Big City Blues Cruise 63: Sugar Too

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 63 features music by Red Prysock, Katie Webster, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, Elmore James, and some Christmas selections by Charles Brown and a pair of unidentified artists.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SUGAR TOO

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 63

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, c. December 1983 [18445]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Katie Webster: Stood Up Again

Katie Webster: The Time Has Come

Katie Webster: Piano Boogie

Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Born In Chicago

Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Shake Your Moneymaker

Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Mellow Down Easy

Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Good Love Gone Bad

Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Mystery Train

Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Look On Yonder Wall

Charles Brown: Merry Christmas Baby

[Unidentified Artist]: Christmas The Whole Year Through

[Unidentified Artist]: Santa’s Messing With The KId

Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson: Doing The Sugar Too

Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson: Flipping And Flopping

Elmore James: Catfish Blues

Elmore James: Mean Mistreating Mama

Elmore James: Make A Little Love With Me

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.

 

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Blues & Roots 32: Soul Fixing Man

Episode 32 in our series of rebroadcasts of John Sinclair’s Blues & Roots show from WWOZ-FM in New Orleans in the first months of the 21st century features live music by Muddy Waters and cuts from Lightning Hopkins, Lightning Slim, Junior Kimbrough & The Soul Blues Boys, Henry Gray & The Cats, Jimmy “T-99” Nelson, Little Milton, and Luther Allison.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SOUL FIXING MAN

BLUES & ROOTS 32

John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, April 22, 2000 [18440]

 

Little Walter: Juke

Muddy Waters: Honey Bee

Muddy Waters: Hoochie Coochie Man

Muddy Waters: Walking Through The Park

Muddy Waters: Just To Be With You

Lightning Hopkins: Late In he Evening

Lightning Slim: Somebody Knocking

Junior Kimbrough & The Soul Blues Boys: I Feel Good Little Girl

Henry Gray & The Cats: Worried Life Blues

Jimmy “T-99” Nelson: House of the Blues

Little Milton: Mother Earth

Luther Allison: Soul Fixing Man

Luther Allison: Cherry Red Wine

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

 

© 2000, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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Highway 61 Blues 51: The Dirty Dozens

Scott Barretta investigates the roots of rap music in this week’s episode of Highway 61, featuring early statements by Frankie ”Half-Pint” Jaxon, Memphis Minnie, Speckled Red, Jimmie Davis, Luke Jordan, Willie Walker, Dan Pickett, Blind Willie McTell, Georgia Tom Dorsey & Kansas City Kitty, The Hokum Boys, Dirty Red, Leroy Carr, Harmonica Frank Floyd, Willie Nix, Katie Webster & Ashton Conroy, Little Caesar, Big Jay McNeely, Richard Berry, and Slim Gaillard.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

THE DIRTY DOZENS

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 51

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, October 4, 2008 [18439]

 

Frankie ”Half-Pint” Jaxon: Jive Man Blues

Memphis Minnie: Frankie Jean

Speckled Red: The Dirty Dozens

Jimmie Davis: She’s A Hum-Dum-Dinger

Luke Jordan: Cocaine Blues

Willie Walker: South Carolina Rag

Dan Pickett: Number Writer

Blind Willie McTell: A Married Man’s A Fool

Blind Willie McTell: A To Z Blues

Georgia Tom Dorsey & Kansas City Kitty: How Can You Have The Blues

The Hokum Boys: Terrible Operation Blues

Dirty Red: Dirty Mother Forya

Leroy Carr: Papa’s On The House Top

Harmonica Frank Floyd: Swamp Root

Willie Nix: Just Can’t Stay

Katie Webster & Ashton Conroy: Baby Baby

Little Caesar: You Can’t Bring Me Down

Big Jay McNeely: Road House Boogie

Richard Berry: The Big Break

Slim Gaillard: Crap Shooter’s Jive

 

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 316: Bumble Bee

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Red’s Blues, Buddy Guy, Marcia Ball, Tom Hambridge, Bob Corritore & Friends, Russ Green, Cyrille Neville, Steve Howell & The Mighty Men, Billy Price, Dion, Joe Louis Walker, Lucky Peterson, and Bee Houston.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BUMBLE BEE

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 316

Cary Wolfson, Red Rooster Radio Network, June 25, 2018 [18438]

 

Harlem Nocturne Theme

Red’s Blues: Aint That Loving You Baby

Buddy Guy: Ooh Daddy

Marcia Ball: I Got To Find Somebody

Tom Hambridge: Bluz Crazy

Bob Corritore & Friends: Laundromat Blues

Russ Green: First Thing Smoking

Cyrille Neville: New Orleans Cooking

Steve Howell & The Mighty Men: Blues In The Bottle

Billy Price: Never Be Fooled Again

Dion: Walking Blues

Joe Louis Walker: You’re Just About To Lose Your Clown

Lucky Peterson: Pouring Money On A Drowning Love Affair

Bee Houston: Bumble Bee

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Cary Wolfson for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Cary Wolfson at Red Rooster Studios [#1686]

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Cary Wolfson. Used with permission.

 

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The Blues Show 347: How Long, How Long

Bruce Pingree is playing music in Episode 347 by The Nick Moss Band, Nick Moss & His Flip Tops, Ida Cox & Jessie Crump, Leroy Carr, Scrapper Blackwell, and Dorothy Rice.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

HOW LONG, HOW LONG

THE BLUES SHOW 347

Bruce Pingree, WUNH-FM, Durham, NH, March 4, 2018 [18437]

 

The Nick Moss Band: Crazy Mixed Up Baby

Nick Moss & His Flip Tops: Late Night Saint

The Nick Moss Band: The High Cost of Low Living

Nick Moss & His Flip Tops: Got My Mail Today

The Nick Moss Band: He Walked With Giants

Ida Cox & Jessie Crump: Cold And Blue

Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell: How Long, How Long Blues

Scrapper Blackwell: Mister Scrapper’s Blues

Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell: You Gotta Reap What You Sow

Scrapper Blackwell: Be Da Da Bum Blues

Scrapper Blackwell: Getting All Wet

Scrapper Blackwell with Dorothy Rice: My Old Pal Blues

Scrapper Blackwell: Going Where The Morning Crosses The Yellow Dog

Scrapper Blackwell: The Death of Leroy Carr

Scrapper Blackwell: Blues Before Sunrise

 

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 62: Looking At You

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 62 features music in honor of the recently departed Rob Tyner by Red Prysock, The Rationals, John Lee Hooker, the MC-5, and The Butler Twins, plus conversations with singer Scott Morgan and guitarist Jeff Grand.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

LOOKING AT YOU

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 62

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, February 1992 [18431]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Scott Morgan Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

The Rationals: Respect

John Lee Hooker: Boom Boom Boom

John Lee Hooker: Ain’t Got No Money

John Lee Hooker: Run Around

Scott Morgan Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

The MC-5: Looking At You

Scott Morgan Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

The Rationals: Leaving Here

Scott Morgan Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

Jeff Grand Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

The Butler Twins: Look Out Chicago

The MC-5: Rambling Rose

The MC-5: I Can Only Give You Everything

The MC-5: I Want You Right Now

 

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

 

© 1992, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

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Blues & Roots 31: You Got Me Dizzy

Episode 31 continues our celebration of Howling Wolf’s 89th birthday with several more Chess cuts, followed by selections from Otis Clay, Guitar Slim Jr., Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Jimmy Johnson, Lightning Hopkins, Mojo Buford, Jimmy Reed, and Little Walter.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

YOU GOT ME DIZZY

BLUES & ROOTS 31

John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, June 13 > November 7, 1999 [18426]

 

Little Walter: Juke

Howling Wolf: You Gonna Wreck My Life

Howling Wolf: Who’s Been Talking

Howling Wolf: The Natchez Burning

Howling Wolf: Tell Me

Howling Wolf: Spoonful

Howling Wolf: Howling For My Darling

Howling Wolf: Back Door Man

Howling Wolf: Wang Dang Doodle

Otis Clay: This Time Around

Guitar Slim Jr.: I Feel So Bad

Magic Slim & The Teardrops: I Got A Crazy Crazy Woman

Jimmy Johnson: Can’t Go No Further

Lightning Hopkins: They Wonder Who I Am

Mojo Buford: Bird Nest On The Ground

Jimmy Reed: You Got Me Dizzy

Magic Slim & The Teardrops: Wake Me Up Early

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

 

© 1999, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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Highway 61 Blues 50: Twenty Minutes To Hell

This week’s episode of Highway 61 with Scott Barretta celebrates the music of Mississippi natives Joe & Charlie McCoy on their own and featured on recordings with Tommy Johnson, Alex Johnson, Ishman Bracey, Bo Carter, Memphis Minnie, and the Harlem Hamfats, plus versions of McCoy songs recorded by Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Lil Green, and Peggy Lee.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

TWENTY MINUTES TO HELL

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 50

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, September 27, 2008 [18425]

 

Tommy Johnson: Cool Drink Of Water Blues

Alex Johnson with the McCoy Bros: Miss Meal Blues

Ishman Bracey with Joe McCoy: Brown Mama Blues

Bo Carter & Charlie McCoy: Corrine, Corrina

Bob Dylan: Corrine, Corrina

Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe McCoy: What’s The Matter With The Mill

Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe McCoy: When The Levee Breaks

Led Zeppelin: When The Levee Breaks

Hallelujah Joe McCoy: Twenty Minutes To Hell

Harlem Hamfats: Hallelujah Joe Ain’t Preachin’ No More

Harlem Hamfats: Pitch a Boogie Woogie

Harlem Hamfats: The Weed Smoker’s Dream

Lil Green: Why Don’t You Do RightPeggy Lee: Why Don’t You Do Right

Charlie & Joe McCoy: Let My Preaches Be

 

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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