Fly By Night 272: Ricorsi Funkey

Steve The Fly is feeling the funk with sides by the New Dance Orchestra, Cannonball Adderley, Mulatu Astatke, Gary Burton, Dizzy Gilespie, Bjame Rostveld, The Brass Game, Okay Temiz, Lee Michaesls, The Headhunters, The Returners, Grady Tate, David Shire, Keith Popworth, Black Heat, and Freddie Roach.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, September 30, 2014 [18422]


New Dance Orchestra: Relentless

Cannonball Adderley: Make Your Own Temple

Mulatu Astatke: Dewel

Gary Burton: Las Vegas Tango

Dizzy Gilespie: Matrix

Bjame Rostveld: Magonde

The Brass Game: Rock Bed

Okay Temiz: Penguin

Lee Michaels: Tell Me How It Feels

Headhunters: I Remember I Made You Cry

The Returners: It Seems That Way

Grady Tate: Be Black Baby

David Shire: The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

Keith Popworth: Hard Hitter

Black Heat: Time To Burn

Freddie Roach: Brown Sugar



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

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt


© 2014, 2018 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.


John Sinclair Radio Show 768: Still Kicking

Episode 768 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor, and I’m playing another round of music tonight by Guitar Johnny Nicholas from his 2-disc set called Too Many Bad Habits featuring cuts with Big Walter Horton, Boogie Woogie Red and Johnny Shines, plus two rough mixes from my new Funky D Records album, a cut from the Thelonious Monk concert I did with the Planet D Nonet at the Scarab Club last October, several cuts from a great release on Mighty Joe Young called Blues From The North Side of Chicago, and a closing little salute to Sun Ra by the Planet D Nonet that I’m sending down to David Kunian in New Orleans.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Cass Corridor, Detroit, July 26, 2018 [18421]


Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Blues Walk

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: West Wind

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Blues Came Fallin’ Down

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Hootie Blues

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Move On Down The Line

John Sinclair: Still Kicking

John Sinclair & Planet D Nonet: round about midnigh

John Sinclair: Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness

Mighty Joe Young: Cruisin’ Down Highway 99

Mighty Joe Young: That’s All Right

Mighty Joe Young: I Can’t Quit You Baby

Mighty Joe Young: Wise Fool’s Express

Planet D Nonet: A Call For All Demons

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

Special thanks to Johnny Nicholas, Tino Gross, RJ Spangler, & Leni Sinclair


© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation