Big City Blues Cruise 47: Wrong Business

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 47 features music by Red Prysock, A.C. Reed with Stevie Ray Vaughn, Amos Milburn, Lowell Fulson, Marvin & Johnny, The Five Keys, Earl King & Roomful of Blues, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Tom Waits, Steve Nardella, Louis Armstrong, Lightning Hopkins, Lazy Lester, Ozzie Ware with Duke Ellington’s Hot 5, Clarence Williams Blue 5 with Eva Taylor, and Johnny Winter.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

WRONG BUSINESS

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 47

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, December 1983 [18221]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

A.C. Reed: I’m In The Wrong Business

A.C. Reed with Stevie Ray Vaughn: Please Come Home

A.C. Reed with Stevie Ray Vaughn: These Blues Is Killing Me

Amos Milburn: Let’s Make Christmas Merry, Baby

Lowell Fulson: I Wanna Spend Christmas With You

Marvin & Johnny: It’s Christmas

The Five Keys: It’s Christmas Time

Earl King & Roomful of Blues: It’s Mardi Gras In The City

Earl King & Roomful of Blues: Those Lonely Lonely Nights

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Those Lonely Lonely Nights

Tom Waits: Step Right Up

Steve Nardella: That’s Where I Belong

Louis Armstrong: Christmas Time In New Orleans

Lightning Hopkins: Merry Christmas

Lazy Lester: Nothing But The Devil

Ozzie Ware with Duke Ellington’s Hot 5: Santa Claus, Bring My Man Back

Clarence Williams Blue 5 with Eva Taylor: Santa Claus Blues

Johnny Winter: Mojo Boogie

 

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.

 

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Blues & Roots 16: Lost Weekend

Episode 16 is a compositie show assembled from elements of programs in 1997, 1998 and 2001 with music from Little Walter, Smiley Lewis, Fats Domino, Earl King, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & The Roadmasters, Paula & The Pontiacs, Joe Weaver, Alberta Adams, Big Walter Horton, and Magic Sam.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

LOST WEEKEND

BLUES & ROOTS 16

John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, February 9, 1997 > March 1, 1998 > February 11, 2001 >May 4, 2003 [18216]

 

Smiley Lewis: I’m Gonna Jump And Shout

Smiley Lewis: Hook Line And Sinker

Smiley Lewis: One Night

Smiley Lewis: Queen Of Hearts

Smiley Lewis: Lost Weekend

Fats Domino: The Fat Man

Fats Domino: Going Home

Fats Domino: Going To The River

Fats Domino: Please Don’t Leave Me

Earl King: It Hurts To Love Someone

Walter “Wolfman” Washington & The Roadmasters: Stop And Think

Paula & The Pontiacs: Harmonica Girl

Joe Weaver: Soft Pillow

Alberta Adams: Don’t Worry Me

Big Walter Horton: Hard Hearted Woman

Magic Sam: Everything Gonna Be Alright

Little Walter: Lights Out with John Sinclair Outro

 

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

 

© 1997, 1998, 2001, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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Highway 61 Blues 35: The Great Debate

Scott Barretta features music fromThe Great Debate soundtrack in this week’s episode of Highway 61, including numbers by Alvin Youngblood Hart, Sharon Jones, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops, plus original versions by Booker White, Clara Smith, the Mississippi Sheiks, Bessie Smith, Rev. Utah Smith, Blind Willie Johnson, and Blind Boy Fuller.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

THE GREAT DEBATE

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 35

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, March 8, 2008 [18215]

 

Alvin Youngblood Hart: Change My Clothes

Booker White: Change My Clothes

Sharon Jones: It’s Tight Like That

Clara Smith: It’s Tight Like That

Mississippi Sheiks: I’ve Got Blood In My Eyes

Alvin Youngblood Hart & Carolina Chocolate Drops: Blood In My Eyes

Bessie Smith: I’m Wild About That Thing

Sharon Jones: Wild About That Thing

Rev. U. Utah Smith: I Got Two Wings

Alvin Youngblood Hart: Two Wings

Blind Willie Johnson: I’m Gonna Run to the City of Refuge

Alvin Youngblood Hart & Carolina Chocolate Drops: City of Refuge

Alvin Youngblood Hart & Carolina Chocolate Drops: Step It Up and Go

Blind Boy Fuller: Step It Up and Go

Alvin Youngblood Hart: Busy Bootin’

Alvin Youngblood Hart: My Soul Is A Witness

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amstredam

Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at the University of Mississippi

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2008, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

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Red Rooster Lounge 300: Baby Please Don’t Go

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Rosco Gordon, the Nick Moss Band, Billy Thompson, Michael Landau, Mutual Admiration Society, King Biscuit Boy, Bobby King & Terry Evans, Eddie Taylor, Alan Hager & Curtis Salgado, Son House, and the Willie Lomax Blues Revue.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BABY PLEASE DON’T GO

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 300

Cary Wolfson, Red Rooster Radio Network, February 26, 2018 [18214]

 

Harlem Nocturne Theme

Rosco Gordon: Just A Little Bit

Nick Moss Band: Crazy Mixed Up Baby

Billy Thompson: Black Rain

Michael Landau: Speak Now, Make Your Peace

Mutual Admiration Society: Baby Please Don’t Go

King Biscuit Boy: Biscuit’s Boogie

Bobby King & Terry Evans: One Way Ticket To Memphis

Eddie Taylor: I’m A Country Boy

Alan Hager & Curtis Salgado: Depot Blues

Son House: Death Letter Blues

Willie Lomax Blues Revue: Blues For Pee Wee

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Cary Wolfson for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Cary Wolfson at Red Rooster Studios [#1669]

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Cary Wolfson. Used with permission.

 

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The Blues Show 331: We Go High

Bruce Pingree is playing music this week by Mavis Staples, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Curtis Salgado & Alan Hagar, Tinsley Ellis, Rev. Charley Jackson, Nina Simone, Mavis & Yvonne Staples with the North Mississippi All Stars, The Staple Singers, The Big Doowopper, Sam Cooke, Kim Weston, Eric Mingus & David Amram with Groove Bacteria, the SNCC Freedom Singers, and Little Walter.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

WE GO HIGH

THE BLUES SHOW 331

Bruce Pingree, WUNH-FM, Durham, NH, January 14, 2018 [18213]

 

Mavis Staples: We Go High

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers: Love Is

Curtis Salgado & Alan Hagar: I Will Not Surrender

Tinsley Ellis: Saving Grace

Rev. Charley Jackson: Something To Think About

Nina Simone: Why The King of Love Is Dead

Mavis & Yvonne Staples with the North Mississippi All Stars: I’ve Been ‘Buked

The Staple Singers: Hammer And Nail

The Big Doowopper: Dig A Little Deeper

Sam Cooke: A Change Is Gonna Come

Kim Weston: Lift Every Voice And Sing

Eric Mingus & David Amram with Groove Bacteria: The Weary Blues

SNCC Freedom Singers: We Shall Overcome

Little Walter: Lights Out

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Bruce Pingree for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Bruce Pingree at WUNH-FM, Durham, NH

Recorded by Joe McDonough

Editing, post-production, & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Bruce Pingree. Used with permission.

 

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Big City Blues Cruise 46: Double Dealing

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 46 features special guest John Sinclair and music by Red Prysock, T.V. Slim, Percy Mayfield, Little Walter, Big Walter Horton, Al Johnson, the Wild Tchoupitoulas, Professor Longhair, the Wild Magnolias, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Jimmy Rogers, J.B. Hutto, Camille Howard, Dizzy Gillespie & Alice Roberts, Jay McShann & Priscilla Bowman, The Magnificents, The Coasters, and Son Seals.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

DOUBLE DEALING

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 46

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, 1982 [18207]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

T.V. Slim: Flat Foot Sam

Percy Mayfield: Double Dealing

Little Walter: Boom Boom! Out Go The Lights

Big Walter Horton: Hard Hearted Woman

Al Johnson: Carnival Time

Wild Tchoupitoulas: Meet the Boys on de Battlefront

Professor Longhair: Big Chief (Part 2)

Wild Magnolias: Saints

Magic Slim & The Teardrops: Scuffling

Jimmy Rogers: The World Is In A Tangle

J.B. Hutto: Things Are So Slow

Camille Howard: X-Temporaneous Boogie

Dizzy Gillespie & Alice Roberts: A Hand Fulla Gimme

Jay McShann & Priscilla Bowman: Hands Off Of Him

The Magnificents: Up On The Mountain

The Coasters: Poison Ivy

Son Seals: Telephone Baby

 

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.

 

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Blues & Roots 15: In The Open

Episode 15 of our Blues & Roots rebroadcast series with John Sinclair on WWOZ-FM in New Orleans features blues by Little Walter, R.L. Burnside, Tami Lynn, The Moonglows, Johnny Copeland, Harmonica Sllm:, J.J. Malone, Johnnie Bassett, Sonny Rhodes, Black Mike Henderson, Bernard Allison, Sanging Clarence, and Big Al Dupree.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

IN THE OPEN

BLUES & ROOTS 15

John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, November 16, 1997 [18202]

 

Little Walter: Juke with John Sinclair Intro

R.L. Burnside: Highway 7

Tami Lynn: Mojo Hannah

The Moonglows: Sincerely

Johnny Copeland: Cut Off My Right Arm

Harmonica Sllm: That Woman Around My Door

J.J. Malone: Black Nights

Johnnie Bassett: Cold Winter Morning

Sonny Rhodes: I Can’t Get Enough

Black Mike Henderson: Homesick

Bernard Allison: In The Open

Sanging Clarence: Have Your Cake And Eat It Too

Big Al Dupree: Postiive Thinking

Little Walter: Lights Out with John Sinclair Outro

 

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

 

© 1997, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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Highway 61 Blues 34: They’re Red Hot

Scott Barretta spotlights the Robert Johnson Blues Trail Marker in MississippI for this week’s episode of Highway 61 with music by Robert Johnson, Son House, Cousin Leroy, Peetie Wheatstraw, Leroy Carr, Robert Lockwood Jr, Johnny Shines, Lonnie Pitchford, and Cassandra Wilson.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

THEY’RE RED HOT

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 34

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, March 1, 2008 [18201]

 

Robert Johnson: Kind Hearted Woman Blues

Robert Johnson: Stop Breaking Down Blues

Son House: My Black Mama

Robert Johnson: Walking Blues

Robert Johnson: Hellhound On My Trail

Robert Johnson: Me And The Devil Blues

Robert Johnson: Cross Road Blues

Cousin Leroy: Crosssroads

Peetie Wheatstraw: King of Spades

Robert Johnson: Little Queen of Spades

Leroy Carr: When the Sun Goes Down

Robert Johnson: Love In Vain Blues

Robert Johnson: They’re Red Hot

Robert Johnson: Terraplane Blues

Robert Lockwood Jr: Dust My Broom

Johnny Shines: Rambling On My Mind

Lonnie Pitchford: Last Fair Deal Gone Down

Lonnie Pitchford: If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day

Robert Johnson: Sweet Home Chicago

Cassandra Wilson: They’re Red Hot

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amstredam

Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at the University of Mississippi

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2008, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

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