Party Train 24: True Fine Mama

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 24 starting with her theme song by Tino Gross and followed by tunes from Bettye LaVette, the Jackson 5, Little Richard, Otis Clay, Zeke Strong & The Ladyettes, Harvey & The Phenomenals, Diamond Joe, Alex Williams & The Mustangs, Vicki Anderson, Eugene Blacknell & New Breed, Esquires ’67, Friends of Distinction, Fats Domino, Marie Boubarere, Bobby Powell, Mable John, and John Sinclair.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

TRUE FINE MAMA

PARTY TRAIN 24

Linda Lexy, Funky D Studios, Detroit, September 30, 2016 [18110]

 

Tino Gross: Little Soul Sister

Bettye LaVette: My Train’s Comin’ In

Jackson 5: Oh How Happy

Little Richard: True Fine Mama

Otis Clay: Baby Jane

Diamond Joe: Gossip, Gossip

Alex Williams & The Mustangs: The Thrill Ain’t Gone

Vicki Anderson: Super Good (Answer to SuperBad

Eugene Blacknell & New Breed: We Know We Got To Live Together

Esquires ’67: Get On Up

Friends of Distinction: Grazing In The Grass

Fats Domino: I Want To Walk You Home

Marie Boubarere: I’m Goin’ Home

Bobby Powell: I Can’t Stop Loving You

Mable John: I’m A Big Girl Now

John Sinclair: Detroit Beat Down

 

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: Steve Pratt

 

© 2016, 2018 Linda Lexy. Used with permission.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 39: Blues Power

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 39 documents the Fall 1983 WEMU Fund Drive and features music by Red Prysock, Stevie Wonder, Albert King, Jackie Wilson, Roy Head, Bo Diddley, The Rivieras, Elmore James, The Yardbirds, Koko Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Peter Green with the John Mayall Blues Band, and James Brown.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BLUES POWER

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 39

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, October 9, 1983 [18109]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Stevie Wonder: Fingertips

Albert King: Blues Power

Jackie Wilson: Baby Work Out

Roy Head: Treat Her Right

Bo Diddley: Who Do You Love

Marvin Gaye Interview with Lorraine Alterman

The Rivieras: California Sun

Elmore James: Dust My Broom

The Yardbirds:

Koko Taylor: Wang Dang Doodle

Aretha Franklin: Rock Steady

Muddy Waters: Mannish Boy

Chuck Berry: Promised Land

Peter Green with the John Mayall Blues Band: The Stumble

Elmore James: Red Hot Mama

James Brown: Cold Sweat

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Martin Gross at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 1983, 2018 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

The Soul Lucille Show 133: Funky Junk

Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk and a guest spot by John Sinclair with tunes by Timi Yuro, Jimmy McGriff, Ernestine Anderson, Mongo Santamaria, the Fatback Band, Shina Williams & His African Percussionists, The Temptations, Eddie Kendricks, Johnnie Bassett & the Bill Heid Trio, Little Sonny, Andre Williams, the B.T. Express, and James Brown.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FUNKY JUNK

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 133

Lucille DJ, controradio-fm, Florence, Italy, February 20, 2018 [18108]

 

Timi Yuro: Hallelujah, I Love Him So

Jimmy McGriff: Funky Junk

Ernestine Anderson: Keep An Eye On Love

Mongo Santamaria: Sunshine Of Your Love

Fatback Band: (Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop

Shina Williams & His African Percussionists: Agboju Logun

The Temptations: Message From A Black Man

Eddie Kendricks: My People…Hold On

Johnnie Bassett & the Bill Heid Trio: Pick Up The Pieces

Little Sonny: My Woman Is Good To Me

Andre Williams: Man To Woman, Woman To Man

B.T. Express: Keep It Up

James Brown: Give It Up or Turn It A-Loose

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Lucille DJ for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Lucille DJ at controradio-fm, Firenze

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Lucille Mancini. Used with permission.

 

 

Sounds of Blue 129: Cherry Street

Bob Putignano has some great music this week by Tony Randall from The Odd Couple, Lyle Lovett, The Original Blues Brothers, Delbert McClinton, The Sir Douglas Band, Texas Tornado, and Dr. John.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

CHERRY STREET

SOUNDS OF BLUE 129

Bob Putignano, Sounds of Blue Studio, New York, November 15, 2017 [18107]
Twilight Zone Theme

Tony Randall: The Odd Couple Episode

Lyle Lovett: Here I Am Here He Is

The Original Blues Brothers: Cherry Street

Delbert McClinton: Cherry Street

The Sir Douglas Band: San Francisco FM Blues

Delbert McClinton: Turn On Your Love Light

Lyle Lovett: Blues Walk

Delbert McClinton: Going Back to Louisiana

Texas Tornado: Ain’t Salty

Delbert McClinton: B-Movie Boxcar Blues

Dr. John: Keep That Music Simple

Delbert McClinton: Standing on Shaky Ground

Delbert McClinton: Do It

Dr. John: Dis, Dat or D’Udda

 

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

 

© 2018 Robert Putignano. Used with permission.

 

Mood Indigo 69: Bohemia After Dark

Leslie Keros is playing music in Episode 69 by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, Blue Mitchell, Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Marian McPartland, Gerry Mulligan, Johnny Hodges, and Oscar Pettiford.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BOHEMIA AFTER DARK

MOOD INDIGO 69

Leslie Keros, WDCB-FM, Chicago, February 15, 2017 [18106]

 

Shirley Scott & Stanley Turrentine: Trouble No. 2

Art Blakey: Along Came Betty

Blue Mitchell: Brother ’Ball

Sonny Rollins: In the Chapel in the Moonlight

Dizzy Gillespie: Manteca

Dizzy Gillespie: Carioca

Marian McPartland: Easy Blues

Gerry Mulligan: Festive Minor

Johnny Hodges: Saturday Afternoon Blues

Oscar Pettiford: Bohemia after Dark

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Leslie Keros for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Leslie Keros for WDCB-FM, Chicago

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Leslie Keros. Used with permission.

Beyond The Groove Yard 217: Holla

George Klein presents bands with horns that communicate with each other in various ways in various contexts, with selections by Dr. Michael White, Jack DeJohnette’s Special Edition, the New Orleans Saxophone Ensemble, the big bands of Johnny Griffin, Duke Ellington, and the Happyland Trombone Shout Band, and South African music by Abdullah Ibrahim, Louis Moholo, and the Sun Sounds Orchestra.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

HOLLA

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 217

George Klein, Groove Yard Studio, Ypsilanti, January 9, 2018 [18105]

 

Dr. Michael White: Give it Up > Gypsy 2nd Line

Johnny Grifin: Holla

Duke Ellington: Chinoiserie

Jack DeJohnette’s Special Edition: Ahnad the Terrible

New Orleans Saxophone Ensemble: Amazing Grace

Happyland Band: Just a Closer Walk

Abdullah Ibrahim: Ekaya

Sun Sounds Orchestra: Letter to Prospect Township

Louis Moholo: You Ain’t Gonna Know Me

 

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

 

© 2018 George Klein. Used with permission.

 

Blues & Roots 08: Nip Sip

Out of the Vintage Radio Vaults at Radio Free Amsterdam, this episode of Blues & Roots with John Sinclair from WWOZ-FM in New Orleans on an early Easter Sunday morning features music by Boston Blackie, Big Smokey Smothers, the Clovers, Johnny Adams, Root Doctor, Johnny “Yard Dog” Jones, Smokey Wilson, Super Chikan, and Little Walter.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

NIP SIP

BLUES & ROOTS 08

John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, Easter Sunday 2000 [JSBR-0008]

 

Little Walter: Juke with John Sinclair Intro

Boston Blackie:  How Much More Long

Otis “Big Smokey” Smothers: Can’t Judge Nobody

The Clovers: In The Middle Of The Night

The Clovers: I Got My Eyes On You

The Clovers: Your Cash Ain’t Nothing But Trash

The Clovers: Down In The Alley

The Clovers: Little Mama

The Clovers: Nip Sip

The Clovers: Blue Velvet

Johnny Adams: Won’t Pass Me By

Root Doctor: Let’s Straighten It Out

Johnny “Yard Dog” Jones: Your Used To Be

Smokey Wilson: The Man From Mars

Super Chikan: Rocking That ‘Cane and Rolling Mary Jane

Little Walter: Lights Out with John Sinclair Outro

 

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 Leni & Sunnny Sinclair

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2000, 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Highway 61 Blues 25: Baby Please Don’t Go

Mark Coltrane fills in for Scott Barretta on this week’s edition of Highway 61 from Mississippi Public Broadcasting with a program dedicated to three late blues artists who passed away in 2006: Etta Baker, Henry Townsend, and Jessie Mae Hemphill.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BABY PLEASE DON’T GO

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 25

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, September 30, 2006 [18103]

 

Etta Baker: When I Was Young & In My Prime

Etta Baker: Railroad BillEtta Baker: Marching Jaybird

Etta Baker: One Dime Blues

Etta Baker: Going Down the Road Feeling Bad

Etta Baker: Carolina Breakdown

Henry Townsend: She Got a Mean Disposition

Henry Townsend: Bye Bye St. Louis

Henry Townsend: Crying Won’t Make Me Stay

Henry Townsend: It’s Gotta End Somewhere

Jessie Mae Hemphill: Baby Please Don’t Go

Jessie Mae Hemphill: Eagle Bird

Jessie Mae Hemphill: Jesus Will Fix It For You

Jessie Mae Hemphill: Shame On You

Etta Baker: John Henry

Jessie Mae Hemphill: Shake It Baby

Henry Townsend: My Story

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Mark Coltrane for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at the University of Mississippi

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2006, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.