Fly By Night 278: Reefer Head Woman

Steve The Fly is shavin’ ‘em dry with tunes by Lou Millet, Lightnin’ Hopkins, John Sinclair, Dr. John, Magic Sam, Louis Armstrong, Bill ‘Jazz’ Gillum, Buddy Guy, Max Roach, MC5, Little Walter, The Impressions, Kenny Burrell, Idris Muhammad, and Yusef Lateef.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, January 14, 2015 [18506]


Lou Millet: Shorty The Barber

Lightning Hopkins: Short Haired Women

John Sinclair featuring Kai Eckhardt: Mohawk

Dr John: Shave Em Dry

Magic Sam: Stop You’re Hurting Me

Louis Armstrong: Potato Head Blues

Bill ‘Jazz’ Gillum: Reefer Head Women

Buddy Guy: Im Not So Good

Max Roach: Tender Warriors

MC5: The Human Being Lawnmower

Little Walter: Red Headed Women

The Impressions: Try Me

Kenny Burrell: Soulful Brothers

Idris Muhammad: Power of Soul

Yusef Lateef: Get Over Get Off And Get On



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

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt


© 2015, 2018 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.


John Sinclair Radio Show 774: Kokaine Karma

Episode 774 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor with a program of music selected to go with our special offering for this week, a broadcast of Kokaine Karma with co-hosts Bob “Righteous” Rudnick & Dennis Frawley—quite possibly the first free-form FM show in radio history—with John Sinclair, Wayne Kramer and the MC-5 “live’ in the WFMU-FM studios at Upsula College in East Orange, New Jersey in December 1968, sent to Radio Free Amsterdam this morning by our Los Angeles correspondent, brother Michael Simmons. I’ve posted tunes by the artists cited by the Karma twins: Malcolm X, Pharaoh Sanders, the MC-5, and Archie Shepp, plus cuts by James Brown and John Coltrane in the Kokaine Karma tradition.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Cass Corridor, Detroit, September 10, 2018 [18505]


Yusef Lateef: Happyology

James Brown: Say It Loud

Malcolm X; World Wide Revolution

Pharaoh Sanders: Upper Egypt & Lower Egypt

MC-5: Motor City Is Burning

Archie Shepp: Mama Too Tight

Bob Rudnick & Dennis Frawley: Kokaine Karma Broadcast

MC-5: Come Together

MC-5: Rocket Reducer No. 62

MC-5: Rambling Rose

John Coltrane: Up Against The Wall



Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt


© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation