JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 1052 – SHE SHOWED IT ALL


Episode 1052 is coming from our temporary Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in my daughter Sunny’s house in Eastpointe MI with a variegated program of classic and modern music, including an entire set of risqué numbers drawn from the series of discs called Big Ten Inch Record. The program has sides by Dinah Washington, Guitar Shorty, Magic Sam, Sippie Wallace, Little Milton, Jimmy Witherspoon, Charlie Parker, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Walter Davis, Georgia Tom & Jane Lucas, Lucille Bogan, Bo Carter, Lillie Mae Kirkman, Napoleon Fletcher, the Mississippi Sheiks, and Louise Johnson.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
SHE SHOWED IT ALL
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 1052
Cass Corridor, Detroit, February 4, 2024 [24136]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Dinah Washington: Cool Kind Papa
Guitar Shorty: Bonehead
Magic Sam: All Your Love
Sippie Wallace: A Man for Every Day in the Week
Little Milton: Blue Monday

Charlie Parker: Why Do I Love You
Jimmy Witherspoon: Big Fine Girl
Bobby “Blue” Bland: Farther Up the Road
Charlie Parker: Okiedoke
Walter Davis: Think You Need a Shot
Georgia Tom & Jane Lucas: Terrible Operation Blues
Lucille Bogan: Coffee Grindin’ Blues

Bo Carter: Ram Rod Daddy
Lillie Mae Kirkman: He’s Just My Size
Napoleon Fletcher: She Showed It All
The Mississippi Sheiks: Driving That Thing
Louise Johnson: On The Wall

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve “Fly” Pratt

© 2024 The John Sinclair Foundation

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 1048 – LUNDI GRAS


Episode 1048 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters at 55 Peterboro Street in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with our third hour of Mardi Gras music for the 2024 season featuring music by Fats Domino, Earl King, Eddie Bo with Roger & the Gypsies, the9th Ward Warriors with the Re-Birth Brass Band, Chief Smiley Ricks, the Bayou Renegades, Professor Longhair, Dr. John, Cyril Neville, the Flaming Arrows, the Golden Comanches, the Hard Head Hunters, Danny Barker, the Treme Brass Band, and Snooks Eaglin.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
LUNDI GRAS
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 1048
Cass Corridor, Detroit, January 4, 2024 [24091]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Fats Domino: Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Earl King: Street Parade
Eddie Bo with Roger & the Gypsies: Pass the Hatchet
9th Ward Warriors with the Rebirth Brass Band: Shoo Fly
Chief Smiley Ricks: O Mighty Hunter
Professor Longhair: Big Chief
Dr. John: Mama Roux
Cyril Neville: Big Chief Jolly
Flaming Arrows: Shallow Water
Golden Comanches: Fiyo in the Hole
Hard Head Hunters: On Fire
Danny Barker: Palm Court Strut
Treme Brass Band: Gimme My Money Back
Snooks Eaglin: I Went to the Mardi Gras

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve “Fly” Pratt

© 2024 The John Sinclair Foundation

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 1043 – BOPPIN’ AT THE SHOP

Episode 1043 is coming from Mike Boulan’s Shop, a recording studio and weed outlet in Hazel Park, Michigan where we’re debuting my new album with Tom Worrell on piano, “fly right”—a monk suite, being issued by Mike on his Mo-Sound label. We made the album right here in October 2022 and, since Tom remains in New Orleans at present, I’m going to give an old-fashioned poetry reading without any music behind it. For my radio program tonight I’m going to present an hour of music by my idle Frantic Ernie Durham, recorded from the radio around Thanksgiving of 1958. This is the way radio used to sound when I was growing up outside of Flint, Michigan.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BOPPIN’ AT THE SHOP
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 1043
Cass Corridor, Detroit, November 9, 2023 [26046]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Ernie Durham Radio Show from 1958

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam (#986)
Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve “Fly” Pratt
Special thanks to Soul Lucille and controradio-fm, Florence, Italy

© 2023 The John Sinclair Foundation

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 1042 – THE TRUMP CHRONICLES

Episode 1042 is coming from RFA headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor and is centered on an obscure recording project that Tom Worrell and I did in New Orleans a few years ago, sponsored by our pal Frenchy but never released, which involves a small set of poems composed by Worrell, recited by myself, and recorded with Tom on piano and assorted helpers in a little studio off of Oak Street. It’s called The Trump Chronicles and in my estimation it’s a brilliant set of satirical works in twisted rhyme schemes that skewer and roast the guy I call Resident Rump. Intermixed are some other pieces Tom and I have recorded together and some of his solo works from the album titled Fess Up, plus a new trio number.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
THE TRUMP CHRONICLES
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 1042
Cass Corridor, Detroit, November 9, 2023 [24031]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: The Lost Rodeo 
Tom Worrell: Magic Gringo
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: Coup Coup de Choo Choo 
Tom Worrell: Blues Rhumba Boogie
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: Nero’s Fiddle 
Tom Worrell: Her Mind Is Gone
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: fly right
Tom Worrell: Willie Fugal’s Blues
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: round about midnight
Tom Worrell: New Orleans State of Mind
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: bye-ya

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve “Fly” Pratt
Special thanks to Tom Worrell

© 2024 The John Sinclair Foundation

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 1041 – THANKS GIVING

Episode 1041 is coming on the day before Thanksgiving from RFA alternate headquarters at the Ralston Center in the north end of Detroit, where I’m celebrating the release of my new album of Monk works with New Orleans pianist Tom Worrell called “fly right”—a monk suite by playing the original versions followed by my own takes on the Monk works. This pre-release party at the Ralston also celebrates the forthcoming publication of my Collected Poems 1964-2024 by the Ridgeway Press, the 4-LP box set of my blues work Fattening Frogs For Snakes with a new edition of the book included in the Jett Plastic Recording collection, and the 20th anniversary of this internet radio program which started just before the era of podcasting.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
THANKS GIVING
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 1041
Cass Corridor, Detroit, November 9, 2023 [23787]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Charlie Parker: Bloomdido
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: bloomdido
Thelonious Monk: Monk’s Dream
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: monk’s dream
Thelonious Monk with the Jazz Messengers: Rhythm-A-Ning
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: rhythm-a-ning
Thelonious Monk: Thelonious
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: Thelonious
Thelonious Monk: In Walked Bud
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: in walked bud
Thelonious Monk: Friday the 13th

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam (#986)
Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve “Fly” Pratt
Special thanks to Soul Lucille and controradio-fm, Florence, Italy

© 2023 The John Sinclair Foundation

Memorial For John Sinclair

When
Tuesday April 9, 2024: 1:00pm to 5:00pm (EDT)  Add to Calendar /   Add to Google Calendar

Where
Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby

Description
At the request of John Sinclair’s family and friends, the live stream of his funeral will be available for public viewing.
These details were provided by the family:
The venue for the funeral in Downtown Detroit has a very limited capacity. When that capacity is reached, the doors will be locked. John’s family has no control over the doors, and they are very concerned that people will be locked out. They want everybody who knew and loved John to be able to observe his memorial service. Therefore, there will also be a live stream of the memorial on facebook at this link:

https://www.facebook.com/RichardBlondy/

The event in the Lobby of the Downtown Library will be a public viewing of the feed from this Facebook page.
For more information about John Sinclair, the John Sinclair Freedom Rally, and the Ann Arbor Sun, visit AADL’s project Freeing John Sinclair.


https://aadl.org/node/628338

SOUNDS OF BLUE 429 – MISTER MAGIC

Bob Putignano is playing the Sounds of Blue with music this week by Bob james, Ronnie Foster, the Jazz Crusaders, the Larry Goldins Trio, and Ben Sidran.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
MISTER MAGIC
SOUNDS OF BLUE 429
Bob Putignano, Sounds of Blue Studio, New York, December 17, 2023 [24128]

Twilight Zone Theme
Bob james: Mister Magic
Ronnie Foster: Sultry Song 2
Jazz Crusaders: Ballad for Joe (Louis)
Larry Goldins Trio: That’s Enough
Larry Goldins Trio: Time of the Season
Ben Sidran: When a Wonan Says She’s Ready
Ben Sidran: How Much Time on Planet Earth

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Bob Putignano for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced by Bob Putignano at Sounds of Blue Studio, New York (SOB 423)
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2024 Bob Putignano. Used with permission.

NOTHING BUT THE BLUES 26 – BOOGIE TWIST

The Blues Hound is back with Episode 26 of Nothing But the Blues, coming from Philadelphia and featuring music by Studebaker John & the Hawks, the Cash Box Kings, the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Rod Piazza, Robben Ford, Sugar Ray Raiford, Sugar Blue, Tab Benoit, the Nick Ross Band, Smoky Wilson, Peter Parsec, the Palladins, and William Clarke.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BOOGIE TWIST
NOTHING BUT THE BLUES 26
The Blues Hound, Philadelphia, November 2023 [24127]

Studebaker John & the Hawks: Boogie Twist
The Cash Box Kings: The Down Low Blues
Tedeschi-Trucks Band: Midnight in Harlem
Rod Piazza: Bad Boy
Robben Ford: Help the Poor
Sugar Ray Raiford: I Am Dangerous
Sugar Blue: I Ain’t Got You
Tab Benoit: Shelter Me
Nick Ross Band: The High Cost of Low Living
Smoky Wilson: Better Watch Yourself
Peter Parsec: Beyond Here Lies Nothing
The Palladins:Keep On Loving Me, Baby
William Clarke: Blowing the Family Jewels

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by The Blues Hound for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by Kevin Carson for Blues Hound Radio
Edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2024 Kevin Carson. Used with permission,

BLUESTIME INTERNATIONAL 227 – SOMETHING IN THE DIRT

BluesTime 227 with Roger White from CJAM-FM in Windsor has music by Magic Dick & J. Geils and an hour of blues by Muddy Waters, Johnny King & Friends, Selwyn Birchwood, Christone “Kingfish” Ingraham, and Elmore James.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
SOMETHING IN THE DIRT
BLUESTIME INTERNATIONAL 227
Roger White, CJAM-FM, Windsor, July 13, 2023 [24126]

Magic Dick & J. Geils: BluesTime Theme
Muddy Waters: Hoochie Coochie Man
Muddy Waters: Tom Cat
Muddy Waters: The Same Thing
Johnny King & Friends: Call It Confusion
Johnny King & Friends: Savannah Red
Johnny King & Friends: Recognition Blues
Selwyn Birchwood: Plenty More to Be Grateful For
Selwyn Birchwood: Hopeless Romantic
Selwyn Birchwood: The Show Tune
Christone “Kingfish” Ingraham: Something in the Dirt
Christone “Kingfish” Ingraham: Too Young to Remember
Elmore James:Bobby’s Rock

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Roger White for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by Roger White at CJAM-FM, Windsor, Ontario
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2024 Roger White. All Rights Reserved

THE BLUES SHOW 622 – LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL

Bruce Pingree is playing more music in 2015 on Exclusive and Specialty Records by Joe Liggins & his Honeydrippers in honor of the 100th birthday of the rhythm & blues pioneer born July 9, 1915. The balance of the program is dedicated to the original R&B pioneer, Louis Jordan, born July 8, 1908 in Brinkley, Arkansas.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL
THE BLUES SHOW 622
Bruce Pingree, WUNH-FM, Durham, NH, July 12, 2015 [24125]

Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers: Pink Champagne
Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers: Going Back To New Orleans
Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers: Rhythm In The Barnyard (Parts 1 & 2)
Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers: Boom Chicka Boogie
Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers: Tonya
Louis Jordan: Barnacle Bill The Sailor
Louis Jordan: Ain’t That Just Like A Woman
Louis Jordan: Doug The Jitterbug
Louis Jordan: Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens
Louis Jordan: At The Swing Cats Ball
Louis Jordan: Let The Good Times Roll
Louis Jordan: Somebdy Done Hoodoo’d The Hoodoo Man
Louis Jordan: Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby
Louis Jordan: Jack, You’re Dead
Louis Jordan: Caledonia
Louis Jordan: Saturday Night Fish Fry
Louis Jordan: Cole Slaw

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Bruce Pingree for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced by Bruce Pingree at WUNH-FM, Durham, NH (#200)
Recorded by Joe McDonough
Editing, post-production, & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2015, 2024 Bruce Pingree. Used with permission.

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 465 – TRICK BAG

David Kunian is playing music this week in honor of the December birthdays of Louis Prima, Tom Waits, the Tin Men with Alex McMurray, Frank Sinatra, Professor Longhair, Philip K. Dick, Mike Mills, Bob Stinson, Art Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, George Porter Jr, and Walter “Wolfman” Washington.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
TRICK BAG
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 465
David Kunian, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, December 19, 2023 [24124]

Egg Yolk Jubilee: A Call For All Demons
Louis Prima: Buena Cera
The Tin Men with Alex McMurray: The Darling of the Okra Strut
Tom Waits: Jersey Girl
Frank Sinatra: My Funny Valentine
Professor Longhair with Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown: Rockin’ Pneumonia
Sonic Youth for Philip K. Dick: Schizophhrenia
R.E.M. with Mike Mills: Pretty Persuasion
The Replacements with Bob Stinson: Hold My Life
Art Neville: Please Don’t Go
Professor Longhair: Tipitina
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux: Kick Me Down
The Meters with George Porter Jr: Trick Bag
Tom Waits: Christmas Card from a Hooker in MInneapolis
Walter “Wolfman” Washington: I Feel So at Home Here
Walter “Wolfman” Washington: Wolf Funk

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by David Kunian for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by David Kunian at WWOZ-FM, New Orleans(#3
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2021, 2024 David Kunian. Used with permission.

JAZZ ROOTS 34 – JET BLACK BLUES

From our Vintage Radio Vaults, the late Tom Morgan returns with his great program from 2014 on WWOZ-FM called Jazz Roots, with a fine set of music by Duke Ellington & his Cotton Club Orchestra, a long set by Eddie Lang, a nice set by Wingy Manone & his Orchestra, and a closing set by Frankie Trumbauer & his Orchestra.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
JET BLACK BLUES
JAZZ ROOTS 34
Tom Morgan, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, February 15, 2014 [24123]

Duke Ellington & his Cotton Club Orchestra: Double Check Stomp
Eddie Lang: Church Street Sobbin’ Blues
Eddie Lang: I’ll Never Be the Same
Eddie Lang as Blind Willie Dunn: Two Tone Stomp
Eddie Lang as Blind Willie Dunn: Jet Black Blues
Eddie Lang & his Orchestra: Freeze and Melt
Wingy Manone & his Orchestra: Sweet and Slow
Wingy Manone & his Orchestra: Let’s Swing It
Wingy Manone & his Orchestra: Little Door, a Little Lock, a Little Key
Wingy Manone & his Orchestra: It Takes Two to Make a Bargain
Wingy Manone & his Orchestra: I’ve Got a Feeling You’re Fooling
Wingy Manone & his Orchestra: I’ve Got a Note
Wingy Manone & his Orchestra: Rhythm and My Nursery Rhymes
Frankie Trumbauer & his Orchestra: Let’s Turn On the Heat
Frankie Trumbauer & his Orchestra: Sunny Side Up
Frankie Trumbauer with Joe Venuti’s Blue Four: Runnin’ Ragged
Frankie Trumbauer & his Orchestra: My Sweeter Than Sweet
Frankie Trumbauer & his Orchestra: Happy Feet

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Tom Morgan for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by Tom Morgan at WWOZ-FM, New Orleans
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2014, 2024 Tom Morgan. Used with permission.