CHRISTMAS SPECIALS

Merry Christmas to all our listeners and supports out there. Radio Free Amsterdam presents a fine selection of seasonal Blues Jazz and funk stocking fillers. Shows from John Sinclair, Leslie Keros, Soul Lucille, Cary Wolfson, Harry Duncan and more RFA DJ’s.

Check back in over the holiday period for updates.


Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk and a guest spot by John Sinclair with soulful Christmas tunes by Detroit Junior, Clarence Carter, Rose Graham, Al Green, Pearl Bailey, Short Stuff, Jim Cagle, The Beginning Of The End, Count Sidney & His Dukes, James Brown, Earl King, Thornetta Davis, Sir Mack Riice, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Louis Armstrong, Gary Walker, Jimmy Jules & The Nuclear Soul System, Rufus Thomas, Electric Jungle, Milly & Silly, and The Drifters.

 The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FUNKY FUNKY CHRISTMAS

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 124

Lucille DJ, controradio-fm, Florence, Italy, December 20, 2017 [DLSL-0124]

Detroit Junior: Christmas Day

Clarence Carter: Back Door Santa

Rose Graham: Black Christmas

Al Green: Feels Like Christmas

Pearl Bailey: Jingle Bells Cha Cha

Short Stuff: Merry Christmas Baby

Jim Cagle: Santa Claus Jr

The Beginning Of The End: Gee Whiz It’s Christmas

Count Sidney & His Dukes: Soul Christmas

James Brown: Soulful Christmas

Earl King: Santa Don’t Let Me Down

Thornetta Davis: Boogie Woogie Santa Claus

Sir Mack Rice: Santa Claus Wants Some Loving

Donny Hathaway: This Christmas

Stevie Wonder: What Christmas Means To Me

Louis Armstrong: ‘Zat You Santa Claus?

Gary Walker: Santa’s Got A Brand New Bag

Jimmy Jules & The Nuclear Soul System: Xmas Done Got Funky

Rufus Thomas: I’ll Be Your Santa Baby

Electric Jungle: Funky Funky Christmas

Milly & Silly: Getting Down For Xmas

The Drifters: White Christmas

 A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Lucille DJ for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Lucille DJ at controradio-fm, Firenze

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2017 Lucille Mancini. Used with permission.


Leslie Keros and Bill Dahl are throwing down some deep Christmas soul and blues sides featuring Booker T. & the MG’s, Roy Milton & the Solid Senders, Titus Turner, Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Julia Lee, John Lee Hooker, the Marshall Brothers, Sugar Chile Robinson, Oscar McLollie & the Honey Jumpers, The Moonglows, The Cadillacs, Albert King, Detroit Jr., Big Bud, Amos Milburn, J. D. McDonald, Nathaniel Mayer, and Ike & Tina Turner.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

CHRISTMAS SPIRITS

MOOD INDIGO 60

Leslie Keros, WDCB-FM, Chicago, ­­­­­­Christmas 2015 [LKMB-0116]

Booker T. & the MG’s: We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Roy Milton & the Solid Senders: Christmastime Blues

Titus Turner: Christmas Morning

Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy: I Want My Baby for Christmas

Lightnin’ Hopkins: Merry Christmas

Julia Lee: Christmas Spirits

John Lee Hooker: Blues for Christmas

The Marshall Brothers: Mr. Santa’s Boogie

Sugar Chile Robinson: Christmas Boogie

Oscar McLollie & the Honey Jumpers: Dig That Crazy Santa Claus

The Moonglows: Hey Santa Claus

The Cadillacs: Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Albert King: Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’

Detroit Jr.: Christmas Day

Amos Milburn: Christmas (Comes But Once A Year)

Big Bud: Snowman Rock

  1. D. McDonald: Boogaloo Santa Claus

Nathaniel Mayer: Mr. Santa Claus

Ike & Tina Turner: Merry Christmas, Baby

Lightnin’ Hopkins: Happy New Year

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Leslie Keros for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Leslie Keros at WDCB-FM, Chicago

Editing, post-production & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2015, 2017 Leslie Keros. Used with permission.

 


Episode 736 is a special rebroadcast of the first part of John Sinclair’s R&B Christmas Special for the year 2000, just now discovered in a showbx full of cassettes and transferred into the digital domain just in time for the 2017 holidays, with timeless R&B and jazz seasonal music by Louis Armstrong, Milton Batiste, the New Birth Brass Band, Louis Prima, Count Basie & His Orchestra with Joe Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra, Jimmy Rushing, Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers, Eartha Kitt, Gladys Bentley, Mabel Scott, Big John Greer, Babs Gonzales, Don Vappie, Wallace Johnson, and James Andrews.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SANTA’S SECOND LINE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 736

WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, December 17, 2000 [20-01751]

Little Walter: Juke with John Sinclair Intro

Louis Armstrong: ‘Zat You Santa Claus?

Milton Batiste: Big Fat Santa Is Coming To Town

New Birth Brass Band: Santa’s Second Line

Louis Prima: What Will Santa Claus Say?

Count Basie & His Orchestra & Joe Williams: Good Morning Blues

Ella Fitzgerald: Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney

Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra: Boogie Woogie Santa Claus

Louis Armstrong: The Santa Claus Blues

Count Basie & His Orchestra & Jimmy Rushing: Good Morning Blues

Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers: Dig That Crazy Santa Claus

Eartha Kitt: Santa Baby

Gladys Bentley: Jingle Jangle

Mabel Scott: Boogie Woogie Santa Claus

Big John Greer: We Wanna See Santa Do The Mambo

Babs Gonzales: Bebop Santa Claus

Don Vappie: Too Fat For The Chimney

Wallace Johnson: Christmas Comes But Once A Year

James Andrews: Christmas In New Orleans

 

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

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2000, 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

 


 

Leslie Keros is playing holiday music with co-host Bill Dahl providing historical continuity for a program of tunes by the Lionel Hampton Orchestra with Sonny Parker, Ramsey Lewis, Eric Reed, Freddie King, Nicole Henry, Lou Rawls, Dave McKenna, James Brown, Solomon Burke, Rufus Thomas, Lowell Fulson, Jesse Thomas, Roy Milton & His Solid Senders, Harry Allen, B.B. King, and The Drifters.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

CHRISTMAS BLUES

MOOD INDIGO 59

Leslie Keros, WDCB-FM, Chicago, December 21, 2016 [LKMI- 0059]

Lionel Hampton Orchestra with Sonny Parker: Merry Christmas Baby

Ramsey Lewis: Christmas Blues

Eric Reed: Christmas Blues

Freddie King: Christmas Tears

Nicole Henry: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Lou Rawls: Christmas Will Really Be Christmas

Dave McKenna: An Eggnog, Some Mistletoe And You

James Brown: Merry Christmas I Love You

Solomon Burke: Presents For Christmas

Rufus Thomas: I’ll Be Your Santa Baby

Lowell Fulson: Lonesome Christmas (Part 1)

Jesse Thomas: Christmas Celebration

Roy Milton & His Solid Senders: New Year’s Resolutions

Harry Allen: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

B.B. King: Back Door Santa

The Drifters: White Christmas

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

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2017 Leslie Keros. Used with permission.