Big City Blues Cruise 55: Scandalous Behavior

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 55 features guests Emmanuel Garza and Kenny Lang of the Detroit Blues Band and Steve Nardella plus music by Red Prysock, Bobby Charles, Percy Mayfield, Johnny Littlejohn, the Detroit Blues Band, Timbuk 3, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Li’l Ed & The Blues Imperials, Allen Ginsberg, John Sinclair, Lucille Spann, Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, and an unidentified artist near the end.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SCANDALOUS BEHAVIOR

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 55

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, circa 1991 [18333]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Bobby Charles: Why Can’t You

Steve Nardella Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

Percy Mayfield: My Baby’s Gone

Johnny Littlejohn: Bloody Tears

Emmanuel Garza & Kenny Lang Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

Detroit Blues Band: Scandalous Behavior

Timbuk 3: The Future’s So Bright

Fabulous Thunderbirds: Rich Woman

Li’l Ed & The Blues Imperials: Fine Young Thing

Allen Ginsberg: Prayer For john Sinclair

Otis Spann Dedication with John Sinclair-Muddy Waters-Lucille Spann

Muddy Waters: Burying Ground

Otis Spann: It Must’ve Been The Devil

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Hot Little Mama

[Unidentified Artist]: Wrap It Up

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Those Lonely Lonely Nights

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.

 

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Big City Blues Cruise 54: Go Downtown

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 54 features guests Emmanuel Garza & Kenny Lang of the Detroit Blues Band with selections from their new album plus music by Red Prysock, Mighty Joe Young, Z.Z. Top, Lightning Hopkins, The Urbations, and the Traveling Wilburys.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

GO DOWNTOWN

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 54

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, circa 1991 [18319]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Mighty Joe Young: Love Bone

Z.Z. Top: My Head’s In Mississippi

Lightning Hopkins: Baby Child

Emmanuel Garza & Kenny Lang Conversation with Martin Gross

Detroit Blues Band: She Knows It

Detroit Blues Band: Go Downtown

Detroit Blues Band: Luanne

Detroit Blues Band: Going Back To Memphis

Emmanuel Garza & Kenny Lang Conversation with Martin Gross

The Urbations: Can’t Judge A Book By Looking At The Cover

Lightning Hopkins: Going To Louisiana

Lightning Hopkins: I Got A Letter This Morning

Traveling Wilburys: Wilbury Twist

 

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.

 

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Big City Blues Cruise 53: Real Gone

Martino D’Lorenzo is playing the blues on 45s, 78s and LPs from behind the wheel of the Big City Blues Cruise bus with Steve Nardella riding shotgun this week at WEMU-FM in Ypsilanti MI circa 1991 and featuring music by Red Prysock, Bobby Lewis,

Elvis Presley, Little Richard, James Brown, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Ray Charles, Sam “The Man” Taylor, Larry Birdsong, Lloyd Price, The Drifters, Fats Domino, and Charlie Rich.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

REAL GONE

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 53

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, 1991 [18305]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Bobby Lewis: Feel So Gay

Elvis Presley: Any Place Is Paradise

Little Richard: Lonesome And Blue

James Brown: Blues For My Baby

Duke Ellington Orchestra: Jeep’s Blues

Ray Charles: Jumping In The Morning

Sam “The Man” Taylor: Real Gone

Red Prysock: Fingertips

Larry Birdsong: Every Night In The Week

Red Prysock: Zip

Lloyd Price: Just Because

The Drifters: Honey Bee

Fats Domino: I’m Ready

Charlie Rich: Mohair Sam

 

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.

 

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Big City Blues Cruise 52: Goofing Off

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 52 features Ann Arbor harmonica star Steve Nardella as guest deejay and music by Red Prysock, Lightning Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, Illinois Jacquet, the Gene Krupa Orchestra with Anita O’Day, Count Basie & His Orchestra with Jimmy Rushing, the Maxwell Davis Orchestra, Van “Piano Man” Walls, Memphis Slim, Buddy & Ella Johnson, James Brown, and John Nicholas & the Rhythm Rockers.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

GOOFING OFF

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 52

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, December 1983 [18291]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Lightning Hopkins: Leaving Blues

John Lee Hooker: When My First Wife Left Me

T-Bone Walker: Mean Old World

Illinois Jacquet: Goofing Off

Gene Krupa Orchestra with Anita O’Day: All Alone On The Shelf

Count Basie & His Orchestra with Jimmy Rushing: Money Is Honey

Maxwell Davis Orchestra; Hamp’s Boogie

Van “Piano Man” Walls: Going After Hours

Memphis Slim: Blue And Lonesome

Buddy & Ella Johnson: Don’t Fail Me Baby

James Brown: The Bells

John Nicholas & the Rhythm Rockers: Good Rocking Mama

Steve Nardella Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

 

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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Big City Blues Cruise 51: Long Distance Love

Martino D’Lorenzo is playing the blues from behind the wheel of the Big City Blues Cruise bus, spinning one of his classic modern radio programs from the 1980s originally aired on WEMU-FM in Ypsilanti MI featuring the recently released album by the Butler Twins on Blues Factory Records and several conversations with Clarence & Curtis Butler and Blues Factory head Steve Sanchez plus cuts from the album and a live performance in the WEMU studios by the Twins.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

LONG DISTANCE LOVE

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 51

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, November 1983 [18277]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Steve Sanchez Conversation re: The Butler Twins with Martino D’Lorenzo

The Butler Twins: Long Distance Love

Clarence & Curtis Butler Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

The Butler Twins: Oh Baby

Clarence & Curtis Butler Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

The Butler Twins: The Fat Man

Clarence & Curtis Butler Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

The Butler Twins: I’ve Got To Move Out of My Neighborhood

The Butler Twins: Juke

The Butler Twins: Take Me Back

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, 2017 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

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Big City Blues Cruise 50: Walk On Gilded Splinters

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 50 features a long interview with Dr. John, interspersed with selections by the Doctor, Robert Parker, and The Party Boys.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

WALK ON GILDED SPLINTERS

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 50

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, 1983 [18263]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Dr. John conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

Dr. John: Walk On Gilded Splinters

Dr. John conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

Robert Parker: All Night Long

Party Boys: We Got The Party Tonight

Dr. John conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

Dr. John: Black Night

Dr. John: Improvisation at WEMU

Dr. John: Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying

 

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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Big City Blues Cruise 49: Mr. Highway Man

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 49 features music by Red Prysock,

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

HIGHWAY MAN

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 49

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, 1983 [18249]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Link Wray: Rumble

Z.Z. Top: My Head’s In Mississippi

Howlin’ Wolf: Bluebird Blues

Howlin’ Wolf: Mr. Highway Man

Slim Harpo: I‘m A King Bee

{Unidentified Artist]: I’m Leaving You Baby

B.B. King: Everyday I Have The Blues >

B.B. King: Sweet Little Angel > It’s My Own Fault Baby

Eric Clapton: Crosscut Saw

Eric Clapton: Slow Down Linda

James Brown: Hot Pants

James Brown: Mother Popcorn

Clifton Chenier: In The Mood

Charlie Musselwhite: Back At The Chicken Shack

Guitar Slim: I Done Got Over It

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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Big City Blues Cruise 48: Come See About Me

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 48 features music by Red Prysock, B.B. King, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Booker T & The MGs, The Platters, Big Mama Thornton, James Brown, Chuck Berry, Robert Lockwood Jr., Stevie Ray Vaughn, and the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

COME SEE ABOUT ME

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 48

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, 1983 [18235]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

B.B. King: Rock Me Baby

Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels: Shake A Tail Feather

Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels: Come See About Me

Booker T & The MGs: Green Onions

The Platters: Only You

Big Mama Thornton: They Call Me Big Mama

Big Mama Thornton: Tarzan And The Signifying Monkey

James Brown: I Got The Feeling

James Brown: I Feel That Old Age Coming On

Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode

James Brown: Messing With The Blues

James Brown: Don’t Let It Happen To Me

Robert Lockwood Jr.: Blues And Trouble

B.B. King: Eyesight To The Blind

James Brown: I Found Someone

James Brown: I’ll Go Crazy

Stevie Ray Vaughn: Honey Bee

Jimi Hendrix Experience: 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.

 

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