Bluesville Audio Archive

Bluesville is the Twin Cities' Home For the Blues, heard every Friday evening, 9 to 11 p.m. on Jazz88 KBEM.

Hosted by Kevin Barnes, Bluesville showcases a wide range of local, national and international Blues and R&B artists.

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Bluesville 12-23-16



Hour 1

                       Kevin Barnes


Song Title

 Album Title

The Marshall Brothers

Mr. Santa’s Boogie

Savoy Christmas Blues

Little Esther Phillips with Johnny Otis

Far Away Christmas Blues

Savoy Christmas Blues

Jimmy Smith

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Christmas Cookin’

Etta James

Merry Christmas Baby

12 Songs of Christmas

*Jim Galloway & Jay McShann

Christmas in New Orleans

Jim & Jay’s Christmas



                       Kevin Barnes


Song Title

 Album Title

Roomful of Blues

Christmas Celebration/I Want to Spend Christmas With You

Roomful of Christmas

Ray Brown Trio

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear/O Tannenbaum

Christmas Songs with the Ray Brown Trio

Leon Redbone

That Old Christmas Moon

Christmas Island

The Dixieland Ramblers

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Gumbo Christmas


Hour 2

                       Kevin Barnes


Song Title

 Album Title

Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite

I’m In I’m Out And I’m Gone

Get Up!

Kirk Fletcher

Congo Square

My Turn

Billy Branch

Polk Salad Annie

The Blues Keep Following Me Around

Gaye Adegbalola

Jail House Blues

Bitter Sweet Blues

The Cash Box Kings

Blues Falling Down On Me

Black Toppin’

Kirk Fletcher

El Medio Stomp

My Turn



                       Kevin Barnes


Song Title

 Album Title

John Long

Red Hawk

Stand Your Ground

Pat Donohue

Weary Blues

Blue Yonder

David Bromberg Band

How Come My Dog Don’t Bark When You Come ‘Round?

The Blues, The Whole Blues and Nothing But the Blues

Aireene Espiritu

Ask Me ‘Bout Nothin’ But the Blues

Back Where I Belong

Brother Jack McDuff

Hot Barbeque

Brotherly Love