2015—06 June 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 with Lucille DJ

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 Highway 61 Blues with Scott Barretta

Sundays

Jazz From The Hempshopper with John Sinclair

plus Jazz Lunatique with David Kunian

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Cary Wolfson is celebrating 30 years at the Red Rooster Lounge with a two-part salute to his radio longevity this month. Lucille DJ is in re-plays again due to a massive computer crash that decimated her music stash. She’s had a bad year so far and we hope she’ll have it back together by next month. What great music she plays! Tom Morgan begins a year-by-year presentation of great black music from the 19-oughts, teens and 1920s this month on Diggin’ The Roots. David Kunian celebrates last year’s Summer Solstice on Jazz Lunatique with two hours of music by Sun Ra & His Arkestra. Steve The Fly is listening to great bebop drummers on Fly By Night and our other shows this month are right on time as usual.

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JUNE 2015 PROGRAM GUIDE

Monday, June 1

SWING THIS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 603

Episode 603 will be coming from New Orleans or either Detroit this week. There’ll be another show or two from Detroit and then I’ll be back in Amsterdam for the summer (god willing) and beaming out from the 420 Café and other popular locations there.

PSYCHEDELIC SALLY

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 05

Lucille DJ has lost her sound files for June in a major computer crash so we are replaying earlier editions of The Soul Lucille Show starting this month with Episode 5 featuring tunes by James Brown, Nina Simone, Barbara Dane, Gwen McRae, Merry Clayton, Bobby Womack, Ella Fitzgerald, Chuck Jackson, Darrow Fletcher, Mandrill, The Organization, Funkadelic, Lyn Collins, Maceo Parker, and Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm.

Tuesday, June 2

ME AND MY CRAZY SELF

THE BLUES SHOW 182

Bruce Pingree is playing classic music by Lonnie Johnson and Earl King in honor of their February birthdays.

Wednesday, June 3

ON THE HOUSE

CHICAGO BOUND 42

Leslie Keros has the blues from Chicago in Episode 42 with sides by Elvin Bishop, Little Smokey Smothers, Syl Johnson, Rob Stone, Fleetwood Mac with Big Walter Horton, Aron Burton, Albert Ammons, Carey Bell & Tough Luck, Floyd McDaniel & the Blues Swingers, Barrelhouse Chuck, and John & Sylvia Embree.

SOMETHING YOU GOT

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 41

Leslie Keros at the controls for Episode 41 with an hour of music from Kenny Neal, Kevin McKendree, The Duke Robillard Band, The Holmes Brothers, Dr. John, The 4 Jacks, Catherine Russell, Harrison Kennedy, Jeremy Baum, Aretha Franklin, Paul Geremia, and Little Walter.

Thursday, June 4

MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 150

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Fleetwood Mac, John Mooney with Donna The Buffalo, B.B. King with Phish, Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead, Country Joe & Jerry Garcia, Little Richard, Bessie Banks, and The Bluesbreakers with Mick Taylor.

Friday, June 5

MAGNOLIA TRIANGLE

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 23

George Klein is visiting New Orleans in Episode 23 and listening to music by Nicholas Payton, Panorama Jazz Band, Ellis Marsalis, Alvin Batiste, Dr. Michael White, Bonerama, Dr. John, Earl Turbinton, Rob Espino, and Tony Dagradi.

PAPA JO!

FLY BY NIGHT 108

Steve The Fly is digging the drumming of the great “Papa” Jo Jones of Kansas City in Episode 108.

Saturday, June 6

TRES MOUTARDE

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 23

Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious past and present of African American classical music year by year starting at the beginning, from 1893 through 1914 in this episode and continuing on into the 1940s. These programs were originally broadcast as episodes of Jazz Roots at WWOZ-FM in New Orleans.

DEAR MR. PRESIDENT

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 49

Scott Barretta spotlights blues about presidents on this week’s episode of Highway 61 with selections by Big Joe Williams, Otis Jackson, Leadbelly, Harmon:Ray, the Jack McVea Orchestra with Rabon Tarrant,  J.B. Lenoir, Memphis Slim, Bobo Jenkins, Fannie & James Brewer, Otis Spann, Sleepy John Estes, Bishop Perry Tillis, Louis Jordan, J.C . Burris, Louisiana Red,  Bobby Rush, and Lula Reed & Freddie King.

Sunday, June 7

MILESTONES

JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 15

John Sinclair at the Hempshopper on the Singel canal on a summer night spinning sides by Charlie Parker, Miles Davis & John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane, Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, the Lyman Woodard Organization, Charles Mingus, Kenny “Pancho” Hagood with Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis with the Gil Evans Orchestra, Freddie Redd with Jackie McLean, and Sun Ra & His Solar Myth Arkestra.

WASTED AND ROLLING

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 23

David Kunian is commemorating the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival between weekends with music from featured attractions Rev. John Wilkins, the North Mississippi All Stars, Kenny Brown, Li’l Ed & The Blues Imperials, Taj Mahal, The Meters, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Amanda Shiers, Sturgil Stinson, and Spencer Bohren, plus artists from the ChazFest like Dave Pirner & Soul Asylum, Alex McMurray, and Rory Danger & The Danger Dangers.

Monday, June 8

WHAT IT IS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 604

Episode 604 will be coming from an as yet unselected location in Michigan with the sort of program of music and commentary you’ve come to expect from this

GETTING FUNKY ROUND HERE

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 06

Lucille DJ is replaying her sixth episode of The Soul Lucille Show this week with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk from Black Nazty, The Chi-Lites, Patti Jo, Cross Bronx Expressway, Merry Clayton, Eugene McDaniels, Fela Kuti, The O’Jays, Melvin Sparks, Edwin Starr, Margie Joseph, Madhouse, and Esther Phillips.

Tuesday, June 9

LUCKY LUCKY MAN

THE BLUES SHOW 183

Bruce Pingree is playing great blues by Earl King, Henry Gray, and Jody Williams in honor of their January and February birthdays, with a closing salute from Howling Wolf.

Wednesday, June 10

GONE TO MAIN STREET

CHICAGO BOUND 43

Leslie Keros is bringing the blues from Chicago in Episode 43 with cuts from Charlie Love, John Primer, Sonny Boy Williamson, Easy Baby & His Houserockers, Robert Lee McCoy, Muddy Waters. Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson, Jimmy Rogers, Billy Boy Arnold, Pinetop Perkins with David Maxwell, Yank Rachell’s Tennessee Jug-Busters, Billy Flynn, Dave Specter with Tad Robinson, Toronzo Cannon, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, and Mississippi Heat.

AIN’T THAT GOOD NEWS

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 42

Episode 42 of Chicago Bound features music by and a conversation with guitarist Ronnie Earl plus tunes by Muddy Waters, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Sam Cooke, Elias Haslanger, The 4 Jacks, Marion James, The Bluesmasters, Johnny Adams & Ruth Brown, the Joe Stanley Sextet, Mr. B, and B.B. King.

Thursday, June 11

FEEL THESE BLUES

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 151

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Rockin’ Tabby Thomas, Johnny Sansone, the Cash Box Kings, Clifton Chenier, Bonnie Raitt, the Nighthawks, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Otis Rush, Slam Allen, Luther Tucker with the Ford Blues Band, Eddie Taylor, Sue Foley, and Sean Costello.

Friday, June 12

SIDEWALK STRUT

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 24

George Klein us continuing his New Orleans celebration in Episode 24 with music by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dr. John, Joe Krown, Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, George Lewis, Craig Klein, the New Orleans Collective, Tom McDermott & Evan Christopher, and Ray Anderson’s Pocket Brass Band.

TRUE OR FALSE

FLY BY NIGHT 109

Steve The Fly keeps the great drummers in the spotlight in Episode 109 with a program of vinyl sides featuring Roy Haynes and Philly Jo Jones.

Saturday, June 13

YAMA YAMA

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 24

Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious past and present of African American classical music year by year starting at the beginning, from around 1903 through 1917 in this episode and continuing on into the 1940s. These programs were originally broadcast as episodes of Jazz Roots at WWOZ-FM in New Orleans.

TWENTY MINUTES TO HELL

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 50

This week’s episode of Highway 61 with Scott Barretta celebrates the music of Mississippi natives Joe & Charlie McCoy on their own and featured on recordings with Tommy Johnson, Alex Johnson, Ishman Bracey, Bo Carter, Memphis Minnie, and the Harlem Hamfats, plus versions of McCoy songs recorded by Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Lil Green, and Peggy Lee.

Sunday, June 14

MUSIC FOREVER

JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 16

John Sinclair’s playing jazz at the Hempshopper on the Singel canal in Amsterdam on a Friday night featuring modern jazz classics by Charlie Parker, Freddie Redd, Billie Holiday, Planet D Nonet, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Jackie McLean, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, and Sun Ra & His Solar Myth Arkestra.

JESUS ALWAYS GETS HIS MAN

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 24

David Kunian is previewing the 2015 ChazFest with selections by the Valparaiso Men’s Chorus and the Tin Men and then playing music from performers to be featured on the second weekend of JazzFest 2015 including Jerry Lee Lewis, TBC Brass Band, Galactic with the Soul Rebels, Bobby Lounge, and The Who (thankfully no Elton John on Radio Free Amsterdam!), theme songs by Egg Yolk Jubilee and James Booker, and cuts added in posr-production from the Walter “Wolfman” Washington-Joe Krown-Russell Batiste trio and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux with the Forgotten Souls Brass Band.

Monday, June 15

DON’T FORGET THE MOTOR CITY

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 605

Episode 605 will be our last show from Detroit and the States until late in August, coming from an as yet undetermined location with music & commentary hopefully fitting to the setting.

I’M COMING TO YOUR RESCUE

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 07

Lucille DJ is on the air from controradio in the heart of Italy with another killer hour of soul & super heavy funk in this replay of Episode 7 with tunes by The Triumphs, Felice Taylor, Dyke & The Blazers, Joe Bataan, Millie Jackson, Isaac Hayes, Betty Wright, Osibisa, Maceo & The King’s Men, James Brown, Donny Hathaway, Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Van Peebles, and Ray Charles.

Tuesday, June 16

CARNIVAL TIME

THE BLUES SHOW 184

Bruce Pingree is playing his annual Mardi Gras show with music by Dave Maxwell, Professor Longhair, James Booker, Eddie Bo, Mink DeVille with Bo Dollis & Monk Boudreaux, Henry Butler, Steve Bernstein’s Hot 9, Champion Jack Dupree, the Wild Magnolias, the Forgotten Souls Brass Band & Monk Boudreaux, and the Stooges Brass Band.

Wednesday, June 17

GOOD TIMES ARE COMING

CHICAGO BOUND 44

Leslie Keros is coming with good times in the Chicago blues featuring cuts by Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, Little Walter, Fenton Robinson, Curtis Jones, James Cotton, Howlin’ Wolf, Rob Stone, Homesick James, Otis Spann, Lonnie Brooks, Buddy Guy, Freddy King, and Koko Taylor.

UP JUMPED ELMORE

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 43

Leslie Keros is back with Episode 43 featuring blues & related music by Calvin Newborn, Ray Charles, Big Joe Turner, Mary Flower, Jeremy Baum, Elmore James, Big Bill Broonzy, Guy King, Big Joe Duskin, Catherine Russell, Aretha Franklin, and The Jimmys.

Thursday, June 18

FEEL THESE BLUES

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 152

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Rockin’ Tabby Thomas, Johnny Sansone, the Cash Box Kings, Clifton Chenier, Bonnie Raitt, the Nighthawks, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Otis Rush, Slam Allen, Luther Tucker with the Ford Blues Band, Eddie Taylor, Sue Foley, and Sean Costello.

Friday, June 19

CRAWFISH FIESTA

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 25

George Klein is celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans in Episode 25 with music from Dr. John, Li’l Queenie & the Percolators, Professor Longhair, Beausoleil, Donald Harrison Jr. & Guardians of the Flame, Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the New Orleans Nightcrawlers, the Wild Magnolias, Tim Laughlin, and Matt Perrine.

THE INNER LIGHT

FLY BY NIGHT 110

Steve The Fly has it going on in Episode 110 with funk, soul, groove and a taste of outness from vinyl cuts by Jimmy McGriff & Junior Parker together and the great vibraharpist Bobby Hutchinson.

Saturday, June 20

ECCENTRICITY

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 25

Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious past and present of African American popular music with recordings made between 1915 and 1920 by Bert Williams, the Right Quintette, Marie Cahill, Mandy Rudolph, James P. Johnson, Eubie Blake, Clarence Jones, George Gershwin, Irving Kauffman, Eubie Blake & Noble Sissle, and Norah Bayes.

THE DIRTY DOZENS

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 51

Scott Barretta investigates the roots of rap music in this week’s episode of Highway 61, featuring early statements by Frankie ”Half-Pint” Jaxon, Memphis Minnie, Speckled Red, Jimmie Davis, Luke Jordan, Willie Walker, Dan Pickett, Blind Willie McTell, Georgia Tom Dorsey & Kansas City Kitty, The Hokum Boys, Dirty Red, Leroy Carr, Harmonica Frank Floyd, Willie Nix, Katie Webster & Ashton Conroy, Little Caesar, Big Jay McNeely, Richard Berry, and Slim Gaillard.

Sunday, June 21

A NIGHT IN TUNISIA

JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 17

It’s a beautiful Friday night on the Singel canal in Amsterdam and John Sinclair is at the Hempshopper spinning modern jazz recordings by Charlie Parker, Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Freddie Redd, the Sun Sounds Orchestra, Kenny “Pancho” Hagood with the Tadd Dameron Orchestra, Yusef Lateef & His Men, Fela Kuti, and Sun Ra & His Solar Myth Arkestra.

ENLIGHTENMENT

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 25

David Kunian is celebrating the summer solstice with an hour of music by Sun Ra & His Arkestra this week and next, including readings from the Kicks Press publication Prophetica.

Monday, June 22

WHAT IT IS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 606

Episode 600 will be coming from an as yet unselected location in Amsterdam with the sort of program of music and commentary you’ve come to expect from this show.

GET IN THE GROOVE

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 08

Lucille DJ is on the air from controradio in the heart of Italy with this replay of Episode 8, another killer hour of soul & super heavy funk with tunes by The Foundations, Denise LaSalle, Wanda Robinson, Stevie Wonder, The Mighty Hannibal, Solomon Burke, Clarence Carter, Tammi Terrell, Willie Bobo, Curtis Mayfield, Aaron Neville, The Pointer Sisters, Letta Mbulu, and Les McCann.

Tuesday, June 23

CARNIVAL DAY

THE BLUES SHOW 185

Bruce Pingree continues his annual Mardi Gras show with music from the Stooges Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band, James Andrews & Monk Boudreaux, Trombone Shorty, Dave Bartholomew, Danny Barker, the Wild Tchoupitoulas, Bill Sinegal & The Skyliners, Big Chief Alfred Ducette, Professor Longhair, Indians of the Nation, Sniooks Eaglin, Big Chief Smiley Ricks, Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi-Rollers, and Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen

Wednesday, June 24

SMOKIN’ DYNAMITE

CHICAGO BOUND 45

Leslie Keros with great Chicago blues in Episode 45 featuring sides by Linsey Alexander, Mississippi Heat, Doctor Clayton, Otis Clay, Booba Barnes, Carey Bell, Earl Hooker, Kokomo Arnold with Roosevelt Sykes, James Cotton with Paul Butterfield & Elvin Bishop, Magic Slim, Lurrie Bell, Magic Sam, and Charlie Musselwhite with Mavis Staples.

BLUES AFTER ALL

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 44

Leslie Keros is Messin’ With The Blues in Episode 44 with selections by Bruce Katz, Ivan Appelrouth, Arthur Migliazza, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Bessie Smith, Phillip Walker, John Jackson, Nina Simon, Jimmy Smith, Kenny Burrell, The 4 Jacks, Mose Allison, Illinois Jacquet, and Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne.

Thursday, June 25

LOOKIN’ GOOD

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 153

Cary Wolfson is extending his celebration of 30 years of the Red Rooster Lounge for another hour by spinning great blues sides by Magic Sam, Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces, the Soul Stirriers, Robert Ward, Snooks Eaglin, Otis Rush, Aretha Franklin, Yvonne Jackson, T-Bone Walker, Little Willie John, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and Jimmy Dawkins., Michael Jerome Browne, and Gregor Hilden.

Friday, June 26

CARNIVAL CELEBRATION

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 26

More Mardi Gras in New Orleans with Kermit Ruffins & the Rebirth Brass Band, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, Irma Thomas, The Wild Tchoupitoulas, Chief Smiley Ricks & the Indians of the Nation, Craig Klein, Smoky Johnson, Rob Espino, Astral Project, and Los Po-Boy-Citos.

‘GO CHICO

FLY BY NIGHT 111

Steve The Fly is spinning vinyl on Chico Hamilton and his fine small groups from the mid-20th century, closing with an impassioned reading of Charlie Parker’s “Confirmation” by Eddie Jefferson and Richie Cole.

Saturday, June 27

PUT AND TAKE

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 26

Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from 1918-22 by James P. Johnson, George Gershwin, the Louisiana Five, Kid Ory, the Friars Society Orchestra, the Cotton Pickers, W.C. Handy & His Memphis Blues Band, the Memphis Five, Johnny Dunn, the Norfolk Jubilee Quartet, the Excelsior Quartette, and the Norfolk Jazz Quartette..

HOMAGE TO EARL PALMER

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 52

Scott Barretta spotlights the long and incredibly fertile career of drummer Earl Palmer with sides by Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew, Roy Montrell, Professor Longhair, Lloyd Price, Little Richard, Smiley Lewis, Shirley & Lee, Charles Brown, Roy Brown, Lee Allen, Earl King, Earl Palmer’s Party Rockers, Thurston Harris, Etta James, Larry Williams, Jimmy Beasley, Don & Dewey, Richard Berry, and the Hollywood Flames.

Sunday, June 28

STRANGE AS IT SEEMS

JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 18

Classic modern jazz from the Hempshopper on the Singel canal in Amsterdam with John Sinclair spinning sides by Charlie Parker, Miles Davis with the Gil Evans Orchestra, Billie Holiday, Jackie McLean, Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, the Sun Sounds Orchestra, Freddie Redd, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, and Sun Ra & His Arkestra.

MESSAGE TO THE EARTH MAN

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 26

David Kunian continues his celebration of the summer solstice last July with another hour of stellar music from Sun Ra & His Arkestra including readings from the published works of Ra.

Monday, June 29

GROOVING IN AMSTERDAM

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 607

Episode 607 will be coming from somewhere in Amsterdam with music from wherever our minds and hearts might wander.

COLD DUCK TIME

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 09

Lucille DJ is on the air from controradio-fm in Florence, Italy with this replay pf Episode 9 featuring a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk by Williams & Watson, Della Reese, Camille Yarbrough, Bobby Patterson, Sweet Charles, the Soul Searchers, Segments Of Time, Mixed Grill, The Dramatics, Funny Bone, Marie Queenie Lyons, Southside Movement, Rusty Bryant, and The Mar-Keys.

Tuesday, June 30

MARDI GRAS TIME

THE BLUES SHOW 186

Bruce Pingree is finishing out his annual Mardi Gras program in Episode 186 with music by Marcia Ball, Fats Domino, Davell Crawford, The Hawketts, Sugar Boy & The Cane Cutters, the Flaming Arrows, June Victory, Chuck Carbo, Huey ‘Piano’ Smith & The Clowns, Paul Barbarin, Al Johnson, Sweet Emma Barrett, the Original Zenith Jazz Band, the Treme Brass Band, and the 6th Ward All Stars.

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