2015—01 January Program Guide

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

RADIO FREE AMSTERDAM 2015

 

BLUES, JAZZ & REEFER—KEEPING THE MUSIC ALIVE

Mondays

The John Sinclair Radio Show

plus The Soul Lucille Show

Tuesdays

The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree

Wednesdays

Chicago Bound plus Messin’ With The Blues with Leslie Keros

Thursdays

Blues From the Red Rooster Lounge with Cary Wolfson

Fridays

Beyond The Groove Yard with George Klein

plus Fly By Night with Steve The Fly

Saturdays

Diggin’ The Roots with Tom Morgan

plus New Orleans Music Show with John Sinclair

Sundays

Caleb Selah Presents The Fuck You Sound

plus Jazz Lunatique with David Kunian

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Happy New Year! We’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of Radio Free Amsterdam, founded by John Sinclair, Henk Botwinik & the late Larry Hayden on January 1, 2005.

Our program schedule for the New Year includes new programs by Tom Morgan and Soul Lucille created expressly for Radio Free Amsterdam, and the addition of George Klein’s new jazz show from Michigan, Beyond The Groove Yard. David Kunian has his own show, Jazz Lunatique, every Sunday evening and Leslie Keros now rules Wednesdays with Chicago Bound and Messin’ With The Blues. Fly By Night has moved to Fridays at 4:20 pm following Beyond The Groove Yard so Friday is Fly Day now.

All RFA programs are archived at our site under the title of the program; once a program has been posted you can hear it any time. Or punch LISTEN NOW & hear our continuous program stream. Thanks for listening.

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JANUARY 2015 PROGRAM GUIDE

Thursday, January 1

ROCK THIS HOUSE

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 128

Cary Wolfson opens the New Year at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Mollie O’Brien, Linsey Alexander, the Bruce Katz Band, Sean Costello, J.D. McPherson, Gary Clark Jr., John Mayall, Steve Freund & Gloria Hardiman, Travis Haddix, and Bobby Rush.

Friday, January 2

BACK TO THE TRACKS

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 01

George Klein is gracing Radio Free Amsterdam with his fine jazz program called Beyond The Groove Yard coming out of Ypsilanti, Michigan on taintradio.org with an hour of music celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Blue Note Records by playing great cuts by Tina Brooks, Freddie Redd, Jackie McLean, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Jimmy Smith, Kenny Burrell, Sonny Red, and Donald Byrd.

Friday, January 2

TONIGHT’S THE VIPER

FLY BY NIGHT 86

Steve The Fly with a program of super tokes from Kermit Ruffins, John Sinclair & the Planet D Nonet, Louis Armstrong, New Birth Brass Band, Howlin’ Diablos, Jimmy Witherspoon, John Sinclair & his Blues Scholars, the Wild Magnolias, Mezz Mezzrow, Rozetta Howard, John Sinclair & Steve The Fly,and Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents.

Saturday, January 3

LOOKING BACK

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 01

Tom Morgan starts the new year with a brand-new program developed expressly for Radio Free Amsterdam—a great honor for us—and it’s called Diggin’ The Roots, featuring tunes from the glorious past and present of African American popular music by Paul Gayten, Johnny Adams, Irma Thomas, Willie Tee, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Eddie Bo, Tony Joe White, Snooks Eaglin, and Coco Robicheaux.

Saturday, January 3

A MELLOW GOOD TIME

NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOW 23

Emanating from the 420 Café in Amsterdam every Wednesday afternoon at 4:20 for the first six months of 2008, John Sinclair’s New Orleans Music Show features the music that got him voted New Orleans’ favorite radio personality for the last five years he spent in the Crescent City (1999-2003)—a heady mixture of tunes past and present from Eluard & Co, Lee Dorsey, Dave Bartholomew, Lloyd Price, Bobby Marchan & The Clowns, Chuck Carbo, Eddie Bo, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Davell Crawford, Li’l Queenie & the Percolators, Deacon John, Nicholas Payton, Kermit Ruffins, Irma Thomas, and Fats Domino.

Sunday, January 4

SAY FUCK SOME MORE (PART 6)

THE FUCK YOU SOUND 128

The sixth hour of a long disquisition in music & word from Caleb Selah at housedem.com in London that continues into next year.

Sunday, January 4

TIM GREEN MEMORIAL (PART 1)

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 01

David Kunian is paying homage to the recently departed tenor saxophonist Tim Green with a selection of numbers that feature his nion-pareil playing under the leadership of Michael Ray & the Cosmic Krewe, Jonathan Freilich’s The Naked Orchestra, Mem Shannon, Helen Gillett, Sarah Jarose, and James Singleton’s Three Now Four-cestra, plus sides by Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & Anders Osborne, Elmore James, X, and the Egg Yolk Jubilee.

Monday, January 5

BOY, WHAT A NIGHT

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 582

Episode 578 will be coming from somewhere in the center of Amsterdam with a program of scintillating sides of the sort you’ve come to expect from this show, now celebrating 10 years on the air here at Radio Free Amsterdam.

Monday, January 5

GET UP & DRIVE YOUR FUNKY SOUL

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 01

Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk with tunes by James Brown, Nina Simone, Barbara Dane, Gwen McRae, Bobby Womack, Mandrill, Ella Fitzgerald, Chuck Jackson, Darrow Fletcher, The Organization, and Lyn Collins.

Tuesday, January 6

TROUBLE IN MIND

THE BLUES SHOW 161

Bruce Pingree is playing the blues with a program of music this week by the Pat Sheridan Band, Harmonica Hines, Big Walter Horton & Johnny Nicholas, John Nemeth, Ruthie Foster, Leyla McCallum, Corey Harris, Dom Flemings, Babe Stovall, and a set by Big Walter Horton with Johnny Nicholas & the Boogie Brothers at the 1973 Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival.

Wednesday, January 7

EVERYBODY ALREADY KNOWS

CHICAGO BOUND 25

Leslie Keros dedicates Episode 25 to blues recordings from 2014 that may or may not come from Chicago per se, featuring Bob Corritore, Davina & The Vagabonds, Gary Clark, Jr., Eddie Cotton, Henry Butler with Steven Bernstein & the Hot 9, The Planet D Nonet, Robben Ford, Eden Brent, Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin, Catherine Russell, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, and Terry Hanck.

Wednesday, January 7

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 24

Leslie Keros is messin’ with the blues in Episode 24 with new year’s cuts by Blind Lemon Jefferson, Jimmy “T99” Nelson, Jimmy & Mama Yancey, Dinah Washington, Johnny Copeland, Joe Krown, Howard Tate, Lil’ Ed & Dave Weld, Roosevelt Sykes, Big Mojo Elem, Eric Bibb, Ernestine Anderson, and Cannonball Adderley.

Thursday, January 8

BREAKING NEWS

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 129

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Bo Diddley, Benny Turner, Freddie King, Luther Allison, Gary Clark,  Jr., B.B. King, Otis Grand & Joe Louis Walker, the Charles Ford Band, Blind Mississippi Morris, and the Grateful Dead.

Friday, January 9

BLUE NOTES

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 02

George Klein’s second episode of Beyond The Groove Yard continues his celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Blue Note Records with sides by Lee Morgan, Grant Green, Bennie Green, John Patton, Larry Young, Lonnie Smith, Horace Silver, Lou Donaldson, and Hank Mobley.

Friday, January 9

PLANET SUN RA

FLY BY NIGHT 87

Steve The Fly takes a trip to space with Sun Ra & his Arkestra, rocketing for an hour through time & the planets in Ra’s centennial year.

Saturday, January 10

THE TWITCH

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 02

Tom Morgan’s brand-new program for Radio Free Amsterdam, Diggin’ The Roots, features tunes from the glorious past and present of African American popular music by Alvin “Shine” Robinson, Barbara George, Wardell Quezerque, Benny Spellman, Blazer Boy, Bobby Marchan, Chuck Carbo, Danny White, Arthur Alexander, Brook Benton, Bobo Mr. Soul, Booker T. & The MG’s, Don Bryant, Solomon Burke, James Carr, and Lucky Carter.

Saturday, January 10

SPECIAL LESSON NO. 1

NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOW 24

We’re rockin’ the 420 Café on a Wednesday afternoon in 2008 with a power-packed program of New Orleans Music classics by Eluard Burt & Co., the Meters, Dr. John, Ironing Board Sam, Smiley Lewis, Paul Gayten, Blue Lu Barker, Professor Longhair, Tommy Ridgley, Champion Jack Dupree, Chubby Newsome, Roy Brown, Ernie K-Doe, Irma Thomas, Earl King, George Miller & His Mid-Driffs, and Fats Domino.

Sunday, January 11

SAY FUCK SOME MORE (PART 7)

THE FUCK YOU SOUND 129

The seventh hour of a long disquisition in music & word from Caleb Selah at housedem.com in London that continues into the new year.

Sunday, January 11

TIM GREEN MEMORIAL (PART 2)

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 02

David Kunian is paying homage to the recently departed tenor saxophonist Tim Green with a second hour of selections featuring his nion-pareil playing under the leadership of Jonathan Freilich & The Naked Orchestra, Marshall Allen & the Cosmic Krewe, Stanton Moore & Robert Walter, Plunge, Naked On The Floor, and the Yockamo All Stars.

Monday, January 12

WHAT IT IS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 583

Episode 583 will be coming from a site somewhere in the heart of Amsterdam with the sort of music you’ve come to expect from our flagship program, now in its 11th consecutive year in cyberspace.

Monday, January 12

HEAD ON COLLISION WITH HEARTBREAK

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 02

Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk from the Mar-Keys, Johnny Nash, Tommy Hunt, Bobby Byrd, Rare Earth, The Fatback Band, The Spinners, Gil Scott Heron, Terry Callier, The Modulations, Funkadelic, Eddie Long, and Syl Johnson.

Tuesday, January 13

UNDER PRESSURE

THE BLUES SHOW 162

Bruce Pingree is paying his respects to the recently departed Memphis guitarist & singer, Little Jimmy King, with a program of selections from his albums and added cuts by Selwyn Birchwood, Jeriku Singleton, and Damon Flower.

Wednesday, January 14

BLUES FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING

CHICAGO BOUND 26

Leslie Keros pays tribute to Rev. Martin Luther King in this special program of music by Big Bill Broonzy, Jim Brewer, Billy Boy Arnold, Otis Spann, Big Joe Williams, Otis Spann, J.B. Lenoir, the Staple Singers, Mavis Staples, Sam Cooke & the Soul Stirrers, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Muddy Waters, Joe Filisko & Eric Noden, and the Rev. Dwayne Mason.

Wednesday, January 14

SECOND COMING

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 25

Leslie Keros listens to another hour of the top blues releases of 2014 by Dave Specter, Otis Clay & Johnny Rawls, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Sean Sullivan, Sean Costello, The Bruce Katz Band, Kate McGarry, Arthur Migliazza, Elias Haslanger, Ruthie Foster, Eric Bibb, and David Vest.

Thursday, January 15

RATS & ROACHES IN MY KITCHEN

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 130

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Lady Bianca, Bobby Keyes, Brewer Phillips, The Red Devils, Denise Lasalle, Roy Buchanan, Calvin Russell, the Generation Blues Experience, and Mel Brown.

Friday, January 16

BASS BLUES

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 03

George Klein is focused on the bass in the third episode of Beyond The Groove Yard, playing selections by John Coltrane with Paul Chambers, Charlie Haden & Hank Jones, Ray Brown, John Coltrane with Reginald Workman and Art Davis, Doug Watkins on cello, Ange Smith & Don Mayberry, and Ray Brown & Milt Jackson.

Friday, January 16

AMERICAN PORN

FLY BY NIGHT 88

Steve The Fly is featuring a recent album acquisition (thanks to Ben Schot of Sea-Urchin Press) of the work of the great British poet Heathcote Williams caled American Porn which he has accompanied with his own drum tracks (thanks to Tim Eggmond at EI Studios in Amsterdam) and some Youth soundscapes from the files for the play Cosmic Trigger.

Saturday, January 17

MAMBO JAMBO

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 03

Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious past and present of African American popular music by Paul Gayten, Alberta Adams, Ball, Barton & Strehli, Johnnie Bassett, Charles Brown, Marcia Ball, Guitar Shorty, Terry Evans, Roy Book Binder, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Etta Baker, John Cephas & Phil Wiggins, Guy Davis, and Robert Ealey         .

Saturday, January 17

FISHTAILS

NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOW 25

Great music continues from Mardi Gras to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, sustaining the critical populace and making life worthwhile for all citizens. Here we’re still rockin’ on Ash Wednesday with recorded music by Eluard Burt & Co., Los Hombres Calientes, Louis Prima, Earl King & Roomful of Blues, Johnny Adams, Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton, Kermit Ruffins, the New Orleans Jazz Vipers, Eddie Bo, Irma Thomas, Paul Gayten, Davell Crawford, Ironing Board Sam, Louis Armstrong, and Dr. John.

Sunday, January 18

SAY FUCK SOME MORE (PART 8)

THE FUCK YOU SOUND 130

The eighth hour of a long disquisition in music & word from Caleb Selah at housedem.com in London that continues through January.

Sunday, January 18

STREET FOOD

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 03

David Kunian is playing all sorts of music tonight while waiting for Deep Cough to show up with a Cannabis Cup report from the state of Washington, including sides by Soul Asylum, Gun Club, Benjamin Booker, the Pixies, Fitz & The Tantrums, Charlie Dennard, Conrad Herwig, Los Otros, Bachir Atad, and Mr. Quintron.

Monday, January 19

WHO KNOWS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 584

Episode 584 will be another Amsterdam show from one of our favorite locations with music yet to be selected.

Monday, January 19

GOTTA STAND FOR SOMETHING

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 03

Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with another killer hour of soul & super heavy funk with tunes by Mary Ann Fischer, Varetta Dillard, Allen Toussaint, Freddy King, Bill Withers, Little Sister, Cymande, Junie, Dyke & the Blazers, the Temptations, Roy Ayers, the Pointer Sisters, Apple & The Three Oranges, and Brother Jack McDuff.

Tuesday, January 20

GOOD EVENING EVERYBODY

THE BLUES SHOW 163

Bruce Pingree is playing the blues this week by Evelyn Rubio & the Calvin Owens Blues Orchestra, Leela McCalla, Mud Morganfield, John Nemeth, Mark Hummel, Harmonica Hines, Rip Lee Pryor, and a long boirth day salute to Rice Miller, better known as Sonny Boy Williamson.

Wednesday, January 21

ONE SUNNY DAY

CHICAGO BOUND 27

Leslie Keros is playing the blues from Chicago with sides by Robert Jr. Lockwood, Willie Cobbs, Lonnie Brooks, Carey & Lurrie Bell, Little Walter, Steve Behr, Artie “Blues Boy” White, Elmore James, Big Walter Horton, Koko Taylor, Lafayette “Thing” Thomas, Meade Lux Lewis, Andrew “Big Voice” Odom, Luther “Snake Boy” Johnson, Barkin’ Bill, and Barrelhouse Chuck.

Wednesday, January 21

SHINE ON

MESSIN WITH THE BLUES 26

Leslie Keros is messin’ with a lot of blues in Episode 26 with cuts by Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys, Angela Strehli, Solomon Burke, Ruth Brown, Victoria Spivey, Ben Webster, Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm, Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry, Rory Block, Fred Kaplan, the Joe Stanley Sextet, Memphis Slim, Tony Z, and Barrelhouse Chuck.

Thursday, January 22

NIGHT TRAIN

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 131

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Billy Flynn, Chuck Berry, Ford Blues Band, Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat with Elvin Bishop, Charles Brown, Terry Hanck, James Brown, Lee McBee & The Passions, Hip Linkchain, the Derek Trucks Band, and Roy Buchanan.

Friday, January 23

AWFUL MEAN

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 04

George Klein continues his focus on the bass in Episode 4 with selections featuring Paul Chambers, Stanton Moore with James Singleton, Ron Carter, Abdullah Ibrahim, Don Pullen’s African-Brazilian Connection, and Johnny Dyani.

Friday, January 23

ILLUMINATUS AUDIO BOOK

FLY BY NIGHT 89

Steve The Fly sets a sound track to readings from Robert Anton Wilson and other contributors to this hour of pure dementia focused on the Illuminati.

Saturday, January 24

SKIN & BONES

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 04

Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious past and present of African American popular music by Paul Gayten, John Jackson, Archie Edwards, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Algia Mae Hinton, Ann Rabson, Super Chikan, Keb’ Mo’, the Holmes Brothers, Charles Brown, Freddie Roulette & Willie Kent, James Cotton, and Michael Hill.

Saturday, January 24

IN THE NIGHT

NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOW 26

Ah! A holiday postcard from Florence, Italy and a quick taste of our newest program for 2015,The Soul Lucille Show, with Lucille DJ from controradio serving up the soul and super heavy funk sides every Saturday night on Radio Free Amsterdam from now on.

Sunday, January 25

SAY FUCK SOME MORE (PART 9)

THE FUCK YOU SOUND 131

The ninth hour of a long disquisition in music & word from Caleb Selah at housedem.com in London that continues through January.

Sunday, January 25

DEEP COUGH GOES TO WASHINGTON

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 04

David Kunian is talking with his cannabis correspondent Deep Cough tonight abut his trip to the High Times Cannabis Cup outside of Seattle, Washington, where weed was recently made legal through a voters’ initiative, and playing music by Mr. Quintron, The Naked Orchestra, Grand Fatilla, Fela Kuti, and Joshua Redman around and between the of their conversation.

Monday, January 26

SEVERAL DESCRIPTIONS INDEED

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 585

Episode 585 will be coming from somewhere in Amsterdam, most likely the 420 Cafe, with another thrilling hour of music & verse of several possible descriptions.

Monday, January 26

BEGGAR FOR THE BLUES

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 04

Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk with tunes by Vernon Harrel, Slim Harpo, the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Millie Jackson, Black Heat, Graham Central Station, Dennis Coffey, Patti Drew, Reuben Wilson, The Soul Searchers, The Kay-Gees, and New Birth.

Tuesday, January 27

BRING IT ON HOME

THE BLUES SHOW 164

Bruce Pingree is playing music this week by Sonny Boy Williamson, Josh White, Slewfoot & The Angels, Essa Mae Brooks, Mavis Staples, and Dorothy Lee, Norma Jean & Marie Johnson.

Wednesday, January 28

ROUTE 66

CHICAGO BOUND 28

Leslie Keros is playing blues from the Windy City in Episode 28 with tunes by Billy Branch, Buddy Guy, Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Burns, Johnny Shines, Little Arthur Duncan, Luther Allison, Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, Michael Bloomfield, Muddy Waters, Studebaker John, and Willie Kent.

Wednesday, January 28

JAM UP

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 27

Leslie Keros is messin’ with the blues in Episode 27 with sides by Mark Hummel, Cephas & Wiggins, Dinah Washington, Terry Hanck, Albert King, B.B. King, Lisa Biales, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Lou Pride, Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, Wynonie Harris, Ben Sidran, Little Milton, and Ernie Andrews.

Thursday, January 29

KNOCKIN’ MYSELF OUT

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 132

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Deacon John, Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry, Howell Devine, Michael Bloomfield, Big Mama Thornton, Little Milton, Dave Thompson, Buddy Guy, Benny Turner, Olabelle, Mavis Staples, and Kenny “Blue” Ray.

Friday, January 30

IN THE TOWNSHIPS

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 05

George Klein is out Beyond The Groove Yard in Episode 5 with an hour of South African township jazz and jive by Abdullah Ibrahim, Morris Goldberg, Hugh Masekela, Ojoyo, and Dudu Pukwana.

Friday, January 30

CORNER MUSIC

FLY BY NIGHT 90

Splendid music from the Fly record collection centered on the Miles Davis sessions for On The Corner and associated creations.

Saturday, January 31

BREAD & GRAVY

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 05

Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious past and present of African American popular music in Episode 5 by Paul Gayten, Sam Manning, Gerald Clark, The Executor, Atilla The Hun, Lord Invader, Wilmoth Houdini, Growler, Lion, Lord Fly, Harold Richardson & the Ticklers, Andy Narell, and George Moxey & His Calypso Quintet.

Saturday, January 31

I WANNA GO BACK TO NEW ORLEANS

NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOW 27

John Sinclair Is cooking at the Fly Agaric 23 Studio in Amsterdam with a special New Orleans Music Show featuring music by the Original Pin Stripe Brass Band, the New Orleans Jazz Vipers, the New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Joe Krown, Aaron Neville, Henry Gray, 101 Runners, the Wild Magnolias featuring Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, David Torkanowsky & George Porter, Jr., and John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars.

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