Big City Blues Cruise 135: Let It Rock

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 Ypsilant. Episode 135 features music by Red Prysock, tunes by Queen Sylvia Embry, Arthur Guitar Kelly, Luther Guitar Junior Johnson, Lonnie Brooks , Eddy Clearwater, a pair by Otis Rush, and a long visitation with the timeless hits of Chuck Berry.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
LET IT ROCK
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 135
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, January 23, 1983 [20049]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Chuck Berry: No Money Down
Chuck Berry: I Got To Find My Baby
Chuck Berry: Let It Rock
Chuck Berry: Thirty Days
Queen Sylvia Embry: Tired of Being Pushed Around
Arthur Guitar Kelly: I Don’t Know Why
Luther Guitar Junior Johnson: Just Like Mama Said
Luther Guitar Junior Johnson: Look What You’ve Done
Chuck Berry: The Promised Land
Chuck Berry: Blue Feeling
Chuck Berry: The Things That I Used To Do
Chuck Berry: Rock And Roll Music
Lonnie Brooks: Sweet Home Chicago
Eddy Clearwater; I Wouldn’t Lay My Guitar Down
Otis Rush: I Can’t Quit You Baby
Otis Rush: Cross Cut Saw
 
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, 2020 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

Big City Blues Cruise 134: Bell Boy Boogie

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 Ypsilant. Episode 134 features music by Red Prysock and tunes from Detroit by Robert Henry, Dr. Ross, Todd Rhodes, Calvin Frazier, John Lee Hooker, Andre Williams, Eddie Burns, Boogie Woogie Red, Marvin Gaye, Little Ernest Tucker, Hank Ballard & The Midnighters, Eddie Kirkland, Dizzy Gillespie, Jackie Wilson, and a closing number by Ronnie Earl. 
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
I’M IN THE MOOD
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 134
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, March 9, 1982 [20035]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Robert Henry: Something’s Gone Wrong With My Loving Machine
Dr. Ross: 32-30
Todd Rhodes: Bell Boy Boogie
Calvin Frazier: Little Baby Child
John Lee Hooker: I’m In The Mood
Andre Williams: Pass The Biscuits Please
Todd Rhodes: Pot Liquor
Eddie Burns: Don’t Be Messing With My Bread
Boogie Woogie Red: Blues For My Baby
Dr. Ross: Sugar Mama
Marvin Gaye: Teen Beat Theme Song
Little Ernest Tucker: Too Small To Dance
Todd Rhodes: Blues For The Red Boy
Dr. Ross: I’d Rather Be An Old Woman’s Baby
Hank Ballard & The Midnighters: Finger Popping Time
Eddie Kirkland: No Shoes
Dizzy Gillespie: Tin Tin Deo
Jackie Wilson: Dogging Around
Ronnie Earl: Two Bones And A Pick
 
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, 2020 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

Big City Blues Cruise 133: The Thing To Do

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 Ypsilant. Episode 133 features conversation with guitarist Jim McCarty and music by Red Prysock, Earl Hooker, Albert Collins, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Eddie “Guitar” Burns, Dr. Ross, Little Willie John, Connie Allen & the Todd Rhodes Orchestra, Little Stevie Wonder, and an unidentified artist to close the show.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
THE THING TO DO
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 133
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, March 9 & May 2, 1982 [20021]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Jim McCarty Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo
Earl Hooker: Swear To Tell The Truth
Jim McCarty Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo
Albert Collins: Snowed In
Paul Butterfield Blues Band: One More Mile
Jim McCarty Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo
Eddie “Guitar” Burns: The Thing To Do
Dr. Ross: Industrial Boogie
Eddie “Guitar” Burns: Mean And Evil Baby
Little Willie John: All Around The World
Connie Allen & the Todd Rhodes Orchestra: Rocket 69
Little Stevie Wonder: Fingertips (Parts 1 & 2)
[Unidentified Artist]: Somebody Messed With My Little Loving Machine
 
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, 2020 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

Big City Blues Cruise 132: Start Your Buicks

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 132 features music by Red Prysock, Billy Gayles, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Big Jay McNeely, The Turbans, The Silhouettes, The Cadets, Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson, Elmore James, Andre Williams, The Blues Brothers, and Albert King.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
START YOUR BUICKS
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 132
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, May 2, 1982 [20007]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Billy Gayles: I’m Tore Up
Freddie King: You’ve Got To Love Her With A Feeling
Buddy Guy: My Time After Awhile
Big Jay McNeely: Start Your Buicks
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
Buddy Guy: Ten Years Ago
John Lee Hooker: Boogie Chillen
Sonny Boy Williamson: So Sad To Be Alone
Sonny Boy Williamson: If You Cross Your Heart To Someone
Martino D’Lorenzo: Blues Nightmare
Elmore James: Standing At The Crossroads
Andre Williams: Bacon Fat
The Blues Brothers: Can’t Turn You Loose with Intro
The Blues Brothers: Hey Bartender
The Blues Brothers: Messing With The Kid
Albert King: Laundromat 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, 2020 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

Big City Blues Cruise 131: Double Trouble

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 131 features music by Red Prysock, The Blues Brothers, Albert King, Professor Longhair, Big Mama Thornton: Hound Dog
J.B. Hutto & The Hawks, B.B. King, Otis Spann with Fleetwood Mac, Martino D’Lorenzo Conversation wih James McCarty, Jimmy Cotton, Jimmy Reed, Otis Rush, and a pair of unidentified selections.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
DOUBLE TROUBLE
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 131
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, May 2, 1982 [19723]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
The Blues Brothers: Just 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
Big Mama Thornton: Hound Dog
J.B. Hutto & The Hawks: Go On Little Schoolgirl
B.B. King: Hold That Trrain Conductor
Otis Spann with Fleetwood Mac: No More Dogging
Martino D’Lorenzo Conversation with James McCarty
Jimmy Cotton: Cotton Crop
Jimmy Reed: I’m-A Love You
Jimmy Reed: Hold Me Close
Otis Rush: Double Trouble
Otis Rush: Jump Sister Bessie
Martino D’Lorenzo Conversation with James McCarty
[Unidentified Selection]
[Unidentified Selection]
 
 
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 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

Big City Blues Cruise 130: Soup Line

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 129 features music by Red Prysock, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers with Big Walter Horton, EddSie Taylor, The Moonglows, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson, Dizzy Dixon, T-Bone Walker, The Dells, an unidentified artist, The Treniers, Sugar Boy & The Cane Cutters, The Clovers, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, The Carpenters, and Elmore James.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
SOUP LINE
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 130
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, May 2, 1982 [19709]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Muddy Waters: I Don’t Know Why
Jimmy Rogers with Big Walter Horton: 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
Dizzy Dixon: Soup Line
Red Prysock: Jumbo
T-Bone Walker: Two Bones And A Pick
The Dells: Oh What A Nite
[Unidentified Artist]: Castle Rock
The Treniers: Say Hey
Sugar Boy & The Cane Cutters: No More Hartaches
The Clovers: Hey Miss Fannie
Clarence Gatemouth Brown: Depression Blues
The Carpenters: Close To You
Elmore James: Standing At The Crossroads
 
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 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

Big City Blues Cruise 129: I’m Tore 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. Episode 129 features music by Red Prysock, Freddie King, B.B. King, The El Dorados, The Five Echoes, The Checkers, The Continentals, The Turbans, The Silhouettes, The Cadets, Chuck Berry, Big Jay McNeely, Billy Gayles with Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm, Jimmy Rogers: Walking My Myself, and an unidentified artist.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
I’M TORE UP
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 129
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, March 31, 1985 [19695]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Freddie King: You Got To Love Her With A Feeling
B.B. King: Please Love Me
B.B. King: Rock Me Baby
B.B. King: Everyday I Have The Blues
El Dorados: You’ve Gone
El Dorados: Rock & Roll’s For Me
The Five Echoes: That’s My Baby
The Checkers: Don’t Stop Dan
The Continentals: Fine Fine Frame
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
Billy Gayles with Ike Turner & His Kings of Rythm: I’m Tore Up
Jimmy Rogers: Walking My Myself
[Unidentified Artist]: I Need Help
B.B. King: [Unidentified Selection]
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
 
© 1985, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.
 

Big City Blues Cruise 128: Red Hot

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 128 features music by Red Prysock, Professor Longhair, Wynonie Harris, T-Bone Walker, Fluffy Hunter with the Jesse Powell Orchestra, Little Richard, Albert King, Johnny Rivers, Billy Lee Riley, Hal Harris, Herschel Almond, Chuck Berry, and the Fabulous Thunderbirds.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
RED HOT
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 128
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, March 31, 1985 [19681]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Professor Longhair: It’s My Own Fault Darling
Professor Longhair: In The Wee Wee Hours
Professor Longhair: Cry To Me
Wynonie Harris: Good Rocking Tonight
Wynonie Harris: I Feel That Old Age Coming On
T-Bone Walker: Street Walking Woman
Fluffy Hunter with Jesse Powell Orchestra: Walking Blues
Little Richard: Don’t You Need A Man Like Me
Little Richard:  Slipping And Sliding
Albert King: Function
Albert King: Overall Junction
Albert King: Laundromat Blues
Johnny Rivers: Memphis
Billy Lee Riley: Red Hot
Al Harris: Jitterbop Baby
Herschel Almond; Let’s Get It On
Chuck Berry: No Money Down
Fabulous Thunderbirds: Last Call For Alcohol
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
 
© 1985, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.