Big City Blues Cruise 39: Blues Power

Martino D’Lorenzo is playing the blues on 45s, 78s and LPs from behind the wheel of the Big City Blues Cruise bus, spinning his classic modern radio programs from the 1980s and 1990s originally aired on WEMU-FM in Ypsilanti MI and now heard every Saturday on Radio Free Amsterdam. Episode 39 documents the Fall 1983 WEMU Fund Drive and features music by Red Prysock, Stevie Wonder, Albert King, Jackie Wilson, Roy Head, Bo Diddley, The Rivieras, Elmore James, The Yardbirds, Koko Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Peter Green with the John Mayall Blues Band, and James Brown.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, October 9, 1983 [18109]


Red Prysock: Jumbo

Stevie Wonder: Fingertips

Albert King: Blues Power

Jackie Wilson: Baby Work Out

Roy Head: Treat Her Right

Bo Diddley: Who Do You Love

Marvin Gaye Interview with Lorraine Alterman

The Rivieras: California Sun

Elmore James: Dust My Broom

The Yardbirds:

Koko Taylor: Wang Dang Doodle

Aretha Franklin: Rock Steady

Muddy Waters: Mannish Boy

Chuck Berry: Promised Land

Peter Green with the John Mayall Blues Band: The Stumble

Elmore James: Red Hot Mama

James Brown: Cold Sweat



Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Martin Gross at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt


© 1983, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.