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Nothin' But The Blues

Saturdays, 8pm to Midnight

Hosted and produced by Paul Hitchcock, "Nothin' But The Blues" originated in April 1992 as a one-hour program airing Friday nights at 11pm. The program evolved to two hours in 1994 moving to its current home on Saturday nights. In July 1998, the program expanded to three hours, airing live from 9pm to midnight. In December of 2000 the program expanded once again to 8pm to midnight. From its beginnings in 1992, "Nothin' But The Blues" has remained focused on the best in current and classic blues in all styles including Delta, Piedmont, Chicago and Texas. "Nothin' But The Blues" utilizes over 3,000 CD's and LP's with requests always welcome.

Credit MSU

In 1997, "Mojo the Blues Cat" was introduced as the musical inspiration of great blues and remains the offical mascot of "Nothin' But The Blues." T-shirts were designed which featured Mojo "playing guitar and singin' the blues."

A true passion for the blues, Hitchcock also spends his time booking blues performers for the Americana Crossroads Live and Sundown at Moonlight Concert Series, as well as the annual Cave Run Rock'n Blues'n BBQ Festival, all held in Morehead (KY).

"Nothin' But The Blues" airs Saturday nights (8pm to midnight) from the campus of Morehead State University on Morehead State Public Radio --- WMKY (90.3FM) and translator 88.3FM in Inez, Kentucky. Artist or song requests may be made during the program by calling 606-783-2001. For additional information, contact Paul Hitchcock at: p.hitchc@moreheadstate.edu or call 606-783-2334 and remember....."If you're going to listen to music, then listen to Nothin' But The Blues."

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Grady Champion – Steppin’ In (Malaco)

Billy Branch & Sons Of Blues – Roots And Branches (Alligator)

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – Kingfish (Alligator)

Cash Box Kings – Hail To The Kings! (Alligator)

Coco Montoya – Coming In Hot (Alligator)

Moonshine Society – Sweet Thing (Mojo Music Group)

King Bee & The Stingers – Meet Me In Memphis (Hive Talking)

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Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – Kingfish (Alligator)

Cash Box Kings – Hail To The Kings! (Alligator)

Billy Branch & The Sons Of Blues – Roots And Branches (Alligator)

Grady Champion – Steppin’ In (Malaco)

King Bee & The Stingers – Meet Me In Memphis (Hive Talking)

Ray Fuller & The Bluesrockers – Pay The Price (Azuretone)

Coco Montoya – Coming In Hot (Alligator)

Blues Music Magazine

Cash Box Kings – Hail To The Kings! (Alligator)

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – Kingfish (Alligator)

Keb’ Mo’ – Oklahoma (Concord)

Billy Branch & The Sons Of Blues – Roots And Branches (Alligator)

Reese Wynans – Sweet Release (J & R Adventures)

Forty Fours – Twist The Knife (Rip Cat)

Mavis Staples – We Get By (Anti)

Grady Champion – Steppin’ In (Malaco)

Blues Music Magazine

John Clifton – In The Middle Of Nowhere (Rip Cat)

Reese Wynans – Sweet Release (J & R Adventures)

Cash Box Kings – Hail To The Kings! (Alligator)

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – Kingfish (Alligator)

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Killin’ It, Live (Alligator)

Sugaray Rayford – Somebody Save Me (Forty Below)

Kenny Parker – Hellfire (Rock-A-While)

Forty Fours – Twist The Knife (Rip Cat)

Blues Magazine

Reese Wynans – Sweet Release (J & R Adventures)

John Clifton – In The Middle Of Nowhere (Rip Cat)

Sugaray Rayford – Somebody Save Me (Forty Below)

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Killin’ It, Live (Alligator)

Walter Trout – Survivor Blues (Provogue)

Kenny Parker – Hellfire (Rock-A-While)

Benny Turner & Cash McCall – Welcome To Chicago (Blind Raccoon)

Cash Box Kings – Hail To The Kings! (Alligator)

The Advocate

Spencer Ward Bohren, was born on April 5, 1950, in Casper, Wyoming, and passed on June 8, 2019, in his adopted home of New Orleans. His death comes less than a year after his diagnosis of advanced prostate cancer.

Leon Redbone, the perpetually anachronistic, famously mysterious artist who rose to prominence as a performer on Toronto's folk circuit in the early '70s, died Thursday while in hospice care in Bucks County, Pa.

Redbone's family confirmed his death through a publicist. No cause was given, and Redbone's age was a subject of speculation for decades.

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Sugaray Rayford – Somebody Save Me (Forty Below)

Reese Wynans – Sweet Release (J & R Adventures)

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Killin’ It, Live (Alligator)

Walter Trout – Survivor Blues (Provogue)

Benny Turner & Cash McCall – Welcome To Chicago (Blind Raccoon)

Kenny Parker – Hellfire (Rock-A-While)

Arlen Roth – Tele Masters (Aquinnah)

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Signs (Fantasy)

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Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Killin’ It, Live (Alligator)

Walter Trout – Survivor Blues (Provogue)

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Signs (Fantasy)

Benny Turner & Cash McCall – Welcome To Chicago (Blind Raccoon)

Reese Wynans – Sweet Release (J & R Adventures)

Marcus King Band – Carolina Confessions (Fantasy)

Kirk Fletcher – Hold On (Elaysia)

Buddy Guy – The Blues Is Alive And Well (Silvertone)

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Walter Trout – Survivor Blues (Provogue)

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Killin’ It, Live (Alligator)

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Signs (Fantasy)

Kirk Fletcher – Hold On (Elaysia)

Marcus King Band – Carolina Confessions (Fantasy)

Boz Scaggs – Out Of The Blues (Concord)

Buddy Guy – The Blues Is Alive And Well (Silvertone)

Frank Bey – Back In Business (Nola Blue)

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Kirk Fletcher – Hold On (Elaysia)

Walter Trout – Survivor Blues (Provogue)

Various Artists – Muscle Shoals: Small Town, Big Sound (Dreamlined)

Marcus King Band – Carolina Confessions (Fantasy)

Boz Scaggs – Out Of The Blues (Concord)

Buddy Guy – The Blues Is Alive And Well (Silvertone)

Frank Bey – Back In Business (Nola Blue)

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Killin’ It, Live (Alligator)

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Various Artists – Muscle Shoals: Small Town, Big Sound (Dreamlined)

Kirk Fletcher – Hold On (Elaysia)

Frank Bey – Back In Business (Nola Blue)

Boz Scaggs – Out Of The Blues (Concord)

Buddy Guy – The Blues Is Alive And Well (Silvertone)

Marcus King Band – Carolina Confessions (Fantasy)

Whitney Shay – A Woman Rules The World (Little Village Foundation)

Mike Farris – Silver & Stone (Compass)

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Frank Bey – Back In Business (Nola Blue)

Various Artists – Muscle Shoals: Small Town, Big Sound (Dreamlined)

Boz Scaggs – Out Of The Blues (Concord)

Whitney Shay – A Woman Rules The World (Little Village Foundation)

Buddy Guy – The Blues Is Alive And Well (Silvertone)

Marcus King Band – Carolina Confessions (Fantasy)

Mike Farris – Silver & Stone (Compass)

Kirk Fletcher – Hold On (Elaysia)

Alchetron

Famed Chicago blues guitarist/vocalist and Blues Hall Of Fame member Jody Williams, who recorded with legends including Howlin’ Wolf, Otis Spann and his childhood friend Bo Diddley, as well as under his own name, died of cancer at the Munster Med Inn in Munster, Indiana on December 1, 2018. He lived in nearby St. John, Indiana.

Williams was 83.

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Boz Scaggs – Out Of The Blues (Concord)

Whitney Shay – A Woman Rules The World (Little Village Foundation)

Mike Farris – Silver & Stone (Compass)

Buddy Guy – The Blues Is Alive And Well (Silvertone)

Marcus King Band – Carolina Confessions (Fantasy)

Shemekia Copeland – America’s Child (Alligator)

Joe Louis Walker, Bruce Katz, Giles Robson – Journeys To The Heart Of The Blues (Alligator)

Whitney Shay

Whitney Shay – A Woman Rules The World (Little Village Foundation)

Mike Farris – Silver & Stone (Compass)

Buddy Guy – The Blues Is Alive And Well (Silvertone)

Boz Scaggs – Out Of The Blues (Concord)

Shemekia Copeland – America’s Child (Alligator)

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite – No Mercy In This Land (Anti)

Bernard Allison – Let It Go (Ruf)

Candi Staton – Unstoppable (Beracah)

Blues Magazine

Shemekia Copeland – America’s Child (Alligator)

Buddy Guy – The Blues Is Alive And Well (Silvertone)

Whitney Shay – A Woman Rules The World (Little Village Foundation)

Mike Farris – Silver & Stone (Compass)

Boz Scaggs – Out Of The Blues (Concord)

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite – No Mercy In This Land (Anti)

Bernard Allison – Let It Go (Ruf)

Nick Moss Band – The High Cost Of Low Living (Alligator)

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Buddy Guy – The Blues Is Alive And Well (Silvertone)

Shemekia Copeland – America’s Child (Alligator)

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite – No Mercy In This Land (Anti)

Nick Moss Band – The High Cost Of Low Living (Alligator)

Bernard Allison – Let It Go (Ruf)

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio – Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here (Alligator)

Tinsley Ellis – Winning Hand (Alligator)

USA Today

The great American soul singer Aretha Franklin has died at the age of 76, her representative has said. She was reported to have been gravely ill with her family at her bedside.

“In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds,” Franklin’s family said.

American Songwriter

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite – No Mercy In This Land (Anti)

Nick Moss Band – The High Cost Of Low Living (Alligator)

Paul Thorn – Don’t Let The Devil Ride (Perpetual Obscurity)

Bernard Allison – Let It Go (Ruf)

Buddy Guy – The Blues Is Alive And Well (Silvertone)

Danielle Nicole – Cry No More (Concord)

Tinsley Ellis – Winning Hand (Alligator)

Shemekia Copeland – America’s Child (Alligator)

Alligator Records

Nick Moss Band – The High Cost Of Low Living (Alligator)

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite – No Mercy In This Land (Anti)

Bernard Allison – Let It Go (Ruf)

Tinsley Ellis – Winning Hand (Alligator)

Danielle Nicole – Cry No More (Concord)

Marcia Ball – Shine Bright (Alligator)

Paul Thorn – Don’t Let The Devil Ride (Perpetual Obscurity)

Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

Allmusic

Matt (Guitar) Murphy, a renowned blues guitarist who played with The Blues Brothers and jammed with musical heavyweights Muddy Waters, Etta James and Chuck Berry, died Friday. He was 88.

Murphy's nephew Floyd Murphy Jr. confirmed his death in a Facebook post. It was unclear how he died.

A bluesman throughout his life, Murphy rose to fame when he joined The Blues Brothers, a band founded by comedians Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi in 1978 as part of a musical sketch on "Saturday Night Live."

Tina Terry Agency

Grammy-nominated Chicago blues legend Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater died of heart failure on Friday, June 1, in his hometown of Skokie, Illinois. He was 83.

Born Edward Harrington on January 10, 1935 in Macon, Mississippi, Clearwater (as he came to be known) was internationally lauded for his blues-rocking guitar playing, his original songs and his flamboyant showmanship. He was inducted into the Blues Hall Of Fame in 2016, and also won two Blues Music Awards including Contemporary Male Blues Artist of The Year in 2001.

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Bernard Allison – Let It Go (Ruf)

Nick Moss Band – The High Cost Of Low Living (Alligator)

Tinsley Ellis – Winning Hand (Alligator)

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite – No Mercy In This Land (Anti)

Marcia Ball – Shine Bright (Alligator)

Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

Johnny Tucker – Seven Day Blues (Highjohn)

Blackberry Smoke – Find A Light (3 Legged)

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Tinsley Ellis – Winning Hand (Alligator)

Bernard Allison – Let It Go (Ruf)

Nick Moss Band – The High Cost Of Low Living (Alligator)

Various – Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James (Sylvan Songs)

Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

Johnny Tucker – Seven Day Blues (Highjohn)

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite – No Mercy In This Land (Anti)

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Stompin’ Ground (Alligator)

Elmore James Strange Angels

Various – Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James (Sylvan Songs)

Tinsley Ellis – Winning Hand (Alligator)

Mitch Woods – Friends Along The Way (E-One)

Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

Victor Wainwright & The Train – Victor Wainwright & The Train (Ruf)

Mavis Staples – If All I Was Was Black (Anti)

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Stompin’ Ground (Alligator)

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Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

Mitch Woods – Friends Along The Way (E-One)

Mavis Staples – If All I Was Was Black (Anti)

Various – Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James (Sylvan Songs)

Gregg Allman – Southern Blood (Rounder)

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Stompin’ Ground (Alligator)

Rick Estrin & Nightcats – Groovin’ In Greaseland (Alligator)

R.L. Boyce – Roll And Tumble (Waxploitation)

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Mitch Woods – Friends Along The Way (E-One)

Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Stompin’ Ground (Alligator)

Gregg Allman – Southern Blood (Rounder)

Mavis Staples – If All I Was Was Black (Anti)

Rick Estrin & Nightcats – Groovin’ In Greaseland (Alligator)

R.L. Boyce – Roll And Tumble (Waxploitation)

Cash Box Kings – Royal Mint (Alligator)

Tommy Castro

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Stompin’ Ground (Alligator)

Mitch Woods – Friends Along The Way (E-One)

Gregg Allman – Southern Blood (Rounder)

Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

Chris Pierce – You’ve Got To Feel It (Calabama)

Rick Estrin & Nightcats – Groovin’ In Greaseland (Alligator)

Cash Box Kings – Royal Mint (Alligator)

John Latini – The Blues Just Makes Me Feel Good (Smokin’ Sleddog)

WMKY

In 2017, Nothin’ But The Blues celebrated its 25th anniversary on Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY at 90.3FM).

Nothin’ But The Blues originated in April 1992 as a one-hour program on Friday nights. The program evolved to two hours in 1994 and in 2000, the program expanded to four hours moving to Saturday nights.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary, one album was selected per year as the best of the past twenty-five years.

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