John Sinclair Radio Show 784: Strike Hard

Episode 784 is coming from the Advantage Living Center rehab faciity in Warren MI where they’re going to hold me for another week or two until I’m fully recovered from a fall on my ass last month, and I’m playing music today from a pair of interesting collections I foiund in my files called Far Out Jazz & Afro Funk and Funk Soul Sisters, with tunes by Marcos Valle, Future Warriors, Ann Sexton, Eighties Ladies, Betty Wright, Jody Gayles, Betty Harris, the Jones Girls, Trouble Man, Deniece Chandler, and Ella Washington.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

STRIKE HARD

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 784

Advantage Living Center, Warren MI, November 16, 2018 [18631]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Marcos Valle: Poweride

Future Warriors: Pembe

Brazilian Groove Band: Dance

Ann Sexton: If I Work My Thing on You

Eighties Ladies: I Knew That Love

Betty Wright: Clean Up Woman

Jody Gayles: You Gotta Push

Betty Harris: There’s a Break in the Road

Jones Girls: Will You Be There

Trouble Man: Strike Hard

Deniece Chandler: It’s You I Need

Ella Washington: If Time Could Stand Still

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

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 783: Move Your Hand

Episode 783 is coming from the Advantage Living Center rehab faciity where I’m recovering from a fall on my ass and playing music taken mostly from a collection I found in my files called Blue Note Singles, augmented by some other Blue Note funk by Dexter Gordon & Jackie McLean and Kenny Werner.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

MOVE YOUR HAND

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 783

Advantage Living Center, Warren MI, November 14, 2018 [18617]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Freddie Roach: Brown Sugar

Jackie McLean & Dexter Gordon: Rue De La Harpe

Kenny Werner: New Amsterdam

Kenny Burrell: Wavy Gravy

Don Wilkerson: Camp Meeting

Herbie Hancock: Blind Man, Blind Man

John Patton: Fat Judy

Blue Mitchell: Fungii Mama

Jimmy Smith: Bucket

Lonnie Smith: Move Your Hand

Hank Mobley: The Turnaround

Lou Donaldson: Rev. Moses

Lee Morgan: The Rumproller

Freddie Roach: I Know

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

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 782: Keep On Moving On

Episode 782 is coming once again from the Advantage Living Center rehab faciity at 12 Mile Rd & Hoover in Warren MI where I’m recovering from a fall on my ass and playing music by Yusef Lateef, Lucky Dube, Thornetta Davis, The Allman Brothers Band, Area Code 615, Martha Reeves, Solomon Burke & Gene Pane, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, The MC-5, Stanley Turrentine, and Thelonious Monk.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

KEEP ON MOVIN’ ON

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 782

Advantage Living Center, Warren MI, November 4, 2018 [18609]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Yusef Lateef: Prayer To The East

Lucky Dube: Freedom Fighter

Thornetta Davis: Get Up And Dance Away Your Blues

The Allman Brothers Band: Ain’t Wasting No Time No More

Area Code 615: Stone Fox Chase

Martha Reeves: Keep On Movin’ On

Solomon Burke & Gene Pane: The Bus

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Jet Flight

The MC-5: Looking At You

Stanley Turrentine: Trouble

Thelonious Monk: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Thornetta Davis: I Believe Everything Will Be Alright

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

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 781: Getting It On

Episode 781 celebrates the beginning of our 15th year of presenting the John Sinclair Radio Show, the flagship program of Radio Free Amsterdam that debuted in Amsterdam on November 22, 2004 with a series of broadcasts produced by Larry Hayden & Hank Botwinik from Coffeeshop Amnesia, the 420 Café, the Cannabis College, the Sensi Museum Coffeeshop, Barney’s Brasserie, and the PRE Café. For this program we’re selecting excerpts from this original series of programs, with appearances by Lee Bridges, William “The Nose,” vaporizing specialist Avram, Adam Brook, Ice Cube Slim, Frans & his bagpipes, Lorna of the Cannabis College, Walter Noons, Ravi & Alan Dronkers, Eagle Bill, Derry from Barney’s, Ina Mae & Stephen Gaskin, Clay Windham, and Kenny Post, and music from John Sinclair & D-Men, the Blues Scholars, Bagpipe Frans, James Andrews, Walter Noons, Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers, the Wild Magnolias, and the Rockin’ Jake Band.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

GETTING IT ON

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 781

Advantage Living Center, Warren MI, November 13, 2018 [18595]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

John Sinclair & D-Men: It’s Alll Good

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Doctor Blues

John Sinclair & Frans: Bagpipe Improvisation

James Andrews: Yeah You Rite

Walter Noons: Play Your Part

Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers: Wild About You Baby

Wild Magnolias: Coochie Molly

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Monk In Orbit

Rockin’ Jake Band: It’s All Good

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Strata Gallery Concert: Charles Mingus (The Lost Tapes)

We at Radio Free Amsterdam hold Charles Mingus, and his music with the uppermost reverence and respect.

I am delighted to share the news of a newly discovered recording of Mingus, recorded on radio WDET at Strata Gallery, 1973.

The following explains the historical cultural context:

–Steve Fly

The context of this multi-set evening—recorded by Detroit’s public-radio station WDET at Strata Gallery, a short-lived and artist-owned Mecca—is essential. The club date happened a year after the pair of star-studded Lincoln Center gigs that ended Mingus’ six-year near-disappearance from the stage, illustrious affairs that mostly presented his music in a traditional big-band setting. Influenced by the death of collaborator Eric Dolphy and a decline in his mental, physical, and financial wellbeing, Mingus stayed away from making music during that span.https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/charles-mingus-jazz-in-detroit-strata-concert-gallery-46-selden/


Charles Mingus – Peggy’s Blue Skylight

Retrospective 006: Still Kicking / Tonight’s The Viper

In celebration of the vote to legalize Marijuana in the state of Michigan, here are two shows to help celebrate the good news and relax into the music.

Still Kicking by John Sinclair features cuts from his latest album on Funky D Records: https://funkydrecords.com/album/912130/still-kickin

Tonight’s the viper, delivering an hour of cannabis tunes and features John Sinclair with the Planet D Nonet. Stay tuned.

–Steve Fly


STILL KICKING

 

Episode 768 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor, and I’m playing another round of music tonight by Guitar Johnny Nicholas from his 2-disc set called Too Many Bad Habits featuring cuts with Big Walter Horton, Boogie Woogie Red and Johnny Shines, plus two rough mixes from my new Funky D Records album, a cut from the Thelonious Monk concert I did with the Planet D Nonet at the Scarab Club last October, several cuts from a great release on Mighty Joe Young called Blues From The North Side of Chicago, and a closing little salute to Sun Ra by the Planet D Nonet that I’m sending down to David Kunian in New Orleans.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

STILL KICKING

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 768

Cass Corridor, Detroit, July 26, 2018 [18421]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Blues Walk

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: West Wind

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Blues Came Fallin’ Down

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Hootie Blues

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Move On Down The Line

John Sinclair: Still Kicking

John Sinclair & Planet D Nonet: round about midnigh

John Sinclair: Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness

Mighty Joe Young: Cruisin’ Down Highway 99

Mighty Joe Young: That’s All Right

Mighty Joe Young: I Can’t Quit You Baby

Mighty Joe Young: Wise Fool’s Express

Planet D Nonet: A Call For All Demons

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

Special thanks to Johnny Nicholas, Tino Gross, RJ Spangler, & Leni Sinclair

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation


TONIGHT’S THE VIPER

 

Steve The Fly with a program of super tokes from Kermit Ruffins, John Sinclair & the Planet D Nonet, Louis Armstrong, New Birth Brass Band, Howling Diablos, Jimmy Witherspoon, John Sinclair & his Blues Scholars, the Wild Magnolias, Mezz Mezzrow, Rozetta Howard, John Sinclair & Steve The Fly, and Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

TONIGHT’S THE VIPER

FLY BY NIGHT 275

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, December 23, 2014 [18464]

Kermit Ruffins: If You’re A Viper

John Sinclair & Planet D Nonet: If You’se A Viper

Louis Armstrong: Hep Cats Ball

New Birth Brass Band: Smoke That Fire

Kermit Ruffins: Light Up

Howlin’ Diablos: Reefer Man

Jimmy Witherspoon: Ain’t Nobody’s Business

John Sinclair & his Blues Scholars: Ain’t Nobody’s Business

John Sinclair & Planet D Nonet: Sendin’ the Vipers

Wild Magnolias: Smoke my Peace Pipe

Mezz Mezzrow: Sendin’ the Vipers

Rozetta Howard: If You’re A Viper:

John Sinclair & Steve The Fly: Relaxin’ With Lee

John Sinclair & Planet D Nonet: Chant of the Weed

Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents: Weed Head Woman

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2014, 2018 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.