• Organist Radam Schwartz: Listen Now

    December 2, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Organist Radam Schwartz talks with Gary Walker about his CD "Swingin' The Holidays" and free concert at Newark's Gateway 2 on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at noon. Enjoy!


  • Singer Caterina Zapponi On "Romantica": Listen Now

    December 1, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Singer Caterina Zapponi talks with Michael Bourne about her new CD "Romantica," which features French and Italian songs. Pianist Monty Alexander, who plays on and produced the album, also speaks. Enjoy!


  • 2014 Thanksgiving Blues Poll

    November 27, 2014. Posted by Michael Bourne.

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    muddy-waters1This year's poll of listeners to the Blues Hour generated the most votes (and voters) ever for blues favorites. Amazingly, 140 artists or groups got votes, and #1 for the 4th year running was Muddy Waters -- with BB King again #2. Really, they're all winners, all great, and all played (frequently) in the Blues Hour -- always made possible by the support of blues lovers. Thanks to everyone who voted and everyone who contributes to keep the blues alive on WBGO!

    Here's the 2014 tally:
    #1 Muddy Waters
    #2 BB King
    #3 Howlin' Wolf
    #4 Buddy Guy
    #5 Stevie Ray Vaughan
    #6 The Allman Brothers
    #7 (a three-way tie): John Lee Hooker, Albert King and Etta James
    #10 Little Walter

    -- Michael Bourne