2013—01 January Program Guide

RADIO FREE AMSTERDAM

KEEPING THE MUSIC ALIVE

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JANUARY 2013 PROGRAM GUIDE

Mondays John Sinclair Radio Show

Tuesdays The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree

and Highway 61 with Scott Barretta: The Lost Episodes

Wednesdays New Orleans Music Show with John Sinclair

Thursdays Crossroads: Where Jazz Meets Blues

or Blues Edition with Leslie Keros

Fridays Ancestor Worship with John Sinclair

Saturdays Toke Time with John Sinclair

Sundays Caleb Selah Presents The Fuck You Sound

and Vintage Radio Vaults: The Lost Episodes

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Tuesday, January 1

DOCTOR BLUES

THE BLUES SHOW WITH BRUCE PINGREE 55

Bruce Pingree is coming all the way from WUNH-FM in New Hampshire with a program of music this week celebrating the birthday of Dr. John and a preview of next week’s program featuring Jerry Portnoy.

MISTY BLUE

HIGHWAY 61 WITH SCOTT BARRETTA

Scott Barretta features the contemporary Mississippi blueswoman Dorothy Moore on this week’s episode of Highway 61  with excerpts from an elongated conversation with Ms. Moore and musical selections from her great Malaco Records singles and albums.

Wednesday, January 2

NO CITY LIKE NEW ORLEANS

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The New Orleans Music Show with John Sinclair first beamed out of the 420 Café in Amsterdam on Wednesday afternoons at 4:20 starting January 2, 2008. For this edition the narrative segments have been excised resulting in an actual solid hour of New Orleans musical power by Chief Smiley Ricks, the Wild Magnolias, the New Orleans Jazz Vipers, Irma Thomas, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers, James Andrews, Earl King, Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groove, Glen David Andrews & His Lazy Six, Guitar Slim, Jr, Dr. John & the Lower 911, Eddie Bo, and the Golden Eagles with the Forgotten Souls Brass Band.

Thursday, January 3
AW’ SOME FUNK
BLUES EDITION WITH LESLIE KEROS 21
Leslie Keros contributes another solid hour of blues musical power with tunes by Big Daddy Kinsey, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Mannish Boys, Big Joe Williams, Jimi “Prime Time” Smith, Dennis Gruenling, Snooks Eaglin, Big Pete Pearson, Eric Clapton and John Mayall, Jay McShann, Snooky Pryor, Willie Buck, and Kenny Burrell with Coleman Hawkins.

Friday, January 4
WAY OUT WEST
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This week finishes up our long investigation into the early recordings of Sonny Rollins, closing with the Sonny Rollins Quintet Plays For Bird with Kenny Dorham on Prestige in 1956 and the Sonny Rollins Trio sessions in Los Angeles in 1957 for Contemporary Records with Shelley Manne on drums and Ray Brown on bass for the album titled Way Out West.
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Saturday, January 5
SOUL CELLAR
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Super tokes this week from a set called Soul Cellar, a collection of funky soul, deep soul and soul of several varieties from Curtis Mayfield, Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul, Jennifer Holliday, Sugar Billy, Lloyd Price, Bobby Womack & David Ruffin, General Johnson, Georgie Fame, Leroy Hutson, Sarah Vaughan, James Brown, Sister Love, Gene Chandler, Jamo Thomas & His Party Brothers, and the Staple Singers.

Sunday, January 6
EVEN THE JIMS CAN’T FIX THE FUCK YOU SOUND
CALEB SELAH PRESENTS THE FUCK YOU SOUND 25
Another sonic barrage of musical weirdness from Caleb Selah in his underground bunker at housedem.com in London. This is the show that HouseDem refuses to repeat due to its use of the infamous Jims at the beginning. The Fuck You Sound says Fuck You HouseDem. If there are any listeners that haven’t been abused by famous twats from the 70s we are setting up a support group to help you through these hard times. No one likes to feel left out and we at the Fuck You Sound are here to help. Call 0800 152 34899 and one of The Fuck You Sound will be there to listen.

A NIGHT AT THE PARADISE THEATRE

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 A NIGHT AT THE PARADISE THEATRE was staged at Orchestra Hall in Detroit on January 7, 1979 and featured a recreation of the Paradise Theatre entertainment spectaculars of the 1940s & ’50s with Paul Leonard as Master of Ceremonies and music by the Jimmy Wilkins Orchestra with  featured acts including tap-dancer Flash Beaver, legendary jazz vocalist Dave Wilborn from the McKinney’s Cotton Pickers, tenor saxophone great Floyd “Candy” Johnson, Paul & Chester Leonard as The Leonard Brothers tap-dance team, vocalist Marla Jackson, alto saxophonist Richie Cole with an all-star quartet anchored by Gene Kee on piano & Roy Brooks on drums, and the headliner, jazz vocalese pioneer Eddie Jefferson. The concert was produced by John Sinclair & Frank Bach for the Paradise Theatre Committee and recorded by John Sinclair for the Jazz Research Institute in Detroit and originally broadcast on WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor.

Monday, January 7
GOING BACK TO NEW ORLEANS
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Getting ready to leave Amsterdam and go back to New Orleans for the first half of the new year and looking forward to the Mardi Gras next month with this program of music from the Crescent City featuring traditional jazz, swinging blues, classic R&B, contemporary brass bands, and Mardi Gras Indian music.

Tuesday, January 8
GOT MY MOJO WORKING
THE BLUES SHOW WITH BRUCE PINGREE 56
Bruce Pingree is celebrating the birthday of harmonicist Jerry Portnoy with music by Portney with Muddy Waters, the Streamliners, Duke Robillard, the Legendary Blues Band, and on his own.

MISTY BLUE

HIGHWAY 61 WITH SCOTT BARRETTA 17

Scott Barretta features the contemporary Mississippi blueswoman Dorothy Moore on this week’s episode of Highway 61  with excerpts from an elongated conversation with Ms. Moore and musical selections from her great Malaco Records singles and albums.

Wednesday, January 9
GOOD ROCKING TONIGHT
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The second episode of the New Orleans Music Show with John Sinclair is jumpin’ with music by Eluard Burt & Co, Roy Brown, Allen Toussaint, Professor Longhair, Earl King, the Wild Tchoupitoulas, the Bayou Renegades, the Wild Magnolias, Dr. John, Willy Deville, Irma Thomas, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Chuck Carbo, Smiley Lewis, and the Re-Birth Brass Band.

Thursday, January 10
LONG DRINK OF THE BLUES
CROSSROADS: WHERE JAZZ MEETS BLUES WITH LESLIE KEROS 25
Leslie Keros where jazz mets blues with an hour of music by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Josh Rzepka, Cyrus Chestnut, Mike Fageros, Jackie McLean, Cory Weeds, and Dee Alexander.

Friday. January 11
BIRD & DIZ AT TOWN HALL
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This week’s program features a “live” concert by the Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker sextet with Don Byas, Al Haig, Curley Russell, Max Roach, and special guest drummer Big Sid Catlett at Town Hall in New York City on June 22, 1945, introduced by Symphony Sid, and “live” sessions featuring Bird with the Jazz at the Philharmonic All Stars of Norman Granz recorded in 1946 (or either 1947) and 1949.

Saturday, January 12
CHEATIN’ SOUL

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Super tokes tonight from the fine Trikont Records collection called Cheatin’ Soul with cuts by Bobby “Blue” Bland, Joe Tex, George Jackson, O.V. Wright, Mickey Murray, Ann Peebles, Doris Duke, Ruby Johnson, Jean Stanback, Margie Hendrix, Sandra Phillips, Margie Joseph, Ann Sexton, Earl Gaines, Jerry Washington, and Little Archie.

Sunday, January 13
NEVER TAKE A TORTOISE OUT OF ITS SHELL
CALEB SELAH PRESENTS THE FUCK YOU SOUND 26
Another sonic barrage of musical weirdness from Caleb Selah in his underground bunker at housedem.com in London. This is a slight return to Sunday’s mammoth 8.5 hour set which went out on HouseDem.com. The Fuck You Sound would like to thank its favourite Sapphic Equine for all his help. God can fuck off though. And remember kids, never EVER take a Tortoise out of its Shell! Warning: this product should not be used without mood altering substances. Please use headphones and ashtray.

CRESCENT CITY SPECIAL

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Crescent City Special with John Sinclair was created for WGBH-FM in Boston by John Sinclair in New Orleans in October 1992 with “live” recordings by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Re-Birth Brass Band, the Wild Magnolias, Shirley & Lee, Buckwheat Zydeco, Earl King, Jon Cleary, Professor Longhair, Champion Jack Dupree, Snooks Eaglin, Irma Thomas, Dr. John, Fats Domino, Rockin’ Dopsie & the Twisters, Johnny Adams, Ernie K-Doe, The Meters, and the Olympia Brass Band.

Monday, January 14
THE JOHN & SOUL SHOW FROM FIRENZE
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 478
Another episode of the popular John & Soul Show conducted In her home base of Florence, Italy, where the Soul Lucille Show may be heard on Contro Radio and I’m visiting my Soul Lucille for a few days before leaving Amsterdam for New Orleans next week.

Tuesday, January 15
MONEY MARBLES & CHALK
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This episode of The Blues Show features great blues music from Jimmy Rogers, Kim Wilson, Muddy Waters, Hubert Sumlin, Freddie King, Levon Helm, Troy Gonyea, Matthew Stubbs, Anders Osborne, and Etta James.
Wednesday, January 16 FUNKY YEAH NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOW WITH JOHN SINCLAIR 03
New Orleans music from the 420 Café in Amsterdam with John Sinclair spinning discs by Eluard Burt & Co., Eddie Bo, the Wild Magnolias, Germaine Bazzle with the Red Tyler Quartet, the High Steppers Brass Band, Tuba Fats, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, Tommy Ridgley, Snooks Eaglin, the Treme Brass Band, and Irma Thomas.

COMING FROM THE OLD SCHOOL

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Highway 61 offers a tribute to the late, great harmonica star Sam Myers by playing Sam’s early recordings and sides with guitarists Elmore James, Tommy Lee Thompson, King Edward, Mel Brown, and Anson Funderburg & the Rockets

Wednesday, January 16

FUNKY YEAH

NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOW WITH JOHN SINCLAIR 03

New Orleans music from the 420 Café in Amsterdam with John Sinclair spinning discs by Eluard Burt & Co., Eddie Bo, the Wild Magnolias, Germaine Bazzle with the Red Tyler Quartet, the High Steppers Brass Band, Tuba Fats, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, Tommy Ridgley, Snooks Eaglin, the Treme Brass Band, and Irma Thomas.

Thursday, January 17
TAKE HOME PAY
BLUES EDITION WITH LESLIE KEROS 22
Leslie Keros with blues music from Big Daddy Kinsey, Billie Holiday, Buddy Guy, Art Tatum, Byther Smith, Liz Mandeville, Albert Collins, Alice Stuart, Eddie Shaw, Z.Z. Hill, Jimmy Johnson, Shirley Johnson, Etta Baker, Otis Rush, Ann Rabson, and Danny Caron.

Friday, January 18
MINGUS COMPLETE TOWN HALL CONCERT
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This week’s program presents the Complete October 12, 1962 Town Hall Concert of the Charles Mingus Orchestra from the fully restored and digitally mastered set of chaotic recordings originally issued by United Artists Records late in 1962. The Orchestra includes Eric Dolphy, Jaki Byard, and Dannie Richmond; plus a trumpet section with Rolf Ericson, Lonnie Hillyer, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Richard Williams, and Snooky Young; trombonists Eddie Bert, Jimmy Cleveland, Willie Dennis, Paul Faulise, Quentin Jackson, and Britt Woodman; plus Buddy Collette, Charlie Mariano, Charles McPherson, Zoot Sims, Pepper Adams, and Jerome Richardson in the saxophone section. Whew!

Saturday, January 19
STAX-O’-SOUL
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Funky soul from Memphis, Tennessee and the Stax-Volt Records headquarters on McLemore Avenue from the collection called Stax-O’- Soul: A Sampler Of Stax Trax by Little Sonny, Shirley Brown, Mable John, Ruby Johnson, Margie Joseph, Jimmy McCracklin, Eddie Floyd, Kim Weston, The Tonettes, Carla Thomas, Frederick Knight, Albert King, Barbara Lewis, Isaac Hayes, William Bell, Black Nasty, and Otis Redding.

Sunday. January 20
REV D WAYNE LOVE PRESENTS THE FUCK YOU SOUND IN PIE FORM
CALEB SELAH PRESENTS THE FUCK YOU SOUND 27
Another sonic barrage of musical weirdness from Caleb Selah in his underground bunker at housedem.com in London. The Rev D Wayne Love turns up late with half eaten altar boy all over his cassock. He time recently has been spent working on some new schisms for the established religions and cults. In this sermon he deals mainly with the heat of music; it should be Hot Music. Selah is on hand as ever to serve up the chalice and make sure the studio is awash with biscuits and blood.

Monday, January 21
CRESCENT CITY STARLIGHT
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 479
John Sinclair is settling into life in New Orleans for the first half of 2013 and the grand opening of the New Orleans Institute for the Imagination with this new episode headlined by Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters.

Tuesday, January 22
I’LL TAKE YOU THERE
THE BLUES SHOW WITH BRUCE PINGREE 16
This episode of The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree features great blues music from Pinetop Perkins and the Legendary Blues Band and a presentation of recordings by Mavis Staples & the Staple Singers in a birthday salute to Mavis, born July 10 in Chicago.

Wednesday, January 23
GIMME MY MONEY BACK
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An hour of great music from New Orleans presented by John Sinclair from the 420 Café in Amsterdam, featuring recordings by Eluard Burt & Co, Pud Brown & Danny Barker, Smiley Lewis, the Soul Rebels, Roy Brown, Rockie Charles, Re-Birth Brass Band, Professor Longhair, Snooks Eaglin, the New Orleans Jazz Vipers, the Treme Brass Band, and the Wild Magnolias.

Thursday, January 24
SWINGING ’TIL THE GIRLS COME HOME
CROSSROADS: WHERE JAZZ MEETS BLUES WITH LESLIE KERON 26
Leslie Keros with an hour of music by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Wycliffe Gordon, Bill Evans, Freddie Hubbard, Lewis Nash Quintet, Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio, Elias Haslanger, and Nat Adderley.

Friday, January 25
PITHECANTHROPUS ERECTUS
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This week’s program examines some of the brilliant music created by Charles Mingus & his Jazz Workshop for Atlantic Records between 1956 and 1959, starting with his startling recording of “Pithecanthropus Erectus” from January 30, 1956 with Jackie McLean and J.R. Monterose and ending with selections from the session of February 4, 1959 with Jackie McLean, Booker Ervin, Pepper Adams, Jimmy Knepper, Horace Parlan and Dannie Richmond that produced the album Blues & Roots. Some of these selections may be found on the Atlantic collection titled Thirteen Pictures: The Charles Mingus Anthology.

Saturday, January 26
A CELLARFUL OF MOTOWN
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Underground tokes from the Motor City tonight featuring a collection of mostly unissued Motown singles called A Cellarful of Motown with obscure selections by the Marvelettes, Barbara McNair, Frank Wilson, the Temptations, the Contours, Kim Weston, Earl Van Dyke, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Sammy Ward, Brenda Holloway, Jimmy Ruffin, the Isley Brothers, J.J. Barnes, Patrice Holloway, Marv Johnson, Carolyn Crawford, and Tammi Terrell.

Sunday, January 27
STUCK TOGETHER
CALEB SELAH PRESENTS THE FUCK YOU SOUND 28
Another sonic barrage of musical weirdness from Caleb Selah in his underground bunker at housedem.com in London. This week’s program is a composite offering stuck together by the editor from outtakes of several Fuck You Sound programs that ran overlong for the Radio Free Amsterdam format yet were too juicy to be thrown away.

Monday, January 28
GOTTA GET READY
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 480
Gotta get ready for the Mardi Gras, coming up February 12 when we’ll have a power-packed schedule of Mardi Gras music programs all day long, previewed by this new episode from John Sinclair from an as yet undisclosed location in the Crescent City.

Tuesday, January 29
JUST YOU, JUST BLUES
THE BLUES SHOW WITH BRUCE PINGREE 29
Bruce Pingree is back with a program of great blues music by James Kinds, Chris Cain, Vance Kelly, Kenny Neal, Charlie Musselwhite, Mel Melton & the Wicked Mojos, Ernie Hawkins, Rev. Gary Davis, Ken Whitley, Guy Davis, and the Dixie Hummingbirds.

Wednesday, January 30
LET’S GO GET ‘EM
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Jammin’ at the 420 Café with music from New Orleans by Eluard Burt & Co, Troy Andrews, the New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, the Wild Magnolias, June Victory & the Bayou, 9th Ward Warriors with the Re-Birth Brass Band, Snooks Eaglin, Tommy Ridgley, Smiley Lewis, Rockie Charles, Eddie Bo, and the 6th Ward All Stars.

Thursday, January 31
HASTINGS STREET SPECIAL
BLUES EDITION WITH LESLIE KEROS 23
Leslie Keros with a salute to the dearly departed Detroit bluesman Eddie “Guitar” Burns and great blues music from Big Daddy Kinsey, John Lee Hooker, Alice Stuart, Ann Rabson, Don Covay, Charles Brown, Matthew Skoller, Irene Reid, Tab Benoit, Steve Freund, and Muddy Waters with the Johnny Winter Band.

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