Roots & Branches 33: Star Women


“Star Women” is the theme for February’s four shows in the “21st-Century Phenoms” series from Don Paul and Maryse Déjean. Each show centers on a decade or two and a woman musician who was a creative, innovative star in her time. In the 1920s, our centering star and profile is Lil Hardin Armstrong, whose story crosses continents. Also played on our jukebox from the 1920q and ’30s are Ma Rainey, Mary Lou Williams, Andy Kirk’s 12 Clouds of Joy, Alice Coltrane, and Valaida Snow.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
HOTTER THAN THAT
ROOTS & BRANCHES 33
Don Paul & Maryse Dejean, 21st Century Phenoms, New Orleans, February  6, 2019 [19074]
 
Lil Hardin with Joe King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band: Working Man Blues
Lil Hardin with Joe King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band: Tears
Lil Hardin with Louis Armstrong & His Hot 5: King of the Zulus
Lil Hardin withLouis Armstrong & His Hot 5: Two Deuces
Lil Hardin with Louis Armstrong & His Hot 5: Hotter than That
Lil Hardin with Louis Armstrong & His Hot 5: Don’t Jive Me
Ma Rainey: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Ma Rainey: Tain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do
Mary Lou Williams with Andy Kirk’s 12 Clouds of Joy: What’s Your Story, Morning Glory
Mary Lou Williams: Mary’s Idea
Mary Lou Williams: Mary Lou’s Blues
Alice Coltrane: Turiya and Ramakrishna
Lil Hardin Armstrong: My Hi Dee Ho Man
Lil Hardin Armstrong: Brown Gal
Lil Hardin Armstrong: Doing the Zuzie Q
Valaida Snow: Patience and Fortitude

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 57: Brain Damage


Episode 57 features an hour of blues from Little Walter, T.J. Wheeler & The Smokers, Kipori Woods, The Big Doo-Wopper, Jimmy Reed, David “Honey Boy” Edwards, Zora Young, Olu Dara, John Sinclair & His Boston Blues Scholars, Eddy Clearwater, Jimmy Johnson, and ending in an elongated set by Muddy Waters.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BRAIN DAMAGE
BLUES & ROOTS 57
John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, January 7 >14, 2001 [JSBR-0057]
        
Little Walter: Lights Out
T.J. Wheeler & The Smokers: I Can Hear Some Blues In There
Kipori Woods: They Call Me The Baby Wolf
The Big Doo-Wopper: Don’t It Make You Feel Bad
Jimmy Reed: Found Love
Jimmy Reed: Take Out Some Insurance
David “Honey Boy” Edwards: Monkey Faced Woman
Zora Young: Brain Damage
Olu Dara: Strange Things Happen Every Day
John Sinclair & His Boston Blues Scholars: monk in orbit
Eddy Clearwater: Find Yourself
Jimmy Johnson: Riding in The Moonlight
Muddy Waters: I Can’t Be Satisfied
Muddy Waters: I Feel Like Going Home
Muddy Waters: Train Fare Home
Muddy Waters: Down South Blues
Muddy Waters: You’re Gonna Miss Me
Muddy Waters: Mean Red Spider
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