JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 1054 – THE DELTA SOUND

Episode 1054 is coming from my hotel room at the Citadines Bastiile Gare de Lyon in Paris, where I’m appearing in a show dedicated to the art of the late Michael Kelley of suburban Detroit and Los Angeles at the Musee Bourse de Commerce. They’ve titled the show after my blues work in verse, Fattening Frogs for Snakes, so I’ve decided to make an hour of music from the Mississippi Delta highlighting the great artists who have arisen there, including Robert Johnson, Honey Boy Edwards, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James, Earl Hooker, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Koko Taylor, Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers, J.B. Lenoir, James Cotton, Jimmy Reed, the King Biscuit Boys, Little Walter, Magic Sam, and Magic Slim & the Teardrops.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
THE DELTA SOUND
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 1054
Cass Corridor, Detroit, February 12, 2024 [24166]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Robert Johnson: Sweet Home Chicago
Honey Boy Edwards: Drop Down Mama
Muddy Waters: I Can’t Be Satisfied
Howlin’ Wolf: Smokestack Lightnin’
Elmore James: The Sky Is Crying
Earl Hooker: Ball Game on a Rainy Day
Buddy Guy: The First Time I Met the Blues
B.B. King: You Upsets Me Baby
Koko Taylor: Wang Dang Doodle
Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers: Walking the Ceiling
J.B. Lenoir: The Mojo
James Cotton: West Helena Blues
Jimmy Reed: You Got Me Dizzy
King Biscuit Boys: Mr. Downchild
Little Walter: Blues with a Feeling
Magic Sam: Easy Baby
Magic Slim & the Teardrops: I Want to See You in the Evening

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 1047 – MARDI GRAS ESSENTIALS

Episode 1047 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with our second Mardi Gras show of the 2024 season, featuring music by Professor Longhair, Bill Sinigal & the Skyliners, the Wild Tchoupitoulas, Dave Bartholomew, the Rebirth Jazz Band, the Dukes of Dixieland & Frank Assunto, Sugar Boy & the Cane Cutters, the Rebirth Brass Band, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Hawketts, Al Johnson, Sugar Boy Crawford, Chuck Carbo, the Neville Brothers, Dr. John, and the Meters.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
MARDI GRAS ESSENTIALS
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 1047
Cass Corridor, Detroit, January 4, 2024 [24090]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Professor Longhair: Go to the Mardi Gras
Bill Sinigal & the Skyliners: Second Line (Part 1)
Wild Tchoupitoulas: Meet De Boys on the Battlefront
Dave Bartholomew: Carnival Day
Rebirth Jazz Band: It Ain’t My Fault
Dukes of Dixieland & Frank Assunto: Bourbon Street Parade
Sugar Boy & the Cane Cutters: Jock-A-Mo
Rebirth Brass Band: Do Whatcha Wanna (Part 2)
Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Little Liza Jane
The Hawketts: Mardi Gras Mambo
Al Johnson: Carnival Time
Sugar Boy Crawford: Night Rider
Chuck Carbo: Hey Mardi Gras!
The Neville Brothers: Hey Pocky Way
Dr. John: Mardi Gras Day
The Meters: They All Ask’d for You

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 1044 – CROSSROADS

Episode 1044 is coming from the Edo Ramen & Sushi Lounge, an art gallery and restaurant in Royal Oak MI where I’m performing some blues with jeff Grand on guitar to open up Robert Jr. Whitall’s historic art exhibit of his creative works depicting musicians and other countercultural figues. For my radio program tonight I’m going to present an hour of music taken from a couple of the early editions of Robert Jr.’s Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine’s blues sampler CDs, #s4 & 8, with selections by Robert Jr. Whitall, Kenny Brown With Little Freddie King, Mahajibee, Clarence Fountain, Mr. Tater, Preston Shannon, Diedra Hurdle, Steve Johnson, Liz Mandeville, John Sinclair & His Motor City Blues Scholars, Smokey Greenwell, Alexis P. Suter, Linsey Alexander, Reverend Robert Sexton, and Julia Magness & The Original Bells of Joy.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
CROSSROADS
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 1044
Cass Corridor, Detroit, December 8, 2023 [23832]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Robert Jr. Whitall: Crossroads Intro
Kenny Brown With Little Freddie King: Get You A Job
Mahajibee: Little Man
Clarence Fountain: It’s A Different World Now
Mr. Tater: Daddy Ain’t Raised No Fool
Preston Shannon: The Fool’s Way Out
Diedra Hurdle: Hip Swingin’ Blues
Steve Johnson: Walk With Me
Liz Mandeville: Little Queen
John Sinclair & His Motor City Blues Scholars: The Screamers
Smokey Greenwell: Between Iraq And A Hard Place
Alexis P. Suter: The Hole That I’m In
Linsey Alexander: I’m Tired
Reverend Robert Sexton: Have Mercy
Julia Magness & The Original Bells of Joy: Down By The Riverside

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 Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

© 2023 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 869 – PIPE DREAM BLUES

Episode 869 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters at 55 Peterboro St. where I’m featuring another hour of music from the vast archive of reefer songs I’ve just received from a listener called Paul Paul, who says “I collect songs about marijuana and I have about 5000.” He sent them to me on a USB stick and I’ll be featuring material from this treasure trove of reefer music for some time to come. This week we’ll hear cuts by Fats Waller, Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds Of Joy, Baron Lee & the Blue Rhythm Band, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Bea Foote, Don Redman, Bill Rogers, Trio Garnica Ascencio, Hermanos Bañuelos, Herbert Payne, McKinney’s Cotton Pickers, Lucille Bogan, Cleo Brown, Cow Cow Davenport, Tampa Red & The Chicago Five, Curtis Jones, and Josie Miles.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

PIPE DREAM BLUES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 869

Cass Corridor, Detroit, June 17, 2020 [20419]

                       

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Fats Waller: The Joint Is Jumping

Andy Kirk: I’se A Muggin’

Baron Lee & the Blue Rhythm Band: Reefer Man

Cab Calloway: The Viper’s Drag

Louis Armstrong: Muggles

Bea Foote: Weed

Don Redman: Chant of the Weed

Bill Rogers: West Indian Weed Woman

Trio Garnica Ascencio: La Marihuana

Hermanos Bañuelos: Marijuana la Soldadera

Herbert Payne: Smoke Clouds

McKinney’s Cotton Pickers: Selling That Stuff

Lucille Bogan: Pot Hound Blues

Cleo Brown: The Stuff Is Here & It’s Mellow

Cow Cow Davenport: The Mess Is Here

Tampa Red & The Chicago Five: We Gonna Get High Together

Curtis Jones: Reefer Hound Blues

Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds Of Joy: All the Jive Is Gone

Josie Miles: Pipe Dream Blues

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation

DAY OFF – Feat. Lord Beefington

A shattered window. 7.5 artists. An epic journey: An omnipresent fuck you between the tympanic membranes. The Fuck You Sound invite all…to help create a new unhinged world, at odds with the stink and stench of the traditional art and music corpse. Bands eat underwater buffalo wings on toast or a vegetable patch bay…. Deviant things, taboo things; Audio intercourse. We implore you to take a day off in 2018. 

The album squirms with remixes by chilly slashers ’Bogus Order’ and jungle don DJ Aries. This is not a release, it is an expulsion.. ‘The Day Off’ was scheduled to be a limited edition DJ friendly deluxe 12” vinyl back pack plus a digital package of the album boasting extra remixes, free podcasts, videos, avatar packs, digital artwork and other goodies. Space weapons. Hair clippers. Dog socks. Flea rights.

Caleb Selah: Former arms and fingers dealer. Formerly a stringed thing virtuoso now a crippled mess of a DJ who can’t stand and is psychedelically deaf in his right ear. You wanna hear him click his toes though. Born in Austin Texas, he can’t remember when. Selah hates genres, cream crackers, squares and most things. He probably hates you.

Lord Beefington, the 12th Marquis of Hackney: Born from hell fire, eats microphone cables and children for breakfast. He is rumoured to be the father of Lord Vader. Enjoys cutting dub-plates with his teeth and preventing violence with smiles. He spits pure lava, stand clear.