JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 891 – LOVE IS THE MAIN FLAME

Episode 891 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in the Cass Corridor of Detroit with our first program of 2021, a full investigation into the new compilation album by Don Paul and his several ensembles titled Meld #1, interspersed with segments of a long conversation between Don Paul and myself that continues into the next episode.

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LOVE IS THE MAIN FLAME

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 891

Cass Corridor, Detroit, December 23, 2020 [21007]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Don Paul: Some Rain Tonight ‘live’

Don Paul: Love I’s The Main Flame

Don Paul: Your Body Is A Nurturing I Ride Into Night

Don Paul: DurgaKali on Her Mother’s Name For Her

Don Paul: Fine As You Are

Don Paul: If I Could Hold The Thought of You

Don Paul: Poet Help My Heart

Don Paul: The Same Way The Water

Don Paul: Motor Land

Don Paul: Santiago East and West of Cuba

Don Paul: In Port au Prince They’re Picking Up

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Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2021 The John Sinclair Foundation

John Sinclair Radio Show 887 – And They Danced

Episode 887 is coming again from the Center for the Study of World Religions at the Harvard University Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts where I’m in residence until the enf of October, and tonight I’m presenting a program of musical highlights and rarities by the Young Guardians of the Flame, John Boutte, journal entries by Robin Eichele, tunes by Woody Guthrie, Marshall Allen & the Sun Ra Arkestra, and Marion Brown, and a pair of closing numbers from the new album by Bob Dylan including his tribute to the great Jimmy Reed and his treatment of the John F. Kennedy assassination called “Murder Most Foul.”

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AND THEN THEY DANCED

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 887

Harvard University Divinity School, Cambridge MA, October 22, 2020 [20677]

                       

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Young Guardians of the Flame: Oo Na Nae

John Boutte: Two Bands Rollin’

Robin Eichele: Journal Entries, October 7, 2020

Woody Guthrie: Tear The Fascists Down

Marshall Allen & the Sun Ra Arkestra: Song For The Sun

Marion Brown: And Then They Danced

Bob Dylan: Goodbye Jimmy Reed

Bob Dylan: Murder Most Foul

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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 885 – HOT HOUSE

Episode 885 is coming once again from the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts where I’m featuring a fifth and final hour of music from Charlie Parker in honor of the 100th aniversary of his birth in Kansas City on August 29, 1920. This hour features music Bird recorded for Norman Granz releases on the Norgran, Mercury & Verve labels in the first half of the 1950s, and several cuts from what’s called “The Greatest Jazz Concert of All Time” at Massey Hall in Toronto with Bird, Dizzy, Bud Powell, Mingus & Max Roach on May 15, 1953. Bird passed away at the age of 34 just two years later, on March 12, 1955. Bird lives!

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HOT HOUSE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 885

Cass Corridor, Detroit, October 7, 2020 [20649]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Charlie Parker with the Miles Davis Sextet: Serpent’s Tooth (January 30, 1953)

Charlie Parker: Kim (December 30, 1952)

Charlie Parker: All the Things You Are (May 15, 1953)

Charlie Parker: Hot House (May 15, 1953)

Charlie Parker: Perdido (May 15, 1953)

Charlie Parker: Wee (May 15, 1953)

Charlie Parker: Old Folks (May 25, 1953)

Charlie Parker: In The Still of the Night (May 25, 1953)

Charlie Parker: Chi Chi (July 28, 1953)

Charlie Parker: Now’s the Time (July 28, 1953)

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me (July 5, 1950)

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Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

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JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 884 – K.C. BLUES

Episode 884 is coming from the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts where I’m featuring a fourth hour of music from Charlie Parker in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth on August 29, 1920 in Kansas City. This hour features music Bird recorded for Norman Granz releases on the Norgran, Mercury & Verve labels in the early 1950s prior to Bird’s passing at the age of 34 on March 12, 1955.

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K.C. BLUES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 884

Cass Corridor, Detroit, October 8, 2020 [20635]                       

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Charlie Parker: Au Privave (January 17, 1951)

Charlie Parker: She Rote (January 17, 1951)

Charlie Parker: K.C. Blues (January 17, 1951)

Charlie Parker: Tico Tico (March 12, 1951)

Charlie Parker: My Little Suede Shoes (March 12, 1951)

Charlie Parker: Blues For Alice (August 8, 1951)

Charlie Parker: Swedish Schnapps (August 8, 1951)

Charlie Parker: Lover Man (August 8, 1951)

Charlie Parker: La Cucaracha (January 23, 1952)

Charlie Parker: What Is This Thing Called Love (July 1952)

Charlie Parker: Funky Blues (July 1952)

Charlie Parker: Laird Baird (December 30, 1952)

Charlie Parker with the Miles Davis Sextet: Compulsiion (January 30, 1953)

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me (July 5, 1950)

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Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

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JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 883 – RAWER THAN RAW

Episode 883 is coming once more from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters in the Cass Corridor where I’m featuring the music and wisdom of the great bluesman Bobby Rush, playing sides from his new album Rawer Than Raw interspersed with segments of his substantial conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine.

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RAWER THAN RAW

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 883

Cass Corridor, Detroit, October 6, 2020 [20621]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Bobby Rush: Hard Times

Bobby Rush Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bobby Rush: Don’t Start Me To Talking

Bobby Rush Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bobby Rush: Down In Mississippi 

Bobby Rush Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bobby Rush: Sometimes I Wonder

Bobby Rush Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bobby Rush: Smokestack Lightning

Bobby Rush Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bobby Rush: Let Me In Your House

Bobby Rush Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bobby Rush: Honey Bee

Bobby Rush Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bobby Rush: Shake It For Me

Bobby Rush Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bobby Rush: Garbage Man

Bobby Rush Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bobby Rush: Dust My Broom

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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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 874 – HOW HIGH THE MOON

Episode 874 is coming once again from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters in the Cass Corridor where I’m featuring an hour of music by Charlie Parker in honor of the 100th aniversary of his birth in Kansas City on August 29, 1920. Our first hour of Bird some time ago featured his early sides for Savoy and Dial Records in the mid-1940s; this week we’ll hear music recorded by Norman Granz for Bird’s releases on the Clef, Norgran, and Mercury labels in the late 1940s.

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HOW HIGH THE MOON

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 874

Cass Corridor, Detroit, August 21, 2020 [20495]

                       

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Charlie Parker: Lady Be Good (JATP, January 28, 1946)

Charlie Parker: Repetition (Neal Hefti, December 1947)

Charlie Parker: No Noise (Machito, December 20, 1948)

Charlie Parker: Mango Mangue (Machito, December 20, 1948

Charlie Parker: Okiedoke (Machito, January 1949)

Charlie Parker: Cardboard (Feb-March 1949)

Charlie Parker: Segment (May 5, 1949)

Charlie Parker: Embraceable You (JATP, September 18, 1949)

Charlie Parker & Ella Fitzgerald: How High The Moon (JATP, 1949)

Charlie Parker: Everything Happens To Me (November 30, 1949)

Charlie Parker: April In Paris (November 30, 1949)

Charlie Parker: Ballade (October 1950)

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me (July 9, 1950)

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Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

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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

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Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation