2013—08 August Program Guide

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

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AUGUST 2013 PROGRAM GUIDE

Mondays

John Sinclair Radio Show

Tuesdays

The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree

Wednesdays

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

Fridays

Jazz Roots with Tom Morgan

Ancestor Worship with John Sinclair

Saturdays

Toke Time with John Sinclair

Sundays

Caleb Selah Presents The Fuck You Sound

plus  John Sinclair Radio Show 2008 Archives

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Our August schedule adds Tom Morgan’s Jazz Roots show to the  Ancestor Worship program with John Sinclair every Friday, which continues our investigation into the recorded works of Thelonious Monk, and our chronological presentation of the John Sincair Radio Show for 2008 proceeds on Sunday afternoons following The Fuck You Sund.

 

AUGUST 2013 PROGRAM GUIDE

Thursday, August 1

MY HEART IS HANGIN’ HEAVY

Blues Edition with Leslie Keros 37

Leslie Keros with great blues from The Butler Twins, Johnny Adams, Jimmie Lee Robinson, Jimmie Vaughan, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Lurrie Bell, Kenny Neal, Eden Brent, Hank Crawford. George “Mojo” Buford, Big Joe Maher, Carlos Johnson, T-Bone Walker, and Booker T & The MGs.

Thursday, August 1

THE ROOSTER

Blues From The Red Rooster Lounge 54

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Wild Jimmy Spruill, Marcia Ball, the Joe Krown Trio with Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Battiste, Henry Grey, Johnny Sansone, James Cotton, Arthur Crudup, Jody Williams, the Cash Box Kings, Lee Fields, Robben Ford, Duke Robillard, and Dave Keller.

Friday. August 2

JAZZ ME BLUES

Jazz Roots with Tom Morgan 01

Tom Morgan is an award-winning jazz historian and community broadcaster formerly heard on WWOZ-FM in New Orleans. Our presentation of Jazz Roots 01 features music by Mezz Mezzrow and his various ensembles in Chicago and New York City between 1928 and 1936, plus Eddie Condon & His Chicagoans with Pee Wee Russell and Bud Freeman in 1939-44.

Friday. August 2

THELONIOUS

Ancestor Worship with John Sinclair 47

John Sinclair begins a long and carefully measured look into the recorded output of the great Thelonious Monk with this first episode focusing on Monk’s initial recordings as a leader for Blue Note Records in 1947 and 1948, starting with the first date on October 15, 1947 with Monk on piano with Idrees Suleiman (trumpet); Danny Quebec West (alto saxophone); Bily Smith (tenor saxophone); Gene Ramey (bass); and Art Blakey (drums), producing Blue Note 78 rpm singles #542, 547, and 560. Following are selections from a trio date with Gene Ramey and Art Blakey on October 24, 1947, producing music for Blue Note singles #543, 547, 549, and 1575; then a quintet date with George Taitt (trumpet); Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone); Bob Paige (bass); and Art Blakey on November 21, 1947, producing selections for singles #543, 548, and 1565; and finally a quartet date cut during the recording ban of 1948 on Juy 2 with Milt Jackson (vibraharp); John Simmons (bass); and Shadow Wilson (drums), producing selections for singles #548, 549, 560, and 1564, adding vocalist Kenny “Pancho” Hagood on the two selections grouped as Blue Note 1201. (Discographical information extracted from theThelonious Monk Discography compiled by Michael Cuscuna for the Mosaic Records Monk box set.)

Saturday, August 3

IN THE BEGINNING

Toke Time with John Sinclair 48

This week’s tokes are coming courtesy of David Kunian, who provided me with the extremely rare AFO Records albums Compendium, by the AFO Executives—Harold Battiste, saxophone & piano; Red Tyler, saxophones; Melvin Lastie, trumpet; Chuck Badie, bass; and John Boudreaux at the drums—with vocalist Tami Lynn; The Classic Ellis Marsalis, with Nat Perillat on tenor, Marshall Smith on bass, and James Black on drums; and In The Beginning by the American Jazz Quintet, with Harold Battiste on tenor, Alvin Batiste on clarinet, Ellis Marsalis on piano, Richard Payne or William Swanson on bass and the great Edward Blackwell at the drums, recorded in 1956 in New Orleans. All these selections were produced by Harold Battiste and issued on his AFO (All For One) label, which was owned and directed by the musicians who made up the the AFO Executives. This music represents the beginning of the modern jazz period in New Orleans that continues to dazzle the world.

Sunday, August 4

JUNGLE BLUES AGAIN

Caleb Selah Presents The Fuck You Sound 55

Third and much to relief of everyone who’s had a conversation with me the last two weeks, final installment of the Lesbian Horse/Fuck You Sound Mo’ Wax mixtapes or ‘what we reference every day when we make music,’ with cuts from Nigo, DJ Magic Mike, Blackalicious, Divine Styler, Marden Hill, Urban Tribe, South, Major Force, Dj Shadow Vs Depeche Mode, Palm Skin Productions, Le Funk Mob, Attica Blue, UNKLE, As One, Tommy Guerrero, Psychonauts, El-Malo, and Digital Dubz.

Sunday, August 4

RADIO FREE GENOA POETRY 01

John Sinclair Radio Show Archives 235

The initial episode of Radio Free Genoa Poetry was broadcast “live” from the Piazza delle Erbe in the heart of Genoa where my engineer and recordist Andrea Orlando and I set up outside the Café Letterario delle Erbe to play some music and talk some talk from the Festivale Internazionale di Poesie di Genova. Our opening number, “Moanin’,” from the great Blues & Roots album by Charles Mingus, goes out to my friend Soul Lucille at CONTRA Radio in Firenze and to my host Paolo Podesta in Genoa, who has two versions of the tune as ringtones on his mobile telefono. The music continues with selections by Alberta Adams, John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars, Andre Williams, Afrissippi, Billie Holiday, Bob Marley & the Wailers, the recently departed Bo Diddley, Bob Dylan, Ben Harper with the Skatalites, and Bobby Patterson.

Monday, August 5

PEOPLE CALL YOU CRAZY

John Sinclair Radio Show 507

Episode 507 is coming from the grand opeinng of the newly acquired Dutch Flowers coffeeshop on the Singel canal near the Spui, now an outpost of the 420 Café, and our first of what will doubtless be a number of episodes from the Dutch Flowers is a memorial program for my friend Mick Farren, who passed away in England this week at the age of 69, dropping from a heart attack onstage with the Social Deviants. There are selections by Mick, a Wayne Kramer recording co-written by Mick Farren, and a cut written by Mick recorded by me with Slim Tim Slide & George Butler from a tribute album for Boss Goodman, plus more cuts from the new Aaron Neville album on Blue Note, sides by his inspirations the Clovers, the Drifters, and Clyde McPhatter, plus tunes from Willie Mabon, The Coasters, Magic Sam, and Walter “Wolfman” Washington-Joe Krown-Russell Batiste live at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans.

Tuesday, August 6

ONE MONKEY DON’T STOP NO SHOW

The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree 86

Bruce Pingree with a program of blues music this week honoring the birthdays of Big Maybelle, Homesick James, and Little Walter.

Wednesday, August 7

SPYGATE SWING

Fly By Night with Steve The Fly 20

Steve The Fly is jamming by night with cuts from Robert Anton Wilson, James Brown, Allen Ginsberg, Klause Schulze, Alan Moore & Gary Lloyd, Mezz Mezzrow, Count Basie, Ezra Pound, Charles Mingus, William S. Burroughs, Lester ‘Prez’ Young, Sun Ra, James Joyce (DJ Spooky mix), Thelonious Monk, Ken Campbell, Miles Davis, John Zorn, The Flamingos, and Eddie Jefferson

Thursday, August 8

THE SCORCHER

Crossroads—Where Jazz Meets Blues with Leslie Keros 39

Leslie Keros with an hour of music by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Henry Johnson, Phil Upchurch, Illinois Jacquet, Stan Getz & J.J. Johnson, Frank Morgan & George Cables, Bobby Lewis, Benny Green, Nat Adderley, Ben Webster, Aretha Franklin with the Ray Charles Orchestra, Bruce Katz, and Cal Tjader.

Thursday, August 8

TURN ON YOUR LOVELIGHT

Blues From The Red Rooster Lounge 55

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Ray Charles, Billy Boy Arnold, Little Walter, James Harman, James Cotton with Warren Haynes, Taj Mahal, Rev. James Cleveland, Irma Thomas, Grateful Dead, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Jimmy Vivino & The Black Italians, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Ronnie Earl.

Friday. August 9

MOJO STRUT

Jazz Roots with Tom Morgan 02

Jazz Roots 02 with Tom Morgan features music from 1926-1940 by Eddie Condon’s Dixieland All Stars, the Pickett-Parham Apollo Syncopators, Tiny Parham & His Musicians, and Tiny Parham’s Four Aces.

Friday, August 9

BRILLIANT CORNERS

Ancestor Worship with John Sinclair 48

This is the sixth installment of our elongated investigation into the music of the great pianist and composer Thelonious Sphere Monk, now following the artist’s Riverside Records releases from 1956 into 1959 starting with the classic album sessions of October 1956 with Ernie Henry on alto sax, Sonny Rollins on tenor, Oscar Pettiford on bass and Max Roach at the drums, issued in 1957 as Briliant Corners. The album is followed by a cut from 1959 with Thad Jones on trumpet and Charlie Rouse on tenor, and the final cut is from the Monk’s Music session of 1956 with Coleman Hawkins and John Coltrane on tenors, Gigi Grice on alto, and Ray Copeland on trumpet, recorded at the end of the session after Monk had gone home. (Discographical information extracted from theThelonious Monk Discography compiled by Michael Cuscuna for the Mosaic Records Monk box set.)

Saturday, August 10

DARK CLOUDS ROLLIN’

Toke Time with John Sinclair 49

This week’s tokes are taken from a great collection called Dark Clouds Rollin’: Excello Swamp Blues with classics from the 1950s and ‘60s by Silas Hogan, Lightnin’ Slim, Lonesome Sundown, Slim Harpo, Whispering Smith, Lazy Lester, Jimmy Anderson, and Leroy Washington.

Sunday August 11

GET ‘EM ALL

Caleb Selah Presents The Fuck You Sound 56

Fresh New Hell from Caleb Selah in the secret underground location of housedem.com in London, combining outtakes of previous episodes to make this program for which we have no playlist whatsoever!

Sunday, August 11

RADIO FREE GENOA POETRY 02

John Sinclair Radio Show Archives 236

The second episode of Radio Free Genoa Poetry is beaming out from the Piazza delle Erbe in the heart of Genoa, just outside the Café Letterario delle Erbe, where we gathered to play some music and talk some talk from the Festivale Internazionale di Poesie di Genova, including a conversation with Festival Director Claudio Pozzani. In honor of tonight’s award ceremony, Poesia en Bottaglia, we played party and drinking music by Huey “Piano” Smith & His Clowns, Stevie Wonder, Blue Lu Barker, Allen Toussaint, Chuck Berry, Dave Bartholomew, Little Walter & Baby Face Leroy, Percy Mayfield, Taylor Grocery Band, Paul Butterfield’s Better Days, and Earl King.

Monday, August 12

WHO KNOWS?

John Sinclair Radio Show 508

Episode 508 will be coming from a location in Amsterdam yet to be determined, with music remaining to be selected.

Tuesday, August 13

BLUES THE WORLD FORGOT

The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree 87

Bruce Pingree with a program of blues & gospel music in honor of Mother’s Day this week by Ma Rainey, Billie & DeeDee Pierce, Ella Fitzgerald, and Shirley Lewis.

Wednesday, August 14

NORTH JAZZ EAR

Fly By Night with Steve The Fly 21

Steve The Fly is getting ready for the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam by listening to music from Peter King, Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Jefferson, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Billy Martin’s Wicked Knee, Rebirth Brass Band with Lenny Kravitz, the Dee Felice Trio, Charles Lloyd-Eric Harland-Zakir Hussain, Jimmy Cobb-Ron Carter-Gary Bartz-Louis Banks, and Sonny Rollins.

Thursday, August 15

SIT BACK DOWN

Blues Edition with Leslie Keros 38

Esther Phillips, Magic Slim & the Teardrops, Taj Mahal, Roy Roberts, Sonny Boy Williamson, B.B. King, Brewer Phillips, Canned Heat, Lucky Peterson, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, E. G. Kight, Roy Gaines, Katherine Davis & Joe Johnson, Willie Buck, and T-Bone Walker.

Thursday, August 15

LOOKIN’ GOOD

Blues From The Red Rooster Lounge 56

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Magic Sam, Rory Block, Mississippi John Hurt, Rory Block, Aretha Franklin, Irma Thomas, Little Willie John, Julius Pittman & The Revival, James Cotton with Delbert Mcclinton, Cassie Taylor, Dave Keller, and Hubert Sumlin.

Friday. August 16

CHARLESTON MAD

Jazz Roots with Tom Morgan 03

Tom Morgan is an award-winning jazz historian and community broadcaster formerly heard on WWOZ-FM in New Orleans. Jazz Roots 03 features pianist Lovie Austin & Her Serenaders and Lovie with Cobb’s Paramount Stompers, followed by a series of Clearnce Williams numbers with his Jazz Kings and His Washboard Band.

Friday, August 16

EVIDENCE

Ancestor Worship with John Sinclair 49

This is the seventh exciting installment of our elongated investigation into the music of the great pianist and composer Thelonious Sphere Monk, heard tonight in concert with John Coltrane on tenor saxophone, Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass, and Shadow Wilson on drums, recorded at Carnegie Hall in New York City by Voice of America on November 29, 1957 at “Thanksgiving Jazz”, a benefit concert produced by Kenneth Lee Karpe for the Morningside Community Center in Harlem. After the concert the tape was stored at the Library of Congress where it sat untouched until 2005 when it was discovered by recording lab supervisor Larry Appelbaum and then restored by producer Michael Cuscuna and T.S. Monk. We’ll hear the first set and the second set, then complete this episode with one of the rare studio cuts made by Monk & Coltrane, also in 1957.

Saturday, August 17

LOUISIANA SWAMP BLUES

Toke Time with John Sinclair 50

Super tokes from the Louisiana swampland courtesy of Excello, Imperial and other labels this week with selections from the albums Louisiana Swamp Blues and Dark Clouds Rollin’: Excello Swamp Blues Classics by Slim Harpo, Clifton Chenier, Boo Zoo Chavis, Clarence “Bon Ton” Garlow, Lightnin’ Slim, Whispering Smith, Boo Breeding, and Guitar Slim.

Sunday, August 18

ALL KINDS OF SHRIMP

Caleb Selah Presents The Fuck You Sound 57

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, August 18

RADIO FREE GENOA POETRY 03

John Sinclair Radio Show Archives 237

This third episode of Radio Free Genoa Poetry was also broadcast “live” from the Piazza delle Erbe in the heart of Genoa where my engineer and recordist Andrea Orlando and I set up outside the Café Letterario delle Erbe to play some music and talk some talk from the Festivale Internazionale di Poesie di Genova. Today I am featured on the Piazza in what they call an Aperitivo Poetico, or Drinks with the Poet, and I’m playing selections from THE DETROIT ALBUM with my Motor City Blues Scholars, recorded at the Jazz Loft in Detroit in April, and from the recording session I made at Starski & Sons Studio in Paris with guitarist Gilles Riberolles just two weeks ago, and we are presenting the radio program “live” for the audience gathered on the piazza at 7:00 in the evening. Although there is no translator and the Italian citizens have really no idea of what I’m talking about, they are very appreciative and we all end up having a ball..

Monday. August 19

WHERE YA AT?

John Sinclair Radio Show 509

The John Sincair Radio Show emanates from a different remote location in Amsterdam each week his month, so who knpows where we’ll be or what we’ll be playing?

Tuesday, August 20

GOOD TIME BLUES

The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree 88

Bruce Pingree with another hour of blues & gospel music this week in honor of Mother’s Day by Shirley Lewis, Tony Lynn Washington, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, Lydia Warren, Big Mama Thornton, Katie Webster, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Nora Jean Broussard, and Ruth Brown.

Wednesday, August 21

NORTH EAR FEAST

Fly By Night with Steve The Fly 22

Steve The Fly is looking forward to the North Sea Jazz Festival again with music by Nina Simone, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Horace Andy, Herbie Hancock, Al Haig-Art Themen-Peter King, Thelonious Monk, John Sinclair, Steve Fly & Laith Al Saadi, Muddy Waters, Sonny Rollins-Don Cherry-Billy Higgins-Henry Grimes, and Bobby Enriquez-Richie Cole-Benny Reitveld.

Thursday, August 22

THIRD DEGREE BURN

Crossroads—Where Jazz Meets Blues with Leslie Keros 40

Leslie Keros with an hour of music by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Kenny Burrell, Al Cohn & Billy Mitchell, Art Hodes, Scott Gwinnell, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Shelly Manne & Russ Freeman, Charles Earland, Aaron Diehl, Winard Harper, and Larry Carlton & Robben Ford.

Thursday, August 22

FIRST TIME I MET THE BLUES

Blues From The Red Rooster Lounge 57

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Lonnie Mack, Buddy Guy, Luther Allison, Walter Trout, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, J.B. Lenoir, The Mannish Boys, The Shadows, Bo Diddley, James Cotton, Curtis Salgado, Mother Earth, and Ray Charles.

Friday, August 23

OLD TIME RELIGION

Jazz Roots with Tom Morgan 04

Tom Morgan is an award-winning jazz historian and community broadcaster formerly heard on WWOZ-FM in New Orleans. Jazz Roots 04 opens with a series of selections by pianist Clarence Williams and his ensemble, then looks into the recorded output of vocalist Putney Dandridge with an all-star supporting cast, and closes with Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton.

Friday, August 23

MISTERIOSO

Ancestor Worship with John Sinclair 50

This is the eighth consecutive installment of our elongated investigation into the music of the great pianist and composer Thelonious Sphere Monk, heard tonight in concert with Johnny Griffin on tenor saxophone, Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums, recorded at the 5 Spot Cafe in New York City in 1958 by Riverside Records for release on the album called Misterioso. We’ll hear the entire set as released by Riverside Records.

Saturday, August 24

A CARNIVAL OF SONGS

Toke Time with John Sinclair 51

Our tokes tonight are coming from a pair of obscure albums of music from the late 1940s and early ’50s called Dance The Rock & Roll from Atlantic Records and A Carnival of Songs from King Records, courtesy of my pals Wesley Race of Dallas and Dave Ranney of Kansas City who transferred these goodies from LP and sent them to me, with tunes by Willis Jackson, Chuck Calhoun & His Atlantic All Stars, the Joe Morris Orchestra featuring Johnny Griffin, the Frank Culley Orchestra, the Tiny Grimes Quartet, Billy Eckstine, James Brown, Bill Doggett, Hank Ballard, The Platters, The “5″ Royales, Little Willie John, Sonny Thompson, Earl Bostic, and Freddy King.

Sunday, August 25

RESISTING THE URGE TO QUIT

Caleb Selah Presents The Fuck You Sound 58

Unmitigated weirdness from Caleb Slah in the housedem.com bunker in London wih selections from The Selah Jubilee Singers, The Byrds, J-Sound Spinforth & The Fritz, Nash, Tipper, Cibo Matto, Chu, Professor Tip, Gil Scott-Heron, Wax Triptych, Quantic, The Box Tops, John Sinclair, Soil & Pimp Sessions, George Carlin, Doug Stanhope, Lesbian Horse, Hugo Kant, Baaba Maal, and Flying Lotus.

Sunday, August 25

RADIO FREE GENOA POETRY 04

John Sinclair Radio Show Archives 238

The fourth episode of Radio Free Genoa Poetry was conducted at the Café Mentelocale in Genoa prior to my performance this evening at the Palazzalo Ducale and features an interview with Suji Kwock Kim, an Korean-American poet here to read from her book Notes from the Divided Country at the Festivale Internazionale di Poesie di Genova, along with music by Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers, Harmonica Shah, Thornetta Davis, Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, Kirk Joseph & Backyard Groove, Nawfel, Howlin’ Wolf, John Sinclair & Gilles Riberolles, Bob Dylan, and George Clinton.

Monday, August 26

WHAT IT IS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 510

What it is is the John Sinclair Radio Show, a fresh episode coming from an as yet undetermined remote location in Amsterdam with a program of music not yet selected—just to keep it fresh!

Tuesday, August 27

KILLER DILLER BLUES

The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree 89

Bruce Pingree with another hour of blues & gospel music for Mother’s Day this week by The Blues Broads, Tracy Nelson, Erin Hart, Memphis Minnie, Rory Block, Buddy & Ela Johnson, Nellie Lutcher, Helen Humes, Alberta Hunter, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Irma Thomas, The Caravans, Fontella Bass, Ann Rabson & Bob Margolin, Leigh Harris, Bonnie Raitt, and The Staples Singers.

Wednesday, August 28

LET’S LOOT THE SUPERMARKET WHILE WE HAVE A CHANCE

Fly By Night with Steve The Fly 23

Flying By Night with Steve The Fly and a typically provocative program of selectiions in honor of the recently departed Mick Farren from Billy Martin’s Wounded Knee, Mick Farren & Jack Lancaster, Eddie Jefferson, Ed Sanders, DKT-MC5 featuring John Sinclair, Beatnik Youth featuring John Sinclair & Howard Marks, Mick Farren & The Deviants, and Subatomic Particle Homesick Blues.

Thursday, August 29

NATURAL BORN BELIEVER

Blues Edition with Leslie Keros 39

Leslie Keros blowing in from Chicago with blues from Big Daddy Kinsey, Johnny Copeland, Freddie King, Jimmy Johnson, James Cotton, Mighty Joe Young, Fenton Robinson, Robert Lockwood Jr., Aron Burton, Joe Louis Walker, Roxanne Potvin, Otis Rush, Albert King, R.L. Burnside, and Jimmy Witherspoon.

Thursday, August 29

YOU GOT TO KNOW HOW

Blues From The Red Rooster Lounge 58

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Duke Robillard, Rory Block, Lisa Biales, Beth Hart, Arthur Crudup, Andrew “Big Voice” Odom, Travis Haddix, Walter Trout, Johnny Copeland, Tom Principato, Buddy Guy, and Ronnie Earl.

Friday, August 30

FINGER BUSTER

Jazz Roots with Tom Morgan 05

Tom Morgan’s opening sets on Jazz Roots today feature a series of piano rolls by Clarence Jones, James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, Edith Baker, Mandy Randolph, and Vee Longhurst, followed by recordings by Willie “The Lion” Smith solo and with His Cubs.

Friday, August 30

MONK AT TOWN HALL

Ancestor Worship with John Sinclair 51Our prolonged investigation into the recorded works of pianist-composer Thelonious Sphere Monk continuess ith this presentation of the historic Town Hall concert of February 28, 1959, starting with three cuts by the Thelonious Monk Quartet—with Charlie Rouse on tenor sax, Sam Jones on bass, and Art Taylor on drums—and then the Thelonious Monk Orchestra, adding Donald Byrd on tumpet, Eddie Bert on trombone, Robert Northern on French horn, Jay McAllister on tuba, and Phil Woods and Pepper Adams in the saxophone section, to perform a series of arrangements crafted by Monk and Hall Overton. We’ve got time for only one version of “Little Rootie Tootie,” so we chose the encore version here

Saturday, August 31

EARLY TIMES

Toke Time with John Sinclair 52

Super super tokes this week from a terrific collection of obscure 78s & 45s produced by Ike Turner in the 1950s called Early Times: Ike Turner & His Kings Of Rhythm featuring Ike Turner and members of the Kings of Rhythm fronting the band under their own names and others, like Dennis Binder, Matt Cockrell, Sly Fox (Eugene Fox), Clayton Love, Willie King (Billy Gayles), Bonnie & Ike Turner, Mary Sue (Bonnie Turner), Brother Bell (Johnny O’Neal), and Jesse Knight.

 

 

 

 

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