Mood Indigo 61: New Year’s Resolution

Leslie Keros is spinning anhour’s worth of New Year’s greetings and resolutions from Blind Lemon Jefferson, Lonnie Johnson, Lil’ Ed & Dave Weld, Roosevelt Sykes, Big Mojo Elem, Little Johnny Christian, Big Maceo Merriweather, Big Bill & The Cool Tones, and Otis Rush, with the final four songs saluting late Chicago bluesmen Michael Coleman, Pete Special (the Mellow Fellows), Nick Charles (Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues), and James Wheeler.

 

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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

MOOD INDIGO 61

Leslie Keros, WDCB-FM, Chicago, January 3, 2015 [LKmI-0061]

 

Shirley Scott & Stanley Turrentine: Trouble No. 2

Blind Lemon Jefferson: Happy New Year Blues

Lonnie Johnson: Happy New Year Darling

Lil’ Ed & Dave Weld: New Year’s Resolution

Roosevelt Sykes: My Resolution

Big Mojo Elem: New Year’s Resolution

Little Johnny Christian: Ain’t Gonna Worry About Tomorrow

Big Maceo Merriweather: Worried Life Blues

Big Bill & The Cool Tones: Worrying You Off My Mind (Part 1)

Otis Rush: I Won’t Be Worried No More

Michael Coleman: You’re Going to Miss Me

Mellow Fellows: Broad Daylight

Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues: Boom Boom

James Wheeler: Gonna Make Some Changes

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Leslie Keros for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Leslie Keros as Chicago Bound for WDCB-FM, Chicago

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 Leslie Keros. Used with permission.

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Party Train 16: Talk About A Party

Linda Lexy is driving the Party Train all the way from Funky D Studios where she’s playing music in Episode 16 by Tino Gross, Boogaloo & His Gallant Crew, The Four Aims, Howlin’ Wolf, Joe Tex, James Brown, Tony Alvin & The Bellairs, Gene “Bowlegs” Miller, Bobby Powell, Song & Starr, The Stovall Sisters, The Supremes, Betty Barney, Baby Charles, Lloyd Price, The Fifth Dimension, Solomon Burke, Kenny Brown, and Luther Allison.

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TALK ABOUT A PARTY

PARTY TRAIN 16

Linda Lexy, Funky D Studios, Detroit, July 2016 [LLPT-0016]

 

Tino Gross: Little Soul Sister

Boogaloo & His Gallant Crew: Talk About A Party

The Four Aims: Could It Be You

Howlin’ Wolf: I’m The Wolf

Joe Tex: Skinny Legs And All

James Brown: Sex Machine

Tony Alvin & The Bellairs: Sexy Coffee Pot

Gene “Bowlegs” Miller: Doin’ The Frankenstein Walk

Bobby Powell: Peace Begins Within

Song & Starr: Hot Shot

The Stovall Sisters: Hang On In There

The Supremes: You Keep Me Hanging On

Betty Barney: Mama, Mama

Baby Charles: Step On

Lloyd Price: Have You Ever Had The Blues

The Fifth Dimension: Workin’ On A Groovy Thing

Solomon Burke: Detroit City

Kenny Brown: I’m Ruined

Luther Allison: Please Send Me Someone To Love

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Linda Lexy for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Linda Lexy & Tino Gross at Funky D Studios, Detroit

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 Linda Lexy. Used with permission.

 

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Big City Blues Cruise 31: Sermon From The Mount

Martino D’Lorenzo is playing the blues on 45s, 78s and LPs from behind the wheel of the Big City Blues Cruise bus, spinning his classic modern radio programs from the 1980s and 1990s originally aired on WEMU-FM in Ypsilanti MI and now heard every Saturday on Radio Free Amsterdam. Episode 31 features music by Red Prysock, Freddie King, Lester Williams, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, The Moonglows, Andre Williams, The Coasters, Buddy Guy, Howling Wolf, Elmore James, King Curtis, Eddie Bo, Little Walter, Eddie Boyd, T-Bone Walker, Kenny Burrell & Red Prysock, The Spiders, Paul Gayten, Little Booker, Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns, Aaron Neville, Willis “Gator Tail” Jackson, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, and Muddy Waters.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SERMON FROM THE MOUNT

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 31

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, June 12, 1983 [BCBC-0031]

 

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Freddie King: Monkey Donkey

Lester Williams: Brand New Baby

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown: Rock My Blues Away

The Moonglows: When I’m With You

Andre Williams: Just Because Of A Kiss

The Coasters: Stewball

Buddy Guy: First Time I Met The Blues

Howling Wolf: Who’s Been Talking

Elmore James: Look On Yonder’s Wall

King Curtis: Free For All

Eddie Bo: I’m Wise

Little Walter: Mean Ole Frisco

Eddie Boyd: Third Degree

T-Bone Walker: I Got News For You Baby

Kenny Burrell & Red Prysock: Kenny’s Blues

The Spiders: Witchcraft

Paul Gayten: You Better Believe It

Little Booker: Teen Age Rock

Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns: Free Single And Disengaged

Aaron Neville: Why Worry

Willis “Gator Tail” Jackson: Sermon From The Mount

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells: We’re Ready

Muddy Waters: Still A Fool

Red Prysock: Jumbo

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Martin Gross at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI (#76)

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 1983, 2017 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

 

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The Soul Lucille Show 125: Funky Walk

Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk and a guest spot by John Sinclair with tunes by Jean Knight, Dyke & The Blazers, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Al Jarreau, Curtis Mayfield, Dr. John, Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, James Brown, Mose Allison, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Mandrill, Ben E. King, Tower Of Power, Brick, The Meters, Chocolate Milk, and B.T. Express.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FUNKY WALK

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 125

Lucille DJ, controradio-fm, Florence, Italy, December 26, 2017 [LDSL-0125]

 

Jean Knight: You City Slicker

Dyke & The Blazers: Funky Walk (Part 1)

Gladys Knight & The Pips: Feeling Alright

Al Jarreau: Cold Duck

Curtis Mayfield: (Don’t Worry) If There’s A Hell Below, We’re All Going To Go

Dr. John: Right Place Wrong Time

Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band: What You Can Bring Me

James Brown: Limbo Jimbo

Mose Allison: Your Mind Is on Vacation

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown: She Winked Her Eye

Mandrill: Fat City Strut

Ben E. King: Street Tough

Tower Of Power: Down To The Nightclub

Brick: Can’t Wait

The Meters: Give It What You Can

Chocolate Milk: My Mind Is Hazy

B.T. Express: Scratch My Itch

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Lucille DJ for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Lucille DJ at controradio-fm, Firenze

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2017 Lucille Mancini. Used with permission.

 

 

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In The Soul KItchen 04: Sackful Of Dreams

This week’s episode of In The Soul Kitchen, produced and hosted by award-winning DJ Harry Duncan in his 27th year on the air for KUSF Radio at the University of San Francisco, features music by Bettye Swan, Sam Dees, Donnie Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, the Isley Brothers, Sly & the Family Stone, Esther Phillips, Aretha Franklin, Howard Tate, Dee & Don, The Artistics, Linda Jones, James Carr, Mabel John, and Otis Redding.

 

The john Sinclair Foundation Presents

SACKFUL OF DREAMS

IN THE SOUL KITCHEN 04

Harry Duncan, KUSF-FM, San Francisco, January 11, 2011 [HDSK-0004]

 

Bettye Swan: Kiss My Love Goodbye

Sam Dees: Troubled Waters

Donnie Hathaway: Sackful of Dreams

Curtis Mayfield: Stare And Stare

Isley Brothers: Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight

Sly & the Family Stone: Sing A Simple Song

Esther Phillips: Brother, Brother

Aretha Franklin: Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)

Howard Tate 8 Days On The Road:

Dee & Don: I Can’t Stand It

The Artistics: I’m Gonna Miss You

Linda Jones: Hypnotized

James Carr: What Can I Call My Own

Mabel John: Drop On In

Otis Redding: I’m A Changed Man

Al Green: Love And Happiness

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Harry Duncan for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Harry Duncan

Recorded, edited & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Sensi Seeds, Hempsopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2011, 2017 Harry Duncan. Used with permission.

 

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Ancestor Worship 74: Coltrane Plays The Blues

Our investigation into the music cut by John Coltrane for Atlantic Records during 1959-1961 takes us tonight to the last segment of the epic recoridng sessions of October 21, 24 & 26, 1960 that introduced the classic John Coltrane Quartet with McCoy Tyner (piano) and Elvin Jones (drums)—and in this first incarnation, Steve Davis on bass—plus the modern sound of Trane’s soprano saxophone to the world. The songs recorded at these sessions are presented here in the order in which they were cut in the Atlantic Recording Studios, and the last two tunes from these sessions will be heard in the next episode of Ancestor Worship.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

COLTRANE PLAYS THE BLUES

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 74

John Sinclair, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, January 6, 2014 [JSAW-0074]

 

Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo

John Coltrane Quartet: Mr. Knight

John Coltrane Quartet: Blues to Elvin

John Coltrane Quartet: Mr. Day

John Coltrane Quartet: Blues to You

John Coltrane Quartet: Blues to Bechet

John Coltrane Quartet: Satellite

John Coltrane Quartet: 26-2

John Coltrane Quartet: But Not For Me

 

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

Sponsored by The Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2014, 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

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Beyond The Groove Yard 209: Dial S For Sonny

George Klein presents recordings by pianist Sonny Clark as leader and sideman, mostly on Blue Note, accompanied by Art Farmer, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley, Tina Brooks, Grant Green and others from the 1950s to his death in 1963.

 

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DIAL S FOR SONNY

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 209

George Klein, Groove Yard Studio, Ypsilanti, September 26, 2017 [GKBG-0209]

 

Sonny Clark: Dial S for Sonny

Buddy DeFranco: Sonny’s Idea

Jackie McLean: Nursery Blues

Sonny Clark: Softly as in a Morning Sunrise

Sonny Clark: Somebody Loves Me

Tina Brooks: Star Eyes

Sonny Clark: Deep Night

Grant Green: It Ain’t Necessarily So

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by George Klein for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by George Klein in Ypsilanti MI

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 George Klein. Used with permission.

 

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Sounds of Blue 121: Bouncing With Bassett

Bob Putignano is hosting his annual birthday celebration for the late great Detroit bluesman Johnnie Bassett with an entire hour of Johnnie’s music in Episode 121.

 

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BOUNCING WITH BASSETT

SOUNDS OF BLUE 121

Bob Putignano, Sounds of Blue Studio, New York, October 24, 2017 [RPSB-0121]

 

Twilght Zone Theme

Johnnie Bassett with the Bill Heid Trio: Sweet Potato Pie

Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents: Tired of Waiting

Johnnie Bassett with the Bill Heid Trio: Bassett Hound

Bill Heid & the Detroit Blues Masters: Nothing is Forever

Johnnie Bassett with the Bill Heid Trio: Bouncing with Bassett

Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents: Drink Muddy Water

Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents Good Good Goodies

Bill Heid & the Detroit Blues Masters: We Play the Blues

Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents: Johnnie’s Boogaloo

Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents: Dog House is My Home

Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents: Raise the Roof, Raise the Rent

Johnnie Bassett with the Bill Heid Band: Party My Blues Away

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Bob Putignano for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Bob Putignano at Sounds of Blue Studio, New York

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 Robert Putignano. Used with permission.

 

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