JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 1042 – THE TRUMP CHRONICLES

Episode 1042 is coming from RFA headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor and is centered on an obscure recording project that Tom Worrell and I did in New Orleans a few years ago, sponsored by our pal Frenchy but never released, which involves a small set of poems composed by Worrell, recited by myself, and recorded with Tom on piano and assorted helpers in a little studio off of Oak Street. It’s called The Trump Chronicles and in my estimation it’s a brilliant set of satirical works in twisted rhyme schemes that skewer and roast the guy I call Resident Rump. Intermixed are some other pieces Tom and I have recorded together and some of his solo works from the album titled Fess Up, plus a new trio number.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
THE TRUMP CHRONICLES
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 1042
Cass Corridor, Detroit, November 9, 2023 [24031]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: The Lost Rodeo 
Tom Worrell: Magic Gringo
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: Coup Coup de Choo Choo 
Tom Worrell: Blues Rhumba Boogie
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: Nero’s Fiddle 
Tom Worrell: Her Mind Is Gone
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: fly right
Tom Worrell: Willie Fugal’s Blues
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: round about midnight
Tom Worrell: New Orleans State of Mind
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: bye-ya

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve “Fly” Pratt
Special thanks to Tom Worrell

© 2024 The John Sinclair Foundation

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 987 – FLY RIGHT—A MONK SUITE

Episode 987 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor at 55 Peterboro Street, and I wanted to start the New Year with an hour of music from my new album with New Orleans pianist Tom Worrell, recorded in early October by Mike Boulan at The Shop in Hazel Park. This project is a remake of my first album from 1991 with the late Cincinnati pianist Ed Moss, duet performances of 15 of my Thelonious Monk poems from always know: a book of monk performed to the Monk compositions they were inspired by. The Moss album was never released, the pianist and the producer both passed away, and the original tapes were lost in the confusement, so I decided to recut the program with Tom Worrell on piano for this album titled fly right—a monk suite. Hope you enjoy it!

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
FLY RIGHT—A MONK SUITE
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 987
Cass Corridor, Detroit, November 7, 2022 [23003]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: fly right
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: bloomdido
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: thelonious
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: round about midnight
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: an oscar for treadwell
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: monk’s dream
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: ruby my dear
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: I mean you
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: I surrender dear
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: mysterioso
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: rhythm-a-ning
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: in walked bud
John Sinclair & Tom Worrell: bye-ya

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve “Fly” Pratt
Special thanks to Mike Boulan at The Shop in Hazel Park

© 2023 The John Sinclair Foundation

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 918 – SPIRIT OF MYMYMY

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 918 – SPIRIT OF MYMYMY.


Episode 918 is coming from the Cass Corridor headquarters of Radio Free Amsterdam in Detroit with the brand-new album by my guitar player from Paris, Gilles Riberolles, and an ensemble that includes New Orleans stalwarts Tom Worrell and Marc Stone. The new album is titled Spirit of MyMyMy and is augmented for this program by a series of duet recordings made by Gilles and myself in Paris some years ago.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
SPIRIT OF MYMYMY
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 918
Cass Corridor, Detroit, June 21, 2021 [21385]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology
John Sinclair & Gilles Riberolles: april in paris
John Sinclair & Gilles Riberolles: ‘scuze me while I kiss the sky
Gilles Riberolles: Fleeting of My Reverie
Gilles Riberolles: Troubled
Gilles Riberolles: War Paint
Gilles Riberolles: Funky Dirty Party
Gilles Riberolles My Pleasure, My Pain
John Sinclair & Gilles Riberolles: steps
Gilles Riberolles: Growling Lady Power
Gilles Riberolles: Hoochiee Coochie Lady
Gilles Riberolles: Got Love If You Want It
Gilles Riberolles: Playing With Specters On The Loose
Gilles Riberolles: Real Cool Cat
Gilles Riberolles: High Blood Pressure
Gilles Riberolles: No Need For Words
John Sinclair & Gilles Riberolles: nutty
Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Produced by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Recorded & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2021 The John Sinclair Foundation

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

Retrospective 003: Me Got Fiyo: The Professor Longhair Centennial

Fess’, Professor Longhair is a Radio Free Amsterdam hall of fame artist, beloved by anybody who has visited New Orleans and experienced its rich musical underpinnings. We celebrate and honor Fess’ in many shows here.

In August 2018, an exhibit opened feauring. pianist Tom Worrell and conga drummer Uganda Roberts live. The exhibit is open until July 2019! The Lousiana State Museum writes:

“celebrates both the New Orleans Tricentennial and the Centennial of the birth of the most beloved and influential pianist in New Orleans history: Henry Roeland Byrd aka Professor Longhair. This exhibit showcases all things Fess starting with his origins and development to his early hits such as “Tipitinas,” “Mardi Gras In New Orleans,” and “Big Chief” to his 1970s comeback, his untimely death, and his continual presence in New Orleans since then.”

In another article featuring Me Got Fiyo, the Advocate  quotes Jazz Museum music curator and Radio Free Amsterdam DJ, David Kunian:

“he took very different strains of music and combined them into something uniquely New Orleans and uniquely his. And he changed the way everyone plays the piano here.”

Visit the NOLA Jazz Museum website for more details:

–Steve Fly

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 257: ALL ON A MARDI GRAS DAY

Here is a special show from the Radio Free Amsterdam Archive, with John Sinclair and David Kunian together in 2009, celebrating the rich musical traditions of New Orleans, including Fess’.

David Kunian’s Kitchen Sink show on WWOZ continues for a second hour (viz. #256) in celebration of the Carnival season with more carefully selected Mardi Gras music by Dr. John, the Wild Magnolias, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Re-Birth Brass Band, All That, Galactic, the Meters, and Professor Longhair.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

ALL ON A MARDI GRAS DAY

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 257

John Sinclair & David Kunian, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, February 17, 2009 [20-0916]

 

Dr. John: All on a Mardi Gras Day

Dr. John: Mama Roux

Wild Magnolias: New Suit

New Orleans Nightcrawlers: Tchfuncta > On That Day

Wild Magnolias & Re-Birth Brass Band: Shallow Water O Mama

All That: Mardi Gras Day ‘99

Galactic & Soul Rebels & Juvenile: From the Corner to the Block

The Meters: Hey Pocky Way

Dr. John: Iko Iko

Wild Magnolias: Shoo Fly

Professor Longhair: Big Chief

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair & David Kunian for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by David Kunian at WWOZ-FM, New Orleans

Edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Celia Sinclair, Frenchy, Chris Jones & Ashley Thibodeaux

© 2009, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation