Saturday at 5:00 am

Crosscut Blues Show

Crosscut Blues LogoThe “Crosscut Blues Show” features classic blues and rhythm and blues tunes from the first 100 years of recorded blues music as well as local artists with some history and biography. Host D. Christopher supplies the music and you supply the coffee as we rise and greet the sunrise.

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Marvelettes and The Holmes Brothers in the Crosscut Blues Spotlight July 19, 2014 | 5:00 am

Start your Bluesical Saturday morning with D Christopher and blues and rhythm & blues from Wilson Pickett, Doris Troy, Honeyboy Edwards, John Long, Big Maybelle Smith, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Walter Trout, T-Bone Walker, Sam Cooke, Washboard Sam, and many, many more.
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Teresa James and Joe Tex in the Crosscut Blues Spotlight July 12, 2014 | 5:00 am

Teresa James and Joe Tex in the Crosscut Blues Spotlight along with local music from Bill Kleoppel, Jason Vivone & the Billy Bats, and Kelley Hunt. Of course great vintage blues and rhythm & blues from Elmore James, Solomon Burke, Sammy Hagar, Joe Bonamassa, Debbie Davies, Scott H. Biram, Allman Brothers Band, Gary U. S. Bonds, New Orleans Social Club, Tom & Jerrio, Marcia Ball, Katie Webster, Junior Wells, and many, many more. Forget brushing your teeth or showering, just grab your cup of coffee, sit back, and slowly begin your bluesy Saturday.
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Keep the Holiday Party Going July 5, 2014 | 5:00 am

It's a holiday weekend and what better way to keep the party going than music about, written in, or recorded in New Orleans. Start your bluesy Saturday morning with Dr. John, Fats Domino, the Dixiebelles, Irma Thomas, Marcia Ball, Champion Jack Dupree, The Meters, Huey "Piano" Smith, Ernie K. Doe, The Spiders, Guitar Slim, Elvin Bishop, Shirely and Lee, and many, many more.
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Sugar Pie DeSanto and the Rolling Stones in the Crosscut Blues Spotlight June 28, 2014 | 5:00 am

We will feature the above artists this Saturday morning since DeSanto is a kick-in-the-pants awesome talent and the Voodoo Kittens featured some early blues/R&B from The Rolling Stones on Tuesday afternoon and it sounded real boss. As well, the usual suspects such as Elmore James, Harper, TOMMY CASTRO, Memphis Minnie, the Crystals, Lilian Glinn, Delta Rhythm Boys, Lou Ann Barton, Elvin Bishop, Coco Montoya, Debbie Davies, and many more to help you start a bluesical Saturday.
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Magic Dick & Jay Geils and Lucille Bogan in the Crosscut Blues Spotlight June 21, 2014 | 5:00 am

Your bluesical Saturday morning will feature the above blues artists in the Spotlight as well as recent blues releases from Albert Castiglia, Billy Branch and the Sons of the Blues, Glen David Andrews, Selwyn Birchwood, Harmonica Shaw, Annika Chambers & the Houston All-Stars. We'll blues groove to vintage tunes from Memphis Minnie, Marcia Ball, Jesse Belvin, Sweet Betty, Maxine Brown, Chuck Jackson, Freddie King, and more. So whether your driving to work or just draggin around the house sucking in coffee, tune in and spend some musical moments with D Christopher.
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Bill Sims Jr. and Little Milton in the Crosscut Blues Spotlight June 14, 2014 | 5:00 am

Get your Saturday blues groove on with Bill Sims Jr and Little Milton, a preview track from Janiva Magness's forthcoming album "Original" and from Stoney Plains' forthcoming release of Big John Baldry recordings "Best of the Stony Plain Years", recent music from Selwyn Birchwood, Pork Chop Willie, and Albert Castiglia,. classic tracks from Julia Lee and Her Boyfriends, Elvin Bishop, Koko Taylor, John Littlejohn, Johnny Temple, and many more. Listen in to start your Bluesical Saturday.
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Lou Ann Barton and Holmes Brothers in Crosscut Blues Spotlight June 7, 2014 | 5:00 am

A little new and a little vintage blues music this Saturday on the Crosscut Blues show. We'll turn the Spotlight on Lou Ann Barton, a founding member of Double Trouble, and the Holmes Brothers with their recent release Brotherhood. Since It's the first Saturday of the month Crosscut Blues presents many recent releases from John Mayall, Lisa Biales, Glen David Andrews, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Vintage blues taken out of the vault and dusted off from Harmonica Shah, Elmore James Wynonie Harris, Shannon Curfman, Harper, John Hammond, and as many more as we can fit in. So, come get your blues groove on early with Crosscut Blues.
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Sister Rosetta Tharpe and John Brim in Crosscut Blues Spotlight May 31, 2014 | 5:00 am

Greet the sunrise this Saturday with a blues groove on The Crosscut Blues Show as we feature music from Lisa Biales, John Nemeth, James Montgomery Band, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Candye Kane, James Armstrong, Joe Louis Walker, and Keb' Mo', In the Crosscut Blues Spotlight we'll feature Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the god-mother of Rock 'n' Roll, and John Brim, whose music career extended from the early 1950s with Chess Records through European tours in 2002. We will also be bluesical with classic blues (Slim Harpo, Bill Sims, Otis Rush, Angela Strehli, Derek Trucks, Sweet Betty, Robin Rogers, and more) and local Kansas City artists.
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Rory Block and Fleetwood Mac in the Crosscut Blues Spotlight May 17, 2014 | 5:00 am

Crosscut Blues Show turns the Blues Spotlight on Rory Block and Fleetwood Mac. Rory’s love of traditional blues music began with the music she first heard in her father’s Greenwich Village sandal shop and hanging around John Sebastian, Steve Mandell, Eric Weissberg, Maria Muldaur and John Hammond.
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Professor Longhair and Cats & the Fiddle May 10, 2014 | 5:00 am

The Blues Spotlight classic artists for this week are Professor Longhair and Cats & the Fiddle. Our local blues segment will spin some recent blues from The Stonecutters Union, Connie Hawkins & The Blueswreckers, Kelly Hunt, also a classic from Kansas City's Cotton Candy.
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D. Christopher aka Dan Connolly loves "bringing music to people since DJ-ing in high school and college around the Pittsburgh, PA area and working at a couple of commercial stations in South Carolina in the 70s,"
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