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.

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

This will be a fun show.  It begins with songs by Eden Brent, Peter Karp and an instrumental by Trombone Shorty.  The next set features Garland Jeffreys who was in town last night, and Harry Connick, Jr. 

Then, Brother James stops by to talk about Whiskey Shambles' new cd, Loose Change for a Broken Man.  He talks about how long the band's been together, songs on the album, and winning the 2014 Northeast Ohio Blues Challenge which means they're now going to the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January to compete. 

Tune in Saturday night, November 1st, at 11pm, for a preview of Ricky Nye's 15th Annual Blues & Boogie Piano Summit!  During this hour special, music historian Dave Lewis sits down with world-class boogie woogie musician, Ricky Nye, to talk about this year's piano summit.  They discuss the players who'll be in town for this one...Chris Conz from Switzerland, Luca Sestak from Germany, and Chase Garrett from Iowa well as some of the history of boogie woogie.

The Blues: 10.25.14 show

Oct 20, 2014

With Halloween around the corner, I thought it'd be fun to include Dr. John's "Ki Ya Gris Gris" from one of my favorite albums by him, Anutha Zone.  The show starts off with Gov't Mule who's bringing their Young Mule Halloween show to the Taft Theatre 10.31.14.  You'll also hear from the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, the Blues Merchants, and Cream live at Royal Albert Hall in 2005.

The Blues: 10/18/14 show

Oct 16, 2014

This week's show begins with Janiva Magness who'll be performing on the Woodsong's Old Time Radio House in Lexington on Monday, 10/27.  She'll be followed by the Neville Brothers, Keb' Mo' and Deanna Bogart.

Later in the show you'll hear from Groove Holmes, Harry Connick, Jr., and the Blind Boys of Alabama.  And The Blues will end with "Just a Closer Walk to Thee" by the KSO Newport Ragtime Band from a cd they put out in 2010.

The Blues: 10.11.14 show

Oct 6, 2014

I went into an unplanned direction on this Saturday's show.  Sometimes music will take you on a voyage, and so it goes.  I had a stack of cds on my desk that I had pulled for the show.  The top one was Wynton Marsalis's cd "The Midnight Blues: Standard Time vol.5."  It had kind of a jazzy blues feel, and a new path was forged.