2013—09 September Program Guide

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

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SEPTEMBER 2013 PROGRAM GUIDE

Mondays

John Sinclair Radio Show

Tuesdays

The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree

Wednesdays

Jazz Roots with Tom Morgan

plus Fly By Night with Steve The Fly

Thursdays

Crossroads—Where Jazz Meets Blues with Leslie Keros

plus Blues From the Red Rooster Lounge

Fridays

Ancestor Worship with John Sinclair

plus Back Trackin’ with The Bartender

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 September schedule adds Tom Morgan’s new Back Trackin’ with The Bartender show to the Ancestor Worship program with John Sinclair every Friday, moving Jazz Roots to Wednesdays to join Fly By Night with Steve The Fly. Our chronological presentation of the John Sinclair Radio Show for 2008 proceeds on Sunday afternoons following The Fuck You Sound.

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SEPTEMBER 2013 PROGRAM GUIDE

Sunday, September 1

RESISTING ALL KINDS OF SHRIMP

Caleb Selah Presents The Fuck You Sound 59

Recombined weirdness from The Fuck You Sound headquarters at housedem.com in London with Caleb Selah & the Lesbian Horse. And selctions from Ronny, Coldcut, Dennis Brown, Various Folk, Sonya, Azealia Banks, Julian Cope, Nova Nova, Charles Bradley, Joanna Newsmen, the Chemical Brothers, Curtis Mayfield, The Impressions, and A Tribe Called Quest featuring Faith Evans.

Sunday, September 1

RADIO FREE GENOA POETRY 05

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The fifth and final episode of Radio Free Genoa Poetry was conducted at the Café Mentelocale in the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa and, with the valued assistance of Max Hernandez, features interviews with Antonio Simon from France and Bas Boettcher from Germany, poets here in Genoa for the Festival Internazionale di Poesie di Genova, along with music by John Coltrane, Bo Diddley, John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, T-Bone Walker, Elmore James, Charlie Parker, Jimmy Reed, John Sinclair & Mark Ritsema, Joe Weaver, and Miles Davis.

Monday, September 2

EASY BABY

John Sinclair Radio Show 511

Episode 511 is beaming out from the Fly Agaric 23 Studio on the Prinsengracht canal in Amsterdam with music from Detroit Frank DuMont, Magic Sam, Bob Dylan, Thelonious Monk, Wayne Kramer, The Flamingos, Emile Barnes & Peter Bocage, Archie Shepp, John Sinclair & Pinkeye Orchestra, Roland Kirk, Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood, and the Lyman Woodard Organization Orchestra.

Tuesday, September 3

THE CRAZY BLUES

The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree 90

Bruce Pingree with a program of blues music this week by Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Hounds and the great Memphis Minnie, in honor of their respective June birthdays.

Wednesday, September 4

THAT’S A-PLENTY

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Tom Morgan’s opening set on Jazz Roots today features 1937-38 recordings by the Milt Hearth Trio with Milt on organ & vocals, Willie “The Lion” Smith countering on piano, Teddy Bunn on guitar & vocals, and the great O’Neill Spencer, drums & vocals. The spotlight turns to Europe with a series of 78s by American bands recorded in London, Barcelona and other hotspots: The Plantation Orchestra with trumpet star Johnny Dunn in London in 1926, Sam Wooding & His Chocolate Kiddies in Barcelona in 1929, Noble Sissle & His Orchestra in Middlesex 1929 and London in 1930, and James Boucher & His Jazz from Paris in 1930—all taken from a CD titled Black Jazz in Europe 1926-1930 on Jazz Time Records.

Wednesday, September 4

TAPPING MY OWN PHONE

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Steve The Fly is tapping his own phone to come up with this week’s episode of Fly By Night, with mind-boggling selections by Charles Olson, David Amram, Alan Moore, Amiri Baraka, James Blood Ulmer, Robert Anton Wilson, Thelonious Monk, John Sinclair & Beatnik Youth, Dizzy Gillespie, Ezra Pound, and Lalo Schifrin.

Thursday, September 5

CON ALMA

Crossroads—Where Jazz Meets Blues with Leslie Keros 41

Leslie Keros with an hour of killer music by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Blue Mitchell, Michael Dease, Mike LeDonne, Lenny Marcus, Ray Bryant, Roberta Gambarini, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Miles Davis & Milt Jackson.

Thursday, September 5

MEAN OLD WORLD

Blues From The Red Rooster Lounge 59

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by John Lee Hooker, J.B. Hutto, Otis Rush, Johnny Young, Otis Spann, The Proof, Keef Hartley Band, John Mayall W.Eric Clapton, The Cate Brothers, Jimmy Vivino & The Black Italians, Percy Sledge, Travis Haddix, and Lurrie Bell.

Friday. September 6

DUKE ELLINGTON LIVE AT THE WHITNEY

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When I was in Rotterdam last month visiting Mark Ritsema I found an album in his collection of a Duke Ellington solo and trio concert at the Whitney Museum of Art in New York City on April 10, 1972 and I thought it’d be a great chaser after our string of Thelonious Monk programs.

Friday. September 6

HANG TOUGH

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Tom Morgan is spinning with his new program for WTJU-FM in Charlottesvile VA called Back Trackin’ with The Bartender featuring great sides by Paul Gayten, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Wingy Manone, John Boutte, Jon Cleary, Crescent City Gold, Yvonne Wise, Ernie K-Doe, Earl King, Wallace Johnson, the Jake Leg Stompers, Treme Brass Band, The Tin Men, Snooks Eaglin, and James Booker.

Saturday, September 7

ROCK ME BABY: A SALUTE TO B.B. KING

Toke Time with John Sinclair 53

This week’s tokes have been carefully selected from the collected works of the great Riley “Blues Boy” King, taken from his early years of recording for RPM Records and presented in rough chronological ordre from 1949 through the mid-50s—some of the finest recordings ever committed by human beings!

Sunday, September 8

GIVING IT UP FOR MICK FARREN

Caleb Selah Presents The Fuck You Sound 60

This episode of The Fuck You Sound combines several miscelleaneous segments ejected from previous shows with a brilliant remembrance of the recently departed Mick Farren recorded by Charles Shaar Murray with Sam “Lesbian Horse” Jones.

Sunday, September 8

MAGGOT BRAIN: GEORGE CLINTON “LIVE” IN LONDON

John Sinclair Radio Show Archives 207

Episode 207 is coming from the Royal Festival Hall near the banks of the Thames River in London where George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars are playing tonight as part of the 2008 Meltdown Festival, so we went to pay our respects to President Clinton and record the concert on our little hand-held digital machine to share with our listeners on this program, augmented by a few cuts from recent GC album releases.

Monday, September 9

WHO KNOWS

John Sinclair Radio Show 512

Our penultimate John Sinclair Radio Show from Amsterdam will probably emanate from our latest headquarters, the Dutch Flowers Coffeeshop on the Singel canal, but who knows what we’ll be playing?

Tuesday, September 10

T-BONE SHUFFLE

The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree 91

Bruce Pingree with a program of blues music this week celebrating the birthdays of Memphis Minnie, T-Bone Walker, and bluesman Jimmy Rogers of Ruleville, Mississippi.

Wednesday, September 11

FLORIDA STOMP

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Jazz Roots opens today with recordings by the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra with Coleman Hawkins, Don Redman, and Buster Bailey, made for Vocalion (as the Dixie Stompers) and Harmony Records in 1925. Redman is featured on vocals with the Dixie Stompers in what Morgan refers to as the early roots of rap music. There’s a lot more of Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra before guitarist Teddy Bunn steps into the feature spotlight for a set of music with Spencer Williams and with the Mezz Mezzrow-Tommy Ladnier outfit.

Wednesday, September 11

SOMETHING’S GOING ON

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Steve The Fly Is Flying By Night with a stellar program of selections by Robert Anton Wilson, Daddy Cleanhead & the Chuck Higgins Band, Big ‘T’ Tyler, Donald Harrison Jr & Dr. John, Kermit Ruffins & The Barbecue Swingers, the Treme Brass Band, Tuba Fats’ Chosen Few, the Stooges Brass Band, 9th Ward Warriors & Re-Birth Brass Band, Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie, Allen Toussaint, and Rev. Goat Carson.

Thursday, September 12

AFTER YOU’VE GONE: HOMAGE TO GEORGE DUKE

Crossroads—When Jazz Meets Blues with Leslie Keros 42

Leslie Keros with an hour of music in tribute to George Duke, as leader and co-conspirator with Christian McBride, Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Rollins, Johnny Guitar Watson, Herb Ellis, Miles Davis, and Joe Williams, plus a closing cut from John Coltrane.

Thursday, September 12

OKIE DOKIE STOMP

Blues From The Red Rooster Lounge 60

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Arthur Gunter, Bee Houston, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, the Campbell Brothers with Denise Brown: Devil Ride, David Malone & The Sugar Bears, Gatemouth Brown, Bobby Womack, Chuck Berry, Eddie “The Chief” Clearwater, Fred Neil, Roy Buchanan, Lloyd Jones with Terry Hanck, and Lil Green.

Friday. September 13

BOUNCING WITH BUD: BUD POWELL ON BLUE NOTE & ROOST, PART ONE

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This episode of Ancetor Worship begins a month-long investigation into the recorded music of pianist Bud Powell during the late 1940s and the 1950s for Blue Note and Roost Records, selected from a multi-disc box set I captured while visiting Mark Ritsema in Rotterdam in July, including session with his Modernists (Sonny Rollins, Fats Navarro, Tommy Potter & Roy Haynes) in 1949, trio sessions in 1947 and 1951 with Curley Russell & Max Roach, and a trio session with George Duvivier and Art Taylor in 1953.

Friday. September 13

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

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Tom Morgan is spinning for WTJU-FM in Charlottesvile VA on Back Trackin’ with The Bartender with great sides by Paul Gayten, Blue Lu Baker, Shamarr Allen, Holly Bentsen & Amasa Miller, Dr. John, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, John Boutte & Cubanismo, Po-Boy-Citos, Snooks Eaglin, Aaron Neville, Allen Toussaint, Tami Lynn, Sam & The Soul Machine, Irma Thomas, and James Booker.

Saturday, September 14

MOST OF ALL

Toke Time with John Sinclair 54

This week’s episode of Toke Time takes a serous look into the recorded output of my favorite vocal group of all time, the fabulous quintet from Louisville KY by way of Chicago known as The Moonglows, led by Harvey Fuqua and the brilliant lead vocals of Bobby Lester. First on Chance Records out of Cleveland and then cutting as The Moonliters featuring Bobby Lester for Checker, the Moonglows exploded in 1954 with their first release on the Chess label, a top 10 single caled “Sincerely” backed with “Tempting.” Our program follows their string of Chess singles in order of release for the remainder of the hour.

Sunday, September 15

I SHOULD LIKE TO CHANGE INTO A LESBIAN HORSE

Caleb Selah Presents The Fuck You Sound 61

Caleb Selah and Sam Jones with a Lesbian Horse program of assorted weirdness from the housedem.com bunker in a new secret location in London.

Sunday, September 15

LIFE IS SPLENDID

John Sinclair Radio Show Archives 214

Wayne Kramer was in London in June when the MC5 played with Primal Scream to close out the Meltdown Festival at Royal Festival Hall, and we got together the Sunday afternoon before the gig in the Art Café at Wayne’s hotel, the City Inn, to have dinner and talk about Sun Ra for a forthcoming issue of HeadPress magazine. This episode was assembled & edited at the HeadPress Bunker in London on August 21 and features excerpts from our conversation and lots of music by Sun Ra & His Arkestra, including performances from the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festivals in 1972 and 1973 and from the Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Volume 2, plus a rare “live” version of the Sun Ra tribute called “Starship” by the MC5.

Monday, September 16

WHY NOT

John Sinclair Radio Show 513

It’s our last Monday in Amsterdam until November and why not have a new episode of the John Sinclair Radio Show from a location of our choosing, playing only the records we want to hear this week.

Tuesday, September 17

NEXT TIME YOU SEE ME

The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree 92

Bruce Pingree with a program of blues music this week honoring the birthday of Little Junior Parker and the 5th anniversary of the passing of Bo Diddley.

Wednesday, September 18

JUST FOR A THRILL

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Today’s program opens up with the Mezz Mezzrow-Tommy Ladnier Quintet featuring Teddy Bunn on guitar, Pops Foster on bass and Manzie Johnson on drums, finishing up their set from episode #7. Teddy Bunn get a solo guitar showcase with recordings made in 1940, now on CD from RST/Jazz Perspectives, and the balance of the program is devoted to the great Lil Hardin Armstrong & Her Swing Orchestra on Decca 1936-38, featuring stellar musicians like Buster Bailey, Prince Robinson, Wellman Braud and Manzie Johnson. Jelly Roll Morton steps in with the theme music to close the show.

Wednesday, September 18

DIVA DIVING

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Steve The Fly is Diva Diving tonight with cuts by James Blood Ulmer, Sarah Vaughn, Aretha Franklin, Julia Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Dinah Washington, Miriam & Mbongi Makeba, Vicki Anderson, Marva Whitney, Eddie Jefferson, John Sinclair and Beatnik Youth: Red Dress (ruby my dear), and Charlie Parker.

Thursday, September 19

UGETSU: HOMAGE TO CEDAR WALTON

Crossroads—Where Jazz Meets Blues with Leslie Keros 43

Leslie Keros with an hour of music in tribute to Cedar Walton featuring the the recently departed pianist with Blue Mitchell, John Coltrane, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Freddie Hubbard, Eddie Harris, David Fathead Newman, and Poncho Sanchez.

Thursday, September 19

LITTLE BOY BLUE: HOMAGE TO BOBBY “BLUE” BLAND

Blues From The Red Rooster Lounge 61

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with the first hour of his two-part salute to the recently departed Bobby “Blue” Bland, with a dangerous concoction of selections from Bobby’s timeless Duke 45s and LPs from the 1950s and ’60s.

Friday, September 20

KEEPIN’ IN THE GROOVE: BUD POWELL ON BLUE NOTE & ROOST, PART TWO

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Our second hour of music by the great pianist Bud Powell features the Amazing One in a quintet of Modernists with Sonny Rollins, Fats Navarro, Tommy Potter, and Roy Haynes on August 8, 1949; with Curley Russell & Max Roach on May 1, 1951; with George Duvivier & Art Taylor on August 14, 1953; and with Paul Chambers & Art Taylor on August 3, 1957, recording for Blue Note & Roost Records.

Saturday, September 21

FUNKY AMSTERDAM

Toke Time with John Sinclair 55

Saying goodbye to Amsterdam for the fall from the Fly Agaric 23 studio on the Prinsengracht with a program of Dutch Rare Grooves oourtesy of Mark Ritsema, with cuts from Big John Russell, Vitesse, Houseband, Dutch Rhythm Steel & Show Band, Oscar Harris & the Twinkle Stars, Seemon and Marijke, Jerry Van Rooyen, Fred Van Zegveld, Casey & the Pressure Group, Chris Hinze Combination, Jimmy Belmartin, The Free, Dave Pike Set, Jack van Poll, Marva Hodge & the Moody Sec, and the Swinging Soul Machine.

Sunday, September 22

THE NOW BEAT—”IT’S WHAT’S HAPPENING”

Caleb Selah Presents The Fuck You Sound 62

The Lesbian Horse is at the controls for this episode of The Fuck You Sound, coming from the housedem.com studios in London with Caleb Selah & Beefy Mason.

Sunday, September 22

DIDDLEY DADDY: HOMAGE TO BO DIDDLEY

John Sinclair Radio Show Archives 208

The Great Originator Ellas McDaniel, professionally known as Bo Diddley, became one of the founders of rock & roll music when Checker Records released his first single, “Bo Diddley” b/w “I’m a Man” in 1955. Born in McComb, Mississippi in 1934 and raised in Chicago from the age of 6, Bo passed away on June 2 at his home in Archer, Florida at the age of 79. This episode celebrates the life & music of Bo Diddley and fellow pioneers Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Fats Domino—the Mount Rushmore of Rock & Roll—who reshaped the sound of popular music in 1955 with their smash releases on Chess, Checker, Specialty & Imperial Records. We also bow our heads to some of their illustrious progenitors from the Crescent City: Roy Brown, Professor Longhair, Lloyd Price and Bobby Charles. But it’s mostly Bo Diddley all the way.

Monday, September 23

SONG OF PRAISE

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It’s John Coltrane’s birthday today and we’ll doubtless be playing a selection of his music with added treats from Ray Charles, Earl Turbinton and other great artists born the same day, coming from a location in the Detroit metropolitan area yet to be determined .

Tuesday, September 24

MIND-BLOWING BOOGIE

The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree 93

Bruce Pingree with a program of blues music this week by Mulgrew Miller, Pinetop Perkins, Dave Maxwell, Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, and Debbie Davies.

Wednesday, September 25

RHAPSODY IN BLUE

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This week’s Jazz Roots Radio Show begins with a series of George Gershwin piano rolls from 1919-25, then a complete “Rhapsody in Blue” as premiered by Paul Whiteman’s orchestra at Aeolian Hall and assembled here from two sessions in 1925 and 1927. The spotlight turns to the Louisiana Rhythm Kings recorded on Vocalion in 1929-30 with Red Nichols at the helm and featured musicians Glenn Miller, Vic Burton, Jack Teagarden, Joe Sullivan, Dave Tough, Red Nichols, PeeWee Rusell and Jimmy Dorsey. The Rhythm Kings complete their set on the next episode of Jazz Roots.

Wednesday, September 25

ILLUMINATUS TRILOGY

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Steve The Fly pays homagwe to his friend & mentor Robert Anton Wilson with an Illuminatus Trilogy and tunes by Don Cherry & Latif Khan, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Alan Moore & Gary Lloyd, Dr Marshmallow Cubicle, Allen Ginsberg, and The Up.

Thursday, September 26

CEDAR’S BLUES

Crossroads—Where Jazz Meets Blues with Leslie Keros 44

Leslie Keros with an hour of music in tribute to the late Cedar Walton, featuring the pianist with Houston Person, Clifford Jordan & the Magic Triangle, Milt Jackson, Eastern Rebellion, the Sweet Basil Trio, and on his own over the years.

Thursday, September 26

CALL ON ME

Blues From The Red Rooster Lounge 62

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with the second hour of his two-part salute to the late Bobby “Blue” Bland.

Friday, September 27

THE SCENE CHANGES: BUD POWELL ON BLUE NOTE & ROOST, PART THREE

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Our third hour of Bud Powell from The Complete Blue Note & Roost Recordings (courtesy of Mark Ritsema) features the great late-50s Blue Note albums Time Waits and The Scene Changes with Sam Jones & Philly Joe Jones (May 24, 1958) and Paul Chambers & Art Taylor (December 29, 1958).

Friday, September 27

ATOMIC STOMP

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Tom Morgan is Back Trackin’ with The Bartender for WTJU-FM in Charlottesvile VA playing great sides by Paul Gayten, Tin Men, Treemonisha, Zazu City, Charlie & Sou, Va Va Voom, Tom McDermott, Something Wiith An A, Evan Christopher, Hot Club of New Orleans, Jeremy Lyons, Storyville Stompers, John Rankin, Panorama Jazz Band, Basin Street Six, George Lewis, Clarence Garlow, and James Booker.

Saturday, September 28

BACK IN TOWN

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I’m observing the occasion of my return to Detroit for the fall to visit the timeless recordings of the great Eddie Jefferson, my idol, inspiration, dear friend and mentor who was murdered in the Motor City late one night in 1979. This episode of Toke Time features sides from Eddie’s tenure with James Moody and from his later series of albums as a leader, including his lyrics to saxophone improvisations by Moody, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, and Coleman Hawkins.

Sunday, September 29

CHEM-TRAILS, THE ILLUMINATI, MUSIC BIZ SATANISTS AND YOU

Caleb Selah Presents The Fuck You Sound 63

The Lesbian Horse and Caleb Seleh in another twisted collaboration from The Fuck You Sound headquarters at housedem.com in London.

Sunday, September 29

BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

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This episode is centered on a long conversation I had with the Japanese writer, musician, & punk rock legend Gaku Torii at a place called the Ooze Charm Coffeeshop in Tokyo in the evening of Friday, June 27, 2008. The excerpts in this episode are taken from the first section of the conversation and punctuated with music by Big Joe Turner, Chuck Berry, Billy Ward & the Dominos, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars with Wayne Kramer, and the MC-5 from the Grande Ballroom in 1968—sort of an aural biography of my youthful years (Part 1) produced in my little room at the HeadPress Bunker in London on the last day of August, 2008. Gaku’s interview has just appeared in print in the Japanese periodical Record Collectors’ Magazine (Volume 27, Number 9, 2008).

Monday, September 30

FREE THE WEED

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Getting ready for my birthday on Wednesday with this program of personal favorites, probably coming from the Michigan Medical Marijuana Conference in Traverse City to close out the month.

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