John Sinclair Radio Show 743: Funkin’ For Fun

Episode 743 is my last show to be coming from the Detroit headquarters of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor until the middle of March when I plan to return from the Mardi Gras in New Orleans, so my next show will be the annual Mardi Gras music spectacular coming from somewhere in the Crescent City, but this last Detroit show is a special presentation of an hour of music by George Clinton selected and programmed by the great painter Jason Yates as a guest on the Pass The Paintbrush show on KCHUNG radio in Los Angeles on Martin Luther King Day this year, with cuts by Parliament, Funkadelic, the Brides of Funkenstein, the Space Cadets, the Sweat Band, and The Parliaments.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FUNKIN’ FOR FUN

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 743

Cass Corridor, Detroit, January 27, 2018 [20-1805]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Evan Walsh intro to Jason Yates

Funkadelic: I Got A Thing, You Got A Thing

The Parliaments: I Wanna Testify

Funkadelic: Me And My Folks

Funkadelic: You Hit The Nail on the Head

Jason Yates Comments with Evan Walsh

Brides of Funkenstein: Disco To Go

Space Cadets: Let’s Pump It Up

Parliament: Funkin’ For Fun

Sweat Band: Freak To Freak

Funkadelic: I Betcha

Jason Yates Comments with Evan Walsh

Funkadelic: What’s Good To You Is Good To Me

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Celia, Sunny & Beyonce Sinclair and Jason Yates

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 742: Master Blaster

Episode 742 is coming from the Detroit headquarters of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor where the weather isn’t quite so severe this week and my recuperation from the physical problems I’ve been suffering is coming along quite nicely now, while today is the anniversary not only of my mother’s birth in 1912 but of the Detroit “lightning campus dope raid” of January 24, 1967 that started my long struggle with the Michigan legal authorities to overthrow the state’s marijuana laws. which was ultimately successful some five years later. I was listening to Stevie Wonder playing “Happy Birthday” to Dr. Martin Luther King on Episode 740 and it made me meditate on the greatnesss of Steveland Morris, the blind kid from Saginaw, Michigan who developed into one of the greatest musical artists of the 20th century, and made me want to play an hour of his music to add to the hour we offered in our last program for 2016, Episode 685, in honor of the City of Detroit renaming of Milwaukee Avenue in the New Center area as Stevie Wonder Avenue. And of course I must offer once again my special thanks to Stevie for helping get me out of prison on Deember 13, 1971 when he was only 21 years of age.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

MASTER BLASTER

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 742

Cass Corridor, Detroit, January 24, 2018 [20-1804]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Stevie Wonder: Bird Of Beauty

Stevie Wonder: Boogie On Reggae Woman

Stevie Wonder: Spiritual Walkers

Stevie Wonder: Master Blaster (Jammin’)

Stevie Wonder: I Was Made to Love Her

Stevie Wonder: Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours

Stevie Wonder: My Cherie Amour

Stevie Wonder: I Just Called To Say I Loved You

Stevie Wonder: Ebony Eyes

Stevie Wonder: Part-Time Lover

Stevie Wonder: Jesus Children of America

Stevie Wonder: You’ve Got It Bad Girl

Stevie Wonder: Keep On Running

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Celia, Sunny & Beyonce Sinclair

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 741: Drive, She Said

Episode 741 is coming once more from the iced-in Detroit headquarters of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor where I’m continuing with my recuperation and rehablitation from the physical problems that plagued me last year and celebrating today my daughter Celia’s birthday—she’s visting in Detroit as we speak— with a program of music selected from an anthology sent me by my pal Ted Jackson in Amsterdam called Drive, She Said: Hot Motors & Cool Wheels, a collection of female artists from which I’ve chosen an hour of music for tonight’s program featuring Fontella Bass, The Ronettes, Etta James, Little Eva, Betty Everett, Ike & Tina Turner, Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Lonette McKee & Herbie Hancock, Rickie Lee Jones, Rosemary Clooney & The Count Basie Orchestra, Billie Holiday, Patsy Cline, The Dixie Cups, Irma Thomas, Imelda May, Shannon McNally, Precious Bryant, and Charlie Parker with our closing theme.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

DRIVE, SHE SAID

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 741

Cass Corridor, Detroit, January 17, 2018 [20-1803]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Fontella Bass: Rescue Me

The Ronettes: Be My Baby

Etta James: I’d Rather Go Blind

Little Eva: The Loco-Motion

Betty Everett: It’s In His Kiss

Ike & Tina Turner: Come Together

Bessie Smith: Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out

Ella Fitzgerald: Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love)

Lonette McKee & Herbie Hancock: How Long Has This Been Going On?

Rickie Lee Jones: Lazy River

Rosemary Clooney & The Count Basie Orchestra: Willow Weep For Me

Billie Holiday: Georgia On My Mind

Patsy Cline: Crazy

The Dixie Cups: Iko Iko

Irma Thomas: Ruler Of My Heart

Imelda May: Tribal

Shannon McNally: Save Me Jesus

Precious Bryant: Morning Train

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Celia, Sunny & Beyonce Sinclair and Ted Jackson

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 740: Happy Birthday

Episode 740 is coming once again from the frozen Detroit headquarters of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor as a salute to Martin Luther King Day and also the birthday of my dear friend Maribel Restropo, leader of the Detroit Cobras, with music by Yusef Lateef, Stevie Wonder, the Detroit Cobras, Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza, Charlie Parker, Wayne Kramer, Wendell Harrison, Laith Al-Saadi, Billy Davis, Mitch Ryder, Nina Simone, and Aretha Franklin.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 740

Cass Corridor, Detroit, January 13, 2018 [20-1802]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Stevie Wonder: Happy Birthday

Detroit Cobras: The Real Thing

Detroit Cobras: Cha Cha Twist

Detroit Cobras: It’s Raining

Detroit Cobras: I Wanna Holler

Detroit Cobras: Hot Dog (Watch Me Eat)

John Sinclair: Dance of the Infidels

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Yancy Strut

Charlie Parker: Bluebird

Wayne Kramer: Doing the Work

Wendell Harrison: Where Am I

Laith Al-Saadi: Before Too Long

Billy Davis: My Lady Fair

Mitch Ryder: One Thing

Nina Simone: My Baby Just Cares For Me

Aretha Franklin: Chain of Fools

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Sunny & Beyonce Sinclair, Jeff Grand, and Joel Landy

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 739: Blues In Space

Episode 739 is coming for the first time in 2018 from the Detroit headquarters of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor as the first offering in our new RadioFreeAmsterdam.org programming year with music by Yusef Lateef, Johnnie Bassett with The Bill Heid Trio, Marcus Belgrave from Message from The Tribe, Wayne Kramer, Parliament, the Lyman Woodard Organization, the Planet D Nonet, Jeff Grand, Laith Al-Saadi,John Sinclair & the Funky D All Stars with a message from the dread baseball off season, and Charlie Parker with our closing theme.

 

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BLUES IN SPACE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 739

Cass Corridor, Detroit, January 4, 2018 [20-1801]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Johnnie Bassett with The Bill Heid Trio: Cold Winter Morning

Marcus Belgrave: Space Odyssey

Yusef Lateef: Blues In Space

Wayne Kramer: Back When Dogs Could Talk

Parliament: Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)

Lyman Woodard Organization: Joy Road

Planet D Nonet: Paradise Valley Walk

Jeff Grand: Jeff’s Blues

Laith Al-Saadi: Before Too Long

John Sinclair: Rhythm Inning

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Sunny & Beyonce Sinclair and Joel Landy

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 738: Ool Ya Koo

Episode 738 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters in the Cass Corridor on Christmas Eve and aimed into the New Year as the first offering in our new RadioFreeAmsterdam.org programming year of 2018 with music by Yusef Lateef, the Planet D Nonet featuring Keith Kaminski, Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars, Bettye Lavette, Billy Davis, Ras Kente, Robert Bradley, Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza, Aretha Franklin, Was (Not Was), Andre Williams, and Charlie Parker.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

OOL YA KOO

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 738

Cass Corridor, Detroit, December 24, 2017 [20-1752][18001]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Planet D featuring Keith Kaminski: Honey Dripper

Thelonious Monk: Thelonious

Ella Fitzgerald: When I Get Low I Get High

Dizzy Gillespie: Ool Ya Koo

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: bags’ groove

Bettye Lavette: Right in the Middle

Billy Davis: Kings of Rock And Roll

Ras Kente: I Need A Roof

Robert Bradley: Picture Book

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Sing Sing Sing

Aretha Franklin: Dr. Feelgood

Was (Not Was): Go… Now!

Andre Williams: Do You Remember?

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Sunny & Beyonce Sinclair and Joel Landy

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 737: Cool Yule

Episode 737 is a rebroadcast of Part 2 of John Sinclair’s R&B Christmas Music Special for the year 2000 as heard on WWOZ-FM in New Orleans around the turn of the century, with seasonal selections from Aaron Neville, Tommy Ridgley, Larry Hamilton, Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns, Ready Teddy, Marva Wright, Rockie Charles, Big Al Carson, Tricia Boutte, Rebirth Brass Band, Louis Armstrong, Wallace Johnson, and Al Green.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

COOL YULE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 737

WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, December 17, 2000 [20-1751]

 

Little Walter: Juke with John Sinclair Intro

Aaron Neville: Such A Night

Tommy Ridgley: Please Come Home For Christmas

Larry Hamilton: All I Want For Christmas

Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns: Twas The Night Before Christmas

Ready Teddy: The Night Before Christmas Blues

Marva Wright: Marva’s Christmas Shuffle

Rockie Charles: I Just Called To Wish You A Merry Christmas

Big Al Carson: The Christmas Song

Tricia Boutte: Do You Hear What I Hear?

Rebirth Brass Band: Christmas Medley

Louis Armstrong: Cool Yule

Wallace Johnson: The Christmas Song

Al Green: It Feels Like Christmas

Little Walter: Lights Out with John Sinclair Outro

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Leni & Sunnny Sinclair

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2003, 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 735: Freedom Now

Episode 735 marks the annual celebration of the day I was released from Jackson Prison on December 13, 1971 following the John Sinclair Freedom Rally at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor on December 10. I’m still recovering from some physical setbacks here in my studio in the Cass Corridor of Detroit and, as always, looking back on my release from 29 months in prison as the happiest day of my life so far and cherishing the 46 years I’ve spent in relative freedom since—at least free enough to create the things I want to make. But for my music this time I’m going back just over a year to my 75th birthday party at a beautiful country estate outside of Ann Arbor where a lot of people and some very fine musicians got together under a big tent and made some music together: Bettye LaVette, Scott Morgan, Laith al-Saadi, Ms. Samantha Fish, Mr. Larry McCray, and my band, John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars. This was a great celebration for me and I’d like to relive it with you today.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FREEDOM NOW

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 735

WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, December 3, 2017 [20-0750]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: The Screamers with Intro

Bettye LaVette: He Made A Woman Out Of Me with Intro

Scott Morgan: Bare Footin’

Laith al-Saadi: If You Love Me Like You Say

Samantha Fish: Goin’ Down Slow

Larry McCray: I’m A Travelin’ Man

Scott Morgan: Chain Of Fools

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: When Will The Blues Leave

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Robert Whitall, Dennis Hayes, Mike Boulan & the cats

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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