Blues & Roots 28: A Shoot From The Root

Episode 28 is a rebroadcast of John Sinclair’s Blues & Roots program for WWOZ-FM in New Orleans on March 29, 1998 with blues music from New Orleans by Kenny Holliday, Jeremy Lyons, Cookie Gabriel with Lars Edegran, Kermit Ruffins & The Barbeque Swingers, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Eddie Bo, Wallace Johnson, Chuck Carbo, Earl King, Professor Longhair, the Indians of The Nation, the Wild Magnolias, Walter “Wolman” Washington, and the Guardians of the Flame.

 

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A SHOOT FROM THE ROOT

BLUES & ROOTS 28

John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, March 29, 1998 [18384]

 

Little Walter: Juke

Kenny Holliday: You Call Everybody Sweetheart But Me

Jeremy Lyons: In the Night

Cookie Gabriel with Lars Edegran: Romance In The Dark

Kermit Ruffins & The Barbeque Swingers: St. James Infirmary

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown: Gate Swings

Eddie Bo: A Shoot From The Root

Wallace Johnson: Don’t Make Me Beg

Chuck Carbo: I’d Rather Beg

Earl King: I’m Going Public

Professor Longhair: Big Chief

Indians of The Nation: Two-Way-Pak-E-Way

Wild Magnolias: Handa Wanda

Walter “Wolman” Washington: Trials And Tribulations

Guardians of the Flame: My Gang Is Leaving Now

Little Walter: Lights Out

 

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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

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 765: Future Blues

Episode 765 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam up above the Carl Lundgren Art Studio in the Cass Corridor, where I’m playing music tonight from some albums my old friend Guitar Johnny Nicholas gave me on the 4th of july when he played a gig in the back yard of P.J. Ryder’s sumptuous mansion in Indian Village with a cat called Scrapper on guitar & mandolin, Tony Gonyea on bass and Tino Gross on drums. They sounded great and I want to feature Johnny’s albums Fresh Air and Future Blues in this episode and his double CD Too Many Bad Habits on next week’s show. Plus I’ve got three more cuts from my concert with the Blues Scholars at the Detroit Institute of Arts in July 2017 featuring Jeff Grand on guitar, Phil Hale on keys, James Simonson on bass, Skeeto Valdez on drums, and Johnny Evans & Dave McMurray on tenor saxophones.

 

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FUTURE BLUES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 765

Cass Corridor, Detroit, July 12, 2018 [18379]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Johnny Nicholas: Bayou Blues

Johnny Nicholas: Roll On Mississippi

Johnny Nicholas: Roads On Fire

Johnny Nicholas: Future Blues

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Fattening Frogs for Snakes

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Monk’s Dream

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Mobile Homestead

Johnny Nicholas: Mister Moon

Johnny Nicholas: Hell Bent

Johnny Nicholas: How Do You Follow A Broken Heart

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

 

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Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

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Blues & Roots 27: Watch Out

Episode 27 presents an hour of pure-D blues originally broadcast on WWOZ-FM in New Orleans on March 29, 1998 with tunes by Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Albert King, Bo Diddley, Howling Wolf, Lowell Fulson, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers, Morris Pejoe, Buddy Guy, J.B. Lenoir, Robert Nighthawk, Albert Collins, Lee Dorsey, the Magnificent Sevenths, and Ray Charles.

 

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WATCH OUT

BLUES & ROOTS 27

John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, March 29, 1998 [18370]

 

Little Walter: Juke

Jimmy Rogers: Rock This House

Muddy Waters: Walking Through The Park

Little Walter: Blues With A Feeling

Elmoe James: Talk To Me Baby

Albert King: Won’t Be Hanging Around

Bo Diddley: Who Do You Love

Howling Wolf: Killing Floor

Lowell Fulson: Reconsider Baby

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown: Cross My Heart

Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers: Watch Out

Morris Pejoe: Tired of Crying Over You

Buddy Guy: Broken Hearted Blues

J.B. Lenoir: Give Me One More Shot Bartender

Robert Nighthawk: Some Day

Albert Collins: Frosty

Lee Dorsey: Working In A Coal Mine

Magnificent Sevenths: I Got A Woman

Ray Charles: I’m Moving On

Little Walter: Lights Out

 

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Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Leni & Sunnny Sinclair

 

© 1998, 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 764: Impressions

Episode 764 is coming on the 4th of July from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam up above the Carl Lundgren Art Studio in the Cass Corridor, where I’m thinking about Archie Shepp’s line “We celebrated the 4tho n the 14th, we always did” and playing music from my concert with the Blues Scholars at the Detroit Institute of Arts last July plus the entire set by the Detroit Contemporary 4 as played at the Detroit Artists Workshop at a benefit for Spero magazine in November 1964 with Charles Moore on cornet, Ron English in guitar, John Dana on bass and Danny Spencer at the drums.

 

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IMPRESSIONS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 764

Cass Corridor, Detroit, July 4, 2018 [18365]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Archie Shepp: Malcolm, Malcolm…Semper Malcolm

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Rhythm Inning

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: My Buddy

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Homage To John Coltrane

Detroit Contemporary 4: Blues Minor

Detroit Contemporary 4: Round Midnight

Detroit Contemporary 4: Impressions

Amos Milburn: I Guess I’ll Go

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

 

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Blues & Roots 26: High And Lonesome

Episode 26 in our series of rebroadcasts of John Sinclair’s Blues & Roots program from WWOZ-FM in New Orleans around the turn of the century presents an hour of killer blues by Little Walter, Davell Crawford, Junior Wells, Jimmy Reed, Magic Sam, Junior Kimbrough & The Soul Blues Boys, Mississippi Fred McDowell, T-Model Ford, Olu Dara, R.L. Burnside, Elmore James, Howling Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Jimmy Rogers.

 

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HIGH AND LONESOME

BLUES & ROOTS 26

John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, 1998 [18356]

 

Little Walter: Juke

Davell Crawford: I Got A Woman

Junior Wells: Broke And Hungry

Jimmy Reed: High And Lonesome

Magic Sam: Everything Gonna Be Alright

Junior Kimbrough & The Soul Blues Boys: Leaving In The Morning

Mississippi Fred McDowell: I Looked At The Sun

T-Model Ford: Nobody Gets Me Down

Olu Dara: Rain Shower

R.L. Burnside: Fireman, Ring The Bell

Elmore James: Stranger Blues

Howling Wolf: Killing Floor

Sonny Boy Williamson: Help Me

Jimmy Rogers: Walking By Myself

Little Walter: Lights Out

 

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Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Leni & Sunnny Sinclair

 

© 1998, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 763: Tumbling Out

Episode 763 is coming once more from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam up above the Carl Lundgren Art Studio in the Cass Corridor with a program of music by Coco Robicheaux, Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio from the second recent release of recordings Live At Morrie’s, Billy Davis, Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza, Harry Van Walls, three by Amos Milburn, a Charlie Parker single from Savoy Records, The Clovers on Atlantic, Bobby Lewis, and a set by John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars from our concert last July at the Detroit Institute of Arts with Johnny Evans and David McMurray on saxophones, Jeff Grand on guitar, Phil Hale at the keyboards, James Simonson on bass and Skeeto Valdez on drums.

 

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TUMBLIN’ OUT

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 763

Cass Corridor, Detroit, June 29, 2018 [18351]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Coco Robicheaux: Tumblin’ Out

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: Its Your Thing > Union Station > Big City Lights

Billy Davis: Spanish Blues

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Suitcase Blues

Harry Van Walls: Tee-Nah-Nah

Amos Milburn: Pool Playing Blues

Amos Milburn: Nickel Plated Baby

Amos Milburn: Operation Blues

Charlie Parker: Buzzy

The Clovers: Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ But Trash

Bobby Lewis: Mumbles

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Intro > everything happens to me

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: intro > april in paris

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Intro > let’s call this

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

 

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Blues & Roots 25: Bad Luck City

Episode 25 in our series of rebroadcasts of John Sinclair’s Blues & Roots program from WWOZ-FM in New Orleans around the turn of the century presents an hour of blues by Little Walter, Detroit Junior, Johnnie Bassett & The Blues Insurgents, E.C. Scott, Otis Clay, Frankie Lee, Tony Matthews, Big Bad Smitty, Doug Quattlebaum, Clara Daniel, R.L. Burnside, Otis Spann, and Prince Dixon.

 

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BAD LUCK CITY

BLUES & ROOTS 25

John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, 1998 [18342]

 

Little Walter: Juke

Detroit Junior: Trouble In Mind

Johnnie Bassett & The Blues Insurgents: That’s Fair Play

E.C. Scott: If You’re A Good Woman

Otis Clay: That’s How it Is

Otis Clay: You Want Me To Do The Things You Won’t Do

Otis Clay: Help Me Get Over You

Frankie Lee: The Ladies And The Babies

Tony Matthews: I Really Got The Blues Today

Big Bad Smitty: Don’t Mess With My Wife

Doug Quattlebaum: If You’ve Ever Been Mistreated

Clara Daniel: Unwanted Child

R.L. Burnside: Bad Luck City

Otis Spann: Tin Pan Alley

Prince Dixon: There Is No Excuse

Little Walter: Lights Out

 

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Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Leni & Sunnny Sinclair

 

© 1998, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 762: Blow Your Horn

Episode 762 is coming as usual this year from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam up above the Carl Lundgren Art Studio in the Cass Corridor on Father’s Day, and I’m rememberiung my father, Jack Sinclair, born in 1910, died in 1973, as well as my mother, Elsie Sinclair, born 1912, died in 2000, my borther David, born 1945 and died in 2008, and my sister Kathy, who turned 75 years old two days ago. Me, if I live to October I’ll make 77 years old! I’ve often told this story but when I was a kid listening to R&B on the radio at the age of 11 or 12, on Friday mornings I would give my dad a list of 10 or 12 records that I wanted (78 rpm singles) and he would stop by Ernie’s Record Rack at 943 Leith Street near Industrial on his lunch hour and buy me two sides with my weekly allowance of $2.00. The records would be the ones I’m playing today in his honor, the ones that my sister and I grew up listening and dancing to by Red Prysock, Dave Bartholomew, Bill Haley & The Comets, The Treniers, Elvis Presley, Ruth Brown, Chuck Berry, Etta James, Big Joe Turner, The Drifters, Billy Ward & The Dominoes, The Clovers, The Cadets, Roy Brown, Ray Charles, The Medallions, The “5” Royales, The Five Keys, Gatemouth Brown, Big Jay McNeely, and Tommy Ridgely.

 

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BLOW YOUR HORN

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 762

Cass Corridor, Detroit, June 17, 2018 [18337]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Red Prysock: Blow Your Horn

Dave Bartholomew: Jump Children

Bill Haley & The Comets: ABC Boogie

The Treniers: Go! Go! Go!:

Elvis Presley: Good Rockin’ Tonight

Ruth Brown: Bye Bye Young Men

Chuck Berry: Maybellene

Etta James: The Wallflower (Roll With Me Henry)

Big Joe Turner: Shake Rattle & Roll

The Drifters: Whatcha Gonna Do

Billy Ward & The Dominoes: Have Mercy Baby

The Clovers: One Mint Julep

The Cadets: Stranded in the Jungle

Roy Brown: Fanny Brown Got Married

Ray Charles: Greenbacks

The Medallions: Buick 59

The “5” Royales: Dedicated To The One I Love

The Five Keys: Ling Ting Tong

Gatemouth Brown: Okie Dokie Stomp

Big Jay McNeely: Deacon’s Hop

Tommy Ridgely: Jam Up

 

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Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

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