Party Train 65: Funk Factory

 

Linda Lexy is driving the Party Train all the way from Funky D Studios in Detroit, where she’s playing music by Tino Gross, The People’s Choice, The Yum Yums, Daisy Burras, The Manhattans, Gloria Jones, Rose Royce, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Parliament, Milton Wright, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Candy Staton, Dee Edwards, The Fabulous Filtrations, The Impressions, Melvin Davis, the Howling Diablos, and Andre Williams.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FUNK FACTORY

PARTY TRAIN 65

Linda Lexy, Funky D Studios, Detroit, August 2017 [LLPT-0065]

 

[01] Opening Theme: Tino Gross: Little Soul Sister

[02] The People’s Choice: I Likes To Do It

[03] The Yum Yums: Gonna Be A Big Thing

[04] Daisy Burris: Take The Same Thing

[05] The Manhattans: The Boston Monkey

[06] Gloria Jones: Tin Can People

[07] Rose Royce: Funk Factory

[08] Rufus featuring Chaka Khan: I’m A Woman, I’m A Backbone

[09] Parliament: Ride On

[10] Milton Wright: Friends And Buddies

[11] Stevie Wonder: Anything You Want Me To Do

[12] Bob Marley & The Wailers: Am-A-Do

[13] Candi Staton: I’m Just A Prisoner

[14] Dee Edwards: His Majesty My Love

[15] The Fabulous Filtrations: Wait Till I Find Her

[16] The Impressions: Soulful Love

[17] Melvin Davis: I Won’t Love You And Leave You

[18] Howling Diablos: Car Wash

[19] Andre Williams: I Bet You’re Gonna Like It

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Linda Lexy for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Linda Lexy & Tino Gross at Funky D Studios, Detroit

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2017 Linda Lexy. Used with permission.

In The Soul Kitchen 21: Soul Machine

 

The award-winning In The Soul Kitchen show with the legendary San Francisco DJ Harry Duncan has found a new home at KCSM-FM after 27 years at KUSF in San Francisco. Episode 21 features great tunes from Ted Taylor, Denise LaSalle, Howard Tate, Albert Washington, Rufus Thomas, The Meters, Don Covay & The Jefferson Lemon Blues Band, Roger Collins, LaBelle, Bill Withers, Incognito, The Notations, Dyke & The Blazers, Rance Allen, The Ebonies, and Quiet Elegance.

 

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SOUL MACHINE

IN THE SOUL KITCHEN 21

Harry Duncan, KCSM-FM, San Francisco, December 7, 2014 [HDSK-0021]

 

[01] Ted Taylor: Something Strange Is Going On In My House

[02] Denise LaSalle: Making A Good Thing Better

[03] Howard Tate: Eight Days On The Road

[04] Albert Washington: Crazy Legs

[05] Rufus Thomas: So Hard To Get Along With

[06] The Meters: Soul Machine

[07] Don Covay & The Jefferson Lemon Blues Band: Standing In The Grits Line

[08] Roger Collins: I’m Leaving This Place

[09] LaBelle: What Can I Do For You

[10] Bill Withers: You

[11] Incognito: Rays

[12] The Notations: Since You’ve Been Gone

[13] Dyke & The Blazers: Let A Woman Be A Woman, Let A Man Be A Man

[14] Rance Allen: Let The Music Get Down In Your Soul

[15] The Ebonies: Can’t Get Enough

[16] Quiet Elegance: Mama Said

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Harry Duncan for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Harry Duncan at KCSM-FM, San Francisco

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2014, 2017 Harry Duncan. Used with permission

The Soul Lucille Show 109: Temperature Risin’

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 Bobby Byrd, the Average White Band, The Three Degrees, Claudia Lennear, General Johnson, Eugene McDaniels, Peter King, Little Willie John, the Detroit Cobras, Harmonica Shah, The Mirettes, Patti Drew, Leon Haywood, Jimmy McGriff, and Gary Bartz.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

TEMPERATURE RISIN’

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 109

Lucille DJ, controradio-fm, Florence, Italy, August 28, 2017 [DLSL-0109]

 

[01] Soul Lucille Theme Music with John Sinclair Intro

[02] Bobby Byrd: I Know You Got Soul

[03] Average White Band: When Will You Be Mine

[04] The Three Degrees: You’re The Fool

[05] Claudia Lennear: What’d I Do Wrong

[06] General Johnson: Temperature Risin’

[07] Eugene McDaniels: Headless Heroes

[08] Peter King: Freedom Dance

[09] Little Willie John: Leave My Kitten Alone

[10] Detroit Cobras: You Knows What To Do

[11] Harmonica Shah: Bumpity Bump

[12] The Mirettes: Sister Watch Yourself

[13] Patti Drew: Beggar For The Blues

[14] Leon Haywood: Don’t Push It Don’t Force It

[15] Jimmy McGriff: Tailgunner

[16] Gary Bartz: Dr. Follow’s Dance

 

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.

Ancestor Worship 58: Strong Man

 

Episode 58 continues our investigation into the music of tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins on Riverside Records: The Sound of Sonny, recorded June 19, 1957 with Sonny Clark, Paul Chambers, & Roy Haynes, and That’s Him! with Abbey Lincoln, recorded October 28, 1957 with Sonny Rollins, Kenny Dorham, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers & Max Roach; plus Sonny Rollins Plays on the Leonard Feather label, recorded November 4, 1957 with Jimmy Cleveland, Gil Coggins, Wendell Marshall & Kenny Dennis.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

STRONG MAN

ANCESTOR WORSHIP WITH JOHN SINCLAIR 58

Above Sensi Seed Bank, Amsterdam, September 11, 2013 [JSAW-0058]

 

[01] Opening Theme: Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo

[02] Sonny Rollins: Funky Hotel Blues

[03] Sonny Rollins: Mangoes

[04] Sonny Rollins: It Could Happen To You

[05] Sonny Rollins: Cutie

[06] Abbey Lincoln: Strong Man

[07] Abbey Lincoln: I Must Have That Man

[08] Abbey Lincoln: Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe

[09] Abbey Lincoln: Don’t Explain

[10] Sonny Rollins: Sonnymoon For Two

[11] Sonny Rollins: Toot Toot Tootsie

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded, edited & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Mark Ritsema & Steve The Fly

Sponsored by The Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2013, 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

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.