Party Train 12: Come To Mama

Detroit’s own Linda Lexy is driving the Party Train all the way from Funky D Studios in Royal Oak, where she’s playing music in Episode 12 by Tino Gross, Wilson Pickett, Ann Peebles, Robert Parker, The Dixie Cups, Monica, Cornell Dupree, Stevie Wonder, Linda Lewis, Al Green, Irma Thomas, Little Freddie King, Sandi & Matues, The Falcons, Sly & Family Stone, the Howling Diablos, and James Andrews.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

COME TO MAMA

PARTY TRAIN 12

Linda Lexy, Funky D Studios, Detroit, June 10, 2016 [LLPT-0012]

 

Tino Gross: Little Soul Sister

Wilson Pickett: She’s Lookin’ Good

Ann Peebles: Come To Mama

Robert Parker: All Night Long

The Dixie Cups: Two-Way-Poc-A-Way

Rufus Thomas: Do The Funky Chicken

Monica: Chauffeur

Cornell Dupree: Teasin’

Stevie Wonder: Living For The City

Linda Lewis: Sideway Shuffle

Al Green: I Feel Like Goin’ On

Irma Thomas: Hip Shakin’ Mama

Little Freddie King: Hot Fingers

Cheryl Johnson: It’s Not Too Late

Sandi & Matues: The World (Part 1)

[The Falcons: You’re On My Mind

Sly & Family Stone: Everybody Is A Star

Howling Diablos: Funky Parade

James Andrews: New Love Thing

 

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.

 

Big City Blues Cruise 27: Orange Driver

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 28 features music by Red Prysock, Sonny Boy Williamson, Otis Rush, Eddie Burns, Red Prysock, Little Walter, Little Eddie Hurt & the Five Dollars. Lightning Hopkins, Jimmy Smith, Buddy Guy, Freddie King. H-Bomb Ferguson, The “5” Royales, Frankie Lee Sims, Little Junior Parker, Roy Milton & His Solid Senders, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, and Walter Hamilton.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
ORANGE DRIVER
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 27
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, February 14, 1982 [BCBC-0027]

Red Prysock: Jumbo
Sonny Boy Williamson: Your Imagination
Otis Rush: Sit Down Baby
Eddie Burns: Orange Driver
Red Prysock: Getting Frantic
Little Walter: It Ain’t Right
Little Eddie Hurt & the Five Dollars: How To Do The Bacon Fat
Lightning Hopkins: Glory Be
Jimmy Smith: Jumping The Blues
Buddy Guy: Sweet Little Angel
Freddie King: She Put The Whammy On Me
Freddie King: Some Other Day, Some Other Time
H-Bomb Ferguson: Good Loving
The “5” Royales: I Like It Like That
Frankie Lee Sims: What Will Lucy Do
Little Junior Parker: That’s All Right
Roy Milton & His Solid Senders: Hop Skip And Jump
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown: Depression Blues
Walter Hamilton: Sherry Blues
Red Prysock: Jumbo

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced by Martin Gross at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 1982, 2017 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

The Soul Lucille Show 121: Groovin’ Hard

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 James Brown, the 5 Spiritual Tones, B.T. Express, Bill Withers, Esther Phillips, Isaac Hayes, Delegation, Smiley Lewis, Bobby Marchan & The Clowns, Brother Tyrone & The Mindbenders, Lynn Collins, Ultrafunk, Don Downing, the Jimmy Castor Bunch, Fontella Bass, and Buddy Rich.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

GROOVIN’ HARD

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 121

Lucille DJ, controradio-fm, Florence, Italy, November 28, 2017 [DLSL-0121]

 

James Brown: I Got The Feeling

5 Spiritual Tones: Bad Situation

B.T. Express: Put It In (In The Pocket)

Bill Withers: Who Is He (And What Is He To You)

Esther Phillips: Just Say Goodbye

Isaac Hayes: Theme From Shaft

Delegation: Sho Nuff Sold On You

Smiley Lewis: I Hear You Knocking

Bobby Marchan & The Clowns: You Can’t Stop Her

Brother Tyrone & The Mindbenders: When It’s Gone, It’s Gone

Lynn Collins: Take Me Just As I Am

Ultrafunk: Sweet F.A.

Don Downing: Dreamworld

Jimmy Castor Bunch: You Better Be Good (Or The Devil Gon’ Getcha)

Fontella Bass: I’m A Woman

Buddy Rich: Grooving Hard

 

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 08: Take Your Time

This week’s episode of In The Soul Kitchen with Harry Duncan features great tunes by Jed Levy, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Bobby Hutcherson, the classic John Coltrane Quartet, Alice Coltrane, Aaron Neville, Donnie Hathaway, Al Green & Corrine Bailey Rae, Otis Clay, LaBelle, and Lafayette Gilchrist.

 

The john Sinclair Foundation Presents

TAKE YOUR TIME

IN THE SOUL KITCHEN 08

Harry Duncan, KUSF In Exile, San Francisco, May 17, 2011 [HDSK-0008]

 

Jed Levy: The Inflated Tear

Duke Ellington Orchestra: Thanks For the Beautiful Land on the Delta

Bobby Hutcherson: Nocturnal

John Coltrane Quartet: Transition

Alice Coltrane: Turiya & Ramakrishna

Aaron Neville: Hercules

Donnie Hathaway: Hey Girl

Al Green & Corrine Bailey Rae: Take Your Time

Otis Clay: If I Could Reach Out

LaBelle: Open Up Your Heart

Lafayette Gilchrist: Assume The Position

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Harry Duncan for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Harry Duncan at Light Rail Studios, San Francisco

Recorded, edited & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Ceres Seeds & The Hempshopper, Amsterdam

 

© 2011, 2017 Harry Duncan. Used with permission.

 

Ancestor Worship 70: Giant Steps

We’re continuing our investigation into the music of John Coltrane recorded for Atlantic Records during 1959-61 with a program exploring Trane’s preparations for recording his landmark Giant Steps album as documented in Disc 7 of the Atlantic Records box set The Heavyweight Champion. On April 1, 1959 Trane took Cedar Walton (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), and Lex Humphries (drums) into the Atlantic studios to work on a set of his compositions for the album, but he was evidenty dissatisfied with the results and ended up recorded the Giant Steps album with Tommy Flanagan and Arthur Taylor replacing Walton & Humphries on May 4-5, 1959. The “alternative versions” below are from April 1; the “alternate takes” are from the May sessions.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

GIANT STEPS

ANCESTOR WORSHIP WITH JOHN SINCLAIR 70

John Sinclair, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, December 25, 2013 [JSAW-0070]

Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo

John Coltrane Quartet: Giant Steps (alternate version) (take 1)

John Coltrane Quartet: Giant Steps (alternate version) (take 2)

John Coltrane Quartet: Giant Steps (alternate version) (take 3)

John Coltrane Quartet: Giant Steps (alternate version) (take 4)

John Coltrane Quartet: Giant Steps (alternate version) (take 5)

John Coltrane Quartet: Giant Steps (alternate version) (take 6)

John Coltrane Quartet: Giant Steps (alternate version) (take 7)

John Coltrane Quartet: Giant Steps (alternate version)

John Coltrane Quartet: Naima (alternate version) (take 1)

John Coltrane Quartet: Naima (alternate version) (take 2)

John Coltrane Quartet: Naima (alternate version) (take 4)

John Coltrane Quartet: Naima (alternate version) (take 5)

John Coltrane Quartet: Naima (alternate version) (take 6)

John Coltrane Quartet: Countdown (alternate take)

John Coltrane Quartet: Syeeda’s Song Flute (alternate take)

John Coltrane Quartet: Cousin Mary (alternate take)

Coltrane Quartet: Like Sonny (alternate version)

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 Nick Smith & Steve The Fly

Sponsored by The Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

©  2013, 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

Beyond The Groove Yard 205: Opus De Funk

George Klein presents recordings by Hammond B-3 organists Jack McDuff, Richard “Groove” Holmes, and Freddie Roach from recordings in the 1950s & ‘60s that exemplify popular soul jazz styles.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

OPUS DE FUNK

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 205

George Klein, Groove Yard Studio, Ypsilanti, September 10, 2017 [GKBG-0205]

Jack McDuff:  Opus de Funk

Grant Green: Old Folks

Jack McDuff: Misconstrued

Richard “Groove” Holmes: I’ll Remember April

Richard “Groove” Holmes: Groovin’ with Jug

Richard “Groove” Holmes: See See Rider

Freddie Roach: Blues in the Front Room

Freddie Roach: I.Q. Blues

Freddie Roach: Althea Soon

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.

Sounds Of Blue 117: Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

Bob Putignano is playing music in Episode 117 by Danny Gatton, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Cannonball Adderley, Jeremy Baum, Jose Feliciano, Larry Carlton with the SWR Big Band, Hiram Bullock, Swing Out Sister, Rodney Franklin, and Charles Brown.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

MERCY, MERCY, MERCY

SOUNDS OF BLUE 117

Bob Putignano, Sounds of Blue Studio, New York, October 2017 [RPSB-0117

Twilight Zone Theme

Danny Gatton: In My Room

Dee Dee Bridgewater: Try A Little Tenderness

Cannonball Adderley: Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

Jeremy Baum: Amazing Grace

Jose Feliciano: The Thrill Is Gone

Larry Carlton with the SWR Big Band: Room 335

Hiram Bullock: Cactus

Swing Out Sister: Break Out

Rodney Franklin: The Groove

Swing Out Sister: Precious Words

Charles Brown: My Heart is Mended


Hosted by Bob Putignano for Radio Free Amsterdam

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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.

Highway 61 Blues 13: Eisenhower Blues

Highway 61 with Scott Barretta

Scott Barretta presents a program of idiosyncratic political blues by Andrew Tibbs, J.B. Lenoir, Memphis Slim, Homesick James, Johnny Young John Lee Hooker, Junior Wells, Cassandra Wilson, Louisiana Red, Percy Mayfield, and Willie King.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

EISENHOWER BLUES

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 13

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, April 15, 2006 [SBHW-0013]

Andrew Tibbs: Bilbo Is Dead

J.B. Lenoir: Eisenhower Blues

Memphis Slim; Four Years of Torment

Homesick James: Wartime

Johnny Young: I Tried Not to Cry

John Lee Hooker: This Land Is Nobody’s Land

Junior Wells: Vietnam Blues

Cassandra Wilson: Vietnam Blues

J.B. Lenoir: Down in Mississippi

J.B. Lenoir: The Shooting of James Meredith

Louisiana Red: Red’s Dream

Percy Mayfield: I Don’t Wanna Be President

Willie King: Second Coming

Willie King: America

Willie King: Stand Up and Speak the Truth

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at University of Mississippi for Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Post-production & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2006, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.