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.

Big City Blues Cruise 136: Back In The USA

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 136 features music by Red Prysock, Johnny Nicholas, The Spaniels, the Johnny Otis Group, Son Seals, B.B. King, and a major salute to the great Chuck Berry.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BACK IN THE USA
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 136
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, January 23, 1983 [20063]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Chuck Berry: Go Bobbysoxer
Chuck Berry: Maybellene
Chuck Berry: Oh Carol
Chuck Berry: Back In The USA
Johnny Nicholas: Good Rocking Mama
The Spaniels: Stormy Weather
Johnny Otis Group: So Fine
Son Seals: Don’t Throw Your Love On Me
Chuck Berry: Come On
Chuck Berry: Sweet Little Sixteen
Chuck Berry: Almost Grown
Chuck Berry: You Never Can Tell
B.B. King: I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water
Chuck Berry: Oh Baby Doll
Chuck Berry: Rock And Roll Music
Chuck Berry: Let It 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
 
© 1983, 2020 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

Big City Blues Cruise 135: Let It Rock

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 135 features music by Red Prysock, tunes by Queen Sylvia Embry, Arthur Guitar Kelly, Luther Guitar Junior Johnson, Lonnie Brooks , Eddy Clearwater, a pair by Otis Rush, and a long visitation with the timeless hits of Chuck Berry.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
LET IT ROCK
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 135
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, January 23, 1983 [20049]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Chuck Berry: No Money Down
Chuck Berry: I Got To Find My Baby
Chuck Berry: Let It Rock
Chuck Berry: Thirty Days
Queen Sylvia Embry: Tired of Being Pushed Around
Arthur Guitar Kelly: I Don’t Know Why
Luther Guitar Junior Johnson: Just Like Mama Said
Luther Guitar Junior Johnson: Look What You’ve Done
Chuck Berry: The Promised Land
Chuck Berry: Blue Feeling
Chuck Berry: The Things That I Used To Do
Chuck Berry: Rock And Roll Music
Lonnie Brooks: Sweet Home Chicago
Eddy Clearwater; I Wouldn’t Lay My Guitar Down
Otis Rush: I Can’t Quit You Baby
Otis Rush: Cross Cut Saw
 
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
 
© 1983, 2020 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

Big City Blues Cruise 134: Bell Boy Boogie

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 134 features music by Red Prysock and tunes from Detroit by Robert Henry, Dr. Ross, Todd Rhodes, Calvin Frazier, John Lee Hooker, Andre Williams, Eddie Burns, Boogie Woogie Red, Marvin Gaye, Little Ernest Tucker, Hank Ballard & The Midnighters, Eddie Kirkland, Dizzy Gillespie, Jackie Wilson, and a closing number by Ronnie Earl. 
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
I’M IN THE MOOD
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 134
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, March 9, 1982 [20035]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Robert Henry: Something’s Gone Wrong With My Loving Machine
Dr. Ross: 32-30
Todd Rhodes: Bell Boy Boogie
Calvin Frazier: Little Baby Child
John Lee Hooker: I’m In The Mood
Andre Williams: Pass The Biscuits Please
Todd Rhodes: Pot Liquor
Eddie Burns: Don’t Be Messing With My Bread
Boogie Woogie Red: Blues For My Baby
Dr. Ross: Sugar Mama
Marvin Gaye: Teen Beat Theme Song
Little Ernest Tucker: Too Small To Dance
Todd Rhodes: Blues For The Red Boy
Dr. Ross: I’d Rather Be An Old Woman’s Baby
Hank Ballard & The Midnighters: Finger Popping Time
Eddie Kirkland: No Shoes
Dizzy Gillespie: Tin Tin Deo
Jackie Wilson: Dogging Around
Ronnie Earl: Two Bones And A Pick
 
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.

Big City Blues Cruise 133: The Thing To Do

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 133 features conversation with guitarist Jim McCarty and music by Red Prysock, Earl Hooker, Albert Collins, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Eddie “Guitar” Burns, Dr. Ross, Little Willie John, Connie Allen & the Todd Rhodes Orchestra, Little Stevie Wonder, and an unidentified artist to close the show.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
THE THING TO DO
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 133
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, March 9 & May 2, 1982 [20021]
 
Red Prysock: Jumbo
Jim McCarty Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo
Earl Hooker: Swear To Tell The Truth
Jim McCarty Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo
Albert Collins: Snowed In
Paul Butterfield Blues Band: One More Mile
Jim McCarty Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo
Eddie “Guitar” Burns: The Thing To Do
Dr. Ross: Industrial Boogie
Eddie “Guitar” Burns: Mean And Evil Baby
Little Willie John: All Around The World
Connie Allen & the Todd Rhodes Orchestra: Rocket 69
Little Stevie Wonder: Fingertips (Parts 1 & 2)
[Unidentified Artist]: Somebody Messed With My Little Loving Machine
 
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.