JOHN SINCLAIR & SHARING COUNTER-CULTURE

The epic & encyclopedic – back catalogue – of music and writings from John Sinclair, will soon be available for – digital download – and SHARED’ availability. Many of his works have been tragically lost, to both personal and national disasters of one kind or another; other works have been miss-placed and kept in storage for a long long time, and, like any other great archeological anthropological discovery from the African heartlands – the opening of the JOHN SINCLAIR archives and vaults provides a rich resource of counter-cultural gems and treasures, useful feedback for all humanity to process.

So, i thought i could contribute a little something in the way of a hyperlinked guide to John Sinclair in cyberspace, and the places and spaces you can find his footprints and fresh air. I will also begin the work on his recommended reading/listening list from the back of GUITAR ARMY.

http://www.radiofreeamsterdam.com/

http://johnsinclair.us/10for2/

http://www.youtube.com/user/johnsinclairtv

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Sinclair_(poet)

http://www.luminist.org/archives/marijuana.htm

http://arborwiki.org/city/John_Sinclair

DETROIT LIFE: JOHN SINCLAIR AND HIS MOTOR CITY SCHOLARS.

IT’S ALL GOOD: A JOHN SINCLAIR READER


FATTENING FROGS FOR SNAKES: DELTA SOUND SUITE. (BOOK)

DON’T START ME TO TALKIN’: FATTENING FROGS FOR SNAKES.

F.F.F.S. REVIEW IN ROLLINGSTONE.

recordings:
Detroit Life with the Motor City Blues Scholars (No Cover Records, 2009)
Tearing Down the Shrine of Truth & Beauty with the Pinkeye Orchestra (LocoGnossis Records, 2008)
Fattening Frogs For Snakes, Volume 3: Don’t Start Me To Talking (Big Chief/Electric Catfish Records, 2008)
crisscross with Mark Ritsema (Big Chief Records, 2006)
Fattening Frogs For Snakes, Volume 2: Country Blues (No Cover Records, 2005)
No Money Down: John Sinclair’s Greatest Hits, Volume 1 (Big Chief Records, 2004)
Peyote Mind with Monster Island (Book Beat, 2003)
Knock Out with Lange Frans & Baas B (420 Café, 2002)
Fattening Frogs For Snakes, Volume 1: The Delta Sound (Okra-ToneRecords, 2002)
It’s All Good with Fluxedo Junction (Fluxedo, 2000)
Underground Issues (Spy Boy Records, 2000)
White Buffalo Prayer with Wayne Kramer & the Blues Scholars (Spy Boy, 2000)
Full Circle with Wayne Kramer & the Blues Scholars (Alive Records, 1997)
thelonious:a book of monk—volume one (New Alliance Records, 1996)
If I Could Be With You—John Sinclair & Ed Moss with the Society Jazz Orchestra (Schoolkids Records,1996)
Full Moon Night—John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars (Total Energy Records, 1995)
“flyright”—a monk suite,with pianist Ed Moss (1991, unissued)
books & publicationsIT’S ALL GOOD: A John Sinclair Reader (Headpress, 2008)
GUITAR ARMY (2nd Edition, Feral House/Process Books, 2007)
GUITAR ARMY (Italian Translation, Stampa Alternativa, 2007)
Va Tutto Bene / It’s All Good (Stampa Alternativa, 2006)i mean you: a book for penny (Palomar Press, 2005)
Peyote Mind & After (Book Beat, 2003)
Fattening Frogs For Snakes: Delta Sound Suite (Surregional Press, 2002)
Full Circle (Minimal Press,1997)
“flyright”—a monk suite (1991, unpublished)
“We Just Change The Beat”: Selected Poems (Ridgeway Press, 1988)
thelonious: a book of monk—volume one (1985, unpublished)
GUITAR ARMY: Street Writings/Prison Writings, Douglas/World, 1972Music & Politics (with Robert Levin), Jazz & Pop/World, 1971
Meditations: A Suite For John Coltrane (Artists Workshop Press, 1967)
The Poem For Warner Stringfellow (Artists Workshop Press, 1966)
FIRE MUSIC: a record (Artists Workshop Press, 1966)This Is Our Music (Artists Workshop Press, 1965)

http://www.headpress.com/JohnSinclair.aspx

“John Sinclair is a huge lover with masses of curly black hair flowing all over his head and shoulders. . . He and his White Panther brothers and sisters from Ann Arbor, Michigan are the most alive force in the whole Midwest. They turn on thousands of kids each week to their own beauty and build them into warriors and artists of the new Nation. . . For this some bald-headed judge named Columbo sentenced John Sinclair to nine-and-a-half to ten years in the penitentiary at Jackson, Michigan.”
— Abbie Hoffman
Woodstock Nation (1969)

JAMS (FROM GUITAR ARMY BY John Sinclair)

ROCK AND ROLL

KICK OUT THE JAMS – MC5 (Elektra)
CHEAP THRILLS – Big Brother and Holding Company (Columbia)
ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? – Jimi Hendrix Experience (Reprise)
SMASH HITS – Jimi Hendrix Experience (Reprise)
FREAK OUT – The Mothers of Invension HIGH TIME – MC5 (Atlantic)
DETROIT – Mitch Rider (Paramount)
OZONE – Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)
STOOGES – stooges (Elektra)
FUN HOUSE – Stooges (Elekra)
GRIS-GRIS – Doctor John (Atco)
BABYLON – Dr. John (Atco)
BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME – Bob Dylan (Columbia)
HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED – Bob Dylan (Columbia)
BLONDE ON BLONDE – Bob Dylan (Columbia)
JOHN WESLEY HARDING – Bob Dylan (Columbia)
BEGGARS BANQUET – Rolling Stones (London)
LET IT BLEED – Rolling Stones (London)
STICKY FINGERS – Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)
REVOLVER – Beatles (Capitol)
SERGENT PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND – Beatles (Capitol)
BOOGIE WITH CANNED HEAT – Canned Heat (Liberty)
SUNSHINE SUPERMAN – Donovan (Epic)
MY GENERATION – Who (Decca)
SAFE AS MILK – Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band (Buddha)
THE FUGS (2nd Album) – Fugs (ESP-Disk’)
WHITE HEAT WHITE LIGHT – Velvet Underground (MGM)
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE TAKES OFF – Jefferson Airplane (RCA)
VOLUNTEERS – Jefferson Airplane (RCA)
THE GRATEFUL DEAD (1st Album) – Grateful Dead (Reprise)
ELECRTIC MUSIC FOR THE MIND AND BODY – Country Joe & the Fish (Vanguard)
LOVE (1st Album) – Love (Elektra)
DA CAPO – Love (Elekra)
THE DOORS (1st Album) – Doors (Elekra)
FRESH CREAM – Cream (Atco)
WHEELS OF FIRE – Cream (Atco)
BLUESBREAKERS – John Mayall (London)
VINCEBUS ERUPTUM – Blue Cheer (Phillips)
SUNSET – The Rationals (Crewe)
TRAVELLERS TALE – SRC (Capitol)
MONGREL – Bob Seger (Capitol)
SURVIVAL – Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)
E PLURIBUS FUNK – Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL – Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)
BAYOU COUNTRY – Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)
SANDERS’ TRUCK SHOP – Ed Sanders (Warner)
SPIRITS KNOW AND UNKNOWN – Leon Thomas (Flying Dutchman)
EDGAR WINTER’S WHITE TRASH – Edgar Winter (Epic)
LIVE – Johnny Winter and (Columbia)
JOHNNY WINTER (1st Album) – Johnny Winter (Columbia)
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE’S GREATEST HITS – Sly & the Family Stone (Epic)

RHYTHM & BLUES

HISTORY OF RHYTHM & BLUES (Volumes 1-4) – (Atlantic)
PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND – (!st Album) – Paul Butterfield (Elekra)
THE RESURRECTION OF PIGBOY CRABSHAW – Paul Butterfield (Elekra)
J. GEILS BAND – (Elekra)
ELMORE JAMES – Elmore James (Bell)
CHUCK BERRY’S GOLDEN DECADE – Chuck Berry (Chess)
16 GREATEST HITS – Bo Diddley (Chess)
THE BEST OF MUDDY WATERS – Muddy Waters (Chess)
ELECTRIC MUD – Muddy Waters (Chess)
MOANIN’ IN THE MOONLIGHT – Howlin’ Wolf (Chess)
THE LONDON SESSIONS – Howlin’ Wolf (Chess)
16 GREATEST HITS – B.B King (Crown)
JAMES BROWN LIVE AT THE APOLLO (Vol. 1) – James Brown (King)
BOBBY BLUE BLAND’S GREATEST HITS – Bobby Blue Bland (Duke)
HOUSE OF THE BLUES – John Lee Hooker (Checker)
URBAN BLUES -John Lee Hooker (ABC)
SERVE YOU RIGHT TO SUFFER -John Lee Hooker (Impulse)
I’M JIMMY REED – Jimmy Reed (Veejay)
THE JIMMY REED STORY -Jimmy Reed (Atlantic)
OTIS READING IN EUROPE – Otis Reading (Atlantic)
ARETHA’S GOLD – Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)
CHICAGO/THE BLUES/TODAY – (3 vOLUMES) – (Vanguard)
DETROIT BLUES – (BLUES CLASSICS)
GOLDEN GOODIES (Volumes 2,3,6,7,12) – (Roulette)
LIGHTIN’ IN NEW YORK – Lightning Hopkins (Candid/Barnaby)
WEST SIDE SOUL – Magic Sam (Delmark)
HOODOO MAN BLUES – Junior Wells (Delmark)
OTIS SPAN IS THE BLUES – Otis Span (Candid/Barnaby)
THE BEST OF SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON – Sonny Boy Williamson (Chess)
GREATEST HITS – Little Richard (Speciality)
GREAT JUKEBOX HITS – Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)
ALL AROUND THE WORLD – Little Willie John (King)
I PUT A SPELL ON YOU – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (Okeh)
THE BEST OF LITTLE WALTER – Little Walter (Chess)
GREATEST HITS FROM THE BEGINNING – The Miracles (Motown)
GREATEST HITS – The Temptations (Motown)
GREATEST HITS – Martha and the Vandellas (Motown)
GREATEST HITS – The Four Tops (Motown)
GREATEST HITS – Elaine Brown (Vault)

SPOKEN

DIG -Eldridge Cleaver
MESSAGE TO THE GRASS ROOTS – Malcolm X (Afro-American Broadcasting Co.)
BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY – Malcolm X (Douglas)
THIS IS MADNESS – The Last Poets (Douglas)
THE SICK HUMOR OF LENNY BRUCE – Lenny Bruce (Fantasy)
WHAT I WAS ARRESTED FOR – Lenny Bruce (Douglas)
I AM NOT A NUT, ELECT ME – Lenny Bruce (Fantasy)
LENNY BRUCE AMERCA – Lenny Bruce (Fantasy)

BERKELEY CONCERT – Lenny Bruce (Straight)
AIN’T NO AMBULANCES FOR NO NIGGUS TONIGHT – Stanley Crouch (Flying Dutchman)
SOUL AND SOLEDAD – Angela Davis (Flying Dutchman)
HOWL & OTHER POEMS -Allen Ginsberg (Fantasy)
A NIGHT IN SANTA RITA – Robert Scheer (Flying Dutchman)
MURDER AT KENT STATE – Pete Hamill (Flying Dutchman)
LORD BUCKLEY’S HITS – Lord Buckley (Wolrd Pacific)
MASSACRE AT MY LAI – Pete Hamill (Flying Dutchman)

NEW BLACK MUSIC


NOTHING IS – Sun Ra (ESP-Disk’)
THE HELIOCENTRIC WORLDS OF SUN RA – Sun Ra (Saturn Research)
THE MAGIC CITY – Sun Ra (Saturn Research)
ATLANTISSun Ra (Saturn Research)
STRANGE STRINGS – Sun Ra (Saturn Research)
A LOVE SUPREME – John Coltrane (Impulse)
LIVE AT BIRDLAND – John Coltrane (Impulse)
MEDITATIONS – John Coltrane (Impulse)
SELFLESSNESS – John Coltrane (Impulse)
KULU SE MAMA – John Coltrane (Impulse)
COSMIC MUSIC – John Coltrane (Impulse)
UNIT STRUCTURES – Cecil Taylor Unit (Blue Note)
INTO THE HOT – Cecil Taylor & Gil Evans (Impulse)
JAZZ COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA – Jazz Composers Orchestra (JCOA)
TAUHID – Pharoah Sanders (Impulse)
KARMA – Pharoah Sanders (Impulse)
THEMBI – Pharoah Sanders (Impulse)
FIRE MUSIC – Archie Shepp (Impulse)
MAMA TOO TIGHT – Archie Shepp (Impulse)
ORNETTE COLEMAN TOWN HALL CONCERT – Jazz Composers Orchestra (ESP-DISK)
THIS IS OUR MUSIC – Ornette Coleman (Atlantic)
ORNETTE ON TENOR – Ornette Coleman (Atlantic)
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS – Ornette Coleman (Flying Dutchman)
BELLS – Albert Ayler (ESP-Disk)
NEW GRASS – Albert Ayler ((Impulse)
THE LACK SAINT & THE SINNER LADY – Charles Mingus (Impulse)
MINGUS PRESENTS MINGUS – Charles Mingus (Candid/Barnaby)
EVOLUTION – Grachan Moncur (Blue Note)
LET FREEDOM RING – Jackie McLean (Blue Note)
LIFE TIME – Tony Williams (Blue Note)
OUT TO LUNCH – Eric Dolphy (Blue Note)
OUT THERE – Eric Dolphy (Prestiege)
IRON MAN – Eric Dolphy (Douglas)
LIBERATION MUSIC ORCHESTRA – Charlie Haden (Impulse)
THE THIRD WORLD – Gato Barbieri (Flying Dutchman)
THE MARION BROWN QUINTET – Marion Brown (ESP-Disk)
SONG FOR – Joseph Jarman (Delmark)
AS IF IT WERE THE SEASONS – Joseph Jarman (Delmark)
SOUND – Roscoe Mitchell (Delmark)
LEVELS & DEGREES OF LIGHT – Richard Abrams (Delmark)
HUMILITY IN THE LIGHT OF THE CREATOR – Maurice Mcintyre (Delmark)
NUMBERS 1&2 – Lester Bowie (Nessa)
CONGRIPTIOUS – Roscoe Mitchell (Nessa)
COMPLETE COMMUNION – Don Cherry (Blue Note)
SKETCHES OF SPAIN – Miles Davis (Columbia)
KIND OF BLUE – Miles Davis (Columbia)
MILESTONES – Miles Davis (Columbia)
BITCHES BREW – Miles Davis (Columbia)
MILES DAVIS AT THE FILMORE – Miles Davis (Columbia)
“IS” – Chick Corea (Solid State)
PATTI WATERS SINGS – Patti Waters (ESP-Disk’)
BLACK WOMEN – Sonny Sharrock (Embryo)
EVERYWHERE – Roswell Rudd (Impulse)
COMPULSION – Andrew Hill (Blue Note)
FRANK WRIGHT TRIO – Frank Wright (ESP-Disk)
BURTON GREENE QUARTET – Burton Greene (ESP-Disk)
WHY NOT – Marion Brown (ESP-Disk)
THE GIANT IS AWAKENED – Horace Tapscott (Flying Dutchman)
QUARTET – John Carter/Bobby Bradfoed (Flying Dutchman)
MULTIDIRECTIONAL – Contemporary Jazz Quintet (Blue Note)

BOOKS

ITS ALL GOOD – John Sinclair (Headpress)
FATTENING FROGS FOR SNAKES – John Sinclair (Headpress)
GUITAR ARMY – JOHN SINCLAIR (Douglas Book Corporation)
MUSIC AND POLITICS – John Sinclair and Robert Levin
SHOTS – David Fenton
TRIAL – Tom Hayden
WEATHERMAN – edited by Harold Jacobs
GETTING BUSTED – edited by Ross Firestone
THE DRUG BUST – John Dominick
FREE MARIUANA – Michael Aldrich
FIRE! Writings from the Underground Press – Edited by Paul, jon & Carol
THE CONSPIRACY – Chicago 8
WE ARE EVERYWHERE – Jerry Rubin
WOODSTOCK NATION – Abbie Hoffman
REVOLUTION FOR THE HELL OF IT – Abbie Hoffman
DO IT! – Jerry Rubin
THE NEW LEFT: A Documentary History – edited by Massimo Teodori
THE MOVEMENT TOWARD A NEW AMERICA – edited by Mitchell Goodman
WHOLE EARTH CATALOGUE
PSYCHEDELIC PRAYERS – Timothy Leary
JAIL NOTES – Timothy Leary
REVOLUTIONARY LETTERS – Diane Di Prima
HOWL & OTHER POEMS – Allen Ginsberg
PLANET NEWS – Allen Ginsberg
NAKED LUNCH – William S. Burroughs
THE SOFT MACHINE – William S. Burroughs
NOVA EXPRESS – William S. Burroughs
THE JOB – William S. Burroughs
HUMAN UNIVERSE – Charles Olson
MEAT SCIENCE ESSAYS – Michael Mclure
DARK BROWN – Michael Mclure
THE MAXIMUS POEMS – Charles Olson
FOR LOVE – Robert Creely
THE NEW AMERICAN POETRY 1945-1960 – Edited by Donald Allen
PEACE EYE – Ed Sanders
REBELLION & REPRESSION – Tom Hayden
POT: A HANDBOOK OF MARIJUANA – John Rosevear
ON THE ROAD – Jack Kerouac
THE DHARMA BUMS – Jack Kerouac
MOUNTAINS & RIVERS WITHOUT END – Gary Snyder
EARTH HOUSE HOLD – Gary Snyder
POISONED WHEAT – Michael Mclure
BEEN DOWN SO LONG IT LOOKS LIKE UP TO ME – Richard Farina
V. – Thomas Pynchon
TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA – Richard Brautigan
THE STRANGE ODYSSEY OF HOWARD POW! – Bill Hutton
A HISTORY OF AMERIKA – Bill Hutton
THE SUN – Jim Semark
ONE FLEW OVER THE COOKOOS NEST – Ken Kessey
ELECTRIC KOOL AID ACID TEST – Tom Wolfe
REALLY THE BLUES – Mezz Mezzrow
THE AIR-CONDITIONED NIGHTMARE – Henry Miller
THE JOURNAL OF ALBION MOONLIGHT – Kenneth Patchen
RED FLAG/BLACK FLAG – Patrick Seale & Maureen McConville
SEIZE THE TIME – Bobby Seale
THE GENIUS OF HUEY P. NEWTON
ESSAYS FROM THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE – Huey P. Newton
SOUL ON ICE – Eldridge Cleaver
POST-PRISON WRITINGS AND SPEECHES – Eldridge Cleaver
CONVERSATION WITH ELDRIDGE CLEAVER
PALANTE – Michael Abramson and the Young Lords Party
OUT THING IS DRUM – Kenny Cockrill & Mike Hamlin
THE POLITICAL THOUGHT OF JAMES FOREMAN – James Foreman
MALCOLM X SPEAKS
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X
DIE NIGGER DIE – H. Rap Brown
STOKELY CARMCIHAEL
SOLEDAD BROTHER – George Jackson
IF THEY COME IN THE MORNING – Angela Davis
THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR – Sam Greenlee
BLUES PEOPLE – LeRoi Jones
BLACK MUSIC – LeRoi Jones
FOUR LIVES IN BEBOP BUSINESS – A. B. Spellman
SISTERHOOD IS POWERFUL – Edited By Robin Morgan
THE FEMALE EUNUCH – Germaine Greer
THE DIALECTIC OF SEX – Shulamith Firestone
THE EMANCIPATION OF WOMEN – V.I Lenin
DANCE THE EAGLE TO SLEEP – Marge Piery
WOMEN IN SEXIST SOCIETY – Edited by Vivian Gornick & Barbara K. Moran
THE WRETCHED OF THE EARTH – Frantz Fanon
A DYING COLONIALISM – Frantz Fanon
HANDBOOK OF REVOLUTIONARY WARFARE – Kwame Nkrumah
QUOTATIONS FROM CHAIRMAN MAO TSE-TUNG
LONG LIVE THE VICTORY OF PEOPLES WAR – Lin Piao
SELECTED WORKS OF MAO TSE-TUNG (Vol. -4)
ON PRACTICE – Mao Tse-Tung
ON CONTRADICTION – Mao Tse-Tung
MAO TSE-TUNG ON LITERATURE AND ART
ESSENTIAL WORKS OF LENIN – edited by Henry M. Christman
LEFT-WING COMMUNISM AN INFANTILE DISORDER – V.I Lenin
THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO – Karl Marx & Frederick Engles.
THE ORIGIN OF THE FAMILY, PRIVATE PROPERTY & THE STATE – Frederick Engles
RED STAR OVER CHINA – Edgar Snow
HO CHI MINH ON REVOLUTION – Edited by Bernard B. Fall


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