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Blues On a Summer's Day: Newport Blues & Gospel 1958-1960 (Hour 2)
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July 02, 2019 09:39 AM PDT
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The eBook version of “The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” is now on sale! Available from the Amazon Kindle Store at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 and from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2

NOTE: As a special service to our listeners, we are making some of the older episodes from our archive available for the first time in many years. Please note that — as time allows — we will be redoing almost all the episodes from our “first season” (this one included). In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this “blast from the past!” And, as always, thanks for listening!

On this episode of Blues Unlimited — our fourth and last installment paying tribute to the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals — we take a look at some of the fantastic Blues, R&B, and Gospel that was recorded live on stage at the iconic Newport, Rhode Island festival between the years of 1958 through 1960. We'll hear great, rare and classic performances from Ray Charles, Memphis Slim, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Mahalia Jackson, Big Joe Turner, and more.

Pictured: Program for the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival, which included performances by John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters.

This episode is available commercial free and in its original full-fidelity high quality audio exclusively to our subscribers at Bandcamp. Your annual subscription of $27 a year will go directly to support this radio show, and you’ll gain INSTANT DOWNLOAD ACCESS to this and more than 170 other episodes from our extensive archive as well. More info is at http://bluesunlimited.bandcamp.com/subscribe

Blues On a Summer's Day: Newport Blues & Gospel 1958-1960 (Hour 1)
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July 02, 2019 09:32 AM PDT
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The eBook version of “The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” is now on sale! Available from the Amazon Kindle Store at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 and from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2

NOTE: As a special service to our listeners, we are making some of the older episodes from our archive available for the first time in many years. Please note that — as time allows — we will be redoing almost all the episodes from our “first season” (this one included). In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this “blast from the past!” And, as always, thanks for listening!

On this episode of Blues Unlimited — our fourth and last installment paying tribute to the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals — we take a look at some of the fantastic Blues, R&B, and Gospel that was recorded live on stage at the iconic Newport, Rhode Island festival between the years of 1958 through 1960. We'll hear great, rare and classic performances from Ray Charles, Memphis Slim, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Mahalia Jackson, Big Joe Turner, and more.

Pictured: Program for the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival, which included performances by John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters.

Are you looking for ways to promote your band’s latest release, product, business, or service? Advertise on the podcast that’s been downloaded over one million times, and reach a global audience of blues lovers! Contact us at bluesunlimited at gmail dot com for more details!

This episode is available commercial free and in its original full-fidelity high quality audio exclusively to our subscribers at Bandcamp. Your annual subscription of $27 a year will go directly to support this radio show, and you’ll gain INSTANT DOWNLOAD ACCESS to this and more than 170 other episodes from our extensive archive as well. More info is at http://bluesunlimited.bandcamp.com/subscribe

This Week in Blues History - July 1-7
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July 01, 2019 10:42 AM PDT
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“The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” was the #2 New Release and the #5 Best Seller in the Amazon Kindle Store last week in Blues Books. On sale NOW at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 (Amazon) and at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 (Apple Books)

“This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, we profile Muddy Waters, who made an historic appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival, this week in 1960.

“This Week in Blues History” is available commercial free to our bandcamp subscribers! More info -- including how to get instant access to more than 170 episodes of Blues Unlimited -- that’s over 340 hours worth of entertainment -- is at http://bluesunlimited.bandcamp.com/subscribe

R. Crumb's "Heroes of the Blues" (Part 3) (Hour 2)
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June 25, 2019 09:03 AM PDT
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The eBook version of “The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” will officially be released July 1st, 2019. Available from the Amazon Kindle Store at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 and from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2

In 1980, the good folks at Yazoo Records issued a box set of 36 trading cards called "The Heroes of the Blues," with drawings by legendary illustrator and cartoonist R. Crumb, and text by noted researcher and author Stephen Calt. They've long been favorites with Blues fans, and on this program we finish up our exploration of "The Heroes of the Blues" with music from Charley Patton, Blind Willie McTell, Son House, Peetie Wheatstraw, Memphis Minnie, and more.

Pictured: One of the "Heroes of the Blues" featured on this episode. Illustration by R. Crumb.

Sleepy Boy Hawkins - in the flesh! - will be making an appearance at the first ever Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s Mojo Rhythm & Blues Festival! All the details you need to know, right here: https://tinyurl.com/yx9k9sbs

Are you looking for ways to promote your band’s latest release, product, business, or service? Advertise on the podcast that’s been downloaded over one million times, and reach a global audience of blues lovers! Contact us at bluesunlimited at gmail dot com for more details!

This episode is available commercial free and in its original full-fidelity high quality audio exclusively to our subscribers at Bandcamp. Your annual subscription of $27 a year will go directly to support this radio show, and you’ll gain INSTANT DOWNLOAD ACCESS to this and more than 170 other episodes from our extensive archive as well. More info is at http://bluesunlimited.bandcamp.com/subscribe

R. Crumb's "Heroes of the Blues" (Part 3) (Hour 1)
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June 25, 2019 08:46 AM PDT
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The eBook version of “The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” will officially be released July 1st, 2019. Available from the Amazon Kindle Store at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 and from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2

We’re pleased to say that all three volumes of Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts have now been published as eBooks! They’re available from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4rceu7b - Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/yxkvx6rl - and also available in the Kindle Store from Amazon at https://tinyurl.com/yyuwxbla (And please keep in mind that every dollar from every purchase will help keep an independent voice in blues radio alive and well! And we thank you!)

In 1980, the good folks at Yazoo Records issued a box set of 36 trading cards called "The Heroes of the Blues," with drawings by legendary illustrator and cartoonist R. Crumb, and text by noted researcher and author Stephen Calt. They've long been favorites with Blues fans, and on this program we finish up our exploration of "The Heroes of the Blues" with music from Charley Patton, Blind Willie McTell, Son House, Peetie Wheatstraw, Memphis Minnie, and more.

Pictured: One of the "Heroes of the Blues" featured on this episode. Illustration by R. Crumb.

Are you looking for ways to promote your band’s latest release, product, business, or service? Advertise on the podcast that’s been downloaded over one million times, and reach a global audience of blues lovers! Contact us at bluesunlimited at gmail dot com for more details!

This episode is available commercial free and in its original full-fidelity high quality audio exclusively to our subscribers at Bandcamp. Your annual subscription of $27 a year will go directly to support this radio show, and you’ll gain INSTANT DOWNLOAD ACCESS to this and more than 170 other episodes from our extensive archive as well. More info is at http://bluesunlimited.bandcamp.com/subscribe

This Week in Blues History - June 24-30
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June 24, 2019 11:20 AM PDT
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The eBook version of “The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” will officially be released July 1st, 2019. Available from the Amazon Kindle Store at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 and from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2

“This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, we profile Saunders King and Elder Utah Smith — two early pioneers of the electric guitar.

“This Week in Blues History” is available commercial free to our bandcamp subscribers! More info -- including how to get instant access to more than 170 episodes of Blues Unlimited -- that’s over 340 hours worth of entertainment -- is at http://bluesunlimited.bandcamp.com/subscribe

R. Crumb's "Heroes of the Blues" (Part 2) (Hour 2)
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June 18, 2019 10:30 AM PDT
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We’re pleased to say that all three volumes of Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts have now been published as eBooks! They’re available from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4rceu7b - Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/yxkvx6rl - and also available in the Kindle Store from Amazon at https://tinyurl.com/yyuwxbla (And please keep in mind that every dollar from every purchase will help keep an independent voice in blues radio alive and well! And we thank you!)

In 1980, the good folks at Yazoo Records issued a box set of 36 trading cards called "The Heroes of the Blues," with drawings by legendary illustrator and cartoonist R. Crumb, and text by noted researcher and author Stephen Calt. They've long been favorites with Blues fans, and on this program (the second of three) we continue our exploration of "The Heroes of the Blues." Among the featured artists on this program are Furry Lewis, Big Bill Broonzy, The Rev. Gary Davis, Cannon's Jug Stompers, the Memphis Jug Band, Skip James, and many more.

Pictured: One of the "Heroes of the Blues" featured on this episode. Illustration by R. Crumb.

Are you looking for ways to promote your band’s latest release, product, business, or service? Advertise on the podcast that’s been downloaded over one million times, and reach a global audience of blues lovers! Contact us at bluesunlimited at gmail dot com for more details!

This episode is available commercial free and in its original full-fidelity high quality audio exclusively to our subscribers at Bandcamp. Your annual subscription of $27 a year will go directly to support this radio show, and you’ll gain INSTANT DOWNLOAD ACCESS to this and more than 170 other episodes from our extensive archive as well. More info is at http://bluesunlimited.bandcamp.com/subscribe

R. Crumb's "Heroes of the Blues" (Part 2) (Hour 1)
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June 18, 2019 10:24 AM PDT
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The eBook version of “The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” will officially be released July 1st, 2019. Available from the Amazon Kindle Store at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 and from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2

In 1980, the good folks at Yazoo Records issued a box set of 36 trading cards called "The Heroes of the Blues," with drawings by legendary illustrator and cartoonist R. Crumb, and text by noted researcher and author Stephen Calt. They've long been favorites with Blues fans, and on this program (the second of three) we continue our exploration of "The Heroes of the Blues." Among the featured artists on this program are Furry Lewis, Big Bill Broonzy, The Rev. Gary Davis, Cannon's Jug Stompers, the Memphis Jug Band, Skip James, and many more.

Pictured: One of the "Heroes of the Blues" featured on this episode. Illustration by R. Crumb.

Are you looking for ways to promote your band’s latest release, product, business, or service? Advertise on the podcast that’s been downloaded over one million times, and reach a global audience of blues lovers! Contact us at bluesunlimited at gmail dot com for more details!

This episode is available commercial free and in its original full-fidelity high quality audio exclusively to our subscribers at Bandcamp. Your annual subscription of $27 a year will go directly to support this radio show, and you’ll gain INSTANT DOWNLOAD ACCESS to this and more than 170 other episodes from our extensive archive as well. More info is at http://bluesunlimited.bandcamp.com/subscribe

This Week in Blues History - June 17-23
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June 17, 2019 07:42 AM PDT
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We’re pleased to say that all three volumes of Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts have now been published as eBooks! They’re available from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4rceu7b - Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/yxkvx6rl - and also available in the Kindle Store from Amazon at https://tinyurl.com/yyuwxbla (And please keep in mind that every dollar from every purchase will help keep an independent voice in blues radio alive and well! And we thank you!)

“This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, we profile Wynonie Harris, who hit the top of the Billboard Rhythm & Blues charts, this week in 1948.

“This Week in Blues History” is available commercial free to our bandcamp subscribers! More info -- including how to get instant access to more than 170 episodes of Blues Unlimited -- that’s over 340 hours worth of entertainment -- is at http://bluesunlimited.bandcamp.com/subscribe

R. Crumb's "Heroes of the Blues" (Part 1) (Hour 2)
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June 11, 2019 08:21 AM PDT
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We’re pleased to say that all three volumes of Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts have now been published as eBooks! They’re available from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4rceu7b - Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/yxkvx6rl - and also available in the Kindle Store from Amazon at https://tinyurl.com/yyuwxbla (And please keep in mind that every dollar from every purchase will help keep an independent voice in blues radio alive and well! And we thank you!)

In 1980, the good folks at Yazoo Records issued a box set of 36 trading cards called "The Heroes of the Blues," with drawings by legendary illustrator and cartoonist R. Crumb, and text by noted researcher and author Stephen Calt. They've long been favorites with Blues fans, and on this program (the first of three) we dive head first into "The Heroes of the Blues." Among the featured artists on this program are Peg Leg Howell, Blind Blake, Frank Stokes, Jaybird Coleman, Blind Willie Johnson, Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell, Blind Lemon Jefferson, the Mississippi Sheiks, and more.

Pictured: One of the "Heroes of the Blues" featured on this episode. Illustration by R. Crumb.

Are you looking for ways to promote your band’s latest release, product, business, or service? Advertise on the podcast that’s been downloaded over one million times, and reach a global audience of blues lovers! Contact us at bluesunlimited at gmail dot com for more details!

This episode is available commercial free and in its original full-fidelity high quality audio exclusively to our subscribers at Bandcamp. Your annual subscription of $27 a year will go directly to support this radio show, and you’ll gain INSTANT DOWNLOAD ACCESS to this and more than 170 other episodes from our extensive archive as well. More info is at http://bluesunlimited.bandcamp.com/subscribe

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