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.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

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)

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

NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOW 16 – HASTA LA VISTA

John Sinclair is spiining pure D music from New Orleasn at the 420 Café in Amsterdam in May 2008 with cuts by Eluard & Co, James Andrews, the Naked Orchestra, Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, the live masterpiece by the ReBirth Brass Band at the Maple Leaf Bar produced by Jerry Brock, and Walter “Wolfman” Washington.

 

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THE MAIN EVENT

NEW ORLEANS SHOW 15

John Sinclair, 420 Café, Amsterdam, May 21, 2008 [20447]

Eluard & Co: Gumbolia        

] James Andrews: James 12

Naked Orchestra: Sunny’s Late Night Hammer

Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen: More Hipper

ReBirth Brass Band: The Main Event

Walter “Wolfman” Washington: Landslide

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & edited by John Sinclair at the 420 Café

Recorded by Larry Hayden

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by the 420 Café, Amsterdam

© 2008, 2020 John Sinclair. All Rights Reserved.

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.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

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

FOUNDING FATHERS 06 – THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND

This is the final hour of Dj Papa Saint Juan’s 6-hour travelogue tied to Independence Day under the title Founding Fathers, with selections by Tim Hardin, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Joe Cocker & The Grease Band, Jimi Hendrix, Chip Monck, Janis Joplin, Woody Guthrie, Winds Of Change, Bob Marley & The Wailers, and Sonny Rollins.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND

FOUNDING FATHERS 06

DJ Papa Saint Juan, Los Angeles, June 20, 2020 [20434]

Tim Hardin: How Can We Hang On To A Dream?

Crosby Stills Nash & Young: Find The Cost Of Freedom

Joe Cocker & The Grease Band: With A Little Help From My Friends

Jimi Hendrix: The Star Spangled Banner

Chip Monck: Good Wishes, Good Day, And A Good Life

Janis Joplin: Me And Bobby McGee

Woody Guthrie: This Land Is Your Land

Theme Music: Howling Winds Of Change For George Floyd

Bob Marley & The Wailers: Get Up Stand Up

Sonny Rollins: The Freedom Suite

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.

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.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

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

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 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.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

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

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

Fly By Night 367 – Odum’s Cave

Recorded by Steve The Fly at Fly Agaric Studios, Amsterdam, with recordings by The Drifters, Lambert Hendricks & Ross, The Moonglows, The Larks, Eddie Jefferson, Miles Davis, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Sun Ra, Akhon, Marcus Belgrave, John Sinclair, and Jay McShann.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
ODUM’S CAVE
FLY BY NIGHT 367
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studios, Amsterdam, May 24, 2020 [20336]
The Drifters: Saturday Night At The Movies
Lambert Hendricks & Ross: April in Paris
The Moonglows: The Beating of My Heart
The Larks: Margie
Eddie Jefferson: Yardbird Suite
Miles Davis: Pee Wee
Rahsaan Roland Kirk: inflated tear
Sun Ra: The Lady With the Golden Stockings
Akhon: Sun Ra
Marcus Belgrave: Odum’s Cave
John Sinclair: Beatnik Youth
Jay McShann: T’ain’t Nobody’s Bizness

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Produced by Steve “Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam (#19)
Edited & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

(c) 2020 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

MESSIN’ AND CONFESSIN’

Recorded by Steve The Fly at Fly Agaric Studios, Amsterdam, with recordings by
John Sinclair, Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James, Willie Dixon, Jimmy Reed, Lightnin’
Hopkins, Jimmy Reed, Ivory Joe Hunter, Jay McShann, Bukka White, Memphis
Slim, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Willie Mabon, Ella Fitzgerald, Eddie Jefferson,
and Big Joe Turner.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
MESSIN’ AND CONFESSIN’
FLY BY NIGHT 364
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studios, Amsterdam, May 24, 2020 [20308]


John Sinclair: Just One Big Heart
Howlin’ Wolf: Evil
Elmore James: Comin’ Home
Willie Dixon: 29 Ways
Jimmy Reed: You Don’t Have To Go
Howlin Wolf: Highway 49
Lightnin’ Hopkins: Walkin’ Blues
Jimmy Reed: Take Out Some Insurance
Jimmy Reed: Big Boss Man
Ivory Joe Hunter: I’m Coming Down With The Blues
Jay McShann: Confessin’ The Blues
Bukka White: Parchman Farm Blues
Memphis Slim: Messin’ Around With The Blues
Muddy Waters: Honey Bee
B.B. King: Rock Me Baby
Willie Mabon: Seventh Son
Ella Fitzgerad: Lover Come Back To Me
Eddie Jefferson: I Got The Blues
Big Joe Turner: Cherry Red


A JOINT PRODUCTION
Produced by Steve “Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam (#19)
Edited & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

(c) 2020 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.