Big City Blues Cruise 68: Rock Me Baby

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 68 features music by Red Prysock, Wynonie Harris, Gene Phillips & The Rhythm Rockers, Roy Brown, B.B. King, Elmore James, T-Bone Walker, The Blues Brothers, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and Ray Charles.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

ROCK ME BABY

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 68

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, March 14, 1982 [18515]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Wynonie Harris: All She Wants To Do Is Rock

Gene Phillips & The Rhythm Rockers: Rock Bottom Blues

Roy Brown: Beautician Blues

B.B. King: Sweet Sixteen

B.B. King: Three O’Clock In The Morning

B.B. King: Rock Me Baby

Martino D’Lorenzo: Tarzan Blues Nightmare

Elmore James: Dust My Blues

T-Bone Walker: Papa Ain’t Salty

Elmore James: Standing At The Crossroads

Red Prysock: Little Jamie

The Blues Brothers: Shotgun Blues

Bobby “Blue” Bland: It’s My Life Baby

Ray Charles: Outskirts Of Town

Wynonie Harris: Drinking Blues

Gene Phillips & The Rhythm Rockers: Big Legs

Wynonie Harris: Here Comes The Night

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, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

Blues & Roots 37: Boogie In The Dark

Episode 37 in our series of rebroadcasts of John Sinclair’s Blues & Roots program from WWOZ-FM in New Orleans is an hour of music from 1998 featuring Little Walter, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Howling Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Sonny Boy Williamson, Albert King, Freddie King, B.B. King, Little Johnnie Taylor, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Otis Spann, and Elmore James.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BOOGIE IN THE DARK

BLUES & ROOTS 37

John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, May 14, 2000 [18510]

 

Little Walter: Juke

Magic Slim & The Teardrops: What’s Wrong

Muddy Waters: She’s 19 Years Old

Little Walter: You’re So Fine

Howliiing Wolf: Moaning For My Baby

Jimmy Reed: Boogie In The Dark

Sonny Boy Williamson: Keep It To Yourself

Sonny Boy Williamson: Cool Disposition

Sonny Boy Williamson: Checking Up On My Baby

Albert King: Don’t Throw Your Love On Me So Strong

Freddie King: When The Welfare Turns Its Back On You

B.B. King: Beautician Blues

B.B. King: You Upsets Me Baby

B.B. King: Three O’Clock Blues

Little Johnnie Taylor: I Know You Hear Me Calling

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Three O’Clock In The Morning

Otis Spann: Otis In The Dark

Elmore James: Madison Blues

Little Walter: Lights Out

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Leni & Sunnny Sinclair

 

© 2000, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Highway 61 Blues 56: Take It Easy Baby

Scott Barretta spotlights recently released CDs by Mavis Staples, Pinetop Perkins, B.B. King, Dave Spector featuring Sharon Lewis, Alberta Adams, Mississippi Heat featuring Inetta Vizor, Travis “Moonchild” Haddix, Byther Smith, Dave Riley, Bowling Green John Cephas & Harmonica Phil Wiggins, Eric Bibb & Ruthie Foster, and Taj Mahal.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

TAKE IT EASY BABY

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 56

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, November 15, 2008 [18509]

Mavis Staples: Freedom Highway

Pinetop Perkins: Take It Easy Baby

B.B. King: The World Gone Wrong

Dave Spector featuring Sharon Lewis: In Too Deep

Alberta Adams: Wet Clothes

Mississippi Heat featuring Inetta Vizor: Forgot You Had A Home

Travis “Moonchild” Haddix: Way Back In The Country

Byther Smith: If I Misuse Someone

Dave Riley: I’m Not Your Junk Man

Bowling Green John Cephas & Harmonica Phil Wiggins: Richmond Blues

Eric Bibb & Ruthie Foster: A Conversation

Taj Mahal: Slow Drag

Dave Spector: Texas Top

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at the University of Mississippi

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2008, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

Red Rooster Lounge 321: Enjoy The Ride

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Rod Piazza & MFBQ, Bobby Parker, Hound Dog Taylor, Sugar Brown, Gary Primich, Shemekia Copeland, Boz Scaggs, Buddy Guy, Dennis Jones, Etta James, and Otis Rush.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

ENJOY THE RIDE

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 321

Cary Wolfson, Red Rooster Radio Network, July 23, 2018 [18508]

 

Harlem Nocturne Theme

Rod Piazza & MFBQ: Hate To See You Go/Shake Your Hips

Bobby Parker: Watch Your Step

Hound Dog Taylor: Give Me Back My Wig

Sugar Brown: Hummingbird

Gary Primich: House Rockin’ Party

Shemekia Copeland: Promised Myself

Boz Scaggs: I’ve Just Got To Know

Buddy Guy: Bad Day

Dennis Jones: Enjoy The Ride

Etta James: Don’t Start Me To Talking

Otis Rush: Gambler’s Blues

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Cary Wolfson for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Cary Wolfson at Red Rooster Studios [#1691]

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Cary Wolfson. Used with permission.

 

The Blues Show 352: Today I Sing The Blues

Bruce Pingree is playing music from the Columbia and Atlantic recordings of the late Aretha Franklin for an hour today.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

TODAY I SING THE BLUES

THE BLUES SHOW 352

Bruce Pingree, WUNH-FM, Durham, NH, August 18, 2018 [18507]

 

Aretha Franklin: Today I Sing The Blues

Aretha Franklin: It Won’t Be Long

Aretha Franklin: Who Needs You

Aretha Franklin: Are You Sure

Aretha Franklin: Maybe I’m A Fool

Aretha Franklin: Without The One You Love

Aretha Franklin: Trouble In Mind

Aretha Franklin: Drink Muddy Water

Aretha Franklin: Skylark

Aretha Franklin: Try A Little Tenderness

Aretha Franklin: Evil Gal Blues

Aretha Franklin: Don’t Cry Baby

Aretha Franklin: God Bless The Child

Aretha Franklin: I Never Loved A Man

Aretha Franklin: Respect

Aretha Franklin: Do Right Woman—Do Right Man

Aretha Franklin: Dr. Feelgood

Aretha Franklin: Rock Steady

Aretha Franklin: Say A Little Prayer

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Bruce Pingree for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Bruce Pingree at WUNH-FM, Durham, NH

Recorded by Joe McDonough

Editing, post-production, & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Bruce Pingree. Used with permission.

 

Roots & Branches 15: The Stomper

 

Blues from The Dolphins coffeeshop with John Sinclair spinning sides on a Tuesday evening in Amsterdam by Bro. Tyrone & the Mindbenders, Magic Slim & the Teardrops, Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Junior Cannady, the King Biscuit Boys, Koko Taylor, Willie King, Vincent Hayes Project, Olu Dara, Thornetta Davis, and Little Walter.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

THE STOMPER

ROOTS & BRANCHES 15

John Sinclair, The Dolphins, Amsterdam, January 15, 2008 [18503]

 

Bro. Tyrone & the Mindbenders: Blue Dolphins Theme

Magic Slim & the Teardrops: Mind Your Own Business

Muddy Waters: Crosseyed Cat

Lightnin’ Hopkins: Black Cat Bone

[06] Sonny Boy Williamson: Bring It On Home

Little Junior Cannady: I Got My Eyes On You

King Biscuit Boys: Little Car Blues

Koko Taylor: Wang Dang Doodle

Willie King: The Stomper

Vincent Hayes Project: Rollin’ Man

Olu Dara: I See The Light

Thornetta Davis: Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On

Little Walter: Hate To See You Go

Little Walter: Lights Out

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair

Recorded by Larry Hayden

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Raduane of The Dolphins, Amsterdam

 

© 2008, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Big City Blues Cruise 67: Big Ten Inch Record

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 67 features music by Red Prysock, Wynonie Harris, Bull Moose Jackson, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Frank “Cole Slaw” Culley, the Johnny Otis Show, Roomful of Blues, the Buddy Johnson Orchestra, Joe Houston, B.B. King, T-Bone Walker, Elmore James, Jimmy Witherspoon, and Roy Brown.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BIG TEN INCH RECORD

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 67

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, March 14, 1982 [18501]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Wynonie Harris: Loving Machine

Bull Moose Jackson: Big Ten Inch Record

Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson: Kidney Stew

Frank “Cole Slaw” Culley: Cole Slaw

Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson with the Johnny Otis Show: Clean Head Blues

Roomful of Blues: Two Bones And A Pick

Buddy Johnson Orchestra: Fine Brown Frame

Joe Houston: Time For The Blues

B.B. King: Sweet Little Angel

B.B. King: Baby Look At Me

B.B. King: Woke Up This Morning

T-Bone Walker: T-Bone Shuffle

Martino D’Lorenzo: Blues Nightmare

Elmore James: Dust My Broom

Wynonie Harris: Trembling

Jimmy Witherspoon: Failing By Degrees

Red Prysock: That’s The Groovy Thing

Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson: Person To Person

Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson: My Big Brass Bed Is Gone

Roy Brown: Good Rocking Man

Red Prysock: Theme Music

Wynonie Harris: All She Wants To Do Is Rock

 

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, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

Blues & Roots 36: Stop And Think

 

Episode 36 has music from Little Walter, James Wheeler, J.J. Jones, Les Getrex, Ronnie Earl, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Timothea, Kipori Woods, Matilda Jones, Billy Turquise, Coco Robicheaux, Paula & The Pontiacs, Butch Trevette & The Roulettes, and Jimmy Reed.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

STOP AND THINK

BLUES & ROOTS 36

John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, May 14, 2000 [JSBR-0036]

 

Little Walter: Juke

James Wheeler: This Can’t Be Happening to Me

J.J. Jones: My Timing Is So Bad

Les Getrex: Don’t Say A Mumbling Word

Ronnie Earl: Churching

Walter “Wolfman” Washington: Stop And Think

Timothea: No Nonsense

Kipori Woods: Don’t Look, Don’t Touch

Matilda Jnes: Ace Of Spades

Billy Turquis: Cherry Red

Coco Robicheaux: Hoodoo Party

Paula & The Pontiacs: Harmonica Girl

Butch Trevette & The Roulettes: I Hear You Knocking

Jimmy Reed: Take Out Sme Insurance

Little Walter: Lights Out

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Leni & Sunnny Sinclair

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2000, 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation