Highway 61 Blues 13: Eisenhower Blues

Highway 61 with Scott Barretta

Scott Barretta presents a program of idiosyncratic political blues by Andrew Tibbs, J.B. Lenoir, Memphis Slim, Homesick James, Johnny Young John Lee Hooker, Junior Wells, Cassandra Wilson, Louisiana Red, Percy Mayfield, and Willie King.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, April 15, 2006 [SBHW-0013]

Andrew Tibbs: Bilbo Is Dead

J.B. Lenoir: Eisenhower Blues

Memphis Slim; Four Years of Torment

Homesick James: Wartime

Johnny Young: I Tried Not to Cry

John Lee Hooker: This Land Is Nobody’s Land

Junior Wells: Vietnam Blues

Cassandra Wilson: Vietnam Blues

J.B. Lenoir: Down in Mississippi

J.B. Lenoir: The Shooting of James Meredith

Louisiana Red: Red’s Dream

Percy Mayfield: I Don’t Wanna Be President

Willie King: Second Coming

Willie King: America

Willie King: Stand Up and Speak the Truth


Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at University of Mississippi for Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Post-production & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2006, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.