JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 870 – KILLING JIVE

Episode 870 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters at 55 Peterboro St. where I’m featuring another hour of music from the vast archive of reefer songs I received from a listener called Paul Paul, who says “I collect songs about marijuana and I have about 5000.” He sent them to me on a USB stick and I’ll be featuring this week another hour of reefer and related music from the 1920s & 30s, with contributions from Tampa Red & The Chicago Five, Blind John Davis, The Cats & the Fiddle, Willie Bryant, The Harlem Hamfats with Rosetta Howard, The Ink Spots, The Four Clefs, The Meltone Boys, Bea Foote, Cab Calloway, Whistling Bob Howe with Frankie Griggs, Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe, Bessie Smith, Trixie Smith, Frankie “Half Pint” Jaxon, Richard M. Jones & His Jazz Wizarda, and The Mills Brothers.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

KILLING JIVE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 870

Cass Corridor, Detroit, June 23, 2020 [20433]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Tampa Red & The Chicago Five with Blind John Davis:We’re Gonna Get High Together

The Cats & the Fiddle: Killing Jive

Willie Bryant: A Viper’s Moan

The Harlem Hamfats with Rosetta Howard: If You’re a Viper

The Ink Spots: That Cat Is High

Tampa Red & The Chicago Five: You Can’t Get That Stuff No More

The Four Clefs: The Jive Is Jumpin’

The Meltone Boys: Mary Jane

Bea Foote: Try and Get It

Cab Calloway: The Man From Harlem

Whistling Bob Howe with Frankie Griggs: The Hottest Stuff in Town

Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe: I’m Wild About My Stuff

Bessie Smith: I’m Wild About That Thing

Trixie Smith: My Daddy Rocks Me

Frankie “Half Pint” Jaxon: Down At Jaspers Bar-B-Que

Richard M. Jones & His Jazz Wizards: Good Stuff

Cab Calloway: The Jumpin’ Jive (Hep! Hep!)

Bessie Smith: You Gotta Give Me Some

The Mills Brothers: Chinatown My Chinatown

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation

John Sinclair Radio Show 842 – Natural From Our Hearts

Episode 842 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters in the Cass Corridor with the third of four consecutive programs presenting the entire box set of my elongated blues work in verse, Fattening Frogs For Snakes, as recorded with four different ensembles in four different studios between 2001 and 2010. The box set is about to be issued in April by Jared Kowal at Jett Plastic Recordings in Detroit and I’m taking this opportunity while still recovering from a broken right shoulder to make four more programs without a microphone, of which this is the third, produced by Justin Showah at Travelers Rest Studio in Oxford MS in 2007 with Lightning Malcolm on guitar; Justin Showah on bass, Wallace Lester on drums, and the late great Jim Dickenson on keyboards.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
DON’T START ME TO TALKING
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 842
Cass Corridor, Detroit, January 2, 2020 [20039]
                 
John Sinclair & His blues Scholars: Fattening Frogs For Snakes with Eric Deaton & Afrissippi
John Sinclair & His blues Scholars: Don’t Start Me To Talking
John Sinclair & His blues Scholars: It Was The Way These People Lives
John Sinclair & His blues Scholars: King Biscuit Time
John Sinclair & His blues Scholars: Decoration Day
John Sinclair & His blues Scholars: Swinging The Blues
John Sinclair & His blues Scholars: Shake ’Em On Down
John Sinclair & His blues Scholars: Doctor Blues
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Album produced by Justin Showah at Travelers Rest Studio, Oxford MS
Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Sunny & Beyonce Sinclair, Justin Showah, Guelel Kumba, Eric Deaton, & Jared Kowal
 
© 2007, 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation

JULY 4TH – John Sinclair Radio Show 863

Episode 863 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters at 55 Peterboro St. where I’m continuing my recovery from open heart surgery and featuring an hour of fairly obscure music from the Motor City, including gospel music from guitarist Ron English & his ensemble, cuts by Jake Wade & the Soul Searchers, Robert Lowe & Singing Sammy Ward from a collection called Searching For Soul, and several cuts by the 420 All Stars, Jeff Grand, Buddy Smith, and Johnnie Bassett,from the 420 parties of the early years of this century.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BREAD WINNER
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 863
Casss Corridor, Detroit, May 13, 2020 [20335]
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Ron English: Praise Him, Praise Him
Jake Wade & the Soul Searchers: Searching For Soul
Robert Lowe: Back To Funk
Singing Sammy Ward: Bread Winner
420 All Stars: Doin’ What You Want
Jeff Grand: My Baby Never Gets Tired
Buddy Smith: Country Girl
Johnnie Bassett: I’m Gonna Do What I’m Gonna Do
Ron English: Jacob’s Ladder

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation

FLY BY NIGHT – A NEW DECLARATION PT 1

SUPPORT ARTISTS IMPACTED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC (VIA. BANDCAMP)

[01] John Sinclair / Kai Eckhardt / Steve Fly – Mohawk (Unreleased Exclusive)
https://johnsinclair.us/

[02] Daddy Freddy feat. Devon Morgan – No Matter
https://daddyfreddy.bandcamp.com/album/no-matter

[03] New Cool Collective Feat. Tony Allen – The Trip https://newcoolcollective.bandcamp.com/album/trippin-redux-featuring-tony-allen

[04] Jair-Rohm Parker Wells – 4th John (Exclusive)
https://jairrohmparkerwells.bandcamp.com/album/soul-home

[05] Deborah Charles – Mother
https://sustaininggoddess.com/

[06] Laith Al Saadi – Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop (Live)
https://laithalsaadi.com/

[07] Rebelmatic Feat. Creature – Please Don’t Shoot
https://rebelmaticnyc.bandcamp.com/

[08] Juice Aleem – Which Doctor
https://juicealeem.bandcamp.com/

[09] NZ – Brotherman (Exclusive)
https://nzwrightmusic2.bandcamp.com

[10] TownTroniks Feat. Sun Ru Carter – Ms. Brown
https://townfuturist.bandcamp.com/album/sunru-revivall

[11] Craig Easley Xperiment Feat. DJ Fly – Rapadelic

[12] T4QS Feat. Lord Beefington – And, So On Eventually
https://thefuckyousound.bandcamp.com/album/turn-your-shit-down-e-p

[13] Sandhya Sanjana – Narayan

[14] John Sinclair And His International Blues Scholars – Let’s Go Get Em’
https://johnsinclair.us/

[15] Digidogz Feat. Original Syna – Same Shit
https://digidogz.bandcamp.com/

JOHN SINCLAIR 2020 PRODUCTS

NEW JOHN SINCLAIR PRODUCTS 2020

@ June 28, 2020

(Detroit)—Poet/author/bandleader John Sinclair will release a plethora of new literary and recording projects with a variety of publishers and record outlets in 2020.

First to appear will be a 2nd edition of Sinclair’s ground-breaking blues poetry book Fattening Frogs For Snakes: Delta Sound Suite, initially published by Dennis Formento at the Surregional Press in New Orleans in 2002. The new edition will be published by Horner Books in Flint, Michigan. FFFS will be followed by a 2nd printing of the U.S. edition of It’s All Good: A John Sinclair Reader by Horner Books in Flint, accompanied by the first U.S.Hardbound Edition of It’s All Good, also from Horner Books. Both FFFS and It’s All Good sold out their first editions.

FFFS will also be honored in the fall with the release of a 4-LP box set of the poet’s recording of the four sections of the text with ensembles from New Orleans, Detroit and Mississippi, accompanied in the box set by the new printing of the book of Fattening Frogs For Snakes: Delta Sound Suite. This major project has been undertaken by Jett Plastic Recordings of Detroit. https://www.jettplasticrecordings.com/

Cary Loren at BookBeat in Oak Park is completing his reissue series of Sinclair’s four publications by the Detroit Artists Workshop Press in 1965-67 with the release of a facsimile edition of FIRE MUSIC: a record, Sinclair’s second book of poetry originally issued in 1966. https://www.thebookbeat.com/

Sinclair’s long-awaited jazz work in verse dedicated to the music and life of pianist Thelonious monk, always know: a book of monk, volumes 1 & 2 will be issued in 2020 by the Trembling Pillow Press of New Orleans), who have earlier published his collection Song of Praise: Homage to John Coltrane. “I’m hoping the publication of the first half of this work, started in 1982, will inspire me to go ahead and compose the rest of the poems for volumes 3 & 4,” Sinclair chuckled. https://www.tremblingpillowpress.com/

RJ Spangler & the Planet D Nonet will issue a double LP recording of the Nonet with John Sinclair reciting verses from always know: a book of monk with music comprising entirely of Monk compositions performed by the nine-piece orchestra led by RJ Spangler & James O’Donnell. http://rjspangler.com/

A new Spanish-language edition of john Sinclair’s collection called Sun Ra Interviews & Essays, originally published by Headpress in the United Kingdom, will be published next year by Hojas de hierba Editorial.

Finally, Horner Press in Flint has just agreed to publish Sinclair’s new book of poetry titled Blow Baby Blow‑Uncollected Poems 1964-2020, which will be accompanied by a double-album digital download of poems from the book set to music and recorded with a variety of musical artists and ensembles, drawn from several of Sinclair’s more than 30 albums in release.

These products are released under the auspices of the John Sinclair Foundation, with representation by Ben Horner of Horner Books in Flint. Please contact Ben for further information: chefbmoney@gmail.com

BOOKS

always know: a book of monk, volumes 1 & 2 (Trembling Pillow Press, New Orleans)

Fattening Frogs For Snakes: Delta Sound Suite, 2nd edition (Horner Books, Flint)

It’s All Good: A John Sinclair Reader, U.S. Edition, 2nd printing (Horner Books, Flint)

It’s All Good: A John Sinclair Reader, U.S. Deluxe Hardbound Edition (Horner Books, Flint)

FIRE MUSIC: a record, facsimile edition of Artists Workshop Press 1966 edition (Book Beat, Oak Park)

Sun Ra Interviews & Essays (Hojas de hierba Editorial, Madrid—Spanish-language edition)

Blow Baby Blow‑Uncollected Poems 1964-2020,((Horner Books, Flint)

RECORDINGS

Fattening Frogs For Snakes: Delta Sound Suite Box Set (4 LPs + Book) (Jett Plastic Recordings)

Monk Suite with the Planet D Nonet “Live” at the Scarab Club (RJ Spangler label) Digital download inserts in It’s All Good and Blow Baby Blow—Uncollected Poems 1964-2020


John Sinclair                  johnsinclair.us@gmail.com                      www.johnsinclair.us

BLUES EDITION 09 – AIN’T THAT GOOD NEWS

Leslie Keros with blues music from Big Daddy Kinsey, Otis Rush, Barbara Lynn, the Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Harvey Mandel, Jerry Ricks, Dinah Washington, Hank Crawford, Memphis Slim, Andrew “Big Voice” Odom, Guitar Shorty (Henry Fortescue), Magic Slim, and Magic Sam.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

AIN’T THAT GOOD NEWS

BLUES EDITION 09

Leslie Keros, WDCB-FM, Chicago, February 25, 2012 [20368]

Big Daddy Kinsey: I Am the Blues >

Otis Rush: Ain’t That Good News

Barbara Lynn: Lynn’s Blues > Leslie Keros ID

Cannonball Adderley Quintet: Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

Harvey Mandel: Long Grey Mare

Jerry Ricks: Where’d You Get Your Liquor From/Hesitation Blues

Dinah Washington: Salty Papa Blues

Hank Crawford: Sleepin’ on the Sidewalk

Memphis Slim: M & S Boogie

Andrew Odom: Memo Blues

Guitar Shorty (Henry Fortescue): Boogie, Now

Magic Slim: Walking the Dog

Magic Sam: Blues for Odie Payne

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Leslie Keros for Radio Free Amsterdam

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

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2012, 2020 Leslie Keros. Used with permission.