Blues & Roots 21: Tra La La

Episode 21 was recorded at WWOZ-FM, New Orleans on August 29, 1999 on John Sinclair’s Blues & Roots show and augmented with selections added in Amsterdam in 2010, with music from Tommy Ridgley, Alberta Adams, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Church Street, Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns, Bobby Marchan, Earl King, Joe & Ann, and Alvin “Red” Tyler.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

TRA LA LA

BLUES & ROOTS 21

John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, August 29, 1999 [18286]

 

Little Walter: Juke with John Sinclair Intro

Tommy Ridgley: Ooh Lawdy My Baby

Alberta Adams: Hello Little Boy

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown: Hootie Blues

Tommy Ridgley: Junie Mae

Tommy Ridgley: Looped

Tommy Ridgley: Shrewsbury Blues

Tommy Ridgley: Tra La La

Tommy Ridgley: Boogie Woogie Mama

Tommy Ridgley: Heartbreak

Alberta Adams: Blue Mood

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown: Gate Swings Again

Church Street: I Believe

Conversation with Leo Sachs

Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns: High Blood Pressure

Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns: Rocking Behind The Iron Curtain

Earl King: Those Lonely Lonely Nights

Joe & Ann: Gee Baby

Alvin “Red” Tyler: Peanut Vendor

 

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

 

© 1999, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 758: The Big D

Episode 758 is coming from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, where I continue to be holed up and healing from my many negative physical issues in my old age, but I’m starting to get a clean bill of health from my doctors with only one more cataract surgery next week and a breathing test to follow next month. Last week I played a cut by Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio from a recent album called Hot Coffey In The D released under Dennis’s name but in reality a live recording of the Lyman Woodard Trio with Melvin Davis on drums, Woodard on Hammond B-3 and Coffey on guitars, recorded live at Morey Baker’s Showplace Lounge in 1968. Here’s the remainder of the album, courtesy of Leni Sinclair, produced by Coffey and Mike Theodore and issued on Resonance Records. Plus there’s another cut featuring the late great drummer Jabo Starks with James Brown and his orchestra, just so we won’t forget how great he was!

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

THE BIG D

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 758

Cass Corridor, Detroit, May 17, 2018 [18281]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: The Big D

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: By The Time I Get To Phoenix

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: Fuzz

James Brown: Super Bad

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: Casanova (Your Playing Days Are Over)

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: Maiden Voyage

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: The Look Of Love

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 Leni Sinclair

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

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Ancestor Worship 94: Heliocentric

This week’s episode of music from Sun Ra & His Arkestra in celebration of the composer’s 100th birthday presents the elongated title track of the album Other Planes of There (Saturn LP 206, 1964) and the music from Ra’s breakthrough album with the public, The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra, Volume 1 (ESP-Disk 1014, 1965).

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HELIOCENTRIC

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 94

John Sinclair, Blackheath Studios, London, May 15, 2014 [18279]

 

Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Other Planes of There

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Heliocentric

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Outer Nothingness

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Nebulae

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: The Cosmos

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Other Worlds

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Of Heavenly Things

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Dancing In The Sun

 

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 Nick Smith & Steve The Fly

 

© 2014, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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Blues & Roots 20: Jam Up

Episode 20 was recorded at WWOZ-FM, New Orleans on August 29, 1999 on John Sinclair’s Blues & Roots show with music from the great New Orleans drummer, composer & producer Earl Palmer playing with Shirley & Lee, Amos Milburn, Lee Allen, Smiley Lewis, Roy Montrell, and Tommy Ridgley, plus a birthday salute to Charlie Parker, born this day in 1920, with recordings featuring Bird by the Jay McShann Orchestra, Slim Gaillard, and Tiny Grimes, with Eddie Jefferson closing the show with his immortal lyrics to “Parker’s Mood.”

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

JAM UP

BLUES & ROOTS 20

John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, August 29, 1999 [JSBR-0020]

 

Little Walter: Juke with John Sinclair Intro

Earl Palmer: Johnny’s House Party

Shirley & Lee: Rock All Night

Amos Milburn: Chicken Shack Boogie

Lee Allen: Rocking At Cosmos

Smiley Lewis: Shame, Shame, Shame

Roy Montrell: That Mellow Saxophone

Tommy Ridgley: Jam Up

Tommy Ridgley: Come Home Baby

Jay McShann Orchestra with Charlie Parker: Hootie Blues

Jay McShann Orchestra with Charlie Parker: The Jumping Blues

Jay McShann Orchestra with Charlie Parker: Swingmatism

Jay McShann Orchestra with Charlie Parker: Confessing The Blues

Jay McShann Orchestra with Charlie Parker: Hootie Blues

Slim Gaillard with Charlie Parker: Slim’s Jam

Tiny Grimes with Charlie Parker: Romance Without Finance

Jay McShann Orchestra with Charlie Parker: Hootie’s Ignunt Oil

Charlie Parker: Parker’s Mood

Eddie Jefferson: Bless My Soul :

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

 

© 1999, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 757: Funky Drummer

 

Episode 757 is coming from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, where I’m recovering this week from cataract surgery and paying homage to my friend, saxophonist, poet and composer Charles Neville of New Orleans’ Neville Brothers, or “Charlie the horn man” as his brother Aaron always called him, who passed away last week at the age of 79. We’ll hear music recorded with his band Diversity at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in the early 1990s, a new poem in his honor composed and recited by Don Paul, music by Roger Lewis with Kirk Joseph from a recent Charles Neville memorial at Sweet Lorraine’s in New Orleans, selections by Charles with the Harvey Diamond Quartet and the Workingman’s Jazz Band, my recording of his poem “History 101” with Wayne Kramer and the Blues Scholars, and three cuts by the Neville Brothers from their album Live On Planet Earth.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FUNKY DRUMMER

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 757

Cass Corridor, Detroit, May 13, 2018 [18267]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Planet D Nonet: Christopher Columbus

Billy Davis: I Come A-Crawling

Thornetta Davis: Set Me Free

The Neville Brothers: Her African Eyes

James Brown: Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine

James Brown: Funky Drummer

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: Wade In The Water

Cecil Taylor Unit: Windsor (Part 2)

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

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

 

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Ancestor Worship 93: Plutonian Nights

Our third installment of the early works of Sun Ra (1956-1965) in celebration o fthe composer’s 100th birthday features music from the albums The Nubians of Plutonia (Saturn LP 406, 1958-59), Interstellar Low Ways (Saturn LP 203, 1960), The Futuristic Sounds Of Sun Ra (Savoy, 1961), Bad & Beautiful (Saturn LP, 1961), and Other Planes of There (Saturn LP 206, 1964).

 

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PLUTONIAN NIGHTS

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 93

John Sinclair, Blackheath Studios, London, May 15, 2014 [18265]

Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Star Time

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: The Lady with the Golden Stockings

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Plutionian Nights

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Interstellar Low Ways

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Of Sounds And Something Else

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: The Bad and the Beautiful

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Ankh

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Sound Spectra > Spec Sket

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Spiral Galaxy

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Urnack

 

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 Nick Smith & Steve The Fly

 

© 2014, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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Blues & Roots 19: Poison Ivy

Out of the Vintage Radio Vaults at Radio Free Amsterdam comes this special episode of Blues & Roots with John Sinclair from WWOZ-FM in New Orleans on January 16, 2000 with music by B.B. King, T-Bone Walker, Amos Milburn, Little Esther & the Johnny Otis Orchestra, Willie Mabon, Ruth Brown, Clyde McPhatter & the Drifters, Big Joe Turner, Ray Charles, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Elmore James, Buddy Guy, Albert King, Jimmy Reed, and Little Walter.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

POISON IVY

BLUES & ROOTS 19

John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, January 16, 2000 [18258]

       

Little Walter: Juke with John Sinclair Intro

B.B. King: You Upsets Me Baby

T-Bone Walker: Mean Old World

T-Bone Walker: I Know Your Wig Is Gone

T-Bone Walker: They Call It Stormy Monday

T-Bone Walker: T-Bone Jumps Again

Amos Milburn: Chicken Shack Boogie

Little Esther with the Johnny Otis Shows: Deceiving Blues

Willie Mabon: Poison Ivy

Ruth Brown: Wild Wild Young Men

The Drifters: Money Honey

Big Joe Turner: Shake Rattle And Roll

Ray Charles: Mary Ann

Ray Charles: Lonely Avenue

Ray Charles: I Got A Woman

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Hot Little Mama

Elmore James: Dust My Broom

Buddy Guy: First Time I Met The Blues

Albert King: Let’s Have A Natural Ball

Jimy Reed: Can’t Stand To See You Go

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

 

© 2000, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 756: Healing Chant

 

Episode 756 is coming from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, where I’m recovering this week from cataract surgery and paying homage to my friend, saxophonist, poet and composer Charles Neville of New Orleans’ Neville Brothers, or “Charlie the horn man” as his brother Aaron always called him, who passed away last week at the age of 79. We’ll hear music recorded with his band Diversity at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in the early 1990s, a new poem in his honor composed and recited by Don Paul, music by Roger Lewis with Kirk Joseph from a recent Charles Neville memorial at Sweet Lorraine’s in New Orleans, selections by Charles with the Harvey Diamond Quartet and the Workingman’s Jazz Band, my recording of his poem “History 101” with Wayne Kramer and the Blues Scholars, and three cuts by the Neville Brothers from their album Live On Planet Earth.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

HEALING CHANT

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 756

Cass Corridor, Detroit, April 22, 2018 [18239]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Charles Neville & Diversity: Blue Monk

Don Paul: Charles

Roger Lewis & Kirk Joseph Band: Charles

Charles Neville & Harvey Diamond Quartet: Summertime

Charles Neville & Workingman’s Jazz Band: African Eyes

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: History 101

The Neville Brothers: Congo Square

The Neville Brothers: Yellow Moon

The Neville Brothers: Healing Chant

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 Don Paul

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

 

 

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