Highway 61 Blues 13: Eisenhower Blues

Highway 61 with Scott Barretta

Scott Barretta presents a program of idiosyncratic political blues by Andrew Tibbs, J.B. Lenoir, Memphis Slim, Homesick James, Johnny Young John Lee Hooker, Junior Wells, Cassandra Wilson, Louisiana Red, Percy Mayfield, and Willie King.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

EISENHOWER BLUES

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 13

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, April 15, 2006 [SBHW-0013]

Andrew Tibbs: Bilbo Is Dead

J.B. Lenoir: Eisenhower Blues

Memphis Slim; Four Years of Torment

Homesick James: Wartime

Johnny Young: I Tried Not to Cry

John Lee Hooker: This Land Is Nobody’s Land

Junior Wells: Vietnam Blues

Cassandra Wilson: Vietnam Blues

J.B. Lenoir: Down in Mississippi

J.B. Lenoir: The Shooting of James Meredith

Louisiana Red: Red’s Dream

Percy Mayfield: I Don’t Wanna Be President

Willie King: Second Coming

Willie King: America

Willie King: Stand Up and Speak the Truth

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at University of Mississippi for Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Post-production & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2006, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

Highway 61 Blues 12: Living Blues

Highway 61 with Scott Barretta

 

This week on Highway 61 Scott Barretta spotlights the artists featured in the current issue of Living Blues magazine, published at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, and plays recordings by Buddy Guy, Michael Powers, Cool John Ferguson, Cootie Stark, Little Pink Anderson, and Howard Tate.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

LIVING BLUES

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 12

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, April 8, 2006 [SBHW-0012]

Buddy Guy: Done Got Old

Buddy Guy: Who’s Been Fooling You

Buddy Guy: She Got the Devil in Her

Michael Powers: Baby’s Got a Train

Michael Powers: Country Boy

Michael Powers: She’s About a Mover

Cool John Ferguson: Miss You Like the Devil

Cool John Ferguson: Let No Woman

Cootie Stark: Lay It On You

Little Pink Anderson: I Got Mine

Howard Tate: Ain’t Nobody Home

Howard Tate: How Come My Bulldog Don’t Bark

Howard Tate: Mama Was Right

Howard Tate: Don’t Need No Monkey on My Back

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at the University of Mississippi for Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Sidney Daniels

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2006, 2014 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

Highway 61 Blues 11: Red Hot

This week on Highway 61 Scott Barretta investigates the blues output generated by Sam Phillips at Sun Records in Memphis in the early 1950s, including classic blues and R&B recordings by Billy “The Kid” Emerson, Pat Hare, Memphis Ma Rainey, Johnny O’Neal, Earl Hooker, Sammy Lewis, Rufus Thomas, Pinetop Perkins, Roscoe Gordon, James Cotton, Little Milton, Billy Lee Riley, Little Junior Parker, Elvis Presley, Frank Frost, Willie Nix, Sleepy John Estes, Dr. Ross, and Hot Shot Love.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

RED HOT

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 11

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, March 18, 2006 [SBHW-0011]

Billy “The Kid” Emerson: Shim Sham Shimmy

Pat Hare: I’m Gonna Murder My Baby

Memphis Ma Rainey: Baby, No, No

Johnny O’Neal: Ugly Woman

Earl Hooker: Hucklebuck

Sammy Lewis: So Long, Baby, Goodbye

Rufus Thomas: Bear Cat

Pinetop Perkins: Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie

Roscoe Gordon: I Found a New Love

James Cotton: Cotton Crop Blues

Little Milton: Looking for My Baby

Billy “The Kid” Emerson: Red Hot

Billy Lee Riley: Red Hot

Little Junior Parker: Love My Baby

Little Junior Parker: Mystery Train

Elvis Presley: Mystery Train

Frank Frost: Jelly Roll King

Willie Nix: Baker Shop Boogie

Sleepy John Estes: Registration Day Blues

Dr. Ross; Boogie Disease

Hot Shot Love: Harmonica Jam

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at The University of Mississippi for

   Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2006, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

Highway 61 Blues 09: Drinking Blues

Scott Barretta raises a prolonged toast this week to music inspired by alcoholic spirits and the conduct resulting from serious imbibing, with a program of drinking music by Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Billy Gayles & the Kings of Rhythm, Billy “Red” Love, Jimmy Rogers, Big Bill Broonzy, Curly Weaver, Memphis Minnie, Merline Johnson, Washboard Sam, Al Jackson, Mr. Swing with Bobby Plater’s Orchestra, Amos Milburn, Jimmy Liggins, Milt Buckner & His Beale Street Gang, Dave Bartholomew, Tiny Grimes & His Rockin’ Highlanders, Sticks McGhee, Floyd Dixon, Big Joe Turner, and Jack McVea.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

DRINKING BLUES

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 09

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, March 4, 2006 [SBHW-0009]

Howlin’ Wolf: Drinking C.V. Wine

John Lee Hooker: One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer

Billy Gayles & the Kings of Rhythm: I’m Tore Up

Billy “Red” Love: Juiced

Jimmy Rogers: Sloppy Drunk

Big Bill Broonzy: When I’ve Been Drinking

Curly Weaver: I Keep on Drinking

Memphis Minnie: Drunken Barrelhouse Blues

Merline Johnson: Bad Whiskey Blues

Washboard Sam: Bucket’s Got a Hole in It

Al Jackson: Let’s Drink Some Whiskey

Mr. Swing with Bobby Plater’s Orchestra: Beer Bottle Boogie

Amos Milburn: Let Me Go Home Whiskey

Jimmy Liggins: I Ain’t Drunk

Milt Buckner & His Beale Street Gang: Red Red Wine

Dave Bartholomew: Good Jax Boogie

Tiny Grimes & His Rockin’ Highlanders: Drinking Beer

Sticks McGhee: Drinking Wine Spo De O Dee

Floyd Dixon: Wine Wine Wine

Big Joe Turner: Wino Boogie

Jack McVea: Wino

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Written & programmed by Scott Barretta for Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at the Center for Documentary Projects at the University of Mississippi

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2006, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

Highway 61 Blues 08: Katrina And The Blues

Scott Barretta commemorates the first Mardi Gras in New Orleans after the Great Flood of 2005 by studying the valuable musical works of native artists Clarence “Frogman” Henry, Irma Thomas, Bobby Charles & Fats Domino, Little Freddie King, Henry Butler & Corey Harris, Vastie Jackson, Deacon John, Rockie Charles, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham, Mem Shannon, George Porter Jr., Prince La-La, Chris Kenner, Smiley Lewis, and Professor Longhair.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
KATRINA AND THE BLUES
HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 08
Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, February 25, 2006 [SBHW-0008]

[01] Scott Barretta Opening Comments over Theme Music: 61 Highway
[02] Clarence “Frogman” Henry: But I Do
[03] Irma Thomas: I Done Got Over It
[04] Bobby Charles & Fats Domino: Walking to New Orleans
[05] Little Freddie King: You Rascal You
[06] Irma Thomas: You Don’t Miss a Good Thing
[07] Henry Butler & Corey Harris: Down Home Livin’
[08] Vastie Jackson: Monkey Die Doe
[09] Deacon John Moore: You Don’t Know How
[10] Rockie Charles: You Got to Feel the Need of Me
[11] Walter “Wolfman” Washington: Trials & Tribulations
[12] Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham: A Lover & a Friend
[13] Mem Shannon: You Ain’t Nothin’ Nice
[14] George Porter Jr: Rough Spots
[15] Clarence “Frogman” Henry: Ain’t Got No Home
[16] Prince La-La: She Put the Hurt on Me
[17] Chris Kenner: I Like It Like That
[18] Smiley Lewis: Tee Nah Nah
[19] Professor Longhair: Mardi Gras in New Orleans
[20] Eddie Bo: Hook & Sling

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam
Written & programmed by Scott Barretta for Mississippi Public Broadcasting Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at the Center for Documentary Projects at the University of Mississippi
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Sponsored by Jempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2006, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

Highway 61 Blues 07: Holy Blues

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
HOLY BLUES
HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 07
Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, February 18, 2006 [SBHW-0007]

Scott Barretta’s investigation of the Holy Blues is centered on an elongated
interview with Detroit’s Rev. Robert Jones and a generous sampling of his music mixed with spiritual selections by John Lee Hooker, Rev. Gary Davis, Rev.
Robert Wilkins, Rev. Charlie Jackson, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Son House, and
Blind Willie Johnson.

HOLY BLUES
[01] Scott Barretta Opening Comments over Theme Music: 61 Highway
[02] Rev. Robert Jones: If I Had My Way
[03] Rev. Robert Jones: You’re Gonna Need Somebody on Your Bond
[04] Scott Barretta Conversation with Rev. Robert Jones 1
[05] John Lee Hooker: Ezekiel Saw the Wheel
[06] Rev. Gary Davis: I Saw the Light
[07] Scott Barretta Conversation with Rev. Robert Jones 2
[08] Rev. Robert Wilkins: Do Remember Me
[09] Rev. Robert Wilkins: Don’t Let Nobody Turn You Around
[10] Scott Barretta Conversation with Rev. Robert Jones 3
[11] Rev. Charlie Jackson: Wrapped Up & Tangled Up in Jesus
[12] Scott Barretta Conversation with Rev. Robert Jones 4
[13] Sister Rosetta Tharpe: God Don’t Like It
[14] Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Strange Thijngs Happening Every Day
[15] Scott Barretta Conversation with Rev. Robert Jones 5
[16] Son House: Death Letter Blues
[17] Blind Willie Johnson: Nobody’s Fault But Mine
[18] Scott Barretta Conversation with Rev. Robert Jones 6
[19] Rev. Gary Davis: Nobody Cares for Me
[20] Rev. Gary Davis: Rag Blues in C

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam
Written & programmed by Scott Barretta
Executive Producer for Mississippi Public Broadcasting: Andy Harper
Produced & recorded by Joe York at the Center for Documentary Projects at the University of Mississippi
Production assistant: Mark Coltrane
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seds, Amsterdam