John Sinclair Radio Show 828: Monk’s Dream

Episode 828 is coming once again from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor in celebration of the greatest of the musicians of the Libra Nation, Thelonious Monk, born October 10, 1917, who was inadvertently left out of last week’s program and, in order to atone for this omission, is featured today for a full hour of music from the early 1950s recorded for Prestige Records.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
MONK’S DREAM
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 828
Cass Corridor, Detroit, October 7, 2019 [19573]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Thelonious Monk: Monk’s Dream
Thelonious Monk: Work
Thelonious Monk: Let’s Call This
Thelonious Monk: Friday the 13th
Thelonious Monk: Nutty
Thelonious Monk: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Thelonious Monk: These Foolish Things
Thelonious Monk: Sweet and Lovely
Thelonious Monk: Trinkle, Tinkle
Thelonious Monk: Little Rootie Tootie
Thelonious Monk: Bemsha Swing
Thelonious Monk: We See
Thelonious Monk: Bye-Ya
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 827: Libra Nation

Episode 827 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor in celebration of the great wealth of musical talent born between September 23 and Ocotber 22—what we call the Libra Nation, featuring gigantic artists like John Coltrane, Ray Charles, Earl Turbinton, Charles Moore, Amiri Baraka, and Dizzy Gillespie, all featured in this week’s episode along with a cut by yours truly, born October 2, 1941.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
LIBRA NATION
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 827
Cass Corridor, Detroit, October 6, 2019 [19559]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
John Coltrane Quartet: Out of This World
Ray Charles: The Spirit-Feel
Earl Turbinton: All Tied Up
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: We Just Change The Beat
Charles Moore & CJQ: Form Kinetic
Amiri Baraka: Somebody Blew Up America
Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker: A Night In Tunisia
Dizzy Gillespie & The Paradise Theater Orchestra: Manteca
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 826: Blues Minor

Episode 826 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor in celebration of my own 78th birthday on October 2nd and I’m concentrating on music from Detroit in the 1960s in honor of the new book Jazz From Detroit by Mark Stryker and his conversation with Leslie Keros included in this episode, plus unreleased archival recordings by Charles Moore & the Detroit Contemporary 4 and the Lyman Woodard Ensemble, both groups based at the Detroit Artists Workshop in the 1960s.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BLUES MINOR
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 826
Cass Corridor, Detroit, September 23, 2019 [19545]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Detroit Contemporary 4: Blues Minor
Mark Stryker Conversation with Leslie Keros
Detroit Contemporary 4: All Blues
Lyman Woodard Ensemble: Wiorkshop Jam #1
Lyman Woodard Ensemble: Wiorkshop Jam #2
Detroit Contemporary 4: Round Midnight
Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Leslie Keros & Mark Stryker
 
© 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 825: Impressions

Episode 825 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with a birthday celebration for John Coltrane, born September 23, 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina, featuring the complete set of music from a previously unknown March 1963 session for Impulse Records now available under the title Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album and topped off by a live version of “I Want To Talk About You” from the Newport Jazz Festival in the same year.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
IMPRESSIONS
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 825
Cass Corridor, Detroit, September 7, 2019 [19517]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
John Coltrane: One Up, One Down
John Coltrane: Slow Blues
John Coltrane: Impressions
John Coltrane: Nature Boy
John Coltrane: Vilia
John Coltrane: Untitled Original 11383
John Coltrane: Untitled Original 11386
John Coltrane: I Want to Talk About You
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 824: Talk To My Baby

Episode 824 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with a spotlight on Chicago bluesman Willie Buck featuring several of his recordings and a conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine conducted backstage at the 2019 Chicago Blues Festival. New Orleans drummer Shannon Powell opens the show with four selections and closes it with another, all from his album Powell’s Place, in honor of his visit to the Motor City for the Detroit Jazz Festival earlier this month.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
TALK TO MY BABY
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 824
Cass Corridor, Detroit, August 26, 2019 [19503]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Shannon Powell: SP
Shannon Powell: Air Mail Special
Shannon Powell: Lord Lord Lord
Shannon Powell: Powell’s Place
Willie Buck: Doing Good And Bad At The Same Time
Willie Buck Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Willie Buck: She’s All Right
Willie Buck Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Willie Buck: I Wanna Talk To My Baby
Willie Buck Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Willie Buck: Strange Woman
Willie Buck Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Willie Buck: I’ve Got A Right To Love My Baby
Willie Buck Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Willie Buck: Two Trains Running
Willie Buck & the Rocking Johnny Band: The Love We Share
Shannon Powell: The Way You Look Tonight
Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens
 
© 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 823: What Would Junior Do

Episode 823 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with an hour of music taken from the new CD from Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine (Number 26) titled What Would Junior Do? and produced by Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens with new selections by Handsome Bob, Jimmy T & Sidetracked, Bobby Rush, The Jimmys with Marcia Hall, Terry Hanck, Mama Spanx with Deanna Bogart, the Backtrack Blues Band, Brenda Taylor Ricci with Eddie Taylor Jr:, Johnny Burgin with Charlie Musselwhite, Big James, Pas Smillie, Big Mike And The Blu City Allstars, and Sugar Mae & Junior.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
WHAT WOULD JUNIOR DO
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 823
Cass Corridor, Detroit, August 26, 2019 [19503]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Handsome Bob, Sugar Mae And Junior: What Would Junior Do?
Jimmy T & Sidetracked: Big City
Bobby Rush: Good Stuff
Mary Lane: Traveling Woman
The Jimmys with Marcia Hall: Write A Hit
Terry Hanck: I Still Get Excited
Mama Spanx with Deanna Bogart: Agent Of Chaos
Backtrack Blues Band: Best Friend’s Grave
Brenda Taylor Ricci with Eddie Taylor Jr: You Don’t Treat Me Right
Johnny Burgin with Charlie Musselwhite: California
Big James: A Dose Of The Blues
Pas Smillie: Lonesome For A Long Time
Big Mike And The Blu City Allstars: Deal With The Devil
Handsome Bob, Sugar Mae & Junior: Dat Crow Who?
Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens
 
© 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 822: Neal And Prey

Episode 822 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with an hour of music by second-generation Baton Rouge bluesman Kenny Neal alone and in the company of Tab Benoit, Billy Branch, and Mitch Woods, plus several installments of a  conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine conducted backstage at the 50th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
NEAL AND PREY
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 822
Cass Corridor, Detroit, August 10, 2019 [19489]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Kenny Neal & Tab Benoit: Down In The Swamp
Kenny Neal Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Henry Gray: Stagger Lee
Kenny Neal Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Kenny Neal: Neal And Prey
Kenny Neal: Bitter With The Sweet
Kenny Neal Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Kenny Neal & Billy Branch: Billy & Kenny’s Stomp
Kenny Neal & Billy Branch: Going To The Country
Kenny Neal & Billy Branch: Going Down Slow
Kenny Neal Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Kenny Neal: Early In The Morning
Kenny Neal: It Hurts Me Too
Kenny Neal Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Kenny Neal & Mitch Woods: Blues Mobile  
Kenny Neal Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Kenny Neal: Thank You B.B. King
Kenny Neal Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens, David Kunian, Scott Barretta, Linda Lexy and the late Don Scherdin
 
© 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 821: Please Tell It Baby

Episode 821 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with an hour of music and conversation centered on recordings by North Mississippi drummer, vocalist & bandleader Cedric Burnside as a featured artist and playing drums with his grandfather R.L. Burnside, guitarists Junior Kimbrough and Lightning Malcolm, and the Hill Country ensemble called Afrissippi plus a conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine backstage at the 50th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
PLEASE TELL IT BABY
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 821
Cass Corridor, Detroit, August 10, 2019 [19475]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Cedric Burnside: Please Tell It Baby
Cedric Burnside Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Cedric Burnside: That Changes Everything
Cedric Burnside: You Just Wait And See
Cedric Burnside Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
R.L.Burnside: Shake ’Em On Down
R.L.Burnside: Fireman Ring The Bell
R.L.Burnside: Going Down South
Cedric Burnside Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Junior Kimbrough: Lord Have Mercy On Me
Afrissippi: Nduumaandi > Hands Off That Girl
Cedric Burnside Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Cedric Burnside & Lightning Malcolm: Madman Blues
Cedric Burnside & Lightning Malcolm: Stay Here In My Arms
Afrissippi: Junior Groove
Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens, David Kunian, Scott Barretta, Linda Lexy and the late Don Scherdin
 
© 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation