John Sinclair Radio Show 799: Cadillac Jack


Episode 799 is coming from my New Orleans headquarters at the Zotz Coffeeshop on Oak Street, my last broadcast from the Crescent City for this trip. Next week I’ll be in Denver with Tom Worrell, and then back in Detroit on April 2nd for Opening Day at Tiger Stadium and the Hash Bash weekend in Ann Arbor. But for now I’m going to start with a set by the great trio of Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Joe Krown & Russell Batiste Jr
that plays at the Malpe Leaf Bar here on Oak Street on most Sunday nights with a set kicked off by a house crawfish boil, commemorated in our opening track recorded live at the Leaf. Then we’ll pay a lengthy tribute to the recently departed giant of American music, Andre Williams, who passed away in Chicago this week at the age of 82. He was a dear friend, mentor, and producer of my first blues album, The Delta Sound, 20 years ago.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
CADILLAC JACK
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 799
Zotz Coffeeshop, New Orleans,, March 21, 2019 [19167]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Walter “Wolfman” Washington-Joe Krown-Russell Batiste Jr: Sunday Night Crawfish
Walter “Wolfman” Washington-Joe Krown-Russell Batiste Jr: Steal Away
Walter “Wolfman” Washington-Joe Krown-Russell Batiste Jr: You Can Stay but the Noise Got to Go
Andre Williams: Cadillac Jack
Andre Williams: Jail Bait 
Andre Williams:Pussy Stank
Andre Williams:I Don’t Need Mary (Juana)
Andre Williams: Black Godfather
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: The Wolf Is At Your Door
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Sunnyland Train
Chrlie 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 Frenchy
 
© 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 798: Just Like That


Episode 798 is coming from the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street in uptowwn New Orleans where Carlo Ditta, Tom Worrell and I will be playing tomorrow night before the Rebirth Brass Band and where the great Walter “Wolfman” Washington can be heard virtually every Sunday night with Joe Krown and Russell Batiste Jr. Not this week though, because the Wolf just left for Amsterdam and I decided to honor his absence with an hour of some of his greatest recordings—or at least my own personal favorites, from hs albums like Blue Moon Rising, Doin’ The Funky Thing, Funk Is in the House, Eddie Bo’s Funky Funky New Orleans, and Leader of the Pack,
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
JUST LIKE THAT
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 798
Maple Leaf Bar, New Orleans,, March 15, 2019 [19153]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Walter “Wolfman” Washington: Stop & Think
Walter “Wolfman” Washington: Can’t Stop Loving You      
Walter “Wolfman” Washington:   Drown
Walter “Wolfman” Washington:   Just Like That
Walter “Wolfman” Washington:   I’m Back
Walter “Wolfman” Washington:   Landslide
Walter “Wolfman” Washington:   Mary Ann
Walter “Wolfman” Washington:   I Stand Accused
Walter “Wolfman” Washington:   Goody Man
Walter “Wolfman” Washington:   When the Answer Is Clear
Walter “Wolfman” Washington:   He Will See Us Through
 
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 Frenchy
 
© 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 797: Blackbird Special


Episode 797 is coming from the headquarters of Orleans Records across the lake in Covington where Carlo Ditta and I are playing tonight at St. john’s  coffeehouse downtown and I’m celebrating the season with an hour of brass band musc from New Orleans by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Algiers Brass Band, the Chosen Few Brass Band with Linda Young, the Forgotten Souls Brass Band, the High Steppers Brass Band, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band with Dr. John, the Treme Brass Band, and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux with the Forgotten Souls Brass Band .Yeah you rite!
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BLACKBIRD SPECIAL
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 797
Orleans Records HQs, Covington LA,, March 7, 2019 [19139]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Feets Don’t Fail Me Now
Algiers Brass Band: Lord, Lord, Lord
Chosen Few Brass Band with Linda Young: Salty Papa Blues
Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Mary, Mary
Forgotten Souls Brass Band: Blackbird Special
High Steppers Brass Band: Sixth Ward Jam
Treme Brass Band: Gimme My Money Back
Dirty Dozen Brass Band with Dr. John: It’s All Over Now
Forgotten Souls Brass Band & Big Chief Monk Boudreaux:Don’t Forget ‘Em
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
 
© 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 796: Mighty Big Chief


Episode 796 is coming from my old stand at the Zotz coffeeshop on Oak Street in New Orleans on a cold Lundi Gras morning, where I’m making my annual all-Mardi Gras Indian Music show with selections from the Wild Indian repertoire by the Wild Magnolias, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & Anders Osborne, War Chief Juan, the Golden Eagles, the Bayou Renegades, Big Chief Smiley Ricks & Indians of the Nation, and the Wild Magnolias with the Rebirth Brass Band.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
MIGHTY BIG CHIEF
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 796
Maple Leaf Bar, New Orleans, March 4, 2019 [19126]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Wild Magnolias: Indian Red
Wild Magnolias: Mighty, Mighty Chief
War Chief Juan: Early That Morning
Wild Magnolias: Soul, Soul, Soul
Golden Eagles: In The Morning
Bayou Renegades: Here Come the Indians Now
Wild Magnolias: Old Time Indian
Chief Smiley Ricks & Indians of the Nation: Gang Shot the Pistol
Monk Boudreaux & Anders Osborne: They Don’t Know
Wild Magnolias & Re-Birth Brass Band: Let’s Go Get ‘Em
War Chief Juan: Way Uptown
Monk Boudreaux & Anders Osborne: Take Me Downtown
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
 
© 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 795: Hail King Zulu


Episode 795 is coming for the last time from the John Sinclair Café in the Psychedelic Healing Shack in the north end of Detroit, where I’ve been beaming out on Mondays since the new year started but now am forced to accept that my experiment with operating a marijuana-friendly coffeeshop in Detroit has met with an unfortunate and untimely end. If all goes well, my next show will be coming directly from New Orleans, but I’ve just today gotten word that my friend and host Jerry Brock has taken ill and won’t be able to accommodate me, so I have to find alternative lodgings at once or severely alter my travel plans and miss the Mardi Gras for the first time since 1981. In any case, the recordings live on and tonight we’ll have music from the Mardi Gras by Professor Longhair, Earl King, the Rebirth Brass Band, the Wild Magnolias, Dr. John, Roger & the Gypsies, Sugar Boy & the Cane Cutters, Sammy Ridgely, Wardell & His Slammin’ Big Band, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers, Smokey Johnson, Snooks Eaglin, and the Guardians of the Flame. I appear at the beginning and then the sides take over completely. until the end
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
HAIL KING ZULU
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 795
John Sinclair Cafe, Detroit, February 20, 2019 [19112]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Professor Longhair: Go to the Mardi Gras
Earl King: Street Parade
Rebirth Brass Band: Do Whatcha Wanna
Wild Magnolias: Fire Water
Dr. John: Mama Roux
Professor Longhair: Big Chief   
Roger & the Gypsies: Pass the Hatchet
Sugar Boy & the Cane Cutters: Jock-A-Mo
Sammy Ridgely: Mardi Gras Chief
Wardell & His Slammin’ Big Band: Hail King Zulu   
Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers: Do the Fat Tuesday
Smokey Johnson: It Ain’t My Fault
Snooks Eaglin: I Went to the Mardi Gras      
Guardians of the Flame: My Gang Is Leaving Now 
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
 
© 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 794: Here Dey Come

 
Episode 794 is coming from the John Sinclair Café in the Psychedelic Healing Shack in the north end of Detroit, where I’ve been beaming out on Mondays since the new year started, but tonight I’m going to jump the gun a couple of days to make this program from the scene of Robert Jr. Whitall’s art show opening in the Cafe today, with music from Mardi Gras reflecting the theme of this exhibition of some of his New Orleans paintings. So we’ve got recordings by Professor Longhair, the Neville Brothers, Cha Wa, Wild Tchoupitoulas, Wild Magnolias, Indians of the Nation, Big Chief Peppy & Troy Andrews, the Flaming Arrows, Chief Smiley Ricks, and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux with the Golden Eagles.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
HERE DEY COME
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 794
John Sinclair Cafe, Detroit, February 16, 2019 [19098]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Professor Longhair: Mardi Gras in New Orleans    
Neville Brothers: Wild Indians
Cha Wa: Hey Mama
Wild Tchoupitoulas: Here Dey Come
Wild Magnolias: Golden Crown
Indians of the Nation: Indian Story > Calliope
Big Chief Peppy/Troy Andrews: Got to Get Ready
Flaming Arrows: Hell Out the Way
Chief Smiley Ricks: Nothin’ But Trouble
Wild Tchoupitoulas: Meet de Boys on the Battlefront
Golden Eagles: Indian Red
 
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 Adam Brook, Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens
 
© 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 793: Weed Head Woman

 
Episode 793 is coming from the John Sinclair Café in the Psychedelic Healing Shack in the north end of Detroit, where I’ve been beaming out on Mondays since the new year started. This week I’ve reached back into my archives to find recordings from a series of 420 parties held in Detroit strating around 2005 and featuring in this epriode performances by the 420 All Stars, Chris Codish, Larry McCray & Eddie Harsch, Johnny Bassett & The Blues Insurgents, and John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars featuring James McCarty.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
WEED HEAD WOMAN
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 793
John Sinclair Cafe, Detroit, February 11, 2019 [19084]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Adam Brook Intro > 420 All Stars: Cissy Strut
Chris Codish: Right Place, Wrong Time
Larry McCray & Eddie Harsch: 420 Blues
Johnny Bassett & The Blues Insurgents: Weed Head Woman
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars featuring James McCarty: Doctor Blues
John Sinclair Stage Outro
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 792: On The Road To Nowhere


Episode 792 is coming from the John Sinclair Café in the Psychedelic Healing Shack in the north end of Detroit, where I’ve been beaming out on Mondays since the new year started and where I’m featuring this week the brand new Big Ciity Rhythm & Blues Magazine CD Sampler #25, titled On The  Road To Nowhere and offering selections by Little Freddie King, John Boutte, Paul Oscher, Ed Jackson’s Time Out, Willie Buck, the great Detroit guitarist Jim McCarty, Jim Allchin, Tiaxica & Pope, Dawn Tyler Watson, the Blues Disciples, the L&M Rhythm KIngs, Mortal Soul, Harpdog Brown, Duca Belintani:, WildCat O’Halloran, and Blair Miller, wih Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens starting & ending things tonight.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
ON THE ROAD TO NOWHERE
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 792
John Sinclair Cafe, Detroit, February 4, 2019 [19070]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Robert Jr & Sugar Mae: Road To Nowhere
Little Freddie King: Kinghead Shuffle
John Boutte: Shake My Gate
Paul Oscher: Money Making Woman
Duca Belintani: Jumping Boy Blues
Willie Buck: You Want Me To Trust You
Jim McCarty: Memphis Two-Step
Dawn Tyler Watson: Love To Burn
Blues Disciples: Gravy Train
Jim Allchin: Voodoo Doll
Mortal Soul: Jubilee
Harpdog Brown: Reefer Loving Woman
WildCat O’Halloran: Can’t Get It Like That
Ed Jackson’s Time Out: Fields of Sorrow
Robert Jr & Sugar Mae: The Road Goes On Forever
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 J. Whitall & Shirley Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Blues Magzine
 
© 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation