2014—01 January Program Guide

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

RADIO FREE AMSTERDAM

BLUES, JAZZ & REEFER—KEEPING THE MUSIC ALIVE

Mondays

John Sinclair Radio Show

plus Vintage Radio Vaults: Destination Out with Kim Heron

Tuesdays

The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree

plus Chicago Bound or Messin’ with the Blues with Leslie Keros

Wednesdays

Jazz Roots with Tom Morgan

plus Fly By Night with Steve The Fly

Thursdays

Blues Edition with Leslie Keros

plus Blues From the Red Rooster Lounge with Cary Wolfson

Fridays

Ancestor Worship with John Sinclair

plus Back Trackin’ with The Bartender

Saturdays

Toke Time with John Sinclair

plus Sinclair On The Air Archives

Sundays

Caleb Selah Presents The Fuck You Sound

plus John Sinclair Radio Show 2008 Archives

Two new hours of great music every day in February. New shows: Leslie Keros with Chicago Bound or Messin’ With The Blues every Tuesday.

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JANUARY 2014 PROGRAM GUIDE

Wednesday, January 1

SWING IT

JAZZ ROOTS 22

Produced by Tom Morgan at WWOZ-FM in New Orleans, this episode of Jazz Roots features music from the 1920s by Ikey Robinson & His Windy City 5, Sloke & Ike with Charlie Slocum, the Harlem Hamfats, and Paul Barbarin & His New Orleans Band.

Wednesday, January 1

IN HIS OWN WORDS
FLY BY NIGHT 40

Steve The Fly brings us the musings of John Lennon on his literary and song-writing career with a pair of tunes and a homage in verse by John Sinclair with the Beatnik Youth Orchestra.

Thursday, January 2

BLOWING THE BLUES

BLUES EDITION 46

Leslie Keros is playing the blues with cuts from Big Daddy Kinsey, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Hubert Sumlin, George “Harmonica” Smith, Junior Parker, Irma Thomas, Jay McShann, Ted Robinson & Dave Spector, Jimmie Vaughan & LuAnn Barton, Irene Reid, Guy Davis, Jimmy “T-99” Nelson, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings, Johnny Shines & Big Walter Horton, and H-Bomb Ferguson.

Thursday, January 2

WATCH YOUR STEP

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 75

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues & gospel sides by Bobby Parker, Johnny Rawls, Jesse Winchester, Syl Johnson, Steve Cropper & Felix Cavaliere, Sean Costello, Mighty Gospel Giants of Brooklyn, Swan Silvertones, Soul Stirrers, and Shuggie Otis.

Friday, January 3

BAGS & TRANE

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 69

We’ve got a bg treat for our listners to start off the new year: A serial investigation of the recorded works of John Coltrane from his signing with Atlantic Records at the beginning of 1959 for an indeterminate number of weks in all but certainly for the full month of January, starting with his first Atlantic release, Bags & Trane, for which he shared billing with vibraphonist Milt Jackson accompanied by Hank Jones on piano, Percy Heath on bass , and drummer Connie Kay, recorded in New York City on January 15, 1959.

Friday, January 3

RUB DUB DUB

BACK TRACKIN’ WITH THE BARTENDER 18

Tom Morgan is Back Trackin’ with The Bartender at WTJU-FM in Charlottesvile VA with great sides by Joe Barry, Ernie K-Doe Comments, Chuck Carbo, Bennie Spellman, Billy Turquette, Blazer Boy, Allen Toussaint, Lee Dorsey, Sam Butera, Joe Newman, John Boutte, and James Booker.

Saturday, January 4

JAMES BROWN LIVE AT THE APOLLO

TOKE TIME 70

Toke Time is kicking off the New Year with a spectacular series of programs centered on the great artistic achievement of James Brown, including the presentation of James’s most outstanding 45 rpm single releases in chronological sequence as taken from the 11-volume set called The Singles. That starts next week, but we’re beginning the celebration with the supreme recording of James Brown in performance called Live at the Apollo, recorded in Harlem on October 24, 1962. The complete album contains three more tunes than we have time for here, but otherwise, here’s the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, Mr. Please Please Please himself, live on stage from beginning to end.

Sunday, January 5

LIKE SCALPELS & COCKTAIL STICKS

THE FUCK YOU SOUND 77

THE FUCK YOU SOUND PRESENT WALES: Caleb Selah & The Lesbian Horse with Dr. Megs and Sir Beefington venture from their underground location in London into Wales to do a live Fuck You Sound presentation for the festival goers. It went something like this.

Sunday, January 5

OUT COME THE FREAKS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW ARCHIVES 224

Today’s episode is centered on a WDET-FM production by Rob St. Mary called “40 Years Later” just aired yesterday and today in Detroit to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the MC5 “live” recording sessions at the Grande Ballroom on October 30-31, 1968 that resulted in the band’s Elektra Records album. The two-part “news feature” is surrounded by music from Was (Not Was), Victoria Spivey, Wendell Harrison, the MC-5, Bob Seger, the Stooges, John Sinclair & His Motor City Blues Scholars, the Detroit Cobras, and Planet D Nonet.

Monday, January 6

HAPPY NEW YEAR

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 530

First John Sinclair Radio Show of 2014—our 10th big year! We’ve been podcasting this program since November 22, 2004—even before there was podcasting! Each program is produced at a different location, and each program is different.

Tuesday, January 7

BORN IN CHICAGO

THE BLUES SHOW 107

Bruce Pingree is playing plenty blues with a program of music this week in commemoration of guitarist Michael Bloomfield’s 70th birthday, with a parting salute to the great Junior Kimbrough on his 84th.

Tuesday, January 7

TEARDROPS

CHICAGO BOUND 01

Leslie Keros is debuting her new program Chicago Bound on Radio Free Amsterdam this month with this opening show paying homage to five Chicago bluesmen who passed away in 2013: Magic Slim, Jimmy Dawkins, Aaron Moore, Artie “Blues Boy” White, and Eric Davis.

Wednesday, January 8

SENSATION

JAZZ ROOTS 23

Produced by Tom Morgan at WWOZ-FM in New Orleans, this episode of Jazz Roots features ragtime music from the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra, the Ben Pollack Orchestra, Ben Pollack & His Californians, Jimmy McHugh’s Bostonians, Ben Pollack & His Park Central Orchestra,

Wednesday, January 8

FLY’S BAG

FLY BY NIGHT 41

While on his wayward adventures in America, Steve Fly Agaric 23 hooked up with drummer Alan Hertz and his band, together with Eric Levy who was also playing with Garaj Mahal, bassist and good friend Liam Hanrahan and Jason Conception sitting in for Tal Morris on guitar. In 2003 the band recorded a spectacular album in Berkeley; the selections made here are from the California leg of a short tour the same year, after which they travelled to Los Angeles and then back to San Francisco Bay Area where the band resides: Alan Hertz, drums; Eric Levy, keys; DJ Fly Agaric 23, sounds, turntables; Liam Hanarhan, bass; and Jason Conception, guitar, recorded live at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz, CA on September 18, 2003

Thursday, January 9

GREASY SPOON

BLUES EDITION 47

Leslie Keros is playing the blues with sides by Big Daddy Kinsey, Toronzo Cannon, Paul Geremia, Larry Davis, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Son Seals, Otis Rush, Johnny B. Moore, Johnny Nicholas & the Texas All Stars, Jimmy Thackery, Robert Covington, the Tony Monaco Trio, and B.B. King.

Thursday, January 9

BLIND, CRIPPLED & CRAZY

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 76

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by O.V. Wright, Johnny Rawls, Otis Clay, Otis Rush, Otis Grand, Michael Burks, Tommy Castro, Albert Collins, and Kenny “Blue” Ray.

Friday, January 10

GIANT STEPS

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 70

We’re continuing our investigation into the music of John Coltrane recorded for Atlantic Records during 1959-61 with a program exploring Trane’s preparations for recording his landmark Giant Steps album as documented in Disc 7 of the Atlantic Records box set The Heavyweight Champion. On April 1, 1959 Trane took Cedar Walton (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), and Lex Humphries (drums) into the Atlantic studios to work on a set of his compositions for the album, but he was evidenty dissatisfied with the results and ended up recorded the Giant Steps album with Tommy Flanagan and Arthur Taylor replacing Walton & Humphries on May 4-5, 1959. The “alternative versions” below are from April 1; the “alternate takes” are from the May sessions.

Friday, January 10

LET’S GO OFF

BACK TRACKIN’ WITH THE BARTENDER 19

Tom Morgan is Back Trackin’ with The Bartender at WTJU-FM in Charlottesvile VA with great sides by Paul Gayten, Terence Blanchard, Chris Thomas King, Galactic, Papa Grows Funk, Jon Boutte, Big Chief Alfred Doucette, Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr, Henry Butler, Idrees Muhammad, and James Booker.

Saturday, January 11

OUT OF SIGHT

TOKE TIME 72

Episode 72 continues our long celebration of the great artistic achievement of Mr. James Brown—Soul Brother Number 1! My Xmas gift from The Fuck You Sound was permanent access to the 11-volume set of The Singles of James Brown—complete from 1956 into the 1980s. We’re going through them in chronological order of release as singles on Federal, King, Smash, People, Polydor, and other imprints, selecting our favorites from the vast number of now-available singles and drawing tonight from The Singles, Volume 3: 1964-1965 and The Singles, Volume 4: 1966-1967, starting with his revolutionary Smash Records 45 rpm single:

Sunday, January 12

EVERYBODY SING, EVERYBODY DANCE, LOSE YOURSELF IN WILD ROMANCE

THE FUCK YOU SOUND 78

Caleb Selah & The Lesbian Horse cow up for this sound spectacular from The Fuck You Sound studios in London’s historic Blackheath.

Sunday, January 12

HUMPHF

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW ARCHIVES 226

This epiode comprises tracks recorded at the Café Oto in London during my promotional tour of London in November 2008 in support of my Headpress book called It’s All Good: A John Sinclair Reader, with Mark Ritsema on guitar and an ensmeble including Jair-Rohm Parker Wells on bass, Tony Bianco on drums, Ian Smih on trumpet, and other members of the London . Orchest

Monday, January 13

WHO KNOWS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 531

The John Sinclair Radio Show emanates every Monday at 4:20 from a different location. Who knows what I’ll be playing for this one or where I’ll be doing it?

Tuesday, January 14

MEET ME IN THE CITY

THE BLUES SHOW 108

Bruce Pingree is playing plenty blues this week commemorating te birthdays of the late bluesmen Junior Kimbrough and J.J. Cale.

Tuesday, January 14

DRIVING WHEEL

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 01

Chicago broadcast producer Leslie Keros introduces her new program series Messin’ With The Blues with a program of carefully assembled recordings from 2013 album releases by Lurrie Bell, Sugar Ray Rayford, Guy Davis, Mark Hummel, David Egan, Kara Grainger, Kevin Coelho, James Cotton & Keb’ Mo’, the Lenny Marcus Trio, Magic Sam, Robin Trower, Boz Scaggs, and Roosevelt Sykes (must be a reissue!)

Wednesday, January 15

RHYTHM ON THE RADIO

JAZZ ROOTS 24

Produced by Tom Morgan at WWOZ-FM in New Orleans, this episode of Jazz Roots features music from Louis Prima & His New Orleans Gang plus  guitarist Oscar Aleman recorded in Paris and Stockholm in the mid-1940s.

Wednesday, January 15

GARAJ MAHAL HALLOWEEN

FLY BY NIGHT 42

Shortly after returning to California from a year living in New Orleans, Steve Fly joined Garaj Mahal for a show at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco. The show also featured special guests Leo Nocentelli on guitar and Rasaki on talking drum on “Poodle Factory” plus other tracks coming up in a future Fly-By-Nght show. Garaj were in top form for this Halloween show, ripping through the tunes at a ferocious pace and exploring the shared musical space throughout the elongated jams by  Kai Eckhardt, bass; Fareed Haque, guitar; Alan Hertz, drums; Eric Levy, keys; and Steve Fly Agaric 23 on the turntables.

Thursday, January 16

FROM THE STREETS

BLUES EDITION 48

Leslie Keros with blues from Chicago and cuts from Big Daddy Kinsey, Little Walter, Albert Collins, Richie Rich & the Chi-Town Blues Band, Little Hatch, the Bruce Katz Band, Bill Doggett, Big Maceo Merriweather, Mitch Kashmar, John Primer, Johnny Iguana, Smokey Wilson, Marilyn Scott & the Johnny Otis Band, and Etta James.

Thursday, January 16

I’M STICKIN’ WITH YOU

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 77

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Hound Dog Taylor, Johnny Nocturne Band, Bobby Murray, Johnny Rawls, Steve Lott Blues Band, Mike Henderson & The Bluebloods, Bobby Parker, Sharon Lewis & Texas Fire, James Booker, Pops Staples, Bobby Rush, and Kenny Parker.

Friday, January 17

COLTRANE JAZZ

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 71

Part 3 of our investigation into the recordngs made by John Coltrane and his Quartet for the Atlantic label during 1959-61, taken from the box set called The Heavyweight Champion, including tonight’s selections from the albums Giant Steps (recorded May 4-5, 1959) and Coltrane Jazz (recorded November 24 & December 2, 1959), with Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers and Arthur Taylor accompanying Traene on the former and Wynton Kelly, Chambers and Jimmy Cobb on the latter. Note: I think I may have mis-filed from another Coltrane album the song in the last set called “While My Lady Sleeps,” but it sounds so good I’m leaving it in!

Friday, January 17

TWISTED

BACK TRACKIN’ WITH THE BARTENDER 20

Tom Morgan is Back Trackin’ with The Bartender at WTJU-FM in Charlottesvile Va with great sides by Alvin “Red” Tyler, Shamar Allen, Troy Andrews, Jonathan Batiste, John Boutte, Donald Harrison Jr, Terence Blanchard, Leroy Jones.

Saturday, January 18

OUT OF SIGHT

TOKE TIME 72

Episode 72 continues our long celebration of the great artistic achievement of Mr. James Brown—Soul Brother Number 1! My Xmas gift from The Fuck You Sound was permanent access to the 11-volume set of The Singles of James Brown—complete from 1956 into the 1980s. We’re going through them in chronological order of release as singles on Federal, King, Smash, People, Polydor, and other imprints, selecting our favorites from the vast number of now-available singles and drawing tonight from The Singles, Volume 3: 1964-1965 and The Singles, Volume 4: 1966-1967, starting with his revolutionary Smash Records 45 rpm single:.

Sunday, January 19

HOW WRONG IS THIS

THE FUCK YOU SOUND 79

Caleb Selah & The Lesbian Horse at the controls from The Fuck You Sound head quarters in London and mixed together there by Radio Free Amsterdam.

Sunday, January 19

HUMPHF

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 226

This epiode comprises tracks recorded at the Café Oto in London during my promotional tour of London in November 2008 in support of my Headpress book called It’s All Good: A John Sinclair Reader, with Mark Ritsema on guitar and an ensmeble including Jair-Rohm Parker Wells on bass, Tony Bianco on drums, Ian Smih on trumpet, and other members of the London Improvisors Orchestra.

Monday, January 20

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER FIFTY CENTS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 532

We’ll be broadcsting Episode 532 from an as yet undisclosed location in Amstedam, playing great rcords and having a ball.

Tuesday, January 21

AFTER MIDNIGHT

THE BLUES SHOW 109

Bruce Pingree is playing plenty blues with a program of music this week honoring the birthdays of J.J. Cale and Buddy Guy.

Tuesday, January 21

THIS IS THE BLUES

CHICAGO BOUND 02

The second installment of the new Leslie Keros blues show called Chicago Bound features Windy City blues artists Old Friends with Big Walter Horton & Sunnyland Slim, James Cotton, Joe Filisko & Eric Noden, Otis Spann (along with a dedication to Otis by Muddy Waters & Lucille Spann onstage at the 1972 Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival), David Maxwell, James Wheeler, Mississippi Heat, Bob Stroger, and Otis Clay.

Wednesday, January 22

POUTIN’ PAPA

JAZZ ROOTS 25

Produced by Tom Morgan at WWOZ-FM in New Orleans, this episode of Jazz Roots features music from Johnny Dodds with Jimmy Blythe’s Washboard Band, Jimmy Blythe’s Washboard Ragamuffins, Jimmy Bertrand’s Washboard Wizards, and Jimmy Blythe’s Owls; Jones-Smith Inc. & Jimmy Rushing; and Count Basie & His Orchestra.

Wednesday, January 22

NO PARKING

FLY BY NIGHT 43

The bassist Liam Hanrahan and drummer Alan Hertz performed as a live improvisational duo called No Parking, and on this occasion asked DJ Fly Agaric 23 to join them in San Rafael. The show was at a gambling joint called Pete’s 881. Fly had a blast playing with Liam and Alan who let the emerging vibes take them on a unique journey every performance, and having the foresight to invite DJ Fly into the mix. No Parking is Liam Hanrahan, bass & effects; Alan Hertz, drums; and Steve Fly Agaric 23,  turntables. Taped by Bob Cogswell. No titles!

Thursday, January 23

CONFESSION BLUES

BLUES EDITION 49

Leslie Keros is playing the blues in Chicago with cuts by Big Daddy Kinsey, the Andy T-Nick Nixon Band, Ray Charles, Bonnie Raitt, Big George Brock, Michael Coleman, Mary Bridget Davies, Bob Stroger, Memphis Slim & Roosevelt Sykes, Big Joe Turner, Joe Williams, Reverend Raven & Madison Slim, John Lee Williamson, and Larry Carlton & Robben Ford.

Thursday, January 23

IN THE OPEN

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 78

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Freddy King, Hadden Sayers, Otis Rush & Eric Clapton, Clarence Spady, John Mooney, Bobby Murray, Preston Shannon, Shemekia Copeland, Bettye LaVette, Seasick Steve, Johnny Moeller, and Shuggie Otis

Friday, January 24

THE AVANT GARDE

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 72

Our fourth episode investigating the music recorded by John Coltrane for Atlantic Records during 1959-61 completes the album called Coltrane Jazz, recorded November 29 & December 2, 1959 with Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers & Jimmy Cobb, and then moves to the Atlantic album called The Avant Garde with Coltrane on tenor & soprano saxophones, Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Charlie Haden or Percy Heath on bass, and Edward Blackwell on drums, recorded June 28 & July 8, 1960 and issued on LP several years later, but now found in its entirety in the Atlantic box set called The Heavyweight Champion..

Friday, January 24

BUILT FOR COMFORT

BACK TRACKIN’ WITH THE BARTENDER 21

Tom Morgan is Back Trackin’ with The Bartender at WTJU-FM in Charlottesvile VA with great sides by Paul Gayten, Matt Lemmler, Michael Pellera, Matt Perrine Henry Butler, Snooks Eaglin, Andy J. Forest, Big Al Carson, Mem Shannon, Marva Wright, Katie Webster, Irma Thomas, Glennich Thomas, and James Booker.

Saturday, January 25

SAY IT LOUD

TOKE TIME 73

Episode 73 is another hour-long celebration of the great artistic achievement of Mr. James Brown—Soul Brother Number 1! My Xmas gift from The Fuck You Sound was permanent access to the 11-volume set of The Singles of James Brown—complete from 1956 into the 1980s. We’re going through them in chronological order of release as singles on Federal, King, Smash, People, Polydor, and other imprints, selecting our favorites from the vast number of now-available singles and drawing tonight from The Singles, Volume 5: 1967-1969 and The Singles, Volume 6: 1969-1970, starting with another truly revolutionary King Records 45 rpm single: “Say It Loud—I’m Black And I’m Proud!”

Sunday, January 26

THE IRRESISTIBLE LURE OF BAD SCIENCE

THE FUCK YOU SOUND 80

Selah wakens from a feverish dream and uses his fever to recreate the dream… The Fuck You Sound would like you to wear Headphones and feel strange. There have always been gaps but perhaps you have a companion?

Sunday, January 26

MONK IN ORBIT

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 227

My work in London in November 2008 introducing my book It’s All Good: A John Sinclair Reader included tonight’s appearances at the Café Oto in Dalston and at the Biddle Bros. pub with Mark Ritsema on guitar, Jair-Rohm Parker Wells on bass, Tony Bianco on drums, andRick Jenson on tenor saxophone.

Monday, January 27

END OF THE MONTH

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 533

This episode from Amsterdam is our last Radio Show for January, my 10th year of broadcasting this program every Monday morning at 4:20 am.

Tuesday, January 28

SALTY PAPA BLUES

THE BLUES SHOW 110

Bruce Pingree is playing plenty blues with a program in honor of the birthday of singer Linda Hopkins and music by a stream of blueswomen including Edith Wilson with Little Brother Montgomery, Ethel Waters, LaVerne Baker, Billie Holiday, Ida Cox with the Coleman Hawkins Quintet:, Sippie Wallace, Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends, JoAnn Kelly, Ora Aexander. and Lady Linda Young wit the Chosen Few Brass Band with a live version of our title song from the Louisiana Music Factory in 1993.

Tuesday, January 28

THAT’S A GOOD IDEA

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 02

Leslie Keros is blowing in from Chicago like The Hawk with a program of great music of several descriptions by Erwin Helfer, W.C. Clark, Roomful of Blues, Curtis Salgado, Leadbelly, Dr. John, Roscoe Chenier, Eddie Harris, Peggy Lee, John Coltrane & Milt Jackson, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Freddy Cole, and Eric Bibb

Wednesday, January 29

HARLEM FUSS

JAZZ ROOTS 26

Produced by Tom Morgan at WWOZ-FM in New Orleans, this episode of Jazz Roots features music from Count Basie & His Orchestra, Fats Waller & His Buddies, the Louisiana Sugar Babes, Morris‘s Hot Babies, Pops Foster & Art Hodes, and Jelly Roll Morton.

Wednesday, January 29

HOMAGE TO CHET HELMS

FLY BY NIGHT 44

DJ Steve Fly Agaric 23 joins Garaj Mahal and their other special guests on July 3, 2005 at the Tulsa E. Scott Building in Quincy, CA for this show at 10,000 feet atop the High Sierra mountains at an early morning Pyjama party at the High Sierra Music Festival dedicated to the life and contributions to the scene made by Chet Helms, who had passed away the week of the show. Reggie Watts joins the band on the tune ‘No Spect’ adding his vocal percussive ad-libs to the band’s own brand of indian-jazz-jam-pickle with Alan Hertz on drums, Kai Eckhardt on bass, Fareed Haque on guitar, Eric Levy at the keys, and Steve Fly Agaric 23 on the turntables, plus special guests Jessica Lurie on sax and Reggie Watts on vocals.

Thursday, January 30

NOTHING BUT THE BLUES

BLUES EDITION 50

Leslie Keros is blowing in from Chicago with a great program of blues from Big Daddy Kinsey, Artie “Blues Boy” White, Deanna Bogart, Mary Flower, Johnny Winter, Doug Quattlebaum, James Hunter, Jeff Sarli & Joe Maher, Big Twist & the Mellow Fellows, Demetria Taylor, Jimmie Vaughan, and Magic Slim & The Teardrops.

Thursday, January 30

BURNIN’ HELL

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 79

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by John Lee Hooker, Dave Keyes, Mem Shannon, Toronzo Cannon, Gwen McRae, Earl Gaines, Amos Garrett-Doug Sahm-Gene Taylor Band, Little Willie John, Jesse Dee, Z.Z. Hill, Little Richard, Terry Frank, Robert Covington, and Bee Houston.

Friday, January 31

MY FAVORITE THINGS

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 73

Our investigation into the music recorded by John Coltrane for Atlantic Records during 1959-1961 takes us tonight to the first segment of the epic recoridng sessions of October 21, 24 & 26, 1960 that introduced the classic John Coltrane Quartet with McCoy Tyner (piano) and Elvin Jones (drums)—and in this first incarnation, Steve Davis on bass—plus the modern sound of Trane’s soprano saxophone to the world. The songs recorded at tis session are presented in the order in which they were cut in the Atlantic Recording Studios, except for the last cut which was moved up in the chronology for programatic purposes.

Friday, January 31

SPOOKS

BACK TRACKIN’ WITH THE BARTENDER 22

Tom Morgan is Back Trackin’ with The Bartender at WTJU-FM in Charlottesvile VA with great sides by Paul Gayten, Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Cab Calloway, Bing Crosby, Don Russo, Fats Waller, New Mayfair Orchestra, Dinah Washington, Esther Phillips, Lord Buckley, Mr. Google Eyes, and George Rossi.

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