Blues & Roots 53: Ring Dem Bells

Episode 53 is the third installment of John Sinclair’s Blues & Roots R&B Christmas  program for 2000 with music by Little Walter, James Brown, Jimmy McCracklin, Detroit Junior, Stevie Wonder, Louis Jordan, Charles Brown, Victoria Spivey, Leo Watson, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis & Bob Dorough, Pearl Bailey, Julia Lee, New Birth Brass Band, and Louis Armstrong.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, December 17, 2000 [18659z]


Little Walter: Juke

James Brown: Christmas In Love

Jimmy McCracklin: Christmas Time (Part 1)

Detroit Junior: Christmas Day

Stevie Wonder: What Christmas Means Too Me

Louis Jordan: Santa Claus, Santa Claus

Charles Brown:mMerry Christmas Baby

Victoria Spivey: Christmas Morning Blues

Leo Watson: Jingle Bells

Fats Waller: Swinging Them Jingle Bells

Duke Ellington: Ring Dem Bells

Miles Davis & Bob Dorough: Blue Xmas

Pearl Bailey: Five-Pound Box Of Money

Julia Lee: Christmas Spirits

New Birth Brass Band: Jingle Bells

Louis Armstrong: Christmas Night In Harlem

Little Walter: Lights Out


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

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