Big City Blues Cruise 24: Beatnik Beat

Martino D’Lorenzo is playing the blues on 45s, 78s and LPs from behind the wheel of the Big City Blues Cruise bus, spinning his classic modern radio programs from the 1980s and 1990s originally aired on WEMU-FM in Ypsilanti MI and now heard every Saturday on Radio Free Amsterdam. Episode 24 features guitarist Freddie King recorded live at the 1973 Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival by John Sinclair, special guest on this episode,

preceded by music from Red Prysock, Sil Austin with the Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra, the Cecil Young Quartet, Paul Gayten, Albert King, and Ray Charles.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BEATNIK BEAT

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 24

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, January 2, 1983 [BCBC-0024]

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Sil Austin with the Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra: Ping Pong

Cecil Young Quartet: Who Parked The Car

Paul Gayten: Beatnik Beat

Albert King: Breaking Up Somebody’s Home

Ray Charles: Sticks And Stones

Freddie King: Look On Yonder Wall

Freddie King: You Better Leave My Woman Alone

Freddie King: Ain’t Nobody’s Business

Freddie King: Sweet Home Chicago

Freddie King: Ain’t No Sunshine

Red Prysock: Jumbo

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Martino D’Lorenzo at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 1983, 2017 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

The Soul Lucille Show 118: Concrete Reservation

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 tunes by Ann Peebles, Little Milton, Charles Bradley, Syl Johnson, Fontella Bass, Leon Thomas, The Meters, Bobby Byrd, Chuck Brooks, Fats Domino, Katie Webster, Labelle, Eddie Kendricks, Curtis Mayfield, Mandrill, and Eldridge Holmes.

 

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CONCRETE RESERVATION

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 118

Lucille DJ, controradio-fm, Florence, Italy, November 6, 2017 [DLSL-0118]

 

Ann Peebles: Beware

Little Milton: More And More

Charles Bradley: Stay Away

Syl Johnson: Concrete Reservation

Fontella Bass: Safe And Sound

Leon Thomas: Lets Go Down To Lucys

The Meters: Just Kissed My Baby

Bobby Byrd: If You Don’t Work You Can’t Eat

Chuck Brooks: Baa Baa Black Sheep

Fats Domino: The Fat Man

Fats Domino: Going To The River

Fats Domino: Don’t You Know

Fats Domino: Swanee River Hop

Katie Webster: Somebody’s On Your Case

Labelle: Morning Much Better

Eddie Kendricks: Let’s Go Back To Day One

Curtis Mayfield: Toot An Toot An Toot

Mandrill: Positive Thing #1

Eldridge Holmes: Lovely Woman

 

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

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2017 Lucille Mancini. Used with permission.

 

 

In The Soul Kitchen 12: Funky Worm

The award-winning In The Soul Kitchen show with the legendary San Francisco DJ Harry Duncan is now celebrating its 27th year on the air at KUSF-FM even as KUSF has been taken off the air by the University of San Francisco and now broadcasts In Exile from the Light Rail Studios in San Francisco. This week’s episode of In The Soul Kitchen features great tunes from O.V. Wright, Jean Plum, the Ohio Players, Marva Whitney, Al Green, Andrew Hill, Greg Osby & Andrew Cyrille, Jason Moran, Courtney Pine, the Re-Birth Brass Band, Baba Mal, Alice Coltrane, and William DeVaughn.

The john Sinclair Foundation Presents

FUNKY WORM

IN THE SOUL KITCHEN 12

Harry Duncan, KUSF In Exile, San Francisco, June 21, 2011 [HDSK-0012]

[01] O.V. Wright: Don’t Let My Baby Ride

[02] Jean Plum: Look At The Boy

[03] Ohio Players: Funky Worm

[04] Marva Whitney: I Made A Mistake Because It’s Only You

[05] Al Green: You Got the Love I Need

[06] Andrew Hill: Bayou Blue

[07] Greg Osby & Andrew Cyrille: Equalitagram

[08] Jason Moran: Gangsterism On A River

[09] Courtney Pine: Modern Day Jazz Stories

[10] Re-Birth Brass Band: You Know You Know

[11] Baba Mal: Embe

[12] Alice Coltrane: Huntington Ashram Monastery

[13] William DeVaughn: Be Thankful For What You Got

[14] Roland Kirk & Jack McDuff: It’s Too Late

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Harry Duncan for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Harry Duncan

Recorded, edited & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Sidney Daniels

Sponsored by Ceres Seeds & The Hempshopper, Amsterdam

© 2011, 2014 Harry Duncan. Used with permission.

Ancestor Worship 67: Nice Guys

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

NICE GUYS

ANCESTOR WORSHIP WITH JOHN SINCLAIR 67

Blackheath Studios, London, November 16, 2013 [JSAW-0067]

Music by the Art Ensemble Of Chicago this week with Paris recordings from 1969-70 issued as the film soundtrack Les Stances à Sophie and and the BYG album Nice Guys, with reedmen Joseph Jarman and Roscoe Mitchell, Lester Bowie on trumpet, Malachi Favors on bass, Don Moye at the drums, and vocalist Fontella Bass.

NICE GUYS

[01] Opening Theme: Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo

[02] John Sinclair Intro & Opening Comments

[03] Art Ensemble Of Chicago: Proverbes (II)

[04] Art Ensemble Of Chicago: Theme Libre

[05] Art Ensemble Of Chicago: Theme De Yoyo

[06] John Sinclair Comments

[07] Art Ensemble Of Chicago: Dreaming Of The Master

[08] Art Ensemble Of Chicago: 597 – 59

[09] John Sinclair Comments

[10] Art Ensemble Of Chicago: Folkus

[11] Art Ensemble Of Chicago: Nice Guys

[12] John Sinclair Closing Comments & Outro

[13] Closing Music: Art Ensemble Of Chicago: Theme De Celine

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded, edited & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Sidney Daniels

Special thanks to Nick Smith & The Lesbian Horse

Sponsored by The Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

©  2013 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Beyond The Groove Yard 202: All Day Long

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ALL DAY LONG

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 202

George Klein, Groove Yard Studio, Ypsilanti, August 10, 2017 [GKBG-0202]

George Klein continues a survey of Blue Note recordings by organist Jimmy Smith, accompanied by prominent Blue Note artists such as Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, Stanley Turrentine, Lou Donaldson, and others.

ALL DAY LONG

[01] George Klein Intro & Opening Comments

[02] Jinny Smith: All Day Long

[03] Jinny Smith: What is This Thing Called Love

[04] George Klein Comments

[05] Jinny Smith: When the Saints Go Marching In

[06] Jinny Smith: Just a Closer Walk With Thee

[07] Jinny Smith: Sometimes I’m Happy

[08] George Klein Comments

[09] Jinny Smith: Sassy Mae

[10] Jinny Smith: Minor Chant

[11] Jinny Smith: John Brown’s Body

[12]George Klein Closinng Comments & Outro

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 10: Memphis Blues

This week Preston Lauderbach of the Stax Museum in Memphis sits in for Highway 61 host Scott Barretta with a program of stone Memphis blues from the Stax/Volt archives, including selections by Little Milton, Rufus Thomas, Gus Cannon, John Lee Hooker, Steve Cropper/Pops Staples/Albert King, Isaac Hayes, Little Sonny, Carla Thomas, Otis Redding, Mabel John, Sir Mack Rice, Deanie Parker, Johnnie Taylor, Sam & Dave, Wendy Renee, Booker T & the Mgs, and the great Albert King.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 10

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, March 11, 2006 [HW-0010]

Little Milton: Grits Ain’t Groceries

Rufus Thomas: Funky Chicken

Gus Cannon: Gonna Raise a Ruckus Tonight

John Lee Hooker: Grinder Man

Preston Lauderbach Comments

Steve Cropper/Pops Staples/Albert King: Tupelo

Isaac Hayes: Theme from Shaft

Little Sonny: Sonny’s Fever

Carla Thomas: Bring It On Home to Me

Otis Redding: Mr. Pitiful

Mabel John: Able Mabel

Sir Mack Rice: Mini Skirt Minnie

Deanie Parker: Each Step I Take

Johnnie Taylor: Blues in the Night

Sam & Dave: Hold On I’m Coming

Wendy Renee: Barbeque

Booker T & the MGs: Bootleg

Johnnie Taylor: I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water

Albert King: One Night

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at the University of Mississippi

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2006, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

Red Rooster Lounge 277: I Smell Trouble

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Janiva Magness, Ike & Tina Turner’s Kings Of Rhythm, Ike & Tina Turner, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Carolyn Wonderland, Killer Blues Band, Tracy Nelson, Big James & The Chicago Playboys, Jimmy Reed, Otis Taylor, Mike Bloomfield, Buddy Guy, and Bee Houston.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

I SMELL TROUBLE 

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 277

Cary Wolfson, Red Rooster Radio Network, September 25, 2017 [CWRR-0277]

Opening Theme: Harlem Nocturne

Janiva Magness: The Devil Is An Angel, Too

Ike & Tina Turner’s Kings Of Rhythm: Prancing

Ike & Tina Turner: Poor Little Fool

Bobby “Blue” Bland: This Time I’m Gone For Good

Ike & Tina Turner: I Smell Trouble

Carolyn Wonderland: I Can Tell

Killer Blues Band: Bluestone Lane

Red Rooster Comments

Tracy Nelson: Shoot My Baby

Big James & The Chicago Playboys: Coldest Man I Ever Knew

Jimmy Reed: Shame, Shame, Shame

Otis Taylor: Your 10 Dollar Bill

Mike Bloomfield: Bad Luck Baby

Buddy Guy: Mary Had A Little Lamb

Bee Houston: Blues For Rupez

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Cary Wolfson for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Cary Wolfson at Red Rooster Studios [#1647]

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Ceres Seeds & The Hempshopper, Amsterdam

© 2017 Cary Wolfson. Used with permission.

The Blues Show 308: Atomic Cocktail

Bruce Pingree is playing music this week by Charles Mingus, Slim Gaillard, Toronzo Cannon, Selwyn Birchwood, Li’l Ed & The Blues Imperials, Mark Nomad, Andy “T-Nick” Nixon Band, Larry Simon & Groove Bacteria with Eric Mingus, the Cash Box Kings, Willie King & The Liberators, the Rance Allen Group, Taj Mahal,  Keb’ Mo’.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

ATOMIC COCKTAIL

THE BLUES SHOW 308

Bruce Pingree, WUNH-FM, Durham, NH, August 13, 2017 [BPBS-0308]

Charles Mingus: Oh Lord Don’t Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb On Me

Slim Gaillard: Atomic Cocktail

Toronzo Cannon: Chickens Coming Home To Roost

Selwyn Birchwood: Police State

Li’l Ed & The Blues Imperials: Troubled World

Mark Nomad: We Gotta Live Together

Andy “T-Nick” Nixon Band: In This World We Live In

Larry Simon & Groove Bacteria with Eric Mingus: Democracy

Cash Box Kings: Build That Wall

Willie King & The Liberators: Stand Up And Speak The Truth

Rance Allen Group: If I Could Make The World Better

Keb’ Mo’: People Got To Be Free

Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’: Waiting On The World To Change

Keb’ Mo’: Talk

Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’: Soul

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.