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

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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

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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.

 

Highway 61 Blues 21: Ladies Who Sing The Blues

Highway 61 with Scott Barretta features the music of blueswomen from across the spectrum of the blues this week—Ladies Who Sing The Blues—including Billie Holiday, Alberta Hunter, Trixie Smith, Rosetta Howard & the Harlem Hamfats, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Blue Lu Barker, Georgia White, Dinah Washington, Margie Day, Julia Lee, Miss LaVelle, Big Mama Thornton, Marie Adams, Little Esther, Big Maybelle, Ruth Brown, Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto, and Koko Taylor.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

LADIES WHO SING THE BLUES

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Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, August 12, 2006 [18047]

 

Billie Holiday: I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues

Alberta Hunter: Fine And Mellow

Trixie Smith: Jack I’m Mellow

Rosetta Howard & the Harlem Hamfats: If You’s A Viper

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: My Man And I

Rosetta Howard: Men Are Like Streetcars

Blue Lu Barker: Don’t You Get Me High

Georgia White: I’ll Keep Sittin’ On It

Dinah Washington: Blow Top Blues

Margie Day: Take Out Your False Teeth Daddy

Julia Lee: Don’t Save It Too Long

Julia Lee: Don’t Come Too Soon

Miss LaVelle: If I Could Be With You

Big Mama Thornton: They Call Me Big Mama

Marie Adams: I’m Gonna Latch On

Little Esther: Double Crossing Blues

Big Maybelle [Smith]: Foolin’ Blues

Ruth Brown: Teardrops In My Eyes

Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto: In The Basement

Koko Taylor: Wang Dang Doodle

 

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 20: Mister Wal-Mart

Scott Barretta features artists performing at the Sunflower Blues Festival in Clarksdale on this week’s episode of Highway 61, including Frank Frost, the Jelly Roll Kings, Paul ‘Wine’ Jones, T-Model Ford, Cadillac John & Bill Abel, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Louis Youngblood, Big George Brock, Big T, Jimbo Mathus, the North Mississippi All Stars, Dwayne Burnside, and Latimore.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

MISTER WAL-MART

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Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Radio, August 5, 2006 [18033]

 

Frank Frost: Jelly Roll King

Jelly Roll Kings: Honey Drippin’ Boogie

Paul ‘Wine’ Jones: Mad Dog on My Trail

T-Model Ford: When Are You Coming Back Home

Cadillac John & Bill Abel: Prowlin’ Groundhog

Jimmy “Duck” Holmes: Hard Times

Louis Youngblood: Big Road Blues

Big George Brock: Mister Wal-Mart

Big T: Catfish Blues

Jimbo Mathus: Who’ll Sop My Gravy

North Mississippi All Stars: Mississippi Bo Weevil

Dwayne Burnside: Bad Bad Pain

Latimore: Let’s Straighten It Out

Jelly Roll Kings: Jelly Roll Stroll

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Mississippi Public Radio

Produced & recorded by Scott Barretta

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2006, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

 

Highway 61 Blues 19: Bring It When You Come

Highway 61 offers a program producer-host Scott Barretta calls “Good For What Ails You” featuring music by blues artists who performed as part of the traveling medicine shows of the first four decades of the 20th century., including Daddy Stovepipe & Mississippi Sarah, Frank Stokes, Cannon’s Jug Stompers, Henry Thomas, Coley Jones & the Dallas String Band, Banjo Joe (Gus Cannon), Pink Anderson & Semmie Dooley, Jim Jackson, Lil McClinnick, the Grant Brothers, Frank Hutchison, the Allen Brothers, Chris Beauchalon, Blind Willie McTell, Hezekiah Jenkins, Earl McDonald’s Original Louisville Jug Band, Papa Charlie Jackson, and the Three Tobacco Tags.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BRING IT WHEN YOU COME

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Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, July 29, 2006 [18019]

 

Daddy Stovepipe & Mississippi Sarah: The Spasm Frank Stokes: I Got Mine

Cannon’s Jug Stompers: Bring It When You Come

Henry Thomas: Railroadin’ Some

Coley Jones & the Dallas String Band: Hokum Blues

Banjo Joe: My Money Never Runs Out

Pink Anderson & Semmie Dooley: Pap’s About To Get Mad

Jim Jackson: I Heard the Voice of a Pork Chop

Lil McClinnick: Don’t Think I’m Santa Claus Just Because I Bring You Presents Once in a While

The Grant Brothers: Tell It To Me

Frank Hutchison: Stack-A-Lee

The Allen Brothers: Bow Wow Blues

Chris Beauchalon: Born in Hard Luck

Blind Willie McTell: Atlanta Strut

Hezekiah Jenkins: Shout You Cats

Earl McDonald’s Original Louisville Jug Band: Casey Bill

Papa Charlie Jackson: Skoodle-Um-Skoo

Three Tobacco Tags: Reno Blues

 

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, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2006, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

Highway 61 Blues 18: Coming From The Old School

Highway 61 offers a tribute to the late, great harmonica star Sam Myers a week following his demise in 2006 by playing Sam’s early recordings and sides with guitarists Elmore James, Tommy Lee Thompson, King Edward, Mel Brown, and Anson Funderburg & the Rockets.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

COMING FROM THE OLD SCHOOL

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Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, July 22, 2006 [18005]

 

Sam Myers: Sleeping in the Ground

Sam Myers: My Love Is Here to Stay

Sam Myers: You Don’t Have to Go

Elmore James: Look On Yonder Wall

Sam Myers & Tommy Lee Thompson: From Now On

Sam Myers & Tommy Lee Thompson: I Just Found Out

Sam Myers & King Edward: Gold Tailed Bird

Sam Myers & King Edward: Money Is My Downfall

Anson Funderburg & the Rockets: Can We Get Together

Anson Funderburg & the Rockets: Some Sunny Day

Anson Funderburg & the Rockets: Jungle

Anson Funderburg & the Rockets: Crutch and Cane

Sam Myers & Mel Brown: Tired of Your Jive

Sam Myers & Mel Brown: 99

Sam Myers & Mel Brown: Country Boy

Sam Myers & Mel Brown: Coming From the Old School

 

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, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2006, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

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

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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.

 

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.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

MISTY BLUE

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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.