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APRIL 2013 PROGRAM GUIDE
John Sinclair Radio Show
The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree
New Orleans Music Show with John Sinclair
Blues Edition or Crossroads—Where Jazz Meets Blues with Leslie Keros
Blues from the Red Rooster Lounge
Ancestor Worship with John Sinclair
Toke Time with John Sinclair
Caleb Selah Presents The Fuck You Sound
Vintage Radio Vaults
A double dose of blues every Thursday with Leslie Keros & the Red Rooster and the continuing adventures of Caleb Selah every Sunday, followed by programs from our Vintage Radio Vaults
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APRIL 2013 PROGRAM GUIDE
KEEPING THE MUSIC ALIVE
Monday, April 1
CHILLIN’ LIKE AN ICE CUBE
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 489
Episode 489 is beaming out again from the New Orleans Institute for the Imagination at its secret location deep in the Upper 9th Ward where I’m studying the Cass Archives with Jimmy Cass and playing a program of recordings produced by Carlo Ditto for Orleans Records between 1984 and 1999 and collected on a great CD called The Orleans Records Story , with selections by the Pinstripe Brass Band, Mighty Sam McClain, Dorothy Goodman, Guitar Slim Jr, C P Love, Danny Barker, Blue Lu Barker, Willy DeVille, Roland Stone, Coco Robicheaux, Little Freddie King, Rockie Charles, and Ironing Board Sam.
Tuesday April 2
SIT AT THE WELCOME TABLE
THE BLUES SHOW WITH BRUCE PINGREE 68
Bruce Pingree with a program of blues & gospel music by Hollis Watkins, the Black Eagles, Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, Johnny Lewis, Taj Mahal, the Staple Singers, Janis Joplin, Big Brother & The Holding Company, Precious Bryant, Leadbelly, and the Pilgrim Travelers.
Tuesday, April 2
YOU GOT ME DIZZY
HIGHWAY 61 WITH SCOTT BARRETTA 29
Highway 61 with Scott Barretta investigates the work of Mississippi blues artists recording in Chicago for VeeJay Records between 1953-59 including sides by Jimmy Reed, Eddie Taylor, Big Joe Williams, John Lee Hooker, J.B. Lenoir, Snooky Pryor, Floyd Jones, Billy Boy Arnold, and Elmore James.
Wednesday, April 3
TAKE OFF THAT DRESS
NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOW WITH JOHN SINCLAIR 14
Great music from New Orleans at the 420 Café in Amsterdam on this Wednesday afternoon in May 2008 with John Sinclair spinning sides by Eluard Burt & Co, Eddie Bo, Chuck Carbo, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, the Barons, Danny Barker, Tommy Ridgley, Big Chief Peppy & Troy Andrews, Chief Smiley Ricks, the Flaming Arrows, Huey “Piano” Smith & the Clowns, Dr. John, Champion Jack Dupree, Craig Klein, Earl King, and Alvin “Red” Tyler.
Thursday, April 4
THE MAN YOU NEED
BLUES EDITION WITH LESLIE KEROS 28
Leslie Keros honors the memory of the recently departed Magic Slim with an hour of music by the great Mississippi guitarist and his band, The Teardrops, including a series of cuts from the multi-disc collection recorded “live” at the Zoo Bar in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Thursday, April 4
KEY TO THE HIGHWAY
BLUES FROM THE RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 37
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by John Hammond, Otis Rush, Jimmy Dawkins, the Rockin’ Johnny Band, Craig Chaquico, John Nemeth, Fleetwood Mac, Elvin Bishop, Buddy Guy & Eric Clapton, Ann Rabson & Bob Margolin, Rev. Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys, and Candi Staton.
Friday, April 5
BLOWIN’ THE BLUES AWAY
ANCESTOR WORSHIP WITH JOHN SINCLAIR 30
The second installment of our month-long investigation into the compositions and performances of pianist Horace Silver and his stellar Quintet, recording for Blue Note Records between 1959 and 1962 when they were one of the leading jazz attractions in America, featuring saxophonist Junior Cook, trumpeter Blue Mitchell, bassist Gene Taylor and drummer Louis Hayes, replaced by fellow Detroiter Roy Brooks when Hayes joined the Cannonball Adderley Quintet in 1959. John Harris Jr. replaces brooks on the final selection, from 1962.
Saturday, April 6
THE COSIMO MATASSA STORY
TOKE TIME WITH JOHN SINCLAIR 31
Tokes for the entire month of April will be recordings that came out of Cosimo Matassa’s J&M Music studio at Rampart & Dumaine in New Orleans during the period 1949-1956 that have been gathered into a 4-discbox set called The Cosimo Matassa Story, including this week’s selections from Disc One by Roy “Baldhead” Byrd (better known as Professor Longhair), Little Mr. Midnight, H.A.W.K., Lloyd Price, Fats Domino, Tommy Ridgley & the Dave Bartholomew Orchestra, Smiley Lewis, James Wayne, the Royal Kings, Guitar Slim, Shirley & Lee, Clarence Garlow, T-Bone Walker, and the Sha-Weez.
Sunday, April 7
THE FUCK YOU SOUND IS DISGUSTING AND DESPERATE
CALEB SELAH PRESENTS THE FUCK YOU SOUND 38
The Fuck You Sound is indeed disgusting and desperate. This lovely set was carved from a few splinters of fragile ego and some left over avarice that was discovered at a Karl Lagerfeld fashion shoot. It features the dulcet tones of Dr Rakkit and the heady influence of Leslie Horseman. First Broadcast on Housedem.com on 08/03/2013. Please use illegal drugs responsibly whilst listening to this product.
Sunday, April 7
ALABAMA JUBILEE [PART 1]
VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 27 WITH JOHN SINCLAIR
Out of the Vintage Radio Vaults at Radio Free Amsterdam comes this first hour of a two-part radio program called Alabama Jubileeproduced by John Sinclair & Keith Keller for WVAS-FM at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama, in October 1994, with music recorded “live”at the 1994 Jubilee CityFest
Monday, April 8
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 490
Episode 490 is coming from the Creole Pig Festival in Grand Rapids, Michigan where I’m appearing on stage this weekend following a day at the University of Michigan—Dearborn.
Tuesday, April 9
THE BLUES SHOW WITH BRUCE PINGREE 69
Bruce Pingree is paying tribute to the recently departed blues giant Magic Slim, Cleotha Staples of the Staple Singers, and pianist Ann Rabson.
Wednesday, April 10
THE MAIN EVENT
NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOW WITH JOHN SINCLAIR 15
This week’s edition of the New Orleans Music Show with John Sinclair from the 420 Café in Amsterdam features music from Eluard Burt & Company, James Andrews, the Naked Orchestra, Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, and the marathon performance called “The Main Event” from the Re-Birth Brass Band in performance at the Maple Leaf Bar in uptown New Orleans, produced by the great Jerry Brock.
Thursday, April 11
IT’S TIGHT LIKE THAT
CROSSROADS—WHERE JAZZ MEETS BLUES 31
Leslie Keros with an hour of music by Stevie Ray Vaughn, A B C & D of Boogie Woogie, Ken Hatfield Sextet, Erwin Helfer, Count Basie, Jeb Patton, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Blue Mitchell, Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Chet Baker, Clara Smith, and Clifford Brown.
Thursday, April 11
SHOW ME GOOD
BLUES FROM THE RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 38
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Li’l Buck Sinegal, Little Willie Littlefield, Charles Brown, Hokum Boys & Jane Lucas, Dr. John, Guitar Shorty, Robert Nighthawk, Betty James, Betty Everett, Rosetta Howard, Buddy Guy, James Cotton/Paul Butterfield/Billy Boy Arnold/Elvin Bishop, Joe Louis Walker, and Ana Popovic.
Friday. April 12
ANCESTOR WORSHIP WITH JOHN SINCLAIR 31
Another thrilling hour with the Horace Silver Quintet and a stellar array of sidemen including Blue Mitchell, Carmell Jones, Woody Shaw and Charles Tolliver (trumpet), Junior Cook, Joe Henderson, Tyrone Washington, and Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone), Gene Taylor, Teddy Smith, Bob Cranshaw, and Larry Ridley (bass), and John Harris Jr., Roy Brooks, Roger Humphries, and Mickey Roker (drums), recorded for Blue Note Records between 1962 and 1968.
Saturday, April 13
TOKE TIME WITH JOHN SINCLAIR 32
Our second round of super tokes that came out of Cosimo Matassa’s J&M Music studio at Rampart & Dumaine in New Orleans during the period 1949-1956, gathered into a 4-disc box set called The Cosimo Matassa Story, including this week’s selections from Disc Two: Cat Music by Fats Domino & Dave Bartholomew, Professor Longhair, Slim Saunders, Guitar Slim, The Spiders, Smiley Lewis, Boo Breeding, Pee Wee Crayton, Sugar Boy & His Cane Cutters, Bobby Mitchell & the Toppers, H.A.W.K., The Pelicans, The Kidds, The Kings, The Bees, Willie Johnson, and Dave Collins & the Scrubs.
Sunday, April 14
FUCK YOU SOUND DREAMS OF GUILT AND TIME
CALEB SELAH PRESENTS THE FUCK YOU SOUND 39
This went out last night on Housedem radio, courtesy of The Fuck You Sound. I made this mix for the radio and now I share it with you lucky people. I had to trash a load of old tracks to make room, much weeping ensued. There’s five new tracks I’ve sat on for a while, re-workings of previously published stuff, new bits of found speech. Another stone classic Lesbian Horse mix tape to confuse your friends with…
Sunday, April 14
ALABAMA JUBILEE [PART 2]
VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 28 WITH JOHN SINCLAIR
Out of the Vintage Radio Vaults at Radio Free Amsterdam comes the second hour of Alabama Jubilee, a program produced by John Sinclair & Keith Keller for WVAS-FM in Montgomery, Alabama using music recorded “live” at the Jubilee CityFest in Montgomery in the summer of 1994 by the Regal Band, Barbara Harvest & Tapestry, Alabama Jazz Federation Jam Group, Smokey Logg & the Flamethrowers, Eric Essex, Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, Mose Allison, and Tiffany Graves & New Age II, and hosted by Candy Cappell & Mel Marshall of WVAS.
Monday, April 15
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 491
I’ll be back in New Orleans for this episode (god willing) after a quick trip to Michigan and no doubt playing music from the Crescent City from the plethora of releases that’ll hit the street for JazzFest 2013.
Tuesday, April 16
SCREAMIN’ AND HOLLERIN’ THE BLUES
THE BLUES SHOW WITH BRUCE PINGREE 70
Bruce Pingree is featuring music by John Fahey and Alvin “Youngblood” Hart in honor of their respective birthdays.
Wednesday, April 17
STONED, DRUNK & NAKED
NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOW WITH JOHN SINCLAIR 16
John Sinclair is spinning sides from the Crescent City at the 420 Café in Amsterdam, with selections from Eluard Burt & Co., Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns, Eddie Bo, Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, Charmaine Neville, Anders Osborne, Lloyd Price, Little Mr Midnight, Little Richard, Mem Shannon & the Membership, the Naked Orchestra, James Andrews, and Coco Robicheaux.
Thursday, April 18
NIGHT TIME IS THE RIGHT TIME
BLUES EDITION WITH LESLIE KEROS 29
Leslie Keros is blowing in from Chicago with great blues music from Dave Specter & the Bluebirds, Ray Charles, Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Albert King, Leadbelly, Otis Spann, Sonny Boy Williamson, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Koko Taylor, Howlin’ Wolf, Barrelhouse Chuck, Marcia Ball, Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass, and Muddy Waters.
Thursday, April 18
FIRST CLASS RIFF RAFF
BLUES FROM THE RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 39
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Fathead, John Nemeth, Dennis Gruenling, Tail Dragger & Bob Corritore, Janiva Magness, Nina Simone, Mississippi Heat, Rockin’ Johnny Band, Jimmy Dawkins, Gregg A. Smith, Morris Pejoe, and Roomful of Blues.
Friday, April 19
THE SOUL AND ITS EXPRESSION
ANCESTOR WORSHIP WITH JOHN SINCLAIR 32
Horace Silver Quintet featuring Horace composing and on piano with a galaxy of modern jazz stars including Charles Tolliver, Woody Shaw, Randy Brecker, and Tom Harrell (trumpets), Stanley Turrentine, Tyrone Washington, Bennie Maupin, Bob Berg, Buddy Collette, Fred Jackson, Jerome Richardson, Lanny Morgan, Jack Nimitz, Bill Green, and Larry Schneider (reeds), Bob Cranshaw, LaRecords between 1972 and 1978.rry Ridley, John Williams, and Ron Carter (bass), Roger Humphries, Mickey Roker, Billy Cobham, and Al Foster (drums), David Friedman (vibraphone), Frank Rosolino (trombone), and Andy Bey and Gregory Hines (vocals), recorded for Blue Note Records between 1972 and 1978.
Saturday, April 20
TOKE TIME WITH JOHN SINCLAIR 33
Our third consecutive round of super tokes from Cosimo Matassa’s J&M Music studio at Rampart & Dumaine in New Orleans, recorded during the period 1949-1956 and gathered into a 4-disc box set called The Cosimo Matassa Story, including this week’s selections from Disc Three: Rockin’ at Cosimo’s, with selections by Shirley & Lee, Huey “Piano” Smith & the Clowns, Roy Montrell, Earl King, Smiley Lewis, Fats Domino, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, Big Boy Myles & the Sha-Weez, the Dukes, Lloyd Price, Little Richard, Art Neville, Jimmy Beasley, and Lee Allen.
Sunday April 21
HELLO, WE LOVE YOU SAY THE FUCK YOU SOUND
CALEB SELAH PRESENTS THE FUCK YOU SOUND 40
Another episode of totally demented music programming by Caleb Selah and his twisted crew headed by Beefy Mason at housedem.com In London.
Sunday. April 21
VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 41 WITH DAVID KUNIAN & JOHN SINCLAIR
Out of the Vintage Radio Vaults at Radio Free Amsterdam comes this special conglomeration of tunes from the Kitchen Sink Show with David Kunian on February 15, 2005; the New Orleans Music Show with John Sinclair on January 24, 1996; and Blues & Roots with John Sinclair on January 16, 2000 on WWOZ-FM in New Orleans, with music from Tommy Ridgley, Deacon John, Slim Harpo, Little Richard, Snooks Eaglin, Lee Dorsey, Chris Kenner, Lee Allen, B.B. King, the Jay McShann Orchestra, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Dinah Washington, Professor Longhair, Buddy & Ella Johnson, Johnny Adams, Timothea with James Andrews, and Tommy Ridgley in again at the end.
Monday, April 22
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 492
JazzFest weekend in New Orleans with music by performers who’ll be on stage at the Fairgrounds to start off the festivities, including Jimmy Carpenter, ReBirth Brass Band, Kipori Woods, Krown Washington Batiste, John Boutte, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstafunk, Little Freddie King, Michael Ray & the Cosmic Krewe, Troy Andrews, Wild Magnolias, Mandingo Warriors, and Tom Worrell.
Tuesday, April 23
HEY FAT MAN
THE BLUES SHOW WITH BRUCE PINGREE 71
Bruce Pingree with new blues from Alvin Youngblood Hart, Gary Clark Jr, John Nemeth, Mike Wheeler, Jesse D., and Willie Buck with the Rockin’ Johnny Band, plus a long 85th birthday salute to the great Fats Domino featuring some of his earliest recordings from 1949-52.
Wednesday, April 24
I HEAR YOU KNOCKING
NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOW WITH JOHN SINCLAIR 17
John Sinclair is back at the 420 Café in Amsterdam on a Wednesday afternoon in 2008 playing music from New Orleans by Eluard Burt & Co., Theryl deClouet with Galactic, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown,vJames Andrews, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, Jelly Roll Morton & His New Orleans Jazzmen, Henry Butler, Ellis Marsalis, New Orleans Jazz Vipers, Smiley Lewis, the Wild Magnolias, the New Birth Brass Band, the Meters, J. Monque’D, and Shirley & Lee.
Thursday, April 25
CROSSROADS: WHERE JAZZ MEETS BLUES WITH LESLIE KEROS 32
Leslie Keros with an hour of music by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Clifford Brown, Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster, Willis “Gator” Jackson, Dana Hall, Zoot Sims, Dexter Gordon, Willie Pooch & Tony Monaco, the Nate Najar Trio, and Grant Green.
Thursday, April 25
BLUES FROM THE RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 40
Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Doug Sahm, Freddie King, Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets, Jimmie Vaughan, Johnny Copeland, Gatemouth Brown, Juke Boy Bonner, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green & Nigel Watson, the Grateful Dead, and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Friday, April 26
ANCESTOR WORSHIP WITH JOHN SINCLAIR 33
Hammond B-3 organ classics out of the 1960s from the collections of Soul Lucille and Wesley Race (courtesy of Dave Ranney) with cuts by Brother Jack McDuff & Sonny Stitt, John Patton, Richard “Groove” Holmes, Willis Jackson, Lonnie Smith, and Lou Donaldson.
Saturday, April 27
TRY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
TOKE TIME WITH JOHN SINCLAIR 34
Our fourth and final round of super tokes from Cosimo Matassa’s J&M Music studio at Rampart & Dumaine in New Orleans, recorded during the period 1949-1956 and gathered into a 4-disc box set called The Cosimo Matassa Story, including this week’s selections from Disc Four: Try Rock’N’Roll by Smiley Lewis, Shirley & Lee, Bobby Charles, Eddie Bo, Ernest Kador (Ernie K-Doe), Li’l Millett & His Creoles, Charles “Hungry” Williams, Wee Willie Wayne, Big Boy Myles & the Sha-Weez, Fats Domino, Little Richard, Bobby Mitchell, Little Leo, The Barons, Wee Willie Wayne, and The Hawketts.
Sunday April 28
FURIOUS CALM IN THE FACE OF GREAT FACE
CALEB SELAH PRESENTS THE FUCK YOU SOUND 41
Lesbian Horse aka Leslie Horseman has issues… This much is clear. Listen and hum along as she works those issues via the medium of her pretty little hooves. First broadcast on 15/02/2013 on the Mighty Housedem.com
Sunday. April 28
YOUR WIG IS GONE
VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 37 WITH JOHN SINCLAIR
Out of the Vintage Radio Vaults at Radio Free Amsterdam comes this special episode of Blues & Roots with John Sinclair from WWOZ-FM in New Orleans on January 16, 2000 with music by B.B. King, T-Bone Walker, Amos Milburn, Little Esther & the Johnny Otis Orchestra, Willie Mabon, Ruth Brown, Clyde McPhatter & the Drifters, Big Joe Turner, Ray Charles, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Elmore James, Buddy Guy, Albert King, Jimmy Reed, and Little Walter.
Monday, April 29
MUSIC MAKES THE WORLD GO AROUND
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 493
Coming from the DoubleDecker Music Festival in downtown Oxford, Mississippi, Episode 493 has music from North Mississippi & New Orleans by Eric Deaton & Kent Kimbrough, the Stooges Brass Band, Shannon McNally, John Sinclair & Afrissippi, James Andrews, Shannon Powell, and Glen Andrews & the Lazy Six.
Tuesday, April 30
DEEP INTO IT
THE BLUES SHOW WITH BRUCE PINGREE 72
Bruce Pingree is celebrating the birthday of pianist Dave Maxwell (and his pal Ronnie Earl) with a great program of piano music that a Includes Maxwell collaborators Ronnie Earl, James Cotton, Louisiana Red, and Pinetop Perkins.
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