Sunday, December 24, 2017

Radio Free Amsterdam Christmas Specials



Merry Christmas
 to all our listeners and supports out there. Radio Free Amsterdam presents a fine selection of seasonal Blues Jazz and funk stocking fillers. Shows from John Sinclair, Leslie Keros, Soul Lucille, Cary Wolfson, Harry Duncan and more RFA DJ’s.
Check back in over the holiday period for updates.

Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk and a guest spot by John Sinclair with soulful Christmas tunes by Detroit Junior, Clarence Carter, Rose Graham, Al Green, Pearl Bailey, Short Stuff, Jim Cagle, The Beginning Of The End, Count Sidney & His Dukes, James Brown, Earl King, Thornetta Davis, Sir Mack Riice, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Louis Armstrong, Gary Walker, Jimmy Jules & The Nuclear Soul System, Rufus Thomas, Electric Jungle, Milly & Silly, and The Drifters.
 The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
FUNKY FUNKY CHRISTMAS
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 124
Lucille DJ, controradio-fm, Florence, Italy, December 20, 2017 [DLSL-0124]
Detroit Junior: Christmas Day
Clarence Carter: Back Door Santa
Rose Graham: Black Christmas
Al Green: Feels Like Christmas
Pearl Bailey: Jingle Bells Cha Cha
Short Stuff: Merry Christmas Baby
Jim Cagle: Santa Claus Jr
The Beginning Of The End: Gee Whiz It’s Christmas
Count Sidney & His Dukes: Soul Christmas
James Brown: Soulful Christmas
Earl King: Santa Don’t Let Me Down
Thornetta Davis: Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
Sir Mack Rice: Santa Claus Wants Some Loving
Donny Hathaway: This Christmas
Stevie Wonder: What Christmas Means To Me
Louis Armstrong: ‘Zat You Santa Claus?
Gary Walker: Santa’s Got A Brand New Bag
Jimmy Jules & The Nuclear Soul System: Xmas Done Got Funky
Rufus Thomas: I’ll Be Your Santa Baby
Electric Jungle: Funky Funky Christmas
Milly & Silly: Getting Down For Xmas
The Drifters: White Christmas
 A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Lucille DJ for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by Lucille DJ at controradio-fm, Firenze
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
© 2017 Lucille Mancini. Used with permission.

Leslie Keros and Bill Dahl are throwing down some deep Christmas soul and blues sides featuring Booker T. & the MG’s, Roy Milton & the Solid Senders, Titus Turner, Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Julia Lee, John Lee Hooker, the Marshall Brothers, Sugar Chile Robinson, Oscar McLollie & the Honey Jumpers, The Moonglows, The Cadillacs, Albert King, Detroit Jr., Big Bud, Amos Milburn, J. D. McDonald, Nathaniel Mayer, and Ike & Tina Turner.
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
CHRISTMAS SPIRITS
MOOD INDIGO 60
Leslie Keros, WDCB-FM, Chicago, ­­­­­­Christmas 2015 [LKMB-0116]
Booker T. & the MG’s: We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Roy Milton & the Solid Senders: Christmastime Blues
Titus Turner: Christmas Morning
Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy: I Want My Baby for Christmas
Lightnin’ Hopkins: Merry Christmas
Julia Lee: Christmas Spirits
John Lee Hooker: Blues for Christmas
The Marshall Brothers: Mr. Santa’s Boogie
Sugar Chile Robinson: Christmas Boogie
Oscar McLollie & the Honey Jumpers: Dig That Crazy Santa Claus
The Moonglows: Hey Santa Claus
The Cadillacs: Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Albert King: Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’
Detroit Jr.: Christmas Day
Amos Milburn: Christmas (Comes But Once A Year)
Big Bud: Snowman Rock
  1. D. McDonald: Boogaloo Santa Claus
Nathaniel Mayer: Mr. Santa Claus
Ike & Tina Turner: Merry Christmas, Baby
Lightnin’ Hopkins: Happy New Year
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Leslie Keros for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by Leslie Keros at WDCB-FM, Chicago
Editing, post-production & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam
© 2015, 2017 Leslie Keros. Used with permission.


Episode 736 is a special rebroadcast of the first part of John Sinclair’s R&B Christmas Special for the year 2000, just now discovered in a showbx full of cassettes and transferred into the digital domain just in time for the 2017 holidays, with timeless R&B and jazz seasonal music by Louis Armstrong, Milton Batiste, the New Birth Brass Band, Louis Prima, Count Basie & His Orchestra with Joe Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra, Jimmy Rushing, Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers, Eartha Kitt, Gladys Bentley, Mabel Scott, Big John Greer, Babs Gonzales, Don Vappie, Wallace Johnson, and James Andrews.
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
SANTA’S SECOND LINE
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 736
WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, December 17, 2000 [20-01751]
Little Walter: Juke with John Sinclair Intro
Louis Armstrong: ‘Zat You Santa Claus?
Milton Batiste: Big Fat Santa Is Coming To Town
New Birth Brass Band: Santa’s Second Line
Louis Prima: What Will Santa Claus Say?
Count Basie & His Orchestra & Joe Williams: Good Morning Blues
Ella Fitzgerald: Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney
Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra: Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
Louis Armstrong: The Santa Claus Blues
Count Basie & His Orchestra & Jimmy Rushing: Good Morning Blues
Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers: Dig That Crazy Santa Claus
Eartha Kitt: Santa Baby
Gladys Bentley: Jingle Jangle
Mabel Scott: Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
Big John Greer: We Wanna See Santa Do The Mambo
Babs Gonzales: Bebop Santa Claus
Don Vappie: Too Fat For The Chimney
Wallace Johnson: Christmas Comes But Once A Year
James Andrews: Christmas In New Orleans

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
Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam
© 2000, 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation



Leslie Keros is playing holiday music with co-host Bill Dahl providing historical continuity for a program of tunes by the Lionel Hampton Orchestra with Sonny Parker, Ramsey Lewis, Eric Reed, Freddie King, Nicole Henry, Lou Rawls, Dave McKenna, James Brown, Solomon Burke, Rufus Thomas, Lowell Fulson, Jesse Thomas, Roy Milton & His Solid Senders, Harry Allen, B.B. King, and The Drifters.
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
CHRISTMAS BLUES
MOOD INDIGO 59
Leslie Keros, WDCB-FM, Chicago, December 21, 2016 [LKMI- 0059]
Lionel Hampton Orchestra with Sonny Parker: Merry Christmas Baby
Ramsey Lewis: Christmas Blues
Eric Reed: Christmas Blues
Freddie King: Christmas Tears
Nicole Henry: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Lou Rawls: Christmas Will Really Be Christmas
Dave McKenna: An Eggnog, Some Mistletoe And You
James Brown: Merry Christmas I Love You
Solomon Burke: Presents For Christmas
Rufus Thomas: I’ll Be Your Santa Baby
Lowell Fulson: Lonesome Christmas (Part 1)
Jesse Thomas: Christmas Celebration
Roy Milton & His Solid Senders: New Year’s Resolutions
Harry Allen: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
B.B. King: Back Door Santa
The Drifters: White Christmas
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Leslie Keros for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by Leslie Keros for WDCB-FM, Chicago
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam
© 2017 Leslie Keros. Used with permission.

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