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
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 841: Country Blues

Episode 841 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters in the Cass Corridor with the second 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 second, produced by Jeff Grand at Straight Ahead Studios in Detroit in 2005 with Eddie Harsch oon keyboards, Chris Rumel on bass, Jeff on guitar & drums, and James Whalen on harmonica.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
COUNTRY BLUES
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 841
Cass Corridor, Detroit, December 29, 2019 [20025]
                 
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: The Healer
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: It’s Just Air Music
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Heart Like Railroad Steel
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Some of these Days
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Screamin’ & Hollerin’ The Blues
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Country Blues
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Walking Blues
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Come On In My Kitchen
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Hellhound On My Trail
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Album produced by Jeff Grand at Straight Ahead Studio, Detroit
Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Sunny & Beyonce Sinclair, Mike Boulan & Jared Kowal
 
© 2005, 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 840: The Delta Sound

Episode 840 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters in the Cass Corridor with the first 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 first.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
THE DELTA SOUND
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 840
Cass Corridor, Detroit, December 29, 2019 [20011]]
                 
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: The Delta Sound
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Cross Road Blues
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: We Just Change The Beat
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Sunnyland Train
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: 21 Days In Jail
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Pea Vine Blues
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: The Wolf Is At Your Door
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Album produced by Andre Williams with Mark Bingham & Jerry Brock at 9th Ward Picing Parlor, New Orleans
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Sunny & Beyonce Sinclair, Robert A. Johnson & Jared Kowal
 
© 2002, 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 839: Ool Ya Koo

Episode 839 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters in the Cass Corridor on Christmas Eve and aimed into the New Year as the first offering in our new RadioFreeAmsterdam.org
programming year of 2018 with music by Yusef Lateef, the Planet D Nonet featuring Keith Kaminski, Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars, Bettye Lavette, Billy Davis, Ras Kente, Robert Bradley, Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza, Aretha Franklin, Was (Not Was), Andre Williams, and Charlie Parker.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
OOL YA KOO
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 738
Cass Corridor, Detroit, December 24, 2017 [19727]
                 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Planet D featuring Keith Kaminski: Honey Dripper
Thelonious Monk: Thelonious
Ella Fitzgerald: When I Get Low I Get High
Dizzy Gillespie: Ool Ya Koo     
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: bags’ groove
Bettye Lavette: Right in the Middle
Billy Davis: Kings of Rock And Roll   
Ras Kente: I Need A Roof        
Robert Bradley: Picture Book
Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Sing Sing Sing   
Aretha Franklin: Dr. Feelgood
Was (Not Was): Go… Now!
Andre Williams: Do You Remember?
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 Sunny & Beyonce Sinclair and Joel Landy
 
© 2017, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 838: Almost Time For Santa

Episode 838 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with a program of Christmas music for Soul Lucille at controradio-fm in Florence in December 2014 with sides by Louis Armstrong, Huey “Pianio” Smith & The Clowns, James Brown, Thornetta Davis, Billy Davis, Shemekia Copeland, Pearl Bailey, Big Joe Turner, Roland Kirk, Earl King, Fats Domino, Johnny Guaranaro, Howling Wolf, Robert Johnson, The Drifters, The Five Keys, Big Al Carson, and Charlie Parker.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
ALMOST TIME FOR SANTA
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 838
controradio-fm, Florence,  December 16, 2014 [19713]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Louis Armstrong: Cool Yule
Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns: It’s Almost Time For Santa Claus
James Brown: Santa Claus Go Straght To The Ghetto
Thronetta Davis: Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
Billy Davis: Let Me Be Your Santa Claus
Shemekia Copeland: Stay A Little Longer Santa
Pearl Bailey: Five Pound Box of Money
Big Joe Turner: Happy Christmas
Roland Kirk: We Free Kings
Earl King: Santa Don’t Let Me Down
Fats Domino: I Told Santa Claus
Johnny Guaranaro: Santa’s Secret
Howling 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
Big Al Carson: Big Fat Santa Is Coming To Town
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
 
© 2014, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

n Sinclair Radio Show 837: Hey Santa Claus

Episode 580 is our annual Christmas program for 2014 coming from the 420 Café in Amsterdam with a selection of songs about Santa Claus that were gleaned from other programs by RFA deejays in the Christmas music series this year, including cuts by Shakora Syeeda, Jerry McCain, Albert King, B.B. King, Louis Jordan, Walter Davis, Bo Carter, Sonny Boy Williamson, The Moonglows, James Brown, Earl King, Al Basile, Shemekia Copeland, and Sir Mack Rice.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
HEY SANTA CLAUS
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 580
420 Cafe, Amsterdam, December 16, 2014 [19699]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Shakora Syeeda: Be My Santa Claus
Jerry McCain: I Wanna Be Your Santa Claus
Albert King: Santa Claus Wants Some Loving
B.B. King: Back Door Santa
Louis Jordan: Santa Claus, Santa Claus
Walter Davis: Santa Claus
Bo Carter: Santa Claus
Sonny Boy Williamson: Santa Claus
The Moonglows: Hey Santa Claus
James Brown: Santa Claus, Santa Claus
Thornetta Davis: Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
Earl King: Santa Don’t Let Me Down
Al Basile: Don’t Sleep On Santa
Jerry McCain: Absent Minded Santa
Shemekia Copeland: Stay a Little Longer, Santa 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair (#580)
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Sidney Daniels & Steve The Fly
 
© 2014, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 836: Radio Groove

Larry Hayden and Steve Fly and I gathered at the 420 Café this fine Monday evening before Christmas in 2008 to celebrate our existence, enjoy some Opening Tokes of New York Skunk, shoot the shit and play some music by Radio I Ching, the Howlin’ Diablos, Harmonica Shah, Little Junior Cannady, the Butler Twins, Detroit featuring Mitch Ryder, the Up, Uprising, and the great James Semark with John Dana & Ronnie Johnson from the Detroit Artists Workshop around this time of year in 1964. Merry Christmas, everybody!

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
RADIO GROOVE
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 836
420 Café, Amsterdam, December 22, 2008 [19685]
 
Radio I Ching: Radio Groove
Howlin’ Diablos: Back Door Santa
Harmonica Shah: The Life of Every Party
Little Junior Cannady: Everybody Likes What I Got
Butler Twins: Might As Well
[07] John Sinclair Conversation with Steve Fly
Detroit featuring Mitch Ryder: Rock & Roll
Up: Come On
Uprising: Long Hard Road
John Sinclair Conversation with Steve Fly
James Semark: John Coltrane Rhythm Ballad for All
Howlin’ Diablos: X-Mas in Jail
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair (#241)
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Steve Fly at the 420 Café
 
© 2008, 2019 John Sinclair. All Rights Reserved.
 

John Sinclair Show 835: No Buts, No Maybes

Tonight Dr. Larry Hayden and I are celebrating the 36th anniversary of my release from prison on December 13, 1971—a Holy Day of Obligation in my faith, and the happiest day of my life so far. Proprietors Mary Jo and Eric plied us with fantastic food and great conversation, and we heard music by Sun Ra & His Arkestra, John Sinclair with Michael & The Cats, the Wild Magnolias, Oliver Nelson, Lightnin’ Malcolm, Professor Longhair, Muddy Waters, Joe Weaver, Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents, and Miles Davis.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
NO BUTS, NO MAYBES
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 835
Eat at Jo’s, Amsterdam, Thursday, December 13, 2007 [19671]
 
Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Horoscope
John Sinclair with Michael & The Cats: Sparkplug
Wild Magnolias: Oops Upside Your Head
Oliver Nelson: Yearnin’
Lightnin’ Malcolm: Out On The Hillside
Professor Longhair: No Buts, No Maybes
Muddy Waters: Young Fashioned Ways
Joe Weaver: All I Do Is Cry
Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents: Dresser Drawers
John Sinclair Conversation with Mary Jo
Miles Davis: It Could Happen to You
Wild Magnolias: Coochie Molly
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam (#176)
Recorded by Larry Hayden
Produced & edited by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Sponsored by Eat at Jo’s in the Melkweg
 
© 2007, 2019 John Sinclair. All Rights Reserved.