Nothin' But the Blues

Series produced by KDHX

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An historical look at the blues, and the stories behind those that shaped the blues and its various styles.

An historical look at the blues, and the stories behind those that shaped the blues and its various styles.

Veteran blues programmer Ron Edwards presents thematic shows that engage and entertain, while exploring the people, places, and events that set the blues on its course in American.


26 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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This program celebrates the number-one surname in the history of blues, after Smith. Part one focuses on the 1920s and 1930s, highlighting the larg...

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2014
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 9
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This program is the second part in a series detailing the Johnsons of the Blues. Part 2 features major women artists of the 1930s and 40s with that...

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 6
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This program was the third and final installment of The Johnsons of the Blues, and features players from more modern times.

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  • Added: Oct 13, 2014
  • Length: 58:55
  • Purchases: 6
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This episode is Part 1 of a celebration of the history of automobiles in Blues music.

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  • Added: Oct 20, 2014
  • Length: 58:57
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This program is the second edition on the theme of Driving With the Blues, as blues musicians look at all the different aspects of their relationsh...

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  • Added: Nov 03, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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This Part 1 of a two-part celebration of women's attributes, and the appreciation by bluesmen in general of ladies of plus sizes.

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
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This Part 2 of a two-part celebration of women's attributes, and the appreciation by bluesmen in general of ladies of plus sizes.

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2014
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 5
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This program is a fun mystery theme, so that the listener can determine as they hear the cuts, what unites all of these musicians. The answer will ...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2015
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 7
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This is Part One of a two-part series about love songs in the blues, a celebration of the warmer side of a genre typically known for its darker sub...

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  • Added: Jan 06, 2015
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 6
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This part two of a two-part look and a listen at the positive sounds of love and the blues-- None of that "I'm gonna murder my baby" kind of music.

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  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
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This episode is a celebration of some of the Blues' best artistic partnerships.

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
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In the early days of the music industry, 78s would typically be produced with an A-side, the seller, and a B-side, the filler, so that the big sell...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 6
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In the early days of the music industry, 78s would typically be produced with an A-side, the seller, and a B-side, the filler, so that the big sell...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This week's theme is "Doggin' the Blues"-- an exploration in blues music of actual dogs, and people doggin' each other around.

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 6
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This program is an in-depth look at the theme of alcohol, one of the most seminal themes in all of Blues songs. Here are 15 of the best.

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  • Added: Feb 16, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 6
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This program is Part One of a two-part series called "My Name Blues". These are all songs in which the artist put their names on the actual records...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2015
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 7
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This program is Part Two of a two-part series called "My Name Blues". These are all songs in which the artist put their names on the actual records...

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  • Added: Mar 02, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 8
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All the greats seem to have at least one song about life on the farm-- here's a sampling of some of the best.

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
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This week's show focuses on blues artists' money troubles, from the 1920s to the 1990s.

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Instead of playing of three or four songs in a set, this time we'll be playing one song per set. Some of the great live and studio recordings in th...

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2015
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 9