Highway 61 Blues 52: Homage To Earl Palmer

Scott Barretta spotlights the long and incredibly fertile career of drummer Earl Palmer with sides by Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew, Roy Montrell, Professor Longhair, Lloyd Price, Little Richard, Smiley Lewis, Shirley & Lee, Charles Brown, Roy Brown, Lee Allen, Earl King, Earl Palmer’s Party Rockers, Thurston Harris, Etta James, Larry Williams, Jimmy Beasley, Don & Dewey, Richard Berry, and the Hollywood Flames.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, October 11, 2008 [18453]


Fats Domino: I’m Walkin’

Dave Bartholomew: That’s How You Got Killed Before

Roy Montrell: That Mellow Saxophone

Professor Longhair: Tipitina

Lloyd Price: Lawdy Miss Clawdy

Little Richard: Rip It Up

Smiley Lewis: One Night

Shirley & Lee: Let the Good Times Roll

Charles Brown: Please Believe Me

Roy Brown: Let the Four Winds Blow

Lee Allen: Rockin’ At Cosimo’s

Earl King: I’m Your Best Bet Baby

Earl Palmer’s Party Rockers: Johnny’s House Party

Thurston Harris: Little Bitty Pretty One

Etta James: Dance With Me Henry

Larry Williams: Slow Down

Earl Palmer’s Party Rockers: Drum Village, Part 1

Jimmy Beasley: Don’t Feel Sorry For Me

Don & Dewey: Leaving It All Up To You

Richard Berry: Mad About You

Earl Palmer’s Party Rockers: Drum Village, Part 2

Hollywood Flames: Buzz Buzz Buzz



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


© 2008, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.