Big City Blues Cruise 31: Sermon From The Mount

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 31 features music by Red Prysock, Freddie King, Lester Williams, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, The Moonglows, Andre Williams, The Coasters, Buddy Guy, Howling Wolf, Elmore James, King Curtis, Eddie Bo, Little Walter, Eddie Boyd, T-Bone Walker, Kenny Burrell & Red Prysock, The Spiders, Paul Gayten, Little Booker, Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns, Aaron Neville, Willis “Gator Tail” Jackson, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, and Muddy Waters.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SERMON FROM THE MOUNT

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 31

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, June 12, 1983 [BCBC-0031]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Freddie King: Monkey Donkey

Lester Williams: Brand New Baby

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown: Rock My Blues Away

The Moonglows: When I’m With You

Andre Williams: Just Because Of A Kiss

The Coasters: Stewball

Buddy Guy: First Time I Met The Blues

Howling Wolf: Who’s Been Talking

Elmore James: Look On Yonder’s Wall

King Curtis: Free For All

Eddie Bo: I’m Wise

Little Walter: Mean Ole Frisco

Eddie Boyd: Third Degree

T-Bone Walker: I Got News For You Baby

Kenny Burrell & Red Prysock: Kenny’s Blues

The Spiders: Witchcraft

Paul Gayten: You Better Believe It

Little Booker: Teen Age Rock

Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns: Free Single And Disengaged

Aaron Neville: Why Worry

Willis “Gator Tail” Jackson: Sermon From The Mount

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells: We’re Ready

Muddy Waters: Still A Fool

Red Prysock: Jumbo

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Martin Gross at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI (#76)

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 125: Funky Walk

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 Jean Knight, Dyke & The Blazers, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Al Jarreau, Curtis Mayfield, Dr. John, Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, James Brown, Mose Allison, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Mandrill, Ben E. King, Tower Of Power, Brick, The Meters, Chocolate Milk, and B.T. Express.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FUNKY WALK

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 125

Lucille DJ, controradio-fm, Florence, Italy, December 26, 2017 [LDSL-0125]

 

Jean Knight: You City Slicker

Dyke & The Blazers: Funky Walk (Part 1)

Gladys Knight & The Pips: Feeling Alright

Al Jarreau: Cold Duck

Curtis Mayfield: (Don’t Worry) If There’s A Hell Below, We’re All Going To Go

Dr. John: Right Place Wrong Time

Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band: What You Can Bring Me

James Brown: Limbo Jimbo

Mose Allison: Your Mind Is on Vacation

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown: She Winked Her Eye

Mandrill: Fat City Strut

Ben E. King: Street Tough

Tower Of Power: Down To The Nightclub

Brick: Can’t Wait

The Meters: Give It What You Can

Chocolate Milk: My Mind Is Hazy

B.T. Express: Scratch My Itch

 

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.

 

 

In The Soul KItchen 04: Sackful Of Dreams

This week’s episode of In The Soul Kitchen, produced and hosted by award-winning DJ Harry Duncan in his 27th year on the air for KUSF Radio at the University of San Francisco, features music by Bettye Swan, Sam Dees, Donnie Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, the Isley Brothers, Sly & the Family Stone, Esther Phillips, Aretha Franklin, Howard Tate, Dee & Don, The Artistics, Linda Jones, James Carr, Mabel John, and Otis Redding.

 

The john Sinclair Foundation Presents

SACKFUL OF DREAMS

IN THE SOUL KITCHEN 04

Harry Duncan, KUSF-FM, San Francisco, January 11, 2011 [HDSK-0004]

 

Bettye Swan: Kiss My Love Goodbye

Sam Dees: Troubled Waters

Donnie Hathaway: Sackful of Dreams

Curtis Mayfield: Stare And Stare

Isley Brothers: Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight

Sly & the Family Stone: Sing A Simple Song

Esther Phillips: Brother, Brother

Aretha Franklin: Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)

Howard Tate 8 Days On The Road:

Dee & Don: I Can’t Stand It

The Artistics: I’m Gonna Miss You

Linda Jones: Hypnotized

James Carr: What Can I Call My Own

Mabel John: Drop On In

Otis Redding: I’m A Changed Man

Al Green: Love And Happiness

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Harry Duncan for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Harry Duncan

Recorded, edited & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Sensi Seeds, Hempsopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2011, 2017 Harry Duncan. Used with permission.

 

Ancestor Worship 74: Coltrane Plays The Blues

Our investigation into the music cut by John Coltrane for Atlantic Records during 1959-1961 takes us tonight to the last segment of the epic recoridng sessions of October 21, 24 & 26, 1960 that introduced the classic John Coltrane Quartet with McCoy Tyner (piano) and Elvin Jones (drums)—and in this first incarnation, Steve Davis on bass—plus the modern sound of Trane’s soprano saxophone to the world. The songs recorded at these sessions are presented here in the order in which they were cut in the Atlantic Recording Studios, and the last two tunes from these sessions will be heard in the next episode of Ancestor Worship.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

COLTRANE PLAYS THE BLUES

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 74

John Sinclair, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, January 6, 2014 [JSAW-0074]

 

Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo

John Coltrane Quartet: Mr. Knight

John Coltrane Quartet: Blues to Elvin

John Coltrane Quartet: Mr. Day

John Coltrane Quartet: Blues to You

John Coltrane Quartet: Blues to Bechet

John Coltrane Quartet: Satellite

John Coltrane Quartet: 26-2

John Coltrane Quartet: But Not For Me

 

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

 

© 2014, 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Beyond The Groove Yard 209: Dial S For Sonny

George Klein presents recordings by pianist Sonny Clark as leader and sideman, mostly on Blue Note, accompanied by Art Farmer, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley, Tina Brooks, Grant Green and others from the 1950s to his death in 1963.

 

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DIAL S FOR SONNY

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 209

George Klein, Groove Yard Studio, Ypsilanti, September 26, 2017 [GKBG-0209]

 

Sonny Clark: Dial S for Sonny

Buddy DeFranco: Sonny’s Idea

Jackie McLean: Nursery Blues

Sonny Clark: Softly as in a Morning Sunrise

Sonny Clark: Somebody Loves Me

Tina Brooks: Star Eyes

Sonny Clark: Deep Night

Grant Green: It Ain’t Necessarily So

 

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 121: Bouncing With Bassett

Bob Putignano is hosting his annual birthday celebration for the late great Detroit bluesman Johnnie Bassett with an entire hour of Johnnie’s music in Episode 121.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BOUNCING WITH BASSETT

SOUNDS OF BLUE 121

Bob Putignano, Sounds of Blue Studio, New York, October 24, 2017 [RPSB-0121]

 

Twilght Zone Theme

Johnnie Bassett with the Bill Heid Trio: Sweet Potato Pie

Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents: Tired of Waiting

Johnnie Bassett with the Bill Heid Trio: Bassett Hound

Bill Heid & the Detroit Blues Masters: Nothing is Forever

Johnnie Bassett with the Bill Heid Trio: Bouncing with Bassett

Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents: Drink Muddy Water

Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents Good Good Goodies

Bill Heid & the Detroit Blues Masters: We Play the Blues

Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents: Johnnie’s Boogaloo

Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents: Dog House is My Home

Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents: Raise the Roof, Raise the Rent

Johnnie Bassett with the Bill Heid Band: Party My Blues Away

 

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.

 

Highway 61 Blues 17: Boogie Rock

This week’s episode of Highway 61 features the early recordings of B.B. King and some of the artists who influenced him during his formative years in Memphis in the late 1940s and early 1950s, including Lowell Fulson, John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson, Tampa Red, Robert Nighthawk, Jimmy Witherspoon, Gatemouth Moore, Dr. Clayton, and Lonnie Johnson.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BOOGIE ROCK

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 17

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, July 15, 2006 [SBHW-0017]

 

Lowell Fulson: 3 O’Clock Blues

B.B. King: 3 O’Clock Blues

John Lee Williamson: Million Years Blues

B.B. King: When My Heart Beats Like a Hammer

Tampa Red: She’s Dynamite

B.B. King: She’s Dynamite

Robert Nighthawk: Sweet Black Angel

B.B. King: Sweet Little Angel

Robert Nighthawk: Crying Won’t Help You

B.B. King: Crying Won’t Help You

Jimmy Witherspoon: Ain’t Nobody’s Business

B.B. King: Ain’t Nobody’s Business

Gatemouth Moore: Have You Ever Loved a Woman

B.B. King: Have You Ever Loved a Woman

Dr. Clayton: I Need My Baby

B.B. King: Walking Dr. Bill

Lonnie Johnson: Blues Stay Away from Me

B.B. King: Blues Stay Away from Me

B.B. King: Boogie Rock

 

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.

 

Red Rooster Lounge 284: Blue Christmas 2017

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great Christmas blues sides for 2017 by The Enchanters, Chuck Blevins, Dee Dee Ford, Johnny Otis Orchestra, Little T-Bone, Rev. J.M. Gates, The Youngsters, J.B. Summers & Doc Bagby Orchestr, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Floyd Dixon, The Moonglows, Freddie King, The Voices, John Lee Hooker, Victoria Spivey, Irma Thomas, and Charles Brown.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BLUE CHRISTMAS 2017

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 284

Cary Wolfson, Red Rooster Radio Network, November 6, 2017 [CWRR-0284]

 

Harlem Nocturne Theme

The Enchanters: Mambo Santa Mambo

Chuck Blevins: Sleighbell Rock

Dee Dee Ford: Good Morning Blues

Johnny Otis Orchestra: Happy New Year Baby

Little T-Bone: Christmas Time

Rev. J.M. Gates: Did You Spend Christmas Day In Jail?

The Youngsters: Christmas In Jail

J.B. Summers & the Doc Bagby Orchestra: I Want A Present For Christmas

Lightning Hopkins: Happy New Year

Floyd Dixon: Empty Stocking Blues

The Moonglows: Hey Santa Claus

Freddie King: Christmas Tears

The Voices: Santa Claus Boogie

John Lee Hooker: Blues For Christmas

Victoria Spivey: I Aint Gonnna Let You See My Santa Claus

Irma Thomas: O Holy Night

Charles Brown: Merry Christmas Baby

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Cary Wolfson for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Cary Wolfson at Red Rooster Studios [#1659]

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Ceres Seeds & The Hempshopper, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 Cary Wolfson. Used with permission.