The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
RADIO FREE AMSTERDAM 2015
BLUES, JAZZ & REEFER—KEEPING THE MUSIC ALIVE
The John Sinclair Radio Show
plus The Soul Lucille Show
The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree
Chicago Bound plus Messin’ With The Blues with Leslie Keros
Blues From the Red Rooster Lounge with Cary Wolfson
Beyond The Groove Yard with George Klein
plus Fly By Night with Steve The Fly
Diggin’ The Roots with Tom Morgan
plus Highway 61 Blues with Scott Barretta
Jazz From The Hempshopper with John Sinclair
plus Jazz Lunatique with David Kunian
Our March program schedule has Scott Barretta and Highway 61 Blues following Diggin’ The Roots with Tom Morgan on Saturdays and John Sinclair’s Jazz From The Hempshopper reviving on Sundays to precede Jazz Lunatique with David Kunian. The Soul Lucille Show from Florence continues every Monday in Italian following The John Sinclair Radio Show and everything else is as it was, is and should be.
All Radio Free Amsterdam programs are archived at our site under the name of each show. Once a program has been posted you can look it up and play it at any time. Punch LISTEN NOW to hear our program stream.
MARCH 2015 PROGRAM GUIDE
Sunday, March 1
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 01
Jazz from the Hempshopper was produced by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam at the hemp shop on the Singel Canal in the winter and spring of 2008, featuring classic modern jazz by artists like Charlie Parker with our opening theme, the Miles Davis Quintet, Sonny Rollins, Leone Thomas, Thelonious Monk, the Lyman Woodard Organization, the Detroit Contemporary 4, John Coltrane, Archie Shepp at the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival, and Sun Ra & His Solar Myth Arkestra with our closing theme.
SOUND OF THE POLICE
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 09
David Kunian is protesting against certain current events involving the use of excessive police force and celebrating December birthdays of Professor Longhair, George Porter Jr, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Kermit Ruffins, Keith Richards, Bobby Keys and others with tunes from Egg Yolk Jubilee, Stooges Brass Band, KRS-ONE Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Duke Ellington, Professor Longhair, The Meters, Theryl DeClouet, Timothea & The Roadmasters, and Robert Okean.
Monday, March 2
BLUES HAS GOT TO GO
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 590
Episode 590 is coming from the Zotz Coffeeshop in uptown New Orleans one more time with a program of music from New Orleans by Tom Worrell, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Lloyd Price, James Andrews, and the Lil' Rascals Brass Band, a set of Little Richard singles recorded in New Orleans for Specialty Records, a cut by my pal Laith al-Saadi who’ll be here next week, a cut by Wayne Kramer & Charles Moore, and a piece from my album Beatnik Youth with a contribution at the end from my friend Howard Marks, who’s now suffering from inoperable cancer and on his last legs.
COLD DUCK TIME
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 09
Lucille DJ is on the air from controradio-fm in the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk by William & Watson, the Soul Searchers, Camille Yarbrough, Della Reese, Marie Queenie Lyons, Mixed Grill, Bobby Patterson, Rusty Bryant, Segments Of Time, Southside Movement, and The Dramatics.
Tuesday, March 3
FIRST TIME I MET THE BLUES
THE BLUES SHOW 169
Bruce Pingree is playing the blues in honor of the late Jack Bruce with the Ainsley Dunbar Retaliation, the Graham Bond Organization, John Mayall, Cream, an unidentified artist, and Muddy Waters.
Wednesday, March 4
BLUES ON SOLID GROUND
CHICAGO BOUND 33
Leslie Keros brings us the blues from Chicahgo with selections by Robert Jr. Lockwood, John Primer, Sam Lay, Omar Coleman, Magic Sam, Freddie King, Otis Spann & Mojo Buford, Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues, Otis Rush, Bonnie Lee, Sam Cooke, Muddy Waters, Dave Specter & Steve Freund, Dave Clark’s Blues Swingers with Floyd McDaniel, and Barrelhouse Chuck.
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 32
Leslie Keros is stirring it up from Chicago in Episode 32 with a mess of blues by R.J. Mischo, Vaneese Thomas, Brownie McGhee, Roy Gaines, Forrest McDonald Band, David Vest, Fillmore Slim, Roy Milton, Lucky Peterson, Andy T-Nick Nixon Band, Mannish Boys, and Fred Kaplan.
Thursday, March 5
HOY HOY HOY
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 137
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Roomful of Blues, Rob Rio, Lonnie Mack with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Mikey Junior, Howell Devine, Joe Louis Walker, Sonny Rhodes, Lavelle White, Artie “Blues Boy” White, Slam Allen, Ray Charles, James Wheeler, Albert King, and Kenny “Blue” Ray.
Friday, March 6
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 10
George Klein offers another hour of music by Dexter Gordon and fellow American expatriate jazz artists Kenny Drew, Horace Parlan, and their guest Jackie McLean.
FLY BY NIGHT 95
Steve Fly dips into his wax collection and constructs a hanging garden of jazz drum delights featuring Art Blakey and Max Roach. Featuring songs by Thelonious Monk, Blakey's Jazz Messangers, and Roach, the Fly spins bare back to back rhythms of the Afro-jazz bop persuasion. Special thanks to John Sinclair.
Saturday, March 7
HAVING A PARTY
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 10
Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots in Episode 10 for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious past and present of African American popular music by Paul Gayten, Sam Cooke, Arthur Alexander, Gene Anderson, Andre Williams, Otis Redding, Brook Benton, Carla Thomas, Otis Clay, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Dorothy Moore, Percy Sledge, and the Sweet Inspirations.
WHAT‘S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE
HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 36
Episode 36 of Highway 61 Blues with Scott Barretta features a long telephone conversation with bluesman Bobby Rush and a fantastic succession of Bobby Rush recordings rarely heard anywhere.
Sunday, March 8
STRAIGHT UP AND DOWN
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 02
The second episode of Jazz from the Hempshopper with John Sinclair features classic modern jazz recordings by Charlie Parker, Yusef Lateef, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, the Detroit Artists Workshop Music Ensemble, John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman, Eric Dolphy, Infinite Sound and the Revolutionary Ensemble “live” at the 1973 Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival, the Lyman Woodard Organization, and Sun Ra & His Solar Myth Arkestra with our closing theme.
Sunday, March 8
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 10
David Kunian is enjoying the Chistmas season and tlhe many December birthdays of artists like Kermit Ruffins, Alex McMurray, Tom Waits, Dave Bartholomew, and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, adding recordings by
Egg Yolk Jubilee, Sonic Youth, Ernie K-Doe, Royal Fingerbowl, David Bowie, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Paul Sanchez, and Pearl Jam.
Monday, March 9
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 591
Episode 591 will be emanating from somewhere in New Orleans or either Baton Rouge or Covington where I’ll be playing with Carlo Ditta the previous weekend, with music from New Orleans and wherever else we might want to make a mental visit.
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 10
Lucille DJ is on the air from controradio-fm in the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk with tunes by Bill Withers, Lyn Collins, Sir Mack Rice, Fontella Bass, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Joe Simon, Paul Humphrey & His Cool Aid Chemists, Sam Most, Sugar Pie DeSanto, The Dynamics, and The Unemployed.
Tuesday, March 10
THE BLUES SHOW 170
Bruce Pingree is playing the blues in Episode 170 by Mel Brown, Jimmy Witherspoon, Dinah Washington, Lou Rawls,the Tiny Grimes Orchestra featuring Red Prysock, the Jesse Stone Orchestra, Noble Watts & the Paul Williams Orchestra, King Curtis, Big Jay McNeely, Willis Jackson, and JoAnn Kelly.
Wednesday, March 11
REAL GOOD DEAL
CHICAGO BOUND 34
Leslie Keros is bringing the blues fro Chicago with songs by Robert Jr. Lockwood, Bob Stroger & Kenny “Beady Eyes” Smith, Andrew Odom, Jimmy Burns, Magic Slim, Zora Young, Jim Liban with the Joel Paterson Trio, Pinetop Perkins, Carlos Johnson, Joe Filisko & Eric Noden, Willie Dixon, Willie Kent, and Mighty Joe Young.
IT’S ALL OVER NOW
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 33
Leslie Keros is messin’ with the blues in Episode 33 with great sides by Bobby Womack and the Womack Brothers, the Valentinos, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Sweetman & the South Side Groove Kings, Bob Corritore, Big Joe Turner, Eddie Bo, The Holmes Brothers, and B.B. King.
Thursday, March 12
THE REAL THING
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 138
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Bo Diddley, D.A. Foster, Hound Dog Taylor, James “Blood” Ulmer, Junior Wells, Two Bones & A Pick, Big Joe Williams, Bobby Rush, Snooks Eaglin, Luther Tucker, Artie “Blues Boy” White, and Gregor Hilden.
Friday, March 13
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 11
George Klein presents a second hour of music honoring some of the great musicians who have moved on during the past year, including pianist Horace Silver, trumpeter/composer Gerald Wilson, Chicago bassist Richard Evans, drummer Al Harewood, percussionist Armando Peraza, New Orleans saxophonist Tim Green and the great engineer & producer Cosimo Matassa.
MINGUS PEPPER SAUCE
FLY BY NIGHT 96
Steve Fly combines cuts from two vinyl albums Pepper Adams Plays The Compositions Of Charles Mingus and Blues And Roots by Charles Mingus.
Saturday, March 14
WATCH IT SPROCKET
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 11
Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots in Episode 10 for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious past and present of African American popular music by Paul Gayten, Rufus Jagneaux, Cookie & the Cupcakes, Gene King, Lil' Bob & the Lollipops, Bobby Charles, The Uniques, Jimmy Donley, T.K. Hulin, Charles Mann, Tommy McLain, Warren Storm, Clint West, Van Broussard, and Bobby Mitchell.
BRING IT ON HOME TO ME
HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 37
Scott Barretta takes a good long look at the bluesier side of the great Clarksdale singer and producer Sam Cooke on this week’s episode of Highway 61 with a series of “live” recordings featuring Sam in full action.
Sunday, March 15
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 03
This week’s episode of Jazz from the Hempshopper with John Sinclair explores more modern jazz classics by Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, Yusef Lateef, CJQ, John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman, the John Coltrane Sextet with Eric Dolphy & Freddie Hubbard, the Count Basie Orchestra, and Brother Jack McDuff & Gene Ammons.
SUCH SWEET THUNDER
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 11
David Kunian is alternating music by Egg Yolk Jubilee, Peter Stampfel, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Stevie Wonder, Allen Toussaint, The Melatons, Nick Curran, Mr. Quintron, and Earl King with conversation with Robert Snow & Pat Ricks of the The Melatons and Deep Cough reporting on the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam last November.
Monday, March 16
GOTTA GET READY
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 592
Episode 592 will be coming from an as yet unselected location in New Orleans as we get ready with the Wild Indian Nation for coming out on St. Joseph’s Night all over town.
STAND UP AND BE COUNTED
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 11
Lucille DJ is on the air from controradio-fm in the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk with tunes by Grady Tate, The Undisputed Truth, Ghetto Kitty, Ann Sexton, Betty Lavette, Glass House, Dizzy Gillespie, The Bar Kays, The Modulations, and Vernon Garrett.
Tuesday, March 17
THE BLUES SHOW 171
Bruce Pingree is playing the blues on vinyl in Episode 171 from the 1979 San Francisco Blues Festival by Roy Brown and Big Mama Thornton, with a cloing cut from Otha Turner & Afrosippi.
Wednesday, March 18
BIG CITY TAKEDOWN
CHICAGO BOUND 35
Leslie Keros is bringing the blues from Chicago with cuts by Robert Jr. Lockwood, Louis Myers, John Primer, Sleepy John Estes, Paul deLay, Eddie Taylor, Hound Dog Taylor, David Maxwell, Jimmy & Syl Johnson, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Billy Flynn, Paul Butterfield’s Better Days, Johnnie Temple, and Luther Johnson.
COLD WAVE BLUES
MESSIN WITH THE BLUES 34
Leslie Keros is celebrating the music and life of the recently departed Popsy Dixon with songs by his band, the Holmes Brothers, plus spinning a series of cold weather songs by Nina Simone, Barbecue Bob, Johnnie Bassett, Johnny Copeland, T-Bone Walker, Albert Collins, Ray Charles, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers.
Thursday, March 19
STOP BREAKING DOWN
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 139
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Lavelle White, Mavis Staples, Johnny Copeland, Smokin’ Joe Kubek & B’nois King, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Sean Costello, Paul Butterfield with John Mayall, Lloyd Jones, Junior Wells, Julius Pittman & The Revival, Ruthie Foster, R. A. Foster, and Ronnie Earl.
Friday, March 20
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 12
George Klein is Beyond The Groove Yard honoring some of the great musicians who have moved on during the past year, including Wayne Henderson & Joe Sample of the Jazz Crusaders, bassist Charlie Haden, John Ore & Frankie Dunlop of the Thelonious Monk Quartet, drummer Idris Muhammad, centagenarian trumpet man Lionel Ferbos, plus the Young Tuxedo Brass Band, Dejan’s Original Olympia Brass Band, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
SPRINGTIME AND AGAIN AND….
FLY BY NIGHT 97
Steve the Fly takes a capsule full of vinyl discs on a trip around the turntable, pushing Sun Ra-inspired music old and new from The Heliocentric and Melvin Van Peebles, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Young Jazz Rebels and Madlib, Keith Jarrett, Mark Holder and Sun Ra himself. Yes, Springtime again.
Saturday, March 21
HEP CAT’S HOLIDAY
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 12
Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious past and present of African American popular music by Paul Gayten, Cab Calloway, The Cats & The Fiddle, Louis Jordan, Harry The Hipster" Gibson, Slim Gaillard, Julia Lee, and Barney Bigard,
HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 38
Highway 61 takes us to Texas with week with a program of music and commentary by the great Lightning Hopkins including an interview segment with Sam Charters and songs by Lightning Hopkins, Lightning & Thunder, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, and Big Joe Williams.
Sunday, March 22
YOU GOT IT
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 04
Great modern jazz music from John Sinclair at the Hempshopper on the Singel Canal in Amsterdam with stellar recordings by Charlie Parker, Yusef Lateef, Eric Dolphy, the Miles Davis Quintet, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Oliver Nelson, Troy Andrews, Miles Davis & Gil Evans from Porgy & Bess, Charles Mingus, and Sun Ra & His Solar Myth Arkestra.
TURKEY BEAK COMA
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 12
David Kunian is taking care of business in Episode 12 with music by Egg Yolk Jubilee, The Who, Trio, the Memphis Jug Band, the Lost Bayou Ramblers, Andre Williams, Andrew Block with Erica Falls, Nicholas Payton, Flying Lotus, James Booker, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
Monday, March 23
HOW HIGH YA GET
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 593
Back in Detroit for Episode 593 and the Cannabis Expo at the Roostertail with music from the Motor City and wherever our minds might want to wander down by the riverside.
COMPARED TO WHAT
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 12
Lucille DJ is on the air from controradio-fm in the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk with tunes by Graham Central Station, The 8th Day, Eddie Harris & Les McCann, Billy Preston, Sherri Taylor, Spanky Wilson, Margie Joseph, Mitty Collier, Oscar Brown Jr., Ted Taylor, and Roberta Flack.
Tuesday, March 24
THE CRAZY BLUES
THE BLUES SHOW 172
Bruce Pingree is playing the blues on vinyl in Episode 172 with music from Ed Young & Lonnie Young, the Beale Street Washboard Band, Jabbo Smith, The Alabama Jug Band, Ethel Waters with Lovie Austin, Barbara Dane, Geechie Wiley, Willie Brown, William Harris, Scrapper Blackwell, Henry Sims, Black Bottom McPhail, John Byrd, Kid Bailey, Peg Leg Howell, James Luther Dickinson, Big Walter Horton, and the James Cotton Blues Band.
Wednesday, March 25
BLOWING THE BLUES
CHICAGO BOUND 36
Leslie Keros is blowing in from Chicago with plenty great blues by Lurrie Bell, George Harmonica Smith, Robert Nighthawk, Chris James & Patrick Rynn, Koko Taylor, Junior Wells, Son Seals, Shirley Johnson, Rob Stone, Andrew Tibbs, Luther Allison, Jazz Gillum, Otis Rush, and Johnny Shines.
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 35
Leslie Keros spotlights music by the recently departed pianist David Maxwell from his own recordings and on sessions with Steve Freund, Ronnie Earl, Freddie King, and James Cotton, plus cuts by his major influences: Meade Lux Lewis, Pete Johnson & Albert Ammons, Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, and Ray Charles.
Thursday, March 26
CANCEL MY CHECK
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 140
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Hound Dog Taylor, Luther Allison, Grana Louise, Otis Rush, The Nighthawks, Mac Arnold & Plate Full Of Blues, Charles Brown, Slam Allen, Richard Ray Farrell & the Spanish Band, Guitar Slim, Two Bones & A Pick, and Kenny “Blue” Ray.
Friday, March 27
GOT THE SPIRIT
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 13
George Klein is listening to spiritual & gospel jazz in Episode 13 with selections from Maynard Ferguson, Grant Green, David Murray, Fontella Bass, Wycliffe Gordon, Jack McDuff, Milt Jackson & the Oscar Peterson Trio, Donald Byrd, George Adams, Don Pullen, the Ytre Suloens Jass Ensemble with Tricia Boutté, and Jackie McLean.
JAZZ BREAKS SUCKER
FLY BY NIGHT 98
Steve Fly skims the vinyl trenches of his collection for Jazz breaks with a certain swing. Cuts are roasting on rotation and reproduce music by Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Parliament, Bunk Johnson, Billy Cobham, David Axelrod, Sun Ra, and The Moonglows. Listen for the breaks in the jazz and the jazz in the breaks.
Saturday, March 28
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 13
Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam in Episode 13 featuring a program of tunes about jive from the glorious past of African American popular music by Paul Gayten, Cab Calloway, Slim Gaillard, Fats Waller, Stuff Smith, Wingy Manone, Lil Green, Louis Armstrong, Nat “King” Cole, Ivory Joe Hunter with Aurelia, the Harlem Hamfats, Big Al Carson, and James Booker.
HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 39
Episode 39 of Highway 61 with Scott Barretta investigates the music of Mississippi native Ike Turner & his Kings of Rhythm, featuring vocalists Jackie Brenston, Johnny O’Neal, Billy “The Kid” Emerson, Dennis Binder, Lonnie “The Cat” Cation, Billy Gales, The Gardenias, Clayton Love, Tommy Hodges, Betty Everett, and the great Otis Rush on a thrilling series of 78s and 45s from Sun, Modern, King, Federal, and Cobra Records.
Sunday, March 29
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 05
John Sinclair broadcasting modern jazz from The Hempshopper on the Singel Canal in Amsterdam with classic tunes by Charlie Parker, Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers with Lee Morgan & Bobby Timmons, the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop with Jackie McLean, Miles Davis Quintet, the Bill Evans Trio, Count Basie & His Orchestra, Charlie Parker with Machito & His Orchestra,Duke Ellington with Charles Mingus & Max Roach, Eric Dolphy, Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins, and Sun Ra & His Solar Myth Arkestra.
HERE COME THE GIRLS
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 13
David Kunian is talking with Trixie Minx & Richard Phallus of the Krewe of D’Illusion and playing sides by the Wild Magnolias, Papa Mali, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Ernie K-Doe, Funk Monkey, Flow Tribe, Rebirth Brass Band, Jerry Gibbs, and Stevie Wonder.
Monday, March 30
BASHING THE HASH
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 594
Episode 594 will find us in Detroit getting ready for the Hash Bash in Ann Arbor on April 4 and for the cannabis-centered festivities in Flint culminating in the 420 Show at a location to be announced.
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 13
Lucille DJ is on the air from controradio-fm in the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk with tunes by Tommy Neal, Marion Black, MFSB, The Main Ingredient, Willie Hutch, Joe Bataan, Pat Hunt, Blue Mitchell, and Herbie Mann.
Tuesday, March 31
FIREMAN RING THE BELL
THE BLUES SHOW 173
Bruce Pingree is playing music by R.L. Burnside, Whistlin’ Alex Moore and Angela Strehle in honor of their November birthdays.
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