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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

Bluesology - 26-05-2018 - Show 43 - Son House

5/26/2018
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Show 43 - Son House Eddie James "Son" House, Jr. (March 21, 1902 – October 19, 1988) was an American delta blues singer and guitarist, noted for his highly emotional style of singing and slide guitar playing. After years of hostility to secular music, as a preacher and for a few years also as a church pastor, he turned to blues performance at the age of 25. He quickly developed a unique style by applying the rhythmic drive, vocal power and emotional intensity of his preaching to the newly...

Duration:00:56:05

Bluesology - 19-05-2018 - Show 42 - Sonny Boy Williamson

5/19/2018
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Show 42 - Sonny Boy Williamson Broadcast on Otago Access Radio www.oar.org.nz

Duration:00:57:01

Bluesology - 12-05-2018 - Show 41 - JB Lenoir

5/14/2018
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J. B. Lenoir (March 5, 1929 – April 29, 1967) was an American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the Chicago blues scene in the 1950s and 1960s. Broadcast on Otago Access Radio www.oar.org.nz

Duration:00:57:09

Bluesology - 05-05-2018 - Show 40 - Otis Rush

5/5/2018
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Show 40 - Otis Rush (born April 29, 1934) is a blues guitarist and singer. His distinctive guitar style features a slow-burning sound and long bent notes. With qualities similar to the styles of Magic Sam and Buddy Guy, his sound became known as West Side Chicago blues and was an influence on many musicians, including Michael Bloomfield, Peter Green and Eric Clapton. Rush is left-handed and strums with his left hand while fretting with his right. However, his guitars are strung with the...

Duration:00:58:07

Bluesology - 28-04-2018 - Show 39 - Robert Johnson

4/28/2018
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Show 39 - Robert Johnson Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) was an American blues singer-songwriter and musician. His landmark recordings in 1936 and 1937 display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that has influenced later generations of musicians. Johnson's shadowy and poorly documented life and death at age 27 have given rise to much legend. One Faustian myth says that he sold his soul to the devil at a local crossroads of Mississippi...

Duration:00:57:38

Bluesology - 21-04-2018 - Muddy Waters

4/21/2018
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Muddy Waters - McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 – 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 1943, he moved to...

Duration:00:57:06

Bluesology - 14-04-2018 - Show 37 - Blind Lemon Jefferson

4/14/2018
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Broadcast on Otago Access Radio www.oar.org.nz

Duration:00:55:08

Bluesology - 07-04-2018 - Show 36 - Howlin Wolf

4/7/2018
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Show 36 - Howlin Wolf Chester Arthur Burnett (June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976), known as Howlin' Wolf, was a Chicago blues singer, guitarist, and harmonica player, originally from Mississippi. With a booming voice and imposing physical presence, he is one of the best-known Chicago blues artists. The musician and critic Cub Koda noted, "no one could match Howlin' Wolf for the singular ability to rock the house down to the foundation while simultaneously scaring its patrons out of its...

Duration:00:55:47

Bluesology - 31-03-2018 - Show 35 - Taj Mahal

3/31/2018
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Show 35 - Taj Mahal Broadcast on Otago Access Radio www.oar.org.nz

Duration:00:52:54

Bluesology - 24-03-2018 - Show 34 - Hound Dog Taylor

3/24/2018
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Show 34 - Hound Dog Taylor Broadcast on Otago Access Radio www.oar.org.nz

Duration:00:54:32

Bluesology - 17-03-2018 - Show 33 - Lazy Lester

3/17/2018
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Show 33 - Lazy Lester Lazy Lester (born Leslie Carswell Johnson June 20, 1933) is an American blues musician who sings and plays the harmonica and guitar. His career has spanned the 1950s to the present day. Best known for regional hits recorded with Ernie Young's Nashville-based Excello Records, Lester also contributed to songs recorded by other Excello artists, including Slim Harpo, Lightnin' Slim, and Katie Webster. Cover versions of his songs have been recorded by (among others) the...

Duration:00:54:37

Bluesology - 10-03-2018 - Show 32 - Magic Sam

3/9/2018
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Broadcast on Otago Access Radio www.oar.org.nz

Duration:00:56:40

Bluesology - 03-03-2018 - Mr Freddie King

3/3/2018
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Broadcast on Otago Access Radio www.oar.org.nz

Duration:00:55:04