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.

 

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.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 66: Up The Line

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 66 features music by Red Prysock, Peter “Madcat” Ruth, Sunnyland Slim, Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Little Walter, J.B. Hutto & The New Hawks, Guitar Slim, Slim Harpo, and a couple of unidentified artists.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

UP THE LINE

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 66

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, circa 1991 [18487]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

[Unidentified Artist]: Hot Little Mama

[Unidentified Artist]: Do You Think That I Should Change

[Unidentified Artist]: [Instrumental]

Peter “Madcat” Ruth: St. James Infirmary

Sunnyland Slim: Up The Line

[Unidentified Artist]: [Instrumental]

[Unidentified Artist]: Can’t You Hear Me Crying

Sunnyland Slim: Golddigger Blues

Howling Wolf: Evil

Muddy Waters: Got My Mojo Working

Bo Diddley: I’m A Man

Little Walter: Blues With A Feeling

J.B. Hutto & The New Hawks:

Guitar Slim: I Done Got Over It

Guitar Slim: Something To Remember You By

Slim Harpo: Tip On In

Slim Harpo: Mailbox Blues

Slim Harpo: Ti Ni Ne Na Nu

 

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

 

© 1991, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 65: Raunchy

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 65 features music by Red Prysock, Carl Perkins, Carl Mann, Bill Justis, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Bobby Fuuler Four, Little Milton, Chuck Berry, Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets, Johnny Winter, Elvis Presley, Bobby Lewis, Robert Lockwood Jr., and some unidentified artists near the end.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

RAUNCHY

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 65

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, circa 1991 [18473]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Carl Perkins: Honey Don’t

Carl Mann: Mona Lisa

Bill Justis: Raunchy

The Fabulous Thunderbirds: Running Shoes

Bobby Fuller Four: I Fought The Law

Little Milton: Penitentiary Blues

Chuck Berry: Talking About You

Chuck Berry: Come On

Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets: She Knocks Me Out

Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets: Howling For My Darling

Johnny Winter: My Time After Awhile

[Unidentified Artist]: I’m Crazy About That Thing

[Unidentified Artist]: You Got Me Chained

Elvis Presley: Tiger Man

Bobby Lewis: Yea, Yea, I Feel So Gay

Robert Lockwood Jr.: Selfish Ways

[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

 

© 1991, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 64: I’m Coming Home

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 64 features music by Red Prysock, Albert Collins-Johnny Copeland-Robert Cray, Elmore James, A.C. Reed & Stevie Ray Vaughan, Barrence Whitfield & The Savages, and Muddy Waters.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

I’M COMING HOME

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 64

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, c. 1991 [18459]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

[Unidentified Artist]: Blues In My Heart

[Unidentified Artist]: Door To Door

Albert Collins-Johnny Copeland-Robert Cray: Albert’s Alley

Albert Collins-Johnny Copeland-Robert Cray: Black Jack

Elmore James: I’m Coming Home

Elmore James: Take Me Where You Go

Elmore James: [Unidentified Instrumental]

Elmore James: Who’s That Knocking At Your Door

Elmore James: It Hurts Me Too

Elmore James: The Twelve Year Old Boy

A.C. Reed & Stevie Ray Vaughan: I’m In The Wrong Business

A.C. Reed & Stevie Ray Vaughan: I Can’t Go On This Way

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages: Bread Box

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages: Dig Yourself

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages: Ow, Ow, Ow

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages: The Girl From Outer Space

Muddy Waters: Just To Make Love To 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

 

© 1991, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 63: Sugar Too

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 63 features music by Red Prysock, Katie Webster, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, Elmore James, and some Christmas selections by Charles Brown and a pair of unidentified artists.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SUGAR TOO

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 63

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, c. December 1983 [18445]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Katie Webster: Stood Up Again

Katie Webster: The Time Has Come

Katie Webster: Piano Boogie

Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Born In Chicago

Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Shake Your Moneymaker

Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Mellow Down Easy

Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Good Love Gone Bad

Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Mystery Train

Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Look On Yonder Wall

Charles Brown: Merry Christmas Baby

[Unidentified Artist]: Christmas The Whole Year Through

[Unidentified Artist]: Santa’s Messing With The KId

Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson: Doing The Sugar Too

Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson: Flipping And Flopping

Elmore James: Catfish Blues

Elmore James: Mean Mistreating Mama

Elmore James: Make A Little Love With Me

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

 

© 1983, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 62: Looking At You

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 62 features music in honor of the recently departed Rob Tyner by Red Prysock, The Rationals, John Lee Hooker, the MC-5, and The Butler Twins, plus conversations with singer Scott Morgan and guitarist Jeff Grand.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

LOOKING AT YOU

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 62

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, February 1992 [18431]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Scott Morgan Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

The Rationals: Respect

John Lee Hooker: Boom Boom Boom

John Lee Hooker: Ain’t Got No Money

John Lee Hooker: Run Around

Scott Morgan Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

The MC-5: Looking At You

Scott Morgan Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

The Rationals: Leaving Here

Scott Morgan Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

Jeff Grand Conversation with Martino D’Lorenzo

The Butler Twins: Look Out Chicago

The MC-5: Rambling Rose

The MC-5: I Can Only Give You Everything

The MC-5: I Want You Right Now

 

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

 

© 1992, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 61: Wrap It Up

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 61 features music by Red Prysock, Dr. John, A.C. Reed, Otis Rush, Little Charlie & The Night Cats, Buddy Guy, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, B.B. King, Frankie Lee Sims, and Sam & Dave.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

WRAP IT UP

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 61

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, circa 1991 [18417]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Dr. John: Mess Around

Dr. John: Let The Good Times Roll

A.C. Reed: Please Come Home

Otis Rush: Crosscut Saw

Little Charlie & The Night Cats: Don’t Boss Me Baby

Little Charlie & The Night Cats: I’ll Be Down At Your Burial

Little Charlie & The Night Cats: I Feel So Sorry

Little Charlie & The Night Cats: You Got To Run Me Down

Buddy Guy: First Time I Met The Blues

Buddy Guy: Let Me Love You Baby

Buddy Guy: That’s No Lie

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Oh Babe

B.B. King: Down Now

Frankie Lee Sims: Don’t Take It Out On Me

Sam & Dave: Wrap It Up

Sam & Dave: You Don’t Know What You Mean To Me

Sam & Dave: A Small Portion Of Your Love

Sam & Dave: You Got Me Humming

 

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

 

© 1991, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.