Blue Avenue

Sundays at 5 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One

Host Bob Dorr presents old school, new generation, historic, and contemporary blues and its derivations including soul, funk, rock 'n' roll, and gospel.

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Blue Avenue October 12

Oct 11, 2014

This week's Blue Avenue show originally aired September 7, 2014. Check that week's posting for a complete song list

Blue Avenue October 5

Oct 5, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE MANNISH BOYS-CAN'T MAKE A LIVIN'

SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES-NINETY NINE

LIZ MANDEVILLE-WHY WOULD A WOMAN SING THE BLUES?

JOHNNY WINTER-WHO DO YOU LOVE?

KIM SIMMONDS AND SAVOY BROWN-GOING BACK

MUD MORGANFIELD AND KIM WILSON-I DON'T KNOW WHY

BOB CORRITORE-RUKUS RHYTHM (EXCERPT)

WALTER TROUT-THE WHALE HAVE SWALLOWED ME

SHANE DWIGHT-NEVER BEFORE

RANDY OXFORD BAND-HOW COME YOU'RE NEVER HERE (WHEN I GET HOME)

SOUL SEARCHERS-SEE SEE BABY

Blue Avenue September 28

Sep 28, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES-RAT TRAP

ELVIN BISHOP-EVERYBODY'S IN THE SAME BOAT

MARKEY BLUE-WHEN LOVE COMES ALONG

KAYE BOHLER-THE WAY I DO BUSINESS

RANDY OXFORD BAND-TROUBLE

ROD PIAZZA & THE MIGHTY FLYERS-BAD WEATHER BLUES

BOB CORRITORE-HARMONICA WATUSI (EXCERPT)

THE MANNISH BOYS-STRUGGLE IN MY HOMETOWN

DAVE ALVIN & PHIL ALVIN-I FEEL SO GOOD

MARCIA BALL-LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW

THE SOUL SEARCHERS-HARD WAY

MICHELLE BALDWIN-CHOCOLATE JESUS

Blue Avenue September 7

Sep 7, 2014

Lots of new releases that came in during the summer months!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS

JOHN PRIMER & THE TEARDROPS-DON'T YOU HEAR ME CRYING FOR YOU

ROD PIAZZA-GAMBLING WOMAN

EDEN BRENT-LET'S GO AHEAD AND FALL IN LOVE

TERRY HANCK-PEACE OF MIND

KAYE BOHLER-DIGGIN' ON MY MAN

ETTA BRITT-YOU WERE NEVER MINE

BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT)

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD-QUEEN OF HEARTS

WALTER TROUT-HARD TIME

J P SOARS-FULL MOON NIGHT IN MEMPHIS

JOHN EAST-BIG LEGGED WOMAN

Blue Avenue August 31

Aug 26, 2014

On this Labor Day weekend, we get to enjoy the fruits of the labor of IPR's Live Music recording engineer, Phil Maass. Everything on this week's trip down The Avenue was recorded, mixed, produced by Mr. Maass, and can only be heard on IPR stations. Thanks, Phil!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

WALTER TROUT-BOWLFUL OF BLUES FESTIVAL, NEWTON, 8/31/13

BIG JAMES AND THE CHICAGO PLAYBOYS-FRIENDS BLUES BLOWOUT, ELECTRIC PARK BALLROOM, WATERLOO, 2/8/14

DWAYNE DOPSIE & THE ZYDECO HELLRAISERS-MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BLUES FEST, DAVENPORT, 7/1/11

Blue Avenue August 24

Aug 23, 2014

This week's trip down The Avenue originally aired 7/27/14. Check that week's page for a complete song list.

Blue Avenue August 17

Aug 17, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHT CATS-KEEP YOUR BIG MOUTH SHUT

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD-PALACE OF THE KING

WALTER TROUT-BORN IN THE CITY

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD-OVER WORKED AND UNDER PAID

ROD PIAZZA-SLEEPING IN THE GROUND

THE NIGHTHAWKS-WALK THAT WALK

BOB CORRITORE-TABOO (EXCERPT)

JANIVA MAGNESS-I NEED A MAN

EDEN BRENT-I WISH I KNEW HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO BE FREE

RACHEL COBA-CHICAGO

RAY BONNEVILLE-WHO DO CALL THE SHOTS

GUY DAVIS-DID YOU SEE MY BABY

Blue Avenue August 10

Aug 10, 2014

This week's trip down Blue Avenue is a reprise of the Women In The Blues show that originally aired 5/11/14. Check that week's entry for a complete song list

Blue Avenue August 3

Aug 3, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE TERRY HANCK BAND-RIGHT NOW IS THE HOUR

THE NIGHTHAWKS-NO SECRETS

EDEN BRENT-LOCOMOTIVE

ROD PIAZZA & MIGHTY FLYERS-TRICKY WOMAN

RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS-THE CLOTHES LINE

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD-THE RIVER TURNED RED

BOB CORRITORE-SHUFF STUFF (EXCERPT)

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD-I LOVE THE LIFE I LIVE

FLEETWOOD MAC BLUES BAND-LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY

ALEXIS KORNER'S BLUES INC.-I GOT MY BRAND ON YOU

SLEEPY JOHN ESTES & HAMMIE NIXON-DIVIN' DUCK BLUES

Blue Avenue July 27

Jul 27, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

ROD PIAZZA-NEIGHBOR, NEIGHBOR

RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS-DON'T DO IT

THE NIGHTHAWKS-YOU'RE GONE

EDEN BRENT-OPPORTUNITY

JANIVA MAGNESS-LET ME BREATHE

DEANNA BOGART-FINE BY ME

BOB CORRITORE-RUKUS RHYTHM (EXCERPT)

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD-LOOKING BACK

WALTER TROUT-THE WORLD IS GOIN' CRAZY

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD-HOODOO STEW

JOHN MAYALL-WHY DID YOU GO LAST NIGHT?

GUY DAVIS-MY EYES KEEP ME IN TROUBLE

RACHELLE COBA-WORRIED BLUES

Blue Avenue July 20

Jul 20, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

WALTER TROUT-WILLIE

KIM SIMMONDS & SAVOY BROWN-BACKSTREET WOMAN

THE NIGHTHAWKS-LIVIN' THE BLUES

ROD PIAZZA-EMERGENCY SITUATION

JOHN MAYALL-SPEAK OF THE DEVIL

TERRY HANCK-T'S GROOVE (EXCERPT)

DEANNA BOGART-TIGHT ROPE

JANIVA MAGNESS-TWICE AS STRONG

NOLA SHEPHERD-ROLLER COASTER MAN

GUY DAVIS-BLACK COFFEE

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD-DON'T CALL NO AMBULANCE

TERRY HANCK BAND-WHOLE LOTTA LOVIN'

BOB CORRITORE-RUCKUS RHYTHM (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue July 13

Jul 11, 2014

This week's trip down The Avenue is a reprise of the show that originally aired June 15, check that week's post for a complete song list

Blue Avenue July 6

Jul 4, 2014

This evening's show is a reprise of the program that originally aired June 1, 2014. Check that day's listing for a complete song list

Blue Avenue June 29

Jun 29, 2014

This show previews The Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in Davenport July 3-5

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

DOUG DEMING & THE JEWELTONES-LUCKY CHARM

PRESTON SHANNON-ARE YOU IN THE MOOD

ALBERT CASTIGLIA-TRIFLIN'

TERRANCE SIMIEN-DANCE EVERYDAY

SUNDAY WILDE-DESTITUTION BLUES

CURTIS SALGADO-NOBODY BUT YOU

TINSLEY ELLIS-DETOUR (EXCERPT)

ERNIE PENISTON-DO YOU WANNA BOOGIE

TAD ROBINSON-I'M IN GOOD

EDDIE SHAW-OH BABY

JAREKUS SINGLETON-PURPOSELY

Blue Avenue June 22

Jun 22, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

SHAWN HOLT-DADDY TOLD ME

BOBBY RUSH-TIGHT MONEY

TEDESCHI/TRUCKS BAND-MISUNDERSTOOD

DOUG MAC LEOD-ST. ELMO'S ROOM & POOL

JAMES COTTON-BONNIE BLUE

DIUNNA GREENLEAF W/CLAY SWAFFORD-29 WAYS

CLAY SWAFFORD-ROOSTER'S BOOGIE

VARIOUS ARTISTS-MY BABE

IF IT AIN'T BROKE-JOHN NEMEWTH

TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT-BAD BAD FEELING

CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE-JUST A FEELING

RONNIE EARL-S.O.S. (EXCERPT)

GARY CLARKE JR.-BRIGHT LIGHTS

VICTOR WAINWRIGHT-HONKEY TONK HEAVEN

Blue Avenue June 15

Jun 15, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE NICK MOSS BAND-NO REASON

MIKEY JUNIOR-KATIE LYNN

JAREKUS SINGLETON-BLAME GAME

ROBERT CRAY BAND-YOU'RE EVERYTHING

LISA MANN-THE BLUES IS ALRIGHT

4 JACKS-DEAL WITH IT (EXCERPT)

DEB RYDER-COME ON HOME TO ME

RACHELLE COBA-VIEW FROM HERE

ZOE SCHWARZ-PEBBLE IN MY POND

KIM SIMMONDS & SAVOY BROWN-LAURA LEE

RUSH CLEVELAND WITH THE BLUE BAND-I'LL FORGET ABOUT YOU BABY

CATFISH KEITH-WHY DON'T YOU DO IT RIGHT

MUDDY WATERS BAND-FUNKY BUTT (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue June 8

Jun 8, 2014

Thank you for your pledge of support to keep the blues bus rollin' down Blue Avenue. If you haven't made that investment in the program yet, we can take your call at 800-971-8815 or pledge right here on the IPR website.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

EDEN BRENT-EVERYBODY ALREADY KNOWS

CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE-AS THE CROW FLIES

JIM SUHLER-LEAVE MY BLUES BEHIND

LISA MANN-THE BLUES IS MY MEDICINE

SHAUN MURPHY-CRY TO ME

BARRELHOUSE CHUCK-K & C BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

FRANK BEY & THE ANTHONY PAULE BAND-I'M LEAVIN' YOU

Blue Avenue June 1

Jun 1, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JAREKUS SINGLETON-REFUSE TO LOSE

JOHN MAYALL-THAT'S ALL RIGHT

ROBERT CRAY-WHAT WOULD YOU SAY

THE HOLMES BROS-DARKEST HOUR

TOOTS LORRAINE-MAKE IT EASY

DEB RYDER-BLUE COLLAR BLUES

TINSLEY ELLIS-SASSY STRUT (EXCERPT)

LARA & THE BLUZ DAWGZ-THIS PLACE IS ROCKIN'

THE BRIDGET KELLY BAND-COLD STONE TREATMENT

PLANET FULL OF BLUES-SO SPECIAL

JOEL DA SILVA & THE MIDNIGHT HOWL-NICE & SLOW

JUNIOR WELLS-ROCK ME BABY

DETROIT JR.-KEY TO THE HIGHWAY

Blue Avenue May 25

May 25, 2014

A Memorial Day weekend remembrance show of performers who have passed on, playing live one more time!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

LUTHER ALLISON-GIVE ME BACK MY WIG

SON SEALS-DON'T PICK ME FOR YOUR FOOL

KOKO TAYLOR-COME TO MAMA

ALBERT COLLINS-TIRED MAN

JOHNNY COPELAND-LOVE HER WITH A FEELING

BARRELHOUSE CHUCK & KIM WILSON-K & C BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

CLIFTON CHENIER-I'M A HOG FOR YOU

JUNIOR WELLS-SNATCH IT BACK AND HOLD IT

HOUND DOG TAYLOR-WILD ABOUT YOU, BABY

Blue Avenue May 18

May 18, 2014

The annual recap of the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards given out in Memphis May 8

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

SHAWN HOLT & THE TEARDROPS-DADDY TOLD ME

BOBBY RUSH-TIGHT MONEY

THE TEDESCHI/TRUCKS BAND-MISUNDERSTOOD

DOUG MC LEOD-ST. ELMO'S ROOM & POOL

JAMES COTTON-BONNIE BLUE

DIUNNA GREENLEAF w/ CLAY SWAFFORD-29 WAYS

CLAY SWAFFORD-ROOSTER'S BOOGIE

VARIOUS ARTISTS-MY BABE

JOHN NEMETH-IF IT AIN'T BROKE

TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT-BAD BAD FEELING

CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE-JUST A FEELING

Blue Avenue May 11

May 11, 2014

A Ladies Night edition for Mother's Day!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

CANDYE KANE w/LAURA CHAVEZ-BARBED WIRE MOUTH

SAMANTHA FISH-KICK AROUND

LAURA RAIN-MY LOVE

ZOE SCHWARZ-THE BLUES DON'T SCARE ME

CATHY LEMONS-TEXAS SHUFFLE

ANNIE MACK-REVOLUTION

4 JACKS-DEAL WITH IT (EXCERPT)

LISA MANN-ARE YOU LONELY

SHARON JONES-WE GET ALONG

TRUDY LYNN-PLAY THE HONKY TONKS

SHAUN MURPHY-I'M A WOMAN

DEB RYDER-GET A GRIP

GRACIE CURRAN & THE HIGH FALUTIN' BAND-TAKE YOU WITH ME

Blue Avenue May 4

May 4, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

TOMMY CASTRO-THE WHALE HAVE SWALLOWED ME

NICK MOSS BAND-TELL YOU SOMETHIN' 'BOUT YOURSELF

ROBERT CRAY-YOUR GOOD THING IS ABOUT TO END

JAREKUS SINGLETON-GONNA LET GO

JOHN MAYALL-WORLD GONE CRAZY

JIM SUHLER-JUMP UP SISTER

RUSH CLEVELAND-EAST SIDE SHUFFLE (EXCERPT)

LISA MANN-MOVE ON

ANNIE MACK-LITTLE BITTY GIRL BLUES

ZOE SCHWARZ-I'LL BE YOURS TONIGHT

CATHY LEMONS-THE BIG PAYBACK

BOBBY RUSH-DOWN IN LOUISIANA

TWEED FUNK-HOODOO POWER

Blue Avenue April 27

Apr 27, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BOBBY RUSH-DECISIONS

CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE-BAD BOY

LI'L RONNIE & THE BLUE BEATS-TOO FAST FOR CONDITIONS

ZOE SCHWARZ-LIBERATED WOMAN

ANNIE MACK-FOOL TO BELIEVE

CLAY SWAFFORD-MESSIN' AROUND DAVENPORT (EXCERPT)

DIXIE PEACH-TOO MUCH TROUBLE

BACK PACK JONES-RIPTIDE BABY

MIKEY JR.-THE CHEAT

JOHN NEMETH-KEEP THE LOVE A COMIN'

CATHY LEMONS-I'M GOING TO TRY

TWEED FUNK-BLUES IN MY SOUL

BOB LANZA-SNAKE BYTE (EXCERPT)

6:00

Blue Avenue April 20

Apr 20, 2014

New releases from regional artists including Minnesota's Annie Mack, Milwaukee's Tweed Funk, and Christy Rossiter & 112 North Duck from Omaha/Lincoln plus exclusive IPR recordings of soul/blues singer Charles Bradley.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

RAY BONNEVILLE-WHO DO ALL THE SHOTS

THE HOLMES BROS-LICKETY SPLIT

ANNIE MACK-BAPTIZED IN THE BLUES

TWEED FUNK-SUGARFOOT

ROBERT CRAY-YOU MOVE ME

JOHN NEMETH-TESTIFY MY LOVE

4 JACKS-DEAL WITH IT (EXCERPT)

NICK MOSS BAND-BEEN GONE SO LONG

Blue Avenue April 13

Apr 13, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JOHN NEMETH-ELBOWS ON THE WHEEL

CATHY LEMONS-HIP CHECK MAN

ROBERT CRAY-PILLOW

RAY BONNEVILLE-LOVE IS WICKED

SHAUN MURPHY-I WOULDN'T TREAT A DOG

THE HOLMES BROS-YOU'VE GOT TO LOSE

BARRELHOUSE CHUCK & KIM WILSON-K & C BOOGIE

MATT SCHOFIELD-CLEAN BREAK

DAMON FOWLER-GRIT MY TEETH

JIM SUHLER-SKY FULL OF CROWS

RUSH CLEVELAND-MANS GOTTA DO

NIC ARP-DEEP FREEZE

THE SMITHSONS-FISHIN'

MUDDY WATERS BAND-FUNKY BUTT (EXCERPT)

6:00

Blue Avenue April 6

Apr 6, 2014

New releases, Iowa blues, and exclusive IPR recordings:

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE HOLMES BROS-STAYED AT THE PARTY

RAY BONNEVILLE-WHEN I GET TO NEW YORK

ROBERT CRAY-YOU MOVE ME

JOE LOUIS WALKER-LOVE ENOUGH

NICK MOSS BAND-LIGHT IT UP

BRYCE JANEY-CHROME HORSE

TINSLEY ELLIS-SASSY STRAT (EXCERPT)

JOHN NEMETH-THREE TIMES A FOOL

CATHY LEMONS-AIN'T GONNA DO IT

SHAUN MURPHY-I'M A LITTLE MIXED UP

CATFISH KEITH-SWEET HONEY HOLE

ROBERT 'ONE MAN' JOHNSON-'81 MERCEDES

Blue Avenue March 30

Mar 30, 2014

The latest releases from Robert Cray, Nick Moss, and Cathy Lemons; some Iowa blues from Rush Cleveland and Catfish Keith; exclusive IPR recordings of harp player R J Mischo and some Blues On Vinyl by Bo Diddley

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

ROBERT CRAY-I GUESS I'LL NEVER KNOW

JOHN NEMETH-HER GOOD LOVIN'

SHAUN MURPHY-CAN'T STOP LOVIN' MY BABY

CATHY LEMONS-I'M A GOOD WOMAN

TOMMY CASTRO-SECOND MIND

NICK MOSS-WAS I EVER HEARD

TINSLEY ELLIS-BERRY TOSSIN' (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue March 23

Mar 23, 2014

Some more Blues Music Award nominees, exclusive IPR recordings of Trampled Under Foot and blues on vinyl by Robert Cray and Magic Slim

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

HARRISON KENNEDY - VOODOO

DOUG MACLEOD - ROSA LEE

JOHN PRIMER & BOB CORRITORE - THE CLOCK

FRANK BEY & THE ANTHONY PAULE BAND - I'M LEAVIN' YOU

DAVE KELLER - SEARCHIN' FOR A SIGN

4 JACKS - DEAL WITH IT (EXCERPT)

CANDYE KANE - WHEN TOMORROW COMES

BIG JAMES & CHICAGO PLAYBOYS - I LOVE 'EM

TRUDY LYNN - RED LIGHT

Blue Avenue March 16

Mar 16, 2014

We will hear all 5 nominees for the Blues Music Award for Blues Album of the Year plus new releases by Damon Fowler and John Nemeth and exclusive IPR recordings of Iowa City's Kevin Burt & The Instigators at the 2012 Bluesmore celebration in Cedar Rapids.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BEN HARPER & CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE - GET UP

SUGAR RAY NORCIA (AMONG OTHERS) - UP THE LINE

LURRIE BELL - GOING AWAY BABY

BUDDY GUY - I CAME UP HARD

JAMES COTTON WITH DELBERT MCCLINTON - HARD SOMETIMES

Blue Avenue March 9

Mar 9, 2014

It's fundraising time. It's THE BLUES, Baby, pledge 24/7 at this website! Tonight's blues bus trip includes music from all 5 Blues Music Award nominees for Blues Entertainer of the Year, plus new releases from Shaun Murphy and Joe Louis Walker and Iowa blues from Robert "One-Man" Johnson and The Janeys

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BUDDY GUY-I GO BY FEEL

KIM WILSON-I'M LEAVING YOU

JOHN NEMETH-COUNTRY BOY

RICK ESTRIN-ONE WRONG TURN

BOBBY RUSH-I AM GOOD AS GONE

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