Big City Blues Cruise 82: Blues For A Living

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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 82 features music by Red Prysock, Junior Parker, Sonny Boy Williamson, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang, Fenton Robinson, Left Hand Frank, B.B. King, Eddy Clearwater, and Muddy Waters.
 
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BLUES FOR A LIVING
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 82
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, November 7, 1982 [19037]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Junior Parker: That’s Alright
Sonny Boy Williamson: I Don’t Know
Sonny Boy Williamson: Decoration Day
Sonny Boy Williamson: Fattening Frogs For Snakes
Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang: Stoop Down Baby
Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang: Sitting On Top of the World
Fenton Robinson: Tell Me What’s The Reason
Left Hand Frank: Blues Won’t Let Me
B.B. King: Lucille
Eddy Clearwater: Blues For A Living
Muddy Waters: Hoochie Coochie Man
Muddy Waters: Long Distance Call
Muddy Waters: She’s Alright
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
Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam
 
© 1982, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.
 

Big City Blues Cruise 86: Witchcraft

 
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 86 features music by Red Prysock, The Spiders, The “5” Royales, The Five Satins, Albert King, B.B. King, Freddie King, James Brown, Dale Hawkins, Booker T & The MGs, Dr. Ross, Eddie “Cleanhead“ Vinson, John Lee Hooker, The Accents, The Glow-Tones, The Five Stars, The Coasters, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, and Lightning Hopkins.
 
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WITCHCRAFT
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 86
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, June 5, 1983 [19093]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
The Spiders: Witchcraft
The “5” Royales: Think
The Five Satins: The Jones Girl
Albert King: Let’s Have A Natural Ball
B.B. King: I’m Gonna Do What They Do To Me
Freddie King: Play It Cool
James Brown: Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag
Dale Hawkins: Suzie-Q
Booker T & The MGs: Green Onions
Dr. Ross: Boogie Disease No. 2
Eddie “Cleanhead: Vinson” Juicehead Baby
John Lee Hooker: Just Me And My Telephone
The Accents: Wiggle Wiggle
The Glow-Tones: Ping Pong
The Five Stars: Dead Wrong
The Coasters: The Shadow Knows
Freddie King: Hideaway
Buddy Guy: When My Left Eye Get To Jumping
Lightning Hopkins: Mr. Charlie
 
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, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.
 

Big City Blues Cruise 81: Hello Central

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 81 features music by Red Prysock, Wilbert Harrison, B.B. King, Lightning Hopkins, T-Bone Walker, Mac Rebennack, The Crows, James Cotton, The Cadillacs, and Lowell Fulson.

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LET’S WORK TOGETHER

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 81

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, December 5, 1982 [19023]

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Wilbert Harrison: Let’s Work Together

B.B. King: Respect Yourself

Lightning Hopkins: Hello Central

Lightning Hopkins: Mr. Charlie

T-Bone Walker: I’m In An Awful Mood

Mac Rebennack: Big Mac

The Crows: Call The Doctor

James Cotton: She Moves Me

The Cadillacs: Ding Dong Ding

Lowell Fulson: It Hurts Me Too

Mac Rebennack: The Nearness of You

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 80: Learning 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 80 features music by Red Prysock, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Choker Campbell, The Clovers, Faye Adams with the Joe Morris Orchestra, Jimmy Johnson, Carmen Taylor, The Coasters, The Cardinals, Eddie Taylor, The Isley Brothers, Billy Ward & The Dominos, Clyde McPhatter & Ruth Brown, and The Drifter.

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LEARNING THE BLUES

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 80

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, December 5, 1982 [19009]

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Muddy Waters: Young Fashioned Ways

Muddy Waters: Louisiana Blues

Little Walter: Aww Baby

Choker Campbell: Last Call For Whiskey

The Clovers: Hey Miss Fannie

Faye Adams with the Joe Morris Orchestra: Sweet Talk

Jimmy Johnson: Strange How I Miss You

Carmen Taylor: Ding Dong

The Coasters: Three Cool Cats

The Cardinals: Please Baby

Eddie Taylor: You Will Always Have A Home

Eddie Taylor: Do You Want Me To Cry

The Isley Brothers: Rocking McDonald

Billy Ward & The Dominos: Over The Rainbow

Billy Ward & The Dominos: Learning The Blues

Clyde McPhatter & Ruth Brown: I Got To Have You

Clyde McPhatter: Deep Sea Ball

The Drifters: Whatcha Gonna Do

The Drifters: Steamboat

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 79: Flying Saucer

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 79 features music by Red Prysock, Little Walter, J.B. Hutto, Elmore James, Big Walter Horton, Eddie Taylor, Professor Longhair, Howling Wolf: Little Red Rooster, James Brown, St. Louis Jimmy, Freddie King, and B.B. King.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FLYING SAUCER

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 79

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, October 3, 1982 [18669]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Little Walter: Just Your Fool

Little Walter: Flying Saucer

J.B. Hutto: Letter From My Baby

Elmore James: Talk To Me Baby

Elmore James: The Sky Is Crying

Elmore James: Something Inside of Me

Big Walter Horton: That Ain’t It

Eddie Taylor: Big Town Playboy

Professor Longhair: Tipitina

Howling Wolf: Love Me Darling

Howling Wolf: Built For Comfort

Howling Wolf: Little Red Rooster

Martino D’Lorenzo: Blues Nightmare

James Brown: Get On The Good Foot

St. Louis Jimmy: Going Down Slow

Freddie King: She Put The Whammy On Me

Freddie King: Nickel Plated

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

B.B. King: Darling, You Know I Love You

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 78:Dim The Lights

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 78 features music by Red Prysock, J.B. Hutto, Junior Parker, Big Tom Collins, Ivory Joe Hunter, Lonnie Brooks, B.B. King, Jimmy Guiffre, Howling Wolf, Little Milton, Otis Rush, Muddy Waters, and James Cotton.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

DIM THE LIGHTS

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 78

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, October 3, 1982 [18655]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

J.B. Hutto: Dim The Lights

Junior Parker: Pretty Baby

Big Tom Collins: A Real Good Feeling

Ivory Joe Hunter: Changing Blues

Lonnie Brooks: TV Mama

B.B. King: Downhearted

Lonnie Brooks: Mother Nature

Jimmy Guiffre: Big Boy

Howling Wolf: Tell Me What I’ve Done

Howling Wolf: Don’t Laugh At Me

Howling Wolf: You Can’t Be Beat

Little Milton: Worried Dreamer

Otis Rush: Three Times A Fool

Muddy Waters: I’m Ready

James Cotton: Oh Why

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 77: Strange Things

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 77 features music by Red Prysock, B.B. King, Freddie King, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Fenton Robinson, Elmore James, Howling Wolf, and Jimmy Reed.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

STRANGE THINGS

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 77

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, September 26, 1982 [18641]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

B.B. King: The Wrong Road

Freddie King: Freeway 75

B.B. King: Strange Things

Freddie King: She’s The Kind

Freddie King: High Rise

Bobby “Blue” Bland: You Got Me Where You Want Me

Fenton Robinson: Somebody Loan Me A Dime

Fenton Robinson: The Getaway

Martino D’Lorenzo: Blues Nightmare

Elmore James: Dust My Broom

Elmore James: Shake Your Moneymaker

Elmore James: My Bleeding Heart

B.B. King: So Excited

Howling Wolf: Tail Dragger

Howling Wolf: Tell Me

Jimmy Reed: Found Love

Red Prysock: Blow Red Blow

B.B. King: Why I Sing The Blues

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 76: Leaping On Lenox

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 76 features music by Red Prysock, Earl Hooker, Big Walter Horton, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Billy Wright, Magic Sam, James Cotton, Lightning Hopkins, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Robert Johnson, Albert Collins, Eddie Burns, and John Lee Hooker.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

LEAPING ON LENOX

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 76

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, September 26, 1982 [18627]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Earl Hooker: Blue Guitar

Big Walter Horton: Little Boy Blue

Earl Hooker: Is You Ever Seen A One-Eyed Woman Cry

Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis: Leaping On Lenox

Billy Wright: Every Evening

Magic Sam: I Need You So Bad

Magic Sam: San Jose

James Cotton: Rocket 88

Lightning Hopkins: My Starter Won’t Start

Mississippi Fred McDowell: I Don’t Need No Heater

Robert Johnson: Stop Breaking Down Blues

Albert Collins: Gimme My Blues

Eddie Burns: Don’t Even Try

John Lee Hooker: Boogie Chillen

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.