John's "vintage" portion expands to a full hour this week, with a wide variety of tracks from Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Junior Wells and more, including Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup's original version of "That's All Right, Mama". Also, an interview conducted in the 1950s with the great W.C. Handy, followed by his "Memphis Blues" played by the Louis Armstrong All-Stars. Also this week: live performances by Hound Dog Taylor, Buddy Guy, and Albert King; and in our third hour, Johnnie Johnson, Ray Charles, Otis Rush, Rufus Thomas, Luther Allison and more greats.
11pm-MIDNIGHTJoe Liggins & his Honeydrippers: Pink Champagne (Liggins) (3:03) Jimmy Forrest: Night Train (Jimmy Forrest/Lewis Simpkins) (3:01) Muddy Waters: I Can't Be Satisfied (McKinley Morganfield) (2:44) Howlin' Wolf: Moanin' At Midnight (Chester Burnett/Howlin' Wolf) (2:58) Junior Wells: Ships on the Ocean (Junior Wells) (4:07) Tracy Nelson: Need Your Love So Bad (Little Willie John) (5:24) Duane Allman: Goin' Down Slow (Champion Jack Dupree) (8:44) George Avakian's Interview with W.C. Handy from the “Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy” album (2:44) Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars: The Memphis Blues (Handy/Norton) (2:59) Robert Johnson: Crossroad Blues (Robert Johnson) (2;40) Big Bill Broonzy: Key to the Highway (Broonzy/Segar) (3:02) Louis Jordan: Let the Good Times Roll (Fleecie Moore/Sam Theard) (2:48) Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup: That's All Right Mama (Crudup) (2:56) Jackie Brenston with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm: Rocket 88 (Brenston) (2:50) Fats Domino: Blue Monday (Bartholomew/Domino) (2:18) Howlin' Wolf: Smokestak Lightnin' (Howlin' Wolf) (3:08) Bo Diddley: Who Do You Love? (Elias McDaniel) (2:31)
MIDNIGHT-1amChester Ellis & The Extensions: Red House (Hendrix) (6:39) Kim Wilson: High and Lonesome (Jimmy Reed) (4:23) Hound Dog Taylor: It Hurts Me Too (Hound Dog Taylor) (4:10) Buddy Guy with G.E. Smith & the Saturday Night Live Band: I've Got News for You (Ray & Roy Alfred) (13:02) Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton: Ball and Chain (Thornton) (7:14) Jimi Hendrix: Red House (Hendrix) (13:12) Albert King: I'll Play The Blues For You" (Jerry Beach) (6:40)
1am-2amDon Shipps & the Titanic Blues Band: It's A Miracle (Jackson/Rebuth) (3:28) Johnnie Johnson: Tanqueray (Johnson/Richards) (4:51) Ray Charles & B.B. King: Sinner's Prayer (Lowell Fulson) (4:24) Rufus Thomas: Oh Baby, You Don't Have to Go (Jimmy Reed) (3:06) Otis Rush: Please Love Me (B.B.King/Jules Taub) (4:18) Toni Lynn Washington: Down in the Basement (Parham/Strathedene) (6:21) Albert Collins/Robert Cray/Johnny Copeland: T-Bone Shuffle (T-Bone Walker) (4:54) Luther Allison: Let's Have A Little Talk (Allison) (7:04) Brown/Shipps/Bedell et al.: Small Town Boy (Steve Bronsky/Jimmy Somerville/Larry Steinbachek) (4:50) Freddie King: Pack It Up (Gonzales Chandler) (4:09) Koko Taylor: Gonna Buy Me A Mule (Koko Taylor) (5:18) Muddy Waters: No Escape From the Blues (Morganfield) (6:16)