The Blues Show 299: High Blood Pressure


Bruce Pingree is playing music by Bobby “Blue” Bland, Huey “Piano” Smith in honor of his 83rd birthday, and a series of recordings featuring the recently departed New Orleans drummer John Boudreaux, including cuts by The Hawketts, Professor Longhair, Jessie Hill, Irma Thomas, Barbara George, Lee Dorsey, Chris Kenner, Dr. John, James Booker, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, and an unidentified selection to close the show.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Bruce Pingree, WUNH-FM, Durham, NH, January 29, 2016 [BPBS-0299]


[01] Bobby “Blue” Bland: Turn On Your Lovelight

[02] Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns: Rockin’ Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu

[03] Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns: High Blood Pressure

[04] Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns: Don’t You Just Know It

[05] Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns: Well I’ll Be John Brown

[06] The Hawketts: Mardi Gras Mambo

[07] The Hawketts: Your Time’s Up

[08] Professor Longhair: Go To The Mardi Gras

[09] Jessie Hill: Ooh Poo Pah Doo (Parts 1 & 2)

[10] Irma Thomas: It’s Raining

[11] Barbara George: I Know

[12] Lee Dorsey: Ya Ya

[13] Chris Kenner: I Like It Like That

[14] Dr. John: Mama Roux

[15] Irma Thomas: I Done Got Over It

[16] James Booker: Feel So Bad

[17] Clarence “Frogman” Henry: But I Do

[18] Dr. John: Black Widow Spider

[19] Dr. John: Jump Sturdy

[20] Closing Music


Hosted by Bruce Pingree for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Bruce Pingree at WUNH-FM, Durham, NH

Recorded by Joe McDonough

Editing, post-production, & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Ceres Seeds & The Hempshopper, Amsterdam


© 2017 Bruce Pingree. Used with permission.