Highway 61 Blues 14: Nashville Jumps

Highway 61 host Scott Barretta spotlights the historic Nashville blues scene with a nod to WLAC Radio, the 50,000-watt clear-channel powerhouse that beamed crucial rhythm & blues recordings all over the eastern United States during the 1950s and beyond. Featured artists from the Nashville legacy are Pvt. Cecil Gant, Jimmy Sweeny, Billy McAllister, Christine Catrell, Ivory Joe Hunter, Shy Guy Douglas, Johnny Jones, Lillian Offitt, Esquezito, Arthur Gunter, Bernard Harrison, Gene Allison, Arthur Alexander, Roscoe Shelton, Herbert Hunter, Sam Baker, Joe Henderson, and Johnny Jones.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, April 29, 2006 [SBHW-0014]


Pvt. Cecil Gant: Nashville Jumps

Jimmy Sweeny: Boogie Woogie Jockey

Billy McAllister: 31-E

Christine Catrell: Sittin’ Here Drinkin’

Ivory Joe Hunter: All State Boogie

Shy Guy Douglas: Monkey Doin’ Woman

Johnny Jones: Really (Part 1)

Lillian Offitt: Miss You So

Esquezito: Rockin’ the Joint

Christine Catrell: W-O-M-A-N

Arthur Gunter: Baby Let’s Play House

Bernard Harrison: Too Much

Gene Allison: You Can Make It If You Try

Arthur Alexander: Soldier of Love

Arthur Alexander: Anna

Little Richard Royal Crown Commercial for WLAC

Roscoe Shelton: Strain on My Heart

Herbert Hunter: Don’t Pity Me

Jumpin’ John R Promo & Soul Medallion Commercial

Sam Baker: Something Tells Me

Joe Henderson: Snap Your Fingers

Johnny Jones: Soul Poppin’



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.