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BLUES, JAZZ & REEFER | KEEPING THE MUSIC ALIVE
2014—04 April Program Guide
Written by John Sinclair   
Thursday, 03 April 2014 19:45

 

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents


RADIO FREE AMSTERDAM

 

BLUES, JAZZ & REEFER—KEEPING THE MUSIC ALIVE

Mondays

John Sinclair Radio Show

plus Empty Bowl with Mary Jo

Tuesdays

The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree

plus Chicago Bound or Messin’ with the Blues with Leslie Keros

Wednesdays

Jazz Roots with Tom Morgan

plus Fly By Night with Steve The Fly

Thursdays

Blues Edition or Crossroads—Where Jazz Meets Blues with Leslie Keros

plus Blues From the Red Rooster Lounge with Cary Wolfson

Fridays

Ancestor Worship with John Sinclair

plus Back Trackin’ with The Bartender

Saturdays

Toke Time with John Sinclair

plus Sinclair On The Air Archives

Sundays

Caleb Selah Presents The Fuck You Sound

plus John Sinclair Radio Show 2009 Archives

This month Ancestor Worship persists in featuring the Impulse recordings of John Coltrane every Friday, and Toke Time presents the Michael Bloomfield box set with an all-star gospel program for Easter. Leslie Keros continues to star with Blues Edition, Crossroads—Where Jazz Meets Blues, Chicago Bound and Messin’ With The Blues.


APRIL 2014 PROGRAM GUIDE

Tuesday, April 1

CONGO SQUARE

THE BLUES SHOW 119

Bruce Pingree is playing the blues this week by John Mayall with Sonny Landreth, Jerry Portnoy, Muddy Waters, Shuggie Otis and his father, the great Johnny Otis.

Tuesday, April 1

ROCK ME BABY

CHICAGO BOUND 07

Windy City Blues with Leslie Keros with cuts from Robert Jr. Lockwood, Jimmy Burns, The Big Three Trio, Slim Harpo, Brother Jacob, Magic Slim & the Teardrops, John Primer, Koko Taylor, A.C. Reed, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Eddie Boyd, Floyd Jones, Barrelhouse Chuck, Junior Wells, and Little Walter.

Wednesday, April 2

SAVAGE RHYTHM

JAZZ ROOTS 35

Produced by Tom Morgan at WWOZ-FM in New Orleans, this episode of Jazz Roots features music by the Mills Blue Rhythm Band from 1931-32 and the George Lewis Band recorded at Preservation Hall in New Orleans in 1962.

Wednesday, April 2

BABS MOONLIGHT DREAM

FLY BY NIGHT 53

Steve The Fly delves into the jazz vocalese catalog with Eddie Jefferson, the Rasheed Ali Quintet, John Sinclair, Charlie Rouse & Frankie Passions, Jack Kerouac & Steve Allen, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk, and many cuts by the great Babs Gonzales.

Thursday, April 3

SWING, BROTHER, SWING

CROSSROADS—WHERE JAZZ MEETS BLUES 55

Leslie Keros with an hour of music by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bill Doggett, Billie Holiday, Bruce Katz Band, Cal Tjader, David Egan, Hilton Ruiz, Dave McKenna, Eddie Harris, Clara Smith, the Gerry Mulligan Quartet, and Frank Wess.

Thursday, April 3

BLOW WIND BLOW

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 89

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Eddy Clearwater, Muddy Waters, Nick Gravenites, Charlie Musselwhite, Lillian Offit with Earl Hooker, John & Sylvia Embry, Joe Louis Walker, Buddy Guy & Otis Rush, John Hammond, Janiva Magness, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and Barry Levenson.

Friday, April 4

WISE ONE

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 82

Ancestor Worship cotinues its prolonged investigation into the recorded works of the John Coltrane Quartet for Impulse Records in sessions this week from November 18, 1963, April 27 and June 1, 1964, and February 18, 1965 originaly presented on the Imulse albums Coltrane Live At Birdland and Crescent.

Friday, April 4

THE YEAR 1947 IN RHYTHM & BUES (PART 4)

BACK TRACKIN’ WITH THE BARTENDER 31

Tom Morgan is Back Trackin’ with The Bartender at WTJU-FM in Charlottesvile VA with great sides by Jump Jackson & Benny Kelly, The Treniers, Buddy Johnson, Ivory Joe Hunter, Dinah Washington, Bill Crosby, Lonnie Johnson, Roy Brown, Little Brother Montgomery, Nat “King” Cole & Johnny Mercer, Marian Abernathy, Jesse Price, and Wynonie Harris.

Saturday, April 5

EAST-WEST

TOKE TIME 83

This episode of Toke Time begins an intensive investigation into the musical life of the great guitarist called Michael Bloomfield from a 3-disc box set titled From His Head To His Heart To His Hands produced for his old friend and musical companion by Al Kooper and featuring Bloomfield’s recordings from his original demos of 1964 through his first recordings under his own name, his role in Bob Dylan’s seminal recording band, and his ground-breaking work with the Paul Buterfield Bues Band and his own band called Electric Flag. My pal Michael Simmons wrote a beautiful set of liner notes for the box set and had the extremely good taste to insure that Radio Free Amsterdam received a copy of the box. Thanks, Mike!

Saturday, April 5

DOOR POPPIN’

SINCLAIR ON THE AIR 66

Sinclair On The Air is blasting out of Café The Zen in Amsterdam on a Saturday night in the summer of 2010 with a program of music by Sam Henry & The Soul Machine, Carole Fran & Clarence Hollimon, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Earl King with Tommy Ridgley & The Untouchables, Ironing Board Sam, Snooks Eaglin, Deacon John, Alvin Batiste & the Jazztronauts featuring Muriel Jennings, Michael Ray & the Cosmic Krewe, Willie Lockett & the Blues Krewe, and the Fred Kemp Quintet with Smokey Johnson and Clyde Kerr Jr. Our second hour of musical power follows with a selection from the Radio Free Amsterdam Vintage Radio Vaults: a WWOZ-FM broadcast from December 12, 1994 of a program titled Dr. John’s Mardi Gras Special, produced by John Sinclair for national syndication by WWOZ. The Sinclair On The Air show was heard every Saturday night in 2010-2011 over Salto Wereld Radio-99.4 FM and Cable 104.6 in Amsterdaas a service of Radio Free Amsterdam.

Sunday, April 6

ALL KINDS OF SHRIMP

THE FUCK YOU SOUND 90

What terrible New Hell is this? The 2nd broadcast from The Blackheath Badlands featured Very Little Dwarves skipping around the Nuances like Bastards. And then in walked Chairman Marilyn looking all just so and shit. "Play me the shit I like", Selah, "or I'm a gonna get up your ass about quotas and suchlike." Ohm

Sunday, April 6

CHITLIN' STRUT

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW ARCHIVES 242

Our first show of 2009 comes from our home base, the 420 Café in Amsterdam, where Dr. Larry Hayden and I are joined by my pal Phil Demetrion and his wife Marty from Paris; the fine singer from London now based in Amsterdam, Carole Denis; and beatbox man Thumpah Lee, an American now resident outside of Dusseldorf, Germany. We’re looking forward to the January 20 inauguration of the new American president, Barack Obama, and we’ve got music from Boogie Bob Baldori, The Love Experience, Jeanette Jones, 87th Off Broadway, the Detroit Cobras, The Woolies, Bob Seeley, the Prime Mates, the Backyard Heavies, Bo Jr, Thumpah Lee & John Sinclair “live,” and from the new Big City Blues Sampler #5: Clarence Fountain, Alexis P. Suter, and Preston Shannon. B.B. Daddy and Marvin Gaye close out the show.

Monday, April 7

DO WHAT YOU WANNA

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 539

This episode will be coming from the Hash Bash in Ann Arbor where I’ll be playing whatever music I feel like playing.

Monday, April 7

EMPTY BOWL: COOKING IN STYLE

VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 95

The Radio Free Amsterdam Cooking Show appeared rather briefly in 2008 with Empty Bowl featuring Mary Jo Tunison, proprietor with her husband Eric of Eat At Jo’s In The Melkweg, the popular dining spot on the Marnixstraat. Produced by Larry Hayden with musical insertions by John Sinclair, Empty Bowl ran for only five episodes, of which this is the first.

Tuesday, April 8

NO MAIL TODAY

THE BLUES SHOW 120

Bruce Pingree is playing the blues this week by Blind John Davis from 1938, 1948 and “live” from 1977, plus selections by the recently departed pianist Aaron Moore with Brewer Phillips and on his own.

Tuesday, April 8

LET IT BLEED

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 07

Leslie Keros is Messin’ With The Blues with Duane Allman & Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Dion, Ben Waters, Muddy Waters, Chris Jagger & Mick Jagger, Barry Goldberg, Robin Trower, Canned Heat, Jimi Hendrix, and the North Mississippi Allstars.

Wednesday, April 9

WILD CAT BLUES

JAZZ ROOTS 36

Produced by Tom Morgan at WWOZ-FM in New Orleans, this episode of Jazz Roots features music from Arthur Fields with Fred Hall’s Sugar Babies, Ragtime Jimmy Durante, Clarence Williams Blue 5 with Sidney Bechet, Sarah Martin, and Eva Taylor, and The Harlem Trio with Mamie Smith.

Wednesday, April 9

DOO WOP MU WUNNA

FLY BY NIGHT 54

Steve The Fly with a Doo Wop spectacular featuring Shirley Gunter & The Queens, The Drifters, The Cadets, The Platters, The Penguins, Smiley Lewis, The Moonglows, The Dells, The Channels, The Flamingos, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, The Shirelles, Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, The Bobbettes, Big 'T' Tyler, The Cadillacs, The Turbans, and John Sinclair with Steve The Fly.

Thursday, April 10

THERE GO THE BLUES

BLUES EDITION 55

Big Daddy Kinsey, Jimmy Witherspoon, Johnnie Mae Dunson, Deanna Bogart, Valerie Wellington, Jimmy McGriff & Hank Crawford, Tuts Washington, King Curtis, B.B. King, Jay McShann, Big Bill Broonzy, Fenton Robinson, Ann Rabson, Buddy Guy, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and Texas Johnny Brown.

Thursday, April 10

THE RIGHT TIME

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 90

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Nappy Brown, Ray Charles, Mike Bloomfield & Al Kooper, Sam Cooke, Johnny Winter, Ronnie Earl, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Rusty Zinn, John & Sylvia Embry, Charles Burton Blues Band, Kenny "Blue" Ray, and Earl Hooker.

Friday, April 11

SONG OF PRAISE

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 83

We’re following the John Colrane Quartet into and out of the Impulse Records studios in 1965: February 17, May 17 and May 26, 1965, originally heard on the Impulse album The John Coltrane Quartet Plays and various collections, with Trane on tenor & soprano saxophones, McCoy Tyner at the piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums.

Friday, April 11

SONGS ABOUT FOOD

BACK TRACKIN’ WITH THE BARTENDER 32

Tom Morgan is Back Trackin’ with The Bartender at WTJU-FM in Charlottesvile VA with great sides concerning comestibles by the Funky Blue Messiahs, Roy Hogsed, Doc Souchon, Andre Williams, Charmaine Neville, the New Orleans Jazz Vipers, Katie Webster, A.J. Loria, Slim Gaillard, Jesse Thomas, Timothea, Clarence Garlow, Red Rodney, the Jake Leg Stompers, Hot Lips Page, Lloyd Price, and James Booker.

Saturday, April 12

EASY RIDER

TOKE TIME 84

Part 2 of our Toke Time spectacular centered on the Michael Bloomfield box set titled From His Head To His Heart To His Hands, featuring music by Michael’s band The Electric Flag and from the Al Kooper & Michael Bloomfield Super Sessions in the studio and at the Fillmore West, plus a closing bonus track by Al Kooper in tribute to Bloomfield and the box set project which Kooper produced.

Saturday, April 12

DR. JOHN’S MARDI GRAS SPECIAL

SINCLAIR ON THE AIR 67

Produced by John Sinclair for WWOZ Radio in 1994, Dr John’s Mardi Gras Special was the station’s first production to be broadcast nationally and featured “live” music by the Re-Birth Brass Band, Guardians of the Flame, Eddie Bo, Snooks Eaglin, Little Queenie, Al Johnson with Tommy Ridgley’s Untouchables, Bo Jocque & the Zydeco Hi-Rollers, Tom Worrell, Regal Brass Band, Dr John & Tommy Ridgley, Chuck Carbo, Deacon John’s Creole Blues Revue, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Golden Eagles, and the First Revolution Singers—all recorded in performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Piano Night at Tipitina’s, the Alabama Jubilee in Montgomery AL and the WWOZ Mardi Gras Party in Armstrong Park. The Sinclair On The Air show was heard every Saturday night at midnight during 2010-2011 over Salto Wereld Radio-99.4 FM and Cable 104.6 in Amsterdam as a service of Radio Free Amsterdam.

Sunday, April 13

BARELY LEGAL

THE FUCK YOU SOUND 91

Barely Legal, part 2 of the 2nd broadcast from The Blackheath Badlands featured Very Little Dwarves skipping around the Nuances like Bastards. And then in walked Chairman Marilyn looking all just so and shit. "Play me the shit I like, Selah.” So here it is.

Sunday, April 13

WANG DANG DOODLE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW ARCHIVES 243

This Sunday afternoon in January 2009 took the Radio Free Amsterdam krewe to our other home base in town, Eat at Jo’s in the Melkweg, for a show with Steve Fly punctuated by a conversation with Phil Demetrion about Chess Records from the night before at the 420 Café. There’s an opening set of music by the O’Jahs, Wally Cox & the Natives, Snooky & the Cosmic Flowers and Ruby Delicious, and then an incredible string of Chess, Checker and Aristocrat 78s and 45s from Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Sunnyland Slim, Clarence Samuels, Koko Taylor, Little Joe Blue, Etta James, Buddy Guy, Lowell Fulson and Elmore James. Yeah!

Monday, April 14

MOTOR CITY BLUES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 540

This episode will be coming from somewhere in Detroit with a program of music yet to be determined or even imagined.

Monday, April 14

EMPTY BOWL: HOT TAMALE BABY

VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 96

The third installment of the Empty Bowl program hosted by Mary Jo Tunison at Eat at Jo’s in the Melkweg has new recipes, plenty of kitchen banter with Zoe and the staff, and some music about food, including numbers by Louis Armstrong’s Hot 5, Two Poor Boys, Buckwheat Zydeco, Amos Milburn, Beau Jocque & the Zydeco Hi-Rollers, (Red Hot) Old Mose, Lil Johnson, Hal “Cornbread” Singer, Jimmy Gordon, and George Lewis’ Ragtime Band with “Ice Cream” for dessert—just the way Mary Jo makes it!

Tuesday, April 15

BOOT ’EM UP

THE BLUES SHOW 121

Bruce Pingree is playing the blues this week by the recently departed pianist Aaron Moore and guitarist and singer Chick Willis, and from the late Larry Davis.

Tuesday, April 15

TAKE OUT SOME INSURANCE

CHICAGO BOUND 08

Leslie Keros is playing blues from Chicago by Robert Jr. Lockwood, Toronzo Cannon, Doctor Clayton, Jimmy Reed, Chainsaw Dupont, Andrew Odom, Big Joe Williams, Lou Pride, Syl Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, Carey Bell, Lee “Shot” Williams, and Homesick James.

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Wednesday, April 16

WACKY WOO

JAZZ ROOTS 37

Produced by Tom Morgan at WWOZ-FM in New Orleans, this episode of Jazz Roots features music from the Quintet of the Hot Club of France, a conversation with Francois Debruse, President of the Hot Club of Paris, pianistics & commentary from the great Willie “The Lion” Smith, plus a closing cut from Duke Ellington.

Wednesday, April 16

TUBBY DUB DUB

FLY BY NIGHT 55

Steve The Fly is dubbing like crazy this week with cuts from Ry Cooder, Lightnin' Hopkins, Killing Joke In Dub, Toddla T, Horace Andy, a gang of songs by King Tubby, and a closing cut from the new MOHAWK album by John Sinclair & Steve The Fly.

Thursday, April 17

JAZZ ME BLUES

CROSSROADS—WHERE JAZZ MEETS BLUES 56

Leslie Keros with an hour of music by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Dick Hyman, Dinah Washington, Dexter Gordon, Mike LeDonne, Duke Ellington, Illinois Jacquet, Lonnie Smith, Count Basie, John Coltrane, and Cannonball Adderley.

Thursday, April 17

LIP WHIPPIN’

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 91

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Curtis Salgado, Bobby Lounge, Sophie B. Hawkins, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Campbell Brothers, Mike Zito & The Wheel, Guitar Shorty, John Lee Hooker, Pat Hare, and Michael Burks.

Friday, April 18

TRANSITION

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 84

Further investigation into the recorded works of the John Coltrane Quartet for Impulse Records brings us this week to these selections from the Transition album and other Impulse collections as recorded by John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison & Elvin Jones on May 26 and

June 10, 1965.

Friday, April 18

MORE SONGS ABOUT FOOD

BACK TRACKIN’ WITH THE BARTENDER 33

Tom Morgan is Back Trackin’ with The Bartender at WTJU-FM in Charlottesvile VA with another hour of great songs about food by Fats Domino. Andre Williams, Li’l Queenie, Danny Barker, Cousin Joe, Hurricane Harry, the Five Red Caps, Olu Dara, Slim Gaillard, Nellie Lutcher, Danny Barker, Dave Bartholomew, Fats Pichon, Julia Lee, Johnny Otis, The Four Blues, Chubby Carrier, and Louis Jordan.

Saturday, April 19

ONE WAY OUT

TOKE TIME 85

The 3rd & final round of our Michael Bloomfield super tokes from the box set called From His Head To His Heart To His Hands featuring the Al Kooper & Michael Bloomfield Super Sessions live at the Fillmore East, a series of Bloomfield live performances, and closing with memorable Bloomfield appearances with Muddy Waters, Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan.

Saturday, April 19

NO MONEY DOWN

SINCLAIR ON THE AIR 68

This Saturday night broadcast of Sinclair On The Air emanates from Café The Zen in Amsterdam on a balmy summer night in July 2010 with a program of music by the Planet D Nonet, Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Discipline Arkestra, John Sinclair & His Motor City Blues Scholars, Amos Milburn, B.B. King, Bob Dylan, Billy Ward & The Dominoes, Ras Moshe, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, the Detroit Cobras, Macpodz, Thelonious Monk, and John Coltrane & Duke Ellington. Our second hour of musical power follows with a selection from the Radio Free Amsterdam Vintage Radio Vaults: an hour of Blues & Roots with John Sinclair from WWOZ-FM in New Orleans on November 4, 1996. The Sinclair On The Air show was heard every Saturday night at midnight during 2010-2011 over Salto Wereld Radio-99.4 FM and Cable 104.6 in Amsterdam as a service of Radio Free Amsterdam.

Sunday, April 20

SELAH HUNTS THE REVEREND'S BEEFHORSE

THE FUCK YOU SOUND 92

The Fuck You Sound met a young lady in Amsterdam recently whose only Spanish was "Suck your mother's dick." This set, which has a groove setting of Red, is dedicated to her and her beautiful fellow travellers. Warning: Everything contained within is stolen. Listening to this product is an ethical offence. Please use illegal substances as directed by retailer.

Sunday, April 20

THE AMBROSIA RASPUTIN SHOW

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW ARCHIVES 244

I met Ivor Kallin when I performed with the London Improvisers Orchestra at the Café Oto in the fall of 2008. When I got to London this time, he invited me to guest on his Resonance Radio program, the Ambrosia Rasputin Show. Most of the hour-long program is incorporated herein, including a pair of elongated conversations, the John Sinclair & Pinkeye recording of “Smells Like Sulfur Here” and the MC-5 “live” at the Saginaw Civic Center on New Year’s Day 1970. Ivor and I perform a duet with his violin and my poem “april in paris,” and this episode of my show closes with the first half of Robbie Knight’s videocast, Longcat Weekly 136, a duet with Robbie and myself on my poem “Fat Boy,” recorded at Longcat Studio in Turnpike Lane on January 21, 2009.

Monday, April 21

EASTER EVERYWHERE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 541

Back in my home town of Flint, Michigan for the 420 Party at the Genesee County Compassion Club, Churchill’s Bar, and Easter at Ben Horner’s place in Grand Blanc. Who knows what we’ll be playing?

Monday, April 21

EMPTY BOWL: PIANO SALAD

VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 97

Mary Jo Tunison is at Eat at Jo’s in the Melkweg to talk about food with Larry Hayden at the controls and music selected by John Sinclair from Blind Boy Fuller, Miles Davis, Roy Brown, James Booker, Joe Houston, Zigaboo Modeliste, the NuGrape Twins, B.B. King, and Louis Prima.

Tuesday, April 22

GOIN’ IN YOUR DIRECTION

THE BLUES SHOW 122

Bruce Pingree is playing the blues this week by the late Larry Davis and a greta long selection of classics by Rice Miller, a.k.a. Sonny Boy Williamson on Trumpet & Checker Records.

Tuesday, April 22

ALL THROUGH CRYIN’

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 08

Leslie Keros is Messin’ with the Blues with music from Erwin Helfer, Mel Brown, Mercy Dee Walton, Hadda Brooks, Big Joe & The Dynaflows, Robert Johnson, Dayna Kurtz, Memphis Slim, Noble Watts & June Bateman, Nina Simone, Benjie Porecki, James Hunter, Mary Flower, Sleepy John Estes, Son House, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and the U.S. Army Band.

Wednesday, April 23

MIGHTY LIKE THE BLUES

JAZZ ROOTS 38

Produced by Tom Morgan at WWOZ-FM in New Orleans, this episode of Jazz Roots features music from Hazel Scott and Edmond “Doc” Souchon.

Wednesday, April 23

LITTLE TRIGGER FINGER

FLY BY NIGHT 56

Steve The Fly leads off this week with a cut of his own and follows with David AxelRod, Medeski Martin & Wood, Sweet Charles, New York Art Quartet, Letta Mbulu, Gil Evans Orchestra, Babs Gonzalez, J.B Lenoir, The Drifters, Little Walter, Hound Dog Taylor, Sunnyland Slim, The Flamingos, The Valentines, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Kerouac & Steve Allen, Robert Anton Wilson, and The Chantels.

Thursday, April 24

BACKLASH

BLUES EDITION 56

Anothr stellar edition of the blues with Leslie Keros with cuts by Big Daddy Kinsey, Quintus McCormick, Chris O’Leary Band, Big George Brock, Johnny B. Moore, Roomful of Blues, Ray Charles, James Hunter, Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra, a harmonica tribute to Little Walter with James Harmon, Mark Hummel, Billy Boy Arnold, Sugar Ray Norcia, Charlie Musselwhite, and Little Charlie Baty, plus Barry Levenson, Irma Thomas, Kara Grainger, and Tampa Red & Big Maceo.

Thursday, April 24

LET ‘EM ROLL

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 92

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Hound Dog Taylor, Terry Quiett Band, Nick Moss Band, Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Sparky Rucker, Corey Harris & Henry Butler, Jade Maze, Johnny Littlejohn, Muddy Waters, Mike Zito &.Delbert McClinton, and Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown.

Friday, April 25

CHASIN' ANOTHER TRANE

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 85

Ancestor Worship follows the John Coltrane Quartet this week to the Newport Jazz Festivals in 1963 and 1965, the first distinguished by the appearance on drums of the great Roy Haynes, who’s replacing Elvin Jones on a temporary basis, with Jimmy Garrison on bass and McCoy Tyner on piano, and the second powered by the return of Elvin Jones to the drum chair in the Quartet.

Friday, April 25

THE YEAR 1947 IN RHYTHM & BLUES (PART 5)

BACK TRACKIN’ WITH THE BARTENDER 34

Tom Morgan is Back Trackin’ with The Bartender at WTJU-FM in Charlottesvile VA with great sides by Nellie Lutcher, Taps Miller with the Count Basie Orchestra, T-Bone Walker, Lil Green, Roy Brown, Clyde Bernhart, Louis Jordan, Cousin Joe, Lonnie Johnson, Helen Humes, Memphis Jimmy, Jimmy Gordon, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, King Perry, and possibly Hadda Brooks.

Saturday, April 26

HE'S CALLING ME

TOKE TIME 86

Commemorating the great American holiday called Easter, this episode is a series of gospel tokes by Dorothy Love Coates & the Original Gospel Harmonettes, Dixie Hummingbirds, Liz Mc Comb, Soul Stirrers with Sam Cooke, Swan Silvertones, Pilgrim Travelers, Blind Boys Of Alabama, Golden Gate Quartet, Staple Singers, Otis Clay, and the Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama.


Saturday, April 26

BLUES & ROOTS

SINCLAIR ON THE AIR 69

We reached into the Vintage Radio Vaults at Radio Free Amsterdam and pulled out a cassette of John Sinclair’s Blues & Roots show {VV-0016] recorded at WWOZ-FM in New Orleans on November 4, 1996 and digitally transferred in London in 2010 to make the program now known as Vintage Radio Vaults 16, with music by the Marigolds, John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars, Elmore James, Otis & Lucille Spann, Smiley Lewis, The Spaniels, B.B. King, Magic Slim, Lillie Mae Kirkman, Lonnie Johnson, Buddy Moss, the Mississippi Sheiks, Barrelhouse Annie, Johnny Guitar Watson, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Jimmy Reed, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and an unidentified artist. The Sinclair On The Air show was heard every Saturday night at midnight during 2010-2011 over Salto Wereld Radio-99.4 FM and Cable 104.6 in Amsterdam as a service of Radio Free Amsterdam.

Sunday, April 27

CLASSIC 70S COKE BEARDS

THE FUCK YOU SOUND 93

It can't all be insufferably hip Japanese breakbeat B-sides and vile hipster nonsense. Join us now as we torch the last of our credibility with a cocaine nosedive into 70s FM rock, satanic prog and bizarre rock/folk hybrids, especially designed for shag-piled pussy wagons fitted with black lights and Cadillacs with Grateful Dead bumper stickers.

Sunday, April 27

I GOT THE BLUES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW ARCHIVES 245

Two days before I left London in January 2008 I met with the great British music journalist Charles Shaar Murray at the Siani Mews home of my manager, Nick Smith, in Turnpike Lane, for an interview to be shaped by Charles into a story for the Sunday Times. We talked for quite a while, took a break, and Charles came back playing the guitar and singing. We’d been discussing Boogie Man, his biography of John Lee Hooker, and we were on the same page all the way, so when he started playing I took the liberty of dropping in a poem or two, and for this episode I added recordings by Little Sonny, Eddie Burns, Eddie Kirkland, and a whole bunch of John Lee Hooker. This episode ends with a duet improvisation with Robbie Knight’s keyboards on my poem “Scuze Me While I Kiss the Sky” from his videocast Longcat Weekly 136, recorded nearby at Longcat Studio in Turnpike Lane on January 21, 2009.

Monday, April 28

DON’T FORGET THE MOTOR CITY

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 542

Another episode from Detroit today with a program of music and commentary yet to be selected.

Monday, April 28

EMPTY BOWL: GREEN ONIONS

VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 98

In the soul kitchen at Eat at Jo’s in the Melkweg with Mary Jo on the mike, Larry Hayden at the controls and music selected by John Sinclair from Booker T & the MGs, Big Joe Turner, Jim Jackson, King Curtis, Snooks Eaglin, Pete “Guitar” Lewis, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, the New Orleans Jazz Vipers, and Wynonie Harris.

Tuesday, April 29

ICE & SNOW BLUES

THE BLUES SHOW 123

Bruce Pingree is playing the blues this week by Deford Bailey from 1928 and from 1974-76, Ron Levy’s Wild Kingdom with Jimmy Vaughan & Wayne Bennett, and B.B. King.


Tuesday, April 29

CHROMATIC STOMP

CHICAGO BOUND 09

Chicago Blues with Leslie Keros featuring Robert Jr. Lockwood, Little Walter Trio, Billy Boy Arnold, Johnny Temple, Hubert Sumlin with Sunnyland Slim & Willie Dixon, Lurrie Bell & Phil Guy, Big Leon Brooks, Fenton Robinson, Billy Flynn, Little Brother Montgomery, L.V. Banks, Eddie C. Campbell, Kokomo Arnold, Johnny “Big Moose” Walker, and Luther Allison.

Wednesday, April 30

THE HOKUM BLUES

JAZZ ROOTS 39

Produced by Tom Morgan at WWOZ-FM in New Orleans, this episode of Jazz Roots features music from Benny Carter, The Hokum Boys, and Juanita Hall.

Wednesday, April 30

SONNY RA: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

FLY BY NIGHT 57

Steve The Fly is swinging between the worlds of Sun Ra and Sonny Rollins with additional contributions by KonstruKt featuring Marshall Allan, John Sinclair, Babs Gonzalez, David Byrne & Brian Eno, and Little Anthony & The Imperials.

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John Sinclair – “Mohawk” CD

John Sinclair; 'Mohawk'John Sinclair – “Mohawk” CD

Released Monday 24th March 2014 on Iron Man Records

Album Preview:  Mohawk streaming on SoundCloud.

 

John Sinclair, the renegade poet, scholar and cultural revolutionary releases his new album on Monday 24th March 2014. John, has been described as an Archetype of the 1960′s art, music and literary synthesis, and who today, is still kicking with both feet on his trajectory for cultural transformation. His new record features ten tracks from his book of verse: always know: a book of monk. Twenty poems planted firmly in a single-shot session, and carefully trimmed down to ten exhibits for this album. Beatnik poems, great odes and personal reflections of the Be-Bop jazz persuasion, all flowering together.

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