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



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


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.