Blues & Roots 31: You Got Me Dizzy

Episode 31 continues our celebration of Howling Wolf’s 89th birthday with several more Chess cuts, followed by selections from Otis Clay, Guitar Slim Jr., Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Jimmy Johnson, Lightning Hopkins, Mojo Buford, Jimmy Reed, and Little Walter.


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John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, June 13 > November 7, 1999 [18426]


Little Walter: Juke

Howling Wolf: You Gonna Wreck My Life

Howling Wolf: Who’s Been Talking

Howling Wolf: The Natchez Burning

Howling Wolf: Tell Me

Howling Wolf: Spoonful

Howling Wolf: Howling For My Darling

Howling Wolf: Back Door Man

Howling Wolf: Wang Dang Doodle

Otis Clay: This Time Around

Guitar Slim Jr.: I Feel So Bad

Magic Slim & The Teardrops: I Got A Crazy Crazy Woman

Jimmy Johnson: Can’t Go No Further

Lightning Hopkins: They Wonder Who I Am

Mojo Buford: Bird Nest On The Ground

Jimmy Reed: You Got Me Dizzy

Magic Slim & The Teardrops: Wake Me Up Early

Little Walter: Lights Out



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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 50: Twenty Minutes To Hell

This week’s episode of Highway 61 with Scott Barretta celebrates the music of Mississippi natives Joe & Charlie McCoy on their own and featured on recordings with Tommy Johnson, Alex Johnson, Ishman Bracey, Bo Carter, Memphis Minnie, and the Harlem Hamfats, plus versions of McCoy songs recorded by Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Lil Green, and Peggy Lee.


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Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, September 27, 2008 [18425]


Tommy Johnson: Cool Drink Of Water Blues

Alex Johnson with the McCoy Bros: Miss Meal Blues

Ishman Bracey with Joe McCoy: Brown Mama Blues

Bo Carter & Charlie McCoy: Corrine, Corrina

Bob Dylan: Corrine, Corrina

Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe McCoy: What’s The Matter With The Mill

Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe McCoy: When The Levee Breaks

Led Zeppelin: When The Levee Breaks

Hallelujah Joe McCoy: Twenty Minutes To Hell

Harlem Hamfats: Hallelujah Joe Ain’t Preachin’ No More

Harlem Hamfats: Pitch a Boogie Woogie

Harlem Hamfats: The Weed Smoker’s Dream

Lil Green: Why Don’t You Do RightPeggy Lee: Why Don’t You Do Right

Charlie & Joe McCoy: Let My Preaches Be



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.