NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOW 16 – HASTA LA VISTA

John Sinclair is spiining pure D music from New Orleasn at the 420 Café in Amsterdam in May 2008 with cuts by Eluard & Co, James Andrews, the Naked Orchestra, Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, the live masterpiece by the ReBirth Brass Band at the Maple Leaf Bar produced by Jerry Brock, and Walter “Wolfman” Washington.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

THE MAIN EVENT

NEW ORLEANS SHOW 15

John Sinclair, 420 Café, Amsterdam, May 21, 2008 [20447]

Eluard & Co: Gumbolia        

] James Andrews: James 12

Naked Orchestra: Sunny’s Late Night Hammer

Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen: More Hipper

ReBirth Brass Band: The Main Event

Walter “Wolfman” Washington: Landslide

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & edited by John Sinclair at the 420 Café

Recorded by Larry Hayden

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by the 420 Café, Amsterdam

© 2008, 2020 John Sinclair. All Rights Reserved.

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 870 – KILLING JIVE

Episode 870 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 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 this week another hour of reefer and related music from the 1920s & 30s, with contributions from Tampa Red & The Chicago Five, Blind John Davis, The Cats & the Fiddle, Willie Bryant, The Harlem Hamfats with Rosetta Howard, The Ink Spots, The Four Clefs, The Meltone Boys, Bea Foote, Cab Calloway, Whistling Bob Howe with Frankie Griggs, Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe, Bessie Smith, Trixie Smith, Frankie “Half Pint” Jaxon, Richard M. Jones & His Jazz Wizarda, and The Mills Brothers.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

KILLING JIVE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 870

Cass Corridor, Detroit, June 23, 2020 [20433]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Tampa Red & The Chicago Five with Blind John Davis:We’re Gonna Get High Together

The Cats & the Fiddle: Killing Jive

Willie Bryant: A Viper’s Moan

The Harlem Hamfats with Rosetta Howard: If You’re a Viper

The Ink Spots: That Cat Is High

Tampa Red & The Chicago Five: You Can’t Get That Stuff No More

The Four Clefs: The Jive Is Jumpin’

The Meltone Boys: Mary Jane

Bea Foote: Try and Get It

Cab Calloway: The Man From Harlem

Whistling Bob Howe with Frankie Griggs: The Hottest Stuff in Town

Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe: I’m Wild About My Stuff

Bessie Smith: I’m Wild About That Thing

Trixie Smith: My Daddy Rocks Me

Frankie “Half Pint” Jaxon: Down At Jaspers Bar-B-Que

Richard M. Jones & His Jazz Wizards: Good Stuff

Cab Calloway: The Jumpin’ Jive (Hep! Hep!)

Bessie Smith: You Gotta Give Me Some

The Mills Brothers: Chinatown My Chinatown

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 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

MOHAWK – INTERVIEW WITH JOHN SINCLAIR (LONDON)

John Sinclair – Mohawk. The full length documentary….. John Sinclair, the renegade poet, scholar and cultural revolutionary releases his new album on 24th March 2014 on Iron Man Records. John, has been described as an Archetype of the 1960’s art, music and literary synthesis, and who today, is still kicking with both feet on his trajectory for cultural transformation. His new record features ten tracks from his book of verse: always know: a book of monk. Twenty poems planted firmly in a single-shot session, and carefully trimmed down to ten exhibits for this album. Beatnik poems, great odes and personal reflections of the Be-Bop jazz persuasion, all flowering together. First conceived of in Detroit City, spring 1982, and developed throughout the 1980s with streaks of fresh edits leading right up to the session itself, John navigates some of these texts for the first time in over twenty years, free-styling his energized sincerity and attention to every word, transforming the text on the page into his unique unmistakable spoken word. The music was written and arranged by Steve Fly who mirrored John’s poems in the music by initially combing the tempo of the original songs recorded by John ‘Dizzy’ Gillespie, Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker and Thelonious Monk.

Steve The Fly is a native of Stourbridge UK, now an Amsterdam resident who plays drums, spins vinyl, writes novels and literary and cultural commentary. He also maintains a flock of websites and works in various other art forms without visible restraint. His other music projects have included New Flesh, Garaj Mahal, and now full time with John Sinclair. These songs are further utilized by John’s poetic method so that each title and the rhythm of his poetry can piggy-back upon the same song title, and rhythm, of an original composition set in history, for extra rooting. Steve put down drums, turntables, cello-bass, flute, and glockenspiel, shooting to play around the vocal lead lines and diverse expressions from John. “to take the hair off the sides of the head & leave just a strip along the top, scalping pretense for the baldness of statement building a new music on the bones of the old” — John Sinclair from the title track “Mohawk”

The album was recorded diligently by Tim Egmond at Ei Studios, Amsterdam and passed along to Simon Reeves at Framework Studios, Birmingham for mastering. Tim Egmond is a music producer, engineer and studio whizz, based in Amsterdam, who has worked with scores of international and locally based artists on a wide variety of projects. Simon Reeves has completed many projects for Iron Man Records already and he has been described as one of Birmingham’s finest independent studio engineers who has worked with bands from Napalm Death to Police Bastard, and a host of other brutal metal and punk bands.