John Sinclair Radio Show 786: Santa’s Secret

Episode 786 is my annual Christmas program coming from the Advantage Living Center rehab faciity in Warren MI for the last time before I go home on Monday, featuring classic Xmas tunes and novelties by Charlie Parker, Thornetta Davis, B.B. King,The Moonglows, Jerry McCain, Ingrid Lucia, The Drifters, the Bill Evans Trio, Eartha Kitt, Babs Gonzales, Johnny Guaraneri, Sonny Boy Williamson, Earl King, Shakora Syeeda, Shemekia Copeland, and a brand new Christmas cut by Ted Drozdowski and his Scissormen.

 

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SANTA’S SECRET

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 786

Advantage Living Center, Warren MI, November 16, 2018 [18659]

 

Charlie Parker: White Christmas

Thornetta Davis :Boogie Woogie Santa Claus

B.B. King: Back Door Santa

The Moonglows: Hey Santa Claus

Jerry McCain: I Wanna Be Your Santa Claus

Ingrid Lucia: ‘Zat You, Santa Claus?

The Drifters: White Christmas

Bill Evans Trio: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Eartha Kitt: Santa Baby

Babs Gonzales: The Black Before Christmas

Johnny Guaraneri: Santa’s Secret

Sonny Boy Williamson: Santa Claus

Earl King: Santa Don’t Let Me Down

Shakora Syeeda: Be My Santa Claus

Shemekia Copeland: Stay a Little Longer, Santa

Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen: My Christmas Wish

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 785: Atomic Dog

Episode 785 is my annual celebration of being released from prison on December 13, 1971, after serving 29 months of a 9-1/2 to 10-year sentence for possession of two joints. This program is packed with music by Dave McMurray, Ann Sexton, Red Gravy, and a long series of selections from a great album called Funky Foundations with cuts by Wild Cherry, Earth Wind & Fire, The O’Jays, Joe Tex, Lonnie Liston Smith, Bill Withers, Labelle, Johnnie Taylor, and George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars.

 

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ATOMIC DOG

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 785

Cass Corridor, Detroit, November 30, 2018 [18645]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Dave McMurray: Atomic Dog

Wild Cherry: Play That Funky Music

Earth Wind & Fire: Build Your Nest

Ann Sexton: Color My World Blue

The O’Jays; When the World’s At Peace

Joe Tex: Get Back, Leroy

Lonnie Liston Smith: We Can Dream

Bill Withers; Lonely Town, Lonely Street

Labelle; A Man in a Trenchcoat

Johnnie Taylor; Your Love Is Rated X

Red Gravy: Blue Eyed Angel

George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars; Pumpin’ It Up

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 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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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