John Sinclair Radio Show 769: Wang Dang Doodle

Episode 769 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor with another edition of On The Road with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Bues magazine, this time featuring an interview with James Partridge, producer of the revived Ann Arbor Blues Festival which takes place this month. The music for this week’s program is taken from the recordings of the 1972 Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival made by Atlantic Records on Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Sippie Wallace, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Freddie King, and Luther Allison, plus an opening cut by Little Sonny from 1972 and a number from Full Circle by John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars with Wayne Kramer.

 

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WANG DANG DOODLE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 769

Cass Corridor, Detroit, August 2, 2018 [18435]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Little Sonny: The Creeper Returns

Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Conversation with James Partridge

Howling Wolf: Highway 49

Muddy Waters: Honey Bee

Koko Taylor: Wang Dang Doodle

Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Conversation with James Partridge

John Sinclair & His Blues Schaolrs: Doctor Blues

Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Conversation with James Partridge

Bonnie Raitt: Homage To Mississippi Fred McDowell

Sippie Wallace: Women Be Wise

Jr. Walker & The All Stars: Roadrunner > These Things Will Keep Me Loving You

Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Conversation with James Partridge

Freddie King: Going Down

Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Conversation with James Partridge

Luther Allison: Please Send Me Someone To Love

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Bues magazine

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

 

 

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 768: Still Kicking

Episode 768 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor, and I’m playing another round of music tonight by Guitar Johnny Nicholas from his 2-disc set called Too Many Bad Habits featuring cuts with Big Walter Horton, Boogie Woogie Red and Johnny Shines, plus two rough mixes from my new Funky D Records album, a cut from the Thelonious Monk concert I did with the Planet D Nonet at the Scarab Club last October, several cuts from a great release on Mighty Joe Young called Blues From The North Side of Chicago, and a closing little salute to Sun Ra by the Planet D Nonet that I’m sending down to David Kunian in New Orleans.

 

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STILL KICKING

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 768

Cass Corridor, Detroit, July 26, 2018 [18421]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Blues Walk

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: West Wind

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Blues Came Fallin’ Down

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Hootie Blues

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Move On Down The Line

John Sinclair: Still Kicking

John Sinclair & Planet D Nonet: round about midnigh

John Sinclair: Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness

Mighty Joe Young: Cruisin’ Down Highway 99

Mighty Joe Young: That’s All Right

Mighty Joe Young: I Can’t Quit You Baby

Mighty Joe Young: Wise Fool’s Express

Planet D Nonet: A Call For All Demons

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 Johnny Nicholas, Tino Gross, RJ Spangler, & Leni Sinclair

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

 

 

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 767: Too Many Bad Habits

Episode 767 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam up above the Carl Lundgren Art Studio in the Cass Corridor, and I’m playing music tonight by Guitar Johnny Nicholas from his 2-disc set called Too Many Bad Habits featuring cuts with Big Walter Horton, Boogie Woogie Red and Johnny Shines, plus the last three cuts from my concert with the Blues Scholars at the Detroit Institute of Arts in July 2017 in commemoration of the Detroit Rebellion of 1967.

 

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TOO MANY BAD HABITS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 767

Cass Corridor, Detroit, July 19, 2018 [18407]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Rock My Blues Away

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Too Many Bad Habits

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Looks Can Be Deceiving

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Apple Grove Rhumba

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Mandolin Boogie

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Intro > Friday the 13th

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Intro > Motor City is Burning

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Intro > The Screamers

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Pump Jockey Blues

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Got The Train

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Gettin’ Outta Town

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Soon Forgotten

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 Johnny Nicholas & Johnny Evans

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

 

 

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 766: Chasing The Blues

Episode 766 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam up above the Carl Lundgren Art Studio in the Cass Corridor, where I’m playing music tonight from Little Freddie King’s new album Chasing Tha Blues and listening to the conversation between LFK and Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens from Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine, recorded backstage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this past May.

 

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CHASING THE BLUES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 766

Cass Corridor, Detroit, July 17, 2018 [18393]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Little Freddie King: King Freddie’s Shuffle

Little Freddie King: Louisiana Train Wreck

Little Freddie King: Back In New Orleans

Little Freddie King Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae

Little Freddie King: Bywater Crawl

Little Freddie King: Night Time In Treme

Little Freddie King Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae

Little Freddie King: Standin At Your Door

Little Freddie King: Pocket Full Of Money

Little Freddie King Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae

Little Freddie King: Great Great Bamboozle

Little Freddie King: Crackho Flo

Little Freddie King Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae

Little Freddie King: Got Tha Blues On My Back

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

 

 

 

 

he Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam up above the Carl Lundgren Art Studio in the Cass Corridor, where I’m playing music tonight from Little Freddie King’s new album Chasing Tha Blues and listening to the conversation between LFK and Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens from Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine, recorded backstage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this past May.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

CHASING THE BLUES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 766

Cass Corridor, Detroit, July 17, 2018 [18393]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Little Freddie King: King Freddie’s Shuffle

Little Freddie King: Louisiana Train Wreck

Little Freddie King: Back In New Orleans

Little Freddie King Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae

Little Freddie King: Bywater Crawl

Little Freddie King: Night Time In Treme

Little Freddie King Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae

Little Freddie King: Standin At Your Door

Little Freddie King: Pocket Full Of Money

Little Freddie King Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae

Little Freddie King: Great Great Bamboozle

Little Freddie King: Crackho Flo

Little Freddie King Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae

Little Freddie King: Got Tha Blues On My Back

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 765: Future Blues

Episode 765 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam up above the Carl Lundgren Art Studio in the Cass Corridor, where I’m playing music tonight from some albums my old friend Guitar Johnny Nicholas gave me on the 4th of july when he played a gig in the back yard of P.J. Ryder’s sumptuous mansion in Indian Village with a cat called Scrapper on guitar & mandolin, Tony Gonyea on bass and Tino Gross on drums. They sounded great and I want to feature Johnny’s albums Fresh Air and Future Blues in this episode and his double CD Too Many Bad Habits on next week’s show. Plus I’ve got three more cuts from my concert with the Blues Scholars at the Detroit Institute of Arts in July 2017 featuring Jeff Grand on guitar, Phil Hale on keys, James Simonson on bass, Skeeto Valdez on drums, and Johnny Evans & Dave McMurray on tenor saxophones.

 

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FUTURE BLUES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 765

Cass Corridor, Detroit, July 12, 2018 [18379]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Johnny Nicholas: Bayou Blues

Johnny Nicholas: Roll On Mississippi

Johnny Nicholas: Roads On Fire

Johnny Nicholas: Future Blues

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Fattening Frogs for Snakes

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Monk’s Dream

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Mobile Homestead

Johnny Nicholas: Mister Moon

Johnny Nicholas: Hell Bent

Johnny Nicholas: How Do You Follow A Broken Heart

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 764: Impressions

Episode 764 is coming on the 4th of July from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam up above the Carl Lundgren Art Studio in the Cass Corridor, where I’m thinking about Archie Shepp’s line “We celebrated the 4tho n the 14th, we always did” and playing music from my concert with the Blues Scholars at the Detroit Institute of Arts last July plus the entire set by the Detroit Contemporary 4 as played at the Detroit Artists Workshop at a benefit for Spero magazine in November 1964 with Charles Moore on cornet, Ron English in guitar, John Dana on bass and Danny Spencer at the drums.

 

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IMPRESSIONS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 764

Cass Corridor, Detroit, July 4, 2018 [18365]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Archie Shepp: Malcolm, Malcolm…Semper Malcolm

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Rhythm Inning

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: My Buddy

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Homage To John Coltrane

Detroit Contemporary 4: Blues Minor

Detroit Contemporary 4: Round Midnight

Detroit Contemporary 4: Impressions

Amos Milburn: I Guess I’ll Go

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 763: Tumbling Out

Episode 763 is coming once more from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam up above the Carl Lundgren Art Studio in the Cass Corridor with a program of music by Coco Robicheaux, Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio from the second recent release of recordings Live At Morrie’s, Billy Davis, Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza, Harry Van Walls, three by Amos Milburn, a Charlie Parker single from Savoy Records, The Clovers on Atlantic, Bobby Lewis, and a set by John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars from our concert last July at the Detroit Institute of Arts with Johnny Evans and David McMurray on saxophones, Jeff Grand on guitar, Phil Hale at the keyboards, James Simonson on bass and Skeeto Valdez on drums.

 

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TUMBLIN’ OUT

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 763

Cass Corridor, Detroit, June 29, 2018 [18351]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Coco Robicheaux: Tumblin’ Out

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: Its Your Thing > Union Station > Big City Lights

Billy Davis: Spanish Blues

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Suitcase Blues

Harry Van Walls: Tee-Nah-Nah

Amos Milburn: Pool Playing Blues

Amos Milburn: Nickel Plated Baby

Amos Milburn: Operation Blues

Charlie Parker: Buzzy

The Clovers: Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ But Trash

Bobby Lewis: Mumbles

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Intro > everything happens to me

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: intro > april in paris

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

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 762: Blow Your Horn

Episode 762 is coming as usual this year from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam up above the Carl Lundgren Art Studio in the Cass Corridor on Father’s Day, and I’m rememberiung my father, Jack Sinclair, born in 1910, died in 1973, as well as my mother, Elsie Sinclair, born 1912, died in 2000, my borther David, born 1945 and died in 2008, and my sister Kathy, who turned 75 years old two days ago. Me, if I live to October I’ll make 77 years old! I’ve often told this story but when I was a kid listening to R&B on the radio at the age of 11 or 12, on Friday mornings I would give my dad a list of 10 or 12 records that I wanted (78 rpm singles) and he would stop by Ernie’s Record Rack at 943 Leith Street near Industrial on his lunch hour and buy me two sides with my weekly allowance of $2.00. The records would be the ones I’m playing today in his honor, the ones that my sister and I grew up listening and dancing to by Red Prysock, Dave Bartholomew, Bill Haley & The Comets, The Treniers, Elvis Presley, Ruth Brown, Chuck Berry, Etta James, Big Joe Turner, The Drifters, Billy Ward & The Dominoes, The Clovers, The Cadets, Roy Brown, Ray Charles, The Medallions, The “5” Royales, The Five Keys, Gatemouth Brown, Big Jay McNeely, and Tommy Ridgely.

 

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BLOW YOUR HORN

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 762

Cass Corridor, Detroit, June 17, 2018 [18337]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Red Prysock: Blow Your Horn

Dave Bartholomew: Jump Children

Bill Haley & The Comets: ABC Boogie

The Treniers: Go! Go! Go!:

Elvis Presley: Good Rockin’ Tonight

Ruth Brown: Bye Bye Young Men

Chuck Berry: Maybellene

Etta James: The Wallflower (Roll With Me Henry)

Big Joe Turner: Shake Rattle & Roll

The Drifters: Whatcha Gonna Do

Billy Ward & The Dominoes: Have Mercy Baby

The Clovers: One Mint Julep

The Cadets: Stranded in the Jungle

Roy Brown: Fanny Brown Got Married

Ray Charles: Greenbacks

The Medallions: Buick 59

The “5” Royales: Dedicated To The One I Love

The Five Keys: Ling Ting Tong

Gatemouth Brown: Okie Dokie Stomp

Big Jay McNeely: Deacon’s Hop

Tommy Ridgely: Jam Up

 

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