John Sinclair And His International Blues Scholars – Let’s Go Get Em’ (Album)

“Even though he is an expatriate, John Sinclair should be declared a national treasure. He’s a poet, historian and musicologist who, instead of publishing his research and findings, declaims them in the oral tradition with music. His latest works revisits themes he has worked with before and also adds several new poems and interpretations to his work. Let’s Go Get ‘Em features odes to friends and loved ones, whether it is remembering an evening with a lover who whistles Charles Mingus’ “Moanin’” or professing thanks and love to another with a reference to the Beatles’ “When I’m Sixty-Four.” There are also several political pieces here, including his reworking of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’ United Nations’ speech “Smells like Sulfur.” The music has a great groove that simmers and occasionally boils over, whether in the acid rock taste of “Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky” or the deep mellow spice of his dedication to Mardi Gras Indians, “We Love Big Chief.”
David Kunian

https://www.offbeat.com/music/john-sinclair-and-his-international-blues-scholars-lets-go-get-em-mo-sounds/

John Sinclair – We Love Big Chief
Pontiac’s Speech To The White Man

FOUNDING FATHERS 01 – WINDS OF CHANGE

Dj Papa Saint Juan has created a 6-hour travelogue tied to Independence Day under the title Founding Fathers, with selections by Garland Jeffreys, Marvin Gaye, The Neville Brothers, Rod Stewart, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Richie Havens, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Buffalo Springfield, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Love, Sly & The Family Stone, The Doors, Jim Morrison, and Roy Harper. St. Juan quotes our Founding Fathers: “It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” (Samuel Adams); What do We mean by the Revolution?The War? That was no part of the Revolution. It was only an Effect and Consequence of it. The Revolution was in the Minds of the People, and this was effected, from 1760 to 1775, in the course of fifteen Years before a drop of blood was drawn at Lexington.” (John Adams); and “That government is best which governs least.” (Henry David Thoreau).

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
WINDS OF CHANGE
FOUNDING FATHERS 01
DJ Papa Saint Juan, Los Angeles, June 20, 2020 [20429]

Theme Music: Winds Of Change ~
Garland Jeffreys: Wild In The Streets
Marvin Gaye: Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
The Neville Brothers: My Blood
The Neville Brothers: Sister Rosa
Rod Stewart: Street Fighting Man
Crosby Stills Nash & Young: Ohio
Richie Havens: Freedom
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Fortunate Son
Buffalo Springfield: For What It’s Worth
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Burnin’ And Lootin’
Love: Maybe The People Would Be The Times
Sly & The Family Stone: Stand!
The Doors: Peace Frog
Jim Morrison: An Hour For Magic
Roy Harper: Come The Revolution

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by DJ Papa Saint Juan for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by DJ Papa Saint Juan in Los Angeles
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2020 John Feins. Used with permission.

DAY OFF – Feat. Lord Beefington

A shattered window. 7.5 artists. An epic journey: An omnipresent fuck you between the tympanic membranes. The Fuck You Sound invite all…to help create a new unhinged world, at odds with the stink and stench of the traditional art and music corpse. Bands eat underwater buffalo wings on toast or a vegetable patch bay…. Deviant things, taboo things; Audio intercourse. We implore you to take a day off in 2018. 

The album squirms with remixes by chilly slashers ’Bogus Order’ and jungle don DJ Aries. This is not a release, it is an expulsion.. ‘The Day Off’ was scheduled to be a limited edition DJ friendly deluxe 12” vinyl back pack plus a digital package of the album boasting extra remixes, free podcasts, videos, avatar packs, digital artwork and other goodies. Space weapons. Hair clippers. Dog socks. Flea rights.

Caleb Selah: Former arms and fingers dealer. Formerly a stringed thing virtuoso now a crippled mess of a DJ who can’t stand and is psychedelically deaf in his right ear. You wanna hear him click his toes though. Born in Austin Texas, he can’t remember when. Selah hates genres, cream crackers, squares and most things. He probably hates you.

Lord Beefington, the 12th Marquis of Hackney: Born from hell fire, eats microphone cables and children for breakfast. He is rumoured to be the father of Lord Vader. Enjoys cutting dub-plates with his teeth and preventing violence with smiles. He spits pure lava, stand clear.

Blues And Roots 112 – Yeah You Right

Episode 118 features great blues sides by Little Walter, The Meters: the Wild Magnolias, Coco Robicheaux, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, and T-Bone Walker.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
YEAH YOU RITE
BLUES & ROOTS 118
John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, January 19, 2003 [20212]
Little Walter: Juke
The Meters: Just Kissed My Baby
The Meters: They All Axed Fo’ You
The Meters: Nine Til Five
The Meters: Yeah You Rite
The Meters: Live Wire
The Meters: A Message From The Meters
The Meters: The Mob
Wild Magnolias: Handa Wanda
Wild Magnolias: Wild Magnolia
Wild Magnolias: Hell Out The Way
Coco Robicheaux: Pit Bull
Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Gangster of Love
Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Those Lonely Lonely Nights
T-Bone Walker: Mean Old World
T-Bone Walker: I’m Gonna Leave You Woman
T-Bone Walker: I Think Your Wig Is Gone
T-Bone Walker: Street Walking Woman
T-Bone Walker: Strolling With Bones
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

© 2003, 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation

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MOHAWK – INTERVIEW WITH JOHN SINCLAIR (LONDON)

John Sinclair – Mohawk. The full length documentary….. John Sinclair, the renegade poet, scholar and cultural revolutionary releases his new album on 24th March 2014 on Iron Man Records. John, has been described as an Archetype of the 1960’s art, music and literary synthesis, and who today, is still kicking with both feet on his trajectory for cultural transformation. His new record features ten tracks from his book of verse: always know: a book of monk. Twenty poems planted firmly in a single-shot session, and carefully trimmed down to ten exhibits for this album. Beatnik poems, great odes and personal reflections of the Be-Bop jazz persuasion, all flowering together. First conceived of in Detroit City, spring 1982, and developed throughout the 1980s with streaks of fresh edits leading right up to the session itself, John navigates some of these texts for the first time in over twenty years, free-styling his energized sincerity and attention to every word, transforming the text on the page into his unique unmistakable spoken word. The music was written and arranged by Steve Fly who mirrored John’s poems in the music by initially combing the tempo of the original songs recorded by John ‘Dizzy’ Gillespie, Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker and Thelonious Monk.

Steve The Fly is a native of Stourbridge UK, now an Amsterdam resident who plays drums, spins vinyl, writes novels and literary and cultural commentary. He also maintains a flock of websites and works in various other art forms without visible restraint. His other music projects have included New Flesh, Garaj Mahal, and now full time with John Sinclair. These songs are further utilized by John’s poetic method so that each title and the rhythm of his poetry can piggy-back upon the same song title, and rhythm, of an original composition set in history, for extra rooting. Steve put down drums, turntables, cello-bass, flute, and glockenspiel, shooting to play around the vocal lead lines and diverse expressions from John. “to take the hair off the sides of the head & leave just a strip along the top, scalping pretense for the baldness of statement building a new music on the bones of the old” — John Sinclair from the title track “Mohawk”

The album was recorded diligently by Tim Egmond at Ei Studios, Amsterdam and passed along to Simon Reeves at Framework Studios, Birmingham for mastering. Tim Egmond is a music producer, engineer and studio whizz, based in Amsterdam, who has worked with scores of international and locally based artists on a wide variety of projects. Simon Reeves has completed many projects for Iron Man Records already and he has been described as one of Birmingham’s finest independent studio engineers who has worked with bands from Napalm Death to Police Bastard, and a host of other brutal metal and punk bands.