JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 852 – ORNITHOLOGY

Episode 852 is coming for the fourth time 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 observing the 65 th anniversary of the passing of the great Charlie Parker from our mortal sphere in 1955 as well as the centennial of his birth in Kansas City on August 29, 1920, with an hour of his earliest recordings starting with the Jay McShann Orchstra in 1942 and a survey of his 78 rpm singles for Dial & Savoy Records between 1945 & 1948, culminating with a live reading of “Salt Peanuts” with Dizzy Gillespie from their Carnegie Hall concert in 1947. Bird Lives!

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
ORNITHOLOGY
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 852
Hartford Rehab Clinic, Detroit, March 12, 2020 [20179]
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Jay McShann Orchestra: Jumping The Blues
Charlie Parker: Ornithology
Charlie Parker: A Night In Tunisia
Charlie Parker: Yardbird Suite
Charlie Parker: Now’s The Time
Charlie Parker: Billie’s Bounce
Charlie Parker: Ko-Ko
Charlie Parker: Buzzy
Charlie Parker: Donna Lee
Charlie Parker: Parker’s Mood
Charlie Parker: Barbados
Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo
Charlie Parker: Bluebird
Charlie Parker: Chasing The Bird
Charlie Parker: This Is Always
Charlie Parker: Scrapple From The Apple
Charlie Parker: Klactoveedsedstene
Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie: Salt Peanuts


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 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

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 849 – HONEST WOMAN

Episode 849 is coming 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 the great Detroit blueswoman Thornetta Davis interspersed with a conversation between Thornetta 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
HONEST WOMAN
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 849
Hartford Rehab Clinic, Detroit, March 5, 2020 [20137]
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Thornetta Davis: Rock Me A Little While
Thornetta Davis Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens
Thornetta Davis: Can We Do It Again
Thornetta Davis Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens
Thornetta Davis: I Believe (Everything’s Gonna Be Alright)
Thornetta Davis Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens
Thornetta Davis: Set Me Free
Thornetta Davis Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens
Thornetta Davis: When My Sister Sings The Blues
Thornetta Davis: Sister Friend Indeed
Thornetta Davis: Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On


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 Big City Rhythm &
Blues magazine

© 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation

John Sinclair Radio Show 847: Do You Wanna Work Now

Episode 847 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters in the Cass Corridor with a salute to the great Detroit drummer, bandleader and producer called RJ Spangler with selections from his productions on the Abyssinian Baptist Choir, Alberta Adams, Johnnie Bassett & The Blues Insurgents, Kenny Martin, Joe Weaver, the Sun Sounds Orchestra, and R.J. Spangler’s Blue Four. Next week we’ll take a long look at RJ’s work with his nine-piece jazz orchestra, the Planet D Nonet.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
DO YOU WANNA WORK NOW
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 847
Cass Corridor, Detroit, January 21, 2020 [20109]
                 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Abyssinian Baptist Choir: I Want to Ride That Glory Train
Alberta Adams: Shakey Ground
Alberta Adams: Detroit Is My Home
Alberta Adams: I’m on the Move > Every Day
Alberta Adams: Struttin’ My Stuff
Johnnie Bassett & The Blues Insurgents: BBQ Blues
Johnnie Bassett & The Bill Hyde Trio: Bouncing With Bassett
Kenny Martin: I’m Sorry
Joe Weaver: Do You Wanna Work Now
Joe Weaver: Looka Here Pretty Baby
Sun Sounds Orchestra: Sister Rosie
R.J. Spangler’s Blue Four: You Know I Can’t Refuse
R.J. Spangler’s Blue Four: Boogie For Mister B
Sun Sounds Orchestra: Deep Six
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
 
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 846: Don’t Stop The Groove

Episode 846 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters in the Cass Corridor with an hour of great music from Detroit selected from the recordings of the Lyman Woodard Organization in the 1960s and ‘70s including Saturday Night Special on Strata Records and Don’t Stop The Groove on Corridor Records, recorded live at Cobb’s Corner in Detroit, plus a Wooodard number called “The Pimp’s Vision” by the Detroit Artists Workshop Music Ensemble from 1964-65, .
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
DON’T STOP THE GROOVE
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 846
Cass Corridor, Detroit, January 19, 2020 [20095]
                 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Lyman Woodard Organization: Don’t Stop The Groove
Lyman Woodard Organization: Theme In Search of a Sports Spectacular
Lyman Woodard Organization: Kimba
Lyman Woodard Organization: Saturday Night Special
Lyman Woodard Organization: Joy Road
Lyman Woodard Organization: `       `       Allan Barnes
Lyman Woodard Organization: Creative Musicians
Lyman Woodard Ensemble: The Pimp’s Vision
Lyman Woodard Organization with John Sinclair: Djarum > My Buddy
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
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 845: Destination Out!

Episode 845 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters in the Cass Corridor with an hour of undiluted modern jazz from the 1960s by the late great alto saxophonist Jackie McLean with vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, drummer Tony Williams, and trombonist Grancan Moncur III among others, just because this is what I wanted to hear this week on my show—so here it is, from the Blue Note albums Destination Out! and New And Old Gospel.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
RIFF RAFF
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 845
Cass Corridor, Detroit, January 18, 2020 [20081]
                 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Jackie McLean: Riff Raff
Jackie McLean: Love And Hate
Jackie McLean: Esoteric
Jackie McLean: Kahlil The Prophet
Jackie McLean: Strange As It Seems
Jackie McLean: Old Gospel
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
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 844: Rebirth For Life

Episode 844 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters in the Cass Corridor as a salute to the visit to Detroit’s Magic Bag Theater this week of the legendary Rebirth Brass Band of New Orleans featuring selections from their brilliant albums The Ultimate Rebirth Brass Band, Limited Edition: Live At The Maple Leaf, We Come To Party, Rollin’ and, providing the title for tonight’s program, ReBirth For Life.  
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
REBIRTH FOR LIFE
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 844
Cass Corridor, Detroit, January 18, 2020 [20067]
                 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Rebirth Brass Band: Glory Glory > Jesus on the Mainline
Rebirth Brass Band: Do Whatcha Wanna
Rebirth Brass Band: Feel Like Funking It Up
Rebirth Brass Band: Don’t Start No Shit
Rebirth Brass Band: Let’s Get It On
Rebirth Brass Band: I Ate Up The Apple Tree
Rebirth Brass Band: Rolling
Rebirth Brass Band:Tuba Fats
Rebirth Brass Band: Just a Little While To Stay Here
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
Special thanks to Matty Lee & Willie Wilson
 
© 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation