Episode 914 is coming from the Cass Corridor headquarters of Radio Free Amsterdam in Detroit with another hour of reefer music and assorted subjects from our 5,000-song stash of dope tunes provided by our listener Paul Paul, including cuts by Linval Thompson, Bob Marley, Prince Buster, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Ram Jam, Ranking Trevor, ToolShed, Shel Silverstein, NRBQ, The Reefers, Ricky & Bunny, Sylford Walker, Zwarte Riek, Roberto y su Zafra, and an account by John Lennon of the Beatles’ first acid trip.
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents FREE UP THE WEED JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 914 Cass Corridor, Detroit, May 16, 2021 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology Linval Thompson: Mariguana Bob Marley: Ganga Gun Prince Buster: Ganja Plant Lee “Scratch” Perry: Free Up The Weed Ram Jam: Black Betty (Bam-Ba-Lam) Ranking Trevor: Pass The Chalice ToolShed: Variations on Cannabis Shel Silverstein: The Smoke Off John Lennon: The Beatles on LSD NRBQ: Wacky Tobacky The Reefers: My Mother Smoked Marijuana Ricky & Bunny: Bush Weed Corn Trash Sylford Walker: Lamb’s Bread Zwarte Riek: Marijuana Maria Roberto y su Zafra: Maria Juana
A JOINT PRODUCTION Produced by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam Recorded & annotated by John Sinclair Executive Producer: Steve Pratt Special thanks to Paul Paul
His neighbours were Jacob Miller and Ranking Joe. Ranking Joe took Freddy under his wing and taught him the basics skills of performing. Freddy’s natural ability meant he was quickly enlisted to work with Lt. Stichie (of “Natty Dread” fame) and then later with Sugar Minott. It was performing on Minott’s soundsystem that founded Freddy’s fame in Jamaica. He recorded his first single (“Zoo Party”) in 1985 for Studio One.
He released his first album, Body Lasher, in 1986, and that year had six top ten hits in Jamaica, including a number one with “Joker Lover”, a collaboration with Pinchers. After successful touring in the US under the Chrysalis record label, Freddy came to England in 1987. His first UK work was a collaboration with Asher D called, Raggamuffin Hip-Hop. This album created a new style of music that was a fusion of Jamaican ragga and UK hip-hop. The anthemic title track has the much sampled vocal, “The ragga-muffin, the ragga-muffin, hip-hop”. Freddy also managed to influence and support fledgling UK reggae stars, Top Cat, Tenor Fly and Prento Youth who went on to the legendary Coxsone Sound and the record label Congo Natty.” — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daddy_Freddy
HIGH PRIEST ELLIS FROM JAMAICA & RAS TARIQ FROM AMSTERDAM COLLABORATE ON A NEW SINGLE “CALL UPON JAH NAME”
The late Jamaican Reggae musician High Priest Ellis and Amsterdam Hip Hop artist Ras Tariq release a great musical collaboration entitled “Call upon Jah name”. The new record is a crossover combination of Ellis’ uplifting singing and Tariq’s conscious lyrics. Fusing musical elements of Reggae and Hip Hop, Call upon Jah name features lyrical themes concerning spirituality, culture and unity. The riddim is produced by Sinima Beats.
High Priest Ellis, born Pixley Ennis, died in a killer crash in the Westmoreland district in Jamaica at the end of last year. He started singing in the 80’s and throughout his life he linked-up with a lot of Rastafari brethrens and musicians like Sizzla, Capleton, Junior Reid and many more. He got a call from Rastafari in 1991 and went to Bobo camp in 9miles – Bullbay St. Andrew, Jamaica, where he served as Priest. But his mission never ended; so he continued on his musical journey to uplift the nations.
During 2014 together with Fyah Mama Productions he met with Ras Tariq in Amsterdam where they collaborated on the new song… more
Recorded by Steve The Fly at Fly Agaric Studios, Amsterdam, with music by John Holt, Leo Graham & the Upsetters, the Mad Professor, Funki Porcini, Lee Scratch Perry, Crooklyn Dub Syndicate, Channel One, Erol Scorpion, Mad Professional, Peter Tosh, Big Youth, Dillinger, Steel Pulse, Mark Holder, Spanky Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald, and The Cimarons.
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
FLY BY NIGHT 361
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studios, Amsterdam, April 26, 2020 
John Holt: Rock Me Baby Leo Graham & the Upsetters: Flashing Echo Mad Professor: Dub Meltdown Funki Porcini: Dubble Mad Professor: Theme From Darumba Lee Scratch Perry: Devil Dead Out (Crisis Remix) Crooklyn Dub Syndicate: Escape From New York Channel One: Ballistic Affair Erol Scorpion: Meh Ganja Do Mad Professional: Mad Elaine Peter Tosh: Soon Come Big Youth: Moving Dillinger: Out Di Light Steel Pulse: More Dub’ Marcus Say Mark Holder: The Mixed Up Cup Spanky Wilson: Sunshine Of Your LOve Ella Fitzgerald: Sunshine Of Your Love The Cimarons: You Can Get It If You Really Want