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

JOHN SINCLAIR 2020 PRODUCTS

NEW JOHN SINCLAIR PRODUCTS 2020

@ June 28, 2020

(Detroit)—Poet/author/bandleader John Sinclair will release a plethora of new literary and recording projects with a variety of publishers and record outlets in 2020.

First to appear will be a 2nd edition of Sinclair’s ground-breaking blues poetry book Fattening Frogs For Snakes: Delta Sound Suite, initially published by Dennis Formento at the Surregional Press in New Orleans in 2002. The new edition will be published by Horner Books in Flint, Michigan. FFFS will be followed by a 2nd printing of the U.S. edition of It’s All Good: A John Sinclair Reader by Horner Books in Flint, accompanied by the first U.S.Hardbound Edition of It’s All Good, also from Horner Books. Both FFFS and It’s All Good sold out their first editions.

FFFS will also be honored in the fall with the release of a 4-LP box set of the poet’s recording of the four sections of the text with ensembles from New Orleans, Detroit and Mississippi, accompanied in the box set by the new printing of the book of Fattening Frogs For Snakes: Delta Sound Suite. This major project has been undertaken by Jett Plastic Recordings of Detroit. https://www.jettplasticrecordings.com/

Cary Loren at BookBeat in Oak Park is completing his reissue series of Sinclair’s four publications by the Detroit Artists Workshop Press in 1965-67 with the release of a facsimile edition of FIRE MUSIC: a record, Sinclair’s second book of poetry originally issued in 1966. https://www.thebookbeat.com/

Sinclair’s long-awaited jazz work in verse dedicated to the music and life of pianist Thelonious monk, always know: a book of monk, volumes 1 & 2 will be issued in 2020 by the Trembling Pillow Press of New Orleans), who have earlier published his collection Song of Praise: Homage to John Coltrane. “I’m hoping the publication of the first half of this work, started in 1982, will inspire me to go ahead and compose the rest of the poems for volumes 3 & 4,” Sinclair chuckled. https://www.tremblingpillowpress.com/

RJ Spangler & the Planet D Nonet will issue a double LP recording of the Nonet with John Sinclair reciting verses from always know: a book of monk with music comprising entirely of Monk compositions performed by the nine-piece orchestra led by RJ Spangler & James O’Donnell. http://rjspangler.com/

A new Spanish-language edition of john Sinclair’s collection called Sun Ra Interviews & Essays, originally published by Headpress in the United Kingdom, will be published next year by Hojas de hierba Editorial.

Finally, Horner Press in Flint has just agreed to publish Sinclair’s new book of poetry titled Blow Baby Blow‑Uncollected Poems 1964-2020, which will be accompanied by a double-album digital download of poems from the book set to music and recorded with a variety of musical artists and ensembles, drawn from several of Sinclair’s more than 30 albums in release.

These products are released under the auspices of the John Sinclair Foundation, with representation by Ben Horner of Horner Books in Flint. Please contact Ben for further information: chefbmoney@gmail.com

BOOKS

always know: a book of monk, volumes 1 & 2 (Trembling Pillow Press, New Orleans)

Fattening Frogs For Snakes: Delta Sound Suite, 2nd edition (Horner Books, Flint)

It’s All Good: A John Sinclair Reader, U.S. Edition, 2nd printing (Horner Books, Flint)

It’s All Good: A John Sinclair Reader, U.S. Deluxe Hardbound Edition (Horner Books, Flint)

FIRE MUSIC: a record, facsimile edition of Artists Workshop Press 1966 edition (Book Beat, Oak Park)

Sun Ra Interviews & Essays (Hojas de hierba Editorial, Madrid—Spanish-language edition)

Blow Baby Blow‑Uncollected Poems 1964-2020,((Horner Books, Flint)

RECORDINGS

Fattening Frogs For Snakes: Delta Sound Suite Box Set (4 LPs + Book) (Jett Plastic Recordings)

Monk Suite with the Planet D Nonet “Live” at the Scarab Club (RJ Spangler label) Digital download inserts in It’s All Good and Blow Baby Blow—Uncollected Poems 1964-2020


John Sinclair                  johnsinclair.us@gmail.com                      www.johnsinclair.us

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 863 – BREAD WINNER

Episode 863 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 fairly obscure music from the Motor City, including gospel music from guitarist Ron English & his ensemble, cuts by Jake Wade & the Soul Searchers, Robert Lowe & Singing Sammy Ward from a collection called Searching For Soul, and several cuts by the 420 All Stars, Jeff Grand, Buddy Smith, and Johnnie Bassett,from the 420 parties of the early years of this century.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BREAD WINNER
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 863
Casss Corridor, Detroit, May 13, 2020 [20335]
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Ron English: Praise Him, Praise Him
Jake Wade & the Soul Searchers: Searching For Soul
Robert Lowe: Back To Funk
Singing Sammy Ward: Bread Winner
420 All Stars: Doin’ What You Want
Jeff Grand: My Baby Never Gets Tired
Buddy Smith: Country Girl
Johnnie Bassett: I’m Gonna Do What I’m Gonna Do
Ron English: Jacob’s Ladder

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 858 – GROOVIN’

Episode 858 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters at 55 Peterboro St. where I’m still recuperating from open heart surgery on Valentine’s Day and featuring an hour of music in honor of my daughter Sunny’s birthday on this airdate, May 4, 2020, including cuts by Yusef Lateef, the Abyssinian Baptist Choir, Alberta Adams, Alice Coltrane, Aretha Franklin, Jeff Grand, Bettye LaVette, Billy Davis, Big Jack Johnson, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Billy Lee Riley & His Little Green Men, and Bob Dylan.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

GROOVIN’

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 858

Casss Corridor, Detroit, April 14, 2020 [20249]

        

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Abyssinian Baptist Choir: I Can Call Him

Alberta Adams: Hello Little Boy

Alberta Adams: Always Home

Alice Coltrane: Stopover Bombay

Aretha Franklin: Groovin’

Aretha Franklin: You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman

Jeff Grand: Jeff’s Blues

Bettye LaVette: On The Surface

Billy Davis: Keep On Dreaming

Big Jack Johnson: Catfish Blues

Bobby “Blue” Bland: You’ve Got Bad Intentions

Billy Lee Riley & His Little Green Men: Flying Saucer Rock & Roll

Bob Dylan: Pledging My Time

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 857 – ICE CREAM IN HELL

Episode 857 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters at 55 Peterboro St. where I’m still recuperating from open heart surgery on Valentine’s Day and featuring the new album by Tinsley Ellis interspersed with conversational segments with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

ICE CREAM IN HELL

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 857

Casss Corridor, Detroit, April 6, 2020 [20235]

        

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Tinsley Ellis: Last One To Know

Tinsley Ellis Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Tinsley Ellis: Don’t Know Beans

Tinsley Ellis Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Tinsley Ellis: Ice Cream In Hell

Tinsley Ellis Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Tinsley Ellis: Foolin’ Yourself

Tinsley Ellis Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Tinsley Ellis:Hole In My Heart

Tinsley Ellis: Sit Tight Mama

Tinsley Ellis Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Tinsley Ellis:No Stroll In The Park

Tinsley Ellis: Evil Till Sunrise

Tinsley Ellis Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Tinsley Ellis: Everything and Everyone

Tinsley Ellis: You Love’s Like Heroin

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 852 – ORNITHOLOGY

Episode 852 is coming for the fourth time from Radio Free Amsterdam’s temporary Detroit headquarters in the Hartford Rehab Clinic where I’m recuperating from open heart surgery on Valentine’s Day and observing the 65 th anniversary of the passing of the great Charlie Parker from our mortal sphere in 1955 as well as the centennial of his birth in Kansas City on August 29, 1920, with an hour of his earliest recordings starting with the Jay McShann Orchstra in 1942 and a survey of his 78 rpm singles for Dial & Savoy Records between 1945 & 1948, culminating with a live reading of “Salt Peanuts” with Dizzy Gillespie from their Carnegie Hall concert in 1947. Bird Lives!

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
ORNITHOLOGY
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 852
Hartford Rehab Clinic, Detroit, March 12, 2020 [20179]
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Jay McShann Orchestra: Jumping The Blues
Charlie Parker: Ornithology
Charlie Parker: A Night In Tunisia
Charlie Parker: Yardbird Suite
Charlie Parker: Now’s The Time
Charlie Parker: Billie’s Bounce
Charlie Parker: Ko-Ko
Charlie Parker: Buzzy
Charlie Parker: Donna Lee
Charlie Parker: Parker’s Mood
Charlie Parker: Barbados
Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo
Charlie Parker: Bluebird
Charlie Parker: Chasing The Bird
Charlie Parker: This Is Always
Charlie Parker: Scrapple From The Apple
Charlie Parker: Klactoveedsedstene
Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie: Salt Peanuts


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