2016—06 June Program Guide

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

RADIO FREE AMSTERDAM 2016

 

BLUES, JAZZ & REEFER—KEEPING THE MUSIC ALIVE

Mondays

The John Sinclair Radio Show

Tuesdays

The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree

plus Blues From the Red Rooster Lounge with Cary Wolfson

Wednesdays

Chicago Bound plus Messin’ With The Blues with Leslie Keros

Thursdays

Beyond The Groove Yard with George Klein

Fridays

Fly By Night with Steve The Fly

plus The Soul Lucille Show

Saturdays

Diggin’ The Roots with Tom Morgan

plus Party Train with Linda Lexy

Sundays

Jazz From The Hempshopper with John Sinclair

plus Jazz Lunatique with David Kunian

 

Radio Free Amsterdam is proud to announce our newest program offering, the swinging Party Train show from Funky D Records in Detroit that will appear on Saturday evenings. Next month we intend to add a historic series called The Dr. Doo Wop Show hosted by the legendary Bill Levy on Radio 100 in Amsterdam around the turn of the present century.

Soul Lucille has just begun a new series of Soul Lucille Shows for controradio-fm in Florence, Italy and we’ll be airing them here as well every Friday evening. Bruce Pingree and the Red Rooster are kicking out the blues back to back on Tuesdays starting this month, Plus our regular offerings from Leslie Keros, George Klein, Steve The Fly, Tom Morgan and David Kunian complete the schedule—not to mention our flagship program, The John Sinclair Radio Show, heard every Monday as always.

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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JUNE 2016 PROGRAM GUIDE

Wednesday, June 1

DONE GOT OVER

CHICAGO BOUND 85

Leslie Keros samples the vast archive of music from Chicago in Episode 85 with selections from Robert Jr. Lockwood, James Cotton, “Mad Dog” Lester Davenport, The Four Blazes, Big Daddy Kinsey, George “Wild Child” Butler, Michael Bloomfield, Buddy Guy-Junior Wells-Junior Mance, Muddy Waters, John Primer & Vincent Bucher, Fenton Robinson, Robert Nighthawk, Jimmy Reed, and Johnny Temple.

STEPPIN’ OUT

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 86

Leslie Keros is examining the recordings of British blues pioneer John Mayall on the occasion of his induction into the Blues Hall of Fame, with selections from the Bluesbreakers featuring Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, and Peter Green and some duet performances as well.

Thursday, June 2

WELL YOU NEEDN’T

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 106

George Klein offers another hour featuring pianists leading groups with horns including Randy Weston, Thelonious Monk, Barry Harris, Ray Beyant, Horace Silver, Tommy Flanagan, and Chris McGregor.

HEAVY HORNS

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 107

George Klein characterizes Episode 107 as music by bands with multiple horns & minimal piano including Charles Mingus, the Gerald Wilson Orchestra, Dead Cat Bounce, Howard Johnson & Gravity, McCollough Sons of Thunder, Jack DeJohnette’s Special Edition, Bobby Bradford’s Mo’tet, Dudu Pukwana, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

Friday, June 3

ASTRAL WAYS

FLY BY NIGHT 160

Steve The Fly is traveling the spaceways in Episode 160 with astral transportation provided by Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids, Dr. John, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, Funkadelic, Miles Davis, and The Aural Exciters.

SUPER SOUL SISTER

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 43

Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk with tunes by Bobby Patterson & The Mustangs, Geater Davis, Chuck Brooks, Heatwave, Fred Wesley, The Blackbirds, Barbara Jean English, Clarence Reid, Labelle, Donny Hathaway, Ray Charles, Wes & The Airdales, Baby Face Willette, Jackie Wilson, Ed McPherson, Jimmy Hughes, Lee Webber, and Merl Saunders.

Saturday, June 4

GUMBO BLUES

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 75

Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots with an hour of music from New Orleans by Paul Gayten, Smiley Lewis, Guitar Slim, Fats Domino, Annie Laurie, Ernie K-Doe, Bobby Mitchell, John Boutte, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars, and Irma Thomas.

LITTLE SOUL SISTER

PARTY TRAIN WITH LINDA LEXY 01

Our newest Radio Free Amsterdam deejay is Detroit’s own Linda Lexy, coming to us via the Funky D Studios of Tino Gross in Royal Oak, where she’s playing music in Episode 1 starting with her theme song by Tino G, then Little Willie John, Ike Turner & Family Vibes, Jimmie Bones, Jimi Hendrix, Funkadelic, Leon Haywood, War, Lyn Collins, Nikki James, Laura Lee, The Marvelettes, Aretha Franklin, Cedric Burnside, the Royal Blackbirds, and Alvin Youngblood Hart.

Sunday, June 5

X-RAY VISION

JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 67

Episode 67 is beaming out again from the Trans-Love Energies Compassion Club across from the Eastern Market in the city of Detroit in the fall of 2011 with an hour of modern jazz from New Orleans with selections from Alvin “Red” Tyler, Astral Project, Cubanismo, John Boutte, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band with Dizzy Gillespie, Johnny Adams, the Dave Bartholomew Great Big Band, Michael Ray & the Cosmic Krewe, Reggie Houston, the Naked Orchestra, and Roderick Paulin.

COUGHING IT UP

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 75

David Kunian is conducting his usual in-depth research into the present state of the cannabis universe on 4/20 with special correspondent Deep Cough reporting on recent Louisiana legal developments, the state of cannabis products and the new Unity Cup in Amsterdam that’s stepped up to replace the High Times Cannabis Cup since its demise last year, and they’re playing viperistic music by Bob Dylan, Hank Williams III, Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson, Fraternity Of Man, All That, Kermit Ruffins, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra, John Lennon & the Plastic Ono Band, and Muddy Waters.

Monday, June 6

MYSTERIOUS BLUES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 656

Episode 656 is coming from my new lodgings with brother Tariq Khan in the beautiful little community of Bijlmer in the southeastern sector of Amsterdam, and it’s my first day here after leaving my guest apartment in the Sensi Seeds complex in the Red Light District. Special thanks to Amber for the Sensi hospitality and to my man Joseph for hooking me up with Tariq. When I was in Bristol UK I had a great meeting with Quinton Scott of Strut Records and he left me with some sides by Ave Africa, Anthony Joseph and a collection from Hawaii called Aloha Got Soul, so they’re sampled here along with some old and new blues cuts by Blind Willie Johnson, Charlie Musselwhite, Blind Willie McTell, Bob Dylan, and Little Victor, plus selections from albums by Charles Mingus and Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band that I got from Caleb Selah when I was a guest at his house in Bristol, and another cut from my new Funky D Records album produced  by Tino Gross.

Tuesday, June 7

DRIVING WHEEL

THE BLUES SHOW 234

Bruce Pingree is playing music by the great pianist and vocalist Roosevelt Sykes in honor of the 110th anniversary of his birth this month.

STOP!

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 203

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Lonnie Mack, Robert Ward, Chuck Berry, Prince with Maceo Parker, James Brown, Chris James & Patrick Rynn, and Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters.

Wednesday, June 8

THE MOON IS RISING

CHICAGO BOUND 86

Leslie Keros has the blues from Chicago with music by Robert Jr. Lockwood, Gary Clark Jr., Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Omar Coleman, Eddie Taylor Jr., Toronzo Cannon, Guy King, J.B. Hutto & His Hawks, Jimmy Johnson, Big John Wrencher & His Maxwell Street Alley Boys,

CHICAGO TO PARIS

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 86

Leslie Keros calls this episode “Blues Across The Pond” with music by actual and aspiring expatriate American blues artists like Memphis Slim, Little Willie Littlefield, Willie Mabon, Sonny Boy Williamson, Champion Jack Dupree & King Curtis, Luther Allison, Curtis Jones, and Eddie Boyd.

Thursday, June 9

SOUL MATES

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 108

In Episode 108 George Klein concentrates on music featuring prominent horns & minimal piano, including selections by Gary Bartz, the Clarinet Summit, the New Orleans Saxophone Ensemble, the David Murray Octet, the Clouds of Heaven, Arthur Blythe, and a set by the Willem Breuker Kollektief.

I’M TELLIN’ YA

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 109

George Klein is featuring New Orleans brass bands & variants in Episode 109, starring the Young Tuxedo Brass Band, Eureka Brass Band, Dejan’s Olympia Brass Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Presservation Hall Jazz Band, Kermit Ruffins & Rebirth Brass Band, Bonerama, and John Ellis & Double-Wide.

Friday, June 10

FUNKARA

FLY BY NIGHT 161

Steve The Fly has stripped this episode down to the essentials: Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids, George Clinton & Funkadelic, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, and Dr. Miles Davis.

PEACHES ’N’ CREAM

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 44

Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk with tunes by The Ikettes, the Brides Of Funkenstein, G.C. Cameron, Eugene Blacknell, Gloria Lynne, James & Bobby Purify, and Jean Wells.

Saturday, June 11

SING ON

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 76

Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots with an hour of music from New Orleans starting with a long set by the Louis Armstrong All-Stars “live” at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1958, followed by Wingy Manone, Doc Souchon, Lizzie Miles, Leroy Jones, Tommy Sancton, Debbie Davies & the Pfister Sisters, and Ellis Marsalis.

LET ME BACK IN

PARTY TRAIN WITH LINDA LEXY 02

Detroit’s own Linda Lexy is driving the Party Train all the way from Funky D Studios in Royal Oak, where she’s playing music in Episode 2 starting with her theme song by Tino G followed by Tyrone Davis, Joe Simon, John Lee Hooker & the Groundhogs, Wanda Davis, James Brown, Third Coast Kings, Joe Tex, Jesse Gresham Plus 3, Tower Of Power, Trouble Funk, Howling Diablos, Isaac Hayes, Thornetta Davis & Kim Wilson, Slim Harpo, Martha & The Vandellas, The Dells, and Horse Cave Trio.

Sunday, June 12

BLUES UP AND DOWN

JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 68

Episode 68 first beamed out from the Trans-Love Energies Compassion Club across from the Eastern Market in the city of Detroit in the fall of 2011 with an hour of modern jazz from Detroit with selections by Yusef Lateef, the Lyman Woodard Organization, Walter Szymanski Quintet, the Planet D Nonet, the Sun Sounds Orchestra, Kenny “Pancho” Hagood with the Miles Davis Nonet, Sherm Mitchell and Friends, Tribe, Donald Byrd, the Hot Club of Detroit, and R.J. Spangler’s Blue Four featuring Bill Heid.

HEY MARY WANNA

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 76

David Kunian presents the second half of his 4/20 show for 2016 with special correspondent Deep Cough reporting on the new Unity Cup in Amsterdam that’s stepped up to replace the High Times Cannabis Cup since its demise, with reports on the prize-winning strains of weed and hash honored at the first Unity Cup last November, plus musical selections and other weirdness from Blues Traveler, an American Medical Association anti-marijuana infomercial, the Wild Magnolias, Mischia Lake & the Little Big Horns, Fats Waller, Nicholas Payton, Professor Longhair, Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper, and Big Al Carson.

Monday, June 13

JUST GUESSING

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 657

The John Sinclair Radio Show is created afresh each week in whatever location the producer finds himself, so this one will come from somewhere hip in Amsterdam but it’s too soon to know what exactly we’ll be playing—just good music, that’s for sure!

Tuesday, JUNE 14

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

THE BLUES SHOW 235

Bruce Pingree is playing music by the great pianist Roosevelt Sykes on his own and accompanying St. Louis Jimmy (“Old Man”) Oden, Henry Townsend, and Washboard Sam in honor of the 110th anniversary of Roosevelt’s birth, plus cuts by Huey “Piano” Smith alone and with Curley Moore, Bobby Marchan and The Clowns in honor of Huey’s 82nd birthday.

JAKE HEAD BOOGIE

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 204

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Lightnin’ Hopkins, Chris James & Patrick Rynn, Booker T. Laury, Robson Fernandes, Finis Tasby, Bee Houston, John Campbell, Ragpicker String Band, Luther Dickinson, Robert Ward, and John Del Toro Richardson.

Wednesday, June 15

OFF THE WALL

CHICAGO BOUND 87

Leslie Keros is bringing the blues from Chicago with great cuts by Robert Jr. Lockwood, Jimmy Burns, Sonny Boy Williamson, Andrew “B.B.” Odom, Jimmy Rogers, Big Mojo [Elem], Barrelhouse Chuck & Kim Wilson’s Blues All Stars, Eddie C. Campbell, Aron Burton, Buddy Guy, Artie White, Big Joe Williams, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Kokomo Arnold, and Steve Freund & Gloria Hardiman.

PRESSURE COOKER

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 87

Leslie Keros is celebrating the 45th anniversary of Alligator Records with timeless sides by Hound Dog Taylor, Koko Taylor, Lonnie Brooks, Fenton Robinson, Little Johnny Jones, Professor Longhair, Clifton Chenier, Albert Collins, Robert Cray, Johnny Clyde Copeland, Lacy Gibson, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, “Pressure Cooker, Jimmy Johnson, and Floyd Dixon.

Thursday, June 16

MR. GO

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 110

George Klein is spotlighting New Orleans-style brass bands in Episode 110, including Dejan’s Original Olympia Brass Band, Ray Anderson’s Pocket Brass Band, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band with Dr. John & David Hidalgo, Matt Perrine, Rob Espino, the New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Bonerama, and the Soul Rebels.

CONGENIALITY

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 111

George Klein remembers some of those artists who passed away in 2015, including Ornette Coleman, Wilton Felder of the Jazz Crusaders, B.B. King, Phil Woods, Marcus Belgrave, Buddie Emmons, and record producers Bob Belden and Larry Rosen.

Friday, June 17

ANARCHIST THINKING

FLY BY NIGHT 162

Steve The Fly explores anarchist thinking with Robert Anton Wilson at the top of Episode 162, followed by music from Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids, Dr. John, Funkadelic, Big Chief Bo Dollis with the White Eagles, Milt Jackson, DKT/MC5, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, and Alan Hertz & Friends featuring DJ Fly himself.

KEEP COOL

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 45

Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk with tunes by The Ebonys, Brother To Brother, Gail Anderson, Howard Tate, Homer Banks, Judy Clay and a host of others.

Saturday, June 18

ACID BLUES

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 77

Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots with an hour of music from New Orleans by Paul Gayten, Ellis Marsalis, Larry Ankrum, Ron Levy’s Wild Kingdom, Kermit Ruffins, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & Forgotten Souls, Wild Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Storyville Stompers, ReBirth Brass Band, and Professor Longhair.

INNER CITY BLUES

PARTY TRAIN WITH LINDA LEXY 03

Linda Lexy is driving the Party Train all the way from Funky D Studios in Royal Oak, Michigan where she’s playing music in Episode 3 starting with her theme song by Tino Gross and followed by Barbara Hall, Big Mama Thornton, Roosevelt Grier, Marvin Gaye, The Isley Brothers, Lee Dorsey, James Brown, Howling Diablos, Chuck Carbo, Otis Rush, Detroit Cobras, Etta James, Skylark, The Kolettes, Curtis Mayfield, Al Green, and The Ruiners.

Sunday, June 19

GOOD GRACIOUS

JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 69

Episode 69 was beamed out from the Trans-Love Energies Compassion Club across from the Eastern Market in the city of Detroit in the fall of 2011 with an hour of modern jazz from Charlie Parker, Lou Donaldson, Dexter Gordon, Herbie Hancock, the Walter Szymanski Quintet with Scott Peterson, Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton, Oscar Pettiford & his orchestra, the Monday Milkmen, Wendell Harrison, the Rob Wagner Trio, and Tommy McCook.

WHISKEY RIVER

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 77

David Kunian is enjoying the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival during the last week of April and playing music from the recently departed musical genius called Prince, plus tunes from Stevie Wonder, Mavis Staples, Todd Snyder, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper, Amy Winehouse, Aurora Neal & The Royal Roses, and the Panorama Brass Band.

Monday, June 20

COMING SOON

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 658

There’s no telling yet what we’ll hear in Episode 658 but it should be coming from a location in Amsterdam yet to be determined with music carefully selected to suit the occasion.

Tuesday, June 21

HEY NOW BABY

THE BLUES SHOW 236

Bruce Pingree is playing music in Episode 236 by the great pianist, vocalist, songwriter and bandleader known as Huey “Piano” Smith in honor of his 82nd birthday and by the great pianist, vocalist and songwriter Henry Roeland Byrd, known professionally as Professor Longhair, in remembrance of his passing on January 30, 1980.

BOOGIE CHILLEN

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 205

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Sam “The Man” Taylor, John Lee Hooker, Katie Webster, John Campbell, Mike Bloomfield, B.B. King, Otis Rush, Jimmy Dawkins, Big Walter Horton, Mark Hummel, Bryan Lee, James Brown, and Earl Hooker & Jr. Wells.

Wednesday, June 22

RIDING HIGH

CHICAGO BOUND 88

Leslie Keros is rockin’ the blues from Chicago with great cuts by Robert Jr. Lockwood, Byther Smith, Louis Myers, Billy Boy Arnold, Omar Coleman, Otis Clay, Tommy McClennan, Willie Dixon, Sunnyland Slim Trio, Eddie Shaw & Magic Sam, the Son Seals Blues Band, J.B. Lenoir, Dave Specter, Ken Saydak, James Cotton, and Willie “Big Eyes” Smith.

TIME AND TIME AGAIN

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 88

Leslie Keros dedicates a second hour to celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Chicago-based blues record label called Alligator Records with selections by Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Katie Webster, Luther Allison, Long John Hunter, Billy Branch & Kenny Neal, The Holmes Brothers, Carey Bell & Lurrie Bell, Janiva Magness, Elvin Bishop & Son Seals, James Cotton, Li’l Ed and the Blues Imperials, Shemekia Copeland, Marcia Ball, and Curtis Salgado.

Thursday, June 23

BYE-YA

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 112

George Klein pays tribute to more of the jazz artists and their associates who passed away in 2015, including Clark Terry, bassist & Lighthouse proprietor Howard Rumsey, record executives Orrin Keepnews and Bruce Lundvall, and New Orleans musicians Joseph “Smokey” Johnson, Allen Toussaint, Harold Battiste, and Emile “Bo” Dollis, Big Chief of the Wild Magnolias.

PENTECOSTAL FEELING

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 113

George Klein starts off his new year by examining three artists in the 1950s & 60s with strong gospel & spiritual roots: guitarist Grant Green, trumpeter Donald Byrd, and pianist Les McCann.

Friday, June 24

MOON TO MARS BABY

FLY BY NIGHT 163

Steve The Fly is flying by night with music in Episode 163 by Nina Simone, Lette Mbulu, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, Gil Evans Orchestra, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, Donald Harrison Jr., and John Sinclair.

GOOD LOVIN’

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 46

Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk with tunes by The Fantastic Johnny C, Bunny Sigler, Don Bryant, Bloodstone, Honey Cone, Jesse Morgan and a host of others.

Saturday, June 25

POST-WAR FUTURE BLUES

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 78

Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots with an hour of music from New Orleans starting with Paul Gayten’s opening theme and continuing with a long string of recordings from 1945 by Louis Armstrong, Cousin Joe, Lonnie Johnson, Barney Bigard, Edmond Hall, and Wingy Manone, then concluding with some modern sounds by Earl King, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & The Roadmasters, Mem Shannon, James Booker, and Aaron Neville.

BIG CITY FUNK

PARTY TRAIN WITH LINDA LEXY 04

Detroit’s own Linda Lexy is driving the Party Train all the way from Funky D Studios in Royal Oak, where she’s playing music in Episode 4 starting with her theme song by Tino Gross followed by Ray Charles, The Sultans, The Valentinos, Little Ann, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, The Intensions, Sly Stone, The Meters, The Commodores, Lee Fields & Sugarman & Co., The Howling Diablos, Dennis Coffey & Detroit Guitar Army, Pam Kellum, the Royal Blackbirds, the Staples Singers, Spearhead, and Longneck Strangler.

Sunday, June 26

SHOUTIN’ OUT

JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 70

Episode 70 beamed out from the Trans-Love Energies Compassion Club across from the Eastern Market in the city of Detroit for the last time in 2011 with an hour of modern jazz from Charlie Parker, Tribe, Horace Silver, Cannonball Adderley, Jimmy McGriff & Richard ‘Groove’ Holmes, Wendell Harrison, Donald Byrd, Dexter Gordon, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Smith, and Jazz at the Philharmonic.

DIRTY MIND

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 78

David Kunian is mourning the loss of Prince with three cuts by the departed master of music and tunes by Egg Yolk Jubilee, Mischia Lake, Bobby Lounge, Jamie Bernstein, Fishbone, 007, Trapper Keeper, Spirit of the Fi Yi Yi, and the Treme Brass Band.

Monday, June 27

STILL KICKING

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 659

Episode 659 will come from wherever in Amsterdam we might feel like playing whatever music we might want to play that day—you dig?

Tuesday, June 28

CARNIVAL TIME

THE BLUES SHOW 237

Bruce Pingree is playing Mardi Gras music by the Olympia Brass Band, Tuba Fats & The Chosen Few, the ReBirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins, Professor Longhair, Al Johnson, The Dixie Cups, Dave Bartholomew, Joe Lutcher, Li’l Queenie & the Percolators, Marcia Ball, Snooks Eaglin, Henry Butler with Steve Bernstein & The Hot 9, and Fats Domino.

HEY BO DIDDLEY

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 206

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Bo Diddley, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin, William Bell, Mike Wheeler Band, Sugar Blue, Curtis Salgado, Travis “Moonchild” Haddix, Janiva Magness, and James Booker.

Wednesday, June 29

LOOKING BACK

CHICAGO BOUND 89

Leslie Keros is setting out the Chicago blues with sides by Robert Jr. Lockwood, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Hound Dog Taylor, Johnny Young with Big Walter Horton, John Primer, Eddie Boyd, Zora Young, Pinetop Perkins, Luther Allison, Yank Rachell, Otis Rush, Big Bill Broonzy, Little Brother Montgomery, and the Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings.

PRIVATE NUMBER

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 89

Leslie Keros and Bill Dahl are playing music by William Bell solo and in the company of Booker T and the MG’s, The Del Rios, and Judy Clay, and conducting a terrific conversation with the artist and composer himself.

Thursday, June 30

HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 114

George Klein is focused on three artists in Episode 114 who combine traditional gospel & spiritual roots with modern jazz idioms: trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, saxophonist David Murray, and clarinetist Don Byron.

PRAYER MEETIN’

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 115

George Klein presents a stirring survey of spiritual & gospel influences on mostly 1950s & ‘60s jazz, featuring selections from Lou Donaldson, Jimmy Smith, Max Roach, Johnny Griffin, Lockjaw Davis & Shirley Scott, Nina Simone, Hank Mobley, Lambert Hendricks & Ross, and Ramsey Lewis.

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