John Sinclair Radio Show 748: Things Have Changed

Episode 748 is coming from the Jerry Brock studio in uptown New Orleans where I’ve been Jerry’s guest since the Mardi Gras and just now preparing to leave for Chicago and Detroit on the Amtrak train when I get up tomorrow morning. This program marks the introduction of a new feature on the John Sinclair Radio Show in the form of a music news & interview segment to be produced for us on a regular basis by Robert Jr. Whitall and his wife & companion Sugar Mae from Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine in Detroit, starting today and running as their segments reach Radio Free Amsterdam from now on. Their first installment is an interview with the great Detroit vocalist Bettye LaVette centered on her new album of Bob Dylan songs called Things Have Changed, produced by Steve Jordan for Verve Records, surrounded on our show this week by music from Elmore James, Billy Davis, Bettye herself and her band at my 75th birthday party, plus a pair of my favorite Bob Dylan cuts and Charlie Parker with strings bringing our closing theme.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Jerry Brock Studio, New Orleans, March 11, 2018 [18141]


Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Elmore James: I Can’t Hold Out

Elmore James: Something Inside Me

Elmore James: Done Somebody Wrong

Billy Davis: Keep On Dreaming

Billy Davis: Your One And Only Man

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

Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae Whitall: Bettye LaVette Interview

Bettye LaVette: Things Have Changed

Bob Dylan: I Shall Be Free

Bob Dylan: Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat

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



Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Bettye LaVette segment produced by Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae Whitall at Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine for Radio Free Amsterdam

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Jerry Brock


© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation