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Radio Free Amsterdam Daily New Shows ♪♫ www.radiofreeamsterdam.org Free Listening! Blues, Jazz & Re**er music, grassroots radio.

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:
Highway 61 Blues with Scott Barretta
plus Blues & Roots with John Sinclair

Thursdays:
Beyond The Groove Yard with George Klein
plus Mood Indigo with Leslie Keros

Fridays:
Sounds of Blue with Bob Putignano
plu

s The Soul Lucille Show with Lucille DJ

Saturdays:
Big City Blues Cruise with Martino D’Lorenzo
plus Party Train with Linda Lexy

Sundays:
Ancestor Worship with John Sinclair
plus Jazz Lunatique with David Kunian

Please visit us at:
http://radiofreeamsterdam.org/

It’s been seven years since KBCO decided to cancel Blues From the Red Rooster Lounge after 32 years. If you’ve been wond...
07/04/2024

It’s been seven years since KBCO decided to cancel Blues From the Red Rooster Lounge after 32 years. If you’ve been wondering where you can still hear it, fear not. It’s now available online at https://wdcb.org/program/blues-from-the-red-rooster-lounge from our longtime affiliate, WDCB in suburban Chicago. Join us for a new show every week. We are coming up on our 2000th!!! show and have three special programs in honor of that event. This week and next week ( #1998 and #1999) feature Women in Blues. #2000 brings you the top 14 songs in our Rooster Music: The First 2000 Years collection. You won’t want to miss any of them.

Information about Blues from the Red Rooster Lounge, airing Saturday, 9 to 10 p.m.

06/02/2024

Detroit Tonight Live Celebrates the Life & Times of John Sinclair
ML Liebler & The Magic Poetry Band, Bill Harris, Ed Sanders, Peter Werbe, Robin Eichele , Melba Joyce Boyd, Ra Rishikavi Raghudas, Mark James Andrews, Sunfrog aka Andrew Smith

06/02/2024

Please excuse us for the temporary issues with our website. It may be fully or partially inaccessible. We appreciate your patience during this time. Here is a "no frills" link to our 24/7 no-stop RFA broadcast stream.

Episode 1052 is coming from our temporary Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in my daughter Sunny’s house in Eastpointe M...
04/09/2024

Episode 1052 is coming from our temporary Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in my daughter Sunny’s house in Eastpointe MI with a variegated program of classic and modern music, including an entire set of risqué numbers drawn from the series of discs called Big Ten Inch Record. The program has sides by Dinah Washington, Guitar Shorty, Magic Sam, Sippie Wallace, Little Milton, Jimmy Witherspoon, Charlie Parker, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Walter Davis, Georgia Tom & Jane Lucas, Lucille Bogan, Bo Carter, Lillie Mae Kirkman, Napoleon Fletcher, the Mississippi Sheiks, and Louise Johnson.

Posted on April 9, 2024 by steveflyJOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 1052 – SHE SHOWED IT ALL Episode 1052 is coming from our temporary Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in my daughter Sunny’s house in Eastpointe MI with a variegated program of classic and modern music, including an entire set of risqué...

04/07/2024

Episode 1042 is coming from RFA headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor and is centered on an obscure recording project that Tom Worrell and I did in New Orleans a few years ago, sponsored by our pal Frenchy but never released, which involves a small set of poems composed by Worrell, recited by myself, and recorded with Tom on piano and assorted helpers in a little studio off of Oak Street. It’s called The Trump Chronicles and in my estimation it’s a brilliant set of satirical works in twisted rhyme schemes that skewer and roast the guy I call Resident Rump. Intermixed are some other pieces Tom and I have recorded together and some of his solo works from the album titled Fess Up, plus a new trio number.

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04/02/2024

There’s a line in the Townes Van Zandt song, “White Freight Liner,” that goes, “There’s bad news from Houston/ Half my friends are dying.” Guess this is what happens as you get older but I’m starting to feel that way. In the last month four of my friends have passed away, including two long-timers just today: Bill Moran and the legendary John Sinclair.

I met Bill back in the ‘70s when he ran Trade-A-Tape & Records here in Boulder. Over the years we shared countless live recordings. Some weird disease wrecked his life starting a couple years ago.

I met Sinclair at another record store, the Louisiana Music Factory in New Orleans. We quickly became fast friends and blues brothers and he eventually became the managing editor of Blues Access magazine n its final few years. John was a countercultural icon who was perhaps the last embodiment of the beatnik lifestyle. I treasure the memory of just the two us at Common Ground on the Hill screening the film about him, “20 to Life.” His personalized running commentary was priceless.

John was in his 80s and his health was never the greatest but, like Dick Waterman, he was one of those guys on the blues scene you simply expected to be around forever. He leaves behind a great legacy and I’ll miss knowing he’s around.

To the rest of you: PLEASE take care of yourselves; I’ve had more than enough of this.

All the best alternative holiday tunes 🎷🥁🎸🎤
12/25/2023

All the best alternative holiday tunes 🎷🥁🎸🎤

Posted on December 25, 2023December 18, 2023THE BLUES SHOW 612 – CHRISTMAS BOOGIE Bruce Pingree is playing the Christmas blues with his 2014 Holiday Edition featuring music by Jimmy Witherspoon, Gatemouth Moore, Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends, Little Esther, Joe Lutcher, Lloyd Glenn, Sugar Chile Robin...

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04/01/2023

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"Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk and a guest spot from John Sinclair with tunes by The Three Degrees, Clarence Reid, Willie Bobo, Margie Joseph, Sandra Richardson, Jack Ashford & The Sound of New Detroit, The Controllers, Rudy Ray Moore, John “T-Bone” Paxton, H-Bomb Ferguson, Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra, Jay & The Techniques, Rare Earth, Mike James Kirkland, Stevie Wonder, The Isley Brothers, The Crusaders, Leon Haywood, and Little Richard.--John Sinclair.

Posted on April 1, 2023 by steveflyTHE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 383 – YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN’ Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk and a guest spot from John Sinclair with tunes by The Three Degrees, Clarence Reid, Willie Bobo, Margie Joseph,...

https://radiofreeamsterdam.org/party-train-47-soul-serenade-2/  47 with Linda Lexy"Linda Lexy is spinning all night in 2...
04/01/2023

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47 with Linda Lexy

"Linda Lexy is spinning all night in 2017 with selections by Tino G., Etta James, Anne Sexton, Jackie Wilson, The Artistics, Isaac Hayes, Margie Joseph, The Dramatics, David Ruffin, The Web People, Clarence Reid, Frankie & the Damons, Carolyn Franklin, Jerry Butler, Lou Rawls, Nina Simone, Tino G., and The Blues Scholars."

Posted on April 1, 2023 by steveflyPARTY TRAIN 47 – SOUL SERENADE Linda Lexy is spinning all night in 2017 with selections by Tino G., Etta James, Anne Sexton, Jackie Wilson, The Artistics, Isaac Hayes, Margie Joseph, The Dramatics, David Ruffin, The Web People, Clarence Reid, Frankie & the Damons...

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02/23/2023

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"Episode 994 is celebrating Mardi Gras 2023 at Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with an hour of music from New Orleans by my late, great Big Chief Bo Dollis and the Wild Magnolias, drawn from their classic 45 rpm singles and their early albums for French Barclay and Polydor USA."

Posted on February 19, 2023February 11, 2023 by steveflyJOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 994 – THEY CALL US WILD Episode 994 is celebrating Mardi Gras 2023 at Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with an hour of music from New Orleans by my late, great Big Chief Bo Dollis and the...

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02/23/2023

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Now with ChatGPT, free to play with while you listen to the music. (See the Green icon in the top right hand side of any page at RFA)

Posted on February 22, 2023BLUESTIME INTERNATIONAL 174 – DETROIT RUMBLE BluesTime 174 with Roger White from CJAM-FM in Windsor has music by Magic Dick & J. Geils, Walk That Walk, Seth Lee Jones, Sugar Ray Raiford, Rick Holmstrom, and Eddie Turner. The John Sinclair Foundation PresentsDETROIT RUMBL...

https://radiofreeamsterdam.org/the-blues-show-560-xmas-blues/Bruce Pingree is playing music this week by Preston Shannon...
12/24/2022

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Bruce Pingree is playing music this week by Preston Shannon Band, Trudy Lynn, Little Esther Phillips, Mel Walker, the Johnny Otis Orchestra, Charles Brown with Johnny Otis, Felix Gross, Big Joe Turner, Al Basile, Albert King, B.B. King, Bo Carter, Earl King, Hazel Scott, Ingrid Lucia, and James Brown.

Posted on December 20, 2022December 16, 2022 by steveflyTHE BLUES SHOW 560 – XMAS BLUES Bruce Pingree is playing music this week by Preston Shannon Band, Trudy Lynn, Little Esther Phillips, Mel Walker, the Johnny Otis Orchestra, Charles Brown with Johnny Otis, Felix Gross, Big Joe Turner, Al Basil...

https://radiofreeamsterdam.org/the-groove-yard-194-christmas-blessings/George Klein presents his first annual Christmas ...
12/24/2022

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George Klein presents his first annual Christmas program on WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti in 1989 with an hour of 1950s & ‘60s Christmas jazz by Gene Ammons, Bobby Timmons, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Shirley Scott, Charlie Parker, Bob Dorough, Roland Kirk, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Paul Bley, Jimmy Smith, Lionel Hampton, and Chico Hamilton.

Posted on December 22, 2022December 16, 2022 by steveflyTHE GROOVE YARD 194 – CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS George Klein presents his first annual Christmas program on WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti in 1989 with an hour of 1950s & ‘60s Christmas jazz by Gene Ammons, Bobby Timmons, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Shirley ...

https://radiofreeamsterdam.org/new-orleans-music-show-31-xmas-december-birthdays/From our Vintage Radio Vaults, another ...
12/24/2022

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From our Vintage Radio Vaults, another edition of the New Orleans Music Show with the late Tom Morgan from WWOZ-FM in New Orleans with music by Paul Gayten, Johnny Adams, Alvin “Shine” Robinson, James Booker, Jim Backus, Kermit Ruffins, Johnny Guaranari, Kermit Ruffins, Brian Stoltz, Ed “Kookie” Burns, Tricia Boutte, Leroy Carr, Charlie Miller, an unidentified spiritual artist, and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux.

Posted on December 24, 2022December 16, 2022 by steveflyNEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOW 31 – XMAS & DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS From our Vintage Radio Vaults, another edition of the New Orleans Music Show with the late Tom Morgan from WWOZ-FM in New Orleans with music by Paul Gayten, Johnny Adams, Alvin “Shine”...

https://radiofreeamsterdam.org/the-soul-lucille-show-369-soul-christmas/Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy...
12/24/2022

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Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a special hour of holiday soul & funk featuring 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, The Drifters, Sir Mack Rice, Johnny Guaraneri, Thornetta Davis, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Louis Armstrong, Gary Walker, Jimmy Jules & The Nuclear Soul System, Rufus Thomas, Electric Jungle, and Milly & Silly.

Posted on December 24, 2022December 16, 2022 by steveflyTHE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 369 – SOUL CHRISTMAS Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a special hour of holiday soul & funk featuring Detroit Junior, Clarence Carter, Rose Graham, Al Green, Pearl Bailey, Short Stuff, Jim Cagle, The...

https://radiofreeamsterdam.org/john-sinclair-radio-show-974-the-united-records-story/"Episode 974 is coming from Radio F...
10/03/2022

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"Episode 974 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with music from a great Delmark Records blues anthology calld The United Records Story, with music by Morris Pejoe, Roosevelt Sykes, Leo Parker, Chris Wood, Robert Nighthawk, Jimmy Coe, Memphis Slim, The Four Blazes, J.T. Brown, Ray McKinstry, Paul Bascomb, Grant Jones, Dennis Binder, Tab Smith, Alfred Harris, Tiny Grimes, Della Reese, Jimmy Forrest, Robert Anderson, and The Pastels."

Posted on October 3, 2022 by steveflyJOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 974 – THE UNITED RECORDS STORY Episode 974 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with music from a great Delmark Records blues anthology calld The United Records Story, with music by Morris Pejoe,...

https://radiofreeamsterdam.org/john-sinclairs-81st-birthday-celebration/"Poet/journalist/producer/broadcaster John Sincl...
10/01/2022

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"Poet/journalist/producer/broadcaster John Sinclair will celebrate his 81st birthday (born October 2, 1941) with friends and fellow citizens at the Ralston Center, 19730 Ralston Street in the north end of Detroit, on Sunday, October 2nd from 7:00-11:00 pm."

Posted on October 1, 2022 by steveflyJOHN SINCLAIR’S 81st BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION SINCLAIR TO CELEBRATE 81ST BIRTHDAY WITH FRANTIC WEEK OF ACTIVITY TICKETS HEREMAKE A DONATION TO THE JOHN SINCLAIR FOUNDATION CategoriesEvents, Flyers, News BlogTags81st Birthday, Detroit, Donation, Event, Jazz, John Si...

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07/18/2022

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Posted on July 14, 2022JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 961 – CRAZY ‘BOUT A SAX Episode 961 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with music from the brand new album by the Planet D Nonet, A Tribute to Buddy Johnson on the Eastlawn label, with selections from the ...

Program Guide For April 2022.
06/12/2022

Program Guide For April 2022.

Posted on June 12, 2022 by steveflyProgram Guide April 2022 “Our internet radio station carries on with two new hours of original programming every day and offers a continuous flow of music on the 24/7 stream on our website where you can click the button and listen just like a real radio station.....

The Soul Lucille Show 341 – Super Soul SisterLucille DJ is spinning super heavyweight funk and soul plates featuring Fre...
05/12/2022

The Soul Lucille Show 341 – Super Soul Sister

Lucille DJ is spinning super heavyweight funk and soul plates featuring Fred Wesley, Jackie Wilson, The Blackbyrds, Heatwave, Chuck Brooks, Ray Charles, Jimmy Hughes, Labelle, Merl Saunders, Lee Webber and Baby Face Willete. Tune in, turn on and let your body move.

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   "arwulf arwulf is holding forth at WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor with his weekly dose of great music featuring: James P. Johnson...
05/05/2022



"arwulf arwulf is holding forth at WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor with his weekly dose of great music featuring: James P. Johnson, Jimmy Blythe’s Owls, Jimmy Bertrand’s Washboard Wizards, Jimmy Lytell, Jimmy Dorsey with Joe Venuti’s Blue Four, Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra, Jimmy Yancey, Jimmie Gordon and his Vip Vop Band, Jimmy McPartland and his Dixieland Band, Jimmy Rushing with Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra, Jimmie Lunceford’s Orchestra, Jimmy Archey’s Crescent City Delegates of Pleasure, Jimmy Blanton, Jimmy Hamilton with Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, the Jimmy Jones Trio, Jimmy Heath and Jimmy Forrest."

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RFA Weekly Calendar for May 2022."Keeping The Music Alive"
04/30/2022

RFA Weekly Calendar for May 2022.

"Keeping The Music Alive"

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