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 The Soul Lucille Show
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
From midnight on Christmas morning until 4:00 am the next day we will be playing wall-to-wall Christmas music as sequenced by our regular programmers at Radio Free Amsterdam, with archival Christmas shows by Steve The Fly, Soul Lucille, Scott Barretta, Cary Wolfson, David Kunian, John Sinclair, Bruce Pingree, and Leslie Keros.
The Soul Lucille Show from Florence, Italy is very happily back for December, and there are new Christmas programs from John Sinclair, Leslie Keros, and George Klein during Christmas week.
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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DECEMBER 2015 PROGRAM GUIDE
Tuesday, December 1
UP YOUR SLEEVE
THE BLUES SHOW 208
Bruce Pingree is playing the blues in Episode 208 with new releases by Mary Flower, Albert Cummings, Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen, David Michael Miller, Brother Jacob, Joel Zoss, Sonny Landreth, Smokin’ Joe Kubick & Bnois King, Victor Wainwright & The Wild Roots, Mother Superior & the Sliding Royales, Robben Ford, and Brother Tyrone & The Mindbenders.
Wednesday, December 2
HOWLIN” FOR MY DARLING
CHICAGO BOUND 63
Leslie Keros is bringing the blues from Chicago with music by Robert Jr. Lockwood, Billy Branch & James Cotton, Lurrie Bell, Eddie C. Campbell, Smokey Wilson & the William Clarke Band, Luther “Snake Boy” Johnson, Kokomo Arnold, Jesse Fortune, Detroit Jr., Bumble Bee Slim, Bonnie Lee, Little Walter, Howling Wolf, and Elmore James.
ALL THESE THINGS
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 63
Leslie Keros celebrates the music and life of the recently departed Allen Toussaint with the assistance of Bill Dahl and his legendary record collection, with sides by Tousan, Allen Toussaint & Allen Orange, Ernie K-Doe, Aaron Neville, Benny Spellman, Irma Thomas, The Stokes, Lee Dorsey, Art Neville, Warren Lee, and Betty Harris plus the great Toussaint himself.
Thursday, December 3
OPUS DE FUNK
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 54
George Klein is featuring a series of soulful Hammond B-3 sessions, mostly on Blue Note & Prestige Records, with Rhoda Scott, Trudy Pitts, Larry Young, Shirley Scott, Baby Face Willette, John Patton, Jack McDuff, Richard “Groove” Holmes, and Sonny Philllips.
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 55
George Klein is spinning a special program of organist Jimmy Smith featured with orchestras arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson, Lalo Schifrin, and Claus Ogerman for Verve Records in the 1960s.
Friday, December 4
FLY BY NIGHT 134
Steve The Fly offers another mini-disk discovery from the Fly Agaric 23 archives with music by Bill Laswell, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, Curtis Mayfield, the Buddy Rich Big Band, James Brown, Timothy Leary & Friends, Toots & The Maytals, Surinder Sandhu, The Meters, New Flesh For Old, and the Cinematic Orchestra, Recorded in Hagley Road, Stourbridge UK.
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 27
Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk with tunes by Earl King, Both Worlds, Brother Jack McDuff, Lea Roberts, Carol Woods, Esther Marrow, Ben Vereen, Con Funk Shun, The Blackbyrds, John Boutté, Harlem River Drive, Kim Weston, Chuck Brown, the Average White Band, Chairmen Of The Board, and Jimmy McGriff.
Saturday, December 5
SWING ME WITH RHYTHM
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 49
Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious year of 1935 in African American popular music history by Andy Iona & the Little Hawaiaans in Hollywood, Putney Dandridge, Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Wingy Manone, Valadia Snow, Richard M. Jones’ Chicago Cosmopolitans, Ikey Robinson, Fats Waller, Chick Webb & His Orchestra, and Roy Eldridge.
LET ME DOWN EASY
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 176
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Hound Dog Taylor, Robert Ward, Julius Pittman & The Revival, Shemekia Copeland, The Harmonizing Four, Harvey Mandel, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, The Nightingales with Tommy Tate, Bettye LaVette, Mitch Woods with Coco Montoya, The Claudette, and Vernard Johnson.
Sunday, December 6
OUT OF NOWHERE
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 41
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 Hempshoppe from Eat at Jo’s in the Melkweg with a program of modern jazz from New Orleans by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Alvin “Red” Tyler, Alvin Batiste, Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton, Dr. John, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Eluard & Co., Earl Turbinton, Astral Project, and the Treme Brass Band.
SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 49
David Kunian is playing music in honor of the September 23 birthdays of Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Allison Miner, Earl Turbinton, Ani deFranco, and Bruce Springsteen, plus devotional and ritual music by Steven Bernstein and John Zorn’s Masada for the Jewish holidays, plus tunes from the Steve Leeman Octet and the Vijay Ayer Trio.
Monday, December 7
WHAT IT WILL BE
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 630
Episode 630 will be coming from Bristol, England, where I’m staying wih Dylan Harding and Caleb Selah and hanging with Steve The Fly and Chu, since we’re all located here in this little coastal town for the moment, and we’ll have the sort of program of music and commentary you’ve come to expect from this show.
Tuesday, December 8
GET ON BOARD
THE BLUES SHOW 209
Bruce Pingree is playing the blues by Eric Bibb & Wilson Pickett with two sets by Eric Bibb in honor of his 64th birthday, plus cuts by Taj Mahal, Pops Staples, Mavis Staples, Fontella Bass, and Little Walter in memoriam of the recently departed statesman Julian Bond.
Wednesday, December 9
CHICAGO BOUND 64
Leslie Keros is playing the blues from Chicago by Martin Lang, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Boy Arnold, Eddie Boyd, Jimmy Rogers, Jimmy Rogers, Johnny Young, Andrew B.B. Odom, The Aces, Little Arthur Duncan, Luther Allison, Hubert Sumlin, Mojo Buford & the Mojo Chi Fours: Chi Four Blues, and Lee “Shot” Williams.
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 64
Leslie Keros is messin’ with the blues, combining selections in Episode 64 by Big Maybelle, Mel Brown, Percy Mayfield & the Phillip Walker Band, Chris Foreman, Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Memphis Slim, Solomon Burke, the Mannish Boys, George Bedard: Lockwood, Li’l Bob & The Lollipops, and Ray Charles & Milt Jackson.
Thursday, December 10
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 56
George Klein brings another hour of music by organist Jimmy Smith with big bands conducted by Oliver Nelson, Lalo Schifrin, and Claus Ogerman, including two tracks with Wes Montgomery and a set from Peter & the Wolf.
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 57
George Klein is going way south of the border in Episode 57 with an hour of bossa nova and beyond by Laurindo Almeida, Bud Shank, Joao Gilberto, Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto, Herbie Mann, Vince Guaraldi, Charlie Byrd, Gabor Szabo, Cannonball Adderley, Jackie McLean, MJQ, and Bob Brookmeyer.
Friday, December 11
FLY BY NIGHT 135
Steve The Fly is spinning vinyl this week with the rare Allen Toussaint-produced Earl King album from 1972 called Street Parade topped off by the first side of the Kenny Clarke-Percy Boland Big Band album called Latin Kaleidoscope.
TOTAL DESTRUCTION TO YOUR MIND
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 28
Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk with tunes by The Crusaders, Gino Parks, B.T. Express, Johnnie Taylor, Lou Rawls, Monguito Santamaria, Richard “Groove” Holmes, Swamp Dogg, Lee Dorsey, Clydie King, Claudia Lennear, Eddie Bo & the Soul Finders, Funkadelic, Marvin Holmes, and The Gaturs.
Saturday, December 12
STEAK AND POTATOES
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 50
Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious year of 1935 in African American popular music history by Boots & His Buddies, Connie Boswell, Teddy Hill & His Orchestra, Mills Blue Rhythm Band, Willie Bryant, Blanche Calloway, Red Norvo, Red McKenzie & the Mound City Blue Blowers, Putney Dandridge, The Ink Spots, and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
I SMELL TROUBLE
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 177
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Candi Staton, Otis Redding, Maxine Brown, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces, Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford, Bee Houston & The Highsteppers, Earl Hooker, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy with Kim Wilson, Jimmie Vaughan, Mitch Woods, Joe Louis Walker, and Guy Davis.
Sunday, December 13
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 42
The Hempshopper by the Singel canal in Amsterdam has been shut down for a couple of months for major renovations and it’s now about to re-open, but we’re in Detroit at the Trans-Love Energies Compassionate Care Center spinning Jazz from the Hempshopper on the road returning our program to the airwaves with modern jazz by Charlie Parker, the Planet D Nonet, Houston Person, Samirah Evans, the Brothers Groove, Radio I-Ching, Elvin Jones, and John Sinclair & Beatnik Youth.
LET’S GO GET STONED
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 50
David Kunian is playing music in honor of the September 23 birthdays of Allison Miner, Earl Turbinton, Ray Charles, and John Coltrane, plus cuts by John Zorn’s Masada, and tunes from the Steve Leeman Octet and the Vijay Ayer Trio, Helen Gillet, Amadee Ardoin, the ReBirth Brass Band, the Wild Magnolias, Galactic, and Fela Kuti.
Monday, December 14
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 631
If all goes as planned, Episode 631 will be coming from one of the venues I’ll be playing in Holland this weekend with Mark Ritsema on guitar at Dizzy’s Club in Rotterdam, Vrijplaats in Leiden, and on the altar at Ruigoord, just outside of Amsterdam.
Tuesday, December 15
MY REAL GONE ROCKET
THE BLUES SHOW 210
Bruce Pingree is playing music by saxophonist and vocalist Jackie Brenston with Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm (also called Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats) in honor of his 85th birthday, plus Big Mama Thornton, and several cuts by Jimmy McCracklin to celebrate his 94th birthday including Jimmy’s collaboration with Lowell Fulson on “Tramp,” and a closing cut from the Dover, New Hampshire band Mother Superior & The Sliding Royales.
Wednesday, December 16
BOOGIE IN THE DARK
CHICAGO BOUND 65
Leslie Keros is blowing in from Chicago with plenty of blues by Martin Lang, Son Seals, Jimmy Burns, Earl Hooker, Luther Allison, Jimmy Johnson, Blind Blake with Charlie Spand, Lonnie Johnson, Freddie King, Byther Smith, Steve Freund, Big Leon Brooks, and Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson.
IT’S YOUR THING
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 65
Leslie Keros is mixing them up in Episode 65 with cuts from Toots Lorraine, Benny Turner, Doug MacLeod, Eddie Boyd, Little Milton, Big John Hamilton, Laura Dickinson, Dave Stryker, Dan Moretti & the Hammond Boys, Duke Robillard, Shirley Scott-King Curtis-Hank Crawford-David “Fathead” Newman, and Mark T. Small.
Thursday, December 17
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 58
George Klein has another hour of bossa nova and beyond Episode 58 with selections by Ike Quebec, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Rouse, Cal Tjader, Stan Getz, Laurindo Almeida, Herbie Mann, Paul Desmond, Jim Hall, and Tommy Flanagan.
BOSSA NOVA OUTRA VEZ
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 59
George Klein stays in his bossa nova groove with sides by Jackie McLean, Cannonball Adderley, Charlie Rouse, Gene Ammons, Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd, Tony Dagradi, McCoy Tyner, Jack McDuff, and Willis Jackson.
Friday, December 18
WHY AM I TREATED SO BAD
FLY BY NIGHT 136
Steve The Fly is spinning new vinyl acquisitions in Episode 136 like the entire Canonball Adderley album on Capitol called Why Am I Treated So Bad plus the first half of his brother Nat Adderley’s Riverside album called Sayin’ Something.
IT’S A FUNKY SITUATION
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 29
Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk with tunes by Tito Ramos, Blood Stone, Cedar Walton, East Harlem Bus Stop, First Gear, Grady Tate, the Wild Magnolias, Ted Taylor, the Poets of Rhythm, the Fabulous Originals, Gladys Knight & The Pips, and Little Johnny Taylor.
Saturday, December 19
A HEAVY DATE
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 51
Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious year of 1936 in African American popular music history by Wingy Manone, Red McKenzie & the Mound City Blue Blowers, Don Redman, Jones-Smith Inc. with Count Basie, Lester Young & Jimmy Rushing, Stuff Smith, Noble Sissel & His Orchestra, Valadia Snow, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong.
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 178
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Mickey Baker, Booba Barnes & The Playboys, Snooks Eaglin, Trudy Lynn, Mattie Moultrie, Otis Redding, Darrell Nulisch, Rhythmtown Jive, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Joakim Tinderholt, Kenny “Blue” Ray, Jimmy Reed, Steve Howell & The Mighty Men, and the Ragpicker String Band.
Sunday, December 20
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 43
The Hempshopper by the Singel canal in Amsterdam has been shut down for a couple of months for major renovations and it’s just now re-opening, but our program is coming from the Trans-Love Energies Compassionate Care Center in Detroit, where I’m spending the month of April before returning overseas next month, and today I’m playing a program of modern jazz by Charlie Parker, Positive Force featuring Ade Olatunji, Salah Ragab & Cairo Jazz Band, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Elliott Levin & New Ghost, Ornette Coleman, the Morris Wilson-Beau Bailey Quintet, Opal Fly, and Pharoah Sanders.
BLUES FOR DRACULA
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 51
David Kunian is celebrating Halloween with a severely diversified program of music by Egg Yolk Jubilee, Philly Joe Jones, Todd Snyder, Brint Anderson, Guitar Slim, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, Amadee Ardoin, Corey Ledet, Lee Baines III & the Glory Fires, Jason Isbell, Shelby Lynn, and Chris Whitley.
A REAL COOL YULE
Monday, December 21
MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 632
Episode 632 will be our annual Christmas special coming from the Fly Agaric 23 Studio or T4QS Studios, both now in Bristol, England where I plan to be returning for the holidays after a week in Holland.
Tuesday, December 22
THE BLUES SHOW 155
Bruce Pingree is playing the Christmas blues with a program of music by Louis Armstrong, Kermit Ruffins, Dukes of Dixiland, Irma Thomas & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dr. John, Lynn August, Sonny Rhodes, Little Jimmy King, Texas Pete Mayes & His Houserockers, Roomful of Blues, B.B. King, Eddie C. Campbell, Koko Taylor, Albert King, and Earl King.
Wednesday, December 23
AIN’T THAT GOOD NEWS
CHICAGO BOUND 66
Leslie Keros is celebrating the Christmas season with this lovely program of blues from Chicago by Robert Jr. Lockwood, Otis Rush, Muddy Waters, Jimmie Lee Robinson, Jimmy Burns Band, Carlos Johnson, Professor Eddie Lusk, Albert Ammons, Jimmy Johnson, Liz Mandeville Greeson, The Mighty Blue Kings, Eddy Clearwater, Art Hodes, and Melvin Taylor.
GOOD TIME CHRISTMAS
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 66
Leslie Keros is celebrating Christmas by messin’ with the blues as provided by Randy Greer & Ignasi Terraza Trio, Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy, Butch Thompson, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, Marc “Kaz”Kazanoff, Little Jimmy King, The Soul of John Black, Blind Boys of Alabama, Ella Fitzgerald, Charles V. Brown, Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Smokey Wilson, Kenny Burrell, and Harry Allen.
Thursday, December 24
26TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS JAZZ SHOW
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 99
George Klein is spinning 1950s & 60s Christmas jazz by Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, Nina Simone, Duke Pearson, Ramsey Lewis, and the World’s Greatest Jazz Band.
JOY TO THE WORLD
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 100
George Klein is bringing a second hour of 1950s & 60s Christmas Jazz by Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, Nina Simone, Duke Pearson, Ramsey Lewis, and the World’s Greatest Jazz Band.
STEVE FLY’S SATURNALIA
FLY BY NIGHT 85
This festive selection of tunes on vinyl was recorded Wednesday 22nd December 2009 on a H4 Zoom Recorder and represents Steve The Fly’s initial contribution to our airwaves. His Fly By Night program is now in its 137th episode.
BACK DOOR SANTA
THE SOUL LUCILLE CHRISTMAS SHOW
Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a special hour of holiday soul & funk 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.
BLUES FOR CHRISTMAS
HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 30
Scott Barretta features a power-packed program of blues Christmas music on this week’s episode of Highway 61 with classic selections by Charles Brown, Mabel Scott, Big Joe Turner, Jimmy Llggins, Li’l Esther & Mel Walker, Lightning Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson, Jimmy Reed, Big Joe Williams, Lowell Fulson, Jimmy McCracklin, Papa Hop (Wilson), Detroit Junior, Jerry McCain, Sam Myers, and Big Jack Johnson.
HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 31
Episode 31 features a second hour of Christmas music selected by Scott Barretta with soul blues selections by B.B King, Albert King, Sir Mack Rice, Jerry McCain, Sam Myers, Robert Ward, Earl King, Vernon Garrett, Pete Mayes, Hot Rock Hayes, James Brown, Otis Redding, Solomon Burke, Charles Brown, Dr. John, Little Johnnie Taylor, and Huey “Piano” Smith & the Clowns.
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 80
Cary Wolfson is spinning for Christmas at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns, Angel Rissoff, Chick Willis, Dave Keyes, B.B. Coleman & Blues Boy Willie, Honey Davis, Lord Buckley, Fruteland Jackson, Ingrid Lucia, Irma Thomas, Paul Oscher, Little Esther & Mel Walker, Elvin Bishop, and Charles Brown.
JAZZ LUNATIQUE CHRISTMAS SHOW
VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 85
This episode of Vintage Radio Vaults celebrates Xmas with David Kunian on his Jazz Lunatique program at WWOZ-FM in New Orleans on Christmas Day 2003, with music from Michael Ray & The Cosmic Krewe, Frank Zappa, the Ken Vandemark Five, Nina Simone, Sam Rivers, Santa Claus, Spike Jones, Sugar Boy Crawford, Jack Teagarden, Babs Gonzales, Johnny Guaraneri, Kermit Ruffins, The Drifters, and Charlie Parker.
HEY SANTA CLAUS
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 580
Episode 580 is my 2014 Christmas program coming from the 420 Café in Amsterdam in with a selection of songs about Santa Claus that were gleaned from other programs by RFA deejays in the Christmas music series this year, including cuts by Shakora Syeeda, Jerry McCain, Albert King, B.B. King, Louis Jordan, Walter Davis, Bo Carter, Sonny Boy Williamson, The Moonglows, James Brown, Earl King, Al Basile, Shemekia Copeland, and Sir Mack Rice.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE
THE BLUES SHOW 156
Bruce Pingree is playing Christmas blues this week by Earl King, Canned Heat, Jimmy Dawkins, Sandra Hall, Roscoe Gordon, Etta James, Rev. Edward W Claiborne, Bo Carter, Leadbelly, John Lee Williamson, Walter Davis, Harmon Ray, Rev. A.W. Nicks, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Staple Singers, and Clarence “Gateouth” Brown.
SANTA CLAUS, SANTA CLAUS
THE BLUES SHOW 157
Bruce Pingree is back with more seasonal music by Lightnin’ Hopkins, William Clarke, Jerry McCain, Sonny Boy Williamson, Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets, Charlie Musselwhite, The Insight, Billy Ward & The Dominoes, Louis Jordan, Charles Bronwn, Louis Armstrong, and the 5 Keys.
THE BLUES SHOW 158
Bruce Pingree is playing the Christmas blues in Part 1 of his 2014 Holiday Edition featuring music by Jimmy Witherspoon, Gatemouth Moore, Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends, Little Esther, Joe Lutcher, Lloyd Glenn, Sugar Chile Robinson, Mabel Scott, Maria Muldaur, Dr. John: Keb Mo, Sister Riosetta Tharpe, Dan Crary, William Clarke, Little Jimmy King, Eddie C. Campbell, and Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers.
THE BLUES SHOW 159
Bruce Pingree is playing more Christmas blues with Part 2 of his 2014 Holiday Edition featuring music by Harmonica Fats, Billy Boy Arnold, Detroit Junior, Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns, Fats Domino, Louis Armstrong, James Andrews, Sonny Landreth & The Dixie Cups, John Lee Hooker, Canned Heat, Koko Taylor, Shemekia Copeland, Big Maybelle, Big Joe Turner, B.B. King, J.D. Sumner, Jimmy Reed, and Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers.
THE BLUES SHOW 160
Bruce Pingree is closing out his three-hour special Christmas blues presentation for 2014 with music by Charles Brown, Roomful of Blues, Duke Robillard, Jay McShann, Roscoe Gordon, T.J. Wheeler, Sir Mack Rice, Clarence Carter, Chuck Berry, Rockie Charles, Staples Singers, the Bill Evans Trio, and Charlie Parker.
Saturday, December 26
BLUES EDITION 71
Leslie Keros observes the holiday season with this program of blues from Smokey Wilson, Butch Thompson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band, Riff Ruffin, Robert Nighthawk, Shemekia Copeland, Ray Charles, B.B. King, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Tampa Red, The Soul of John Black, and Take 6.
CROSSROADS—WHERE JAZZ MEETS BLUES 72
Leslie Keros presents an hour of Christmas blues & jazz in Episode 72 by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Pete Jolly Trio & Friends, Randy Greer & the Ignasi Terraza Trio, Oliver Jones, Charles Brown, Butch Thompson, Willie Pickens, Ella Fitzgerald, Marcus Roberts, Cedar Walton, Eddie Higgins, Hilton Ruiz, and B.B. King.
CROSSROADS—WHERE JAZZ MEETS BLUES 73
Leslie Keros celebrates the holiday season in Episode 73 with a program of blues from Smokey Wilson, Butch Thompson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band, Riff Ruffin, Robert Nighthawk, Shemekia Copeland, Ray Charles, B.B. King, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Tampa Red, The Soul of John Black, and Take 6.
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 127
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great Christmas blues sides by Billy Gibson, Finis Tasby, Little Jimmy King, Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King, Gary “U.S.: Bonds, Fathead, Dimar & Gil, Shakora Syeeda, Al Basile, Eartha Kitt, The Blind Boys & Tom Waits, Irma Thomas, the Campbell Brothers, and Charles Brown.
FLY BY NIGHT 137
Radio Free Amsterdam returns to its regular programming with Steve The Fly serving up another round of recent vinyl acquisitions including the remainder of the Nat Adderley album Sayin’ Something and the entire Johnny Hodges album called Jumpin’ With Johnny Hodges.
MAKE IT FUNKY
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 30
Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk with tunes by John Lee Hooker, Gonzalez, Buddy Miles, Lee Austin, Margie Alexander, Marijata, Mike Pedicin, Maxayn, People In The News, The Explosions, Merry Clayton, Miguel De Deus, Preston Love, Poets of Rhythm, Port Authority Soul Band, Rhetta Hughes, and Rex Garvin & The Mighty Cravers.
YOU CALL IT SWING
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 52
Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious year of 1936 in African American popular music history by The Ink Spots, the Harlem Hamfats, Lil Hardin Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb & His Orchestra, Billie Holiday, Connee Boswell, Willie Bryant, Henry “Red” Allen, Temple King, Putney Dandridge, Boots & His Buddy, and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 179
Cary Wolfson is spinning a tribute to the recently departed pianist, composer, producer and musical genius of New Orleans, Allen Toussaint at the Red Rooster Lounge with great songs sung by Toussaint, readings of his compositions by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Little Feat, and Toussaint productions of his compositions as sung by Ernie K-Doe, Irma Thomas, Benny Spellman, Lee Dorsey, Aaron Neville, James Booker, and Larry Hamilton.
Sunday, December 27
WELL YOU NEEDN’T
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 44
The Hempshopper by the Singel canal in Amsterdam has been shut down for a couple of months for major renovations and it’s just now re-opening, but our program is coming from the Trans-Love Energies Compassionate Care Center in Detroit where I’m spending the month of April before returning overseas next month and broadcasting this program of music by the classic Miles Davis Quintet, recorded in two marathon sessions in May & October 1956 for Prestige Records with John Coltrane on tenor, Red Garland at the piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums, released on four Prestige albums titled Cookin’, Relaxin’, Workin’, and Steamin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet.
INTO THE DEEP
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 52
David Kunian is playing a whole world of music in Episode 52 from Egg Yolk Jubilee, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Laura Nyro, Galactic with Macy Gray, Christian Diabla, The Black Lion Band, Powerhouse Sound, Lexington Art Ensemble, Amir El Safar, Christian Scott, Vince Guaraldi, and Lou Reed.
Monday, December 28
TURNING THE PAGE
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 633
Episode 633 will probably be coming from somewhere in Bristol, England with music from wherever our minds and hearts might wander as this long and arduous year comes to a close.
Tuesday, December 29
BREAK A SWEAT
THE BLUES SHOW 211
Bruce Pingree is playing tunes by the New Hampshire bands Gretchen & The Pickpockets, Mother Superior & The Sliding Royales, and The Soggy Po’Boys, plus music by the Poet of the Blues, Percy Mayfield, in honor of his 95th birthday and cuts by Matt Anderson, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, and the great Johnny Adams singing Percy Mayfield
Wednesday, December 30
THE MOJO BOOGIE
CHICAGO BOUND 67
Leslie Keros is jammin’ the blues in Episode 67 to close out the year with sides by Jimmy Dawkins, Big Joe Williams, Jimmy Johnson, Joe Filisko & Eric Noden, Sunnyland Slim, Good Rockin’ Charles, Koko Taylor, James Cotton, Little Johnny Jones, Toronzo Cannon, Little Walter, Bumble Bee Slim, Chris James & Patrick Rynn, and J.B. Lenoir.
TWISTIN’ THE JUG
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 67
Leslie Keros has made a beautiful mixture of music in Episode 67 with selections by Debbie Davies, Jackie Payne, Dave Stryker, Stanley Turrentine, Ann Rabson, Johnnie Bassett, B.B. King, Dan Moretti & the Hammond Boys, Gary Clark, Jr., Doug MacLeod, and T-Bone Walker.
Thursday, December 31
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 60
George Klein presents an hour of bossa nova variations in Episode 60 with tunes by Paquito D’Rivera, Cannonball Adderley, Charlie Byrd, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Ike Quebec, Dizzy Gillespie, Cyrus Chestnut, Oscar Peterson, and Vince Guaraldi.
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 61
George Klein closes out 2015 with music by the Oscar Peterson Trio with Peterson at the piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Ed Thigpen on drums recorded live for Verve Records at the London House in Chicago in the summer of 1961.
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