Two for the Blues

recent spins

8:58 pm Bobby Womack: 'DEEP RIVER' 7/12/2014
8:56 pm Bobby Womack: 'it's All Over Now' 7/12/2014
8:51 pm Terry "Harmonica" Bean: 'Back Door Man' 7/12/2014
8:46 pm Dave Specter & Otis Clay: 'This Time I'm Gone For Good' 7/12/2014
8:26 pm Selwyn Birchwood: 'ADDICTED' 7/12/2014
8:20 pm Steve Freund & Gloria Hardiman: 'That'S All Right' 7/12/2014
8:17 pm Nikki Hill, Deke Dickerson & The Bo-Keys: 'Struttin' 7/12/2014
8:15 pm John Primer: 'YOU CAN MAKE IT IF YOU TRY' 7/12/2014
8:14 pm Ann Peebles: 'I Can't Stand The Rain' 7/12/2014
8:11 pm Jarekus Singleton: 'Gonna Let Go' 7/12/2014
8:10 pm Kelley Hunt: 'LET IT RAIN' 7/12/2014
8:04 pm Mark Hummel: 'THE HUSTLE IS ON' 7/12/2014
7:57 pm Charlie Musselwhite: 'JUST A FEELING' 7/12/2014
7:51 pm Charlie Musselwhite: 'Strange Land' 7/12/2014
7:47 pm Charley Patton: 'Pony Blues' 7/12/2014
7:44 pm Charley Patton: 'High Water Everywhere' 7/12/2014
7:39 pm Big Boy Henry: 'New Bern' 7/12/2014
7:35 pm Big Boy Henry: 'Drunken Woman' 7/12/2014
7:30 pm Andrew Brown: 'You Ought To Be Ashamed' 7/12/2014
7:28 pm Albert Washington: 'Woman Love' 7/12/2014
7:25 pm Albert Washington: 'Turn On the Bright Lights' 7/12/2014
7:21 pm Earl Hooker: 'DYNAMITE' 7/12/2014
7:19 pm Elmore James: 'Look On Yonder Wall' 7/12/2014
7:16 pm Bobby Saxton: 'Trying To Make A Living' 7/12/2014
7:12 pm Tarheel Slim: 'Number 9 Train' 7/12/2014
7:09 pm Pete "Guitar" Lewis: 'Scratchin'' 7/12/2014
7:07 pm Wild Jimmy Spruill: 'Hard Grind' 7/12/2014
7:06 pm Paul Filipowicz: 'Hound Dog Shuffle' 7/12/2014
7:04 pm Jimmy McCracklin: 'Georgia Slop' 7/12/2014
7:00 pm Luther Randolph & Johnny Stiles: 'CROSSROADS' 7/12/2014

older playlists »

Live on King Street announces final headliner

07/21/14 8:01 PM | Sybil Augustine

h and h small The Majestic Theatre’s 4th annual Live on King Street lineup is complete! The fifth and final evening on September 19 will end with The Head and the Heart. This free, all ages event finishes out the summer series of similar shows featuring Cracker (July 25), Ziggy Marley (August 8) and Deer Tick (August 22).

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Show tickets available as pledge premiums!

06/6/14 7:02 PM | Sybil Augustine

fun in the radio sun Here’s a list of some tickets to upcoming shows that you can get as thank-you gifts for your call-in pledge to WORT!!! [Note that availability depends on which show you pledge to and when.] Call (608) 256-2001 or toll free 866-899-WORT.

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John Brim Interview

03/7/14 7:32 PM | Art Schuna

john brim photo John Brim was born in Hopkinsville, KY in 1922 and moved to Chicago in 1947. He first recorded for the Detroit label Fortune in 1950 playing the guitar with his wife Grace on harmonica and taking on the vocals. Big Maceo Merriweather backed them on piano, but due to his stroke only did the left hand part. James Watkins was Big Maceo’s right hand man. He recorded for a number of labels in Chicago including Parrot, Chance, JOB and Chess. He’s probably best known for the song “Ice Cream” man recorded by Chess in 1953, but not released until 1969 on a compilation LP, Whose Muddy Shoes. This song has been covered by many others over the years. ….

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Chinese Horses Get The Blues

01/24/14 11:30 AM | Sybil Augustine

chinese horse Art Schuna is planning to celebrate Chinese New Year on Two For The Blues January 25th with a whole show of blues songs about equines.

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Texas Johnny Brown

07/22/13 6:16 PM | Art Schuna

Texas-Johnny-Brown Houston bluesman Texas Johnny Brown died July 1, 2013 at age 85. He was born John Riley Brown in Choctaw County, Missisippi on February 22, 1928. He began in the music business as a member of the Aladdin Chickenshackers and made his first recordings for the Aladdin label backing Amos Milburn as a member of that band. He had a lengthy career and backed a number of artists in addition to Milburn including Ruth Brown, Joe Hinton, Lavelle White, Buddy Ace, Junior Parker and Bobby Blue Bland. He was a frequent studio musician for Duke and Peacock labels in the 1950s. Brown may be most noted for writing the Bobby Bland hit, “Two Steps From the Blues” which became ….

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Photos and audio from La Fête de Marquette 2013

07/15/13 11:19 AM | Daniella Echeverria

Fete de Marquette 2013 Photos by Ankur Malhotra ( and Norm Stockwell. Links to streaming audio of each artist’s set that was broadcast live are below. Many thanks to our community supporters, whose generosity helps us bring you all this great music!!

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Bobby Blue Bland Interview

12/14/12 12:27 PM | Art Schuna

bobby blue bland Bobby Blue Bland was booked into a club in Madison called Luther’s Blues in 2004. It was a great performance space with seating designed to give good sight lines from anywhere. I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to interview one of the truly great blues vocalists of our time.

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Bo Diddley Interview

11/27/12 5:43 PM | Art Schuna

bo diddley     I interviewed Bo Diddley in 2006 prior to a concert appearance here in Madison. He had a lot to say about his career and the music industry. Not all of it good. Click on the title above to hear the interview.

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My Philosophy of Record Collecting

10/22/12 6:52 PM | Art Schuna

snoopy cartoon   Gee I must feel low pretty often… What better way to get cheer up than to buy a few blues records? I remember when I was in college, many years ago, I’d usually stop by the local record store after an exam and buy a few records. Art

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Henry Gray Interview

10/21/12 7:38 PM | Art Schuna

P7210203-2   I first interviewed Henry Gray by phone on June 30, 2004 to help promote his performance at the Folklore Village on July 23 and the Dodgeville Blues Festival on July 24 that year and that’s the interview that is linked to this page. After doing the phone interview I decided I’d like to do a second interview to get enough material for publication. Andy Cornett, who managed and played bass in Henry Gray & The Cats band, arranged for me to meed Henry in his hotel before their appearance at the festival. Henry was the headliner and didn’t go on stage until that night. It was decided I should ….

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Two for the Blues
Two for the Blues
Saturdays @ 8:00 pm
G Man, Dave Leucinger, Art Schuna, Various Hosts
Blues from the 1920s to the present with a little zydeco and southern soul added to the mix, hosted by Art Schuna and Dave Leucinger. Since 1999, the show has done special features on blues artists including interviews discussing their careers and music. Unfortunately, we can't give you the music without violating copyright acts but we can give you the interviews.
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