John Sinclair Radio Show 738: Ool Ya Koo

Episode 738 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters in the Cass Corridor on Christmas Eve and aimed into the New Year as the first offering in our new programming year of 2018 with music by Yusef Lateef, the Planet D Nonet featuring Keith Kaminski, Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars, Bettye Lavette, Billy Davis, Ras Kente, Robert Bradley, Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza, Aretha Franklin, Was (Not Was), Andre Williams, and Charlie Parker.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Cass Corridor, Detroit, December 24, 2017 [20-1752][18001]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Planet D featuring Keith Kaminski: Honey Dripper

Thelonious Monk: Thelonious

Ella Fitzgerald: When I Get Low I Get High

Dizzy Gillespie: Ool Ya Koo

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: bags’ groove

Bettye Lavette: Right in the Middle

Billy Davis: Kings of Rock And Roll

Ras Kente: I Need A Roof

Robert Bradley: Picture Book

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Sing Sing Sing

Aretha Franklin: Dr. Feelgood

Was (Not Was): Go… Now!

Andre Williams: Do You Remember?

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

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Sunny & Beyonce Sinclair and Joel Landy


© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation


John Sinclair Radio Show 23: What Is Happening Here

To commemorate the launching of the new website on January 1, 2018, we’d like to present the first edition of the John Sinclair Radio Show for 2005, the first episode created under the aegis of Radio Free Amsterdam, founded January 1, 2005 by John Sinclair, Hank Botwinik, and the late Larry Hayden.

Episode 23 was conducted at the anti-squat arts space called What Is Happening Here in the former Hotel Groot next door to Amnesia on the Herengracht. In Amsterdam at that time, buildings and living spaces left unoccupied for one year could be claimed by squatters who moved in and lived rent-free until the owners were ready to do something with the space and took it back. Anti-squats are places vacated until the owners develop plans for future commercial uses and, in the interim, they recruit squatters of their own to prevent just anyone from taking over the space.

What Is Happening Here mastermind Job talks about their arts activities and then turns the discussion to the current anti-marijuana agitation being led by the Mayor of Maastricht, Job’s home town. Smokey Johnson brings our opening theme, “It Ain’t My Fault,” and we’ve got musical selections from the Wild Magnolias with the Rebirth Brass Band, John Sinclair & Wayne Kramer, Magic Slim & the Teardrops, Sinclair with the D-Men, and the great Earl King.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



What Is Happening Here, Amsterdam, January 4, 2005 [20-0501]


Smokey Johnson: It Ain’t My Fault with John Sinclair Intro

Wild Magnolias & Re-Birth Brass Band: Let’s Go Get ’Em

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Monk in Orbit

John Sinclair Conversation with Job of What Is Happening Here

James Andrews: Banana Boogie

New Orleans Jazz Vipers: You Can Depend on Me

John Sinclair Conversation with Job re: Maastricht

Magic Slim & the Teardrops: How Many More Years

John Sinclair & D-Men: ask me now

John Sinclair Conversation with Henk Botwinik re: Radio Free Amsterdam

Earl King: Street Parade with John Sinclair Outro



Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, engineered, recorded & mastered by Hank Botwinik

Executive Producers: Kristie Szalanski, Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds


© 2005, 2018 John Sinclair. All Rights Reserved.


Jazz Lunatique 157: So Long

David Kunian is celebrating the life an dmusic of the late great Fats Domino with this progam of music by Fats and tributes by Art Neville, Mark Broussard, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & Galactic, and Robert Plant, plus cuts from Egg Yolk Jubilee, Burnt Sugar, the J. Geils Band, Megan Brown & Jsosh Caffery, the Lost Bayou Ramblers, the Balfa Famly, Don Bryant, and Lou Reed.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



David Kunian, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, November 7, 2017 [DKJL-0157]


Egg Yolk Jubilee: A Call For All Demons

Burnt Sugar: Black Fros, Black Gold

Art Neville: Please Don’t Leave Me

  1. Geils Band: Just Can’t Stop Me

Mark Broussard: Rising Sun

Megan Brown & Jsosh Caffery: Madame Amalie

Lost Bayou Ramblers: Saybon Turnaround

Balfa Famly: Mumzio Wagon

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & Galactic: So Long

Fats Domino: Going To The River

Don Bryant: A Nickel And A Nail

Robert Plant: Valley Of Tears

Fats Domino: Walking To New Orleans

Fats Domino: Don’t You Know

Fats Domino: I Want To Walk You Home

Fats Domino: When The Saints Go Marching In

Lou Reed: Good Night Ladies



Hosted by David Kunian for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by David Kunian at WWOZ-FM, New Orleans

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Ceres Seeds & The Hempshopper, Amsterdam


© 2017 David Kunian. 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



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



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.

Party Train 16: Talk About A Party

Linda Lexy is driving the Party Train all the way from Funky D Studios where she’s playing music in Episode 16 by Tino Gross, Boogaloo & His Gallant Crew, The Four Aims, Howlin’ Wolf, Joe Tex, James Brown, Tony Alvin & The Bellairs, Gene “Bowlegs” Miller, Bobby Powell, Song & Starr, The Stovall Sisters, The Supremes, Betty Barney, Baby Charles, Lloyd Price, The Fifth Dimension, Solomon Burke, Kenny Brown, and Luther Allison.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Linda Lexy, Funky D Studios, Detroit, July 2016 [LLPT-0016]


Tino Gross: Little Soul Sister

Boogaloo & His Gallant Crew: Talk About A Party

The Four Aims: Could It Be You

Howlin’ Wolf: I’m The Wolf

Joe Tex: Skinny Legs And All

James Brown: Sex Machine

Tony Alvin & The Bellairs: Sexy Coffee Pot

Gene “Bowlegs” Miller: Doin’ The Frankenstein Walk

Bobby Powell: Peace Begins Within

Song & Starr: Hot Shot

The Stovall Sisters: Hang On In There

The Supremes: You Keep Me Hanging On

Betty Barney: Mama, Mama

Baby Charles: Step On

Lloyd Price: Have You Ever Had The Blues

The Fifth Dimension: Workin’ On A Groovy Thing

Solomon Burke: Detroit City

Kenny Brown: I’m Ruined

Luther Allison: Please Send Me Someone To Love



Hosted by Linda Lexy for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Linda Lexy & Tino Gross at Funky D Studios, Detroit

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam


© 2017 Linda Lexy. Used with permission.


Big City Blues Cruise 31: Sermon From The Mount

Martino D’Lorenzo is playing the blues on 45s, 78s and LPs from behind the wheel of the Big City Blues Cruise bus, spinning his classic modern radio programs from the 1980s and 1990s originally aired on WEMU-FM in Ypsilanti MI and now heard every Saturday on Radio Free Amsterdam. Episode 31 features music by Red Prysock, Freddie King, Lester Williams, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, The Moonglows, Andre Williams, The Coasters, Buddy Guy, Howling Wolf, Elmore James, King Curtis, Eddie Bo, Little Walter, Eddie Boyd, T-Bone Walker, Kenny Burrell & Red Prysock, The Spiders, Paul Gayten, Little Booker, Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns, Aaron Neville, Willis “Gator Tail” Jackson, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, and Muddy Waters.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, June 12, 1983 [BCBC-0031]


Red Prysock: Jumbo

Freddie King: Monkey Donkey

Lester Williams: Brand New Baby

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown: Rock My Blues Away

The Moonglows: When I’m With You

Andre Williams: Just Because Of A Kiss

The Coasters: Stewball

Buddy Guy: First Time I Met The Blues

Howling Wolf: Who’s Been Talking

Elmore James: Look On Yonder’s Wall

King Curtis: Free For All

Eddie Bo: I’m Wise

Little Walter: Mean Ole Frisco

Eddie Boyd: Third Degree

T-Bone Walker: I Got News For You Baby

Kenny Burrell & Red Prysock: Kenny’s Blues

The Spiders: Witchcraft

Paul Gayten: You Better Believe It

Little Booker: Teen Age Rock

Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns: Free Single And Disengaged

Aaron Neville: Why Worry

Willis “Gator Tail” Jackson: Sermon From The Mount

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells: We’re Ready

Muddy Waters: Still A Fool

Red Prysock: Jumbo



Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Martin Gross at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI (#76)

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam


© 1983, 2017 Tino Gross. Used with permission.


The Soul Lucille Show 125: Funky Walk

Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk and a guest spot by John Sinclair with tunes by Jean Knight, Dyke & The Blazers, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Al Jarreau, Curtis Mayfield, Dr. John, Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, James Brown, Mose Allison, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Mandrill, Ben E. King, Tower Of Power, Brick, The Meters, Chocolate Milk, and B.T. Express.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Lucille DJ, controradio-fm, Florence, Italy, December 26, 2017 [LDSL-0125]


Jean Knight: You City Slicker

Dyke & The Blazers: Funky Walk (Part 1)

Gladys Knight & The Pips: Feeling Alright

Al Jarreau: Cold Duck

Curtis Mayfield: (Don’t Worry) If There’s A Hell Below, We’re All Going To Go

Dr. John: Right Place Wrong Time

Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band: What You Can Bring Me

James Brown: Limbo Jimbo

Mose Allison: Your Mind Is on Vacation

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown: She Winked Her Eye

Mandrill: Fat City Strut

Ben E. King: Street Tough

Tower Of Power: Down To The Nightclub

Brick: Can’t Wait

The Meters: Give It What You Can

Chocolate Milk: My Mind Is Hazy

B.T. Express: Scratch My Itch



Hosted by Lucille DJ for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Lucille DJ at controradio-fm, Firenze

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt


© 2017 Lucille Mancini. Used with permission.



In The Soul KItchen 04: Sackful Of Dreams

This week’s episode of In The Soul Kitchen, produced and hosted by award-winning DJ Harry Duncan in his 27th year on the air for KUSF Radio at the University of San Francisco, features music by Bettye Swan, Sam Dees, Donnie Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, the Isley Brothers, Sly & the Family Stone, Esther Phillips, Aretha Franklin, Howard Tate, Dee & Don, The Artistics, Linda Jones, James Carr, Mabel John, and Otis Redding.


The john Sinclair Foundation Presents



Harry Duncan, KUSF-FM, San Francisco, January 11, 2011 [HDSK-0004]


Bettye Swan: Kiss My Love Goodbye

Sam Dees: Troubled Waters

Donnie Hathaway: Sackful of Dreams

Curtis Mayfield: Stare And Stare

Isley Brothers: Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight

Sly & the Family Stone: Sing A Simple Song

Esther Phillips: Brother, Brother

Aretha Franklin: Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)

Howard Tate 8 Days On The Road:

Dee & Don: I Can’t Stand It

The Artistics: I’m Gonna Miss You

Linda Jones: Hypnotized

James Carr: What Can I Call My Own

Mabel John: Drop On In

Otis Redding: I’m A Changed Man

Al Green: Love And Happiness



Hosted by Harry Duncan for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Harry Duncan

Recorded, edited & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Sensi Seeds, Hempsopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam


© 2011, 2017 Harry Duncan. Used with permission.