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



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


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.