John Sinclair Radio Show 758: The Big D

Episode 758 is coming from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, where I continue to be holed up and healing from my many negative physical issues in my old age, but I’m starting to get a clean bill of health from my doctors with only one more cataract surgery next week and a breathing test to follow next month. Last week I played a cut by Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio from a recent album called Hot Coffey In The D released under Dennis’s name but in reality a live recording of the Lyman Woodard Trio with Melvin Davis on drums, Woodard on Hammond B-3 and Coffey on guitars, recorded live at Morey Baker’s Showplace Lounge in 1968. Here’s the remainder of the album, courtesy of Leni Sinclair, produced by Coffey and Mike Theodore and issued on Resonance Records. Plus there’s another cut featuring the late great drummer Jabo Starks with James Brown and his orchestra, just so we won’t forget how great he was!

 

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THE BIG D

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 758

Cass Corridor, Detroit, May 17, 2018 [18281]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: The Big D

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: By The Time I Get To Phoenix

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: Fuzz

James Brown: Super Bad

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: Casanova (Your Playing Days Are Over)

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: Maiden Voyage

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: The Look Of Love

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 Leni Sinclair

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

John Sinclair Radio Show 757: Funky Drummer

 

Episode 757 is coming from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, where I’m recovering this week from cataract surgery and paying homage to my friend, saxophonist, poet and composer Charles Neville of New Orleans’ Neville Brothers, or “Charlie the horn man” as his brother Aaron always called him, who passed away last week at the age of 79. We’ll hear music recorded with his band Diversity at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in the early 1990s, a new poem in his honor composed and recited by Don Paul, music by Roger Lewis with Kirk Joseph from a recent Charles Neville memorial at Sweet Lorraine’s in New Orleans, selections by Charles with the Harvey Diamond Quartet and the Workingman’s Jazz Band, my recording of his poem “History 101” with Wayne Kramer and the Blues Scholars, and three cuts by the Neville Brothers from their album Live On Planet Earth.

 

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FUNKY DRUMMER

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 757

Cass Corridor, Detroit, May 13, 2018 [18267]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Planet D Nonet: Christopher Columbus

Billy Davis: I Come A-Crawling

Thornetta Davis: Set Me Free

The Neville Brothers: Her African Eyes

James Brown: Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine

James Brown: Funky Drummer

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: Wade In The Water

Cecil Taylor Unit: Windsor (Part 2)

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

 

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

 

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 756: Healing Chant

 

Episode 756 is coming from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, where I’m recovering this week from cataract surgery and paying homage to my friend, saxophonist, poet and composer Charles Neville of New Orleans’ Neville Brothers, or “Charlie the horn man” as his brother Aaron always called him, who passed away last week at the age of 79. We’ll hear music recorded with his band Diversity at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in the early 1990s, a new poem in his honor composed and recited by Don Paul, music by Roger Lewis with Kirk Joseph from a recent Charles Neville memorial at Sweet Lorraine’s in New Orleans, selections by Charles with the Harvey Diamond Quartet and the Workingman’s Jazz Band, my recording of his poem “History 101” with Wayne Kramer and the Blues Scholars, and three cuts by the Neville Brothers from their album Live On Planet Earth.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

HEALING CHANT

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 756

Cass Corridor, Detroit, April 22, 2018 [18239]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Charles Neville & Diversity: Blue Monk

Don Paul: Charles

Roger Lewis & Kirk Joseph Band: Charles

Charles Neville & Harvey Diamond Quartet: Summertime

Charles Neville & Workingman’s Jazz Band: African Eyes

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: History 101

The Neville Brothers: Congo Square

The Neville Brothers: Yellow Moon

The Neville Brothers: Healing Chant

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 Don Paul

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

 

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 755: Feeling Freaky

 

Episode 755 is coming once again from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, where I’m featuring the return this week of Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine for the third installment in their series of artist interviews on location, this time with bluesman John Nemeth at the Tampa Bay Blues Festival earler in April, plus songs by John Nemeth, Thornetta Davis, Bob & April Monteleone, the great pianist and composer Cecil Taylor who passed away this month at the age of 89, a band called Blue & The Worn Out Soles singing “The Ballad of Sugar & Junior,” Charlie Wooten’s Zabadodat featuring Laura Reed, Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza, Billy Davis, Robert Bradley, the Planet D Nonet, and Charlie Parker & strings with our closing theme.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FEELING FREAKY

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 755

Cass Corridor, Detroit, April 22, 2018 [18239]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Thornetta Davis: That Don’t Appease Me

Bob & April Monteleone: Toast

Cecil Taylor: Trance

Blue & The Worn Out Soles: The Ballad of Sugar & Junior

Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae: Theme Music & Interview with John Nemeth

John Nemeth: S.T.O.N.E.D.

John Nemeth: Feeling Freaky

Charlie Wooten’s Zabadodat featuring Laura Reed: Unite

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Honky Tonk

Billy Davis: Troubled Shoes

Robert Bradley: 24 Robbers

Planet D Nonet: Shuffling And Rolling

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 Jr. & Sugar Mae

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

 

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 754: Unit Structures

 

Episode 754 is coming from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, where I’m featuring music this week in celebration of the life and music of the great pianist and composer Cecil Taylor, who passed away this month at the age of 89. From his myriads of albums since the mid-1950s I’ve selected three pieces from my own favorite Cecil Taylor album, Unit Structures on Blue Note Records, and offer a very rare hearing of the first half of Mr. Taylor’s performance with his Unit at the 1974 Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival in Exile in Windsor, Ontario.

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UNIT STRUCTURES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 754

Cass Corridor, Detroit, April 22, 2018 [18225]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Cecil Taylor Unit: Tales (8 Whisps)

Cecil Taylor Unit: Steps

Cecil Taylor Unit: Windsor (Part 1)

Cecil Taylor Unit: Enter, Evening

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

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

 

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 753: We Jukin’ Here

Episode 753 is coming from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, where I’m featuring music this week from the new blues compilation called We Jukin’ Here, Volume 23 from Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine in Detroit produced by my dear friends & colleagues Robert Jr. Whitall and his wife & companion Sugar Mae, with selections by Scott Morgan, Kathy & The Kilowatts, Kelly’s Lot, Alastair Greene, Little G Weevil, Mike Skill, Jesse Cotton Stone, Little Red Rooster, Peter V & Blues Train, Laurie Morvan, and the Backtrack Blues Band.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

WE JUKIN’ HERE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 753

Cass Corridor, Detroit, April 11, 2018 [18211]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Scott Morgan: Radio Revolution

Kathy & The Kilowatts: Let’s Do This Thing

Kelly’s Lot: Boom Boom Boom

Alastair Greene: Dream Train

Little G Weevil: Here I Come Knocking

Mike Skill: 67 Riot

Jesse Cotton Stone: Unbreakable

Little Red Rooster: 27 Dollars

Peter V & Blues Train: Running Out of Time

Laurie Morvan: My Moderation

Backtrack Blues Band: Heavy Built Woman

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

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

We Jukin’ Here selections produced by Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

 

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 752: I Gotta Sang The Blues

 

Episode 752 is coming from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, where I’ve got the second installment of On The Road with Robert Junior Whitall & Sugar Mae from Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine in Detroit featuring music and conversation from the Blues Queen of Detroit, Ms. Thornetta Davis, and her album Honest Woman, a couple of cuts from her early Live At The Music Menu album, and her guest appearance on my album Detroit Life in 2008.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

I GOTTA SANG THE BLUES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 752

Cass Corridor, Detroit, April 3, 2018 [18197]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Thornetta Davis: I Gotta Sang The Blues

Thornetta Davis conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Thornetta Davis: Honest Woman

Thornetta Davis conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Thornetta Davis: Get Up And Dance Away Your Blues

Thornetta Davis conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Thornetta Davis: I Need A Whole Lotta Lovin’ (To Satisfy Me)

Thornetta Davis conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Thornetta Davis: I Believe (Everything Gonna Be Alright)

John Sinclair & Thornetta Davis: Hold Your Horn High

Thornetta Davis: Feels Like Religion

Thornetta Davis: Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On

Thornetta Davis: Rock Me A Little While

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

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Thornetta Davis conversation produced by Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae Whitall

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

 

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 751: Come Rain Or Come Shine

 

Episode 751 is coming from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, where I’m getting ready for the 47th annual Hash Bash and the 2nd Hash Bash Cup festivities in Ann Arbor this coming weekend and kicking off with a salute to Opening Day at Tiger Stadium (rained out today, rescheduled for tomorrow), a short set by our personal savior, Mr. Elmore James, and cuts from Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers, Lauryn Hill, Mitch Ryder, John Sinclair & the Funky D All Stars, the New York Art Quartet, M.L. Liebler, a pair of songs by the Planet D Nonet, and my rendition of “it’s All Good” with the Beatnik Youth Orchestra in honor of Hash Bash next week.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

COME RAIN OR COME SHINE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 751

Cass Corridor, Detroit, March 28, 2018 [18183]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: let’s call this

Elmore James: Madison Blues

Elmore James: Cry For Me Baby

Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers: Does Your Mama Know About Me

Lauryn Hill: Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You

Mitch Ryder: The Terrorist

John Sinclair: Everything Happens To Me

New York Art Quartet: Banging On The White House Door

M.L. Liebler: Wade in the Water

Planet D Nonet: A Call For All Demons

Planet D Nonet: Come Rain Or Come Shine

John Sinclair & Beatnik Youth: Culture-Cide

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

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation