Big City Blues Cruise 55: Scandalous Behavior

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 55 features guests Emmanuel Garza and Kenny Lang of the Detroit Blues Band and Steve Nardella plus music by Red Prysock, Bobby Charles, Percy Mayfield, Johnny Littlejohn, the Detroit Blues Band, Timbuk 3, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Li’l Ed & The Blues Imperials, Allen Ginsberg, John Sinclair, Lucille Spann, Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, and an unidentified artist near the end.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SCANDALOUS BEHAVIOR

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 55

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, circa 1991 [18333]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Bobby Charles: Why Can’t You

Steve Nardella Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

Percy Mayfield: My Baby’s Gone

Johnny Littlejohn: Bloody Tears

Emmanuel Garza & Kenny Lang Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

Detroit Blues Band: Scandalous Behavior

Timbuk 3: The Future’s So Bright

Fabulous Thunderbirds: Rich Woman

Li’l Ed & The Blues Imperials: Fine Young Thing

Allen Ginsberg: Prayer For john Sinclair

Otis Spann Dedication with John Sinclair-Muddy Waters-Lucille Spann

Muddy Waters: Burying Ground

Otis Spann: It Must’ve Been The Devil

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Hot Little Mama

[Unidentified Artist]: Wrap It Up

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Those Lonely Lonely Nights

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

 

© 1991, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

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Blues & Roots 24: Super Sunday Showdown

Episode 24 in our series of rebrodcasts of the Blues & Roots show with John Sinclair on WWOZ-FM, New Orleans from the turn of the century presents the Super Sunday Showdown program from 1998 with music by the Guardians Of The Flame, the Wild Magnolias, the Bayou Renegades, the Wild Tchoupiloulas, the Flaming Arrows, Dr. John, the Ninth Ward Hunters with the Rebirth Brass Band, J. Monque’D with the Creole Wild West,Wild Magnolias with the Rebirth Brass Band, and the Golden Eagles with the Forgotten Souls Brass Band.

 

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SUPER SUNDAY SHOWDOWN

BLUES & ROOTS 24

John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, Super Sunday 1998 [18328]

 

Little Walter: Juke

Guardians Of The Flame: Oo Na Nay

Wild Magnolias: Indians, Here We Come

Bayou Renegades: Here Come The Indians Now

Wild Tchoupiloulas: Indians, Here They Come

Flaming Arrows: Indians, Here We Come

Dr. John: Big Chief

Bayou Renegades: Down On The Bayou

Bayou Renegades: Don’t Rock The Bough

Golden Eagles: Hoo Na Nay

Ninth Ward Hunters with the Rebirth Brass Band: Shoo Fly

J. Monque’D with the Creole Wild West: Indian Princess

Bayou Renegades: Old Time Indian

Wild Magnolias with the Rebirth Brass Band: Let’s Go Get ’Em

Wild Magnolias: Smoke My Peace Pipe

Golden Eagles with the Forgotten Souls Brass Band: Don’t Forget ’Em: 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, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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Highway 61 Blues 43: Maxwell Street Market

Highway 61 takes us to Chicago this week, to the Maxwell Street Market that was a blues center for years, now torn down but well documented in a film called And This Is Free in 1964, with Maxwell Street Market performances by Robert Nighthawk, Big Mojo Elem, Carey Bell, Big John Wrencher, Johnny Young, Arvella Gray, Blind James Brewer, and Fanny Brewer.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

MAXWELL STREET MARKET

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 43

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, July 26, 2008 [18327]

 

Robert Nighthawk: Annie Lee >

Robert Nighthawk: Sweet Black Angel

Big Mojo Elem: Mama Talk to Your Daughter

Carey Bell: I’m Ready

Big John Wrencher: Can’t Hold Out Much Longer

Big John Wrencher: Lucille

Carey Bell: Cruisin’ in a Cadillac

Johnny Young: The Sun Is Shining

Johnny Young: All I Want For My Breakfast

Robert Nighthawk: Cheating & Lying Blues

Arvella Gray: There’s More Pretty Girls Than One

Blind James Brewer: Hair Like Drops of Rain

Fanny Brewer: I Shall Overcome

Robert Nighthawk: Honky Tonk

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

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 308: Red Mud

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Mike Kindred & Dexter Walker, J.B. Lenoir, Rick Holmstrom & L.A. Holmes, Cary Bell, Bee Houston, Chris Thomas King, Mud Morganfield, Blind Mississippi Morris, Lady Bianca, Andrew “Big Voice” Odom with Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Albert King, Chris Daniels & The Kings, Barry Levinson with Finis Tasby, and Chuck Berry

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

RED MUD

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 308

Cary Wolfson, Red Rooster Radio Network, April 30, 2018 [18326]

 

Harlem Nocturne Theme

Mike Kindred & Dexter Walker: Bankable Boogie

J.B. Lenoir: How Much More

Rick Holmstrom & L.A. Holmes: North of Montana

Cary Bell: Cary’s Rhumba

Bee Houston: You Think I’m Your Good Thing

Chris Thomas King: Red Mud

Mud Morganfield: Catfishing

Blind Mississippi Morris: You Know I Like That

Lady Bianca: More Than I Can Chew

Andrew “Big Voice” Odom with Magic Slim & The Teardrops: Mother In Law Blues

Albert King: You’re Gonna Need Me

Chris Daniels & The Kings: Can’t Even Do Wrong Right

Barry Levinson with Finis Tasby: Slipping Down

Chuck Berry: Blue Guitar

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Cary Wolfson for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Cary Wolfson at Red Rooster Studios [#1678]

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Cary Wolfson. Used with permission.

 

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The Blues Show 339: King Cake

Bruce Pingree is playing more Mardi Gras music with cuts by the Hot 8 Brass Band, Sugar Boy Crawford & The Cane Cutters, Davell Crawford, Eddie Bo, The Hawketts, Danny Barker & The Creole Cats, Bill Sinegal & The Skyliners, Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi Rollers, Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas, Earl King & Roomful of Blues, Zydeco Force, Marcia Ball, Al Johnson, The Dixie Cups, Big Al Carson, Sammy Harris, and the Wild Magnolias.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

KING CAKE

THE BLUES SHOW 339

Bruce Pingree, WUNH-FM, Durham, NH, February 4, 2018 [18325]

 

Hot 8 Brass Band: What’s My Name? Rock With The Hot 8

Sugat Boy Crawford & The Cane Cutters: Jock-A-Mo

Davell Crawford: The Mardi Gras Song

Eddie Bo: Mardi Gras at the Boiler Room

The Hawketts: Mardi Gras Mambo

Danny Barker & The Creole Cats: Corinne Died On the Battlefield

Bill Sinegal & The Skyliners: Second Line (Part 1)

Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi Rollers: Second Line > The Back Door

Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas: Mardi Gras Zydeco

Earl King & Roomful of Blues: Mardi Gras In the City

Zydeco Force: Do What You Wanna

Marcia Ball: Big Shot

Al Johnson: Carnival Time

The Dixie Cups: Iko Iko

Big Al Carson: King Cake

Sammy Harris: King Zulu

Wild Magnolias: New Suit

 

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 54: Go Downtown

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 54 features guests Emmanuel Garza & Kenny Lang of the Detroit Blues Band with selections from their new album plus music by Red Prysock, Mighty Joe Young, Z.Z. Top, Lightning Hopkins, The Urbations, and the Traveling Wilburys.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

GO DOWNTOWN

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 54

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, circa 1991 [18319]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Mighty Joe Young: Love Bone

Z.Z. Top: My Head’s In Mississippi

Lightning Hopkins: Baby Child

Emmanuel Garza & Kenny Lang Conversation with Martin Gross

Detroit Blues Band: She Knows It

Detroit Blues Band: Go Downtown

Detroit Blues Band: Luanne

Detroit Blues Band: Going Back To Memphis

Emmanuel Garza & Kenny Lang Conversation with Martin Gross

The Urbations: Can’t Judge A Book By Looking At The Cover

Lightning Hopkins: Going To Louisiana

Lightning Hopkins: I Got A Letter This Morning

Traveling Wilburys: Wilbury Twist

 

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

 

© 1991, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

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Blues & Roots 23: Big Chief

Episode 23 is another Mardi Gras Indian Special on the Blues & Roots show, aired on Super Sunday morning 1998 with selections by the Golden Eagles, the Wild Magnolias, Professor Longhair, Dr. John, Roger & The Gypsies, the Flaming Arrows, Snooks Eaglin, the Wild Tchoupitoulas, Donald Harrison Jr. & Dr. John with Guardians of the Flame, and Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, plus blues from Willie Mabon and Muddy Waters to start off the show.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BIG CHIEF

BLUES & ROOTS 23

John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, Super Sunday 1998 [JSBR-0023]

 

Little Walter: Juke

Willie Mabon: Seventh Son

Muddy Waters: Trouble No More

Golden Eagles: Indian Red

Wild Magnolias: Oops Upside Your Head

Professor Longhair: Big Chief

Dr. John: Mama Roux

Roger & The Gypsies: Pass The Hatchet

Wild Magnolias: New Suit

Flaming Arrows: Sew Sew Sew

Snooks Eaglin: Big Chief

Wild Tchoupitoulas: Big Chief Got A Golden Crown

Wild Magnolias: Golden Crown

Donald Harrison Jr. & Dr. John with Guardians Of The Flame: Hu Ta Nay

Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen: Big Chief

Golden Eagles: Indian Red

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, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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Highway 61 Blues 42: Guitar Mambo

Scott Barretta looks into the recording career of guitarist McHouston Baker, better known as Mickey, featuring sides as Big Red McHouston, Mickey “Guitar” Baker, and Mickey & Sylvia, and dates with Dick Dale, Sam Price, Brownie McGhee, Champion Jack Dupree, Louis Jordan, the Bill Hendricks Orchestra, Young Jesse, Roy “Mr. Guitar” Gaines, Titus Turner, Little Willie John, Charles Calhoun, Big John Greer, Mr. Bear & His Bear Cats, Square Walton, and Joe Clay.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

GUITAR MAMBO

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 42

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, July 12, 2008 [18313]

 

Mickey & Sylvia: Love Is Strange

Mickey & Sylvia: No Good Lover

Mickey & Sylvia: Where’s My Honey

Mickey Baker: Guitar Mambo

Big Red McHouston: Stranger Blues

Mickey Baker: Midnight Blues

Mickey “Guitar” Baker: Greasy Spoon

Sam Price: Rib Joint

Brownie McGhee: Annie Mae

Champion Jack Dupree: Stumbling Block

Louis Jordan: Caledonia

Bill Hendricks Orchestra: Spinning Rock Boogie

Young Jesse: Hit, Git & Split

Roy “Mr. Guitar” Gaines: I’m Worried About You Baby

Titus Turner: All Around The World

Little Willie John: I Need Your Love So Bad

Charles Calhoun: Runaway

Big John Greer: Come Back Uncle John

Mr. Bear & His Bear Cats: The Bear Hug

Square Walton: Pepper Headed Woman

Joe Clay: Did You Mean Jelly Bean

Mickey Baker: Shape Walker

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

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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