The Groove Yard 05: Quicksilver


George Klein presents an hour of 1950s & ‘60s recordings by Johnny Griffin, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Wes Montgomery, Art Blakey, and the Miles Davis Quintet.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
QUICKSILVER
THE GROOVE YARD 05
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, October 8, 1989 [19062]
 
Johnny Griffin: Chicago Calling
Johnny Griffin: It’s Alright With Me
Oscar Peterson: Autumn Leaves
Oscar Peterson: No Greater Love
Dizzy Gillespie: No More Blues
Wes Montgomery: Movin’ Along
Wes Montgomery: Tune Up
Art Blakey Quintet: Quicksilver
Miles Davis Quintet: The Theme
 
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
 
© 1989, 2019 George Klein. Used with permission.
 
 

Jazz at Daybreak 05: Say A Small Prayer


Leslie Keros is playing music in week 5 of Jazz at Daybreak by Kenny Barron, Hans Luchs, Ben Paterson, Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson Big Band, Joey Alexander, Tiffany Austin and Jackie McLean.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
SAY A SMALL PRAYER
JAZZ AT DAYBREAK 05
Leslie Keros, WDCB-FM, Chicago, June 22, 2018 [19061]
 
Shirley Scott & Stanley Turrentine: Trouble No. 2
Kenny Barron: Aquele Frevo Axe
Hans Luchs: Taylor Street Swing
Ben Paterson: Say A Small Prayer
Bobby Hutcherson: Step Lightly
Joe Henderson Big Band: Isotope
Joey Alexander & Joshua Redman: The Very Thought of You
Tiffany Austin: Someday We’ll All Be Free
Jackie McLean: Medina
 
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.

Roots & Branches 32: Never Enough Beauty


Our final Hour in the company of David Amram includes four of his compositions—“En Memoria de Chano Pozo” from 1982, the Theme and Fanfare of David’s 2014 This Land symphonic tribute to Woody Guthrie, his “Waltz” from his score for Arthur Miller’s 1963 play After the Fall, and his theme for the 1962 movie Splendor in the Grass. We also hear Woody Guthrie interviewed on BBC in 1944, Pete Seeger speaking to English schoolchildren about Woody in 1964, and whole, still fresh, celebratory and anti-racist songs from Woody, Pete, and Dick and Mimi Farina. We also revisit the rhythmic fount of AfroCuban music for Celia Cruz with Johnny Pacheco and the Fania AllStars in Zaire and young drummers of Havana infused with 21st-century complexities on their drums-sets and timbales. We thank David Amram for the music, models, and great good humor that he gives us!
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
NEVER ENOUGH BEAUTY
ROOTS & BRANCHES 32
Don Paul & Maryse Dejean, 21st Century Phenoms, New Orleans, January 30, 2019 [19060]

David Amram: En Memoria de Chano Pozo
David Amram Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
Woody Guthrie speaks to English schoolchildren in 1944
Pete Seeger talks to English schoolchildren in 1964 about Woody Guthrie
Colorado Symphony Orchestra: Theme and Fanfare for This Land
Woody Guthrie: That’s About The Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done
David Amram Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
Pete Seeger introduces Dick & Mimi Farina in February 1966
Pete Seeger: Soon Mama This Whole Wide World Gonna Get Mixed Up
Richard & Mimi Farina: House Un-American Activity Blues Dream
Dick Farina and Pete Seeger discuss The Institute for the Study of Non-Violence
David Amram Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
Billie Holliday: Fine and Mellow
David Amram: Partners Third Movement
Celia Cruz with Johnny Pacheco & the Fania All Stars: Quimbara
David Amram Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
Havana Drummers: Group Music
David Amram Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
David Amram Quintet: Waltz from After the Fall
David Amram Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
David Amram & Victor Juris: Theme for Splendor in the Grass
David Amram Closing Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Don Paul & Maryse Dejean for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by Don Paul & Maryse Dejean at Sticking Up For Kids in New Orleans
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2019 Don Paul & Maryse Dejean. Used with permission.
 

Blues & Roots 56: Don’t Hold Back


Episode 56 offers another hour of contemporary blues from the Motor City with cuts from Willie D. Warren, Harmonica Shah, John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars, The Griswold Brothers, Alberta Adams, Bill Heid & The Detroit Blues Masters, Joe Weaver, and Bobby Murray, plus a tune from New Orleans’ own Bryan Lee to close the show.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
DON’T HOLD BACK
BLUES & ROOTS 56
John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, January 7 > 14, 2001 [19059]
        
Little Walter: Juke
Willie D. Warren & Harmonica Shah: What Goes On In The Dark
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Fattening Frogs For Snakes
Johnnie Bassett with Bill Heid: Ningyo Mambo
Harmonica Shah: I’m A Dirty Old Bastard
The Griswold Brothers: Never Make A Move Too Soon
Alberta Adams: Nothing More To Say
Bill Heid & The Detroit Blues Masters: Don’t Hold Back
Joe Weaver: Looka Here Pretty Baby
Bobby Murray: Conversation
Bryan Lee: Something’s Wrong
Little Walter: Lights Out
 
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
 
© 2001, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

Red Rooster Lounge 337: This Is Gonna Hurt


Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Hound Dog Taylor, Albert King, Rick Holmstrom, Rusty Zinn, B.B. King, Roy Buchanan wih Otis Clay, O.V. Wright, Dave Keller, Junior Kimbrough, The Grateful Dead, Sean Costello, and Bruce Katz.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
THIS IS GONNA HURT
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 337
Cary Wolfson, Red Rooster Radio Network, November 18, 2018 [19058]
 
Harlem Nocturne Theme
Hound Dog Taylor: Dust My Broom
Albert King: I Wonder Why
Rick Holmstrom: Lucky Lou
Rusty Zinn: Moanin’ For My Baby
B.B. King: Night Life
Roy Buchanan wih Otis Clay: A Nickel And A Nail
O.V. Wright: Drowning On Dry Land
Dave Keller: This Is Gonna Hurt
Junior Kimbrough: Keep On Braggin’
Grateful Dead: Good Mornin’ Little Schoolgirl
Sean Costello; Sail On
Bruce Katz; Chicago Breakdown
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Cary Wolfson for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by Cary Wolfson at Red Rooster Studios [#1707]
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2019 Cary Wolfson. Used with permission.
 

The Blues Show 367: Confessing The Blues

 
Bruce Pingree is playing music this week by Monster Mike Welch & Mike Ledbetter, Jay McShann, Fats Waller, Eddie Boyd, and a quartet of unidentified artists, augmented by a program of selections played the previous week by Bruce’s stand-in, Country Bob, including cuts by Studebaker John, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, Joe Turner & the Pete Johnson Orchestra, Leon Redbone, Roy Rogers, Sunnyland Slim, Studebaker John, Hoind Dog Taylor & The Houserockers, Jimmy Thackery, and Joe Louis Walker.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
CONFESSING THE BLUES
THE BLUES SHOW 367
Bruce Pingree, WDCB-FM, Durham, NH, November 11, 2018 [19057]
 
Monster Mike Welch & Mike Ledbetter: Down Home Girl
Jay McShann: Confessing The Blues
Fats Waller: Ain’t Misbehaving
Eddie Boyd: You Got To Reap
[Unidentified Artist]: Who Put The Wine In The Gravy
[Unidentified Artist]: I Just Can’t Help Myself
[Unidentified Artist]: I Called You Every Day
[Unidentified Artist]: Don’t Put No Shortening In My Bread
Studebaker John: Boogie Walk
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: C Jam Blues
Joe Turner & Pete Johnson: Half Tight Boogie
Joe Turner & the Pete Johnson Orchestra: Skid Row Boogie
Leon Redbone: Nobody Cares If I’m Blue
Roy Rogers: I Would Undo Anythng
Sunnyland Slim: Lee’s Boogie
Studebaker John: Rolling And Tumbling Around
Hoind Dog Taylor & The Houserockers: Send You Back To Georgia
Jimmy Thackery: Detroit Iron
Joe Louis Walker: Sweet Thing
 
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
 
© 2019 Bruce Pingree. Used with permission.
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 791: Kicks Joy Darkness


Episode 791 is coming from Dr. Bob’s Garage on Goldengate Street where I sleep at night, and I’m broadcasting from here because it’s too cold and snowy today here in the north end of Detroit to go down the street to the John Sinclair Café in the Psychedelic Healing Shack, where I’ve been beaming out on Mondays since the new year started. Today we’ll start onny Boy Williamson’s number “Nine Below Zero,” this time as played by Bufddy Guy on his new album, then cuts by Dave McMurray, Benny Turner, and myself, a small series of pieces inspired by early BobDylan records hat are taken from an album assembled in France by my friend Philippe LeBras called He Took Us By Storm, a performance by the Detroit Contemporary 5 from the Detroit Artists Workshop in November 1964, and a series fo selections from an album called Kicks Joy Darkness: A Tribute To Jack Kerouac featuring Jack. Joe Strummer, Anna Domino, William Burroughs & Tomandandy, Allen Ginsberg, and Eric Andersen, available here courtesy of my pal Ted Jackson in Amsterdam.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
KICKS JOY DARKNESS
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 791
Dr. Bob’s Garage, Detroit, January 28, 2019 [19056]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Buddy Guy: Nine Below Zero
Dave McMurray: After The Storm
Benny Turner: You Can Run But You Can’t Hide
John Sinclair: Dance of the Infidels
Len Chandler: Feet First Baby
Barry McGuire: Don’t You Wonder Where It’s At
Dick Campbell: You’ve Got To Be Kidding
Detroit Contemporary 4: Impressions
Jack Kerouac & Joe Strummer: MacDougal Street Blues
Anna Domino: Pome On Doctor Sax
William Burroughs & Tomandandy: Old Western Movies
Allen Ginsberg: The Brooklyn Bridge Blues, Choruses 1-9
Eric Andersen: The Brooklyn Bridge Blues, Chorus 10
Dave McMurray: Time #5
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 Dr. Bob, Ryan & Trudy
 
© 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

Fly By Night 294: Reefer Toon!


Steve The Fly is playing music in Episode 294 from Dope And Glory (Trikont Records) by Fly including works by Fats Waller, Lorrain Walton, Noble Sissle & His Orchestra, The Harlem Hamfats, Harlan Lattimore, Buck Washington, The Meltone Boys, Nat “King” Cole, the Cee Pee Johnson Band, Barney Bigard Sextet, Buster Bailey’s Rhythm Busters, Chick Webb & His Orchestra, Tampa Red & The Chicago Five, Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Boys, Mezz Mezzrow, John Sinclair & Steve Fly, and the Planet D Nonet—a good start for our John Sinclair-curated Sensi Museum playlist.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
REEFER TOON!
FLY BY NIGHT 294
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, December 21, 2018 [19055]
 
Fats Waller: Viper’s Drag
Lorrain Walton: If You’se A Viper
Noble Sissle & His Orchestra: Viper Mad
The Harlem Hamfats: Weed Smoker’s Dream
Harlan Lattimor: Reefer Man
Buck Washington: Save The Roach For Me
The Meltone Boys: Mary Jane
Nat King Cole: Hit That Jive Jack
Cee Pee Johnson Band: The G Man Got The T Man
Barney Bigard Sextet; Sweet Marijuana Brown
Buster Bailey’s Rhythm Busters: Light Up
Chick Webb & His Orchestra: When I Get Low I Get High
Tampa Red & The Chicago Five: I’m Gonna’ Get High
Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Boys: Here Comes The Man With The Jive
Mezz Mezzrow: Sending The Vipers
John Sinclair & Planet D Nonet: Chant Of The Weed
John Sinclair & Planet D Nonet: Sendin’ The Vipers
John Sinclair & Planet D Nonet: If You’se A Viper
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Produced by Steve “The Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2019 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.