"Nothin' But the Blues" Playlists

Here is a listing of recent playlists from the radio show "Nothin' But the Blues" on WTJU, 91.1 FM, Charlottesville, Virginia, hosted by Peter Welch.

Program Date Features
December 26, 2008 Christmas show.
November 28, 2008 Food Songs!
November 21, 2008 Some "chilly" songs for the cold weather and a birthday tribute to Dr. John.
November 14, 2008 Birthday tributes to Hubert Sumlin and Anson Funderburgh; some "family" songs; and songs by Allen Toussaint, who was playing in Charlottesville.
October 31, 2008 A show titled "Louis Jordan: King of the Jukeboxes" as part of the WTJU 2008 Fall Fundraiser.
October 17, 2008 Some "political" songs for the upcoming election; a birthday tribute to Chuck Berry and some favorites.
October 10, 2008 Some recent releases and favorites.
September 26, 2008 A tribute to the late Nappy Brown.
September 19, 2008 Songs about current economic conditions and a few favorites.
September 5, 2008 Some favorites and recent releases.
August 29, 2008 A Lee Dorsey show as part of WTJU's "New Orleans Week".
August 22, 2008 Some favorites.
August 8, 2008 A birthday tribute to Buddy Guy.
July 25, 2008 Some favorites and songs about (mostly bad) relationships.
July 11, 2008 Recent releases and a few favorites.
July 4, 2008 Songs about states.
June 27, 2008 Some songs by Clarence Spady and other favorites.
June 6, 2008 A tribute to the late Bo Diddley.
May 30, 2008 A tribute to the late Jimmy McGriff.
May 9, 2008 Some favorites, Robert Johnson songs and covers and a few new releases.
May 2, 2008 Some harmonica blues favorites, some songs about "The Blues" and recent releases.
April 25, 2008 Some favorites.
March 21, 2008 Some modern Mississippi blues and slide guitar favorites.
March 14, 2008 Some songs for my wife who had a bad day involving a speeding ticket, some Melvin Taylor and music from an Electro-Fi Records anthology.
February 8, 2008 Some New Orleans music for Mardi Gras week.
January 25, 2008 A birthday tribute to Etta James.
January 18, 2008 A retrospective of some 2007 new releases.
December 21, 2007 Christmas songs!
December 14, 2007 A tribute to the late Ike Turner.
December 7, 2007 Some "bird" songs and recent releases.
November 23, 2007 Some food-themed songs; songs by Rory Block and Sonny Landreth, who are playing in town; and a few favorites.
November 16, 2007 Some favorites.
November 9, 2007 Some recent releases and favorites; and a birthday tribute to Mose Allison.
November 2, 2007 A special show called "Blues Alive" as part of the Fall 2007 WTJU fundraising marathon.
September 28, 2007 A birthday tribute to Koko Taylor, some recent releases and some harmonica favorites.
September 14, 2007 Some favorites and some car-themed songs.
August 31, 2007 A special "New Orleans Week" show featuring the music of Dave Bartholomew.
August 24, 2007 Some favorites and recent releases.
August 17, 2007 Some favorites.
August 10, 2007 A few songs celebrating "bigger" folks; some "frog" songs and some other favorites.
August 3, 2007 A special 4-hour show asking the question "What was the first Rock 'n Roll record?" (the list came mostly from the book of the same title by Jim Dawson and Steve Propes).
July 27, 2007 Some favorites.
July 6, 2007 Some piano blues and other favorites.
June 29, 2007 Some favorites.
June 22, 2007 Some favorites and a couple of recent releases.
June 8, 2007 Songs about talking and the consequences of talking, and a birthday tribute to James Harman.
May 18, 2007 A few favorites and recent releases.
May 11, 2007 A tribute to the late Carey Bell.
May 4, 2007 Recent releases and some "hair" songs.
April 6, 2007 Recent releases and favorites.
March 23, 2007 Some favorites and some Chicago piano greats.
March 16, 2007 Some "rain" songs and songs with a "latin" groove.
March 2, 2007 Recent releases and some New Orleans piano favorites.
February 16, 2007 Songs by  B.B. King and Fiona Boyes, who were playing in Charlottesville.
February 2, 2007 Some "Groundhog" songs for Groundhog Day; a tribute to the late Homesick James; and birthday tributes to Charlie Musselwhite, James Blood Ulmer, and Johnny "Guitar" Watson. 
January 26, 2007 Some "cold" songs; cuts from Vanguard's "Chicago The Blues Today" series, and birthday tributes to Bobby "Blue" Bland and Etta James.
January 12, 2007 Some songs about doctors and illness, and a few favorites.
January 5, 2007 Some songs about "resolutions" or making changes; and a tribute to Blues artists who died in 2006.
December 22, 2006 Christmas songs.
December 15, 2006 Some recent releases and songs about car problems.
November 24, 2006 A tribute to the late Robert Lockwood, Jr.
November 17, 2006 A birthday tribute to Hubert Sumlin, and some "hot and cold" songs.
November 10, 2006 Some election commentary and some favorites.
October 13, 2006 A special Jazz marathon fundraiser show called "Too Cool for Words: Blues & R&B Instrumentals".
September 22, 2006 Some favorites.
September 15, 2006 Songs about tough times and the Blues, some "Guitar" songs and a tribute to the late Snooky Pryor.
September 1, 2006 As part of WTJU's "New Orleans Week" I featured the music of Earl King.
August 18, 2006 A tribute to the late Floyd Dixon.
August 11, 2006 Some "business" songs and recent releases.
July 28, 2006 A tribute to the late Sam Myers and a 70th birthday tribute to Buddy Guy.
July 21, 2006 Some favorites.
July 7, 2006 Recent releases and a birthday tribute to Pinetop Perkins.
June 23, 2006 Some favorites and songs by Big Bill Morganfield, who was playing in the area.
June 16, 2006 Telephone-related songs
May 26, 2006 Muddy Waters' songs, some favorites and recent releases.
May 19, 2006 Some songs about being watched and some favorites and recent releases.
May 12, 2006 Various favorites.
May 5, 2006 Recent releases and some "critter" songs.
April 21, 2006 Some New Orleans and New York Blues and some songs about playing cards and gambling.
April 14, 2006 Some tax-themed songs, Hammond B-3 organ stuff, and a few recent releases.
April 7, 2006 A special show for the Spring fundraiser featuring Corey Harris & Alvin Youngblood Hart
March 17, 2006 Some live favorites
March 10, 2006 A birthday tribute to Ronnie Earl
February 24, 2006 Some favorites; Virginia/Piedmont blues; and some songs about the "follicly challenged".
February 17, 2006 Some favorites by Sam Myers w/Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets; Pinetop Perkins songs because he was playing in town; and some "Gun" songs in honor of a recent event in the news.
February 10, 2006 Some Jimmy Reed & Slim Harpo; and some other favorites.
January 20, 2006 Birthday tribute to Snooks Eaglin, an pre-recorded interview with Rory Block; and a tribute to the late Wilson Pickett.
January 13, 2006 Some "superstitious" blues for Friday the 13th; a few favorites, and some "doctor" songs.
January 6, 2006 Some recent releases and favorites.
December 23, 2005 Christmas show!
December 9, 2005 Some "frosty"-themed songs and other favorites, and a tribute to Junior Wells.
November 25, 2005 Some food-related songs, a few favorites and some recent releases.
November 18, 2005 Some Little Walter and recent harmonica blues releases.
November 4, 2005 Former Nothin' But the Blues host T.A. joined me for a special show called "Boogie in the Barnyard" for the WTJU 2005 Fall fundraising marathon.
October 21, 2005 Songs from Volume 6 of the complete John Lee Hooker recordings on Body & Soul Records; some 60s and 70s West Coast blues favorites, and some songs recorded in Florida and Louisiana.
October 14, 2005 Some live favorites and blues from soul greats Sam Cooke and Solomon Burke.
September 23, 2005 Tribute to the late Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.
September 16, 2005 Songs about age and getting old and a birthday tribute to B.B. King.
September 2, 2005 A tribute to the late R.L. Burnside and also some songs by his son Duwayne Burnside.
August 26, 2005 Some songs about courts and police, and some recent releases.
August 19, 2005 Some recent releases and favorites.
August 12, 2005 A birthday tribute to Percy Mayfield and an Eric Bibb ticket giveaway.
July 29, 2005 Some Willie Dixon songs, recent releases, and some songs by Carey and Lurrie Bell.
July 15, 2005 Mostly recent releases and a few favorites.
July 8, 2005 A birthday tribute to Louis Jordan and some "sweet" songs.
July 1, 2005 A birthday tribute to James Cotton.
June 17, 2005 Elmore James, Memphis stuff, favorites and recent releases.
June 3, 2005 Some favorites and a request.
May 27, 2005 Some recent releases and favorites.
May 13, 2005 Bad luck songs for Friday the 13th, and some Sonny Boy Williamson songs.
May 6, 2005 Some favorites and recent releases.
April 29, 2005 A birthday tribute to the late George "Harmonica" Smith; some favorites; and songs by Eddie Taylor and Jimmy Reed.
April 22, 2005 Some favorites, and songs by Eddie Taylor and Jimmy Reed.
April 15, 2005 Tax songs and some live stuff.
April 1, 2005 As part of WTJU's Spring Fundraiser I did a special Ray Charles show.
March 25, 2005 A birthday tribute to Robert Jr. Lockwood, and some recent releases.
March 11, 2005 A birthday tribute to Ronnie Earl, some recent releases, and some live stuff.
February 25, 2005 A birthday tribute to Fats Domino, some early Ray Charles and Lowell Fulson songs, and some recent releases.
February 18, 2005 Some favorites and recent releases. 
February 11, 2005 A tribute to the late Jimmy Smith; songs about being sick and songs with a nasal theme; and some New Orleans stuff.
January 7, 2005 Songs by Kokomo Arnold and Tampa Red, and the original versions of songs that were covered by Elvis Presley and songs that influenced him.
December 31, 2004 Some favorites and songs about drinking.
December 24, 2004 Christmas songs.
December 17, 2004 Some Christmas songs and recent releases.
November 11, 2004 Some favorites and recent releases.   
October 29, 2004 Halloween songs.
October 8, 2004 Songs for the upcoming election and some recent releases.
October 1, 2004 Recent releases and some songs about "The Blues".
September 24, 2004 Some West Coast Blues and other favorites.
September 10, 2004 Some songs for my wife, who had a bad week; some recent releases and a few drinking songs.
September 3, 2004 Some favorites and recent releases.
August 27, 2004 To celebrate my 10th anniversary of hosting the show I played cuts from some of my favorite new releases since 1994.
August 13, 2004 Songs for Friday the 13th and some songs by T-Bone Walker and his disciples.
August 6, 2004 Recent releases and some Magic Slim & The Teardrops.
July 16, 2004 Some favorites and recent releases. 
July 2, 2004 "Red, white and blues" songs and some hot boogie numbers.
June 25, 2004 Some "sweet tooth" songs and recent releases.
June 11, 2004 A tribute to the late great Ray Charles.
June 4, 2004 Recent releases and some favorites.
May 21, 2004 Some favorites.
April 30, 2004 A few recent releases and live broadcast of Corey Harris at the Prism Coffee House.
April 23, 2004 Songs about "difficult" women, songs about gambling and playing cards, and some live Muddy Waters and Hound Dog Taylor.
April 9, 2004 Tax songs, recent releases and some baseball songs.
April 2, 2004 Songs about Blues and some favorites.
March 26, 2004 A birthday tribute to Robert Lockwood, Jr., some songs by J.B. Lenoir from the album "Vietnam Blues" and some recent releases.
March 12, 2004 Songs about work and bad bosses, some recent releases, and cuts from the new Percy Mayfield release. 
February 13, 2004 Bad luck and superstition songs for Friday the 13th, songs for Valentine's day and some Mardi Gras stuff.
January 16, 2004 Top 20 new blues releases of 2003.
January 2, 2004 Recent releases.
December 19, 2003 Christmas show.
November 21, 2003 Songs about the ups and downs of love and a birthday tribute to Dr. John.
November 14, 2003 Birthday tributes to Anson Funderburgh, Carey Bell, John Hammond and Francis Clay.
October 17, 2003 Halloween show.
October 10, 2003 Aired part 1 of Public Radio International's "The Blues" series.  A tribute to the late John Brim plus some cuts from James Harman's latest album.
September 26, 2003 Some recent releases and songs about being overwhelmed with technology.
September 19, 2003 A birthday tribute to B.B. King and some recent releases.
September 12, 2003 Some "Who, What, Where, When and Why" songs, a birthday tribute to Little Milton and some live Muddy Waters stuff from a recent reissue.
August 22, 2003 Birthday tribute to the late John Lee Hooker, some Cephas & Wiggins, some cuts from the Black Top Records Blues-A-Rama series and some live Larry Garner.
August 15, 2003 Recent releases, some "Kings" of the blues and some favorites.
August 8, 2003 Some blues from Jazz artists, fishing songs and recent releases.
August 1, 2003 Recent releases and a birthday tribute to Robert Cray.
July 4, 2003 Songs about cities and states.
June 27, 2003 Recent releases.
June 20, 2003 Dog songs and a couple of cat songs, and selections from Delmark's 50th anniversary collection.
June 6, 2003 Recent releases.
May 30, 2003 A few sun-themed songs and some recent releases.
May 23, 2003 Rainy weather songs and a tribute to the late New Orleans blues and R&B great Earl King.
April 18, 2003 A birthday tribute to Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown and a preview of some of the acts appearing at the upcoming Dogwood Blues Festival in Charlottesville. 
April 11, 2003 An interview with guitarist/singer Aric Van Brocklin of the excellent Charlottesville band The Chicken Head Blues Band; and some recent releases.
April 4, 2003 Some recent releases, songs about scary people, and a birthday tribute to Muddy Waters.
March 21, 2003 Some jazzy and funky blues favorites, and musical commentary on the current world situation.
March 14, 2003 Recent releases.
February 28, 2003 Some "Winter" songs and some recent releases.
February 14, 2003 Love-themed songs for Valentine's Day.
January 31, 2003 Some favorites from Freddie King, Percy Mayfield, and Albert Collins; a 59th birthday tribute to Charlie Musselwhite; and some double-entendre songs.
January 24, 2003 Some train-themed songs; a Corey Harris ticket giveaway; and some "cold" songs.
January 10, 2003 The recently released Ace Records' B.B. King boxed set and some other of my favorite reissues from the past year.
January 3, 2003 Part 2 of my Top 20 new blues releases of 2002.
December 27, 2002 Part 1 of my top 20 new blues releases of 2002.
November 29, 2002 Some "cold" and "ice" songs; food songs; and music by Cephas & Wiggins who were appearing in Charlottesville.
November 22, 2002 Some songs about being watched and paranoia; recent releases from Cephas & Wiggins and Doug MacLeod and a birthday tribute to R.L. Burnside.
November 15, 2002 Songs about war and the army; Muddy Waters' Blue Sky recordings, and songs from discs 3 and 4 of the Mercury Blues & Rhythm Story boxed set.
November 8, 2002 A few songs about car problems, some songs from a John Lee Hooker collection, and songs from discs 1 and 2 of the Mercury Blues & Rhythm Story boxed set. 
November 1, 2002 Blues for Halloween and some recent releases.
October 18, 2002 Some favorites and recent releases.
September 20, 2002 Songs about rain, something this area desperately needs.  Also a Corey Harris show ticket giveaway and a couple of recent releases.
September 13, 2002 Bad luck and superstition songs for Friday the 13th.
September 6, 2002 Some recent releases, songs from people performing in the area, and some commentary on current events.
August 30, 2002 Favorites from the past 8 years I've been hosting the show.
August 16, 2002 Songs about doors, a tribute to the late Rosco Gordon, and some songs by James Armstrong who was appearing in Charlottesville.
August 9, 2002 Recent releases plus some "sugar" songs.
July 12, 2002 Recent releases.
June 28, 2002 Songs by Sam Myers w/Anson Funderburgh and Saffire: The Uppity Blues Women, who were appearing in the area.  Also some recent releases.
June 21, 2002 Recent releases and some stuff I bought recently.
June 7, 2002 Recent releases.
May  31, 2002 Recent releases.
April 26, 2002 Recent releases and some favorites.
April 19, 2002 Happy birthday to Gatemouth Brown; songs about hazards of driving; some music by Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson and The Holmes Brothers who were appearing in Charlottesville; and some chicken songs.
April 12, 2002 Music by artists appearing at the upcoming Dogwood Blues Festival in Charlottesville; plus some tax songs.
March 29, 2002 Some recent releases and guitar instrumental favorites; songs counting down from 10 to 1, and a birthday tribute to the late William Clarke.
March 22, 2002 Freddy (Freddie) King; birthday tribute to Son House and some "hair" (or lack thereof) songs.
March 15, 2002 Mostly new releases.
March 8, 2002 I dedicated this show to the late Dave "Dr. Mo" Grant.  A birthday tribute to Ronnie Earl, music of Big Bill Morganfield and his father Muddy Waters (Big Bill was appearing in Charlottesville the next night), and some songs about "winning" and "losing".
February 15, 2002 A couple of "back scratching" songs; songs by Deborah Coleman and Rory Block who were appearing in Charlottesville; some Bo Diddley classics, and a few New Orleans/Mardi Gras favorites.
February 8, 2002 The first hour of the show featured a live broadcast of Cephas & Wiggins from the Prism in Charlottesville.  The second hour featured recent releases.
February 1, 2002 "Take Me Back" segment featuring songs from 1932, '42, '52, '62, '72, '82 and '92;  some songs about marriage relationships,  and birthday tributes to Charlie Musselwhite and Ruth Brown.
January 25, 2002 Tribute to the late Virginia bluesman John Jackson and a birthday tribute to Etta James.
January 18, 2002 This week I started a feature called "Take Me Back" in which I  played a couple of songs from 60, 50, 40, 30, 20 and 10 years ago.  Also the top blues releases of 2001, part 2.
January 11, 2002 Some recent releases and some Virginia blues artists.
January 4, 2002 Tribute to the late Rufus Thomas
December 28, 2001 Top blues releases of 2001, part 1.
December 21, 2001 Christmas show!
December 7, 2001 Birthday tribute to Jimmy Smith plus some recent releases.
November 30, 2001 Some songs for a "full moon"; songs about noses and health problems and live music including tracks by sacred steel guitarist Robert Randolph who was appearing in Charlottesville.
November 23, 2001 Food songs; songs from Corey Harris, Cephas & Wiggins and Big Bill Morganfield, who were appearing in Charlottesville; plus songs from a couple of discs I bought recently.
November 16, 2001 Birthday tribute to Hubert Sumlin, some recent releases and favorites.
November 9, 2001 A few "bug" songs, a ticket giveaway for a Rebirth Brass Band show, plus New Orleans-themed songs.
November 2, 2001 Songs for current events and recent releases.
October 19, 2001 Some recent releases and favorites.
September 28, 2001 Birthday tributes to B.B. King and Koko Taylor, and a few recent releases.
September 21, 2001 Some songs about moving and some advice for politicians and the media.
September 14, 2001 Commentary on current events; recent releases, and some songs by James Armstrong who was playing in Charlottesville.
September 7, 2001 Recent releases and some songs by Marcia Ball who was appearing in town.
August 17, 2001 Jug band and country blues favorites, plus some Lightnin' Hopkins cuts from a recent reissue of his Herald label recordings.
August 10, 2001 Some "hot" songs, a "battle of the sexes" on songs about relationships, and some recent releases.
August 3, 2001 A 100th birthday tribute to Louis Armstrong plus some recent releases.
July 27, 2001 Recent releases.
July 13, 2001 Some "bad luck" songs for Friday the 13th plus songs about drinking whiskey and the consequences.
July 6, 2001 Recent releases.
June 29, 2001 Part 2 of the tribute to John Lee Hooker.
June 22, 2001 John Lee Hooker, R.I.P.
May 18, 2001 Some "traveling" songs because I was leaving for a 3-week vacation to the UK.
April 27, 2001 This week's show featured songs from 3 recent releases on the Fuel label of classic late 50s/early 60s Chicago blues by Junior Wells, Otis Rush and Magic Sam.  I also played some stuff from other new releases.
April 13, 2001 "Income Tax" blues and some "Bad Luck" blues for Friday the 13th.
April 6, 2001 Some baseball-themed songs and some recent releases. 
March 30, 2001 Songs about cars needing repair, a few recent releases, and some "fool" songs for April Fool's Day.
March 16, 2001 Some songs about "losing" and some new releases. 
March 9, 2001 With a full moon in the sky I played some lunar-themed songs.  I also played songs from the 3 CD set "The Blue Horizon Story 1965-1970, Vol. 1". 
February 16, 2001 Some favorites and recent releases plus some songs about "walking". 
February 9, 2001 Some songs about "feeling good", a tribute to the late great Hammond B-3 organist Jack McDuff, and a few favorites.
January 19, 2001 Some recent releases and favorites plus a tribute to the late Pops Staples.
January 5, 2001 A tribute to some blues and jazz musicians who died the past year.
December 29, 2000 Some of my favorites Blues releases of 2000
December 22, 2000 Christmas show
December 8, 2000 A few songs about being sick,  a couple of favorites, an interview with Gatemouth Brown, and some recent releases.
November 24, 2000 Some recent releases and favorites, and a "battle of the sexes".
November 17, 2000 Some favorites, some James Cotton songs because Cotton was playing in Charlottesville tonight and some "country" songs.
November 10, 2000 Some musical commentary on recent political events, a couple of bluesified versions of "You are My Sunshine" in honor of the late Jimmy Davis who wrote the song, and some recent releases.
October 27, 2000 This week featured a few favorites, some songs by Saffire: The Uppity Blues Women who were appearing in Charlottesville and some Devil songs in honor of Halloween.
October 6, 2000 This week featured variations on a theme, including different songs with the same title, follow-up songs and different versions of the same song.  I also played some recent releases.
September 29, 2000 A few recent releases and a tribute to the late great soul-blues singer Johnnie Taylor.
September 22, 2000 This week's show featured songs about getting older to celebrate a friend's 40th birthday, plus a 70th birthday tribute to Ray Charles.
September 8, 2000 Recent releases and a tribute to the late great Texas guitarist Clarence Hollimon.
August 25, 2000 To celebrate my 6th anniversary of hosting the show I played some favorites.
August 18, 2000 Some recent releases.
August 11, 2000 A tribute to the great songwriting of Percy Mayfield plus a couple of requests.
August 4, 2000 A 99th birthday tribute to Louis Armstrong and some musical commentary on the Republican Party convention.
July 28, 2000 A happy birthday tribute to Buddy Guy who was turning 64 on July 30, and some recent releases.
July 21, 2000 This show featured songs from CDs I recently bought.
July 7, 2000 WTJU was moving to new studios this week so I featured mostly songs related to "moving".
June 30, 2000 Some "heart" songs and some new releases.
June 16, 2000 Some songs for the recent rainy weather, a CD giveaway to promote an upcoming Tom Principato show, and some recent releases.
June 9, 2000 Some recent releases and a birthday tribute to Howlin' Wolf.
May 5, 2000 A special show for the WTJU Folk department fund drive featuring contemporary acoustic & country blues artists.
April 28, 2000 Some recent releases and some "jump" tunes.
April 21, 2000 A few recent releases and favorites, some stuff from Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers who were appearing in town, and some classics by Big Maybelle.
April 14, 2000 Tonight's show featured some bluesy jazz and jazzy blues.
April 7, 2000 Some recent Blues releases plus a ticket giveaway for an upcoming Funky Meters show.
March 31, 2000 Some "fool" songs for April Fools, a few baseball-themed songs, and a couple of new releases.
March 24, 2000 Mostly recent releases and some stuff I bought lately.
March 17, 2000 Some Irish-related things for St. Patrick's Day (including a couple of songs featuring guitar by the late Irish bluesman Rory Gallagher), a birthday tribute to Nat King Cole, and a few other recent releases and favorites.
March 10, 2000 New Orleans music for Mardi Gras!
February 18, 2000 Recent releases.
February 11, 2000 This week's show featured some Valentine's Day-themed songs.
February 4, 2000 This week's show featured some favorites and some stuff from Big Bill Morganfield and his papa Muddy Waters.  Big Bill will be playing in Charlottesville next week.
January 28, 2000 Celebrating some Blues birthdays from this week, plus some recent acoustic blues as well as some other favorites.
January 14, 2000 Some recent releases, "Fishing" songs, and some favorites
January 7, 2000 This week's show featured a tribute to the late Frank Frost, some requests and some recent releases.
December 24, 1999 My annual Christmas show
December 10, 1999 Top Blues releases of 1999
December 3, 1999 Recent releases
November 19, 1999 This week's show featured selections from Taj Mahal's recent 3-CD set "In Progress and In Motion (1965-1998)" and the Luther Allison "Live in Chicago" 2-CD set on Alligator Records.
November 12, 1999 Mostly recent releases plus some favorites thrown in.
November 5, 1999 Some favorites, male-female duets, plus some political and social commentary.
October 29, 1999 This week's show featured some recent releases plus some stuff from Sam Myers & Anson Funderburgh, who were appearing in Charlottesville on the weekend.
October 15, 1999 A tribute to Miss Rhythm: Ruth Brown
October 1, 1999

This week's show was part of WTJU's 1999 Jazz Marathon fundraiser.  The theme was "Blues in the 1990s".

September 24, 1999 This week's show featured some recent releases and some CDs I recently bought.
September 17, 1999 This week's show featured some "who, what, when, where and how" songs, and a birthday serenade for a friend.
September 3, 1999 A few favorites
August 27, 1999 Part 2 of my 5th anniversary show featuring blues recordings of the past 5 years.
August 20, 1999 In honor of my 5th anniversary as host of the show, part 1 of a  2-part retrospective of blues recordings of the past 5 years.
August 13, 1999 Some bad luck blues for Friday the 13th plus some recent releases.
August 6, 1999 A bunch of favorites.
July 30, 1999 The classic Duke label recordings of Bobby "Blue" Bland.
July 16, 1999 A few "Dog" songs and some favorites in various styles.
July 9, 1999 This week's show featured recent releases.
July 2, 1999 Some variations on a theme; the 4th of July picnic menu, and 3 songs about "hitting the road".
June 25, 1999 This week's show featured some recent releases, and some Queens and "Kings" of the Blues.
June 18, 1999 Some "number" songs from 10 to 1; some "Father's Day" songs, and a few other things.
June 11, 1999 This week's show featured some recent releases.
June 4, 1999 Some "door" songs, and songs for worried minds.
May 21, 1999 My annual show for new graduates.
May 14, 1999 A special edition of "Nothin' But the Blues" as part of WTJU's 1999 Folk Marathon fundraiser. The theme was "Contemporary Acoustic & Country Blues".
April 30, 1999 Part two of my tribute to Texas music legend Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown; and a few favorites.
April 23, 1999 Some music by Sam Myers and Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets, who were appearing in Charlottesville the next day; some newer releases, and part one of a tribute to Texas music legend Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.
April 16, 1999 Some songs about driving and traffic; a few "bird" songs, and some double-entendre stuff.
April 9, 1999 Some "Tax" songs, a couple of sets of songs for my girlfriend, and some newer releases.
April 2, 1999 Some new releases mixed in with some favorites; a tribute to Chicago bluesman Mighty Joe Young who had died recently; and a birthday tribute to Muddy Waters, who's birthday was April 4.
March 26, 1999 New releases, some songs about car problems, and a birthday tribute to Memphis legend Rufus Thomas.
March 19, 1999 A tribute to the late West Coast Blues great Lowell Fulson, who had died a couple of weeks ago; and some "Georgia" songs.
February 19, 1999 The music of New Orleans legend Dr. John to celebrate Mardi Gras; and some good old Rock & Roll from Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry.
February 12, 1999 For part 2 of my tribute to the late Charles Brown I played an interview Charles did with Jazz pianist Marian McPartland on her show "Piano Jazz"; Also some songs for flu season and a couple of cuts from Cephas & Wiggins' new CD.
February 5, 1999 Part one of a tribute to the late, great Charles Brown; plus some New Orleans favorites.
January 29, 1999 Some recent stuff; Happy Birthdays to Elmore James, Etta James, Ruth Brown and Charlie Musselwhite; "TV" Blues, and a few humorous songs.
January 22, 1999 Some funky stuff; a birthday tribute to Sam Cooke & a few other things.
January 15, 1999 Boogie in the barnyard...songs about animals.
January 1, 1999 Songs about the chilly weather conditions; a few favorites; and songs about the Blues.
December 25, 1998 Selections from my top 20 new Blues releases of 1998.
December 18, 1998 Christmas favorites plus some favorite new songs I discovered the past year.
December 4, 1998 A retrospective of 1998 Blues reissues.
November 27, 1998 This week's show featured some recent releases mixed in with a few favorites.
November 20, 1998 Some songs about driving and cars, and some songs about dreams.
November 13, 1998 This week's show featured some "Bad Luck" and "Superstitious" Blues for Friday the 13th; a tribute to the late Johnny Adams and some recent releases.
November 6, 1998 This week's show featured recent releases.
October 30, 1998 This week's show featured mostly movie soundtrack music from Ry Cooder and from the Dennis Hopper film "The Hot Spot" as part of special programming in conjunction with the Virginia Film Festival.
October 23, 1998 A special show called "Tomorrow's Blues Today" for the WTJU Jazz Marathon fundraiser.
October 16, 1998 A special show for the WTJU Jazz Marathon fundraiser called "Mississippi Saxophone".
October 9, 1998 This week's show dished out advice and complaints of all sorts, plus a few "walking" songs.
September 25, 1998 Some favorites mixed in with some recent releases, and a set of "Bee" songs.
September 18, 1998 This week's Blues birthday tributes, including a happy 73rd birthday to B.B. King; some Blues from Jimi Hendrix and a few new releases.
September 11, 1998 A Blues take on the President's troubles.
September 4, 1998 New releases.
August 28, 1998 New Orleans piano favorites plus some mostly Chicago stuff.
August 21, 1998 Some favorites plus some "Dog" songs.
August 14, 1998 Mostly favorites this week plus some requests.
August 7, 1998 A recap of the Poconos Blues Festival, which I attended last week; Some recent Delmark reissues; and some boogie from John Lee Hooker and Lightnin' Hopkins.
July 24, 1998 Some new releases mixed in with a few other favorites; and a sampler of some artists appearing at the upcoming Poconos Blues Festival that I'll be attending next week.
July 17, 1998 Mostly new releases.
July 3, 1998 This week's show featured some swinging guitar stuff; a sampling of the Fourth of July menu, and a set of Cadillac songs.
June 26, 1998 Some jumpin' and swingin' stuff; and a preview of some upcoming area concerts featuring Olu Dara, Corey Harris and Long John Hunter.
June 12, 1998 This week's show featured some songs about bars & clubs; a set of "West Side" Chicago Blues; some great soul/blues singers; and some "medical condition" songs.
June 5, 1998 This week's show featured cuts from Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Live at Carnegie Hall" plus a couple of Albert Collins live cuts; letting the good times roll with the second line beat; some songs and advice about domestic life and relationships, and a quick visit to the fridge to get something to eat.
May 29, 1998 A tribute to the music of Robert Jr. Lockwood, who also has a new CD out called "I've Got to Find Me a Woman" on the Verve label.
May 22, 1998 New releases.
May 15, 1998 This week's show featured songs for recent graduates, selections from the new Guy Davis CD and a few other things.
May 8, 1998 Some recent reissue Blues CDs, a couple of requests and few other things.
April 24, 1998 Some new releases.
April 17, 1998 Some steel & slide guitar stuff; Virginia Blues with Cephas & Wiggins and some others; and a tribute to New Orleans legend Earl King.
April 10, 1998 Some Blues for Tax Day, "Swamp Blues" from Excello Records, some Soul-Blues favorites, and a few other things.
April 3, 1998 Some new releases and reissues, and a tribute to baseball.
March 27, 1998 Recent Releases.
March 20, 1998 An hour of live recordings from B.B. King, Bobby Bland, Albert King and Little Milton; some musical commentary on events in the news, and some Percy Mayfield songs.
March 13, 1998 I played some superstitious Blues for Friday the 13th; also some recent Hammond B-3 organ bluesy jazz; some guitar boogies, and set of telephone songs.
March 6, 1998 This week I played recent releases and a set of Piedmont-style Blues artists, including Virginia Blues legend John Jackson who was appearing in Charlottesville that weekend.
February 27, 1998 As part of WTJU's 1998 Rock Marathon fundraiser I did a special show of risque & double-entendre Blues songs called "Too Much Jelly Roll".
February 13, 1998 Some "superstitious" blues appropriate for Friday the 13th; some funky stuff; "living the life you love"; variations on the "Roberta" theme and some new stuff.
February 6, 1998 Some "rain" songs appropriate to our recent local weather; a set of "colorful" tunes; a tribute to the late drummer S.P. Leary plus some other things.
January 30, 1998 A few new releases mixed in with some favorites.
January 23, 1998 Commemorating the late Junior Kimbrough and Carl Perkins, and some Blues commentary on the "President in Crisis".
January 16, 1998 Some new releases and a tribute to the late great Junior Wells.
January 9, 1998 Mostly harmonica Blues plus some slide guitar.
January 2, 1998 Some jazzy Blues and Bluesy jazz, funky organ, and a tribute to Blues artists who died in 1997.
December 26, 1997 Some new and reissued Blues recently received by WTJU.
December 19, 1997 Christmas Blues and a tribute to the late Chicago Blues great Jimmy Rogers.
December 5, 1997 A countdown of my favorite new releases of 1997.
November 28, 1997 Acoustic Blues including stuff from Larry Johnson's CD "Fast & Funky, and a tribute to the late Fenton Robinson.
November 21, 1997 Some jazzy Blues and bluesy Jazz, Chicago Blues, and new releases from Blue Collar Music.
November 14, 1997 Mostly new recordings plus a couple of Chess reissues.
October 31, 1997 Some songs for Halloween.
October 10, 1997 Some "cat" songs in memory of my cat who recently passed away at age 20; also some funky stuff, and a "sneak peak" of my upcoming Ray Charles and Johnny Otis tributes during WTJU's Jazz Marathon fundraiser.
October 3, 1997 Birthday tributes to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Billy Branch & Keb' Mo', plus some acoustic blues, and some new stuff.
September 19, 1997 Happy 72nd birthday, B.B. King!; some new stuff; Mercury ladies sing the blues; and a tribute to the late Jimmy Witherspoon.
September 12, 1997 A tribute to Junior Wells, who is very ill in hospital. We hope the music will help him heal. I also featured some newer releases and some stuff I bought recently.
September 5, 1997 Some new releases.
August 29, 1997 Classic piano blues; birthday tributes to Dinah Washington and Charlie Parker, and some soul/blues favorites.
August 22, 1997 An 80th birthday tribute to John Lee Hooker; some newer releases, and some contemporary traditional blues artists.
August 15, 1997 Luther Allison, R.I.P.
August 8, 1997 Some new releases, harmonica favorites, piano blues from Roosevelt Sykes, Dr. John & Memphis Slim, plus a couple other things.
August 1, 1997 Mississippi John Hurt's "Avalon Blues" plus some of his contemporaries, a birthday tribute to Blues historian/producer Samuel Charters (Vanguard Records), some new stuff, and a birthday tribute to Robert Cray.
July 25, 1997 Some new and reissue CDs, some swingin' stuff, and some earlier B.B. King recordings.
July 18, 1997 A tribute to the late Johnny Copeland plus some new stuff and favorites mixed in.
July 11, 1997 Jimmy Reed & friends, a little Swamp Blues, some funky & soulful organ instrumentals, a couple of live cuts, some Chicago Blues and a few great soulful voices.
July 4, 1997 An Independence Day tribute to the states of America, and some newer stuff.
June 27, 1997 Some cuts from Taj Mahal's new CD mixed in with various "Chicago" artists; some acoustic stuff; "wig" songs, and an 80th birthday tribute to Memphis legend Rufus Thomas.
June 20, 1997 Some "hot stuff", Joe Louis Walker & Charlie Musselwhite, a couple of new Capitol Blues Collection releases and some new recordings.
June 13, 1997 Bad luck and superstition; John Lee Hooker; Songs for Father's day, and some new stuff.
May 30, 1997 Chess Records' 50th Anniversary releases and a tribute to the late Horst Lippmann, founder of the American Folk Blues Festivals.
May 23, 1997 "Nothin' But the Blues" pays tribute to "Family Values"!
May 16, 1997 Some Blues for new graduates; cool bluesy jazz; and some newer releases.
April 25, 1997 Some favorites; Charlie Musselwhite's new release & some other harmonica blues; the new Jimmy Rogers 2-CD set; and Happy Birthday to the late Albert King.
April 18, 1997 Cool organ/saxophone combos; Ann Rabson; some new stuff; and Happy Birthday to Gatemouth Brown!
April 11, 1997 R.I.P. Yank Rachell; Some new releases; and a brief tribute to Tax Day.
April 4, 1997 Happy Birthday to Muddy Waters!
March 28, 1997 More recent releases and some queens of Soul.
March 21, 1997 Blues from the distaff side - Some of the great ladies of the Blues.
March 14, 1997 Classic Chicago Blues; contemporary "acoustic" Blues; a few recent releases and a tribute to the late LaVern Baker.
March 7, 1997 Some recent releases; contemporary "down home" bluemen; Some classic late 40s/early 50s Pee Wee Crayton and a couple of other folks from that era.
February 14, 1997 Songs of love (good, bad, and strange) for Valentine's Day; and some New Orleans R&B and Soul in honor of Mardi Gras.
February 7, 1997 A few songs by Muddy & The Wolf or done in a similar style; some newer releases and contemporary Blues; and a tribute to the great Blues singer/songwriter Percy Mayfield.
January 31, 1997 Some recent releases; John Jackson & similar "East Coast" country Blues artists; and a tribute to the late California guitarist/flutist/keyboard player/singer Johnny Heartsman.
January 24, 1997 A set of various country Blues; variations on the "Rock Me Baby" theme; contemporary and older Jump/Big Band-style Blues; some Texas guitar; and a tribute to the late R&B great Richard Berry.
January 17, 1997 With sub-zero temperatures outside, tonight's show featured some "hot" guitar numbers to try and heat things up; also some cuts from recent releases and some contemporary and older Chicago Blues.
January 10, 1997 Some cuts from Alvin Youngblood Hart's "Big Mama's Door", which was my favorite release from 1996; birthday tributes to early R&B pioneer Buddy Johnson and Atlantic Records' Jerry Wexler; a ticket giveaway for an upcoming concert by the Squirrel Nut Zippers; and a few other things.
January 3, 1997 Some of my favorite reissue recordings from 1996

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