Beyond The Groove Yard 193: Bat’s Blues

 

George Klein presents recordings by clarinetist Alvin Batiste, who combined New Orleans roots with an advanced modern approach. He is heard with fellow modernists Ellis Marsalis, Harold Battiste & Ed Blackwell in the American Jazz Quintet, as a sideman with Henry Butler, and as leader of several sessions on the India Navigation, Columbia, and Marsalis Music record labels.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BAT’S BLUES

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 193

George Klein, Groove Yard Studio, Ypsilanti, July 12, 2017 [GKBG-0193]

 

[01] George Klein Intro & Opening Comments

[02] American Jazz Quintet: Stephanie

[03] Alvin Batiste: The Kheri Hebs

[04] Alvin Batiste: Picou

[05] Alvin Batiste: Ode to Bechet

[06] Alvin Batiste: Bat’s Blues

[07] American Jazz Quintet: Imp n’ Perry

[08] Henry Butler: Swinging at the Palace

[09] Alvin Batiste: Bumps

 

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

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 George Klein. Used with permission.

Highway 61 Blues 01: Prodigal Son

 

Our first episode of Scott Barretta’s Highway 61 blues program from Mississippi Public Broadcasting features the music of the late Rev. Robert Wilkins & his son, Rev. John Wilkins of the North Mississippi hill country, with classic recordings and live performances plus contributions by the Rolling Stones and the Hunter’s Chapel Singers with Fred McDowell.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

PRODIGAL SON

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 01

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Radio, November 16, 2007 [SBHW-0001]

 

[01] Opening Theme: 61 Highway & Scott Barretta Opening Comments

[02] Rev. John Wilkins: Faucet Religion Sermon

[03] Rev. John Wilkins: I Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down

[04] Rev. Robert Wilkins: Rolling Stone

[05] Rev. Robert Wilkins: Getaway Blues

[06] Rev. John Wilkins: Conversation re: Rev. Robert Wilkins

[07] Rev. John Wilkins: Everything Gonna Be Alright

[08] Rev. Robert Wilkins: That’s No Way to Get Along

[09] Rev. Robert Wilkins: Prodigal Son

[10] Rolling Stones: Prodigal Son

[11] Rev. John Wilkins: Conversation re: Playing the Blues

[12] Rev. John Wilkins: How You Feel This Morning?

[13] Rev. John Wilkins: Conversation re: Blues & Gospel

[14] Rev. Robert Wilkins: Police Sergeant Blues

[15] Rev. John Wilkins: Conversation re: Blues & Gospel

[16] Rev. John Wilkins: I Want Jesus to Walk with me

[17] Hunter’s Chapel Choir with Fred McDowell: This Little Light of Mine

[18] Hunter’s Chapel Singers with Fred McDowell: You Got to Move

[19] Rev. Robert Wilkins: You Got to Move

[20] Rev. Robert Wilkins with John & Douglas Wilkins: I Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down

[21] Closing Music: Rev. Robert Wilkins: Do Lord Remember Me

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Written & programmed by Scott Barretta

Produced & recorded by Joe York at the Center for Documentary Projects at the University of Mississippi

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2007, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

Sounds Of Blue 105: Pass The Gravy

Bob Putignano is playing a lot of music this week by Brian Auger, Don Patterson, Big John Patton, Plas Johnson & Red Holloway, Henry Mancini, and The James Taylor Quartet.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

PASS THE GRAVY

SOUNDS OF BLUE 105

Bob Putignano, Sounds of Blue Studio, New York, July 24, 2017 [RPSB-0105]

 

[01] Brian Auger: Just You Just Me
[02] Brian Auger: Happiness Is Just Around the Bend

[03] Brian Auger: Whenever You’re Ready

[04] Don Patterson: Sir John

[05] John Patton: Lite Hit

[06] John Patton: The Turnaround > Melvin Sparks ID

[07] Plas Johnson & Red Holloway: Pass the Gravy

[08] Henry Mancini: Pink Panther Theme

[09] The James Taylor Quartet: Starsky & Hutch Theme

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Bob Putignano for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Bob Putignano at Sounds of Blue Studio, New York

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 Robert Putignano. Used with permission.

The Blues Show 299: High Blood Pressure

 

Bruce Pingree is playing music by Bobby “Blue” Bland, Huey “Piano” Smith in honor of his 83rd birthday, and a series of recordings featuring the recently departed New Orleans drummer John Boudreaux, including cuts by The Hawketts, Professor Longhair, Jessie Hill, Irma Thomas, Barbara George, Lee Dorsey, Chris Kenner, Dr. John, James Booker, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, and an unidentified selection to close the show.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

THE BLUES SHOW 299

Bruce Pingree, WUNH-FM, Durham, NH, January 29, 2016 [BPBS-0299]

 

[01] Bobby “Blue” Bland: Turn On Your Lovelight

[02] Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns: Rockin’ Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu

[03] Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns: High Blood Pressure

[04] Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns: Don’t You Just Know It

[05] Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns: Well I’ll Be John Brown

[06] The Hawketts: Mardi Gras Mambo

[07] The Hawketts: Your Time’s Up

[08] Professor Longhair: Go To The Mardi Gras

[09] Jessie Hill: Ooh Poo Pah Doo (Parts 1 & 2)

[10] Irma Thomas: It’s Raining

[11] Barbara George: I Know

[12] Lee Dorsey: Ya Ya

[13] Chris Kenner: I Like It Like That

[14] Dr. John: Mama Roux

[15] Irma Thomas: I Done Got Over It

[16] James Booker: Feel So Bad

[17] Clarence “Frogman” Henry: But I Do

[18] Dr. John: Black Widow Spider

[19] Dr. John: Jump Sturdy

[20] Closing Music

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

Sponsored by Ceres Seeds & The Hempshopper, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 Bruce Pingree. Used with permission.

Red Rooster Lounge 268: Worry, Worry

 

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Original 5 Blind Boys, Silver Quintette, Swan Silvertones, Staple Singers, Soul Stirrers, Swan Silvertones, William Bell, Paul Delay Band, Stacy Jones, Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band, Riler Robinson, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Billy Flynn, and Johnny Embry.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

WORRY, WORRY

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 268

Cary Wolfson, Red Rooster Radio Network, July 24, 2017 [CWRR-0268]

 

[01] Red Rooster Theme & Intro

[02] Tedeschi-Trucks Band: Rollin’ And Tumblin’

[03] Original 5 Blind Boys: This May Be The Last Time

[04] Silver Quintette: Father Don’t Leave

[05] Swan Silvertones: Where Shall I Go

Staple Singers: Sit Down Servant

[06] Soul Stirrers: Just Another Day

[07] Swan Silvertones: Mary Don’t You Weep

[08] William Bell: Mississippi-Arkansas Bridge

[09] Paul Delay Band: I Can’t Quit You No

[10] Stacy Jones: Mojo Potion #61 And 49

[11] Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band: Black Queen

[12] Riler Robinson: Worry, Worry

[13] Bobby “Blue” Bland: I Don’t Want No Woman

[14] Billy Flynn: If It Wasn’t For The Blues

[15] Johnny Embry: Johnny’s Bounce

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Cary Wolfson for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Cary Wolfson at Red Rooster Studios [#1638]

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Ceres Seeds & The Hempshopper, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 Cary Wolfson. Used with permission.

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 721: Chasin’ The Bird

 

Almost 100 years ago, on August 29, 1920, the great alto saxohonist Charlie “Yardbird” Parker was born in Kansas City, Kansas and grew up in KC, Missouri, where he joined the Jay McShann Orchestra in 1941 and began to make his mark on the creative music of the 20th century. In honor of Bird’s birthday we’re presenting an hour of his early music, mostly 78 rpm singles for Savoy and Dial Records cut between November 1945 and the end of 1947, for your listening and dancing pleaure, featuring such sidemen as Miles Davis, Lucky Thompson, Bud Powell, Max Roach, John Lewis, and Dizzy Gillespie. Dig it!

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

CHASIN’ THE BIRD

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 721

Johanna Studio, Amsterdam Noord, August 30, 2017 [20-1735]

 

[01] Opening Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology

[02] John Sinclair ID, Intro & Opening Comments

[03] Jay McShann: Jumpin’ The Blues (Decca)

[04] Charlie Parker: Now’s the Time (Savoy 573)

[05] Charlie Parker: Billie’s Bounce (Savoy 573)

[06] Charlie Parker: Ko-Ko (Savoy 597)

[07] Charlie Parker: Donna Lee (Savoy 652)

[09] Charlie Parker: Buzzy (Savoy 652)

[10] John Sinclair Comments

[11] Charlie Parker: Ornithology (Dial 1002)

[12] Charlie Parker: A Night in Tunisia (Dial 1002)        

[13] Charlie Parker: Yardbird Suite (Dial 1003)

[14] Charlie Parker: Anthropology (Dial)

[15] Charlie Parker: Scrapple from the Apple (Dial 1021)

[16] Charlie Parker: Klactoveedsedstene (Dial 1040)

[17] John Sinclair Comments

[18] Charlie Parker: Parker’s Mood (Savoy 936)

[19] Charlie Parker: Barbados (Savoy 936)

[20] Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo (Savoy 961)

[21] Charlie Parker: Bluebird (Savoy 961)

[22] Charlie Parker: Half Nelson (Savoy)

[23] Charlie Parker: Merry-Go-Round (Savoy)

[24] John Sinclair Closing Comments & Outro

[25] Closing Music: Charlie Parker: Chasin’ the Bird (Savoy 977)

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

Special thanks to Steve The Fly, Christian Greer, Tariq Khan & Johanna

 

© 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

Fly By Night 225: Son Of Tribe

 

Steve The Fly is playing music this week by The Heliocentrics, Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra, Eddie Jefferson, the Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Tribe, the Art Ensemble Of Chicago, and Peter Thomas.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SON OF TRIBE

FLY BY NIGHT 225

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, August 29, 2017 [SFBN-0225]

 

[01] The Heliocentrics: Infinite List
[02] Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra: We Travel The Spaceways
[03] Eddie Jefferson: Now’s The Time
[04] Cannonball Adderley Quintet: Sweet Emma
[05] Tribe: Son Of Tribe
[06] Art Ensemble Of Chicago: Rock Out
[07] The Heliocentrics: The Dance
[08] Cannonball Adderley Quintet: The Scavenger
[09] Eddie Jefferson: Red Top
[10] Peter Thomas: Stars And Rockets

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Ceres Seeds & The Hempshopper, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

Mood Indigo 44: Boogaloo

 

Leslie Keros is playing music this week by Shirley Scott & Stanley Turrentine, Helen Humes, Five Play, George Benson Quartet, Emmet Cohen, Al Muirhead, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Hank Jones, Triology, The Three Sounds, Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7, and Willis “Gator” Jackson.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BOOGALOO

MOOD INDIGO 44

Leslie Keros, WDCB-FM, Chicago, January 18, 2017 [LKMI-0044]

 

[01] Opening Theme: Shirley Scott & Stanley Turrentine: Trouble No. 2 >

[02] Helen Humes: If I Could Be with You One Hour Tonight

[03] Five Play: Struttin’ with Some Barbecue

[04] George Benson Quartet: Minor Chant

[05] Emmet Cohen: Hard Times

[06] Al Muirhead: Come Rain or Come Shine

[07] Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers: Buh’s Bossa

[08] Hank Jones: If I Were a Bell

[09] Triology: Morocco

[10] The Three Sounds: Boogaloo

[11] Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7: Theme for Theo

[12] Willis “Gator” Jackson: Later For The Gator

 

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.