Highway 61 Blues 10: Memphis Blues

This week Preston Lauderbach of the Stax Museum in Memphis sits in for Highway 61 host Scott Barretta with a program of stone Memphis blues from the Stax/Volt archives, including selections by Little Milton, Rufus Thomas, Gus Cannon, John Lee Hooker, Steve Cropper/Pops Staples/Albert King, Isaac Hayes, Little Sonny, Carla Thomas, Otis Redding, Mabel John, Sir Mack Rice, Deanie Parker, Johnnie Taylor, Sam & Dave, Wendy Renee, Booker T & the Mgs, and the great Albert King.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 10

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, March 11, 2006 [HW-0010]

Little Milton: Grits Ain’t Groceries

Rufus Thomas: Funky Chicken

Gus Cannon: Gonna Raise a Ruckus Tonight

John Lee Hooker: Grinder Man

Preston Lauderbach Comments

Steve Cropper/Pops Staples/Albert King: Tupelo

Isaac Hayes: Theme from Shaft

Little Sonny: Sonny’s Fever

Carla Thomas: Bring It On Home to Me

Otis Redding: Mr. Pitiful

Mabel John: Able Mabel

Sir Mack Rice: Mini Skirt Minnie

Deanie Parker: Each Step I Take

Johnnie Taylor: Blues in the Night

Sam & Dave: Hold On I’m Coming

Wendy Renee: Barbeque

Booker T & the MGs: Bootleg

Johnnie Taylor: I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water

Albert King: One Night

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

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2006, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

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Highway 61 Blues 09: Drinking Blues

Scott Barretta raises a prolonged toast this week to music inspired by alcoholic spirits and the conduct resulting from serious imbibing, with a program of drinking music by Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Billy Gayles & the Kings of Rhythm, Billy “Red” Love, Jimmy Rogers, Big Bill Broonzy, Curly Weaver, Memphis Minnie, Merline Johnson, Washboard Sam, Al Jackson, Mr. Swing with Bobby Plater’s Orchestra, Amos Milburn, Jimmy Liggins, Milt Buckner & His Beale Street Gang, Dave Bartholomew, Tiny Grimes & His Rockin’ Highlanders, Sticks McGhee, Floyd Dixon, Big Joe Turner, and Jack McVea.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

DRINKING BLUES

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 09

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, March 4, 2006 [SBHW-0009]

Howlin’ Wolf: Drinking C.V. Wine

John Lee Hooker: One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer

Billy Gayles & the Kings of Rhythm: I’m Tore Up

Billy “Red” Love: Juiced

Jimmy Rogers: Sloppy Drunk

Big Bill Broonzy: When I’ve Been Drinking

Curly Weaver: I Keep on Drinking

Memphis Minnie: Drunken Barrelhouse Blues

Merline Johnson: Bad Whiskey Blues

Washboard Sam: Bucket’s Got a Hole in It

Al Jackson: Let’s Drink Some Whiskey

Mr. Swing with Bobby Plater’s Orchestra: Beer Bottle Boogie

Amos Milburn: Let Me Go Home Whiskey

Jimmy Liggins: I Ain’t Drunk

Milt Buckner & His Beale Street Gang: Red Red Wine

Dave Bartholomew: Good Jax Boogie

Tiny Grimes & His Rockin’ Highlanders: Drinking Beer

Sticks McGhee: Drinking Wine Spo De O Dee

Floyd Dixon: Wine Wine Wine

Big Joe Turner: Wino Boogie

Jack McVea: Wino

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Written & programmed by Scott Barretta for Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at the Center for Documentary Projects at the University of Mississippi

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2006, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

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Highway 61 Blues 08: Katrina And The Blues

Scott Barretta commemorates the first Mardi Gras in New Orleans after the Great Flood of 2005 by studying the valuable musical works of native artists Clarence “Frogman” Henry, Irma Thomas, Bobby Charles & Fats Domino, Little Freddie King, Henry Butler & Corey Harris, Vastie Jackson, Deacon John, Rockie Charles, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham, Mem Shannon, George Porter Jr., Prince La-La, Chris Kenner, Smiley Lewis, and Professor Longhair.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
KATRINA AND THE BLUES
HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 08
Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, February 25, 2006 [SBHW-0008]

[01] Scott Barretta Opening Comments over Theme Music: 61 Highway
[02] Clarence “Frogman” Henry: But I Do
[03] Irma Thomas: I Done Got Over It
[04] Bobby Charles & Fats Domino: Walking to New Orleans
[05] Little Freddie King: You Rascal You
[06] Irma Thomas: You Don’t Miss a Good Thing
[07] Henry Butler & Corey Harris: Down Home Livin’
[08] Vastie Jackson: Monkey Die Doe
[09] Deacon John Moore: You Don’t Know How
[10] Rockie Charles: You Got to Feel the Need of Me
[11] Walter “Wolfman” Washington: Trials & Tribulations
[12] Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham: A Lover & a Friend
[13] Mem Shannon: You Ain’t Nothin’ Nice
[14] George Porter Jr: Rough Spots
[15] Clarence “Frogman” Henry: Ain’t Got No Home
[16] Prince La-La: She Put the Hurt on Me
[17] Chris Kenner: I Like It Like That
[18] Smiley Lewis: Tee Nah Nah
[19] Professor Longhair: Mardi Gras in New Orleans
[20] Eddie Bo: Hook & Sling

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam
Written & programmed by Scott Barretta for Mississippi Public Broadcasting Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at the Center for Documentary Projects at the University of Mississippi
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Sponsored by Jempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

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Highway 61 Blues 06: Covering Robert Johnson

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
COVERING ROBERT JOHNSON
HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 06

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Radio, February 11, 2006 [HW-0006]
Scott Barretta investigates some of the many recordings inspired by the Robert Johnson Vocalion sessions of 1936-37 including music by Tommy McClennan, Johnny Shines, Muddy Waters, Robert Lockwood Jr., Walter Davis, Elmore James, Boyd Gilmore, Homesick James, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Lonnie
Pitchford, Pian Threadgill, Flaming Groovies, Rolling Stones, Howlin’ Wolf, and
Led Zeppelin.

COVERING ROBERT JOHNSON
[01] Scott Barretta Opening Comments over Theme Music: 61 Highway
[02] Tommy McClennan: Don’t You Wanna Go
[03] Johnny Shines: Ramblin’
[04] Muddy Waters: Kind Hearted Woman Blues
[05] Robert Lockwood Jr.: Black Spider Blues
[06] Walter Davis: Sweet Home Chicago
[07] Johnny Shines: Fishtail
[08] Elmore James: Dust My Broom
[09] Boyd Gilmore: Ramblin’ on My Mind
[10] Homesick James: Cross Road Blues
[11] Alvin Youngblood Hart: Hellhound on My Trail
[12] Lonnie Pitchford: If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day
[13] Pian Threadgill: Phonograph Blues
[14] Flaming Groovies: 32-20 Blues
[15] Rolling Stones: Stop Breaking Down
[16] Howlin’ Wolf: Dust My Broom
[17] Johnny Shines, Robert Lockwood et al.: Sweet Home Chicago
[18] Closing Music: Led Zeppelin: Traveling Riverside Blues

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam
Written & programmed by Scott Barretta
Executive Producer for Mississippi Public Broadcasting: Andy Harper
Produced & recorded by Joe York at the Center for Documentary Projects at the University of Mississippi
Production assistant: Mark Coltrane
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

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Highway 61 Blues 04: Rough Treatment

Scott Barretta has assembled a fantastic J.O.B. Record Special for this week episode of Highway 61 Blues with sides by Baby Face Leroy, Little Hudson, Moody Jones, Floyd Jones, Memphis Minnie, Little Son Joe, Grace Brim, John Brim, Robert Lockwood Jr, Johnny Shines, Sunnyland Slim, Little Brother Montgomery, Eddie Boyd, Alfred “The Fat Man” Wallace, and J.B. Lenoir.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

ROUGH TREATMENT

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 04

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Radio, June 7, 2008 [SBHW-0004

 

[01] Scott Barretta Opening Comments over Theme Music: 61 Highway

[02] Baby Face Leroy: My Head Can’t Rest No More

[03] Little Hudson: Rough Treatment

[04] Moody Jones: Why Should I Worry

[05] Floyd Jones: On the Road Again

[06] Memphis Minnie: Kissing in the Dark

[07] Little Son Joe: Ethel B.

[08] Grace Brim: Hospitality Blues

[09] John Brim: Hard Pill to Swallow

[10] Robert Lockwood Jr.: Pearlie B.

[11] Robert Lockwood Jr.: Sweet Woman from Maine

[12] Johnny Shines: Brutal Hearted Woman

[13] Johnny Shines: Running

[14] Sunnyland Slim: Woman Trouble

[15] Little Brother Montgomery: Keep Drinkin’

[16] Eddie Boyd: Five Long Years

[17] Alfred “The Fat Man” Wallace: You’ve Gotta Stop That Mess

[18] J.B. Lenoir: People Are Meddling

[19] J.B. Lenoir: The Mojo

[20] Little Brother Montgomery: The Boogie

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Written & programmed by Scott Barretta

Executive Producer for Mississippi Public Broadcasting: Andy Harper

Produced & recorded by Joe York at the Center for Documentary Projects at the University of Mississippi

Production assistant: Mark Coltrane

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2008, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

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Highway 61 Blues 03: Fly Right Baby

Scott Baretta’s Highwy 61 program this week features a collection of blues field recordings by Axel Kustner & Ziggy Crissman with music from Guitar Frank, Flora Moulton, Archie Edwards, Lottie Murrell, Hammie Nixon, Memphis Piano Red, Boyd Rivers, Cora Fluker, Otha Turner & the Rising Star Fife Band, Sam Chatmon, Walter Brown, James “Son” Thomas, Cedell Davis, Arzo Youngblood, Boogie Bill Webb, and Guitar Slim.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FLY RIGHT BABY

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 03

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Radio, May 24, 2008 [SBHW-0003]

 

[01] Guitar Frank: Fly Right Baby

[02] Flora Moulton: The Titanic

[03] Archie Edwards: Bear Cat Mama Blues

[04] Lottie Murrell: Trouble Late Last Night

[05] Hammie Nixon: Corrina, Corrina

[06] Memphis Piano Red: Mother in Law Blues

[07] Boyd Rivers: You Gonna Take Sick and Die

[08] Cora Fluker: The World She Windin’ Up

[09] Otha Turner & the Rising Star Fife Band: When I lay My Burden Down

[10] Sam Chatmon: My Daddy Was a Jockey

[11] Walter Brown: So Hard to See

[12] James “Son” Thomas: I Laid and I Wondered

[13] Cedell Davis: Let Me Play with Your Poodle

[14] Arzo Youngblood: Bye Bye Blues

[15] Boogie Bill Webb: Seven Sisters Blues

[16] Guitar Slim: Chimney Hill Breakdown

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Written & programmed by Scott Barretta

Produced & recorded by Joe York at the Center for Documentary Projects at the University of Mississippi

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by empshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2008, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

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Highway 61 Blues 02: Smokestack Lightning

Our second episode of Highway 61 Blues with Scott Barretta is a tribute to the great Howlin’ Wolf and a preview of the festival in West Point, Mississippi dedicated to Wolf, with lots of Wolf’s recordings for Sun, RPM and Chess Records, interviews with Howlin’ Wolf and added bonuses in songs by Charley Patton and featured Festival artists Big George Brock and Willie King & the Liberators.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 02

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Radio, August 26, 2006 [SBHW-0002]

 

[01] Opening Theme: 61 Highway

[02] Howlin’ Wolf Speaks-1

[03] Charley Patton: Saddle My Pony

[04] Howlin’ Wolf: Saddle My Pony

[05] Howlin’ Wolf: How Many More Years

[06] Howlin’ Wolf: Moaning at Midnight

[07] Howlin’ Wolf: Rockin’ Daddy

[08] Howlin’ Wolf: Evil

[09] Howlin’ Wolf Speaks-2

[10] Howlin’ Wolf: I Asked for Water

[11] Howlin’ Wolf: Smokestack Lightning

[12] Howlin’ Wolf: Natchez Burning

[13] Howlin’ Wolf: Sitting on Top of the World

[14] Howlin’ Wolf: Down in the Bottom

[15] Howlin’ Wolf: I Ain’t Superstitious

[16] Howlin’ Wolf: Built for Comfort

[17] Howlin’ Wolf: I’ll Be Around

[18] Big George Brock with Hubert Sumlin: Shake for Me

[19] Willie King & the Liberators: I Am the Blues

[20] Howlin’ Wolf: 300 Pounds of Joy

[21] Howlin’ Wolf: House Rockin’ Boogie

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Written & programmed by Scott Barretta

Produced & recorded by Joe York at the Center for Documentary Projects at the University of Mississippi

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2006, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

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Highway 61 Blues 01: Prodigal Son

 

Our first episode of Scott Barretta’s Highway 61 blues program from Mississippi Public Broadcasting features the music of the late Rev. Robert Wilkins & his son, Rev. John Wilkins of the North Mississippi hill country, with classic recordings and live performances plus contributions by the Rolling Stones and the Hunter’s Chapel Singers with Fred McDowell.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

PRODIGAL SON

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 01

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Radio, November 16, 2007 [SBHW-0001]

 

[01] Opening Theme: 61 Highway & Scott Barretta Opening Comments

[02] Rev. John Wilkins: Faucet Religion Sermon

[03] Rev. John Wilkins: I Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down

[04] Rev. Robert Wilkins: Rolling Stone

[05] Rev. Robert Wilkins: Getaway Blues

[06] Rev. John Wilkins: Conversation re: Rev. Robert Wilkins

[07] Rev. John Wilkins: Everything Gonna Be Alright

[08] Rev. Robert Wilkins: That’s No Way to Get Along

[09] Rev. Robert Wilkins: Prodigal Son

[10] Rolling Stones: Prodigal Son

[11] Rev. John Wilkins: Conversation re: Playing the Blues

[12] Rev. John Wilkins: How You Feel This Morning?

[13] Rev. John Wilkins: Conversation re: Blues & Gospel

[14] Rev. Robert Wilkins: Police Sergeant Blues

[15] Rev. John Wilkins: Conversation re: Blues & Gospel

[16] Rev. John Wilkins: I Want Jesus to Walk with me

[17] Hunter’s Chapel Choir with Fred McDowell: This Little Light of Mine

[18] Hunter’s Chapel Singers with Fred McDowell: You Got to Move

[19] Rev. Robert Wilkins: You Got to Move

[20] Rev. Robert Wilkins with John & Douglas Wilkins: I Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down

[21] Closing Music: Rev. Robert Wilkins: Do Lord Remember Me

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Written & programmed by Scott Barretta

Produced & recorded by Joe York at the Center for Documentary Projects at the University of Mississippi

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2007, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

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