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John Sinclair – “Mohawk” CD

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John Sinclair, the renegade poet, scholar and cultural revolutionary released his new album.. John Sinclair has been described as an archetype of the 1960′s art, music and literary synthesis. Today John 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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FREE THE WEED 53
Written by John Sinclair   
Saturday, 01 August 2015 14:01

FREE THE WEED 53

A Column by John Sinclair

Highest greetings from Amsterdam, where I’ve been spending my summer so far working with my pals Steve The Fly and Sidney Daniels to try to open up a temporary autonomous zone of our own called the Bohemian Embassy somewhere in the city of Amsterdam this fall.

At the same time I’m working on completing the final stages of production so my new book, IT’S ALL GOOD—A John Sinclair Reader, can go to the printer under the careful hands of my publisher, Ben Horner.

My daughter Celia, who’s designed and produced the book for me, was in Detroit working with me on making the book and now is back in New Orleans finishing up. She’s done a beautiful job from the front cover photograph of the author in front of the Hempshopper on the Singel canal (snapped by the proprietor, Sidney Daniels) to the back cover reproduction of a painting by my friend Frenchy made here in Amsterdam at Café The Zen during the recoding of my album Let’s Go Get ’Em.that

I’ve been previewing the book in this column by running selected pieces from the 25 essays and 25 poems that make up the John Sinclair Reader, and I’ve got a short essay and a poem from IT’S ALL GOOD to contribute to this month’s entry here. Already available through CD-Baby is the album I’ve made of the 25 poems in the book set to music and performed by a variety of musical ensembles I’ve collaborated with over the years.

This is a big moment for me as a poet and writer of 50 years standing, to collect some of my favorite works in one volume and include the musical versions of the poems as a download card that will; be inserted into the book itself. I’m proud of this work and very thankful to Ben Horner for having the nerve to make it his first book publishing venture.

This column coincides with two important dates in my life: August 5, the day I was released from the Detroit House of Correction in 1966 after serving a six-month sentence for possession of marijuana; and August 6, the day the United States government sent the airship Enola Gay to drop atomic bombs on Japan—the only instance in human history where one country has used a weapon of mass destruction on another.

For me this atrocity represents an awful turning point in the histpry of civilization and the beginning of the end of our illusions about the actual nature of our country. Everything has been downhill morally and culturally since that terrible day of August 6, 1945, and the really horrible thing is that it could happen again at any moment that a government in possession of nuclear weapons decides that one of its enemies must perish.

It’s long been something of a truism that marijuana smokers are peace-loving people. We don’t hurt anyone, and we aren’t about trying to do away with our enemies through the use of weapons of mass destruction. Many of us feel that all nuclear weapons should be destroyed and the possibility of further use of weapons of mass destruction be forever abandoned.

That’s certainly the way I feel as a citizen and a marijuana smoker, and I’d like to offer the following selections from IT’S ALL GOOD in the spirit in which they were written.

MASTERS OF WAR

War is never something to be proud of, but an unprovoked war of brutal aggression to seize and control the resources of a small, defenseless nation halfway around the world from the United States is particularly shameful.

While it was extremely painful to witness the merciless bombing of Afghanistan to drive out of power our former allies, the Taliban government (remember the “heroic Islamic freedom fighters” of the 1980s?), our nation’s blitzkrieg assault on Iraq heralds a new era of American imperial atrocities of frightening proportions.

But of course our populace doesn’t remember the heroic Islamic freedom fighters of Afghanistan. Allen Ginsberg said, “the name of yesterday’s newspaper is amnesia,” and the war in Iraq revealed that nearly three of every four Americans had come to believe that Saddam Hussein had ordered the airstrikes on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon just a short year and a half ago.

Forgotten also has been the fact that our military establishment supported and helped arm Iraq in its eight-year war against Iran not so long ago.

This is madness, for sure, but it is also a precise measurement of the degree to which our citizenry has been successfully dummied down by the relentless, decades-long attack of the wholly compromised news media and the mass entertainment corporations that own them.

Now it’s “America At War,” “Operation Iraqi Freedom,” “Homeland Security,” “Shock and Awe,” page after page and hour after hour of disgusting pro-war propaganda building public support for the bully-boy adventures of our illegitimate president.

With its ducks all lined up in a row following the Bush putsch of November 2000 and the Republican Party takeover of the House and Senate in the disgraceful 2002 elections, the ugly cabal of unbridled greedheads who rule our social order is now determined to install its long-anticipated New World Order.

The regime change in the United States engineered by Karl Rove, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleeza Rice, Paul Wolfowitz, Chief Justice William Renquist and their henchmen proceeded so smoothly and with so little protest from the electorate that foreign conquest by their smash-and-grab tactics seems easy—and they’re going for it in a big way.

So pay close attention, ladies and g’s, because the nightmare has only started. The meanness and unmitigated greed which for so many people around the world have for so long characterized the American spirit are now unleashed and will soon be functioning at full force.

It’s time to stand up and be counted in opposition or stand by and watch the imperial juggernaut steamroller everything we hold sacred.

—Chicago

April 20, 2003

“Fat Boy”

for Charles Moore

There is something

about the American

mind

set on de-

struction, re-

lent-

less, un-

penitent,

eager to bomb.

There is the hatred

that fuels the A-

merican mind,

the shriveled-up

heart

the heartless

always ready

to kill

& maim

brutal

with the urge

to crush & destroy—

This is where

they built Fat Man, Mr. U-

235

& they sent

Fat Man

& Little Boy

to Japan

to level Hiroshima

& Nagasaki —

They love Fat Boy

They feed him the sweets

of their hearts

singing their filthy songs

into Fat Boy’s u-

ranium ears

& let the rest of us

eat the shit

of their hatred

of anything

or anyone

that is not them

Ah! Fat Boy

so round & ugly

so full of hate

stuffed

with the dead spirits

of the Americans

blinded

& lost

in the deserts of Iraq

Thanks for listening, and I hope to see many of my readers at the festivities at and around the Cannabis Cup in Clio. I’ll also be taking part in an event staged by the Grannies For Grass organization at Fried Eggs Productions, 15426 Harper on Detroit’s east side on August 30 at High Noon. Free The Weed!

—Amsterdam

July 16-18, 2015

© 2015 John Sinclair. All Rights Reserved.

 
Radio Free Amsterdam August 2015 Program Guide
Written by John Sinclair   
Saturday, 01 August 2015 13:57

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

RADIO FREE AMSTERDAM 2015

BLUES, JAZZ & REEFER—KEEPING THE MUSIC ALIVE

Mondays

The John Sinclair Radio Show

Tuesdays

The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree

Wednesdays

Chicago Bound plus Messin’ With The Blues with Leslie Keros

Thursdays

Blues From the Red Rooster Lounge with Cary Wolfson

Fridays

Fly By Night with Steve The Fly

plus The Soul Lucille Show with Lucille DJ

Saturdays

Diggin’ The Roots with Tom Morgan

plus Beyond The Groove Yard with George Klein

Sundays

Jazz From The Hempshopper with John Sinclair

plus Jazz Lunatique with David Kunian

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Lucille DJ is in replays again in August, now on Friday evenings following Fly By Night but promises she’ll be back with new episodes in September. Tom Morgan continues his year-by-year presentation of great black music with 1925-27 featured this month on Diggin’ The Roots. Leslie Keros has a break while we replay episodes of her Chicago Bound and Messin’ With The Blues programs this month. We’ve played all our available episodes of Scott Barretta’s Highway 61 Blues and the program is now out of the rotation. George Klein is now on Saturday evenings with Beyond The Groove Yard, and David Kunian has hard-hitting shows on Sun Ra and Amiri Baraka in August.

All Radio Free Amsterdam programs are archived at our site under the name of each show. Once a program has been posted you can look it up and play it at any time. Punch LISTEN NOW to hear our program stream.

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AUGUST 2015 PROGRAM GUIDE

Saturday, August 1

YES! I’M IN THE BARREL

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 31

Tom Morgan is diggin’ way back in the roots of African American popular music from the year 1925 with music by Louis Armstrong, Lovie Austin & Her Blues Serenaders, the Coon-Saunders Nighthawks, The Benson Orchestra, the Hot 5, Cliff Edwards, Blanche Calloway, Clarence Williams & His Blue 5, the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra, the Cotton Pickers, The Little Ramblers, Charlie Thomas & Sara Martin, Clarence Williams & Eva Taylor, and Butterbeans & Susie.

FRIED PIES

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 32

George Klein presents guitarist Wes Montgomery & friends in the 1950s and ‘60s including Mel Rhyne, Buddy Montgomery, Monk Montgomery, Jimmy Smith, Johnny Griffin, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chanbers, Jimmy Cobb, Milt Jackson, and Stan Tracey.

Sunday, August 2

EPIC MEMORY

JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 23

John Sinclair by the Singel Canal in Amsterdam spinning new releases and modern jazz classics by Charlie Parker, Clark Terry, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Curtis May & Paul Bryant, Hank Marr, Sun Ra & His Myth Science Solar Arkestra, Johnny Hartman, Simone Weissenfels, Marshall Allen & the Sun Ra Arkestra, Wadada Leo Smith & Thomas Mapfumo, Teddy Charles, J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding, and John Sinclair & His Motor City Blues Scholars.

SOMEBODY ELSE’S WORLD

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 31

David Kunian is celebrating the 4th of July holiday by reading the Declaration of Independence over the Jimi Hendrix performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” at Woodstock in August 1969, then celebrating the Summer Solstice with music by Sun Ra & His Arkestra from a 20-disc collection provided by Transparency Records with performances by the Arkestra from the Newport Jazz Festival in July 1969, Berkeley California in 1971, and at The Warehouse in San Francisco also in 1971 from the album The Crreator of the Universe.

Monday, August 3

FEELIN’ FREE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 612

Episode 612 is coming from the Fly Agaric 23 Studio in Amsterdam with music by the ReBirth Brass Band, the Wild Magnolias, Walter "Wolfman" Washington & The Roadmasters, The Clovers, the “5” Royales, Dr. John, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, James Brown & His Famous Flames, Dorothy Love Coates & The Original Gospel Harmonettes, the Southern Sons, Professor Alex Bradford, the Abyssinian Baptist Gospel Choir, and the Nightingale Jubalaires.

Tuesday, August 4

MOANING THE BLUES

THE BLUES SHOW 191

Bruce Pingree is honoring International Women’s Day with cuts from Victoria Spivey, Memphis Minnie, Alberta Hunter, Ida Cox, Big Mama Thornton, Erin Harp, Fiona Boyds, Carolyn Wonderland, Maria Muldaur & Bonnie Raitt, and Rory Block, plus tunes by Richard ‘Rabbit’ Brown and Bob Brosnan.

Wednesday, August 5

HEADS UP

CHICAGO BOUND 05

Leslie Keros is focusing on Chicago nominees for the 2014 Blues Music Awards in his replay of Episode 5 with recordings by Lurrie Bell, the Cash Box Kings, Billy Boy Arnold, Buddy Guy, Bob Stroger, Toronzo Cannon, Barrelhouse Chuck & Kim Wilson's Blues All Stars, Larry Taylor, John Primer, Chris James, Otis Clay, and Zora Young.

MISSISSIPPI MUD

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 05

Episode 5 of Messin’ With The Blues is focused on nominees for the 2014 Blues Music Awards including James Harman, the Anthony Paule Band with Frank Bey, James Cotton, Marcia Ball, Guy Davis, Harrison Kennedy, the Mannish Boys, Roosevelt Sykes, Rory Block, Doug MacLeod, Charlie Musselwhite & Ben Harper, and Ronnie Earl.

Thursday, August 6

UP ABOVE MY HEAD

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 159

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by the Holmes Brothers—commemorating the recent loss of two members of the group—plus Victor Wainwright & the Wildroots, Omar Coleman, Charles Wilson, Erma Franklin with Electric Flag, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Slam Allen, Delta Moon, Michael Jerome Browne, and Charlie Musselwhite.

Friday, August 7

FORTY CUPS OF COFFEE

FLY BY NIGHT 117

Steve The Fly is jamming at the Hoxton Hotel in Amsterdam on a Sunday afternoon in late July, spinning sides by Jimmy McGriff, Eddie Jefferson, Dave Brubeck, Easy Star All Stars, The Irresistible Force, Blo, John Lee Hooker, Danny Overbea, Ella Fitzgerald, B.B. King, Allen Tew Orchestra, David Axelrod, Dr. John, Dinah Washington, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, and Jimi Hendrix.

BROADWAY FREEZE

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 14

Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk in this replay of Episode 14 with tunes by Aretha Franklin, Betty Harris, 100% Pure Poison, Billy Paul, Earnest Jackson, Eldridge Holmes, the Fatback Band, Harvey Scales, John Schroeder, Cody Black, The Pharaohs, Gary Bartz, Vernon Garrett, Margie Hendricks, and King Curtis.

Saturday, August 8

STOMP OFF! LET’S GO!

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 32

Tom Morgan is diggin’ way back in the roots of African American popular music from the year 1925 with music by the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra, Sam Manning, Butterbeans & Susie, the Cotton Pickers, the New Orleans Owls. the Halfway House Orchestra, the Armond Piron Orchestra, Brownlee’s Orchestra, The Little Ramblers, Lloyd Finley, Fatty Martin, and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

JUST BY MYSELF

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 33

George Klein is looking into Lee Morgan’s 1950s Blue Note sessions with Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, Sonny Clark, Benny Golson, Paul Chambers, Bobby Timmons, and Pepper Adams.

Sunday, August 9

RESOLUTION

JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 24

John Sinclair is spinning modern jazz classics and 21st century releases by Charlie Parker, Teddy Charles, Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Hank Marr, Marshall Allen & the Sun Ra Arkestra, Simone Weissenfels, John Sinclair with Vincent Pino & the International Blues Scholars, John Coltrane, and Brother Jack McDuff.

IT’S AFTER THE END OF THE WORLD

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 32

David Kunian is celebrating the recent Summer Solstice with music by Sun Ra & His Arkestra from a 20-disc collection provided by Transparency Records with performances by the Arkestra from The Warehouse in San Francisco in 1971, from the Space Is The Place soundtrack, from an album called Discipline 27-II, and from a radio performance at the Finnish Broadcasting Company in Helsinki on October 14, 1971.

Monday, August 10

LEAVING HERE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 613

Episode 609 will be coming from an as yet undetermined location in Amsterdam with our last show from Holland until November featuring music & commentary fitting the occasion.

Tuesday, August 11

HILL STOMP

THE BLUES SHOW 192

Bruce Pingree is commemorating the birthdays of Robert ‘Wolfman’ Balfour and Tinsley Ellis, the passing of Lew Soloff with a Charlie Musselwhite track featuring the noted trumpet man in the horn section, and the recovery and return of bluesman Walter Trout following a successful liver transplant.

Wednesday, August 12

HOUSE RENT STOMP

CHICAGO BOUND 06

Leslie Keros is playing music of Chicago in this replay of Episode 6 with cuts by Robert Jr. Lockwood, Nick Moss & the Fliptops, Buddy Guy. Katherine Davis, Steve Freund, Big Bill Broonzy, Rob Stone & the C-Notes, Dave Myers, Louis Myers, Luther Snake Boy Johnson, Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson, Cripple Clarence Lofton, Willie Mabon, and Erwin Helfer.

IF I HAD A HAMMER

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 06

Leslie Keros’ musical tribute to the recently departed Pete Seeger comprises this replay of Episode 6, featuring performances with Big Bill Broonzy and an interview with Mississippi John Hurt, plus selections from Josh White, U. Utah Phillips, Big Bill, Ben Harper with the Blind Boys of Alabama, Leadbelly with the Golden Gate Quartet, and Eva Cassidy.

Thursday, August 13

ROCKING DADDY

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 160

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Omar Coleman, Sonny Landreth, Luther Allison, Travis Haddix, Guitar Shorty, Booba Barnes & The Playboys, Mike Bloomfield & Friends, J.B. Hutto & The Hawks, Richard Ray Farrell, and Ry Cooder.

Friday, August 14

KINGDOM OF IZZNESS

FLY BY NIGHT 118

Steve The Fly is deeply ensconced in the Kingdom of Izzness in Episode 118, spinning from the Hoxton Hotel on a Sunday afternoon in Amsterdam with cuts by The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, Fontella Bass, Moondog, Daddy Cleanhead, The Flamingos, Unforscene, DJ Cam, the New Orleans Jazz Vipers, Will Bernard, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Nina Simone, the Miles Davis Sextet, and Dinah Washington.

BLOW YOUR WHISTLE

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 15

Lucille DJ is back on the air from the heart of Italy with another killer hour of soul & super heavy funk in this replay of Episode 15 with tunes by Betty Everett, Candi Staton, Isley Brothers, Black Sugar, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers, Clarence Reid, Fred & The New JB's, Herbie Hancock, James Carr, Renaldo Domino, The Kaldirons, The Contours, and Labi Siffre.

Saturday, August 15

SUGAR FOOT STOMP

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 33

Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious year of 1926 by Doc Cook & The Dreamland Orchestra, Tiny Parham, Jimmy Cobb’s Hometown Band, Al Katz & His Kittens, Willard Robinson, the Ben Pollack Band, Ukelele Ike, Annette Hanshaw, the Dixieland Jug Blowers, Blyth’s Washboard Band, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver’s Jazz Band, Luis Russell & His Hot Six, Louis Armstrong & His Hot 5, and Luis Russell & His Heebie Jeebie Stompers.

VISCOSITY

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 34

George Klein is examining the work of trombonist J.J. Johnson from the 1950s and early ‘60s with Clifford Brown, Horace Silver, Sonny Clark, Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers, Max Roach, Kai Winding, and Stan Tracey.

Sunday, August 16

I COVER THE WATERFRONT

JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 25

John Sinclair at the Hempshopper store by the Singel Canal in Amsterdam spinning new releases and modern jazz classics by Charlie Parker, Marshall Allen & the Sun Ra Arkestra, Ben Webster, Simone Weissenfels, Eddie Jefferson, Coleman Hawkins, John Sinclair & Planet D Nonet, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, Brother Jack McDuff, Johnnie Bassett with The Bill Heid Trio, and Jimmy Carpenter.

BLACK DADA NIHILISMUS

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 33

Episode 33 of Jazz Lunatique celebrates the life and art of the great American poet, playwright, novelist, historian, educator, social critic and political and cultural activist Amiri Baraka with music & verse from Baraka, Howling Wolf, the New York Art Quartet, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, Roy Campbell, David Murray, and Albert Ayler.

Monday, August 17

WHAT IT WILL BE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 614

Episode 614 will be coming from an as yet unselected location in the Motor City with the sort of program of music and commentary you’ve come to expect from this show.

Tuesday, August 18

GRINNING IN YOUR FACE

THE BLUES SHOW 193

Bruce Pingree is playing some great music by Son House and then Marcia Ball in honor of their recent birthdates

Wednesday, August 19

ROCK ME BABY

CHICAGO BOUND 07

Windy City Blues with Leslie Keros in a replay of Episode 7 with cuts by Robert Jr. Lockwood, Jimmy Burns, The Big Three Trio, Slim Harpo, Brother Jacob, Magic Slim & the Teardrops, John Primer, Koko Taylor, A.C. Reed, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Eddie Boyd, Floyd Jones, Barrelhouse Chuck, Junior Wells, and Little Walter.

LET IT BLEED

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 07

Leslie Keros is Messin’ With The Blues in a replay of Episode 7 with music by Duane Allman & Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Dion, Ben Waters, Muddy Waters, Chris Jagger & Mick Jagger, Barry Goldberg, Robin Trower, Canned Heat, Jimi Hendrix, and the North Mississippi All Stars.

Thursday, August 20

BAD TRACK RECORD

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 161

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by the Chicago Living History Band, Chuck Willis, Zora Young, Rusty Zinn, Shemekia Copeland, Damon Fowler, Kelly Brothers, the Soul Stirrers, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, James Brown, and B.B. King.

Friday, August 21

SMOKIN’ TIDBITS

FLY BY NIGHT 119

Steve The Fly has another hour of music from the Hoxton Hotel on a Sunday afternoon in Amsterdam for your listening & dancing pleasure in Episode 119 with sides by Eddie Jefferson, Thelonious Monk, Sarah Vaughan, the Wild Magnolia, 4th Coming, Edwards Generation, Erma Franklin, The Mohawks, Arthur Monday, Fred Wesley & Lenny Kravitz, Fats Domino, Clarence “Frogan” Henry, Smiley Lewis, Jimmy McGriff, Babs Gonzales, and The Silhouettes.

SHIFTING GEARS

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 16

Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy in this replay of Episode 16 with tunes by Eddie Floyd, Eddie Kirk, Eve Barnum, Eddie Simpson, Bettye Swann, The O'Jays, Ann Alford, The Staple Singers, Tonistics, Ice, Lou Courtney, The Four Tops, M.I.S.T., The Nu People, S.O.U.L., and Johnny Hammond.

Saturday, August 22

HEEBIE JEEBIES

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 34

Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the year 1926 by Louis Armstrong’s Hot 5, Jelly Roll Morton, May Alix, Steve Lewis with Willie Jackson, the New Orleans Owls, the Plantation Orchestra, the Bennie Moten Orchestra, Charles Fulcher, Joe Jordan and Ten Sharps & Flats, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, The Goofus Five, James P. Johnson, and the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra.

SONNY’S IDEA

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 35

George Klein is digging a series of recordings by bebop clarinetist Buddy DeFranco with Sonny Clark on piano, Gene Wright on bass and Bobby White on drums made for Verve Records and other labels during 1954-55.

Sunday, August 23

COME RAIN OR COME SHINE

JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 26

John Sinclair by the Singel Canal in Amsterdam spinning new releases and modern jazz classics by Charlie Parker, the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop, Cecil Taylor, Ella Fitzgerald, Eddie Jefferson, Benjamin Herman, Archie Shepp, Babs Gonzales, Art Tatum, Angelo Olivieri, John Sinclair & His International Blues Scholars, and Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers.

SOMEBODY BLEW UP AMERICA

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 34

The second hour of David Kunian’s tribute to the great American poet, playwright, novelist, historian, educator, social critic and political and cultural activist Amiri Baraka features music & verse from Baraka, Yusef Lateef, Miles Davis, The Roots, and David Murray with Baraka and Steve McCall.

Monday, August 24

BACK IN THE MOTOR CITY

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 615

Episode 615 will be coming from somewhere in the Detroit area with music from wherever our minds and hearts might wander.

Tuesday, August 25

COME AND GO

THE BLUES SHOW 194

Bruce Pingree is playing music in Episode 194 in honor of the birthday of Jimmie Vaughn on recordings with Bill Willis and Jimmie’s brother Stevie Ray Vaughn, plus sides by Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King, J.W. Jones, Jimmy Thackery, and Dave ‘Snaker’ Ray, ending with a set by Sister Rosetta Tharpe in commemoration of her 100th birthday.

Wednesday, August 26

TAKE OUT SOME INSURANCE

CHICAGO BOUND 08

Leslie Keros is playing blues from Chicago in Episode 8 by Robert Jr. Lockwood, Toronzo Cannon, Doctor Clayton, Jimmy Reed, Chainsaw Dupont, Andrew Odom, Big Joe Williams, Lou Pride, Syl Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, Carey Bell, Lee “Shot” Williams, and Homesick James.

ALL THROUGH CRYIN’

MESSIN’ WITH THE BLUES 08

Leslie Keros is Messin’ with the Blues in Episode 8 with music from Erwin Helfer, Mel Brown, Mercy Dee Walton, Hadda Brooks, Big Joe & The Dynaflows, Robert Johnson, Dayna Kurtz, Memphis Slim, Noble Watts & June Bateman, Nina Simone, Benjie Porecki, James Hunter, Mary Flower, Sleepy John Estes, Son House, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and the U.S. Army Band.

Thursday, August 27

TELL THE TRUTH

RED ROOSTER LOUNGE 162

Cary Wolfson is spinning at the Red Rooster Lounge with great blues sides by Ray Charles, Guy Davis, Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore, Martin Grosswendt, Mitch Mann, Paul Geremia, Gary Clark Jr., Big Dave & The Ultrasonics, Omar Coleman, Sena Ehrhardt, J.B. Hutto & His Hawks, and Mel Brown.

Friday, August 28

LET’S GO EVERYWHERE

FLY BY NIGHT 120

Steve The Fly is still spinning from the Hoxton Hotel in Amsterdam featuring double plays by Medeski Martin & Wood, Dr. John, and Howlin’ Wolf plus cuts from The Cadets, Cannonball Adderley, Gil Evans, Herbie Mann, Avishai Cohen, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and Breakestra.

LET IT SHINE

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 17

Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with in a replay of Episode 17 featuring tunes by Clarence Carter, Wess & the Airedales, Al Green, Dr. John, Luther Ingram, Etta James, Tina Turner, Esther Phillips, The Commodores, The African Music Machine, Sly & The Family Stone, The Isley Brothers, Curtis Mayfield, The Ohio Players, Bazuka, and Labi Siffre. This show was first aired as The Soul Lucille Christmas Show in December 2014.

Saturday, August 29

FEELIN’ NO PAIN

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS 35

Tom Morgan is Diggin’ The Roots for Radio Free Amsterdam featuring tunes from the glorious year of 1927 by Adelaide Hall, Red & Miff’s Stompers, Fred Hall’s Sugar Babies, Annette Handshaw, Ben Pollack & His Orchestra, The Goofus Five, the Coon-Saunders Band, Gene Austin, Joe (Wingy) Manone’s Harmony Kings, Willie “The Lion” Smith, Johnny Dodds, Jelly Roll Morton & His Red Hot Peppers, Freddie Keppard, and Louis Armstrong & his Hot 7..

HIP FUNK

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 36

George Klein is featuring a collection called The Complete Grant Green Quartets With Sonny Clark in Episode 35, a series of recordings made by the guitarist for Blue Note Records in 1961-62 with accompaniment including Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes or Art Blakey on drums.

Sunday, August 30

STRAIGHT UP AND DOWN

JAZZ FROM THE HEMPSHOPPER 27

John Sinclair by the Singel Canal in Amsterdam spinning new releases and modern jazz classics by Charlie Parker, Eric Dolphy, Billie Holiday, Archie Shepp, Air, Albert Ayler, John Sinclair & His International Blues Scholars, Andrew Hill, and David "Fathead" Newman.

JAM UP

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 35

David Kunian is sharing the microphone with John Sinclair on this composite episode assembled from undated WWOZ programs, probably broadcast in the late 1990s, with music from Tommy Ridgley, Deacon John, Slim Harpo, Little Richard, Snooks Eaglin, Lee Dorsey, Chris Kenner, Lee Allen, B.B. King, the Jay McShann Orchestra with Charlie Parker, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Professor Longhair, Buddy & Ella Johnson, Johnny Adams, and Charmaine Neville.

Monday, August 31

MICHIGAN CANNABIS CUP

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 616

Episode 616 will be coming from the vicinity of the Medical Cannabis Cup in Clio, Michigan with music from wherever our minds and hearts might wander.

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