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

 

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Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 753: We Jukin’ Here

Episode 753 is coming from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, where I’m featuring music this week from the new blues compilation called We Jukin’ Here, Volume 23 from Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine in Detroit produced by my dear friends & colleagues Robert Jr. Whitall and his wife & companion Sugar Mae, with selections by Scott Morgan, Kathy & The Kilowatts, Kelly’s Lot, Alastair Greene, Little G Weevil, Mike Skill, Jesse Cotton Stone, Little Red Rooster, Peter V & Blues Train, Laurie Morvan, and the Backtrack Blues Band.

 

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WE JUKIN’ HERE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 753

Cass Corridor, Detroit, April 11, 2018 [18211]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Scott Morgan: Radio Revolution

Kathy & The Kilowatts: Let’s Do This Thing

Kelly’s Lot: Boom Boom Boom

Alastair Greene: Dream Train

Little G Weevil: Here I Come Knocking

Mike Skill: 67 Riot

Jesse Cotton Stone: Unbreakable

Little Red Rooster: 27 Dollars

Peter V & Blues Train: Running Out of Time

Laurie Morvan: My Moderation

Backtrack Blues Band: Heavy Built Woman

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

 

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Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

We Jukin’ Here selections produced by Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 752: I Gotta Sang The Blues

 

Episode 752 is coming from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, where I’ve got the second installment of On The Road with Robert Junior Whitall & Sugar Mae from Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine in Detroit featuring music and conversation from the Blues Queen of Detroit, Ms. Thornetta Davis, and her album Honest Woman, a couple of cuts from her early Live At The Music Menu album, and her guest appearance on my album Detroit Life in 2008.

 

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I GOTTA SANG THE BLUES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 752

Cass Corridor, Detroit, April 3, 2018 [18197]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Thornetta Davis: I Gotta Sang The Blues

Thornetta Davis conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Thornetta Davis: Honest Woman

Thornetta Davis conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Thornetta Davis: Get Up And Dance Away Your Blues

Thornetta Davis conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Thornetta Davis: I Need A Whole Lotta Lovin’ (To Satisfy Me)

Thornetta Davis conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Thornetta Davis: I Believe (Everything Gonna Be Alright)

John Sinclair & Thornetta Davis: Hold Your Horn High

Thornetta Davis: Feels Like Religion

Thornetta Davis: Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On

Thornetta Davis: Rock Me A Little While

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

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Thornetta Davis conversation produced by Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae Whitall

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 751: Come Rain Or Come Shine

 

Episode 751 is coming from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, where I’m getting ready for the 47th annual Hash Bash and the 2nd Hash Bash Cup festivities in Ann Arbor this coming weekend and kicking off with a salute to Opening Day at Tiger Stadium (rained out today, rescheduled for tomorrow), a short set by our personal savior, Mr. Elmore James, and cuts from Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers, Lauryn Hill, Mitch Ryder, John Sinclair & the Funky D All Stars, the New York Art Quartet, M.L. Liebler, a pair of songs by the Planet D Nonet, and my rendition of “it’s All Good” with the Beatnik Youth Orchestra in honor of Hash Bash next week.

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COME RAIN OR COME SHINE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 751

Cass Corridor, Detroit, March 28, 2018 [18183]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: let’s call this

Elmore James: Madison Blues

Elmore James: Cry For Me Baby

Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers: Does Your Mama Know About Me

Lauryn Hill: Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You

Mitch Ryder: The Terrorist

John Sinclair: Everything Happens To Me

New York Art Quartet: Banging On The White House Door

M.L. Liebler: Wade in the Water

Planet D Nonet: A Call For All Demons

Planet D Nonet: Come Rain Or Come Shine

John Sinclair & Beatnik Youth: Culture-Cide

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

 

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Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 750: We Will Fly Away

Episode 750 is coming from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios in Detroit’s Cass Corridor where I’m staying while I deal with my several physical issues at the nearby Detroit Medical Center and get ready for the annual Hash Bash and the Hash Bash Cup festivities in Ann Arbor the first Saturday in April while featuring music this week from all over the place, starting with a long set of great blues by Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Larry Taylor, and Howlin’ Wolf, continuing with new music by my friends J.P. Morgan (not the financier) in Holland and Walter Noons in Boston, two cuts by the late Coco Robicheaux, another Bettye LaVette number from my 75th birthday party in Ann Arbor, and a cut with my dear friend and comrade, the great tenor saxohonist Elliott Levin who was in Detroit and played at Ziggy’s in Ypsilanti last Tuesday night with me, so I’m playing one more tune we made together in New York City with a band called Hollow Bones several years ago.

 

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WE WILL FLY AWAY

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 750

Cass Corridor, Detroit, March 22, 2018 [18169]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Muddy Waters: All Aboard

Elmore James: Rollin And Tumblin

Elmore James: It Hurts Me Too

Elmore James: Shake Your Moneymaker

Larry Taylor: Knocking at Your Door

Howlin’ Wolf: Dust My Broom

J.P. Morgan: Travelin’

Walter Noons: Dust

Coco Robicheaux: Louisiana Medicine Man

Bettye LaVette: Serves Him Right with Intro

John Sinclair & Hollow Bones: friday the 13th

Coco Robicheaux: We Will Fly Away

Laith al-Saadi: Hoochie Coochie Man

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

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

We Jukin’ Here selections produced by Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae Whitall

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Elliott Levin, J.P. Morgan & Walter Noons

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 749: But Beautiful

Episode 749 is coming from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios at 55 Peterboro in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, where I’ve just returned from New Orleans this week after a short stop in Chicago to see my dear friend Fritz Keilsmeier on my way home and now I’m planning to stay here in the D until well into May while I continue to deal with my several physical issues at the nearby Detroit Medical Center under the care of my splendid primary doctor Muhammad Kang at the Rosa Parks Geriatric Clinic and take care of some pressing public obligations coming up, like the 8th annual THC EXPO at the Roostertail this weekend, the 2nd annual Detroit Caregivers Cup there on Sunday, and the upcoming 47th annual Hash Bash at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Plus my close friend and comrade, the great poet and tenor saxophonist Elliott Levin is coming to Detroit from his home in Philadelphia this week and we’ll be playing together Sunday night at the Trisophenes club in Detroit and at Ziggy’s in Ypsilanti on Tuesday night, so this program will feature some of the music we’ve made together in years past, like in London with my Blues Scholars at our Obama Inauguration Party at the Café Oto in January 2009 and in New York City with a band called Hollow Bones with the blistering tenor saxophonist Ras Moshe joining Elliott in the front line.

 

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BUT BEAUTIFUL

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 749

Cass Corridor, Detroit, March 16, 2018 [18155]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

John Sinclair & Elliott Levin: Spiritual

John Sinclair & Elliott Levin: Consequences

John Sinclair & Elliott Levin: Blues To You

John Sinclair & Elliott Levin: The Destruction of America

John Sinclair & Hollow Bones: Humphf

John Sinclair & Hollow Bones: Monk In Orbit

John Sinclair & Hollow Bones: Rhythm-A-Ning

John Sinclair & Hollow Bones: Ruby, My Dear

John Sinclair & Elliot Levin: But Beautiful

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

We Jukin’ Here segment produced by Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae Whitall

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Elliott Levin

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 748: Things Have Changed

Episode 748 is coming from the Jerry Brock studio in uptown New Orleans where I’ve been Jerry’s guest since the Mardi Gras and just now preparing to leave for Chicago and Detroit on the Amtrak train when I get up tomorrow morning. This program marks the introduction of a new feature on the John Sinclair Radio Show in the form of a music news & interview segment to be produced for us on a regular basis by Robert Jr. Whitall and his wife & companion Sugar Mae from Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine in Detroit, starting today and running as their segments reach Radio Free Amsterdam from now on. Their first installment is an interview with the great Detroit vocalist Bettye LaVette centered on her new album of Bob Dylan songs called Things Have Changed, produced by Steve Jordan for Verve Records, surrounded on our show this week by music from Elmore James, Billy Davis, Bettye herself and her band at my 75th birthday party, plus a pair of my favorite Bob Dylan cuts and Charlie Parker with strings bringing our closing theme.

 

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THINGS HAVE CHANGED

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 747

Jerry Brock Studio, New Orleans, March 11, 2018 [18141]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Elmore James: I Can’t Hold Out

Elmore James: Something Inside Me

Elmore James: Done Somebody Wrong

Billy Davis: Keep On Dreaming

Billy Davis: Your One And Only Man

Bettye LaVette: He Made A Woman Out Of Me with Intro

Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae Whitall: Bettye LaVette Interview

Bettye LaVette: Things Have Changed

Bob Dylan: I Shall Be Free

Bob Dylan: Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat

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

Bettye LaVette segment produced by Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae Whitall at Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine for Radio Free Amsterdam

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Jerry Brock

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 747: Secret Love

Episode 747 is coming from the headquarters of Carlo ditta’s Orleans Records across the lake in Covington and I’m playing this week the last hour of tracks from the three CDs I produced for WWOZ Radio in 1994 in the earliest days of digital recording working with the engineers Mark Bingham and the late Keith Keller and featuring music recorded live by WWOZ at JazzFest and at venues around town from Carole Fran & Clarence Hollimo, John Mooney & Bluesiana, Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, Beau Jocque & the Zydeco Hi-Rollers, the Tony Dagradi Trio, John Sinclair & Marion Brown, Michael Ray & the Cosmic Krewe, the First Revolution Singers, Germaine Bazzle with the Red Tyler Quartet, Robert Lowery & Virgil Thrasher, the Golden Eagles, and the Guardians of the Flame.

 

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SECRET LOVE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 747

St. John’s Coffeeshop, Covington LA, March 3, 2018 [18127]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Carole Fran & Clarence Hollimon: Door Poppin’

John Mooney & Bluesiana: Jambalaya

Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots: Zydeco Saturday Night

Beau Jocque & the Zydeco Hi-Rollers: Beau’s Mardi Gras

Tony Dagradi Trio: Nutty

John Sinclair & Marion Brown: Spiritual

Michael Ray & the Cosmic Krewe: Voo Doo Boo

First Revolution: He Really Cares

Germaine Bazzle with the Red Tyler Quartet: Secret Love

Robert Lowery & Virgil Thrasher: Baby Please Don’t Go

Golden Eagles: Indian Red

Guardians of the Flame: My Gang Is Leaving Now

 

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 Jerry Brock

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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