John Sinclair Radio Show: We Love Big Chief
Episode 588 is coming from Frenchy’s Garage in New Orleans where I do my smoking, reading and thinking while I’m staying with Frenchy and Tina and Two Bears, their son, just across the Old Jefferson Parish line from Oak Street, Frenchy’s studio & gallery and the Maple Leaf Bar. It’s the Friday before Mardi Gras and we’re still trying to lay our Big Chief to rest with the third episode of our Radio Funeral for Big Chief Bo Dollis of the Wild Magnolias, who passed away on January 20 at the age of 71. This third hour of our memorial service offers a suite of selections from the AIM Records album called 30 Years…And Still Wild that was issued in the 1990s and contains the first recorded performance by Bo Dollis at a White Eagles Indian practice at Stanley’s Bar in the 7th Ward circa 1970; the first appearance of the Wild Magnolias with Willie Tee and his band at the 2nd Tulane University Jazz Festival; a rehearsal session and the master version of their first 45 rpm release in 1970, “Handa Wanda”; a pair of Wild Magnolias numbers recorded with Donald Harrison Jr. in the 1990s; and the final recording of Big Chief Bo Dollis from the recording sessions for the album called A New Kind Of Funk; plus my own homage to Big Chief Bo Dollis called “We Love Big Chief” with my Blues Scholars in Amsterdam with Tom Worrell on keyboards. Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Forgotten Souls Brass Band close out the service with their reading of the Wild Indian prayer that started the show, “Indian Red.” Special thanks to Steve The Fly for helping me get my hands on the AIM album for this show.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Frenchy’s Garage, New Orleans, February 13, 2015 [20-1506]

[01] Opening Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology
[02] John Sinclair Intro & Opening Comments
[03] Wild Magnolias: Indian Red
{04] Wild Magnolias: Wild Magnolia
[05] White Eagles & Bo Dollis: Golden Crown
[06] Wild Magnolias & New Gaturs: Ho Na Nae
[07] Wild Magnolias: Handa Wanda (Percussion Rehersal)
[08] Wild Magnolias: Handa Wanda (45)
[09]  Wild Magnolias: Pass It On
[10] Wild Magnolias: Hey Now Baby
[11] John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: We Love Big Chief
[12] Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & Forgotten Souls Brass Band: Indian Red

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Sidney Daniels
Special thanks to Steve The Fly, Frenchy, Tina, Two Bears & Celia Sinclair
Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

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