JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 886 – 100 YEARS OF BLUES

Episode 886 is coming again from the Center for the Study of World Religions at the Harvard University Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts where I’ve been in residence for the month of October, and tonight I’m featuring a program of music from the brand new album by Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite called 100 Years of Blues, interspersed with segments of a long conversation between Elvin Bishop and Robert Jr. Whiitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine.

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100 YEARS OF BLUES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 886

Cass Corridor, Detroit, October 22, 2020 [20663]

                       

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite: One Hundred Years of Blues

Elvin Bishop Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite: What The Hell?

Elvin Bishop Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite: Birds of a Feather

Elvin Bishop Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite: Old School

Elvin Bishop Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite: If I Should Have Bad Luck

Elvin Bishop Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite: Good Times

Elvin Bishop Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite: Blues For Yesterday

Elvin Bishop Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite: Help Me

Elvin Bishop Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite: Blues Why Do You Worry Me

Elvin Bishop Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite: South Side Slide

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me (July 5, 1950)

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

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 03 – DIG

Ancestor Worship With John Sinclair

John Sinclair visits two important Miles Davis recording sessions for Prestige Records from the early 1950s: a sextet date on October 5, 1951 with the youngsters Sonny Rollins on tenor saxophone and Jackie McLean on alto, and The Musings of Miles session from the spring of 1955 with Red Garland on piano, Oscar Pettiford on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums.

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DIG

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 03

John Sinclair, NE Sector, Detroit, August 27, 2012 [20657]

Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo   

Miles Davis: Dig

Miles Davis: Out Of The Blue

Miles Davis: Bluing

Miles Davis: I Didn’t

Miles Davis: A Gal in Calico

Miles Davis: Will You Still Be Mine?

Miles Davis: A Night in Tunisia

Miles Davis: Green Haze

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded, edited & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Sunny, Celia & Beyonce Sinclair

©  2012, 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 885 – HOT HOUSE

Episode 885 is coming once again from the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts where I’m featuring a fifth and final hour of music from Charlie Parker in honor of the 100th aniversary of his birth in Kansas City on August 29, 1920. This hour features music Bird recorded for Norman Granz releases on the Norgran, Mercury & Verve labels in the first half of the 1950s, and several cuts from what’s called “The Greatest Jazz Concert of All Time” at Massey Hall in Toronto with Bird, Dizzy, Bud Powell, Mingus & Max Roach on May 15, 1953. Bird passed away at the age of 34 just two years later, on March 12, 1955. Bird lives!

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HOT HOUSE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 885

Cass Corridor, Detroit, October 7, 2020 [20649]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Charlie Parker with the Miles Davis Sextet: Serpent’s Tooth (January 30, 1953)

Charlie Parker: Kim (December 30, 1952)

Charlie Parker: All the Things You Are (May 15, 1953)

Charlie Parker: Hot House (May 15, 1953)

Charlie Parker: Perdido (May 15, 1953)

Charlie Parker: Wee (May 15, 1953)

Charlie Parker: Old Folks (May 25, 1953)

Charlie Parker: In The Still of the Night (May 25, 1953)

Charlie Parker: Chi Chi (July 28, 1953)

Charlie Parker: Now’s the Time (July 28, 1953)

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me (July 5, 1950)

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

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 874 – HOW HIGH THE MOON

Episode 874 is coming once again from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters in the Cass Corridor where I’m featuring an hour of music by Charlie Parker in honor of the 100th aniversary of his birth in Kansas City on August 29, 1920. Our first hour of Bird some time ago featured his early sides for Savoy and Dial Records in the mid-1940s; this week we’ll hear music recorded by Norman Granz for Bird’s releases on the Clef, Norgran, and Mercury labels in the late 1940s.

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HOW HIGH THE MOON

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 874

Cass Corridor, Detroit, August 21, 2020 [20495]

                       

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Charlie Parker: Lady Be Good (JATP, January 28, 1946)

Charlie Parker: Repetition (Neal Hefti, December 1947)

Charlie Parker: No Noise (Machito, December 20, 1948)

Charlie Parker: Mango Mangue (Machito, December 20, 1948

Charlie Parker: Okiedoke (Machito, January 1949)

Charlie Parker: Cardboard (Feb-March 1949)

Charlie Parker: Segment (May 5, 1949)

Charlie Parker: Embraceable You (JATP, September 18, 1949)

Charlie Parker & Ella Fitzgerald: How High The Moon (JATP, 1949)

Charlie Parker: Everything Happens To Me (November 30, 1949)

Charlie Parker: April In Paris (November 30, 1949)

Charlie Parker: Ballade (October 1950)

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me (July 9, 1950)

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

NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOW 16 – HASTA LA VISTA

John Sinclair is spiining pure D music from New Orleasn at the 420 Café in Amsterdam in May 2008 with cuts by Eluard & Co, James Andrews, the Naked Orchestra, Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, the live masterpiece by the ReBirth Brass Band at the Maple Leaf Bar produced by Jerry Brock, and Walter “Wolfman” Washington.

 

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THE MAIN EVENT

NEW ORLEANS SHOW 15

John Sinclair, 420 Café, Amsterdam, May 21, 2008 [20447]

Eluard & Co: Gumbolia        

] James Andrews: James 12

Naked Orchestra: Sunny’s Late Night Hammer

Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen: More Hipper

ReBirth Brass Band: The Main Event

Walter “Wolfman” Washington: Landslide

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & edited by John Sinclair at the 420 Café

Recorded by Larry Hayden

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by the 420 Café, Amsterdam

© 2008, 2020 John Sinclair. All Rights Reserved.

FOUNDING FATHERS 06 – THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND

This is the final hour of Dj Papa Saint Juan’s 6-hour travelogue tied to Independence Day under the title Founding Fathers, with selections by Tim Hardin, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Joe Cocker & The Grease Band, Jimi Hendrix, Chip Monck, Janis Joplin, Woody Guthrie, Winds Of Change, Bob Marley & The Wailers, and Sonny Rollins.

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THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND

FOUNDING FATHERS 06

DJ Papa Saint Juan, Los Angeles, June 20, 2020 [20434]

Tim Hardin: How Can We Hang On To A Dream?

Crosby Stills Nash & Young: Find The Cost Of Freedom

Joe Cocker & The Grease Band: With A Little Help From My Friends

Jimi Hendrix: The Star Spangled Banner

Chip Monck: Good Wishes, Good Day, And A Good Life

Janis Joplin: Me And Bobby McGee

Woody Guthrie: This Land Is Your Land

Theme Music: Howling Winds Of Change For George Floyd

Bob Marley & The Wailers: Get Up Stand Up

Sonny Rollins: The Freedom Suite

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by DJ Papa Saint Juan for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by DJ Papa Saint Juan in Los Angeles

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2020 John Feins. Used with permission.

NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOW 14 – TAKE OFF THAT DRESS

 

Great music from New Orleans at the 420 Café in Amsterdam on this Wednesday afternoon in May 2008 with John Sinclair spinning sides by Eluard Burt & Co, Eddie Bo, Chuck Carbo, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, the Barons, Danny Barker, Tommy Ridgley, Big Chief Peppy & Troy Andrews, Chief Smiley Ricks, the Flaming Arrows, Huey “Piano” Smith & the Clowns, Dr. John, Champion Jack Dupree, Craig Klein, Earl King, and Alvin “Red” Tyler.

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TAKE OFF THAT DRESS

NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOW 14

John Sinclair,420 Café, Amsterdam, Wednesday, May 14, 2008 [20427]

Eluard & Co: Gumbolia        

Eddie Bo: If It’s Good to You It’s Good for You

Chuck Carbo: Take Off That Dress

Walter “Wolfman” Washington: Please Come Back to Me

Barons: Boom Boom

Danny Barker: You Gotta Get Yourself A Job Girl

Tommy Ridgley: When I Meet My Girl

Big Chief Peppy/Troy Andrews: Got to Get Ready

Chief Smiley Ricks: Nothin’ But Trouble

Flaming Arrows: My Gang Don’t Bow Down

Huey “Piano” Smith & the Clowns: Little Liza Jane

Dr. John: Junko Partner

Champion Jack Dupree: They Gave Me Away

Craig Klein: I’ll Fly Away

Earl King: I’ll Take You Back Home

Alvin “Red” Tyler: No Relation

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & edited by John Sinclair

Recorded by Larry Hayden

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by the 420 Café, Amsterdam

© 2008, 2020 John Sinclair. All Rights Reserved.

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 870 – KILLING JIVE

Episode 870 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 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 this week another hour of reefer and related music from the 1920s & 30s, with contributions from Tampa Red & The Chicago Five, Blind John Davis, The Cats & the Fiddle, Willie Bryant, The Harlem Hamfats with Rosetta Howard, The Ink Spots, The Four Clefs, The Meltone Boys, Bea Foote, Cab Calloway, Whistling Bob Howe with Frankie Griggs, Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe, Bessie Smith, Trixie Smith, Frankie “Half Pint” Jaxon, Richard M. Jones & His Jazz Wizarda, and The Mills Brothers.

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KILLING JIVE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 870

Cass Corridor, Detroit, June 23, 2020 [20433]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Tampa Red & The Chicago Five with Blind John Davis:We’re Gonna Get High Together

The Cats & the Fiddle: Killing Jive

Willie Bryant: A Viper’s Moan

The Harlem Hamfats with Rosetta Howard: If You’re a Viper

The Ink Spots: That Cat Is High

Tampa Red & The Chicago Five: You Can’t Get That Stuff No More

The Four Clefs: The Jive Is Jumpin’

The Meltone Boys: Mary Jane

Bea Foote: Try and Get It

Cab Calloway: The Man From Harlem

Whistling Bob Howe with Frankie Griggs: The Hottest Stuff in Town

Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe: I’m Wild About My Stuff

Bessie Smith: I’m Wild About That Thing

Trixie Smith: My Daddy Rocks Me

Frankie “Half Pint” Jaxon: Down At Jaspers Bar-B-Que

Richard M. Jones & His Jazz Wizards: Good Stuff

Cab Calloway: The Jumpin’ Jive (Hep! Hep!)

Bessie Smith: You Gotta Give Me Some

The Mills Brothers: Chinatown My Chinatown

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