Ancestor Worship 71: Coltrane Jazz

Part 3 of our investigation into the recordngs made by John Coltrane and his Quartet for the Atlantic label during 1959-61, taken from the box set called The Heavyweight Champion, including tonight’s selections from the albums Giant Steps (recorded May 4-5, 1959) and Coltrane Jazz (recorded November 24 & December 2, 1959), with Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers and Arthur Taylor accompanying Traene on the former and Wynton Kelly, Chambers and Jimmy Cobb on the latter. Note: I think I may have mis-filed from another Coltrane album the song in the last set called “While My Lady Sleeps,” but it sounds so good I’m leaving it in!

 

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COLTRANE JAZZ

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 71

John Sinclair, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, December 24, 2013 [JSAW-0071]

 

Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo

John Coltrane Quartet: Giant Steps

John Coltrane Quartet: Cousin Mary

John Coltrane Quartet: Mr. P.C.

John Coltrane Quartet: Countdown

John Coltrane Quartet: Syeeda’s Song Flute

John Coltrane Quartet: Spiral

John Coltrane Quartet: Naima

John Coltrane Quartet: Little Old Lady

John Coltrane Quartet: While My Lady Sleeps

John Coltrane Quartet: Fifth House

John Coltrane Quartet: I’ll Wait and Pray

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded, edited & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Sidney Daniels

Special thanks to Nick Smith & Steve The Fly

Sponsored by The Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2013, 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Beyond The Groove Yard 206: Stop And Listen

George Klein extends his focus on Hammond B-3 soul jazz from the 1950s & ‘60s with sessions by organists Don Patterson, Roosevelt “Baby Face” Willette, and Sonny Phillips.

 

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STOP AND LISTEN

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 206

George Klein, Groove Yard Studio, Ypsilanti, September 10, 2017 [GKBG-0206]

 

Don Patterson: Sister Ruth

Sonny Stitt: My New Baby

Don Patterson: Just Friends

Baby Face Willett: Face to Face

Lou Donaldson: Here ‘Tis

Baby Face Willette: Stop and Listen

Sonny Phillips: Be Yourself

Rusty Bryant: Streak O’Lean

Sonny Phillips: The Doll House

 

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

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 George Klein. Used with permission.

 

Sounds of Blue 118: Mint Julep

Bob Putignano is playing music this week by Charles Brown, Ruth Brown, Dee Dee Bridgewater, The Pretenders, The Grateful Dead, Jimmy Rogers, Freddie King, and Tommy Castro & the Painkillers.

 

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MINT JULEP

SOUNDS OF BLUE 118

Bob Putignano, Sounds of Blue Studio, New York, September 29, 2017 [RPSB-0118]

Charles Brown: Mint Julep
Charles Brown with Ruth Brown: Tell Me Who
Dee Dee Bridgewater: I Can’t Get Next to You
The Pretenders: My City Was Gone
Grateful Dead: Big Boss Man
Jimmy Rogers with Freddie King: You’re the One
Grateful Dead: Good Loving
The Pretenders: Middle of the Road
Freddy King: Going Down
Tommy Castro & the Painkillers: Blues All Around Me
Freddy King: Remington Ride

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Bob Putignano for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Bob Putignano at Sounds of Blue Studio, New York

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 Robert Putignano. Used with permission.

 

Highway 61 Blues 14: Nashville Jumps

Highway 61 host Scott Barretta spotlights the historic Nashville blues scene with a nod to WLAC Radio, the 50,000-watt clear-channel powerhouse that beamed crucial rhythm & blues recordings all over the eastern United States during the 1950s and beyond. Featured artists from the Nashville legacy are Pvt. Cecil Gant, Jimmy Sweeny, Billy McAllister, Christine Catrell, Ivory Joe Hunter, Shy Guy Douglas, Johnny Jones, Lillian Offitt, Esquezito, Arthur Gunter, Bernard Harrison, Gene Allison, Arthur Alexander, Roscoe Shelton, Herbert Hunter, Sam Baker, Joe Henderson, and Johnny Jones.

 

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NASHVILLE JUMPS

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 14

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, April 29, 2006 [SBHW-0014]

 

Pvt. Cecil Gant: Nashville Jumps

Jimmy Sweeny: Boogie Woogie Jockey

Billy McAllister: 31-E

Christine Catrell: Sittin’ Here Drinkin’

Ivory Joe Hunter: All State Boogie

Shy Guy Douglas: Monkey Doin’ Woman

Johnny Jones: Really (Part 1)

Lillian Offitt: Miss You So

Esquezito: Rockin’ the Joint

Christine Catrell: W-O-M-A-N

Arthur Gunter: Baby Let’s Play House

Bernard Harrison: Too Much

Gene Allison: You Can Make It If You Try

Arthur Alexander: Soldier of Love

Arthur Alexander: Anna

Little Richard Royal Crown Commercial for WLAC

Roscoe Shelton: Strain on My Heart

Herbert Hunter: Don’t Pity Me

Jumpin’ John R Promo & Soul Medallion Commercial

Sam Baker: Something Tells Me

Joe Henderson: Snap Your Fingers

Johnny Jones: Soul Poppin’

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at University of Mississippi for Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Post-production & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2006, 2017 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.

 

Red Rooster Lounge 281: What A Life

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Chris Daniels & The Kings, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Wildcat O’Halloran, Mitch Woods with Elvin Bishop, Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers, Fenton Robinson, The Nightingales with Tommy Tate, Missy Andersen, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Linsey Alexander, The Zen Blues Band, Benny Turner, and Johnny Rawls.

 

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WHAT A LIFE

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 281

Cary Wolfson, Red Rooster Radio Network, October 16, 2017 [CWRR-0281]

 

Harlem Nocturne Theme

Chris Daniels & The Kings: I Wouldn’t Treat A Dog

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers: Sticks & Stones

Wildcat O’Halloran: Hot Pulldown

Mitch Woods with Elvin Bishop: Keep A Dollar In Your Pocket

Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers: Had To Learn The Hard Way

Fenton Robinson: Somebody Loan Me A Dime

The Nightingales with Tommy Tate: Just A Little Overcome

Missy Andersen: More Than Enough

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Motorhead Baby

Linsey Alexander: Why I Sing The Blues

The Zen Blues Band: What A Life

Benny Turner: I’m Tore Down

Johnny Rawls: California Shake

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Cary Wolfson for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Cary Wolfson at Red Rooster Studios [#1650]

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Ceres Seeds & The Hempshopper, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 Cary Wolfson. Used with permission.

 

The Blues Show 312: Done Got Old

Bruce Pingree is playing blues this week by Paul Butterfield’s Better Days, Champion Jack Dupree, Bluesiana Triangle, W.C. Clarke, Johnny Ace, Junior Kimbrough, Buster Benton, Chicago Bob Nelson, Irma Thomas, the Treme Brass Band, and some artists yet to be identified.

 

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DONE GOT OLD

THE BLUES SHOW 312

Bruce Pingree, WUNH-FM, Durham, NH, August 20, 2017 [BPBS-0312]

 

Paul Butterfield’s Better Days: Buried Alive In The Blues

Champion Jack Dupree: Give Me Flowers While I’m Living

Bluesiana Triangle: Life’s A One Way Ticket

W.C. Clarke: Ain’t It Funny How Time Slips Away

Johnny Ace: The Clock

Junior Kimbrough: Done Got Old

Buster Benton: Born With The Blues

Chicago Bob Nelson: Retirement Plan

{Unidentified Artist]: {Unidentified Selection]

{Unidentified Artist]: {Unidentified Selection]

Irma Thomas: Time Is On My Side

{Unidentified Artist]: Done with the Troubles of the World

Treme Brass Band: Just A Closer Walk With Thee

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Bruce Pingree for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Bruce Pingree at WUNH-FM, Durham, NH

Recorded by Joe McDonough

Editing, post-production, & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Ceres Seeds & The Hempshopper, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 Bruce Pingree. Used with permission.

 

Fly By Night 238: Dig On It

Steve The Fly is digging deep this week into an hour of music by Sunnyland Slim, Little Walter, Eddie Bo, Michael Longo, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Spaniels, the Gil Evans Orchestra, Sonny Rollins-Dizzy Gillespie-Sonny Stitt, Jimmy McGriff, and King Tubby.

 

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DIG ON IT

FLY BY NIGHT 238

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studios, Amsterdam, June 26, 2014 [SFBN-0068]

 

Sunnyland Slim: I Done You Wrong

Little Walter: Just Your Fool

Eddie Bo: Hey Mama Here Comes The Preacher

Michael Longo: Samia

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Advice to Medics

Screaming Jay Hawkins: All Night

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: And Otherness

The Spaniels: Baby Its You

Gil Evans: Barry’s Tune

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: China Gates

Sonny Rollins-Dizzy Gillespie-Sonny Stitt: The Eternal Triangle

Jimmy McGriff: Dig On It

King Tubby: Dreadlocks Dub

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Produced by Steve “The Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam

Edited & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Ceres Seeds & The Hempshopper, Amsterdam

 

© 2014, 2017 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 734: Troubled Shoes

Episode 734 is coming from the Detroit headquarters of Radio Free Amsterdam at 55 Peterboro in the Cass Corridor with an opening salvo from the new album by pianists Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza, a cut by the Planet D Nonet from their album A Salute To Strayhorn, four more cuts from the brand new album by singer Robert Bradley called Down In The Bend, produced by Tino Gross for Funky D Records, and a series of selections from the great new self-titled Billy Davis album on Jett Plastic Records.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

TROUBLED SHOES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 734

Cass Corridor, Detroit, November 30, 2017 [20-1749]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology with John Sinclair Intro

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Suitcase

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Sing Sing Sing

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Yancy Strut

Planet D Nonet: I’m Taking Off Goom Bye

Robert Bradley: Down In The Bend

Robert Bradley: Morning Comes The Night

Robert Bradley: Share My Dream

Robert Bradley: God’s Creation

Billy Davis: Going To The Crossroads

Billy Davis: Got A Mind To Ramble

Billy Davis: I Come A-Crawling

Billy Davis: Your One And Only Man

Billy Davis: Troubled Shoes

Billy Davis: Keep On Dreaming

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

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Bob Baldori, Tino Gross, Sunnny & Beyonce Sinclair, and Gary & Jared Koral of Jett Plastic Records

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

 

© 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation