Episode 870 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters at 55 Peterboro St. where I’m featuring another hour of music from the vast archive of reefer songs I received from a listener called Paul Paul, who says “I collect songs about marijuana and I have about 5000.” He sent them to me on a USB stick and I’ll be featuring this week another hour of reefer and related music from the 1920s & 30s, with contributions from Tampa Red & The Chicago Five, Blind John Davis, The Cats & the Fiddle, Willie Bryant, The Harlem Hamfats with Rosetta Howard, The Ink Spots, The Four Clefs, The Meltone Boys, Bea Foote, Cab Calloway, Whistling Bob Howe with Frankie Griggs, Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe, Bessie Smith, Trixie Smith, Frankie “Half Pint” Jaxon, Richard M. Jones & His Jazz Wizarda, and The Mills Brothers.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Cass Corridor, Detroit, June 23, 2020 [20433]


Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Tampa Red & The Chicago Five with Blind John Davis:We’re Gonna Get High Together

The Cats & the Fiddle: Killing Jive

Willie Bryant: A Viper’s Moan

The Harlem Hamfats with Rosetta Howard: If You’re a Viper

The Ink Spots: That Cat Is High

Tampa Red & The Chicago Five: You Can’t Get That Stuff No More

The Four Clefs: The Jive Is Jumpin’

The Meltone Boys: Mary Jane

Bea Foote: Try and Get It

Cab Calloway: The Man From Harlem

Whistling Bob Howe with Frankie Griggs: The Hottest Stuff in Town

Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe: I’m Wild About My Stuff

Bessie Smith: I’m Wild About That Thing

Trixie Smith: My Daddy Rocks Me

Frankie “Half Pint” Jaxon: Down At Jaspers Bar-B-Que

Richard M. Jones & His Jazz Wizards: Good Stuff

Cab Calloway: The Jumpin’ Jive (Hep! Hep!)

Bessie Smith: You Gotta Give Me Some

The Mills Brothers: Chinatown My Chinatown


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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