Blues & Roots 21: Tra La La

Episode 21 was recorded at WWOZ-FM, New Orleans on August 29, 1999 on John Sinclair’s Blues & Roots show and augmented with selections added in Amsterdam in 2010, with music from Tommy Ridgley, Alberta Adams, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Church Street, Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns, Bobby Marchan, Earl King, Joe & Ann, and Alvin “Red” Tyler.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, August 29, 1999 [18286]


Little Walter: Juke with John Sinclair Intro

Tommy Ridgley: Ooh Lawdy My Baby

Alberta Adams: Hello Little Boy

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown: Hootie Blues

Tommy Ridgley: Junie Mae

Tommy Ridgley: Looped

Tommy Ridgley: Shrewsbury Blues

Tommy Ridgley: Tra La La

Tommy Ridgley: Boogie Woogie Mama

Tommy Ridgley: Heartbreak

Alberta Adams: Blue Mood

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown: Gate Swings Again

Church Street: I Believe

Conversation with Leo Sachs

Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns: High Blood Pressure

Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns: Rocking Behind The Iron Curtain

Earl King: Those Lonely Lonely Nights

Joe & Ann: Gee Baby

Alvin “Red” Tyler: Peanut Vendor



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


© 1999, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation


Highway 61 Blues 40: Shake ‘Em On Down

Scott Barretta is featuring music this week from North Mississippi Hill Country blues artists, with Mississippi Fred McDowell, R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough & the Soul Blues Boys, David Kimbrough, Duane Burnside, Sharde Thomas & the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band, Afrissippi, T-Model Ford, Robert “Wolfman” Balfour, Kenny Brown, Alvin “Youngblood” Hart, and Bobby Rush—much of it recorded at the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic at Potts Camp outside of Oxford, Mississippi.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, June 30, 2008 [18285]


Mississippi Fred McDowell: Shake ’Em On Down

R.L. Burnside: Old Black Mattie

Junior Kimbrough & the Soul Blues Boys: Stay All Night

David Kimbrough: All Night Long

Duane Burnside: Outskirts of Town

Sharde Thomas & the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band: Shimmy

Afrissippi: Songa

T-Model Ford: I Love You Babe

Robert “Wolfman” Balfour: Bad Luck

Kenny Brown: You Don’t Know My Mind

Alvin “Youngblood” Hart: In My Time of Dying

Bobby Rush: Get Back

T-Model Ford: Mojo Working



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.