John Sinclair Radio Show 774: Kokaine Karma

Episode 774 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor with a program of music selected to go with our special offering for this week, a broadcast of Kokaine Karma with co-hosts Bob “Righteous” Rudnick & Dennis Frawley—quite possibly the first free-form FM show in radio history—with John Sinclair, Wayne Kramer and the MC-5 “live’ in the WFMU-FM studios at Upsula College in East Orange, New Jersey in December 1968, sent to Radio Free Amsterdam this morning by our Los Angeles correspondent, brother Michael Simmons. I’ve posted tunes by the artists cited by the Karma twins: Malcolm X, Pharaoh Sanders, the MC-5, and Archie Shepp, plus cuts by James Brown and John Coltrane in the Kokaine Karma tradition.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

KOKAINE KARMA

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 774

Cass Corridor, Detroit, September 10, 2018 [18505]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

James Brown: Say It Loud

Malcolm X; World Wide Revolution

Pharaoh Sanders: Upper Egypt & Lower Egypt

MC-5: Motor City Is Burning

Archie Shepp: Mama Too Tight

Bob Rudnick & Dennis Frawley: Kokaine Karma Broadcast

MC-5: Come Together

MC-5: Rocket Reducer No. 62

MC-5: Rambling Rose

John Coltrane: Up Against The Wall

 

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 773: Still Kicking

Episode 773 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor with a program of music selected from our great archive of new and collected material, including Aretha Franklin Live At The Fillmore West, Johnny Nicholas from his album Fresh Air, Howard Glazer from his new release Looking In The Mirror, Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza, John Sinclair from my new Funky D Records album Still Kicking, the Planet D Nonet from their Billy Strayhorn tribute album, the Neville Brothers at Woodstock 1994, Eliza Neals from her album 10,000 Feet Below, and the great Coco Robicheaux on Orleans Records.

 

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STILL KICKING

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 773

Cass Corridor, Detroit, September 7, 2018 [18491]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Aretha Franklin: Y-O-U

Johnny Nicholas: Play Me (Like You Play Your Guitar)

Howard Glazer: Broken Down Hotel Blues

Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza: Sing Sing Sing

John Sinclair: Consecutive Seconds

John Sinclair: Still Kicking

John Sinclair: Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness

John Sinclair: Steps

Planet D Nonet: A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing

Aretha Franklin: Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)

The Neville Brothers: Wildflower

Eliza Neals: Burn The Tent Down

Coco Robicheaux: St. John’s Eve

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 772: Back In Business

Episode 772 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor with a program of music selected from the new Summer 2018 edition of the Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine CD sampler called Finger Licking Good, with tunes by Thornetta Davis, Billy Price, Markey Blue-Ric Latina-Eddy “Chief” Clearwater, the Little Red Rooster Band, Frank Bey, Little Freddie King, the J. Monque’D Blues Band, Keith Stone & Red Gravy, Billy Harris, Jonny T-Bird & The MP’s, Paul Filipowicz, Foco Bluz Band, and Bob & April Monteleone, with an intro and outro by our regular contributors Robert Jr & Sugar Mae backed by guitarist Bob Monteleone.

 

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BACK IN BUSINESS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 772

Cass Corridor, Detroit, August 17, 2018 [18477]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Robert Jr-Sugar Mae-Bob Monteleone Intro

Thornetta Davis: I Believe Everything Will Be Alright

Billy Price: I Keep Holding On

Markey Blue-Ric Latina-Eddy “Chief” Clearwater: I Like It That Way

Little Red Rooster Band: Lock Up The Liquor

Frank Bey: Back In Business

Little Freddie King: Bad Chicken

Monque’D Blues Band: Mustard Greens

Keith Stone & Red Gravy: Ain’t That The Blues

Billy Harris: Sweaty Melons

Jonny T-Bird & The MP’s: Hot Stuff

Paul Filipowicz: Riding High

Foco Bluz Band: Tater Tot Blues

Bob & April Monteleone: Summer Song

Robert Jr-Sugar Mae-Bob Monteleone: Outro

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 771: Amazing Grace

Episode 771 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor as a quick remembrance of the great Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, who passed away in Detroit yesterday. This hour was selected from her gospel music recordings, principally the album called Amazing Grace, which begins with remarks from her father, Rev. C.L. Franklin, but we’ll start out with a gospel-pop number and end with a blues. Aretha!

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

AMAZING GRACE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 771

Cass Corridor, Detroit, August 17, 2018 [18463]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Aretha Franklin: Say A Little Prayer for You

Rev. C.L. Franklin: Remarks

Aretha Franklin: Precious Memories

Aretha Franklin: Climbing Higher Mountains

Aretha Franklin: God Will Take Care of You

Aretha Franklin: Wholly Holy

Aretha Franklin: You’ll Never Walk Alone

Aretha Franklin: Never Grow Old

Aretha Franklin: When the Battle Is Over

Aretha Franklin: Spirit in the Dark

Aretha Franklin: Why I Sing the Blues

 

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 770: Motor City Blues

Episode 770 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor with a salute to the revived Ann Arbor Blues Festival to be held next weekend, using the music recorded by Rainbow Multi-Media at the Detroit Blues Review afternoon at the 1973 Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival by Little Junior Cannady, Joe L., Bobo Jenkins, One String Sam, Johnny Mae Matthews, Washboard Willie & His Super Suds of Rhythm, Dr. Ross, Boogie Woogie Red, Baby Boy Warren, Eddie ‘Guitar’ Burns, Mr. Bo, Eddie Kirkland, and Little Mac Collins & the Partymakers Inc. The album was produced by your host for Big Chief Productions and released variously on Schoolkids Records, Alive Records and labels in England, Europe and Japan but now long out of print..

 

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MOTOR CITY BLUES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 770

Cass Corridor, Detroit, August 10, 2018 [18449]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Introductions by Chinner Mitchell And Mack Collins

Little Junior Cannady: I Got My Eyes On You

Joe L: .Please Mr. Foreman

Bobo Jenkins: 24 Years

One String Sam: I Need $100

Johnny Mae Matthews: Send You Back To Georgia

Washboard Willie & His Super Suds of Rhythm: Wee Baby Blues

Dr. Ross: Boogie Disease

Boogie Woogie Red: The Viper Song

Baby Boy Warren: Too Many Drivers

Eddie ‘Guitar’ Burns: Better Watch What You’re Doing

Mr. Bo: Don’t Want No Woman

Eddie Kirkland: I Got The Blues

Bobo Jenkins: Reelin’ And Rockin’

Baby Boy Warren: She’s Fine

Boogie Woogie Red: Red’s Boogie

Joe L: In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down)

Partymakers Inc:. Move It (Partymakers Theme)

 

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 769: Wang Dang Doodle

Episode 769 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor with another edition of On The Road with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Bues magazine, this time featuring an interview with James Partridge, producer of the revived Ann Arbor Blues Festival which takes place this month. The music for this week’s program is taken from the recordings of the 1972 Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival made by Atlantic Records on Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Sippie Wallace, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Freddie King, and Luther Allison, plus an opening cut by Little Sonny from 1972 and a number from Full Circle by John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars with Wayne Kramer.

 

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WANG DANG DOODLE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 769

Cass Corridor, Detroit, August 2, 2018 [18435]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Little Sonny: The Creeper Returns

Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Conversation with James Partridge

Howling Wolf: Highway 49

Muddy Waters: Honey Bee

Koko Taylor: Wang Dang Doodle

Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Conversation with James Partridge

John Sinclair & His Blues Schaolrs: Doctor Blues

Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Conversation with James Partridge

Bonnie Raitt: Homage To Mississippi Fred McDowell

Sippie Wallace: Women Be Wise

Jr. Walker & The All Stars: Roadrunner > These Things Will Keep Me Loving You

Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Conversation with James Partridge

Freddie King: Going Down

Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Conversation with James Partridge

Luther Allison: Please Send Me Someone To Love

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Bues magazine

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

 

 

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 768: 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

 

 

 

 

John Sinclair Radio Show 767: Too Many Bad Habits

Episode 767 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam up above the Carl Lundgren Art Studio in the Cass Corridor, and I’m playing 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 the last three cuts from my concert with the Blues Scholars at the Detroit Institute of Arts in July 2017 in commemoration of the Detroit Rebellion of 1967.

 

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TOO MANY BAD HABITS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 767

Cass Corridor, Detroit, July 19, 2018 [18407]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Rock My Blues Away

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Too Many Bad Habits

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Looks Can Be Deceiving

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Apple Grove Rhumba

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Mandolin Boogie

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Intro > Friday the 13th

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Intro > Motor City is Burning

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Intro > The Screamers

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Pump Jockey Blues

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Got The Train

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Gettin’ Outta Town

Johnny Nicholas & Friends: Soon Forgotten

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 & Johnny Evans

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation