Retrospective 009: Jazz A Samba / Cosmic Chaos / Funky Drummer

Three all-star shows from George Klein, David Kunian and John Sinclair. Featuring music by Sun Ra, James Brown, Charles Neville, Wayne Kramer, Dizzy Gilespie, Planet D Nonet, Charlie Parker and Eddie Lockjaw Davis.

Jazz and funk to kick back and relax too this Sunday. 3 hours of quality music brought to you by masters of the craft.

Radio Free Amsterdam.

Keeping the music alive!

–Steve Fly


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.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

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


 

COSMIC CHAOS

David Kunian is playing his annual Sun Ra New Years show with extended musical selections interspersed with readings by Kunian from the poetic works of Ra.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

COSMIC CHAOS

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 164

David Kunian, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, January 2, 2018 [18098]

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Space Is The Place

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Cosmic Chaos >

David Kunian Reads Points On The Space Age .

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Cosmic Chaos

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Intergalactic Research >

David Kunian Reads Strange Worlds In My Mind >

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Intergalactic Research

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Atlantis >

David Kunian Reads We Are Another Order of Being >

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Atlantis

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by David Kunian for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by David Kunian at WWOZ-FM, New Orleans

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2018 David Kunian. Used with permission.


JAZZ A SAMBA

George Klein continues to examine variations on the Bossa Nova with Duke Ellington, Vince Guaraldi, Cal Tjader, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Gabor Szabo, Bob Brookmeyer, Charlie Rouse, Ike Quebec, and Jackie McLean.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

JAZZ-A-SAMBA

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 238

George Klein, Groove Yard Studio, Ypsilanti, April 27, 2018 [18400]

Vince Guaraldi: Samba de Orpheu

Cal Tjader: Morning

Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis: Jazz-a-Samba

Dizzy Gillespie: And Then She Stopped

Dizzy Gillespie: Pau de Arara

Gabor Szabo: Little Boat

Bob Brookmeyer: Chara Tua Tristeza/Col. Bogey Bossa

Charlie Rouse: In Martinique

Ike Quebec: Blue Samba

Jackie McLean: Jossa Bossa

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by George Klein for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by George Klein in Ypsilanti MI

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2018 George Klein. Used with permission.

Retrospective 008: Big Chief Specials

Presenting a selection of shows from the RFA vaults with a focus on New Orleans Mardi Gras, and the sounds of the mighty mighty Big Chief.

Two shows by John Sinclair, and a show by DJ Soul Lucille in between, 3 hours of authentic rump shaking funk, uplifting street soul, unique spirituals and pure party jams. Buckle up, light up, switch off the TV and relax, come into the sweet and loverly vibrations.

–Steve Fly


GO GET YOUR BIG CHIEF

I was at Unified Indian Practice at the Handa Wanda club at 2nd & Dryades on the evening of Sunday, January 27, 2008, when I decided to whip out my compact Olympus 320M digital recorder and take down the proceedings, which were centered on Big Chief Little Bo of the Wild Magnolias, Big Chief Roddy of the Black Eagles, and assorted Indian singers who took over the mike from time to time in front of the massive drum choir on the stage behind them. I recorded again the next Sunday, when it was “Two More Days” until Mardi Gras, and then chopped the results down to an hour’s worth of Wild Indian music recorded in context just before Carnival Day.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

GO GET YOUR BIG CHIEF

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 191

Handa Wanda’s, New Orleans, January 27 > February 3, 2008 [20-0809]

Big Chief Roddy & Big Chief Little Bo: Indian Red w/ Intro

Big Chief Little Bo: Two More Days > Indians Here Dey Come >

Big Chief Little Bo > Big Chief Roddy: Shotgun Joe

Wild Magnolias: Oo Na Nay >

Big Chief Little Bo: Got to Go Downtown >

Big Chief Roddy: Early in the Morning

Wild Magnolias: Indians Here Dey Come > Go Get Your Big Chief

Big Chief Roddy: Shoo Fly > No No No No No

Big Chief White Cloud: Indian Red

Big Chief Peppy: Golden Arrows

Wild Magnolias: Indian Red

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Music tracks recorded “live” by Khalid Hafiz at Handa Wanda’s, New Orleans for WWOZ-FM and by John Sinclair

Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair on City of New Orleans, AMTRAK, February 20-21 > Chicago, February 21 > Detroit, February 27 > Amsterdam, March 12, 2008

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Celia Sinclair, Tom Morgan & Hild Creed, Big Chief Bo Dollis & Big Queen Rita of the Wild Magnolias, Glenn Gaines Jr, & Khalid Hafiz in New Orleans

© 2008, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation


 

BIG CHIEF

Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk and a guest spot by John Sinclair with tunes by The Flirtations, Barbara & The Browns, The JB’s & Fred Wesley, The Counts, The Temptations, Fatback Band, Billy Vera, Wendell Harrison, Was (Not Was), Fela Kuti, and Mandrill.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BIG CHIEF

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 131

Lucille DJ, controradio-fm, Florence, Italy, February 6, 2018 [18080]

The Flirtations: Once I Had Love

Barbara & The Browns: Watch Dog

The JB’s & Fred Wesley: Funky & Some

The Counts: At The Fair

The Temptations: Power

Fatback Band: Wicky Wacky

Billy Vera: Big Chief

Wendell Harrison: Love Juice

Was (Not Was): Wheel Me Out

Fela Kuti: 2000 Blacks Got To Be Free

Mandrill: Bust Loose

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Lucille DJ for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Lucille DJ at controradio-fm, Firenze

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2018 Lucille Mancini. Used with permission.


Episode 23 is another Mardi Gras Indian Special on the Blues & Roots show, aired on Super Sunday morning 1998 with selections by the Golden Eagles, the Wild Magnolias, Professor Longhair, Dr. John, Roger & The Gypsies, the Flaming Arrows, Snooks Eaglin, the Wild Tchoupitoulas, Donald Harrison Jr. & Dr. John with Guardians of the Flame, and Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, plus blues from Willie Mabon and Muddy Waters to start off the show.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BIG CHIEF

BLUES & ROOTS 23

John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, Super Sunday 1998 [JSBR-0023]

Little Walter: Juke

Willie Mabon: Seventh Son

Muddy Waters: Trouble No More

Golden Eagles: Indian Red

Wild Magnolias: Oops Upside Your Head

Professor Longhair: Big Chief

Dr. John: Mama Roux

Roger & The Gypsies: Pass The Hatchet

Wild Magnolias: New Suit

Flaming Arrows: Sew Sew Sew

Snooks Eaglin: Big Chief

Wild Tchoupitoulas: Big Chief Got A Golden Crown

Wild Magnolias: Golden Crown

Donald Harrison Jr. & Dr. John with Guardians Of The Flame: Hu Ta Nay

Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen: Big Chief

Golden Eagles: Indian Red

Little Walter: Lights Out

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

© 1998, 2018 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.

Party Train 10: Funk Hand

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 10 starting with her theme song by Tino Gross, followed by Sugar Pie DeSanto, Andre Williams, Albert King, Betty Wright, Bettye Lavette, Black Heat, Rasputin Stash, War, Black Merda, Howling Diablos featuring Wayne Kramer, Bobo Jenkins, Bo Diddley, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Inell Young, The Whispers, and Joe L.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FUNK HAND

PARTY TRAIN 10

Linda Lexy, Funky D Studios, Detroit, May 2016 [LLPT-0010]

Tino Gross: Little Soul Sister

Sugar Pie DeSanto: Goin’ Back Where I Belong

Andre Williams: Jail Bait

Albert King: Cold Feet

Betty Wright: Sweet Lovin Daddy

Bettye LaVette: The Stealer

Black Heat: Drive My Car

Rasputin Stash: Mr. Cool

War: Slipping Into Darkness

Black Merda: Cynthy Ruth

Howling Diablos featuring Wayne Kramer: Funk Hand

Bobo Jenkins: Nothin’ But Love

Bo Diddley: Road Runner

James Brown: Tell Me What I Did Wrong

Aretha Franklin: Son Of A Preacher Man

Inell Young: What Do You See In Her

The Whispers: I Only Meant To Wet My Feet

Tino G: Orange Driver

Joe L: Please Mr. Foreman

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 Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2017 Linda Lexy. Used with permission.

In The Soul Kitchen 12: Funky Worm

The award-winning In The Soul Kitchen show with the legendary San Francisco DJ Harry Duncan is now celebrating its 27th year on the air at KUSF-FM even as KUSF has been taken off the air by the University of San Francisco and now broadcasts In Exile from the Light Rail Studios in San Francisco. This week’s episode of In The Soul Kitchen features great tunes from O.V. Wright, Jean Plum, the Ohio Players, Marva Whitney, Al Green, Andrew Hill, Greg Osby & Andrew Cyrille, Jason Moran, Courtney Pine, the Re-Birth Brass Band, Baba Mal, Alice Coltrane, and William DeVaughn.

The john Sinclair Foundation Presents

FUNKY WORM

IN THE SOUL KITCHEN 12

Harry Duncan, KUSF In Exile, San Francisco, June 21, 2011 [HDSK-0012]

[01] O.V. Wright: Don’t Let My Baby Ride

[02] Jean Plum: Look At The Boy

[03] Ohio Players: Funky Worm

[04] Marva Whitney: I Made A Mistake Because It’s Only You

[05] Al Green: You Got the Love I Need

[06] Andrew Hill: Bayou Blue

[07] Greg Osby & Andrew Cyrille: Equalitagram

[08] Jason Moran: Gangsterism On A River

[09] Courtney Pine: Modern Day Jazz Stories

[10] Re-Birth Brass Band: You Know You Know

[11] Baba Mal: Embe

[12] Alice Coltrane: Huntington Ashram Monastery

[13] William DeVaughn: Be Thankful For What You Got

[14] Roland Kirk & Jack McDuff: It’s Too Late

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Harry Duncan for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Harry Duncan

Recorded, edited & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Sidney Daniels

Sponsored by Ceres Seeds & The Hempshopper, Amsterdam

© 2011, 2014 Harry Duncan. Used with permission.

Fly By Night 234: Lonely Fire

Steve The Fly is on fire this week with sides by Eldridge Holmes, Sly & The Family Stone, jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, the john Coltrane Quartet, and Joanna Newsome.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

LONELY FIRE

FLY BY NIGHT 234

Steve The Fly, Blackheath Studios, London, May 30, 2014 [SFBN-0064]

Eldridge Holmes: The Book

Sly & The Family Stone: Poet

jimi Hendrix: If 6 Was 9

Miles Davis: Lonely Fire

john Coltrane: Dear Old Stockholm

Sly & The Family Stone: Thank You Falettin Me Be Mice Elf Again

Joanna Newsome: Baby Birch

Jimi Hendrix: Can You See Me

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.

Party Train 08: Big Ten Inch Record

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 8 starting with her theme song by Tino Gross, Bull Moose Jackson & His Buffalo Bearcats, Bobby Womack, Vicki Anderson, Cedric Burnside, The Chambers Brothers, Brainstorm, Al Green, Billy Sha-Rae, Sam & Dave, Chuck Berry, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Eddie Kirk, Dolly Gilmore, Booker T & The MGs, Cash McCall, Bloodstone, and Paul Stuart Davies with the original Vandellas.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BIG TEN INCH RECORD

PARTY TRAIN 08

Linda Lexy, Funky D Studios, Detroit, May 3, 2016 [LLPT-0008]

[01] Opening Theme: Tino Gross: Little Soul Sister >

[02] Bull Moose Jackson: Big Ten Inch Record

[03] Bobby Womack: I’m A Midnight Mover

[04] Vicki Anderson: Don’t Throw Your Love In The Garbage Can

[05] Cedric Burnside: That Changes Everything

[06] The Chambers Brothers: Funky

[07] Brainstorm: Funky Entertainment

[08] Al Green: Take Me To The River

[09] Billy Sha-Rae: Let’s Do It Again

[10] Sam & Dave: Soul Sister, Brown Sugar

[11] Chuck Berry: No Particular Place To Go

[12] Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears: Sugarfoot

[13] Eddie Kirk: Them Bones

[14] Dolly Gilmore: Sweet Sweet Baby

[15] Booker T & The MGs: Can’t Be Still

[16] Cash McCall: Junkie For Your Love

[17] Bloodstone: Little Linda

[18] Paul Stuart Davies & The Vandellas: Wherever I Lay My Hat (Is My Home)

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 Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2017 Linda Lexy. Used with permission.

The Soul Lucille Show 117: Green Power

Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk and a guest spot by John Sinclair with tunes by Ann Peebles, Bobby Womack, Black Ivory, Curtis Mayfield, Little Richard, Little Sister, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Sun Sounds Orchestra, Robert Lowe, Lloyd Parks & U Brown, Graham Central Station, Milton Wright, the Gary Bartz Ntu Troop, Mandrill, and Allen Toussaint.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

GREEN POWER

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 117

Lucille DJ, controradio-fm, Florence, Italy, October 30, 2017 [DLSL-0117]

Ann Peebles: 99 Pounds

Bobby Womack: Arkansas State Prison

Black Ivory: I Keep Asking You Questions

Curtis Mayfield: Billy Jack

Little Richard: Green Power

Little Sister: You’re the One (Parts 1 & 2

Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Fall Out

Sun Sounds Orchestra: Letter To Prospect Township

Robert Lowe: Back To Funk

Lloyd Parks & U Brown: Reach Out

Graham Central Station: Hai

Milton Wright: You Don’t Even Know Me

Gary Bartz Ntu Troop: Uhruh Sasa

Mandrill: Ape Is High

Allen Toussaint: Last Train

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Lucille DJ for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Lucille DJ at controradio-fm, Firenze

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2017 Lucille Mancini. Used with permission.