Blues & Roots 01: Since The Blues Began

The first episode in our rebroadcast of John Sinclair’s Blues & Roots series for WWOZ-FM in New Orleans presents the final installment of the program as played on May 11, 2003 with a full program of Crescent City music by Deacon John, Earl King, Tommy Ridgley, Snooks Eaglin, Irma Thomas, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Rockie Charles, Brother Tyrone & The Mindbenders, and Li’l Buck Sinegal.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, May 11, 2003 [18006]

Little Walter: Juke with John Sinclair Intro

Deacon John: Losing Battle

Deacon John: Many Rivers To Cross

Earl King: A Mother’s Love

Earl King: I’m Your Best Bet Baby

Earl King: Until I Say Well Done

Tommy Ridgley: Since The Blues Began

Snooks Eaglin: Lock Doctor

Irma Thomas: Coming From Behind > Wish Someone Would care

Walter “Wolfman” Washington: I’ll Be Good

Rockie Charles: Taxi Cab and City Buses Passing

Brother Tyrone & The Mindbenders: Don’t Look Any Further

Li’l Buck Sinigal: The Blues Is Killing Me

Little Walter: Lights Out with John Sinclair Outro



Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, digitally transferred, edited & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Leni & Sunnny Sinclair


© 2003, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation


Highway 61 Blues 18: Coming From The Old School

Highway 61 offers a tribute to the late, great harmonica star Sam Myers a week following his demise in 2006 by playing Sam’s early recordings and sides with guitarists Elmore James, Tommy Lee Thompson, King Edward, Mel Brown, and Anson Funderburg & the Rockets.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, July 22, 2006 [18005]


Sam Myers: Sleeping in the Ground

Sam Myers: My Love Is Here to Stay

Sam Myers: You Don’t Have to Go

Elmore James: Look On Yonder Wall

Sam Myers & Tommy Lee Thompson: From Now On

Sam Myers & Tommy Lee Thompson: I Just Found Out

Sam Myers & King Edward: Gold Tailed Bird

Sam Myers & King Edward: Money Is My Downfall

Anson Funderburg & the Rockets: Can We Get Together

Anson Funderburg & the Rockets: Some Sunny Day

Anson Funderburg & the Rockets: Jungle

Anson Funderburg & the Rockets: Crutch and Cane

Sam Myers & Mel Brown: Tired of Your Jive

Sam Myers & Mel Brown: 99

Sam Myers & Mel Brown: Country Boy

Sam Myers & Mel Brown: Coming From the Old School



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.