Big City Blues Cruise 18: No Noise

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 18 features music by Red Prysock, Freddie King, Danny & The Juniors, Wade Flemons, Bill Doggett, Chick Willis, Chris Kenner, The Edsels, B.B. King, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Slim Harpo, Junior Wells, Betty James, Muddy Waters, T.V. Slim, Little Walter, John Lee Hooker, Felix & Jarvis, Frankie Lee Sims, and The Medallions.

 

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NO NOISE

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 18

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, June 25, 1989 [BCBC-0018]

 

[01] Opening Theme: Red Prysock: Jumbo >

[02] Martino D’Lorenzo Opening Comments & ID

[03] Freddie King: Hideaway

[04] Danny & The Juniors: Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay

[05] Wade Flemons: My Baby Likes To Rock

[06] Bill Doggett: Honky Tonk > Martino D Comments

[07] Chick Willis: Stoop Down Baby

[08] Chris Kenner: No Noise

[09] The Edsels: Japanese Sandman > Martino D Comments

[10] B.B. King: Rock Me Baby

[11] Lightnin’ Hopkins: Automobile Blues

[12] Slim Harpo: Baby, Scratch My Back

[13] Martino D’Lorenzo Comments

[14] Junior Wells: Come On In This House

[15] Martino D’Lorenzo Comments

[16] Betty James: I’m A Little Mixed Up

[17] Muddy Waters: She’s 19 Years Old

[18] T.V. Slim: Flatfoot Sam

[19] Little Walter: Boom Boom

[20] John Lee Hooker: Leave My Wife Alone

[21] Martino D’Lorenzo Comments

[22] Felix & Jarvis: Clifford

[23] Frankie Lee Sims: Sold My Soul To The Devil

[24] Martino D’Lorenzo Comments over music

[25] The Medallions: Buick 59

[26] Closing Theme: Red Prysock: Jumbo >

[27] Martino D’Lorenzo Closing Comments, ID & Outro

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Martino D’Lorenzo at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 1989, 2017 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

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Party Train 03: Inner City Blues

Detroit’s own Linda Lexy is driving the Party Train all the way from Funky D Studios in Royal Oak, where she’s playing music in Episode 0 starting with her theme song by Tino Gross, Barbara Hall, Big Mama Thornton, Roosevelt Grier, Marvin Gaye, The Isley Brothers, Lee Dorsey, James Brown, Howling Diablos, Chuck Carbo, Otis Rush, Detroit Cobras, Etta James, Skylark, The Kolettes, Curtis Mayfield, Al Green, and The Ruiners.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

 

INNER CITY BLUES

PARTY TRAIN 03

Linda Lexy, Funky D Studios, Detroit, May 3, 2016 [LLPT-0003]

 

[01] Opening Theme: Tino Gross: Little Soul Sister >

[02] Barbara Hall: Big Man

[03] Big Mama Thornton; They Call Me Big Mama

[04] Roosevelt Grier: Pizza Pie Man

[05] Marvin Gaye: Inner City Blues

[06] The Isley Brothers: Work To Do

[07] Lee Dorsey: Work Work Work > ID >

[08] James Brown: Talkin’ Loud & Sayin’ Nothin’

[09] Howling Diablos: James Brown Said

[10] Chuck Carbo: Take Care of Your Homework

[11] Otis Rush: Homework > ID >

[12] Detroit Cobras: Bye Bye Baby

[13] Etta James: Tough Mary

[14] Skylark: The Writing’s On The Wall

[15] The Kolettes: Who’s That Guy

[16] Curtis Mayfield: Wild & Free

[17] Al Green: Tired Of Being Alone

[18] The Dells: Oh What A Nite

[19] The Ruiners: Stingy Girl

[20] Howling Diablos: Junkyard Jesus

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Linda Lexy for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Linda Lexy & Tino Gross at Funky D Studios, Detroit

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Sidney Daniels

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2016 Linda Lexy. Used with permission.

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In The Soul Kitchen 18: Ancestral Stroll

The award-winning In The Soul Kitchen show with the legendary San Francisco DJ Harry Duncan has found a new home at KCSM-FM after 27 years at KUSF in San Francisco. This week’s episode features great tunes from Denise LaSalle, The Mar-Keys, The Chi-Lites, Little Beaver, The O’Jays. Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Bobby Patterson, Curtis Mayfield, The Patterson Twins, Big John Patton, Cool Sticky, Tom Farrell & Claudia Acuna, Babatunde Lea, and Little Walter.

 

The john Sinclair Foundation Presents

ANCESTRAL STROLL

IN THE SOUL KITCHEN 18

Harry Duncan, KCSM-FM, San Francisco, November 16, 2014 [HDSK-0018]

 

[01] Denise LaSalle: Get Up Off My Mind

[02] The Mar-Keys: Black

[03] The Chi-Lites: Stoned Out of My Mind

[04] Little Beaver: Mama Sure Forgot To Tell Me

[05] The O’Jays: Deeper In Love

[06] Al Green: Ain’t No Fun To Me

[07] Aretha Franklin: Son of a Preacher Man

[08] Bobby Patterson: How Do You Spell Love

[09] Curtis Mayfield: Kung Fu

[10] The Patterson Twins: Come To Me

[11] Big John Patton: Congo Chant

[12] Cool Sticky: Train To Skaville

[13] Tom Farrell & Claudia Acuna: Radiant Moon

[14] Babatunde Lea: Suite Unseen—Ancestral Stroll

[15] Little Walter: Rocker

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Harry Duncan for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Harry Duncan at KCSM-FM, San Francisco

Post-production & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2014, 2017 Harry Duncan. Used with permission.

 

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Beyond The Groove Yard 196: Formidable

George Klein presents Blue Note recordings from the 1960s by alto saxophonist Jackie McLean, accompanied by Donald Byrd, Blue Mitclell, Woody Shaw, Grachan Moncur III, Tina Brooks, Bobby Hutcherson, Kenny Drew, Sonny Clark, Walter Davis, and Herbie Hancock.

 

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FORMIDABLE

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 196

George Klein, Groove Yard Studio, Ypsilanti, July 20, 2017 [GKBG-0196]

 

[01] George Klein Intro

[02] Jackie McLean: Das’ Dat

[03] Jackie McLean: Rainy Blues

[04] Jackie McLean: I’ll Take Romance

[05] Jackie McLean: Cool Green

[06] Jackie McLean: Yams

[07] Jackie McLean: Blue Rondo

[08] Jackie McLean: Formidable

[09] Jackie McLean: Appointment in Ghana

[10] Jackie McLean: Floogen

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by George Klein for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by George Klein in Ypsilanti MI

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 George Klein. Used with permission.

 

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Ancestor Worship 61: Get In Line

This episode of Ancestor Worship delves into Volume 2 of JazzActuel, a 3-disc boxed set compiled by Thurston Moore & Byron Coley from music recorded by BYG Records following an historic music festival held in Paris in 1969, featuring selections by the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, the Burton Greene Ensemble, Andrew Cyrille, Rev. Arthur T. Jones, Paul Bley, Dewey Redman, and the Acting Trio, now found in the collection of Mark Ritsema in Rotterdam.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

GET IN LINE

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 61

John Sinclair, East Harlem, New York City, October 25, 2013 [JSAW-0061]

 

[01] Opening Theme: Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo

[02] Art Ensemble Of Chicago: Get In Line

[03] Sun Ra: The Utter-Nots

[04] Burton Greene Ensemble: From “Out Of Bartok”

[05] Andrew Cyrille: Pioneering

[06] Rev. Arthur T. Jones: Brother B

[07] Paul Bley: Ramblin’

[08] Dewey Redman: Tarik

[09] Closing Music: Acting Trio: Cello Discordato

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded, edited & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Mark Ritsema, Steve The Fly, & Dimitri (Mobengo) Mugianis

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2013, 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

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Highway 61 Blues 04: Rough Treatment

Scott Barretta has assembled a fantastic J.O.B. Record Special for this week episode of Highway 61 Blues with sides by Baby Face Leroy, Little Hudson, Moody Jones, Floyd Jones, Memphis Minnie, Little Son Joe, Grace Brim, John Brim, Robert Lockwood Jr, Johnny Shines, Sunnyland Slim, Little Brother Montgomery, Eddie Boyd, Alfred “The Fat Man” Wallace, and J.B. Lenoir.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

ROUGH TREATMENT

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 04

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Radio, June 7, 2008 [SBHW-0004

 

[01] Scott Barretta Opening Comments over Theme Music: 61 Highway

[02] Baby Face Leroy: My Head Can’t Rest No More

[03] Little Hudson: Rough Treatment

[04] Moody Jones: Why Should I Worry

[05] Floyd Jones: On the Road Again

[06] Memphis Minnie: Kissing in the Dark

[07] Little Son Joe: Ethel B.

[08] Grace Brim: Hospitality Blues

[09] John Brim: Hard Pill to Swallow

[10] Robert Lockwood Jr.: Pearlie B.

[11] Robert Lockwood Jr.: Sweet Woman from Maine

[12] Johnny Shines: Brutal Hearted Woman

[13] Johnny Shines: Running

[14] Sunnyland Slim: Woman Trouble

[15] Little Brother Montgomery: Keep Drinkin’

[16] Eddie Boyd: Five Long Years

[17] Alfred “The Fat Man” Wallace: You’ve Gotta Stop That Mess

[18] J.B. Lenoir: People Are Meddling

[19] J.B. Lenoir: The Mojo

[20] Little Brother Montgomery: The Boogie

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Written & programmed by Scott Barretta

Executive Producer for Mississippi Public Broadcasting: Andy Harper

Produced & recorded by Joe York at the Center for Documentary Projects at the University of Mississippi

Production assistant: Mark Coltrane

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2008, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

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Sounds Of Blue 108: Open Fire

Bob Putignano is celebrating the birthday of keyboard man Brian Auger this week with a bonus cut by The James Taylor Quartet.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

OPEN FIRE

SOUNDS OF BLUE 108

Bob Putignano, Sounds of Blue Studio, New York, July 24, 2017 [RPSB-0108]

 

[01] Twilight Zone Theme

[02] Tony Williams-Billy Cobham-Brian Auger: Open Fire

[03] Brian Auger: The ‘In’ Crowd
[04] Brian Auger: Truth

[05] Brian Auger: Oblivion Express

[06] Brian Auger: Second Wind

[07] The James Taylor Quartet: Milk And Honey

[08] Brian Auger: A Day In the Life

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Bob Putignano for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Bob Putignano at Sounds of Blue Studio, New York

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 Robert Putignano. Used with permission.

 

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Blues Show 302: Signals Of Love

Bruce Pingree is playing music in Episode 302 by Sugar Blue, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Mother Superior & The Sliding Royales, Ann Peebles, Jean Knight, Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers, Joe Louis Walker, Eddie Taylor, Junior Wells, Mighty Sam McClain, T.J. Wheeler & The Smokers, and Magic Slim & The Teardrops.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SIGNALS OF LOVE

THE BLUES SHOW 302

Bruce Pingree, WUNH-FM, Durham, NH, February 12, 2016 [BPBS-0302]

 

[01] Sugar Blue: Love Is Everywhere

[02] Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings: Natural Born Lover

[03] Mother Superior & The Sliding Royales: Steal My Heart

[04] Ann Peebles: Doctor Love Power

[05] Jean Knight: Mr. Big Stuff

[06] Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers: Wild About You Baby

[07] Joe Louis Walker: Love At First Sight

[08] Eddie Taylor: Signals Of Love

[09] Junior Wells: Love Her With A Feeling

[10] Mighty Sam McCalin: Dancing To The Music Of Love

[11] T.J. Wheeler & The Smokers: My Friend & My Wife

[12] Magic Slim & The Teardrops: Still A Fool

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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.

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