RADIO FREE AMSTERDAM
John Sinclair Radio Show AND John Sinclair Radio Show Archive Extras
New Orleans Music Show with Tom Morgan
Vintage Radio Vaults
Crossroads with Leslie Keros OR Blues Edition with Leslie Keros
Jazz from the Hempshopper AND John Sinclair Radio Show Archive Extra 411
Sinclair On The Air
Vintage Radio Vaults AND Sinclair On The Air 159
Wednesday, August 1
VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 01—THE FRANTIC ONE
The Frantic One presents music here by Jackie Wilson, The Quintones, The Miracles, Kenny Martin, Al Smith, The Imperials, The Spaniels, Dale Hawkins, Jimmy Reed, Chuck Berry, Bill Doggett, Texas Red & The Contours, Peggy Lee, Thurston Harris, Ivory Joe Hunter, Joe Williams & Count Basie, Cozy Cole, Dakota Staton, Sam Cooke, and Eugene Church. Frantic Ernie Durham ruled the airwaves in my home town of Flint, Michigan throughout the 1950s when I was growing up and then moved to WJLB in Detroit where he became beloved as the man who broke Motown Records on the radio. The Frantic One entered my life when I was 12 or 13 and remains today my biggest influence almost 60 years later. The music he played, the way he presented it and his massive intelligence, good taste and poetic delivery turned my little head inside out and went a long way toward making me the person I became as an adult. This composite program provided me by Jim Shaw sounds as good to me today as the moment I first heard these segments in the fall of 1958 as a senior in high school. And incidentally, I attended the dance at the Flint IMA Auditorium advertised in this program.
Thursday, August 2
CROSSROADS: WHERE JAZZ MEETS BLUES WITH LESLIE KEROS 14
Music from Leslie Keros at WHPK-FM in Chicago by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Benny Green, Eva Cassidy, Jackie McLean, Christian McBride & Roy Hargrove, Hank Jones, Stan Getz & J.J. Johnson, Johnny O’Neal, Clark Terry, Frank Morgan & George Cables, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and the Lyman Woodard Organization Orchestra.
Friday, August 3
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER: THE LOST EPISODES 72
An hour of modern jazz from.Charlie Parker, Jimmy Smith, Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges, Lee Morgan, Archie Shepp, Oscar Pettiford, Lou Donaldson, Wendell Harrison, John Patton, and Dexter Gordon. This week’s episode of Jazz from the Hempshopper with John Sinclair is back in Amsterdam at the Hempshopper on the Singel Canal.
Saturday, August 4
SINCLAIR ON THE AIR 155
Music by Joe Chopper & The Swinging 7 Soul Band, Jimmy Smith, Jackie Edwards, Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, Tribe, Jim McCarty, John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, and Dave Bartholomew & His Great Big Band. I’m back at the Headpress Bunker in London with a full hour of Saturday night music.
Sunday, August 5
CALEB SELAH PRESENTS FUCK YOU SOUND 06
It was a dark and stormy night. England were playing Italy at the football. Selah and Beefy hate England at the football and wanted them to lose. On penalties. HA HA HAAAAA!!.Demented sounds from Chopin, The Impressions, Lee Dorsey, Benitez, Black Sugar, Candi Staton, Eric Cartman, Rodney P, Nirobi, Siriusmo, Open, The Clash, Louis Logic, and Miles Davis.
Monday, August 6
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 451
A new episode of the John Sinclair Radio Show, now in its 8th year as the flagship program of Radio Free Amsterdam. The John Sinclair Radio Show emanates from coffeeshops, bars, art galleries, concert halls and public locations all over the world—no two programs are alike. Episode 451 will be our last of these programs from Amsterdam until November.
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW ARCHIVE EXTRA 407
Music from all over by Jimmy Smith, Aretha Franklin, Little Richard, Baby Boy Warren, a set from the Detroit Cobras recorded on John Peel’s radio show in England, a set of Wild Indian music from New Orleans with ChaWa and 101 Runners, and tunes by John Sinclair & His International Blues Scholars, Brother Tyrone, Jeff Grand, Paul Miles, and Dave Bartholomew’s Great Big Band. Episode 407 of the John Sinclair Radio Show is beaming out of the Trans-Love Energies Compassion Club at 1486 Gratiot across from the Eastern Market in the city of Detroit on the Friday night before Halloween 2011.
Tuesday, August 7
NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOW WITH TOM MORGAN 40
New Orleans music recorded in 1950 by the 6 & 7/8s String Band and Papa Celestin, preceded by Paul Gayten, five sides by Louis Armstrong, and new 2010 releases by the New Orleans Moonshiners, Dr. John with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings, Washboard Rodeo, and the Storyville String Band.
Wednesday, August 8
VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 78—MICHAEL ANDERSON & JOHN SINCLAIR
This episode of Vintage Radio Vaults is the first in a series of three programs produced by Michael Anderson for The Good Doctor program on Sirius Satellite Radio in New York City in the Fall of 2002 with intermittent conversations with John Sinclair and illustrious recordings by Buddy Guy, Elmore James, John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars, Muddy Waters, Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Reed, John Lennon, the MC5 and Albert King.
Thursday, August 9
BLUES EDITION WITH LESLIE KEROS 11
Leslie Keros on a hot summer night in Chicago with music by Big Daddy Kinsey, Johnnie Bassett, Rory Block with Eric Bibb, Mississippi Heat with Lurrie Bell & Inetta Visor, Kenny “Blue” Ray, Carlos Johnson & Billy Branch, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells & Junior Mance, Chicago Boogie Ensemble, Marcia Ball, Albert Collins, Odetta, Debbie Davies, and Joe Louis Walker & Otis Grand.
Friday, August 10
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER: THE LOST EPISODES 73
Modern jazz from.Charlie Parker, the Walter Szymanski Quintet, Wendell Harrison, Tribe, the Monday Milkmen, Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery, Oscar Pettiford, Lou Donaldson, and Brother Jack McDuff. This week’s episode of Jazz from the Hempshopper with John Sinclair is back in Amsterdam at the Hempshopper on the Singel Canal.
Saturday, August 11
SINCLAIR ON THE AIR 156
A full hour of Saturday night music by the great Lee “Scratch” Perry, leading the Upsetters, producing, playing the twisted keyboards and having a natural ball for an entire hour of broadcasting from the Headpress Bunker in London.
Sunday, August 12
CALEB SELAH PRESENTS FUCK YOU SOUND 07
Words of wisdom and sounds of madness from Caleb Selah at housedem.com in London with spoken word druggy drugs drugstep jazz funk funkybreaks cocaine music cannabis johnsinclair breaks breakbeat spacefunk spacejazz nu-disco nu-funk nu-jazz swampfunk alabama 3, including tracks by Richard Pryor, James Brown & The Famous Flames, The Wailers, Manu Chao, Barrington Levy, Gravediggaz, Frank Zappa, Curtis Mayfield, Turbulence, Eric Burdon & War, Primal Scream, Esther Phillips, and Etta James.
Monday, August 13
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 452
A new episode of the John Sinclair Radio Show, now in its 8th year as the flagship program of Radio Free Amsterdam. The John Sinclair Radio Show emanates from coffeeshops, bars, art galleries, concert halls and public locations all over the world— most likely this one will come from the Motor City or either Flint, Michigan , my home town.
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW ARCHIVE EXTRA 408
Music from all over by George Bedard, Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm, James Brown, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Jimmy Hughes, Jimmy McCracklin, Ernest Ranglin, John Sinclair & His International Blues Scholars, George Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Joe Bonamassa, Howard Glazer & The El 34s, Jim McCarty, and Irma Thomas. Episode 408 of the John Sinclair Radio Show is beaming out of the Headpress Bunker in London.
Tuesday, August 14
NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOW WITH TOM MORGAN 41
Tom Morgan continues his survey of New Orleans music recorded in 1950 by Paul Gayten, Papa Celestin, the 6 & 7/8s String Band, Sharkey Bonana, Kid Ory, Archibald, Dave Bartholomew, Roy Brown, Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew, Roy Brown, Harry Choates, Annie Laurie, Professor Longhair, and Cousin Joe.
Wednesday, August 15
VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 79—MICHAEL ANDERSON & JOHN SINCLAIR
This episode of Vintage Radio Vaults was produced by Michael Anderson for his In The Doctor’s Office program on Sirius Satellite Radio in New York City in the Fall of 2002 with a series of pointed conversations with John Sinclair and illustrious recordings by Big Tree, John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars, Al Green, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Piano Red, Amos Milburn, Howlin’ Wolf, and R.L. Burnside, plus spoken actualities from Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman, Teddy Edwards, and Dewey Phillips.
Thursday, August 16
CROSSROADS: WHERE JAZZ MEETS BLUES WITH LESLIE KEROS 15
Leslie Keros is blowing in from Chicago with music this week by Stevie Ray Vaughn, the Red Norvo Quintet, Bruce Barth & Steve Wilson, Nicholas Payton, Joe Pass, John Coltrane, Joe Williams, Clark Terry & the DePaul Big Band, Ray Charles, and Ernie Krivda.
Friday, August 17
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER: THE LOST EPISODES 74
Modern jazz from.Charlie Parker, Herbie Hancock, Horace Silver, Donald Byrd, Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges, Walter Szymanski Quintet, John Patton, Archie Shepp, and Miles Davis. This week’s episode of Jazz from the Hempshopper with John Sinclair is back in Amsterdam at the Hempshopper on the Singel Canal.
Saturday, August 18
SINCLAIR ON THE AIR 157
Music by the Temptations, Syl Johnson, Teri Lynn, Gene Chandler, Father’s Children, Gabe “Undisco Kidd” Gonzalez, the Gay Lads, Geraldo Pino & The Heartbeats, Honey Boy Martin, The Far*Tones, John Sinclair & His International Blues Scholars, Syreeta, the Houseguests, and T-Bone Walker. I’m back at my regular home stand at the 420 Cafe in the heart of Amsterdam, getting ready for the Cannabis Cup festivities to kick off tomorrow.
Sunday, August 19
CALEB SELAH PRESENTS FUCK YOU SOUND 08
In this thrilling episode Selah takes a chainsaw to the reputation of many old fucks and the Most Holy and Vile Rev D. Wayne Love reprises his role as Frankie Howard in “Ooooo Mr Selah, that hurts!!!!” Also featuring Beefy and Queenie B. I refuse to assist Mr Selah further by offering a description of this awful event, but the recordings are by Talking Heads, Pimpsoul, Nina Simone, Neil Young, Macc & dgoHn, Flevans,.Mount Kimbie, Cumbia Sobre el Mar, Bonobo, DJ Zinc featuring Ms Dynamite and Bob James.
Monday, August 20
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 453
A new episode of the John Sinclair Radio Show, now in its 8th year as the flagship program of Radio Free Amsterdam. The John Sinclair Radio Show emanates from coffeeshops, bars, art galleries, concert halls and public locations all over the world—most likely this one will come from the Medical Marijuana expo at the Clarion Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW ARCHIVE EXTRA 409
Recordings from Jamaica to the Motor City by Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Upsetters, Jacob Miller & Inner Circle, the Heptones, Don Drummond & Tommy McCook, Gabe “Undisco Kidd” Gonzalez, Etta James & Harvey Fuqua, and a set of music from a collection I got from English Dave in Amsterdam called Strange Games and Things, with cuts by Starpoint, Love Unlimited Orchestra, Foxy, Minnie Ripperton, Linda Williams, Johnny Bristol, and the Barkays, plus the opening cut from my forthcoming Beatnik Youth album. Episode 409 of the John Sinclair Radio Show is beaming out of the Headpress Bunker in London.
Tuesday, August 21
NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOW WITH TOM MORGAN 42
New Orleans music recorded in 1950 by Paul Gayten, Percy Mayfield, Larry Darnell, Fats Domino, Smiley Lewis, Archibald, Professor Longhair, Earline Harris & the Johnson Bros. Combo, Dave Bartholomew, and Chubby “Hip-Shakin’” Newsome, plus James Booker with the Tom Morgan closing theme.
Wednesday, August 22
VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 80—MICHAEL ANDERSON & JOHN SINCLAIR
This episode of Vintage Radio Vaults was produced by Michael Anderson for his In The Doctor’s Office program on Sirius Satellite Radio in New York City in the Fall of 2002 with a series of pointed conversations with John Sinclair and illustrious recordings by R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars, Elmore James, Jimi Hendrix, Luther Allison, Janis Joplin, and a pair of unidentified bluesmen.
Thursday, August 23
BLUES EDITION WITH LESLIE KEROS 12
Leslie Keros with blues music tonight from.Big Daddy Kinsey, Preston Shannon, Mel Brown, Joe Krown, Blind Blake, Coco Montoya, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Johnny Adams, Big Joe & The Dynaflows, Cephas & Wiggins, Andrew “Jr. Boy” Jones, Eden Brent, and Walter “Wolfman:” Washington & The Roadmasters.
Friday, August 24
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER: THE LOST EPISODES 75
Our final episode of Jazz from the Hempshopper with John Sinclair airs this week from the Hempshopper on the Singel Canal in Amsterdam with an hour of jazz from.the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festivals of 1972 and 1973. Featured artists are Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Discipline Arkestra, CJQ, Archie Shepp, Miles Davis, the Revolutionary Ensemble, Infinite Sound, Count Basie & His Orchestra, the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop, and Leon Thomas & Full Circle. Next month a new series called TOKE TIME: FUNKY SOUL FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER with John Sinclair will make its debut.
Saturday, August 25
SINCLAIR ON THE AIR 158
Music by Coco Robicheaux, who just passed away in New Orleans, plus tunes by Gabrielle Gottschalk, Lemuria, Clyde McPhatter, Tammi Terrell, the Hot 8 Brass Band, MFSB, L.C. Ulmer, and the Far*Tones. I’m at the Kinky Star Musiekcentrum in Ghent, Belgium, playing here tonight with Kenny Post and Paul Couter and celebrating program #700 for Detroit Life Radio with a full hour of Saturday night music.
Sunday, August 26
CALEB SELAH PRESENTS FUCK YOU SOUND 09
More dementia from housedem.com out of its secret location in London where Caleb Selah Presents The Fuck You Sound for the next hour, operating without a license, a net nor even a playlist. Fasten your seatbelts!
Monday, August 27
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 454
A new episode of the John Sinclair Radio Show, now in its 8th year as the flagship program of Radio Free Amsterdam. The John Sinclair Radio Show emanates from coffeeshops, bars, art galleries, concert halls and public locations all over the world—this week should be coming from Detroit.
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW ARCHIVE EXTRA 410
Music from George Bedard, Howlin’ Wolf, the Delfonics, the Coasters, John Sinclair & His International Blues Scholars, James Brown, Fra Fra Sound, Dave Bartholomew & His Great Big Band, Curtis Mayfield, the Dells, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Gabrielle Gottschalk, John Sinclair & Beatnik Youth, Ike & Tina Turner, and the Drifters. Episode 410 of the John Sinclair Radio Show is beaming out of the 420 Café in Amsterdam at last, celebrating the 2011 Cannabis Cup.
Tuesday, August 28
NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOW WITH TOM MORGAN 43
Part 1 of Tom Morgan’s exhaustive presentation of New Orleans music recorded in 1951 by Louis Armstrong, Paul Barbarin, Emile Barnes, Lizzie Miles, Papa Celestin, Dave Bartholomew, Roy Brown, Cousin Joe, Larry Darnell, Chubby Newsome, and Wee Willie Wayne.
Wednesday, August 29
SINCLAIR ON THE AIR 159
The final regular appearance SINCLAIR ON THE AIR—a program that was created for broadcast on Salto World FM Radio in Amsterdam at midnight on Saturday nights 159 episodes ago—offers an hour’s worth of excerpts from the soundtrack of Steve Gebhardt’s film TEN FOR TWO: The John Sinclair Freedom Rally, recorded at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor on December 10, 1971, with appearances by The Up, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Seger, Ed Sanders, Teegardin & Van Winkle, Leni Sinclair & Elsie Sinclair, Phil Ochs, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, David Peel & The Lower East Side, Jerry Rubin, Stevie Wonder & Wonderlove, Bobby Seale, Archie Shepp & Roswell Rudd with CJQ, and John Lennon & Yoko Ono. There’s also an edited version of the soundtrack from a video documentary of the event near the top of the show. Tomorrow I’ll be celebrating the 40th anniversary of my release from prison in Michigan on December 13, 2011.
Thursday, August 30
CROSSROADS: WHERE JAZZ MEETS BLUES WITH LESLIE KEROS 16
Music from Leslie Keros tonight by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Ernie Krivda, Chano Dominguez, Jimmy McGriff, Joe Sample, Les McCann, Dexter Gordon, Art Hodes, Peter Appleyard, and Cannonball Adderly.
Friday, August 31
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW ARCHIVE EXTRA 411
The final episode in the series of ARCHIVE EXTRAs that’s been running every Monday since the first of the year—to make up for the months we were off the air in 2011 and make sure all the completed episodes of the John Sinclair Radio Show, Sinclair On The Air and Jazz from the Hempshopper were aired on this radio station—features music from Clarence Wheeler & the Enforcers, the Wild Magnolias, Willie West, the Vibrettes, Warren Lee, Gabe “Undisco Kidd” Gonzalez, George Bedard, Ike & Tina Turner, Curtis Mayfield, The Clovers, Howlin’ Wolf, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, the Webber Sisters, the Upsetters, Albert King, and John Sinclair & Carlo Ditta. Episode 411 of the John Sinclair Radio Show is beaming out of the Hempshopper in Amsterdam, celebrating the 2011 Cannabis Cup.
Radio Free Amsterdam is a project of the John Sinclair Foundation