Big City Blues Cruise 120: Bacon Fat

Martino D’Lorenzo is playing the blues on 45s, 78s and LPs from behind the wheel of the Big City Blues Cruise bus, spinning his classic modern radio programs from the 1980s and 1990s originally aired on WEMU-FM in Ypsilanti MI and now heard every Saturday on Radio Free Amsterdam. Episode 120 features music by Red Prysock, Dizzy Dixon, T-Bone Walker, Gene Chandler, The Dells, The Treniers, Sugar Boy & The Cane Cutters, The Clovers, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Elmore James, Andre Williams, The Blues Brothers, Albert King, Professor Longhair, Junior Wells, and Jimmy Reed.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BACON FAT
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 120
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, March 2, 1982 [19569]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Dizzy Dixon: Soup Line
T-Bone Walker: Two Bones And A Pick
Gene Chandler: Duke Of Earl
The Dells: Oh What A Nite
[Unidentified Instrumental]
The Treniers: Say Hey (Willie Mays)
Sugar Boy & The Cane Cutters: No More Heartaches
The Clovers: Hey Miss Fannie
Clarence Gatemouth Brown: Depression Blues
Martino D’Lorenzo: Blues Nightmare
Elmore James: Standing At The Crossroads
Andre Williams: Bacon Fat
The Blues Brothers: Can’t Turn You Loose
The Blues Brothers: Hey Bartender
The Blues Brothers: Messing With The Kid
Albert King: Laundromat Blues
Professor Longhair: Whole Lotta Loving
Junior Wells: Hound Dog
Jimmy Reed: Go On To School
Red Prysock: Jumbo
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced by Martin Gross at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 1982, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.
 

Big City Blues Cruise 119: Nervous Man Nervous

Martino D’Lorenzo is playing the blues on 45s, 78s and LPs from behind the wheel of the Big City Blues Cruise bus, spinning his classic modern radio programs from the 1980s and 1990s originally aired on WEMU-FM in Ypsilanti MI and now heard every Saturday on Radio Free Amsterdam. Episode 119 features music by Red Prysock, Billy Gayles, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Big Jay McNeely, The Turbans, The Silhouettes, The Cadets, Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Eddie Taylor, The Moonglows, Ray Charles, and John Lee Hooker.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
NERVOUS MAN NERVOUS
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 119
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, March 2, 1982, [19555]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Billy Gayles: I;m Tore Up
Freddie King: Love Her With A Feeling
Buddy Guy: My Time After Awhile
Big Jay McNeely: [Unidentified Instrumental]
The Turbans: When You Dance
The Silhouettes: Get A Job
The Cadets: Stranded In The Jungle
Chuck Berry: Oh Baby Doll
Big Jay McNeely: Nervous Man Nervous
Muddy Waters: I Don’t Know Why
Jimmy Rogers: Walking By Myself
Eddie Taylor: Bad Boy
The Moonglows; Tempting
Chuck Berry: Let It Rock
Chuck Berry: Too Much Monkey Business
Ray Charles: Greenbacks
Buddy Guy: Ten Years Ago
John Lee Hooker: Boogie Chillen
Sonny Boy Williamson: So Sad To Be Alone
Sonny Boy Williamson: Cross Your Heart
Red Prysock: Jumbo
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced by Martin Gross at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 1982, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.
 

Big City Blues Cruise 118: Big City Blues

Martino D’Lorenzo is playing the blues on 45s, 78s and LPs from behind the wheel of the Big City Blues Cruise bus, spinning his classic modern radio programs from the 1980s and 1990s originally aired on WEMU-FM in Ypsilanti MI and now heard every Saturday on Radio Free Amsterdam. Episode 41 features music by Red Prysock, Frankie Lee Sims, Roscoe Gordon, Paul Perryman, B.B. King, Booker T & The MGs, The Robins, H-Bomb Ferguson, Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers, Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Fats Domino, Ernie K-Doe, and Albert Collins.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BIG CITY BLUES
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 118
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, October 30, 1983 [19541]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Frankie Lee Sims: What Would Lucy Do
Roscoe Gordon: No More Dogging
Paul Perryman: Just To Be Close To You
B.B. King: Nobody Loves Me But My Mother
B.B. King: Hold That Train
B.B. King: Sweet Sixteen
Booker T & The MGs: Green Onions
The Robins: Riot In Cell Block Number 9
H-Bomb Ferguson: Big City Blues
Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers: See Me In The Evening
Little Walter: Crazy Mixed Up World
Muddy Waters: The Same Thing
Fats Domino: What Will I Tell My Heart
Ernie K-Doe: Tain’t It The Truth > Mother-In-Law
Albert Collins: Meltdown
Red Prysock: Jumbo
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam (#41)
Produced by Martin Gross at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 1983, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.
 

Big City Blues Cruise 117: Blow Your Horn

Martino D’Lorenzo is playing the blues on 45s, 78s and LPs from behind the wheel of the Big City Blues Cruise bus, spinning his classic modern radio programs from the 1980s and 1990s originally aired on WEMU-FM in Ypsilanti MI and now heard every Saturday on Radio Free Amsterdam.  Our first episode features music by Red Prysock, Elmore James, Johnny Littlejohn, Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, Willie Mabon, James Brown, Jimmy McCracklin, Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, Little Walter, John Lee Hooker, and an interview with Koko Taylor followed by a few of her classic numbers.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BLOW YOUR HORN
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 117
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, November 27, 1988 [19527]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Elmore James: Dust My Broom
Johnny Littlejohn: Seven Day Blues
Johnny Littlejohn: Black Cat
Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters: West Side Soul
Willie Mabon: Willie’s Blues
Willie Mabon: Someday You’ll Have To Pay
Red Prysock: Blow Your Horn
James Brown: I Got You (I Feel Good)
Jimmy McCracklin: Susie And Pat
Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson: Got To Have Money
Little Walter: Mellow Down Easy
John Lee Hooker: I’m Bad
Koko Taylor Phone Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo
Koko Taylor: Wang Dang Doodle
Koko Taylor: I Got What It Takes
Koko Taylor: Insane Asylum
Red Prysock: Jumbo
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced by Martin Gross at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 1988, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

Big City Blues Cruise 116: Walk On Gilded Splinters

Martino D’Lorenzo is playing the blues on 45s, 78s and LPs from behind the wheel of the Big City Blues Cruise bus, spinning his classic modern radio programs from the 1980s and 1990s originally aired on WEMU-FM in Ypsilanti MI and now heard every Saturday on Radio Free Amsterdam. Episode 50 features a long interview with Dr. John, interspersed with selections by the Doctor, Robert Parker, and The Party Boys.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
WALK ON GILDED SPLINTERS
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 116
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, 1983 [19513]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Dr. John conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo
Dr. John: Walk On Gilded Splinters
Dr. John conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo
Robert Parker: All Night Long
Party Boys: We Got The Party Tonight
Dr. John conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo
Dr. John: Black Night
Dr. John: Improvisation at WEMU
Dr. John: Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced by Martin Gross at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
©1983, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

Big City Blues Cruise 115: Reeling And Rocking

Martino D’Lorenzo is playing the blues on 45s, 78s and LPs from behind the wheel of the Big City Blues Cruise bus, spinning his classic modern radio programs from the 1980s and 1990s originally aired on WEMU-FM in Ypsilanti MI and now heard every Saturday on Radio Free Amsterdam. Episode 57 features music by Red Prysock, Dr. John, Rockin’ Dopsie, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Earl King, Percy Mayfield, Albert King, Clifton Chenier, Peter “Madcat” Ruth, The Blues Brothers, Elmore James, Chuck Berry, and Buddy Guy.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
REELING AND ROCKING
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 115
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, circa 1983 [19499]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Dr. John: Croaker Courtboullion
Rockin’ Dopsie: I’m Just A Country Boy
Rockin’ Dopsie: Let’s Do The Zydeco
Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Those Lonely Lonely Nights
Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Oh Ba-Ba-Baby
Earl King: Those Lonely Lonely Nights
Percy Mayfield: Vote For Me
Dr. John Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo
Albert King: Pretty Woman
Clifton Chenier: Worried Life Blues
Peter “Madcat” Ruth: Scratch My Back
The Blues Brothers: Shotgun Blues
Martino D’Lorenzo: Blues Nightmare
Elmore James: Dust My Broom
Chuck Berry: Let It Rock
Chuck Berry: Reeling And Rocking
Buddy Guy: Red House
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced by Martin Gross at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI (#57)
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 1983, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.
 

Big City Blues Cruise 114: Let’s Go Out Tonight

Martino D’Lorenzo is playing the blues on 45s, 78s and LPs from behind the wheel of the Big City Blues Cruise bus, spinning his classic modern radio programs from the 1980s and 1990s originally aired on WEMU-FM in Ypsilanti MI and now heard every Saturday on Radio Free Amsterdam. Episode 114 features music by Red Prysock, Elmore James, Freddie King, Eddie Taylor, Lightning Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Lowell Fulson, Albert King, Big Walter Horton & the Chicago All Stars, Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker, and Albert Collins.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
LET’S GO OUT TONIGHT
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 114
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, July 11, 1982 [19485]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Elmore James: Something Inside of Me
Freddie King: The Monkey Donkey
Eddie Taylor: Big Town Playboy
Freddie King: C.C. Baby
Elmore James: Raise Your Windows Baby
Lightning Hopkins: Glory Be
Elmore James: I Need You
John Lee Hooker: Let’s Go Out Tonight
Elmore James: Please Set A Date
John Lee Hooker: I’m In The Mood
Lowell Fulson: Do Me Right
Albert King: That’s What The Blues Is All About
Big Walter Horton & the Chicago All Stars: Baby I Need Your Love
Muddy Waters: Don’t Go No Further
T-Bone Walker: Party Girl
Albert Collins: Give Me My Blues
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced by Martin Gross at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 1982, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.
 

Big City Bues Cruise 113: Loose Lips

Martino D’Lorenzo is playing the blues on 45s, 78s and LPs from behind the wheel of the Big City Blues Cruise bus, spinning his classic modern radio programs from the 1980s and 1990s originally aired on WEMU-FM in Ypsilanti MI and now heard every Saturday on Radio Free Amsterdam. Episode 113 features music by Red Prysock, Otis Rush, Sunnyland Slim, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Percy Mayfield, John Greer & The Houserockers, Little Junior Parker, Little Walter, Roy Gaines, Big Walter Horton & the Chicago All Stars, Willie Dixon, T-Bone Walker, Elmore James, and Howling Wolf.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
LOOSE LIPS
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 113
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, July 11, 1982 [19471]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Otis Rush: My Baby’s A Good’Un
Sunnyland Slim: I’m Tired But I Can’t Get Started
Muddy Waters: Lonesome Room Blues
Jimmy Reed: She Don’t Want Me No More
Jimmy Reed: Bright Lights Big City
Jimmy Reed: Big Boss Man
Jimmy Reed: Baby Don’t Say That No More
Percy Mayfield: Loose Lips
John Greer & The Houserockers: Come Back Maybellene
Little Junior Parker: Wondering
Little Walter: I Don’t Play
Roy Gaines: Gainesville
Big Walter Horton & the Chicago All Stars: Little Boy Blue
Willie Dixon: I Can’t Quit You Baby
T-Bone Walker: Love Is Just A Gamble
T-Bone Walker: I Got The Blues
Elmore James: The Sky Is Crying
Howling Wolf: Somebody In My Home
Red Prysock: Jumbo
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced by Martin Gross at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 1982, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.