Big City Blues Cruise 107: 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 107 features music by Red Prysock, Little Walter, Eddie Boyd, Andre Williams, Billy Wright, B.B. King, Freddie King, T-Bone Walker, Bobby Blue Bland, Elmore James, Louis Jordan & His Timpany 5, Junior Parker, and Howling Wolf.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BACON FAT
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 107
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, July 18, 1982 [19387]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Little Walter: Too Late
Little Walter: If It Ain’t Right
Little Walter: I Hate To See You Go
Eddie Boyd: The Backbeat
Andre Williams: Bacon Fat
Billy Wright: After Awhile
Andre Williams: Just Because of A Kiss
B.B. King: So Down Hearted
Freddie King: I’m On My Way To Atlanta
T-Bone Walker: Tell Me What’s The Reason
Freddie King: I Love You More Every Day
Freddie King: Freddie’s Midnight Dream
T-Bone Walker: T-Bone Shuffle
Freddie King: She Put The Whammy On Me (Parts 1 & 2)
Freddie King: Nickel Plated
Bobby Blue Bland: I Smell Trouble
Elmore James: Picking The Blues
Elmore James: Dust My Broom
Louis Jordan & His Timpany 5: Let The Good Times Roll
Junior Parker: Next Time You See Me
Howling Wolf: Tell Me What I Done
 
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 106: Call Operator 210


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 106 features music by Red Prysock, Albert Collins, R.B. Stidham, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Maxwell Davis, Willie Mabon, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Floyd Dixon, Memphis Slim, Roomful of Blues, Jackie Brenston, Little Junior Parker, and Amos Milburn.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
CALL OPERATOR 210
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 106
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, August 8, 1982 [19373]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Albert Collins: Frosty
R.B. Stidham: Meet Me Halfway
Fabulous Thunderbirds: Marked Deck
Maxwell Davis: [Unidentified Selection]
Albert Collins: Don’t Go Reaching Across My Plate
Willie Mabon: Late Again
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells: A Man of Many Words
Floyd Dixon: Call Operator 210
Memphis Slim: Cold Blooded Woman
Floyd Dixon: Wine Wine Wine
Roomful of Blues: Long Distance Operator
Jackie Brenston: Come Back Where You Belong
Little Junior Parker: Reconsider Baby
Amos Milburn: Real Pretty Mama Blues
Roomful of Blues: Two Bones And A Pick
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells: T Bone Shuffle
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 105: Let’s Get High


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 105 features music by Red Prysock, Brownie McGhee, Willie Johnson, Leo Baxter, Eddie Johnson & His Orchestra, Paul Perryman, Willie Mabon, Big Joe Turner, LaMelle Prince with the Maxwell Davis Orchestra, Son Seals, Calvin Bowes, Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy, Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm, Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers, Howling Wolf, Magic Sam, Albert Collins, Eddie Boyd, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Freddie Hall.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
LET’S GET HIGH
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 105
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, August 8, 1982 [19359]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Brownie McGhee: Having So Much Trouble
Willie Johnson: Love Me Til Dawn
Leo Baxter: No Longer Wanted
Eddie Johnson & His Orchestra: Sister Murphy
Paul Perryman: Just To Be Close To You
Willie Mabon: Would You Baby
Big Joe Turner: Lipstick Powder And Paint
LaMelle Prince with the Maxwell Davis Orchestra: Let’s Get High
Son Seals: Call My Job
Calvin Bowes: Safronia B.
Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy: Drunk
Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm: Down And Out
Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers: What’d I Say
Howling Wolf: Forty Four
Magic Sam: I Got Papers On You Baby
Albert Collins: Caledonia
Eddie Boyd: Life Gets To Be A Burden
Fabulous Thunderbirds: You Ain’t Nothing But Fine
Freddie Hall: This Crooked World
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 104: Natural Born Lover


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 104 features music by Red Prysock, Little Walter, Junior Wells, Big Joe Turner, Howling Wolf, Lester Williams, Elmore James, Muddy Waters, Eddie Taylor, Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Guitar Johnny Nicholas, and the Legendary Blues Band.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
NATURAL BORN LOVER
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 104
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, April 4, 1982 [19345]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Little Walter: It’s Too Late Brother
Junior Wells: Come On In This House
Big Joe Turner: Tira-Lee
Howling Wolf: Smokestack Lightning
Lester Williams: If You Knew How Much I Loved You
Elmore James: Dust My Blues
Muddy Waters: Mannish Boy
Eddie Taylor: Big Town Playboy
Muddy Waters: Natural Born Lover
Little Walter: Mellow Down Easy
Junior Wells & Buddy Guy: Hoodoo Man
Junior Wells & Buddy Guy: Early In The Morning
James Cotton: Sweet Sixteen
Guitar Johnny Nicholas: Good Rocking Mama
Legendary Blues Band: For You My Love
Little Walter: Everybody Got Somebody
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 103: Mojo Hand


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 103 features music by Red Prysock, Roscoe Gordon, Jimmy Liggins, Howling Wolf, Jimmy McCracklin, Willie Mabon, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, an unidentified saxophonist, Buster Brown, Floyd Dixon, Lightning Hopkins, Mercy Dee, Sunnyland Slim, Little Walter, Little Sonny, and T-Bone Walker.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
MOJO HAND
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 103
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, April 4, 1982 [19331]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Roscoe Gordon: No More Dogging
Jimmy Liggins: I’ll Never Let You Go
Howling Wolf: Love Me Darling
Red Prysock: [Unidentified Selection]
Jimmy McCracklin: I’m To Blame
Willie Mabon: Say Man
Clarence Gatemouth Brown: Gate’s Salty Blues
[Unidentified Saxophonist & Selection]
Buster Brown: Lost In A Dream
Floyd Dixon: Hey Bartender
Lightning Hopkins: Mojo Hand
Mercy Dee: My Woman Knows The Score
Sunnyland Slim: Shake It Baby
Little Walter: Just A Feeling
Little Sonny: Don’t Ask Me No Questions
Howling Wolf: Somebody In My Home
T-Bone Walker: Kansas City
T-Bone Walker: Cold Cold Feeling
Little Walter:  Take Me Back Baby
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 102: The Big Payback


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 the WEMU-FM Fund Drive in 1982 and now heard on Radio Free Amsterdam. Episode 102 features music by Red Prysock, James Brown, Elmore James, Albert Collins, The Legendary Blues Band, Jimmy McCracklin, Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, and Little Walter.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
THE BIG PAYBACK
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 102
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, October 10, 1982 [19317]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
James Brown: Cold Sweat
James Brown: There Was A Time
Elmore James: Look On Yonder Wall
James Brown: (I Got You) I Feel Good
Elmore James: My Baby’s Gone
Albert Collins: Brick
The Legendary Blues Band: Life of Ease
Albert Collins: Frosty
Albert Collins: Angel of Mercy
Albert Collins: Baby What’s Wrong With You
James Brown: Get On The Good Foot
James Brown: The Big Payback
Red Prysock: Blow Your Horn
Jimmy McCracklin: Suzie And Pat
Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson: Got To have Money
Little Walter: Mellow Down Easy
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 101: Give It Up


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. Episode101 features music by Red Prysock, Eddie Burns, H-Bomb Ferguson, Sonny Boy Williamson, Sonny Parker, Dr. Ross, The Dizzy Dixon Quartet, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Chuck Berry, Freddie King, Willie Mabon, James Brown, James Cotton, and Ronnie Earl, all on behalf of the WEMU Fund drive.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
GIVE IT UP
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 101
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, October 10, 1982 [19303]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Eddie Burns: Mean And Evil Baby
H-Bomb Ferguson: Give It Up
Sonny Boy Williamson: Help Me
Red Prysock: Handclapping
Sonny Parker: Money Ain’t Everything
Dr. Ross: 32-20
The Dizzy Dixon Quartet: Soup Line
Clarence Gatemouth Brown: Depression Blues
Chuck Berry: No Money Down
Freddie King: Some Other Day, Some Other Time
Ray Charles: Greenbacks
Willie Mabon: I’m Mad
James Brown: Please Please Please
James Cotton: Sweet Sixteen
Ronnie Earl: Walking And Crying
Ronnie Earl: Down In Guadaloupe
Ronnie Earl: Anna Mae
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 100: 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. Episode 100 features music by Red Prysock, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Ray Agee, Lawyer Houston, Junior Wells, Freddie King, Albert Collins, Amos Milburn, and Buddy Guy & Junior Wells.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BLOW YOUR HORN
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 100
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, September 19, 1982 [19289]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown: I Feel Alright Again
Ray Agee: Tin Pan Alley
Lawyer Houston: Hug Me Baby
Junior Wells: You Got To Love Her With A Feeling
Freddie King: I’m Tore Down
Albert Collins: Snowed In
Junior Wells: What My Mama Told Me
Albert Collins: Brick
Amos Milburn: Chicken Shack
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells: Smoking Dynamite
Red Prysock: Blow Your Horn
Albert Collins: Caledonia
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.