JOHN SINCLAIR AND HIS BLUES SCHOLARS – FAT BOY

for Charles Moore

There is something
about the American
mind
set on de-
struction, re-
lent-
less, un-
penitent,
eager to bomb
There is the hatred
that fuels the A-
merican mind,
the shriveled-up
heart
the heartless
always ready
to kill
& maim
brutal
with the urge
to crush & destroy
This is where
they built Fat Man, Mr. U-
235
& they sent
Fat Man
& Little Boy
to Japan
to level Hiroshima
& Nagasaki
They love Fat Boy
they feed him the sweets
of their hearts
singing their filthy songs
into Fat Boy’s u-
ranium ears
& let the rest of us
eat the shit
of their hatred
of anything
or anyone
that is not them
Ah! Fat Boy
so round & ugly
so full of hate
stuffed
with the dead spirits
of the Americans
blinded
& lost
in the deserts of Iraq
 

—John Sinclair

Detroit
April 9/June 1, 1982
Flint, MI
April 4, 2003

JOHN SINCLAIR – NEW BLACK MUSIC (GUITAR ARMY 1972)

NEW BLACK MUSIC

NOTHING IS – Sun Ra (ESP-Disk’)

THE HELIOCENTRIC WORLDS OF SUN RA – Sun Ra (Saturn Research)

THE MAGIC CITY – Sun Ra (Saturn Research)

ATLANTIS – Sun Ra (Saturn Research)

STRANGE STRINGS – Sun Ra (Saturn Research)

A LOVE SUPREME – John Coltrane (Impulse)

LIVE AT BIRDLAND – John Coltrane (Impulse)

MEDITATIONS – John Coltrane (Impulse)

SELFLESSNESS – John Coltrane (Impulse)

KULU SE MAMA – John Coltrane (Impulse)

COSMIC MUSIC – John Coltrane (Impulse)

UNIT STRUCTURES – Cecil Taylor Unit (Blue Note)

INTO THE HOT – Cecil Taylor & Gil Evans (Impulse)

JAZZ COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA – Jazz Composers Orchestra (JCOA)

TAUHID – Pharoah Sanders (Impulse)

KARMA – Pharoah Sanders (Impulse)

THEMBI – Pharoah Sanders (Impulse)

FIRE MUSIC – Archie Shepp (Impulse)

MAMA TOO TIGHT – Archie Shepp (Impulse)

ORNETTE COLEMAN TOWN HALL CONCERT – Jazz Composers Orchestra (ESP-DISK)

THIS IS OUR MUSIC – Ornette Coleman (Atlantic)

ORNETTE ON TENOR – Ornette Coleman (Atlantic)

FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS – Ornette Coleman (Flying Dutchman)

BELLS – Albert Ayler (ESP-Disk)

NEW GRASS – Albert Ayler ((Impulse)

THE LACK SAINT & THE SINNER LADY – Charles Mingus (Impulse)

MINGUS PRESENTS MINGUS – Charles Mingus (Candid/Barnaby)

EVOLUTION – Grachan Moncur (Blue Note)

LET FREEDOM RING – Jackie McLean (Blue Note)

LIFE TIME – Tony Williams (Blue Note)

OUT TO LUNCH – Eric Dolphy (Blue Note)

OUT THERE – Eric Dolphy (Prestiege)

IRON MAN – Eric Dolphy (Douglas)

LIBERATION MUSIC ORCHESTRA – Charlie Haden (Impulse)

THE THIRD WORLD – Gato Barbieri (Flying Dutchman)

THE MARION BROWN QUINTET – Marion Brown (ESP-Disk)

SONG FOR – Joseph Jarman (Delmark)

AS IF IT WERE THE SEASONS – Joseph Jarman (Delmark)

SOUND – Roscoe Mitchell (Delmark)

LEVELS & DEGREES OF LIGHT – Richard Abrams (Delmark)

HUMILITY IN THE LIGHT OF THE CREATOR – Maurice Mcintyre (Delmark)

NUMBERS 1&2 – Lester Bowie (Nessa)

CONGRIPTIOUS – Roscoe Mitchell (Nessa)

COMPLETE COMMUNION – Don Cherry (Blue Note)

SKETCHES OF SPAIN – Miles Davis (Columbia)

KIND OF BLUE – Miles Davis (Columbia)

MILESTONES – Miles Davis (Columbia)

BITCHES BREW – Miles Davis (Columbia)

MILES DAVIS AT THE FILMORE – Miles Davis (Columbia)

“IS” – Chick Corea (Solid State)

PATTI WATERS SINGS – Patti Waters (ESP-Disk’)

BLACK WOMEN – Sonny Sharrock (Embryo)

EVERYWHERE – Roswell Rudd (Impulse)

COMPULSION – Andrew Hill (Blue Note)

FRANK WRIGHT TRIO – Frank Wright (ESP-Disk)

BURTON GREENE QUARTET – Burton Greene (ESP-Disk)

WHY NOT – Marion Brown (ESP-Disk)

THE GIANT IS AWAKENED – Horace Tapscott (Flying Dutchman)

QUARTET – John Carter/Bobby Bradford (Flying Dutchman)

MULTIDIRECTIONAL – Contemporary Jazz Quintet (Blue Note)

Beyond The Groove Yard 215: One By One

George Klein presents an hour of music by bands led by drummers, including Art Blakey, Johnny Vidacovich, Max Roach, Smokey Johnson, and Roy Haynes.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

ONE BY ONE

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 215

George Klein, Groove Yard Studio, Ypsilanti, December 30, 2017 [18077]

 

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messingers: Mosaic

Art Blakey Quintet: If I Had You

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messingers: One by One

Johnny Vidacovich: Glass House

Johnny Vidacovich: Little Joe > Carnival

Johnny Vidacovich: Deb’s Garden

Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet: The Scene is Clean

Smokey Johnson: It Ain’t My Fault

Roy Haynes with Booker Ervin: Bad News Blues

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by George Klein for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by George Klein in Ypsilanti MI

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 George Klein. Used with permission.

 

Mood Indigo 61: New Year’s Resolution

Leslie Keros is spinning anhour’s worth of New Year’s greetings and resolutions from Blind Lemon Jefferson, Lonnie Johnson, Lil’ Ed & Dave Weld, Roosevelt Sykes, Big Mojo Elem, Little Johnny Christian, Big Maceo Merriweather, Big Bill & The Cool Tones, and Otis Rush, with the final four songs saluting late Chicago bluesmen Michael Coleman, Pete Special (the Mellow Fellows), Nick Charles (Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues), and James Wheeler.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

MOOD INDIGO 61

Leslie Keros, WDCB-FM, Chicago, January 3, 2015 [LKmI-0061]

 

Shirley Scott & Stanley Turrentine: Trouble No. 2

Blind Lemon Jefferson: Happy New Year Blues

Lonnie Johnson: Happy New Year Darling

Lil’ Ed & Dave Weld: New Year’s Resolution

Roosevelt Sykes: My Resolution

Big Mojo Elem: New Year’s Resolution

Little Johnny Christian: Ain’t Gonna Worry About Tomorrow

Big Maceo Merriweather: Worried Life Blues

Big Bill & The Cool Tones: Worrying You Off My Mind (Part 1)

Otis Rush: I Won’t Be Worried No More

Michael Coleman: You’re Going to Miss Me

Mellow Fellows: Broad Daylight

Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues: Boom Boom

James Wheeler: Gonna Make Some Changes

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Leslie Keros for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Leslie Keros as Chicago Bound for WDCB-FM, Chicago

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 Leslie Keros. Used with permission.

Mood Indigo 60: Christmas Spirits

Leslie Keros and Bill Dahl are throwing down some deep Christmas soul and blues sides featuring Booker T. & the MG’s, Roy Milton & the Solid Senders, Titus Turner, Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Julia Lee, John Lee Hooker, the Marshall Brothers, Sugar Chile Robinson, Oscar McLollie & the Honey Jumpers, The Moonglows, The Cadillacs, Albert King, Detroit Jr., Big Bud, Amos Milburn, J. D. McDonald, Nathaniel Mayer, and Ike & Tina Turner.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

CHRISTMAS SPIRITS

MOOD INDIGO 60

Leslie Keros, WDCB-FM, Chicago, ­­­­­­Christmas 2015 [LKMB-0116]

 

Booker T. & the MG’s: We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Roy Milton & the Solid Senders: Christmastime Blues

Titus Turner: Christmas Morning

Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy: I Want My Baby for Christmas

Lightnin’ Hopkins: Merry Christmas

Julia Lee: Christmas Spirits

John Lee Hooker: Blues for Christmas

The Marshall Brothers: Mr. Santa’s Boogie

Sugar Chile Robinson: Christmas Boogie

Oscar McLollie & the Honey Jumpers: Dig That Crazy Santa Claus

The Moonglows: Hey Santa Claus

The Cadillacs: Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Albert King: Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’

Detroit Jr.: Christmas Day

Amos Milburn: Christmas (Comes But Once A Year)

Big Bud: Snowman Rock

  1. D. McDonald: Boogaloo Santa Claus

Nathaniel Mayer: Mr. Santa Claus

Ike & Tina Turner: Merry Christmas, Baby

Lightnin’ Hopkins: Happy New Year

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Leslie Keros for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Leslie Keros at WDCB-FM, Chicago

Editing, post-production & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2015, 2017 Leslie Keros. Used with permission.

John Sinclair Radio Show 736: Santa’s Second Line

Episode 736 is a special rebroadcast of the first part of John Sinclair’s R&B Christmas Special for the year 2000, just now discovered in a showbx full of cassettes and transferred into the digital domain just in time for the 2017 holidays, with timeless R&B and jazz seasonal music by Louis Armstrong, Milton Batiste, the New Birth Brass Band, Louis Prima, Count Basie & His Orchestra with Joe Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra, Jimmy Rushing, Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers, Eartha Kitt, Gladys Bentley, Mabel Scott, Big John Greer, Babs Gonzales, Don Vappie, Wallace Johnson, and James Andrews.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SANTA’S SECOND LINE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 736

WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, December 17, 2000 [20-01751]

Little Walter: Juke with John Sinclair Intro

Louis Armstrong: ‘Zat You Santa Claus?

Milton Batiste: Big Fat Santa Is Coming To Town

New Birth Brass Band: Santa’s Second Line

Louis Prima: What Will Santa Claus Say?

Count Basie & His Orchestra & Joe Williams: Good Morning Blues

Ella Fitzgerald: Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney

Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra: Boogie Woogie Santa Claus

Louis Armstrong: The Santa Claus Blues

Count Basie & His Orchestra & Jimmy Rushing: Good Morning Blues

Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers: Dig That Crazy Santa Claus

Eartha Kitt: Santa Baby

Gladys Bentley: Jingle Jangle

Mabel Scott: Boogie Woogie Santa Claus

Big John Greer: We Wanna See Santa Do The Mambo

Babs Gonzales: Bebop Santa Claus

Don Vappie: Too Fat For The Chimney

Wallace Johnson: Christmas Comes But Once A Year

James Andrews: Christmas In New Orleans

 

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

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2000, 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 735: Freedom Now

Episode 735 marks the annual celebration of the day I was released from Jackson Prison on December 13, 1971 following the John Sinclair Freedom Rally at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor on December 10. I’m still recovering from some physical setbacks here in my studio in the Cass Corridor of Detroit and, as always, looking back on my release from 29 months in prison as the happiest day of my life so far and cherishing the 46 years I’ve spent in relative freedom since—at least free enough to create the things I want to make. But for my music this time I’m going back just over a year to my 75th birthday party at a beautiful country estate outside of Ann Arbor where a lot of people and some very fine musicians got together under a big tent and made some music together: Bettye LaVette, Scott Morgan, Laith al-Saadi, Ms. Samantha Fish, Mr. Larry McCray, and my band, John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars. This was a great celebration for me and I’d like to relive it with you today.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FREEDOM NOW

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 735

WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, December 3, 2017 [20-0750]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: The Screamers with Intro

Bettye LaVette: He Made A Woman Out Of Me with Intro

Scott Morgan: Bare Footin’

Laith al-Saadi: If You Love Me Like You Say

Samantha Fish: Goin’ Down Slow

Larry McCray: I’m A Travelin’ Man

Scott Morgan: Chain Of Fools

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: When Will The Blues Leave

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

 

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 Robert Whitall, Dennis Hayes, Mike Boulan & the cats

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation