Big City Blues Cruise 95: Upside Your Head


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 95 features music by Red Prysock, Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra, The Moonglows, Buddy & Ella Johnson, Howling Wolf, The El Dorados, Fats Domino, The Chanceteers, Muddy Waters, The Cadillacs, Jimmy Reed, Percy Mayfield,
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
UPSIDE YOUR HEAD
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 95
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, April 25, 1982 [BCBC-0095]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra: Crazy About A Saxophone
The Moonglows: Lover Love Me
Buddy & Ella Johnson: Got To Go Upside Your Head
Howling Wolf: My Life
The El Dorados: What’s Bugging You Baby
Fats Domino: La La
The Chanceteers: Night Beat
Muddy Waters: Come Home Baby
The Cadillacs: Let Me Explain
Jimmy Reed: Found Love
Percy Mayfield: Double Dealing
The Drifters: Honey Bee
John Lee Hooker: Hobo Blues
Elmore James: Dust My Blues
Martino D’Lorenzo: Blues Nightmare
Elmore James: Standing At The Crossroads
Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode
Jerry Lee Lewis: Great Balls of Fire
Chuck Berry: Oh Carol
Chuck Berry: Sweet Little Sixteen
Carl Perkins: Honey Don’t
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
 
© 1982, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.
 

Big City Blues Cruise 94: Rip 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 94 features music by Red Prysock,
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
RIP IT UP
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 94
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, April 25, 1982 [19205]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Chuck Berry: School Day
Chuck Berry: Maybellene
Little Walter: Boom Boom Out Goes he Lights
Noble “Thin Man” Watts: The Big 2-4
The Moonglows: I’m Afraid he Masquerade Is Over
Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers: Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Little Richard: Rip It Up
The Jive Bombers: Bad Boy
John Lee Hooker: Solid Sender
Jerry Lee Lewis: High School Confidential
Red Prysock: [Unidentified Selection]
The “5” Royales: I Like It Like That
Jimmy Reed: Where Can You Be
Memphis Slim: The Comeback
Chuck Berry: The Promised Land
Howling Wolf: Going Back Home
Chuck Berry: The Things That I Used To Do
Elmore James: It Hurts Me Too
Muddy Waters: Good News
Elmore James: Elmore’s Contribution To Jazz
Red Prysock: [Unidentified Selection]
 
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
 
© 1982, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.
 

Big City Blues Cruise 93: Reconsider Baby


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 93 features music by Red Prysock, Baby Boy Warren, Lowell Fulson, Amos Milburn, The Clovers, The Moonglows, The Nite Caps, Professor Longhair, Papa Lightfoot, Roy Brown, Tony Allen & The Champs, Lee Andrews & The Hearts, The Royaltones, Little Walter, Roy Milton, and Little Esther Phillips & Little Willie Littlefield.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
RECONSIDER BABY
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 93
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, May 23, 1982 [19191]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Baby Boy Warren: Bad Lover Blues
Lowell Fulson: Reconsider Baby
Lowell Fulson: It’s Your Fault Baby
Amos Milburn: Ain’t Nothing Shaking
The Clovers: If I Could Be Loved By You
The Moonglows: In My Diary
The Nite Caps: Be My Girl
Professor Longhair: In The Wee Wee Hours
Papa Lightfoot: Wild Fire
Roy Brown: Ain’t No Rocking No More
Roy Brown: Long About Sundown
Red Prysock: Rock And Roll Party
Tony Allen & The Champs: Nite Owl
Lee Andrews & The Hearts: The Clock
The Royaltones: Crazy Love
Little Walter: Too Late
Roy Milton: Bye Bye Baby Blues
Little Esther & Little Willie Littlefield: Turn The Lamps Down Low
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
 
© 1982, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.
 

Big City Blues Cruise 92: Jump Man Jump


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 92 features music by Red Prysock, The Spaniels, The “5” Royales, The Chords, Junior Parker, Elmore James, Pfc. Cecil Gant, Mickey & Sylvia, Piano Red, Hal Paige & The Wailers, Howling Wolf, Lightning Hopkins, and Baby Boy Warrren.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
JUMP MAN JUMP
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 92
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, May 23, 1982 [19177]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
The Spaniels: Red Sails In The Sunset
The “5” Royales: I Wanna Thank You
The Chords: Little Maiden
Junior Parker: Pretty Baby
Elmore James: Every Day I Have The Blues
Junior Parker: That’s Alright
Pfc. Cecil Gant: Little Baby 
Mickey & Sylvia: No Good Lover
Piano Red: Jump Man Jump
Hal Paige & The Wailers: Don’t Have To Cry No More
Red Prysock: Red’s Blues
Howling Wolf: Tell Me What I Done
Lightning Hopkins: Gimme Back My Wig
Lightning Hopkins: Ain’t It Lonesome
Baby Boy Warrren: Hello Stranger
 
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
 
© 1982, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.
 

Big City Blues Cruise 91: Talk To Me Baby


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 91 features music by Red Prysock, The Dells, The Five Keys, The “5” Royales, Elmore James, The Ravens, Marvin & Johnny, and B.B. King.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
TALK TO ME BABY
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 91
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, May 30, 1982 [19163]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
The Dells: What You say Baby
The Five Keys: The Glory of Love
The “5” Royales: I Want To Love You Baby
Elmore James: Talk To Me Baby
Elmore James: Mean Mistreating Mama
Elmore James: Shake Your Moneymaker
Elmore James: Sunnyland Train
Elmore James: It Hurts Me Too
Elmore James: Anna Lee
Elmore James: I Believe
The Ravens: Old Man River
Marvin & Johnny: Cherry Pie
B.B. King: Medley
B.B. King: Worry Worry
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
 
© 1982, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.
 

Big City Blues Cruise 90: Good Bread Alley

 
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 90 features music by Red Prysock, Howling Wolf: Love Me Darling
Guitar Slim, Howling Wolf, The Harptones, The Cleftones, The Clovers, Buster Brown, Sticks McGhee, Gene Phillips & the Rhythm Rockers, Marvin & Johnny, B.B. King, Professor Longhair, Eddie Taylor, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, The Five Echoes, Lightning Hopkins, Howling Wolf, and Elmore James.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
GOOD BREAD ALLEY
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 90
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, May 30, 1982 [19149]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Howling Wolf: Love Me Darling
Guitar Slim: Something To Remember You By
Howling Wolf: My Country Sugar Mama
The Harptones: My Memories Of You
The Cleftones: Nikki Hokey
The Clovers, Love Love Love
Buster Brown: Fannie Mae
Sticks McGhee: Drink Wine Spo-De-O-Dee
Gene Phillips & the Rhythm Rockers: Big Legs
Marvin & Johnny: Tick Tock
B.B. King: You’re Gonna Miss Me
Professor Longhair: Big Chief
Eddie Taylor: Do You Want Me To Cry
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson: Good Bread Alley
The Five Echoes: I’m In A Lonely Lonely Mood
The Five Echoes: That’s My Baby
Lightning Hopkins: Lonesome Dog   
Howling Wolf: Going Back Home
Elmore James: Look On Yonder Wall
B.B. King: How Blue Can You Get
B.B. King: You Upsets Me Baby
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
 
© 1982, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.
 

Big City Blues Cruise 89: Rocking After Midnight

 
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 889features music by Red Prysock, Dr. Ross, T-Bone Walker, Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps, Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Taj Mahal, Junior Wells, Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers, LaVerne Baker, The Coasters, Fats Domino, Elmore James, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, and B.B. KIng.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
ROCKING AFTER MIDNIGHT
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 89
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, June 13, 1982 [19135]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Dr. Ross: Rocking After Midnight
T-Bone Walker: Strolling With Bones
Gene Vincent & the Ble Caps: Whole Lotta Loving
Chuck Berry: Rock And Roll Music
Muddy Waters: Louisiana Blues
Taj Mahal: She Caught The Katy
Junior Wells: You Got To Love Her With A Feeling
Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers: Gimme Back My Wig
LaVerne Baker: Love Me Right
The Coasters: Sorry But I’m Gonna Have To Pass
Fats Domino: Rosemary
Elmore James: Something Inside of Me
Elmore James: Coming Home
Freddie King; The Stumble
Buddy Guy: First Time I Met The Blues
B.B. KIng: The Thrill Is Gone
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
 
© 1982, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.
 

Big City Blues Cruise 88: Keep A-Knocking


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 88 features music by Red Prysock, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howling Wolf, B.B. King, Otis Rush, Bo Diddley, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Elmore James, The Jacks, James Brown, Ruth Brown, Little Richard, and Koko Taylor.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
KEEP A KNOCKING
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 88
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, June 13, 1982 [19121]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Sonny Boy Williamson: In My Younger Days
Howling Wolf: You can’t Be Beat
B.B. King: Strange Things
Otis Rush: Three Times A Fool
Bo Diddley: Diddley Daddy
Bo Diddley: I’m Bad
Bo Diddley: She’s Fine, She’s Mine
Bo Diddley: Pretty Thing
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson: Ashes On My Pillow
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson: Kidney Stew
Elmore James: Coming Home
Elmore James: Cry For Me Baby
The Jacks: Why Don’t You Write Me
James Brown: Please Please Please
Ruth Brown: Five Ten Fifteen Hours
Little Richard: Keep A Knocking
Koko Taylor: Trying To Make A Living
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
 
© 1982, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.