FLY BY NIGHT 392X – It’s Christmas Time

Steve The Fly is observing the holiday season this year with an hour of Christmas records by Marion Williams, Sun Ra, James Brown, The Dells, The Moonglows, Jimi Hendrix, Ella Fitzgerald, David Newman, Clarke-Boland Big Band, David Axelrod, Shankar Family, Bob Marley, and Mose Allison.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

It’s Christmas Time


Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, November 26, 2020 [20720]

Marion Williams: Will The Light Be Unbroken
Sun Ra: It’s Christmas Time
James Brown: Let’s Make This Christmas Mean Something This Year
The Dells: What A Night
The Moonglows: Just A Lonely Christmas
Jimi Hendrix: The Wind Cries Mary
James Brown: Come Home For Christmas
Ella Fitzgerald: Don’t You Go Way Mad
David Newman: Shiloh
Clarke-Boland Big Band: Sakara
David Axelrod: A Dream
James Brown: Soulful Christmas
Shankar Family: Dispute And Violence
Bob Marley: No Water
Mose Allison: New Prchman
James Brown: Let’s Unite The World This Christmas


Produced, edited & assembled by DJ Fly Agaric 23

Vinyl spun on two Vestax turntables & recorded on Zoom H4 recorder

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2020 Steve Pratt. Used with Permission.

Deep Scratch

Fly By Night 367 – Odum’s Cave

Recorded by Steve The Fly at Fly Agaric Studios, Amsterdam, with recordings by The Drifters, Lambert Hendricks & Ross, The Moonglows, The Larks, Eddie Jefferson, Miles Davis, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Sun Ra, Akhon, Marcus Belgrave, John Sinclair, and Jay McShann.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studios, Amsterdam, May 24, 2020 [20336]
The Drifters: Saturday Night At The Movies
Lambert Hendricks & Ross: April in Paris
The Moonglows: The Beating of My Heart
The Larks: Margie
Eddie Jefferson: Yardbird Suite
Miles Davis: Pee Wee
Rahsaan Roland Kirk: inflated tear
Sun Ra: The Lady With the Golden Stockings
Akhon: Sun Ra
Marcus Belgrave: Odum’s Cave
John Sinclair: Beatnik Youth
Jay McShann: T’ain’t Nobody’s Bizness

Produced by Steve “Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam (#19)
Edited & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

(c) 2020 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

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
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

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