JOHN SINCLAIR 2020 PRODUCTS

NEW JOHN SINCLAIR PRODUCTS 2020

@ June 28, 2020

(Detroit)—Poet/author/bandleader John Sinclair will release a plethora of new literary and recording projects with a variety of publishers and record outlets in 2020.

First to appear will be a 2nd edition of Sinclair’s ground-breaking blues poetry book Fattening Frogs For Snakes: Delta Sound Suite, initially published by Dennis Formento at the Surregional Press in New Orleans in 2002. The new edition will be published by Horner Books in Flint, Michigan. FFFS will be followed by a 2nd printing of the U.S. edition of It’s All Good: A John Sinclair Reader by Horner Books in Flint, accompanied by the first U.S.Hardbound Edition of It’s All Good, also from Horner Books. Both FFFS and It’s All Good sold out their first editions.

FFFS will also be honored in the fall with the release of a 4-LP box set of the poet’s recording of the four sections of the text with ensembles from New Orleans, Detroit and Mississippi, accompanied in the box set by the new printing of the book of Fattening Frogs For Snakes: Delta Sound Suite. This major project has been undertaken by Jett Plastic Recordings of Detroit. https://www.jettplasticrecordings.com/

Cary Loren at BookBeat in Oak Park is completing his reissue series of Sinclair’s four publications by the Detroit Artists Workshop Press in 1965-67 with the release of a facsimile edition of FIRE MUSIC: a record, Sinclair’s second book of poetry originally issued in 1966. https://www.thebookbeat.com/

Sinclair’s long-awaited jazz work in verse dedicated to the music and life of pianist Thelonious monk, always know: a book of monk, volumes 1 & 2 will be issued in 2020 by the Trembling Pillow Press of New Orleans), who have earlier published his collection Song of Praise: Homage to John Coltrane. “I’m hoping the publication of the first half of this work, started in 1982, will inspire me to go ahead and compose the rest of the poems for volumes 3 & 4,” Sinclair chuckled. https://www.tremblingpillowpress.com/

RJ Spangler & the Planet D Nonet will issue a double LP recording of the Nonet with John Sinclair reciting verses from always know: a book of monk with music comprising entirely of Monk compositions performed by the nine-piece orchestra led by RJ Spangler & James O’Donnell. http://rjspangler.com/

A new Spanish-language edition of john Sinclair’s collection called Sun Ra Interviews & Essays, originally published by Headpress in the United Kingdom, will be published next year by Hojas de hierba Editorial.

Finally, Horner Press in Flint has just agreed to publish Sinclair’s new book of poetry titled Blow Baby Blow‑Uncollected Poems 1964-2020, which will be accompanied by a double-album digital download of poems from the book set to music and recorded with a variety of musical artists and ensembles, drawn from several of Sinclair’s more than 30 albums in release.

These products are released under the auspices of the John Sinclair Foundation, with representation by Ben Horner of Horner Books in Flint. Please contact Ben for further information: chefbmoney@gmail.com

BOOKS

always know: a book of monk, volumes 1 & 2 (Trembling Pillow Press, New Orleans)

Fattening Frogs For Snakes: Delta Sound Suite, 2nd edition (Horner Books, Flint)

It’s All Good: A John Sinclair Reader, U.S. Edition, 2nd printing (Horner Books, Flint)

It’s All Good: A John Sinclair Reader, U.S. Deluxe Hardbound Edition (Horner Books, Flint)

FIRE MUSIC: a record, facsimile edition of Artists Workshop Press 1966 edition (Book Beat, Oak Park)

Sun Ra Interviews & Essays (Hojas de hierba Editorial, Madrid—Spanish-language edition)

Blow Baby Blow‑Uncollected Poems 1964-2020,((Horner Books, Flint)

RECORDINGS

Fattening Frogs For Snakes: Delta Sound Suite Box Set (4 LPs + Book) (Jett Plastic Recordings)

Monk Suite with the Planet D Nonet “Live” at the Scarab Club (RJ Spangler label) Digital download inserts in It’s All Good and Blow Baby Blow—Uncollected Poems 1964-2020


John Sinclair                  johnsinclair.us@gmail.com                      www.johnsinclair.us

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 857 – ICE CREAM IN HELL

Episode 857 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters at 55 Peterboro St. where I’m still recuperating from open heart surgery on Valentine’s Day and featuring the new album by Tinsley Ellis interspersed with conversational segments with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

ICE CREAM IN HELL

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 857

Casss Corridor, Detroit, April 6, 2020 [20235]

        

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Tinsley Ellis: Last One To Know

Tinsley Ellis Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Tinsley Ellis: Don’t Know Beans

Tinsley Ellis Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Tinsley Ellis: Ice Cream In Hell

Tinsley Ellis Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Tinsley Ellis: Foolin’ Yourself

Tinsley Ellis Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Tinsley Ellis:Hole In My Heart

Tinsley Ellis: Sit Tight Mama

Tinsley Ellis Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Tinsley Ellis:No Stroll In The Park

Tinsley Ellis: Evil Till Sunrise

Tinsley Ellis Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Tinsley Ellis: Everything and Everyone

Tinsley Ellis: You Love’s Like Heroin

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

BLUES & ROOTS 115 – JUKE WITH JOHN

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BLUES & ROOTS 115
John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, January 5, 2003 [JSBR-0115]


Little Walter: Juke with John Sinclair Intro
Lightning Hopkins: Move On Outta Here
Muddy Waters: She’s 19 Years Old
Big Walter Horton: Blues In The Morning
Magic Slim & The Teardrops: See You In The Evening
Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers: She’s Gone
Elmore James: Early One Morning
B.B. King: You Upsets Me Baby
Super Chikan: Stingy With It
Mike Henderson: Throw The Dice On The Table
Kenny Martin: Blackjack Baby
Eddie Burns: Snake Eyes
Alberta Adams: Can’t Make No Honey
Detroit Slim & City Heat: Baby’s Got A Case
Little Walter: Lights Out with John Sinclair Outro


A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Leni & Sunnny Sinclair

© 2003, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 850 – BELIEVE IT

Episode 850 is coming once again from Radio Free Amsterdam’s temporary Detroit headquarters in the Hartford Rehab Clinic where I’m recuperating from open heart surgery on Valentine’s Day and making a program of music by bluesman Larry McCray of my home town of Davison, Michigan interspersed with a series of conversations between Larry and Robert Jr & Sugar Mae of BIg City Rhythm & Blues magazine recorded on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise liner in the Caribbean Sea last year.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BELIEVE IT!
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 850
Hartford Rehab Clinic, Detroit, March 10, 2020 [20151]
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Larry McCray: Blues Is My Business
Larry McCray Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens
Larry McCray: Best In Town
Larry McCray Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens
Larry McCray: Believe It
Larry McCray: Strong Companion
Larry McCray Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens
Larry McCray: That’s How Strong
Larry McCray: Cash Money
Larry McCray Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens
Larry McCray: You Don’t Know
Larry McCray Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens
Larry McCray: She’s A Wolf
Larry McCray: Burglar
Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens Outro

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Bg City Rhythm &
Blues magazine

© 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 848 – PARADISE VALLEY WALK

Episode 848 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters in the Cass Corridor with an hour of music by the Planet D Nonet from their albums Blowin’ The Blues, Dave’s Garage, Blowin’ Away The Blues, Swinging The D, Live at the Scarab Club, and Kings of Kansas City Swing in our second hour of a long-awaited salute to the great Detroit drummer, bandleader and producer RJ Spangler, co-leader (with trumpeter James O’Donnell) of the Planet D.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
PARADISE VALLEY WALK
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 848
Cass Corridor, Detroit, January 25, 2020 [20123]
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Planet D Nonet: Honeydripper
Planet D Nonet: Big John Special
Planet D Nonet: Hoppin’ John
Planet D Nonet: Shorty George
Planet D Nonet: Shuffling & Rolling
Planet D Nonet: King Porter Stomp
Planet D Nonet: Weird Beard
Planet D Nonet: Paradise Valley Walk
Planet D Nonet: Freedoms
Planet D Nonet: Prince Of Wails
Planet D Nonet: Jones Law Blues
Planet D Nonet: Rumba Negro
Planet D Nonet: Country Cooking


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