Highway 61 Blues 43: Maxwell Street Market

Highway 61 takes us to Chicago this week, to the Maxwell Street Market that was a blues center for years, now torn down but well documented in a film called And This Is Free in 1964, with Maxwell Street Market performances by Robert Nighthawk, Big Mojo Elem, Carey Bell, Big John Wrencher, Johnny Young, Arvella Gray, Blind James Brewer, and Fanny Brewer.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

MAXWELL STREET MARKET

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 43

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, July 26, 2008 [18327]

 

Robert Nighthawk: Annie Lee >

Robert Nighthawk: Sweet Black Angel

Big Mojo Elem: Mama Talk to Your Daughter

Carey Bell: I’m Ready

Big John Wrencher: Can’t Hold Out Much Longer

Big John Wrencher: Lucille

Carey Bell: Cruisin’ in a Cadillac

Johnny Young: The Sun Is Shining

Johnny Young: All I Want For My Breakfast

Robert Nighthawk: Cheating & Lying Blues

Arvella Gray: There’s More Pretty Girls Than One

Blind James Brewer: Hair Like Drops of Rain

Fanny Brewer: I Shall Overcome

Robert Nighthawk: Honky Tonk

 

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

 

© 2008, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

 

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Highway 61 Blues 42: Guitar Mambo

Scott Barretta looks into the recording career of guitarist McHouston Baker, better known as Mickey, featuring sides as Big Red McHouston, Mickey “Guitar” Baker, and Mickey & Sylvia, and dates with Dick Dale, Sam Price, Brownie McGhee, Champion Jack Dupree, Louis Jordan, the Bill Hendricks Orchestra, Young Jesse, Roy “Mr. Guitar” Gaines, Titus Turner, Little Willie John, Charles Calhoun, Big John Greer, Mr. Bear & His Bear Cats, Square Walton, and Joe Clay.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

GUITAR MAMBO

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 42

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, July 12, 2008 [18313]

 

Mickey & Sylvia: Love Is Strange

Mickey & Sylvia: No Good Lover

Mickey & Sylvia: Where’s My Honey

Mickey Baker: Guitar Mambo

Big Red McHouston: Stranger Blues

Mickey Baker: Midnight Blues

Mickey “Guitar” Baker: Greasy Spoon

Sam Price: Rib Joint

Brownie McGhee: Annie Mae

Champion Jack Dupree: Stumbling Block

Louis Jordan: Caledonia

Bill Hendricks Orchestra: Spinning Rock Boogie

Young Jesse: Hit, Git & Split

Roy “Mr. Guitar” Gaines: I’m Worried About You Baby

Titus Turner: All Around The World

Little Willie John: I Need Your Love So Bad

Charles Calhoun: Runaway

Big John Greer: Come Back Uncle John

Mr. Bear & His Bear Cats: The Bear Hug

Square Walton: Pepper Headed Woman

Joe Clay: Did You Mean Jelly Bean

Mickey Baker: Shape Walker

 

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

 

© 2008, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

 

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Highway 61 Blues 41: Boogie Chillen

Highway 61 takes us to Clarksdale, Mississippi, Detroit, Michigan and Oakland, California in Episode 41 to investigate the works of the great John Lee Hooker from the late 1940s to the 1990s with commentary by Scott Barretta.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BOOGIE CHILLEN

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 41

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, July 5, 2008 [18299]

 

John Lee Hooker: Boogie Chillen

John Lee Hooker: Hobo Blues

John Lee Hooker: House Rent Boogie

John Lee Hooker: I’m in The Mood

John Lee Hooker: It Hurts Me Too

John Lee Hooker: It’s A Long Time Baby

John Lee Hooker: Taxi Driver

John Lee Hooker: I’m Ready

John Lee Hooker: That’s My Story

John Lee Hooker: Tupelo Blues

John Lee Hooker: Blues For Abraham Lincoln

John Lee Hooker: One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer

John Lee Hooker: Peace Loving Man

John Lee Hooker: Mustang Sally & GTO

John Lee Hooker: Don’t Look Back

John Lee Hooker: Dimples

 

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

 

© 2008, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

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Highway 61 Blues 40: Shake ‘Em On Down

Scott Barretta is featuring music this week from North Mississippi Hill Country blues artists, with Mississippi Fred McDowell, R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough & the Soul Blues Boys, David Kimbrough, Duane Burnside, Sharde Thomas & the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band, Afrissippi, T-Model Ford, Robert “Wolfman” Balfour, Kenny Brown, Alvin “Youngblood” Hart, and Bobby Rush—much of it recorded at the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic at Potts Camp outside of Oxford, Mississippi.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SHAKE ’EM ON DOWN

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 40

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, June 30, 2008 [18285]

 

Mississippi Fred McDowell: Shake ’Em On Down

R.L. Burnside: Old Black Mattie

Junior Kimbrough & the Soul Blues Boys: Stay All Night

David Kimbrough: All Night Long

Duane Burnside: Outskirts of Town

Sharde Thomas & the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band: Shimmy

Afrissippi: Songa

T-Model Ford: I Love You Babe

Robert “Wolfman” Balfour: Bad Luck

Kenny Brown: You Don’t Know My Mind

Alvin “Youngblood” Hart: In My Time of Dying

Bobby Rush: Get Back

T-Model Ford: Mojo Working

 

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

 

© 2008, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

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Highway 61 Blues 39: Rocket 88

Episode 39 of Highway 61 with Scott Barretta investigates the music of Mississippi native Ike Turner & his Kings of Rhythm, featuring vocalists Jackie Brenston, Johnny O’Neal, Billy “The Kid” Emerson, Dennis Binder, Lonnie “The Cat” Cation, Billy Gales, The Gardenias, Clayton Love, Tommy Hodges, Betty Everett, and the great Otis Rush on a thrilling series of 78s and 45s from Sun, Modern, King, Federal, and Cobra Records.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

ROCKET 88

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 39

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, May 17, 2008 [18271]

 

Jackie Brenston with the Kings of Rhythm: Rocket 88

Johnny O’Neal with the Kings of Rhythm: Ugly Woman

Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm: Old Brother Jack

Billy “The Kid” Emerson with the Kings of Rhythm: The Woodchuck

Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm: Cuban Getaway

Dennis Binder with the Kings of Rhythm: Early Times

Lonnie “The Cat” Cation with the Kings of Rhythm: I Ain’t Drunk

Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm: Loosely

Billy Gales with the Kings of Rhythm: Just One More Time

Billy Gales with the Kings of Rhythm: Let’s Call It A Day

The Gardenias with the Kings of Rhythm: That’s Why I Love You

Jackie Brenston with the Kings of Rhythm: Much Later

Jackie Brenston with the Kings of Rhythm: Gonna Wait For My Chance

Clayton Love with the Kings of Rhythm: She Made My Blood Run Cold

Clayton Love with the Kings of Rhythm: The Big Question

Jackie Brenston with the Kings of Rhythm: You’ve Got To Lose

Tommy Hodges with the Kings of Rhythm: Matchbox

Tommy Hodges with the Kings of Rhythm: Get It Over Baby

Betty Everett: Tell Me Darling

Otis Rush: Keep On Loving Me Baby

Icky Renrut: Hi Ho

 

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

 

© 2008, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

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Highway 61 Blues 38: Lightning Stomp

Highway 61 takes us to Texas with week with a program of music and commentary by the great Lightning Hopkins including an interview segment with Sam Charters and songs by Lightning Hopkins, Lightning & Thunder, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, and Big Joe Williams.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

LIGHTNING STOMP

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 38

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, May 3, 2008 [18257]

 

Lightning & Thunder: Katie Mae

Lightning Hopkins: Let Me Play with Your Poodle

Lightning Hopkins: Short Haired Woman

Lightning Hopkins Conversation with Sam Charters

Blind Lemon Jefferson: Bad Luck Blues

Lightning Hopkins: Fishing Clothes

Lightning Hopkins: Tim Moore’s Farm

Lightning Hopkins: Big Mama Jump

Lightning Hopkins: Zolo Go

Lightning Hopkins: Lightning Stomp

Lightning Hopkins: Don’t Think Because You’re Pretty

Lightning Hopkins: My Little Kewpie Doll

Lightning Hopkins with Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee & Big Joe Williams: Penitentiary Blues

Lightning Hopkins: John Glenn Said It

Lightning Hopkins: Mister Charlie

Lightning Hopkins: Lightning’s Boogie

 

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

 

© 2008, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

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Highway 61 Blues 37: Bring It On Home To Me

Scott Barretta takes a good long look at the bluesier side of the great Clarksdale singer and producer Sam Cooke on this week’s episode of Highway 61 with a series of “live” recordings featuring Sam in full action.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BRING IT ON HOME TO ME

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 37

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, April 12, 2008 [18243]

 

Sam Cooke: Little Red Rooster

Sam Cooke: Laughing & Clowning

Sam Cooke & the Soul Stirrers: Mean Old World

Sam Cooke: Mean Old World

Sam Cooke: Somebody Have Mercy

Sam Cooke: Bring It On Home To Me

Sam Cooke: Trouble Blues

Sam Cooke: You Gotta Move

Sam Cooke: Lost And Looking

Sam Cooke: Drifting Blues

Sam Cooke: Please Don’t Drive Me Away

Sam Cooke: It’s Alright >

Sam Cooke: For Sentimental Reasons

Sam Cooke: Having A Party

Sam Cooke: Chain Gang

Sam Cooke: Cupid

Sam Cooke: I’ll Come Running Back To You

 

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

 

© 2008, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

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Highway 61 Blues 36: What’s Good For The Goose

Episode 36 of Highway 61 Blues with Scott Barretta features a long telephone conversation with bluesman Bobby Rush and a fantastic succession of Bobby Rush recordings rarely heard anywhere.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

WHAT‘S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 36

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, April 5, 2008 [18229]

 

Scott Barretta Telephone Conversation with Bobby Rush 1

Bobby Rush: Sock It To Me Boogaloo

Scott Barretta Telephone Conversation with Bobby Rush 2

Bobby Rush: Chicken Heads

Scott Barretta Telephone Conversation with Bobby Rush 3

Bobby Rush: Bow Legged Woman, Knock Kneed Man

Bobby Rush: Nikki Hokey

Scott Barretta Telephone Conversation with Bobby Rush 4

Bobby Rush: Evil Is

Scott Barretta Telephone Conversation with Bobby Rush 5

Bobby Rush: Sue

Scott Barretta Telephone Conversation with Bobby Rush 6

Bobby Rush: What‘s Good For The Goose

Scott Barretta Telephone Conversation with Bobby Rush 7

Bobby Rush: I’m Not Studdin’ You

Scott Barretta Telephone Conversation with Bobby Rush 8

Bobby Rush: One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show

Scott Barretta Telephone Conversation with Bobby Rush 9

Bobby Rush: Uncle Esau

Scott Barretta Telephone Conversation with Bobby Rush 10

Bobby Rush: Night Fishing

Scott Barretta Telephone Conversation with Bobby Rush 11

Bobby Rush: 99

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

 

© 2008, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

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