Blues & Roots 01: Since The Blues Began

The first episode in our rebroadcast of John Sinclair’s Blues & Roots series for WWOZ-FM in New Orleans presents the final installment of the program as played on May 11, 2003 with a full program of Crescent City music by Deacon John, Earl King, Tommy Ridgley, Snooks Eaglin, Irma Thomas, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Rockie Charles, Brother Tyrone & The Mindbenders, and Li’l Buck Sinegal.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SINCE THE BLUES BEGAN

BLUES & ROOTS 01

John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, May 11, 2003 [18006]

Little Walter: Juke with John Sinclair Intro

Deacon John: Losing Battle

Deacon John: Many Rivers To Cross

Earl King: A Mother’s Love

Earl King: I’m Your Best Bet Baby

Earl King: Until I Say Well Done

Tommy Ridgley: Since The Blues Began

Snooks Eaglin: Lock Doctor

Irma Thomas: Coming From Behind > Wish Someone Would care

Walter “Wolfman” Washington: I’ll Be Good

Rockie Charles: Taxi Cab and City Buses Passing

Brother Tyrone & The Mindbenders: Don’t Look Any Further

Li’l Buck Sinigal: The Blues Is Killing Me

Little Walter: Lights Out with John Sinclair Outro

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, digitally transferred, edited & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Leni & Sunnny Sinclair

 

© 2003, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Highway 61 Blues 18: Coming From The Old School

Highway 61 offers a tribute to the late, great harmonica star Sam Myers a week following his demise in 2006 by playing Sam’s early recordings and sides with guitarists Elmore James, Tommy Lee Thompson, King Edward, Mel Brown, and Anson Funderburg & the Rockets.

 

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COMING FROM THE OLD SCHOOL

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 18

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, July 22, 2006 [18005]

 

Sam Myers: Sleeping in the Ground

Sam Myers: My Love Is Here to Stay

Sam Myers: You Don’t Have to Go

Elmore James: Look On Yonder Wall

Sam Myers & Tommy Lee Thompson: From Now On

Sam Myers & Tommy Lee Thompson: I Just Found Out

Sam Myers & King Edward: Gold Tailed Bird

Sam Myers & King Edward: Money Is My Downfall

Anson Funderburg & the Rockets: Can We Get Together

Anson Funderburg & the Rockets: Some Sunny Day

Anson Funderburg & the Rockets: Jungle

Anson Funderburg & the Rockets: Crutch and Cane

Sam Myers & Mel Brown: Tired of Your Jive

Sam Myers & Mel Brown: 99

Sam Myers & Mel Brown: Country Boy

Sam Myers & Mel Brown: Coming From the Old School

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at University of Mississippi for Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2006, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

Red Rooster Lounge 285: Blue House

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Freddy King, Kid Ramos with Charlie Musselwhite, Billy Boy Arnold, Chris Daniels & The Kings, Marcia Ball, Paul Oscher, Otis Grand, Mitch Woods & John Hammond, Sherman Robertson, Hubert Sumlin, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and Ronnie Earl.

 

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BLUE HOUSE

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 285

Cary Wolfson, Red Rooster Radio Network, November 6, 2017 [18004]

 

Harlem Nocturne Theme

Freddy King: In The Open

Kid Ramos with Charlie Musselwhite: Charlie’s Old Highway 51 Blues

Billy Boy Arnold: Prisoner’s Plea

Chris Daniels & The Kings: Soothe Me

Marcia Ball: Blue House

Paul Oscher: Mean Old World

Otis Grand: Satan’s Blues

Mitch Woods & John Hammond: Mother In Law Blues

Sherman Robertson: Am I Losing You

Hubert Sumlin: I Don’t Want To Hear About Yours

Bobby “Blue” Bland: You’ve Got Bad Intentions

Ronnie Earl: Through Floods And Storms

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Cary Wolfson for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Cary Wolfson at Red Rooster Studios [#1653]

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Cary Wolfson. Used with permission.

 

The Blues Show 316: Gearheads

Bob Knight is sitting in for Bruce Pingree this week and playing the blues by Marcia Ball, Johnny Fury, Roy Buchanan, Danny Gatton & Joey DeFrancesco, B.B. King & Eric Clapton, Smokin’ Joe Kubek Band, Eddie Cotton, the Jaywalkers, Al Kooper & Michael Bloomfield, John Lee Hooker, Champion Jack Dupree, and Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson.

 

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GEARHEADS

THE BLUES SHOW 316

Bob Knight, WUNH-FM, Durham, NH, September 3, 2017 [18003]

 

Marcia Ball: Let Me Play With Your Poodle

Johnny Fury: Without Me

Roy Buchanan: Whiplash

Danny Gatton & Joey DeFrancesco: Gearheads

B.B. King & Eric Clapton: Three O’Clock Blues

Smokin’ Joe Kubek Band: Just For A Little While

Eddie Cotton: Better Deal

Jaywalkers: Mean Bug Boogie

Al Kooper & Michael Bloomfield: Albert’s Shuffle

John Lee Hooker: I Put My Trust In You

Champion Jack Dupree: Black Woman Swing

Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson: If The Blues Was Whiskey

 

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

 

© 2018 Bruce Pingree. Used with permission.

 

Fly By Night 242: Celtic Indian

Steve The Fly presents Garaj Mahal live at the Element Music Festival in the Snug Lake Ampitheatre, British Columbia, on April 8, 2017, with Fareed Haque on guitar, Kai Eckhardt on bass guitar, Alan Hertz at the drums, Osam Ezzeldin on keys, Steve “The Fly” Pratt on the turntables, and vocalist Roosevelt Collier. The proceedings were recorded and transferred by Eytan Bernit.
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

CELTIC INDIAN

FLY BY NIGHT 242

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, December 21, 2017 [18002]

 

Garaj Mahal: Be Dope (featuring Roosevelt Collier)

Garaj Mahal: The Shadow

Garaj Mahal: Cosmic Elevator

Garaj Mahal: Celtic Indian

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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 738: Ool Ya Koo

Episode 738 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters in the Cass Corridor on Christmas Eve and aimed into the New Year as the first offering in our new RadioFreeAmsterdam.org programming year of 2018 with music by Yusef Lateef, the Planet D Nonet featuring Keith Kaminski, Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars, Bettye Lavette, Billy Davis, Ras Kente, Robert Bradley, Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza, Aretha Franklin, Was (Not Was), Andre Williams, and Charlie Parker.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

OOL YA KOO

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 738

Cass Corridor, Detroit, December 24, 2017 [20-1752][18001]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Planet D featuring Keith Kaminski: Honey Dripper

Thelonious Monk: Thelonious

Ella Fitzgerald: When I Get Low I Get High

Dizzy Gillespie: Ool Ya Koo

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: bags’ groove

Bettye Lavette: Right in the Middle

Billy Davis: Kings of Rock And Roll

Ras Kente: I Need A Roof

Robert Bradley: Picture Book

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Sing Sing Sing

Aretha Franklin: Dr. Feelgood

Was (Not Was): Go… Now!

Andre Williams: Do You Remember?

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

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Sunny & Beyonce Sinclair and Joel Landy

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 23: What Is Happening Here

To commemorate the launching of the new RadioFreeAmsterdam.org website on January 1, 2018, we’d like to present the first edition of the John Sinclair Radio Show for 2005, the first episode created under the aegis of Radio Free Amsterdam, founded January 1, 2005 by John Sinclair, Hank Botwinik, and the late Larry Hayden.

Episode 23 was conducted at the anti-squat arts space called What Is Happening Here in the former Hotel Groot next door to Amnesia on the Herengracht. In Amsterdam at that time, buildings and living spaces left unoccupied for one year could be claimed by squatters who moved in and lived rent-free until the owners were ready to do something with the space and took it back. Anti-squats are places vacated until the owners develop plans for future commercial uses and, in the interim, they recruit squatters of their own to prevent just anyone from taking over the space.

What Is Happening Here mastermind Job talks about their arts activities and then turns the discussion to the current anti-marijuana agitation being led by the Mayor of Maastricht, Job’s home town. Smokey Johnson brings our opening theme, “It Ain’t My Fault,” and we’ve got musical selections from the Wild Magnolias with the Rebirth Brass Band, John Sinclair & Wayne Kramer, Magic Slim & the Teardrops, Sinclair with the D-Men, and the great Earl King.

 

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WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 23

What Is Happening Here, Amsterdam, January 4, 2005 [20-0501]

 

Smokey Johnson: It Ain’t My Fault with John Sinclair Intro

Wild Magnolias & Re-Birth Brass Band: Let’s Go Get ’Em

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Monk in Orbit

John Sinclair Conversation with Job of What Is Happening Here

James Andrews: Banana Boogie

New Orleans Jazz Vipers: You Can Depend on Me

John Sinclair Conversation with Job re: Maastricht

Magic Slim & the Teardrops: How Many More Years

John Sinclair & D-Men: ask me now

John Sinclair Conversation with Henk Botwinik re: Radio Free Amsterdam

Earl King: Street Parade with John Sinclair Outro

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, engineered, recorded & mastered by Hank Botwinik

Executive Producers: Kristie Szalanski, Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds

 

© 2005, 2018 John Sinclair. All Rights Reserved.