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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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FREETHE WEED 64
Written by John Sinclair   
Friday, 01 July 2016 19:57

FREE THE WEED 64

A Column by John Sinclair

Highest greetings from Amsterdam, where I’m spending the summer in a very interesting section of the city called the Bijlmer that used to be a terrible fear-ridden slum on the outskirts of town but has been redeveloped by the government as a sort of art-centered multi-cultural neighborhood populated by people of many descriptions, from dark-skinned immigrants to young white urban professionals with real jobs and a certain quotient of bohemians both black and white.

The interesting thing is that, unlike in the States, the immigrant population of the former ghetto was not expelled to make the renovated area “safe’ for white people but was included in the redevelopment plans and rehoused as an integral component of the upgraded neighborhood. The oppressive 1950s-style Stalinistic eight-storey project dwellings were razed and replaced with buildings of no more than four floors and the whole thing painted in bright colors marked by diagonal stripes of orange, yellow, green, bright blue, and lots of third-world murals.

I’m staying in the spacious apartment of a new friend named Tariq Khan, a Dutch Rastafarian with big dreads who started out as a rapper called MC Lazy but now is an energetic artistic and cultural activist with his own recording studio in the building around the corner that also houses a hip-hop radio station called Hot Twenty that’s staffed by local youths. Tariq also produces and directs video shoots for many purposes and conducts youth workshops for community groups, but his day job is working for the Sensi Seeds empire at the Hash, Marijuana & Hemp Museum one day, the Cannabis College the next and the Sensi Museum Gallery on Thursdays, where he joins my old friend Joseph who mans the vaporizer and gets people high all day.

What a job! Joseph has been around for a long time and knows everybody who’s into anything in terms of the cannabis culture—he’s even regarded as a spiritual leader in some advanced quarters—so I turned to him when I was desperate to find a place to lodge for the summer after my week-long residency in the Sensi guest quarters was up at the end of May. He hooked me up with Tariq, and Tariq took me straight to his place in the Bijlmer and set me up like a champ.

Sensi Seeds is a remarkable enterprise started by a guy named Ben Dronkers in Rotterdam a long time ago, first as one of Rotterdam’s initial coffeeshops and then as a way to get marijuana growing in Holland by supplying top-quality seeds and encouraging local growers to plant and harvest them. Over the past 30 years Sensi has grown into a mammoth operation known as “the most comprehensive cannabis seed bank in the world,” dispensing millions of seeds to funky farmers all over the world and then pioneering the revitalization of the hemp industry as well.

 

As the Sensi Seeds website explains, Ben Dronkers started growing marijuana in 1975 and began saving the seeds he found in good quality weed, eventually collecting and categorizing all the cannabis seeds he could find. From the end of the 70s until the mid-80s Ben travelled the world from Central Asia and the Hindu Kush to the Himalayas, down through the subcontinent to Southeast Asia and around the tropics, seeking out the best genetics and focusing on regions famous for their ancient cannabis traditions.


Around 1984 Ben began several cross-breeding programs in order to develop new cannabis hybrids. He gained access to the first examples of the new stabilized hybrids from the US—including Haze and Skunk—and took the final step required for the creation of new, world-class hybrids in Europe. By 1985 he had founded the Sensi Seed Club, expanding and centralizing the process of creating hybrids and keeping meticulous records of plant genealogy and interrelations.

In 1991, Ben bought another seed company from a breeder who had also been working with the US hybrids since the 80s and merged the two companies to form the Sensi Seed Bank. In 1994 he founded HempFlax, a company dedicated to growing and processing industrial hemp, and successfully revived the once-thriving Dutch hemp industry. in 2006 Ben acquired the Flying Dutchmen seed company when his friend the owner decided to retire, and he consolidated its venerable stock with the existing Sensi Seed Bank to make an even more comprehensive collection of cannabis strains.

The great thing about Ben Dronkers and Sensi Seeds is that it isn’t just about raking in the profits like most of the people in this great industry of ours. Sensi has garnered millions of dollars in sales over the years, but—aided and abetted by his friend Ed Rosenthal, the great American cannabis activist—Ben has dedicated a significant portion of his earnings to the creation of public benefit institutions like the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, the Sensi Museum Gallery, and the Cannabis College, which was initially a project of Flying Dutchmen. Among many other things, The Gallery displays Old Masters painted hundreds of years ago which depict ordinary men and women enjoying the smoking of cannabis.

Now these institutions are lined up on the Achterburgwhal in the Red Light District in the center of town, making up a sort of Green Light District of their own along with the Sensi Seed Bank itself and the Sensi Corner Store, formerly the Sensi coffeeshop where I used to hang out and got to know all these incredible people that make up the Sensi empire.

One of my fondest memories of the Sensi coffeeshop was the day I sat down with Ben Dronkers at a table inside and listened while he carried on an intense conversation with a South American man who turned out to be a minister in the new government of Bolivia led by the former coca famer and now head of state, Evo Morales. Evidently Ben and Evo had met and even toked down together on Morales’ visit to Amsterdam before the Bolivian election, and Ben was making a impassioned plea that the new government consider completely legalizing marijuana and establish Bolivia as the world center of cannabis enlightenment.

Dronkers promised that he would move his entire cannabis empire to Bolivia and encourage the international growing community to do likewise, bringing incredible amounts of new revenue to the small South American nation and transforming it into a haven for the worldwide cannabis community of suppliers, growers and consumers.

I listened with rapt attention as Ben’s argument unfolded, but the Bolivian minister calmly explained that there was no chance that the church and moral authorities would let them get away with it, no matter how great an idea it might be. Ben was visibly dejected, but I guessed he was accustomed to official rejection of his visionary ideas and the conversation passed on to more mundane topics.

Well, there were several other topics I’d meant to discuss in this month’s column, but I got carried away thinking about the greatness of Sensi Seeds and now I’m out of space for this time. Of course I continue to feel that one day cannabis will be granted its rightful place in our world of oppression, but it’s never going to be an easy proposition and we’ll just have to keep on fighting every way we can until that happy day. FREE THE WEED!

—Amsterdam

June 24, 2016

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2016—7 July Program Guide
Written by John Sinclair   
Friday, 01 July 2016 19:52

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

Chicago Bound plus Messin’ With The Blues with Leslie Keros

Thursdays

Beyond The Groove Yard with George Klein

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

Jazz From The Hempshopper with John Sinclair

plus Jazz Lunatique with David Kunian

Radio Free Amsterdam is continuing to upgrade and enhance our program schedule in July, finally reaching our initial goal of posting two hours of original programming each day. Mondays start with our flagship program, The John Sinclair Radio Show, now followed by Steve The Fly and Fly By Night. Tuesdays have back to back blues shows with Bruce Pingree and The Red Rooster, and Wednesdays will feature Messin’ With The Blues and our final month of Chicago Bound with Leslie Keros.

Thursdays we’ll hear two episodes each week of Beyond The Groove Yard with George Klein, and Fridays will start with Tom Morgan’s Diggin’ The Roots and end with the new version of The Soul Lucille Show. Saturday has Linda Lexy’s Party Train show from Detroit, followed by the first episodes of The Dr. Doo Wop Show hosted by the legendary Bill Levy on Radio 100 in Amsterdam in 1999. Sundays will bring the last five episodes of Jazz From The Hempshopper with John Sinclair and the continuing thrills of the Jazz Lunatique show with David Kunian.

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JULY 2016 PROGRAM GUIDE

Friday, July 1

KING ZULU PARADE

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 79

Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring an hour of Mardi Gras music from New Orleans with Pete Fountain, Johnny Wiggs, Emile Christian, Al Hirt, Craig Klein, Trombone Shorty & Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, the Storyville Stompers, Dave Bartholomew, Jody Levens, The Meters, Professor Lpnghair, Al Johnson, Earl King, Big Al Carson, and Stop, Inc.

SAVE THE WORLD

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 47

Lucille DJ is on the air from controradio in the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk including a guest spot by John Sinclair, with tunes by Both Worlds, The Southside Movement. Larry Saunders, Baby Face Willette, Billy Stewart, Esther Phillips, Creative Source, the Wild Magnolias, the Rebirth Brass Band, Professor Longhair, the Turner Brothers, 24 Carat Black, Tony Leveille et Ses Challengers Sound, Milt Buckner, and Caesar Frazier.

Saturday, July 2

HEEBIE JEEBIES

THE DR. DOO WOP SHOW 01

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 to Radio Free Amsterdam today, starting in Episode 1 with a filthy, unannounced side by The Clovers, followed by Shakin’ Stevens, The Uptowns, The Flying Saucers, Paul Anka, Patti Page, Paul Perry, the Everly Brothers, Ronnie Barron, Little Richard, Dion & The Belmonts, Chad Romeo, Chuck Higgins, Chris & Dave & Friends, and Johnny Flamingo.

MY BABE

PARTY TRAIN WITH LINDA LEXY 05

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 5 starting with her theme song by Tino Gross, plus The Spinners, Cody Black, The Young Holt Trio Unlimited, Little Walter, Ike & Tina Turner, Betty Davis, The Dramatics, the Black Keys, Muddy Waters, Big Maybelle, Cab Calloway, 71 House Guests feat Bootsey Collins, Parliament, Average White Band, Howling Diablos, Donny Hathaway, and Jimmie Bones.

Sunday, July 3

GLUE FINGERS

JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 71

Episode 71 is beaming out from the Headpress Bunker in London with an hour of modern jazz from Charlie Parker, Herbie Hancock, Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver,Tribe, The Monday Milkmen, Wendell Harrison, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, and Brother Jack McDuff.

SUCH SWEET THUNDER

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 79

David Kunian is celebrating his 23rd anniversary at WWOZ Radio in New Orleans with a program of music by Sun Ra & His Arkestra, the J. Geils Band, Swamp Dogg, Tammi Terrell & Marvin Gaye, the Rebirth Brass Band, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Harry Belafonte, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, John Lee Hooker, Drive By Truckers, Lee Baines III & The Glory Fires, The Pixies, Loretta Lynn, and X.

Monday, July 4

CHECK YOUR BUCKET

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 660

Episode 660 is coming from my commodious workspace at Tariq Khan’s studios in the Bijlmer district of Amsterdam, where I’ve been living and working for the past month and for the next month to come (god willing). Lately I’ve been making some audio contributions to The Soul Lucille Show now that Lucille is back on the air at controradio-fm in Florence, Italy, and every week I’ve been sending her about 10 minutes worth of great music from New Orleaans, so I’d thought I’d gather some of those tunes and listen to them here with you—music by the Li'l Rascals Brass Band, the Wild Magnolias, Dr. John, Chuck Carbo, Eddie Bo, the Rebirth Brass Band, Earl King, Deacon John, Fats Domino, Smiley Lewis, James Andrews, Irma Thomas, and Johnny Adams.

VOTIN BLUES

FLY BY NIGHT 164

Steve The Fly is cooking in this election period with a program of selections by Monty Python’s Flying Circus, William S. Burroughs, John Sinclair & His International Blues Scholars, Jay McShann, Funkadelic, Skull Snaps, Cal Tjader, B.B King, Willie Mabon, Howlin’ Wolf, and Ken Nordine.

Tuesday, July 5

WHITE CLOUD HUNTERS

THE BLUES SHOW 238

Bruce Pingree is playing music for Mardi Gras by Eddie Bo, The Hawketts, Sammy Harris, the Wild Magnolias, Big Chief Alfred Doucette, the Guardians of the Flame, Young Guardians of the Flame, Golden Eagles, Chief Smiley Ricks & Indians of the Nation, Big Chief Little Charles Taylor & Indians of the Nation, the Flaming Arrows, the Forgotten Souls Brass Band & Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, rhe Wild Tchoupitoulas, and the White Cloud Hunters.

FOLLOW ME DOWN

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 207

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Davis Coen, Motor City Women & Detroit Express, Kelley Hunt, Bernard Allison, Koerner, Ray & Glover, Guy Davis, Big D, Roy Buchanan, Brother Tyrone, Joe Jonas, Lee Fields, and Rod Piazza.

Wednesday, July 6

CHICAGO STYLE

CHICAGO BOUND 90

Leslie Keros is premiering this year’s Chicago Blues Festival with music by Dave Specter, the Quintus McCormick Blues Band, John Primer, Andy T-Nick Nixon Band, Eddie Shaw, Zora Young, Clarence Carter, Syl Johnson, Bob Margolin, Bob Corritore, Bob Stroger & Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith, Jim Liban & the Joel Paterson Trio, Otis Clay & Johnny Rawls, Lurrie Bell, and Muddy Waters with Paul Oscher.

FACE THE CASE

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 90

Leslie Keros and Bill Dahl are conducting a preview of the 33rd Annual Chicago Blues Festival by playing music from Eddie Shaw: Cicero Blake, Lazy Lester, The Church Street Five, Wee Willie Walker, Irma Thomas, Fred Wesley and the JB’s, Jimmy Burns, Eddy Clearwater, and Otis Rush.

Thursday, July 7

EPISTROPHY

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 116

George Klein puts the emphasis on pianist Thelonious Monk accompanied by other jazz giants, this time spotlighting Prestige and Riverside recordings with Miles Davis, Milt Jackson, Johnny Griffin, and an all-star septet that included both Coleman Hawkins and John Coltrane.

MISTERIOSO

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 117

George Klein presents Thelonious Monk with more giants on Riverside & Prestige in the 1950s including Sonny Rollins, Ernie Henry, Johnny Griffin, Ray Copeland, Frank Foster, Art Blakey, Thad Jones, Charlie Rouse, and the Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall.

Friday, July 8

AT THE MARDI GRAS

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 80

Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring another hour of Carnival music from Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns, Eddie Bo, The Meters, A.J. Loria, Bill Sinegal, Chuck Carbo, David & Roselyn, Snooks Eaglin, The Abitians, Dr. John, Champion Jack Dupree, Larry Williams, the New Orleans Rhythm Conspiracy, Big Chief Smiley Ricks & Indians of the Nation, and the Golden Comanches.

SOUL CHA

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 48

Lucille DJ is on the air from controradio in the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk including a guest set by John Sinclair, with tunes by Bernie Hayes, Camille Bob, Billy Garner, Joe Torres, Thelma Jones, Mfalme, Ronnie Keaton, Rickey Calloway with the Soul Surfers, The Boogaloo Combo, Billy Garner, The Bar Kays, Hunt's Determination Band, Bubbha Thomas & The Lightmen, Carolyn Franklin, Keith Mansfield Orchestra, Daniele Patucchi, United Family, The Daktaris, and Marva Whitney

Saturday, July 9

CAN I COME OVER TONIGHT

THE DR. DOO WOP SHOW 02

Dr. Doo Wop as portrayed by the legendary Bill Levy has risen once more to bring some great music from the Golden Age of American Music as played on Bill’s programs for Radio 100 in Amsterdam from around the turn of the 21st century, beaming out across the universe on Radio Free Amsterdam today with music by The Chaperelles, Mel Brooks, Winky Hawks, Johnny & The Jammers, Albert Scott, The Velours, The Five Satins, Georgia White, Tampa Red, The Valentines, Frank Zappa, Shawaddy, and The Penguins.

WILD CHILD

PARTY TRAIN WITH LINDA LEXY 06

Linda Lexy is driving the Party Train from Detroit and playing music in Episode 6 starting with her theme song by Tino Gross, plus Little Esther Phillips, Wilson Pickett, Sir Mack Rice, Lyn Collins, The Chefs, Bobby Byrd, Howling Diablos, The Temptations, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Keisa Brown, Chuck Willis, Leon Bridges, Thornetta Davis & Brett Lucas, Herbie Mann & Cissy Houston, Johnny Nash, The Delphonics, and StaggoLee.

Sunday, July 10

SPECULATION

JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 72

Episode 72 celebrates our return to Amsterdam in the fall of 2011 by broadcasting directly from the Hempshopper on the Singel Canal with an hour of modern jazz from.Charlie Parker, Jimmy Smith, Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges, Lee Morgan, Archie Shepp, Oscar Pettiford, Lou Donaldson, Wendell Harrison, John Patton, and Dexter Gordon.

SOUL SURVIVOR

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 80

David Kunian is celebrating his 23rd anniversary of joining the volunteer staff at WWOZ Radio in New Orleans back in May 1993—yeah, I was there—by playing music by Cory Ledet, Jackie McLean, Albert Ayler, John Hicks, Jim Carroll: Prince, George Porter Jr. & The Running Partners, Tito Puente, The Tin Men, The Rolling Stones, and Pharaoh Sanders.

Monday, July 11

SPANISH CASTLE MAGIC

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 661

The John Sinclair Radio Show is created afresh each week in whatever location the producer finds himself, so this one will come from somewhere in Malaga, Spain where Mark Ritsema and I will be performing at a poetry festival there this weekend.

AHEADONISM

FLY BY NIGHT 165

Steve The Fly is going ahead on in Episode 165 with music by 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, July 12

CREOLE GROOVE

THE BLUES SHOW 239

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

SHAKE YOUR MONEYMAKER

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 208

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Johnny Winter, Moreland & Arbuckle, Hound Dog Taylor, Alleygators, Jimmie Vaughan, Teeny Tucker, William Bell, Mike Wheeler Band, Chris James & Patrick Rynn, Luther Allison, Baby Calloway, Sugar Blue, Tab Benoit, and Robson Fernandez.

Wednesday, July 13

AIN’T THAT GOOD NEWS

CHICAGO BOUND 91

Leslie Keros is premiering this year’s Chicago Blues Festival with music by the Cash Box Kings, Toronzo Cannon, Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Willie Buck, Chainsaw Dupont, Billy Branch, Eddie Clearwater, John Watkins, Cash McCall, Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson with Jerry Portnoy, and Muddy Waters.

RUSH HOUR

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 91

Leslie Keros is celebrating the honoring of Otis Rush by the Chicago Blues Festival with music by Otis, B.B. King and Ronnie Earl and conversations centered on Otis Rush with Dick Shurman and Ronnie Earl.

Thursday, July 14

EVIDENCE

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 118

George Klein concludes his focus on Thelonious Monk with other jazz giants on Prestige & Riverside recordings that include Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Rouse, Sonny Rollins, Julius Watkins, John Coltrane, Max Roach, Clark Terry, Joe Gordon, Harold Land, and Pee Wee Russell.

LIGHT THE WAY

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 119

George Klein celebrates the spirit of Carnival & Mardi Gras with music from New Orleans, the Caribbean and Brazil by Gene Shaw, Duke Ellington, Cal Tjader, Kermit Ruffins & Rebirth Brass Band, Craig Klein, Dr. John, Chucho Valdes, M’Boom, and Herbie Mann.

Friday, July 15

OO NA NAY

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 81

Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring Mardi Gras music by the Wild Magnolias, Dr. John, the Flaming Arrows, the Hard Head Hunters, Indians of the Nation, War Chief Juan Pardo, Big Chief Alfred Doucette, the Forgotten Souls Brass Band & Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, the Young Guardians of the Flame, the Wild Tchoupitoulas, James Booker, and the Treme Brass Band.

TOO HOT TO STOP

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 49

Lucille DJ is on the air from controradio-fm in the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk including a guest spot by John Sinclair, with tunes by Bobby Blue Bland, Bottom & Company, United Soul Association, Smash, Chet Baker, Roberta Flack, Funk Factory, Jamal Trice, The Bar Kays, Exit 9, Charles Earland, Ronnie Foster, Sammy Ambrose, and Ray Charles & Milt Jackson.

Saturday, July 16

MAKIN’ WHOOPEE

THE DR. DOO WOP SHOW 03

Dr. Doo Wop as portrayed by the legendary Bill Levy has risen once more to the fore to bring some great music from the Golden Age of American Music as played on his programs for Radio 100 in Amsterdam from the turn of the 21st century, beaming out across the universe on Radio Free Amsterdam today with music by The Cleftones, Richie Valens, The Flamingoes, verses by William Shakespeare and more songs by Bing Crosby, The Ink Spots, The Cadets, Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers, The Jesters, Jimmy Durante, Mary Martin, The Mills Brothers, and a apir of bonus tracks by The “5” Royales.

FEELIN’ FUNKY

PARTY TRAIN WITH LINDA LEXY 07

Linda Lexy is driving the Party Train all the way from Funky D Studios in the Motor City, where she’s playing music in Episode 7 starting with her theme song by Tino Gross, then Don Covey & the Jefferson Lemon Blues Band, Howlin’ Wolf, Freda Harris & The Birmingham Rhythm, Ruth Brown, James Brown, Sly & The Family Stone, The Isley Bros featuring Jimi Hendrix, Funkadelic, Dr. John, Jackie Dee, Howling Diablos, Millie Jackson, Otis Redding & Carla Thomas, Billy Gayle & His Orchestra featuring Ike Turner, Bob Marley, LaVerne Baker. and Pat In The Hat & the Blue Funk.

Sunday, July 17

WHERE AM I

JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 73

Episode 73 finds us back in Amsterdam at the Hempshopper on the Singel Canalin the fall of 2011 with an hour of modern jazz from.Charlie Parker, the Walter Szymanski Quintet, Wendell Harrison, Tribe, the Monday Milkmen, Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery, Oscar Pettiford, Lou Donaldson, and Brother Jack McDuff.

MUSICOLOGY

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 81

David Kunian is paying heavy tribute to the late Prince Rogers Nelson with a full hour of his music and productions.

Monday, July 18

COMING SOON

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 662

There’s no telling yet what we’ll hear in Episode 662 but it should be coming from a location in Amsterdam yet to be determined with music carefully selected to suit the occasion.

NON SERVIAM

FLY BY NIGHT 166

Steve The Fly is truly in free form in Episode 166 with selections by Ella Fitzgerald, Charles Mingus, Gregory Isacs, Ken Nordine, Thelonious Monk, Lionel Hampton, Curtis Counce Group, the Matt Wilson Quartet, Charlie Parker, Ben Webster, and The Illuminatus! Trilogy.

Tuesday, July 19

GONNA MISS YOU AROUND HERE

THE BLUES SHOW 240

Bruce Pingree and B.B. King biographer Charlie Sawyer have undertaken a serious investigation into the 17-disc box set of the complete B.B. King recordings for RPM & Kent Records in Episode 240 by playing B’s chart hits issued between 1956 and 1962.

EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 209

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Mike Morgan & The Crawl, Barbara Dane & Lightnin’ Hopkins, Eddie Taylor, Chris James & Patrick Rynn, Yvonne Jackson, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Johnny Moeller, Travis “Moonchild” Haddix, Sherman Robertson, Toni Price, Coco Montoya, Moreland & Arbuckle, and Larry Coryell.

Wednesday, July 20

YOU SHOOK ME

CHICAGO BOUND 92

Leslie Keros has her focus on Muddy Waters this week in commemoration of the Chicago Blues Festival’s tribute to the great bluesman, who’s singing mostly Willie Dixon compositions from the 1950s and 60s.

SCHOOL OF THE BLUES

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 92

Leslie Keros is celebrating the 33rd Annual Chicago Blues Festival with music by artists performing at the festival, including Curtis Salgado & Terry Robb, L. C. Walker & Tom Crivellone, Shemekia Copeland, Omar Coleman, Fruteland Jackson, Rob Stone, Eddie Cotton, Wee Willie Walker, Fred Wesley & the J.B.’s, Irma Thomas, Jimmy Burns, Lurrie Bell, and John Primer.

Thursday, July 21

ZULU STRUT

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 120

George Klein continues the Carnival spirit with more Mardi Gras music from New Orleans, the Caribbean and Brazil by Donald Harrison, Cubanismo with John Boutte, Jane Bunnett & Spirits of Havana, Matt Perrine, the Dixie Cups, Irma Thomas, Professor Longhair, the Wild Tchoupitoulas, Jon Cleary, and the New Orleans Nightcrawlers.

PANAMERICANA

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 121

George Klein presents an array of Latin jazz and other music inspired by the Caribbean and Brazil as played by Steve Turre, Herbie Mann, Charles Lloyd, Andy Narell, the Panorama Jazz Band, Dizzy Gillespie, the Jazz Crusaders, Cal Tjader, and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis.

Friday, July 22

BON TON ROULET

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 82

Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious year of 1949 with African American popular music from Louisiana by Paul Gayten, Louis Armstrong & Billie Holiday, Sidney Bechet, Blue Lu Barker, Dave Bartholomew, Mr. Google Eyes, Fats Domino, Roy Brown, Harry Choates, and Clarence “Bon Ton” Garlow.

FEELING GOOD

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 50

Lucille DJ is back on the air from controradio-fm in the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk including a guest spot with John Sinclair, playing tunes by Jean Dushon, Kenny Bernard, Junior Parker, Jon Hendricks, the Staple Singers, Brother To Brother, Esther Marrow, The Hygrades, MonoMono, Brothers Johnson, Shirley Scott & The Soul Saxes, The Highlighters Band, Ebo Taylor, Helene Smith, Tamiko Jones, Candido, Ronnie Foster, and James Brown.

Saturday, July 23

SAY SI SI

THE DR. DOO WOP SHOW 04

Dr. Doo Wop as portrayed by the legendary Bill Levy is playing some great music from the Golden Age of American Music by The Mills Brothers and The Andrews Sisters, plus Roland Cook, Eddie Bo, The Students, Maureen Gray, Younger Days, The Blues Brothers, poems by T.S. Eliot and the Dutch poet Jacob Israel de Haan, plus bonus cuts by The Moonglows and Lee Allen.

BIG TEN INCH RECORD

PARTY TRAIN WITH LINDA LEXY 08

Linda Lexy is driving the Party Train all the way from Detroit and playing music in Episode 8 starting with her theme song by Tino Gross, plus Bull Moose Jackson & His Buffalo Bearcats, Bobby Womack, Vicki Anderson, Cedric Burnside, The Chambers Brothers, Brainstorm, Al Green, Billy Sha-Rae, Sam & Dave, Chuck Berry, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Eddie Kirk, Dolly Gilmore, Booker T & The MGs, Cash McCall, Bloodstone, and Paul Stuart Davies with the original Vandellas.

Sunday, July 24

THREE BAGS FULL

JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 74

Episode 74 has us back in Amsterdam at the Hempshopper on the Singel Canal in the fall of 2011 with an hour of modern jazz from Charlie Parker, Herbie Hancock, Horace Silver, Donald Byrd, Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges, Walter Szymanski Quintet, John Patton, Archie Shepp, and Miles Davis.

EMANCIPATION

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 82

David Kunian is commemorating the music and life of the late Prince Rogers Nelson with another hour of his music and a closing number by Miles Davis.

Monday, July 25

BLOWING THE BLUES AWAY

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 663

Episode 663 will come from wherever in Amsterdam we might feel like playing whatever music we might want to play that day, but there’s no way of knowing yet quite what it will be.

POOKA DOTS

FLY BY NIGHT 167

Steve The Fly is starting with William S. Burroughs this week and then plays Muddy Waters, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, Ken Nordine, Chet Baker, Charles Mingus, The Isley Brothers, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, MC5, Jimmy Reed, and the Illuminatus! Trilogy

Tuesday, July 26

ROCK ME BABY

THE BLUES SHOW 241

Bruce Pingree and B.B. King biographer Charlie Sawyer complete their investigation into the 17-disc box set of the complete B.B. King on RPM & Kent Records by playing B’s chart hits from the mid-60s until the Bihari brothers ran out of master recordings to issue and reissue long after B.B. King had left their label for ABC Records.

CUTTIN’ IN

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 210

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Erma Franklin, Robert Cray Band, Perry Weber & The Devilles, Motor City Women & Detroit Express, Otis Grand, Ray Charles, Terry Hanck, Big Jack Johnson, Davis Coen, Byther Smith, Tommy Castro Band, Etta James, and Ronnie Earl.

Wednesday, July 27

BRING IT ON HOME

CHICAGO BOUND 93

Leslie Keros is observing the centennial of Willie Dixon’s birth in 1915 by featuring songs by the great composer and bassist as performed by Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf, Koko Taylor, Barrelhouse Chuck & Kim Wilson’s

Blues All Stars, Sonny Boy Williamson, Mose Allison, Billy Branch & Kenny Neal, Little Milton, Magic Slim, Sam Cooke, Easy Baby & His Houserockers, Luther “Snake Boy” Johnson, Taj Mahal, and Willie Dixon himself.

THE ALI SHUFFLE

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 93

Leslie Keros is teamed up with blues scholar Bill Dahl to celebrate the life of the late great Muhammad Ali with a series of recordings by and about the heavyweight champion and other recordings by boxers as well, including Joe Frazier, Ernie Terrell and his sister Jean, Ernie and Jean Terrell, plus Ali’s wife Sonji Clay, The Premiers, Chuck Cornish, Eddie Curtis, and Alvin Cash & The Registers followed by a segment celebrating baseball with tunes by Lou Bennett, Buddy Johnson, Brownie McGhee, Mabel Scott, The Treniers, Johnny Darling, Sam & Dave, and Sister Wynona Carr.

Thursday, July 28

CA-LEE-SO

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 122

George Klein continues his focus on a variety of Latin jazz and music inspired by the Caribbean and Brazil as played here by Mark Levine & Latin Tinge, Chico Hamilton, Grant Green, Lee Morgan, Horace Parlan, Perez Prado, Tim Laughlin, Gabor Szabo, Rick Trolsen, and Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana.

ROMPE SARAGUEY

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 123

George Klein presents further explorations of Latin jazz and music inspired by the Caribbean and Brazil, with selections by Kenny Dorham, Chico Freeman, Sonny Stitt, Charlie Parker, Los Hombres Calientes, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Eric Dolphy & the Latin Jazz Quintet, Charlie Byrd, and Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers.

Friday, July 29

TWO YEARS OF TORTURE

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 83

Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from Louisiana made in the glorious year of 1949 by Paul Gayten, Dave Bartholomew, Lonnie Johnson, Percy Mayfield, Little Brother Montgomery, Professor Longhair, Annie Laurie, Roy Brown, Larry Darnell, Fats Domino, Clarence Garlow, and Blue Lu Barker.

MAMA SOUL

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 51

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

Saturday, July 30

WILD THING

THE DR. DOO WOP SHOW 05

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 Bill Levy’s Friday night programs from the turn of the century for Radio 100 in Amsterdam, starting in Episode 5 with The Troggs, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Lee Andrews & The Hearts, The Falcons, The Four Fellows, The Five Satins, Otis Redding, Bruce Springsteen, The Paradons, Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns, Joe Tex, and The Heartbeats.

INTERNATIONAL LOVER

PARTY TRAIN WITH LINDA LEXY 09

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 9 starting with her theme song by Tino Gross, followed by Bunny Sigler, Frankie Lyman & The Teenagers, Jan Bradley, The Dramatics, Koko Taylor, the Bolton Brothers, Mary Davis, Al Wilson, People’s Choice, Lyn Collins, Bobby Rush, Ike & Tina Turner, Lillian Dupree, The Turbans, Prince, and Jimmy Bones.

Sunday, July 31

LIFE IS SPLENDID

JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 75

Our final episode of Jazz from the Hempshopper with John Sinclair airs this week from the Hempshopper on the Singel Canal in Amsterdam in the fall of 2011 with an hour of music from the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festivals of 1972 and 1973 in honor of my release from prison 40 years ago on December 13, 1971. Featured artists are Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Discipline Arkestra, CJQ, Archie Shepp, Miles Davis, the Revolutionary Ensemble, Infinite Sound, Count Basie & His Orchestra, the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop, and Leon Thomas & Full Circle.

MEDICATED

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 83

David Kunian is celebrating the 5th birthday of his daughter Double-L and the nativity in 1941 of the great bard, Bob Dylan, as well as saluting Miles Davius on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of his entrance here, with music by Kermit The Frog, Dr. John, Old Crow Medicine Show, Bob Dylan, the Waco Brothers, Honey Island Swamp Band, Creole String Beans, Marc Stone, Miles Davis, Kirk McDonald, Bob Marley & The Wailers, and Bazali Bam.

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