Blues Before Sunrise

Sundays at 12 a.m. on IPR News/Studio One and on Studio One online

Blues Before Sunrise is the Blues Heritage showcase. Each week this Chicago-based, nationally syndicated public radio program explores, preserves, and popularizes the various eras and genre of Blues Heritage. The focus of the program is in the first fifty years of recorded Blues - from Mamie Smith's "Crazy Blues," the very first Blues record, recorded in August of 1920, to approximately 1970. This is the period that defined the Blues as America's true root music - the basis for the root of American popular music including Gospel, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, and Rock & Roll.

Here's the Blues Before Sunrise playlist:

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Blue Avenue August 23

Aug 23, 2015

William Clarke-Blowin' The Family Jewels (excerpt)

Omar Coleman-Born & Raised

Deb Ryder-Cry Another Tear

J C Smith-Ain't No Stranger

Mr. Sipp-Say The Word

Robben Ford-Ain't Drinkin' Beer No More

The Duo-Sonics-Side Pocket (excerpt)

Albert Cummings-No Doubt

Zach Harris-Workin' Blues

Hector Anchando-Tall Glass Of Whiskey

Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley-Tic Tac Toe

Ana & Milton Popovic-Evening Shadows

Sonny Landreth-Key To The Highway

Bob Corritore-Rukus Room (excerpt)