The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
RADIO FREE AMSTERDAM 2015
BLUES, JAZZ & REEFER—KEEPING THE MUSIC ALIVE
The John Sinclair Radio Show
The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree
Chicago Bound plus Messin’ With The Blues with Leslie Keros
Blues From the Red Rooster Lounge with Cary Wolfson
Fly By Night with Steve The Fly
plus The Soul Lucille Show with Lucille DJ
Diggin’ The Roots with Tom Morgan
plus Beyond The Groove Yard with George Klein
Jazz From The Hempshopper with John Sinclair
plus Jazz Lunatique with David Kunian
Lucille DJ is in replays again in August, now on Friday evenings following Fly By Night but promises she’ll be back with new episodes in September. Tom Morgan continues his year-by-year presentation of great black music with 1925-27 featured this month on Diggin’ The Roots. Leslie Keros has a break while we replay episodes of her Chicago Bound and Messin’ With The Blues programs this month. We’ve played all our available episodes of Scott Barretta’s Highway 61 Blues and the program is now out of the rotation. George Klein is now on Saturday evenings with Beyond The Groove Yard, and David Kunian has hard-hitting shows on Sun Ra and Amiri Baraka in August.
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AUGUST 2015 PROGRAM GUIDE
Saturday, August 1
YES! I’M IN THE BARREL
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 31
Tom Morgan is diggin’ way back in the roots of African American popular music from the year 1925 with music by Louis Armstrong, Lovie Austin & Her Blues Serenaders, the Coon-Saunders Nighthawks, The Benson Orchestra, the Hot 5, Cliff Edwards, Blanche Calloway, Clarence Williams & His Blue 5, the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra, the Cotton Pickers, The Little Ramblers, Charlie Thomas & Sara Martin, Clarence Williams & Eva Taylor, and Butterbeans & Susie.
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 32
George Klein presents guitarist Wes Montgomery & friends in the 1950s and ‘60s including Mel Rhyne, Buddy Montgomery, Monk Montgomery, Jimmy Smith, Johnny Griffin, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chanbers, Jimmy Cobb, Milt Jackson, and Stan Tracey.
Sunday, August 2
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 23
John Sinclair by the Singel Canal in Amsterdam spinning new releases and modern jazz classics by Charlie Parker, Clark Terry, Johnny “Hammond” Smith, Curtis May & Paul Bryant, Hank Marr, Sun Ra & His Myth Science Solar Arkestra, Johnny Hartman, Simone Weissenfels, Marshall Allen & the Sun Ra Arkestra, Wadada Leo Smith & Thomas Mapfumo, Teddy Charles, J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding, and John Sinclair & His Motor City Blues Scholars.
SOMEBODY ELSE’S WORLD
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 31
David Kunian is celebrating the 4th of July holiday by reading the Declaration of Independence over the Jimi Hendrix performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” at Woodstock in August 1969, then celebrating the Summer Solstice with music by Sun Ra & His Arkestra from a 20-disc collection provided by Transparency Records with performances by the Arkestra from the Newport Jazz Festival in July 1969, Berkeley California in 1971, and at The Warehouse in San Francisco also in 1971 from the album The Crreator of the Universe.
Monday, August 3
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 612
Episode 612 is coming from the Fly Agaric 23 Studio in Amsterdam with music by the ReBirth Brass Band, the Wild Magnolias, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & The Roadmasters, The Clovers, the “5” Royales, Dr. John, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, James Brown & His Famous Flames, Dorothy Love Coates & The Original Gospel Harmonettes, the Southern Sons, Professor Alex Bradford, the Abyssinian Baptist Gospel Choir, and the Nightingale Jubalaires.
Tuesday, August 4
MOANING THE BLUES
THE BLUES SHOW 191
Bruce Pingree is honoring International Women’s Day with cuts from Victoria Spivey, Memphis Minnie, Alberta Hunter, Ida Cox, Big Mama Thornton, Erin Harp, Fiona Boyds, Carolyn Wonderland, Maria Muldaur & Bonnie Raitt, and Rory Block, plus tunes by Richard ‘Rabbit’ Brown and Bob Brosnan.
Wednesday, August 5
CHICAGO BOUND 05
Leslie Keros is focusing on Chicago nominees for the 2014 Blues Music Awards in his replay of Episode 5 with 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.
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 05
Episode 5 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.
Thursday, August 6
UP ABOVE MY HEAD
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 159
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by the Holmes Brothers—commemorating the recent loss of two members of the group—plus Victor Wainwright & the Wildroots, Omar Coleman, Charles Wilson, Erma Franklin with Electric Flag, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Slam Allen, Delta Moon, Michael Jerome Browne, and Charlie Musselwhite.
Friday, August 7
FORTY CUPS OF COFFEE
FLY BY NIGHT 117
Steve The Fly is jamming at the Hoxton Hotel in Amsterdam on a Sunday afternoon in late July, spinning sides by Jimmy McGriff, Eddie Jefferson, Dave Brubeck, Easy Star All Stars, The Irresistible Force, Blo, John Lee Hooker, Danny Overbea, Ella Fitzgerald, B.B. King, Allen Tew Orchestra, David Axelrod, Dr. John, Dinah Washington, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, and Jimi Hendrix.
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 14
Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk in this replay of Episode 14 with tunes by Aretha Franklin, Betty Harris, 100% Pure Poison, Billy Paul, Earnest Jackson, Eldridge Holmes, the Fatback Band, Harvey Scales, John Schroeder, Cody Black, The Pharaohs, Gary Bartz, Vernon Garrett, Margie Hendricks, and King Curtis.
Saturday, August 8
STOMP OFF! LET’S GO!
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 32
Tom Morgan is diggin’ way back in the roots of African American popular music from the year 1925 with music by the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra, Sam Manning, Butterbeans & Susie, the Cotton Pickers, the New Orleans Owls. the Halfway House Orchestra, the Armond Piron Orchestra, Brownlee’s Orchestra, The Little Ramblers, Lloyd Finley, Fatty Martin, and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
JUST BY MYSELF
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 33
George Klein is looking into Lee Morgan’s 1950s Blue Note sessions with Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, Sonny Clark, Benny Golson, Paul Chambers, Bobby Timmons, and Pepper Adams.
Sunday, August 9
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 24
John Sinclair is spinning modern jazz classics and 21st century releases by Charlie Parker, Teddy Charles, Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins, Johnny “Hammond” Smith, Hank Marr, Marshall Allen & the Sun Ra Arkestra, Simone Weissenfels, John Sinclair with Vincent Pino & the International Blues Scholars, John Coltrane, and Brother Jack McDuff.
IT’S AFTER THE END OF THE WORLD
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 32
David Kunian is celebrating the recent Summer Solstice with music by Sun Ra & His Arkestra from a 20-disc collection provided by Transparency Records with performances by the Arkestra from The Warehouse in San Francisco in 1971, from the Space Is The Place soundtrack, from an album called Discipline 27-II, and from a radio performance at the Finnish Broadcasting Company in Helsinki on October 14, 1971.
Monday, August 10
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 613
Episode 609 will be coming from an as yet undetermined location in Amsterdam with our last show from Holland until November featuring music & commentary fitting the occasion.
Tuesday, August 11
THE BLUES SHOW 192
Bruce Pingree is commemorating the birthdays of Robert ‘Wolfman’ Balfour and Tinsley Ellis, the passing of Lew Soloff with a Charlie Musselwhite track featuring the noted trumpet man in the horn section, and the recovery and return of bluesman Walter Trout following a successful liver transplant.
Wednesday, August 12
HOUSE RENT STOMP
CHICAGO BOUND 06
Leslie Keros is playing music of Chicago in this replay of Episode 6 with cuts 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.
IF I HAD A HAMMER
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 06
Leslie Keros’ musical tribute to the recently departed Pete Seeger comprises this replay of Episode 6, featuring 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.
Thursday, August 13
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 160
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Omar Coleman, Sonny Landreth, Luther Allison, Travis Haddix, Guitar Shorty, Booba Barnes & The Playboys, Mike Bloomfield & Friends, J.B. Hutto & The Hawks, Richard Ray Farrell, and Ry Cooder.
Friday, August 14
KINGDOM OF IZZNESS
FLY BY NIGHT 118
Steve The Fly is deeply ensconced in the Kingdom of Izzness in Episode 118, spinning from the Hoxton Hotel on a Sunday afternoon in Amsterdam with cuts by The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, Fontella Bass, Moondog, Daddy Cleanhead, The Flamingos, Unforscene, DJ Cam, the New Orleans Jazz Vipers, Will Bernard, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Nina Simone, the Miles Davis Sextet, and Dinah Washington.
BLOW YOUR WHISTLE
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 15
Lucille DJ is back on the air from the heart of Italy with another killer hour of soul & super heavy funk in this replay of Episode 15 with tunes by Betty Everett, Candi Staton, Isley Brothers, Black Sugar, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers, Clarence Reid, Fred & The New JB’s, Herbie Hancock, James Carr, Renaldo Domino, The Kaldirons, The Contours, and Labi Siffre.
Saturday, August 15
SUGAR FOOT STOMP
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 33
Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious year of 1926 by Doc Cook & The Dreamland Orchestra, Tiny Parham, Jimmy Cobb’s Hometown Band, Al Katz & His Kittens, Willard Robinson, the Ben Pollack Band, Ukelele Ike, Annette Hanshaw, the Dixieland Jug Blowers, Blyth’s Washboard Band, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver’s Jazz Band, Luis Russell & His Hot Six, Louis Armstrong & His Hot 5, and Luis Russell & His Heebie Jeebie Stompers.
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 34
George Klein is examining the work of trombonist J.J. Johnson from the 1950s and early ‘60s with Clifford Brown, Horace Silver, Sonny Clark, Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers, Max Roach, Kai Winding, and Stan Tracey.
Sunday, August 16
I COVER THE WATERFRONT
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 25
John Sinclair at the Hempshopper store by the Singel Canal in Amsterdam spinning new releases and modern jazz classics by Charlie Parker, Marshall Allen & the Sun Ra Arkestra, Ben Webster, Simone Weissenfels, Eddie Jefferson, Coleman Hawkins, John Sinclair & Planet D Nonet, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, Brother Jack McDuff, Johnnie Bassett with The Bill Heid Trio, and Jimmy Carpenter.
BLACK DADA NIHILISMUS
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 33
Episode 33 of Jazz Lunatique celebrates the life and art of the great American poet, playwright, novelist, historian, educator, social critic and political and cultural activist Amiri Baraka with music & verse from Baraka, Howling Wolf, the New York Art Quartet, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, Roy Campbell, David Murray, and Albert Ayler.
Monday, August 17
WHAT IT WILL BE
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 614
Episode 614 will be coming from an as yet unselected location in the Motor City with the sort of program of music and commentary you’ve come to expect from this show.
Tuesday, August 18
GRINNING IN YOUR FACE
THE BLUES SHOW 193
Bruce Pingree is playing some great music by Son House and then Marcia Ball in honor of their recent birthdates
Wednesday, August 19
ROCK ME BABY
CHICAGO BOUND 07
Windy City Blues with Leslie Keros in a replay of Episode 7 with cuts by Robert Jr. Lockwood, Jimmy Burns, The Big Three Trio, Slim Harpo, Brother Jacob, Magic Slim & the Teardrops, John Primer, Koko Taylor, A.C. Reed, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Eddie Boyd, Floyd Jones, Barrelhouse Chuck, Junior Wells, and Little Walter.
LET IT BLEED
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 07
Leslie Keros is Messin’ With The Blues in a replay of Episode 7 with music by Duane Allman & Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Dion, Ben Waters, Muddy Waters, Chris Jagger & Mick Jagger, Barry Goldberg, Robin Trower, Canned Heat, Jimi Hendrix, and the North Mississippi All Stars.
Thursday, August 20
BAD TRACK RECORD
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 161
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by the Chicago Living History Band, Chuck Willis, Zora Young, Rusty Zinn, Shemekia Copeland, Damon Fowler, Kelly Brothers, the Soul Stirrers, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, James Brown, and B.B. King.
Friday, August 21
FLY BY NIGHT 119
Steve The Fly has another hour of music from the Hoxton Hotel on a Sunday afternoon in Amsterdam for your listening & dancing pleasure in Episode 119 with sides by Eddie Jefferson, Thelonious Monk, Sarah Vaughan, the Wild Magnolia, 4th Coming, Edwards Generation, Erma Franklin, The Mohawks, Arthur Monday, Fred Wesley & Lenny Kravitz, Fats Domino, Clarence “Frogan” Henry, Smiley Lewis, Jimmy McGriff, Babs Gonzales, and The Silhouettes.
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 16
Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy in this replay of Episode 16 with tunes by Eddie Floyd, Eddie Kirk, Eve Barnum, Eddie Simpson, Bettye Swann, The O’Jays, Ann Alford, The Staple Singers, Tonistics, Ice, Lou Courtney, The Four Tops, M.I.S.T., The Nu People, S.O.U.L., and Johnny Hammond.
Saturday, August 22
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 34
Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the year 1926 by Louis Armstrong’s Hot 5, Jelly Roll Morton, May Alix, Steve Lewis with Willie Jackson, the New Orleans Owls, the Plantation Orchestra, the Bennie Moten Orchestra, Charles Fulcher, Joe Jordan and Ten Sharps & Flats, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, The Goofus Five, James P. Johnson, and the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra.
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 35
George Klein is digging a series of recordings by bebop clarinetist Buddy DeFranco with Sonny Clark on piano, Gene Wright on bass and Bobby White on drums made for Verve Records and other labels during 1954-55.
Sunday, August 23
COME RAIN OR COME SHINE
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 26
John Sinclair by the Singel Canal in Amsterdam spinning new releases and modern jazz classics by Charlie Parker, the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop, Cecil Taylor, Ella Fitzgerald, Eddie Jefferson, Benjamin Herman, Archie Shepp, Babs Gonzales, Art Tatum, Angelo Olivieri, John Sinclair & His International Blues Scholars, and Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers.
SOMEBODY BLEW UP AMERICA
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 34
The second hour of David Kunian’s tribute to the great American poet, playwright, novelist, historian, educator, social critic and political and cultural activist Amiri Baraka features music & verse from Baraka, Yusef Lateef, Miles Davis, The Roots, and David Murray with Baraka and Steve McCall.
Monday, August 24
BACK IN THE MOTOR CITY
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 615
Episode 615 will be coming from somewhere in the Detroit area with music from wherever our minds and hearts might wander.
Tuesday, August 25
COME AND GO
THE BLUES SHOW 194
Bruce Pingree is playing music in Episode 194 in honor of the birthday of Jimmie Vaughn on recordings with Bill Willis and Jimmie’s brother Stevie Ray Vaughn, plus sides by Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King, J.W. Jones, Jimmy Thackery, and Dave ‘Snaker’ Ray, ending with a set by Sister Rosetta Tharpe in commemoration of her 100th birthday.
Wednesday, August 26
TAKE OUT SOME INSURANCE
CHICAGO BOUND 08
Leslie Keros is playing blues from Chicago in Episode 8 by Robert Jr. Lockwood, Toronzo Cannon, Doctor Clayton, Jimmy Reed, Chainsaw Dupont, Andrew Odom, Big Joe Williams, Lou Pride, Syl Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, Carey Bell, Lee “Shot” Williams, and Homesick James.
ALL THROUGH CRYIN’
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 08
Leslie Keros is Messin’ with the Blues in Episode 8 with music from Erwin Helfer, Mel Brown, Mercy Dee Walton, Hadda Brooks, Big Joe & The Dynaflows, Robert Johnson, Dayna Kurtz, Memphis Slim, Noble Watts & June Bateman, Nina Simone, Benjie Porecki, James Hunter, Mary Flower, Sleepy John Estes, Son House, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and the U.S. Army Band.
Thursday, August 27
TELL THE TRUTH
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 162
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Ray Charles, Guy Davis, Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore, Martin Grosswendt, Mitch Mann, Paul Geremia, Gary Clark Jr., Big Dave & The Ultrasonics, Omar Coleman, Sena Ehrhardt, J.B. Hutto & His Hawks, and Mel Brown.
Friday, August 28
LET’S GO EVERYWHERE
FLY BY NIGHT 120
Steve The Fly is still spinning from the Hoxton Hotel in Amsterdam featuring double plays by Medeski Martin & Wood, Dr. John, and Howlin’ Wolf plus cuts from The Cadets, Cannonball Adderley, Gil Evans, Herbie Mann, Avishai Cohen, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and Breakestra.
LET IT SHINE
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 17
Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with in a replay of Episode 17 featuring tunes by Clarence Carter, Wess & the Airedales, Al Green, Dr. John, Luther Ingram, Etta James, Tina Turner, Esther Phillips, The Commodores, The African Music Machine, Sly & The Family Stone, The Isley Brothers, Curtis Mayfield, The Ohio Players, Bazuka, and Labi Siffre. This show was first aired as The Soul Lucille Christmas Show in December 2014.
Saturday, August 29
FEELIN’ NO PAIN
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 35
Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious year of 1927 by Adelaide Hall, Red & Miff’s Stompers, Fred Hall’s Sugar Babies, Annette Handshaw, Ben Pollack & His Orchestra, The Goofus Five, the Coon-Saunders Band, Gene Austin, Joe (Wingy) Manone’s Harmony Kings, Willie “The Lion” Smith, Johnny Dodds, Jelly Roll Morton & His Red Hot Peppers, Freddie Keppard, and Louis Armstrong & his Hot 7..
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 36
George Klein is featuring a collection called The Complete Grant Green Quartets With Sonny Clark in Episode 35, a series of recordings made by the guitarist for Blue Note Records in 1961-62 with accompaniment including Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes or Art Blakey on drums.
Sunday, August 30
STRAIGHT UP AND DOWN
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 27
John Sinclair by the Singel Canal in Amsterdam spinning new releases and modern jazz classics by Charlie Parker, Eric Dolphy, Billie Holiday, Archie Shepp, Air, Albert Ayler, John Sinclair & His International Blues Scholars, Andrew Hill, and David “Fathead” Newman.
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 35
David Kunian is sharing the microphone with John Sinclair on this composite episode assembled from undated WWOZ programs, probably broadcast in the late 1990s, with music from Tommy Ridgley, Deacon John, Slim Harpo, Little Richard, Snooks Eaglin, Lee Dorsey, Chris Kenner, Lee Allen, B.B. King, the Jay McShann Orchestra with Charlie Parker, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Professor Longhair, Buddy & Ella Johnson, Johnny Adams, and Charmaine Neville.
Monday, August 31
MICHIGAN CANNABIS CUP
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 616
Episode 616 will be coming from the vicinity of the Medical Cannabis Cup in Clio, Michigan with music from wherever our minds and hearts might wander.
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