Roots & Branches 47: Freak Blues

Dominic Trix of KFJC-FM at Foothiils College in Palo Alto Hills CA brought in my old friends Dan Gunning (of WCBN-FM in Ann Arbor many years ago, posing as Nancy Reagan on this soundtrack) and Loren Dobson, formerly of KUSF in San Francisco and fiendish collector of Mackay recordings, to construct a four-hour tribute to the late Steve Mackay, tenor saxophonist of Ann Arbor and San Francisco and a good friend of mine since 1968. I edited the talking but not the tracks to three one-hour programs for the Vintage Radio Vaults and we present them here this month for your edification and delight, featuring recordings made by Steve Mackay from 1966 to the past year, including in the first hour Steve Mackay & The Randoms, Andre Williams, Sigmund Snopek III, The Stooges, ZEV, the Commander Cody Band, the Ralph Shine Blues Band, Carnal Kitchen, the Mojo Boogie Band, and the Violent Femmes.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Dan Gunning, Dominic Trix & Loren Dobson, KFJC-FM, Palo Alto Hills CA, February 24, 2016 [19260]

Steve Mackay & The Randoms: Random Soul

Andre Williams: Freak Blues

Sigmund Snopek III: Eighth and Oklahoma

The Stooges: 1970

Dan Gunning Interview with Steve Mackay

ZEV & Steve Mackay: Live in the Pit @ KFJC-FM

Steve Mackay & Iggy Pop: The Prisoner

Commander Cody Band: Triple Cheese

Ralph Shine Blues Band: Up The Line

Steve Mackay & Carnal Kitchen: Go To Hell

Mojo Boogie Band: Traveling Riverside Blues

Violent Femmes: Faith


Hosted by Dan Gunning & Company for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Dominic Trix at KFJC-FM, Palo Alto Hills CA

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2016, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation