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."

Alligator Records

Nick Moss Band – The High Cost Of Low Living (Alligator)

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite – No Mercy In This Land (Anti)

Bernard Allison – Let It Go (Ruf)

Tinsley Ellis – Winning Hand (Alligator)

Danielle Nicole – Cry No More (Concord)

Marcia Ball – Shine Bright (Alligator)

Paul Thorn – Don’t Let The Devil Ride (Perpetual Obscurity)

Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

Allmusic

Matt (Guitar) Murphy, a renowned blues guitarist who played with The Blues Brothers and jammed with musical heavyweights Muddy Waters, Etta James and Chuck Berry, died Friday. He was 88.

Murphy's nephew Floyd Murphy Jr. confirmed his death in a Facebook post. It was unclear how he died.

A bluesman throughout his life, Murphy rose to fame when he joined The Blues Brothers, a band founded by comedians Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi in 1978 as part of a musical sketch on "Saturday Night Live."

Tina Terry Agency

Grammy-nominated Chicago blues legend Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater died of heart failure on Friday, June 1, in his hometown of Skokie, Illinois. He was 83.

Born Edward Harrington on January 10, 1935 in Macon, Mississippi, Clearwater (as he came to be known) was internationally lauded for his blues-rocking guitar playing, his original songs and his flamboyant showmanship. He was inducted into the Blues Hall Of Fame in 2016, and also won two Blues Music Awards including Contemporary Male Blues Artist of The Year in 2001.

Amazon

Bernard Allison – Let It Go (Ruf)

Nick Moss Band – The High Cost Of Low Living (Alligator)

Tinsley Ellis – Winning Hand (Alligator)

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite – No Mercy In This Land (Anti)

Marcia Ball – Shine Bright (Alligator)

Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

Johnny Tucker – Seven Day Blues (Highjohn)

Blackberry Smoke – Find A Light (3 Legged)

Amazon

Tinsley Ellis – Winning Hand (Alligator)

Bernard Allison – Let It Go (Ruf)

Nick Moss Band – The High Cost Of Low Living (Alligator)

Various – Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James (Sylvan Songs)

Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

Johnny Tucker – Seven Day Blues (Highjohn)

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite – No Mercy In This Land (Anti)

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Stompin’ Ground (Alligator)

Elmore James Strange Angels

Various – Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James (Sylvan Songs)

Tinsley Ellis – Winning Hand (Alligator)

Mitch Woods – Friends Along The Way (E-One)

Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

Victor Wainwright & The Train – Victor Wainwright & The Train (Ruf)

Mavis Staples – If All I Was Was Black (Anti)

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Stompin’ Ground (Alligator)

Amazon

Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

Mitch Woods – Friends Along The Way (E-One)

Mavis Staples – If All I Was Was Black (Anti)

Various – Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James (Sylvan Songs)

Gregg Allman – Southern Blood (Rounder)

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Stompin’ Ground (Alligator)

Rick Estrin & Nightcats – Groovin’ In Greaseland (Alligator)

R.L. Boyce – Roll And Tumble (Waxploitation)

Amazon

Mitch Woods – Friends Along The Way (E-One)

Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Stompin’ Ground (Alligator)

Gregg Allman – Southern Blood (Rounder)

Mavis Staples – If All I Was Was Black (Anti)

Rick Estrin & Nightcats – Groovin’ In Greaseland (Alligator)

R.L. Boyce – Roll And Tumble (Waxploitation)

Cash Box Kings – Royal Mint (Alligator)

Tommy Castro

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Stompin’ Ground (Alligator)

Mitch Woods – Friends Along The Way (E-One)

Gregg Allman – Southern Blood (Rounder)

Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

Chris Pierce – You’ve Got To Feel It (Calabama)

Rick Estrin & Nightcats – Groovin’ In Greaseland (Alligator)

Cash Box Kings – Royal Mint (Alligator)

John Latini – The Blues Just Makes Me Feel Good (Smokin’ Sleddog)

WMKY

In 2017, Nothin’ But The Blues celebrated its 25th anniversary on Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY at 90.3FM).

Nothin’ But The Blues originated in April 1992 as a one-hour program on Friday nights. The program evolved to two hours in 1994 and in 2000, the program expanded to four hours moving to Saturday nights.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary, one album was selected per year as the best of the past twenty-five years.

Rounder

Gregg Allman – Southern Blood (Rounder)

Rick Estrin & Nightcats – Groovin’ In Greaseland (Alligator)

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Stompin’ Ground (Alligator)

Mitch Woods – Friends Along The Way (E-One)

George Thorogood – Party Of One (Rounder)

Cash Box Kings – Royal Mint (Alligator)

Chris Pierce – You’ve Got To Feel It (Calabama)

Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

Rounder

George Thorogood – Party Of One (Rounder)

Cash Box Kings – Royal Mint (Alligator)

Gregg Allman – Southern Blood (Rounder)

Rick Estrin & Nightcats – Groovin’ In Greaseland (Alligator)

North Mississippi All-Stars – Prayer For Peace (Songs Of The South)

Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

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

Linsey Alexander – Two Cats (Delmark)

Elmore Magazine

Cash Box Kings – Royal Mint (Alligator)

George Thorogood – Party Of One (Rounder)

North Mississippi All-Stars – Prayer For Peace (Songs Of The South)

Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ – Tajmo (Concord)

Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

Linsey Alexander – Two Cats (Delmark)

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

Gregg Allman – Southern Blood (Rounder)

Relix

North Mississippi All-Stars – Prayer For Peace (Songs Of The South)

Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ – Tajmo (Concord)

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

Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

Cash Box Kings – Royal Mint (Alligator)

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

Selwyn Birchwood – Pick Your Poison (Alligator)

Allmusic

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

Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

Selwyn Birchwood – Pick Your Poison (Alligator)

Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ – Tajmo (Concord)

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

Monster Mike Welch and Mike Ledbetter – Right Place, Right Time (Delta Groove)

North Mississippi All-Stars – Prayer For Peace (Songs Of The South)

Morehead State University

Paul Hitchcock knows the blues, particularly “Nothin’ But The Blues,” a blues program he’s hosted for 25 years on Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY, 90.3FM).

The program originated in 1992 as a one-hour program airing Friday nights at 11 p.m. It evolved to two hours in 1994 moving to its current home on Saturday nights. In 2000, the program expanded to its current timeslot from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Through the years, “Nothin' But The Blues” has remained focused on the best in current and classic blues in all styles.

The BluesMobile

Greetings Citizens, Elwood Blues, your musical chauffeur, here.

The BluesMobile began life as the House of Blues Radio Hour, way back in 1993. Over the years we moved from the house to the road, but the mission was always the same: showcase the best in blues, blues-rock, roots music, R&B, soul, jazz, straight up rock… and all points in between.

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Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

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

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

Mississippi Heat – Cab Driving Man (Delmark)

Ronnie Baker Brooks – Times Have Changed (Provogue)

Sean Chambers – Trouble & Whiskey (American Showplace)

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

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.

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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). 

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