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John Sinclair – “Mohawk” CD

John Sinclair; 'Mohawk'John Sinclair – “Mohawk” CD

Released Monday 24th March 2014 on Iron Man Records

Album Preview:  Mohawk streaming on SoundCloud.

 

John Sinclair, the renegade poet, scholar and cultural revolutionary releases his new album on Monday 24th March 2014. John, has been described as an Archetype of the 1960′s art, music and literary synthesis, and who today, is still kicking with both feet on his trajectory for cultural transformation. His new record features ten tracks from his book of verse: always know: a book of monk. Twenty poems planted firmly in a single-shot session, and carefully trimmed down to ten exhibits for this album. Beatnik poems, great odes and personal reflections of the Be-Bop jazz persuasion, all flowering together.

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2014—12 December Program Guide
Written by John Sinclair   
Thursday, 04 December 2014 03:32

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

RADIO FREE AMSTERDAM

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

Crossroads—Where Jazz Meets Blues or Blues Edition with Leslie Keros

Wednesdays

Jazz Roots with Tom Morgan

plus Highway 61 Blues with Scott Barretta

Thursdays

Chicago Bound or Messin’ With The Blues with Leslie Keros

plus Blues From the Red Rooster Lounge with Cary Wolfson

Fridays

Ancestor Worship with John Sinclair

plus In The Soul Kitchen with Harry Duncan

Saturdays

Toke Time with John Sinclair

plus New Orleans Music Show with John Sinclair

Sundays

Caleb Selah Presents The Fuck You Sound

plus Vintage Radio Vaults with David Kunian

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This month we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of Radio Free Amsterdam, founded January 1, 2005 with Henk Botwinik & the late great Larry Hayden. There are fresh episodes of In The Soul Kitchen from Harry Duncan at his new home at KCSM-FM in San Francisco, the first episode of The Soul Lucille Show from Florence, Italy and a special series of Christmas programs for the season.

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DECEMBER 2014 PROGRAM GUIDE

Monday, December 1

TEN YEARS ON THE AIR IN CYBERSPACE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 577

Episode 577 is coming from the 420 Café in Amsterdam on Thanksgiving weekend in the States and the conclusion of Cannabis Cup week over here, and I’m celebrating the 10th anniversary of The John Sinclair Radio Show since our debut on November 22, 2004. Now it’s 577 episodes later and we’re still kicking with both feet, as this program will attest, with music from Charles Mingus & Max Roach, CJQ, Ron Allen, the Lyman Woodard Organization, the John Coltrane orchestra, Jack Kerouac & Steve Allen, John Sinclair & Carlo Ditta, and Thelonious Monk & Gerry Mulligan.

Monday, December 1

CHANT OF THE WEED

FLY BY NIGHT 07

Steve The Fly is smoking this week with selections from Robert Anton Wilson, John Sinclair & Planet D Nonet, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Quasimoto, Stooges Brass Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Thelonious Monk, Eddie Jefferson, William Burroughs, Roland Kirk, John Sinclair & Beatnik Youth, Jack Kerouac, Fly Agaric 23, Barrington Levy, and Duke Ellington-Charles Mingus-Max Roach.

Tuesday, December 2

BE WHAT YOU WANNA BE

THE BLUES SHOW 153

Bruce Pingree is playing versions of “St. Louis Blues” this week by Fats Waller, Sidney Bechet, Lucille Hegamin, John Fahey, Howard Armstrong, and Tuba Fats in honor of the 100th anniversary of the publication of the W.C. Handy anthem, plus birthday salutes to the late Koko Taylor and to guitarist Houston Stackhouse with the Blues Rhythm Boys.

Tuesday, December 2

WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS

BLUES EDITION 70

Leslie Keros has blues for you this week by Ronnie Earl, Lavelle White, Sugaray Rayford, Benjie Porecki, John Brim, Rosetta Howard, the Paul DeLay Band, Lou Pride, Jimmy Rogers, Eddie Bo, Melvin Taylor, Charles Brown, Nina Simone, Jimmy Johnson, Johnny Shines & Big Walter Horton, and Washboard Sam.

Wednesday, December 3

FIDGETY FEET

JAZZ ROOTS 70

Produced by Tom Morgan at WWOZ-FM in New Orleans, this episode of Jazz Roots features music from the Original Crescent City Jazzers recorded in New Orleans in the early 1920s and its successor, the Arcadian Serenaders, recorded in St. Louis in 1924-25, plus Paul Barbarin & His New Orleans Band recorded at the New Orleans Municipal Auditorium in 1951-52 and in 1959.

Wednesday, December 3

U.S. BOOGIE

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 33

This week’s episode of Highway 61 with Scott Barretta features the music of Robert Nighthawk, his influences Tampa Red and Tommy Johnson, his contemporaries Big Joe Williams and John Lee Williamson, and his disciples B.B. King and Muddy Waters

Thursday, December 4

FUNKY RAY

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 22

Leslie Keros brings a mess of blues from Chicago this week by Bob Corritore, Harrison Kennedy, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Brian Carpy, Sean Sullivan, Robben Ford, Guy Davis, Chuck Leavell, Lucky Peterson, Martijn Schok, Terry Hanck, and Duke Robillard.

Thursday, December 4

IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 124

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Carolos Zialcita, The Johnny Otis Band, Shuggie Otis, Charles Brown, Jack Bruce, James Brown, Ruthie Foster, Irma Thomas, J.W, Jones, and Ronnie Earl.

Friday, December 5

WHEN THERE IS NO SUN

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 117

Our celebration of the Sun Ra Centennial continues this week with Arkestra music from the early 1980s originally issued on the albums titled New Steps and Other Voices, Other Blues.

Friday, December 5

PEOPLE SAY

IN THE SOUL KITCHEN 15

The award-winning In The Soul Kitchen show with the legendary San Francisco DJ Harry Duncan has found a new home at KCSM-FM after 27 years at KUSF in San Francisco. This week’s episode features great tunes from The Meters, Doug Carn, The “5” Royales, McCoy Tyner, Wilson Pickett, Bobby Womack, Thelma Jones, Irma Thomas, Howard Tate, James Carr, Laura Lee, Al Green, George McCrae, and Bill Coday.

Saturday, December 6

AFRICAN MESSAGE

TOKE TIME 118

Episode 118 completes our investigation into the albums incorporated into the 27-disc box set called Complete Recordings of Fela Kuti with selections from the 1980s originally issued on the albums Fear Not For Man, Underground System, and The Underground Spiritual Game. Special thanks to Caleb Selah at The Fuck You Sound in London for making the box set available to us.

Saturday, December 6

STEPPING HIGH

NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOW 19

From our opening theme by Eluard Burt & Co. to the final strains of the Treme Brass Band, we’ve got a program of first-class New Orleans music by James Andrews, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Eddie Bo: Shirley & Lee, the Royal Kings, Li’l Millett, Fats Domino, Jimmy Beasley, Ernie Kador (K-Doe), Edgar Blanchard, the Dukes, Smiley Lewis, the Spiders, Dave Bartholomew, Jewel King, Huey “Piano” Smith & the Clowns, and the Treme Brass Band.

Sunday, December 7\

SAY FUCK SOME MORE (PART 3)

THE FUCK YOU SOUND 125

The third hour of another long disquisition in music & word from Caleb Selah at housedem.com in London that continues for the next several weeks in this slot.

Sunday, December 7

HOMAGE TO JIM DICKINSON (PART 1)

VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 74

This episode of Vintage Radio Vaults was produced by David Kunian for the Kitchen Sink program on WWOZ-FM in New Orleans as part one of a homage to the great pianist, composer, producer and bandleader Jim Dickinson, including his own recordings and his productions on the North Mississippi All Stars (which includes his sons Luther & Cody), T-Model Ford, The Replacements, Big Star, Mudboy & The Neutrons, and the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band.

Monday, December 8

HOLLAND DAYS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 578

Episode 578 will be coming from somewhere in the center of Amsterdam with a program of scintillating sides of the sort you’ve come to expect from this show, now celebrating 10 years on the air here at Radio Free Amsterdam

Monday, December 8

RAW POLIS

FLY BY NIGHT 08

Steve The Fly is plumbing the works of Robert Anton Wilson, with music from Donald Byrd, James Brown, The Spinners, Jerry Van Rooyen, Kai Winding, the Easy Star All Stars, John Hold, Doctor Marshmallow Cubicle, W.S Burroughs, Gil Scott Heron, Dr. John & The Lower 911, Jamo Thomas and His Party Brothers, Sonny Boy Williamson, Jimmy Reed, Stevie Wonder, and Archie Shepp.

Tuesday, December 9

EXPRESSING THE BLUES

THE BLUES SHOW 154

Bruce Pingree is playing the blues with music this week by The Blues Rhythm Boys with Houston Stackhouse, Robert Nightawk & Peck Curtis, plus a birthday salute to Snooky Pryor with Floyd Jones & Moody Jones from 1947 and from 40 years later in 1987, several unidentified artists and cuts from new albums by Elvin Bishop, Marcia Ball, and the Pat Sheridan Band.

Tuesday, December 9

THE STINGER

CROSS ROADS—WHERE JAZZ MEETS BLUES 71

Leslie Keros with an hour of music by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Dave McKenna, Jimmy Bruno, 3 Cohens, Dave Specter, Harold Mabern, Melissa Aldana, Sean Jones, the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra, Lenore Raphael, and Steve Kaldestad & The Mike LeDonne Trio.

Wednesday, December 10

LORD, LORD, LORD

JAZZ ROOTS 71

Produced by Tom Morgan at WWOZ-FM in New Orleans, this episode of Jazz Roots features music from Louis Armstrong with the Dukes of Dixieland from the album Satchmo & The Dukes from 1958-1960 plus the Algiers Brass Band from 1992.

Wednesday, December 10

THEY’RE RED HOT

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 34

Scott Barretta spotlights the Robert Johnson Blues Trail Marker in MississippI for this week’s episode of Highway 61 with music by Robert Johnson, Son House, Cousin Leroy, Peetie Wheatstraw, Leroy Carr, Robert Lockwood Jr, Johnny Shines, Lonnie Pitchford, and Cassandra Wilson.

Thursday, December 11

LIQUIFIED BOOGIE

CHICAGO BOUND 23

Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Son Seals, Rob Stone & The C-Notes, Byther Smith, Jimmy Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf, Tom Archia, Lacy Gibson, Shakey Jake Harris, Dave Specter, Magic Slim, Billy Boy Arnold, Ricky Allen, Jimmy Walker, and Clarence Samuels.

Thursday, December 11

THE KING SHOW

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 125

Cary Wolfson is spinning songs by Kings at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by King Curtis, B.B. King, Freddie King, King Ernest, Little Freddie King, Albert King, Little Jimmy King, King Biscuit Boy, Earl King, Eddie King, Chris Thomas King, and Willie King & The Liberators.

Friday, December 12

DISCO 3000

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 118

Episode 118 continues our long celebration of the Sun Ra Centennial with selections from the 1980s originally issued on the albums Other Voices, Other Blues, Media Dream, Disco 3000, and Lanquidity.

Friday, December 12

A HUNK OF FUNK

IN THE SOUL KITCHEN 16

The award-winning In The Soul Kitchen show with the legendary San Francisco DJ Harry Duncan has found a new home at KCSM-FM after 27 years at KUSF in San Francisco. This week’s episode features great tunes from The Scott Bros, the Detroit Emeralds, Syl Johnson, Tyrone Davis, Hortense Ellis, Candi Staton, O.V. Wright, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Bill Heid, Rachelle Ferrell, Warren Wolf, Bennie Maupin, Thelonious Monk, Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Strings, and Sonny Sharrock.

Saturday, December 13

THE BLACK PRESIDENT (PART 1)

TOKE TIME 119

Episode 119 sums up our investigation into the 27-disc box set called the Complete Recordings of Fela Kuti with an hour of his greatest hits that have been edited, remastered, and issued on the two-disc collection called The Black President. Special thanks to Caleb Selah at The Fuck You Sound in London for making the box set available to us.

Saturday, December 13

RIP IT UP

NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOW 20

John Sinclair’s New Orleans Music Show from the 420 Café in Amsterdam was podcast by Radio Free Amsterdam in the first half of 2008. This episode features music by Eluard Burt & Co, Lee Allen, Little Bo, Shirley & Lee, Little Leo, Little Richard, Lowell Fulson, James Wayne, the Hawketts, Lloyd Price, Fats Domino, the Barons, Bobby Charles, Smiley Lewis, Fats & Dave, Big Boy Myles & the Sha-Weez, Art Neville, Bobby Mitchell & the Toppers, Earl King, and the Treme Brass Band.

Sunday, December 14

SAY FUCK SOME MORE (PART 4)

THE FUCK YOU SOUND 126

The fourth hour of another long disquisition in music & word from Caleb Selah at housedem.com in London that continues for the next several weeks in this slot.

Sunday, December 14

HOMAGE TO JIM DICKINSON (PART 2)

VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 75

This episode of Vintage Radio Vaults was produced by David Kunian for the Kitchen Sink program on WWOZ-FM in New Orleans as part two of a homage to the great pianist, composer, producer and bandleader Jim Dickinson, including his own recordings and his productions on the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band, the Rolling Stones, the Replacements, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, and the North Mississippi All Stars, which includes Dickinson’s sons Luther & Cody.

Monday, December 15

FREEDOM JAZZ DANCE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 579

Episode 579 will be our annual celebration of my release from prison on December 13, 1971 with the kind of music & verse we like to play from a site somewhere in the heart of Amsterdam.

Monday, December 15

SCHROEDINGER'S CAT

FLY BY NIGHT 09

Steve The Fly is serving up more of the wit & wisdom of Robert Anton Wilson with a program featuring audio samples from RAW and music by James Knight, James Andrews, Ronnie Foster, Little Freddy King, Lightnin' Hopkins, John Sinclair & his Amsterdam Blues Scholars, Charles Mingus, Jimi Hendrix, Fly Agaric & Senior Modulator, and Andre Williams.

Tuesday, December 16

REALLY THE BLUES

JAZZ ROOTS 72

Produced by Tom Morgan at WWOZ-FM in New Orleans, this episode of Jazz Roots features music from New Orleans clarinetist Jimmy Noone recorded in  July 1929; Sidney Bechet recording as Pops King with Tommy Ladnier & Mezz Mezzrow in the 1930s, with the Port of Harlem 7 in 1939, and with the Sidney Bechet Orchestra from a collection from 1939 called Haitian Moods; wih Mildred Bailey & Red Norvo coming in at the end to close the show for ths week.

Tuesday, December 16

LET YOUR HAIR DOWN

CHICAGO BOUND 24

Leslie Keros is beaming out of the Windy City with blues by Floyd McDaniel & the Blues Swingers, Toronzo Cannon, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Sam Lay, Chuck Berry, Will Ezell, Jazz Gillum, Magic Sam, John Primer, William Clarke, and Dave Specter.

Wednesday, December 17

SAY FUCK SOME MORE (PART 5)

THE FUCK YOU SOUND 127

The fifth hour of a long disquisition in music & word from Caleb Selah at housedem.com in London that continues for the next several weeks.

Wednesday, December 17

THE GREAT DEBATE

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 35

Scott Barretta features music fromThe Great Debate soundtrack in this week’s episode of Highway 61, including numbers by Alvin Youngblood Hart, Sharon Jones, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops, plus original versions by Booker White, Clara Smith, the Mississippi Sheiks, Bessie Smith, Rev. Utah Smith, Blind Willie Johnson, and Blind Boy Fuller.

Thursday, December 18

THE HOKUM BLUES

JAZZ ROOTS 73

Produced by Tom Morgan at WWOZ-FM in New Orleans, this episode of Jazz Roots features recordings featuring guitarist Lawrence Lucie, who celebrated his 100th birthday the day before this show, here playing with Spike Hughes & His Negro Orchestra in New York City in 1933, followed by a series of sides from The Hokum Boys in 1927-29 and songs sung by Junaita Hall with Doc Cheatham and his band from the early 1950s.

Thursday, December 18

A SINNER’S PRAYER

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 126

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Guitar Shorty, Derek Trucks Band, John Németh, James Brown, Ruthie Foster, Ray Charles, Ted Taylor, Otis Redding, Garnett Mimms & The Enchanters, Doyle Bramhall, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Mr. Frank Edwards & Taj Mahal, Scott Ainslie, and Billy Perry.

Friday, December 19

THAT'S HOW I FEEL

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 119

Episode 119 will be our penultimate entry in the long Sun Ra Centennial Celebration that started in this slot seven months ago and ends next week. This week’s episode presents most of the great Lanquidity album and selections from the album called Sound Mirror.

Friday, December 19

ROLL, ROLL, ROLL

IN THE SOUL KITCHEN 17

The award-winning In The Soul Kitchen show with the legendary San Francisco DJ Harry Duncan has found a new home at KCSM-FM after 27 years at KUSF in San Francisco. This week’s episode features great tunes from Hilton Ruiz, Otis Redding, Amos Milburn, James Cotton, Guitar Slim, Bobby “Blue Bland, Li’l Buck, Guitar Junior, Junior Gordon, Otis Spann, The Violinaires, Otis Clay, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, and Jimmy “Bo” Horne.

Saturday, December 20

THE BLACK PRESIDENT (PART 2)

TOKE TIME 120

Episode 120 completes our investigation into the 27-disc box set called the Complete Recordings of Fela Kuti with a second helping of his greatest hits that have been edited, remastered, and issued on the two-disc collection called The Black President. This has been a terrific listening experience for me, reviewing all of Fela’s massive output from beginning to end on the Toke Time show. Thanks for listening with me, and special thanks to Caleb Selah at The Fuck You Sound in London for making the box set available to us for our listening pleasure. Please note that this will be the final episode in the current Toke Time series.

Saturday, December 20

MAN OF MY WORD

NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOW 21

John Sinclair has music from the 420 Café this week from Eluard & Co, Davell Crawford, James Andrews, Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton, Johnny Adams, Kermit Ruffins, John Boutté, Earl Turbinton, Fats Domino, Little Booker, Kirk Joseph's Backyard Groove, Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, and Alvin “Red” Tyler.

HAVE YOU A REAL COOL YULE

Sunday, December 21

CHRISTMAS 911

THE BLUES SHOW 155

Bruce Pingree is playing the blues for Christmas with a program of music this week by Louis Armstrong, Kermit Ruffins, Dukes of Dixiland, Irma Thomas & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dr. John, Lynn August, Sonny Rhodes, Little Jimmy King, Texas Pete Mayes & His Houserockers, Roomful of Blues, B.B. King, Eddie C. Campbell, Koko Taylor, Albert King, and Earl King.

Sunday, December 21

JAZZ LUNATIQUE XMAS SHOW

VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 85

This episode of Vintage Radio Vaults celebrates Xmas with David Kunian on his Jazz Lunatique program at WWOZ-FM in New Orleans on Christmas Day 2003, with music from Michael Ray & The Cosmic Krewe, Frank Zappa, the Ken Vandemark Five, Nina Simone, Sam Rivers, Santa Claus, Spike Jones, Sugar Boy Crawford, Jack Teagarden, Babs Gonzales, Johnny Guaraneri, Kermit Ruffins, The Drifters, and Charlie Parker.

Monday, December 22

MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 580

Episode 580 will be our annual Christmas music celebration with location and musical selections yet to be determined.

Monday, December 22

STEVE THE FLY’S SATURNALIA

FLY BY NIGHT 85

Fly in 2012 sez: The last few weeks I’ve witnessed John Sinclair programming spontaneous radio shows across the table from me. John made a number of shows that knocked me off my stool so I figured it was my duty as DJ Fly Agaric to respond with a festive selection of tunes. The tracks were selected from my LP collection, recorded Wednesday 22nd December 2009 on a H4 Zoom Recorder.

Tuesday, December 23

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE

THE BLUES SHOW 156

Bruce Pingree is playing Christmas blues this week by Earl King, Canned Heat, Jimmy Dawkins, Sandra Hall, Roscoe Gordon, Etta James, Rev. Edward W Claiborne, Bo Carter, Leadbelly, John Lee Williamson, Walter Davis, Harmon Ray, Rev. A.W. Nicks, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Staple Singers, and Clarence “Gateouth” Brown.

Tuesday, December 23

SLEIGH RIDE

CROSSROADS—WHERE JAZZ MEETS BLUES 72

Leslie Keros with an hour of Christmas blues & jazz by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Pete Jolly Trio & Friends, Randy Greer & the Ignasi Terraza Trio, Oliver Jones, Charles Brown, Butch Thompson, Willie Pickens, Ella Fitzgerald, Marcus Roberts, Cedar Walton, Eddie Higgins, Hilton Ruiz, and B.B. King.

Wednesday, December 24

YULETIDE BLUES

BLUES EDITION 71

Leslie Keros helps usher in the holiday season with this program of blues from Smokey Wilson, Butch Thompson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band, Riff Ruffin, Robert Nighthawk, Shemekia Copeland, Ray Charles, B.B. King, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Tampa Red, The Soul of John Black, and Take 6.

Wednesday, December 24

BLUES FOR CHRISTMAS

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 30

Scott Barretta features a power-packed program of blues Christmas music on this week’s episode of Highway 61 with classic selections by Charles Brown, Mabel Scott, Big Joe Turner, Jimmy Llggins, Li’l Esther & Mel Walker, Lightning Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson, Jimmy Reed, Big Joe Williams, Lowell Fulson, Jimmy McCracklin, Papa Hop (Wilson), Detroit Junior, Jerry McCain, Sam Myers, and Big Jack Johnson.

Thursday, December 25

JINGLE BELLS

CROSSROADS—WHERE JAZZ MEETS BLUES 73

Leslie Keros with an second hour of Christmas music by B.B. King, Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Smith, the Kaz Jazz Quartet, Roy Hargrove, Shirley Horn, Dave McKenna, Harry Allen, John Hicks, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Dave Brubeck, Etta James, Art Hodes, Bill Evans, and the Mighty Blue Kings.

Thursday, December 25

BLUE CHRISTMAS

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 127

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Billy Gibson, Finis Tasby, Little Jimmy King, Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King, Gary “U.S.: Bonds, Fathead, Dimar & Gil, Shakora Syeeda, Al Basile, Eartha Kitt, The Blind Boys & Tom Waits, Irma Thomas, the Campbell Brothers, and Charles Brown.

Friday, December 26

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 31

This week’s episode of Highway 61 features Scott Barretta’s second hour of Christmas music with soul blues selections by B.B King, Albert King, Sir Mack Rice, Jerry McCain, Sam Myers, Robert Ward, Earl King, Vernon Garrett, Pete Mayes, Hot Rock Hayes, James Brown, Otis Redding, Solomon Burke, Charles Brown, Dr. John, Little Johnnie Taylor, and Huey “Piano” Smith & the Clowns. Please note that the Highway 61 Blues series ends with this episode.

Friday, December 26

SANTA CLAUS, SANTA CLAUS

THE BLUES SHOW 157

Bruce Pingree is playing a final round of the holiday blues this week with seasonal music by by Lightnin’ Hopkins, William Clarke, Jerry McCain, Sonny Boy Williamson, Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets, Charlie Musselwhite, The Insight, Billy Ward & The Dominoes, Louis Jordan, Charles Bronwn, Louis Armstrong, and the 5 Keys.

Saturday, December 27

BLUE XMAS

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 80

Cary Wolfson is spinning for Christmas at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns, Angel Rissoff, Chick Willis, Dave Keyes, B.B. Coleman & Blues Boy Willie, Honey Davis, Lord Buckley, Fruteland Jackson, Ingrid Lucia, Irma Thomas, Paul Oscher, Little Esther & Mel Walker, Elvin Bishop, and Charles Brown.

Saturday, December 27

BACK DOOR SANTA

THE SOUL LUCILLE CHRISTMAS SHOW

Ah! A holiday postcard from Florence, Italy and a quick taste of our newest program for 2015,The Soul Lucille Show, with Lucille DJ from controradio serving up the soul and super heavy funk sides every Saturday night on Radio Free Amsterdam from now on.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Sunday, December 28

ROYAL FLUSH

NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOW 22

John Sinclair is emanating from the 420 Café in Amsterdam with music by Eluard & Co, Kermit Ruffins, Davell Crawford, Charles "Hungry" Williams, Los Hombres Calientes, the New Orleans Jazz Vipers, Irma Thomas, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Louis Prima, Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton, Matt Perrine, Johnny Adams, and Astral Project. Please note that this is the final episode in the New Orleans Music Show series.

Sunday, December 28

HOMAGE TO HUNTER S. THOMPSON

VINTAGE RADIO VAULTS 52

David Kunian pays tribute to the late Hunter S. Thompson on the Kitchen Sink Show on WWOZ in New Orleans with a program of readings from Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Fear & Loathing on the Campaign Trail, the Richard Nixon Obituary and other texts, with music from Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Othar Turner & the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band, Porgy Jones, Jimmy Reed, Santana, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk.

Monday, December 29

HAPPY NEW YEARS!

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 581

Episode 581 completes our weekly programming for 2014 and looks ahead to yet another new year filled with blues, jazz & reefer for all.

Monday, December 29

FLY’S KITCHEN

FLY BY NIGHT 10

Steve The Fly is navigating in the dark with music & words by Howard The Dolphiin, Robert Anton Wilson, Yukari Watanabe, Ken Nordine, Fats Domino, the 9th Ward Warriors with the Rebirth Brass Band, Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers, Pink Anderson, Lenny Bruce, Lambert Hendricks and Ross, New Flesh featuring Fly, Fly Agaric featuring RAW, Edd Byrns, Doctor Marshmallow Cubicle, Donovan, The Fugs, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Andre Williams.

Tuesday, December 30

OMNIVERSE

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 120

This episode completes our long investigation into the music of Sun Ra & His Arkestra from the 1950s into the 1980s in celebration of the centennial of his birth on May 22, 1914 in Birmingham, Alabama. Our final installment draws from the albums Cosmos, The Other Side of the Sun, and Omniverse. This will be the final episode of Ancestort Worship for the time being as well. Thanks for listening!

Tuesday, December 30

ROCKER

IN THE SOUL KITCHEN 18

The award-winning In The Soul Kitchen show with the legendary San Francisco DJ Harry Duncan has found a new home at KCSM-FM after 27 years at KUSF in San Francisco. This week’s episode features great tunes from Denise LaSalle, The Mar-Keys, The Chi-Lites, Little Beaver, The O’Jays. Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Bobby Patterson, Curtis Mayfield, The Patterson Twins, Big John Patton, Cool Sticky, Tom Farrell & Claudia Acuna, Babatunde Lea, and Little Walter.

Wednesday, December 31

HELL’S BELLS

JAZZ ROOTS 74

Produced by Tom Morgan at WWOZ-FM in New Orleans, this episode of Jazz Roots features music from a series of Jimmy Blythe piano rolls from the 1920s recently issued by Delmark Records, some great recordings by the Jimmy Lunceford Orcestra from 1937, and a pair of vocal selections by Steve Gibson & The 5 Red Caps from the 1940s to close the show. Please note that the Jazz Roots series ends with this episode.

Wednesday, December 31

JUKE BOX BOOGIE

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 23

Leslie Keros with a program of music specially selected for New Year’s Eve with tunes by Dennis Gruenling featuring Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones, Sean Costello, Ronnie Earl, the Mannish Boys, Kirk Fletcher, Finis Tasby, Marcia Ball, Doctor Ross, B.B. King, The Bruce Katz Band, Eric Bibb, and Big Joe Williams.

 

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