Big City Blues Cruise 52: Goofing Off

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 52 features Ann Arbor harmonica star Steve Nardella as guest deejay and music by Red Prysock, Lightning Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, Illinois Jacquet, the Gene Krupa Orchestra with Anita O’Day, Count Basie & His Orchestra with Jimmy Rushing, the Maxwell Davis Orchestra, Van “Piano Man” Walls, Memphis Slim, Buddy & Ella Johnson, James Brown, and John Nicholas & the Rhythm Rockers.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, December 1983 [18291]


Red Prysock: Jumbo

Lightning Hopkins: Leaving Blues

John Lee Hooker: When My First Wife Left Me

T-Bone Walker: Mean Old World

Illinois Jacquet: Goofing Off

Gene Krupa Orchestra with Anita O’Day: All Alone On The Shelf

Count Basie & His Orchestra with Jimmy Rushing: Money Is Honey

Maxwell Davis Orchestra; Hamp’s Boogie

Van “Piano Man” Walls: Going After Hours

Memphis Slim: Blue And Lonesome

Buddy & Ella Johnson: Don’t Fail Me Baby

James Brown: The Bells

John Nicholas & the Rhythm Rockers: Good Rocking Mama

Steve Nardella Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo



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.