Fly By Night 244: Tower Of Ra

Steve The Fly is juggling sides this week by Tower Of Power, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, and Alice Coltrane to brilliant effect.

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TOWER OF RA

FLY BY NIGHT 244

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Dudley UK, December 29, 2017 [SFBN-0244]

Tower Of Power: Back On The Street Again
Alice Coltrane: Galaxy Around Oldumare
Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Space Is The Place
Tower Of Power: Knock Yourself Out
Sun Ra & His Arkestra: There Is A Place
Tower Of Power: Social Lubrication
Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Would I For All That’s Worth
Tower Of Power: The Price
Tower Of Power: Sparkling In The Sand

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

 

Fly By Night 243: Never Give Up

Steve The Fly presents a second set of Garaj Mahal live at the Element Music Festival in the Snug Lake Ampitheatre, British Columbia, on April 8, 2017, with Fareed Haque on guitar, Kai Eckhardt on bass guitar, Alan Hertz at the drums, Osam Ezzeldin on keys, Steve “The Fly” Pratt on the turntables, and vocalist Roosevelt Collier. The proceedings were recorded and transferred by Eytan Bernit.
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

NEVER GIVE UP

FLY BY NIGHT 243

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, December 21, 2017 [SFBN-0243]

 

Garaj Mahal: Weapons Of Mass Destruction

Garaj Mahal: Poodle Factory

Garaj Mahal: Make A Hippy Happy

Garaj Mahal: Never Give Up Giving It Up

Garaj Mahal: Junct

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 23: What Is Happening Here

To commemorate the launching of the new RadioFreeAmsterdam.org website on January 1, 2018, we’d like to present the first edition of the John Sinclair Radio Show for 2005, the first episode created under the aegis of Radio Free Amsterdam, founded January 1, 2005 by John Sinclair, Hank Botwinik, and the late Larry Hayden.

Episode 23 was conducted at the anti-squat arts space called What Is Happening Here in the former Hotel Groot next door to Amnesia on the Herengracht. In Amsterdam at that time, buildings and living spaces left unoccupied for one year could be claimed by squatters who moved in and lived rent-free until the owners were ready to do something with the space and took it back. Anti-squats are places vacated until the owners develop plans for future commercial uses and, in the interim, they recruit squatters of their own to prevent just anyone from taking over the space.

What Is Happening Here mastermind Job talks about their arts activities and then turns the discussion to the current anti-marijuana agitation being led by the Mayor of Maastricht, Job’s home town. Smokey Johnson brings our opening theme, “It Ain’t My Fault,” and we’ve got musical selections from the Wild Magnolias with the Rebirth Brass Band, John Sinclair & Wayne Kramer, Magic Slim & the Teardrops, Sinclair with the D-Men, and the great Earl King.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 23

What Is Happening Here, Amsterdam, January 4, 2005 [20-0501]

 

Smokey Johnson: It Ain’t My Fault with John Sinclair Intro

Wild Magnolias & Re-Birth Brass Band: Let’s Go Get ’Em

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Monk in Orbit

John Sinclair Conversation with Job of What Is Happening Here

James Andrews: Banana Boogie

New Orleans Jazz Vipers: You Can Depend on Me

John Sinclair Conversation with Job re: Maastricht

Magic Slim & the Teardrops: How Many More Years

John Sinclair & D-Men: ask me now

John Sinclair Conversation with Henk Botwinik re: Radio Free Amsterdam

Earl King: Street Parade with John Sinclair Outro

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, engineered, recorded & mastered by Hank Botwinik

Executive Producers: Kristie Szalanski, Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds

 

© 2005, 2018 John Sinclair. All Rights Reserved.

 

Fly By Night 241: Mingus Time

Steve The Fly presents a brilliant program of the works of the great bassist, composer and bandleader Charles Mingus, from the early 1950s into the 1960s, start to finish.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

MINGUS TIME

FLY BY NIGHT 241

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studios, Amsterdam, July 26, 2014 [SFBN-0071]

 

Charles Mingus: A Foggy Day
Charles Mingus: Jump Monk (live)
Charles Mingus: Minor Intrusion
Charles Mingus: Percussion Discussion (live)
Charles Mingus: The Spur of the Moment /Echonitus
Charles Mingus: There’s No You
Charles Mingus: Four Hands
Charles Mingus: Lyon’s War

 

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.

 

Fly By Night: What’s That

Steve The Fly is asking the eternal question with this scintillatig program of music by the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, Horace Silver, The Nels Cline Singers, Roland Kirk, Kenny Burrell, the Wild Magnolias, Medeski Martin Wood & Cline, and Steve The Fly himself.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

WHAT’S THAT?

FLY BY NIGHT 240

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric, 23 Studios, Amsterdam, June 30, 2014 [SFBN-0070]

 

Art Ensemble of Chicago: Taiko
Sun Ra: What’s That?
Horace Silver: African Queen
The Nels Cline Singers: Spell
Roland Kirk: Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
Kenny Burrell: See See Rider
Wild Magnolias: Smoke My Peace Pipe
Medeski Martin Wood & Cline: Conebranch
Sun Ra: Super Blonde
Medeski Martin Wood & Cline: Mezcal
Sun Ra: Solar Drums
Steve Fly & Quark: Fire

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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

Edited & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Sidney Daniels

Sponsored by Ceres Seeds & The Hempshopper, Amsterdam

 

© 2014 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.