Roots & Branches 11: Finger Popping Time

Your Ace from Inner Space is in the house again with a posthumous presentation of his Soul-dies show for Detroit’s WDET-FM in 1991 featuring music from Arthur Conley, Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, Ivory Joe Hunter, the “5” Royales, Jackie Wilson, Wynonie Harris, Lonnie Johnson, Joe Tex, Earl Bostic, Otis Williams & the Charms, Eddie Floyd, Marvin Gaye, Redd Foxx, and Mary Wells.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FINGER POPPING TIME

ROOTS & BRANCHES 11

Frantic Ernie Durham, WDET-FM, Detroit, October 20, 1991 [18447]

 

Opening Theme

Arthur Conley: Funky Street

Hank Ballard & the Midnighters: Finger Popping Time

Ivory Joe Hunter: Guess Who

The “5” Royales: Dedicated to the One I Love

Jackie Wilson: Higher and Higher

Wynonie Harris: Good Rocking Tonight

Lonnie Johnson: Tomorrow Night

Joe Tex: Another Woman’s Man

Earl Bostic: Flamingo

Otis Williams & The Charms: Hearts of Stone

[Unidentified Artist & Selection]

Eddie Floyd: Ain’t No Love Like My Baby’s Love

Marvin Gaye: Your Unchanging Love

Redd Foxx: Dedications

Mary Wells: You Beat Me to the Punch

 

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

 

Roots & Branches 10: Killer Joe

This episode is the second hour of The Frantic One’s Soul-dies Music Plus program on WDET-FM in Detroit for Saturday night, July 28, 1991 and features the inimitable delivery of Ernie Durham and music by Cal Tjader, Big Joe Turner, Quincy Jones, Roy Hamilton, Brook Benton, Little Walter, Ray Charles, Jesse Belvin, Aretha Frankln, Funkadelic, and Stevie Wonder.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

KILLER JOE

ROOTS & BRANCHES 10

Frantic Ernie Durham, WDET-FM, Detroit, July 28, 1991 [18433]

 

Cal Tjader: Doxy

Big Joe Turner: Stormy Monday

Quincy Jones: Killer Joe

Roy Hamilton: You’ll Never Walk Alone

Brook Benton: The Boll Weevil Song

Little Walter: Juke

Ray Charles: The Jealous Kind

Jesse Belvin: Goodnight My Love

Aretha Franklin: Dr. Feelgood

Funkadelic: Standing on the Verge of Getting It On

Stevie Wonder: Fingertips (Part 2)

 

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

 

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

 

Roots & Branches 08: Freedom Suite

Don Paul is celebrating the life & times of New Orleans ciivil rights leader Lolis Edward Elie with music by Clifford Brown and Max Roach, the Thelonious Monk Quartet, The Neville Brothers, Paul Robeson, Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus, Nina Simone, Max Roach & Abbey Lincoln, the Golden Gospel Singers, Mardi Gras Indians, and Mahalia Jackson, plus comments by Lolis Edward Elie, his son Lolis Eric Elie, Eric Ferrulliet, Judge Calvin Johnson, and Mahalia Jackson.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FREEDOM SUITE

ROOTS & BRANCHES 08

Don Paul, Spiritual: New Orleans, April 12, 2018 [18405]

 

Clifford Brown and Max Roach: Joy Spring

Thelonious Monk Quartet: Ruby My Dear

Lolis Eric Elie Comments

Lolis Edward Elie Comments

The Neville Brothers: Sister Rosa

Lolis Eric Elie Comments

Paul Robeson: Going Home

Sonny Rollins: Freedom Suite (Fifth Movement)

Charles Mingus: Open Letter to Duke

Lolis Edward Elie Comments

Ruby Bridges Comments

Nina Simone: Little Liza Jane

Lolis Eric Elie & Lolis Edward Elie Conversation

Max Roach & Abbey Lincoln: Driva Man

Golden Gospel Singers: Oh Freedom

Eric Ferrulliet Comments

Mardi Gras Indians: Indian Red

Judge Calvin Johnson Comments

Mahalia Jackson: I’ve Been ‘Buked And I’ve Been Scorned

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Don Paul for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Don Paul at Sticking Up For Kids in New Orleans

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Don Paul. Used with permission.

 

Roots & Branches 07: Jump For Joy

Don Paul is celebrating the life and times of New Orleans civil rights leader Lolis Edward Elie with conversation by Elie and his son, Lolis Eric Elie, and Judge Calvin Johnson, plus musical selections by the American Jazz Quintet, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven, Oscar “Papa” Celestin & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra, Louis Jordan & His Tympani Five, Ella Fitzgerald & the Ink Spots, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra, and Clifford Brown and Max Roach.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

JUMP FOR JOY

ROOTS & BRANCHES 07

Don Paul, Spiritual: New Orleans, April 12, 2018 [18391]

Judge Calvin Johnson Comments

American Jazz Quintet: Capetown

Lolis Eric Elie & Lolis Edward Elie in conversation

Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Pedal Up

Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven: Wild Man Blues

Lolis Edward Elie Comments

Oscar “Papa” Celestin and the Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra: Give Me Some More

Lolis Eric Elie Comments

Louis Jordan and His Tympani Five: Five Guys Named Moe

Ella Fitzgerald & the Ink Spots: Cow Cow Boogie

Louis Jordan and His Tympani Five: Early In The Morning

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Jump For Joy

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Black And Brown And Beige

Charlie Parker: Billie’s Bounce

Lolis Edward Elie Comments

Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra: Guarachi Guaro

Clifford Brown and Max Roach: Joy Spring

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Don Paul for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Don Paul at Sticking Up For Kids in New Orleans

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Don Paul. Used with permission.

 

Roots & Branches 06: Wongolo Wale

Don Paul is continuing his conversation with musicians/composers Sarah Elizabeth Charles and Christian Scott aTundé Adjuah at the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival on March 4, 2017, playing their music and performances by the Willerm Delisfort Group, Danilo Pérez, Gonzalo Rubalcabal, Donald Harrison Jr. and Dr. John.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

WONGOLO WALÉ

ROOTS & BRANCHES 06

Don Paul, Spiritual: New Orleans, March 27, 2017 [183677]

 

Christian Scott: West of the West

Christian Scott Conversation with Don Paul

Christian Scott: Equinox

Sarah Elizabeth Charles Conversation with Don Paul

Sarah Elizabeth Charles: Haitian Sunrise

Sarah Elizabeth Charles Conversation with Don Paul

Willerm Delisfort Group: Wongolo Walé

Christian Scott Conversation with Don Paul

Christian Scott: The Last Chieftan

Sarah Elizabeth Charles & Christian Scott Conversation with Don Paul

Danilo Pérez: Galactic Panama

Gonzalo Rubalcabal: Intro > Sendero de Aliento

Christian Scott Conversation with Don Paul

Donald Harrison Jr.: Hu-Ta-Nay

Christian Scott Conversation with Don Paul

Donald Harrison Jr.: Kind of New

Christian Scott Closing Conversation with Don Paul

Golden Eagles: Indian Red

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Don Paul for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Don Paul at Sticking Up For Kids in New Orleans

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Don Paul. Used with permission.

 

Roots & Branches 05: Premonition In Rhythm

Don Paul is conversing with musicians/composers Sarah Elizabeth Charles and Christian Scott aTundé Adjuah at the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival on March 4, 2017, playing their music and performances by the Willerm Delisfort Group and Danilo Pérez.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

PREMONITION IN RHYTHM

ROOTS & BRANCHES 05

Don Paul, Spiritual: New Orleans, March 27, 2017 [18363]

 

Sarah Elizabeth Charles: Inner Dialogue

Willerm Delisfort Group with Sarah Elizabeth Charles: Without a Home

Sarah Elizabeth Charles: White and Blue

Sarah Elizabeth Charles & Christian Scott: Bellis

Christian Scott Conversation with Don Paul

Christian Scott: Twin

Danilo Pérez: The Canal Suite: Premonition in Rhythm

Sarah Elizabeth Charles & Christian Scott Conversation with Don Paul

Sarah Elizabeth Charles & Christian Scott: March to Revolution

Christian Scott: Litany Against Fear

Christian Scott Conversation with Don Paul

Christian Scott: West of the West

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Don Paul for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Don Paul at Sticking Up For Kids in New Orleans

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Don Paul. Used with permission.

 

Roots & Branches 04: Funkify Your Life

Don Paul is talking at length with the great New Orleans guitarist and comoser Leo Nocentelli and playing music by Grant Green, Barney Kessel, Kenny Burrell, The Meters, Leon Spencer, Idris Muhammad, The Meter Men, Leo Nocentelli with Zigaboo Modeliste, and Allen Toussaint.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FUNKIFY YOUR LIFE

ROOTS & BRANCHES 04

Don Paul, Spiritual: New Orleans, April 20, 2015 [18349]

 

Grant Green: Ease Back

Leo Nocentelli Conversation with Don Paul

Grant Green-Barney Kessel-Kenny Burrell: Guitar Blues

Leo Nocentelli Conversation with Don Paul

The Meters: Funkify Your Life

The Meters: Fire On The Bayou

Leo Nocentelli Conversation with Don Paul

Leon Spencer: Message From The Meters

Idris Muhammad: Ishaban

The Meter Men: Groovy Lady

Leo Nocentelli with Zigaboo Modeliste: The Hype And The Hoopla

Allen Toussaint: Anybody Seen Leo

The Meters: Sophisticated Cissy

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Don Paul for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Don Paul at Sticking Up For Children in New Orleans

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Don Paul. Used with permission.