Blues & Roots 04: Indian Red

Episode 04 of our rebroadcast of John Sinclair’s Blues & Roots program series for WWOZ-FM in New Orleans around the turn of the century presents Part One of the Mardi Gras Indian Music Special for 1998 with selections from the Golden Eagles, the Wild Magnolias with the Rebirth Brass Band, the Wild Tchoupitoulas, the Flaming Arrows, the Golden Arrows, the Guardians of the Flame, the Ninth Ward Warriors, J. Monque’D & Marva Wright, Ernest Skipper & Spirit of Fi Yi Yi, June Victory & the Bayou Renegades, and Wild Indian testimony as told to Samuel Charters in 1956.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, February 22, 1998 [18048]

Little Walter: Juke with John Sinclair Intro

Golden Eagles: Indian Red

Wild Magnolias & Rebirth Brass Band: Let’s Go Get ’Em

Wild Magnolias: My Big Chief Got A Golden Crown

Wild Tchoupitoulas: Indians, Here Dey Come

Flaming Arrows: Here Comes The Indians Now

Golden Arrows: Two-Way-Pak-E-Way

Guardians of the Flame: Oo-Na-Nay

Ninth Ward Warriors & Rebirth Brass Band: Shoo Fly

  1. Monque’D & Marva Wright: Indian Princess

Wild Magnolias: Handa Wanda

Ernest Skipper & Spirit of Fi Yi Yi: Shotgun Joe

Bayou Renegades: Old Time Indian

Wild Indian Testimony from 1956 >

Tu-Way-Pak-E-Way > Wild Indian Testimony from 1956 >

Indian Red > Wild Indian Testimony from 1956 >

Red White & Blue Got The Golden Band



Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Leni & Sunnny Sinclair


© 1998, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation


Highway 61 Blues 21: Ladies Who Sing The Blues

Highway 61 with Scott Barretta features the music of blueswomen from across the spectrum of the blues this week—Ladies Who Sing The Blues—including Billie Holiday, Alberta Hunter, Trixie Smith, Rosetta Howard & the Harlem Hamfats, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Blue Lu Barker, Georgia White, Dinah Washington, Margie Day, Julia Lee, Miss LaVelle, Big Mama Thornton, Marie Adams, Little Esther, Big Maybelle, Ruth Brown, Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto, and Koko Taylor.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, August 12, 2006 [18047]


Billie Holiday: I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues

Alberta Hunter: Fine And Mellow

Trixie Smith: Jack I’m Mellow

Rosetta Howard & the Harlem Hamfats: If You’s A Viper

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: My Man And I

Rosetta Howard: Men Are Like Streetcars

Blue Lu Barker: Don’t You Get Me High

Georgia White: I’ll Keep Sittin’ On It

Dinah Washington: Blow Top Blues

Margie Day: Take Out Your False Teeth Daddy

Julia Lee: Don’t Save It Too Long

Julia Lee: Don’t Come Too Soon

Miss LaVelle: If I Could Be With You

Big Mama Thornton: They Call Me Big Mama

Marie Adams: I’m Gonna Latch On

Little Esther: Double Crossing Blues

Big Maybelle [Smith]: Foolin’ Blues

Ruth Brown: Teardrops In My Eyes

Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto: In The Basement

Koko Taylor: Wang Dang Doodle



Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at the University of Mississippi

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt


© 2006, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.