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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 21

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.

 

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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

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 20

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.

 

 

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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

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 19

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.

 

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