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
The Soul Lucille Show is back on the air on Friday evenings with new episodes from her current residency in Copenhagen. Tom Morgan continues his year-by-year presentation of great black music on Diggin’ The Roots with the years 1928-29 featured this month. Leslie Keros is back with sparkling new episodes of her Chicago Bound and Messin’ With The Blues programs. Beyond The Groove Yard with George Klein is now on Saturday evenings, and David Kunian has two hours of music in memory of Charlie Haden and a great interview show with Galactic featuring the band’s new album release. Bruce Pingree logs his 199th show on Radio Free Amsterdam and Cary Wolfson continues to celebrate his 30th anniversary at the Red Rooster Lounge. Our flagship, The John Sinclair Radio Show, will be berthed in Detroit all month.
All Radio Free Amsterdam programs are archived at our site under the name of each show. Once a program has been posted you can look it up and play it at any time.
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SEPTEMBER 2015 PROGRAM GUIDE
Tuesday, September 1
UP ABOVE MY HEAD
THE BLUES SHOW 195
Bruce Pingree is playing music by Sister Rosetta Tharpe in honor of her 100th birthday on March 20th, plus some selections by Bertha “Chippie” Hill with Louis Armstrong & Richard M. Jones, and a closing set by Bessie Smith.
Wednesday, September 2
CHICAGO BOUND 50
Leslie Keros has prepared a fine hour of Chicago blues for Episode 50 with tunes by Billy Boy Arnold, Magic Slim & the Teardrops, Mississippi Heat, John Primer, Lurrie Bell, Lou Pride, Roosevelt Sykes, Art Hodes, The Claudettes, Buddy Guy, Joe Filisko & Eric Noden, L. V. Banks, and Charles Wilson.
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 50
Leslie Keros has a great mess of blues and related material in Episode 50 with cuts from Pee Wee Crayton, Dinah Washington, Little Milton, Memphis Slim, Jay McShann with Duke Robillard, Larry Davis, Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry, Taj Mahal, Clifton Chenier, Champion Jack Dupree with King Curtis, E.G. Kight, Davina & the Vagabonds, Guy King, and Irene Reid.
Thursday, September 3
WATCH YOUR STEP
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 163
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Bobby Parker, Lady Bianca, Jay Stollman, John Ginty, Tad Robinson, Billy Price & Otis Clay, Martin Grosswendt, Michael Jerome Browne, the Ford Blues Band, Charles Atkins & Paul Montgomery, Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, and Ronnie Earl.
Friday, September 4
PLENTY, PLENTY SOUL
FLY BY NIGHT 121
Steve The Fly is on the set with an hour of great music from vibraharpist Milt Jackson with a variety of accompanists in Episode 121.
ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 18
Lucille DJ is back on the air from her current residency in Copenhagen and funking it up with cuts by Bettye LaVette, Bobby Rush, the Bob Thiele Emergency, Chocolate Milk, Howard Tate, Clarence Wheeler & The Enforcers, The Commodores, The Impressions, Hugh Masekela, Doug Carn, Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Witherspoon, Big John Hamilton, Billy Preston, Horace Silver, and Ann Peebles.
Saturday, September 5
STRUTTIN’ WITH SOME BARBECUE
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 36
Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious year of 1927 in African American popular music by Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong’s Hot 5 and Hot 7, Richard M. Jones’ Jazz Wizards, Eddie South & His Alabamians, Benny Moten, Blackbirds of Paradise, Sam Morgan’s Jazz Band, the New Orleans Owls, Louis Dumaine’s Jazzola 8, Bix Biederbecke, Clarence Williams, Fats Waller with Thomas Morris’ Hot Babies, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and Eddie Lang.
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 37
George Klein is spinning vintage Cal Tjader on Verve Records in Episode 37 featuring the vibraphonist with a variety of American & Latin musicians in arrangements & orchestrations by Oliver Nelson, plus two different Cal Tjader recording sessions with Eddie Palmieri.
Sunday, September 6
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 28
John Sinclair by the Singel Canal in Amsterdam spinning new releases and modern jazz classics by Charlie Parker, CJQ, Bud Powell, Conjure, Count Basie, John Sinclair & His International Blues Scholars, Dexter Gordon, Bruce Eisenbeil-Klaus Kugel-Perry Robinson-Peter Evance-Hilliard Greene, and the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop with Eric Dolphy, Ted Curson and Danny Richmond.
INTO THE DEEP
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 36
David Kunian is showcasing the new Galactic album called Into The Deep and talking with Galactic kingpins Ben Ellman & Robert Mercurio and their lawyer & media consultant, W.D. Foster, adding a cut by the Naughty Professors at the end..
Monday, September 7
DON’T FORGET THE MOTOR CITY
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 617
Episode 617 will be coming from an as yet undetermined location in Detroit on Labor Day featuring music & commentary befitting the occasion.
Tuesday, September 8
THE BLUES SHOW 196
Bruce Pingree is playing music written, produced and performed by the great Willie Dixon in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth in Vicksburg, Misissippi on July 1, 1915, with selections by Willie himself, Howlin’ Wolf, Memphis Slim, Koko Taylor, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Litte Walter, Willie Mabon, and Otis Rush.
Wednesday, September 9
CHICAGO BOUND 51
Leslie Keros has a tough hour of Chicago blues in Episode 51 with selections from the late Michael Coleman, Fenton Robinson, Larry Taylor, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Jimmy Rogers, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Little Johnny Jones & Billy Boy Arnold, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Smokey Smothers, Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues, Guitar Junior (Lonnie Brooks), Little Brother Montgomery, Dave Clark Blues Swingers, and Charlie Musselwhite.
NOW OR NEVER
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 51
Leslie Keros is stirring the pot big time in Episode 51 with blues and related material from Dee Alexander, The Knickerbocker All-Stars, Gene Harris & Jack McDuff:, Marcia Ball, Ann Rabson, Tim Gartland, Mr. B, Phillip Walker, the Chris O’Leary Band, and Ernie Andrews with Houston Person.
Thursday, September 10
RUB ME DOWN
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 164
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Judy Roderick, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Rory Block, Martin Grosswendt, Electrofied, Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, Victor Wainwright & the Wildroots, Barry Levenson, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Margo White, Gary Clark Jr., and Rock Bottom.
Friday, September 11
THREE LITTLE WORDS
FLY BY NIGHT 122
Steve The Fly offers another solid hour of the music of Milt Jackson from a variety of sources in Episode 122.
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 19
Lucille DJ is on the air straight from Copenhagen with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk by Big Maybelle, Marie Adams, Eugene Blacknell, Rufus Thomas, Don Julian & The Larks, the Oceanliners, Dynamic Tints & Pieces Of Peace, the Ohio Players, Shelley Fisher, Soul Brothers Inc., Joe Tex, Alvin Robinson, Roy Porter, Bill Withers, Esther Marrow, Houston Person, Pearl Dowdell, and Filet Of Soul.
Saturday, September 12
WEST END BLUES
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 37
Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious year of 1928 in African American popular music history by Jimmy Noone & His Apex Club Orchestra, Mezz Mezzrow, Cliff Edwards, E.C. “Junie” Cobb, Thelma Terry & Her Playboys, Red Nichols, Fred Hall’s Sugar Babies, Bryant’s Jubilee Quartet, Ethel Waters, Louis Armstrong & His Hot 5, Johnny Dodds, Bix Beiderbecke, Lonnie Johnson, Joe Venuti’s Blue Four, Eddie Lang, and Cannon’s Jug Stompers.
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 38
George Klein is exploring the global-Latin-blues connections of saxophonist and bagpiper Rufus Harley accompanied by fellow Philadelphians Oliver Collins, James Glenn, Billy Abner and Robert Gosset, plus guest appearances with Herbie Mann and Sonny Stitt.
Sunday, September 13
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 29
John Sinclair returns to The Hempshopper by the Singel Canal in Amsterdam spinning modern jazz classics and new releases by Charlie Parker, Benjamin Herman, Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus, Booker Little, the Herbie Nichols Project, Art Tatum, Thelonious Monk, Wadada Leo Smith & Thomas Mapfumo, Billie Holiday, and Bill Evans.
UN POCO LOCO
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 37
David Kunian is celebrating the space passage to Pluto and the birthday of Willie Dixon with examples of his compositional, instrumental and production genius by Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Bo Diddley, and Sonny Boy Williamson, plus cuts from Todd Snyder, The Frigging Geniuses, Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard, Jason Isbell, The Waco Brothers, and Shopa Ray, and birthday salutes to Albert Ayler and Wayne Shorter with a closing number by Lou Reed.
Monday, September 14
WHAT IT WILL BE
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 618
Episode 618 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, September 15
MY HOME IS IN THE DELTA
THE BLUES SHOW 197
Bruce Pingree with a second hour of music in tributre to Willie Dixon on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth on July 1, 1915, with selections written, produced and performed by Willie with Magic Sam, the Big Three Trio, Muddy Waters & Buddy Guy, Chuck Berry, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, and Willie Dixon himself.
Wednesday, September 16
KEY TO THE HIGHWAY
CHICAGO BOUND 52
Leslie Keros has got the key to the City of Chicago with Episode 52 feturing music by Big Bill Broonzy, Kokomo Arnold, Tampa Red, Lonnie Johnson, Yank Rachell, Harmon Ray, Johnny Young, Chicago String Band, Billy Flynn, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Magic Slim, Hubert Sumlin & John Primer, and Johnny B. Moore & Sugar Blue.
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 52
Leslie Keros is jammin’ the blues in Episode 52 with great sides by James Hunter, Aretha Franklin, Lonnie Johnson, Marianne Solivan, Nathan James, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson & His Orchestra, Gary Clark, Jr, Ronnie Earl with Robert Lockwood Jr, Albert King, Arthur Migliazza, Peggy Lee with George Shearing:, and Willie Pooch & Tony Monaco.
Thursday, September 17
HOY HOY HOY
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 165
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by King Biscuit Boy, Joel Zoss, Gregg Allman, Albert Cummings, John Cocuzzi, The Texas Horns, Otis Taylor, Prof. Louie & The Crowmatix, David Booker, Barry Levenson, Janiva Magness, and King Curtis.
Friday, September 18
BAGS & TRANE
FLY BY NIGHT 123
Steve The Fly is grooving on the music of Milt Jackson for a third hour in Episode 123 with accompanists including John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Wes Montgomery, and Kenny “Pancho” Hagood.
HARD TO HANDLE
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 20
Lucille DJ is back on the air with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk from Copenhagen in Episode 20 with tunes by Gloria Taylor, Monguito Santamaria, Ramsey Lewis, Patti Drew, Sydney Joe Qualls, The Dramatics, The Temptations, Sons Of Slum, The Main Ingredient, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Lonnie Lester, Swamp Dogg, Boscoe, Honey Cone, Lee Dorsey, Harlem River Drive, and Weston Prim & Blacklash.
Saturday, September 19
IT’S TIGHT LIKE THAT
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 38
Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious year of 1928 in African American popular music history by Johnny Dodds Washboard Band, Cannon’s Jug Stompers, Bryant’s Jubilee Quartet, the Chocolate Dandies, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, McKinney’s Cotton Pickers, Fats Waller & The Louisiana Sugar Babies, Jelly Roll Morton, Monk Hazel & His Bienville Roof Orchestra, Albert Brunies & His Halfway House Orchestra, Troy Floyd, Earl Hines, Benny Goodman, and Bix Beiderbecke.
HAITIAN FIGHT SONG
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 39
George Klein presents some of the greatest music ever made as created by Charles Mingus for Atlantic Records between 1956 and 1961 with Mingus on bass and leading the band and Jackie McLean, Wade Legge, Shafi Hadi, Horace Parlan, Jimmy Knepper, Pepper Adams, Ted Curson, Eric Dolphy, Roland Kirk, and Dannie Richmond among the featured sidemen.
Sunday, September 20
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 30
John Sinclair returns to The Hempshopper by the Singel Canal in Amsterdam spinning modern jazz classics and new releases by Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, Salah Ragab & the Cairo Jazz Band, Billie Holiday, Wes Montgomery, Sonny Clark, Thelonious Monk, Simone Weissenfels, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk.
NOT IN OUR NAME
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 38
David Kunian is celebrating the life and music of the late great bassist Charlie Haden and observing American Thanksgiving as well as current events with music by Shemekia Copeland, Germaine Bazzle, the Ornette Coleman and Liberation Music Orchestra the Charlie Haden Trio, the Vince Guaraldi Trio, and the Liberation Music Orchestra, plus a special guest apearance by Marc Stone and a cut by Bennie Turner.
Monday, September 21
STILL IN DETROIT
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 619
Episode 619 will be coming from somewhere in the Detroit area with music from wherever our minds and hearts might wander.
Tuesday, September 22
COTTON IN THE KITCHEN
THE BLUES SHOW 198
Bruce Pingree is honoring the great harmonica master James Cotton on his 80th birthday with selections from his myriad albums with all sorts of terrific accompanists, plus a brief birthday salute to fellow harmonica star Annie Raines.
Wednesday, September 23
FROM MY HEART
CHICAGO BOUND 53
Leslie Keros is spinning a terrific hour of Chicago blues sides by Otis Rush, Fenton Robinson, Lefty Dizz & Louisiana Red, Eddie Taylor, Jimmy Reed, J.B. Hutto, Magic Sam, Sunnyland Slim & Big Time Sarah, Cash McCall, Eddy Clearwater, Fleetwood Mac, Chris James & Patrick Rynn, Homesick James, and Howlin’ Wolf.
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 53
Leslie Keros has a mess of blues and related material in Episode 53 with music by Ivan Appelrouth, Nathan James, Lisa Mills, Mr. B’s Joybox Express Quartet, Karrin Allyson, Ron Levy, Clark Terry, Geri Allen, Sista Monica Parker, and the Blind Boys of Alabama.
Thursday, September 24
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 166
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Barbara Carr, Louisiana Red, Nick Moss & The Flip Tops, Roy Rogers. Clarence Dobbins, Richard Ray Farrell & The Spanish Band, Taj Mahal & Los Lobos, Zora Young, and Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Friday, September 25
HOW HIGH THE MOON
FLY BY NIGHT 124
Steve The Fly is alternating great sides by Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald in this jazz vocal spectacular Episode 124.
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 21
Lucille DJ is on the air with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk with tunes by Dick Jordan, Eddie Harris, Lou Rawls, Osibisa, Don Julian, Maceo Parker, Ernie K-Doe, Rudy Lambert, Marlena Shaw, Nina Simone, Roy Porter, and the Oceanliners.
Saturday, September 26
WALL STREET WAIL
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 39
Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious year of 1929 in African American popular music history with cuts by Henry “Red” Allen, Louis Armstrong, Clarence Williams, Fred Astaire, the Louisiana Rhythm Kings, Joe Napoleon’s Emperors, Annette Hanshaw, Frankie Trumbauer, Windy Rhythm Kings, James P. Johnson, Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang, Lonnie Johnson, Fats Waller, Cliff Edwards, McKinney’s Cotton Pickers, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and Chick Webb.
LET’S FACE THE MUSIC
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 40
George Klein is featuring the great alto saxophonist Jackie Mclean in the 1960s on Blue Note Records in Episode 40 with accompaniment by Walter Bishop, Lee Morgan, Harold Mabern, Donald Byrd, Sonny Clark, Walter Davis, Charles Tolliver, Bobby Hutcherson and others.
Sunday, September 27
BLUE ‘N’ BOOGIE
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 31
John Sinclair returns to The Hempshopper by the Singel Canal in Amsterdam spinning modern jazz classics and new releases by Charlie Parker, Wes Montgomery, Thelonious Monk, Wadada Leo Smith & Thomas Mapfumo, Bill Evans, Charles Mingus, Billie Holiday, and Sun Ra & His Arkestra.
SONG FOR CHE
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 39
David Kunian continues his celebration of the life and music of Charlie Haden with cuts by the Ornetter Coleman Quartet and the Liberation Music Orchestra, plus the producer’s Thanksgiving holiday observance with music from the Vince Guaraldi Trio and Arlo Guthrie and a cut from the Mark Ribot Trio.
Monday, September 28
TURNING THE PAGE
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 620
Episode 620 will be coming from the vicinity of the Motor City as the deejay prepares to celebrate his 74th birthday on October 2 with music from wherever his mind and heart might wander.
Tuesday, September 29
THE BLUES SHOW 199
Bruce Pingree is playing music by Joe Liggins & his Honeydrippers in honor of the 100th birthday of the rhythm & blues pioneer on Exclusive and Specialty Records, born July 9, 1915.
Wednesday, September 30
I DON’T CARE WHO KNOWS
CHICAGO BOUND 54
Leslie Keros is marking centennials by exploring Floyd McDaniel’s music, Willie Dixon’s lesser-known outings, and Muddy Waters’ work as a sideman, with selections by the Four Blazes, Dave Clark’s Blues Swingers with Floyd McDaniel, the Big Three Trio, Harold Burrage, Tommy Brown, Bo Diddley, the Chicago Blues All Stars, Sugar Pie DeSanto, St. Louis Jimmy Oden, Baby Face Leroy Foster, Jimmy Rogers, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Otis Spann.
LAUGHIN’ AND CLOWNIN’
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 54
Leslie Keros is messin’ with the blues in Episode 54 with music by Gary Clark, Jr., Sean Costello, Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers, Cream, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Johnny Adams, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Lowell Fulson, Phillip Walker, Don Covay, Ike & Tina Turner, and B.B. King.
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