Highway 61 Blues 16: Misty Blue

Scott Barretta features the contemporary Mississippi blueswoman Dorothy Moore on this week’s episode of Highway 61 with excerpts from an elongated conversation with Ms. Moore and musical selections from her great Malaco Records singles and albums.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

MISTY BLUE

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Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, June 10, 2006 [SBHW-0016]

 

Dorothy Moore: All Night Blue

Scott Barretta Conversation with Dorothy Moore-1

The Poppies: Lullaby of Love:

Scott Barretta Conversation with Dorothy Moore-2

Dorothy Moore: Misty Blue

Scott Barretta Conversation with Dorothy Moore-3

Dorothy Moore & King Floyd: Weak in Love

Scott Barretta Conversation with Dorothy Moore-4

Dorothy Moore: He Thinks I Still Care

Scott Barretta Conversation with Dorothy Moore-5

Dorothy Moore: Do Ya

Scott Barretta Conversation with Dorothy Moore-6

Dorothy Moore: Whatcha Doing With the Money

Scott Barretta Conversation with Dorothy Moore-7

Bessie Smith: Do Your Duty

Dorothy Moore: Do Your Duty

Scott Barretta Conversation with Dorothy Moore-8

Dorothy Moore: What Is This?

 

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 & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2006, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

Highway 61 Blues 15: Ponderosa Stomp

Scott Barretta’s Highway 61 program visits the Ponderosa Stomp In Memphis for a program of music by Lazy Lester, Eddie Bo, Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, Warren Storm, Paul ‘Little Buck’ Sinegal, Billy Boy Arnold, Jody Williams, Dennis Binder, Henry Gray, Wiley & the Checkmates, Fillmore Slim, Harvey Scales & the Seven Sounds, Bobby Patterson, Syl Johnson, Big George Brock, James ‘Blood’ Ulmer, and Willie Cobb.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

PONDEROSA STOMP

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Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, May 20, 2006 [SBHW-0015]

 

Lazy Lester: Ponderosa Stomp

Eddie Bo: Go With Me

Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry: On Bended Knee

Warren Storm: Prisoner’s Song

Paul ‘Little Buck’ Sinegal: This Road

Billy Boy Arnold: I Wish You Would

Jody Williams: What Kind of Gal Is That?

Dennis Binder: Early Times

Henry Gray: That Ain’t Right

Billy Boy Arnold: I Was Fooled

Wiley & the Checkmates: Streak o’ Lean

Fillmore Slim: Let’s Talk About Love

Harvey Scales & the Seven Sounds: Love-itis

Bobby Patterson: T.C.B. or T.Y.A.

Syl Johnson: If I Only Had Love

Big George Brock: All Night Long

James ‘Blood’ Ulmer: Little Red Rooster

Willie Cobb: You Don’t Love Me

Jody Williams: Lucky Lou

 

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 & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2006, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

Highway 61 Blues 14: Nashville Jumps

Highway 61 host Scott Barretta spotlights the historic Nashville blues scene with a nod to WLAC Radio, the 50,000-watt clear-channel powerhouse that beamed crucial rhythm & blues recordings all over the eastern United States during the 1950s and beyond. Featured artists from the Nashville legacy are Pvt. Cecil Gant, Jimmy Sweeny, Billy McAllister, Christine Catrell, Ivory Joe Hunter, Shy Guy Douglas, Johnny Jones, Lillian Offitt, Esquezito, Arthur Gunter, Bernard Harrison, Gene Allison, Arthur Alexander, Roscoe Shelton, Herbert Hunter, Sam Baker, Joe Henderson, and Johnny Jones.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

NASHVILLE JUMPS

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Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, April 29, 2006 [SBHW-0014]

 

Pvt. Cecil Gant: Nashville Jumps

Jimmy Sweeny: Boogie Woogie Jockey

Billy McAllister: 31-E

Christine Catrell: Sittin’ Here Drinkin’

Ivory Joe Hunter: All State Boogie

Shy Guy Douglas: Monkey Doin’ Woman

Johnny Jones: Really (Part 1)

Lillian Offitt: Miss You So

Esquezito: Rockin’ the Joint

Christine Catrell: W-O-M-A-N

Arthur Gunter: Baby Let’s Play House

Bernard Harrison: Too Much

Gene Allison: You Can Make It If You Try

Arthur Alexander: Soldier of Love

Arthur Alexander: Anna

Little Richard Royal Crown Commercial for WLAC

Roscoe Shelton: Strain on My Heart

Herbert Hunter: Don’t Pity Me

Jumpin’ John R Promo & Soul Medallion Commercial

Sam Baker: Something Tells Me

Joe Henderson: Snap Your Fingers

Johnny Jones: Soul Poppin’

 

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 & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2006, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

Highway 61 Blues 13: Eisenhower Blues

Highway 61 with Scott Barretta

Scott Barretta presents a program of idiosyncratic political blues by Andrew Tibbs, J.B. Lenoir, Memphis Slim, Homesick James, Johnny Young John Lee Hooker, Junior Wells, Cassandra Wilson, Louisiana Red, Percy Mayfield, and Willie King.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

EISENHOWER BLUES

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Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, April 15, 2006 [SBHW-0013]

Andrew Tibbs: Bilbo Is Dead

J.B. Lenoir: Eisenhower Blues

Memphis Slim; Four Years of Torment

Homesick James: Wartime

Johnny Young: I Tried Not to Cry

John Lee Hooker: This Land Is Nobody’s Land

Junior Wells: Vietnam Blues

Cassandra Wilson: Vietnam Blues

J.B. Lenoir: Down in Mississippi

J.B. Lenoir: The Shooting of James Meredith

Louisiana Red: Red’s Dream

Percy Mayfield: I Don’t Wanna Be President

Willie King: Second Coming

Willie King: America

Willie King: Stand Up and Speak the Truth

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 & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2006, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

Highway 61 Blues 12: Living Blues

Highway 61 with Scott Barretta

 

This week on Highway 61 Scott Barretta spotlights the artists featured in the current issue of Living Blues magazine, published at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, and plays recordings by Buddy Guy, Michael Powers, Cool John Ferguson, Cootie Stark, Little Pink Anderson, and Howard Tate.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

LIVING BLUES

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Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, April 8, 2006 [SBHW-0012]

Buddy Guy: Done Got Old

Buddy Guy: Who’s Been Fooling You

Buddy Guy: She Got the Devil in Her

Michael Powers: Baby’s Got a Train

Michael Powers: Country Boy

Michael Powers: She’s About a Mover

Cool John Ferguson: Miss You Like the Devil

Cool John Ferguson: Let No Woman

Cootie Stark: Lay It On You

Little Pink Anderson: I Got Mine

Howard Tate: Ain’t Nobody Home

Howard Tate: How Come My Bulldog Don’t Bark

Howard Tate: Mama Was Right

Howard Tate: Don’t Need No Monkey on My Back

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at the University of Mississippi for Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Sidney Daniels

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2006, 2014 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

Highway 61 Blues 11: Red Hot

This week on Highway 61 Scott Barretta investigates the blues output generated by Sam Phillips at Sun Records in Memphis in the early 1950s, including classic blues and R&B recordings by Billy “The Kid” Emerson, Pat Hare, Memphis Ma Rainey, Johnny O’Neal, Earl Hooker, Sammy Lewis, Rufus Thomas, Pinetop Perkins, Roscoe Gordon, James Cotton, Little Milton, Billy Lee Riley, Little Junior Parker, Elvis Presley, Frank Frost, Willie Nix, Sleepy John Estes, Dr. Ross, and Hot Shot Love.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

RED HOT

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Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, March 18, 2006 [SBHW-0011]

Billy “The Kid” Emerson: Shim Sham Shimmy

Pat Hare: I’m Gonna Murder My Baby

Memphis Ma Rainey: Baby, No, No

Johnny O’Neal: Ugly Woman

Earl Hooker: Hucklebuck

Sammy Lewis: So Long, Baby, Goodbye

Rufus Thomas: Bear Cat

Pinetop Perkins: Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie

Roscoe Gordon: I Found a New Love

James Cotton: Cotton Crop Blues

Little Milton: Looking for My Baby

Billy “The Kid” Emerson: Red Hot

Billy Lee Riley: Red Hot

Little Junior Parker: Love My Baby

Little Junior Parker: Mystery Train

Elvis Presley: Mystery Train

Frank Frost: Jelly Roll King

Willie Nix: Baker Shop Boogie

Sleepy John Estes: Registration Day Blues

Dr. Ross; Boogie Disease

Hot Shot Love: Harmonica Jam

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at The University of Mississippi for

   Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2006, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

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.

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

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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.