Highway 61 Blues 49: Dear Mr. President

Scott Barretta spotlights blues about presidents on this week’s episode of Highway 61 with selections by Big Joe Williams, Otis Jackson, Leadbelly, Harmon:Ray, the Jack McVea Orchestra with Rabon Tarrant, J.B. Lenoir, Memphis Slim, Bobo Jenkins, Fannie & James Brewer, Otis Spann, Sleepy John Estes, Bishop Perry Tillis, Louis Jordan, J.C . Burris, Louisiana Red, Bobby Rush, and Lula Reed & Freddie King.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

DEAR MR. PRESIDENT

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 49

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, September 20, 2008 [18411]

 

Big Joe Williams: His Spirit Lives On

Otis Jackson: Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt

Leadbelly: Dear Mr. President

Harmon Ray: President’s Blues

Jack McVea Orchestra with Rabon Tarrant: Inflation Blues

J.B. Lenoir: Eisenhower Blues

Memphis Slim: Four Years of Torment

Bobo jenkins: Democrat Blues

Fannie & James Brewer: I Wanna Know Why

Otis Spann: Sad Day In Texas

Sleepy John Estes: President Kennedy Stayed Away Too Long

Bishop Perry Tillis: Kennedy Moon

Louis Jordan: Jordan For President

J.C . Burris: Black President

Louisiana Red: Red’s Dream

Bobby Rush: Bobby Rush For President

Lula Reed & Freddie King: Do The President Twist

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.

 

Highway 61 Blues 48: How Blue Can You Get

Episode 48 of Hghway 61 with Scott Barretta features a series of live recordings by B.B. King in honor of the opening of the B.B. King Museum in Indianola, Mississippi, including cuts from the Regal Theatre, the International Club and the Cook County Jail in Chicago, Live in Japan, at Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi and with Bobby “Blue” Bland in Los Angeles.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

HOW BLUE CAN YOU GET

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 48

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, September 2008 [18397]

 

B.B. King: Everyday I Have The Blues

B.B. King: Sweet Little Angel

B.B. King: Gambler’s Blues

B.B. King: Buzz Me

B.B. King: Three O’Clock Blues

B.B. King: Darlin’, You Know I Love You

B.B. King: How Blue Can You Get

B.B. King & Bobby “Blue” Bland: Let The Good Times Roll

B.B. King & Bobby “Blue” Bland: Don’t Want A Soul Hangin’ ‘Round

B.B. King: Eyesight to the Blind

B.B. King: The Thrill Is Gone

B.B. King: Sweet Sixteen

B.B. King: Caledonia

 

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.

 

Highway 61 Blues 47: Hard Hearted Woman

Scott Barretta spotlights the great harmonica master Big Walter Horton in this week’s episode of Highway 61 featuring a series of his classic recordings with Joe Hill Louis, Calvin & Phineas Newborn, Little Buddy Doyle, Jimmy Rogers, Tampa Red, Johnny Shines, Robert Nighthawk, Johnny Young, and Carey Bell.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

HARD HEARTED WOMAN

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 47

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, September 6, 2010 [18383]

 

Big Walter Horton & Joe Hill Louis: Cotton Patch Hotfoot

Big Walter Horton: Jumpin’ Blues

Big Walter Horton: Back Home To Mama

Big Walter Horton: Need My Baby

Little Buddy Doyle: She’s Got Good Dry Goods

Jimmy Rogers & Big Walter Horton: Walking By Myself

Tampa Red & Big Walter Horton: Stars Falling Blues

Johnny Shines & Big Walter Horton: Evening Sun

Big Walter Horton & Robert Nighthawk: Let’s Have A Good Time

Big Walter Horton & Robert Nighthawk: Louise, Louise

Big Walter Horton & Robert Nighthawk: You Don’t Mistreat Me

Big Walter Horton & Johnny Young: Stockyard Blues

Big Walter Horton: Hard Hearted Woman

Big Walter Horton: Little Boy Blue

Big Walter Horton & Carey Bell: Little Boy Blue

Big Walter Horton & Robert Nighthawk: Trouble In Mind

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.

 

Highway 61 Blues 46: I’m Tore Up

Scott Barretta is featuring blues from the Macon area of eastern Mississippi on this week’s edition of Highway 61, including selections by Eddie Clearwater, Carey Bell, Big Joe Williams, Austin Peete, John “Short Stuff” Macon, Amelia Johnson, and Willie King.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

I‘M TORE UP

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 46

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, August 23, 2008 [18369]

 

Eddie Clearwater: Hillbilly Blues

Eddie Clearwater: I ‘m Tore Up

Eddie Clearwater: Blue Blue All Over You

Eddie Clearwater: I Wouldn’t Let My Guitar Down

Carey Bell: I Cry So Much

Carey Bell: What My Mama Told Me

Carey Bell: Baby Please Don’t Go

Big Joe Williams: Sugar Diabetes Blues

Austin Peete: Run Here jailer With The Key

John “Short Stuff” Macon: Bad Luck

Amelia Johnson & Big Joe Williams: Can’t Listen No More

Willie King Comments

Willie King: Twenty Long Years

Willie King: You’ve Got To Have Love

Eddie Clearwater: A Time For Peace

 

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.

 

Highway 61 Blues 45: Let The Doorbell Ring

Scott Baretta is featuring New Orleans piano blues in this weeks’ episode of Highway 61 with selections by Fats Domino, Jelly Roll Morton, Tuts Washington, Roosevelt Sykes, Archibald, James Booker, Champion Jack Dupree, Professor Longhair, Eddie Bo, Davell Crawford, Henry Butler & Corey Harris, and Dr. John & B.B. King.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

LET THE DOORBELL RING

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 45

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, August 16, 2008 [18355]

 

Fats Domino: The Fat Man

[Fats Domino: Hey La Bas Boogie

Fats Domino: Don’t Lie To Me

Fats Domino: Please Don’t Leave Me

Jelly Roll Morton: Honky Tonk Blues with Intro

Tuts Washington: Tee Nah Nah

Roosevelt Sykes: You Can’t Be Lucky All the Time

Archibald: Shake Baby Shake

James Booker: All By Myself

Champion Jack Dupree: Junker’s Blues

Champion Jack Dupree: Let the Doorbell Ring

Professor Longhair: Hadacol Bounce

Professor Longhair: No Buts No Maybes

Professor Longhair: Bald Head

Eddie Bo: Hard Times

Davell Crawford: Gumbo Boogie

Henry Butler & Corey Harris: Let ’Em Roll

Dr. John & B.B. King: Hen-Layin’ Rooster

Champion Jack Dupree: Nasty 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.

 

Highway 61 Blues 44: Shout The Boogie

Scott Barretta pulls out a pile of fantastic sides with Boogie in the title, including cuts by Big Joe Turner & Pete Johnson, the Snookum Russell Orchestra, Louis Jordan, Marilyn Scott, Mabel Scott, Memphis Minnie, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Little Esther & Mel Walker, the Johnny Otis Orchestra, Slim Gaillard, John Lee Hooker, Little Son Jackson, Carolina Slim (as Country Paul), Sticks McGhee, B.B. King, Amos Milburn, Lalo Guerrero, and the Harlem Hamfats.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SHOUT THE BOOGIE

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 44

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, August 9, 2008 [18341]

 

Big Joe Turner & Pete Johnson: Wine-O Baby Boogie

Snookum Russell Orchestra: Juke Box Boogie Woogie Sheik

Louis Jordan: Barnyard Boogie

Marilyn Scott: Beer Bottle Boogie

Mabel Scott: Goodie Woogie

Memphis Minnie: Shout the Boogie

Jessie Mae Hemphill: All Night Boogie

Little Esther & Mel Walker: Cupid Boogie

Johnny Otis Orchestra: Wedding Boogie

Slim Gaillard: Sight-Seeing Boogie

John Lee Hooker: Too Much Boogie

Little Son Jackson: Talking Boogie

Carolina Slim (Country Paul): Sidewalk Boogie

Sticks McGhee: House Warming Boogie

B.B. King: B.B. Boogie

Amos Milburn: Sax Shack Boogie

Lalo Guerrero: Mary Boogie

Harlem Hamfats: We Gonna Pitch a Boogie Woogie

Slim Gaillard: Sighing Boogie

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Radio Free Amsterdam & Detroit Life Radio

Hosted by Scott Barretta for TapDetroit.com

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.

 

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.

 

 

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.