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

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.

FLY BY NIGHT 366 – BEYOND THE SUN

Recorded by Steve The Fly at Fly Agaric Studios, Amsterdam, with recordings by McCoy Tyner, Little Richard, Michael McClure, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino, Jimmy Reed, Hound Dog Taylor, and John Coltrane.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BEYOND THE SUN
FLY BY NIGHT 366
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studios, Amsterdam, May 24, 2020 [20336]
McCoy Tyner: Richard 
Little Richard: Goodnight Irene
McCoy Tyner: Fly With The Wind
Michael McClure: Jane Harlow
Little Richard: Only You
McCoy Tyner: Beyond The Sun
Little Richard: Cherry Red
McCoy Tyner: You Stepped Out of a Dream
Little Richard: Whole Lotta Shakin’
Bo Diddley: Bad Trip
Fats Domino: It Keeps Raining
Little Richard: The Girl Can’t Help It
Jimmy Reed: I Wanna Be Loved
Little Richard: Send Me Some Loving
Hound Dog Taylor: Kitchen Sink Boogie
John Coltrane: Spiritual

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.

Fly By Night 368 – NOW’S THE TIME

Recorded by Steve The Fly at Fly Agaric Studios, Amsterdam, with recordings by
The Nu Sounds, The Cosmic Rays, The Moonglows, The Larks, Ella Fitzgerald,
Sarah Vaughn, and Eddie Jefferson.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
NOW’S THE TIME
FLY BY NIGHT 368
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studios, Amsterdam, May 24, 2020 [20336]

The Nu Sounds: A Foggy Day
The Cosmic Rays: Daddy’s Gonna Tell You No Lie
The Moonglows: Love Is A River
The Larks: No Mama No
The Cosmic Rays: Dreaming
The Larks: Darlin’
Ella Fitzgerald: When A Women Loves A Man
Sarah Vaughn: Wonder Why
Ella Fitzgerald: Laura
The Moonglows: When I’m With You
Eddie Jefferson: There I Go Again
Ella Fitzgerald: This Time The Dream’s On You
Lambert Hendricks & Ross: Now’s The Time
Sarah Vaughn: Ill Wind
The Larks: For The Love Of You
The Moonglows: See Saw
Eddie Jefferson: Filthy McNasty
Ella Fitzgerald: Travellin Light
Aretha Franklin: Say A Little Prayer

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

© 2020 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

FLY BY NIGHT 363 – VILLAGE GHETTO LAND

Recorded by Steve The Fly at Fly Agaric Studios, Amsterdam, with recordings by Ramsey Lewis, Cannonball Adderley, Freddie Hubbard, Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, Lou Rawls, Ella Fitzgerald, Clarke-Boland Big Band, Issac Hayes, Tortoise, Stevie Wonder, and Astrud Gilberto.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

VILLAGE GHETTO LAND

FLY BY NIGHT 363

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studios, Amsterdam, ­­­­­­­April 26, 2020 [20294]

Ramsey Lewis: Uptight
Cannonball Adderley: Walk Tall
Freddie Hubbard: Surest Of Things Can Change
Stevie Wonder: Venus Flytrap And The Bug
Van Morrison: Coney Island
Lou Rawls: You’re Takin’ My Bag
Ramsey Lewis: Blues For The Night Owl
Ella Fitzgerald: April In Paris
Clarke-Boland Big Band: Fellini
Issac Hayes:  For The Good Times
Lou Rawls: Yesterdays Dreams
Tortoise: Swing From The Gutters
Stevie Wonder: Village Ghetto Land
Astrud Gilberto: All That’s Left To Say Is Goodbye

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Produced by Steve “Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam (#19)

Edited & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

(c) 2013, 2020 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.