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.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

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

 

Ancestor Worship 75: Ole Coltrane

Our investigation into the music cut by John Coltrane for Atlantic Records during 1959-1961 takes us tonight to the final Atlantic recoridng sessions of May 25, 1961 where Trane augmented the Quartet of McCoy Tyner (piano) , Reginald Workman (bass) and Elvin Jones (drums) with reedman Eric Dolphy, Art Davis on second bass, and Freddie Hubbard on trumpet. The songs recorded at these sessions are presented here in a different order from which they were cut in the Atlantic Recording Studios, The first two tunes of this episode are the last of the epic Quartet sessions of October 1960. Next: Coltrane on Impulse!

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

OLE COLTRANE

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 75

John Sinclair, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, January 6, 2014 [18013]

 

Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo

John Coltrane Quartet: The Night Has a Thousand Eyes

John Coltrane Quartet: Equinox

John Coltrane: Ole

John Coltrane: Aisha

John Coltrane: To Her Ladyship

John Coltrane: Dahomey Dance

 

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

 

Blues & Roots 01: Since The Blues Began

The first episode in our rebroadcast of John Sinclair’s Blues & Roots series for WWOZ-FM in New Orleans presents the final installment of the program as played on May 11, 2003 with a full program of Crescent City music by Deacon John, Earl King, Tommy Ridgley, Snooks Eaglin, Irma Thomas, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Rockie Charles, Brother Tyrone & The Mindbenders, and Li’l Buck Sinegal.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SINCE THE BLUES BEGAN

BLUES & ROOTS 01

John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, May 11, 2003 [18006]

Little Walter: Juke with John Sinclair Intro

Deacon John: Losing Battle

Deacon John: Many Rivers To Cross

Earl King: A Mother’s Love

Earl King: I’m Your Best Bet Baby

Earl King: Until I Say Well Done

Tommy Ridgley: Since The Blues Began

Snooks Eaglin: Lock Doctor

Irma Thomas: Coming From Behind > Wish Someone Would care

Walter “Wolfman” Washington: I’ll Be Good

Rockie Charles: Taxi Cab and City Buses Passing

Brother Tyrone & The Mindbenders: Don’t Look Any Further

Li’l Buck Sinigal: The Blues Is Killing Me

Little Walter: Lights Out with John Sinclair Outro

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, digitally transferred, edited & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Leni & Sunnny Sinclair

 

© 2003, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 738: Ool Ya Koo

Episode 738 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters in the Cass Corridor on Christmas Eve and aimed into the New Year as the first offering in our new RadioFreeAmsterdam.org programming year of 2018 with music by Yusef Lateef, the Planet D Nonet featuring Keith Kaminski, Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars, Bettye Lavette, Billy Davis, Ras Kente, Robert Bradley, Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza, Aretha Franklin, Was (Not Was), Andre Williams, and Charlie Parker.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

OOL YA KOO

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 738

Cass Corridor, Detroit, December 24, 2017 [20-1752][18001]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Planet D featuring Keith Kaminski: Honey Dripper

Thelonious Monk: Thelonious

Ella Fitzgerald: When I Get Low I Get High

Dizzy Gillespie: Ool Ya Koo

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: bags’ groove

Bettye Lavette: Right in the Middle

Billy Davis: Kings of Rock And Roll

Ras Kente: I Need A Roof

Robert Bradley: Picture Book

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Sing Sing Sing

Aretha Franklin: Dr. Feelgood

Was (Not Was): Go… Now!

Andre Williams: Do You Remember?

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