Highway 61 Blues 29: You Got Me Dizzy

Highway 61 with Scott Barretta investigates the work of Mississippi blues artists recording in Chicago for VeeJay Records between 1953-59 including sides by Jimmy Reed, Eddie Taylor, Big Joe Williams, John Lee Hooker, J.B. Lenoir, Snooky Pryor, Floyd Jones, Billy Boy Arnold, and Elmore James.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

YOU GOT ME DIZZY

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 29

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, November 17, 2007 [18159]

 

Jimmy Reed: Bright Lights, Big City

Jimmy Reed: You Got Me Dizzy

Eddie Taylor: Big Town Playboy

Eddie Taylor: Bad Boy

Big Joe Williams: Eula Mae

Big Joe Williams: King’s Highway

John Lee Hooker: Wheel And Deal

John Lee Hooker: Dimples

J.B. Lenoir: Oh Baby

J.B. Lenoir: Do What I Say

Snooky Pryor: Judgment Day

Snooky Pryor: You Tried to Ruin Me

Floyd Jones: Ain’t Times Hard

Floyd Jones: Floyd’s Blues

Billy Boy Arnold: I Wish You Would

Billy Boy Arnold: Prisoner’s Plea

Elmore James: It Hurts Me Too

Elmore James: The 12 Year Old Boy

Jimmy Reed: High And Lonesome

 

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

 

© 2007, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

Highway 61 Blues 28: Rolling Stone

This week’s episode of Highway 61 with Scott Barretta visits the Hunter’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Como, Mississippi for preaching and singing by the Rev. John Wilkins; Rev. Wilkins singing on the Thacker Mt. Revue radio show in Oxford MS; and recordings by Rev. Wilkins’ father, Robert Wilkins; and versions of Robert Wilkins’ songs recorded by the Rolling Stones and Mississippi Fred McDowell.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

ROLLING STONE

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 28

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, November 10, 2007 [18145]

 

Rev. John Wilkins: Preaching

Rev. John Wilkins: I Wished I Was in Heaven Sitting Down

Rev. Robert Wilkins: Rolling Stone

Rev. Robert Wilkins: Getaway Blues

Rev. John Wilkins: Comments on Robert Wilkins

Rev. John Wilkins: Everything Gonna Be Alright

Rev. Robert Wilkins: That’s No Way To Get Along

Rev. Robert Wilkins: Prodigal Son

Rolling Stones: Prodigal Son

Rev. John Wilkins: Comments on playing blues as a youth

Rev. John Wilkins: How You Feel This Mornin’

Rev. John Wilkins: Comments on blues & gospel

Rev. Robert Wilkins: Police Sergeant Blues

Rev. John Wilkins: Comments on blues & gospel

Rev. John Wilkins: I Want Jesus To Walk With Me

Rev. John Wilkins: Preaching

Mississippi Fred McDowell: This Little Light of Mine

Mississippi Fred McDowell: You Got To Move

Rev. Robert Wilkins: You Got To Move

Rev. Robert Wilkins & Family: I Wished I Was in Heaven Sitting Down

Rev. Robert Wilkins: Do Lord Remember Me

 

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

 

© 2007, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

Highway 61 Blues 27: Baby Please Don’t Go

Scott Barretta investigates the recordings of Big Joe Williams in this week’s episode of Highway 61, including sessions with John Lee Williamson and Robert Nighthawk, Lightning Hopkins, and Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, and recordings for BlueBird Records, Trumpet, Delmark, Testament and other labels, plus Muddy Waters’ version of Big Joe’s classic “Baby Please Don’t Go.”

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BABY PLEASE DON’T GO

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 27

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, 2007 [18131]

 

Big Joe Williams: Baby Please Don’t Go

Muddy Waters: Baby Please Don’t Go

Big Joe Williams: Wild Cow Blues

Big Joe Williams: Gonna Throw a Boogie Woogie

Sonny Boy Williamson: Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

Robert Lee McCoy: Prowling Nighthawk

Big Joe Williams: Rootin’ Groundhog

Big Joe Williams: Delta Blues

Big Joe Williams: Whispering Pines

Big Joe Williams: Mellow Peaches

Big Joe Williams: I’ve Been ‘Buked and I’ve Been Scorned

Big Joe Williams: A Man Amongst Men

Big Joe Williams: Watergate Blues

Big Joe Williams: You Gonna Need King Jesus On Your Bond

Big Joe Williams: This Little Light of Mine

Big Joe Williams: When the Saints Go Marching In

 

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 Pfatt

 

© 2007, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

Highway 61 Blues 26: Hey Bartender

Mark Coltrane is sitting in for Scott Barretta this week on the Highway 61 show with a program of great Texas Blues Piano by Floyd Dixon, Whistling Alex Moore, Mercy Dee Walton, and Amos Milburn.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

HEY BARTENDER

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 26

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, November 18, 2006 [18117]

 

Floyd Dixon: Hey Bartender

Floyd Dixon: Hole In The Wall

Floyd Dixon: Chicken Crowin’

Floyd Dixon: Don’t Send Me No Flowers in the Graveyard

Floyd Dixon: Wake Up and Live

Whistling Alex Moore: Heartwreck Blues

Whistling Alex Moore: Neglected Woman

Whistling Alex Moore: Pretty Woman With A Sack Dress On

Whistling Alex Moore: Rock & Roll Bed

Mercy Dee Walton: One Room Country Shack

Mercy Dee Walton: Get To Gettin’

Mercy Dee Walton: Pull ‘Em and Pop ‘Em

Mercy Dee Walton: Eighth Wonder of the World

Amos Milburn: I Done Done It

Amos Milburn: House Party Tonight

Amos Milburn: Let Me Go Home Whiskey

Amos Milburn: Let’s Have A Party

Amos Milburn: [Unidentified Selection]

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Mark Coltrane 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

 

© 2006, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

Highway 61 Blues 25: Baby Please Don’t Go

Mark Coltrane fills in for Scott Barretta on this week’s edition of Highway 61 from Mississippi Public Broadcasting with a program dedicated to three late blues artists who passed away in 2006: Etta Baker, Henry Townsend, and Jessie Mae Hemphill.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BABY PLEASE DON’T GO

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 25

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, September 30, 2006 [18103]

 

Etta Baker: When I Was Young & In My Prime

Etta Baker: Railroad BillEtta Baker: Marching Jaybird

Etta Baker: One Dime Blues

Etta Baker: Going Down the Road Feeling Bad

Etta Baker: Carolina Breakdown

Henry Townsend: She Got a Mean Disposition

Henry Townsend: Bye Bye St. Louis

Henry Townsend: Crying Won’t Make Me Stay

Henry Townsend: It’s Gotta End Somewhere

Jessie Mae Hemphill: Baby Please Don’t Go

Jessie Mae Hemphill: Eagle Bird

Jessie Mae Hemphill: Jesus Will Fix It For You

Jessie Mae Hemphill: Shame On You

Etta Baker: John Henry

Jessie Mae Hemphill: Shake It Baby

Henry Townsend: My Story

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Mark Coltrane 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

 

© 2006, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

Highway 61 Blues 24: American Primitive

This week Scott Barretta investigates Volume Two of the Revenant Records album American Primitive featuring classic music from the 1920s by Otto Virgil, the Mississippi Moaner, Henry Spaulding, William Harris, Geechie Wiley, Mattie Mae Thomas, Elizabeth Johnson, Bailus Rose, Walter Taylor, Blues Birdhead, Pigmeat Terry, Alfred Harris, and Tennessee’s Two Poor Boys.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

AMERICAN PRIMITIVE

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 24

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, September 16, 2006 [18089]

 

Otto Virgil: Little Girl in Rome

Mississippi Moaner: It’s Cold In China Blues

Henry Spaulding: Cairo Blues

William Harris: Kansas City Blues

Geechie Wiley: Last Kind Words

Mattie Mae Thomas: Work House Blues

Mattie Mae Thomas: Dangerous Blues

Elizabeth Johnson: Be My Kid Blues

Geechie Wiley: Pick Poor Robin Clean

Bailus Rose: Black Dog Blues

Walter Taylor: Deal Rag

William Harris: Hot Time Blues

Blues Birdhead: Mean Low Blues

Pigmeat Terry: Moaning the Blues

Alfred Harris: Mississippi Swamp Moan

Two Poor Boys: Two White Horses in a Line

Otto Virgil: Bad Notion Blues

William Harris: Bullfrog Blues

Bailus Rose: Frisco Blues

 

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

 

© 2006, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

Highway 61 Blues 23: Hoodoo Man Blues

This week’s episode of Highway 61 Blues turns the spotlight on the music of Chicago’s Delmark Records and its blues recordings by Big Joe Williams, Arthur Big Boy” Crudup, Roosevelt Sykes, Sunnyland Slim, Junior Wells, Magic Sam, Otis Rush, Carey Bell, Lurrie Bell, Jimmy Johnson, Syl Johnson, Jimmy Burns, Charles Wilson, Zora Young, and Jimmy Dawkins.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

HOODOO MAN BLUES

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 23

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, August 19, 2006 [18075]

 

Big Joe Williams: 49 Highway Blues

Arthur Big Boy” Crudup: Coal Black Mare

Roosevelt Sykes: North Gulfport Boogie

Sunnyland Slim: Every Time I Get To Drinking

Junior Wells: Hoodoo Man Blues

Magic Sam: I Need You So Bad

Otis Rush: Please Love Me

Carey Bell: I Gonna Buy Me A Train Ticket

Lurrie Bell: Rapid Transit

Jimmy Johnson: Same Old Blues

Syl Johnson: Driving Wheel

Jimmy Burns: Catfish Blues

Charles Wilson: I Talk To Myself

Zora Young: My Man’s An Undertaker

Jimmy Dawkins: Chitlins Con Carne

 

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

 

© 2006, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

Highway 61 Blues 22: Deep South Blues Piano

This week’s episode of Highway 61 with Scott Barretta features the music of blues pianists from the Sparks Brothers of Tupelo, Mississippi to Skip James, Little Brother Montgomery, Walter Davis, Doctor Clayton with Blind John Davis, Sunnyland Slim, Leroy Carr, Big Joe Duskin, Memphis Slim, Little Johnny Jones, Willie Mabon, Henry Gray, Otis Spann, Detroit Junior, Professor Longhair, Champion Jack Dupree, Katie Webster, and James Booker.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

DEEP SOUTH BLUES PIANO

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 22

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, August 19, 2006 [18061]

 

The Sparks Brothers: 61 Highway

Skip James: 22-20 Blues

Little Brother Montgomery: Vicksburg Blues

Walter Davis: M&O Blues

Doctor Clayton with Blind John Davis: Moonshine Blues

Sunnyland Slim: No Whiskey Blues

Leroy Carr: Sloppy Drunk Blues

Big Joe Duskin: Beer Drinking Woman

Memphis Slim: Whiskey & Gin Blues

Little Johnny Jones: Big Town Playboy

Willie Mabon: I’m Mad

Henry Gray: I Declare That Ain’t Right

Otis Spann: What’s On Your Worried Mind

Detroit Junior: Call My Job

Professor Longhair: Bald Head

Champion Jack Dupree: Frankie & Johnny

Katie Webster: I Feel So Low

James Booker: Goodnight Irene

Little Brother Montgomery:: Farrish Street 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

 

© 2006, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.