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

SUGAR IN MY BOWL

ROOTS & BRANCHES 09

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

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

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

 

Party Train 46: Gibble Gobble

Linda Lexy is driving the Party Train all the way from Funky D Studios in Detroit, where she’s playing music by Tino Gross, Big Maybelle, Melvin Davis, Andre Williams, Kim Weston, Soul Brothers Six, Willie Wright & His Sparklers, Gene Anderson, King Floyd, Cash McCall, Dennis Coffey, African Music Machine, War, The Temptations, Bettye Swann, Gene Allison, Laura Lee, and the Horse Cave Trio.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

GIBBLE GOBBLE

PARTY TRAIN 46

Linda Lexy, Funky D Studios, Detroit, March 14, 2017 [18418]

 

Tino Gross: Little Soul Sister

Big Maybelle: 96 Tears

Melvin Davis: This Ain’t The Way

Andre Williams: You Got It & I Want It

Kim Weston: Another Train Comin’

Soul Brothers Six: You Gotta Come A Little Closer

Willie Wright & His Sparklers: Gibble Gobble

Gene Anderson: The Lonliest One

King Floyd: Feel Like Dynamite

Cash McCall: Junkie For Your Love

Dennis Coffey: Gimme That Funk

African Music Machine: Black Water Gold

War: L.A. Sunshine

The Temptations: I Truly, Truly Believe

Bettye Swann: Don’t Touch Me

Gene Allison: If I Ever Needed Your Love

Laura Lee: Dirty Man

Horse Cave Trio: Man Who Built Your Hotrod

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Linda Lexy for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Linda Lexy & Tino Gross at Funky D Studios, Detroit

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Linda Lexy. Used with permission.

 

The Soul Lucille Show 155: Fun House

Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk and a guest spot by John Sinclair with tunes by Dee Dee Warwick, William Bell, Junior Mance, Johnnie Taylor, Lee Sain, Bobbi Humphrey, Black Heat, Bobby & Deborreh Williams, Donald Byrd, Kathy & The Kilowatts, Kelly’s Lot, Laurie Morvan, Monk Higgins, Black Sugar, The Soul Angels, and Wade Marcus.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FUN HOUSE

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 155

Lucille DJ, controradio-fm, Florence, Italy, July 24. 2018 [DLSL-0155]

 

Dee Dee Warwick: Rescue Me

William Bell: Eloise (Hang On In There)

Junior Mance: Don’t Worry About It

Johnnie Taylor: Blues In The Night

Lee Sain: She’s My Old Lady Too

Bobbi Humphrey: Fun House

Black Heat: Wanaoh

Bobby & Deborreh Williams: The Pusher’s Thang

Donald Byrd: The Emperor

Kathy & The Kilowatts: Let’s Do This Thing

Kelly’s Lot: Boom Boom Boom

Laurie Morvan: My Moderation

Monk Higgins: Gotta Be Funky

Black Sugar: The Loser

Soul Angels: It’s All in Your Mind

Wade Marcus: Spinning Wheel

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Lucille DJ for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Lucille DJ at controradio-fm, Firenze

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Lucille Mancini. Used with permission.

 

 

Sounds of Blue 151: All Day Music

Bob Putignano is playing music in Episode 151 by Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, Harvey Mandel, Jimi Hendrix, Luther Kent with Melvin Sparks, Rico McFarland with Big Time Sarah, Lou Reed with Steve Hunter, Billy Stewart, War, and Charles Earland.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

ALL DAY MUSIC

SOUNDS OF BLUE 151

Bob Putignano, Sounds of Blue Studio, New York, April 5, 2018 [18415]

 

Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters: Moanin’

Harvey Mandel: Campus Blues

Jimi Hendrix: Georgia Blues

Luther Kent with Melvin Sparks: Hoochie Coochie Man

Rico McFarland with Big Time Sarah: Blue Guitar

Lou Reed: Intro > Sweet Jane

Billy Stewart: Summertime

War: All Day Music

Billy Stewart: Sitting In the Park

Charles Earland: More Today than Yesterday

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Bob Putignano for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Bob Putignano at Sounds of Blue Studio, New York

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Robert Putignano. Used with permission.

 

Party Train 45: All Aboard

Linda Lexy is driving the Party Train all the way from Funky D Studios in Detroit, where she’s playing music by Tino Gross, Chuck Berry, Willie Kendrick, The Profonix, Jeanne & The Darlings, The Sisters Love, Charlie Whitehead, Pee Wee Ellis, Aaron Neville, Lavell Kamma, James Carpenter, Lee Dorsey, Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band, The Staples Singers, Peaches & Herb, The Bell Brothers, Al Green, and Jimmie Bones.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

ALL ABOARD

PARTY TRAIN 45

Linda Lexy, Funky D Studios, Detroit, March 14, 2017 [18404]

 

Tino Gross: Little Soul Sister

Chuck Berry: All Aboard

Willie Kendrick: Fine As Wine

The Profonix: Ain’t No Sun –

Jeanne & The Darlings: Singing About Love

The Sisters Love: Give Me Your Love

Charlie Whitehead: Between The Lines

Pee Wee Ellis: That Thing

[Aaron Neville: Hercules

Lavell Kamma: Soft Soul

James Carpenter: Party Time

Lee Dorsey: What You Want

Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band: I’ve Got Love

The Staples Singers: Give A Damn

Peaches & Herb; Love Is Strange

The Bell Brothers: Throw Away The Key

[22] Al Green: Back Up Train

Jimmie Bones: Put Your Hands Together

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Linda Lexy for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Linda Lexy & Tino Gross at Funky D Studios, Detroit

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Linda Lexy. Used with permission.

 

The Soul Lucille Show 154: Lay It On Me

Lucille DJ is on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk and a guest spot by John Sinclair with tunes by Chuck Simmons, Joe Tex, Syl Johnson, Johnnie Taylor, Marlena Shaw, Jimmy Smith, the Blue Rhythm Combo, Ralfi Pagan, Roy Ayers, 6ix, The Cadillacs, The Cardinals, Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters, BLO, The House Guests, Sly & The Family Stone, and the 5 Spiritual Tones.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

LAY IT ON ME

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 154

Lucille DJ, controradio-fm, Florence, Italy, July 19, 2018 [18402]

 

Chuck Simmons: Lay It On Me (Part 2)

Joe Tex: Engine Engine Number 9

Syl Johnson: Annie Got Hot Pants On

Johnnie Taylor: Watermelon Man

Marlena Shaw: I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free)

Jimmy Smith: Mr. Johnson

Blue Rhythm Combo: Take The Funky Feeling

Ralfi Pagan: La Vida

Roy Ayers: Together

6ix: I’m Just Like You

The Cadillacs: Speedo

The Cardinals: Wheel Of Fortune

Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters: Three-Thirty-Three

BLO: Mind Walk

The House Guests: What So Never The Dance (Parts 1 & 2)

Sly & The Family Stone: Thank You For Talkin’ To Me Africa

5 Spiritual Tones: Bad Situation

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Lucille DJ for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Lucille DJ at controradio-fm, Firenze

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Lucille Mancini. Used with permission.

 

 

Sounds of Blue 150: Spill The Wine

Bob Putignano is playing music this week by The Lyman Woodard Organization, Melvin Sparks, Eric Burdon & War, Luther Kent, War, the Blind Boys of Alabama with the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Charles Earland, and Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SPILL THE WINE

SOUNDS OF BLUE 150

Bob Putignano, Sounds of Blue Studio, New York, April 5, 2018 [18401]

 

The Lyman Woodard Organization: Cheeba

Melvin Sparks: Spill the Wine

Eric Burdon & War: Spill the Wine

Luther Kent with Melvin Sparks: Cissy Strut

War: Slippin’ Into Darkness

Blind Boys of Alabama with the Wynton Marsalis Septet: The Last Time

Charles Earland with Melvin Sparks: Sweet Little Angel

Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters: Regal Park Blues > Moanin’

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Bob Putignano for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Bob Putignano at Sounds of Blue Studio, New York

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Robert Putignano. Used with permission.

 

Party Train 44: Any Day Now

Linda Lexy is driving the Party Train all the way from Funky D Studios in Detroit, where she’s playing music by Tino Gross, Dave “Baby” Cortez, Candi Staton, Roy Milton & His Orchestra, Little Ann, Willie Johnson, Soul Explosion, The Notations, The Relatives, United 8, Sly & The Family Stone, Gip Roberts, Millie Jackson, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Ann Peebles, James Brown, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, and John Sinclair.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

ANY DAY NOW

PARTY TRAIN 44

Linda Lexy, Funky D Studios, Detroit, March 14, 2017 [18390]

 

Tino Gross: Little Soul Sister

Dave “Baby” Cortez: Hot Cakes

Soul Explosion: Barn Yard Pimp

Candi Staton: I’d Rather Be An Old Man’s Sweetheart (Than A Young Man’s Fool)

Roy Milton & His Orchestra: One Zippy Zam

Little Ann: What Should I Do

Willie Johnson: Lay It On Me

The Notations: Superpeople

The Relatives: You Gotta Do Right

United 8: Getting’ Uptown To Get Down

Sly & The Family Stone: Soul Clappin’

Gip Roberts: Hunchin’

Millie Jackson: I Cry

Bob Marley & The Wailers: Bend Down Low

Ann Peebles: How Strong Is A Woman

James Brown: Any Day Now

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings: Slow Down, Love

John Sinclair: Everything Happens To Me

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Linda Lexy for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Linda Lexy & Tino Gross at Funky D Studios, Detroit

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Linda Lexy. Used with permission.