Sunday, March 7, 2021

Full Moon Night

 

 

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Thelonious: A Book Of Monk--Volume One

 

"This unique tribute to pianist Thelonious Monk contains no music. It is poet John Sinclair's ode to the life and times of Monk, intertwined with the poet's personal musings on how these compositions relate to his own life.--All Music.

Produced For – Big Chief Productions
Produced For – BarKubCo Music Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – New Alliance Records
Copyright (c) – John Sinclair (2)
Recorded At – Chez Flames

Executive-Producer – Harvey Robert Kubernik
Producer – John Sinclair / Keith Keller
Recorded By – Keith Keller 

 

 

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

JOHN SINCLAIR 2020 PRODUCTS

JOHN SINCLAIR 2020 PRODUCTS
@ May 22, 2020

(Detroit)—Poet/author/bandleader John Sinclair will release a plethora of new literary
and recording projects with a variety of publishers and record outlets in 2020.
First to appear will be a 2 nd edition of Sinclair’s ground-breaking blues poetry book
Fattening Frogs For Snakes: Delta Sound Suite, initially published by Dennis
Formento at the Surregional Press in New Orleans in 2002. The new edition will be
published by Horner Books in Flint, Michigan.

FFFS will be followed by a 2 nd printing of the U.S. edition of It’s All Good: A John
Sinclair Reader by Horner Books in Flint, accompanied by the first U.S.Hardbound
Edition of It’s All Good, also from Horner Books. Both FFFS and It’s All Good sold out
their first editions.

FFFS will also be honored in the fall with the release of a 4-LP box set of the poet’s
recording of the four sections of the text with ensembles from New Orleans, Detroit and
Mississippi, accompanied in the box set by the new printing of the book of Fattening
Frogs For Snakes: Delta Sound Suite. This major project has been undertaken by
Jett Plastic Recordings of Detroit.

Cary Loren at BookBeat in Oak Park is completing his reissue series of Sinclair’s four
publications by the Detroit Artists Workshop Press in 1965-67 with the release of a
facsimile edition of FIRE MUSIC: a record, Sinclair’s second book of poetry originally
issued in 1966.

Sinclair’s long-awaited jazz work in verse dedicated to the music and life of pianist
Thelonious monk, always know: a book of monk, volumes 1 & 2 will be issued in 2020
by the Trembling Pillow Press of New Orleans), who have earlier published his
collection Song of Praise: Homage to John Coltrane. “I’m hoping the publication of
the first half of this work, started in 1982, will inspire me to go ahead and compose the
rest of the poems for volumes 3 & 4,” Sinclair chuckled.

Finally, RJ Spangler & the Planet D Nonet will issue a double LP recording of the Nonet
with John Sinclair reciting verses from always know: a book of monk with music
comprising entirely of Monk compositions performed by the nine-piece orchestra led by
RJ Spangler & James O’Donnell.

These products are released under the auspices of the John Sinclair Foundation, with
representation by Ben Horner of Horner Books in Flint. Please contat Ben for further
information: chefbmoney @ gmail.com

BOOKS

always know: a book of monk, volumes 1 & 2 (Trembling Pillow Press, New Orleans)

Fattening Frogs For Snakes: Delta Sound Suite, 2nd edition (Horner Books, Flint)

It’s All Good: A John Sinclair Reader, U.S. Edition, 2nd printing (Horner Books, Flint)

It’s All Good: A John Sinclair Reader, U.S.Hardbound Edition (Horner Books, Flint)

FIRE MUSIC: a record, facsimile edition of Artists Workshop Press 1966 edition (Book
Beat, Oak Park)

RECORDINGS

Fattening Frogs For Snakes: Delta Sound Suite Box Set (4 LPs + Book) (Jett Plastic
Recordings)

Monk Suite with the Planet D Nonet “Live” at the Scarab Club (RJ Spangler label)



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Monday, October 5, 2020

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 875 - BLACKBIRDS


Episode 875 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters in the Cass Corridor with a program centered on the great Detroit singer Bettye LaVette and her brand new album for Verve Records called Blackbirds, a tribute to great singers of yore like Billie Holiday, Ruth Brown, Della Reece, Nancy Wilson, Dinah Washington and others, interspersed with pieces of conversation between Bettye and the editors of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine, Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens. The musical program concludes with a number from her previous album, I’ve Got My Own Hell To Raise.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BLACKBIRDS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 875

Cass Corridor, Detroit, August 8, 2020 [20509]   

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Bettye LaVette: Blackbird

Bettye LaVette Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bettye LaVette: Romance In The Dark

Bettye LaVette Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bettye LaVette: Strange Fruit

Bettye LaVette Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bettye LaVette: I Hold No Grudge

Bettye LaVette Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bettye LaVette: Romance In The Dark

Bettye LaVette Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bettye LaVette: Blues For The Weepers

Bettye LaVette Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bettye LaVette: Drinking Again

Bettye LaVette Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bettye LaVette: Save Your Love For Me

Bettye LaVette Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bettye LaVette: Book Of Lies

Bettye LaVette Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bettye LaVette: One More Song

Bettye LaVette Closing Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bettye LaVette: On The Surface

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation


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Monday, March 23, 2020

Big Chief: Getting High With John Sinclair And The Fly

Artwork by Frenchy 
AVAILABLE HERE IN PAPERBACK.



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PARADISE VALLEY WALK JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 848 C



Episode 848 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters in the Cass Corridor with an hour of music by the Planet D Nonet from their albums Blowin’ The Blues, Dave’s Garage, Blowin’ Away The Blues, Swinging The D, Live at the Scarab Club, and Kings of Kansas City Swing in our second hour of a long-awaited salute to the great Detroit drummer, bandleader and producer RJ Spangler, co-leader (with trumpeter James O’Donnell) of the Planet D.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
PARADISE VALLEY WALK
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 848
Cass Corridor, Detroit, January 25, 2020 [20123]
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Planet D Nonet: Honeydripper
Planet D Nonet: Big John Special
Planet D Nonet: Hoppin’ John
Planet D Nonet: Shorty George
Planet D Nonet: Shuffling & Rolling
Planet D Nonet: King Porter Stomp
Planet D Nonet: Weird Beard
Planet D Nonet: Paradise Valley Walk
Planet D Nonet: Freedoms
Planet D Nonet: Prince Of Wails
Planet D Nonet: Jones Law Blues
Planet D Nonet: Rumba Negro
Planet D Nonet: Country Cooking


A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation

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John Sinclair - Scuze' Me feat. Laith Al Saadi And Steve Fly



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Uniquely Detroit - John Sinclair




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WE WILL FLY AWAY BLUES & ROOTS 113



The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
WE WILL FLY AWAY
BLUES & ROOTS 113
John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, January 5, 2003 [20142]


Little Walter: Juke
Paula & The Pontiacs: 30 X 90
Clarence Gatemouth Brown: Going Back To Louisiana
Henry Gray & the Cats: The Grayhound Blues
Bryan Lee: Shipyard Blues
Li’l Buck Sinegal: Bad Situation
James Rivers: Jimmy Reed Medley
Coco Robicheaux: We Will Fly Away
Eddie Bo: Down By The River
Tommy Ridgley: I’m Gonna Cross That River
Snooks Eaglin: Boogie Rambler
Lavelle White: Yes I’ve Been Crying
Sugar Boy Crawford: I Bowed On My Knees
Professor Longhair: Gone So Long
Walter “Wolfman” Washington: These Blues Has Got To Go
Little Walter: Lights Out


A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Leni & Sunnny Sinclair

© 2003, 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation

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BELIEVE IT! JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 850



Episode 850 is coming once again from Radio Free Amsterdam’s temporary Detroit headquarters in the Hartford Rehab Clinic where I’m recuperating from open heart surgery on Valentine’s Day and making a program of music by bluesman Larry McCray of my home town of Davison, Michigan interspersed with a series of conversations between Larry and Robert Jr & Sugar Mae of BIg City Rhythm & Blues magazine recorded on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise liner in the Caribbean Sea last year.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BELIEVE IT!
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 850
Hartford Rehab Clinic, Detroit, March 10, 2020 [20151]
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Larry McCray: Blues Is My Business
Larry McCray Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens
Larry McCray: Best In Town
Larry McCray Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens
Larry McCray: Believe It
Larry McCray: Strong Companion
Larry McCray Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens
Larry McCray: That’s How Strong
Larry McCray: Cash Money
Larry McCray Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens
Larry McCray: You Don’t Know
Larry McCray Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens
Larry McCray: She’s A Wolf
Larry McCray: Burglar
Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens Outro

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Bg City Rhythm &
Blues magazine

© 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation

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