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
Beyond The Groove Yard with George Klein
Fly By Night with Steve The Fly
plus Special Programming All Month
Diggin’ The Roots with Tom Morgan
plus Blues From the Red Rooster Lounge with Cary Wolfson
Jazz From The Hempshopper with John Sinclair
plus Jazz Lunatique with David Kunian
We have moved Beyond The Groove Yard with George Klein to Thursdays and doubled the dosage to give you two hours of jazz “mostly from the 1950s and 60s” every Thursday. That places Cary Wolfson and the Red Rooster Lounge on Saturdays following Diggin’ The Roots with Tom Morgan and his continuing year-by-year presentation of great black music with the Depression years of 1932-33. Leslie Keros is heard every Wednesday with her weekly double shot of Chicago Bound and Messin’ With The Blues, and Bruce Pingree is back with The Blues Show every Tuesday. Steve The Fly keeps hitting every Friday and David Kunian brings the Jazz Lunatique show every Sunday evening. The Soul Lucille Show is on hiatus for November and is replaced on Friday evenings with special programming from our Audio Archives.
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NOVEMBER 2015 PROGRAM GUIDE
Sunday, November 1
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 36
John Sinclair is spinning jazz at the Hempshopper by the Singel Canal in Amsterdam this week with a program of modern jazz by Charlie Parker, Count Basie & His Orchestra, Charles Mingus, Archie Shepp, Benjamin Herman, Booker Little, Don Cherry, and the Herbie Nichols Project.
A LOVE SUPREME
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 44
David Kunian is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the recording of A Love Supreme by the John Coltrane Quartet by playing versions of the classic recorded by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Frank Cattalono, and Branford Marsalis, plus playing totally unrelated material by Rickie Lee Jones, A Lonely Lonely Night, Sturgill Stimson, Jason Isbell, and Jessie Mallon.
Monday, November 2
MOTOR CITY TIME
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 625
Episode 625 is coming from the northeast sector of Detroit with an hour of music from all over the place.
Tuesday, November 3
FACE THE MUSIC
THE BLUES SHOW 204
Bluesman Bob is sitting in once again for Bruce Pingree and playing blues by Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughn, Leadbelly, David Maxwell, Leon Redbone, Piano Red, Pinetop Perkins, George Thorogood, T.J. Wheeler & The Smokers, Smokin’ Joe Kubick, and Luther Allison.
Wednesday, November 4
GOT TO PLAY THE BLUES
CHICAGO BOUND 59
Leslie Keros is paying tribute to the late great harmonica star Amos ”Junior” Wells with music by Junior himself, Hound Dog Taylor, Little Brother Montgomery, Little Walter, Freddie King, Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup, Snooky Pryor, Fruteland Jackson, Tampa Red & Big Maceo, William Clarke, Mighty Joe Young, and George “Harmonica” Smith.
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 59
Leslie Keros is stirring up a big pot of blues and related material for Episode 59 with music by Johnny Dyer, Rick Holmstrom, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Ernie Andrews with the Maxwell Davis Orchestra, Eddie Boyd with Big Mama Thornton, Saunders King, Mr. B, Lucky Peterson, Maceo Parker, Bill Jennings Quintet, Eric Bibb, Al Garrett, and Jimmy McGriff & Hank Crawford.
Thursday, November 5
THE YOUNG RABBITS
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 46
George Klein moves to Thursdays with this program of tracks from ten different Pacific Jazz albums in the 1960’s by the Jazz Crusaders: tenor saxophonist Wilton Felder, trombonist Wayne Henderson, pianist Joe Sample, drummer Stix Hooper, and a variety of bassists.
DON’T STOP THE CARNIVAL
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 47
George Klein brings a second hour of sizzling Latin, Caribbean & Afro-Cuban jazz in Episode 47 with music by Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers, Duke Ellington, Lee Morgan, Chucho Valdes, Craig Klein, Grant Green, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Sonny Rollins.
Friday, November 6
FLY BY NIGHT 130
Steve The Fly is zooming in with a show called “sound fly papa poppin (papa)” from the DJ Fly Agaric 23 mini-disc vaults, with Fly motion traversing vinyl cuts by James Brown, The Meters, Buddy Rich, Herbie Hancock, Tortoise, Squarepusher, Funki Porcini, and others, experimenting with the turntables and vinyl discs. Originally recorded March 13, 1999.
MY HOME IS IN THE DELTA
HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 57
Scott Barretta honors Muddy Waters on the occasion of his Blues Highway Marker installation with a program of music and comments by Muddy and related recordings by Robert Johnson, Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers, Rolling Stones, Them, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck Group, Led Zeppelin, and Chuck D.
Saturday, November 7
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 45
Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious year of 1932 in African American popular music by the Claude Hopkins Orchestra, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Mildred Bailey, Bing Crosby, The Spirits of Rhythm (Washboard Rhythm Kings), The Mills Brothers, Earl Hines, The Boswell Sisters, Don Redman, the Frank Trumbauer Orchestra, Cab Calloway, the Mills Blue Rhythm Band, and Cliff Edwards.
FEEL THESE BLUES
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 172
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by The Swallows, Snooks Eaglin, Vernon Garrett, Terry Evans, John Mayall, Otis Grand, Luther Tucker with the Ford Blues Band, Les Copeland, Guy Davis, Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry, Jimmy Nolen, Rockin’ Tabby Thomas, Slam Allen, Sonny Landreth, and Barry Levenson.
Sunday, November 8
OUR MISS BROOKS
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 37
John Sinclair is spinning tunes at the Hempshopper by the Singel Canal in Amsterdam with a program of modern jazz by Charlie Parker, Hank Marr, Johnny “Hammond” Smith, Grant Green, Hank Mobley, Jimmy Smith, John Sinclair with Ed Moss & the Society Jazz Orchestra, Don Patterson, Jack McDuff, and Charles Mingus. The organ combo sides were provided courtesy of our pals Wesley Race of Dallas, Texas and Dave Ranney of Kansas City, Missouri. Thanks, fellas! And please send more!
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 45
David Kunian is honoring the recording of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme 50 years ago last December by playing versions of the classic composition recorded by John McLaughlin, Frank Cattalono, Branford Marsalis, and the David Murray Octet, a live reading by the John Coltrane Quartet, and cuts by Throttle Elevator Music and Terrence Blanchard.
Monday, November 9
WHAT IT WILL BE
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 626
Episode 626 will be coming from somewhere in the Motor City—maybe following my reading and book-signing at the BookBeat shop—with the sort of program of music and commentary you’ve come to expect from this show.
Tuesday, November 10
I’M YOUR OIL MAN
THE BLUES SHOW 205
Bruce Pingree is back and playing the blues by Big Jack Johnson and Otis Taylor in honor of their common birthday of July 30.
Wednesday, November 11
CHICAGO BOUND 60
Leslie Keros has the blues blowin’ in from Chicago with selections by William “Lefty” Bates, Hound Dog Taylor, Koko Taylor, Bobby Rush, Magic Slim, Howlin’ Wolf, Barrelhouse Chuck, Johnny Shines, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Katherine Davis, John Primer, Bep’s [sic] Brown and His Orchestra, Big Maceo with Tampa Red, Lonesome Lee (Jimmie Lee Robinson), and Eddie C. Campbell.
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 60
Leslie Keros has got it going on in Episode 60 with blues, jazz & related material from B.B. King, King Curtis, Albert King, Earl King, Freddie King, Nat King Cole, Saunders King, Count Basie with Billy Eckstine, Duke Ellington, Earl Hines, Earl Hooker, Duke Robillard, and Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters.
Thursday, November 12
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 48
George Klein has another hour’s worth of Latin, Caribbean & Afro-Cuban music by Perez Prado, Willie Bobo, Red Garland, Walter Davis Jr, Arthur Blythe, Shirley Scott, Tim Laughlin, Sonny Stitt, the Panorama Jazz Band, Horace Parlan, and Chico Hamilton.
MAMBO AT THE M
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 49
George Klein is back with more from the tropics in Episode 49 with Latin & Caribbean sounds from Roland Kirk, Los Hombres Calientes, Los Gatos, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Gabor Szabo, Tony Dagradi, Eric Dolphy, The Latin Jazz Quintet, Los Tres Amigos, and Herbie Mann.
Friday, November 13
FLY BY NIGHT 131
Steve The Fly is serving up another round of Mini-Disc discoveries called “T.A.Z Bio-Energetic Jazz (energetic)” in Episode 131, digitized from the Fly Agaric vaults, featuring the Sun Ra Arkestra, Curtis Mayfield, Lalo Schifrin, Lou Rawls, Herbie Hancock, The Meters, Bill Laswell, David Axelrod, New Flesh featuring Chu and Fly, Squarepusher, and Kool Keith. Recorded January 26, 2000 in Hagley Road, Stourbridge.
BURGUNDY STREET BLUES
JAZZ ROOTS 75
Produced by Tom Morgan at WWOZ-FM in New Orleans, this episode of Jazz Roots features music from vocalist Mildred Baily and New Orleans clarinetist George Lewis.
Saturday, November 14
PRINCE OF WALES
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 46
Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious year of 1932 in African American popular music history by Helen Roland with Ben Selvin’s Orchestra, Cliff Edwards, Sidney Bechet & His N.O. Feet Warmers, Louis Armstrong, Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra, Art Tatum, The Mills Brothers, Arthur Briggs Orchestra with Annette Handshaw, Eddie Lang, Lonnie Johnson, and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 173
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Kirk Fletcher & Finis Tasby, Philip Walker & Otis Grand, The Claudettes, Little Boys Blue, Z.Z. Hill, Artie White, Doyle Bramhall, Dmitri Resnik, Jimmy Burns, Andy T–Nick Nixon Band, Robert Cray Band, Johnny Morrisette, and Barry Levenson.
Sunday, November 15
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 38
The Hempshopper by the Singel Canal in Amsterdam is shut down for a couple of months for major renovations so we’re spinning Jazz from the Hempshopper in exile from the 420 Cafe tonight with a program of modern jazz from Detroit by the Sun Sounds Orchestra, Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents with Bill Heid, Mixed Bag, Elvin Jones, the Hastings Street Jazz Experience, and the Detroit Contemporary 5, plus a nice long closing selection by organist Larry Young.
WE MADE IT THRU THAT WATER
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 46
David Kunian is observing the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the ensuing Great Flood with music by Egg Yolk Jubilee, Free Agents Brass Band, Morning 40 Federation, Rickie Lee Jones, Bob Dylan, Gold Sounds, Alex McMurray, Paul Sanchez, Mark Sandman, Steely Dan, and Johnny Sansone.
Monday, November 16
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 627
If all goes as planned, Episode 627 will be coming from somewhere in Amsterdam with music from wherever our minds and hearts might wander
Tuesday, November 17
DON’T GO NO FURTHER
THE BLUES SHOW 206
Bruce Pingree is playing music by Buddy Guy and Robert Cray in honor of their recent birthdays and closing out with a new cut by Kermit Ruffins.
Wednesday, November 18
KEY TO THE HIGHWAY
CHICAGO BOUND 61
Leslie Keros opens the door to the music of Chicago in Episode 61 with tunes from Carey Bell, Earl Hooker with John Lee Hooker, Freddie King, Pinetop Perkins, Maxwell Street Jimmy, Son Seals, Junior Wells, Andrew B.B. Odom, Robert Nighthawk, Charlie Segar, Jazz Gillum with Big Bill Broonzy, and Eddie Taylor.
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 61
Leslie Keros brews up a powerful mess of blues with cuts by Raphael Wressnig, Marcia Ball, Taj Mahal, Blind Boys of Alabama, Kirk Fletcher, Eric Bibb, Rufus Thomas, George Bedard, the Bruce Katz Band, the Planet D Nonet, Ivan Appelrouth, James Hunter, James Booker, and Ann Rabson.
Thursday, November 19
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 50
George Klein is beaming in with still more jazz from the tropics in Episode 50 featuring Latin & Caribbean sounds from Charles Lloyd, Woody Herman, Tito Puente, Jane Bunnett, The Spirits of Havana, Chico Freeman, Ramsey Lewis, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Charles Mingus, Jon Cleary, and Charlie Byrd.
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 51
George Klein is playing new Louisiana music acquired in New Orleans during recent Jazzfests, including recordings by Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses, Plunge, Chief Smiley Ricks & The Indians of the Nation, Hart McNee, the Soul Rebels, Zachary Richard, Patrice Fisher, Matt Perrine & Sunflower City, Bonerama, Spencer Bohren, and Stanton Moore.
Friday, November 20
FLY BY NIGHT 132
Steve The Fly is serving up another round of Mini-Disc discoveries called “Peace A Chance (Peace)” featuring diverse sounds by Bunny Wailer, Tricky, Linton Kwasi Johnson, The Last Poets, Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, The Prunes, Paul Deveroux, Billy Paul, John Lennon, The Skatalites, Fly Agaric and Surrinder Sandhue. Recorded at Lye Town July 15, 1999.
BOB KAUFMAN, POET (PART ONE)
VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 76
David Henderson pays serious homage to the great Bob Kaufman, pioneering beat and surrealist poet from New Orleans, with Kaufman’s poems, music by Charlie Parker and Horace Silver, and testimony from friends and fellow poets including Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, Ted Joans, and Bob’s brother George Kaufman.
Saturday, November 21
HOW YA FEELIN’?
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 47
Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious year of 1933 in African American popular music history by Clarence Williams, Eddie South & His Orchestra, Henry “Red” Allen, Benny Carter with Spike Hughes’ Negro Orchestra, Red Norvo, Mildred Bailey, Claude Hopkins, Hoagy Carmichael, Lee Wiley, Buck & Bubbles, The Spirits of Rhythm, The Original Mills Brothers, and Don Redman.
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 174
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Mighty Mike Schermer, the Ragpicker String Band, Lonnie Johnson & Eddie Lang, Fred McDowell & Johnny Woods, Long John Baldry, Joe Louis Walker, the Grateful Dead, and Rev. Gary Davis.
Sunday, November 22
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 39
The Hempshopper by the Singel Canal in Amsterdam is shut down for a couple of months for major renovations so we’re spinning Jazz from the Hempshopper in Exile from the 420 Cafe with a program of modern jazz from New Orleans by Eluard & Co, Alvin “Red” Tyler, Astral Project, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band with Dizzy Gillespie, Earl Turbinton, Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton, and Alvin Batiste, with an elongated closing number by Don Cherry from his classic Blue Note album Symphony for Improvisers.
HIGH WATER EVERYWHERE
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 47
David Kunian is observing the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the Great Food of 2005 by playing music by Egg Yolk Jubilee, Charley Patton, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, R.L. Burnside, Drive-By Truckers, Led Zeppelin, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Timothea, Charlie Parker, Sun Ra & His Astro-Infinity Arkestra, Ani DeFranco, Spencer Bohren, Go-Go Bordello, and the World Saxophone Quartet.
Monday, November 23
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 628
Episode 628 will be coming from the gigantic record exposition in Utrecht called Megaplaten with music to accompany the Motor City poster art show being exhibited at the expo.
Tuesday, November 24
ONE SIZE NEVER FITS
THE BLUES SHOW 207
Bruce Pingree is playing the blues and some gospel in Episode 207 by Vera Hall, the Staple Singers, Clarence Fountain & Sam Butler, Mighty Sam McLain, the Women of the Calabash, Matt Anderson, and Mary Flower.
Wednesday, November 25
CHICAGO BOUND 62
Leslie Keros is bringing the pure-D Chicago Blues in Episode 62 with sides featuring Mississippi Heat with Madcat Ruth, Arthur Adams, Mighty Joe Young, Memphis Slim with Buddy Guy, Jimmy Reed, Jimmy Johnson, Nick Gravenites & Mike Bloomfield, Eddie C. Campbell, and Byther Smith.
JUMPIN’ THE BLUES
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 62
Leslie Keros is jumpin’ the blues with cuts by Tony Monaco, Henry Butler with Steven Bernstein and the Hot 9, Raphael Wressnig, Jay McShann, Sax Gordon, the Duke Robillard Band, Steve Guyger, Little Sonny, Lloyd Price, Eddie Burns, Johnny Copeland, Jackie Payne-Steve Edmonson Band, and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown & Chris Thomas King.
Thursday, November 26
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 52
George Klein is playing more Louisiana music he’s acquired during recent Jazzfests and brought back from New Orleans for his radio show, including recordings by Tony Dagradi, Tommy Sancton, Lars Egegran, James Sinfleton String Quartet, Tom McDermott, Aurora Nealand, New Orleans Jazz Vipers, Beausoleil, Allen Toussaint, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Irma Thomas, and the Panorama Jazz Band.
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 53
George Klein is going back to the Hammond B-3 organ with this hour of music mostly on Blue Note and Prestige Records by Jimmy Smith, Grant Green with Larry Young, Lonnie Smith, Organissimo, Sir Charles Thompson, Shirley Scott, and Don Patterson.
Friday, November 27
FLY BY NIGHT 133
Steve The Fly is serving up another round of Mini-Disc discoveries called “The Beginning (Beginning)” with music by David Axelrod, Cannonball Adderley, DJ Krush, and New Flesh. Recorded in Stourbridge in 1999.
BOB KAUFMAN, POET (PART TWO)
VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 77
Part Two of David Henderson’s homage to the great American surrealist poet Bob Kaufman with more of Kaufman’s poems, music by Charlie Parker and Horace Silver, and testimony from friends and fellow poets including Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Felringhetti, and Bob’s brother and widow.
Saturday, November 28
KICKING THE GONG AROUND
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 48
Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring more stunes from the glorious year of 1933 in African American popular music by Hoagy Carmichael, Don Redman, The Spirits of Rhythm (The 5 Cousins), Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday & the Benny Goodman Orchestra, Gene Austin, Annette Henshaw, the Duke Ellington Orchestra with Ivie Anderson, Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Spencer Williams with the Arthur Briggs Orchestra, and Joe Venuti.
WILLING TO LEARN
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 175
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King, the Cate Brothers, Terry Frank, Eight O’Five Jive, Joe Louis Walker, Buddy Guy with Joss Stone, Magic Mike Schermer, Julius Pittman & The Revival, Scott Ainslie, Doyle Bramhall, Ian Siegal, Guy Davis, and Barry Levenson.
Sunday, November 29
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 40
The Hempshopper by the Singel Canal in Amsterdam is shut down for a couple of months for major renovations so we’re spinning Jazz from the Hempshopper in Exile from Eat at Jo’s in the Melkweg tonight with a program of modern jazz from New Orleans by Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Alvin “Red” Tyler, Alvin Batiste, Dr. John, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Johnny Adams with Red Tyler, Astral Project, and a long closing selection from the vaults of the Detroit Artists Workshop by Charles Moore, Larry Nozero, Ron English, John Dana & Danny Spencer—the Detroit Contemporary 5 “live” in 1965.
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 48
David Kunian is conceptualizing the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the Great Flood in New Orleans with a program of music by Egg Yolk Jubilee, Bruce Springsten, Terrence Blanchard, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band with Guru, John Boutte, Funkadelic, Dr. Michael White, and the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop.
Monday, November 30
TURNING THE PAGE
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 629
Episode 629 will be coming from the vicinity of Amsterdam with music from wherever our minds and hearts might wander.
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