Retrospective 06: Still Kicking / Tonight’s The Viper

In celebration of the vote to legalize Marijuana in the state of Michigan, here are two shows to help celebrate the good news and relax into the music.

Still Kicking by John Sinclair features cuts from his latest album on Funky D Records: https://funkydrecords.com/album/912130/still-kickin

Tonight’s the viper, presents an hour of cannabis tunes and features John Sinclair with the Planet D Nonet. Stay tuned.

–Steve Fly


STILL KICKING

 

Episode 768 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor, and I’m playing another round of music tonight by Guitar Johnny Nicholas from his 2-disc set called Too Many Bad Habits featuring cuts with Big Walter Horton, Boogie Woogie Red and Johnny Shines, plus two rough mixes from my new Funky D Records album, a cut from the Thelonious Monk concert I did with the Planet D Nonet at the Scarab Club last October, several cuts from a great release on Mighty Joe Young called Blues From The North Side of Chicago, and a closing little salute to Sun Ra by the Planet D Nonet that I’m sending down to David Kunian in New Orleans.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

STILL KICKING

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 768

Cass Corridor, Detroit, July 26, 2018 [18421]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Blues Walk

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: West Wind

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Blues Came Fallin’ Down

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Hootie Blues

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Move On Down The Line

John Sinclair: Still Kicking

John Sinclair & Planet D Nonet: round about midnigh

John Sinclair: Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness

Mighty Joe Young: Cruisin’ Down Highway 99

Mighty Joe Young: That’s All Right

Mighty Joe Young: I Can’t Quit You Baby

Mighty Joe Young: Wise Fool’s Express

Planet D Nonet: A Call For All Demons

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

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Johnny Nicholas, Tino Gross, RJ Spangler, & Leni Sinclair

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation


TONIGHT’S THE VIPER

 

Steve The Fly with a program of super tokes from Kermit Ruffins, John Sinclair & the Planet D Nonet, Louis Armstrong, New Birth Brass Band, Howling Diablos, Jimmy Witherspoon, John Sinclair & his Blues Scholars, the Wild Magnolias, Mezz Mezzrow, Rozetta Howard, John Sinclair & Steve The Fly, and Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

TONIGHT’S THE VIPER

FLY BY NIGHT 275

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, December 23, 2014 [18464]

Kermit Ruffins: If You’re A Viper

John Sinclair & Planet D Nonet: If You’se A Viper

Louis Armstrong: Hep Cats Ball

New Birth Brass Band: Smoke That Fire

Kermit Ruffins: Light Up

Howlin’ Diablos: Reefer Man

Jimmy Witherspoon: Ain’t Nobody’s Business

John Sinclair & his Blues Scholars: Ain’t Nobody’s Business

John Sinclair & Planet D Nonet: Sendin’ the Vipers

Wild Magnolias: Smoke my Peace Pipe

Mezz Mezzrow: Sendin’ the Vipers

Rozetta Howard: If You’re A Viper:

John Sinclair & Steve The Fly: Relaxin’ With Lee

John Sinclair & Planet D Nonet: Chant of the Weed

Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents: Weed Head Woman

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Produced by Steve “The Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2014, 2018 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

John Sinclair Radio Show 780: Red Gravy

Episode 780 is coming once more from the Advantage Living Center rehab faciity at 12 Mile Rd & Hoover in Warren MI where I’m recovering from a fall on my ass on October 10 and playing a program of music from New Orleans by Keith Stone & Red Gravy from their new album, with conversation and commentary by Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

RED GRAVY

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 780

Advantage Living Center, Warren MI, November 3, 2018 [18589]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Red Gravy: Red Gravy

Keith Stone Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Red Gravy: Ain’t That The Blues

Keith Stone Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Red Gravy: Something In The Water

Keith Stone Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Red Gravy: Don’t Count Me Out

Keith Stone Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Red Gravy: Hard To Have The Blues

Keith Stone Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Red Gravy: You Ain’t Got Nothing

Keith Stone Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Red Gravy: Love Done Put Me Down

Red Gravy: Crazy In Love With You

Red Gravy: Time To Move On

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

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 779: Handclapping

Episode 779 is coming from the Advantage Living Center rehab faciity at 12 Mile Rd & Hoover in Warren MI where I’m recovering from a fall on my ass.a couple of weeks ago. It’s my dad’s birthday and I’m putting together a program of music from Yusef Lateef, Charlie Parker, Wynonie Harris, Thornetta Davis, Little Victor, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, Louis Prima, Red Prysock, J. Monque’D, Jimmy Reed, Thelonious Monk, the Tony Dagradi Trio, Johnny Nicholas & Friends, JT Lauritsen & The Buckshot Hunters, Little Walter, and Charlie Parker with strings.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

HANDCLAPPING

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 779

Advantage Living Center, Warren MI, October 25, 2018 [18575]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Charlie Parker: Chasin’ the Bird

Wynonie Harris with Sun Ra: Dig This Boogie

Thornetta Davis: Get Up And Dance Away Your Blues

Little Victor: Going Back To Memphis

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Of Sounds And Something Else

Louis Prima: Hey Ba Ba Re Bop

Red Prysock: Handclapping

J. Monque’D: The Radio & Jimmy Reed

Jimmy Reed: Big Boss Man

Thelonious Monk: In Walked Bud

Tony Dagradi Trio: Nutty

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: That’s Alright Mama

JT Lauritsen & The Buckshot Hunters: Stay With Me

Thornetta Davis: Feels Like Religion

Little Walter: Roller Coaster

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

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

John Sinclair Radio Show 778: Thelonious

Episode 778 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor in celebration of the 101st birthday of Thelonious Monk with some early recordings by Monk, a poem of mine, cuts from Dave McMurray’s new Blue Note Records album, and three by Yusef Lateef as performed by McMurray at the Wright Museum of African American History earlier this month.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

THELONIOUS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 778

Advantage Living Center, Warren MI, October 24, 2018 [18561]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

John Sinclair: fly right

Thelonious Monk: Thelonious

Thelonious Monk: Well You Needn’t

Thelonious Monk: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Thelonious Monk: Bye-Ya

Thelonious Monk: Epistrophy

Dave McMurray: Detroit Theme/Detroit 3

Dave McMurray: Naked Walk

Dave McMurray: Bop City D

Dave McMurray: Music Is Life (Live It)

Yusef Lateef: Yusef’s Mood

Yusef Lateef: Belle Isle

Yusef Lateef: Eastern Market

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

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Michael Simmons & Charles Ezra Farrell

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

John Sinclair Radio Show 777: Lucky Number

Episode 777 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor in celebration of my 77th birthday tomorrow, with selections from my new Funky D Records album called Still Kickin’, my previous Funky D release called Mobile Homeland, and recent live recordings from the Scarab Club with the Planet D Nonet and from the Derroit Instiutute of Arts with the Blues Scholars featuring Johnny Evans, Dave McMurray, Jeff Grand, Phil Hale, James Simonson and Skeeto Valdez.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

LUCKY NUMBER

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 777

Cass Corridor, Detroit, October 1, 2018 [18547]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

John Sinclair: Rhythm Inning

John Sinclair: Two Prayers

John Sinclair: Motor City Is Burning

John Sinclair: Crossroads

John Sinclair: Hell Hound On My Trail

John Sincalr & Planet D Nonet: Round About Midnight

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Intro > Mobile Homestead

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: everything happens to me

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

John Sinclair Radio Show 776: Afro Blue

Episode 776 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor with music by John Coltrane in celebration of his birth date on this day in 1926, with powerful selections from the Impulse albums Africa/Brass, Coltrane, and Coltrane Live At Birdland.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

AFRO BLUE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 776

Cass Corridor, Detroit, September 23, 2018 [18533]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

John Coltrane: Africa

John Coltrane Quartet: Out Of This World

John Coltrane: Blues Minor

John Coltrane: Afro Blue

John Coltrane: I Want to Talk About You

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

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

John Sinclair Radio Show 775: Another Order Of Being

Episode 775 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor with music from my friend Howard Glazer’s new album, three cuts from my forthcoming album on Funky D Records called Still Kicking, plus the Planet D Nonet, Little Freddie King, J. Monque’D in song and in conversation with Robert Jr Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine, Sun Ra & His Arkestra from the Savoy album The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra, and a collaboration between Steve The Fly & myself centered on my verse composition for Sun Ra titled “Another Order of Being.”

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

ANOTHER ORDER OF BEING

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 775

Cass Corridor, Detroit, September 13, 2018 [18519]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Howard Glazer: Walking in Detroit

John Sinclair: Monk In Orbit

John Sinclair: All Alone

John Sinclair: When You Dance

Planet D Nonet: Imagine My Frustration

Little Freddie King: King Freddie’s Shuffle

J. Monque’D: Indian Princess

Robert Jr Whitall & Sugar Mae: Conversation with J. Monque’D

J. Monque’D Blues Band: Mustard Greens

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Where Is Tomorrow

John Sinclair & Steve The Fly: Another Order of Being

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

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation