Big City Blues Cruise 59: Who Is This Guy

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 59 features a long segment with the Detroit poet and writer Jim Gustafson and tunes by Red Prysock, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Smith, Sonny Stitt, The Coasters, Dr. John, Jimi Hendrix, The Moonglows, Lester Williams, and Lonnie Brooks.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

WHO IS THIS GUY

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 59

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, 1991 [18389]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Jim Gustafson Conversation with Martino D’ Lorenzo

Muddy Waters: Hoochie Coochie Man

Jim Gustafson Conversation with Martino D’ Lorenzo

Jimmy Smith: Back At The Chicken Shack >

Jim Gustafson: What Do You Do

Jim Gustafson: Who Is This Guy

Jim Gustafson Conversation with Martino D’ Lorenzo

Sonny Stitt: [Instrumental] >

Jim Gustafson: The Story of My Life

Jim Gustafson Conversation with Martino D’ Lorenzo

Muddy Waters: I’m Ready

Jim Gustafson Conversation with Martino D’ Lorenzo

Sonny Stitt: [Instrumental] >

Jim Gustafson: The Map Is Not The Territory

The Coasters: Shopping For Clothes

Jim Gustafson Conversation with Martino D’ Lorenzo

Dr. John: Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya

Jimi Hendrix: Red House

The Moonglows: Ten Commandments Of Love

Lester Williams: I Can’t Lose With The Stuff I Use

Lonnie Brooks: Wound Up Tight

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

 

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Big City Blues Cruise 58: Out On The Road

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 58 features music by Red Prysock, Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers, Howling Wolf, Jimmy Rogers, John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, Rickie Lee Jones, Ray Charles, Big Mama Thornton, and

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

OUT ON THE ROAD

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 58

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, circa 1991 [18375]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers: Gimme Back My Wig

Howling Wolf: Hidden Charms

Jimmy Rogers: That’s All Right

Jimmy Rogers: Going Away Baby

Jimmy Rogers: Out On The Road

John Lee Hooker: The Healer

John Lee Hooker & Bonnie Raitt: I’m In The Mood

Dr. John & Rickie Lee Jones: Making Whoopee

Ray Charles: Hit The Road Jack

Ray Charles: Georgia On My Mind

Ray Charles: Let’s Go Get Stoned

Big Mama Thornton: Early One Morning

Big Mama Thornton: Ball And Chain

Dr. John: Walk On Gilded Splinters

[Unidentified Artist]: The Ballad of Big Joe Phantom 309

 

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

 

© 1991, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

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Big City Blues Cruise 57: 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 57

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, circa 1983 [18361]

 

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

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

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Big City Blues Cruise 56: Tail Dragger

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 56 features music by Red Prysock, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Los Lobos, T-Bone Walker, Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Jimmy Witherspoon, Jimmy Rogers, Muddy Waters, Sunnyland Slim, Howling Wolf, Albert Collins, and a saxophonist I’m going to guess is A.C. Reed closing the show.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

TAIL DRAGGER

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 56

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, circa 1991 [18347]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Hot Little Mama

Fabulous Thunderbirds: Wrap It Up

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Those Lonely, Lonely Nights

Fabulous Thunderbirds: Down At Antoine’s

Los Lobos: It Don’t Work Baby

[Unidentified Artist]: Taking Care Of Business

T-Bone Walker: Two Bones And A Pick

Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode

B.B. King: Let Me Love You

Jimmy Witherspoon: Muddy Water

Jimmy Rogers: You The One

Jimmy Rogers: Money, Marbles And Chalk

Jimmy Rogers: Ludella

Muddy Waters: Hello Little Girl

Sunnyland Slim: Bessie May

Los Lobos: Will The Wolf Survive

Howling Wolf: Tail Dragger

Albert Collins: Frosty

A.C. Reed: [Instrumental]

 

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

 

© 1991, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

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Big City Blues Cruise 55: Scandalous Behavior

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 55 features guests Emmanuel Garza and Kenny Lang of the Detroit Blues Band and Steve Nardella plus music by Red Prysock, Bobby Charles, Percy Mayfield, Johnny Littlejohn, the Detroit Blues Band, Timbuk 3, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Li’l Ed & The Blues Imperials, Allen Ginsberg, John Sinclair, Lucille Spann, Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, and an unidentified artist near the end.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SCANDALOUS BEHAVIOR

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 55

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, circa 1991 [18333]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Bobby Charles: Why Can’t You

Steve Nardella Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

Percy Mayfield: My Baby’s Gone

Johnny Littlejohn: Bloody Tears

Emmanuel Garza & Kenny Lang Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

Detroit Blues Band: Scandalous Behavior

Timbuk 3: The Future’s So Bright

Fabulous Thunderbirds: Rich Woman

Li’l Ed & The Blues Imperials: Fine Young Thing

Allen Ginsberg: Prayer For john Sinclair

Otis Spann Dedication with John Sinclair-Muddy Waters-Lucille Spann

Muddy Waters: Burying Ground

Otis Spann: It Must’ve Been The Devil

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Hot Little Mama

[Unidentified Artist]: Wrap It Up

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Those Lonely Lonely Nights

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

 

© 1991, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

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Big City Blues Cruise 54: Go Downtown

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 54 features guests Emmanuel Garza & Kenny Lang of the Detroit Blues Band with selections from their new album plus music by Red Prysock, Mighty Joe Young, Z.Z. Top, Lightning Hopkins, The Urbations, and the Traveling Wilburys.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

GO DOWNTOWN

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 54

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, circa 1991 [18319]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Mighty Joe Young: Love Bone

Z.Z. Top: My Head’s In Mississippi

Lightning Hopkins: Baby Child

Emmanuel Garza & Kenny Lang Conversation with Martin Gross

Detroit Blues Band: She Knows It

Detroit Blues Band: Go Downtown

Detroit Blues Band: Luanne

Detroit Blues Band: Going Back To Memphis

Emmanuel Garza & Kenny Lang Conversation with Martin Gross

The Urbations: Can’t Judge A Book By Looking At The Cover

Lightning Hopkins: Going To Louisiana

Lightning Hopkins: I Got A Letter This Morning

Traveling Wilburys: Wilbury Twist

 

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

 

© 1991, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

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Big City Blues Cruise 53: Real Gone

Martino D’Lorenzo is playing the blues on 45s, 78s and LPs from behind the wheel of the Big City Blues Cruise bus with Steve Nardella riding shotgun this week at WEMU-FM in Ypsilanti MI circa 1991 and featuring music by Red Prysock, Bobby Lewis,

Elvis Presley, Little Richard, James Brown, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Ray Charles, Sam “The Man” Taylor, Larry Birdsong, Lloyd Price, The Drifters, Fats Domino, and Charlie Rich.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

REAL GONE

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 53

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, 1991 [18305]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Bobby Lewis: Feel So Gay

Elvis Presley: Any Place Is Paradise

Little Richard: Lonesome And Blue

James Brown: Blues For My Baby

Duke Ellington Orchestra: Jeep’s Blues

Ray Charles: Jumping In The Morning

Sam “The Man” Taylor: Real Gone

Red Prysock: Fingertips

Larry Birdsong: Every Night In The Week

Red Prysock: Zip

Lloyd Price: Just Because

The Drifters: Honey Bee

Fats Domino: I’m Ready

Charlie Rich: Mohair Sam

 

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

 

© 1991, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

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Big City Blues Cruise 52: Goofing Off

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 52 features Ann Arbor harmonica star Steve Nardella as guest deejay and music by Red Prysock, Lightning Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, Illinois Jacquet, the Gene Krupa Orchestra with Anita O’Day, Count Basie & His Orchestra with Jimmy Rushing, the Maxwell Davis Orchestra, Van “Piano Man” Walls, Memphis Slim, Buddy & Ella Johnson, James Brown, and John Nicholas & the Rhythm Rockers.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

GOOFING OFF

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 52

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, December 1983 [18291]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Lightning Hopkins: Leaving Blues

John Lee Hooker: When My First Wife Left Me

T-Bone Walker: Mean Old World

Illinois Jacquet: Goofing Off

Gene Krupa Orchestra with Anita O’Day: All Alone On The Shelf

Count Basie & His Orchestra with Jimmy Rushing: Money Is Honey

Maxwell Davis Orchestra; Hamp’s Boogie

Van “Piano Man” Walls: Going After Hours

Memphis Slim: Blue And Lonesome

Buddy & Ella Johnson: Don’t Fail Me Baby

James Brown: The Bells

John Nicholas & the Rhythm Rockers: Good Rocking Mama

Steve Nardella Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

 

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, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

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