Roots & Branches 34: A Very Wide Being


William Parker, the master bassist, expansive composer, bandleader, activist and organizer says, “There’s Always a Room in the House of Sound,” and in this first hour of his three hours of conversation with Maryse Déjean and Don Paul on November 17, 2018 he takes us through more than 60 years of groundbreaking music and political events. We hear tracks from four albums recorded by William as a leader since 1993, taken from the more than 30 albums that he’s led during that 25-year span. We also hear from some of his own major influences: Fannie Lou Hamer and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. William Parker is one of the major creators and carriers advancing songs and poetry—the music called ‘Jazz’ and more streams of expression—into the 21st century. 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
A VERY WIDE BEING
ROOTS & BRANCHES 34
Don Paul & Maryse Dejean, 21st Century Phenoms, New Orleans, February 13, 2019 [19088]
 
William Parker Quartet: Groove
In Order To Survive: Anast in In Crisis Mouth Full Of Fresh Cut Flowers
William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
PBS American Experience: Fannie Lou Hamer’s testimony > Lyndon Baines Johnson Press Conference > Interview with Fannie Lou Hamer
Kidd Jordan-Hamid Drake-William Parker: So Often
William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
Raining On The Moon: Soledad 
William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
Duke Ellington Orchestra: Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue
William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
William Parker Orchestra: Take the Coltrane
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Don Paul & Maryse Dejean for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by Don Paul & Maryse Dejean at Sticking Up For Kids in New Orleans
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2019 Don Paul & Maryse Dejean. Used with permission.
 

Blues & Roots 58: Howling For My Darling

 
Episode 58 is beaming out from WWOZ circa 2001 with music by the giants of the modern idiom featuring Little Walterr, Muddy Waters, Magic Sam, Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers, Koko Taylor, Howling Wolf, Elmore James, Sonny Boy Williamson, B.B. King, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Junior Wells, Otis Rush, and Little Freddie King.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
HOWLING FOR MY DARLING
BLUES & ROOTS 58
John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, circa 2001 [19087]
        
Little Walter: Juke
Muddy Waters: Rolling And Tumbling (Parts 1 & 2)
Magic Sam: All Your Love
Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers: She’s Gone
Koko Taylor: Wang Dang Doodle
Howling Wolf: Howling For My Darling
Elmore James: Standing At The Crossroads
Sonny Boy Williamson: Mr. Downchild
B.B. King: I Was Your Fool
Bobby “Blue” Bland: Little Boy Blue
Junior Wells: Vietnam Blues
Otis Rush: It’s My Own Fault Baby
Little Freddie King: Hobo Blues
Little Walter: Lights Out
 
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
 
© 2001, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation