John Sinclair Radio Show 761: Meterman

Episode 761 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam up above the Carl Lundgren Art Studio in the Cass Corridor, and we’ve got a new installment of the On The Road feature by Robert Jr. Whitall and Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine in Detroit all the way from the recent New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, where they had a nice talk backstage with the greatest bass player in the world, George Porter Jr., surrounded by music from The Meters. the Funky Meters, and the incomparable Snooks Eaglin with George on bass.

 

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METERMAN

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 761

Cass Corridor, Detroit, June 3, 2018 [18323]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

The Meters: Good Old Funky Music

Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae Conversation with Geirge Porter Jr.

The Meters: Here Comes The Meterman

Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae Conversation with Geirge Porter Jr.

Snooks Eaglin: Aw’ Some Funk

Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae Conversation with Geirge Porter Jr.

Funky Meters: We Be Jammin’

The Meters: Fiyo On The Bayou

Snooks Eaglin: Thrill on the Hill

The Meters: They All Axed for You

Funky Meters: Too Funky

The Meters: Just Kissed My Baby

The Meters: Hang ’Em High

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take that Away From Me

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

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John Sinclair Radio Show 760: Springsville

Episode 760 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam up above the Carl Lundgren Art Studio in the Cass Corridor where this program dedicated to my brother David, born May 31, 1945 and gone from us since 2008, has been recorded, featuring music he liked to listen to by the Miles Davis Orchestra, the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop, Cecil Taylor & John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman, and the John Coltrane Ensemble with Eric Dolphy, plus my brother’s poetry reading from the Detroit Artists Workshop way back in the 1960s.

 

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SPRINGSVILLE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 760

Cass Corridor, Detroit, May 28, 2018 [18309]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Miles Davis Orchestra: Springsville

Charles Mingus: Haitian Fight Song

Cecil Taylor: Rick Kick Shaw

Thelonious Monk: Nutty

David Sinclair: The Egoist/A Poem for John/Ave/A Sighting of Steps/Company

Ornette Coleman: Open To The Public

John Coltrane: India

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take that Away From Me

 

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Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 759: Flip Flop And Fly

Episode 759 is coming once again from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with a program of msuic dug out of my archives, where I went looking for one thing and came up with two totally other things: a set of baseball rhythm & blues songs by Buddy Johnson, The Treniers, Sam Bush, Les Brown, and Mabel Scott, lifted from Bob Dylan’s great radio series called Theme Tme Radio some years ago, and music from two volumes of the Atlantic Records Rhythm & Blues Story by Big Joe Turner, The Coasters, Ray Charles, Clyde McPhatter, The Drifters, and The Robins, plus a closing number just received from my friend J.P. Morgan in Holland.

 

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FLIP FLOP AND FLY

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 759

Cass Corridor, Detroit, May 24, 2018 [18295]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Big Joe Turner: Flip Flop And Fly

The Coasters: Young Blood

Ray Charles: The Night Time Is The Right Time

Clyde McPhatter: Long Lonely Nights

The Drifters: Ruby Baby

The Coasters: Poison Ivy

Buddy Johnson: Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?

The Treniers: Say Hey!

Sam Bush: The Wizard of Oz

Les Brown: Joltin’ Joe

Mabel Scott: Baseball Boogie

The Robins: Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Clyde McPhatter: A Lover’s Question

Ray Charles:         Drown In My Own Tears

Big Joe Turner: The Chicken And The Hawk

Ray Charles:         A Fool For You

The Coasters: Down In Mexico

J.P. Morgan: Calida Brisa en l

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 J.P.Morgan

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 758: The Big D

Episode 758 is coming from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, where I continue to be holed up and healing from my many negative physical issues in my old age, but I’m starting to get a clean bill of health from my doctors with only one more cataract surgery next week and a breathing test to follow next month. Last week I played a cut by Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio from a recent album called Hot Coffey In The D released under Dennis’s name but in reality a live recording of the Lyman Woodard Trio with Melvin Davis on drums, Woodard on Hammond B-3 and Coffey on guitars, recorded live at Morey Baker’s Showplace Lounge in 1968. Here’s the remainder of the album, courtesy of Leni Sinclair, produced by Coffey and Mike Theodore and issued on Resonance Records. Plus there’s another cut featuring the late great drummer Jabo Starks with James Brown and his orchestra, just so we won’t forget how great he was!

 

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THE BIG D

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 758

Cass Corridor, Detroit, May 17, 2018 [18281]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: The Big D

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: By The Time I Get To Phoenix

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: Fuzz

James Brown: Super Bad

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: Casanova (Your Playing Days Are Over)

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: Maiden Voyage

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: The Look Of Love

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 Leni Sinclair

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

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John Sinclair Radio Show 757: 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.

 

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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

 

 

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 756: Healing Chant

 

Episode 756 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.

 

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HEALING CHANT

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 756

Cass Corridor, Detroit, April 22, 2018 [18239]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Charles Neville & Diversity: Blue Monk

Don Paul: Charles

Roger Lewis & Kirk Joseph Band: Charles

Charles Neville & Harvey Diamond Quartet: Summertime

Charles Neville & Workingman’s Jazz Band: African Eyes

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: History 101

The Neville Brothers: Congo Square

The Neville Brothers: Yellow Moon

The Neville Brothers: Healing Chant

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 Don Paul

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

 

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 755: Feeling Freaky

 

Episode 755 is coming once again from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, where I’m featuring the return this week of Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine for the third installment in their series of artist interviews on location, this time with bluesman John Nemeth at the Tampa Bay Blues Festival earler in April, plus songs by John Nemeth, Thornetta Davis, Bob & April Monteleone, the great pianist and composer Cecil Taylor who passed away this month at the age of 89, a band called Blue & The Worn Out Soles singing “The Ballad of Sugar & Junior,” Charlie Wooten’s Zabadodat featuring Laura Reed, Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza, Billy Davis, Robert Bradley, the Planet D Nonet, and Charlie Parker & strings with our closing theme.

 

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FEELING FREAKY

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 755

Cass Corridor, Detroit, April 22, 2018 [18239]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Thornetta Davis: That Don’t Appease Me

Bob & April Monteleone: Toast

Cecil Taylor: Trance

Blue & The Worn Out Soles: The Ballad of Sugar & Junior

Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae: Theme Music & Interview with John Nemeth

John Nemeth: S.T.O.N.E.D.

John Nemeth: Feeling Freaky

Charlie Wooten’s Zabadodat featuring Laura Reed: Unite

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Honky Tonk

Billy Davis: Troubled Shoes

Robert Bradley: 24 Robbers

Planet D Nonet: Shuffling And Rolling

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 Jr. & Sugar Mae

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 754: Unit Structures

 

Episode 754 is coming from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, where I’m featuring music this week in celebration of the life and music of the great pianist and composer Cecil Taylor, who passed away this month at the age of 89. From his myriads of albums since the mid-1950s I’ve selected three pieces from my own favorite Cecil Taylor album, Unit Structures on Blue Note Records, and offer a very rare hearing of the first half of Mr. Taylor’s performance with his Unit at the 1974 Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival in Exile in Windsor, Ontario.

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UNIT STRUCTURES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 754

Cass Corridor, Detroit, April 22, 2018 [18225]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Cecil Taylor Unit: Tales (8 Whisps)

Cecil Taylor Unit: Steps

Cecil Taylor Unit: Windsor (Part 1)

Cecil Taylor Unit: Enter, Evening

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

 

 

 

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