Fly By Night 282: Space Capsule

Steve the Fly takes a capsule full of vinyl discs on a trip around the turntable, pushing Sun Ra-inspired music old and new from The Heliocentrics, Young Jazz Rebels, Mark Holder, Don Ralke, Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra, Merging Traffic, Keith Jarrett, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SPACE CAPSULE

FLY BY NIGHT 282

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, March 3, 2015 [18562]

 

The Heliocentrics: Telepathic Routine

Young Jazz Rebels: The Wind

Mark Holder: Mix Up Cup

The Heliocentrics: Trust The Cosmos (Believe In The Universe)

Don Ralke: Ritual Of The Cobra

Young Jazz Rebels: For Brother Sun Ra

Sun Ra: Springtime Again

The Heliocentrics: The Cavern

Young Jazz Rebels: Slave Riot (Parts 4-6)

Merging Traffic: Mr. Magic

Young Jazz Rebels: Young Day

Sun Ra: Images (Live at the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival)

Keith Jarrett: De Drums

Art Ensemble of Chicago: Rock Out

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2015, 2018 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

 

Fly By Night 281: Kick Out The Jams

Steve The Fly presents music in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first MC5 album recorded “live” at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, including several versions of “Kick Out The Jams” by the MC5, Rage Against The Machine, Deep Street Soul, Bad Brains, Blue Oyster Cult, and Monster Magnet, plus some other MC5 tunes, the Illuminatus Trilogy, the Motor City Blues Scholars, and John Sinclair with Michael Ray and Steve The Fly.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

KICK OUT THE JAMS 

FLY BY NIGHT 281

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, September 28, 2018 [18548]

 

MC5: Kick Out The Jams

Rage Against The Machine: Kick Out The Jams

Deep Street Soul: Kick Out The Jams

Bad Brains: Kick Out The Jams

Blue Oyster Cul: Kick Out The Jams

Monster Magnet: Kick Out The Jams

MC5: Gotta Keep Moving

DKT/ MC5: Motor City Is Burning

DKT/ MC5 with John Sinclair: Black To Comm

Ken Campbell & Chris Fairbank: Illuminatus Trilogy

John Sinclair & His Motor City Blues Scholars: Nutty

John Sinclair-Michael Ray-Steve The Fly: These Foolish Things

Thelonious Monk: These Foolish Things

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

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Fly By Night 280: Myth Art Music

Steve The Fly presents an hour of Fly By Night centered on the music of Sun Ra featuring cuts from the Sun Ra album Mayan Temples, music from The Cairo Jazz Band, and the Sun Ra performance of Twin Stars Of Thence, sampled by DJ Shadow and James Lavelle (UNKLE) on the Mo Wax Records album Time Has Come, as well as a cut by John Sinclair & Michael Ray from the unreleased album I Mean You. The words are read by Fly from his essay “The Myth, Art & Music of Sun Ra.”

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

MYTH ART MUSIC

FLY BY NIGHT 280

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, September 11, 2018 [18534]

 

Sun Ra Arkestra: Sunset on the Nile

Steve Fly: Myth Art Music (Part 1)

Sun Ra Arkestra: Yeah Man

Steve Fly: Myth Art Music (Part 2)

Salah Ragab Cairo Jazz Band: Oriental Mood

Steve Fly: Myth Art Music (Part 3)

Sun Ra Arkestra: Twin Stars Of Thence

John Sinclair-Michael Ray-Steve Fly: Just One Way To Say

Steve Fly: Myth Art Music (Part 4)

Salah Ragab Cairo Jazz Band: Ramadan

Steve Fly: Myth Art Music (Part 5)

Sun Ra Arkestra: Dance Of The Language Barrier

Steve Fly: Myth Art Music  (Part 6)

Sun Ra Arkestra: Make Up

Steve Fly: Myth Art Music (Part 7)

Steve Fly: Another Order Of Being

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

 

Fly By Night 279: Song In My Heart

Steve The Fly is spinning an all-vinyl show with cuts by Lester Young, Ella & The Ink Spots, Bud Powell, Jimmy Smith, Kai Winding, Wes Montgomery, John Coltrane & Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Yusef Lateef, and The Moonglows.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SONG IN MY HEART

FLY BY NIGHT 279

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, January 29, 2015 [18520]

 

Lester Young: I Can’t Get Started

Ella & The Ink Spots: Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall

Bud Powell: Celia

Jimmy Smith: Kiki’s Voice

Kai Winding: A Night on Bop Mountain

Wes Montgomery: The Trickbag

Bud Powell: I Want To Be Happy

John Coltrane & Cannonball Adderley: Limehouse Blues

Sonny Rollins: With A Song In My Heart

Dizzy Gillespie: Blue Moon

Miles Davis: Bye Bye Blackbird

Yusef Lateef: Train Stop

Lester Young: On The Sunny Side Of The Street

The Moonglows: The Beating Of My Heart

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2015, 2018 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

 

Fly By Night 278: Reefer Head Woman

Steve The Fly is shavin’ ‘em dry with tunes by Lou Millet, Lightnin’ Hopkins, John Sinclair, Dr. John, Magic Sam, Louis Armstrong, Bill ‘Jazz’ Gillum, Buddy Guy, Max Roach, MC5, Little Walter, The Impressions, Kenny Burrell, Idris Muhammad, and Yusef Lateef.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

REEFER HEAD WOMEN

FLY BY NIGHT 278

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, January 14, 2015 [18506]

 

Lou Millet: Shorty The Barber

Lightning Hopkins: Short Haired Women

John Sinclair featuring Kai Eckhardt: Mohawk

Dr John: Shave Em Dry

Magic Sam: Stop You’re Hurting Me

Louis Armstrong: Potato Head Blues

Bill ‘Jazz’ Gillum: Reefer Head Women

Buddy Guy: Im Not So Good

Max Roach: Tender Warriors

MC5: The Human Being Lawnmower

Little Walter: Red Headed Women

The Impressions: Try Me

Kenny Burrell: Soulful Brothers

Idris Muhammad: Power of Soul

Yusef Lateef: Get Over Get Off And Get On

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2015, 2018 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

 

Fly By Night 277: Corner Music

Steve The Fly meets Miles Davis On The Corner and brings Medeski Martin Scofield & Wood and The Fugs along with him. Look out!

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

CORNER MUSIC

FLY BY NIGHT 277

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, December 30, 2014 [18492]

 

Thelonious Monk: Crepuscule with Nellie

Miles Davis Medley: On The Corner > New York Girl > Thinkin’ Of One Thing And Doin’ Another > Vote For Miles

Miles Davis: Helen Butte > Mr. Freedom X

Medeski Martin Scofield & Wood: A Go-Go

The Fugs: Banshee

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.

 

Fly By Night 276: American Porn

Steve The Fly is featuring a recent album acquisition (thanks to Ben Schot of Sea-Urchin Press) of the work of the great British poet Heathcote Williams caled American Porn which he has accompanied with his own drum tracks (thanks to Tim Eggmond at EI Studios in Amsterdam) and some Youth soundscapes from the files for the play Cosmic Trigger.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

AMERICAN PORN

FLY BY NIGHT 276

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, December 29, 2014 [18478]

 

Heathcote Williams & Fly: The United States of Porn

Heathcote Williams & Fly: Forbidden Fruit, or The Cybernetic Apple Core

Heathcote Williams & Fly: Mr. President

Heathcote Williams & Fly: Snuff Films at the White House

Heathcote Williams & Fly: I Will Not Pay Taxes Until

 

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.

 

 

Fly By Night 275: 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.