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.

The Blues: 1.3.15 show

Dec 30, 2014

We're going to start the year out with a song by Irma Thomas, "Got to Bring It With You" which was recorded in New Orleans in 2009.  The first set also features Charlie Musselwhite, BB King & Eric Clapton, and finally Tony Joe White.  The 2nd set begins with Koko Taylor and Lonnie Mack, plus Gov't Mule and Greg Schaber and High Street from 1997.  The last set begins with Wynton Marsalis's "Midnight Blues" and a word jazz piece by Ken Nordine.

Three acts have been signed for the Cincy Blues Fest on August 7th & 8th.  Tab Benoit, Tommy Castro and Samantha Fish will all be coming to Cincinnati to perform.  They'll all be performing on the main stage.

The Blues: 12.27.14 show

Dec 21, 2014

The last blues show of 2014 begins with local favorite and a world-class pianist, Ricky Nye.  There are also songs by Tom Waits, Van Morrison and Johnny Adams.  The last set features the Bluebirds Big Band, Steely Dan and Mark Murphy.   

City Lights has released a new book of the lyrics of Van Morrison called "Lit Up Inside" which came out in late October, 2014.

Photo: Eric Krause

The Claudettes will be returning to Cincinnati for a show at MOTR Pub, 1345 Main Street, in Over the Rhine, on Sat, 12/20.  Show begins at 10pm with no cover.  Information: 513-381-6687  or  http://www.motrpub.com/.

Blues Christmas!

Dec 14, 2014

Whether you're wrapping presents, drinking spiked eggnog, or partying with friends, you'll want to turn your radio to this blues Christmas special Saturday night, December 20th at 11pm.  The show begins with the Steve Schmidt Organ Trio & Bill Caffie singing "Merry Christmas Baby."  Other local musicians on the program include Scotty Anderson, "Away in a Manger,"  Bam Powell's "Another Waffle House Christmas," and "Silver Bells" by the Goshorn Brothers.  You'll also hear from James Brown, BB King, and the Blind Boys of Alabama with special guest Aaron Neville.  Ending this Christmas spe

The Blues: 12.13.14 show

Dec 7, 2014

This blues show starts off with a new cd to the station by the Huntertones put out by the Jazz Arts Group in Columbus.  The cd's listed as by the Dan White Sextet, but they've since changed their name to the Huntertones.  The rest of the first set features Galactic, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan.  Later in the show, a fun set that begins with Ry Cooder and Sacred Mushroom, and ends with Cold Blood and the classic "Whipping Post" by the Allman Brothers.

We're going to start off with a great vocalist who can really swing, Ernestine Anderson, and her version of "Please Send Me Someone to Love."  She's recorded over 30 albums and has been nominated for a number of Grammys.  This will be followed by the Monty Alexander Trio's 1976 recording of "Drown in My Own Tears" and the Blind Boys of Alabama. 

The Blues: 11.29.14 show

Nov 23, 2014

This show starts out with Deanna Bogart on her Blind Pig Records release, Real Time, and she's followed by Dr. John, the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, and Cincinnati's Blues Merchants.  The next set features Ray Charles, Harry Connick Jr, and Johnny Adams with Duke Robillard on lead guitar along with pianist Jon Cleary.  The third set begins with Billie Holiday and Roy Orbison, along with Van Morrison and Delbert McClinton.  This edition of the Blues ends with legendary guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, Riveria Paradise.

This week's blues show starts off with George Thorogood & the Destroyers followed by Junior Wells's "Tobacco Road" and John Mayall 1969 at the Fillmore East doing "The Laws Must Change."  You'll also hear from Charlie Musselwhite, Tracy Nelson, and Tony Joe White.  And the show ends with Albert King, Debbie Davies, and Miles Davis doing "Basin Street Blues".

Here's a link to Tony Joe White's performance on the Letterman show with the Foo Fighters.

The Blues: 11.15.14

Nov 11, 2014

This week's show begins with Marcos Sastre & Larry Goshorn's "Pack It Up" from a local favorite cd, Shades of Blue.  The first set also includes the Derek Trucks Band, the Allman Brothers Band and Gov't Mule.  Then we go retro with Jorma Kaukonen, Joe Cocker and Eric Clapton "Reconsider Baby."  The third set starts with New Orleans native Kenny Neal, then moves on to Garland Jeffreys who's a great poet, and Delbert McClinton.  Finally, in the last set, the legendary Koko Taylor from 1968 followed by the Honey Island Swamp Band from a record that was produced, recorded, mixed and mastere

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