Blues & Roots 85: Trouble In Mind

Episode 85 features great blues sides by Little Walter, Magic Sam, Muddy Waters, Detroit Junior, Big Walter Horton, Li’l Ed & The Blues Imperials, Junior Wells & Carey Bell, Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers, James Cotton, Luther Guitar Junior Johnson, King Ernest, Lightning Hopkins, Luther Allison, and Little Freddie King.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
TROUBLE IN MIND
BLUES & ROOTS 85
John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, April 29, 2001 [19466]
        
Little Walter: Juke
Magic Sam: All Your Love
Muddy Waters: Rolling Stone
Detroit Junior: If I Hadn’t Been High
Big Walter Horton: Trouble In Mind
Li’l Ed & The Blues Imperials: You Don’t Exist Anymore
Junior Wells & Carey Bell: Second Hand Man
Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers: Gimme Back My Wig
James Cotton: No Cutting Loose
Luther Guitar Junior Johnson: Lonesome Whistle Blues
Luther Guitar Junior Johnson: Crazy About You
King Ernest: Musta Lost My Mind
Lightning Hopkins: Moving On Out Boogie
Luther Allison: I Need A Reason
Little Freddie King: Three O’Clock Blues
 
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
 
© 2001, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 820: Chills & Fever

Episode 820 is coming from my room at the Westin Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio where I’m speaking this afternoon to a medical conference about the use of marijuana to combat pain and playing now an hour of music and conversation centered on the Kansas City/New Orleans guitarist and singer Samantha Fish and her album Chills & Fever plus a conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine and a pair of cuts from her performance in Ann Arbor at my 75th birthday party in 2016.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
CHILLS & FEVER
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 820
Westin Hotel, Cincinnati, August 8, 2019 [19461]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Samantha Fish: Crow Jane
Samantha Fish Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Samantha Fish: Chills & Fever
Samantha Fish Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Samantha Fish: It’s Your Voodoo Working
Samantha Fish: You Can’t Go
Samantha Fish Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Samantha Fish: Hello Stranger
Samantha Fish: Either Way I Lose
Samantha Fish Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Samantha Fish: Stay All Night
Samantha Fish: Going Down
Samantha Fish Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Samantha Fish: You’ll Never Change
Samantha Fish: Nearer To You
Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me
 
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 Rueben Williams, Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens
 
© 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 
 
 
 
 

Blues & Roots 84: You Better Know

Episode 84 is featuring the great Earl King at great length plus cuts from Kipori Woods, Olu Dara, LaVelle White, Joe Weaver, Alberta Adams, and an unidentified artist.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
YOU BETTER KNOW
BLUES & ROOTS 84
John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, April 29, 2001 [19452]
        
Little Walter: Juke
Earl King: Sitting And Wondering
Earl King: Eating And Sleeping
Earl King: No One But Me
Earl King: Till  I Say Well Done
Earl King: My Love Is Strong
Earl King: Little Girl
Earl King: It Must Have Been Love
Earl King: I’ll Take You Back Home
Earl King: Trick Bag
Earl King: You Better Know
Earl King: Always A First Time
Earl King: Mama And Papa
Earl King: Love Me Now
Earl King: Come On (Parts 1 & 2)
Kipori Woods: I Had A Dream
[Unidentified Artist]: Never Had It Like That Before
Olu Dara: Herbman
LaVelle White: Stop Those Teardrops
Joe Weaver: Looka Here Pretty Baby
Alberta Adams: Say Baby Say
Little Walter: Lights Out
 
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
 
© 2001, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 819: Ain’t Got Time For Hate

Episode 819 is coming from the cottage of my comrade Michael Donnelly’s family right on the shores of Loon Lake, Michigan, where I’m spending a couple of days before traveling over to Traverse City for Michael Moore’s film festival later this week, and today I’ve got a complete program featuring the great singer Shemekia Copeland with songs from several of her albums and a conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine. I didn’t have any Shemekia Copeland recordings in my archives so I dug into several RFA programmers’ files and got some really great selections tthanks to Bruce Pingree, Cary Wolfson, Dave Kunian, and Leslie Keros.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
AIN’T GOT TIME FOR HATE
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 819
Donnelly Cabin, Loon Lake MI, July 30, 2019 [19447]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Shemekia Copeland: Caught In The Blood Of The Blues
Shemekia Copeland Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Shemekia Copeland: Promised Myself
Shemekia Copeland Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Shemekia Copeland: Jesus Just Left Chicago
Shemekia Copeland: Somebody Else’s Jesus
Shemekia Copeland Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Shemekia Copeland: Lord, Help The Poor And Needy
Shemekia Copeland & Alvin “Youngblood” Hart: Cardboard Box
Shemekia Copeland: Americans
Shemekia Copeland Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Shemekia Copeland: Ain’t Got Time For Hate
Shemekia Copeland: Would You Take My Blood
Shemekia Copeland: Why I Sing the Blues
Shamekia Copeland: Ain’t That Good News
Shemekia Copeland: The Battle Is Over (But The War Goes On)
Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me
 
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 Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens, Bruce Pingree, Cary Wolfson, Dave Kunian, and Leslie Keros
 
© 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 
 
 
 
 

Blues & Roots 83: I See The Light

Episode 83 features an unbroken program of great blues by Little Walter, Charlie Musselwhite & Big Walter Horton, T-Bone Walker, Jim McCarty, Bobby Blue Bland, James Cotton, Detroit Piano Fats, Harmonica Shah, Bettye LaVette, The Griswold Brothers, Joe Weaver, Eddie Kirkland, and Olu Dara.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
I SEE THE LIGHT
BLUES & ROOTS 83
John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, April 22, 2001 [19438]
        
Little Walter: Juke
Charlie Musselwhite & Big Walter Horton: Rocking My Boogie
T-Bone Walker: Two Bones And A Pick
Jim McCarty: Help Me
Bobby Blue Bland: It’s My Life Baby
James Cotton: West Helena Blues
Detroit Piano Fats: Hastings Street Revisited
Harmonica Shah: Detroit Playboy
Bettye LaVette: My Man
The Griswold Brothers: Daddy Daddy
Joe Weaver: Soft Pillow
Eddie Kirkland: Going Back To The Back Woods
Olu Dara: I See The Light
Little Walter: Lights Out
 
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
Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam
 
© 2001, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 818: Louisiana Two Step

Episode 818 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters at 55 Peterboro in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with cuts from the new album by my friend Marc Stone recorded live at Tipitina’s in New Orleans, plus the Campbell Broters & Friends with Marc Stone from their album RALLYTIME!, something by the Wolfman from his latest album, a Temptations nugget, and a segment with zydeco great C.J. Chenier interviewed by Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Big CIty Rhythm & Blues magazine, playing tunes of his own and some selections by his father, the King of Zydeco, Clifton Chenier.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
LOUISIANA TWO STEP
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 818
Cass Corrdidor, Detroit, July 27, 2019 [19433]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
The Campbell Brothers & Friends: Put A Little Love In Your Heart
Marc Stone: It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
Walter “Wolfman” Washington: I Cried My Last Tear
The Campbell Brothers & Friends: A Change Is Gonna Come
Marc Stone: Lovestruck
C.J. Chenier: Louisiana Two Step
Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens Intro to C.J. Chenier
C.J. Chenier Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Clifton Chenier: Hot Tamale Baby
C.J. Chenier Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
C.J. Chenier: Black Snake Blues
C.J. Chenier Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Clifton Chenier: Rocking The Bop
C.J. Chenier Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Clifton Chenier: Jambalaya
C.J. Chenier Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae
Nigel Mack with C.J. Chenier: Come Back Baby
The Temptations: Fading Away
Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me
 
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 Marc Stone, Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens
 
© 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 
 
 
 

Blues & Roots 82: Drop The Bomb

Episode 82 features music by Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Elmore James, B.B. King, Lightning Hopkins, Snooks Eaglin, Earl King, LaVelle White, Kipori Woods, and Little Freddie King.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
DROP THE BOMB
BLUES & ROOTS 82
John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, May 2001 [19423]
        
Little Walter: Juke
Muddy Waters: Deep Down In Florida
Howling Wolf: Meet Me In The Bottom
Elmore James: My Bleeding Heart
B.B. King: Ain’t Nobody’s Business
Lightning Hopkins: Shine On Moon
Lightning Hopkins: Had A Gal Called Sal
Lightning Hopkins: Remember Me
Snooks Eaglin: Earl King: You Can Fly High
LaVelle White: Yes I’ve Been Crying
Kipori Woods: I Had A Dream
Little Freddie King
Snooks Eaglin: Thrill On The Hill
Snooks Eaglin: Don’t Take It So Hard
Snooks Eaglin: Baby You Can Get Your Gun
Snooks Eaglin: Baby You Can Get Your Gun
Snooks Eaglin: [Instrumental]
Earl King: Is Everything Alright
Earl King: You Can Fly High
LaVelle White: Yes I’ve Been Crying
Kipori Woods: I Had A Dream
Little Freddie King: Bucket of Blood
Little Freddie King: Soul Twist
Little Walter: Lights Out
 
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 & Sunny Sinclair
 
© 2001, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

John Sinclair Radio Show 817: Dr. John Memorial

Episode 817 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters at 55 Peterboro in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with the seventh hour in our elongated homage to the late great Mac Rebennack, better known as Dr. John, with material selected from the recording I made from the audience on my little digital recorder at the Orpheum Theater in downtown New Orleans on Saturday, June 22, edited down from the two-hour event produced and hosted by Quint Davis in Mac’s honor to a full house of invited mourners, including my granddaughter Beyonce and myself.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
DR. JOHN MEMORIAL
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 817
Cass Corrdidor, Detroit, July 11, 2019 [19419]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Wild Indian Chiefs: Tu-Way-Pak-E-Way
Mac’s Cousin Robert Hubbard from Baton Rouge: Speech
Papa John Groh with the Dr. John All Star Band: Speech > Qualified
Jon Cleary with the Dr. John All Star Band: Let’s Make A Better World
Davell Crawford: My Buddy
Davell Crawford with the Dr. John All Star Band: Such A Night
Mayor LaToya Cantrell: Speech
Deacon John: Speech > I Shall Be Released
Irma Thomas with the Dr. John All Star Band: Speech > Never Fooled Nobody But Me >
All Star Jam
All Star Brass Band: Second Line
Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Live audience recording by John Sinclair at the Orpheum Theater, New Orleans, June 22, 2019
Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Beyonce Sinclair
 
© 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation