Blues & Roots 77: Orange Driver


Episode 77 features great music by Little Walter, Brother Tyrone & The Mindbenders, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Luther Allison, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Elmore James, Big Bill Morganfield, Jimmy Lee Robinson & the Ice Cream Men, Andre Williams, Eddie Burns, Bettye LaVette, Willie D. Warren, and Harmonca Shah.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
ORANGE DRIVER
BLUES & ROOTS 77
John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, April 2001 [19311]
        
Little Walter: Juke
Brother Tyrone & The Mindbenders: Hungry For Your Love
Bobby Blue Bland: I’ll Take Care Of You
Luther Allison: Now You Got It
Magic Slim & The Teardrops: Kep To Your Door
Elmore James: Standing At The Crossroads
Big Bill Morganfield: Rambling Mind
Jimmy Lee Robinson & the Ice Cream Men: Lonely Traveler
Andre Williams: Jiving Around
Eddie Burns: Orange Driver
Bettye LaVette: Right In The Middle
Willie D. Warren: What Goes On In The Dark
Harmonca Shah: Do You Remember
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
 
© 2001, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 812: Peace Brother Peace


Episode 812 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters at 55 Peterboro in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with the second hour in our long salute to the late great Dr. John, with music selected from his Atco albums Sun, Moon & Herbs (1971), Dr. John’s Gumbo (1972), and In The Right Place (1973), with the Meters in support and Allen Toussaint producing.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
PEACE BROTHER PEACE
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 812
Cass Corrdidor, Detroit, June 10, 2019 [19349]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Dr. John: Black John The Conqueror
Dr. John: Pots on Fiyo
Dr. John: Zu Zu Mamou
Dr. John: Iko Iko
Dr. John: Blow Wind Blow
Dr. John: Big Chief
Dr. John: Tipitina
Dr. John: Those Lonely Lonely Nights
Dr. John: Let The Good Times Roll
Dr. John: Right Place Wrong Time
Dr. John: Such A Night
Dr. John: Qualified
Dr. John: I Been Hoodood
Dr. John: Peace Brother Peace
 
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
 

Blues & Roots 76: Mean Disposition


John Sinclair is playing music on WWOZ from 2001 in Episode 76 with sides by Little Walter, Muddy Waters’ first three singles for Aristocrat Records, Honeyboy Edwards on Folkways Records, The Five Blind Boys, John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars, Liz McComb, King Ernest, and Olu Dara.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
MEAN DISPOSITION
BLUES & ROOTS 76
John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, April 1, 2001 [19339]

Little Walter: Juke
Muddy Waters: Gypsy Woman
Muddy Waters: Anna Mae
Muddy Waters: Good Looking Woman
Muddy Waters: Mean Disposition
Muddy Waters: I Can’t Be Satisfied
Muddy Waters: I Feel Like Going Home
Honeyboy Edwards: Catfish Blues
Honeyboy Edwards: Pony Blues
The Five Blind Boys: No More
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Sunnyland Train
Liz McComb: You Can’t Hurry God
King Ernest: Suffer And Stay
Olu Dara: Herb Man
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
 
© 2001, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 811: Gris Gris


Episode 811 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit with the first part of a multi-houred salute to my recently departed friend, mentor, and personal physician called Dr. John but known to his intimates as Mac (or Max) Rebennack, the one-of-a-kind New Orleans pianist, guitarist, singer, composer, producer and indelible character who put in 77 years on this severe planet before succumbing to a heart attack early on June 5th Our first segment presents music from Mac’s first three albums for Atco Records: Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya (1968), Babylon (1969), and Remedies (1970).  
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
GRIS GRIS
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW  811
Cass Corrdidor, Detroit, June 9, 2019 [19335]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Dr. John: Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya
Dr. John: Jump Sturdy
Dr. John: Mama Roux
Dr. John: I Walk On Gilded Splinters
Dr. John: Babylon
Dr. John: The Patriotic Flag Waver
Dr. John: Glowing
Dr. John: The Lonesome Guitar Strangler
Dr. John: Wash Mama Wash
Dr. John: Loop Garoo
Dr. John: Chippy Chippy
Dr. John: All On A Mardi Gras Day
 
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
 
 

Blues & Roots 75: Somebody Have Mercy


Episode 75 has great blues music from Little Walter, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Big Bill Morganfield, Eddie Taylor, Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, Eddy Clearwater, Jimmy D. Lane, Larry McCray, Harmonica Shah, The Griswold Brothers, and Joe Weaver.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
SOMEBODY HAVE MERCY
BLUES & ROOTS 75
John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, 2001 [19325]
        
Little Walter: Juke
Magic Slim & The Teardrops: What’s Wrong
Big Bill Morganfiueld: Strong Man Holler
Eddie Taylor: Bad Boy Long Way From Home
Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson: Somebody Have Mercy
Eddy Clearwater: You Better Find Yourself
Jimmy D. Lane: Oh What A Feeling
Larry McCray: That’s How Strong
Larry McCray: You Don’t Know
Harmonica Shah: Don’t Kick Me To The Curb
The Griswold Brothers: Please Don’t Blow My Mind
Joe Weaver: All I Do Is Cry
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
Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam
 
© 2001, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation

John Sinclair Radio Show 810: Shine Your Love


Episode 810 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor on my brother David’s 74th birthday, now almost 11 years since his passing in 2008, and I’m remembering him with music by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Billy Davis, and Walter “Wolfman” Washington, a long set of Motor City classics from an album called Motown Nuggets with Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, The Contours, Marvin Gaye, The Marvelettes, Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers, The Temptations, and Eddie Holland, with a new episode of On The Road with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine featuring their special guest, singer & guitarist jonathan Long, talking backstage at JazzFest in New Orleans and playing tunes from his new album produced by Samantha Fish.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
SHINE YOUR LOVE
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW  810
Cass Corridor, Detroit, May 31, 2019 [19321]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Kidd Jordan’s Second Line
Billy Davis: Spanish Blues
Walter “Wolfman” Washington: Hello Stranger
Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Jonathan Long: The Light
Jonathan Long Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Jonathan Long: Shine Your Love
Jonathan Long Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Jonathan Long: Bury Me
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas: Come and Get These Memories
The Contours: Do You Love Me
Marvin Gaye: At Last (I Found A Love)
The Marvelettes: Locking Up My Heart
Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers: Does Your Mama Know About Me
The Temptations: Fading Away
Eddie Holland: Leaving Here
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 Jr. & Sugar Mae and to Rueben Williams
 
© 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

Blues & Roots 74: Turn Around

 
Episode 74 features recent releases (or re-releases) by John & Grace Brim, Junior Wells & Earl Hooker, Ann Cole, and Howling Wolf, a then-forthcoming release by John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars, and a long segment of a Frantic Ernie Durham program from WBBC in Flint, Michigan from November 1958 (courtesy of Nick Spitzer) with tunes by Jimmy Reed, Chuck Berry, Bill Doggett, Jackie Wilson, Texas Red & The Contours, Peggy Lee, Thurston Harris, Ivory Joe Hunter, The Spaniels, and Dale Hawkins.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
TURN AROUND
BLUES & ROOTS 74
John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, circa 1998 [19311]
        
Little Walter: Juke
John & Grace Brim: Hatd Pill To Swallow
Junior Wells & Earl Hooker: Galloping Horses And A Lazy Mule
Ann Cole: Got My Mojo Working
Howling Wolf: Smokestack Lightning
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: The Wolf Is At Your Door
Frantic Ernie Durham: Intro & Theme Song
Jimmy Reed: Down In Virginia
Chuck Berry: Vacation Time
Bill Doggett: [Unidentified Selection]
Jackie Wilson: I’m Wandering
Texas Red & The Contours: Turn Around
Peggy Lee: Fever
Thurston Harris: Over And Over
Ivory Joe Hunter: Yes I Want You
The Spaniels: Here’s Why I Love You
Dale Hawkins: Cross Ties
Frantic Ernie Durham: Outro & Theme Music
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, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 809. Straight No Chaser


Episode 809 is coming from the Rec Center in my home town of Flint, Michigan, where I’m performing this afternoon with the great Steve Boone and playing music for Episode 809 by the classic Miles Davis Sextet, Bettye LaVette, Johnnie Bassett & The Blues Insurgents, The Miracles, a set by Baby Boy Warren, plus my friend Walter Noons, Dimitri Mugianis and the Leisure Class, and a closing salvo from Miles Davis & John Coltrane.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
STRAIGHT NO CHASER
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 809
Hash Bash Cup, Ann Arbor, April 5, 2019 [19307]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Miles Davis Sextet: Straight No Chaser
Bettye LaVette: Almost
Johnnie Bassett & The Blues Insurgents: Times Getting Tougher Than Tugh
The Miracles: Baby Don’t You Go
Johnnie Bassett & The Blues Insurgents: One Mint Julep
Baby Boy Warren: Taxi Driver
Baby Boy Warren: Don’t Want No Skinny Woman
Baby Boy Warren: Somebody Put Bad Luck On Me
Baby Boy Warren: I Got Lucky
Walter Noons: Blue
The Leisure Class: Young Gifted And White
Miles Davis & John Coltrane: Someday My Prince Will Come
 
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 Ben Horner, Steve Boone, Ryan & Trudy
 
© 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation