JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 1039 – HAVE A VERY COOL YULE

Episode 1039 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor at 55 Peterboro Street with an hour of holiday music selections by Louis Armstrong, Huey “Piano” Smith & the Clowns, James Brown, Thornetta Davis, Billy Davis, Shemekia Copeland, Earl King, Fats Domino, Johnny Guaranari, Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Johnson, The Five Keys, and Milton Batiste.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

HAVE A VERY COOL YULE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 1039

Cass Corridor, Detroit, November 9, 2023 [23772]

Louis Armstrong: Have a Cool Yule

Huey “Piano” Smith & the Clowns: It’s Almost Time For Santa Claus

James Brown: Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto

Thornetta Davis: Boogie Woogie Santa Claus

Billy Davis: Let Me Your Santa Claus

Shemekia Copeland: Stay a Little While Longer, Santa

Earl King Santa Don’t Let Me Down

Fats Domino: I Told Santa Claus

Johnny Guaranari: Santa’s Secret

Howlin’ Wolf: Sitting on Top of the World

Robert Johnson: Hell Hound on My Trail

The Drifters: White Christmas  

The Five Keys: It’s Christmas Time

Milton Batiste: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam (#986)

Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve “Fly” Pratt

Special thanks to Soul Lucille and controradio-fm, Florence, Italy

© 2023 The John Sinclair Foundation

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 1037 – COOL YULE

Episode 1037 is a rebroadcast of Part 2 of John Sinclair’s R&B Christmas Music Special for the year 2000 as heard on WWOZ-FM in New Orleans around the turn of the century, with seasonal selections from Aaron Neville, Tommy Ridgley, Larry Hamilton, Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns, Ready Teddy, Marva Wright, Rockie Charles, Big Al Carson, Tricia Boutte, Rebirth Brass Band, Louis Armstrong, Wallace Johnson, and Al Green.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

COOL YULE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 1037

WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, December 17, 2000 [23760]

Little Walter: Juke with John Sinclair Intro

Aaron Neville: Such A Night

Tommy Ridgley: Please Come Home For Christmas

Larry Hamilton: All I Want For Christmas

Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns: Twas The Night Before Christmas

Ready Teddy: The Night Before Christmas Blues

Marva Wright: Marva’s Christmas Shuffle

Rockie Charles: I Just Called To Wish You A Merry Christmas

Big Al Carson: The Christmas Song

Tricia Boutte: Do You Hear What I Hear?

Rebirth Brass Band: Christmas Medley

Louis Armstrong: Cool Yule

Wallace Johnson: The Christmas Song

Al Green: It Feels Like Christmas

Little Walter: Lights Out with John Sinclair Outro

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair (#737)

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Leni & Sunnny Sinclair

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2000, 2023 The John Sinclair Foundation

SOUNDS OF BLUE 419 – CHRISTMAS DRAGNET

Bob Putignano is playing the third hour of his Sounds of Blue Christmas music show from 2017 this week with selections by Jonathan Kane, Jorma Kaukonen, Canned Heat, The Chipmunks, Stan Freberg & Daws Butler, Dr. John, Art Carney, Steve Tyrel featuring Clark Terry, Johnny A., Duke Robillard, and David Maxwell.

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CHRISTMAS DRAGNET

SOUNDS OF BLUE 419

Bob Putignano, Sounds of Blue Studio, New York, November 5, 2023 [23762]

Twilight Zone Theme

Jonathan Kane: The Little Drummer Boy
Jorma Kaukonen: Holiday Marmalade
Canned Heat & The Chipmunks: The Christmas Song
Canned Heat: Christmas Blues
Stan Freberg & Daws Butler: Christmas Dragnet
Dr. John: Mixed Nuts
Art Carney: Twas’ the Night Before Christmas
Steve Tyrel featuring Clark Terry: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Johnny A.: Sleigh Ride
Duke Robillard: Duke’s Christmas
David Maxwell: Christmas Special

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Bob Putignano for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Bob Putignano at Sounds of Blue Studio, New York (SOB 408)

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2023 Bob Putignano. Used with permission.

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 1036 – SOUL UNDERSTANDING

Episode 1036 is coming once again from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters at 55 Peterboro Street in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, where I’m thinking about my dear friend, guitarist/singer/composer/bandleader Walter “Wolfman” Washington, who passed away in New Orleans last December following his 77th birthday on Christmas Eve, and his comrade, drummer and bandmate Russell Batiste Jr., who joined the Wolf in the afterlife just this fall at the age of 56. They played in a trio with organist Joe Krown in New Orleans for many years and made several recordings together, of which we’ll feature today the album called Soul Understanding from 2013. This all-star trio played together at the Maple leaf Bar every Sunday night for quite a period of time, worked at the d.b.a. club and Tipitina’s, and traveled extensively during its prime. One of my fondest memories is when Wolfman told me one day that he hadn’t slept much the night before because he was so excited about playing with these guys the next night. Now that’s the kind of music I like!

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SOUL UNDERSTANDING

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 1036

Cass Corridor, Detroit, November 9, 2023 [23749]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Walter “Wolfman” Washington-Joe Krown-Russell Batiste Jr.: Trio’s Anthem

Walter “Wolfman” Washington-Joe Krown-Russell Batiste Jr.: Lone Ranger

Walter “Wolfman” Washington-Joe Krown-Russell Batiste Jr.:

Soul Understanding

Walter “Wolfman” Washington-Joe Krown-Russell Batiste Jr.:

            Never Ever Let You Go

Walter “Wolfman” Washington-Joe Krown-Russell Batiste Jr.: Jamir’s Jam

Walter “Wolfman” Washington-Joe Krown-Russell Batiste Jr.:

Another Day in the Life

Walter “Wolfman” Washington-Joe Krown-Russell Batiste Jr.: Lovely Day

Walter “Wolfman” Washington-Joe Krown-Russell Batiste Jr.: Simply Milani

Walter “Wolfman” Washington-Joe Krown-Russell Batiste Jr.:

            Nothing Left to Be Desired

Walter “Wolfman” Washington-Joe Krown-Russell Batiste Jr.: Livin’ Large

Walter “Wolfman” Washington-Joe Krown-Russell Batiste Jr.: Amy

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve “Fly” Pratt

© 2023 The John Sinclair Foundation

MOOD INDIGO 57 – EQUINOX

Leslie Keros is bringing us Episode 57 of her blues show for WDCB-FM in Chicago called Mood Indigo with selections by Ray Charles, the John Coltrane Quartet, Joey Alexander, Chucho Valdez & Paquito deRivera, Karin Allison, John Coltrane & Kenny Burrell, the Randy Napoleon Quartet, and Charles McPherson.

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EQUINOX

MOOD INDIGO 57

Leslie Keros, WDCB-FM, Chicago September 23, 2022 [23715]

Ray Charles: Opening Theme

John Coltrane Quartet: Equinox

Joey Alexander: Countdown

Chucho Valdez & Paquito deRivera: Aldea con Machiados

Karin Allison: Why Was I Born

John Coltrane & Kenny Burrell: Freight Trane

Randy Napoleon Quartet: Loresto

Charles McPherson: Marionette

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Leslie Keros for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & edited, by Leslie Keros at WDCB-FM, Chicago

Post-production, editing & annotatation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2023 Leslie Keros. Used with permission.

DON WAS MOTOR CITY PLAYLIST 14 – OUT OF THIS WORLD

Don Was and Ann DeLisi are back for Episode 13 of the Don Was Motor City Playlist, coming from WDET-FM in Detroit with lots of informed conversation between the hosts and great recordings from John Lennon, The Spinners, Jonathan Blake & Pentad, John Martin, Gregory Isaacs, Was (Not Was), John Coltrane, and Miles Davis.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

OUT OF THIS WORLD

DON WAS MOTOR CITY PLAYLIST 14

Don Was & Ann DeLisi, WDET-FM, Detroit, August 25, 2023 [23713]

John Lennon: Cold Turkey

The Spinners: Sadie

Jonathan Blake & Pentad: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

John Martin: Couldn’t Love You More

Gregory Isaacs: Extra Classic in Dub

Was (Not Was): The Death of Mr. Ping Pong

John Coltrane: Out of This World

Miles Davis Quintet: Tadd’s Delight

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Don Was & Ann DeLisi for Radio Free Amsterdam

PProduced by Don Was & Ann DeLisi at WDET-FM, Detroit

Recorded, edited & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2023 Don Was & Ann DeLisi. All Rights Reserved.

SOUNDS OF BLUE 414 – PACK IT UP

Bob Putignano is playing the Sounds of Blue this week with music in great profusion by B.B. King and Freddie King.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

PACK IT UP

SOUNDS OF BLUE 414

Bob Putignano, Sounds of Blue Studio, New York, October 1, 2023 [23712]

Twilight Zone Theme

B.B. King: Born Again Human

B.B. King: The Victim

B.B. King: You’re Going with Me

B.B. King: Better Not Lock Down

B.B. King: Never Make Your Move too Soon

Freddie King: Pack It Up

Freddie King: Sugar Sweet

Freddie King: Palace of the Blues

B.B. King: I Got Some Help I Don’t Need

B.B. King: Help the Poor

B.B. King: To Know You Is to Love You

B.B. King: Six Pack

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Bob Putignano for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Bob Putignano at Sounds of Blue Studio, New York (SOB 408)

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2023 Bob Putignano. Used with permission.

NOTHING BUT THE BLUES 13 – GAMBLER’S BLUES

The Blues Hound is back with Episode 13 of Nothing But the Blues, coming from Philadelphia and featurng music by Studebaker John, the Blues Brothers, Willie Kent, Peter Parsec, Jimmy “Fast Fingers” Dawkins, James Cotton, the Nick Moss Band, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Otis Rush, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

GAMBLER’S BLUES

NOTHING BUT THE BLUES 13

The Blues Hound, Philadelphia, 2023 [23710]

Studebaker John: Hey Hey Hey

The Blues Brothers: She Caught the Katy

Willie Kent: Willie Mae

Peter Parsec: Beyond Here Lies Nothing

Jimmy “Fast Fingers” Dawkins: Off Business

James Cotton: Hard Sometimes

The Nick Moss Band: 312 Blood

The Fabulous Thunderbirds: I’m Losing You

Otis Rush: Gambler’s Blues

Stevie Ray Vaughan: Come On

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by The Blues Hound for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Kevin Carson for Blues Hound Radio

Edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2023 Kevin Carson. Used with permission,