The Blues with Lee Hay

Saturdays at 11 PM

Blues lovers will enjoy spending Saturday nights listening to their favorite music with longtime blues host Lee Hay.

Tune in at 11pm on Saturday, 12/21/13, for a Blues Christmas special.  The show begins with "White Christmas" recorded by Charlie Parker on December 25th, 1948.  Other musicians featured in the holiday special are the Blind Boys of Alabama, Aaron Neville, Ramsey Lewis, Albert King, and Etta James.  James Brown's "Please Come for Christmas" is also included.

Cincinnati connection since the song was released on King Records:

"GET UP — I FEEL LIKE BEING LIKE A SEX MACHINE"
James Brown
(James Brown)
King (1970)
Single

Recorded in Nashville on  April 25, 1970 according to “The King Labels: A Discography, Volume 1” compiled by Michel Ruppli.  Bootsy Collins is listed as playing electric bass on the song.  The Grammy ceremony will be broadcast live on Jan. 26, 2014, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

On Saturday night, 12/14/13, at 11pm, join us for an hour special featuring early blues music recorded in the 1920's, plus an interview with blues expert John Tefteller who recently purchased a rare 78rpm by Tommy Johnson for over $37,000.  He'll touch on record collecting, storage, other rare releases as well as King Records.  We'll also include songs in the last set from a double-album set released by

The Blues: 12/7/13 show

Dec 2, 2013

This is going to be a fun show with music from B.B.King, Gov't Mule, and Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, plus  lots of ladies including Odetta, Joss Stone, Cyndi Lauper, and Janiva Magness.

Winter Blues Fest

Nov 30, 2013

The Cincy Blues Society (founded in 1990) celebrates over two decades of supporting the blues with its hottest Winter Blues Fest line-up yet! On February 7 & 8, 2014, The Phoenix will be rocking with more than 25 of the best local blues bands and two amazing touring headliners. There will be four stages.  Headliners include Tinsley Ellis and Janiva Magness.   Food will be available.  Tickets $20 per night or $35 for the weekend.  Tickets at cincybluesfest2014.brownpapertickets.com

http://cincyblues.org/winter

The Blues - 11/30/13 show

Nov 24, 2013

We're going to have some fun tonight with music from Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Adams and Ike & Tina Turner.  Plus local favorites Bam Powell and Tickled Pink.

The Blues - 11/23/13 show

Nov 18, 2013

Songs on this program includes favorites like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lonnie Mack, Leon Russell and Ken Nordine. 

Concert calendar...Sonny Moorman's at McCauley's Pub in Sharonville on Monday, 11/25 and Willie's Sports Bar in Lawrenceburg on Tuesday, 11/26.  And at the Aronoff in downtown Cincinnati on Friday, 12/6, Sweet Honey in the Rock.

November 9th Blues show

Nov 6, 2013

The Blues this Saturday night at 11pm will be a fun one!  Music from favorites like Delbert McClinton, John Mayall, and Aretha Franklin.  Plus, songs by Sonny Landreth and Leon Russell who are coming into the area for concerts next week.

October 19th Blues show

Nov 3, 2013

A wide variety of songs from Gov't Mule's new 2 cd set to Magnolia Mountain and Allen Toussaint!

A one-hour special featuring the King of Cincinnati Boogie Woogie, Ricky Nye.  He recently came into our studio and talked with Lee Hay about the upcoming 14th Annual Blues & Boogie Piano Summit at the Southgate House Revival on Saturday, November 9th.  Ricky discussed his blues background, mentoring young players, his 2014 European concert tour, and some of the musicians who'll be at this year's Piano Summit.  The special airs this Saturday night, 11/2, from 11pm-midnight.  Lots of music, too!

http://rickynye.com

Join us Saturday night, October 26th, between 11pm-midnight for a Halloween edition of the Blues with Lee Hay.  You'll hear favorites like Tom Waits and Dr. John, plus lots of Halloween-related songs and sound effects.

Tom Waits bulletin

Oct 16, 2013

Tom Waits, Sinead O'connor and Lucinda Williams have signed on to record tracks for a new Blind Willie Johnson tribute album - if fans fund the project online.

The Blind Boys of Alabama and Rickie Lee Jones have also agreed to perform a Johnson cover for the album following the launch of a Kickstarter.com crowdsourcing campaign on Tuesday (15Oct13).

A post on the project's new site reads, "Our mission is to shine a light and acknowledge this important and influential artist currently representing mankind in outer space.

This week’s Blues show will feature a mix of new and archival blues recordings. Some of the new releases this year include Paul Allen, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, and Amos Lee.  The show ends with some favorites by Jeff Black, the Allman Brothers, and local guitar wizard Scotty Anderson.

This week’s Blues show starts off with a new song from German musician Tony Hudspeth called “Good Times.”

Kudos to Steeplejack Music in Germany for sending us his cd.  The rest of the program features some of my personal favorites like “Nite Mist Blues” by the Monty Alexander Trio, plus Chet Baker and Johnny Adams.

The Blues show with Lee Hay this Saturday night, July 27th at 11pm, will feature August blues concerts/festivals in the Greater Cincinnati area.  Besides music from various featured musicians, there will be interviews with Peter Frampton, George Hibben from Rookwood Pottery, plus Marcos Sastre and Rick Leighton from the Bluebirds. 

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