Blues & Roots 19: Poison Ivy

Out of the Vintage Radio Vaults at Radio Free Amsterdam comes this special episode of Blues & Roots with John Sinclair from WWOZ-FM in New Orleans on January 16, 2000 with music by B.B. King, T-Bone Walker, Amos Milburn, Little Esther & the Johnny Otis Orchestra, Willie Mabon, Ruth Brown, Clyde McPhatter & the Drifters, Big Joe Turner, Ray Charles, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Elmore James, Buddy Guy, Albert King, Jimmy Reed, and Little Walter.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, January 16, 2000 [18258]


Little Walter: Juke with John Sinclair Intro

B.B. King: You Upsets Me Baby

T-Bone Walker: Mean Old World

T-Bone Walker: I Know Your Wig Is Gone

T-Bone Walker: They Call It Stormy Monday

T-Bone Walker: T-Bone Jumps Again

Amos Milburn: Chicken Shack Boogie

Little Esther with the Johnny Otis Shows: Deceiving Blues

Willie Mabon: Poison Ivy

Ruth Brown: Wild Wild Young Men

The Drifters: Money Honey

Big Joe Turner: Shake Rattle And Roll

Ray Charles: Mary Ann

Ray Charles: Lonely Avenue

Ray Charles: I Got A Woman

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Hot Little Mama

Elmore James: Dust My Broom

Buddy Guy: First Time I Met The Blues

Albert King: Let’s Have A Natural Ball

Jimy Reed: Can’t Stand To See You Go

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


© 2000, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation


Highway 61 Blues 38: Lightning Stomp

Highway 61 takes us to Texas with week with a program of music and commentary by the great Lightning Hopkins including an interview segment with Sam Charters and songs by Lightning Hopkins, Lightning & Thunder, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, and Big Joe Williams.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, May 3, 2008 [18257]


Lightning & Thunder: Katie Mae

Lightning Hopkins: Let Me Play with Your Poodle

Lightning Hopkins: Short Haired Woman

Lightning Hopkins Conversation with Sam Charters

Blind Lemon Jefferson: Bad Luck Blues

Lightning Hopkins: Fishing Clothes

Lightning Hopkins: Tim Moore’s Farm

Lightning Hopkins: Big Mama Jump

Lightning Hopkins: Zolo Go

Lightning Hopkins: Lightning Stomp

Lightning Hopkins: Don’t Think Because You’re Pretty

Lightning Hopkins: My Little Kewpie Doll

Lightning Hopkins with Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee & Big Joe Williams: Penitentiary Blues

Lightning Hopkins: John Glenn Said It

Lightning Hopkins: Mister Charlie

Lightning Hopkins: Lightning’s Boogie



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


© 2008, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.