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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