Big City Blues Cruise 71: Make Me Know It

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 71 features music by Red Prysock, Roy Brown, Buddy Guy, Roy Milton & His Solid Senders, Bob Gaddy, Nappy Brown, Mr. Google Eyes, Brownie McGhee, Byron “Slick” Gibson & The Sliders, B.B. King, Percy Mayfield, Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson, T-Bone Walker, Big Joe Turner, H-Bomb Ferguson, and Little Walter.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

MAKE ME KNOW IT

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 71

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, August 1, 1982 [18557]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Roy Brown: Laughing But Crying

Buddy Guy: I Smell A Rat

Roy Milton & His Solid Senders: A Bird In The Hand

Bob Gaddy: Operator Operator

Roy Milton & His Solid Senders: Make Me Know It

Nappy Brown: The Lock On The Door

Mr. Google Eyes: Young Boy

Brownie McGhee: My Fault

Roy Brown: Mr. Hound Dog’s In Town

Bob Gaddy: I’ll Go My Way

Byron “Slick” Gibson & The Sliders: Honey Dew

B.B. King: Country Girl

Percy Mayfield: Bachelor Blues

Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson: Got To Have Money

T-Bone Walker: Cold Cold Feeling

Big Joe Turner: Chicken And The Hawk

H-Bomb Ferguson: Good Loving

Little Walter: Off The Wall

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, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 70: Confessing The Blues

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 70 features music by Red Prysock, Sonny Boy Williamson, Willie Johnson, Elmo Nixon & the Henry Haines Orchestra, the Jimmy Dawkins Band, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Frank “Honeyboy” Patt, B.B. King, Buddy & Ella Johnson, Doc Jones, Frankie Lee Sims, and Roy Brown.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

CONFESSING THE BLUES

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 70

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, August 1, 1982 [18543]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Sonny Boy Williamson: In My Younger Days

Willie Johnson: Here Comes My Baby

Elmo Nixon & the Henry Haines Orchestra: Forgive Me Baby

Jimmy Dawkins Band: All For Business

Jimmy Dawkins Band: Moon Man

Otis Rush: Homework

Buddy Guy: Outskirts Of Town

Frank “Honeyboy” Patt: Bloodstains On The Wall

B.B. King: Confessing The Blues

Buddy & Ella Johnson: I Don’t Want Nobody

Doc Jones: I’m Gonna Love And Be Loved

Frankie Lee Sims: Rhumba My Boogie

B.B. King: Sweet Sixteen

Roy Brown: Crazy Crazy Women

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, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 69: All Around The World

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 69 features music by Red Prysock, Chick Willis, Billy Boy Arnold, Little Milton, Amos Milburn, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Otis Rush, John Green, Slim Harpo, Aaron Neville, B.B. King, Fats Domino, Andre Williams, John Greer & The Rhythm Rockers, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Reed, and Fats Domino.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

ALL AROUND THE WORLD

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 69

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, May 9, 1982 [18529]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Chick Willis: Stoop Down Baby

Billy Boy Arnold: My Heart Is Crying

Little Milton: If Walls Could Talk

Red Prysock: Riffing With Red

Amos Milburn: Why Don’t You Do Right

Chuck Berry: I Got To Find My Baby

Little Richard: All Around The World

Otis Rush: I Can’t Quit You Baby

John Green: The Nightcrawler

Slim Harpo: Baby Scratch My Back

Aaron Neville: Waiting At The Station

B.B. King: Rock Me Baby

Fats Domino: I’m Ready

Andre Williams: Jail Bait

John Greer & The Rhythm Rockers : Come Back Maybellene

Little Richard: Heebie Jeebies

Red Prysock: Blow Your Horn

John Lee Hooker: Let’s Go Out Tonight

Otis Rush: My Baby’s A Good ’Un

Jimmy Reed: She Don’t Want Me No More

Fats Domino: Coquette

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, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

Big City Blues Cruise 68: Rock 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 68 features music by Red Prysock, Wynonie Harris, Gene Phillips & The Rhythm Rockers, Roy Brown, B.B. King, Elmore James, T-Bone Walker, The Blues Brothers, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and Ray Charles.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

ROCK ME BABY

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 68

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, March 14, 1982 [18515]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Wynonie Harris: All She Wants To Do Is Rock

Gene Phillips & The Rhythm Rockers: Rock Bottom Blues

Roy Brown: Beautician Blues

B.B. King: Sweet Sixteen

B.B. King: Three O’Clock In The Morning

B.B. King: Rock Me Baby

Martino D’Lorenzo: Tarzan Blues Nightmare

Elmore James: Dust My Blues

T-Bone Walker: Papa Ain’t Salty

Elmore James: Standing At The Crossroads

Red Prysock: Little Jamie

The Blues Brothers: Shotgun Blues

Bobby “Blue” Bland: It’s My Life Baby

Ray Charles: Outskirts Of Town

Wynonie Harris: Drinking Blues

Gene Phillips & The Rhythm Rockers: Big Legs

Wynonie Harris: Here Comes The Night

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, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 67: Big Ten Inch Record

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 67 features music by Red Prysock, Wynonie Harris, Bull Moose Jackson, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Frank “Cole Slaw” Culley, the Johnny Otis Show, Roomful of Blues, the Buddy Johnson Orchestra, Joe Houston, B.B. King, T-Bone Walker, Elmore James, Jimmy Witherspoon, and Roy Brown.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BIG TEN INCH RECORD

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 67

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, March 14, 1982 [18501]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Wynonie Harris: Loving Machine

Bull Moose Jackson: Big Ten Inch Record

Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson: Kidney Stew

Frank “Cole Slaw” Culley: Cole Slaw

Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson with the Johnny Otis Show: Clean Head Blues

Roomful of Blues: Two Bones And A Pick

Buddy Johnson Orchestra: Fine Brown Frame

Joe Houston: Time For The Blues

B.B. King: Sweet Little Angel

B.B. King: Baby Look At Me

B.B. King: Woke Up This Morning

T-Bone Walker: T-Bone Shuffle

Martino D’Lorenzo: Blues Nightmare

Elmore James: Dust My Broom

Wynonie Harris: Trembling

Jimmy Witherspoon: Failing By Degrees

Red Prysock: That’s The Groovy Thing

Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson: Person To Person

Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson: My Big Brass Bed Is Gone

Roy Brown: Good Rocking Man

Red Prysock: Theme Music

Wynonie Harris: All She Wants To Do Is Rock

 

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, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 66: Up The Line

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 66 features music by Red Prysock, Peter “Madcat” Ruth, Sunnyland Slim, Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Little Walter, J.B. Hutto & The New Hawks, Guitar Slim, Slim Harpo, and a couple of unidentified artists.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

UP THE LINE

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 66

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, circa 1991 [18487]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

[Unidentified Artist]: Hot Little Mama

[Unidentified Artist]: Do You Think That I Should Change

[Unidentified Artist]: [Instrumental]

Peter “Madcat” Ruth: St. James Infirmary

Sunnyland Slim: Up The Line

[Unidentified Artist]: [Instrumental]

[Unidentified Artist]: Can’t You Hear Me Crying

Sunnyland Slim: Golddigger Blues

Howling Wolf: Evil

Muddy Waters: Got My Mojo Working

Bo Diddley: I’m A Man

Little Walter: Blues With A Feeling

J.B. Hutto & The New Hawks:

Guitar Slim: I Done Got Over It

Guitar Slim: Something To Remember You By

Slim Harpo: Tip On In

Slim Harpo: Mailbox Blues

Slim Harpo: Ti Ni Ne Na Nu

 

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 65: Raunchy

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 65 features music by Red Prysock, Carl Perkins, Carl Mann, Bill Justis, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Bobby Fuuler Four, Little Milton, Chuck Berry, Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets, Johnny Winter, Elvis Presley, Bobby Lewis, Robert Lockwood Jr., and some unidentified artists near the end.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

RAUNCHY

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 65

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, circa 1991 [18473]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Carl Perkins: Honey Don’t

Carl Mann: Mona Lisa

Bill Justis: Raunchy

The Fabulous Thunderbirds: Running Shoes

Bobby Fuller Four: I Fought The Law

Little Milton: Penitentiary Blues

Chuck Berry: Talking About You

Chuck Berry: Come On

Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets: She Knocks Me Out

Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets: Howling For My Darling

Johnny Winter: My Time After Awhile

[Unidentified Artist]: I’m Crazy About That Thing

[Unidentified Artist]: You Got Me Chained

Elvis Presley: Tiger Man

Bobby Lewis: Yea, Yea, I Feel So Gay

Robert Lockwood Jr.: Selfish Ways

[Unidentified Selection]

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 64: I’m Coming Home

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 64 features music by Red Prysock, Albert Collins-Johnny Copeland-Robert Cray, Elmore James, A.C. Reed & Stevie Ray Vaughan, Barrence Whitfield & The Savages, and Muddy Waters.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

I’M COMING HOME

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 64

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, c. 1991 [18459]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

[Unidentified Artist]: Blues In My Heart

[Unidentified Artist]: Door To Door

Albert Collins-Johnny Copeland-Robert Cray: Albert’s Alley

Albert Collins-Johnny Copeland-Robert Cray: Black Jack

Elmore James: I’m Coming Home

Elmore James: Take Me Where You Go

Elmore James: [Unidentified Instrumental]

Elmore James: Who’s That Knocking At Your Door

Elmore James: It Hurts Me Too

Elmore James: The Twelve Year Old Boy

A.C. Reed & Stevie Ray Vaughan: I’m In The Wrong Business

A.C. Reed & Stevie Ray Vaughan: I Can’t Go On This Way

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages: Bread Box

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages: Dig Yourself

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages: Ow, Ow, Ow

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages: The Girl From Outer Space

Muddy Waters: Just To Make Love To You

 

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.