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Bluesology - 20-10-2018 - Show 63 - Albert King

10/20/2018
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Show 63 - Albert King - Albert Nelson (April 25, 1923 – December 21, 1992), known by his stage name Albert King, was an American blues guitarist and singer whose playing influenced many other blues guitarists. He is perhaps best known for the popular and influential album Born Under a Bad Sign (1967) and its title track. He was known as "The Velvet Bulldozer" because of his smooth singing and large size he stood taller than average, with sources reporting 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) or 6 ft 7 in...

Duration:00:55:40

Bluesology - 13-10-2018 - Show 62 - Blind Blake

10/13/2018
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Show 62 - Blind Blake - Arthur "Blind" Blake (1896 – December 1, 1934) was an American blues and ragtime singer and guitarist. He is known for numerous recordings he made for Paramount Records between 1926 and 1932. Broadcast on Otago Access Radio www.oar.org.nz

Duration:00:59:23

Bluesology - 06-10-2018

10/6/2018
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Broadcast on Otago Access Radio www.oar.org.nz

Duration:00:58:19

Bluesology - 29-09-2018 - Show 60 - Blind Willie McTell

10/1/2018
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Show 60 - Blind Willie McTell Broadcast on Otago Access Radio www.oar.org.nz

Duration:00:58:07

Bluesology - 22-09-2018 - Show 59 - Little Walter Jacobs

9/22/2018
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Show 59 - Little Walter Jacobs - Marion Walter Jacobs (May 1, 1930 – February 15, 1968), known as Little Walter, was an American blues musician, singer, and songwriter, whose revolutionary approach to the harmonica and impact on succeeding generations earned comparisons for him to such seminal artists as Django Reinhardt, Charlie Parker and Jimi Hendrix. His virtuosity and musical innovations fundamentally altered many listeners' expectations of what was possible on blues harmonica. He was...

Duration:00:56:32

Bluesology - 15-09-2018 - Show 58 - Stevie Ray Vaughan

9/15/2018
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Show 58 - Stevie Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, and one of the most influential guitarists in the revival of blues in the 1980s. Vaughan was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He began playing guitar at the age of seven, inspired by his older brother Jimmie. He dropped out of high school in 1971 and moved to Austin the following year. He played gigs with numerous bands, earning a spot in Marc Benno's band the...

Duration:00:58:18

Bluesology - 08-09-2018 - Show 57 - Howlin Wolf

9/8/2018
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Broadcast on Otago Access Radio www.oar.org.nz

Duration:00:54:23

Bluesology - 01-09-2018 - Show 56 - Robert Cray

9/1/2018
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Show 56 - Robert Cray Broadcast on Otago Access Radio www.oar.org.nz

Duration:00:56:41

Bluesology - 25-08-2018 - Show 55 - Rolling Stones

8/27/2018
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Show 55 - Rolling Stones Broadcast on Otago Access Radio www.oar.org.nz

Duration:00:54:21

Bluesology - 18-08-2018 - Show 54 - Muddy Walters

8/18/2018
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Show 54 - Muddy Walters McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 or 1915 – April 30, 1983),known professionally as Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician who is often cited as the "father of modern Chicago blues". Muddy Waters grew up on Stovall Plantation near Clarksdale, Mississippi, and by age 17 was playing the guitar and the harmonica, emulating the local blues artists Son House and Robert Johnson. He was recorded in Mississippi by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress in 1941. In...

Duration:00:57:12

Bluesology - 04-08-2018 - Show 53 - Skip James

8/5/2018
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Show 53 - Skip James Broadcast on Otago Access Radio www.oar.org.nz

Duration:00:59:21

Bluesology - 28-07-2018 - Show 52 - Buddy Guy

7/28/2018
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Show 52 - Buddy Guy - George "Buddy" Guy (born July 30, 1936) is an American blues guitarist and singer. He is an exponent of Chicago blues and has influenced eminent guitarists including Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Beck and John Mayer. In the 1960s, Guy played with Muddy Waters as a house guitarist at Chess Records and began a musical partnership with the harmonica player Junior Wells. Guy was ranked 30th in Rolling Stone magazine's "100...

Duration:00:58:47

Bluesology - 21-07-2018 - Show 51 - Taj Mahal

7/21/2018
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Show 51 - Taj Mahal - Henry Saint Clair Fredericks (born May 17, 1942), who uses the stage name Taj Mahal, is an American blues musician, a self-taught singer-songwriter and film composer who plays the guitar, piano, banjo, and harmonica, among many other instruments. He often incorporates elements of world music into his works and has done much to reshape the definition and scope of blues music over the course of his almost 50-year career by fusing it with nontraditional forms, including...

Duration:00:58:28

Bluesology - 14-07-2018 - Show 50 - Special 50th edition Tony's Favourites

7/14/2018
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Show 50 - Special 50th edition Tony's Favourites Broadcast on Otago Access Radio www.oar.org.nz

Duration:00:56:01

Bluesology - 07-07-2018 - Show 49 - Otis Spann

7/8/2018
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Show 49 - Otis Spann was an American blues musician, whom many consider to be the leading postwar Chicago blues pianist. Broadcast on Otago Access Radio www.oar.org.nz

Duration:00:58:02

Bluesology - 30-06-2018 - Show 48 - Blind Willie Johnson

7/2/2018
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Show 48 - Blind Willie Johnson (January 25, 1897 – September 18, 1945) was an American gospel blues singer and guitarist and evangelist. His landmark recordings completed between 1927 and 1930—thirty songs in total—display a combination of powerful "chest voice" singing, slide guitar skills, and originality that has influenced later generations of musicians. Even though Johnson's records sold well, as a street performer and preacher he had little wealth in his lifetime. His life was poorly...

Duration:00:58:49

Bluesology - 23-06-2018 - Show 47 - Junior Wells

6/23/2018
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Show 47 - Junior Wells (born Amos Wells Blakemore Jr., December 9, 1934 – January 15, 1998) was an American Chicago blues vocalist, harmonica player, and recording artist. He was one of the pioneers of the amplified blues harp-style associated with Chicago. Wells is best known for his signature song "Messin' with the Kid" and his 1965 album Hoodoo Man Blues, described by the critic Bill Dahl as "one of the truly classic blues albums of the 1960s". Wells performed and recorded with Various...

Duration:00:56:39

Bluesology - 16-06-2018 - Show 46 - Slim Harpo

6/17/2018
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Show 46 - Slim Harpo James Isaac Moore (January 11, 1924 – January 31, 1970), better known by his stage name Slim Harpo, was an American blues musician, a leading exponent of the swamp blues style, and "one of the most commercially successful blues artists of his day". His most successful and influential recordings included "I'm a King Bee" (1957), "Rainin' In My Heart" (1961), and "Baby Scratch My Back" (1966) which reached no. 1 on the R&B chart and no.16 on the US pop chart. A master of...

Duration:00:55:54

Bluesology - 09-06-2018 - Show 45 - Albert King

6/10/2018
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Show 45 - Albert King Broadcast on Otago Access Radio www.oar.org.nz

Duration:00:59:07

Bluesology - 02-06-2018 - Show 44 - Jimmy Rogers

6/2/2018
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Broadcast on Otago Access Radio www.oar.org.nz

Duration:00:55:11