Highway 61 Blues 46: I’m Tore Up

Scott Barretta is featuring blues from the Macon area of eastern Mississippi on this week’s edition of Highway 61, including selections by Eddie Clearwater, Carey Bell, Big Joe Williams, Austin Peete, John “Short Stuff” Macon, Amelia Johnson, and Willie King.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

I‘M TORE UP

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 46

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, August 23, 2008 [18369]

 

Eddie Clearwater: Hillbilly Blues

Eddie Clearwater: I ‘m Tore Up

Eddie Clearwater: Blue Blue All Over You

Eddie Clearwater: I Wouldn’t Let My Guitar Down

Carey Bell: I Cry So Much

Carey Bell: What My Mama Told Me

Carey Bell: Baby Please Don’t Go

Big Joe Williams: Sugar Diabetes Blues

Austin Peete: Run Here jailer With The Key

John “Short Stuff” Macon: Bad Luck

Amelia Johnson & Big Joe Williams: Can’t Listen No More

Willie King Comments

Willie King: Twenty Long Years

Willie King: You’ve Got To Have Love

Eddie Clearwater: A Time For Peace

 

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.

 

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Highway 61 Blues 45: Let The Doorbell Ring

Scott Baretta is featuring New Orleans piano blues in this weeks’ episode of Highway 61 with selections by Fats Domino, Jelly Roll Morton, Tuts Washington, Roosevelt Sykes, Archibald, James Booker, Champion Jack Dupree, Professor Longhair, Eddie Bo, Davell Crawford, Henry Butler & Corey Harris, and Dr. John & B.B. King.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

LET THE DOORBELL RING

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 45

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, August 16, 2008 [18355]

 

Fats Domino: The Fat Man

[Fats Domino: Hey La Bas Boogie

Fats Domino: Don’t Lie To Me

Fats Domino: Please Don’t Leave Me

Jelly Roll Morton: Honky Tonk Blues with Intro

Tuts Washington: Tee Nah Nah

Roosevelt Sykes: You Can’t Be Lucky All the Time

Archibald: Shake Baby Shake

James Booker: All By Myself

Champion Jack Dupree: Junker’s Blues

Champion Jack Dupree: Let the Doorbell Ring

Professor Longhair: Hadacol Bounce

Professor Longhair: No Buts No Maybes

Professor Longhair: Bald Head

Eddie Bo: Hard Times

Davell Crawford: Gumbo Boogie

Henry Butler & Corey Harris: Let ’Em Roll

Dr. John & B.B. King: Hen-Layin’ Rooster

Champion Jack Dupree: Nasty Boogie

 

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.

 

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Highway 61 Blues 44: Shout The Boogie

Scott Barretta pulls out a pile of fantastic sides with Boogie in the title, including cuts by Big Joe Turner & Pete Johnson, the Snookum Russell Orchestra, Louis Jordan, Marilyn Scott, Mabel Scott, Memphis Minnie, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Little Esther & Mel Walker, the Johnny Otis Orchestra, Slim Gaillard, John Lee Hooker, Little Son Jackson, Carolina Slim (as Country Paul), Sticks McGhee, B.B. King, Amos Milburn, Lalo Guerrero, and the Harlem Hamfats.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SHOUT THE BOOGIE

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 44

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, August 9, 2008 [18341]

 

Big Joe Turner & Pete Johnson: Wine-O Baby Boogie

Snookum Russell Orchestra: Juke Box Boogie Woogie Sheik

Louis Jordan: Barnyard Boogie

Marilyn Scott: Beer Bottle Boogie

Mabel Scott: Goodie Woogie

Memphis Minnie: Shout the Boogie

Jessie Mae Hemphill: All Night Boogie

Little Esther & Mel Walker: Cupid Boogie

Johnny Otis Orchestra: Wedding Boogie

Slim Gaillard: Sight-Seeing Boogie

John Lee Hooker: Too Much Boogie

Little Son Jackson: Talking Boogie

Carolina Slim (Country Paul): Sidewalk Boogie

Sticks McGhee: House Warming Boogie

B.B. King: B.B. Boogie

Amos Milburn: Sax Shack Boogie

Lalo Guerrero: Mary Boogie

Harlem Hamfats: We Gonna Pitch a Boogie Woogie

Slim Gaillard: Sighing Boogie

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Radio Free Amsterdam & Detroit Life Radio

Hosted by Scott Barretta for TapDetroit.com

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.

 

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Highway 61 Blues 43: Maxwell Street Market

Highway 61 takes us to Chicago this week, to the Maxwell Street Market that was a blues center for years, now torn down but well documented in a film called And This Is Free in 1964, with Maxwell Street Market performances by Robert Nighthawk, Big Mojo Elem, Carey Bell, Big John Wrencher, Johnny Young, Arvella Gray, Blind James Brewer, and Fanny Brewer.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

MAXWELL STREET MARKET

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 43

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, July 26, 2008 [18327]

 

Robert Nighthawk: Annie Lee >

Robert Nighthawk: Sweet Black Angel

Big Mojo Elem: Mama Talk to Your Daughter

Carey Bell: I’m Ready

Big John Wrencher: Can’t Hold Out Much Longer

Big John Wrencher: Lucille

Carey Bell: Cruisin’ in a Cadillac

Johnny Young: The Sun Is Shining

Johnny Young: All I Want For My Breakfast

Robert Nighthawk: Cheating & Lying Blues

Arvella Gray: There’s More Pretty Girls Than One

Blind James Brewer: Hair Like Drops of Rain

Fanny Brewer: I Shall Overcome

Robert Nighthawk: Honky Tonk

 

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.

 

 

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Highway 61 Blues 42: Guitar Mambo

Scott Barretta looks into the recording career of guitarist McHouston Baker, better known as Mickey, featuring sides as Big Red McHouston, Mickey “Guitar” Baker, and Mickey & Sylvia, and dates with Dick Dale, Sam Price, Brownie McGhee, Champion Jack Dupree, Louis Jordan, the Bill Hendricks Orchestra, Young Jesse, Roy “Mr. Guitar” Gaines, Titus Turner, Little Willie John, Charles Calhoun, Big John Greer, Mr. Bear & His Bear Cats, Square Walton, and Joe Clay.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

GUITAR MAMBO

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 42

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, July 12, 2008 [18313]

 

Mickey & Sylvia: Love Is Strange

Mickey & Sylvia: No Good Lover

Mickey & Sylvia: Where’s My Honey

Mickey Baker: Guitar Mambo

Big Red McHouston: Stranger Blues

Mickey Baker: Midnight Blues

Mickey “Guitar” Baker: Greasy Spoon

Sam Price: Rib Joint

Brownie McGhee: Annie Mae

Champion Jack Dupree: Stumbling Block

Louis Jordan: Caledonia

Bill Hendricks Orchestra: Spinning Rock Boogie

Young Jesse: Hit, Git & Split

Roy “Mr. Guitar” Gaines: I’m Worried About You Baby

Titus Turner: All Around The World

Little Willie John: I Need Your Love So Bad

Charles Calhoun: Runaway

Big John Greer: Come Back Uncle John

Mr. Bear & His Bear Cats: The Bear Hug

Square Walton: Pepper Headed Woman

Joe Clay: Did You Mean Jelly Bean

Mickey Baker: Shape Walker

 

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.

 

 

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Highway 61 Blues 41: Boogie Chillen

Highway 61 takes us to Clarksdale, Mississippi, Detroit, Michigan and Oakland, California in Episode 41 to investigate the works of the great John Lee Hooker from the late 1940s to the 1990s with commentary by Scott Barretta.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BOOGIE CHILLEN

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 41

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, July 5, 2008 [18299]

 

John Lee Hooker: Boogie Chillen

John Lee Hooker: Hobo Blues

John Lee Hooker: House Rent Boogie

John Lee Hooker: I’m in The Mood

John Lee Hooker: It Hurts Me Too

John Lee Hooker: It’s A Long Time Baby

John Lee Hooker: Taxi Driver

John Lee Hooker: I’m Ready

John Lee Hooker: That’s My Story

John Lee Hooker: Tupelo Blues

John Lee Hooker: Blues For Abraham Lincoln

John Lee Hooker: One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer

John Lee Hooker: Peace Loving Man

John Lee Hooker: Mustang Sally & GTO

John Lee Hooker: Don’t Look Back

John Lee Hooker: Dimples

 

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.

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Highway 61 Blues 40: Shake ‘Em On Down

Scott Barretta is featuring music this week from North Mississippi Hill Country blues artists, with Mississippi Fred McDowell, R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough & the Soul Blues Boys, David Kimbrough, Duane Burnside, Sharde Thomas & the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band, Afrissippi, T-Model Ford, Robert “Wolfman” Balfour, Kenny Brown, Alvin “Youngblood” Hart, and Bobby Rush—much of it recorded at the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic at Potts Camp outside of Oxford, Mississippi.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SHAKE ’EM ON DOWN

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 40

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, June 30, 2008 [18285]

 

Mississippi Fred McDowell: Shake ’Em On Down

R.L. Burnside: Old Black Mattie

Junior Kimbrough & the Soul Blues Boys: Stay All Night

David Kimbrough: All Night Long

Duane Burnside: Outskirts of Town

Sharde Thomas & the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band: Shimmy

Afrissippi: Songa

T-Model Ford: I Love You Babe

Robert “Wolfman” Balfour: Bad Luck

Kenny Brown: You Don’t Know My Mind

Alvin “Youngblood” Hart: In My Time of Dying

Bobby Rush: Get Back

T-Model Ford: Mojo Working

 

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.

 

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Highway 61 Blues 39: Rocket 88

Episode 39 of Highway 61 with Scott Barretta investigates the music of Mississippi native Ike Turner & his Kings of Rhythm, featuring vocalists Jackie Brenston, Johnny O’Neal, Billy “The Kid” Emerson, Dennis Binder, Lonnie “The Cat” Cation, Billy Gales, The Gardenias, Clayton Love, Tommy Hodges, Betty Everett, and the great Otis Rush on a thrilling series of 78s and 45s from Sun, Modern, King, Federal, and Cobra Records.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

ROCKET 88

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 39

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, May 17, 2008 [18271]

 

Jackie Brenston with the Kings of Rhythm: Rocket 88

Johnny O’Neal with the Kings of Rhythm: Ugly Woman

Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm: Old Brother Jack

Billy “The Kid” Emerson with the Kings of Rhythm: The Woodchuck

Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm: Cuban Getaway

Dennis Binder with the Kings of Rhythm: Early Times

Lonnie “The Cat” Cation with the Kings of Rhythm: I Ain’t Drunk

Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm: Loosely

Billy Gales with the Kings of Rhythm: Just One More Time

Billy Gales with the Kings of Rhythm: Let’s Call It A Day

The Gardenias with the Kings of Rhythm: That’s Why I Love You

Jackie Brenston with the Kings of Rhythm: Much Later

Jackie Brenston with the Kings of Rhythm: Gonna Wait For My Chance

Clayton Love with the Kings of Rhythm: She Made My Blood Run Cold

Clayton Love with the Kings of Rhythm: The Big Question

Jackie Brenston with the Kings of Rhythm: You’ve Got To Lose

Tommy Hodges with the Kings of Rhythm: Matchbox

Tommy Hodges with the Kings of Rhythm: Get It Over Baby

Betty Everett: Tell Me Darling

Otis Rush: Keep On Loving Me Baby

Icky Renrut: Hi Ho

 

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.

 

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