Blues & Beyond

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A weekly exploration of blues and related musical forms

The Blues & Beyond is a weekly exploration of blues, jazz, international music, folk, and new/experimental music. The program includes interviews with musicians, producers, and writers, and a lot of music that would slip through the cracks otherwise.


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64 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Linsey Alexander has "Been There, Done That"

Bought by WRGY, KUOW, KPVL, KREV-LP, KRPS and more


  • Added: Sep 26, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 18
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The latest from trombonist Steve Turre, who also plays sea shells

Bought by WRGY, KRPS, KPVL, WOUB, KEOS and more


  • Added: Sep 19, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 13
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Mighty Mo Rodgers celebrates the old Cadillacs

Bought by WRGY, KRPS, KPVL, KFOK-LP, WOUB and more


  • Added: Sep 12, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 14
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Longtime mutual fans of one another, banjoist Bela Fleck and pianist Marcus Roberts cross an "imaginary divide"

Bought by WRGY, KRPS, KPVL, KFOK-LP, KTRL and more


  • Added: Sep 05, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 17
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Music of Joni Mitchell, both reinterpreted and played by the artist herself.

Bought by WRGY, KMXT, KRPS, KPVL, WOUB and more


  • Added: Aug 29, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 15
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Talking with blues guitarist Paul Rishell about "Talking Guitar"

Bought by WRGY, KPVL, KRPS, KPVL, KFOK-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 22, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 15
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Boogie Woogie from pianists Lluís Coloma and Bob Seeley.

Bought by WRGY, KRPS, KPVL, KFOK-LP, WOUB and more


  • Added: Aug 15, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 15
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Blues from Detroit bluesman Johnnie Bassett, who has died at age 76.

Bought by WRGY, KPVL, KRPS, KFOK-LP, WOUB and more


  • Added: Aug 08, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 16
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rare, out-of-print Johnny Heartsman recordings never on CD

Bought by WRGY, KPVL, KRPS, WOUB, KEOS and more


  • Added: Aug 01, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 14
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Jazzy neo-soul from Esperanza Spalding's album "Radio Music Society" and horn-driven new interpretations of country blues from the Heritage Blues O...

Bought by KRPS, KPVL, WOUB, WSLR, KKRN and more


  • Added: Jul 25, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 13

  • Added: Jul 11, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 13
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Bonnie McCoy, grand niece of blues great Memphis Minnie, makes her debut.

Bought by KRPS, KPVL, WOUB, WSLR, KKRN and more


  • Added: Jul 04, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 14
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The final testament of guitarist Manuel Galbán.

Bought by KRPS, KPVL, KFOK-LP, WOUB, WSLR and more


  • Added: Jun 13, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 15
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the latest "trance blues" from Otis Taylor

Bought by KRPS, KPVL, KFOK-LP, WOUB, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Jun 06, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 15

  • Added: May 30, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 13
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Concert album called "Get Together" with pianist Hiromi Uehara, and pianist and singer Akiko Yano, recorded last September in Tokyo, not issued in ...

Bought by KRPS, KPVL, KFOK-LP, WOUB, KEOS and more


  • Added: May 23, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 15
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Music from the late bluesman Michael Burks and the late bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn of Booker T. & The MGs fame.

Bought by KRPS, KPVL, WOUB, KEOS, WSLR and more


  • Added: May 16, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 14
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A look at tradition in transition, the new film "We Juke Up In Here" looks at hard times for Mississippi blues juke joints.

Bought by KRPS, KPVL, WMMT, KFOK-LP, WOUB and more


  • Added: May 09, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 16
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Neo-soul featuring Lalah Hathaway as a guest artist, and jazz pianists with great bands

Bought by KRPS, KPVL, WOUB, WSLR, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more


  • Added: Apr 18, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 14
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Music from the late pianist Omar Shariff, also known as Dave Alexander, who died in January 2012

Bought by KRPS, KPVL, WOUB, KEOS, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more


  • Added: Apr 04, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 12