Fly By Night 269: Black & Blues

Steve The Fly is winging his way through the blues with selections by Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, Snooks Eaglin, Otis Spann, Jay McShann. Willie Dixon, Big Joe Turner with Elmore James, Arthur “Big Boy” Spires. Bukka White. Jimmy Cotton, Magic Sam, and John Sinclair with Afrissippi.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Steve Pratt, Fly Agaric 23 Studios, Amsterdam, September 30, 2014 [18380]


Sonny Boy Williamson: The River Rhine
Muddy Waters: They Call Me Muddy Waters
Snooks Eaglin: Pine Top’s Boogie
Otis Spann: Boots And Shoes
Jay Mcshann: Fore Day Rider
Willie Dixon: 29 Ways
Joe Turner with Elmore Jame: TV Mama
Sonny Boy Williamson: The Sky Is Cryin’
Arthur Big Boy Spires: 21 Below Zero
Bukka White: The Atlanta Special
Jimmy Cotton: Dealing With The Devil
Muddy Waters: I jJust Want To Make Love To You
Magic Sam: Stop! You Are Hurting Me
Jay Mcshann: Confessing The Blues
John Sinclair: Fulani Journey



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

Edited & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt


© 2014, 2018 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.


John Sinclair Radio Show 765: Future Blues

Episode 765 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam up above the Carl Lundgren Art Studio in the Cass Corridor, where I’m playing music tonight from some albums my old friend Guitar Johnny Nicholas gave me on the 4th of july when he played a gig in the back yard of P.J. Ryder’s sumptuous mansion in Indian Village with a cat called Scrapper on guitar & mandolin, Tony Gonyea on bass and Tino Gross on drums. They sounded great and I want to feature Johnny’s albums Fresh Air and Future Blues in this episode and his double CD Too Many Bad Habits on next week’s show. Plus I’ve got three more cuts from my concert with the Blues Scholars at the Detroit Institute of Arts in July 2017 featuring Jeff Grand on guitar, Phil Hale on keys, James Simonson on bass, Skeeto Valdez on drums, and Johnny Evans & Dave McMurray on tenor saxophones.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Cass Corridor, Detroit, July 12, 2018 [18379]


Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Johnny Nicholas: Bayou Blues

Johnny Nicholas: Roll On Mississippi

Johnny Nicholas: Roads On Fire

Johnny Nicholas: Future Blues

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Fattening Frogs for Snakes

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Monk’s Dream

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Mobile Homestead

Johnny Nicholas: Mister Moon

Johnny Nicholas: Hell Bent

Johnny Nicholas: How Do You Follow A Broken Heart

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



Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt


© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation