John Sinclair Radio Show 832: Ann Arbor Boogie

Episode 832 is coming once again from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with a program of music from the 1973 Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival originally collected under the title Ann Arbor Boogie with selections from the Johnny Otis Show, Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers, Count Basie & His Orchestra, the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop, Otis Rush, Leone Thomas & Full Circle, Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Discipline Arkestra, the Revolutionary Ensemble, Infinite Sound, Homesick James, CJQ, and John Lee Hooker.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
ANN ARBOR BOOGIE
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 832
Cass Corridor, Detroit, November 11, 2019 [19629]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Johnny Otis Show: Ann Arbor Boogie
Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers: Wild About You Baby
Count Basie & His Orchestra: Basie Power
Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop:
Festival Blues
Otis Rush: I Can’t Quit You Baby
Leone Thomas & Full Circle: Love Each Other
Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Discipline Arkestra: Outer Space Employment Agency
Revolutionary Ensemble: Going Down
Roland Young: Down By The Ocean
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A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer – Steve Pratt
 
© 1973, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 831: Do You Wanna Jump Children

Episode 831 is coming once again from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with a program of music from the 1973 Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival originally collected under the titleDo You Wanna Jump Children, featuring selections by Washboard Willie & His Super Suds of Rhythm, Dr. Ross, Arthur Gunter, Eddie Taylor, Jimmy Reed, Victoria Spivey, Eddie Kirkland, Roosevelt Sykes, Bobo Jenkins, the Original King Biscuit Boys, Eddie Burns, Big Walter Horton, Freddie King, the Mojo Boogie Band, and One String Sam. I broke my right shoulder last month and had a hard time with the microphone, so I won’t be talking during this month’s programs but the music is all first class.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
DO YOU WANNA JUMP CHILDREN
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 831
Cass Corridor, Detroit, October 7, 2019 [19615]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Washboard Willie: Do You Wanna Jump Children
Dr. Ross: Chicago Breakdown
Arthur Gunter: Baby Let’s Play House
Eddie Taylor: 13 Highway
Jimmy Reed: Big Boss Man
Victoria Spivey: Black Snake Moan
Eddie Kirkland: My Baby Must Have A Mojo In Her Backbone
Roosevelt Sykes: Dirty Motha For You
Bobo Jenkins: She Wanna Sell My Monkey
Original King Biscuit Boys: Mr. Downchild
Eddie Burns: I Call It Love
Big Walter Horton: It Hurts Me Too
Freddie King: Ain’t No Sunshine
Mojo Boogie Band: Traveling Riverside Blues
One String Sam: Treat Me Like I Treat You
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
 
© 1973, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 830: Sweet Sweet Sweet

Episode 829 is coming once again from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with a program centered on Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon, featuring his several recordings and a conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine backstage at the Token Lounge and Joy Manor in Detroit. Thanks to RFA deejays Bruce Pingree, Cary Wolfson and Leslie Keros for providing the Toronzo Cannon sides for this episode.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
SWEET SWEET SWEET
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 830
Cass Corridor, Detroit, October 7, 2019 [19601]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Toronzo Cannon: Blues Man
Toronzo Cannon Conversation with Robert Jr & Sugar Mae
Toronzo Cannon: Stop Me When I’m Lying
Toronzo Cannon Conversation with Robert Jr & Sugar Mae
Toronzo Cannon: I’ve Been Doing Fine
Toronzo Cannon Conversation with Robert Jr & Sugar Mae
Toronzo Cannon: Sweet Sweet Sweet
Toronzo Cannon: She’s Too Much
Toronzo Cannon Conversation with Robert Jr & Sugar Mae
Toronzo Cannon: The Pain Around Me
Toronzo Cannon: Insurance
Toronzo Cannon Conversation with Robert Jr & Sugar Mae
Toronzo Cannon: The First 24
Toronzo Cannon: John The Conquer Root
Toronzo Cannon: Leaving Mood
Toronzo Cannon: If You’re Woman Enough To Leave Me
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
 
© 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 829: Deja Vu

Episode 829 is coming once again from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor and features a great recording I found in my archives from the Allied Artists Association’s Paradise Theater concert series around 1979 with music composed by Detroit’s own keyboard giant Lyman Woodard and guitarist Ron English and inerpreted by the Paradise Theater Orchestra incluuding Marcus Belgrave on trumpet, a very young Kenny Garrett on alto saxophone, and master percussionist Lorenzo “Mr. Rhythm” Brown. The concert is presented in its entirety and is followed by another Woodard composition performed by the Lyman Woodard Organization Orchestra directed by Dr. Prof. Leonard King.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
DEJA VU
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 829
Cass Corridor, Detroit, October 12, 2019 [19587]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Lyman Woodard & The Paradise Theater Orchestra:  Deja Vu
Lyman Woodard & The Paradise Theater Orchestra: Belle Isle Daze
Lyman Woodard & The Paradise Theater Orchestra: Cheeba
Lyman Woodard & The Paradise Theater Orchestra: [unidentified Selection]
Ron English & The Paradise Theater Orchestra: Way Back Home
Lyman Woodard Organziation Orchestra: Gospel Soul Shout
 
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 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