Blues and News Inaugural Show 11/7/2016

Recording is Courtesy of Phil Whipple.

For those of you who missed this week’s episode of “Blues and News” with Brother Jacob, below is the list of songs played during the show. You can catch us every Monday from 4pm – 6pm (CST) at It was a pleasure talking with those of you who called the studio or communicated via Facebook. We drew listeners in from all over the country, including but not limited to: Chicago, Maine, Wisconsin, Delaware, Missouri, Texas, Indiana, Colorado, Arkansas, and California.

For next week’s show, we will continue to play more Blues for you. Additionally, I will be hosting a small political roundtable discussion to analyze the results of the presidential election with Former Alderman and Professor Dick Simpson and Political Consultant / UIC Adjunct Faculty Dr. Bernard Sieracki.

Here is the Playlist from today’s show:

Jump for Joy – Koko Taylor

Love Reputation – Denise Lasalle

Cadillac Assembly Line – Albert King

Three Hundred Pounds of Joy – Howlin’ Wolf

Hold on to What You Got – Katie Webster

I Got the Blues – John “Mad Dog” Watkins

Ride in my Automobile – Mary Lane

When They Really Love You – Deitra Farr

I’m Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop – Tom Holland

Boom, Boom, Boom – John Lee Hooker

Just Enuff Rope – Theo Huff

Bad Contract – Toronzo Cannon

What About My Love – Johnnie Taylor

Open House at My House – Z.Z. Hill

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

Tune in on Monday, November 7th


Tune into Blues and News with yours truly on Monday, November 7th at 4pm. This is going to be my inaugural episode, and I am very excited to go on air.

During the show I plan on covering the following:

  • What can Blues fans do to preserve Blues music?
  • Election Day: Do you plan on voting? Why or why not?
  • Confirmed guests for future shows.

And of course, I will play some good Blues music.

If you have thoughts or suggestions for topics or guests that I should feature on my show, then please email me at

Listen to “Blues and News with Brother Jacob” every Monday from 4pm – 6pm at


Brother Jacob

Blues and News with Brother Jacob

140702_USG217Hello, Everyone!

I am pleased to announce that I will be hosting my own online radio show called Blues and News with Brother Jacob on the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Radio Station (UIC Radio). You can tune in live at every Monday from 4 pm – 6 pm (CST). I plan on playing all of my favorite music: Blues, Jazz, Classic R & B, Dusties and even a splash of Gospel.

Moreover, I plan on covering news topics important to the UIC and Chicagoland area. I want to interview everyone, from the President to the Resident. I hope you all will tune into my show. Keep the Blues Alive!


Brother Jacob