Big City Blues Cruise 63: Sugar Too

Martino D’Lorenzo is playing the blues on 45s, 78s and LPs from behind the wheel of the Big City Blues Cruise bus, spinning his classic modern radio programs from the 1980s and 1990s originally aired on WEMU-FM in Ypsilanti MI and now heard every Saturday on Radio Free Amsterdam. Episode 63 features music by Red Prysock, Katie Webster, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, Elmore James, and some Christmas selections by Charles Brown and a pair of unidentified artists.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SUGAR TOO

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 63

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, c. December 1983 [18445]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Katie Webster: Stood Up Again

Katie Webster: The Time Has Come

Katie Webster: Piano Boogie

Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Born In Chicago

Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Shake Your Moneymaker

Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Mellow Down Easy

Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Good Love Gone Bad

Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Mystery Train

Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Look On Yonder Wall

Charles Brown: Merry Christmas Baby

[Unidentified Artist]: Christmas The Whole Year Through

[Unidentified Artist]: Santa’s Messing With The KId

Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson: Doing The Sugar Too

Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson: Flipping And Flopping

Elmore James: Catfish Blues

Elmore James: Mean Mistreating Mama

Elmore James: Make A Little Love With Me

Red Prysock: Jumbo

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Martin Gross at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 1983, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

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Soul Lucille Show 157: Across 110th Street

Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk and a guest spot by John Sinclair with tunes by Etta James, Rufus Thomas, Lee Dorsey, Marlena Shaw, Bobby Womack, The Vashonettes, The Spinners, Vee Jay, Joe Tex, Wilson Pickett, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, The Marvellettes, Diana Ross & The Supremes, the Ohio Players, The Emotions, Clarence Reid, Isaac Hayes, Chairmen Of The Board, Brother To Brother, and Eugene McDaniels.

 

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ACROSS 110TH STREET

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 157

Lucille DJ, controradio-fm, Florence, Italy, August 7, 2018 [18444]

 

Etta James: Tell Mama

Rufus Thomas: Memphis Train

Lee Dorsey: A Lover Was Born

Marlena Shaw: Easy Evil

Bobby Womack: Across 110th Street

The Vashonettes: A Mighty Good Lover

The Spinners: Bad, Bad Weather (Till You Come Home)

Vee Jay: Don’t Rain On My Parade

Joe Tex: I’m A Man

Wilson Pickett: Soft Soul Boogie Woogie

Jr. Walker & The All Stars: Shotgun

The Marvellettes: Please Mr. Postman

Diana Ross & The Supremes: Where Did Our Love Go

Ohio Players: Who’d She Coo

The Emotions: Blind Alley

Clarence Reid: Shop Around

Isaac Hayes: Theme From Shaft

Chairmen Of The Boar: Finders Keepers

Brother To Brother: Let Your Mind Be Free

Eugene McDaniels: The Lord Is Back

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Lucille DJ for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Lucille DJ at controradio-fm, Firenze

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Lucille Mancini. Used with permission.

 

 

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Sounds of Blue 153: Sunny Side Of Heaven

Bob Putignano is playing music in Episode 153 by Fleetwood Mac, The Derek Trucks Band, Grant Green, and Dennis Coffey.

 

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SUNNY SIDE OF HEAVEN

SOUNDS OF BLUE 153

Bob Putignano, Sounds of Blue Studio, New York, April 16, 2018 [18444]

 

Twilight Zone Theme

Fleetwood Mac: Sunny Side Of Heaven

The Derek Trucks Band: I Wish I Knew

Grant Green: Now Is the Time

Dennis Coffey: Billie’s Bounce

Grant Green: How Insensitive

Dennis Coffey: Eleanor Rigby

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Bob Putignano for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Bob Putignano at Sounds of Blue Studio, New York

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Robert Putignano. Used with permission.

 

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Beyond The Groove Yard 241: The Song Is You

George Klein presents guitarist Grant Green with various pianists including Sonny Clark, McCoy Tyner, Duke Pearson, Herbie Hancock, and Wynton Kelly, as well as in a trio without a pianist.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

THE SONG IS YOU

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 241

George Klein, Groove Yard Studio, Ypsilanti, June 17, 2018 [GKBG-0241]

 

Grant Green: The Song is You

Grant Green: Matador

Grant Green: Django

Grant Green: Green With Envy

Grant Green: Go Down Moses

Grant Green: Nancy With the Laughing Face

Hank Mobley: The Best Things in Life are Free

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by George Klein for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by George Klein in Ypsilanti MI

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 George Klein. Used with permission.

 

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Mood Indigo 93: Amsterdam After Dark

Leslie Keros is playing music in Episode 93 by Shirley Scott & Stanley Turrentine, The Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Project, Reeds And Deeds, Shirley Scott, Ray Charles, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Watson, Barry Harris, and Gregory Porter.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

AMSTERDAM AFTER DARK

MOOD INDIGO 93

Leslie Keros, WDCB-FM, Chicago, May 10, 2017 [18441]

 

Shirley Scott & Stanley Turrentine: Trouble No. 2

The Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Project: Guajira Dubois

Reeds and Deeds: Amsterdam After Dark

Shirley Scott: Messie Bessie

Ray Charles: Black Jack

Wayne Shorter: The Chess Players

Bobby Watson: The Jockey (for Isaac Murphy)

Barry Harris: My Heart Stood Still

Gregory Porter: Mother’s Song

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Leslie Keros for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Leslie Keros for WDCB-FM, Chicago

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Leslie Keros. Used with permission.

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Blues & Roots 32: Soul Fixing Man

Episode 32 in our series of rebroadcasts of John Sinclair’s Blues & Roots show from WWOZ-FM in New Orleans in the first months of the 21st century features live music by Muddy Waters and cuts from Lightning Hopkins, Lightning Slim, Junior Kimbrough & The Soul Blues Boys, Henry Gray & The Cats, Jimmy “T-99” Nelson, Little Milton, and Luther Allison.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SOUL FIXING MAN

BLUES & ROOTS 32

John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, April 22, 2000 [18440]

 

Little Walter: Juke

Muddy Waters: Honey Bee

Muddy Waters: Hoochie Coochie Man

Muddy Waters: Walking Through The Park

Muddy Waters: Just To Be With You

Lightning Hopkins: Late In he Evening

Lightning Slim: Somebody Knocking

Junior Kimbrough & The Soul Blues Boys: I Feel Good Little Girl

Henry Gray & The Cats: Worried Life Blues

Jimmy “T-99” Nelson: House of the Blues

Little Milton: Mother Earth

Luther Allison: Soul Fixing Man

Luther Allison: Cherry Red Wine

Little Walter: Lights Out

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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

 

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Highway 61 Blues 51: The Dirty Dozens

Scott Barretta investigates the roots of rap music in this week’s episode of Highway 61, featuring early statements by Frankie ”Half-Pint” Jaxon, Memphis Minnie, Speckled Red, Jimmie Davis, Luke Jordan, Willie Walker, Dan Pickett, Blind Willie McTell, Georgia Tom Dorsey & Kansas City Kitty, The Hokum Boys, Dirty Red, Leroy Carr, Harmonica Frank Floyd, Willie Nix, Katie Webster & Ashton Conroy, Little Caesar, Big Jay McNeely, Richard Berry, and Slim Gaillard.

 

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THE DIRTY DOZENS

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 51

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, October 4, 2008 [18439]

 

Frankie ”Half-Pint” Jaxon: Jive Man Blues

Memphis Minnie: Frankie Jean

Speckled Red: The Dirty Dozens

Jimmie Davis: She’s A Hum-Dum-Dinger

Luke Jordan: Cocaine Blues

Willie Walker: South Carolina Rag

Dan Pickett: Number Writer

Blind Willie McTell: A Married Man’s A Fool

Blind Willie McTell: A To Z Blues

Georgia Tom Dorsey & Kansas City Kitty: How Can You Have The Blues

The Hokum Boys: Terrible Operation Blues

Dirty Red: Dirty Mother Forya

Leroy Carr: Papa’s On The House Top

Harmonica Frank Floyd: Swamp Root

Willie Nix: Just Can’t Stay

Katie Webster & Ashton Conroy: Baby Baby

Little Caesar: You Can’t Bring Me Down

Big Jay McNeely: Road House Boogie

Richard Berry: The Big Break

Slim Gaillard: Crap Shooter’s Jive

 

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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Red Rooster Lounge 316: Bumble Bee

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Red’s Blues, Buddy Guy, Marcia Ball, Tom Hambridge, Bob Corritore & Friends, Russ Green, Cyrille Neville, Steve Howell & The Mighty Men, Billy Price, Dion, Joe Louis Walker, Lucky Peterson, and Bee Houston.

 

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BUMBLE BEE

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 316

Cary Wolfson, Red Rooster Radio Network, June 25, 2018 [18438]

 

Harlem Nocturne Theme

Red’s Blues: Aint That Loving You Baby

Buddy Guy: Ooh Daddy

Marcia Ball: I Got To Find Somebody

Tom Hambridge: Bluz Crazy

Bob Corritore & Friends: Laundromat Blues

Russ Green: First Thing Smoking

Cyrille Neville: New Orleans Cooking

Steve Howell & The Mighty Men: Blues In The Bottle

Billy Price: Never Be Fooled Again

Dion: Walking Blues

Joe Louis Walker: You’re Just About To Lose Your Clown

Lucky Peterson: Pouring Money On A Drowning Love Affair

Bee Houston: Bumble Bee

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Cary Wolfson for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Cary Wolfson at Red Rooster Studios [#1686]

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Cary Wolfson. Used with permission.

 

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