JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 869 – PIPE DREAM BLUES

Episode 869 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters at 55 Peterboro St. where I’m featuring another hour of music from the vast archive of reefer songs I’ve just received from a listener called Paul Paul, who says “I collect songs about marijuana and I have about 5000.” He sent them to me on a USB stick and I’ll be featuring material from this treasure trove of reefer music for some time to come. This week we’ll hear cuts by Fats Waller, Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds Of Joy, Baron Lee & the Blue Rhythm Band, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Bea Foote, Don Redman, Bill Rogers, Trio Garnica Ascencio, Hermanos Bañuelos, Herbert Payne, McKinney’s Cotton Pickers, Lucille Bogan, Cleo Brown, Cow Cow Davenport, Tampa Red & The Chicago Five, Curtis Jones, and Josie Miles.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

PIPE DREAM BLUES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 869

Cass Corridor, Detroit, June 17, 2020 [20419]

                       

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Fats Waller: The Joint Is Jumping

Andy Kirk: I’se A Muggin’

Baron Lee & the Blue Rhythm Band: Reefer Man

Cab Calloway: The Viper’s Drag

Louis Armstrong: Muggles

Bea Foote: Weed

Don Redman: Chant of the Weed

Bill Rogers: West Indian Weed Woman

Trio Garnica Ascencio: La Marihuana

Hermanos Bañuelos: Marijuana la Soldadera

Herbert Payne: Smoke Clouds

McKinney’s Cotton Pickers: Selling That Stuff

Lucille Bogan: Pot Hound Blues

Cleo Brown: The Stuff Is Here & It’s Mellow

Cow Cow Davenport: The Mess Is Here

Tampa Red & The Chicago Five: We Gonna Get High Together

Curtis Jones: Reefer Hound Blues

Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds Of Joy: All the Jive Is Gone

Josie Miles: Pipe Dream Blues

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

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation

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

CELEBRATING BLACK WOMANHOOD

https://www.thewright.org/exhibitions/queen-collection-cch-pounder

“Over the course of her long and distinguished career, Emmy-nominated Guyanese-American actress CCH Pounder has made a name for herself in more than just one discipline: her talents extend to the world of art collecting, too.

Featuring sculptures, paintings, and mixed media works by such luminaries as Betye and Alison Saar, Kehinde Wiley, and countless others. Pounder’s robust collection celebrates black “feminine beauty, identity, and power,” says a past review from New Orleans’ Times-Picayune.”

https://www.thewright.org/exhibitions/queen-collection-cch-pounder

JULY 4TH – John Sinclair Radio Show 863

Episode 863 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters at 55 Peterboro St. where I’m continuing my recovery from open heart surgery and featuring an hour of fairly obscure music from the Motor City, including gospel music from guitarist Ron English & his ensemble, cuts by Jake Wade & the Soul Searchers, Robert Lowe & Singing Sammy Ward from a collection called Searching For Soul, and several cuts by the 420 All Stars, Jeff Grand, Buddy Smith, and Johnnie Bassett,from the 420 parties of the early years of this century.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BREAD WINNER
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 863
Casss Corridor, Detroit, May 13, 2020 [20335]
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Ron English: Praise Him, Praise Him
Jake Wade & the Soul Searchers: Searching For Soul
Robert Lowe: Back To Funk
Singing Sammy Ward: Bread Winner
420 All Stars: Doin’ What You Want
Jeff Grand: My Baby Never Gets Tired
Buddy Smith: Country Girl
Johnnie Bassett: I’m Gonna Do What I’m Gonna Do
Ron English: Jacob’s Ladder

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation

John Sinclair Radio Show 864 – Looking At You

Episode 864 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters at 55 Peterboro St. where I’m continuing my recovery from open heart surgery and featuring another hour of fairly obscure music from the Motor City, including cuts from the legendary A-Square Records archives by The Rationals, Thyme, the MC-5, the Scot Richard Case, and the Up, plus sides by Bob Seeley & Bob Baldori, the Bobby Murray Band, Johnny “Yard Dog” Jones, Willie D. Warren, Johnnie Bassett & The Blues Insurgents, and John Lee Hooker.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
LOOKING AT YOU
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 864
Cass Corridor, Detroit, May 13, 2020 [20349]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology
The Rationals: Respect
Thyme: Time of the Season
MC-5: Looking At You
The Scot Richard Case: I’m So Glad
The Up: Just Like An Aboriginal
Bob Seeley & Bob Baldori: Hyper Inflation Boogie
Bobby Murray Band: Stickin’ With You
Johnny “Yard Dog” Jones: Damn Good Mojo
Willie D. Warren: How Blue Can You Get
Johnnie Bassett & The Blues Insurgents: I’ll Get Over You
Johnny “Yard Dog” Jones: Down The Road I Go
John Lee Hooker: Bottle Up And Go

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation