BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 144 – HOT LITTLE MAMA

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 144 features music by Red Prysock, Albert King, Freddie King, Chuck Berry, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, Roomful of Blues, Johnny Guitar Watson, Lazy Lester, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, Bobo Jenkins, Willie D. Warren, John Lee Hooker, Guitar Junior, and several unidentified artists.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
HOT LITTLE MAMA
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 144
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, September 27, 1987 [20175]


Red Prysock: Jumbo
Albert King: Overall Junction
Albert King: Funk-tion
Freddie King: Just Picking
Freddie King: Manhole
Chuck Berry: Little Queenie
[Unidentified Artist]: I May Be Small
Eddie Cleanhead Vinson: Kidney Stew
Roomful of Blues: Hot Little Mama
Johnny Guitar Watson: Hot Little Mama
Lazy Lester: I Hear You Knocking
Sonny Boy Williamson: Bring It on Home
Little Walter: My Baby Is Sweeter
Bobo Jenkins: Fell In Love Again
[Unidentified Artist]: [Unidentified Selection]
Willie D. Warren: My Baby Likes To Boogie
[Unidentified Artist]: Gotta Get Out of Town
[Unidentified Artist]: What A Shame
John Lee Hooker: Brand New Man
Guitar Junior: The Crawl


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

© 1987, 2020 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 143

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 143 features music by Red Prysock,the El Dorados: The Ventures, Lightning Hopkins, Chuck Berry,

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 143
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, September 27, 1987 [20161]
Red Prysock: Jumbo
B.B. King: Don’t Lie To Me
B.B. King: If I Lost You
B.B. King: You’re On Top Now
Queen Ida: Half A Boy and Half A Man
[Unidentified Artist]: Love Me Baby
[Unidentified Artist]: My Home In New Orleans
[Unidentified Artist]: Things That I Used To Do
Big Joe Turner: Married Woman Blues
Big Joe Turner: Rock A While
Fabulous Thunderbirds: Looka There, Looka There
Johnny Guitar Watson: Urban
Johnny Guitar Watson with Cordella DeMilo: Lonely Girl
Johnny Guitar Watson with Cordella DeMilo:: Aching Heart
Jimi Hendrix: Third Stone From The Sun
Bobo Jenkins: Shake ’Em On Down
Elmore James: Dust My Broom
Johnny Littlejohn: Chips Flying Everywhere

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

© 1987, 2020 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 142 – BAD INFLUENCE

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 142 features music by Red Prysock, James Brown, Robert Cray, Dusty Fetcher, Buddy Guy, Johnny Copeland, Omar & The Howlers, Chuck Berry, and closing with an unidentified artist.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BAD INFLUENCE
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 142
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, July 20, 1987 [20147]
Red Prysock: Jumbo
James Brown: Hot Pants
James Brown: Ain’t That A Groove
James Brown: Bring It Up
James Brown: Think
James Brown: Baby You’re Right
Robert Cray: Phone Booth
Robert Cray: Bad Influence
Dusty Fetcher: Open The Door Richard
Buddy Guy: Stone Crazy
Johnny Copeland: Claim Jumper
Omar & The Howlers: Mississippi Hoodoo Man
Chuck Berry: Reeling And Rocking
Red Prysock: Blow Red Blow
[Unidentified Artist]: [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

© 1987, 2020 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 141 – THE BEAT PATCH

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 141 features music by Red Prysock, Howling Wolf, Little Milton, Elmore James, The Ventures, Eric Clapton with the John Mayall & the Blues Breakers, the Todd Rhodes Orchestra, John Lee Hooker, The Richard Brothers with Boogie Woogie Red, Peter Debree & The Wanderers, Andre Williams, Eddie “Guitar” Burns, and Jackie Wilson.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
THE BEAT PATCH
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 141
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, October 27, 1985 > March 9, 1982
[20133]
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Howling Wolf: Baby How Long
Howling Wolf: 300 Pounds of Joy
Little Milton: Have Mercy Baby
Elmore James: Hand In Hand
Elmore James: Roll And Tumble
The Ventures: Penetration
Eric Clapton with the John Mayall & the Blues Breakers Hideaway:
Red Prysock: Red’s Blues
Todd Rhodes Orchestra: The Beat Patch
John Lee Hooker: No Shoes
The Richard Brothers with Boogie Woogie Red: Root Hog
Peter Debree & The Wanderers: Long Tall Lou
Todd Rhodes Orchestra: Gin Gin Gin
Andre Williams: Jailhouse Blues
Eddie Guitar Burns: You Better Cut That Out
Jackie Wilson: Baby Work Out
John Lee Hooker: Boogie Chillen
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, 1985, 2020 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

Big City Blues Cruise 140: Sh-Boom

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 140 features music by Red Prysock, The Chords, The Cardinals, The Moonglows, The Robins, Z.Z. Top, Bobby Blue Bland, Johnny Guitar Watson, The Kingbees, Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Eddie Shaw, James Brown, Wynonie Harris, Roomful of Blues, Cary & Lurie Bell: The Highway Is My Life, The Drifters, and Howling Wolf.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
SH-BOOM
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 140
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, October 27, 1985 [20119]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
The Chords: Sh-Boom
The Cardinals: Come Back My Love
The Moonglows: Kiss Me Baby
The Robins: Smoky Joe’s Café
Z.Z. Top: Jesus Just Left Chicago
Bobby Blue Bland: It’s My Life Baby
Johnny Guitar Watson: Three Hours Past Midnight
The Kingbees: My Mistake
Carl Perkins: Honey Don’t
Chuck Berry: Maybellene
B.B. King: Sweet Little Angel
Eddie Shaw: A Hog in My Horn
James Brown: Let a Man Come In And Do The Popcorn
Cary & Lurie Bell: The Highway Is My Life
Roomful of Blues: Uh Oh
Wynonie Harris: Bad News! There’ll Be No Rocking Tonight
The Drifters: Ruby Baby
The Drifters: Fools Fall In Love
Howling Wolf: How Long How Long
 
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, 2020 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

Big City Blues Cruise 139: Keep On Churning

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 139 features music by Red Prysock, Fluffy Hunter, Wynonie Harris, T-Bone Walker, James Cotton Band, B.B. King, Little Milton, Chuck Berry, Lonnie Brooks, Sonny Boy Williamson, and a trio of unidentified artists.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
KEEP ON CHURNING
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 139
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, January 26, 1986 [20105]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Fluffy Hunter: The Walking Blues
Wynonie Harris: Keep On Churning
T-Bone Walker: Alimony Blues
[Unidentified Artist]: [Unidentified Selection]
James Cotton Band: Answer To Your Letter
B.B. King: You’re Losing Me
B.B. King: You’re No Good
Little Milton: Married Woman
Little Milton: Eight Men And Eight Women
Chuck Berry: Reeling And Rocking
Lonnie Brooks: I Been Wound Up Tight
Sonny Boy Williamson: Don’t Start Me To Talking
Sonny Boy Williamson: I Don’t Know
[Unidentified Artist]: Take The A Train
[Unidentified Artist]: [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
 
© 2020 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

Big City Blues Cruise 138: I Get 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 Ypsilant. Episode 138 features music by Red Prysock, Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim, The Isley Bros., Little Richard, The Heartbreakers, The Robins Mr. Bo, The Dubs, Bobby Charles, The Royal Jokers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard & The Upsetters, Tico & the Triumphs, an unidentified artist, The Drifters, Peter Madcat Ruth, Albert King, and Clifton Chenier.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
I GET NERVOUS
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 138
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, March 9, 1982 > 1985 [20091]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim: I Get Nervous
Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim: Good Understanding
The Isley Bros.: Shout
Little Richard: Thinking About My Mother
The Heartbreakers: Rocking Daddy-O
The Robins: All Night Long
Mr. Bo: If Trouble Was Money
The Dubs: Such Loving
Bobby Charles: Laura Lee
The Royal Jokers: Ride On Little Girl
Jerry Lee Lewis: It’s Me
Little Richard & The Upsetters: I’m In Love Again
Tico & the Triumphs: Motorcycle
[Unidentified Artist]: [Unidentified Instrumental]
The Drifters: Drip Drop
 Peter Madcat Ruth: Chicken Scratch
Albert King: Pretty Woman
Clifton Chenier: Happy Birthday
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
Special Thanks to Steve Nardella
 
© 1982, 1985, 2020 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

Big City Blues Cruise 137: Lipstick Traces

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 137 features music by Red Prysock, the Todd Rhodes Orchestra, John Lee Hooker, The Richard Brothers, Peter Debree & The Wanderers, Andre Williams, Eddie Guitar Burns, Jackie Wilson, Snooks Eaglin, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Los Lobos.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
LIPSTICK TRACES
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 137
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, March 9, 1982 [20077]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Todd Rhodes Orchestra: The Beat Patch
 John Lee Hooker: No Shoes
The Richard Brothers: Root Hog
Peter Debree & The Wanderers: Long Tall Lou From Louisville
Todd Rhodes Orchestra: Gin Gin Gin
Andre Williams: Jailhouse Blues
Eddie Guitar Burns: You Better Cut Thar Out
Jackie Wilson: Baby Work Out
John Lee Hooker: Boogie Chillen
Snooks Eaglin: Ooh Lawdy My Baby
Snooks Eaglin: Lipstick Traces
The Fabulous Thunderbirds: Rich Woman
Los Lobos: Serenata Nortena
Los Lobos: Evangeline
Los Lobos: I Got Loaded
John Lee Hooker: Baby I Love You
John Lee Hooker: Crawling Kingsnake
Muddy Waters: Every Night I Dream Of You
 
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.