John Sinclair Radio Show 729: Star Time

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Episode 729 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit with an hour of music by James Brown that has just been transferred from a cassette of my Blue Sensations radio show from WDET in Detroit on June 23, 1991 that featured the 4-CD box set titled Star Time. There’s another hour of James that will follow on next week’s John Sinclair Radio Show, making this a double dose of dynamite to mark Halloween and All Soul’s Day this year.

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STAR TIME

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 729

WDET-FM, Detroit, June 23, 1991 [20-1744]

[01] Yusef Lateef: Happyology with John Sinclair Intro

[02] James Brown: Ain’t That A Groove

[03] James Brown: I Got The Feeling

[04] James Brown: Let Yourself Go

[05] James Brown: Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag (Parts 1, 2 & 3)

[06] James Brown: There It Is

[07] James Brown: I Don’t Mind

[08] James Brown: Lost Someone

[09] James Brown: Baby, You’re Right

[10] Nate Kendricks & The Swans: Do The Mashed Potatoes

[11] James Brown: Why Do You Do Me

[12] The Poets: Devil’s Den

[13] James Brown: Tell Me What I Did Wrong

[14] James Brown: Out of the Blue

[15] James Brown: Grits

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

Special thanks to Beyonce & Sunny Sinclair

© 1991, 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

John Sinclair Radio Show 728: Blues Sensations

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Episode 728 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit, where I just came across a box of cassettes of some of my radio shows from WWOZ in New Orleans between 1992-2003 and from WDET in Detroit in 1991. Using my trusty Super USB Cassette Capture device, I transferred the WDET Blue Sensations program from May 11, 1991 into the digital realm and hereby present it as Episode 728 of my current series, with selections by Yusef Lateef, The Meters, the Wild Magnolias with the Rebirth Brass Band, Professor Longhair, Earl King, Eddie Bo, Dr. John, James Brown, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, Lenny Bruce, Kenny “Pancho” Hagood with the II-V-I Orchestra,Clifford Brown & Max Roach, and the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop. I’m transferring more programs now and will share some more episodes fro the past with you when the transfers are completed.

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BLUE SENSATIONS
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 728
WDET-FM, Detroit, May 12, 1991 [20-1743]

[01] Yusef Lateef: Happyology with John Sinclair Intro

[02] The Meters: They All Axed Fo’ You

[03] Wild Magnolias & Rebirth Brass Band: Tipitina

[04] Professor Longhair: 501 Boogie

[05] Earl King: Come On

[06] Eddie Bo: Roaminitis

[07] Dr. John: Traveling Mood

[08] James Brown: Night Train

[09] Sun Ra & His Arkestra: We Travel The Spaceways

[10] Lenny Bruce: Lima, Ohio

[11] Pancho Hagood & the II-V-I Orchestra: In The Land of Ooh-Bla-Dee

[12] Clifford Brown & Max Roach: Parisien Thoroughfare

[13] Charles Mingus: A Foggy Day

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

Special thanks to Beyonce & Sunny Sinclair

 

© 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

John Sinclair Radio Show 727: Thelonious

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Episode 727 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit, where we’re celebrating the 100th birthday of pianist and composer Thelonious Monk with an hour of his earliest recordings made for Blue Note Records between 1947 and 1952 and originally issued on 78 rpm Blue Note 10-inch singles.

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THELONIOUS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 727

Cass Corridor, Detroit, October 5, 2017 [20-1742]

[01] Opening Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology

[02] Thelonious Monk: Thelonious

[03] Thelonious Monk: Humphf

[04] Thelonious Monk: Ruby My Dear

[05] Thelonious Monk: Nice Work If You Can Get It

[06] Thelonious Monk: April in Paris

[07] Thelonious Monk: Well You Needn’t

[08] Thelonious Monk: Off Minor

[09] Thelonious Monk: In Walked Bud

[10] Thelonious Monk: Monk’s Mood

[11] Thelonious Monk: Round About Midnight

[12] Thelonious Monk: Evidence

[13] Thelonious Monk: Misterioso

[14] Thelonious Monk: Criss Cross

[15] Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser

[16] Thelonious Monk: Carolina Moon

[17] Thelonious Monk: I Mean You

[18] Thelonious Monk: Ask Me Now

[19] Thelonious Monk: Epistrophy

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

Special thanks to Beyonce & Sunny Sinclair

© 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

John Sinclair Radio Show 726: Tell The Truth

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Episode 726 is coming once again from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, where we celebrated the September 23 birthday of John Coltrane and then the same birthday for Ray Charles a week later. Listening to the Ray Charles show made me want to hear another hour of his ground-breaking Atlantic Records productions made between 1952 and 1959. How can we go wrong with another solid hour of the great Ray Charles, Genius of the Blues?

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TELL THE TRUTH

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 726

Cass Corridor, Detroit, October 4, 2017 [20-1741]

[01] Opening Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology

[02] Ray Charles: Talkin’ About You

[03] Ray Charles: Hard Times

[04] Ray Charles: Losing Hand

[05] Ray Charles: A Bit of Soul

[06] Ray Charles: Rockhouse Parts 1 & 2

[07] Ray Charles: Swanee River Rock

[08] Ray Charles: Leave My Woman Alone

[09] Ray Charles: Tell All the World About You

[10] Ray Charles: The Right Time

[11] Ray Charles: Early in the Morning

[12] Ray Charles: You Be My Baby

[13] Ray Charles: Tell Me How Do You Feel

[14] Ray Charles: I Believe to My Soul

[15] Ray Charles: What’d I Say, Parts 1 & 2

[16] Ray Charles: My Bonnie

[17] Ray Charles: Tell the Truth

[18] Ray Charles: I’m Moving On

[19] Closing Theme: 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

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

Special thanks to Beyonce & Sunny Sinclair

 

© 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

John Sinclair Radio Show 723: The Blues Is Now

Episode 723 is coming from the Earthwork Harvest Gathering on the farm outside of Lake City, Michigan, where I’m playing tonight on the stage in the barn with the great Billy Davis on guitar, Peter “Madcat” Ruth on harmonica, Drew Howard on guitar and a host of bluesmen playing selections from my blues album called Fattening Frgs For Snakes, but here on the radio show I’ll; be playing several cuts by Billy Davis on No Cover Records, plus more classic blues and R&B music I found in my archives, rough mixes of numbers from my pal Bob Baldori’s forthcoming boogie woogiie piano album with fellow pianist Arthur Magliazza, and ending with a poem of mine adapted from an interview with Howlin’ Wolf conducted by Michael Erlewine in 1969 and here featuring Harmonic Shah on the Mississippi saxophone.

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THE BLUES IS NOW
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 723
Earthwork Harvest Gathweering, Lake City MI, September 16, 2017 [20-1738]

[01] Opening Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology
[02] Billy Davis Rhythm Machine: Coming to Your House
[03] Billy Davis Rhythm Machine: Katrina
[04] Billy Davis Rhythm Machine: Going Back To The Crossroadsq
[05] Billy Davis Rhythm Machine: Lovemaker
[06] Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Shake That Boogie
[07] Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Yancy Stomp
[08] Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Sing Sing Sing
[09] Bobby Murray: The Blues Is Now
[10] Son Seals: Telephone Angel
[11] Ruth Brown: 5-10-15 Hours
[12] Charlie Parker & Earl Coleman: This Is Always
[13] John Sinclair: Just One Big Heart
[14] Closing Theme: 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
Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam
Special thanks to Imani, Beyonce & Sunny Sinclair, Gary Kowal, Michael Erlewine, Laura Grimshaw, Billy Davis, Madcat Ruth, & Drew Howard

© 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

John Sinclair Radio Show 722: All Around The World

 

Episode 722 is coming from my friend Johanna’s studio in Amsterdam Noord where I’m being hosted this week while I’m recovering from a freak accident after being knocked down by a bicycle while walking down the street by the Spui and hitting the bricks with my head. I’m better today after spending 24 hours in the hospital and now playing some classic blues and R&B music I found in my archives, including cuts from collections called I Smell A Rat: Early Black Rock, The Blues Guitar Box (Disc 1), Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974 (Disc 1), Dance The Rock & Roll, Louisiana Swamp Blues, plus cuts from Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters and the Lyman Woodard Organization.

 

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ALL AROUND THE WORLD

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 722

Johanna Studio, Amsterdam Noord, August 29, 2017 [20-1737]

 

[01] Opening Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology

[02] Little Willie John: All Around The World

[03] The 5 Royales: Think

[04] The Coasters: Three Cool Cats

[05] Junior Wells: Little By Little

[06] Lowell Fulson: Reconsider Baby

[07] Walter “Wolfman” Washington: Can’t Stop Loving You

[08] Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown: Gate Walks To Board

[09] Ruth Brown: Teardrops From My Eyes 

[10] The Clovers: Don’t You Know I Love You

[11] Harry Van Walls: Tee-Nah-Nah

[12] Arnett Cobb: Flying Home Mambo

[13] Willis Jackson: Gator’s Groove

[14] Guitar Slim: New Arrival

[15] Clarence ‘Bon Ton’ Garlow: Flip Flop

[16] Clifton Chenier: Louisiana Stomp

[17] Boo Breeding: Country Woman

[18] Boo Zoo Chavis: Boo Zoo Stomp

[19] Lyman Woodard Organization: Kimba

[20] Closing Theme: 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

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

Special thanks to Steve The Fly & Christian Greer

 

© 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

 

 

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 721: Chasin’ The Bird

 

Almost 100 years ago, on August 29, 1920, the great alto saxohonist Charlie “Yardbird” Parker was born in Kansas City, Kansas and grew up in KC, Missouri, where he joined the Jay McShann Orchestra in 1941 and began to make his mark on the creative music of the 20th century. In honor of Bird’s birthday we’re presenting an hour of his early music, mostly 78 rpm singles for Savoy and Dial Records cut between November 1945 and the end of 1947, for your listening and dancing pleaure, featuring such sidemen as Miles Davis, Lucky Thompson, Bud Powell, Max Roach, John Lewis, and Dizzy Gillespie. Dig it!

 

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CHASIN’ THE BIRD

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 721

Johanna Studio, Amsterdam Noord, August 30, 2017 [20-1735]

 

[01] Opening Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology

[02] John Sinclair ID, Intro & Opening Comments

[03] Jay McShann: Jumpin’ The Blues (Decca)

[04] Charlie Parker: Now’s the Time (Savoy 573)

[05] Charlie Parker: Billie’s Bounce (Savoy 573)

[06] Charlie Parker: Ko-Ko (Savoy 597)

[07] Charlie Parker: Donna Lee (Savoy 652)

[09] Charlie Parker: Buzzy (Savoy 652)

[10] John Sinclair Comments

[11] Charlie Parker: Ornithology (Dial 1002)

[12] Charlie Parker: A Night in Tunisia (Dial 1002)        

[13] Charlie Parker: Yardbird Suite (Dial 1003)

[14] Charlie Parker: Anthropology (Dial)

[15] Charlie Parker: Scrapple from the Apple (Dial 1021)

[16] Charlie Parker: Klactoveedsedstene (Dial 1040)

[17] John Sinclair Comments

[18] Charlie Parker: Parker’s Mood (Savoy 936)

[19] Charlie Parker: Barbados (Savoy 936)

[20] Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo (Savoy 961)

[21] Charlie Parker: Bluebird (Savoy 961)

[22] Charlie Parker: Half Nelson (Savoy)

[23] Charlie Parker: Merry-Go-Round (Savoy)

[24] John Sinclair Closing Comments & Outro

[25] Closing Music: Charlie Parker: Chasin’ the Bird (Savoy 977)

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

Special thanks to Steve The Fly, Christian Greer, Tariq Khan & Johanna

 

© 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation