JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 871 – LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE

Episode 871 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 an hour of new music from guitarist Lurrie Bell’s album Let’s Talk About Love—including Let’s Talk About Love,” “Chicago Is Loaded with the Blue,” “Earthquake and Hurricane,” “Cold Chills,” “Feeling Good,” “Directly From My Heart To Yours,” “Turn To Me,” “Missing You,” “Why Am I Treated So Bad,” “Winehead Woman,” “You Ought To Be Ashamed,” and “My Dog Can’t Bark”—interspersed with conversational segments with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine.

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LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 871

Cass Corridor, Detroit, July 7, 2020 [20453]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Lurrie Bell: Let’s Talk About Love

Lurrie Bell Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Lurrie Bell: Chicago Is Loaded with the Blues

Lurrie Bell Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Lurrie Bell: Earthquake and Hurricane

Lurrie Bell Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Lurrie Bell: Cold Chills

Lurrie Bell Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Lurrie Bell: Feeling Good

Lurrie Bell Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Lurrie Bell: Directly From My Heart To Yours

Lurrie Bell Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Lurrie Bell: Turn To Me

Lurrie Bell Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Lurrie Bell: Missing You

Lurrie Bell Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Lurrie Bell: Why Am I Treated So Bad

Lurrie Bell: Winehead Woman

Lurrie Bell: You Ought To Be Ashamed

Lurrie Bell: My Dog Can’t Bark

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 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.

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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

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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.

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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

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Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 868 – DOPE HEAD BLUES

Episode 868 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters at 55 Peterboro St. where I’m featuring an hour of music from the vast archive of reefer songs I’ve just received from a listener called Paul Paul, from Australia I think, who attached the following text:

“I collect songs about marijuana and I have about 5000. I sent them to you on a USB stick. I have spent the last 4 years collecting them and they are from over 120 countries and territories and date from 1924 to 2020. 

The 30’s was the golden age of reefer music and Cab Calloway was king.” 

I’ll be featuring music from this collection for some months to come, and we’ll start today with a collection called Reefer Madness with contributions from Helen Ward with Gene Krupa, Frankie Newton, Chick Webb with Ella Fitzgerald, Julia Lee, Barney Bigard, Bessie Smith, Fats Waller, Victoria Spivey, Lil Green, Cab Calloway, Jack Teagarden with Benny Goodman, Lead Belly, Don Redman, Jerry Kruger with Cootie Williams, Trixie Smith, and Stuff Smith.

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DOPE HEAD BLUES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 868

Cass Corridor, Detroit, June 16, 2020 [20405]

                       

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Helen Ward with Gene Krupa: I’m Feeling High & Happy

Frankie Newton: Onyx Hop

Chick Webb With Ella Fitzgerald: When I Get Low, I Get High

Julia Lee: Lotus Blossom (Sweet Marijuana)

Chick Webb With Ella Fitzgerald: Wacky Dust

Barney Bigard: Sweet Marijuana Brown

Bessie Smith: Gimme A Pigfoot (Gimme A Reefer)

Fats Waller: The Reefer Song (If You’re A Viper)

Victoria Spivey: Dope Head Blues

Lil Green: Knockin’ Myself Out

Cab Calloway: Minnie The Moocher

Jack Teagarden with Benny Goodman: Texas Tea Party

Lead Belly: Take A Whiff On Me

Don Redman: Reefer Man

Jerry Kruger with Cootie Williams: Ol’ Man River (Smoke A Little Tea)

Trixie Smith: Jack, I’m Mellow

Cab Calloway: Kickin’ The Gong Around

Stuff Smith: Here Comes The Man With The Jive

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 866 – SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION

Episode 866 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters at 55 Peterboro St. where I’m featuring an hour o fmusic from the archives, including cuts by Cannonball Adderley, Johnny Bristol, Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents, Joe Weaver, Jim McCarty & The Millionaires, James Semark, Jeff Grand, Jr. Walker & the All Stars, Jimmy Ruffin, Kim Weston, Laith al-Saadi, and Charlie Parker with strings.

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SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 866

Cass Corridor, Detroit, June 8, 2020 [20377]       

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Cannonball Adderley: Spontaneous Combustion

Johnny Bristol: If I Can’t Stop You

Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents: Walk On Baby

Joe Weaver: I’m On My Merry Way

Jim McCarty & The Millionaires: Strollin’ With Bone

James Semark: The Sun

Jeff Grand: Got My Mojo Working

Jr. Walker & the All Stars: Riding High On Love

Jimmy Ruffin: Lucky Lucky Me

Kim Weston: Don’t Let Me Down

Laith al-Saadi: Can’t Keep Going

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation

JULY 4TH – John Sinclair Radio Show 859 – Hambone

Episode 859 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 an hour of jazz music

drawn from my archives just so I could hear it with you today, featuring selections by Yusef Lateef, Archie Shepp, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Abbey Lincoln, Air Trio, Big John Patton, Art Pepper, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

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HAMBONE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 859

Casss Corridor, Detroit, April 15, 2020 [20263]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Archie Shepp: Hambone

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messssengers: Minor’s Holiday

Abbey Lincoln: Alone Together > I Must Have That Man

Air Trio: Buddy Bolden Blues

Big John Patton: Latona

Art Pepper: Blues Out

Art Ensemble of Chicago: Theme de Yo Yo

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

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JULY 4TH – John Sinclair Radio Show 863

Episode 863 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 an hour of fairly obscure music from the Motor City, including gospel music from guitarist Ron English & his ensemble, cuts by Jake Wade & the Soul Searchers, Robert Lowe & Singing Sammy Ward from a collection called Searching For Soul, and several cuts by the 420 All Stars, Jeff Grand, Buddy Smith, and Johnnie Bassett,from the 420 parties of the early years of this century.


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BREAD WINNER
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 863
Casss Corridor, Detroit, May 13, 2020 [20335]
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Ron English: Praise Him, Praise Him
Jake Wade & the Soul Searchers: Searching For Soul
Robert Lowe: Back To Funk
Singing Sammy Ward: Bread Winner
420 All Stars: Doin’ What You Want
Jeff Grand: My Baby Never Gets Tired
Buddy Smith: Country Girl
Johnnie Bassett: I’m Gonna Do What I’m Gonna Do
Ron English: Jacob’s Ladder

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