Two for the Blues

recent spins

8:57 pm Vic Pitts & The Cheaters: 'Loose Boodie (Unreleased Version)' 8/23/2014
8:52 pm Stacy Mitchhart: 'I Drink Whiskey' 8/23/2014
8:48 pm SUGAR RAY AND THE BLUETONES: 'Rat Trap' 8/23/2014
8:45 pm Sena Ehrhardt: 'Stakes Have Gone Up' 8/23/2014
8:40 pm Rod Piazza and The Mighty Flyers: 'Neighbor, Neighbor' 8/23/2014
8:34 pm James Harman: 'Wild About You Baby' 8/23/2014
8:31 pm Grady Champion: 'Beg, Borrow, Steal' 8/23/2014
8:28 pm Big Harp George: 'Chromaticism' 8/23/2014
8:24 pm Smokey Babe: 'Way Back In The Country Blues' 8/23/2014
8:16 pm Paul Butterfield Blues Band: 'One More Heartache' 8/23/2014
8:13 pm Eddie Boyd: 'Five Long Years' 8/23/2014
8:10 pm Junior Wells: 'Snatch It Back And Hold It' 8/23/2014
8:06 pm Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson: 'Still A Fool' 8/23/2014
8:03 pm Muddy Waters: 'I Be's Troubled' 8/23/2014
8:01 pm Muddy Waters Blues Men: 'Yes Sir! Boss' 8/23/2014
7:53 pm Sleepy John Estes w/ Hammie Nixon: 'Rats In My Kitchen' 8/23/2014
7:50 pm Rip Lee Pryor: 'Shake Your Boogie' 8/23/2014
7:46 pm Jimmy "Duck" Holmes & Terry "Harmonica" Bean: 'Boogie With Me' 8/23/2014
7:42 pm Seasick Steve: 'Diddley Bo' 8/23/2014
7:33 pm Luther Allison: 'It Hurts Me Too' 8/23/2014
7:28 pm Luther Allison: 'Give Me Back My Wig' 8/23/2014
7:22 pm Luther Allison: 'BAD LOVE' 8/23/2014
7:18 pm Jimmy "T99" Nelson: 'Sweetest Little Girl' 8/23/2014
7:14 pm BB King: 'The Other Night Blues' 8/23/2014
7:11 pm Ike Turner: 'Trouble And Heartaches' 8/23/2014
7:08 pm Willie Nix: 'Try Me One More Time (alt take)' 8/23/2014
7:05 pm Rosco Gordon: 'No More Doggin'' 8/23/2014
7:02 pm Rosco Gordon: 'Rosco's Boogie (alt)' 8/23/2014
7:00 pm Luther Randolph & Johnny Stiles: 'CROSSROADS' 8/23/2014
8:53 pm Nighthawks: 'Livin' The Blues' 8/16/2014

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WORT Music Charts for the week beginning August 4, 2014

08/5/14 3:21 PM | Sybil Augustine

record store day 3 WORT’s weekly charts of the top new music releases getting played in the genres of rock, metal, electronic, hiphop, jazz, world and more.

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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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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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