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

 

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

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 734: Troubled Shoes

Episode 734 is coming from the Detroit headquarters of Radio Free Amsterdam at 55 Peterboro in the Cass Corridor with an opening salvo from the new album by pianists Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza, a cut by the Planet D Nonet from their album A Salute To Strayhorn, four more cuts from the brand new album by singer Robert Bradley called Down In The Bend, produced by Tino Gross for Funky D Records, and a series of selections from the great new self-titled Billy Davis album on Jett Plastic Records.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

TROUBLED SHOES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 734

Cass Corridor, Detroit, November 30, 2017 [20-1749]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology with John Sinclair Intro

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Suitcase

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Sing Sing Sing

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Yancy Strut

Planet D Nonet: I’m Taking Off Goom Bye

Robert Bradley: Down In The Bend

Robert Bradley: Morning Comes The Night

Robert Bradley: Share My Dream

Robert Bradley: God’s Creation

Billy Davis: Going To The Crossroads

Billy Davis: Got A Mind To Ramble

Billy Davis: I Come A-Crawling

Billy Davis: Your One And Only Man

Billy Davis: Troubled Shoes

Billy Davis: Keep On Dreaming

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

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Bob Baldori, Tino Gross, Sunnny & Beyonce Sinclair, and Gary & Jared Koral of Jett Plastic Records

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 733: Crying In The City

Episode 733 is coming from the Detroit headquarters of Radio Free Amsterdam at 55 Peterboro in the Cass Corridor and features an in-depth look at the brand new album by singer Robert Bradley called Down In The Bend, produced by Tino Gross for Funky D Records, plus an initial listen to a rough mix of a cut that features the great North Mississippi guitarist Kenny Brown from my forthcoming Funky D album, selections from Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza, Marvin Gaye, Miles Davis from the 1972 Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival, the Billy Davis Rhythm Machine, and four unissued cuts by Professor Longhair that I just found on a hand-burnt CD.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

CRYING IN THE CITY

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 733

Cass Corridor, Detroit, November 21, 2017 [20-1748]

 

Little Walter: Juke with John Sinclair Intro

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Okemos Breakdown

Marvin Gaye: You’re the Man (Parts 1 & 2)

Miles Davis: Excerpt—1972

Robert Bradley: Weather In Michigan

Robert Bradley: Born Again In Detroit

Robert Bradley: Friday Country Girls

Robert Bradley: Crying In The City

John Sinclair & Kenny Brown: That Old Man

Billy Davis Rhythm Machine: Money Talks

Professor Longhair: In The Dark

Professor Longhair: Longhair’s Way

Professor Longhair: Right Now

Professor Longhair: Fooling Around

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Tino Gross, Leni & Sunnny Sinclair

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Party Train 11: Mama Feelgood

Detroit’s own Linda Lexy is driving the Party Train all the way from Funky D Studios in Royal Oak, where she’s playing music in Episode 11 starting with her theme song by Tino Gross, followed by Little Emmett Sutton, Edward Hamilton & The Arabians, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Lyn Collins, Big Ella, Lee Dorsey, Sly, Slick & Wicked, Patrice Holloway, Muddy Waters, The Bar-Kays, Prince, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Natural Bridge Bunch, The Meters, Freddie Scott, Sam Cooke, the Horse Cave Trio, and One String Sam.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

MAMA FEELGOOD

PARTY TRAIN 11

Linda Lexy, Funky D Studios, Detroit, May 2016 [LLPT-0011]

Tino Gross: Little Soul Sister

Little Emmett Sutton: Mom Won’t You Teach Me To Monkey

Edward Hamilton & The Arabians: Thank Your Mother

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: A Real Mother For Ya

Lyn Collins: Mama Feelgood

Big Ella: The Queen

Lee Dorsey: Little Baby

Sly, Slick & Wicked: Love’s Gonna Pack Up & Walk Out

Patrice Holloway: Evidence

Muddy Waters: I’m Ready

The Bar-Kays: Soul Finger

Prince: Bambi

Alvin Youngblood Hart: Watchin’ Brian Jones

Natural Bridge Bunch: Pig Snoots

The Meters: Chug Chug Chug-A-Lug

Freddie Scott: Hey Girl

Sam Cooke: Forever

Horse Cave Trio: Memphis Shine

One String Sam: I Need $100

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Linda Lexy for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Linda Lexy & Tino Gross at Funky D Studios, Detroit

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Prartt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2017 Linda Lexy. Used with permission.

John Sinclair Radio Show 734: Troubled Shoes

Episode 734 is coming from the Detroit headquarters of Radio Free Amsterdam at 55 Peterboro in the Cass Corridor with an opening salvo from the new album by pianists Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza, a cut by the Planet D Nonet from their album A Salute To Strayhorn, four more cuts from the brand new album by singer Robert Bradley called Down In The Bend, produced by Tino Gross for Funky D Records, and a series of selections from the great new self-titled Billy Davis album on Jett Plastic Records.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

TROUBLED SHOES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 734

Cass Corridor, Detroit, November 30, 2017 [20-1749]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology with John Sinclair Intro

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Suitcase

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Sing Sing Sing

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Yancy Strut

Planet D Nonet: I’m Taking Off Goom Bye

Robert Bradley: Down In The Bend

Robert Bradley: Morning Comes The Night

Robert Bradley: Share My Dream

Robert Bradley: God’s Creation

Billy Davis: Going To The Crossroads

Billy Davis: Got A Mind To Ramble

Billy Davis: I Come A-Crawling

Billy Davis: Your One And Only Man

Billy Davis: Troubled Shoes

Billy Davis: Keep On Dreaming

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

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Bob Baldori, Tino Gross, Sunnny & Beyonce Sinclair, and Gary & Jared Koral of Jett Plastic Records

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 728: Blues Sensations

The John Sinclair Radio Show

 

Episode 728 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit, where I just came across a box of cassettes of some of my radio shows from WWOZ in New Orleans between 1992-2003 and from WDET in Detroit in 1991. Using my trusty Super USB Cassette Capture device, I transferred the WDET Blue Sensations program from May 11, 1991 into the digital realm and hereby present it as Episode 728 of my current series, with selections by Yusef Lateef, The Meters, the Wild Magnolias with the Rebirth Brass Band, Professor Longhair, Earl King, Eddie Bo, Dr. John, James Brown, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, Lenny Bruce, Kenny “Pancho” Hagood with the II-V-I Orchestra,Clifford Brown & Max Roach, and the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop. I’m transferring more programs now and will share some more episodes fro the past with you when the transfers are completed.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BLUE SENSATIONS
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 728
WDET-FM, Detroit, May 12, 1991 [20-1743]

[01] Yusef Lateef: Happyology with John Sinclair Intro

[02] The Meters: They All Axed Fo’ You

[03] Wild Magnolias & Rebirth Brass Band: Tipitina

[04] Professor Longhair: 501 Boogie

[05] Earl King: Come On

[06] Eddie Bo: Roaminitis

[07] Dr. John: Traveling Mood

[08] James Brown: Night Train

[09] Sun Ra & His Arkestra: We Travel The Spaceways

[10] Lenny Bruce: Lima, Ohio

[11] Pancho Hagood & the II-V-I Orchestra: In The Land of Ooh-Bla-Dee

[12] Clifford Brown & Max Roach: Parisien Thoroughfare

[13] Charles Mingus: A Foggy Day

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

Special thanks to Beyonce & Sunny Sinclair

 

© 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

Big City Blues Cruise 22: Roadrunner

 

Martino D’Lorenzo is playing the blues on 45s, 78s and LPs from behind the wheel of the Big City Blues Cruise bus, spinning his classic modern radio programs from the 1980s and 1990s originally aired on WEMU-FM in Ypsilanti MI and now heard every Saturday on Radio Free Amsterdam. Episode 22 features music by Red Prysock, Little Esther & the Johnny Otis Show, Albert King, Chuck Willis, Professor Longhair, Booker T & The MGs, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Lightning Hopkins, Sam & Dave, Junior Walker & The All Stars, James Brown, Elmore James, The Impressions, and B.B. King.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
ROADRUNNER
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 22
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, August 21, 1983 [BCBC-0022]

[01] Opening Theme: Red Prysock: Jumbo
[02] Little Esther & the Johnny Otis Show: Deceiving Blues
[03] Albert King: Cadillac Assembly Line
[04] Chuck Willis: Caledonia
[05] Professor Longhair: Staggolee
[06] Booker T & The MGs: Green Onions
[07] Magic Slim & The Teardrops: Spider In My Stew
[08] Lightning Hopkins: Shine On Moon
[09] Sam & Dave: Hold On I’m Coming
[10] Junior Walker & The All Stars: I’m A Roadrunner > These Things
[11] James Brown: I Got The Feeling
[12] Elmore James: Dust My Broom
[13] Elmore James: Cry For Me Baby
[14] Elmore James: I Need You
[15] The Impressions: It’s Alright
[16] B.B. King: I Don’t Want You Cutting Off All Your Hair
[17] B.B. King: The Thrill Is Gone
[18] Closing Theme: Red Prysock: Jumbo

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced by Martino D’Lorenzo at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Sponsored by Hempshopper &Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam
© 1983, 2017 Tino Gross. Used with permission.