Blues & Roots 14: At My Front Door

Eisode 14 in our series of rebroadcasts of John Sinclair’s Blues & Roots how from WWOZ-FM in New Orleans from 1997 is an hour-long doo-wop program featuring classic recordings by The Drifters, The Clovers, The Flamingos, The “5” Royales, The Five Keys, Otis Williams & The Charms, The Turnbans, The Five Satins, The Nutmegs, The Pastels, The Moonglows, Lee Andrews & The Hearts, The El Dorados, Tony Allen & The Champs, and Arthur Lee Maye & The Crowns.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, November 16, 1997 [18188]


Little Walter: Juke with John Sinclair Intro

The Drifters: Whatcha Gonna Do

The Clovers: Nip Sip

The Flamingos: A Kiss From Your Lips

The “5” Royales: Think

The Five Keys: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Otis Williams & The Charms: Two Hearts

The Turnbans: When You Dance

The Five Satins: In The Still of the Night

The Nutmegs: Story Untold

The Pastels: Been So Long

The Moonglows: See Saw

Lee Andrews & The Hearts: Teardops

The l Dorados: At My Front Door

Tony Allen & The Champs: Nite Owl

The Chimes: Chop Chop

Arthur Lee Maye & The Crowns: Don’t You Know

The Flamingos: Would I Be Crying

The Drifters: Ruby Baby

The Clovers: Blue Velvet

Otis Williams & The Charms: Gum Drop

The Five Keys: Ling Ting Tong

Little Walter: Lights Out with John Sinclair Outro



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


© 1997, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation


Highway 61 Blues 33: U.S. Boogie

This week’s episode of Highway 61 with Scott Barretta features the music of Robert Nighthawk, his influences Tampa Red and Tommy Johnson, his contemporaries Big Joe Williams and John Lee Williamson, and his disciples B.B. King and Muddy Waters.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, January 19, 2008 [18187]


Robert Lee McCoy: Prowlin’ Nighthawk

Robert Lee McCoy: Friars Point Blues

Big Joe Williams: Rootin’ Groundhog

John Lee Williamson: Frigidaire Blues

Tampa Red: Black Angel Blues

Robert Nighthawk: Black Angel Blues

B.B. King: Sweet Black Angel

Tommy Johnson: Maggie Campbell Blues

Robert Nighthawk: Maggie Campbell Blues:

Muddy Waters: Meanest Woman

Tampa Red: Crying Won’t Help You

Robert Nighthawk: Crying Won’t Help You

B.B. King: Crying Won’t Help You

Robert Nighthawk: Blues Before Sunrise

Robert Nighthawk: Everything Gonna Be Alright

Robert Nighthawk: U.S. Boogie



Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amstredam

Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at the University of Mississippi

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt


© 2008, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.