2014—05 May Program Guide

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

RADIO FREE AMSTERDAM

BLUES, JAZZ & REEFER—KEEPING THE MUSIC ALIVE

 

Mondays

John Sinclair Radio Show

plus Fly By Night with Steve The Fly

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 Highway 61 Blues with Scott Barretta

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 In The Soul Kitchen with Harry Duncan

Sundays

Caleb Selah Presents The Fuck You Sound

plus Vintage Radio Vaults with David Kunian

 

It’s taken us ten long years but Radio Free Amsterdam has finally reached its maturity this month with a full slate of programming shaped by the original vision for our own radio station with a stunning array of program hosts and two hours per day of blues, jazz and roots music radio produced by Scott Barretta, Harry Duncan, Leslie Keros, Cary Wolfson, Bruce Pingree, Tom Morgan, David Kunian, Caleb Selah, Steve The Fly, and yours truly, the program director, John Sinclair.

 

 

MAY 2014 PROGRAM GUIDE

 

Thursday, May 1

COOKIN’ THE BLUES

CROSSROADS—WHERE JAZZ MEETS BLUES 57

Leslie Keros is cookin’ the blues with an hour of music by Stevie Ray Vaughn, the Miles Davis Sextet, Coleman Hawkins, Monty Alexander, Tiny Grimes, Buddy DeFranco, Rusty Bryant, Louis Jordan, Wes Montgomery, Pete Johnson & Albert Ammons, and Kenny Barron & Stan Getz.

Thursday, May 1

BAD ATTITUDE

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 93

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by The Holmes Brothers, Angela Strehli, Johnny Drummer, Yvonne Jackson, John Mays, Ruthie Foster, Johnny Rawls, Otis Grand, Mike Zito with Sonny Landreth, Jim Suhler, John Hammond, Hound Dog Taylor, Magic Sam, anf Irving Ashby.

Friday, May 2

A LOVE SUPREME

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 86

Episode 86 begins with the complete A Love Supreme album by the John Coltrane Quartet with Coltrane on tenor saxophone, McCoy Tyner at the piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums, recorded for Impulse Records on December 9, 1964, and followed by a Coltrane Suite recorded on June 10, 1965

 

Friday, May 2

THE YEAR 1947 IN RHYTHM & BUES (PART 6)

BACK TRACKIN’ WITH THE BARTENDER 35

Tom Morgan is Back Trackin’ with The Bartender at WTJU-FM in Charlottesvile VA with great sides by Cousin Joe, Memphis Slim, Roy Brown, Little Bother Montgomery, Louis Jordan, Baby Dee with Billy Campbell, Gatemouth Moore, Lonnie Johnson, Dick David, Big Joe Turner, mos Milburn, the Big Three Trio, Wynonie Harris, and Nellie Lutcher.

 

Saturday, May 3

ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN

TOKE TIME 87

Episode 87 celebrates the great achievement of Chuck Berry with a presentation of his ground-breaking Chess Records singles from 1955- through 1959 in order of release—not a complete presentation, but a powerful hour’s worth of super tokes from Chuck Berry. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 3

FUNKY GOOD TIME

IN THE SOUL KITCHEN 01

 

In The Soul Kitchen features the legendary San Francisco DJ Harry Duncan and his award-winning show on the air at KUSF-FM at the University of San Francisco for almost 30 years. Our first episode from the Vintage Radio Vaults casts a spotlight on James Brown and The Meters, plus cuts by Bobby Marchan & The Clowns, Marva Whitney, Lyn Collins, Rudy Ray Moore, and Bobby Byrd.

 

Sunday, May 4

URUGUAY IS BETTER > THE HINDQUARTERS OF LESBIAN HORSE

THE FUCK YOU SOUND 94

 

One day we’ll all be like Uruguay. Selah was hunting for Lesbian Horse’s sleeping Preparation and found all of this shit in her little make-up bag. This tastes nicer than yesterday’s blocked nose and sounds even better than someone else’s drugs… enjoy y’all….PLEASE share this on your Soundcloud Account, Facebook and with your most diseased friends…it’s called Selah, A Blow Torch & The Hindquarters Of Lesbian Horse.

Sunday, May 4

EARL KING: LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL (PART 1)

VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 59

 

The late Earl King was one of the finest composers and greatest musical characters in modern New Orleans history. Producer David Kunian talks with Earl at length, interrogates his friends and associates, and presents Earl’s music from “Those Lonely Lonely Nights” to “Sexual Telephathy” and “No City Like New Orleans.” This is the first hour of a two-hour production for WWOZ-FM in New Orleans.

 

Monday, May 5

DO WHAT YOU WANNA

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 547

 

This episode will be my last show from Detroit before heading to London this week for the release of my new album, MOHAWK, and then to Amsterdam for the summer, where I’ll continue to be playing whatever music I feel like playing.

 

Monday, May 5

ROLLINS ROLLINS ROLLINS

FLY BY NIGHT 58

 

Steve The Fly is rollin’ with Sonny Rollins and added cuts by Sun Ra, Shelley Manne, and the Gil Evans Orchestra for this episode of Fly By Night.

Tuesday, May 6

HAVE MERCY

THE BLUES SHOW 124

Bruce Pingree is celebrating the borthdays of Big Walter Horton and Muddy Waters this week with a series of classic recordings from Chess Records, Sun, Blue Sky, and other labels.

Tuesday, May 6

SWING, BROTHER, SWING

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 09

Leslie Keros is Messin’ With The Blues in Chicago with music by Erwin Helfer, Bobby Rush, Larry Williams, Frank Frost with Sam Carr, Ramsey Lewis, Billie Holiday, B.B. King, Danny Gatton & Joey DeFrancesco, Eden Brent, Taj Mahal, Lavelle White, Reginald R. Robinson, Jimmy Witherspoon, Chris Smither, and Count Basie.

Wednesday, May 7

I’LL FLY AWAY

JAZZ ROOTS 40

Tom Morgan’s Jazz Roots features music this week from singers Juanita Hall and Lionel Batiste, plus spiritual numbers from the Golden Gate Quartet and the Dixie Hummingbirds and a closing cut from Danny Barker & His Creole Cats.

Wednesday, May 7

PRODIGAL SON

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 01

 

Our first episode of Scott Barretta’s Highway 61 blues program from Mississippi Public Broadcasting features the music of the late Rev. Robert Wilkins & his son, Rev. John Wilkins of the North Mississippi hill country, with classic recordings and live performances plus contributions by the Rolling Stones and the Hunter’s Chapel Singers with Fred McDowell.

Thursday, May 8

ONE TRUE VINE

BLUES EDITION 57

Leslie Keros has an hour of first-rate blues music tonight by Big Daddy Kinsey, Tampa Red & Big Maceo, Otis Rush, Mark Hummel, Mavis Staples, Michael Bloomfield, Little Johnny Jones, Jimmy Thackery, Andrew Odom, J.B. Lenoir, James Cotton, Ramsey Lewis, Muddy Waters, Buster Benton, Little Esther & Little Willie Littlefield, and Pinetop Perkins.

Thursday, May 8

Sugar Coated Love

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 94

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Stacy Jones Band, Terry Hanck Band, Bob Corritore, Holmes Brothers, Johnny Drummer, Charles Burton Blues Band, Dave Herrero, Hip Linkchain, Barbara Lynn, Big Joe Williams, Stanley Milton’s Mean Streak, Eddie Cotton, and Bob Corritore.

Friday, May 9

SUN SHIP

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 87

 

This week’s investigation into the music of the John Coltrane Quartet on Impulse Records centers on two sessions from June 16 and August 16, 1965 with John Coltrane (tenor saxophone), McCoy Tyner (piano), Jimmy Garrison (bass) and Elvin Jones (drums).

 

Friday, May 9

THE YEAR 1947 IN RHYTHM & BLUES (PART 7)

BACK TRACKIN’ WITH THE BARTENDER 36

Tom Morgan is Back Trackin’ with The Bartender at WTJU-FM in Charlottesvile VA with great sides by Roy Brown, Charles Brown, The Ravens, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Cousin Joe, Nellie Lutcher, Jack McVea, Julia Lee, Albanee Jones, Roy Milton, Gene Phillips, Joe Lutcher, Memphis Slim, Redd Foxx, Dave Bartholomew, Luke Jones, and Buster Bennett.

 

Saturday, May 10

COME TOGETHER

TOKE TIME 88

Episode 88 presents super tokes from The Neville Brothers live at Woodstock 1994, with the brothers— Arthur, Aaron, Charles & Cyril—backed up by their mighty band for a set of classics and favorites provided by our friend Don Scherdin in New OYork City for the Toke Time show.

Saturday, May 10

WHERE Y’AT?

IN THE SOUL KITCHEN 02

Harry Duncan and his award-winning In The Soul Kitchen show from KUSF in San Francisco keeps the spotlight on James Brown and The Meters and adds cuts by associated artists Eldridge Holmes, Dr. John, Lyn Collins, Lee Dorsey, Professor Longhair, the Wild Magnolias, Earl King, Lloyd Price, and Allen Toussaint, with William DeVaughn offering thanks for what we got to close the show.

Sunday, May 11

THE FUCK YOU SOUND VERSUS FLY AGARIC IN A FUCKCLASH

THE FUCK YOU SOUND 95

Not for sober consumption. This product is only for use in dark spaces. Side effects include confusion, mild terror, euphoria, joy, pain and complaints. May contain fruit and Amstell. 2 x 10 mins of Selah and Flyagaric (a creature of mythical oddness). Dedicated to the Mistress Of The Marmite, the spectacular Lesbian Horse, Lord Beefington, and the guy from Shameless, the mostly Rev D Wayne Love.

Sunday, May 11

EARL KING: LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL (PART 2)

VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 24

 

The late Earl King was one of the finest composers and greatest musical characters in modern New Orleans history. Producer David Kunian talks with Earl at length, interrogates his friends and associates, and presents Earl’s music from “Those Lonely Lonely Nights” to “Sexual Telephathy” and “No City Like New Orleans.” This is the second hour of a two-hour production for WWOZ-FM in New Orleans.

Monday, May 12

FOGGY DAY

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 548

 

This episode will be coming from somewhere in London following my CD release Party at the 12 Bar with a program of music yet to be determined or even imagined.

Monday, May 12

GANJAZZ PUJAZZ

FLY BY NIGHT 59

 

Steve The Fly is dealing from both ends of the deck in this episode of Fly By Night, with cuts from Avishai Cohen, Miles Davis, Tabla Beat Science, Charles Lloyd, Steve Fly & Surinder Sandhu, John Sinclair & Steve Fly, Thelonious Monk, Sun Ra, and Sonny Rollins.

 

Tuesday, May 13

PHONOGRAPH BLUES

THE BLUES SHOW 125

Bruce Pingree is paying tribute this week to guitarist John Mooney on his birthday and playing new releases by the Holmes Brothers, Joe Louis Walker, and the Robert Cray Band.

 

Tuesday, May 13

REAL THROW DOWN

CHICAGO BOUND 10

Leslie Keros is throwing down for real with an hour of music from Chicago by Aaron Moore, Roosevelt Sykes, Jim Brewer, Carl Weathersby, Hound Dog Taylor, Michael Bloomfield, Sam Lay, Art Hodes, Jody Williams, Buster Benton, Arbee Stidham, Bumble Bee Slim, Blind Blake, and Lonnie Brooks.

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Wednesday, May 14

MAKE IT THUNDER

JAZZ ROOTS 41

Classic Jazz from Tom Morgan with recordings by Jimmy Blythe, the

Jimmy Lunceford Orchestra, and Steve Gibson & the Five Red Caps.

 

Wednesday, May 14

SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 02

Our second episode of Highway 61 Blues with Scott Barretta is a tribute to the great Howlin’ Wolf and a preview of the festival in West Point, Mississippi dedicated to Wolf, with lots of Wolf’s recordings for Sun, RPM and Chess Records, interviews with Howlin’ Wolf and added bonuses in songs by Charley Patton and featured Festival artists Big George Brock and Willie King & the Liberators.

Thursday, May 15

TURNPIKE

CROSSROADS—WHERE JAZZ MEETS BLUES 58

Leslie Keros with an hour of music by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Steve Gadd, Dave Brubeck, Lenny Breaux & Dave Young, Clifford Brown, Ernie Andrews, Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden, Eric Alexander & Vincent Herring, Kenny Dorham, and Art Hodes.

 

Thursday, May 15

CHICKEN SHACK

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 95

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Bobby Rush, Yvonne Jackson, Lake Street Dive, The 5 Royales, James Hunter, Mark Nomad, Charlie Musselwhite, Mikey Junior, Ford Blues Band, Terry Hanck Band, Holmes Brothers, and Bob Corritore.

 

Friday, May 16

MEDITATIONS

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 88

Episode 88 continues our prolonged investigation into the music of the John Coltrane Quartet recorded for Impuse Records with four sessions from the extremely fertile year of 1965: May 17 (“Song of Praise”), June 16 (“Vigil”), August 26 (“Ascent”), and November 23, 1965, when the quratet of John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison & Elvin Jones was joined by Pharoah Sanders (tenor saxophone) and Rashied Ali (drums) to record the remaining selections from the brilliant Meditations alb, with a truncated version of “Joy” to close the show.

 

Friday, May 16

THE YEAR 1947 IN RHYTHM & BLUES (PART 8)

BACK TRACKIN’ WITH THE BARTENDER 37

Tom Morgan is Back Trackin’ with The Bartender at WTJU-FM in Charlottesvile VA with the final installemnt of his series of R&B recordings from the year 1947 featuring great sides by Roy Brown, Dave Bartholomew, Cousin Joe, Albert Ammons, Little Brother Montgomery, Tiny Bradshaw, Louis Jordan, Hadda Brooks, Christine Chapman, Camille Howard, Tiny Grimes, Lonnie Johnson, Dick Lewis, Roy Milton, Jack McVea, Crown Priuce Waterford, and Hot Lips Page.

Saturday, May 17

HEY MR. SPACEMAN

TOKE TIME 89

Episode 89 is coming from the stage of the 5th Annual Crawdad Hole Festival at Joe’s Crawdad Hole in Jackson, Mississippi with the “Mississippi Chaos” of Jimbo Mathus & the Knockdown Wranglers from a recording presented to the Toke Time archives by Don Scherdin in New York City. Thanks again, Don!

Saturday, May 17

GET INVOLVED

IN THE SOUL KITCHEN 03

This week’s episode of In The Soul Kitchen, produced and hosted by award-winning San Francisco DJ Harry Duncan for KUSF Radio at the University of San Francisco for 27 years, features music by The Meters “live” in Boston in 1976, George Soule, the Temptations, Wilson Pickett, Professor Longhair, Lee Dorsey, Jimmy McCracklin, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Rance Allen, Sam Cooke & the Soul Stirrers, the Swan Silvertones, Otis Clay, O.V. Wright, and Roscoe Robinson.

Sunday, May 18

THE REV D WAYNE LOVE AND THE FUCK YOU SOUND EPIPHANY

THE FUCK YOU SOUND 96

 

After months of intense theological debate the Rev D Wayne Love has finally decided that The Fuck You Sound is the place to be. After beating to the point of death with cricket bats and cocktail sticks he promised to stick to The Fuck You Sound principle: All product must ache, swing and have wrong in it. We think he done great, now get on your knees and pray, faggots!

 

Sunday, May 18

MEET ALL YOUR FINE FRIENDS AT THE DEW DROP INN

VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 53

Producer David Kunian presents a vibrant sound portrait of the legendary Dew Drop Inn and its musical heyday from the 1940s to the end of the 1960s, drawing on the narration of Chuck Siler and oral testimony from Ray Charles, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Dr. John, Earl King and dozens of musical luminaries who made the Dew Drop their home in uptown New Orleans. Plenty of classical Crescent City music too.

Monday, May 19

MALCOLM MALCOLM SEMPER MALCOLM

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 549

A second episode from an undisclosed location in London celebrating the birthdays of Malcolm X and Ho Chi Minh. Who knows what we’ll be playing?

 

Monday, May 19

DIG ON IT

FLY BY NIGHT 60

 

Steve The Fly is digging deep this week into an hour of music by Sunnyland Slim, Little Walter, Eddie Bo, Michael Longo, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Spaniels, the Gil Evans Orchestra, Sonny Rollins-Dizzy Gillespie-Sonny Stitt, Jimmy McGriff, and King Tubby.

Tuesday, May 20

BOOTED

THE BLUES SHOW 126

Bruce Pingree is playing music by the late Roscoe Gordon from his Sun singles to his Jamaican sessions to his dates with the Duke Robillard Band in honor of his recent birthday, plus cuts by Tommy Castro & The Pain Killers and Joe Louis Walker.

Tuesday, May 20

BLUE ROOTS

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 10

 

Leslie Keros is Messin’ with the Blues with music by Erwin Helfer, Arthur Adams, Junior Mance Trio, Clara Smith, Albert Collins, Earl Hooker, Charles Brown & Red Holloway, Illinois Jacquet, Roomful of Blues, Henry Butler, Nightcrawlers, and Little Walter.

Wednesday, May 21

GRAND CENTRAL STATION

JAZZ ROOTS 42

Tom Morgan presents classic jazz by Steve Gibson & the Five Red Caps, Sam Morgan & His Jazz Band, and the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra in this week’s episode of Jazz Roots.

Wednesday, May 21

FLY RIGHT BABY

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 03

Scott Baretta’s Highwy 61 program this week features a collection of blues field recordings by Axel Kustner & Ziggy Crissman with music from Guitar Frank, Flora Moulton, Archie Edwards, Lottie Murrell, Hammie Nixon, Memphis Piano Red, Boyd Rivers, Cora Fluker, Otha Turner & the Rising Star Fife Band, Sam Chatmon, Walter Brown, James “Son” Thomas, Cedell Davis, Arzo Youngblood, Boogie Bill Webb, and Guitar Slim.

Thursday, May 22

HOT POTATO

BLUES EDITION 58

Leslie Keros files another episode of Blues Edition from Chicago with music from Buddy Guy, Little Sonny, Cash McCall, Eric Bibb, Johnnie Bassett, Ann Peebles, Teddy Edwards Quartet, Betty Everett, Eddie Taylor, Eddie Burns Blues Band, Z.Z. Hill, Joe Louis Walker, Mary Lane, Janiva Magness, Hip Linkchain, Billy Branch & Kenny Neal, and Mary Bridget Davies.

Thursday, May 22

LET’S STRAIGHTEN IT OUT

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 96

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Arthur Gunther, Smokey Wilson, Paul “Wine” Jones, Mikey Juniorr, U.P. Wilson, Etta James, Terry Hanck Band, Little Willie John, Johnny Winter, Robert Cray Band, and Mark Nomad.

Friday, May 23

AFRO-BLUE

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 89

Episode 89 in our long series of programs investigating the recordings of the John Coltrane Quartet for Impulse Records steps back for a couple of timeless live dates, first at the Village Vanguard on November 2-3, 1961 with Eric Dolphy joining John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones, and then at Birdland on October 8, 1963 from the classic album Coltrane Live at Birdland (Impulse A-50).

 

Friday, May 23

THE YEAR 1948 IN RHYTHM & BLUES (PART 1)

BACK TRACKIN’ WITH THE BARTENDER 38

Tom Morgan is Back Trackin’ with The Bartender at WTJU-FM in Charlottesvile VA with great New Year’s sides by Jim Backus & Phyllis Diller, The Dominos, Huey “Piano” Smith, and Allen Toussaint, plus R&B hits released in 1948 by Blue Lu Barker, Big Joe Turner, Little Miss Cornshucks, Maxwell Davis, Nat “King” Cole, Nellie Lutcher, Joe Lutcher, Hadda Brooks, Amos Milburn, and Roy Milton.

Saturday, May 24

SOUL COOKIN’

TOKE TIME 90

Episode 90 presents a set of rare recordings by the late great Earl Hooker provided by Don Scherdin in New York City with a series of songs recorded for Cuca Records between 1964 and 1967 and released on the album called The Genius of Earl Hooker. Hooker experienced a major tuberculosis attack in late summer 1967 and was hospitalized for nearly a year, emerging to form a new band and cut material In May 1969 that was later released as Funk: The Last of the Late Great Earl Hooker. Both of these albums are featured in this week’s program.

Saturday, May 24

SACKFUL OF DREAMS

IN THE SOUL KITCHEN 04

This week’s episode of In The Soul Kitchen, produced and hosted by award-winning DJ Harry Duncan in his 27th year on the air for KUSF Radio at the University of San Francisco, features music by Bettye Swan, Sam Dees, Donnie Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, the Isley Brothers, Sly & the Family Stone, Esther Phillips, Aretha Franklin, Howard Tate, Dee & Don, The Artistics, Linda Jones, James Carr, Mabel John, and Otis Redding.

Sunday, May 25

CALEB SELAH PLAYS LESBIAN HORSE FOR THE FUCK YOU SOUND

THE FUCK YOU SOUND 97

 

Just read the comments, fucker…this is like the break up of Blue, the SDP, the NF and The Chi-lites all rolled into one. You try and do somebody a favour and then end up having to play this beautiful shit for ungrate. I’m going to stib him right the fuck up when i see him. Lesbian Horse would like to point out that he is still a member of The Fuck You Sound. Caleb Selah would just like to point out that he loves his cleaver of meat, and Leslie Horeman.

Sunday, May 25

GUITAR SLIM: THE THINGS I USED TO DO

VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 54

 

David Kunian has produced another audio-historical masterpiece with this radio investigation into the music, life, legend and mystery of Guitar Slim as told in the words of narrator Chuck Siler and Slim’s close associates like Earl King, Geri Hall, and many others, woven together with the timeless blues of the guitar giant from Greenville, Mississippi by way of New Orleans who made his mammoth R&B hits for Specialty Records.

Monday, May 26

SPACE IS THE PLACE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 550

Another episode from London today, getting ready for the Sun Ra Centennial Concert at the Barbicon Palace with a program of music and commentary yet to be selected.

Monday, May 26

MOHAWK

FLY BY NIGHT 61

 

Steve The Fly is featuring the new album he’s produced for John Sinclair for Ironman Records with all selections from Sinclair’s elongated work in verse called  always know: a book of monk, book one: blue notes, accompanied by the very Monk tunes the poems grew out of.

Tuesday, May 27

SQUEEZE ME IN

THE BLUES SHOW 127

Bruce Pingree is playing blues this week by The Holmes Brothers, the Robert Cray Band, Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown, The Blues Doctors, Charles Burton Blues Band, Damon Fowler, Mark Nomad, Catfish Keith, Memphis Minnie, Daddy Stovepipe, and a series of recoridngs by Tommy McClennan in honor of his recent birthday.

 

Tuesday, May 27

LOOKING UP AT DOWN

CHICAGO BOUND 11

 

Leslie Keros is bound from Chicago with music by Robert Jr. Lockwood, Mighty Joe Young, Billy Boy Arnold, Rhythm Rockets, Howlin’ Wolf, Big Leon Brooks, Sonny Thompson, Toronzo Cannon, Sonny Boy Williamson, Bobby Saxton, Pinetop Perkins, Junior Parker, Jimmy Rogers, and Dave Specter.

Wednesday, May 28

I GOT RHYTHM

JAZZ ROOTS 43

Tom Morgan brings music today for Jazz Roots by Oscar Peterson, Red Norvo & His Swing Septet, and Butterbeans & Susie.

 

Wednesday, May 28

ROUGH TREATMENT

HIGHWAY 6 BLUES 04

Scott Barretta has assembled a fantastic J.O.B. Record Special for this week episode of Highway 61 Blues with sides by Baby Face Leroy, Little Hudson, Moody Jones, Floyd Jones, Memphis Minnie, Little Son Joe, Grace Brim, John Brim, Robert Lockwood Jr, Johnny Shines, Sunnyland Slim, Little Brother Montgomery, Eddie Boyd, Alfred “The Fat Man” Wallace, and J.B. Lenoir.

Thursday, May 29

ROOT DOWN

CROSSROADS—WHERE JAZZ MEETS BLUES 59

Leslie Keros with an hour of music by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Pete Thomas & the Horns A Plenty, Dot Dot Dot, Mack Avenue Superband, Jason Lee Bruns Jazz Collective, Tierney Sutton, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, David Kikoski, Kevin Coehlo, Peter Bernstein, and Ira Sullivan with the Jim Holman Trio.

Thursday, May 29

MEAN OLD WORLD

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 97

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Rusty Zinn, John Nemeth, John Mayall, Rock Bottom, Nick Moss Band, Robert Cray Band, Mose Allison, Dinah Washington, Sam Cooke, Terry Hanck, Rick Holmstrom, Anson Funderburgh-Debbie Davies-Otis Grand, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, and Shuggie Otis.

Friday, May 30

LIVE IN SEATTLE

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 90

Our final installment in our long investigation into the recordings of John Coltrane for the Atlantic and Impulse labels between 1959-66 takes us to the Penthouse club in Seattle on September 30, 1965 where the Quartet with Trane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones is augmented by Pharaoh Sanders on tenor saxophone and Don Garrett on bass clarinet and second bass.

Friday, May 30

THE YEAR 1948 IN RHYTHM & BLUES (PART 2)

BACK TRACKIN’ WITH THE BARTENDER 39

Tom Morgan is Back Trackin’ with The Bartender at WTJU-FM in Charlottesvile VA with great sides by Floyd Dixon, Paul Gayten, Dinah Washingtton, Nellie Lutcher, Big John Greer, Felix Gross, King Perry, Joe Morris, Gene Phillips, Muddy Waters, Red Prysock, Nellie Lutcher, Hal Singer, Arbee Stidham, Mark Sylvester, Sherman Williams, Jimmy Witherspoon, Camille Howard, and Hadda Brooks.

Saturday, May 31

WAKE UP

TOKE TIME 91

Episode 91 from Detroit features the great George Clinton and Funkadelic with selections from their album America Eats Its Young , released in 1972 and spotlighting the new additions to the Funkadelic krewe like the Cincinnati musicians Bootsy Collins, Catfish Collins, Chicken Gunnels, Rob McCollough and Kash Waddy and the Plainfield NJ guitarist Garry Shider and bassist Cordell Mosson. Thanks to Caleb Selah and the Lesbian Horse at The Fuck You Sound in London for providing this album for our show. This is the shit!

 

Saturday, May 31

FOO FOO

IN THE SOUL KITCHEN 05

Still jamming after the University of San Francisco shut down its radio station, KUSF-FM, DJ Harry Duncan and his award-winning In The Soul Kitchen program have moved over to the pirate alternative, KUSF-FM In Exile and this week features great tunes by Donald Byrd, Junior Wells & The Aces, Magic Sam, Blind Willie McTell, The “5” Royales, the Wild Magnolias, Lee Dorsey, Alvin “Shine” Robinson, Allen Toussaint, The Canton Spirituals, Ken Boothe, and Syl Johnson.

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