2014—03 March Program Guide

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

RADIO FREE AMSTERDAM

BLUES, JAZZ & REEFER—KEEPING THE MUSIC ALIVE

Mondays

John Sinclair Radio Show

plus Destination Out with Kim Heron

and Homage to Willie Tee with Tom Morgan

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 or Crossroads—Where Jazz Meets Blues 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

 

Happy Mardi Gras, everybody!

This month Ancestor Worship continues to feature the Impulse recordings of John Coltrane every Friday, and Toke Time presents a series of “live” performances from the 1970s to the teens by Earl King & The Radiators, James Booker, Dr. John’s Bonnaroo Revue, and R.L. Burnside. Leslie Keros offers a great tribute to Pete Seeger on Messin’ With The Blues.

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MARCH 2014 PROGRAM GUIDE

Saturday, March 1

LET’S GO GET ’EM

TOKE TIME 78

Super Tokes from the Mardi Gras in New Orleans at Carnival Time this week with Wild Indian music by Big Chief Bo Dolis & the Wild Magnolias, Donald Harrison Jr, the Young Guardians of the Flame, Wild Magnolias, Mandingo Warriors, Indians of the Nation featuring Big Chief Little Charles of the White Cloud Hunters, Big Chief Kevin Goodman & the Flaming Arrows, Cha Wa, War Chief Juan Pardo & 101 Runners, Big Chief Roddy & the Black Eagles, the Wild Magnolias & Rebirth Brass Band, and Big Chief Donald Harrison & the Guardians of the Flame.

THE BELLS ARE RINGING

SINCLAIR ON THE AIR 60

Beaming out from Café The Zen in Amsterdam on Salto Wereld Radio with music from the Miles Davis Sextet, Smiley Lewis, 101 Runners, Charlie Parker, Yusef Lateef, Alberta Adams & Planet D Nonet, R.J. Spangler’s Blue Four, Eddie Jefferson, Was (Not Was), Earl Turbinton, John Sinclair & His London Blues Scholars, and the Miles Davis Quintet. The Sinclair On The Air show was heard every Saturday night at midnight during 2010-2011 over Salto Wereld Radio in Amsterdam as a service of Radio Free Amsterdam.

Sunday, March 2

WE’D RATHER FIGHT ON OUR KNEES THAN DIE ON OUR FEET

THE FUCK YOU SOUND 85

Caleb Selah & The Lesbian Horse team up again with producer Beefy Mason for an hour of solid dementia from The Fuck You Sound Blackheath Studios in London.

BLOWING THE HORN

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW ARCHIVES 232

On this cold, rainy Saturday in November 2008 Adam Brook and I took the train to Utrecht for this winter’s edition of the gigantic record show called Megaplaten, where I was scheduled to spin an hour of music into the exposition hall and then make our annual Megaplaten episode of the radio show. The DJ set was splendid, but none of the exhibitors were coming up to talk with us, so I decided to go back to the city and cut the show at the 420 Café and edit in into the set of music from Utrecht. Nick Smith & Guiseppe are in from London and Jeff Kabik stopped by to spray me with some new cannabis delivery system. The music is all from Detroit with Johnnie Bassett, Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, the young Bob Seger, Aretha Franklin,  Stevie Wonder, Alberta Adams, Barbara Lewis, Joe Weaver, Marvin Gaye, Bob Seeley & Bob Baldori. Was (Not Was), Thornetta Davis, Todd Rhodes & Connie Allen, and Scott Morgan & PowerTrane “live” at the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac MI on the recent Zenta New Year celebration.

Monday, March 3

GO TO THE MARDI GRAS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 538

Episode 538 is coming out of Frenchy’s studio in New Orleans with the classic tunes of Mardi Gras by Professor Longhair, Bill Sinigal & the Skyliners, Dave Bartholomew, Sugar Boy & the Cane Cutters, The Hawketts, and Al Johnson, plus Wild Indian music by Los Hombres Calientes, Chief Smiley Ricks, Big Chief Peppy withTroy Andrews, Bayou Renegades, War Chief Juan, Chief Alfred Doucette & the Flaming Arrows, the Mandingo Warriors, and the Wild Magnolias.

WISE TELLS

VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 90: DESTINATION OUT

Destination Out with Kim Heron originated from WDET-FM in Detroit. This week’s episode of Destination Out presents music in the studio by pianist Pamela Wise and her trio with Takashi Io on bass and Billy Higgins at the drums, performed “live” in the WDET-FM studios on the campus of Wayne State University in Detroit.

 

Tuesday, March 4

BEALE STREET BLUES

THE BLUES SHOW 115

Bruce Pingree is playing the blues with a program of music this week by W.C. Handy’s Memphis Blues Band, a tribute band called W.C. Handy’s Beale Street, Louis Armstrong with Velma Middleton, Bessie Smith with Louis Armstrong, Bukka White, Little Willie John, and Clyde McPhatter.

HEADS UP

CHICAGO BOUND 05

Focusing on Chicago nominees for the 2014 Blues Music Awards, Leslie Keros features recordings by Lurrie Bell, the Cash Box Kings, Billy Boy Arnold, Buddy Guy, Bob Stroger, Toronzo Cannon, Barrelhouse Chuck & Kim Wilson’s Blues All Stars, Larry Taylor, John Primer, Chris James, Otis Clay, and Zora Young.

 

Wednesday, March 5

BLUES IN THIRDS

JAZZ ROOTS 31

Produced by Tom Morgan at WWOZ-FM in New Orleans, this episode of Jazz Roots features several Earl Hines solo piano performances from 1928 and recordings by the Nat “King” Cole Trio from 1938-1939.

TRIGGER FINGER

FLY BY NIGHT 49

Steve The Fly has his finger on the trigger tonight with selections from Roberto Laneri & Fabio Sartori, John Cage, Wicked Knee, Jack Kerouac, Ken Nordine, Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Discipline Arkestra, Alan Moore, The Realistics, and Will Bernard.

 

Thursday, March 6

WEIRD BEARD

CROSSROADS—WHERE JAZZ MEETS BLUES 53

Leslie Keros with an hour of music by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Chet Baker, the Ray Brown Trio, Monty Alexander, Eddie Harris & Les McCann, Irene Reid, Lou Rawls, David “Fathead” Newman, Lenny Marcus, Coleman Hawkins & the Metronome All-Stars, and John Coltrane & Milt Jackson.

FEEL SO GOOD

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 85

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore, Magic Sam, John & Sylvia Embry, Buddy Guy & Gary Clark Jr., Chris James & Patrick Rynn, Johnny Rawls, Earl Hooker & Andrew “Big Voice” Odom, and Charlie Musselwhite.

 

Friday, March 7

CHASIN’ THE TRANE

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 78

Recorded live at the Village Vanguard in New York City on November 2-3, 1961 with Garvin Bushell (oboe, contrabassoon); John Coltrane (soprano & tenor saxophones); Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone & bass clarinet); McCoy Tyner (piano); Ahmed Abdul-Malik (oud); Reggie Workman & Jimmy Garrison (bass); Roy Haynes or Elvin Jones (drums).

PASSING IT ON

BACK TRACKIN’ WITH THE BARTENDER 27

Tom Morgan is Back Trackin’ with The Bartender at WTJU-FM in Charlottesvile VA with great sides by Paul Gayten, Tom McDermott, Earl Turbinton, Wynton Marsalis, Wardell Quezergue, Nicholas Payton, Matt Lemmler, Ellis Marsalis, Leroy Jones, Jonathan Batiste, and James Booker.

 

Saturday, March 8

COME ON

TOKE TIME 79

Rare performance recordings from New Orleans courtesy of Don Scherdin with Earl King & The Radiators recorded live at Tipitina’s on January 14, 1984 and James Booker solo piano at the Dream Palace on Frenchmen Street in 1978.

JAMES BROWN STAR TIME

SINCLAIR ON THE AIR 61

My next-to-last Blue Sensations show for WDET-FM in Detroit in June 1991 celebrated the release of the 4-disc box set of James Brown titled STAR TIME featuring a full program of tunes by The Hardest Working Man in Show Business, Soul Brother No. 1, The Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown, capped by a collaborative mash-up with the Kalamu ya Salaam poem “If We Don’t Make This Constant Music” set against James’s “It’s Too Funky in Here.” This program was digitally transferred and edited from a 90-minute cassette recently unearthed in my archive and now safely ensconced in the Vintage Radio Vaults of Radio Free Amsterdam. The Sinclair On The Air show was heard every Saturday night at midnight over Salto Wereld Radio in Amsterdam as a service of Radio Free Amsterdam.

 

Sunday, March 9

THE LOST STONE CIRCLE TAPE

THE FUCK YOU SOUND 86

It was a chilly evening in Marrakech but the sun was still warm on Selah’s face. And the bright yellow pollen of joy coursing through his silly veins made him think of all the wonderful people it has been his privilege to meet this year. Seriously, it’s time to join together and battle the bullshit of mediocrity… Let’s have a War on Squares with The Fuck You Sound. But first pass it round and enjoy some slow show tunes. As usual Play Loud and Your rights as a consumer are fucked.

SOUL MOVER

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW ARCHIVES 233

Episode 233 is coming from the Cannabis College in Amsterdam during Cannabis Cup 2008 with special guests Merll Truesdale, Jim Epstein, and Kenny Post and recorded music from Detroit by Harmonica Shah, Guardian Angel, Detroit Cobras, Bettye LaVette, Odessa Harris, Nathaniel Mayer, Joe L, Andre Williams, John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars, and Eddie Burns. Voice tracks suffer from poor recording quality, but here they are.

 

Monday, March 10

DO WHAT YOU WANNA

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 539

This episode will be coming from New Orleans where I’ll be recovering from Mardi Gras and playing whatever music I feel like playing.

SPACE MINDS

VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 91: DESTINATION OUT

This week’s episode of Destination Out presents music by Leroy Jenkins with George Lewis, Anthony Davis, and Andrew Cyrille; Dennis Gonzales and Yelled At Eels; Wadada Leo Smith; and the Sun Ra Arkestra from The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra.

 

Tuesday, March 11

KENNEDY BLUES

THE BLUES SHOW 116

Bruce Pingree is playing the blues with a program of music this week by Albert Collins twenty years following his passing and selections by Otis Spann, Mary Ross & John Lee Granderson, Eric von Schmidt, Bill Jackson, Sleepy John Estes, and Fanny Brewer & James Brewer mourning the loss of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago this week.

MISSISSIPPI MUD

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 05

This episode of Messin’ With The Blues is focused on nominees for the 2014 Blues Music Awards including James Harman, the Anthony Paule Band with Frank Bey, James Cotton, Marcia Ball, Guy Davis, Harrison Kennedy, the Mannish Boys, Roosevelt Sykes, Rory Block, Doug MacLeod, Charlie Musselwhite & Ben Harper, and Ronnie Earl.


Wednesday, March 12

FRIM FRAM SAUCE

JAZZ ROOTS 32

Produced by Tom Morgan at WWOZ-FM in New Orleans, this episode of Jazz Roots features music from Nat “King” Cole, his brother Eddie Cole, and a pair of duets with Johnny Mercer, plus a series of great selections by Jack Teagarden & His Orchestra.

TRIP SLOP & BURN

FLY BY NIGHT 50

Steve The Fly is spinning tunes tonight by John Sinclair, Charlie Parker, Funkadelic, Bill Laswell, John Zorn, Wicked Knee, James Andrews with Monk Boudreaux, Jah Wobble, Neneh Cherry, Lalo Schifrin, Aretha Franklin, and Johnny Cash.

 

Thursday, March 13

BLUE STEW

BLUES EDITION 53

Leslie Keros is blowing in from Chicago with a program of blues by Big Daddy Kinsey, Marcia Ball, Barry Levenson, Byther Smith, Amos Milburn, T-Bone Walker, Billy Boy Arnold, Aretha Franklin, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Jimmy McGriff, Lightnin’ Slim, Magic Sam, Willie Tee, Steve Freund, and Big Jack Johnson & Kim Wilson.

TEND TO YOUR BUSINESS

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 86

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by the Tail Dragger, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Little Walter, John Hammond, Cyrille Neville, Ted Hawkins, Eddie Cotton, First Class Blues Band, Rusty Zinn, Big Kat Kaylor, the Campbell Brothers, and Kenny “Blue” Ray.

 

Friday, March 14

IMPRESSIONS

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 79

Recorded live at the Village Vanguard in New York City on November 2-5, 1961 with Garvin Bushell (oboe, contrabassoon); John Coltrane (soprano & tenor saxophones); Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone & bass clarinet); McCoy Tyner (piano); Ahmed Abdul-Malik (oud); Jimmy Garrison (bass); and Elvin Jones (drums).

THE YEAR 1947 IN RHYTHM & BLUES (PART 1)

BACK TRACKIN’ WITH THE BARTENDER 28

Tom Morgan is Back Trackin’ with The Bartender at WTJU-FM in Charlottesvile VA with great sides by Paul Gayten, Duke Henderson, Nellie Lutcher, Jesse Stone, Geechee Smith, Sherman Williams, Cousin Joe, Buddy Banks, Jimmy Witherspoon & Jay McShann, Todd Rhodes, Gene Phillips, Jimmy Grissom & The Blenders, Illinois Jacquet, Joe Liggins, Dinah Washington with Lionel Hampton, Lonnie Johnson, Joe Lutcher, Ray Von Tarrent, Roosevelt Sykes, and Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson.

 

Saturday, March 15

JUNCO PARTNER

TOKE TIME 80

Super tokes “live” from New Orleans in the 1970s courtesy of Don Scherdin with James Booker at the Dream Palace in New Orleans in 1978 and Dr. John’s Bonnaroo Revue with James Booker, Alvin “Shine” Robinson, Robert Lee Popwell & James Black in a KZEW-FM radio broadcast from the Aragon Ballroom in Dallas, Texas on April 11, 1974.

BEE’S BOOGIE

SINCLAIR ON THE AIR 62

Sinclair On The Air is beaming out tonight from Café The Zen in Amsterdam on the American 4th of July weekend, playing music in celebration of my granddaughter Beyonce’s 9th birthday by the Re-Birth Brass Band, Smiley Lewis, Fats Domino, Ben Harper & the Skatalites, Brother Tyrone, Little Booker, the New Orleans Rhythm Conspiracy:, 101 Runners, Dr. John, Little Freddie King, Eyesful, the Drumbo Brown Blues Band, and John Sinclair with LangeFrans & Baas B. The Sinclair On The Air show was heard every Saturday night at midnight during 2010-2011 over Salto Wereld Radio in Amsterdam as a service of Radio Free Amsterdam

 

Sunday, March 16

THE SEVEN PILLARS OF THE FUCK YOU SOUND

THE FUCK YOU SOUND 87

Hear the damp dark streets of Caleb Selah’s fevered brainless fever as he negotiates with the devil himself for some sugar and some real tea. Never forget The Fuck You Sound hate Christmas….

YOU UPSETS ME BABY

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW ARCHIVES 234

Episode 234 is coming from the Bill Barth Memorial Party on Thanksgiving Day at the 420 Café during Cannabis Cup 2008 with special guests Aaron Cole, Merll Truesdale, Kenny Post, and recorded music by B.B. King, Eddie Burns, Jimmy Reed, Magic Sam, Harmonica Shah, Yusef Lateef, Fela, and Fluxedo Junction.

 

Monday, March 17

GUMBO BLUES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 540

This episode will be my last from New Orleans for the spring until I return in October for the wedding of Frenchy & Tina. Next stop: Detroit.

AIN’T WE GOT FUN

VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 92: DESTINATION OUT

This week’s Destination Out program is the first half of the final episode of the series that appeared on WDET-FM in Detroit over many years and presents music by Trixie Smith with Sidney Bechet, Griot Galaxy, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Nancy Wilson, David Murray Big Band with Joel “The Master Whistler” Brandon, Michele Petrucciani, Fats Waller, Gerald Cleaver, Jason Kow Hung, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, Rob Schwimmer, and Muhal Richard Abrams.

 

Tuesday, March 18

GOING DOWN SOUTH

THE BLUES SHOW 117

Bruce Pingree is playing the blues with a program of music this week by R.L Burnside, Dr. John, Hank Ballard, John Hammond Jr, and Aretha Franklin.

HOUSE RENT STOMP

CHICAGO BOUND 06

Leslie Keros plays music of Chicago by Robert Jr. Lockwood, Nick Moss & the Fliptops, Buddy Guy. Katherine Davis, Steve Freund, Big Bill Broonzy, Rob Stone & the C-Notes, Dave Myers, Louis Myers, Luther Snake Boy Johnson, Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson, Cripple Clarence Lofton, Willie Mabon, and Erwin Helfer.

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Wednesday, March 19

REALLY THE BLUES

JAZZ ROOTS 33

Produced by Tom Morgan at WWOZ-FM in New Orleans, this episode of Jazz Roots features music from Sidney Bechet: with The Port of Harlem Seven and with His Feetwarmers, plus cuts from guitarist Eddie Lang.

ICE AGE

FLY BY NIGHT 51

Steve The Fly investigates some of the darker aspects of our current Ice Age with selections by Dan Rather, Enio Morricone, Tony Hindu, Klaus Schultze, Robert Anton Wilson, Screaming Jay Hawkins, New Flesh featuring Fly, Lalo Schifren, David Ignatow, Roy Burns, Dr. John, Alan Moore, Treme Brass Band, The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, Ed Sanders & the Hemptones, John Sinclair, the Gil Evans Orchestra, John Coltrane, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, Eddie Bo, and Allen Ginsberg.

 

Thursday, March 20

FOR MY FRIENDS

CROSSROADS—WHERE JAZZ MEETS BLUES 54

Leslie Keros with an hour of music by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bud Powell, Cannonball Adderley & Eddie Vinson, Jimmy Forrest, Bill Charlap Trio, Planet D Nonet, Calvin Keys, Cécile McLorin Salvant, B.B. King, Lee Morgan, Johnnie Bassett, Jimmy Witherspoon, Peggy Lee, and Hank Crawford & Jimmy McGriff.

BOOM BOOM

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 87

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by John & Sylvia Embry, Charlie Musselwhite, Harvey Mandel, Billy Branch & Sons Of Blues, John Hammond, Scott Ainslie, Sherman Robertson, Nikki Hill, Eddie Cotton, John Mayall & Eric Clapton, Magic Sam, and Elvin Bishop.

 

Friday, March 21

OUT OF THIS WORLD

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 80

We’re continuing our investigation into the recorded works of the John Coltrane Qyartet on Impulse Records, this episode of Ancestor Worship begins with the 45 version of “Greensleeves” from December 21, 1961 with Reggie Workman on bass, McCoy Tyner on piano and Elvin Jones on drums, then the song “It’s Easy To Remember” from Ballads on April 11, 1962 with Jimmy Garrison permanently installed on bass, and continuing through the sessions of June 19-20 and  June 29 for the great album titled Coltrane (Impulse A-21), and ending on September 18, 1962 with “Up ‘Gainst The Wall.” Our bonus track, “The Last Blues,” is from a later Impulse session.

THE YEAR 1947 IN RHYTHM & BLUES (PART 2)

BACK TRACKIN’ WITH THE BARTENDER 29

Tom Morgan is Back Trackin’ with The Bartender with great sides from the year 1947 by Cecil Gant, Cousin Joe, Dave Batholomew, King Porter, Rudy Green, Roy Brown, Roy Milton & Camille Howard, Charles Brown & Johnny Moore’s Blazers, the Five Blazers, Nellie Lutcher, Cousin Joe, and Paul Gayten.

 

Saturday, March 22

BLUES & TROUBLE

TOKE TIME 81

An hour of super tokes “live” from the 1996 Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis courtesy of Don Scherdin featuring the great R.L. Burnside with Kenny Brown on second guitar & Cedric Burnside on drums from start to finish.

RED PRYSOCK AT THE MARDI GRAS

SINCLAIR ON THE AIR 63

This special edition of the Blue Sensations program with John Sinclair was produced as part of the Spring 1990 Fund Drive at WDET-FM in Detroit with Martin Gross riding shotgun and has been edited of everything but the main thesis of the show: RED PRYSOCK INVADES NEW ORLEANS, pitting the great rock & roll tenor saxophonist against an all-star Crescent City line-up including Roy Montrell, Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, The Meters, Roy Brown, Clifton Chenier, Larry Williams, and Little Richard in a simulated free-for-all boxing match at the Superdome in New Orleans that results in an inevitable victory for the John Coltrane of Rock & Roll—Red Prysock! The original cassette recording was duplicated 20 years ago and then digitally transferred from the poor duplicate to make the nasty soundtrack we have in hand, but it’s the only way we’ll ever hear it. The Sinclair On The Air show was heard every Saturday night at midnight over Salto Wereld Radio in Amsterdam as a service of Radio Free Amsterdam.

 

Sunday, March 23

SELAH TALKS THE VOODOO DOWN

THE FUCK YOU SOUND 88

Do not be apprehensive. Candles are better than semi colons. The word of the day is omnistench. Enjoy, and remember to love The Fuck You Sound.

HOW HIGH YA GET

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW ARCHIVES 240

We were celebrating the 37th anniversary of my release from prison on December 13, 1971 and the release of my new book IT’S ALL GOOD: A John Sinclair Reader after hours at the Cannabis College on this Friday evening when I gave my first public reading of the story called “John Sinclair” that starts off the book with an account of my liberaton from penitentiary life through the agency of John Lennon. That reading is the centerpiece of this episode, preceded by music by Detroit’s own Pat in the Hat from his new Funky D Records CD, a live cut by me with Harmonica Shah and his band in Ann Arbor last July, and some improvisational beat-box music from Thumpah Lee, and followed by the Trevor Menear reading of the Lennon tune and a duet performance of my poem for Lennon called “Friday the 13th” with Jair-Rohm Wells on bass, recorded in London last month. Happy Freedom, everybody!

 

Monday, March 24

MOTOR CITY BLUES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 54

Back in Detroit for the Spring, the Hash Bash, the 420 Affair, and the opening of the 3014 Detroit Tigers baseball season. Who knows what we’ll be playing?

ROUND TRIP

VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 93: DESTINATION OUT

This week’s episode of Destination Out is the final hour of the final broadcast of the show that played weekly on WDET for many years and features music from Henry Threadgill, the George Russell Jazz Workshop, Fred Ho, Paul Blackburn, Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, Gunter Hampel, Lafayette Gilchrist, Joeri Kane, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, and the Cecil Taylor Unit.

 

Tuesday, March 25

REAP WHAT YOU SOW

THE BLUES SHOW 118

Bruce Pingree is playing the blues this week by Hank Ballard & The Midnighters, Clarencce Carter, Otis Rush with Duane Allman, Sam Cooke, Eddie Boyd, and John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers.

IF I HAD A HAMMER

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 06

Leslie Keros’ musical tribute to Pete Seeger, including performances with Big Bill Broonzy and an interview with Mississippi John Hurt, plus selections from Josh White, U. Utah Phillips, Big Bill, Ben Harper with the Blind Boys of Alabama, Leadbelly with the Golden Gate Quartet, and Eva Cassidy.

 

Wednesday, March 26

TWO-TONE STOMP

JAZZ ROOTS 34

Tom Morgan’s Jazz Roots with classic selections from Eddie Lang & His Orchestra, Blind Willie Dunn, Wingy Manone, Frank Trumbauer & His Orchestra, and Joe Venuti’s Blue Four.

MARDI RA

FLY BY NIGHT 52

Steve The Fly is ready to go with cuts from Dr John, the Hot 8 Brass Band, Explosions, Miles Davis, James Andrews & Cosiner, John Sinclair, and a string of stellar selections by Sun Ra & His Arkestra.

 

Thursday, March 27

FRONT BURNER

BLUES EDITION 54

Leslie Keros playing the blues in Chicago with cuts by Big Daddy Kinsey, Teddy Morgan, Pete Mayes, Johnny Temple, Jimmie Vaughan, Francine Reed, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Magic Slim, Snooks Eaglin, Albert King, Dave Specter, and Steve Freund.

STRANGER BLUES

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 88

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Mickey Baker, Bonnie Raitt, Koerner, Glover & Ray, Long John Baldry, Rusty Zinn, Sonny Rhodes, Harvey Mandel, Otis Grand, Tail Dragger, Sugaray Rayford, and the First Class Blues Band.


Friday, March 28

AFTER THE RAIN

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 81

This week’s episode of Ancestor Worship comprises recordings made by the John Coltrane Quartet for Impulse Records between November 13, 1962 and November 18, 1963, including the recordings issued as the album titled Ballads and concluding with the brilliant performance titled ”Alabama.” “Vilia” is from March 6, 1963 and “After The Rain” and “Dear Old Stockholm” from April 29, 1963.

THE YEAR 1947 IN RHYTHM & BLUES (PART 3)

BACK TRACKIN’ WITH THE BARTENDER 30

Tom Morgan is Back Trackin’ with The Bartender with the third installment of several episodes dedicated to the year 1947 in rhythm & blues with cuts by Duke Henderson, Nellie Lutcher, Jesse Stone, Geechee Smith, Sherman Williams, Cousin Joe, Buddy Banks, Jimmy Witherspoon & Jay McShann, Todd Rhodes, Gene Phillips, Jimmy Grissom & The Blenders, Illinois Jacquet, Joe Liggins, Dinah Washington with the Lionel Hampton, Orchestra, Lonnie Jonson, Joe Lutcher, Rayvonne Terron, Roosevelt Sykes, and Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson.

 

Saturday, March 29

BLUES & TROUBLE

TOKE TIME 81

An hour of super tokes “live” from the 1996 Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis courtesy of Don Scherdin featuring the great R.L. Burnside with Kenny Brown on second guitar & Cedric Burnside on drums from start to finish.

CAPITOL CITY BLUES CRUISE

SINCLAIR ON THE AIR 65

Scott Allman invited me to sit in for him as host of his popular Lansing MI FM blues show called Capitol City Blues Cruise on the week before Christmas of 1989. I just uncovered the cassette copy of the program I’d sent my daughter Celia 20 years ago, transferred it into the digital realm at the Headpress Bunker in London last month and offer it here as another treasure from the Radio Free Amsterdam Vintage radio Vaults, with music by Robert Johnson, Maxwell Davis, Young Jessie, Little Johnnie Taylor, Etta James & the Peaches, Roy Milton, Big Ed Burns, Willie D. Warren, Baby Boy Warren, Singing Sammy Ward, James Brown, Reggie Hall, Sonny Boy Williamson, The Party Boys, and Snooks Eaglin. The Sinclair On The Air show was heard every Saturday night at midnight over Salto Wereld Radio in Amsterdam as a service of Radio Free Amsterdam.

Sunday, March 30

THE FUCK YOU SOUND WILL NOT COME DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN

THE FUCK YOU SOUND 89

Caleb Selah, the Lesbian Horse, Maggie the Engineer, Lord Beefmaster and the whole sick crew in Blackheath continue to churn out chilling documents of severe mental patience like this one. They are quite set on this idea.

RADIO GROOVE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW ARCHIVES 241

Larry Hayden and Steve Fly and I gathered at the 420 Café this fine Monday evening before Christmas in 2008 to celebrate our existence, enjoy some Opening Tokes of New York Skunk, shoot the shit and play some music by Radio I Ching, the Howlin’ Diablos, Harmonica Shah, Little Junior Cannady, the Butler Twins, Detroit featuring Mitch Ryder, the Up, Uprising, and the great James Semark with John Dana & Ronnie Johnson from the Detroit Artists Workshop around this time of year in 1964. Merry Christmas, everybody!

 

Monday, March 31

HASH BASH

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 542

Getting ready for the Hash Bash in Ann Arbor with a program of music and commentary yet to be selected.

HOMAGE TO WILLIE TEE

VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 94

Tom Morgan made this Homage to Willie Tee using Willie’s 45s, recordings with the Gaturs and the Wild Magnolias to accompany and illustrate the sections of an interview with Wilson Turbinton (Willie Tee) conducted by Tom at the Roots Music Gathering of the Cutting Edge Music Conference. Dates for the interview and this production are unknown at present. This episode of Vintage Radio Vaults was edited & assembled by John Sinclair from the longer production made by Tom Morgan for WWOZ in New Orleans.

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