Fly By Night 245: Blue Meter

Steve The Fly is mixing it up this week with music by The King Cole Trio, Lowell Fulson, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, Tower Of Power, Willie Mabon, Johnny Otis, Screaming Jay Hawkins, and a long excusion by The Meters.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Dudley UK, December 29, 2017 [SFBN-0245]


The King Cole Trio: Straighten Up And Fly Right
Lowell Fulson: Reconsider Baby
Sun Ra & His Arkestra; Song No. 1
Tower Of Power: So Very Hard To Go
Willie Mabon: Say Man
Johnny Otis: Two Time Slim
Screaming Jay Hawkins: Mountain Jive
The Meters: I Need More Time
The Meters: Zony Mash
The Meters: Pungee
The Meters: Ease Back
The Meters: Cissy Strut
The Meters: Stormy
The Meters: Yeah Yer’ Right
The Meters: Same Old Thing
Sun Ra & His Arkestra; The Ridiculous I & The Cosmos Me
Sun Ra & His Arkestra; Antique Blacks



Produced by Steve “The Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt


© 2018 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.


John Sinclair Radio Show 741: Drive, She Said

Episode 741 is coming once more from the iced-in Detroit headquarters of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor where I’m continuing with my recuperation and rehablitation from the physical problems that plagued me last year and celebrating today my daughter Celia’s birthday—she’s visting in Detroit as we speak— with a program of music selected from an anthology sent me by my pal Ted Jackson in Amsterdam called Drive, She Said: Hot Motors & Cool Wheels, a collection of female artists from which I’ve chosen an hour of music for tonight’s program featuring Fontella Bass, The Ronettes, Etta James, Little Eva, Betty Everett, Ike & Tina Turner, Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Lonette McKee & Herbie Hancock, Rickie Lee Jones, Rosemary Clooney & The Count Basie Orchestra, Billie Holiday, Patsy Cline, The Dixie Cups, Irma Thomas, Imelda May, Shannon McNally, Precious Bryant, and Charlie Parker with our closing theme.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Cass Corridor, Detroit, January 17, 2018 [20-1803]


Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Fontella Bass: Rescue Me

The Ronettes: Be My Baby

Etta James: I’d Rather Go Blind

Little Eva: The Loco-Motion

Betty Everett: It’s In His Kiss

Ike & Tina Turner: Come Together

Bessie Smith: Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out

Ella Fitzgerald: Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love)

Lonette McKee & Herbie Hancock: How Long Has This Been Going On?

Rickie Lee Jones: Lazy River

Rosemary Clooney & The Count Basie Orchestra: Willow Weep For Me

Billie Holiday: Georgia On My Mind

Patsy Cline: Crazy

The Dixie Cups: Iko Iko

Irma Thomas: Ruler Of My Heart

Imelda May: Tribal

Shannon McNally: Save Me Jesus

Precious Bryant: Morning Train

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me



Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Celia, Sunny & Beyonce Sinclair and Ted Jackson


© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation