WMKY

Nothin' But The Blues

Saturdays, 8pm to Midnight

Hosted and produced by Paul Hitchcock, "Nothin' But The Blues" originated in April 1992 as a one-hour program airing Friday nights at 11pm. The program evolved to two hours in 1994 moving to its current home on Saturday nights. In July 1998, the program expanded to three hours, airing live from 9pm to midnight. In December of 2000 the program expanded once again to 8pm to midnight. From its beginnings in 1992, "Nothin' But The Blues" has remained focused on the best in current and classic blues in all styles including Delta, Piedmont, Chicago and Texas. "Nothin' But The Blues" utilizes over 3,000 CD's and LP's with requests always welcome.

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In 1997, "Mojo the Blues Cat" was introduced as the musical inspiration of great blues and remains the offical mascot of "Nothin' But The Blues." T-shirts were designed which featured Mojo "playing guitar and singin' the blues."

A true passion for the blues, Hitchcock also spends his time booking blues performers for the Americana Crossroads Live and Sundown at Moonlight Concert Series, as well as the annual Cave Run Rock'n Blues'n BBQ Festival, all held in Morehead (KY).

"Nothin' But The Blues" airs Saturday nights (8pm to midnight) from the campus of Morehead State University on Morehead State Public Radio --- WMKY (90.3FM) and translator 88.3FM in Inez, Kentucky. Artist or song requests may be made during the program by calling 1-800-286-9659 or 606-783-2001. For additional information, contact Paul Hitchcock at: p.hitchc@moreheadstate.edu or call 606-783-2334 and remember....."If you're going to listen to music, then listen to Nothin' But The Blues."

Blues Magazine

Ronnie Baker Brooks – Times Have Changed (Provogue)

Mississippi Heat – Cab Driving Man (Delmark)

Sharon Lewis & Texas Fire – Grown Ass Woman (Delmark)

Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm – Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm (Jay-Vee)

Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Live From The Fox Oakland (Fantasy)

Bobby Rush – Porcupine Meat (Rounder)

Pinterest

Gregg Allman, the singer, musician and songwriter who played an essential role in the invention of Southern rock, has died at the age of 69. Allman's rep confirmed to Rolling Stone that the artist died Saturday afternoon.

The southern rock pioneer fused country blues with San Francisco-style extended improvisation, creating a template for countless jam bands to come.

Target

Mississippi Heat – Cab Driving Man (Delmark)

Ronnie Baker Brooks – Times Have Changed (Provogue)

Delbert McClinton & Self Made Men – Prick Of The Litter (Thirty Tigers)

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio – Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio (Alligator)

Sharon Lewis & Texas Fire – Grown Ass Woman (Delmark)

Bobby Rush – Porcupine Meat (Rounder)

Robert Randolph & Family Band – Got Soul (Sony)

Chicago Sun Times

Grammy-nominated Chicago blues icon Lonnie Brooks, whose music Rolling Stone called, "witty, soulful and ferociously energetic...simply astonishing guitar work," died on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Chicago, according to his son, Ronnie Baker Brooks. He was 83. Guitar Player described him as “...like a fire-and-brimstone preacher, testifying the blues from the bottom of his soul.”

Alligator Records

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio – Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio (Alligator)

Bobby Rush – Porcupine Meat (Rounder)

Lil’ Ed & Blues Imperials – The Big Sound (Alligator)

Mississippi Heat – Cab Driving Man (Delmark)

Ronnie Baker Brooks – Times Have Changed (Provogue)

Delbert McClinton & Self Made Men – Prick Of The Litter (Thirty Tigers)

Lurrie Bell – Can’t Shake This Feeling (Delmark)

Ultimate Classic Rock

James Cotton, Harmonica Blues Legend Dies at Age 81 (July 1, 1935 - March 16, 2017)

World-renowned blues harmonica master James Cotton, whom Rolling Stone called, “One of the greats of all time, burning with brilliant virtuosity,” died on March 16, 2017 of pneumonia at St. David's Medical Center in Austin, Texas. He was 81.

His overwhelmingly powerful harmonica playing was one of the iconic sounds of the blues. He toured worldwide for over 60 years.

Allmusic

Bobby Rush – Porcupine Meat (Rounder)

Lil’ Ed & Blues Imperials – The Big Sound (Alligator)

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio – Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio (Alligator)

Sammy Eubanks – Sugar Me (Underworld)

Lurrie Bell – Can’t Shake This Feeling (Delmark)

Ronnie Baker Brooks – Times Have Changed (Provogue)

William Bell – This Is Where I Live (Stax)

Alligator Records

Lil’ Ed & Blues Imperials – The Big Sound (Alligator)

Lurrie Bell – Can’t Shake This Feeling (Delmark)

Sammy Eubanks – Sugar Me (Underworld)

Vaneese Thomas – The Long Journey Home (Segue)

Bobby Rush – Porcupine Meat (Rounder)

William Bell – This Is Where I Live (Stax)

Big Jon Atkinson & Bob Corritore – House Party At Big Jon’s (Delta Groove)

Mike Wheeler Band – Turn Up! (Delmark)

Roots Rock Revival

Butch Trucks, one of the Allman Brothers Band's founding drummers, died Tuesday evening in West Palm Beach, Florida. He was 69. Page Stallings, Trucks' booking agent, confirmed the veteran musician's death to Rolling Stone, but said a cause of death is currently unknown.

"The Trucks and Allman Brothers Band families request all of Butch's friends and fans to please respect our privacy at this time of sadness for our loss," Trucks' rep said in a statement. "Butch will play on in our hearts forever."

Elmore Magazine

Lurrie Bell – Can’t Shake This Feeling (Delmark)

Lil’ Ed & Blues Imperials – The Big Sound (Alligator)

Vaneese Thomas – The Long Journey Home (Segue)

Mike Wheeler Band – Turn Up! (Delmark)

William Bell – This Is Where I Live (Stax)

Big Jon Atkinson & Bob Corritore – House Party at Big Jon’s (Delta Groove)

Sammy Eubanks – Sugar Me (Underworld)

Curtis Salgado – The Beautiful Lowdown (Alligator)

Rosa's Lounge

Mike Wheeler Band – Turn Up! (Delmark)

Lurrie Bell – Can’t Shake This Feeling (Delmark)

Vaneese Thomas – The Long Journey Home (Segue)

William Bell – This Is Where I Live (Stax)

Big Jon Atkinson & Bob Corritore – House Party at Big Jon’s (Delta Groove)

Mavis Staples – Livin’ On a High Note (Anti)

Curtis Salgado – The Beautiful Lowdown (Alligator)

Sammy Eubanks – Sugar Me (Underworld)

Lil’ Ed & Blues Imperials – The Big Sound (Alligator)

Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep (Redwing)

Concord Music Group

A star-studded concert at New Orleans' Saenger Theatre features two hours of music by an all-star lineup of guest artists performing songs written, recorded or popularized by Dr. John during his prolific six-decade career.

Performers include Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty, Jason Isbell, Irma Thomas, Ryan Bingham, Mavis Staples and more.

The Musical Mojo of Dr. John airs at 8:00pm on Saturday, November 26 on Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY at 90.3FM). 

NPR

William Bell – This Is Where I Live (Stax)

Big Jon Atkinson & Bob Corritore – House Party At Big Jon’s (Delta Groove)

Mike Wheeler Band – Turn Up! (Delmark)

Vaneese Thomas – The Long Journey Home (Segue)

Curtis Salgado – The Beautiful Lowdown (Alligator)

Mavis Staples – Livin’ On A High Note (Anti)

Joe Bonamassa – Blues Of Desperation (J & R Adventures)

Alligator Records

Ted Harvey, drummer of the legendary Hound Dog Taylor & The HouseRockers, died of natural causes on Thursday, October 6, 2016, in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. Harvey was born December 21, 1930. He was 85 years old.

In addition to appearing on all of Taylor's albums and touring the world with him, Harvey played drums with blues legends Jimmy Dawkins, Big Walter Horton, Barrelhouse Chuck, J. B. Hutto, Jimmy Rogers, Snooky Pryor and many others.

Elmore Magazine

Big Jon Atkinson & Bob Corritore – House Party At Big Jon’s (Delta Groove)

Curtis Salgado – The Beautiful Lowdown (Alligator)

William Bell – This Is Where I Live (Stax)

Joe Bonamassa – Blues Of Desperation (J & R Adventures)

Mavis Staples – Livin’ On A High Note (Anti)

Mike Wheeler Band – Turn Up! (Delmark)

Dave Weld & Imperial Flames – Slip Into A Dream (Delmark)

Alligator Records

American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural, Jr.—leader of the band Buckwheat Zydeco—died on September 24, 2016 of lung cancer at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana.

The Grammy and Emmy winning artist was the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music. NPR’s Weekend Edition called him "the go-to guy for zydeco music...a master of accordion and organ."

Allmusic

Curtis Salgado – The Beautiful Lowdown (Alligator)

Big Jon Atkinson & Bob Corritore – House Party At Big Jon’s (Delta Groove)

Joe Bonamassa – Blues Of Desperation (J & R Adventures)

Mavis Staples – Livin’ On A High Note (Anti)

William Bell – This Is Where I Live (Stax)

Dave Weld & Imperial Flames – Slip Into A Dream (Delmark)

Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep (Redwing)

Spin

Mavis Staples – Livin’ On A High Note (Anti)

Curtis Salgado – The Beautiful Lowdown (Alligator)

Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep (Redwing)

Dave Weld & Imperial Flames – Slip Into A Dream (Delmark)

Joe Bonamassa – Blues Of Desperation (J & R Adventures)

Toronzo Cannon – The Chicago Way (Alligator)

Bonnie Bishop – Ain’t Who I Was (Thirty Tigers)

Plixid

Dave Weld & Imperial Flames – Slip Into A Dream (Delmark)

Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep (Redwing)

Curtis Salgado – The Beautiful Lowdown (Alligator)

Mavis Staples – Livin’ On A High Note (Anti)

Toronzo Cannon – The Chicago Way (Alligator)

Joe Bonamassa – Blues Of Desperation (J & R Adventures)

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Let Me Get By (Fantasy)

Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar (RCA)

NPR

Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep (Redwing)

Toronzo Cannon – The Chicago Way (Alligator)

Jeff Healey – Heal My Soul (Provogue)

Dave Weld & Imperial Flames – Slip Into A Dream (Delmark)

Curtis Salgado – The Beautiful Lowdown (Alligator)

Mavis Staples – Livin’ On A High Note (Anti)

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Let Me Get By (Fantasy)

Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar (RCA)

Amazon

Toronzo Cannon – The Chicago Way (Alligator)

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Let Me Get By (Fantasy)

Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep (Redwing)

Jeff Healey – Heal My Soul (Provogue)

Dave Weld & Imperial Flames – Slip Into A Dream (Delmark)

Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar (RCA)

Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts Of Love (Alligator)

Albert Cummings – Someone Like You (Blind Pig)

Rolling Stone

Groundbreaking guitarist and vocalist Lonnie Mack, known as one of rock’s first true guitar heroes, died on April 21, 2016 of natural causes at Centennial Medical Center near his home in Smithville, Tennessee.

 

His early instrumental recordings – among them Wham! and Memphis -- influenced many of rock's greatest players, including Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and especially Stevie Ray Vaughan. He was 74.

 

Amazon

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Let Me Get By (Fantasy)

Toronzo Cannon – The Chicago Way (Alligator)

Various Artists – God Don’t Never Change: Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson (Alligator)

Andy T & Nick Nixon Band – Numbers Man (Blind Pig)

Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar (RCA)

Luther Dickinson – Blues & Ballads (New West)

Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts Of Love (Alligator)

Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep (Redwing)

Amazon

Andy T & Nick Nixon Band – Numbers Man (Blind Pig)

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Let Me Get By (Fantasy)

Jimmy Burns – It Ain’t Right (Delmark)

Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar (RCA)

Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts Of Love (Alligator)

Luther Dickinson – Blues & Ballads (New West)

Danielle Nicole – Wolf Den (Concord)

Albert Cummings – Someone Like You (Blind Pig)

Amazon

Jimmy Burns – It Ain’t Right (Delmark)

Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts Of Love (Alligator)

Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar (RCA)

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Method To My Madness (Alligator)

Andy T & Nick Nixon Band – Numbers Man (Blind Pig)

Danielle Nicole – Wolf Den (Concord)

Albert Cummings – Someone Like You (Blind Pig)

Colin Linden – Rich In Love (Stony Plain)

Amazon

Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts Of Love (Alligator)

Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar (RCA)

Jimmy Burns – It Ain’t Right (Delmark)

Danielle Nicole – Wolf Den (Concord)

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Method To My Madness (Alligator)

Albert Cummings – Someone Like You (Blind Pig)

Andy T & Nick Nixon Band – Numbers Man (Blind Pig)

Rick Vito – Mojo On My Side (Delta Groove)

Rhapsody

Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar (RCA)

Albert Cummings – Someone Like You (Blind Pig)

Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts Of Love (Alligator)

Jimmy Burns – It Ain’t Right (Delmark)

Andy T & Nick Nixon Band – Numbers Man (Blind Pig)

Zac Harmon – Right Man, Right Now (Blind Pig)

Rick Vito – Mojo On My Side (Delta Groove)

Eddie Cotton – One At A Time (DeChamp)

Amazon

Albert Cummings – Someone Like You (Blind Pig)

Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar (RCA)

Joe Bonamassa – Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks (J & R Adventures)

Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts Of Love (Alligator)

Omar Coleman – Born & Raised (Delmark)

Jimmy Burns – It Ain’t Right (Delmark)

Zac Harmon – Right Man, Right Now (Blind Pig)

Rick Vito – Mojo On My Side (Delta Groove)

Rosas Lounge

Omar Coleman – Born & Raised (Delmark)

Joe Bonamassa – Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks (J & R Adventures)

Cash Box Kings – Holding Court (Blind Pig)

Albert Cummings – Someone Like You (Blind Pig)

Sonny Landreth – Bound By The Blues (Provogue)

Carolyn Wonderland – Live Texas Trio (Bismeaux)

Sugaray Rayford – Southside (NimoySue)

Henry Gray/Bob Corritore Sessions – Vol. 1 (Delta Groove)

Amazon

Cash Box Kings – Holding Court (Blind Pig)

Kentucky Headhunters w/Johnnie Johnson – Meet Me In Bluesland (Alligator)

Joe Bonamassa – Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks (J & R Adventures)

Sonny Landreth – Bound By The Blues (Provogue)

Carolyn Wonderland – Live Texas Trio (Bismeaux)

Sugaray Rayford – Southside (NimoySue)

Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King – Fat Man’s Shine Parlor (Blind Pig)

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