Blues & Roots 25: Bad Luck City

Episode 25 in our series of rebroadcasts of John Sinclair’s Blues & Roots program from WWOZ-FM in New Orleans around the turn of the century presents an hour of blues by Little Walter, Detroit Junior, Johnnie Bassett & The Blues Insurgents, E.C. Scott, Otis Clay, Frankie Lee, Tony Matthews, Big Bad Smitty, Doug Quattlebaum, Clara Daniel, R.L. Burnside, Otis Spann, and Prince Dixon.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, 1998 [18342]


Little Walter: Juke

Detroit Junior: Trouble In Mind

Johnnie Bassett & The Blues Insurgents: That’s Fair Play

E.C. Scott: If You’re A Good Woman

Otis Clay: That’s How it Is

Otis Clay: You Want Me To Do The Things You Won’t Do

Otis Clay: Help Me Get Over You

Frankie Lee: The Ladies And The Babies

Tony Matthews: I Really Got The Blues Today

Big Bad Smitty: Don’t Mess With My Wife

Doug Quattlebaum: If You’ve Ever Been Mistreated

Clara Daniel: Unwanted Child

R.L. Burnside: Bad Luck City

Otis Spann: Tin Pan Alley

Prince Dixon: There Is No Excuse

Little Walter: Lights Out



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 44: Shout The Boogie

Scott Barretta pulls out a pile of fantastic sides with Boogie in the title, including cuts by Big Joe Turner & Pete Johnson, the Snookum Russell Orchestra, Louis Jordan, Marilyn Scott, Mabel Scott, Memphis Minnie, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Little Esther & Mel Walker, the Johnny Otis Orchestra, Slim Gaillard, John Lee Hooker, Little Son Jackson, Carolina Slim (as Country Paul), Sticks McGhee, B.B. King, Amos Milburn, Lalo Guerrero, and the Harlem Hamfats.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, August 9, 2008 [18341]


Big Joe Turner & Pete Johnson: Wine-O Baby Boogie

Snookum Russell Orchestra: Juke Box Boogie Woogie Sheik

Louis Jordan: Barnyard Boogie

Marilyn Scott: Beer Bottle Boogie

Mabel Scott: Goodie Woogie

Memphis Minnie: Shout the Boogie

Jessie Mae Hemphill: All Night Boogie

Little Esther & Mel Walker: Cupid Boogie

Johnny Otis Orchestra: Wedding Boogie

Slim Gaillard: Sight-Seeing Boogie

John Lee Hooker: Too Much Boogie

Little Son Jackson: Talking Boogie

Carolina Slim (Country Paul): Sidewalk Boogie

Sticks McGhee: House Warming Boogie

B.B. King: B.B. Boogie

Amos Milburn: Sax Shack Boogie

Lalo Guerrero: Mary Boogie

Harlem Hamfats: We Gonna Pitch a Boogie Woogie

Slim Gaillard: Sighing Boogie



Radio Free Amsterdam & Detroit Life Radio

Hosted by Scott Barretta for

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.