Roots & Branches 19: POET: The Life & Poetry of an African American Man

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

POET: THE LIFE & POETRY OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN

ROOTS & BRANCHES 19

David Henderson, KPFA-FM, Berkeley CA, 1991 [18561]

 

Poet and biographer David Henderson pays serious homage to the great Bob Kaufman, pioneering beat and surrealist poet from New Orleans, in

Bob Kaufman—POET: The Life & Poetry of an African American Man. Kaufman is remembered and explicated by friends and fellow poets including Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, Ted Joans, Bob’s brother George, his widow Eileen, and many others, with their testimony set against music by Charlie Parker and Horace Silver and recitations of Kaufman’s poems by Roscoe Lee Browne, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Tony Seymour, and Bob Kaufman himself. Part Two looks into Bob Kaufman’s residency in New York City and return to San Francisco, his years of silence following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and his tortured final period.

Cast: David Henderson, writer & producer; hosted by Ed Markman; narrated by Al Young; family & friends George Kaufman, Eileen Kaufman, Raymond Foye, Jerry Kamstra, photographer Jerry Stoll, and Simon Alexander; scholars Nathaniel Mackie, Charles Nyland, and Maria Damon; fellow poets Allen Ginsberg, Ted Joans, Amiri Baraka abd Lawrence Ferlinghetti; recitations from Solitudes Crowded With Loneliness by Bob Kaufman, Roscoe Lee Browne, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Tony Seymour, Suzanne Cockrel; recorded music by Charlie Parker and Horace Silver.

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Written & produced by David Henderson

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 1991, 2018 David Henderson. Used with permission.

 

Roots & Branches 18: Bob Kaufman—Poet

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BOB KAUFMAN—POET

ROOTS & BRANCHES 18

David Henderson, KPFA-FM, Berkeley CA, 1991 [18547]

 

Poet and biographer David Henderson pays serious homage to the great Bob Kaufman, pioneering beat and surrealist poet from New Orleans, in

Bob Kaufman—POET: The Life & Poetry of an African American Man. Kaufman is remembered and explicated by friends and fellow poets including Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, Ted Joans, Bob’s brother George, his widow Eileen, and many others, with their testimony set against music by Charlie Parker and Horace Silver and recitations of Kaufman’s poems by Roscoe Lee Browne, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Tony Seymour, and Bob Kaufman himself. Part One investigates Kaufman’s youth, his early manhood as a merchant seaman and political organizer, and his impact on San Francisco in the 1950s.

Cast: David Henderson, writer & producer; hosted by Ed Markman; narrated by Al Young; family & friends George Kaufman, Eileen Kaufman, Raymond Foye, Jerry Kamstra, photographer Jerry Stoll, and Simon Alexander; scholars Nathaniel Mackie, Charles Nyland, and Maria Damon; fellow poets Allen Ginsberg, Ted Joans, Amiri Baraka abd Lawrence Ferlinghetti; recitations from Solitudes Crowded With Loneliness by Bob Kaufman, Roscoe Lee Browne, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Tony Seymour, Suzanne Cockrel; recorded music by Charlie Parker and Horace Silver.

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Written & produced by David Henderson

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 1991, 2018 David Henderson. Used with permission.

 

Roots & Branches 17: Blue Ghetto

John Sinclair at The Dolphins coffeeshop in Amsterdam on a Tuesday evening in 2008 playing blues from New Orleans, Detroit and elsewhere with recordings by Brother Tyrone & the Mindbenders, T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Bobo Jenkins, Baby Boy Warren, Albert King, Harmonica Shah, Tuba Fats, Tommy Ridgley, Snooks Eaglin, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, and Johnny Adams.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BLUE GHETTO

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John Sinclair, The Dolphins, Amsterdam, March 18, 2008 [18531]

 

Bro. Tyrone & the Mindbenders: Blue Ghetto

T-Bone Walker: Tell Me What’s The Reason

B.B. King: Did You Ever Love A Woman

Magic Slim & the Teardrops: Crazy Woman

Bonnie Raitt: Tribute to Fred McDowell: Write Me a Few of Your Lines > Kokomo > Drop Down Mama

Bobby “Blue” Bland: Ain’t That Loving You

Bobo Jenkins: 24 Years

Baby Boy Warren: She’s Fine

Elmore James: Standing at the Crossroads

Albert King: Don’t Throw Your Love on Me So Strong

Harmonica Shah: I Wish a Thief Would Steal All My Burdens & Pain

Tuba Fats: Everyday I Have the Blues

Tommy Ridgley: Shrewsbury Blues

Snooks Eaglin: I’m Not Ashamed

Walter “Wolfman” Washington: Don’t Say Goodbye

Johnny Adams: Come Rain Or Come Shine

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair

Recorded by Larry Hayden

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special tahnks to Raduane of The Dolphins, Amsterdam

 

© 2008, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

Roots & Branches 16: Cadillac Assembly Line

Blues from The Dolphins coffeeshop with John Sinclair spinning sides on a Tuesday evening in Amsterdam by Bro. Tyrone & the Mindbenders, Magic Slim & the Teardrops, T-Bone Walker, Willie King, Washboard Willie & His Super Suds of Rhythm, Victoria Spivey, Baby Boy Warren, Charles Walker Band with Wild Jimmy Spruill, Albert King, Alberta Adams, Sonny Boy Williamson, B.B. King, Sunnyland Slim, Thornetta Davis, and Little Walter.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

CADILLAC ASSEMBLY LINE

ROOTS & BRANCHES 16

John Sinclair, The Dolphins, Amsterdam, January 22, 2008 [18517]

 

Bro. Tyrone & the Mindbenders: Blue Dolphins Theme

Magic Slim & the Teardrops: Magic Boogie

T-Bone Walker: Party Girl

Willie King: Ain’t Gonna Work

Washboard Willie & His Super Suds of Rhythm: Do You Wanna Jump

Victoria Spivey: Detroit Moan

Baby Boy Warren: Too Many Drivers

Charles Walker Band with Wild Jimmy Spruill: Driving Home

Albert King: Cadillac Assembly Line

Alberta Adams: Hello Little Boy

Sonny Boy Williamson: Checkin’ Up on My Baby

B.B. King: I’m King

Sunnyland Slim: I Done You Wrong

Thornetta Davis: I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water

Little Walter: Lights Out

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair

Recorded by Larry Hayden

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Raduane of The Dolphins, Amsterdam

 

© 2008, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Roots & Branches 15: The Stomper

 

Blues from The Dolphins coffeeshop with John Sinclair spinning sides on a Tuesday evening in Amsterdam by Bro. Tyrone & the Mindbenders, Magic Slim & the Teardrops, Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Junior Cannady, the King Biscuit Boys, Koko Taylor, Willie King, Vincent Hayes Project, Olu Dara, Thornetta Davis, and Little Walter.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

THE STOMPER

ROOTS & BRANCHES 15

John Sinclair, The Dolphins, Amsterdam, January 15, 2008 [18503]

 

Bro. Tyrone & the Mindbenders: Blue Dolphins Theme

Magic Slim & the Teardrops: Mind Your Own Business

Muddy Waters: Crosseyed Cat

Lightnin’ Hopkins: Black Cat Bone

[06] Sonny Boy Williamson: Bring It On Home

Little Junior Cannady: I Got My Eyes On You

King Biscuit Boys: Little Car Blues

Koko Taylor: Wang Dang Doodle

Willie King: The Stomper

Vincent Hayes Project: Rollin’ Man

Olu Dara: I See The Light

Thornetta Davis: Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On

Little Walter: Hate To See You Go

Little Walter: Lights Out

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair

Recorded by Larry Hayden

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Raduane of The Dolphins, Amsterdam

 

© 2008, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Roots & Branches 14: Sonic Boom

 

Blues from The Dolphins cofffeeshop with John Sinclair spinning sides on a Tuesday evening in Amsterdam by Bro. Tyrone & the Mindbenders, Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers, Charles “Buddy” Smith, Guitar Shorty, Charles Mingus, B.B. King, Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents, Harmonica Shah, Lightnin’ Malcolm, Elmore James, and Little Walter.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SONIC BOOM

ROOTS & BRANCHES 14

John Sinclair, The Dolphins, Amsterdam, January 8, 2008 [18489]

 

Bro. Tyrone & the Mindbenders: Blue Ghetto

Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers: She’s Gone

Charles “Buddy” Smith: Ms. Callie

Guitar Shorty: Sonic Boom

Afrissippi: Nduumandii > Hands Off That Girl

Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop: Festival Blues

B.B. King: Blues Stay Away From Me

Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents: I’m Gonna Do, What I’m Gonna Do

Harmonica Shah: The Life of Every Party

Lightnin’ Malcolm: Stay All Night

Elmore James: Look On Yonder Wall > Outro >

Little Walter: Lights Out

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair

Recorded by Larry Hayden

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thannks to Raduane of The Dolphins, Amsterdam

 

© 2008, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Roots & Branches 13: T.V. Mama

 

Blues from The Dolphins coffeeshop in Amsterdam with John Sinclair spinning sides on a Tuesday evening in 2008 by Bro. Tyrone & the Mindbenders, B.B. King, Alberta Adams, Albert King, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Elmore James & Big Joe Turner, Eric Deaton, Homesick James, Big Walter Horton, Boogie Brothers, Guitar Shorty, Chuck Berry, Harmonica Shah, Jimmy Reed, and Little Walter.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

T.V. MAMA

ROOTS & BRANCHES 13

John Sinclair, The Dolphins, Amsterdam, January 1, 2008 [18475]

 

Bro. Tyrone & the Mindbenders: Blue Ghetto

B.B. King: Why I Sing The Blues

Alberta Adams: I Got a Feeling

Albert King: Born Under A Bad Sign

Big Joe Turner with Elmore James: T.V. Mama

Eric Deaton: Already Spent

Homesick James: I Got to Move

Big Walter Horton: It Hurts Me Too

Boogie Brothers: My Last Meal

Guitar Shorty: I Got Your Number

Chuck Berry: Wee Wee Hours

Harmonica Shah: Mister, I Don’t Care

Jimmy Reed: Baby What You Want Me to Do

Little Walter: Lights Out

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair

Recorded by Larry Hayden

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Raduane at The Dolphins

 

© 2008, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Roots & Branches 12: No More Dogging

The Frantic One is back from the RFA Vintage Radio Vaults and on the scene with his crazy-playing record machine—nothing but the best, and later for the rest—spinning on WDET-FM in Detroit in October 1991 with recordings by Edwin Starr, B.B. King, The Ravens, Hank Crawford, Funkadelic, Brook Benton, Gene Allison, Roscoe Gordon, The Impressions, Rare Earth, and Erskine Hawkins.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

NO MORE DOGGING

ROOTS & BRANCHES 12

Frantic Ernie Durham, WDET-FM, Detroit, October 20, 1991 [18461]

 

Edwin Starr: 25 Miles

B.B. King: When Love Came to Town

B.B. King: Sweet Sixteen

The Ravens: Green Eyes

Hank Crawford: [Unidentified Selection]

Hank Crawford: [Unidentified Selection]

[Unidentified Artist & Selection]

Funkadelic: You and Your Folks

Brook Benton: I’d Rather Have It That Way

Gene Allison: You Can Make It If You Try

Roscoe Gordon: No More Dogging

The Impressions: Gypsy Woman

Rare Earth: Get Ready

Ernie Durham Outro Comments with Famous Coachman

Erskine Hawkins: After Hours

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Frantic Ernie Durham for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Ernie Durham for WDET-FM, Detroit

Recorded by Frank Bach

Digital transfer, post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Frank & Peggy Bach and Celia Sinclair

 

© 2010, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation