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.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 62: Looking At You

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 62 features music in honor of the recently departed Rob Tyner by Red Prysock, The Rationals, John Lee Hooker, the MC-5, and The Butler Twins, plus conversations with singer Scott Morgan and guitarist Jeff Grand.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

LOOKING AT YOU

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 62

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, February 1992 [18431]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Scott Morgan Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

The Rationals: Respect

John Lee Hooker: Boom Boom Boom

John Lee Hooker: Ain’t Got No Money

John Lee Hooker: Run Around

Scott Morgan Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

The MC-5: Looking At You

Scott Morgan Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

The Rationals: Leaving Here

Scott Morgan Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

Jeff Grand Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

The Butler Twins: Look Out Chicago

The MC-5: Rambling Rose

The MC-5: I Can Only Give You Everything

The MC-5: I Want You Right Now

 

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

 

© 1992, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 61: Wrap It Up

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 61 features music by Red Prysock, Dr. John, A.C. Reed, Otis Rush, Little Charlie & The Night Cats, Buddy Guy, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, B.B. King, Frankie Lee Sims, and Sam & Dave.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

WRAP IT UP

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 61

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, circa 1991 [18417]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Dr. John: Mess Around

Dr. John: Let The Good Times Roll

A.C. Reed: Please Come Home

Otis Rush: Crosscut Saw

Little Charlie & The Night Cats: Don’t Boss Me Baby

Little Charlie & The Night Cats: I’ll Be Down At Your Burial

Little Charlie & The Night Cats: I Feel So Sorry

Little Charlie & The Night Cats: You Got To Run Me Down

Buddy Guy: First Time I Met The Blues

Buddy Guy: Let Me Love You Baby

Buddy Guy: That’s No Lie

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Oh Babe

B.B. King: Down Now

Frankie Lee Sims: Don’t Take It Out On Me

Sam & Dave: Wrap It Up

Sam & Dave: You Don’t Know What You Mean To Me

Sam & Dave: A Small Portion Of Your Love

Sam & Dave: You Got Me Humming

 

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

 

© 1991, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 60: Tipping In

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 60 features music by Red Prysock, Professor Longhair, Elmore James, Slim Harpo, John Brim & His Gary Stompers, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and A.C. Reed.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

TIPPING IN

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 60

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, 1988 [18403]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Professor Longhair: Ball The Wall

Professor Longhair: Who’s Been Fooling You

Professor Longhair: Boogie Woogie

Professor Longhair: Longhair’s Blues Rhumba

Professor Longhair: Mardi Gras In New Orleans

Elmore James: Dust My Broom

Elmore James: Look On Yonder’s Wall

Elmore James: It Hurts Me Too

Slim Harpo: Raining In My Heart

Slim Harpo: Still Raining In My Heart

Slim Harpo: Late Last Night

Slim Harpo: Tipping In

John Brim & His Gary Stompers: Tough Times

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Hot Little Mama

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Those Lonely Lonely Nights

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Oh Babe

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: I’m Gonna Hit That Highway

The Fabulous Thunderbirds: Meet Me In The Bottom

The Fabulous Thunderbirds: You Ain’t Nothing But Fine

A.C. Reed: I’m In The Wrong Business

 

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

 

© 1991, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 59: Who Is This Guy

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 59 features a long segment with the Detroit poet and writer Jim Gustafson and tunes by Red Prysock, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Smith, Sonny Stitt, The Coasters, Dr. John, Jimi Hendrix, The Moonglows, Lester Williams, and Lonnie Brooks.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

WHO IS THIS GUY

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 59

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, 1991 [18389]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Jim Gustafson Conversation with Martino D’ Lorenzo

Muddy Waters: Hoochie Coochie Man

Jim Gustafson Conversation with Martino D’ Lorenzo

Jimmy Smith: Back At The Chicken Shack >

Jim Gustafson: What Do You Do

Jim Gustafson: Who Is This Guy

Jim Gustafson Conversation with Martino D’ Lorenzo

Sonny Stitt: [Instrumental] >

Jim Gustafson: The Story of My Life

Jim Gustafson Conversation with Martino D’ Lorenzo

Muddy Waters: I’m Ready

Jim Gustafson Conversation with Martino D’ Lorenzo

Sonny Stitt: [Instrumental] >

Jim Gustafson: The Map Is Not The Territory

The Coasters: Shopping For Clothes

Jim Gustafson Conversation with Martino D’ Lorenzo

Dr. John: Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya

Jimi Hendrix: Red House

The Moonglows: Ten Commandments Of Love

Lester Williams: I Can’t Lose With The Stuff I Use

Lonnie Brooks: Wound Up Tight

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

 

© 1991, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 58: Out On The Road

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 58 features music by Red Prysock, Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers, Howling Wolf, Jimmy Rogers, John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, Rickie Lee Jones, Ray Charles, Big Mama Thornton, and

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

OUT ON THE ROAD

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 58

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, circa 1991 [18375]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers: Gimme Back My Wig

Howling Wolf: Hidden Charms

Jimmy Rogers: That’s All Right

Jimmy Rogers: Going Away Baby

Jimmy Rogers: Out On The Road

John Lee Hooker: The Healer

John Lee Hooker & Bonnie Raitt: I’m In The Mood

Dr. John & Rickie Lee Jones: Making Whoopee

Ray Charles: Hit The Road Jack

Ray Charles: Georgia On My Mind

Ray Charles: Let’s Go Get Stoned

Big Mama Thornton: Early One Morning

Big Mama Thornton: Ball And Chain

Dr. John: Walk On Gilded Splinters

[Unidentified Artist]: The Ballad of Big Joe Phantom 309

 

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

 

© 1991, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 57: Reeling And Rocking

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 57 features music by Red Prysock, Dr. John, Rockin’ Dopsie, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Earl King, Percy Mayfield, Albert King, Clifton Chenier, Peter “Madcat” Ruth, The Blues Brothers, Elmore James, Chuck Berry, and Buddy Guy.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

REELING AND ROCKING

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 57

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, circa 1983 [18361]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Dr. John: Croaker Courtboullion

Rockin’ Dopsie: I’m Just A Country Boy

Rockin’ Dopsie: Let’s Do The Zydeco

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Those Lonely Lonely Nights

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Oh Ba-Ba-Baby

Earl King: Those Lonely Lonely Nights

Percy Mayfield: Vote For Me

Dr. John Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

Albert King: Pretty Woman

Clifton Chenier: Worried Life Blues

Peter “Madcat” Ruth: Scratch My Back

The Blues Brothers: Shotgun Blues

Martino D’Lorenzo: Blues Nightmare

Elmore James: Dust My Broom

Chuck Berry: Let It Rock

Chuck Berry: Reeling And Rocking

Buddy Guy: Red House

 

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.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 56: Tail Dragger

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 56 features music by Red Prysock, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Los Lobos, T-Bone Walker, Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Jimmy Witherspoon, Jimmy Rogers, Muddy Waters, Sunnyland Slim, Howling Wolf, Albert Collins, and a saxophonist I’m going to guess is A.C. Reed closing the show.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

TAIL DRAGGER

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 56

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, circa 1991 [18347]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Hot Little Mama

Fabulous Thunderbirds: Wrap It Up

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Those Lonely, Lonely Nights

Fabulous Thunderbirds: Down At Antoine’s

Los Lobos: It Don’t Work Baby

[Unidentified Artist]: Taking Care Of Business

T-Bone Walker: Two Bones And A Pick

Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode

B.B. King: Let Me Love You

Jimmy Witherspoon: Muddy Water

Jimmy Rogers: You The One

Jimmy Rogers: Money, Marbles And Chalk

Jimmy Rogers: Ludella

Muddy Waters: Hello Little Girl

Sunnyland Slim: Bessie May

Los Lobos: Will The Wolf Survive

Howling Wolf: Tail Dragger

Albert Collins: Frosty

A.C. Reed: [Instrumental]

 

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

 

© 1991, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.