Jazz Lunatique 187: Declaration of Independence

David Kunian is celebrating the independence of his ocuntry with his annual reading of the Declaration of Independence accompanied by Jimi Hendrix and Kermit Ruffins, plus tunes by The Last Poets, R+R=Now, Mavis Staples, Public Enemy, and the Rebirth Brass Band.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



David Kunian, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, July 3, 2018 [18420]


Egg Yolk Jubilee: A Call For All Demons

Jimi Hendrix: Star Spangled Banner

Kermit Ruffins: Star Spangled Banner >

David Kunian Reads The Declaration of Independence

The Last Poets: This Is Madness

R+R=Now: Resting Warrior

Mavis Staples: Little Bit

Public Enemy: The White Man’s Got A God Complex

Rebirth Brass Band: Tuba Luba

Rebirth Brass Band: The Law

Rebirth Brass Band: Don’t Touch That Stereo



Hosted by David Kunian for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by David Kunian at WWOZ-FM, New Orleans

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt


© 2018 David Kunian. Used with permission.


Roots & Branches 09: Sugar In My Bowl

Detroit radio legend Ernie Durham—The Frantic One, retired from years of service to WJLB Radio, initiated a new program series at WDET-FM, Public Radio in Detroit, on Saturday, July 7, 1991, replacing the Blue Sensations show produced by John Sinclair every Saturday night from midnight to 2:00 am, immediately preceding Blues & Music After Hours with Famous Coachman. A box of cassettes containing the first 20 Ernie Durham shows on WDET was discovered in 2009 by Frank Bach in his garage on the east side of Detroit and the tapes were digitally transferred and edited for broadcast by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam and Detroit Life Radio. Here’s an hour of the first show…more to follow!


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Ernie Durham, WDET-FM, Detroit, July 7, 1991 [18419]


Opening Theme

Marvin Gaye: Let’s Get It On

Dobie Gray: The In Crowd

The Dells: Oh What A Nite

Etta James: At Last

[Unidentified Artist]: When I See Her

Impressions: Keep On Pushing

Rick James: Give It to Me Baby

Night Liters: K.G.

Big Joe Turner: Shake Rattle & Roll

Marvin Gaye: Ain’t That Peculiar

Ruth Brown: Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean

Hugh Masekela: Grazing in the Grass

The Clovers: Blue Velvet

Kim Weston: Come Rain or Come Shine

Luther Ingram: For More Reasons Than One

Nina Simone: I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl

[Unidentified Artist]: Checking on You



Hosted by Frantic Ernie Durham for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Ernie Durham for WDET-FM, Detroit

Recorded by Frank Bach

Digital transfer, post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Frank & Peggy Bach and Celia Sinclair


© 2010, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation