Highway 61 Blues 17: Boogie Rock

This week’s episode of Highway 61 features the early recordings of B.B. King and some of the artists who influenced him during his formative years in Memphis in the late 1940s and early 1950s, including Lowell Fulson, John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson, Tampa Red, Robert Nighthawk, Jimmy Witherspoon, Gatemouth Moore, Dr. Clayton, and Lonnie Johnson.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BOOGIE ROCK

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 17

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, July 15, 2006 [SBHW-0017]

 

Lowell Fulson: 3 O’Clock Blues

B.B. King: 3 O’Clock Blues

John Lee Williamson: Million Years Blues

B.B. King: When My Heart Beats Like a Hammer

Tampa Red: She’s Dynamite

B.B. King: She’s Dynamite

Robert Nighthawk: Sweet Black Angel

B.B. King: Sweet Little Angel

Robert Nighthawk: Crying Won’t Help You

B.B. King: Crying Won’t Help You

Jimmy Witherspoon: Ain’t Nobody’s Business

B.B. King: Ain’t Nobody’s Business

Gatemouth Moore: Have You Ever Loved a Woman

B.B. King: Have You Ever Loved a Woman

Dr. Clayton: I Need My Baby

B.B. King: Walking Dr. Bill

Lonnie Johnson: Blues Stay Away from Me

B.B. King: Blues Stay Away from Me

B.B. King: Boogie Rock

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at University of Mississippi for Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Post-production & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2006, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

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Highway 61 Blues 16: Misty Blue

Scott Barretta features the contemporary Mississippi blueswoman Dorothy Moore on this week’s episode of Highway 61 with excerpts from an elongated conversation with Ms. Moore and musical selections from her great Malaco Records singles and albums.

 

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MISTY BLUE

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 16

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, June 10, 2006 [SBHW-0016]

 

Dorothy Moore: All Night Blue

Scott Barretta Conversation with Dorothy Moore-1

The Poppies: Lullaby of Love:

Scott Barretta Conversation with Dorothy Moore-2

Dorothy Moore: Misty Blue

Scott Barretta Conversation with Dorothy Moore-3

Dorothy Moore & King Floyd: Weak in Love

Scott Barretta Conversation with Dorothy Moore-4

Dorothy Moore: He Thinks I Still Care

Scott Barretta Conversation with Dorothy Moore-5

Dorothy Moore: Do Ya

Scott Barretta Conversation with Dorothy Moore-6

Dorothy Moore: Whatcha Doing With the Money

Scott Barretta Conversation with Dorothy Moore-7

Bessie Smith: Do Your Duty

Dorothy Moore: Do Your Duty

Scott Barretta Conversation with Dorothy Moore-8

Dorothy Moore: What Is This?

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at University of Mississippi for Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Post-production & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2006, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

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Highway 61 Blues 15: Ponderosa Stomp

Scott Barretta’s Highway 61 program visits the Ponderosa Stomp In Memphis for a program of music by Lazy Lester, Eddie Bo, Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, Warren Storm, Paul ‘Little Buck’ Sinegal, Billy Boy Arnold, Jody Williams, Dennis Binder, Henry Gray, Wiley & the Checkmates, Fillmore Slim, Harvey Scales & the Seven Sounds, Bobby Patterson, Syl Johnson, Big George Brock, James ‘Blood’ Ulmer, and Willie Cobb.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

PONDEROSA STOMP

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 15

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, May 20, 2006 [SBHW-0015]

 

Lazy Lester: Ponderosa Stomp

Eddie Bo: Go With Me

Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry: On Bended Knee

Warren Storm: Prisoner’s Song

Paul ‘Little Buck’ Sinegal: This Road

Billy Boy Arnold: I Wish You Would

Jody Williams: What Kind of Gal Is That?

Dennis Binder: Early Times

Henry Gray: That Ain’t Right

Billy Boy Arnold: I Was Fooled

Wiley & the Checkmates: Streak o’ Lean

Fillmore Slim: Let’s Talk About Love

Harvey Scales & the Seven Sounds: Love-itis

Bobby Patterson: T.C.B. or T.Y.A.

Syl Johnson: If I Only Had Love

Big George Brock: All Night Long

James ‘Blood’ Ulmer: Little Red Rooster

Willie Cobb: You Don’t Love Me

Jody Williams: Lucky Lou

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at University of Mississippi for Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Post-production & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2006, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

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Highway 61 Blues 14: Nashville Jumps

Highway 61 host Scott Barretta spotlights the historic Nashville blues scene with a nod to WLAC Radio, the 50,000-watt clear-channel powerhouse that beamed crucial rhythm & blues recordings all over the eastern United States during the 1950s and beyond. Featured artists from the Nashville legacy are Pvt. Cecil Gant, Jimmy Sweeny, Billy McAllister, Christine Catrell, Ivory Joe Hunter, Shy Guy Douglas, Johnny Jones, Lillian Offitt, Esquezito, Arthur Gunter, Bernard Harrison, Gene Allison, Arthur Alexander, Roscoe Shelton, Herbert Hunter, Sam Baker, Joe Henderson, and Johnny Jones.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

NASHVILLE JUMPS

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 14

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, April 29, 2006 [SBHW-0014]

 

Pvt. Cecil Gant: Nashville Jumps

Jimmy Sweeny: Boogie Woogie Jockey

Billy McAllister: 31-E

Christine Catrell: Sittin’ Here Drinkin’

Ivory Joe Hunter: All State Boogie

Shy Guy Douglas: Monkey Doin’ Woman

Johnny Jones: Really (Part 1)

Lillian Offitt: Miss You So

Esquezito: Rockin’ the Joint

Christine Catrell: W-O-M-A-N

Arthur Gunter: Baby Let’s Play House

Bernard Harrison: Too Much

Gene Allison: You Can Make It If You Try

Arthur Alexander: Soldier of Love

Arthur Alexander: Anna

Little Richard Royal Crown Commercial for WLAC

Roscoe Shelton: Strain on My Heart

Herbert Hunter: Don’t Pity Me

Jumpin’ John R Promo & Soul Medallion Commercial

Sam Baker: Something Tells Me

Joe Henderson: Snap Your Fingers

Johnny Jones: Soul Poppin’

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at University of Mississippi for Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Post-production & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2006, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

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Highway 61 Blues 10: Memphis Blues

This week Preston Lauderbach of the Stax Museum in Memphis sits in for Highway 61 host Scott Barretta with a program of stone Memphis blues from the Stax/Volt archives, including selections by Little Milton, Rufus Thomas, Gus Cannon, John Lee Hooker, Steve Cropper/Pops Staples/Albert King, Isaac Hayes, Little Sonny, Carla Thomas, Otis Redding, Mabel John, Sir Mack Rice, Deanie Parker, Johnnie Taylor, Sam & Dave, Wendy Renee, Booker T & the Mgs, and the great Albert King.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 10

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, March 11, 2006 [HW-0010]

Little Milton: Grits Ain’t Groceries

Rufus Thomas: Funky Chicken

Gus Cannon: Gonna Raise a Ruckus Tonight

John Lee Hooker: Grinder Man

Preston Lauderbach Comments

Steve Cropper/Pops Staples/Albert King: Tupelo

Isaac Hayes: Theme from Shaft

Little Sonny: Sonny’s Fever

Carla Thomas: Bring It On Home to Me

Otis Redding: Mr. Pitiful

Mabel John: Able Mabel

Sir Mack Rice: Mini Skirt Minnie

Deanie Parker: Each Step I Take

Johnnie Taylor: Blues in the Night

Sam & Dave: Hold On I’m Coming

Wendy Renee: Barbeque

Booker T & the MGs: Bootleg

Johnnie Taylor: I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water

Albert King: One Night

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

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2006, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

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Highway 61 Blues 04: Rough Treatment

Scott Barretta has assembled a fantastic J.O.B. Record Special for this week episode of Highway 61 Blues with sides by Baby Face Leroy, Little Hudson, Moody Jones, Floyd Jones, Memphis Minnie, Little Son Joe, Grace Brim, John Brim, Robert Lockwood Jr, Johnny Shines, Sunnyland Slim, Little Brother Montgomery, Eddie Boyd, Alfred “The Fat Man” Wallace, and J.B. Lenoir.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

ROUGH TREATMENT

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 04

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Radio, June 7, 2008 [SBHW-0004

 

[01] Scott Barretta Opening Comments over Theme Music: 61 Highway

[02] Baby Face Leroy: My Head Can’t Rest No More

[03] Little Hudson: Rough Treatment

[04] Moody Jones: Why Should I Worry

[05] Floyd Jones: On the Road Again

[06] Memphis Minnie: Kissing in the Dark

[07] Little Son Joe: Ethel B.

[08] Grace Brim: Hospitality Blues

[09] John Brim: Hard Pill to Swallow

[10] Robert Lockwood Jr.: Pearlie B.

[11] Robert Lockwood Jr.: Sweet Woman from Maine

[12] Johnny Shines: Brutal Hearted Woman

[13] Johnny Shines: Running

[14] Sunnyland Slim: Woman Trouble

[15] Little Brother Montgomery: Keep Drinkin’

[16] Eddie Boyd: Five Long Years

[17] Alfred “The Fat Man” Wallace: You’ve Gotta Stop That Mess

[18] J.B. Lenoir: People Are Meddling

[19] J.B. Lenoir: The Mojo

[20] Little Brother Montgomery: The Boogie

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Written & programmed by Scott Barretta

Executive Producer for Mississippi Public Broadcasting: Andy Harper

Produced & recorded by Joe York at the Center for Documentary Projects at the University of Mississippi

Production assistant: Mark Coltrane

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2008, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

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Highway 61 Blues 03: Fly Right Baby

Scott Baretta’s Highwy 61 program this week features a collection of blues field recordings by Axel Kustner & Ziggy Crissman with music from Guitar Frank, Flora Moulton, Archie Edwards, Lottie Murrell, Hammie Nixon, Memphis Piano Red, Boyd Rivers, Cora Fluker, Otha Turner & the Rising Star Fife Band, Sam Chatmon, Walter Brown, James “Son” Thomas, Cedell Davis, Arzo Youngblood, Boogie Bill Webb, and Guitar Slim.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FLY RIGHT BABY

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 03

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Radio, May 24, 2008 [SBHW-0003]

 

[01] Guitar Frank: Fly Right Baby

[02] Flora Moulton: The Titanic

[03] Archie Edwards: Bear Cat Mama Blues

[04] Lottie Murrell: Trouble Late Last Night

[05] Hammie Nixon: Corrina, Corrina

[06] Memphis Piano Red: Mother in Law Blues

[07] Boyd Rivers: You Gonna Take Sick and Die

[08] Cora Fluker: The World She Windin’ Up

[09] Otha Turner & the Rising Star Fife Band: When I lay My Burden Down

[10] Sam Chatmon: My Daddy Was a Jockey

[11] Walter Brown: So Hard to See

[12] James “Son” Thomas: I Laid and I Wondered

[13] Cedell Davis: Let Me Play with Your Poodle

[14] Arzo Youngblood: Bye Bye Blues

[15] Boogie Bill Webb: Seven Sisters Blues

[16] Guitar Slim: Chimney Hill Breakdown

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Written & programmed by Scott Barretta

Produced & recorded by Joe York at the Center for Documentary Projects at the University of Mississippi

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by empshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2008, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

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Highway 61 Blues 02: Smokestack Lightning

Our second episode of Highway 61 Blues with Scott Barretta is a tribute to the great Howlin’ Wolf and a preview of the festival in West Point, Mississippi dedicated to Wolf, with lots of Wolf’s recordings for Sun, RPM and Chess Records, interviews with Howlin’ Wolf and added bonuses in songs by Charley Patton and featured Festival artists Big George Brock and Willie King & the Liberators.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 02

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Radio, August 26, 2006 [SBHW-0002]

 

[01] Opening Theme: 61 Highway

[02] Howlin’ Wolf Speaks-1

[03] Charley Patton: Saddle My Pony

[04] Howlin’ Wolf: Saddle My Pony

[05] Howlin’ Wolf: How Many More Years

[06] Howlin’ Wolf: Moaning at Midnight

[07] Howlin’ Wolf: Rockin’ Daddy

[08] Howlin’ Wolf: Evil

[09] Howlin’ Wolf Speaks-2

[10] Howlin’ Wolf: I Asked for Water

[11] Howlin’ Wolf: Smokestack Lightning

[12] Howlin’ Wolf: Natchez Burning

[13] Howlin’ Wolf: Sitting on Top of the World

[14] Howlin’ Wolf: Down in the Bottom

[15] Howlin’ Wolf: I Ain’t Superstitious

[16] Howlin’ Wolf: Built for Comfort

[17] Howlin’ Wolf: I’ll Be Around

[18] Big George Brock with Hubert Sumlin: Shake for Me

[19] Willie King & the Liberators: I Am the Blues

[20] Howlin’ Wolf: 300 Pounds of Joy

[21] Howlin’ Wolf: House Rockin’ Boogie

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Written & programmed by Scott Barretta

Produced & recorded by Joe York at the Center for Documentary Projects at the University of Mississippi

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2006, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

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