The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
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KEEPING THE MUSIC ALIVE
JUNE 2013 PROGRAM GUIDE
John Sinclair Radio Show
The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree
New Orleans Music Show with John Sinclair
Blues Edition or Crossroads: Where Jazz Meets Blues
with Leslie Keros
plus Blues From the Red Rooster Lounge
Ancestor Worship with John Sinclair
Toke Time with John Sinclair
Caleb Selah Presents The Fuck You Sound
plus Sun Ra Summer Solstice Special with David Kunian
or John Sinclair Radio Show Archives
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John Sinclair celebrates the 500th episode of the John Sinclair Radio Show and adds the first two of his programs from the 200 series of 5 years ago to the Sunday line-up, following the three episodes of David Kunian’s spectacular Sun Ra Summer Solstice Show, and Leslie Keros contributes her annual Chicago Blues Festival previews to the Blues Edition slot preceding Blues from the Red Rooster Lounge on Thursdays
JUNE 2013 PROGRAM GUIDE
Saturday, June 1
FUNKY FUNKY NEW ORLEANS
Toke Time 39
This week’s Super Tokes from the Crescent City are taken from a collection called FUNKY FUNKY NEW ORLEANS with tunes by Sam & The Soul Machine, Louisiana Purchase, Dirty D’ (of The Fabulous Fantoms), Raymond Winfield (featuring Ernie Vincent & His Top Notes), Ray J & Norma Jean, James Page, Little Buck, Deacon John Moore, Dome City Orchestra, Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham, and Muchos Plus.
Sunday, June 2
FUCK YOU SOUND ARE PANTHERIST AND HAPPY
Caleb Selah Presents The Fuck You Sound 46
In this thrilling installment The Fuck You Sound prove that they too can experience the almost unbearable heaviness of happiness. Spring is cancelled bitches but have no Fear because Summer is here. This lovely lovely set is for squirrels everywhere, you can all stop hiding your nuts now. With Lovely Love from Gamekeeper Selah, Groundsman Beefy and Horseman Leslie, lovely mixes that help you find YOUR inner animus. No drugs were harmed during the creation of this little bundle of aural joy. Is that enough fucking happy for y’all?
Sunday, June 2
SUN RA SUMMER SOLSTICE SHOW, PART ONE
Vintage Radio Vaults 38 with David Kunian
Producer David Kunian hosts his annual salute to Sun Ra on WWOZ-FM in New Orleans with another spectacular serving of recognized and obscure classics by the great composer and his Arkestra in honor of the 2009 Summer Solstice, spaced with typically pointed commentary from the producer.
Monday, June 3
John Sinclair Radio Show 498
Episode 498 is coming from the Frenchy Gallery late at night the day after Frenchy’s baby boy Li’l Leo (Two Bears) Frechette celebrated his first birthday, and we’re listening to music from another new arrival soon to come from Orleans Records, an entire concert from Professor Longhair featuring guitarist Billy Gregory recorded at the Chicago Folk Festival in the mid-1970s, plus some classic tracks from Bobby Marchan, Guitar Slim, Paul Gayten, and Clifton Chenier and several cuts from the recent WWOZ On CD release (Volume 38), And We Just Keep Groovin’…. by Corey Henry & Treme Funktet, Honey Island Swamp Band, Jimmy Robinson, and Alvin Youngblood Hart.
Tuesday, June 4
The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree 77
Bruce Pingree is observing guitarist Bryan Lee’s 70th birthday this week and celebrating St. Joseph’s Night in New Orleans with Wild Indian music by the Wild Magnolias, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Big Chief Smiley Ricks, the Indians of the Nation, and 101 Runners, with a closing number by the one and only One String Sam.
Wednesday, June 5
A MELLOW GOOD TIME
New Orleans Music Show 23
Emanating from the 420 Café in Amsterdam every Wednesday afternoon at 4:20 for the first six months of 2008, John Sinclair’s New Orleans Music Show features the music that got him voted New Orleans’ favorite radio personality for the last five years he spent in the Crescent City (1999-2003)—a heady mixture of tunes past and present from Eluard & Co, Lee Dorsey, Dave Bartholomew, Lloyd Price, Bobby Marchan & The Clowns, Chuck Carbo, Eddie Bo, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Davell Crawford, Li’l Queenie & the Percolators, Deacon John, Nicholas Payton, Kermit Ruffins, Irma Thomas, and Fats Domino.
Thursday, June 6
SWINGING THE BLUES
Crossroads: Where Jazz Meets Blues 35
Leslie Keros with an hour of music by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Michael Dease, Lenny Marcus, Larry Carlton & Robben Ford, Kevin Mahogany, Sonny Clark, George Benson, Peter Appleyard, Tommy Flanagan & Jaki Byard, Thisbe Vos, Russell Malone & Christian McBride, and Clark Terry & the DePaul University Big Band.
Thursday, June 6
IF WALLS COULD TALK
Blues From The Red Rooster Lounge 46
The Red Rooster is grooving at the corner of Washington & Jim Streets with a jukebox full of records by Little Milton, Doug Macleod, Kevin Selfe, James Montgomery Band, Elmore James, Barbara Lynn, Southern Hospitality, Otis Rush, Albert King, Luther AllisoN, Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, Swan Silvertones, Dave Malone, AND Hubert Sumlin.
Friday. June 7
Ancestor Worship 39
Beginning a month of organ-tenor music every Friday with a salute to Brother Jack McDuff with selections from his albums Goodnight, It’s Time To Go, Down Home Style, Steppin’ Out, Stitt Meets Brother Jack, and Screamin’: Brother Jack Meets The Boss.
Saturday, June 8
SATURDAY NIGHT FISH FRY
Toke Time 40
Super Tokes from the Crescent City from a bunch of funky collections called Saturday Night Fish Fry: New Orleans Funk and Soul, New Orleans Rarities—Vol. 2: 1950-1956, Crescent City Kings, New Orleans Blues Busters, New Orleans: The Original Sound of Funk—Volume 2, and Chess New Orleans, with cuts by Smokey Johnson, Eddie Bo, Champion Jack Dupree, Archibald, Fats Mathews, Jewel King, Raymond Lewis, Little Sonny With Edgar Blanchard’s Orchestra, Warren Lee, Frankie Lee Sims, Robert Parker, Betty Harris, Lee Dorsey, Oliver Morgan, Eldridge Holmes, Art Neville, Aaron Neville, and Dr. John.
Sunday, June 9
IF YOUR CHILDREN EVER FIND OUT HOW LAME YOU REALLY ARE, THEY’LL MURDER YOU IN YOUR SLEEP…
Caleb Selah Presents The Fuck You Sound 47
Another day, another tricksy radio mixtape from the Fuck You Sound underground noise dungeon, deep in the bowels of The Primrose Hill Ghetto. An endless ego-orgy of Lesbian Horse tunes, some fake raga rock-Sitar freak outs, samples from some of film’s worst, most amateurish offerings, Rickie Lee Jones doing her clouds thing over a Walkmen guitar instrumental, some hellfire lunatic comparing a trip to hell to an acid trip, Doo-wap stretched into other shapes, bad things, drug things, counter culture things, Beatle things…More drug music for Bad People. please remember to use Bad People Irresponsibly…
Sunday, June 9
SUN RA SPECTACULAR, PART TWO
Vintage Radio Vaults 39 with David Kunian
Vintage Radio Vaults 63 was recorded at WWOZ-FM, New Orleans on August 29, 1999 on John Sinclair’s Blues & Roots show and augmented with selections added in Amsterdam in 2010, with music from Tommy Ridgley, Alberta Adams, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Church Street, Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns, Bobby Marchan, Earl King, Joe & Ann, and Alvin “Red” Tyler.
Monday, June 10
SING MY SONG
John Sinclair Radio Show 499
Episode 499 is a genuine Radio Free Amsterdam Joint Production with David Kunian on his Tuesday night Kitchen Sink show on WWOZ-FM in New Orleans, where I’m winding up my residency with the New Orleans Institute for the Imagination and getting ready to cut my landmark John Sinclair Radio Show #500 next week before returning to Amsterdam for the summer. Kunian and I are having our usual good time playing records by Shuggie Otis, Andre Williams, the Mandingo Warriors, and the 29th Street Band with Bobby Watson along with a lot of chatter and my recordings of “Preaching The Blues,” “rhythm-a-ning” and “Sunnyland Train.”
Tuesday, June 11
EYES ON THE PRIZE
The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree 78
Bruce Pingree with a program of gospel & blues music this week by Alberta Hunter, Lucille Lindsay, Mavis Staples, Emma Jean Green, Pinetop perkins & Willie Smith, The Big Doo-Wopper, The Caravans, Nina Simone, Flora Moulton, Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, Rev. Louis Overstreet, Glen David Andrews, Charlie Musselwhite, and Arizona Dranes.
Wednesday, June 12
SPECIAL LESSON NO. 1
New Orleans Music Show 24
We’re rockin’ the 420 Café on a Wednesday afternoon in 2008 with a power-packed program of New Orleans Music classics by Eluard Burt & Co., the Meters, Dr. John, Ironing Board Sam, Smiley Lewis, Paul Gayten, Blue Lu Barker, Professor Longhair, Tommy Ridgley, Champion Jack Dupree, Chubby Newsome, Roy Brown, Ernie K-Doe, Irma Thomas, Earl King, George Miller & His Mid-Driffs, and Fats Domino.
Thursday, June 13
CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL
Blues Edition with Leslie Keros 33
Part 1 of Lesie Keros’ annual Chicago Blues Festival preview will feature music by artists appearing at this year’s event on the lakefront.
Thursday, June 13
LET ME MOVE YOU
Blues From The Red Rooster Lounge 47
The Red Rooster Is kicking and clawing with blues music by Southern Hospitality, Cash Box Kings, Jimi Hendrix, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmy Johnson, Janis Joplin, Todd Sharpville, Glenn Lane, Albert King, John Mayall, Otis Rush, and the Tempo Timers.
Friday, June 14
Ancestor Worship 40
John Sinclair is worshipping the classic organ-tenor sound this month with this third hour of Hammond B-3 and tenor saxophone music by Houston Person, Ernie Freeman Combo, Gerald Wilson Orchestra featuring Richard “Groove” Holmes, Jimmy McGriff & Richard ‘Groove’ Holmes, Grant Green, Larry Young, Jimmy Smith, John Patton, and Hank Marr.
Saturday, June 15
NEW ORLEANS FUNK
Toke Time 41
John Sinclair has more Super Tokes from the Crescent City this week from the collctions called New Orleans Funk—Volume 2, New Orleans Rarities—Volume 2: 1950-1956, Saturday Night Fish Fry, and Voodoo Soul: Deep and Dirty New Orleans Funk, with cuts by Eddie Bo, Ray J, The Meters, Cyril Neville, Betty Harris, The Gaturs, Johnny Moore, Inell Young, Benny Spellman, Warren Lee, Warren ‘Porgy’ Jones, Art Neville, Archibald, Joe & Ursula, Lee Dorsey, and Robert Parker.
Sunday June 16
LESBIAN HORSE EATS MO’ WAX
Caleb Selah Presents The Fuck You Sound 48
Part Two of The Fuck You Sound Vs. Mo’ Wax Mix Tape with DJ Shadow, Donut Productions, Luke Vibert, UNKLE, Dr Octagon, Money Mark, Liquid Liquid, Sukia, Skull, Major Force East Productions, Jungle Brothers, Luminis, Takagi Kan, Kudo & Goldsworthy & Nishita, and As One.
Sunday June 16
SUN RA SPECTACULAR, PART THREE
Vintage Radio Vaults 40 with David Kunian
Out of the Vintage Radio Vaults at Radio Free Amsterdam, this episode of Blues & Roots with John Sinclair from WWOZ-FM in New Orleans features music by Howlin’ Wolf, R.L. Burnside, Elmore James, H-Bomb Ferguson, Eddie Taylor, Albert King, Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Bo Diddley, Aretha Franklin, Eddie Burns, Luther Allison, and one unidentified artist.
Monday, June 17
John Sinclair Radio Show 500
Episode Number 500! That’sa lotta radio programs! At least one a week since my program’s inception at the Coffeeshop Amnesia in Amsterdam on November 22, 2004 with Henk Botwinik & Larry Hayden. This episode will also be the final installment from my 5-month stay in New Orleans, where I’ve been broadcasting from the secret location of the New Orleans Institute for the Imagination before returning to Amsterdam for the next installment of the show and, hopefully, the entire summer.
Tuesday, June 18
The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree 79
Bruce Pingree with a celebration of the music of Billie Holiday and Big Walter Horton n honor of their respective April birthdays.
Wednesday, June 19
New Orleans Music Show 25
Great music continues from Mardi Gras to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, sustaining the critical populace and making life worthwhile for all citizens. Here we’re still rockin’ on Ash Wednesday with recorded music by Eluard Burt & Co., Los Hombres Calientes, Louis Prima, Earl King & Roomful of Blues, Johnny Adams, Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton, Kermit Ruffins, the New Orleans Jazz Vipers, Eddie Bo, Irma Thomas, Paul Gayten, Davell Crawford, Ironing Board Sam, Louis Armstrong, and Dr. John.
Thursday, June 20
CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL, PART TWO
Blues Edition with Leslie Keros 34
Part 2 of Lesie Keros’ annual Chicago Blues Festival preview will feature music by artists appearing at this year’s event on the lakefront.
Thursday, June 20
THE CREEPER RETURNS
Blues From The Red Rooster Lounge 48
The Red Rooster returns with a program of blues by Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson, Clay Swofford, John-AlexMason, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Curtis Salgado, Ray Charles, Jeff Healey, Trudy Lynn, Candye Kane, Lurrie Bell, Cash Box KingS, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, and Little Sonny.
Friday, June 21
A LOT OF LIVIN’ TO DO
Ancestor Worship 41
John Sinclair is back with anotheR Friday full of music from the organ-tenor belt of America wih cuts from Willis Jackson, Curtis May & Paul Bryant, Jackie Ivory, Don Patterson, Rhonda Scott Trio, and Jimmy Smith.
Saturday, June 22
IT AIN’T MY FAULT
Toke Time 42
John Sinclair is dipping into several of the WWOZ On CD collections of live music in New Orleans assembled by WWOZ Radio, including the first volume from 1994 and Don’t Touch That Dial-WWOZ On CD Vol. 27, Peak Performance, and 504 & Then Some: WWOZ on CD, Vol. 28, with cuts by The Fred Kemp Quintet, Maurice Brown, Topsy Chapman & Solid Company, Marva Wright & The BMW’s, Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band, Betty Shirley, Jason Marsalis, and Bill Summers.
Sunday, June 23
A MOST UNUSUAL DAY…
Caleb Selah Presents The Fuck You Sound 49
Another round of audio illness from deejay Caleb Selah and producer Beefy Mason from their underground housedem.com lair in London.
“The noises I made in the last few weeks,” admits Selah.
Sunday, June 23
John Sinclair Radio Show 200
Celebrating the 200th episode of the John Sinclair Radio Show with a special program of “live” music recorded at the 1st Annual John Sinclair’s 420 Music & Art Fair at the Hastings Street Ballroom in Detroit on April 20, 2005. My host, Holice P. Woods, and I just celebrated the 4th annual 420 party at the Jazz Loft in Detroit, but this concert is from the first manifestation of the event and features a splendid edition of the Motor City Blues Scholars with the great james McCarty on guitar; Phil Hale at the keyboards; Chris Rumel on bass; Martin “Little Tino” Gross on drums; and Showtime Johnny Evans on the tenor saxophone. The music was recorded by Mike Boulan of No Cover Records for Holice P. Woods Productions and this program was produced at the Holice P. Woods Studio near Eastern Market in Detroit on April 30, 2008.
Monday. June 24
BACK IN TOWN
John Sinclair Radio Show 501
Beginning our next 500-program run with my first show after returnign t Amsterdam for the summer, with a program to be determined that will probably be broadcasting from our home base at the 420 Café.
Tuesday, June 25
I BE’S TROUBLED
The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree 80
Bruce Pingree celebrating the 100th birthday of Muddy Waters—born April 4, 1913—with some classics and a series of live recordings from the Fillmore Auditorium and other venues in the 1970s and 80s.
Wednesday, June 26
IN THE NIGHT
New Orleans Music Show 26
An hour of super-charged music from the Cresscent City by Eluard Burt & Co., Los Hombres Calientes, Louis Prima, Earl King & Roomful of Blues, Johnny Adams, Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton, Kermit Ruffins, the New Orleans Jazz Vipers, Eddie Bo, Irma Thomas, Paul Gayten, Davell Crawford, Ironing Board Sam, Louis Armstrong, Dr. John, and Alvin “Red” Tyler.
Thursday, June 27
Crossroads: Where Jazz Meets Blues 36
Leslie Keros with an hour of music by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Tom Gershwin, David Fathead Newman, Miles Davis, Mulgrew Miller, Floyd McDaniel, Monica Ramey & the Beegie Adair Trio, James Danderfer, and Ben Sidran.
Thursday, June 27
Blues From The Red Rooster Lounge 49
The Red Rooster is jiving at his Lounge down by Washington & Jim Streets with blues by Bobby Rush, Otis Spann, Clay Swofford, Muddy Waters, St. Louis Jimmy, The Willie Lomax Blues Revue, Alan Wilson, John Lee Hooker, Luther Allison, Steve Cropper, Angel Rissoff, and Tommy Eyre.
Friday, June 28
Ancestor Worship 42
John Sinclair concludes this month’s investigation into the sound of the Hammond B-3 organ and the tenor saxophone with cuts from John Patton, Gerald Wilson Orchestra featuring Richard “Groove” Holmes, Jimmy Smith, Houston Person, Grant Green, Jackie Ivory, Don Patterson, and Willis Jackson.
Saturday, June 29
GOIN’ HOME: A TRIBUTE TO FATS DOMINO
Toke Time 43
All tokes this week are coming from a great album produced by Bill Taylor called Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino featuring a galaxy of contemporary music stars playing Fats Domino tunes, including B.B. King with Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Taj Mahal & The New Orleans Social Club, Dirty Dozen Brass Band with Joss Stone & Buddy Guy, John Lennon, Lenny Kravitz with the Rebirth Brass Band, Trombone Shorty, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis & Maceo Parker, Dr. John, Art Neville, Olu Dara & Natchezippi featuring Donald Harrison, Jr., Lucinda Williams, Ben Harper & The Skatalites, Norah Jones, Marc Broussard featuring Sam Bush, Willie Nelson, Toots & The Maytals, Paul McCartney featuring Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas & Marcia Ball, Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Theresa Andersson, and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux with Galactic.
Sunday, June 30
THE FUCK YOU SOUND 50 WELCOMES A TRIBE CALLED RED
TO THE PRIMROSE HILL GHETTO
Caleb Selah Presents The Fuck You Sound 50
A Tribe Called Red are a Canadian electronic music group who blend instrumental hip hop, reggae and dubstep-influenced dance music with elements of First Nations music, particularly vocal chanting and drumming. That’s what fucking wiki says. The Fuck You Sound says welcome to A Tribe Called Red, we urge all y’all to come and see these bad assssss Pow Wow brothers in Hoxton on 21st may 2013. A Tribe Called Red kicks Hoxton in its lame teeth….
Sunday, June 30
John Sinclair Radio Show 201
My first radio episode after returning to Amsterdam for the spring of 2008 incorporates a “live” performance by Mark Ritsema and myself at Eat at Jo’s in the Melkweg this Sunday afternoon with a number of selections in rough mix form from my new recording just made in the Motor City last month, DETROIT LIFE, featuring Lyman Woodard and Phil Hale on keyboards, Ms. Thornetta Davis on backing vocals, Jeff “Baby” Grand on guitar, Chris Rumel and Ibraheem Jones on bass, Tino Gross and Milton Hale on drums, Johnny Evans on tenor sax, James O’Donnell on trumpet, John “T-Bone” Paxton on trombone, Rick Steiger on baritone sax and, from a “live” recording at Cobb’s Corner in 1979, the Lyman Woodard Organization backing my closing number dedicated to Henry Normile called “My Buddy.” That’s Henry’s voice introducing and closing the final track, recorded in January 1979 the day before he was murdered next door to Cobb’s Corner in the middle of our recording sessions for Lyman’s album Don’t Stop the Groove.
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