Big City Blues Cruise 41: Big City 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 41 features music by Red Prysock, Frankie Lee Sims, Roscoe Gordon, Paul Perryman, B.B. King, Booker T & The MGs, The Robins, H-Bomb Ferguson, Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers, Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Fats Domino, Ernie K-Doe, and Albert Collins.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BIG CITY BLUES

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 41

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, October 30, 1983 [18137]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Frankie Lee Sims: What Would Lucy Do

Roscoe Gordon: No More Dogging

Paul Perryman: Just To Be Close To You

B.B. King: Nobody Loves Me But My Mother

B.B. King: Hold That Train

B.B. King: Sweet Sixteen

Booker T & The MGs: Green Onions

The Robins: Riot In Cell Block Number 9

H-Bomb Ferguson: Big City Blues

Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers: See Me In The Evening

Little Walter: Crazy Mixed Up World

Muddy Waters: The Same Thing

Fats Domino: What Will I Tell My Heart

Ernie K-Doe: Tain’t It The Truth > Mother-In-Law

Albert Collins: Meltdown

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 40: Talk To Me Baby

Martino D’Lorenzo is playing the Fall 1983 WEMU Fund Drive and featuring music by Red Prysock, James Brown, Elmore James, James Cotton, Little Walter, and Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

TALK TO ME BABY

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 40

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, October 9, 1983 [18123]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

James Brown: Cold Sweat

Elmore James: Mean Mistreating Mama

Elevator Music Interlude

James Cotton: Sweet Sixteen

Little Walter: I Got To Go

Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers: Talk To Me Baby

James Brown: Baby Don’t You Weep

Elmore James: Red Hot Mama

Elmore James: Dust My Broom

Elmore James: It Hurts Me Too

 

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 39: Blues Power

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 39 documents the Fall 1983 WEMU Fund Drive and features music by Red Prysock, Stevie Wonder, Albert King, Jackie Wilson, Roy Head, Bo Diddley, The Rivieras, Elmore James, The Yardbirds, Koko Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Peter Green with the John Mayall Blues Band, and James Brown.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BLUES POWER

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 39

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, October 9, 1983 [18109]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Stevie Wonder: Fingertips

Albert King: Blues Power

Jackie Wilson: Baby Work Out

Roy Head: Treat Her Right

Bo Diddley: Who Do You Love

Marvin Gaye Interview with Lorraine Alterman

The Rivieras: California Sun

Elmore James: Dust My Broom

The Yardbirds:

Koko Taylor: Wang Dang Doodle

Aretha Franklin: Rock Steady

Muddy Waters: Mannish Boy

Chuck Berry: Promised Land

Peter Green with the John Mayall Blues Band: The Stumble

Elmore James: Red Hot Mama

James Brown: Cold Sweat

 

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 38: Keep It Moving

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 38 features music by Red Prysock, Freddie King, Hank Ballard & The Midnighters, The Ink Spots, Elmore James, Chuck Berry, Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns, Sister Sarah Brown, Peter Green with the John Mayall Blues Band, John Nicholas, The Clovers, Ronnie Earl, The Platters, The Channels, Gene Ammons, and Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

KEEP IT MOVING

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 38

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, September 18, 1983 [18095]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Freddie King: High Rise

Hank Ballard & The Midnighters: The House With No Windows

The Ink Spots: Keep It Moving

Elmore James: Sunnyland Train

Elmore James: Stranger Blues

Elmore James: The Twelve Year Old Boy

Chuck Berry: Thirty Days

Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns: Just Having A Good Time

Sister Sarah Brown: As Long As I’m Moving

Peter Green with the John Mayall Blues Band: Dust My Blues

John Nicholas: I Wish Your Picture Was You

Elmore James: Mean Mistreating Mama

The Clovers: In The Middle Of The night

Ronnie Earl: Blues In D Natural

The Platters: Don’t Let Go

The Channels: Now You Know

Gene Ammons: Rock Roll

Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers: See Me In The Evening

Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers: You Can’t Sit Down

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 37: Rocket 88

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 37 features music by Red Prysock, Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Junior Wells, The Glow-Tones, Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks, The Honey Combs, Son Seals, Doctor Ross, The “5” Royales, Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers, Peter Green & the John Mayall Blues Band, Professor Longhair, Clifton Chenier, Little Richard, and John Lee Hooker.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

ROCKET 88

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 37

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, September 18, 1983 [18081]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Buddy Guy: Money (That’s What I Want)

James Cotton: Rocket 88

Junior Wells: Five Long Years

The Glow-Tones: The Girl I Love

Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks: Mary Lou

The Honey Combs: Op

Son Seals: I’m Not Tired

Doctor Ross: That’s All Right Now Mama

The “5” Royales: You’re Mine Forevermore

Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers: Roll Your Money Maker

Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers: Buster’s Boogie

Peter Green & the John Mayall Blues Band: The Stumble

Professor Longhair: Oh Well

Clifton Chenier: Squeeze Box Boogie

Little Richard: She’s Got It

John Lee Hooker: It’s My Own Fault

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 36: Gimme Back My Wig

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 36 features music by Red Prysock, Lightning Hopkins, Doctor Ross, T-Bone Walker, Gene Vincent, Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Taj Mahal, Junior Wells, Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers, LaVerne Baker, The Coasters, Fats Domino, Elmore James, Freddie King, and Buddy Guy.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

GIMME BACK MY WIG

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 36

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, September 11, 1983 [18067]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Lightning Hopkins: Mister Charlie

Doctor Ross: Rocking After Midnight

T-Bone Walker: Strolling With Bones

Gene Vincent: Lotta Lovin’

Chuck Berry: Rock And Roll Music

Muddy Waters: Louisiana Blues

Taj Mahal: She Caught The Katy and Left Me With A Mule To Ride

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: Rose Mary

Elmore James: Something Inside Of Me

Elmore James: Coming Home

Freddie King: The Stumble

Buddy Guy: First Time I Met 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

 

© 1983, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 35: Boogie Disease

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 35 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, Doctor Ross, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, John Lee Hooker, The Accents, The Glow Tones, The Five Stars, The Coasters, Buddy Guy, and Little Walter.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BOOGIE DISEASE

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 35

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, September 11, 1983 [18053]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

The Spiders: Witchcraft

The “5” Royales: Think

The Five Satins: That 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

Doctor Ross: Boogie Disease No. 2

Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson: Juice Head 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 Jumps

Little Walter: Roller Coaster

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 34: Come Over Here

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 34 features music by Red Prysock, James Brown, Clyde McPhatter, Lula Reed, Elmore James, Bill Doggett, The Surfaris, The “5” Royales—all from the July 3 program—and Bobby Charles, Ernie K-Doe, Johnny Adams, Fats Domino, Elmore James, The Robins, The Chords, The Drifters, Roger & The Gypsies, and Baby Boy Warren from the November 20 episode with special guest John Sinclair.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

COME OVER HERE

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 34

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, July 3 > November 20, 1983 [18039]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

James Brown: Come Over Here

Clyde McPhatter: Lover Please

Lula Reed: Going Back To Mexico

Elmore James: Standing At The Crossroads

Elmore James: Coming On Home

Elmore James: The Sky Is Crying

Bill Doggett: Blue Largo

The Surfaris: Wipe Out

James Brown: I Can’t Help It, I Just Do Do Do

The “5” Royales: I Need Your Loving

Bobby Charles: Put Your Arms Around Me

Ernie K-Doe: Hello My Lover

Johnny Adams: I Won’t Cry

Fats Domino: Where Did You Stay

Elmore James: I See My Baby

Elmore James: Dust My Broom

The Robins: Smoky Joe’s Cafe

The Chords: Sh-Boom

The Drifters: Money Honey

Roger & The Gypsies: Pass The Hatchet

Baby Boy Warren: Taxi Driver

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.