Big City Blues Cruise 79: Flying Saucer

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 79 features music by Red Prysock, Little Walter, J.B. Hutto, Elmore James, Big Walter Horton, Eddie Taylor, Professor Longhair, Howling Wolf: Little Red Rooster, James Brown, St. Louis Jimmy, Freddie King, and B.B. King.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FLYING SAUCER

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 79

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, October 3, 1982 [18669]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Little Walter: Just Your Fool

Little Walter: Flying Saucer

J.B. Hutto: Letter From My Baby

Elmore James: Talk To Me Baby

Elmore James: The Sky Is Crying

Elmore James: Something Inside of Me

Big Walter Horton: That Ain’t It

Eddie Taylor: Big Town Playboy

Professor Longhair: Tipitina

Howling Wolf: Love Me Darling

Howling Wolf: Built For Comfort

Howling Wolf: Little Red Rooster

Martino D’Lorenzo: Blues Nightmare

James Brown: Get On The Good Foot

St. Louis Jimmy: Going Down Slow

Freddie King: She Put The Whammy On Me

Freddie King: Nickel Plated

B.B. King: Three O’Clock In The Morning

B.B. King: Darling, You Know I Love You

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

 

© 1982, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 78:Dim The Lights

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 78 features music by Red Prysock, J.B. Hutto, Junior Parker, Big Tom Collins, Ivory Joe Hunter, Lonnie Brooks, B.B. King, Jimmy Guiffre, Howling Wolf, Little Milton, Otis Rush, Muddy Waters, and James Cotton.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

DIM THE LIGHTS

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 78

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, October 3, 1982 [18655]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

J.B. Hutto: Dim The Lights

Junior Parker: Pretty Baby

Big Tom Collins: A Real Good Feeling

Ivory Joe Hunter: Changing Blues

Lonnie Brooks: TV Mama

B.B. King: Downhearted

Lonnie Brooks: Mother Nature

Jimmy Guiffre: Big Boy

Howling Wolf: Tell Me What I’ve Done

Howling Wolf: Don’t Laugh At Me

Howling Wolf: You Can’t Be Beat

Little Milton: Worried Dreamer

Otis Rush: Three Times A Fool

Muddy Waters: I’m Ready

James Cotton: Oh Why

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

 

© 1982, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 77: Strange Things

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 77 features music by Red Prysock, B.B. King, Freddie King, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Fenton Robinson, Elmore James, Howling Wolf, and Jimmy Reed.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

STRANGE THINGS

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 77

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, September 26, 1982 [18641]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

B.B. King: The Wrong Road

Freddie King: Freeway 75

B.B. King: Strange Things

Freddie King: She’s The Kind

Freddie King: High Rise

Bobby “Blue” Bland: You Got Me Where You Want Me

Fenton Robinson: Somebody Loan Me A Dime

Fenton Robinson: The Getaway

Martino D’Lorenzo: Blues Nightmare

Elmore James: Dust My Broom

Elmore James: Shake Your Moneymaker

Elmore James: My Bleeding Heart

B.B. King: So Excited

Howling Wolf: Tail Dragger

Howling Wolf: Tell Me

Jimmy Reed: Found Love

Red Prysock: Blow Red Blow

B.B. King: Why I Sing The Blues

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

 

© 1982, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 76: Leaping On Lenox

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 76 features music by Red Prysock, Earl Hooker, Big Walter Horton, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Billy Wright, Magic Sam, James Cotton, Lightning Hopkins, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Robert Johnson, Albert Collins, Eddie Burns, and John Lee Hooker.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

LEAPING ON LENOX

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 76

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, September 26, 1982 [18627]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Earl Hooker: Blue Guitar

Big Walter Horton: Little Boy Blue

Earl Hooker: Is You Ever Seen A One-Eyed Woman Cry

Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis: Leaping On Lenox

Billy Wright: Every Evening

Magic Sam: I Need You So Bad

Magic Sam: San Jose

James Cotton: Rocket 88

Lightning Hopkins: My Starter Won’t Start

Mississippi Fred McDowell: I Don’t Need No Heater

Robert Johnson: Stop Breaking Down Blues

Albert Collins: Gimme My Blues

Eddie Burns: Don’t Even Try

John Lee Hooker: Boogie Chillen

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

 

© 1982, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 75: Boom Boom

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 75 features music by Red Prysock, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, T-Bone Walker, Professor Longhair, Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Guitar Junior, B.B. King, and Buddy Guy.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BOOM BOOM

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 75

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, August 22, 1982 [18613]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown: Frosty

Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson: Cleanhead Blues

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown: Sometimes I Slip

T-Bone Walker: For B.B. King

Professor Longhair; Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand

Little Walter: Aww Baby

Little Walter: Boom Boom Out Goes The Lights

Muddy Waters: She Moves Me

Muddy Waters: Walking Through The Park

Muddy Waters: Standing Around Crying

Guitar Junior: Texas Flood

Guitar Junior: Go To The Mardi Gras

B.B. King: No Good

Buddy Guy: Moving Back South

Buddy Guy: This Is The End

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

 

© 1982, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 74: Okey Dokey Stomp

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 74 features music by Red Prysock, Little Walter, the Felix Gross Sextet, Brownie McGhee, Lucky Thompson, Buddy & Ella Johnson, Lowell Fulson, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, LaMelle Prince, an unidentified artist, Albert King, Sunnyland Slim & His Playboys, Jimmy Dawkins, Jimmy “T-99” Nelson, Robert Johnson, Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats, and Professor Longhair.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

OKEY DOKEY STOMP

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 74

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, August 22, 1982 [18599]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Little Walter: Mellow Down Easy

Felix Gross Sextet: Leap Year Baby

Brownie McGhee: Gone, Baby, Gone

Lucky Thompson: Slam’s Mishap

Buddy & Ella Johnson: Gotta Go Upside Your Head

Lowell Fulson: Every Day I Have The Blues

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown: Okey Dokey Stomp

LaMelle Prince: Haven’t Heard From My Baby

[Unidentified Artist]: Mean Mistreating Woman

Little Walter & His Jukes: Teen Age Beat

Lowell Fulson: It’s Your Fault Baby

Albert King: Born Under A Bad Sign

Sunnyland Slim & His Playboys: The Fore Day Bounce

Jimmy Dawkins: Chitlings Con Carne

Jimmy “T-99” Nelson: Great Big Hunk of Man

Robert Johnson: I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom

Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats: My Real Gone Rocket

Robert Johnson: Love In Vain

Professor Longhair: East St. Louis Baby

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

 

© 1982, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

Retrospective 005: Reeling And Rocking / Ain’t That Good News

Two shows of back to back blues from Martino D Lorenzo and John Sinclair. Featuring the music of Chuck Berry, Buddy Guy, Elmore James, Albert King, Earl King, and a large dose of Muddy Waters, plus many more legends of the blues. Thanks for tuning in.Enjoy,

–Steve Fly

Big City Blues Cruise 57: Reeling And Rocking

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 57 features music by Red Prysock, Dr. John, Rockin’ Dopsie, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Earl King, Percy Mayfield, Albert King, Clifton Chenier, Peter “Madcat” Ruth, The Blues Brothers, Elmore James, Chuck Berry, and Buddy Guy.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

REELING AND ROCKING

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 57

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, circa 1983 [18361]

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Dr. John: Croaker Courtboullion

Rockin’ Dopsie: I’m Just A Country Boy

Rockin’ Dopsie: Let’s Do The Zydeco

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Those Lonely Lonely Nights

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Oh Ba-Ba-Baby

Earl King: Those Lonely Lonely Nights

Percy Mayfield: Vote For Me

Dr. John Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

Albert King: Pretty Woman

Clifton Chenier: Worried Life Blues

Peter “Madcat” Ruth: Scratch My Back

The Blues Brothers: Shotgun Blues

Martino D’Lorenzo: Blues Nightmare

Elmore James: Dust My Broom

Chuck Berry: Let It Rock

Chuck Berry: Reeling And Rocking

Buddy Guy: Red House

 

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.

 


Blues & Roots 34: Ain’t That Good News

 

Episode 34 features live music by Muddy Waters and cuts from Magic Slim & The Teardrops, John Primer, Bobby Rush, Toni Lynn Washington, Mighty Sam McClain, the Lyman Woodard Trio, Albert Collins, and Little Walter.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

AIN’T THAT GOOD NEWS

BLUES & ROOTS 34

John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, May 14, 2000 [18468]

Little Walter: Juke

Muddy Waters: Rolling And Tumbling

Muddy Waters: Hoochie Coochie Man

Muddy Waters: Can’t Get No Grinding

Muddy Waters: I’m A Howling Wolf

Magic Slim & The Teardrops: Country Boy

John Primer: Knocking At Your Door

Bobby Rush: Feeling Bad

Toni Lynn Washington: Oh What A Dream

Mighty Sam McClain: All We Need Is Love

Lyman Woodard Trio: Ain’t That Good News

Albert Collins: Mr. Collins, Mr. Collins

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

Big City Blues Cruise 73: Double Trouble

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 73 features music by Red Prysock, Little Walter, Otis Rush, Walter Hamilton, Ivory Joe Hunter, Albert King, Champion Jack Dupree, Smiley Lewis, Clifton Chenier, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Lloyd Price, Professor Longhair, and Fats Domino.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

DOUBLE TROUBLE

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 73

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, June 20, 1982 [18585]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Little Walter: It’s Too Late Brother

Otis Rush: Double Trouble

Walter Hamilton: Sherry Blues

Ivory Joe Hunter: Since I Met You Baby

Albert King: I’m Gonna Call You

Champion Jack Dupree: Weed Head Woman

Smiley Lewis: Tore Up

Clifton Chenier: The Cat Is Dreaming

Muddy Waters: The Same Thing

Chuck Berry: Childhood Sweetheart

Lloyd Price: I’m Glad, Glad

Lloyd Price: Woe Woe Hoe

Lloyd Price: Forgive Me Clawdy

Lloyd Price: I Yi Gomen Ai Si

Professor Longhair: Ball The Wall

Fats Domino: Detroit City Blues

Smiley Lewis: The Bells Are Ringing

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

 

© 1982, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.