Blues & Roots 04: Indian Red

Episode 04 of our rebroadcast of John Sinclair’s Blues & Roots program series for WWOZ-FM in New Orleans around the turn of the century presents Part One of the Mardi Gras Indian Music Special for 1998 with selections from the Golden Eagles, the Wild Magnolias with the Rebirth Brass Band, the Wild Tchoupitoulas, the Flaming Arrows, the Golden Arrows, the Guardians of the Flame, the Ninth Ward Warriors, J. Monque’D & Marva Wright, Ernest Skipper & Spirit of Fi Yi Yi, June Victory & the Bayou Renegades, and Wild Indian testimony as told to Samuel Charters in 1956.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

INDIAN RED

BLUES & ROOTS 04

John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, February 22, 1998 [18048]

Little Walter: Juke with John Sinclair Intro

Golden Eagles: Indian Red

Wild Magnolias & Rebirth Brass Band: Let’s Go Get ’Em

Wild Magnolias: My Big Chief Got A Golden Crown

Wild Tchoupitoulas: Indians, Here Dey Come

Flaming Arrows: Here Comes The Indians Now

Golden Arrows: Two-Way-Pak-E-Way

Guardians of the Flame: Oo-Na-Nay

Ninth Ward Warriors & Rebirth Brass Band: Shoo Fly

  1. Monque’D & Marva Wright: Indian Princess

Wild Magnolias: Handa Wanda

Ernest Skipper & Spirit of Fi Yi Yi: Shotgun Joe

Bayou Renegades: Old Time Indian

Wild Indian Testimony from 1956 >

Tu-Way-Pak-E-Way > Wild Indian Testimony from 1956 >

Indian Red > Wild Indian Testimony from 1956 >

Red White & Blue Got The Golden Band

 

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

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 741: Drive, She Said

Episode 741 is coming once more from the iced-in Detroit headquarters of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor where I’m continuing with my recuperation and rehablitation from the physical problems that plagued me last year and celebrating today my daughter Celia’s birthday—she’s visting in Detroit as we speak— with a program of music selected from an anthology sent me by my pal Ted Jackson in Amsterdam called Drive, She Said: Hot Motors & Cool Wheels, a collection of female artists from which I’ve chosen an hour of music for tonight’s program featuring Fontella Bass, The Ronettes, Etta James, Little Eva, Betty Everett, Ike & Tina Turner, Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Lonette McKee & Herbie Hancock, Rickie Lee Jones, Rosemary Clooney & The Count Basie Orchestra, Billie Holiday, Patsy Cline, The Dixie Cups, Irma Thomas, Imelda May, Shannon McNally, Precious Bryant, and Charlie Parker with our closing theme.

 

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DRIVE, SHE SAID

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 741

Cass Corridor, Detroit, January 17, 2018 [20-1803]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Fontella Bass: Rescue Me

The Ronettes: Be My Baby

Etta James: I’d Rather Go Blind

Little Eva: The Loco-Motion

Betty Everett: It’s In His Kiss

Ike & Tina Turner: Come Together

Bessie Smith: Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out

Ella Fitzgerald: Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love)

Lonette McKee & Herbie Hancock: How Long Has This Been Going On?

Rickie Lee Jones: Lazy River

Rosemary Clooney & The Count Basie Orchestra: Willow Weep For Me

Billie Holiday: Georgia On My Mind

Patsy Cline: Crazy

The Dixie Cups: Iko Iko

Irma Thomas: Ruler Of My Heart

Imelda May: Tribal

Shannon McNally: Save Me Jesus

Precious Bryant: Morning Train

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 Celia, Sunny & Beyonce Sinclair and Ted Jackson

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Ancestor Worship 77: Spiritual

Tonight we go direct to the Village Vanguard in New York City with John Coltrane and his quatrtet plus several special guests for a live recording seession for Impulse Records on November 1, 1961 and we’ll hear the first sequence of recorded works in the order they were played on stage, with the band comprising John Coltrane (soprano, tenor saxophone); Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarinet); McCoy Tyner (piano); Ahmed Abdul-Malik (oud); Reggie Workman and/or Jimmy Garrison (bass); and Elvin Jones (drums).

 

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SPIRITUAL

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 77

John Sinclair, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, January 6, 2014 [18041]

 

Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo

John Coltrane Sextet: Brasilia

John Coltrane Sextet: Chasin’ Another Trane

John Coltrane Sextet: India

John Coltrane Sextet: Spiritual

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded, edited & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Steve The Fly

 

© 2014, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Blues & Roots 03: Long Distance Call

The third installment in our series of rebroadcasts of the Blues & Roots show with John Sinclair on WWOZ-FM in New Orleans from early in the present century proudly presents an hour of Muddy Waters Aristocrat & Chess Records 78s and 45s from the late 1940s and early to mid-50s.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

LONG DISTANCE CALL

BLUES & ROOTS 03

John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, May 11, 2003 [18034]

 

Little Walter: Juke with John Sinclair Intro

Muddy Waters: Train Fare Home

Muddy Waters: Mean Red Spider

Muddy Waters: Standing Here Trembling

Muddy Waters: You Gonna Need My Help

Muddy Waters: Streamline Woman

Muddy Waters: Young Fashioned Ways

Muddy Waters: Rolling And Tumbling (Parts 1 & 2)

Muddy Waters: Rolling Stone

Muddy Waters: Walking Blues

Muddy Waters: Louisiana Blues

Muddy Waters: Long Distance Call

Muddy Waters: Honey Bee

Muddy Waters: Country Boy

Muddy Waters: She Moves Me

Muddy Waters: Still A Fool

Muddy Waters: Too Young To Know

Muddy Waters: Forty Days And Forty Nights

 

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 & Sunny Sinclair

 

© 2003, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 740: Happy Birthday

Episode 740 is coming once again from the frozen Detroit headquarters of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor as a salute to Martin Luther King Day and also the birthday of my dear friend Maribel Restropo, leader of the Detroit Cobras, with music by Yusef Lateef, Stevie Wonder, the Detroit Cobras, Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza, Charlie Parker, Wayne Kramer, Wendell Harrison, Laith Al-Saadi, Billy Davis, Mitch Ryder, Nina Simone, and Aretha Franklin.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 740

Cass Corridor, Detroit, January 13, 2018 [20-1802]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Stevie Wonder: Happy Birthday

Detroit Cobras: The Real Thing

Detroit Cobras: Cha Cha Twist

Detroit Cobras: It’s Raining

Detroit Cobras: I Wanna Holler

Detroit Cobras: Hot Dog (Watch Me Eat)

John Sinclair: Dance of the Infidels

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Yancy Strut

Charlie Parker: Bluebird

Wayne Kramer: Doing the Work

Wendell Harrison: Where Am I

Laith Al-Saadi: Before Too Long

Billy Davis: My Lady Fair

Mitch Ryder: One Thing

Nina Simone: My Baby Just Cares For Me

Aretha Franklin: Chain of Fools

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, Jeff Grand, and Joel Landy

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Ancestor Worship 76: Africa/Brass

At the end of his two-year contract with Atlantic Records—his first as a bandleader in his own right—John Coltrane signed with Creed Taylor at Impulse Records, a brand new contemporary jazz imprint formed by ABC Records, and immediately went into the recording studio with the Quartet, Eric Dolphy and a large orchestra arranged and directed by McCoy Tyner and Dolphy. Actualy their first date, at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs NJ on May 23, 1961, was made two days before the Ole Coltrane session for Atlantic on May 25, with the ensemble comprising Freddie Hubbard & Booker Little on trumpets; Jim Buffington, Donald Carrado, Bob Northern, Robert Swisshelm, and Julius Watkins (French horns); Charles Greenlee & Julian Priester (euphoniums); Bill Barber (tuba); John Coltrane (soprano & tenor saxophones); Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute, arranger, conductor); Pat Patrick (baritone saxophone); Garvin Bushell (reeds); McCoy Tyner (piano, arranger); Reggie Workman & Paul Chambers (bass), Elvin Jones (drums); Romulus Franceschini (conductor); and Cal Massey (arranger). They completed the recording on June 7, 1961 with some personnel changes, and we’ll hear the master takes plus an alternative take of the title track to kick off this episode.

 

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AFRICA/BRASS

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 76

John Sinclair, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, January 8, 2014 [18027]

 

Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo

John Coltrane Orchestra: Africa (first version)

John Coltrane Orchestra: Blues Minor

John Coltrane Orchestra: Greensleeves

John Coltrane Orchestra: The Damned Don’t Cry

John Coltrane Orchestra: Africa

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded, edited & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Steve The Fly

 

© 2014, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Blues & Roots 02: Easy Baby

Episode 02 in our rebroadcast of John Sinclair’s Blues & Roots series for WWOZ-FM in New Orleans is the seond part of the final Blues & Roots program as aired on May 11, 2003 with music by Little Walter, Tabby Thomas, Little George Seuref, Magic Sam, Harmonica Shah, Thornetta Davis, Joe Weaver, Kenny Martin, John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars, Nikki James, and Johnnie Bassett.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

EASY BABY

BLUES & ROOTS 02

John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, May 11, 2003 [18020]

 

Little Walter: Juke with John Sinclair Intro

Tabby Thomas: The Blues Singer’s Prayer

Little George Seuref: I’m Leaving

Magic Sam: Easy Baby

Harmonica Shah: Slow And Easy

Thornetta Davis: Black Drawers On

Joe Weaver: Soft Pillow

Harmonica Shah: Tell It To Your Landlord

Kenny Martin: I’m Sorry

Thornetta Davis: Send Me To The Electric Chair

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Preaching The Blues

Nikki James: Don’t Lie To Me

Kenny Martin: All I Can Do

Johnnie Bassett: I Gave My Life To The Blues

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

 

© 2003, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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