Blues & Roots 77: Orange Driver


Episode 77 features great music by Little Walter, Brother Tyrone & The Mindbenders, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Luther Allison, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Elmore James, Big Bill Morganfield, Jimmy Lee Robinson & the Ice Cream Men, Andre Williams, Eddie Burns, Bettye LaVette, Willie D. Warren, and Harmonca Shah.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
ORANGE DRIVER
BLUES & ROOTS 77
John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, April 2001 [19311]
        
Little Walter: Juke
Brother Tyrone & The Mindbenders: Hungry For Your Love
Bobby Blue Bland: I’ll Take Care Of You
Luther Allison: Now You Got It
Magic Slim & The Teardrops: Kep To Your Door
Elmore James: Standing At The Crossroads
Big Bill Morganfield: Rambling Mind
Jimmy Lee Robinson & the Ice Cream Men: Lonely Traveler
Andre Williams: Jiving Around
Eddie Burns: Orange Driver
Bettye LaVette: Right In The Middle
Willie D. Warren: What Goes On In The Dark
Harmonca Shah: Do You Remember
Little Walter: Lights Out
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Leni & Sunnny Sinclair
 
© 2001, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

Blues & Roots 76: Mean Disposition


John Sinclair is playing music on WWOZ from 2001 in Episode 76 with sides by Little Walter, Muddy Waters’ first three singles for Aristocrat Records, Honeyboy Edwards on Folkways Records, The Five Blind Boys, John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars, Liz McComb, King Ernest, and Olu Dara.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
MEAN DISPOSITION
BLUES & ROOTS 76
John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, April 1, 2001 [19339]

Little Walter: Juke
Muddy Waters: Gypsy Woman
Muddy Waters: Anna Mae
Muddy Waters: Good Looking Woman
Muddy Waters: Mean Disposition
Muddy Waters: I Can’t Be Satisfied
Muddy Waters: I Feel Like Going Home
Honeyboy Edwards: Catfish Blues
Honeyboy Edwards: Pony Blues
The Five Blind Boys: No More
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Sunnyland Train
Liz McComb: You Can’t Hurry God
King Ernest: Suffer And Stay
Olu Dara: Herb Man
Little Walter: Lights Out
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Leni & Sunnny Sinclair
 
© 2001, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

Blues & Roots 75: Somebody Have Mercy


Episode 75 has great blues music from Little Walter, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Big Bill Morganfield, Eddie Taylor, Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, Eddy Clearwater, Jimmy D. Lane, Larry McCray, Harmonica Shah, The Griswold Brothers, and Joe Weaver.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
SOMEBODY HAVE MERCY
BLUES & ROOTS 75
John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, 2001 [19325]
        
Little Walter: Juke
Magic Slim & The Teardrops: What’s Wrong
Big Bill Morganfiueld: Strong Man Holler
Eddie Taylor: Bad Boy Long Way From Home
Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson: Somebody Have Mercy
Eddy Clearwater: You Better Find Yourself
Jimmy D. Lane: Oh What A Feeling
Larry McCray: That’s How Strong
Larry McCray: You Don’t Know
Harmonica Shah: Don’t Kick Me To The Curb
The Griswold Brothers: Please Don’t Blow My Mind
Joe Weaver: All I Do Is Cry
Little Walter: Lights Out
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Leni & Sunnny Sinclair
Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam
 
© 2001, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation

Blues & Roots 74: Turn Around

 
Episode 74 features recent releases (or re-releases) by John & Grace Brim, Junior Wells & Earl Hooker, Ann Cole, and Howling Wolf, a then-forthcoming release by John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars, and a long segment of a Frantic Ernie Durham program from WBBC in Flint, Michigan from November 1958 (courtesy of Nick Spitzer) with tunes by Jimmy Reed, Chuck Berry, Bill Doggett, Jackie Wilson, Texas Red & The Contours, Peggy Lee, Thurston Harris, Ivory Joe Hunter, The Spaniels, and Dale Hawkins.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
TURN AROUND
BLUES & ROOTS 74
John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, circa 1998 [19311]
        
Little Walter: Juke
John & Grace Brim: Hatd Pill To Swallow
Junior Wells & Earl Hooker: Galloping Horses And A Lazy Mule
Ann Cole: Got My Mojo Working
Howling Wolf: Smokestack Lightning
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: The Wolf Is At Your Door
Frantic Ernie Durham: Intro & Theme Song
Jimmy Reed: Down In Virginia
Chuck Berry: Vacation Time
Bill Doggett: [Unidentified Selection]
Jackie Wilson: I’m Wandering
Texas Red & The Contours: Turn Around
Peggy Lee: Fever
Thurston Harris: Over And Over
Ivory Joe Hunter: Yes I Want You
The Spaniels: Here’s Why I Love You
Dale Hawkins: Cross Ties
Frantic Ernie Durham: Outro & Theme Music
Little Walter: Lights Out
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Leni & Sunnny Sinclair
 
© 1998, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

Blues & Roots 73: I See The Light


Episode 73 has music by Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Harmonica Shah, Detroit Slim & City Heat, Eddie Burns, Little George Seuref, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, B.B. King, and Jan James & Craig Calvert.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
I SEE THE LIGHT
BLUES & ROOTS 73
John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, January 19, 2003 [19297]
        
Little Walter: Juke
Little Sonny: The Creeper
Sonny Boy Williamson: The Key (To Your Door)
Sonny Boy Williamson: Checking Up On My Baby
Sonny Boy Williamson: Help Me
Sonny Boy Williamson: Stop Right Now
Sonny Boy Williamson: Bring It On Home
Harmonica Shah: I Get More On The Street
Detroit Slim & City Heat: Kitch Kotch Forum
Eddie Burns: Papa Likes To Boogie
Little George Seuref: Papers
Magic Slim & The Teardrops: See You In The Evening
B.B. King: Worry, Worry, Worry
Jan James & Craig Calvert: I Did What I Did
Detroit Slim & City Heat: My Baby Lives In Detroit
Little Walter: Lights Out
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Leni & Sunnny Sinclair
 
© 2003, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 
 
 

Blues & Roots 72: Repo Man


Episode 72 features several artists I’ve been unable to identify playing great songs and accompanied by John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars, Brother Tyrone & The Mindbenders, Joe Weaver, Harmonica Shah, and Alberta Adams.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
REPO MAN
BLUES & ROOTS 72
John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, 2001 [19283]
        
Little Walter: Juke
[Unidentified Artist]: You Hurt Me So Bad
[Unidentified Artist]: Going Down to The Juke Joint
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: We Just Change The Beat
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Sunnyland Train
Brother Tyrone & The Mindbenders: My Love Is Real
[Unidentified Artist]: Easy Street
Joe Weaver: Looka Here Pretty Baby
Harmonica Shah: Repo Man
Alberta Adams: I Cried My Last Tear
[Unidentified Artist]: A Love Supreme
Little Walter: Lights Out
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Leni & Sunnny Sinclair
 
© 2001, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

Blues & Roots 71: Two Steps From The Blues

Episode 71 features Junior Kimbrough & the Soul Blues Boys, a long set from the reissue CD of Bobby “Blue” Bland’s Two Steps From The Blues album, a segment of an historic Frantic Ernie Durham radio program on WBBC in Flint, Michigan in November 1958 with music by Jackie Wilson, The Quintones, The Miracles, Kenny Martin, Al Smith, The Imperials, and The Spaniels, plus sides by Olu Dara and Brother Tyrone & The Mindbenders to close the show.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

TWO STEPS FROM THE BLUES

BLUES & ROOTS 71

John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, 2001 [19269]

        

Little Walter: Juke

Junior Kimbrough & the Soul Blues Boys: Sad Days Lonely Nights

Bobby “Blue” Bland: Two Steps From The Blues

Bobby “Blue” Bland: I’m Not Ashamed

Bobby “Blue” Bland: Don’t Cry No More

Bobby “Blue” Bland: Little Boy Blue

Bobby “Blue” Bland: St. James Infirmary

Bobby “Blue” Bland: I Just Got To Forget You

Frantic Ernie Durham Theme & Intro

Jackie Wilson: Lonely Teardrops

The Quintones: Down The Aisle of Love

The Miracles: Money

Kenny Martin: I’m Sorry

Al Smith: Wabash Blues

The Imperials: Tears On My Pillow

The Spaniels: Here’s Why I Love You

Olu Dara: Herb Man

Olu Dara: I See The Light

Olu Dara: Red Ant

Brother Tyrone & The Mindbenders: Blue Ghetto

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Leni & Sunnny Sinclair

© 2001, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation

Blues & Roots 70: Hoochie Coochie Man


Episode 70 features Muddy Waters and his great band ”live” at the Newport Jazz Festival on July 3, 1960 and Luther Allison ”live” at the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival on September 9, 1973, plus a couple of closing cuts by Junior Kimbrough & the Soul Blues Boys.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN
BLUES & ROOTS 70
John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, 2001 [19255]
        
Little Walter: Juke
Muddy Waters: I Got My Brand On You
Muddy Waters: Hoochie Coochie Man
Muddy Waters: Baby Please Don’t Go
Muddy Waters: Soon Forgotten
Muddy Waters: Put A Tiger In Your Tank
Muddy Waters: I Feel So Good  
Muddy Waters: Got My Mojo Working
Luther Allison: I’m Gonna Miss My Baby > Bad News Is Coming > The Thrill Is Gone > Got My Mojo Working    
Junior Kimbrough & the Soul Blues Boys: Pull Your Clothes Off
Junior Kimbrough & the Soul Blues Boys: You Better Run
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Leni & Sunnny Sinclair
 
© 2001, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation