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Blues on My Mind

Julia B Simon

Discussion of blues music. Each episode analyzes one or two blues songs. Topics cover lyrics, musical structure, history and meaning of songs.

Recent Episodes

Memphis Blues and Signifying: Albert KingSeptember 13, 2019 Episode artwork Chicago Blues: Koko Taylor's "What Kind of Man Is This"September 06, 2019 Episode artwork Blues and Soul: B. B. King and Gladys KnightAugust 31, 2019 Episode artwork Piedmont Style Master: Blind BlakeAugust 25, 2019 Episode artwork Piedmont Blues: Blind Boy FullerAugust 18, 2019 Episode artwork More West Coast Harmonica: Rod Piazza and the Mighty FlyersAugust 09, 2019 Episode artwork Music Preserves Stage Doheny Blues Festival InterviewAugust 01, 2019 Episode artwork West Coast Harmonica: James Harman's "It's All Right Now"July 26, 2019 Episode artwork West Coast Blues Fun: Little Charlie and the Nightcats, "Dump That Chump"July 18, 2019 Episode artwork From Texas to West Coast: T-Bone Walker's "Party Girl"July 12, 2019 Episode artwork More Texas Blues: Johnny Winter's "Third Degree"July 04, 2019 Episode artwork Texas Blues: Lightnin' Hopkins' "Abilene"June 27, 2019 Episode artwork Kansas City Blues, Jump, Rock'n'Roll: Big Joe TurnerJune 20, 2019 Episode artwork Mean Women, Mean City: Lonnie Johnson's "Low Down St Louis Blues"June 08, 2019 Episode artwork Blues Places: Susan Tedeschi's "Friars Point"June 01, 2019 Episode artwork Jimmy Rogers' "Blue Bird": Happiness or DreadMay 24, 2019 Episode artwork Playful Ambiguity: Memphis Minnie's "Black Cat Blues"May 11, 2019 Episode artwork Powerful Restraint: Muddy Waters's "Howlin' Wolf"May 05, 2019 Episode artwork Boll Weevil as Real and Metaphorical Pest in Charley Patton's "Mississippi Boll Weevil Blues"April 27, 2019 Episode artwork Impotence and Menace: Howlin' Wolf's "Little Red Rooster"April 14, 2019 Episode artwork Woman as Milkcow: Robert Johnson's "Milkcow's Calf Blues"March 27, 2019 Episode artwork When a Monkey Isn't a Monkey: Tampa Red's "She Want to Sell My Monkey"March 16, 2019 Episode artwork Mules and Labor: Texas Alexander's "Levee Camp Moan Blues"March 09, 2019 Episode artwork Woman as Trickster: Muddy Waters' "Mean Red Spider"March 01, 2019 Episode artwork Wanting to Be "Stung": Memphis Minnie's "Bumble Bee"February 23, 2019 Episode artwork