Big City Blues Cruise 28: Gangster Of Love

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 27 features music by Red Prysock, Freddie King, James Cotton, Otis Rush, Junior Wells, Nappy Brown, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Elmore Nixon, B.B. King, Martino D’Lorenzo, James Brown, H-Bomb Ferguson, Lafayette “Thing” Thomas, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Professor Longhair, Muddy Waters, Sonny Stitt, and one unidentified artist.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

GANGSTER OF LOVE

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 28

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, July 25, 1982 [BCBC-0028]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Freddie King: Play It Cool

James Cotton: Sweet Sixteen

Otis Rush: Three Times A Fool

Junior Wells: Come On In This House

Nappy Brown: I Have Had My Fun

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Gangster Of Love

Elmore Nixon: Elmore’s Blues

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

Martino D’Lorenzo: Blues Nightmare

James Brown: Superbad

H-Bomb Ferguson: Slowly Going Crazy

Lafayette “Thing” Thomas: Please Come Back To Me

Fabulous Thunderbirds: Let Me In

Professor Longhair: Bald Head

Muddy Waters: Rolling Stone

Sonny Stitt: Constellation

{Unidentified Artist]: Don’t You 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

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 1982, 2017 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 27: Orange Driver

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 28 features music by Red Prysock, Sonny Boy Williamson, Otis Rush, Eddie Burns, Red Prysock, Little Walter, Little Eddie Hurt & the Five Dollars. Lightning Hopkins, Jimmy Smith, Buddy Guy, Freddie King. H-Bomb Ferguson, The “5” Royales, Frankie Lee Sims, Little Junior Parker, Roy Milton & His Solid Senders, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, and Walter Hamilton.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
ORANGE DRIVER
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 27
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, February 14, 1982 [BCBC-0027]

Red Prysock: Jumbo
Sonny Boy Williamson: Your Imagination
Otis Rush: Sit Down Baby
Eddie Burns: Orange Driver
Red Prysock: Getting Frantic
Little Walter: It Ain’t Right
Little Eddie Hurt & the Five Dollars: How To Do The Bacon Fat
Lightning Hopkins: Glory Be
Jimmy Smith: Jumping The Blues
Buddy Guy: Sweet Little Angel
Freddie King: She Put The Whammy On Me
Freddie King: Some Other Day, Some Other Time
H-Bomb Ferguson: Good Loving
The “5” Royales: I Like It Like That
Frankie Lee Sims: What Will Lucy Do
Little Junior Parker: That’s All Right
Roy Milton & His Solid Senders: Hop Skip And Jump
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown: Depression Blues
Walter Hamilton: Sherry 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
Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 1982, 2017 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

Big City Blues Cruise 25: Gimme Me 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 26 features music by Red Prysock, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Lonnie Mack, Jerry Lee Lewis, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Ray Sharp, Ray Smith, The Impressions, The Orchids, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Albert Collins, Freddie King, Lou Rawls, and Buddy Guy & Junior Wells.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

GIMME BACK MY WIG

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 25

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, November 13, 1983 [BCBC-0025]

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Chuck Berry: Got To Find My Baby

Ray Charles: Sticks And Stones

Fats Domino: Blueberry Hill

Lonnie Mack: Memphis

Jerry Lee Lewis: Let The Good Times Roll

Ray Charles: Hallelujah, I Love Her So

Magic Slim & The Teardrops: Gimme Back My Wig

Howlin’ Wolf: Down In The Bottom

Muddy Waters: Mannish Boy

Ray Sharp: Linda Lou

Ray Smith: Rocking Little Angel

The Impressions: A Long Time Ago

The Orchids: Newlywed

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Three Hours Past Midnight

Albert Collins: Don’t Lose Your Cool

Freddie King: King-A-Ling

Lou Rawls: Tobacco Road

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells: A Man Of Many Words

Red Prysock: Jumbo

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Martino D’Lorenzo at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 1983, 2017 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

Big City Blues Cruise 26: 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 26 features music by Red Prysock, Jessie Hill, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Jimmy Rogers, Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers, Walter Brennan, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elmore James, The Flamingos, Joe Williams & The Count Basie Orchestra, The Rivingtons, Little Walter, and B.B. King.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

TALK TO ME BABY

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 26

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, November 13, 1983 [BCBC-0026]

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Jessie Hill: Ooh Poo Pah Doo

Fats Domino: Ain’t It A Shame

Professor Longhair: Mardi Gras In New Orleans

Magic Slim & The Teardrops: Rough Dried Woman

Jimmy Rogers: Blues Leave Me Alone

Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers: Coming Around The Mountain

Walter Brennan: Old Rivers

Buddy Guy: First Time I Met The Blues

Otis Rush: Three Times A Fool

Jerry Lee Lewis: High School Confidential

Elmore James: Talk To Me Baby

Elmore James: I Believe

The Flamingos: Golden Teardrops

Joe Williams & The Count Basie Orchestra: Just A Dream

Joe Williams & The Count Basie Orchestra: Cherry Red

The Rivingtons: Papa Ooh Mow Mow

Little Walter: Temperature

B.B. King: What Happened

Red Prysock: Jumbo

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Martino D’Lorenzo at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 1983, 2017 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

Big City Blues Cruise 24: Beatnik Beat

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 24 features guitarist Freddie King recorded live at the 1973 Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival by John Sinclair, special guest on this episode,

preceded by music from Red Prysock, Sil Austin with the Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra, the Cecil Young Quartet, Paul Gayten, Albert King, and Ray Charles.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BEATNIK BEAT

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 24

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, January 2, 1983 [BCBC-0024]

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Sil Austin with the Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra: Ping Pong

Cecil Young Quartet: Who Parked The Car

Paul Gayten: Beatnik Beat

Albert King: Breaking Up Somebody’s Home

Ray Charles: Sticks And Stones

Freddie King: Look On Yonder Wall

Freddie King: You Better Leave My Woman Alone

Freddie King: Ain’t Nobody’s Business

Freddie King: Sweet Home Chicago

Freddie King: Ain’t No Sunshine

Red Prysock: Jumbo

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Martino D’Lorenzo at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 1983, 2017 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

Big City Blues Cruise 23: Hideaway

 

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 23 features an entire program of music by the great Freddie King, including performances recorded live at the 1973 Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival by John Sinclair, special guest on this episode, plus three great cuts by B.B. King and Red Prysock with Martino’s opening theme.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

HIDEAWAY

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 23

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, January 2, 1983 [BCBC-0023]

Red Prysock: Jumbo with Martino D’Lorenzo Opening Comments

Freddie King: Look On Yonder Wall

Freddie King: Stumble

Freddie King: I Wonder Why

Freddie King: Stormy Monday

B.B. King: You Upsets Me Baby

B.B. King: Whole Lotta Loving

B.B. King: Did You Ever Love A Woman

Freddie King Stage Intro

Freddie King: Big Legged Woman

Freddie King: Look On Yonders Wall

Freddie King: Have You Ever Loved A Woman

Freddie King: That’ll Never Do

Freddie King: Hideaway

Freddie King: I’m Tore Down

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Martino D’Lorenzo at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 1983, 2017 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 22: Roadrunner

 

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 22 features music by Red Prysock, Little Esther & the Johnny Otis Show, Albert King, Chuck Willis, Professor Longhair, Booker T & The MGs, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Lightning Hopkins, Sam & Dave, Junior Walker & The All Stars, James Brown, Elmore James, The Impressions, and B.B. King.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
ROADRUNNER
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 22
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, August 21, 1983 [BCBC-0022]

[01] Opening Theme: Red Prysock: Jumbo
[02] Little Esther & the Johnny Otis Show: Deceiving Blues
[03] Albert King: Cadillac Assembly Line
[04] Chuck Willis: Caledonia
[05] Professor Longhair: Staggolee
[06] Booker T & The MGs: Green Onions
[07] Magic Slim & The Teardrops: Spider In My Stew
[08] Lightning Hopkins: Shine On Moon
[09] Sam & Dave: Hold On I’m Coming
[10] Junior Walker & The All Stars: I’m A Roadrunner > These Things
[11] James Brown: I Got The Feeling
[12] Elmore James: Dust My Broom
[13] Elmore James: Cry For Me Baby
[14] Elmore James: I Need You
[15] The Impressions: It’s Alright
[16] B.B. King: I Don’t Want You Cutting Off All Your Hair
[17] B.B. King: The Thrill Is Gone
[18] Closing Theme: Red Prysock: Jumbo

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced by Martino D’Lorenzo at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Sponsored by Hempshopper &Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam
© 1983, 2017 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

Big City Blues Cruise 18: No Noise

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 18 features music by Red Prysock, Freddie King, Danny & The Juniors, Wade Flemons, Bill Doggett, Chick Willis, Chris Kenner, The Edsels, B.B. King, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Slim Harpo, Junior Wells, Betty James, Muddy Waters, T.V. Slim, Little Walter, John Lee Hooker, Felix & Jarvis, Frankie Lee Sims, and The Medallions.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

NO NOISE

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 18

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, June 25, 1989 [BCBC-0018]

 

[01] Opening Theme: Red Prysock: Jumbo >

[02] Martino D’Lorenzo Opening Comments & ID

[03] Freddie King: Hideaway

[04] Danny & The Juniors: Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay

[05] Wade Flemons: My Baby Likes To Rock

[06] Bill Doggett: Honky Tonk > Martino D Comments

[07] Chick Willis: Stoop Down Baby

[08] Chris Kenner: No Noise

[09] The Edsels: Japanese Sandman > Martino D Comments

[10] B.B. King: Rock Me Baby

[11] Lightnin’ Hopkins: Automobile Blues

[12] Slim Harpo: Baby, Scratch My Back

[13] Martino D’Lorenzo Comments

[14] Junior Wells: Come On In This House

[15] Martino D’Lorenzo Comments

[16] Betty James: I’m A Little Mixed Up

[17] Muddy Waters: She’s 19 Years Old

[18] T.V. Slim: Flatfoot Sam

[19] Little Walter: Boom Boom

[20] John Lee Hooker: Leave My Wife Alone

[21] Martino D’Lorenzo Comments

[22] Felix & Jarvis: Clifford

[23] Frankie Lee Sims: Sold My Soul To The Devil

[24] Martino D’Lorenzo Comments over music

[25] The Medallions: Buick 59

[26] Closing Theme: Red Prysock: Jumbo >

[27] Martino D’Lorenzo Closing Comments, ID & Outro

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Martino D’Lorenzo at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 1989, 2017 Tino Gross. Used with permission.