John Sinclair Radio Show 784: Strike Hard

Episode 784 is coming from the Advantage Living Center rehab faciity in Warren MI where they’re going to hold me for another week or two until I’m fully recovered from a fall on my ass last month, and I’m playing music today from a pair of interesting collections I foiund in my files called Far Out Jazz & Afro Funk and Funk Soul Sisters, with tunes by Marcos Valle, Future Warriors, Ann Sexton, Eighties Ladies, Betty Wright, Jody Gayles, Betty Harris, the Jones Girls, Trouble Man, Deniece Chandler, and Ella Washington.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

STRIKE HARD

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 784

Advantage Living Center, Warren MI, November 16, 2018 [18631]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Marcos Valle: Poweride

Future Warriors: Pembe

Brazilian Groove Band: Dance

Ann Sexton: If I Work My Thing on You

Eighties Ladies: I Knew That Love

Betty Wright: Clean Up Woman

Jody Gayles: You Gotta Push

Betty Harris: There’s a Break in the Road

Jones Girls: Will You Be There

Trouble Man: Strike Hard

Deniece Chandler: It’s You I Need

Ella Washington: If Time Could Stand Still

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

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 783: Move Your Hand

Episode 783 is coming from the Advantage Living Center rehab faciity where I’m recovering from a fall on my ass and playing music taken mostly from a collection I found in my files called Blue Note Singles, augmented by some other Blue Note funk by Dexter Gordon & Jackie McLean and Kenny Werner.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

MOVE YOUR HAND

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 783

Advantage Living Center, Warren MI, November 14, 2018 [18617]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Freddie Roach: Brown Sugar

Jackie McLean & Dexter Gordon: Rue De La Harpe

Kenny Werner: New Amsterdam

Kenny Burrell: Wavy Gravy

Don Wilkerson: Camp Meeting

Herbie Hancock: Blind Man, Blind Man

John Patton: Fat Judy

Blue Mitchell: Fungii Mama

Jimmy Smith: Bucket

Lonnie Smith: Move Your Hand

Hank Mobley: The Turnaround

Lou Donaldson: Rev. Moses

Lee Morgan: The Rumproller

Freddie Roach: I Know

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

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 782: Keep On Moving On

Episode 782 is coming once again from the Advantage Living Center rehab faciity at 12 Mile Rd & Hoover in Warren MI where I’m recovering from a fall on my ass and playing music by Yusef Lateef, Lucky Dube, Thornetta Davis, The Allman Brothers Band, Area Code 615, Martha Reeves, Solomon Burke & Gene Pane, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, The MC-5, Stanley Turrentine, and Thelonious Monk.

 

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KEEP ON MOVIN’ ON

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 782

Advantage Living Center, Warren MI, November 4, 2018 [18609]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Yusef Lateef: Prayer To The East

Lucky Dube: Freedom Fighter

Thornetta Davis: Get Up And Dance Away Your Blues

The Allman Brothers Band: Ain’t Wasting No Time No More

Area Code 615: Stone Fox Chase

Martha Reeves: Keep On Movin’ On

Solomon Burke & Gene Pane: The Bus

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Jet Flight

The MC-5: Looking At You

Stanley Turrentine: Trouble

Thelonious Monk: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Thornetta Davis: I Believe Everything Will Be Alright

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

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 781: Getting It On

Episode 781 celebrates the beginning of our 15th year of presenting the John Sinclair Radio Show, the flagship program of Radio Free Amsterdam that debuted in Amsterdam on November 22, 2004 with a series of broadcasts produced by Larry Hayden & Hank Botwinik from Coffeeshop Amnesia, the 420 Café, the Cannabis College, the Sensi Museum Coffeeshop, Barney’s Brasserie, and the PRE Café. For this program we’re selecting excerpts from this original series of programs, with appearances by Lee Bridges, William “The Nose,” vaporizing specialist Avram, Adam Brook, Ice Cube Slim, Frans & his bagpipes, Lorna of the Cannabis College, Walter Noons, Ravi & Alan Dronkers, Eagle Bill, Derry from Barney’s, Ina Mae & Stephen Gaskin, Clay Windham, and Kenny Post, and music from John Sinclair & D-Men, the Blues Scholars, Bagpipe Frans, James Andrews, Walter Noons, Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers, the Wild Magnolias, and the Rockin’ Jake Band.

 

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GETTING IT ON

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 781

Advantage Living Center, Warren MI, November 13, 2018 [18595]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

John Sinclair & D-Men: It’s Alll Good

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Doctor Blues

John Sinclair & Frans: Bagpipe Improvisation

James Andrews: Yeah You Rite

Walter Noons: Play Your Part

Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers: Wild About You Baby

Wild Magnolias: Coochie Molly

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Monk In Orbit

Rockin’ Jake Band: It’s All Good

 

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

 

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.

 

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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

Retrospective 002: Thelonious Monk

Earlier this year, there came a surprise release of newly uncovered and prepared and packaged recordings by Thelonious Monk.

You can hear the tunes over at bandcamp. Where it states:

Hot on the heels of Impulse’s recently unearthed Coltrane number one hit album comes another beauty from Jazz’s ‘Holy Trinity’. This is a previously unreleased, precious lost treasure from Monk’s most critically acclaimed line-up; Charlie Rouse on saxophone, John Ore on double bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums. The music was recorded live in Copenhagen in 1963 at the peak of Monk’s career. A year later he was to feature on the cover of TIME magazine, one of only for 4 Jazz artists ever to do so.

The performance, a mixture of Monk originals and interpretations of standards, showcases Monk at his prime: full of avant-garde flair and wit, but always with a swinging feel that explains his title as the ‘High Priest of Bebop’.

The original tapes, saved from a skip and blessed with the approval of the Monk estate, have been faithfully restored, mastered and cut using Gearbox’s legendary all-analogue process.

Line-up

Thelonious Monk – piano
Charlie Rouse – tenor saxophone
John Ore – double bass
Frankie Dunlop – drums

Released September 28, 2018

 


Here are two Radio Free Amsterdam shows from the archive which feature the music of Thelonious Monk: Brilliant Corners by David Kunian, and Thelonious by John Sinclair. Enjoy.

–Steve Fly

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 159: BRILLIANT CORNERS

David Kunian is playing another hour’s worth of Thelonious Monk compositions as played by other artists including the Jason Moran Trio, Dizzy Gillespie, Fred Hersch & His Trio, Wadada Leo Smith, Larry Young & Elvin Jones, Chris Spedding, Mark Bingham, Cecil Taylor, Jonathan Batiste, and the Miles Davis Sextet.

 

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BRILLIANT CORNERS

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 159

David Kunian, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, November 14, 2017 [18028]

 

Egg Yolk Jubilee: A Call For All Demons

Jason Moran Trio: Crepescule With Nellie

Dizzy Gillespie: Dizzy Atmosphere

Fred Hersch & His Trio: Booboo’s Borthday

Wadada Leo Smith: Solo Reflections & Meditations on Monk

Larry Young & Elvin Jones: Monk’s Dream

Chris Spedding: Work

Mark Bingham: Brilliant Corners

Cecil Taylor: Bemsha Swing

Jonathan Batiste: Straight No Chaser

Miles Davis Sextet: Straight No Chaser

 

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.


JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 778: THELONIOUS

 

Episode 778 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor in celebration of the 101st birthday of Thelonious Monk with some early recordings by Monk, a poem of mine, cuts from Dave McMurray’s new Blue Note Records album, and three by Yusef Lateef as performed by McMurray at the Wright Museum of African American History earlier this month.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

THELONIOUS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 778

Advantage Living Center, Warren MI, October 24, 2018 [18561]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

John Sinclair: fly right

Thelonious Monk: Thelonious

Thelonious Monk: Well You Needn’t

Thelonious Monk: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Thelonious Monk: Bye-Ya

Thelonious Monk: Epistrophy

Dave McMurray: Detroit Theme/Detroit 3

Dave McMurray: Naked Walk

Dave McMurray: Bop City D

Dave McMurray: Music Is Life (Live It)

Yusef Lateef: Yusef’s Mood

Yusef Lateef: Belle Isle

Yusef Lateef: Eastern Market

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

Special thanks to Michael Simmons & Charles Ezra Farrell

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

John Sinclair Radio Show 780: Red Gravy

Episode 780 is coming once more from the Advantage Living Center rehab faciity at 12 Mile Rd & Hoover in Warren MI where I’m recovering from a fall on my ass on October 10 and playing a program of music from New Orleans by Keith Stone & Red Gravy from their new album, with conversation and commentary by Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

RED GRAVY

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 780

Advantage Living Center, Warren MI, November 3, 2018 [18589]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Red Gravy: Red Gravy

Keith Stone Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Red Gravy: Ain’t That The Blues

Keith Stone Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Red Gravy: Something In The Water

Keith Stone Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Red Gravy: Don’t Count Me Out

Keith Stone Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Red Gravy: Hard To Have The Blues

Keith Stone Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Red Gravy: You Ain’t Got Nothing

Keith Stone Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Red Gravy: Love Done Put Me Down

Red Gravy: Crazy In Love With You

Red Gravy: Time To Move On

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