John Sinclair Radio Show 750: We Will Fly Away

Episode 750 is coming from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios in Detroit’s Cass Corridor where I’m staying while I deal with my several physical issues at the nearby Detroit Medical Center and get ready for the annual Hash Bash and the Hash Bash Cup festivities in Ann Arbor the first Saturday in April while featuring music this week from all over the place, starting with a long set of great blues by Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Larry Taylor, and Howlin’ Wolf, continuing with new music by my friends J.P. Morgan (not the financier) in Holland and Walter Noons in Boston, two cuts by the late Coco Robicheaux, another Bettye LaVette number from my 75th birthday party in Ann Arbor, and a cut with my dear friend and comrade, the great tenor saxohonist Elliott Levin who was in Detroit and played at Ziggy’s in Ypsilanti last Tuesday night with me, so I’m playing one more tune we made together in New York City with a band called Hollow Bones several years ago.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

WE WILL FLY AWAY

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 750

Cass Corridor, Detroit, March 22, 2018 [18169]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Muddy Waters: All Aboard

Elmore James: Rollin And Tumblin

Elmore James: It Hurts Me Too

Elmore James: Shake Your Moneymaker

Larry Taylor: Knocking at Your Door

Howlin’ Wolf: Dust My Broom

J.P. Morgan: Travelin’

Walter Noons: Dust

Coco Robicheaux: Louisiana Medicine Man

Bettye LaVette: Serves Him Right with Intro

John Sinclair & Hollow Bones: friday the 13th

Coco Robicheaux: We Will Fly Away

Laith al-Saadi: Hoochie Coochie Man

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. & Sugar Mae Whitall

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Elliott Levin, J.P. Morgan & Walter Noons

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

 

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 749: But Beautiful

Episode 749 is coming from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios at 55 Peterboro in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, where I’ve just returned from New Orleans this week after a short stop in Chicago to see my dear friend Fritz Keilsmeier on my way home and now I’m planning to stay here in the D until well into May while I continue to deal with my several physical issues at the nearby Detroit Medical Center under the care of my splendid primary doctor Muhammad Kang at the Rosa Parks Geriatric Clinic and take care of some pressing public obligations coming up, like the 8th annual THC EXPO at the Roostertail this weekend, the 2nd annual Detroit Caregivers Cup there on Sunday, and the upcoming 47th annual Hash Bash at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Plus my close friend and comrade, the great poet and tenor saxophonist Elliott Levin is coming to Detroit from his home in Philadelphia this week and we’ll be playing together Sunday night at the Trisophenes club in Detroit and at Ziggy’s in Ypsilanti on Tuesday night, so this program will feature some of the music we’ve made together in years past, like in London with my Blues Scholars at our Obama Inauguration Party at the Café Oto in January 2009 and in New York City with a band called Hollow Bones with the blistering tenor saxophonist Ras Moshe joining Elliott in the front line.

 

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BUT BEAUTIFUL

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 749

Cass Corridor, Detroit, March 16, 2018 [18155]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

John Sinclair & Elliott Levin: Spiritual

John Sinclair & Elliott Levin: Consequences

John Sinclair & Elliott Levin: Blues To You

John Sinclair & Elliott Levin: The Destruction of America

John Sinclair & Hollow Bones: Humphf

John Sinclair & Hollow Bones: Monk In Orbit

John Sinclair & Hollow Bones: Rhythm-A-Ning

John Sinclair & Hollow Bones: Ruby, My Dear

John Sinclair & Elliot Levin: But Beautiful

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

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

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Elliott Levin

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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