Big City Blues Cruise 112: Sitting And Thinking

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 112 features music by Red Prysock, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Junior Parker, Big Joe Turner, Lowell Fulson, The Flamingos, James Cotton, Elmore James, Lightning Hopkins, Jimmy McCracklin, Albert King, Junior Wells, and Chuck Berry.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
SITTING AND THINKING
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 112
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, April 11, 1982 [19457]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Sonny Boy Williamson: Don’t Start Me To Talking
Little Junior Parker: Sitting And Thinking
Little Junior Parker: Pretty Baby
Big Joe Turner: Crawdad Hole
Lowell Fulson: It’s Your Fault Baby
Lowell Fulson: Reconsider Baby
The Flamingos: A Kiss From Your Lips
James Cotton: Worried Life Blues
Elmore James: Dark And Dreary
Lightning Hopkins: Gimme Back That Wig
Jimmy McCracklin: I Don’t Care
Albert King: I Love Lucy
Junior Wells: Yonder Wall
Chuck Berry: Thirty Days
Chuck Berry: Wee Wee Hours
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, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.
 

Big City Blues Cruise 111: No Money Down

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 111 features music by Red Prysock, Little Junior Parker, Muddy Waters, Jimmy McCracklin, Howling Wolf, Lillian Offitt, Elmore James, Lightning Slim, Lightning Hopkins, Freddie King, Big Joe Turner, Albert King, Little Walter, Chuck Berry, Dale Hawkins, and Sonny Boy Williamson.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
NO MONEY DOWN
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 111
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, April 11, 1982 [19443]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Little Junior Parker: Next Time You See Me
Muddy Waters: Messing With The Man
Jimmy McCracklin: Suzie And Pat
Red Prysock: Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Howling Wolf: I Walked From Dallas.   
Muddy Waters: Don’t Go No Further
Lillian Offitt: Will My Man Be Home Tonight
Elmore James: Mean Mistreating Mama
Lightning Slim: I’m Tired of Waiting Baby
Lightning Hopkins: How Long Has The Train Been Gone
Freddie King: Hideaway
Big Joe Turner: Married Woman
Albert King: I’ve Made Nights By Myself
Elmore James: Bleeding Heart
Red Prysock: Little Jamie
Little Walter: My Babe
Chuck Berry: No Money Down
Dale Hawkins: Suzie Q
Red Prysock: Handclapping 
Sonny Boy Williamson: All My Love In Vain
Sonny Boy Williamson: Fattening Frogs For Snakes
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, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.
 

Big City Blues Cruise 110: You Better Believe It

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 110 features music by Red Prysock, Fats Domino, The Spiders the Dave Bartholomew Orchestra, Little Richard, Mr. Google Eyes, Roy Brown, Bobby Charles, Paul Gayten, Roy Montrell, Jessie Hill, Huey Piano Smith & The Clowns, Guitar Slim, Shirley & Lee, Aaron Neville, and Clarence Frogman Henry.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 110
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, February 21, 1982 [19429]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Fats Domino: The Fat Man
The Spiders: Witchcraft
Fats Domino: Ain’t That A Shame
Dave Bartholomew Orchestra: Teejim
Little Richard: Rip It Up
Mr. Google Eyes: Poppa Stoppa’s Bebop Blues
Roy Brown: That Gal From Kokomo
Bobby Charles: Later Alligator
Paul Gayten: You Better Believe It
Roy Montrell: That Mellow Saxophone
Jessie Hill: Scoop Dooby Dooby
Paul Gayten: Mother Roux
Huey Piano Smith & The Clowns: Just Having A Good Time
Huey Piano Smith & The Clowns: Don’t You Just Know It
Huey Piano Smith & The Clowns: Don’t You Know Yockamo
Jessie Hill: High Head Blues
Guitar Slim: You Give Me Nothing But The Blues
Shirley & Lee: I Feel Good
Fats Domino: I’m Walking
Little Richard: Lucille
Aaron Neville: Tell It Like It Is
Clarence Frogman Henry: Ain’t Got No Home
Fats Domino: Whole Lotta Loving
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, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.
 

Big City Blues Cruise 109: Tra La La

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 109 features Mardi Gras music from New Orleans by Professor Longhair, Sugar Boy & The Cane Cutters, Lee Allen, Fats Domino, Larry Darnell, Tommy Ridgley with Dave Bartholomew, Chris Kenner, Guitar Slim, Little Booker, Hungry Williams, Huey Piano Smith & The Clowns, Chubby Newsome, Roy Montrell, and Alvin Red Tyler.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
TRA LA LA
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 109
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, February 21, 1982 [19415]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Professor Longhair: K.C. Blues
Sugar Boy & The Cane Cutters: Jock A Mo
Professor Longhair: Curly Headed Baby
Lee Allen: Walking With Mr. Lee
Fats Domino: Mardi Gras In New Orleans
Sugar Boy & The Cane Cutters: If I Loved You Darling
Larry Darnell: For You My Love
Lee Allen: Promenade
Tommy Ridgley with Dave Bartholomew: Tra La La
Chris Kenner: Don’t Make No Noise
Guitar Slim: You’re Gonna Miss Me
Little Booker: Teen Age Rock
Hungry Williams: So Glad She’s Mine
Huey Piano Smith & The Clowns: Rocking Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu (Parts 1 & 2)
Fats Domino: Reeling And Rocking
Chubby Newsome: Hip Shaking Mama
Sugar Boy & The Cane Cutters: You You You
Roy Montrell: Ooh Wow
Professor Longhair: Gone So Long
Alvin Red Tyler: Walk On
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, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.
 

Big City Blues Cruise 108: Mister Blues

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 108 features music by Red Prysock, Eddie Jefferson, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, Robert Lockwood Jr., B.B. King, Freddie King, Lonnie Brooks, Professor Longhair, Roy Brown, Buster Brown, Sonny Boy Williamson, Ronnie Earl & Friends, and Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
MISTER BLUES
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 108
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, July 18, 1982 [19401]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Eddie Jefferson: Billie’s Bounce
Eddie Cleanhead Vinson: Kidney Stew
Robert Lockwood Jr.: Mister Blues
B.B. King: Got ‘Em Bad
Freddie King: She’s The Kind
Lonnie Brooks: Breakfast In Bed
Professor Longhair: It’s My Own Fault Darling
Roy Brown: Letter From Home
Roy Brown: Hard Blues
Roy Brown: Worried Life Blues
Buster Brown: Fannie Mae
Freddie King: [Instrumental]
Sonny Boy Williamson: Bye Bye Bird
B.B. King: So Many Days
Ronnie Earl & Friends: Walking And Crying
Ronnie Earl & Friends: Down In Guadaloupe
Ronnie Earl & Friends: Anna Lee
Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps: Jump Back Honey Jump Back
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, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.
 

Big City Blues Cruise 107: Bacon Fat


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 107 features music by Red Prysock, Little Walter, Eddie Boyd, Andre Williams, Billy Wright, B.B. King, Freddie King, T-Bone Walker, Bobby Blue Bland, Elmore James, Louis Jordan & His Timpany 5, Junior Parker, and Howling Wolf.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BACON FAT
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 107
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, July 18, 1982 [19387]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Little Walter: Too Late
Little Walter: If It Ain’t Right
Little Walter: I Hate To See You Go
Eddie Boyd: The Backbeat
Andre Williams: Bacon Fat
Billy Wright: After Awhile
Andre Williams: Just Because of A Kiss
B.B. King: So Down Hearted
Freddie King: I’m On My Way To Atlanta
T-Bone Walker: Tell Me What’s The Reason
Freddie King: I Love You More Every Day
Freddie King: Freddie’s Midnight Dream
T-Bone Walker: T-Bone Shuffle
Freddie King: She Put The Whammy On Me (Parts 1 & 2)
Freddie King: Nickel Plated
Bobby Blue Bland: I Smell Trouble
Elmore James: Picking The Blues
Elmore James: Dust My Broom
Louis Jordan & His Timpany 5: Let The Good Times Roll
Junior Parker: Next Time You See Me
Howling Wolf: Tell Me What I Done
 
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, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.
 

Big City Blues Cruise 106: Call Operator 210


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 106 features music by Red Prysock, Albert Collins, R.B. Stidham, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Maxwell Davis, Willie Mabon, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Floyd Dixon, Memphis Slim, Roomful of Blues, Jackie Brenston, Little Junior Parker, and Amos Milburn.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
CALL OPERATOR 210
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 106
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, August 8, 1982 [19373]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Albert Collins: Frosty
R.B. Stidham: Meet Me Halfway
Fabulous Thunderbirds: Marked Deck
Maxwell Davis: [Unidentified Selection]
Albert Collins: Don’t Go Reaching Across My Plate
Willie Mabon: Late Again
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells: A Man of Many Words
Floyd Dixon: Call Operator 210
Memphis Slim: Cold Blooded Woman
Floyd Dixon: Wine Wine Wine
Roomful of Blues: Long Distance Operator
Jackie Brenston: Come Back Where You Belong
Little Junior Parker: Reconsider Baby
Amos Milburn: Real Pretty Mama Blues
Roomful of Blues: Two Bones And A Pick
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells: T Bone Shuffle
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, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.
 

Big City Blues Cruise 105: Let’s Get High


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 105 features music by Red Prysock, Brownie McGhee, Willie Johnson, Leo Baxter, Eddie Johnson & His Orchestra, Paul Perryman, Willie Mabon, Big Joe Turner, LaMelle Prince with the Maxwell Davis Orchestra, Son Seals, Calvin Bowes, Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy, Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm, Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers, Howling Wolf, Magic Sam, Albert Collins, Eddie Boyd, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Freddie Hall.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
LET’S GET HIGH
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 105
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, August 8, 1982 [19359]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Brownie McGhee: Having So Much Trouble
Willie Johnson: Love Me Til Dawn
Leo Baxter: No Longer Wanted
Eddie Johnson & His Orchestra: Sister Murphy
Paul Perryman: Just To Be Close To You
Willie Mabon: Would You Baby
Big Joe Turner: Lipstick Powder And Paint
LaMelle Prince with the Maxwell Davis Orchestra: Let’s Get High
Son Seals: Call My Job
Calvin Bowes: Safronia B.
Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy: Drunk
Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm: Down And Out
Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers: What’d I Say
Howling Wolf: Forty Four
Magic Sam: I Got Papers On You Baby
Albert Collins: Caledonia
Eddie Boyd: Life Gets To Be A Burden
Fabulous Thunderbirds: You Ain’t Nothing But Fine
Freddie Hall: This Crooked World
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, 2019 Tino Gross. Used with permission.