BLUZ.FM brings you all the colours of the blues every Saturday night. Blues is the bedrock of much of our music today, and we celebrate that in all its glory. Our adventure in the blues is deep and profound. It’s been said that blues is the root, and all else is the fruit. Let the blues bloom for you. Ride the wave to midnight every Saturday with Danny Marks.
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- with Danny Marks
If there’s a popular song from between 1900 and now, chances are Danny Marks has heard it, and can sing it, and can maybe even put a new spin on it: Johnny Cash performing Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love, or Elvis launching into reggae. An aficionado of the great blues singers of the ’30s and ’40s, Danny was one of the first guitarists to incorporate blues roots into rock music. His big brother went out of his way to collect old recordings, and Danny grew up listening to rare blues, R&B and rock ‘n’ roll records few people in the Toronto area had heard. His tastes — and guitar licks — grew as he encountered such widely diverse guitar talents as Chet Atkins, Chuck Berry, the King Family, Andres Segovia and Los Indios Tabajaras.