Highway 61 Blues 39: Rocket 88

Episode 39 of Highway 61 with Scott Barretta investigates the music of Mississippi native Ike Turner & his Kings of Rhythm, featuring vocalists Jackie Brenston, Johnny O’Neal, Billy “The Kid” Emerson, Dennis Binder, Lonnie “The Cat” Cation, Billy Gales, The Gardenias, Clayton Love, Tommy Hodges, Betty Everett, and the great Otis Rush on a thrilling series of 78s and 45s from Sun, Modern, King, Federal, and Cobra Records.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

ROCKET 88

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 39

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, May 17, 2008 [18271]

 

Jackie Brenston with the Kings of Rhythm: Rocket 88

Johnny O’Neal with the Kings of Rhythm: Ugly Woman

Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm: Old Brother Jack

Billy “The Kid” Emerson with the Kings of Rhythm: The Woodchuck

Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm: Cuban Getaway

Dennis Binder with the Kings of Rhythm: Early Times

Lonnie “The Cat” Cation with the Kings of Rhythm: I Ain’t Drunk

Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm: Loosely

Billy Gales with the Kings of Rhythm: Just One More Time

Billy Gales with the Kings of Rhythm: Let’s Call It A Day

The Gardenias with the Kings of Rhythm: That’s Why I Love You

Jackie Brenston with the Kings of Rhythm: Much Later

Jackie Brenston with the Kings of Rhythm: Gonna Wait For My Chance

Clayton Love with the Kings of Rhythm: She Made My Blood Run Cold

Clayton Love with the Kings of Rhythm: The Big Question

Jackie Brenston with the Kings of Rhythm: You’ve Got To Lose

Tommy Hodges with the Kings of Rhythm: Matchbox

Tommy Hodges with the Kings of Rhythm: Get It Over Baby

Betty Everett: Tell Me Darling

Otis Rush: Keep On Loving Me Baby

Icky Renrut: Hi Ho

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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.

 

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