JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 886 – 100 YEARS OF BLUES

Episode 886 is coming again from the Center for the Study of World Religions at the Harvard University Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts where I’ve been in residence for the month of October, and tonight I’m featuring a program of music from the brand new album by Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite called 100 Years of Blues, interspersed with segments of a long conversation between Elvin Bishop and Robert Jr. Whiitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

100 YEARS OF BLUES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 886

Cass Corridor, Detroit, October 22, 2020 [20663]

                       

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite: One Hundred Years of Blues

Elvin Bishop Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite: What The Hell?

Elvin Bishop Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite: Birds of a Feather

Elvin Bishop Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite: Old School

Elvin Bishop Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite: If I Should Have Bad Luck

Elvin Bishop Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite: Good Times

Elvin Bishop Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite: Blues For Yesterday

Elvin Bishop Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite: Help Me

Elvin Bishop Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite: Blues Why Do You Worry Me

Elvin Bishop Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite: South Side Slide

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

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

Sonny Fortune R.I.P

Radio Free Amsterdam would like to pay tribute to the mighty Sonny Fortune, who passed away this week at the tender age of 79.

Fortune played with all the greats, and soared upon some of my own personal favourite albums, including the electric Miles Davis albums “Agarta” and “Get Up With It”.

May the music live on and future generations live to enjoy the music of Sonny Fortune, multi instrumetalist, Sax legend and composer.

Mr. Fortune was known for his mix of urgency and grace, and his stalwart command — not just of the alto saxophone, his primary instrument, but also of the flute, clarinet, and soprano, tenor and baritone saxophones. He made his biggest impact as a sideman with the likes of Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner and Mongo Santamaria.–NYT

Miles Davis- November 8, 1974 Bottom Line Club, New York City, featuring:

Miles Davis: Miles Davis (tpt, org); Sonny Fortune (ss, as, fl); Pete Cosey (g, perc); Reggie Lucas (g); Dominique Gaumont (g); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); Mtume (cga, perc)

A Love Supreme Memorial Concert, featuring:

Mccoy Tyner – piano
Sonny Fortune – tenor sax
Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
Regie Workman – bass
Elvin Jones – drums