2015—07 July 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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Lucille DJ is in replays again for July due to a massive computer crash that decimated her music stash a couple of months ago. She’s had a bad year so far and once again we hope she’ll have it back together by next month. Tom Morgan continues his year-by-year presentation of great black music from the 1920s this month on Diggin’ The Roots. Steve The Fly is spinning LPs on Fly By Night and Lslie Keros, Bruce Pingree and the Red Rooster are remembering B.B. King. Our other shows this month are right on time as usual.

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JULY 2015 PROGRAM GUIDE

 

Wednesday, July 1

YOU DONE LOST YOUR GOOD THING NOW

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 45

Leslie Keros is joined by fellow WDCB deejay Sammy J and writer Bill Dahl for a special two-hour tribute to B.B. King, featuring a ton of great tunes by B., songs from artists who influenced him like Bukka White, Lonnie Johnson, and Louis Jordan, tunes by artists influenced by B.B. like Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, and Kenny Neal, and a brilliant series of passages from an interview with B.B. conducted by Bill Farris from The B.B. King Treasures: Photos, Mementos and Music from B. B. King’s Collection on Bulfinch Records.

Thursday, July 2

MY MOOD

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 154

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with the first of a two-part tribute to the late great B.B. King, starting with a salute from Roy Hawkins and including a program of B.B.’s greatest numbers..

Friday, July 3

TURKISH COFFEE

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 27

George Klein is tracking musical explorer Herbie Mann working with a variety of Latin, Brazilian, African, Turkish and Armenian musicians to experiment with jazz and other musical traditions.

Friday, July 3

ORNETTE WORK

FLY BY NIGHT 112

Steve The Fly offers a tribute to three great musical masters who recently passed over to the next vibrational field: Harold Battiste (with The Next Generation Big Band), B.B King and Ornette Coleman.

Saturday, July 4

SHUFFLE ALONG

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 27

Tom Morgan is diggin’ way back into the roots of African-American recorded music with selections from the years 1921-22 by Mamie Smith, Ethel Waters, Eubie Blake, James P. Johnson, Sarah Martin with Fats Waller, Bert Williams, Noble Sissel, Paul Whiteman, Tim Brymn, and the Cotton Pickers.

Saturday July 4

BRING IT ON HOME

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 53

Scott Barretta is featuring contemporary Mississippi blues artists this week, including T-Model Ford, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Louis “Gearshifter” Youngblood, The Mississippi Marvel, Cadillac John Nolan, Bill Able, R.L. Boyce, Wesley Jefferson, Super Chikan, Robert Bilbo Walker, Eden Brent, Cedric Burnside & Lightning Malcolm, and Homemade Jams, many of them cuts from the soundtrack to the new documentary film, M For Mississippi.

Sunday, July 5

SWING THIS!

JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 19

John Sinclair is spinning modern jazz sides from New Orleans on a pair of Friday afternoons at the Hempshopper in Amsterdam with music by Charlie Parker, Kermit Ruffins, Davell Crawford, Eluard & Co, Johnny Adams, Earl Turbinton, Los Hombres Calientes, Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groove, Craig Klein, Louis Prima, the New Orleans Jazz Vipers, and John Boutté.

Sunday, July 5

BLUE

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 27

David Kunian is getting his kicks tonoght playing simultaneously the original Miles Davis Sextet album Kind Of Blue in tandem with the album called Blue by the group called Mostly Other People Do The Killing,, released last year as an exact replaica of the 1959 Miles Davis album. The show ends with a live version of “All Blues” from the sextet.

Monday, July 6

WHAT IT IS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 608

Episode 608 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.

Monday, July 6

SOULFUL DRESS

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 10

Lucille DJ is back with a replay of Episode 10 from controradio-fm in the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk with tunes by Sugar Pie DeSanto, Sir Mack Rice, Paul Humphrey & His Cool Aid Chemists, The Dynamics, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Unemployed, The Memphis Horns, the Staple Singers, Lyn Collins, Mabel John, Joe Simon, Bill Withers, Yvonne Fair, Hugh Masekela, and Sam Most.

Tuesday, July 7

CHICKEN ALA BLUES

THE BLUES SHOW 187

Bruce Pingree is playing chicken music by Stokes & Sain, Lightning Wells, Cab Calloway, Louis Jordan, and Cousin Joe for his recently departed friend Larry “Mr. Chicken” Deiter, fellow member of the Three Twins Catering barbeque chicken collective with Kimball Packard, as well as other songs for Larry by Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown, Albert Collins-Robert Cray-Johnny Copeland, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Zora Young, and Ed Gearhardt, plus a set of music featuring the recently departed guitarist Sam Andrew with Big Brother & The Holding Company and Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band.

Wednesday, July 8

HIGH SOCIETY

CHICAGO BOUND 46

Leslie Keros is bringing the blues from Chicago in Episode 46 with cuts by Billy Boy Arnold, Jimmy Dawkins, Jody Williams, Otis Rush, Rob Stone, Fruteland Jackson, Pinetop Perkins, Luther Allison, Buster Benton, Billy Branch, and Big Bill Hickey with Hubert Sumlin and Jimmy Rogers.

Wednesday, July 8

GOOD ADVICE

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 46

Leslie Keros is paying tribute to the late guitarist Sean Costello and playing sides by Sean, Jody Williams, the Jimmy Burns Band, Tad Weed, Barbara Morrison, Matt Schofield, Maceo Parker, and Janiva Magness.

Thursday, July 9

NIGHT LIFE

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 155

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with the second hour of his tribute to B.B. King, starting with a duet track with Joe Louis Walker and continuing with a program of live performances by the King of the Blues.

Friday, July 10

MUSICAL EXPLORER

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 28

George Klein is presenting some of the many sides of the great Yusef Lateef in Episode 28 featuring a variety of musicians including Detroiters Curtis Fuller, Bernard McKinney, Wilbur Hardin, Hugh Lawson, Barry Harris, Terry Pollard, Herman Wright, Will Austin, Louis Hayes, and Frenk Gant.

Friday, July 10

TRIPHOCAL

FLY BY NIGHT 113

Steve The Fly presents a spendid program of jazz vocalese by King Pleasure, Eddie Jefferson, and Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, plus cuts from Sonny Stiit, Sun Ra, Dizzy Gillespie, and Billie Holiday.

Saturday, July 11

BOUNCIN’ AROUND

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 28

Tom Morgan is diggin’ way back in the roots of African American popular music with an hour of recordings from the year 1923 by Anna Jones, Armond Piron, Freddie Keppard with Erskine Tate’s Vendome Orchestra, Clarence Williams’ Blue Five, King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band, Sarah Martin, Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Tim Brym & The Black Devil Four, the Norfolk Jubilee Quartette, and the Norfolk Jazz Quartet.

Saturday, July 11

THE STORY OF BO DIDDLEY

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 54

Scott Barretta investigates the music of the great Bo Diddley with songs from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s plus Bo-drenched versions by Muddy Waters, Buddy Holly, and the Johnny Otis Show.

Sunday, July 12

RIFF RAFF

JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 20

John Sinclair by the Singel Canal in Amsterdam on a Friday evening in the summertime spinning modern jazz classics by Charlie Parker, Kermit Ruffins, Jackie McLean, Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, and Sun Ra & His Arkestra.

Sunday, July 12

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 28

David Kunian is celebrating the birthday of his wife 3 Beers with this program of musical favorites by Egg Yolk Jubilee, Acie Payton, Eric Clapton & the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, The Meters, Todd Snyder, Fats Domino, James Andrews, Randy Newman, Stevie Wonder, Olu Dara, Al Green, Anders Osborne, Bonnie Raitt, Danny Barker & the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Coasters, and Otha Turner.

Monday, July 13

COMING UP ROSES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 609

Episode 609 will be coming from an as yet undetermined location in Amsterdam with music & commentary fitting the occasion.

Monday, July 13

FUNKY STREET

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 11

Lucille DJ is on the air from Florence en italiano in this replay of Episode 11 with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk with tunes by Arthur Conley, Ghetto Kitty, Marva Whitney, Betty LaVette, Lou Johnson, Glass House, Fontella Bass, Ann Sexton, The Bar Kays, Grady Tate, The Modulations, The Undisputed Truth, Vernon Garrett, Dizzy Gillespie, and Daronda.

Tuesday, July 14

I HEARD SOMEBODY CALL

THE BLUES SHOW 188

Bruce Pingree is hosttig a tribute to the recenty departed Boston pianist Dave Maxwell with selections from Dave’s albums and backing spots with Mike Welch, James Cotton, Louisiana Red, and Hubert Sumlin.

Wednesday, July 15

SHAKIN’ THE SHACK

CHICAGO BOUND 47

Leslie Keros is blowing in from the Windy City with great blues sides by Otis Clay & Johnny Rawls, Charlie Musselwhite, Linsey Alexander, Johnny Young, John Watkins, Patricia Scott, Billy Boy Arnold, Smilin’ Bobby & Hidden Charms, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Andrew Odom, David Maxwell with Jerry Portnoy, Hound Dog Taylor, and Jesse Fortune.

Wednesday, July 15

THE SHAKEDOWN

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 47

Leslie Keros is playing a whole mess of blues and soul music by The Bo-Keys, Catherine Russell, Larry Williams, The Mannish Boys, E.G. Kight, Davina & the Vagabonds, Paolo Alderighi & Stephanie Trick, Josh White, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Charles Brown, and Lloyd Glenn with Lowell Fulson.

Thursday, July 16

PIECE OF MY HEART

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 156

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Larry Davis, John Mayall  & The Bluesbreakers, Eric Clapton & Jimmy Page, J.B. Hutto, Billy Price & Otis Clay, Erma Franklin, Johnny Rawls, the Kentucky Headhunters with Johnnie Johnson, Booba Barnes & The Playboys, Doug Sahm, James Day & The Fish Fry, Johnny Sansone, Otis Rush, and Sonny Landreth.

Friday, July 17

JAZZ CONVERSATIONS

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 29

George Klein is conducting a Clark Terry memorial service of the air featuring music by trumpet giant Clark Terry with Jimmy Cleveland, Quincy Jones, Johnny Griffin, Wynton Kelly, Thelonious Monk, Oscar Peterson, Bob Brookmeyer, Ben Webster, Phil Woods, and Chico O’Farrill.

Friday, July 17

KING ORNETTE

FLY BY NIGHT 114

Steve The Fly is alternating selections by B.B King and Ornette Coleman in a tribute to their distinctive genius evidenced in their music while here on Earth.

Saturday, July 18

CHARLESTON CRAZY

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 29

Tom Morgan is diggin’ way back in the roots of African American popular music from the year 1923 with music by The Gulf Coast Quartet, Alberta Hunter with Fletcher Henderson, the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra, New Orleans Rhythm Kings with Jelly Roll Morton, Ladd’s Black Aces, the Cotton Pickers, James P. Johnson, Thomas Moore’s Past Jazz Masters, W.C. Handy & His Memphis Blues Band, and King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band.

Saturday, July 18

LITTLE BOY BLUE

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 55

Scott Barretta takes a deep look into the music of Robert Lockwood Jr. including his own recordings and some of those he made with Dr. Clayton, Sunnyland Slim, Eddie Boyd, Little Walter, and Sonny Boy Williamson.

Sunday, July 19

RIGHT DOWN FRONT

JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 21

John Sinclair is spinning modern jazz classics by the Singel canal in Amsterdam on a Friday evening in the summertime with music by Charlie Parker, Charles Persip & the Jazz Statesmen, Brother Jack McDuff, Hank Marr, Jack Hammer, Johnny “Hammond” Smith, Kermit Ruffins, Marshall Allen & the Sun Ra Arkestra, Carmen McRae, Jack Kerouac, the David Amram Quintet, and Hank Marr.

Sunday, July 19

MUSIC ALWAYS

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 29

David Kunian is commemorating the music of the recently departed Ornette Coleman and the birthday of our pal Bill Taylor with selections by Ornette, Mick Jagger, Willie Nelson, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Nels Kline & Julian Lange, and the Andrew Drury Quartet.

Monday, July 20

WHAT IT IS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 610

Episode 610 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.

Monday, July 20

COMPARED TO WHAT

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 12

Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy in this replay of Episode 12 with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk with tunes by Ted Taylor, Sherri Taylor, Oscar Brown Jr., Roberta Flack, Eddie Harris & Les McCann, Mitty Collier, Billy Preston, Margie Joseph, Magnum, The 8th Day, Graham Central Station, Spanky Wilson, and Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns.

Tuesday, July 21

GRANDAD’S BLUES

THE BLUES SHOW 189

Bruce Pingree is playing music by recently deceased trumpet great Clark Terry in a trbute to the long-time Universaity of New Hampshire music school faculty member.

Wednesday, July 22

VERY GOOD CONDITION

CHICAGO BOUND 48

Leslie Keros is bringing more music from the Windy City by Eddy Clearwater, Detroit Junior, Eddie Taylor, Otis Clay & Johnny Rawls, James Cotton, Johnny Shines & Robert Jr. Lockwood, William Clarke, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Nolan Struck & King Edward, Jimmy & Syl Johnson, Washboard Sam, Hubert Sumlin, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Little Walter.

Wednesday, July 22

DAYS OF OLD

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 48

Leslie Keros offers another hour in tribute to the late great Riley “Blues Boy” King wih a program of thrilling selections from his master works for Modern, Kent, and ABC Records.

Thursday, July 23

MOANIN’ AND SCREAMIN’

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 157

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Slam Allen, Champion Jack Dupree, Big Joe Duskin, Johnny “Big Moose” Walker, Diamond Joe, Jean Wells, Betty Harris, Charlie Musselwhite, the Cash Box Kings, Jimmy Reed, J.B. Hutto, the Texas Horns with W.C. Clark, Billy Price & Otis Clay, and the Johnny Otis Orchestra.

Friday, July 24

JITTERBUG WALTZ

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 30

George Klein continues his tribute to Clark Terry with music by Clark with Jimmy Cleveland, Quincy Jones, Johnny Griffin, Wynton Kelly, Thelonious Monk, Oscar Peterson, Bob Brookmeyer, Ben Webster, Phil Woods, and Ernie Wilkins.

Friday, July 24

BOHEMIA AFTER DARK

FLY BY NIGHT 115

Steve The Fly is mixing up a heady brew of music from bohemia after dark in Episode 115 featuring Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown, Albert King, Sonny Boy Williamson III, Eddie Boyd, Howlin’ Wolf, Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown, Lowell Fulson, Willie Dixon, Sun Ra, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Stitt, and Miles Davis with Charlie Parker & Sonny Rollins on tenors

Saturday, July 25

LOUISIANA SWING

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 30

Tom Morgan is diggin’ way back in the roots of African American popular music from the year 1924 with music by Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks, Cliff Edwards (‘Ukulele Ike’), Warner’s Seven Aces, King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band, [Johnny Bayersdorfer Band], Fate Marable Orchestr, Freddie Keppard & Cook’s Dreamland Orchestra, Clarence Williams’ Blue 5 with Louis Armstrong, Armond Piron’s Band, and the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra with and without Louis Armstrong.

Saturday, July 25

TAKE IT EASY BABY

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 56

Scott Barretta spotlights recently released CDs by Mavis Staples, Pinetop Perkins, B.B. King, Dave Spector featuring Sharon Lewis, Alberta Adams, Mississippi Heat featuring Inetta Vizor, Travis “Moonchild” Haddix, Byther Smith, Dave Riley, Bowling Green John Cephas & Harmonica Phil Wiggins, Eric Bibb & Ruthie Foster, and Taj Mahal.

Sunday, July 26

I’LL BE SEEING YOU

JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 22

John Sinclair by the Singel Canal in Amsterdam spinning new releases and modern jazz classics by Charlie Parker, Don Patterson, Thelonious Monk, Wadada Leo Smith & Thomas Mapfumo, Marshall Allen & the Sun Ra Arkestra, Detroit Contemporary 4, John Sinclair & His International Blues Scholars, Charles Persip & the Jazz Statesmen, and Brother Jack McDuff.

Sunday, July 26

BLOOMSDAY

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 30

David Kunian is celebrating Bloomsday today by reading from Ulysses by James Joyce surrounded by music from Egg Yolk Jubilee, Wadada Leo Smith, Myra Melford, George Porter & the Runnin’ Partners, David Rempass, the Grateful Dead, Matana Roberts, and The B-52s.

Monday, July 27

GROOVING IN AMSTERDAM

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 611

Episode 611 will be coming from somewhere in Amsterdam with music from wherever our minds and hearts might wander.

Monday, July 27

SUPERCOOL

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 13

Lucille DJ is on the air fro Florence en italiano in this replay of Episode 13 with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk with tunes by Tommy Neal, Joe Bataan, Marion Black, Pat Hunt, S.O.U.L., The Main Ingredient, Willie Hutch, Merry Clayton, Blue Mitchell, MFSB, Sweet Charles, and Herbie Mann.

Tuesday, July 28

WE’LL NEVER TURN BACK

THE BLUES SHOW 190

Bruce Pingree is honoring the 50th anniversary of the March on Selma, Aabama led by Dr. Martin Luther King with music by the SNCC Freedom Singers, Fontella Bass, Odetta, Jane Sapp, Mavis Staples, Sweet Honey In The Rock, the Staple Singers, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Rance Allen Group, Carlton Reese & the Birmingham Movement Choir, and Dr.Martin Luther King, followed by a salute to International Women’s Day with cuts from Etta James, Mr. B & Jeannie Carroll, Sippie Wallace, Precious Bryant, and Bessie Smith.

Wednesday, July 29

AIN’T NO SUNSHINE

CHICAGO BOUND 49

Leslie Keros is blowing in from Chicago with a salute to the late Big Time Sarah and selections from Sarah, Omar Coleman, Charles Wilson, the Cash Box Kings, J.B. Hutto & His Hawks, Louis Myers, Johnny B. Moore, Washboard Sam, Robert Nighthawk, Henry Gray & Bob Corritore, and Otis Rush.

Wednesday, July 29

BYE BYE BABY

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 49

Leslie Keros is on the set this week with salutes to the late Wendell Holmes and Popsie Dixon of The Holmes Brothers and the recently departed powerhouse singer Mighty Sam McClain including sides by The Holmes Brothers, Mighty Sam, Ronnie Earl, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys, Guy King, Otis Clay, and the Mannish Boys featuring Kirk “Eli” Fletcher.

Thursday, July 30

IF IT WASN’T FOR THE BLUES

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 158

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by the Texas Horns with Marcia Ball, Mighty Sam McClain, Charlie Musselwhite, Lazer Lloyd, Charles Wilson, Ken Tucker, Travis Haddix, Ray Bailey, Tracy Nelson, Earl Gaines, and Lonnie Pitchford.

Friday, July 31

MOON & SAND

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 31

George Klein is featuring the great Detroit guitarist Kenny Burrell & his many musical friends including Jerome Richardson, Hank Mobley, Kenny Clarke, Pepper Adams, Tommy Flanagan, Jimmy Smith, Gil Evans, Richard Davis, Roy Haynes, and Grover Washington.

Friday, July 31

LUCKY SEVEN

FLY BY NIGHT 116

Steve The Fly recently uncovered this program in his mini-disc files, recorded in September 16, 2000 and re-presented here as Episode 116 with music by David Axelrod, James Brown, Les De Merle, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Curtis Mayfield, The Skatalites, Jimi Hendrix, and Miles Davis.

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