Fly By Night 239: Silver Sunshine

Steve The Fly is basking in the silver sunshine of a beautiful Amsterdam afternoon listening to music & words by Horace Silver, Sun Ra, Amiri Baraka & the Billy Harper Sextet, Charles Mingus, Robert Anton Wilson, Medeski Martin Wood & Cline, Jimi Hendrix, John Sinclair & His Amsterdam Blues Scholars, Steve Fly Agaric 23, and Ken Campbell.

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The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SILVER SUNSHINE

FLY BY NIGHT 239

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studios, Amsterdam, June 28, 2014 [SFBN-0069]

Horace Silver: Senor Blues

Horace Silver: Doodlin’
Sun Ra: The Ridiculous “I” and The Cosmos
Amiri Baraka & the Billy Harper Sextet: Oh…If Only
Charles Mingus: Bird Calls
Robert Anton Wilson: Government Corp.
Medeski Martin Wood & Cline: Jade
Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’
Medeski Martin Wood & Cline: Cinders
Sun Ra: El Is A Sound Of Joy
John Sinclair & His Amsterdam Blues Scholars: learning to walk
Steve Fly Agaric 23: Music for Alan Moore
Ken Campbell: Illuminatus Trilogy
Steve Fly: Lull

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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

Edited & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Ceres Seeds & The Hempshopper, Amsterdam

 

© 2014, 2017 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

 

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Fly By Night 238: Dig On It

Steve The Fly is digging deep this week into an hour of music by Sunnyland Slim, Little Walter, Eddie Bo, Michael Longo, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Spaniels, the Gil Evans Orchestra, Sonny Rollins-Dizzy Gillespie-Sonny Stitt, Jimmy McGriff, and King Tubby.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

DIG ON IT

FLY BY NIGHT 238

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studios, Amsterdam, June 26, 2014 [SFBN-0068]

 

Sunnyland Slim: I Done You Wrong

Little Walter: Just Your Fool

Eddie Bo: Hey Mama Here Comes The Preacher

Michael Longo: Samia

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Advice to Medics

Screaming Jay Hawkins: All Night

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: And Otherness

The Spaniels: Baby Its You

Gil Evans: Barry’s Tune

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: China Gates

Sonny Rollins-Dizzy Gillespie-Sonny Stitt: The Eternal Triangle

Jimmy McGriff: Dig On It

King Tubby: Dreadlocks Dub

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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

Edited & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Ceres Seeds & The Hempshopper, Amsterdam

 

© 2014, 2017 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

 

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Fly By Night 228: Twin Stars Of Thence

Steve The Fly is cooking this week with Lenny Bruce in concert at The Berkley Theatre, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, Sonny Rollins, and Miles Davis.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

TWIN STARS OF THENCE

FLY BY NIGHT 228

Steve The Fly, Johanna Studio, Amsterdam Noord, August 31, 2017 [SFBN-0228]

 

[01] Lenny Bruce: The Berkley Concert

[02] Sun Ra: Song No. 1

[03] Sun Ra: Dancing Shadows

[04] Sun Ra: Twin Stars Of Thence

[05] Sonny Rollins: Wonderful! Wonderful!

[06] Miles Davis: Wili

[07] Sun Ra: Saturn

 

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.

 

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Fly By Night 227: A Brain For The Radio

Steve The Fly is beaming out of a brain for the radio with selections by Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra, John Coltrane, the Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy, and John Sinclair & Michael Ray.
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

A BRAIN FOR THE RADIO

FLY BY NIGHT 227

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, August 30, 2017 [SFBN-0227]

[01] Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra: Rocket Number Nine Take Off For The Planet Venus
[02] John Coltrane: Ascension
[03] Art Ensemble Of Chicago: A Brain For The Seine
[04] Ceicil Taylor: Bulbs
[05] Eric Dolphy: Burning Spear
[06] Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra: We Travel The Spaceways
[07] John Sinclair & Michael Ray: Four In One

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.

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John Sinclair Radio Show 722: All Around The World

 

Episode 722 is coming from my friend Johanna’s studio in Amsterdam Noord where I’m being hosted this week while I’m recovering from a freak accident after being knocked down by a bicycle while walking down the street by the Spui and hitting the bricks with my head. I’m better today after spending 24 hours in the hospital and now playing some classic blues and R&B music I found in my archives, including cuts from collections called I Smell A Rat: Early Black Rock, The Blues Guitar Box (Disc 1), Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974 (Disc 1), Dance The Rock & Roll, Louisiana Swamp Blues, plus cuts from Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters and the Lyman Woodard Organization.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

ALL AROUND THE WORLD

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 722

Johanna Studio, Amsterdam Noord, August 29, 2017 [20-1737]

 

[01] Opening Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology

[02] Little Willie John: All Around The World

[03] The 5 Royales: Think

[04] The Coasters: Three Cool Cats

[05] Junior Wells: Little By Little

[06] Lowell Fulson: Reconsider Baby

[07] Walter “Wolfman” Washington: Can’t Stop Loving You

[08] Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown: Gate Walks To Board

[09] Ruth Brown: Teardrops From My Eyes 

[10] The Clovers: Don’t You Know I Love You

[11] Harry Van Walls: Tee-Nah-Nah

[12] Arnett Cobb: Flying Home Mambo

[13] Willis Jackson: Gator’s Groove

[14] Guitar Slim: New Arrival

[15] Clarence ‘Bon Ton’ Garlow: Flip Flop

[16] Clifton Chenier: Louisiana Stomp

[17] Boo Breeding: Country Woman

[18] Boo Zoo Chavis: Boo Zoo Stomp

[19] Lyman Woodard Organization: Kimba

[20] Closing Theme: Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me

 

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

 

© 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

 

 

 

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Fly By Night 226: Come Sunday

 

Steve The Fly is mixing it up come Sunday with music by Junior Wells, Snooks Eaglin, Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf, Eddie Jefferson, Sun Ra & His Solar Myth Arkestra, and Eric Dolphy.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

COME SUNDAY

FLY BY NIGHT 226

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, August 30, 2017 [SFBN-0226]

[01] Junior Wells: You Don’t Love Me
[02] Snooks Eaglin: Pine Top’s Boogie Woogie
[03] Snooks Eaglin: That Same Old Train
[04] Snooks Eaglin: I Get The Blues When It Rains
[05] Snooks Eaglin: Young Boy Blues
[06] Little Walter: My Babe
[07] Junior Wells: Snatch It Back And Hold It
[08] Howlin’ Wolf: Evil
[09] Eddie Jefferson: Confirmation
[10] Sun Ra & His Solar Myth Arkestra: The Lady With The Golden Stockings
[11] Eddie Jefferson: Lady Be Good
[12] Eric Dolphy: Come Sunday
[13] Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Island In The Sun
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.

 

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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.

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John Sinclair Radio Show 720

 

Episode 720 is coming from Christian Greer’s studio in Amsterdam where I’m happily ensconsed this week and playing some music I found in my archives, including a new recording I’ve received of my performance with the great guitarist Laith al Saadi at the 44th annual Hash Bash festivities at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor a couple of years ago, some cuts from the forthcoming boogie piano album by my pal Bob Baldori and his keyboard partner Arthur Magliazza, plus blues sides by Jimmy Anderson, Baby Boy Warren, Bettye LaVette, and Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SUITCASE BLUES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 720

Christian Greer Studio, Amsterdam, August 25, 2017 [20-1735]

 

[01] Opening Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology

[02] John Sinclair ID, Intro & Opening Comments

[03] Laith al Saadi: Intro & Born Under A Bad Sign

[04] John Sinclair & Laith al Saadi: Intro & monk in orbit

[05] John Sinclair & Laith al Saadi: my buddy

[06] John Sinclair & Laith al Saadi: friday the 13th

[07] John Sinclair Comments

[09] Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Suitcase Blues

[10] Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Honky Tonk Train

[11] Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Okemos Breakdown

[12] John Sinclair Comments    

[13] Jimmy Anderson: I’m A King Bee

[14] Baby Boy Warren: She’s Fine

[15] Bettye LaVette: The High Road

[16] Walter “Wolfman” Washington: Landslide

[17] John Sinclair Closing Comments & Outro

[18] Closing Theme: Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me

 

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

 

© 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

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