The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
RADIO FREE AMSTERDAM 2016
BLUES, JAZZ & REEFER—KEEPING THE MUSIC ALIVE
The John Sinclair Radio Show
plus Fly By Night with Steve The Fly
The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree
plus Blues From the Red Rooster Lounge with Cary Wolfson
Chicago Bound plus Messin’ With The Blues with Leslie Keros
Beyond The Groove Yard with George Klein
Diggin’ The Roots with Tom Morgan
plus The Soul Lucille Show
The Dr. Doo Wop Show with Bill Levy
plus Party Train with Linda Lexy
Jazz From The Hempshopper with John Sinclair
plus Jazz Lunatique with David Kunian
Radio Free Amsterdam is continuing to upgrade and enhance our program schedule in July, finally reaching our initial goal of posting two hours of original programming each day. Mondays start with our flagship program, The John Sinclair Radio Show, now followed by Steve The Fly and Fly By Night. Tuesdays have back to back blues shows with Bruce Pingree and The Red Rooster, and Wednesdays will feature Messin’ With The Blues and our final month of Chicago Bound with Leslie Keros.
Thursdays we’ll hear two episodes each week of Beyond The Groove Yard with George Klein, and Fridays will start with Tom Morgan’s Diggin’ The Roots and end with the new version of The Soul Lucille Show. Saturday has Linda Lexy’s Party Train show from Detroit, followed by the first episodes of The Dr. Doo Wop Show hosted by the legendary Bill Levy on Radio 100 in Amsterdam in 1999. Sundays will bring the last five episodes of Jazz From The Hempshopper with John Sinclair and the continuing thrills of the Jazz Lunatique show with David Kunian.
JULY 2016 PROGRAM GUIDE
Friday, July 1
KING ZULU PARADE
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 79
Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring an hour of Mardi Gras music from New Orleans with Pete Fountain, Johnny Wiggs, Emile Christian, Al Hirt, Craig Klein, Trombone Shorty & Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, the Storyville Stompers, Dave Bartholomew, Jody Levens, The Meters, Professor Lpnghair, Al Johnson, Earl King, Big Al Carson, and Stop, Inc.
SAVE THE WORLD
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 47
Lucille DJ is on the air from controradio in the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk including a guest spot by John Sinclair, with tunes by Both Worlds, The Southside Movement. Larry Saunders, Baby Face Willette, Billy Stewart, Esther Phillips, Creative Source, the Wild Magnolias, the Rebirth Brass Band, Professor Longhair, the Turner Brothers, 24 Carat Black, Tony Leveille et Ses Challengers Sound, Milt Buckner, and Caesar Frazier.
Saturday, July 2
THE DR. DOO WOP SHOW 01
Dr. Doo Wop has risen from the ashes of the past like a rock & roll phoenix to bring some great music from the Golden Age of American Music as played on his programs from the turn of the century for Radio 100 in Amsterdam to Radio Free Amsterdam today, starting in Episode 1 with a filthy, unannounced side by The Clovers, followed by Shakin’ Stevens, The Uptowns, The Flying Saucers, Paul Anka, Patti Page, Paul Perry, the Everly Brothers, Ronnie Barron, Little Richard, Dion & The Belmonts, Chad Romeo, Chuck Higgins, Chris & Dave & Friends, and Johnny Flamingo.
PARTY TRAIN WITH LINDA LEXY 05
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 5 starting with her theme song by Tino Gross, plus The Spinners, Cody Black, The Young Holt Trio Unlimited, Little Walter, Ike & Tina Turner, Betty Davis, The Dramatics, the Black Keys, Muddy Waters, Big Maybelle, Cab Calloway, 71 House Guests feat Bootsey Collins, Parliament, Average White Band, Howling Diablos, Donny Hathaway, and Jimmie Bones.
Sunday, July 3
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 71
Episode 71 is beaming out from the Headpress Bunker in London with an hour of modern jazz from Charlie Parker, Herbie Hancock, Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver,Tribe, The Monday Milkmen, Wendell Harrison, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, and Brother Jack McDuff.
SUCH SWEET THUNDER
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 79
David Kunian is celebrating his 23rd anniversary at WWOZ Radio in New Orleans with a program of music by Sun Ra & His Arkestra, the J. Geils Band, Swamp Dogg, Tammi Terrell & Marvin Gaye, the Rebirth Brass Band, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Harry Belafonte, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, John Lee Hooker, Drive By Truckers, Lee Baines III & The Glory Fires, The Pixies, Loretta Lynn, and X.
Monday, July 4
CHECK YOUR BUCKET
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 660
Episode 660 is coming from my commodious workspace at Tariq Khan’s studios in the Bijlmer district of Amsterdam, where I’ve been living and working for the past month and for the next month to come (god willing). Lately I’ve been making some audio contributions to The Soul Lucille Show now that Lucille is back on the air at controradio-fm in Florence, Italy, and every week I’ve been sending her about 10 minutes worth of great music from New Orleaans, so I’d thought I’d gather some of those tunes and listen to them here with you—music by the Li’l Rascals Brass Band, the Wild Magnolias, Dr. John, Chuck Carbo, Eddie Bo, the Rebirth Brass Band, Earl King, Deacon John, Fats Domino, Smiley Lewis, James Andrews, Irma Thomas, and Johnny Adams.
FLY BY NIGHT 164
Steve The Fly is cooking in this election period with a program of selections by Monty Python’s Flying Circus, William S. Burroughs, John Sinclair & His International Blues Scholars, Jay McShann, Funkadelic, Skull Snaps, Cal Tjader, B.B King, Willie Mabon, Howlin’ Wolf, and Ken Nordine.
Tuesday, July 5
WHITE CLOUD HUNTERS
THE BLUES SHOW 238
Bruce Pingree is playing music for Mardi Gras by Eddie Bo, The Hawketts, Sammy Harris, the Wild Magnolias, Big Chief Alfred Doucette, the Guardians of the Flame, Young Guardians of the Flame, Golden Eagles, Chief Smiley Ricks & Indians of the Nation, Big Chief Little Charles Taylor & Indians of the Nation, the Flaming Arrows, the Forgotten Souls Brass Band & Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, rhe Wild Tchoupitoulas, and the White Cloud Hunters.
FOLLOW ME DOWN
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 207
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Davis Coen, Motor City Women & Detroit Express, Kelley Hunt, Bernard Allison, Koerner, Ray & Glover, Guy Davis, Big D, Roy Buchanan, Brother Tyrone, Joe Jonas, Lee Fields, and Rod Piazza.
Wednesday, July 6
CHICAGO BOUND 90
Leslie Keros is premiering this year’s Chicago Blues Festival with music by Dave Specter, the Quintus McCormick Blues Band, John Primer, Andy T-Nick Nixon Band, Eddie Shaw, Zora Young, Clarence Carter, Syl Johnson, Bob Margolin, Bob Corritore, Bob Stroger & Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith, Jim Liban & the Joel Paterson Trio, Otis Clay & Johnny Rawls, Lurrie Bell, and Muddy Waters with Paul Oscher.
FACE THE CASE
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 90
Leslie Keros and Bill Dahl are conducting a preview of the 33rd Annual Chicago Blues Festival by playing music from Eddie Shaw: Cicero Blake, Lazy Lester, The Church Street Five, Wee Willie Walker, Irma Thomas, Fred Wesley and the JB’s, Jimmy Burns, Eddy Clearwater, and Otis Rush.
Thursday, July 7
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 116
George Klein puts the emphasis on pianist Thelonious Monk accompanied by other jazz giants, this time spotlighting Prestige and Riverside recordings with Miles Davis, Milt Jackson, Johnny Griffin, and an all-star septet that included both Coleman Hawkins and John Coltrane.
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 117
George Klein presents Thelonious Monk with more giants on Riverside & Prestige in the 1950s including Sonny Rollins, Ernie Henry, Johnny Griffin, Ray Copeland, Frank Foster, Art Blakey, Thad Jones, Charlie Rouse, and the Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall.
Friday, July 8
AT THE MARDI GRAS
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 80
Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring another hour of Carnival music from Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns, Eddie Bo, The Meters, A.J. Loria, Bill Sinegal, Chuck Carbo, David & Roselyn, Snooks Eaglin, The Abitians, Dr. John, Champion Jack Dupree, Larry Williams, the New Orleans Rhythm Conspiracy, Big Chief Smiley Ricks & Indians of the Nation, and the Golden Comanches.
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 48
Lucille DJ is on the air from controradio in the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk including a guest set by John Sinclair, with tunes by Bernie Hayes, Camille Bob, Billy Garner, Joe Torres, Thelma Jones, Mfalme, Ronnie Keaton, Rickey Calloway with the Soul Surfers, The Boogaloo Combo, Billy Garner, The Bar Kays, Hunt’s Determination Band, Bubbha Thomas & The Lightmen, Carolyn Franklin, Keith Mansfield Orchestra, Daniele Patucchi, United Family, The Daktaris, and Marva Whitney.
Saturday, July 9
CAN I COME OVER TONIGHT
THE DR. DOO WOP SHOW 02
Dr. Doo Wop as portrayed by the legendary Bill Levy has risen once more to bring some great music from the Golden Age of American Music as played on Bill’s programs for Radio 100 in Amsterdam from around the turn of the 21st century, beaming out across the universe on Radio Free Amsterdam today with music by The Chaperelles, Mel Brooks, Winky Hawks, Johnny & The Jammers, Albert Scott, The Velours, The Five Satins, Georgia White, Tampa Red, The Valentines, Frank Zappa, Shawaddy, and The Penguins.
PARTY TRAIN WITH LINDA LEXY 06
Linda Lexy is driving the Party Train from Detroit and playing music in Episode 6 starting with her theme song by Tino Gross, plus Little Esther Phillips, Wilson Pickett, Sir Mack Rice, Lyn Collins, The Chefs, Bobby Byrd, Howling Diablos, The Temptations, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Keisa Brown, Chuck Willis, Leon Bridges, Thornetta Davis & Brett Lucas, Herbie Mann & Cissy Houston, Johnny Nash, The Delphonics, and StaggoLee.
Sunday, July 10
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 72
Episode 72 celebrates our return to Amsterdam in the fall of 2011 by broadcasting directly from the Hempshopper on the Singel Canal with an hour of modern jazz from.Charlie Parker, Jimmy Smith, Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges, Lee Morgan, Archie Shepp, Oscar Pettiford, Lou Donaldson, Wendell Harrison, John Patton, and Dexter Gordon.
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 80
David Kunian is celebrating his 23rd anniversary of joining the volunteer staff at WWOZ Radio in New Orleans back in May 1993—yeah, I was there—by playing music by Cory Ledet, Jackie McLean, Albert Ayler, John Hicks, Jim Carroll: Prince, George Porter Jr. & The Running Partners, Tito Puente, The Tin Men, The Rolling Stones, and Pharaoh Sanders.
Monday, July 11
SPANISH CASTLE MAGIC
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 661
The John Sinclair Radio Show is created afresh each week in whatever location the producer finds himself, so this one will come from somewhere in Malaga, Spain where Mark Ritsema and I will be performing at a poetry festival there this weekend.
FLY BY NIGHT 165
Steve The Fly is going ahead on in Episode 165 with music by the Illuminatus! Trilogy, Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane, The Meters, Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gilespie, Amiri Baraka with Billy Harper, Eddie Jefferson, Gil Evans, and DKT/MC5 with John Sinclair
Tuesday, July 12
THE BLUES SHOW 239
Bruce Pingree is playing music for Mardi Gras in New Hampshire this week with tunes by the White Cloud Hunters, Los Hombres Calientes, Cyril Neville, Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew, Sugar Boy & The Cane Cutters, Davell Crawfordm the Magnificent 7ths Brass Band, Paul Barbarin & His Jazz Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Troy Andrews & James Andrews, Earl King, Waldron “Frog” Joseph, and the 101 Runners.
SHAKE YOUR MONEYMAKER
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 208
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Johnny Winter, Moreland & Arbuckle, Hound Dog Taylor, Alleygators, Jimmie Vaughan, Teeny Tucker, William Bell, Mike Wheeler Band, Chris James & Patrick Rynn, Luther Allison, Baby Calloway, Sugar Blue, Tab Benoit, and Robson Fernandez.
Wednesday, July 13
AIN’T THAT GOOD NEWS
CHICAGO BOUND 91
Leslie Keros is premiering this year’s Chicago Blues Festival with music by the Cash Box Kings, Toronzo Cannon, Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Willie Buck, Chainsaw Dupont, Billy Branch, Eddie Clearwater, John Watkins, Cash McCall, Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson with Jerry Portnoy, and Muddy Waters.
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 91
Leslie Keros is celebrating the honoring of Otis Rush by the Chicago Blues Festival with music by Otis, B.B. King and Ronnie Earl and conversations centered on Otis Rush with Dick Shurman and Ronnie Earl.
Thursday, July 14
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 118
George Klein concludes his focus on Thelonious Monk with other jazz giants on Prestige & Riverside recordings that include Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Rouse, Sonny Rollins, Julius Watkins, John Coltrane, Max Roach, Clark Terry, Joe Gordon, Harold Land, and Pee Wee Russell.
LIGHT THE WAY
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 119
George Klein celebrates the spirit of Carnival & Mardi Gras with music from New Orleans, the Caribbean and Brazil by Gene Shaw, Duke Ellington, Cal Tjader, Kermit Ruffins & Rebirth Brass Band, Craig Klein, Dr. John, Chucho Valdes, M’Boom, and Herbie Mann.
Friday, July 15
OO NA NAY
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 81
Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring Mardi Gras music by the Wild Magnolias, Dr. John, the Flaming Arrows, the Hard Head Hunters, Indians of the Nation, War Chief Juan Pardo, Big Chief Alfred Doucette, the Forgotten Souls Brass Band & Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, the Young Guardians of the Flame, the Wild Tchoupitoulas, James Booker, and the Treme Brass Band.
TOO HOT TO STOP
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 49
Lucille DJ is on the air from controradio-fm in the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk including a guest spot by John Sinclair, with tunes by Bobby Blue Bland, Bottom & Company, United Soul Association, Smash, Chet Baker, Roberta Flack, Funk Factory, Jamal Trice, The Bar Kays, Exit 9, Charles Earland, Ronnie Foster, Sammy Ambrose, and Ray Charles & Milt Jackson.
Saturday, July 16
THE DR. DOO WOP SHOW 03
Dr. Doo Wop as portrayed by the legendary Bill Levy has risen once more to the fore to bring some great music from the Golden Age of American Music as played on his programs for Radio 100 in Amsterdam from the turn of the 21st century, beaming out across the universe on Radio Free Amsterdam today with music by The Cleftones, Richie Valens, The Flamingoes, verses by William Shakespeare and more songs by Bing Crosby, The Ink Spots, The Cadets, Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers, The Jesters, Jimmy Durante, Mary Martin, The Mills Brothers, and a apir of bonus tracks by The “5” Royales.
PARTY TRAIN WITH LINDA LEXY 07
Linda Lexy is driving the Party Train all the way from Funky D Studios in the Motor City, where she’s playing music in Episode 7 starting with her theme song by Tino Gross, then Don Covey & the Jefferson Lemon Blues Band, Howlin’ Wolf, Freda Harris & The Birmingham Rhythm, Ruth Brown, James Brown, Sly & The Family Stone, The Isley Bros featuring Jimi Hendrix, Funkadelic, Dr. John, Jackie Dee, Howling Diablos, Millie Jackson, Otis Redding & Carla Thomas, Billy Gayle & His Orchestra featuring Ike Turner, Bob Marley, LaVerne Baker. and Pat In The Hat & the Blue Funk.
Sunday, July 17
WHERE AM I
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 73
Episode 73 finds us back in Amsterdam at the Hempshopper on the Singel Canalin the fall of 2011 with an hour of modern jazz from.Charlie Parker, the Walter Szymanski Quintet, Wendell Harrison, Tribe, the Monday Milkmen, Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery, Oscar Pettiford, Lou Donaldson, and Brother Jack McDuff.
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 81
David Kunian is paying heavy tribute to the late Prince Rogers Nelson with a full hour of his music and productions.
Monday, July 18
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 662
There’s no telling yet what we’ll hear in Episode 662 but it should be coming from a location in Amsterdam yet to be determined with music carefully selected to suit the occasion.
FLY BY NIGHT 166
Steve The Fly is truly in free form in Episode 166 with selections by Ella Fitzgerald, Charles Mingus, Gregory Isacs, Ken Nordine, Thelonious Monk, Lionel Hampton, Curtis Counce Group, the Matt Wilson Quartet, Charlie Parker, Ben Webster, and The Illuminatus! Trilogy.
Tuesday, July 19
GONNA MISS YOU AROUND HERE
THE BLUES SHOW 240
Bruce Pingree and B.B. King biographer Charlie Sawyer have undertaken a serious investigation into the 17-disc box set of the complete B.B. King recordings for RPM & Kent Records in Episode 240 by playing B’s chart hits issued between 1956 and 1962.
EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 209
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Mike Morgan & The Crawl, Barbara Dane & Lightnin’ Hopkins, Eddie Taylor, Chris James & Patrick Rynn, Yvonne Jackson, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Johnny Moeller, Travis “Moonchild” Haddix, Sherman Robertson, Toni Price, Coco Montoya, Moreland & Arbuckle, and Larry Coryell.
Wednesday, July 20
YOU SHOOK ME
CHICAGO BOUND 92
Leslie Keros has her focus on Muddy Waters this week in commemoration of the Chicago Blues Festival’s tribute to the great bluesman, who’s singing mostly Willie Dixon compositions from the 1950s and 60s.
SCHOOL OF THE BLUES
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 92
Leslie Keros is celebrating the 33rd Annual Chicago Blues Festival with music by artists performing at the festival, including Curtis Salgado & Terry Robb, L. C. Walker & Tom Crivellone, Shemekia Copeland, Omar Coleman, Fruteland Jackson, Rob Stone, Eddie Cotton, Wee Willie Walker, Fred Wesley & the J.B.’s, Irma Thomas, Jimmy Burns, Lurrie Bell, and John Primer.
Thursday, July 21
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 120
George Klein continues the Carnival spirit with more Mardi Gras music from New Orleans, the Caribbean and Brazil by Donald Harrison, Cubanismo with John Boutte, Jane Bunnett & Spirits of Havana, Matt Perrine, the Dixie Cups, Irma Thomas, Professor Longhair, the Wild Tchoupitoulas, Jon Cleary, and the New Orleans Nightcrawlers.
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 121
George Klein presents an array of Latin jazz and other music inspired by the Caribbean and Brazil as played by Steve Turre, Herbie Mann, Charles Lloyd, Andy Narell, the Panorama Jazz Band, Dizzy Gillespie, the Jazz Crusaders, Cal Tjader, and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis.
Friday, July 22
BON TON ROULET
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 82
Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious year of 1949 with African American popular music from Louisiana by Paul Gayten, Louis Armstrong & Billie Holiday, Sidney Bechet, Blue Lu Barker, Dave Bartholomew, Mr. Google Eyes, Fats Domino, Roy Brown, Harry Choates, and Clarence “Bon Ton” Garlow.
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 50
Lucille DJ is back on the air from controradio-fm in the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk including a guest spot with John Sinclair, playing tunes by Jean Dushon, Kenny Bernard, Junior Parker, Jon Hendricks, the Staple Singers, Brother To Brother, Esther Marrow, The Hygrades, MonoMono, Brothers Johnson, Shirley Scott & The Soul Saxes, The Highlighters Band, Ebo Taylor, Helene Smith, Tamiko Jones, Candido, Ronnie Foster, and James Brown.
Saturday, July 23
SAY SI SI
THE DR. DOO WOP SHOW 04
Dr. Doo Wop as portrayed by the legendary Bill Levy is playing some great music from the Golden Age of American Music by The Mills Brothers and The Andrews Sisters, plus Roland Cook, Eddie Bo, The Students, Maureen Gray, Younger Days, The Blues Brothers, poems by T.S. Eliot and the Dutch poet Jacob Israel de Haan, plus bonus cuts by The Moonglows and Lee Allen.
BIG TEN INCH RECORD
PARTY TRAIN WITH LINDA LEXY 08
Linda Lexy is driving the Party Train all the way from Detroit and playing music in Episode 8 starting with her theme song by Tino Gross, plus Bull Moose Jackson & His Buffalo Bearcats, Bobby Womack, Vicki Anderson, Cedric Burnside, The Chambers Brothers, Brainstorm, Al Green, Billy Sha-Rae, Sam & Dave, Chuck Berry, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Eddie Kirk, Dolly Gilmore, Booker T & The MGs, Cash McCall, Bloodstone, and Paul Stuart Davies with the original Vandellas.
Sunday, July 24
THREE BAGS FULL
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 74
Episode 74 has us back in Amsterdam at the Hempshopper on the Singel Canal in the fall of 2011 with an hour of modern jazz from Charlie Parker, Herbie Hancock, Horace Silver, Donald Byrd, Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges, Walter Szymanski Quintet, John Patton, Archie Shepp, and Miles Davis.
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 82
David Kunian is commemorating the music and life of the late Prince Rogers Nelson with another hour of his music and a closing number by Miles Davis.
Monday, July 25
BLOWING THE BLUES AWAY
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 663
Episode 663 will come from wherever in Amsterdam we might feel like playing whatever music we might want to play that day, but there’s no way of knowing yet quite what it will be.
FLY BY NIGHT 167
Steve The Fly is starting with William S. Burroughs this week and then plays Muddy Waters, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, Ken Nordine, Chet Baker, Charles Mingus, The Isley Brothers, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, MC5, Jimmy Reed, and the Illuminatus! Trilogy
Tuesday, July 26
ROCK ME BABY
THE BLUES SHOW 241
Bruce Pingree and B.B. King biographer Charlie Sawyer complete their investigation into the 17-disc box set of the complete B.B. King on RPM & Kent Records by playing B’s chart hits from the mid-60s until the Bihari brothers ran out of master recordings to issue and reissue long after B.B. King had left their label for ABC Records.
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 210
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Erma Franklin, Robert Cray Band, Perry Weber & The Devilles, Motor City Women & Detroit Express, Otis Grand, Ray Charles, Terry Hanck, Big Jack Johnson, Davis Coen, Byther Smith, Tommy Castro Band, Etta James, and Ronnie Earl.
Wednesday, July 27
BRING IT ON HOME
CHICAGO BOUND 93
Leslie Keros is observing the centennial of Willie Dixon’s birth in 1915 by featuring songs by the great composer and bassist as performed by Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf, Koko Taylor, Barrelhouse Chuck & Kim Wilson’s Blues All Stars, Sonny Boy Williamson, Mose Allison, Billy Branch & Kenny Neal, Little Milton, Magic Slim, Sam Cooke, Easy Baby & His Houserockers, Luther “Snake Boy” Johnson, Taj Mahal, and Willie Dixon himself.
THE ALI SHUFFLE
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 93
Leslie Keros is teamed up with blues scholar Bill Dahl to celebrate the life of the late great Muhammad Ali with a series of recordings by and about the heavyweight champion and other recordings by boxers as well, including Joe Frazier, Ernie Terrell and his sister Jean, Ernie and Jean Terrell, plus Ali’s wife Sonji Clay, The Premiers, Chuck Cornish, Eddie Curtis, and Alvin Cash & The Registers followed by a segment celebrating baseball with tunes by Lou Bennett, Buddy Johnson, Brownie McGhee, Mabel Scott, The Treniers, Johnny Darling, Sam & Dave, and Sister Wynona Carr.
Thursday, July 28
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 122
George Klein continues his focus on a variety of Latin jazz and music inspired by the Caribbean and Brazil as played here by Mark Levine & Latin Tinge, Chico Hamilton, Grant Green, Lee Morgan, Horace Parlan, Perez Prado, Tim Laughlin, Gabor Szabo, Rick Trolsen, and Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana.
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 123
George Klein presents further explorations of Latin jazz and music inspired by the Caribbean and Brazil, with selections by Kenny Dorham, Chico Freeman, Sonny Stitt, Charlie Parker, Los Hombres Calientes, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Eric Dolphy & the Latin Jazz Quintet, Charlie Byrd, and Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers.
Friday, July 29
TWO YEARS OF TORTURE
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 83
Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from Louisiana made in the glorious year of 1949 by Paul Gayten, Dave Bartholomew, Lonnie Johnson, Percy Mayfield, Little Brother Montgomery, Professor Longhair, Annie Laurie, Roy Brown, Larry Darnell, Fats Domino, Clarence Garlow, and Blue Lu Barker.
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 51
Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk and a guest set by John Sinclair, with tunes by Wilson Pickett, Ann Peebles, the Isley Brothers, Al Green, the Commodores, Bottom & Co:, the Jimmy Castor Bunch, Howard Tate, the Soul Survivors, Ultrafunk, Muddy Waters:, the Johnny Otis Show, Ahmad Jamal, Arthur Alexander, Charles Williams, Earl King, and Merl Saunders.
Saturday, July 30
THE DR. DOO WOP SHOW 05
Dr. Doo Wop has risen from the ashes of the past like a rock & roll phoenix to bring some great music from the Golden Age of American Music as played on Bill Levy’s Friday night programs from the turn of the century for Radio 100 in Amsterdam, starting in Episode 5 with The Troggs, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Lee Andrews & The Hearts, The Falcons, The Four Fellows, The Five Satins, Otis Redding, Bruce Springsteen, The Paradons, Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns, Joe Tex, and The Heartbeats.
PARTY TRAIN WITH LINDA LEXY 09
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 9 starting with her theme song by Tino Gross, followed by Bunny Sigler, Frankie Lyman & The Teenagers, Jan Bradley, The Dramatics, Koko Taylor, the Bolton Brothers, Mary Davis, Al Wilson, People’s Choice, Lyn Collins, Bobby Rush, Ike & Tina Turner, Lillian Dupree, The Turbans, Prince, and Jimmy Bones.
Sunday, July 31
LIFE IS SPLENDID
JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 75
Our final episode of Jazz from the Hempshopper with John Sinclair airs this week from the Hempshopper on the Singel Canal in Amsterdam in the fall of 2011 with an hour of music from the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festivals of 1972 and 1973 in honor of my release from prison 40 years ago on December 13, 1971. Featured artists are Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Discipline Arkestra, CJQ, Archie Shepp, Miles Davis, the Revolutionary Ensemble, Infinite Sound, Count Basie & His Orchestra, the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop, and Leon Thomas & Full Circle.
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 83
David Kunian is celebrating the 5th birthday of his daughter Double-L and the nativity in 1941 of the great bard, Bob Dylan, as well as saluting Miles Davius on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of his entrance here, with music by Kermit The Frog, Dr. John, Old Crow Medicine Show, Bob Dylan, the Waco Brothers, Honey Island Swamp Band, Creole String Beans, Marc Stone, Miles Davis, Kirk McDonald, Bob Marley & The Wailers, and Bazali Bam.
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