2016—09 September Program Guide

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
RADIO FREE AMSTERDAM 2016
BLUES, JAZZ & REEFER—KEEPING THE MUSIC ALIVE

Mondays
The John Sinclair Radio Show
plus Fly By Night with Steve The Fly
Tuesdays
The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree
plus Blues From the Red Rooster Lounge with Cary Wolfson
Wednesdays
Messin’ With The Blues with Leslie Keros
plus Sounds of Blue with Robert Putignano
Thursdays
Beyond The Groove Yard with George Klein
plus Ancestor Worship with John Sinclair
Fridays
Diggin’ The Roots with Tom Morgan
plus The Soul Lucille Show
Saturdays
The Dr. Doo Wop Show with Bill Levy
plus Party Train with Linda Lexy
Sundays
Beyond The Groove Yard with George Klein
plus Jazz Lunatique with David Kunian

Radio Free Amsterdam is nearing the end of its 11th year of existence and we’re about to try to take a major step forward with the launch today of our IndieGoGo crowd-funding project, a big part of which is to finance a complete makeover of our RFA website and program service and make our programming and information more accessible to our listeners.

Our September line-up is the same as last month, but there’ll be a change next month when Diggin’ The Roots with Tom Morgan comes to an end. Tom Morgan has been an integral part of Radio Free Amsterdam since very early on in its conception, and he’s provided us with hours and hours of great programming from his Jazz Roots, New Orleans Music Show, Bartender’s Bop, Backtrackin’ With The Bartender, and Diggin’ The Roots productions for WWOZ-FM in New Orleans, WTJU-FM in Charlottesville VA, and for this internet radio station. He plays the best music and presents it in entertaining and educational ways that make his shows always great to listen to. They’ll be archived here at Radio Free Amsterdam, and we’ll miss having more. Thanks, Tom!

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SEPTEMBER 2016 PROGRAM GUIDE

Thursday, September 1
THE BROILERS
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 132

George Klein begins the month with this survey of soulful organ & tenor saxophone combos from the 1950s & 60s led by Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Jack McDuff, Rusty Bryant, Grant Green, Shirley Scott, Richard “Groove” Holmes, Sonny Phillips, and Sonny Stitt.

LET’S CALL THIS
ANCESTOR WORSHIP 05

Episode 5 of the Ancestor Worship show investigates recordings by Sonny Rollins with Thelonious Monk for Prestige & Riverside Records, including historic recording dates from 1953 and 1957

Friday, September 2
CHEE-KOO BABY
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 88

Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious year of 1952 in African American popular music from Louisiana by Louis Prima, Annie Laurie, Smiley Lewis, Fats Domino, Cousin Joe, Clarence “Bon Ton” Garlow, Tommy Ridgley, Paul Gayten, Lloyd Price, and a pair of unidentified artists.

DRIVE YOUR FUNKY SOUL
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 56

Lucille DJ is on the air from controradio-fm in Florence with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk with a guest spot by John Sinclair and tunes by James Brown, Barbara Dane, Gwen McRae, Merry Clayton, Bobby Womack, Ella Fitzgerald, Chuck Jackson, Darrow Fletcher, Mandrill, Detroit Cobras, Andre Williams, Baby Boy Warren, Funkadelic, Lyn Collins, and Maceo Parker.

Saturday, September3
TONIGHT, TONIGHT
THE DR. DOO WOP SHOW 10

The legendary Bill Levy returns with some more great music from the Golden Age of Rhythm & Bues as played on his Dr. Doo Wop programs for Radio 100 in Amsterdam from the turn of the century, starting in Episode 10 with Shawaddywaddy, The Amondells, The Playalongs, The Du-Teens, Art Rosch, The Marathons, The Gems, The Turks, Andre Williams, and an artist we haven’t been able to identify yet.

FIGHT THE POWER
PARTY TRAIN WITH LINDA LEXY 14

Detroit’s own Linda Lexy is driving the Party Train from the Funky D Studios in Royal Oak, where she’s playing music in Episode 14 starting with her theme song by Tino Gross, followed by Debra Dion, The Clovers, Lowell Fulsom, James Shorter, the Detroit Emeralds, the Ohio Players, The Wallace Bros, Little Joe Blue, the Isley Brothers, Hank Ballard & The Midnite Lighters, Donny Hathaway, Bill Withers, Big Joe Turner, Jr. Walker & the All Stars, New Birth, and the Howling Diablos.

Sunday, September 4
STOP AND LISTEN
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 136

George Klein presents 1950s & 60s Blue Note recordings by trombonist Bennie Green, tenor saxophonist Don Wilkerson, and organist Baby Face Willette.

HAPPY WALK
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 88

David Kunian is observing the 4th of July holiday by closing this episode with his reading of the Declaration of Independence and the Jimi Hendrix rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner,” preceded by tunes from Bill Stewart, the recently departed Ralph Stanley, Mavis Staples, Luther Dickinson, Loretta Lynn, Dave Jordan & the N.I.A., Tom Waits, Cory Brannon, Kevin Sacony, and Jamie Bernstein.

Monday, September 5
BOOGIE DISEASE
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 669

Episode 669 is coming from the Holiday Inn hotel in downtown Detroit where I’m spending the week visiting with my pal Jerry Brock who’s come up from New Orleans to see me and join me in perusing the Detroit International Jazz Festival attractions on the surrounding streets, so this is sort of a festival episode where first we’ll hear Howlin’ Wolf, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers, Boogie Woogie Red, and Dr. Ross, all from the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festivals, and then, from the Detroit International Jazz Festival in downtown Detroit, Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents from 1994 and John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars with Dr. Dorothy Goodman from 2006, and finally, a swinging set of Blue Note singles by Don Wilkerson, Donald Byrd, Lou Donaldson, Jimmy Smith, and Freddie Roach to close out the fun this week.and the International Blues Scholars featuring Brother Mao on vocals and Leslie Lopez on bass & production.

VIPER-HAWK
FLY BY NIGHT 173

Steve The Fly checks in with this episode from 2013 of music & poetry by Earl Hooker, Hound Dog Taylor, Professor Longhair, Bob Marley, Little Walter & Baby Face Leroy, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Howlin’ Wolf, Charles Mingus, The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, the Harlem Hamfats, Paul Lenart & Billy Novick, Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie, the Roland Kirk Quartet, David Amram, Eddie Jefferson, Thelonious Monk, John Sinclair, and Charlie Rouse & Frankie Passions—“inspired by the music, friends and writings of John Sinclair.” Thanks, Steve!

Tuesday, September 6
GOING HOME
THE BLUES SHOW 247

Bruce Pingree is playing music from Fats Domino in honor of his 88th birthday featuring his great orchestra recorded “live” at JazzFest and a series of selections from the 80th anniversary tribute album Going Home by John Lennon, Paul McCartney & Allen Toussaint, B.B. King & Dumpsterfunk, Olu Dara & Natchezippi with Donald Harrison Jr, Irma Thomas & Marcia Ball, Dr: John, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Theresa Andersen.

COUNT THE DAYS
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 216

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by The Thunderbirds, Marcia Ball, the Terry Hanck Band, Morris Pejoe, Chicago Blues Reunion, Muddy Waters, Earl Hooker, Jimmy Johnson, Lisa Mann, Big Time Sarah, Shuggie Otis, the Mike Wheeler Band, The Bluebirds, and Kenny “Blue” Ray.

Wednesday, September 7
BORN IN CHICAGO
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 99

Leslie Keros is back with a mess of blues from Paul deLay, the Chris Cain Band, Bobby Rush, The 4 Jacks, Earl Hooker & Charles Brown, Michael Bloomfield, Magic Sam, Etta James, Eric Bibb, and Paul Geremia.

RIGHT OFF
SOUNDS OF BLUE 06

Bob Putignano is bringing a lot of blue with music by Sun Ra & His Arkestra, Miles Davis, Herman Green, Ramsey Lewis, Levon Helm & RCO All Stars, and The Band.

Thursday, September 8
ONE STEP AHEAD
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 133

George Klein presents a survey of organ combos in the 1950s & 60s led by Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, John Patton, Charles Earland, Shirley Scott, “Groove” Holmes, Sonny Phillips, and Lonnnie Smith..

MONK’S DREAM
ANCESTOR WORSHIP 06

Episode 6 features the classical music of Thelonious Monk recorded for Prestige Records in 1953-54 plus a final cut by Monk with Coleman Hawkins from his first recording session in 1946.

Friday, September 9
GREAT BIG EYES
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 89

Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious year of 1952 in African American popular music from Louisiana by Shirley & Lee, Wee Willie Wayne, Mr. Google Eyes, Archibald, Fats Domino, Clarence “Bon Ton” Garlow, Annie Laurie, Lloyd Price, Louis Prima, Professor Longhair, the Royal Kings, and Dave Bartholomew.

HEAD ON COLLISION
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 57

Lucille DJ is on the air from controradio in Florence with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk plus a guest set from John Sinclair with tunes from Bobby Byrd, Erma Franklin, Rare Earth, The Fatback Band, Eddie Long, Shirley Bassey, The Three Degrees, Jackie Wilson, Donald Byrd, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Tommy Hunt, Terry Callier, Gil Scott Heron, Black Ivory, Wilson Pickett, The Temptations, The Modulations, and Jimmy Smith

Saturday, September 10
DIAMONDS AND PEARLS
THE DR. DOO WOP SHOW 11

Dr. Doo Wop has more great music from the Golden Age of Rhythm & Blues as played on his programs for Radio 100 in Amsterdam from the turn of the century, starting in Episode 11 with The Dells, The Miracles, The Paradons, The Orchids, The Tune Weavers, The Four Tops, Stanley Mitchell & The Tornados, The Pastels, The Swans, The El Rays, The Ravens, The Kents, The Monotones, The Moonglows, Frankie Lyman & The Teenagers, and Billy Ward & The Dominos.

FUNKY WOMAN
PARTY TRAIN WITH LINDA LEXY 15

Linda Lexy is driving the Party Train all the way from the Funky D Studios in Royal Oak, where she’s playing music in Episode 15 starting with her theme song by Tino Gross, followed by The Coasters, Nathaniel Mayer, Grover Mitchell, Maurice & Mac, Parliament, Lou Courtney, Barbara Hall, Curtis Mayfield, Teena Marie, Beginning of the End, Ray Charles, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, the Fabulous Peps, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Melvin Davis, the Stylistics, Night Train, and the Howling Diablos.

Sunday, September 11
SOULNIK
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 137

George Klein presents more overlooked musicians from the 1950s and 60s including Doug Watkins & Sam Jones playing cello, organists Trudy Pitts & Gloria Coleman, and Blue Note artists Walter Davis Jr., Pete LaRocca and Fred Jackson

DO MY DUTY
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 89

David Kunian is doing a lot of talking tonight, questioning his first guests Jane Grenier & Albie Begosian about their poetry & bass improvisations and listening to them play, then spinning cuts by Jane Ira Bloom, Eric Krasnow, and Jimi Hendrix before moderating a long discussion with several artists visiting New Orleans on an artistic residency: Nicole Mitchell, Lee Harris, Gianna Sasherie, & Damon Locks, and closing with a piece by Nicole Mitchell.

Monday, September 12
COMING SOON
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 670

Episode 670 will be coming from somewhere in the greater Motor City but who knows where or what we will be playing? Soon come.

BLUE COTTON
FLY BY NIGHT 174

Steve The Fly is in deep cotton with this 2013 episode featuring music & poetry by Lionel Batiste, Allen Toussaint, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, Otis Rush, Little Freddy King, Earl Hooker, James Cotton, Sonny Boy Williamson, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Charles Olson, and Pharoah Sanders.

Tuesday, September 13
COME SEE ABOUT ME
THE BLUES SHOW 248

Bruce Pingree is playing an hour of music by Buddy Guy in honor of his 80th birthday, with a closing cut by the late Big Jack Johnson.

QUICKSAND
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 217

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Guitar Slim, Sue Foley, Mighty Joe Young, Moreland & Arbuckle, R.B. Stone, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Guitar Shorty, Otis Grand, Lonnie Mack, Fontella Bass, Johnny “Clyde” Copeland, and Otis Grand.

Wednesday, September 14
STOP TIME BOOGIE
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 100

Leslie Keros pays homage to the great Chicago pianist Erwin Helfer in Episode 100 with music and conversation from Erwin Helfer and selections from Mama Yancey, Bob Wright, Jimmy Yancey, Bunk Johnson, Mahalia Jackson, Cripple Clarence Lofton, George Lewis & Red Allen, Billie & DeDe Pierce, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Manuel Manetta, followed by the second half of the show with assorted sides by Junior Wells, Earl Hooker, Big Walter Horton & Johnny Shines, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds, Ronnie Earl, and B.B. King.

DON’T LET GO
SOUNDS OF BLUE 07

The Sounds of Blue are surging out from Bob Pitignano’s funky studio just outside of New York City with a salute to Levon Helm & The Band and cuts by Herman Green, T-Bone Walker, Jimmy Witherspoon, and Gene Phillips.

Thursday, September 15
GOOD BAIT
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 134

George Klein features organist Don Patterson accompanied by Booker Ervin, Sonny Stitt, Houston Person, Grant Green, Pat Martino, Howard McGhee, and Charles McPherson.

THINK OF ONE
ANCESTOR WORSHIP 07

Episode 7 is a celebration of the 95th birthday of Thelonious Monk, recorded at my sister Kathy’s house in Hamden CT on October 10, the day Monk appeared on Earth in 1917. The first cut features the historic performance by the Miles Davis All Stars at the 1955 Newport Jazz Festival with Monk on piano, long legendary but only now available for our listening pleasure. The program continues with a series of Monk’s recordings for Prestige Records in 1953-54, several also featuring Miles Davis, and the pianist’s initial presentation of his brilliant ballad called “Pannonica” on Riverside Records in 1957.

Friday, September 16
EASY ROCKIN’
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 90

Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious year of 1953 in African American popular music from Louisiana by Alvin Alcorn, Cousin Joe, Louis Prima, Sam Butera, The Spiders, The Hawks, and Shirley & Lee.

ROCK STEADY
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 58

Lucille DJ is on the wheels of steel with another killer hour of soul & super heavy funk plus a guest spot by John Sinclair and tunes by Freddie King, Darrow Fletcher, Allen Toussaint, Little Sister, Cymande, Bill Withers, Apple & The Three Oranges, Roy Ayers, the Soul Searchers, Aretha Franklin, Fred Wesley, Patti Drew, The Crusaders, and the Lyman Woodard Organization.

Saturday, September 17
TING A LING
THE DR. DOO WOP SHOW 12

Dr. Doo Wop has got more great music from the Golden Age of Rhythm & Blues as played on his programs for Radio 100 in Amsterdam from the turn of the century, starting in Episode 12 with Tarheel Slim & Little Ann, The Sensations, The Clovers, The Moonlighters, The Coronets, Buster Brown, The Vibrations, Warren Smith, The Ascetics, Lee Andrews & The Hearts, The Radiants, The Miracles, The “5” Royales, Big Joe Turner, The Robins, The Moonglows and one unidentified artist.

TALK ABOUT A PARTY
PARTY TRAIN WITH LINDA LEXY 16

Linda Lexy is driving the Party Train all the way from Funky D Studios in Royal Oak, where she’s playing music in Episode 16 starting with her theme song by Tino Gross, followed by Boogaloo & His Gallant Crew, The Four Aims, Howlin’ Wolf, Joe Tex, James Brown, Tony Alvin & The Bellairs, Gene “Bowlegs” Miller, Bobby Powell, Song & Starr, The Stovall Sisters, The Supremes, Betty Barney, Baby Charles, Lloyd Price, The Fifth Dimension, Solomon Burke, Kenny Brown, and Luther Allison.

Sunday, September 18
ON OUR WAY UP
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 138

George Klein presents still more overlooked musicians from the 1950s and 60s, including Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers, pianists John Wright & Horace Parlan, and organist Freddie Roach.

WEEPING GIGOLO STOMP
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 90

David Kunian is spinning some pretty far out music in Episode 90 with selections from Egg Yolk Jubilee, Nicole Mitchell, Rob Mazurek’s Exploding Star Orchestra, Jason Moran, Prince, the James Singleton String Quartet, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

Monday, September 19
MOTOR CITY IS BURNING
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 671

Episode 671 will be coming from Detroit with a location and more music from the Motor City yet to be selected.

OCCUPY MENDACITY
FLY BY NIGHT 175

Steve The Fly is in occupation mode for this 2013 episode of music & poetry by Robert Anton Wilson, David Amram, Marshmallow Cubicle, Miles Davis, Archie Shepp, John Sinclair & the Pinkeye Orchestra, Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, and Shipibo Shaman.

Tuesday, September 20
THE OIL MAN
THE BLUES SHOW 249

Bruce Pingree is playing music by Big Jack Johnson and his bands the Oil Men and the Jelly Roll Kings in honor of Jack’s birthday in July 1940, plus a closing cut by T.J. Wheeler & The Smokers with Patrick “Hatrack” Gallagher.

HOME IN YOUR HEART
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 218

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Solomon Burke, Jesse Fortune, the Terry Hanck Band, Johnny Moeller, Otis Grand, Don Preston, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Lady Bianca, John Primer, The Red Devils, Earl Thomas, Kelly Joe Phelps, and Martin Grosswendt.

Wednesday, September 21
NO FAITH, NO LOVE
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 101

Leslie Keros and Bill Dahl combine for a killer episode featuring an hour of music by and conversation with the great Chess singer Mitty Collier, who left R&B for the ministry in 1972 and continues to be active in Chicago church circles today.

SMOKE
SOUNDS OF BLUE 08

Bob Putignano is exploring the sounds of blue with cuts from Jimmy Witherspoon, Gene Phillips, Ramsey Lewis, Charles Earland, Rob Ickes, and The Crusaders.

Thursday, September 22
TIME TO SMILE
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 135

George Klein presents 1950s & 60s Blue Note recordings by often overlooked artists like tenor saxophonists Tina Brooks and Ike Quebec and pianist Freddie Redd.

SCRAPPLE FROM THE APPLE
ANCESTOR WORSHIP 08

Episode 8 features music in concert by Charlie Parker and his quintets from three different venues in the early 1950s: St. Nicholas Arena in Harlem, Storyville in Boston and Massey Hall in Toronto, playing music for dancing and listening drawn from Bird’s standard repertoire of original compositions, blues & “ballads,” or standard tunes.

Friday, September 23
OOH WEE SUGAR
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 91

Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring more great tunes from the glorious year of 1953 in African American popular music from Louisiana by Lloyd Price, Sugar Boy & The Cane Cutters, Clarence Garlow, Professor Longhair, Smiley Lewis, Percy Mayfield, Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew, Sammy Cotton, Paul Gayten, and the young Ernie K-Doe.

PEOPLE SAY
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 59

Lucille DJ is back with a program of soul music and super heavy funk from controradio-fm in Florence, Italy with a guest spot by John Sinclair and tunes by Vernon Harrel, Slim Harpo, Marvin Gaye, the Four Tops, Dennis Coffey, Reuben Wilson, Black Heat, the Buddy Rich Big Band, Kay-Gees, Graham Central Station, The Meters, The New Birth, Lou Donaldson, Sonny Phillips, and Johnny Nash.

Saturday, September 24
ROMEO AND JULIET
THE DR. DOO WOP SHOW 13

Dr. Doo Wop, “The King of Rhythm & Blues,” has risen from the ashes of the past like a rock & roll phoenix to bring us music from the Golden Age of Rhythm & Blues, with poems by Bill Levy and Sinclair Beiles and tunes in Episode 13 by Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans, Marty Filler, The Crabs, Marvin & Johnny, Del Shannon, The Shirelles, The Orlons, The Crystalliers, The Five Boroughs, The Exciters, and a trio of unidentified artists.

PONY TIME
PARTY TRAIN WITH LINDA LEXY 17

Detroit’s own Linda Lexy is driving the Party Train all the way from the Funky D Studios in Royal Oak, where she’s playing music in Episode 17 starting with her theme song by Tino Gross, followed by Wilson Pickett, Don Covay & The Goodtimers, The 5 Stair Steps, The Marvelettes: I Want A Guy, The United 8, Funkadelic, Duran Jones & The Indications, Dennis Coffey, Barry White, The Contributors of Soul, Dave Hamilton, Big Walter Price, The Johnny Otis Show, The Drifters, Lulu, Tino G, Otis Rush, and Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers.

Sunday, September 25
NIGHTS AT THE TURNTABLE
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 131

George Klein presents one set each of vintage Lou Donaldson on alto, Dexrer Gordon on tenor, and Gerry Mulligan on baritone saxophone.

GLORYLAND
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 87

David Kunian is commemorating the recent passing of Pete Fountain and Jo “Cool” Davis with an hour of music by Pete Fountain, Bunk Johnson, Tuba Skinny, Danny Barker, the Brooklyn Blowhards, Little Brother Montgomery, Mike Dillon, Charlie Haden & Gonzalo Rubicano, Jo “Cool” Davis, Grant Hart, Sturgill Simpson, Micah McKee & Little Maker, and the First Revolution Singers.

Monday, September 26
SOON COME
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 672

Episode 672 will likely be coming from somewhere in the Motor City yet to be determined, but there’s no way of knowing quite yet what will happen or what we’ll be playing in this episode.

WIZZY DIG
FLY BY NIGHT 178

Steve The Fly is back on the set at Fly Agaric 23 Studios in Amsterdam for this May 2013 episode of music and poetry by Jack Kerouac, Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie, Ahmed Jamal, Del Close & John Brent, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Eddie Jefferson, Ella Fitzgerald, Coleman Hawkins, Buster Williams-Joe Sample-Kenny ‘Pancho’ Hagood, Steve Dalachinsky & David Amram, Thelonious Monk, John Sinclair & Beatnik Youth, Allen Ginsberg, and Jimmy Smith.
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Tuesday, September 27
PASS THE HATRACK
THE BLUES SHOW 246

Bruce Pingree is playing music in Episode 250 by Patrick “Hatrack” Gallagher & T.J. Wheeler, Otis Taylor, David Maxwell, and Otis Spann.

WAY DOWN SOUTH
RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 219

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Ray Charles, Mel Brown & The Homewreckers, Otis Rush, Carol Fran & Clarence Hollimon, Chris Cain, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Sparky Rucker, Roy Buchanan, Larry Garner, John Nemeth, Lurrie Bell, and Dmitri Resnik.

Wednesday, September 28
RIB JOINT
MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 102

Leslie Keros & Bill Dahl are messin’ with a bunch of food songs in Episode 102, featuring delectables by Sam Price & His Texas Bluesicians, Arbee Stidham, Ernie Andrews & the Maxwell Davis Orchestra, Floyd Dixon, The Four Clefs, The Dominoes, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Lloyd Price, Fats Domino, John Brim, Jack Dupree, Danny Overbea with the King Kolax Orchestra, The Moroccos, The Robins, The Pearls, King Curtis, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Wendy Rene, and Hurricane Harry.

ZIM ZAM ZOOM
SOUNDS OF BLUE 09

Bob Putignano is spinning Sounds of Blue from his opening theme by Howard Wales & Jerry Garcia to “The System” by Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders, plus Ron Levy, Curtis Mayfield, Christian McBride, and Red Holloway.

Thursday, September 29
STOP AND LISTEN
BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 136

George Klein presents 1950s & 60s Blue Note recordings by trombonist Bennie Green, tenor saxophonist Don Wilkerson, and organist Baby Face Willette.
AIREGIN
ANCESTOR WORSHIP 04

John Sinclair looks into the recorded music of Sonny Rollins and Miles Davis on Prestige Records circa 1954-56 for this episode of Ancestor Worship.

Friday, September 30
STRUTTIN’ WITH SOME BARBEQUE
DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 87

Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious past and present of African American popular music by Paul Gayten, Guitar Slim, Ernie K-Doe, Bobby Mitchell, Fats Domino, Annie Laurie, Louis Armstrong, Jim Robinson, Lizzie Zaworski, and Leroy Jones.

PUT IT ON ME
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 60

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 Deidre Wilson Tabac, Marlena Shaw, Baby Huey & the Babysitters, Albert King, Eddie Jefferson, Johnny Pate & Adam Wade, The Isley Brothers, King Hannibal, Sly & The Family Stone, Hearts Of Stone, Lee Fields, The Dramatics, Yusef Lateef, Lonnie Smith, and Willis Jackson.

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