John Sinclair Radio Show 745: Happy Home

Episode 745 is coming from the home studio of my close friend and mentor, Jerry Brock, in uptown New Orleans when I’m staying for the next few weeks until it’s time to go back to Detroit for the 6th annual THC Expo at the Roostertail and the many Michigan marijuana events to follow in March & April. With only three exceptions I’m playing tracks today from three CDs I produced for WWOZ Radio in the early 1990s—25 years ago!—when they wanted to initiate a series of albums to give away as premiums during their biannual find drives and I put these together with Mark Bingham and the late Keith Keller featuring music by Snooks Eaglin, Lady Linda Young & The Chosen Few Brass Band, Deacon John, Earl King with Tommy Ridgley & The Untouchables, Ironing Board Sam, Eddie Bo, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Charles Neville & Diversity, and the Zion Harmonizers, plus cuts from The Soul Rebels, The Spiders, and the classic Snooks Eaglin anthem, “I Went To The Mardi Gras,” just completed.

 

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HAPPY HOME

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 745

Jerry Brock Studio, New Orleans, February 17, 2018 [20-1809]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Snooks Eaglin: I Went to the Mardi Gras

Soul Rebels: Let Your Mind Be Free

The Spiders: The Bells Are Ringing

Lady Linda Young & The Chosen Few Brass Band: Salty Papa Blues

Snooks Eaglin: Dizzy Miss Lizzy

Deacon John: Happy Home

Earl King with Tommy Ridgley & The Untouchables: Those Lonely Lonely Nights

Ironing Board Sam: Non Support

Eddie Bo: Check Mr. Popeye

Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Freakish

Charles Neville & Diversity: Blue Monk

Zion Harmonizers: Brother Moses Smote the Water

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 Jerry Brock, Addison & Mia

 

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Ancestor Worship 81: After The Rain

This week’s episode of Ancestor Worship comprises recordings made by the John Coltrane Quartet for Impulse Records between November 13, 1962 and November 18, 1963, including the recordings issued as the album titled Ballads and concluding with the brilliant performance titled ”Alabama.” “Vilia” is from March 6, 1963 and “After The Rain” and “Dear Old Stockholm” from April 29, 1963.

 

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AFTER THE RAIN

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 81

John Sinclair, Frenchy’s Studio, New Orleans, February 17, 2014 [18097]

 

Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo

John Coltrane Quartet: What’s New?

John Coltrane Quartet: Nancy (With The Laughing Face)

John Coltrane Quartet: Too Young To Go Steady

John Coltrane Quartet: All Or Nothing At All

John Coltrane Quartet: I Wish I Knew

John Coltrane Quartet: You Don’t Know What Love Is

John Coltrane Quartet: Say It (Over And Over Again)

John Coltrane Quartet: Vilia

John Coltrane Quartet: After The Rain

Coltrane Quartet: Dear Old Stockholm

John Sinclair Closing Comments & Outro

John Coltrane Quartet: Alabama

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded, edited & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: SSteve Pratt

Special thanks to Celia Sinclair, Frenchy, Tina & Two Bears

 

© 2014, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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Blues & Roots 07: Finger On The Trigger

Out of the Vintage Radio Vaults at Radio Free Amsterdam, this episode of Blues & Roots with John Sinclair from WWOZ-FM in New Orleans features music by Howlin’ Wolf, R.L. Burnside, Elmore James, H-Bomb Ferguson, Eddie Taylor, Albert King, Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Bo Diddley, Aretha Franklin, Eddie Burns, Luther Allison, and one unidentified artist.

 

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FINGER ON THE TRIGGER

BLUES & ROOTS 07

John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, 1999-2000 [18090]

Little Walter: Juke with John Sinclair Intro

Howlin’ Wolf: Driving The Highway

R.L. Burnside: Going Down South

Elmore James: Standing At The Crossroads

H-Bomb Ferguson: Don’t Leave Me

Eddie Taylot: Wreck On 83 Highway

Albert King: Finger On The Trigger

Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band: Express Yourself

Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band: 90 Day Cycle People

Bo Diddley: Who Do You Love

Aretha Franklin: Spirit In The Dark

Junior Wells: Shake ‘Em On Down

Eddie Burns: Orange Driver

Luther Allison; Bad News This Morning

 

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

 

© 1999, 2000, 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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All On A Mardi Gras Day: John Sinclair Radio Show 257

David Kunian’s Kitchen Sink show on WWOZ continues for a second hour (viz. #256) in celebration of the Carnival season with more carefully selected Mardi Gras music by Dr. John, the Wild Magnolias, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Re-Birth Brass Band, All That, Galactic, the Meters, and Professor Longhair.

 

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ALL ON A MARDI GRAS DAY

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 257

John Sinclair & David Kunian, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, February 17, 2009 [20-0916]

 

Dr. John: All on a Mardi Gras Day

Dr. John: Mama Roux

Wild Magnolias: New Suit

New Orleans Nightcrawlers: Tchfuncta > On That Day

Wild Magnolias & Re-Birth Brass Band: Shallow Water O Mama

All That: Mardi Gras Day ‘99

Galactic & Soul Rebels & Juvenile: From the Corner to the Block

The Meters: Hey Pocky Way

Dr. John: Iko Iko

Wild Magnolias: Shoo Fly

Professor Longhair: Big Chief

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair & David Kunian for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by David Kunian at WWOZ-FM, New Orleans

Edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Celia Sinclair, Frenchy, Chris Jones & Ashley Thibodeaux

 

© 2009, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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Bury The Hatchet: John Sinclair Radio Show 256

I came back to WWOZ on this Tuesday night to join David Kunian for his Kitchen Sink show from 10:00 pm-midnight and help him celebrate the Carnival season by selecting and playing Mardi Gras music favorites and new releases, including cuts by the Hawketts, Professor Longhair, the Golden Eagles, Lucien Barbarin, the Wild Magnolias, Danny Barker & His Creole Cats, Roger & the Gypsies, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, the Wild Tchoupitoulas, Big Chief Peppy with Trombone Shorty, and the Bayou Renegades. Note the paucity of overlap with the programming of Tom Morgan earlier the same day (#254-255)—a tribute to the wealth of Mardi Gras music available today.

 

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BURY THE HATCHET

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 256

John Sinclair & David Kunian, WWOZ Radio, New Orleans, February 17, 2009 [20-0915]

 

The Hawketts: Mardi Gras Mambo

Professor Longhair: Go to the Mardi Gras

Golden Eagles: Indian Red

Lucien Barbarin: Tootie Ma

Wild Magnolias: Tootie Ma

Danny Barker & His Creole Cats: Chockamo Feendo Hay

Roger & the Gypsies: Pass the Hatchet

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux: Bury the Hatchet

Wild Tchoupitoulas: Hey, Mama

Big Chief Peppy & Trombone Shorty: Better Get Ready

Bayou Renegades: Here Come the Indians Now

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair & David Kunian for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by David Kunian at WWOZ-FM, New Orleans

Edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Celia Sinclair, Frenchy, Chris Jones & Ashley Thibodeaux

 

© 2009, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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Indian Story: John Sinclair Radio Show 255

This episode is the second part of my annual Mardi Gras Indian Music Special, a Joint Production with Tom Morgan for his Tuesday New Orleans Music Show on WWOZ-FM. Tom and I share several substantial conversations and enjoy music by Idrees Muhammad, the Wild Magnolias, a gang of Wild Indians recorded by Samuel Charters at Mardi Gras 1956, Big Chief Little Charles Taylor & the Indians of the Nation, the Hard Head Hunters, Big Chief Peppy of the Golden Arrows, Big Chief Monk Boudreau with the Forgotten Souls Brass Band, and the Young Guardians of the Flame. Mighty Coup de Fiyo!

 

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INDIAN STORY

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 255

John Sinclair & Tom Morgan, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, February 17, 2009 [20-0914]

 

Idrees Muhammad: Hey Pocky Way

Wild Magnolias: They Call Us Wild

Wild Indians: Conversation > Two Way Pak E Way > My Indian Red

Big Chief Little Charles & Indians of the Nation: White Cloud Hunters

Hard Head Hunters: Shallow Water O Mama

Big Chief Peppy & Indians of the Nation: Indian Story

Wild Magnolias: Old Time Indian

Wild Magnolias: Wild Magnolias

Big Chief Monk Boudreau & Forgotten Souls: Don’t Forget ’Em

Young Guardians of the Flame: Indian Red

Guardians of the Flame: My Gang Is Leaving Now

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Tom Morgan & John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Tom Morgan at WWOZ-FM, New Orleans

Post-production, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Celia Sinclair, Frenchy, Chris Jones & Ashley Thibodeaux

 

© 2009. 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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Mardi Gras In New Orleans: -John Sinclair Radio Show 194

In episode #191 we went inside Unified Indian Practice with the Mardi Gras Indians at the Handa Wanda club at 2nd & Dryades in New Orleans the two Sundays before Mardi Gras. This follow-up program takes to the streets on Mardi Gras Day with recorded music by the 6th Ward All Stars, the Treme Brass band and Snooks Eaglin and actualities from the Unified Second Line Parade with the Hot 8 Brass band on Lundi Gras, the St. Martinville High School Marching Band at the Zulu Parade and the Wild Indians at 2nd & Dryades on Mardi Gras morning, the Backstreet Cultural Museum in Treme with Ernest Skipper and the Spirit of Fi Yi Yi in the afternoon, and the 6th Ward Brass Band in the streets of the 6th Ward on Ash Wednesday playing for the funeral of Big Fritz from the Money Wasters Social Aid & Pleasure Club. Recordings by John Boutte, the 6th Ward Big Shots, Snooks Eaglin and the Wild Magnolias close out the show.

 

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MARDI GRAS IN NEW ORLEANS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 194

New Orleans, February 4-5-6, 2008 [20-0810]

 

6th Ward All Stars: Yeah You Rite

Hot 8 Brass Band: Lundi Gras Second Line >

Zulu Parade @ Jackson & Dryades >

Big Chief Peppy on Dryades Street >

Crowd Noise & Wild Magnolias outside Handa Wanda’s >

Wild Magnolias: Indians, Here Dey Come

Treme Brass Band: Gimme My Money Back

Ernest Skipper & Spirit of Fi Yi Yi @ Backstreet Cultural Museum

6th Ward All Star Brass Band: Under the Overpass >

6th Ward All Star Brass Band: What a Friend We Have in Jesus >

6th Ward All Star Brass Band: Knockin’ on Big Fritz Door

John Boutte: Just A Little While To Stay Here

6th Ward Big Shots: What They Talk About

Snooks Eaglin: I Went to the Mardi Gras

Wild Magnolias: Indian Red

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Live music & crowd tracks recorded by John Sinclair in the streets of New Orleans

Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair

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

 

© 2008, 2018  The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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Go Get Your Big Chief: John Sinclair Radio Show 191

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 Foyndation

 

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