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It's All Good - A John Sinclair Reader (music album)
Written by John Sinclair   
Saturday, 21 November 2015 19:16

It's All Good - A John SinclairWriter/Poet John Sinclair takes listeners on a journey through time through music lyrics, poetry and stories from songwriters themselves. It's All Good features stories of tragedy and triumph, musical and poetic inspiration that take readers on a trip through the Wonder Years.

Music & verse soundtrack to the book IT'S ALL GOOD—A John Sinclair Reader: poetry by John Sinclair, music by various artists
Music, Spoken Word: Poetry
Release Date: 2015

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FREE THE WEED 65
Written by John Sinclair   
Tuesday, 02 August 2016 16:49

FREE THE WEED 65

A Column by John Sinclair

Highest greetings from Amsterdam, where I’m enjoying one of the finest summers ever with lots of sunshine and not so much rain. As a Flint native, I’m accustomed to long hot summers with plenty of heat, and as a former resident of New Orleans, I know what heat and humidity are all about.

There’s nothing like that here, and it stays kind of chilly most of the time even after the sunniest days, but it’s great to have more sun than rain in one’s life here in Amsterdam, and I’ll take it!

I had a great experience the other night when I went with my friend Leslie Lopez to the Nord to visit his little recording studio. I used to spend a lot of time with Lopez in the basement of Café the Zen, where his studio used to be, and we made an album together down there several years ago. It’s called Let’s Go Get ’Em if you ever want to hear it, and you can download it at CD-Baby for a modest payment.

Speaking of payment, the economics of marijuana consumption has been a hot topic in the mainstream media and among internet commentators. Of course, those of us who came to the marijuana liberation struggle from a spiritual perspective, with a special interest in the medicinal uses of the sacrament, have always known that marijuana would turn into big business once people got a chance to use it without punishment. But it’s really booming now.

For example, A story published by the Cannabis Law Group looks forward to the “all-but-inevitable legalization for recreational use” of marijuana in California this fall and reports that “investors are preparing for the day when legalization comes.

“In fact, such explosive growth is expected in the cannabis business and so much profit is expected to be generated, the situation is being described as ‘a new California gold rush’ as new businesses open, new products come into the marketplace, and new investor money comes in.”

The story explains that “the cannabis industry is an underground industry which is tremendously profitable. It's now becoming investible for the first time. As cannabis businesses come out of the shadows, industry revenue is expected to leap from $2.7 billion in 2014 to around $11 billion by 2019.

“New and innovative products are being developed every day, including a whole new product category consisting of the world's first cannabis distillery, as well as new vaporizer and accessories products.“

On a smaller but not insignificant scale, the state of Louisiana is looking into growing and selling medicinal marijuana products now that the Louisiana Legislature has approved a bill that legalizes the use of marijuana for people suffering from a specific list of debilitating diseases

“The so-called medical marijuana legislation authorizes LSU and Southern University to grow and produce cannabis to be consumed in a liquid form,” Tyler Bridges reports in The New Orleans Advocate, asking in a headline: “How Much Might LSU, Southern, Companies Profit? How Will It Be Distributed?"

And what about the private companies that are now “emerging to try to profit from the new industry by partnering with the universities”? LSU and Southern both report getting calls from representatives of companies that want to rent or sell land or provide a growing facility, while others are inquiring about financing the entire venture with the expectation of earning a profit. “It’s a money-making venture,” Bridges quotes a Southern University official.

On an even deeper level, Karen Turner writes in the Washington Post that “Microsoft Becomes The First Big Tech Company To Get Into The Legal Weed Industry” by “partnering with a cannabis industry-focused software company called Kind Financial to provide ‘seed to sale’ services for cannabis growers that allow them to track inventory, navigate laws and handle transactions—all through Kind’s software systems.“

Tunrer notes that “the partnership marks the first major tech company to attach its name to the burgeoning industry of legal marijuana,” but I’m sure it won’t be the last. Wait until the big pharmaceutical companies get their hands on cannabis!

In fact, one of my favorite sources, Wonkblog, just published a piece by Christopher Ingraham about “Why Pharma Companies Are Fighting Legal Marijuana.” They’re fighting now but, so far as I can see, it’s basically a holding action to keep down progress toward legalization of weed while they figure out how to coopt our natural medicine and bring it into their own highly profitable domain.

But there’s a lot of fascinating information in Ingraham’s story, which points to “a body of research showing that painkiller abuse and overdose are lower in states with medical marijuana laws.

“In the 17 states with a medical-marijuana law in place by 2013, prescriptions for painkillers and other classes of drugs fell sharply compared with states that did not have a medical-marijuana law.

“In medical-marijuana states,” Ingraham reports, “the average doctor prescribed 265 fewer doses of antidepressants each year, 486 fewer doses of seizure medication, 541 fewer anti-nausea doses and 562 fewer doses of anti-anxiety medication.” That’s a lotta missing doses!

“But most strikingly,” he concludes, “the typical physician in a medical-marijuana state prescribed 1,826 fewer doses of painkillers in a given year.

For many of us this is great cause for celebration. But guess what? “These companies have long been at the forefront of opposition to marijuana reform,” Ingraham reveals, ”funding research by anti-pot academics and funneling dollars to groups, such as the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, that oppose marijuana legalization. Pharmaceutical companies have also lobbied federal agencies directly to prevent the liberalization of marijuana laws.”

Big Pharma makes a strange bedfellow for the law enforcement and prison guard unions that typically lead the charge against marijuana legalization, but when the pharmaceutical industry adjusts its chops to the taste of selling lega cannabis medication, they stand to make big profits while their allies will lose their ill-gotten powers for good.

In closing, It may be kind of a sick thing to say, but the War On Drugs, like legally-enforced racial segregation—with full recognition of their evil intent and inhuman effect—actually resulted in the creation of some beautiful lifeways and cultural constructs developed outside of and in opposition to the Americo-Puritan paradigm that in many ways were far superior to the ones we have now.

Under legal segregation black business and entertainment districts thrived, and there was a palpable sense of community among the citizens of the black ghettoes that hasn’t existed since the one-way street of integration was bulldozed through the black communities of our nation.

By the same token, the culture of interdependence, cooperative farming, underground economics and spiritual sharing that grew up in the wake of the insane marijuana laws created a life for many of us that no longer exists, even though we can buy our weed over the counter now in many locations. But the cost of freedom from imprisonment has been to surrender our identities and become mindless consumers of whatever the pot industry wants us to purchase.

On a personal note, my friend Maryjane Bunker has recently left the Grannies For Grass group to pursue a pair of initiatives of her own: Cannabis Information & Education, an on-line service she writes me “is reaching 3.8 million this a.m.,” and Puff, Puff, Paint, an organization set up to integrate puffing and painting in the process of art therapy. I had some great times when she brought me to Grannies For Grass events, she’s an accomplished and very generous grower, and I wish her every possible success in this next stage of her adventure.

P.S. I started out to say that when I visited Leslie Lopez’s studio in the Noord, it was in an abandoned police station! And we had quite a few laughs sharing a joint and listening to music where the police used to do their ugly business. FREE THE WEED!

—Amsterdam

July 21, 2016

(c) 2016 John Sinclair. All Rights Reserved.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 02 August 2016 17:00 )
 
2016—08 Augusr Program Guide
Written by John Sinclair   
Tuesday, 02 August 2016 16:42

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 has completed the runs of Jazz From The Hempshopper and Chicago Bound this month and added another new program, Sounds of Blue with Robert Putignano out of New York, which will follow Messin’ With The Blues with Leslie Keros on Wednesdays. John Sinclair’s Ancestor Worship jazz show emerges from the vaults to follow Beyond The Groove Yard with George Klein on Thursdays, and a second hour of Beyond The Groove Yard will start off our Sunday programming, followed by Jazz Lunatique with David Kunian at WWOZ in New Orleans.

Mondays lead with our flagship program, The John Sinclair Radio Show, followed by Fly By Night with Steve The Fly. Tuesdays are back to back blues with Bruce Pingree and The Red Rooster. Fridays feature Tom Morgan’s Diggin’ The Roots and The Soul Lucille Show from controradio-fm in Florence, Italy. Saturday has Linda Lexy’s Party Train show from Detroit followed by the The Dr. Doo Wop Show hosted by the legendary Bill Levy from Radio 100 in Amsterdam in 1999-2000. That’s a lotta great music—listen to it on our 24/7 stream for a top radio experience.


AUGUST 2016 PROGRAM GUIDE

Monday, August 1

WISE UP

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 664

Episode 664 is coming from the sidewalk in front of the 420 Coffeeshop on the Singel canal in Amsterdam, just about my favorite spot in the known universe, and I’m playing music today just acquired from my friends Leslie Lopez, from his Puerto Rican music album Bomba Moderna; from my roommate this week at Tariq Khan’s studio in the Bijlmer visiting from Jamaica, Sheldon Senior, and his album Break Through; and from a fantastic collection called The Spinning Wheel Sessions put together by my friend Baba Israel with his own work and archival recordings of his late lamented father, Steven Ben Israel, a very good friend of mine for many years. Baba stopped by the other day on his way to a gig elsewhere in Holland and mashed this great album on me, so here it is, followed by a cut from my album Let’s Go Get ’Em produced by Leslie Lopez & myself in the basement of Cafe The Zen in 2010.

BRAINWASHED

FLY BY NIGHT 168

Steve The Fly is playing sets by Buddy Rich and Ramsey Lewis with a single track by Ms. Ella Fitzgerald and a closing cut from Bird.

Tuesday, August 2

CRYSTAL BALL EYES

THE BLUES SHOW 242

Bruce Pingree is playing music by the great Super Chikan (James Johnson of Clarksdale, Mississippi) on the occasion of his 65th birthday, and a set in honor of the passing of guitarist & singer Elmo Williams of Natchez, Mississippi, heard here with his long-time partner, drummer & harmonica man Hezekiah Early.

YEAH!

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 211

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Lisa Mann, Jimmy Johnson, Angela Strehli, James Peterson, Mike Wheeler Band, Yvonne Jackson, William Bell, Albert King–Steve Cropper–Pops Staples, Sherman Robertson, Sonny Rhodes, R.B. Stone, Delta Generators, and Anthony Paule.

Wednesday, August 3

DIP MY DIPPER

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 94

Leslie Keros and Bill Dahl conduct a terrific conversation with bluesman Cicero Blake in Episode 94 and illustrate it with Cicero Blake gems from the fabled Bill Dahl collection.

MORE TODAY THAN YESTERDAY

SOUNDS OF BLUE 01

We’re happy to introduce our newest addition to Radio Free Amsterdam, a soulful show from New York called Sounds of Blue hosted by Bob Putignano from his studio in Westchester County for taintradio.org, which has just closed up shop so we’ll be showcasing Sounds of Blue right here from now on, with tunes by Charles Earland, Howard Wales & Jerry Garcia, Steve Cropper, Albert King, Mighty Sam McClain, Ramsey Lewis, and Alex Chilton in Episode 1. Thanks to Leslie Keros for the hook-up.

Thursday, August 4

SPANISH ONIONS

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 124

George Klein continues his explorations of Latin jazz and music inspired by the Caribbean and Brazil with cuts from Don Pullen’s African-Brazilian Connection, Herbie Mann, Charles Mingus, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Shirley Scott, Victor Feldman, Les McCann, Roland Kirk, Los Tres Amigos, and Red Garland.

CONFIRMATION

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 01

The initial episode of Ancestor Worship examines the recordings of Charlie Parker recorded by Norman Granz for the Norgran, Clef, and Verve labels in the first half of the 1950s, featuring Bird with Miles Davis, Kenny Dorham, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Jazz at the Philharmonic and a host of modern jazz pioneers. Ancestor Worship replaces the series called Jazz from the Hempshopper and revives a program title introduced by John Sinclair at WCBN-FM in Ann Arbor in 1976 and revived for Radio Free Amsterdam in 2012.

Friday, August 5

JUMPIN’ FOR JOY

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 84

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, Annie Laurie, Little Brother Montgomery, Professor Longhair, Dave Bartholomew, Clarence Garlow, Fats Domino, Mr. Google Eyes, Blue Lu Barker, and a couple of unidentified piano instrumentals.

SWEET F.A.

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 52

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., Jimmy Castor Bunch, Howard Tate, Ultrafunk, Muddy Waters, the Johnny Otis Show, Ahmad Jamal, Arthur Alexander, Earl King, and Merl Saunders.

Saturday, August 6

COSMIC RAYS

THE DR. DOO WOP SHOW 06

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 21st century for Radio 100 in Amsterdam, starting in Episode 6 with The Paragons, The Swallows, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, The Falcons, Sun Ra, The Five Satins, The Cosmic Rays, Frank Zaopa, Yochanon, and Juanita Rogers.

FUNK HAND

PARTY TRAIN WITH LINDA LEXY 10

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 10 starting with her theme song by Tino Gross, followed by Sugar Pie DeSanto, Andre Williams, Albert King, Betty Wright, Bettye Lavette, Black Heat, Rasputin Stash, War, Black Merda, Howling Diablos featuring Wayne Kramer, Bobo Jenkins, Bo Diddley, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Inell Young, The Whispers, and Joe L. ‘live” at the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival.

Sunday, August 7

ONE BY ONE

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 128

George Klein presents an hour of tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, often with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, on Blue Note Records in the 1960s.

CRUCIAL

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 84

David Kunian is thinking about Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday and Miles Davis’s 90th, the loss of Prince and lots of other things while he’s playing music by Egg Yolk Jubilee, Bazali Bam, Luciana Suza, Suzanne Vega, Rex Gregory’s Band, Santana, Luther Dickinson, Bob Dylan, Shemekia Copeland, Prince, Miles Davis, and Sun Ra & His Arkestra.

Monday, August 8

ON TAP

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 665

Next week it’ll be time for The John Sinclair Radio Show to return to Detroit for the fall, so there’ll be this one and one more from Amsterdam but can’t say yet what we’ll be playing or where it’ll be coming from.

AHEADONISM

FLY BY NIGHT 169

Steve The Fly is going ahead on in Episode 165 with selections from 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, August 9

CREOLE GROOVE

THE BLUES SHOW 243

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 Crawford, the Magnificent 7ths Brass Band, Paul Barbarin & His Jazz Band, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews & James Andrews, Earl King, Waldron “Frog” Joseph, and the 101 Runners.

Raise Your Hands

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 212

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Koko Taylor, Robert Ward, Buddy Guy, Two Bones & A Pick, Li’l Dave Thompson, Andrew “Big Voice” Odom, Shuggie Otis, Johnny Moeller, Roosevelt Sykes, Otis Grand, Sonny Rhodes, and Alabama Jr. Pettis with Magic Slim & The Teardrops.

Wednesday, August 10

ASHES IN MY ASHTRAY

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 95

Leslie Keros and Bill Dahl host bluesman Jimmy Johnson for some great conversation and a series of his classic recordings from the very beginning of his long career and over the years since.

IT'S ABOUT TIME

SOUNDS OF BLUE 02

Our most recent addition to the Radio Free Amsterdam schedule enters its second week of Sounds of Blue with Bob Pitignano from New York City playing sounds by Charles Earland, Frank Zappa, Hot Tuna, Levon Helm, Miles Davis, and Little Feat.

Thursday, August 11

QUICKSILVER

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 125

George Klein presents pianist & composer Horace Silver, mostly as a leader on Blue Note Records in the 1950s & 60s.

THE SERPENT'S TOOTH

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 02

The second edition of the Ancestor Worship program features early recordings by Miles Davis for Blue Note and Prestige Records in the early 1950s, including sides with Jimmy Heath, a very young Jackie McLean, Sonny Rollins, and Charlie Parker on tenor saxophone.

Friday, August 12

IN THE ALLEY

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 85

Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious year of 1951 in African American popular music from Louisiana by Louis Armstrong, Paul Barbarin, Emile Barnes, Lizzie Miles, Papa Celestine, Dave Bartholomew, Roy Brown, Cousin Joe, Larry Darnell, Chubby Newsome, and Wee Willie Wayne.

I BELIEVE TO MY SOUL

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 53

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 Little Johnny Taylor, Betty Adams, Exit 9, The Bar-Kays, Clifford Coulter, The Last Poets, The Meters, Curtis Mayfield, Calvin Arnold, Leon Spencer, The Chi Lites, Bernard Purdie, James Duncan, Donny Hathaway, Bobby Powell, and George Freeman.

Saturday, August 13

CRAZY OVER YOU

THE DR. DOO WOP SHOW 07

Dr. Doo Wop is bringing some more great music from the Golden Age of American Music as played on his programs for Radio 100 in Amsterdam at the turn of the century, with cuts in Episode 7 by The Coasters, The Jaguars, The Four Fellows, Lee Andrews & The Hearts, The Calvanes, The Scott Brothers, The Five Satins, The Washington Squares, The Blues Brothers, Al Bowley, Ben E. King, Marvin Gaye, The Falcons, Don Latin & The Digitones, The Sireens, and Ruth Brown.

MAMA FEELGOOD

PARTY TRAIN WITH LINDA LEXY 11

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 11 starting with her theme song by Tino Gross, followed by Little Emmett Sutton, Edward Hamilton & The Arabians, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Lyn Collins, Big Ella, Lee Dorsey, Sly, Slick & Wicked, Patrice Holloway, Muddy Waters, The Bar-Kays, Prince, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Natural Bridge Bunch, The Meters, Freddie Scott, Sam Cooke, and the Horse Cave Trio.

Sunday, August 14

NEW GROUND

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 129

George Klein presents pianist & vocalist Mose Allison, including an extensive selection from his first release, Back Country Suite on Prestige Records in 1957, plus music from his 1960s Atlantic Records sessions.

SLUG’S BLUES

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 85

David Kunian is playing music recorded “live” at Slug’s Saloon on the lower east side of New York City in the late 1960s and early 70s by Charles Lloyd and Sun Ra & His Arkestra plus other music related one way or another in the producer’s feverish mind by Charles Lloyd, The James Hunter Six, Ray Charles & The Raelettes, Andre Williams, Don Cherry, Hollis Brown, Roger Manning, and Elysian Fields.

Monday, August 15

COMING SOON

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 666

Episode 666 bears the mark of the beast but the music won’t be anything like that, although who knows what exactly it will be in our last Amsterdam show of the summer.

NO RESPONSE

FLY BY NIGHT 170

Steve The Fly is keeping mum about the contents of this show but we’re sure he’ll come up with something!

Tuesday, August 16

BYE AND BYE

THE BLUES SHOW 244

Bruce Pingree is playing music from new releases by Toronzo Cannon, Mark Nomad, and an Alligator Records tribute to Blind Willie Johnson with Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi, the Blind Boys of Alabama, and Luther Dickinson & the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band, plus selections by Othar Turner & the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band, the North Mississippi All Stars, Othar Turner & the Afrosippi All Stars, and Guelel Kuumba & Afrissippi.

FEELING LUCKY

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 213

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Ray Charles, J.C. Rico, Taj Mahal, Elmore James, the Robert Cray Band, the Tommy Castro Band, Roy Buchanan, Toni Price, Motor City Women & Detroit Express, Johnnie Bassett, and Walter Trout.

Wednesday, August 17

BURNT BISCUITS

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 96

Leslie Keros and Bill Dahl are collaborating on a salute to the recently departed Memphis producer Chips Moman with rare recordings by The Triumphs, Carla Thomas, The Chips, William Bell, Isaac Hayes, The Avantis, Solomon Burke, Bobby Womack, Jamo Thomas, Joe Simon, Sam Baker, L. C. Cooke, The Masqueraders, Roosevelt Grier, Sam Hutchins, Roy Hamilton, Dionne Warwick, and King Curtis.

TIME LOVES A HERO

SOUNDS OF BLUE 03

Bob Putignano is paying tribute to Lowell George and Little Feat in the third episode of Sounds of Blue.

Thursday, August 18

HOME COOKIN’

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 126

George Klein is playing more great music by pianist, composer & bandleader Horace Silver on Blue Note Records in the 1950s & 60s.

DIG

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 03

John Sinclair visits two important Miles Davis recording sessions for Prestige Records from the early 1950s: a sextet date on October 5, 1951 with the youngsters Sonny Rollins on tenor saxophone and Jackie McLean on alto, and The Musings of Miles session from the spring of 1955 with Red Garland on piano, Oscar Pettiford on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums.

Friday, August 19

HIGH FLYING WOMAN

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 86

Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring more tunes from the glorious year of 1951 in African American popular music from Louisiana by Percy Mayfield, Cousin Joe, Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino, Chubby Newsome, Mr. Google Eyes, Guitar Slim, plus cuts by Jonathan Batiste, James Black, James Booker, and an unidentified artist to close the show.

THE SOUL THING

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 54

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 Kip Anderson, King Floyd, Nancy Wilson, Black Sugar, Mfalme, Caesar Frazier, William De Vaughn, Infernal Blues Machine, Brothers Johnson, Parliament, The Sahara All Stars Of Jos, Lou Johnson, and Jimmy McGriff.

Saturday, August 20

SENT UP

THE DR. DOO WOP SHOW 08

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, with tunes in Episode 8 by Connie Francis, The Statens, The Imaginations, The Falcons, Al Bowley, The Nutmegs, Gold D. Coat & The Thunders, Otis Redding, The Wildcats, Ruth Brown, Mickey & Sylvia, and The Five Satins.

COME TO MAMA

PARTY TRAIN WITH LINDA LEXY 12

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 12 starting with her theme song by Tino Gross and tunes by Wilson Pickett, Ann Peebles, Robert Parker, The Dixie Cups, Monica, Cornell Dupree, Stevie Wonder, Linda Lewis, Al Green, Irma Thomas, Little Freddie King, Sandi & Matues, The Falcons, Sly & Family Stone, and the Howling Diablos.

Sunday, August 21

LOCAL COLOR

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 130

George Klein is featuring a second hour of pianist & vocalist Mose Allison with a sustained listen to Local Color, an early Prestige recording from 1957, plus more music from his 1960s Atlantic Records sessions.

TRUTH IS MARCHING IN

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 86

David Kunian is playing a second hour of music recorded live at Slug’s Saloon on the lower east side of New York City in the late 1960s and early 70s by Charles Mingus, Albert Ayler, and Charles Lloyd, plus cuts by

Lee Morgan and Sun Ra & His Arkestra, who played Slug’s with regularity.

Monday, August 22

MOTOR CITY TIME

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 667

Episode 663 will be our first show from Detroit for the fall with music from the Motor City yet to be selected.

HOLDING BACK

FLY BY NIGHT 171

Only Steve The Fly knows what sort of musical madness he’ll be perpetrating this week, because he sure isn’t telling us!

Tuesday, August 23

OVER IN THE GLORYLAND

THE BLUES SHOW 245

Bruce Pingree is conducting a jazz funeral of the air in commemoration of the passing of Eileen Dondero Foley, former Mayor of Portsmouth, New Hampshire State Senator and leading public figure until her death at 97 in February, with music by the Magnificent 7ths Brass Band, the Algoers Brass Band, the Li’l Rascals Brass Band, Percy Humphrety & His Crescent City Joymakers, Bunk Johnson’s Brass Band, Dejan’s Olympia Brass Band, the ReBirth Brass Band, Frog Joseph, plus Ida Cox & Coleman Hawkins.

I WANT TO KNOW

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 214

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Walter Trout, Bo Diddley, Lavelle White, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dr. J. Gordon Mcpherson, Rev. James Cleveland, the Campbell Bros., B.B. King, Shemekia Copeland, Janis Joplin, Ray Charles, and Dave Keller.

Wednesday, August 24

GOOD MORNING JUDGE

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 97

Leslie Keros is paying homage to Wynonie “Mr. Blues” Harris on the occasion of his birth in 1915, and playing some hip music besides by Jose James, Henry Butler with Steven Bernstein & The Hot 9, Lucy Smith, Sam Burckhardt, Halie Loren, Mary Flower, B.B. King, Willie Pooch & Cadillac Zack, Larry Davis, and Jimmy Smith.

Thursday, August 25

BLUE FRENZY

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 127

In Episode 129 George Klein focuses on trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, often accompanied by tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, on Blue Note Records in the 1960s.

NEWK'S FADEAWAY

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 04

Episode 4 of the Ancestor Worship show investigates the early recordings of Sonny Rollins for Prestige Records, including dates with J.J. Johnson's Boppers (May 26, 1949), the Miles Davis Sextet (January 17, 1951 and October 5, 1951), the Sonny Rollins Quartet (December 17, 1951} and the Modern Jazz Quartet (October 7, 1953).

Friday, August 26

A KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 87

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 Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Paul Barbarin, Sharkey Bonano, Oscar “Papa” Celestin, and Louis Prima.

LORD FUNK

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 55

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 Garland Green, Guitar Slim, the Detroit Emeralds, The Blackbyrds, Oneness of Juju, John Boutté, Walter Heath, Tribe, Superfunk Special, Ural Thomas & The Pain, Gonzalez, Larry Saunders, Tim Maia, and Jeremy Steig.

Saturday, August 27

LING TING TONG

THE DR. DOO WOP SHOW 09

Dr. Doo Wop is spinning more 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 in Episode 9 with poems by Cornellius Patellus and tunes by The Darts, Ricky Nelson, The Chantels, The Imaginations, The Bankers, The Mystics, Otis Williams & The Charms, The Gallahads, Billy Joel, Richard Berry, Augusta Forster, and three artists we weren’t able to identify yet.

SOUL SISTER

PARTY TRAIN WITH LINDA LEXY 13

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 13 starting with her theme song by Tino Gross, followed by The Contours, Elsie Mae, The LPTs, Edwin Starr, Tony Camillos Bazooka, P-Funk, Charles Bradley wirh the Menahan Street Band, Arlene Brown & Lee Shot Williams, Mable John, Charles Clark & the Wille Dixon Band, Margie Joseph, The Temptations, Jerry O & The Funk Brothers, Earl English & The Apaches, Jay Wiggen, Theola Kilgore, and Awesome Jarvis & The Whales.

Sunday, August 28

IN THE KITCHEN

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 131

George Klein presents a survey of soulful organ & tenor saxophone

combos in the 1950s & 60s led by Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Don Patterson,

Red Holloway, Willis Jackson, Jimmy Smith, and Johnny “Hammond” Smith.

WOO WARRIOR

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 87

David Kunian is celebrating the life and music of the recently departed Bernie Worrell, the Woo Warrior, with a program of music featuring Bernie with Funkadelic, Talking Heads, and on his own album, plus cuts by Prince and James Brown.

Monday, August 29

TALKIN’ FLINT BLUES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 668

Episode 668 will likely be coming from the Medical Cannabis Cup in Clio, just outside of my home town of Flint, Michigan, but there’s no way of knowing yet quite what will happen.

WTF

FLY BY NIGHT 172

Steve The Fly is still stubbornly withholding information as to what music he will be playing this week, but we have no doubt it’ll be well worth listening to when it gets here.

Tuesday, August 30

PROCESS BLUES

THE BLUES SHOW 246

Bruce Pingree is playing music this week by Ida Cox and Ernie K-Doe, including some early rarities by the Emperor of the Universe, in honor of their respective birthdays, closing with a couple of cuts by Fats Domino.

BOOGIE ROCK

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 215

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Big Mama Thornton, the Terry Hanck Band, Guitar Shorty, B.B. King, Derek Trucks Band, Lynne Jordan, Dead & Company, Lurrie Bell, Gary Clark Jr., and Otis Grand.

Wednesday, August 31

SLAM JAM

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 98

Leslie Keros has got a mess of great blues this week from Duke Robillard, Sam Burckhardt, LaVerne Butler, Robert Cray Band, Roomful of Blues, Heritage Blues Orchestra, The Claudettes, R.J. Mischo, Lowell Fulson, and Dave Maxwell.

PERPETUAL MOTION

SOUNDS OF BLUE 05

Sounds Of Blue motors on up with a program of music by Sun Ra & His Arkestra, the Grateful Dead, the Wide Hive Players, Memphis saxophonist Herman Green, and Charles Earland.

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