John Sinclair Radio Show 739: Blues In Space

Episode 739 is coming for the first time in 2018 from the Detroit headquarters of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor as the first offering in our new RadioFreeAmsterdam.org programming year with music by Yusef Lateef, Johnnie Bassett with The Bill Heid Trio, Marcus Belgrave from Message from The Tribe, Wayne Kramer, Parliament, the Lyman Woodard Organization, the Planet D Nonet, Jeff Grand, Laith Al-Saadi,John Sinclair & the Funky D All Stars with a message from the dread baseball off season, and Charlie Parker with our closing theme.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BLUES IN SPACE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 739

Cass Corridor, Detroit, January 4, 2018 [20-1801]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Johnnie Bassett with The Bill Heid Trio: Cold Winter Morning

Marcus Belgrave: Space Odyssey

Yusef Lateef: Blues In Space

Wayne Kramer: Back When Dogs Could Talk

Parliament: Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)

Lyman Woodard Organization: Joy Road

Planet D Nonet: Paradise Valley Walk

Jeff Grand: Jeff’s Blues

Laith Al-Saadi: Before Too Long

John Sinclair: Rhythm Inning

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 Sunny & Beyonce Sinclair and Joel Landy

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 738: Ool Ya Koo

Episode 738 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters in the Cass Corridor on Christmas Eve and aimed into the New Year as the first offering in our new RadioFreeAmsterdam.org programming year of 2018 with music by Yusef Lateef, the Planet D Nonet featuring Keith Kaminski, Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars, Bettye Lavette, Billy Davis, Ras Kente, Robert Bradley, Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza, Aretha Franklin, Was (Not Was), Andre Williams, and Charlie Parker.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

OOL YA KOO

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 738

Cass Corridor, Detroit, December 24, 2017 [20-1752][18001]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Planet D featuring Keith Kaminski: Honey Dripper

Thelonious Monk: Thelonious

Ella Fitzgerald: When I Get Low I Get High

Dizzy Gillespie: Ool Ya Koo

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: bags’ groove

Bettye Lavette: Right in the Middle

Billy Davis: Kings of Rock And Roll

Ras Kente: I Need A Roof

Robert Bradley: Picture Book

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Sing Sing Sing

Aretha Franklin: Dr. Feelgood

Was (Not Was): Go… Now!

Andre Williams: Do You Remember?

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 Sunny & Beyonce Sinclair and Joel Landy

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 23: What Is Happening Here

To commemorate the launching of the new RadioFreeAmsterdam.org website on January 1, 2018, we’d like to present the first edition of the John Sinclair Radio Show for 2005, the first episode created under the aegis of Radio Free Amsterdam, founded January 1, 2005 by John Sinclair, Hank Botwinik, and the late Larry Hayden.

Episode 23 was conducted at the anti-squat arts space called What Is Happening Here in the former Hotel Groot next door to Amnesia on the Herengracht. In Amsterdam at that time, buildings and living spaces left unoccupied for one year could be claimed by squatters who moved in and lived rent-free until the owners were ready to do something with the space and took it back. Anti-squats are places vacated until the owners develop plans for future commercial uses and, in the interim, they recruit squatters of their own to prevent just anyone from taking over the space.

What Is Happening Here mastermind Job talks about their arts activities and then turns the discussion to the current anti-marijuana agitation being led by the Mayor of Maastricht, Job’s home town. Smokey Johnson brings our opening theme, “It Ain’t My Fault,” and we’ve got musical selections from the Wild Magnolias with the Rebirth Brass Band, John Sinclair & Wayne Kramer, Magic Slim & the Teardrops, Sinclair with the D-Men, and the great Earl King.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 23

What Is Happening Here, Amsterdam, January 4, 2005 [20-0501]

 

Smokey Johnson: It Ain’t My Fault with John Sinclair Intro

Wild Magnolias & Re-Birth Brass Band: Let’s Go Get ’Em

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Monk in Orbit

John Sinclair Conversation with Job of What Is Happening Here

James Andrews: Banana Boogie

New Orleans Jazz Vipers: You Can Depend on Me

John Sinclair Conversation with Job re: Maastricht

Magic Slim & the Teardrops: How Many More Years

John Sinclair & D-Men: ask me now

John Sinclair Conversation with Henk Botwinik re: Radio Free Amsterdam

Earl King: Street Parade with John Sinclair Outro

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, engineered, recorded & mastered by Hank Botwinik

Executive Producers: Kristie Szalanski, Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds

 

© 2005, 2018 John Sinclair. All Rights Reserved.

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 737: Cool Yule

Episode 737 is a rebroadcast of Part 2 of John Sinclair’s R&B Christmas Music Special for the year 2000 as heard on WWOZ-FM in New Orleans around the turn of the century, with seasonal selections from Aaron Neville, Tommy Ridgley, Larry Hamilton, Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns, Ready Teddy, Marva Wright, Rockie Charles, Big Al Carson, Tricia Boutte, Rebirth Brass Band, Louis Armstrong, Wallace Johnson, and Al Green.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

COOL YULE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 737

WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, December 17, 2000 [20-1751]

 

Little Walter: Juke with John Sinclair Intro

Aaron Neville: Such A Night

Tommy Ridgley: Please Come Home For Christmas

Larry Hamilton: All I Want For Christmas

Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns: Twas The Night Before Christmas

Ready Teddy: The Night Before Christmas Blues

Marva Wright: Marva’s Christmas Shuffle

Rockie Charles: I Just Called To Wish You A Merry Christmas

Big Al Carson: The Christmas Song

Tricia Boutte: Do You Hear What I Hear?

Rebirth Brass Band: Christmas Medley

Louis Armstrong: Cool Yule

Wallace Johnson: The Christmas Song

Al Green: It Feels Like Christmas

Little Walter: Lights Out with John Sinclair Outro

 

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

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2003, 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 736: Santa’s Second Line

Episode 736 is a special rebroadcast of the first part of John Sinclair’s R&B Christmas Special for the year 2000, just now discovered in a showbx full of cassettes and transferred into the digital domain just in time for the 2017 holidays, with timeless R&B and jazz seasonal music by Louis Armstrong, Milton Batiste, the New Birth Brass Band, Louis Prima, Count Basie & His Orchestra with Joe Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra, Jimmy Rushing, Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers, Eartha Kitt, Gladys Bentley, Mabel Scott, Big John Greer, Babs Gonzales, Don Vappie, Wallace Johnson, and James Andrews.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SANTA’S SECOND LINE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 736

WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, December 17, 2000 [20-01751]

Little Walter: Juke with John Sinclair Intro

Louis Armstrong: ‘Zat You Santa Claus?

Milton Batiste: Big Fat Santa Is Coming To Town

New Birth Brass Band: Santa’s Second Line

Louis Prima: What Will Santa Claus Say?

Count Basie & His Orchestra & Joe Williams: Good Morning Blues

Ella Fitzgerald: Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney

Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra: Boogie Woogie Santa Claus

Louis Armstrong: The Santa Claus Blues

Count Basie & His Orchestra & Jimmy Rushing: Good Morning Blues

Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers: Dig That Crazy Santa Claus

Eartha Kitt: Santa Baby

Gladys Bentley: Jingle Jangle

Mabel Scott: Boogie Woogie Santa Claus

Big John Greer: We Wanna See Santa Do The Mambo

Babs Gonzales: Bebop Santa Claus

Don Vappie: Too Fat For The Chimney

Wallace Johnson: Christmas Comes But Once A Year

James Andrews: Christmas In New Orleans

 

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

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2000, 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 735: Freedom Now

Episode 735 marks the annual celebration of the day I was released from Jackson Prison on December 13, 1971 following the John Sinclair Freedom Rally at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor on December 10. I’m still recovering from some physical setbacks here in my studio in the Cass Corridor of Detroit and, as always, looking back on my release from 29 months in prison as the happiest day of my life so far and cherishing the 46 years I’ve spent in relative freedom since—at least free enough to create the things I want to make. But for my music this time I’m going back just over a year to my 75th birthday party at a beautiful country estate outside of Ann Arbor where a lot of people and some very fine musicians got together under a big tent and made some music together: Bettye LaVette, Scott Morgan, Laith al-Saadi, Ms. Samantha Fish, Mr. Larry McCray, and my band, John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars. This was a great celebration for me and I’d like to relive it with you today.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FREEDOM NOW

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 735

WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, December 3, 2017 [20-0750]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: The Screamers with Intro

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

Scott Morgan: Bare Footin’

Laith al-Saadi: If You Love Me Like You Say

Samantha Fish: Goin’ Down Slow

Larry McCray: I’m A Travelin’ Man

Scott Morgan: Chain Of Fools

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: When Will The Blues Leave

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 Whitall, Dennis Hayes, Mike Boulan & the cats

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 734: Troubled Shoes

Episode 734 is coming from the Detroit headquarters of Radio Free Amsterdam at 55 Peterboro in the Cass Corridor with an opening salvo from the new album by pianists Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza, a cut by the Planet D Nonet from their album A Salute To Strayhorn, four more cuts from the brand new album by singer Robert Bradley called Down In The Bend, produced by Tino Gross for Funky D Records, and a series of selections from the great new self-titled Billy Davis album on Jett Plastic Records.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

TROUBLED SHOES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 734

Cass Corridor, Detroit, November 30, 2017 [20-1749]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology with John Sinclair Intro

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Suitcase

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Sing Sing Sing

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Yancy Strut

Planet D Nonet: I’m Taking Off Goom Bye

Robert Bradley: Down In The Bend

Robert Bradley: Morning Comes The Night

Robert Bradley: Share My Dream

Robert Bradley: God’s Creation

Billy Davis: Going To The Crossroads

Billy Davis: Got A Mind To Ramble

Billy Davis: I Come A-Crawling

Billy Davis: Your One And Only Man

Billy Davis: Troubled Shoes

Billy Davis: Keep On Dreaming

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

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Bob Baldori, Tino Gross, Sunnny & Beyonce Sinclair, and Gary & Jared Koral of Jett Plastic Records

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 733: Crying In The City

Episode 733 is coming from the Detroit headquarters of Radio Free Amsterdam at 55 Peterboro in the Cass Corridor and features an in-depth look at the brand new album by singer Robert Bradley called Down In The Bend, produced by Tino Gross for Funky D Records, plus an initial listen to a rough mix of a cut that features the great North Mississippi guitarist Kenny Brown from my forthcoming Funky D album, selections from Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza, Marvin Gaye, Miles Davis from the 1972 Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival, the Billy Davis Rhythm Machine, and four unissued cuts by Professor Longhair that I just found on a hand-burnt CD.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

CRYING IN THE CITY

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 733

Cass Corridor, Detroit, November 21, 2017 [20-1748]

 

Little Walter: Juke with John Sinclair Intro

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Okemos Breakdown

Marvin Gaye: You’re the Man (Parts 1 & 2)

Miles Davis: Excerpt—1972

Robert Bradley: Weather In Michigan

Robert Bradley: Born Again In Detroit

Robert Bradley: Friday Country Girls

Robert Bradley: Crying In The City

John Sinclair & Kenny Brown: That Old Man

Billy Davis Rhythm Machine: Money Talks

Professor Longhair: In The Dark

Professor Longhair: Longhair’s Way

Professor Longhair: Right Now

Professor Longhair: Fooling Around

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Tino Gross, Leni & Sunnny Sinclair

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation