B. King, Tampa Red), to "Cross Cut Saw" (Albert King, Tommy McClennan), "Baby Please Don't Go" (Muddy Waters, Big Joe Williams), and more, join us for an illuminating look at some all-time classic blues songs, and the original versions that inspired them.

Pictured: A classic slice of Muddy Waters, “Turn The Lamp Down Low” is his take on the blues standard, “Baby Please Don’t Go.”

To hear this episode in its original full-fidelity high quality audio, it may be downloaded from Bandcamp at: http://tinyurl.com/y89ajft5

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

Crossing Boundaries: The Blues in Country & Western and Rock & Roll (Hour 2)
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July 18, 2017 08:56 AM PDT
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Decades before Elvis Presley took a page from the song book of Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup and sang the blues on his debut single for the Sun record label in Memphis, many other folks had done that very same thing -- that is, incorporated elements of blues into their repertoire. Starting with the Carter Family and the 'Yodeling Brakeman' Jimmie Rodgers, in this special episode of Blues Unlimited, we explore the boundaries where folk, country, and rock 'n' roll all meet and intersect with one another. And following in the wake of Elvis Presley, wind up squarely in the Blues Revival of the 1960s -- catching a bit of that 'British Fever' along the way from the religious zealotry that inspired some of the best of the British Invasion bands. A fascinating glimpse at the enormous impact the blues has had on American roots music from the 1920s on up.

Pictured: A man who was no stranger to the blues, musical alchemist Bill Haley. Image courtesy of Rex Features/The Telegraph.

To hear this episode in its original full-fidelity high quality audio, it may be downloaded from Bandcamp at: http://tinyurl.com/yd5a9syt

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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