Blues and News – December 12, 2016

Photo Courtesy – Christelle Rama

Today, I had the pleasure of sitting down with my good friend and mentor, the legendary Miss Zora Young. I enjoyed having her in the studio with me. We also pay tribute to legendary Blues and Boogie Woogie Pianist Barrelhouse Chuck, who passed away on December 12th and Joe Ligon of the Mighty Clouds of Joy, who passed away on December 11th.  Tune in next week as I sit down with Rosalind Cummings-Yeates and David Whiteis, two great journalists and writers who will talk about the Blues.

Below is the playlist from the show:

Double D Boogie – Barrelhouse Chuck (Condolences to the family of Barrelhouse Chuck)

I’ve Been in the Storm Too Long – Joe Ligon & The Mighty Clouds of Joy (Condolences to the family of Joe Ligon)

Close Together – The McDowell Brothers with The Seeds of Reed – Contact @PJ Willis if you want to purchase a CD.

Be Careful How You Vote – Sunnyland Slim

I’m Good – Bonnie Lee

Daughter of a Son of a Gun – Zora Young

Blues Falling Down Like Rain – Zora Young

I’ve Got to Use My Imagination – Gladys Knight

A Christmas Party – Keith Little w/ Deitra Farr

Damn Your Eyes – Zora Young

A Fool’s Lament – Little Mike and the Tornadoes w/ Zora Young

My TuTu – Denise LaSalle

‘Till The Fat Lady Sings – Zora Young

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker


Call Home – Sharon Lewis – Bonus Song, New music from Sharon Lewis.  ( but is not on this recording). Also, I will be bringing Sharon Lewis on my show soon to talk about her career, Blues Music, and more.

Monday, December 5th, 2016

On today’s show, I had the opportunity to interview the Queen of the Blues, Denise LaSalle. Additionally, Dr. Jimmy Lee Tillman called into the show to talk about an upcoming benefit concert for John Watkins from the Original Chicago Blues All Stars. Go here for more information about the benefit:

FYI, the recording does not have the entire show. The first 10 minutes and last 10 minutes are missing from the show. In the last ten minutes, my good friend, Clarence Stevens from WGVE 88.7 FM called in along with regular listener and the baddest drummer in Chicago, Jonas Ross.

Here is the playlist from today’s show:

Tricks Up My Sleeve – Wayne Baker Brooks

Let Me Be Good To You – Carla Thomas

I Don’t Want Nobody Hanging Around – Bobby Rush

Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop – Big Joe Turner

Only in the Blues – Matthew Skoller

Pops Recipe – Mavis Staples

Come On In – R.L. Burnside

Three O’Clock Blues – Cryin’ Marie Dixon

He’s a Battle Axe – Rev. Clay Evans

Merry Merry, Christmas – Koko Taylor

Santa Claus, Do You Ever Get The Blues – Roomful of Blues

I’m A Little Mixed Up – Betty James

Drop That Zero – Denise LaSalle

Your Husband is Cheating On Us – Denise LaSalle

I Wish You Love – Gloria Lynne

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker



Show Review: Blues and News with Brother Jacob

Blues & News with Brother Jacob serving the genre well in 2016

By Phil Whipple – Staff writer at the Sun Journal, a daily newspaper based in Lewiston, Maine.

CHICAGO, IL. — It’s no secret that Chicago is home to some of the finest artists in blues music today. It’s also widely known that the Windy City has more blues enthusiasts than any other major city in the country, and understandably so.

As of early November, there’s been a new blues radio show serving this great genre of music and its fans. Blues & News with Brother Jacob, heard every Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. (Central Time) on UIC Radio (University of Illinois at Chicago) is rapidly gaining popularity among blues fans all over the world, thanks to its dynamic host and the online Live streaming at

Show host Jacob Schulz is a young blues vocalist and songwriter with a deep passion for the music. Schulz also has an appreciation for where the blues came from; its roots and those who carried the genre from its inception through the decades. That passion, combined with his connections to major artists across the blues spectrum, produces a two-hour show that bursts with energy from start to finish.

“I am just enjoying hosting this show more than words can describe,” Schulz said as he reflected on the early success of his first four shows. “To get interviews with top-notch artists like the great Bobby Rush, Miss Deitra Farr and Denise LaSalle added credibility to the show right away. The response I’ve received from the blues artists and community, in general, has been overwhelming.”

Schulz released his debut recording in 2013 entitled “Blues From Below.” The CD features 10 tracks and includes guest appearances by Farr, Katherine Davis, Matthew Skoller and Alligator Records recording artist Toronzo Cannon. Schulz’s voice is silky-smooth, and the band is tight on every track.

Blues & News with Brother Jacob isn’t just about playing music and interviewing artists. The “news” portion of the show keeps blues fans up-to-date on what’s happening in and around the blues scene in Chicago and surrounding areas. If an artist has news to share, Brother Jacob is the man to call.

“We’ve already heard from artists around the country who call in to offer support for the show and bring listeners up to speed on their travels. The blues is one big extended family, which is part of its appeal. I just love talking with both artists and fans as we all share the passion for this great music.”

Schulz maintains a Website for his new show, which can be found at All shows are archived on the site so fans who can’t listen live can access them at any time. It’s a service that Schulz is happy to provide, since his love for blues and those who perform Live is undeniable.

“I’m thrilled to make this contribution to the music we all know and love,” Schulz added. “There are so many great artists out there who deserve a little recognition for their efforts. If I can offer that while keeping fans up to date on their activities and shows, I’ll be a very happy man. I’ll continue to line up great guests, and I hope blues fans will call in when they can to share their love for the music.”


UIC Radio is the official radio station of the University of Illinois at Chicago. UIC Radio’s mission is to provide entertainment, information, and an education for the UIC and Chicago-land communities through diverse programming that reflects and respects the interest of UIC students, as well as the rich diversity and multicultural backgrounds of the students, faculty, and staff of UIC. The content features an eclectic range of music genres, talk radio, news, and public affairs programming.


Monday, November 28th, 2016

On today’s episode, I interviewed Legendary Blues Artist / Living Blues Columnist Deitra Farr. Next week, Denise Lasalle will be a featured guest on my show. You do not want to miss it! Special thanks to Deitra Farr for being on my show today!

Here is the short playlist from today’s show:

The Search is Over – Deitra Farr

Key to the Highway – Little Walter

How I Got Over – Aretha Franklin

You Won’t Support Me – Mill Street Depot

Love is like Quicksand – Phil Guy

I Can’t Get Next To You – Al Green

Somebody Got to Go – Willie Kent

Trapped By a Thing Called Love – Denise Lasalle

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

I’ve Been Dipped in the Water – Inez Andrews

Monday, November 21, 2016

This show is dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Marie Dixon, wife of Willie Dixon and President of the Willie Dixon Blues Heaven Foundation.  I also interviewed Blues Legends Bobby Rush and Mary Lane. Below is the playlist:


It Don’t Make Sense (If you can’t make peace) – Willie Dixon

City in the Sky – Otis Clay

Blues Heaven – Koko Taylor

Sweet Home – Reverend Cleophus Robinson and Josephine James

We’re Gonna Make It – Little Milton

Going Back to Mississippi – Demetria Taylor

Able Mable – Mable John

Funny How Time Slips Away – B.B. King

The Levee is Breaking Down – Marva Wright

Mean Old Lady – Michael Burks

Telephone Angel – Son Seals

If You Want It, Come and Get it – Irma Thomas

Porcupine Meat – Bobby Rush

You Hurt My Feelings – Mary Lane

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

Blues and News – November 14, 2016

Hello Everyone,

Thank you for tuning in this week to Blues and News with Brother Jacob. You can listen to the show live every Monday from 4pm to 6pm (CST). Next Monday, I will be interviewing the Legendary Bobby Rush and Mary Lane! You don’t want to miss either of these interviews.

Here is the playlist from today’s show:

Right Place, Wrong Time – Otis Rush

Jump – Big Time Sarah

Back in the Game – Syl Johnson

Go Down, Sunshine – Odetta

On Your Way Down – Allen Toussaint

Can’t Take It – Lavelle White

Sue Medley – Brother Jacob

I Don’t Want Nobody Hanging Around – Bobby Rush

You Can’t Take Out – Mary Lane

All The Lovers – Nellie “Tiger” Travis

My Turn, My Time – Deitra Farr

A House is Not a Home – Mavis Staples

Ain’t No Secret in a Small Town – Johnny Drummer

I’ll Take Care of You – Bobby “Blue” Bland

Mom’s Apple Pie – Tyrone Davis

Girlfriend – Zora Young

Grandma’s Hands – Ann Nesby

More You Lie To Me – Artie White

Blues and Bulls – Katherine Davis

Turn Up – Mike Wheeler Band

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker



Next Show on November 14th, 2016

Hello Everyone,

I would like to thank those of you who tuned in last week. We had a lot of fun! Tomorrow, Monday, November 14th from 4pm – 6pm (CST), tune into “Blues and News with Brother Jacob”. The political roundtable for tomorrow has been postponed to another date. I have some good Blues, Soul and if I have time  a little Gospel Music too.

In order to listen to the show live, go to every Monday from 4pm – 6pm (CST). The recording of the show will be posted to the following day. Next week on Monday, November 21st, I will be interviewing Two Blues Legends. First, I will be interviewing international superstar and the critically acclaimed,Bluesman Bobby Rush. Then, I will be interviewing the legendary Chicago Blues Legend Mary Lane. You do not want to miss either of these interviews.

Keep the Blues Alive,


Brother Jacob

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