Fly By Night 244: Tower Of Ra

Steve The Fly is juggling sides this week by Tower Of Power, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, and Alice Coltrane to brilliant effect.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

TOWER OF RA

FLY BY NIGHT 244

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Dudley UK, December 29, 2017 [SFBN-0244]

Tower Of Power: Back On The Street Again
Alice Coltrane: Galaxy Around Oldumare
Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Space Is The Place
Tower Of Power: Knock Yourself Out
Sun Ra & His Arkestra: There Is A Place
Tower Of Power: Social Lubrication
Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Would I For All That’s Worth
Tower Of Power: The Price
Tower Of Power: Sparkling In The Sand

 

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 243: Never Give Up

Steve The Fly presents a second set of Garaj Mahal live at the Element Music Festival in the Snug Lake Ampitheatre, British Columbia, on April 8, 2017, with Fareed Haque on guitar, Kai Eckhardt on bass guitar, Alan Hertz at the drums, Osam Ezzeldin on keys, Steve “The Fly” Pratt on the turntables, and vocalist Roosevelt Collier. The proceedings were recorded and transferred by Eytan Bernit.
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

NEVER GIVE UP

FLY BY NIGHT 243

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, December 21, 2017 [SFBN-0243]

 

Garaj Mahal: Weapons Of Mass Destruction

Garaj Mahal: Poodle Factory

Garaj Mahal: Make A Hippy Happy

Garaj Mahal: Never Give Up Giving It Up

Garaj Mahal: Junct

 

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 242: Celtic Indian

Steve The Fly presents Garaj Mahal live at the Element Music Festival in the Snug Lake Ampitheatre, British Columbia, on April 8, 2017, with Fareed Haque on guitar, Kai Eckhardt on bass guitar, Alan Hertz at the drums, Osam Ezzeldin on keys, Steve “The Fly” Pratt on the turntables, and vocalist Roosevelt Collier. The proceedings were recorded and transferred by Eytan Bernit.
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

CELTIC INDIAN

FLY BY NIGHT 242

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, December 21, 2017 [18002]

 

Garaj Mahal: Be Dope (featuring Roosevelt Collier)

Garaj Mahal: The Shadow

Garaj Mahal: Cosmic Elevator

Garaj Mahal: Celtic Indian

 

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.

 

The Blues Show 315: The Healer

Bruce Pingree is playing a third hour of the fantastic music of John Lee Hooker in honor of the 100th anniversary of Hooker’s birth on August 22, 1917, or so many say.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

THE HEALER

THE BLUES SHOW 315

Bruce Pingree, WUNH-FM, Durham, NH, August 27, 2017 [BPBS-0315]

 

John Lee Hooker: One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer

John Lee Hooker with the Muddy Waters Band: I’m Bad

John Lee Hooker: Serves You Right To Suffer

John Lee Hooker: House Rent Boogie

John Lee Hooker & Ry Cooder: This Is Hip

John Lee Hooker & Charles Brown Kiddo

John Lee Hooker with Los Lobos: Dimples

John Lee Hooker & Johnnie Johnson: I Wanna Hug You

John Lee Hooker & the Carlos Santana Band: The Healer

John Lee Hooker & Bonnie Raitt: I’m In The Mood

John Lee & Zadaija Hooker: Loving People

John Lee Hooker & Van Morrison: I’ll Never Get Out of These Blues Alive

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Bruce Pingree for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Bruce Pingree at WUNH-FM, Durham, NH

Recorded by Joe McDonough

Editing, post-production, & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Ceres Seeds & The Hempshopper, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 Bruce Pingree. Used with permission.

 

Fly By Night 241: Mingus Time

Steve The Fly presents a brilliant program of the works of the great bassist, composer and bandleader Charles Mingus, from the early 1950s into the 1960s, start to finish.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

MINGUS TIME

FLY BY NIGHT 241

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studios, Amsterdam, July 26, 2014 [SFBN-0071]

 

Charles Mingus: A Foggy Day
Charles Mingus: Jump Monk (live)
Charles Mingus: Minor Intrusion
Charles Mingus: Percussion Discussion (live)
Charles Mingus: The Spur of the Moment /Echonitus
Charles Mingus: There’s No You
Charles Mingus: Four Hands
Charles Mingus: Lyon’s War

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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

Edited & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Ceres Seeds & The Hempshopper, Amsterdam

 

© 2014, 2017 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

 

Fly By Night: What’s That

Steve The Fly is asking the eternal question with this scintillatig program of music by the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, Horace Silver, The Nels Cline Singers, Roland Kirk, Kenny Burrell, the Wild Magnolias, Medeski Martin Wood & Cline, and Steve The Fly himself.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

WHAT’S THAT?

FLY BY NIGHT 240

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric, 23 Studios, Amsterdam, June 30, 2014 [SFBN-0070]

 

Art Ensemble of Chicago: Taiko
Sun Ra: What’s That?
Horace Silver: African Queen
The Nels Cline Singers: Spell
Roland Kirk: Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
Kenny Burrell: See See Rider
Wild Magnolias: Smoke My Peace Pipe
Medeski Martin Wood & Cline: Conebranch
Sun Ra: Super Blonde
Medeski Martin Wood & Cline: Mezcal
Sun Ra: Solar Drums
Steve Fly & Quark: Fire

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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

Edited & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Sidney Daniels

Sponsored by Ceres Seeds & The Hempshopper, Amsterdam

 

© 2014 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

 

Fly By Night 239: Silver Sunshine

Steve The Fly is basking in the silver sunshine of a beautiful Amsterdam afternoon listening to music & words by Horace Silver, Sun Ra, Amiri Baraka & the Billy Harper Sextet, Charles Mingus, Robert Anton Wilson, Medeski Martin Wood & Cline, Jimi Hendrix, John Sinclair & His Amsterdam Blues Scholars, Steve Fly Agaric 23, and Ken Campbell.

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The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SILVER SUNSHINE

FLY BY NIGHT 239

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studios, Amsterdam, June 28, 2014 [SFBN-0069]

Horace Silver: Senor Blues

Horace Silver: Doodlin’
Sun Ra: The Ridiculous “I” and The Cosmos
Amiri Baraka & the Billy Harper Sextet: Oh…If Only
Charles Mingus: Bird Calls
Robert Anton Wilson: Government Corp.
Medeski Martin Wood & Cline: Jade
Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’
Medeski Martin Wood & Cline: Cinders
Sun Ra: El Is A Sound Of Joy
John Sinclair & His Amsterdam Blues Scholars: learning to walk
Steve Fly Agaric 23: Music for Alan Moore
Ken Campbell: Illuminatus Trilogy
Steve Fly: Lull

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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

Edited & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Ceres Seeds & The Hempshopper, Amsterdam

 

© 2014, 2017 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

 

Fly By Night 238: Dig On It

Steve The Fly is digging deep this week into an hour of music by Sunnyland Slim, Little Walter, Eddie Bo, Michael Longo, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Spaniels, the Gil Evans Orchestra, Sonny Rollins-Dizzy Gillespie-Sonny Stitt, Jimmy McGriff, and King Tubby.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

DIG ON IT

FLY BY NIGHT 238

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studios, Amsterdam, June 26, 2014 [SFBN-0068]

 

Sunnyland Slim: I Done You Wrong

Little Walter: Just Your Fool

Eddie Bo: Hey Mama Here Comes The Preacher

Michael Longo: Samia

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Advice to Medics

Screaming Jay Hawkins: All Night

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: And Otherness

The Spaniels: Baby Its You

Gil Evans: Barry’s Tune

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: China Gates

Sonny Rollins-Dizzy Gillespie-Sonny Stitt: The Eternal Triangle

Jimmy McGriff: Dig On It

King Tubby: Dreadlocks Dub

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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

Edited & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Ceres Seeds & The Hempshopper, Amsterdam

 

© 2014, 2017 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.