John Sinclair Radio Show 764: Impressions

Episode 764 is coming on the 4th of July from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam up above the Carl Lundgren Art Studio in the Cass Corridor, where I’m thinking about Archie Shepp’s line “We celebrated the 4tho n the 14th, we always did” and playing music from my concert with the Blues Scholars at the Detroit Institute of Arts last July plus the entire set by the Detroit Contemporary 4 as played at the Detroit Artists Workshop at a benefit for Spero magazine in November 1964 with Charles Moore on cornet, Ron English in guitar, John Dana on bass and Danny Spencer at the drums.

 

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IMPRESSIONS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 764

Cass Corridor, Detroit, July 4, 2018 [18365]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Archie Shepp: Malcolm, Malcolm…Semper Malcolm

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Rhythm Inning

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: My Buddy

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Homage To John Coltrane

Detroit Contemporary 4: Blues Minor

Detroit Contemporary 4: Round Midnight

Detroit Contemporary 4: Impressions

Amos Milburn: I Guess I’ll Go

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me

 

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Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 763: Tumbling Out

Episode 763 is coming once more from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam up above the Carl Lundgren Art Studio in the Cass Corridor with a program of music by Coco Robicheaux, Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio from the second recent release of recordings Live At Morrie’s, Billy Davis, Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza, Harry Van Walls, three by Amos Milburn, a Charlie Parker single from Savoy Records, The Clovers on Atlantic, Bobby Lewis, and a set by John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars from our concert last July at the Detroit Institute of Arts with Johnny Evans and David McMurray on saxophones, Jeff Grand on guitar, Phil Hale at the keyboards, James Simonson on bass and Skeeto Valdez on drums.

 

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TUMBLIN’ OUT

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 763

Cass Corridor, Detroit, June 29, 2018 [18351]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Coco Robicheaux: Tumblin’ Out

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: Its Your Thing > Union Station > Big City Lights

Billy Davis: Spanish Blues

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Suitcase Blues

Harry Van Walls: Tee-Nah-Nah

Amos Milburn: Pool Playing Blues

Amos Milburn: Nickel Plated Baby

Amos Milburn: Operation Blues

Charlie Parker: Buzzy

The Clovers: Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ But Trash

Bobby Lewis: Mumbles

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Intro > everything happens to me

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: intro > april in paris

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Intro > let’s call this

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me

 

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Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 762: Blow Your Horn

Episode 762 is coming as usual this year from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam up above the Carl Lundgren Art Studio in the Cass Corridor on Father’s Day, and I’m rememberiung my father, Jack Sinclair, born in 1910, died in 1973, as well as my mother, Elsie Sinclair, born 1912, died in 2000, my borther David, born 1945 and died in 2008, and my sister Kathy, who turned 75 years old two days ago. Me, if I live to October I’ll make 77 years old! I’ve often told this story but when I was a kid listening to R&B on the radio at the age of 11 or 12, on Friday mornings I would give my dad a list of 10 or 12 records that I wanted (78 rpm singles) and he would stop by Ernie’s Record Rack at 943 Leith Street near Industrial on his lunch hour and buy me two sides with my weekly allowance of $2.00. The records would be the ones I’m playing today in his honor, the ones that my sister and I grew up listening and dancing to by Red Prysock, Dave Bartholomew, Bill Haley & The Comets, The Treniers, Elvis Presley, Ruth Brown, Chuck Berry, Etta James, Big Joe Turner, The Drifters, Billy Ward & The Dominoes, The Clovers, The Cadets, Roy Brown, Ray Charles, The Medallions, The “5” Royales, The Five Keys, Gatemouth Brown, Big Jay McNeely, and Tommy Ridgely.

 

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BLOW YOUR HORN

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 762

Cass Corridor, Detroit, June 17, 2018 [18337]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Red Prysock: Blow Your Horn

Dave Bartholomew: Jump Children

Bill Haley & The Comets: ABC Boogie

The Treniers: Go! Go! Go!:

Elvis Presley: Good Rockin’ Tonight

Ruth Brown: Bye Bye Young Men

Chuck Berry: Maybellene

Etta James: The Wallflower (Roll With Me Henry)

Big Joe Turner: Shake Rattle & Roll

The Drifters: Whatcha Gonna Do

Billy Ward & The Dominoes: Have Mercy Baby

The Clovers: One Mint Julep

The Cadets: Stranded in the Jungle

Roy Brown: Fanny Brown Got Married

Ray Charles: Greenbacks

The Medallions: Buick 59

The “5” Royales: Dedicated To The One I Love

The Five Keys: Ling Ting Tong

Gatemouth Brown: Okie Dokie Stomp

Big Jay McNeely: Deacon’s Hop

Tommy Ridgely: Jam Up

 

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Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 761: Meterman

Episode 761 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam up above the Carl Lundgren Art Studio in the Cass Corridor, and we’ve got a new installment of the On The Road feature by Robert Jr. Whitall and Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine in Detroit all the way from the recent New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, where they had a nice talk backstage with the greatest bass player in the world, George Porter Jr., surrounded by music from The Meters. the Funky Meters, and the incomparable Snooks Eaglin with George on bass.

 

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METERMAN

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 761

Cass Corridor, Detroit, June 3, 2018 [18323]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

The Meters: Good Old Funky Music

Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae Conversation with Geirge Porter Jr.

The Meters: Here Comes The Meterman

Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae Conversation with Geirge Porter Jr.

Snooks Eaglin: Aw’ Some Funk

Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae Conversation with Geirge Porter Jr.

Funky Meters: We Be Jammin’

The Meters: Fiyo On The Bayou

Snooks Eaglin: Thrill on the Hill

The Meters: They All Axed for You

Funky Meters: Too Funky

The Meters: Just Kissed My Baby

The Meters: Hang ’Em High

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take that Away From Me

 

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Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 760: Springsville

Episode 760 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam up above the Carl Lundgren Art Studio in the Cass Corridor where this program dedicated to my brother David, born May 31, 1945 and gone from us since 2008, has been recorded, featuring music he liked to listen to by the Miles Davis Orchestra, the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop, Cecil Taylor & John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman, and the John Coltrane Ensemble with Eric Dolphy, plus my brother’s poetry reading from the Detroit Artists Workshop way back in the 1960s.

 

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SPRINGSVILLE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 760

Cass Corridor, Detroit, May 28, 2018 [18309]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Miles Davis Orchestra: Springsville

Charles Mingus: Haitian Fight Song

Cecil Taylor: Rick Kick Shaw

Thelonious Monk: Nutty

David Sinclair: The Egoist/A Poem for John/Ave/A Sighting of Steps/Company

Ornette Coleman: Open To The Public

John Coltrane: India

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take that Away From Me

 

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Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 759: Flip Flop And Fly

Episode 759 is coming once again from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with a program of msuic dug out of my archives, where I went looking for one thing and came up with two totally other things: a set of baseball rhythm & blues songs by Buddy Johnson, The Treniers, Sam Bush, Les Brown, and Mabel Scott, lifted from Bob Dylan’s great radio series called Theme Tme Radio some years ago, and music from two volumes of the Atlantic Records Rhythm & Blues Story by Big Joe Turner, The Coasters, Ray Charles, Clyde McPhatter, The Drifters, and The Robins, plus a closing number just received from my friend J.P. Morgan in Holland.

 

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FLIP FLOP AND FLY

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 759

Cass Corridor, Detroit, May 24, 2018 [18295]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Big Joe Turner: Flip Flop And Fly

The Coasters: Young Blood

Ray Charles: The Night Time Is The Right Time

Clyde McPhatter: Long Lonely Nights

The Drifters: Ruby Baby

The Coasters: Poison Ivy

Buddy Johnson: Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?

The Treniers: Say Hey!

Sam Bush: The Wizard of Oz

Les Brown: Joltin’ Joe

Mabel Scott: Baseball Boogie

The Robins: Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Clyde McPhatter: A Lover’s Question

Ray Charles:         Drown In My Own Tears

Big Joe Turner: The Chicken And The Hawk

Ray Charles:         A Fool For You

The Coasters: Down In Mexico

J.P. Morgan: Calida Brisa en l

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me

 

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Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special Thanks to J.P.Morgan

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 758: The Big D

Episode 758 is coming from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, where I continue to be holed up and healing from my many negative physical issues in my old age, but I’m starting to get a clean bill of health from my doctors with only one more cataract surgery next week and a breathing test to follow next month. Last week I played a cut by Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio from a recent album called Hot Coffey In The D released under Dennis’s name but in reality a live recording of the Lyman Woodard Trio with Melvin Davis on drums, Woodard on Hammond B-3 and Coffey on guitars, recorded live at Morey Baker’s Showplace Lounge in 1968. Here’s the remainder of the album, courtesy of Leni Sinclair, produced by Coffey and Mike Theodore and issued on Resonance Records. Plus there’s another cut featuring the late great drummer Jabo Starks with James Brown and his orchestra, just so we won’t forget how great he was!

 

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THE BIG D

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 758

Cass Corridor, Detroit, May 17, 2018 [18281]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: The Big D

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: By The Time I Get To Phoenix

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: Fuzz

James Brown: Super Bad

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: Casanova (Your Playing Days Are Over)

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: Maiden Voyage

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: The Look Of Love

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me

 

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Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special Thanks to Leni Sinclair

 

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John Sinclair Radio Show 757: Funky Drummer

 

Episode 757 is coming from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, where I’m recovering this week from cataract surgery and paying homage to my friend, saxophonist, poet and composer Charles Neville of New Orleans’ Neville Brothers, or “Charlie the horn man” as his brother Aaron always called him, who passed away last week at the age of 79. We’ll hear music recorded with his band Diversity at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in the early 1990s, a new poem in his honor composed and recited by Don Paul, music by Roger Lewis with Kirk Joseph from a recent Charles Neville memorial at Sweet Lorraine’s in New Orleans, selections by Charles with the Harvey Diamond Quartet and the Workingman’s Jazz Band, my recording of his poem “History 101” with Wayne Kramer and the Blues Scholars, and three cuts by the Neville Brothers from their album Live On Planet Earth.

 

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FUNKY DRUMMER

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 757

Cass Corridor, Detroit, May 13, 2018 [18267]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Planet D Nonet: Christopher Columbus

Billy Davis: I Come A-Crawling

Thornetta Davis: Set Me Free

The Neville Brothers: Her African Eyes

James Brown: Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine

James Brown: Funky Drummer

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: Wade In The Water

Cecil Taylor Unit: Windsor (Part 2)

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

 

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

 

 

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