Fly By Night 347: High And Lonesome

Steve The Fly is providing his timeslot this week to intoduce a brand new acquisition of the Radio Free Amsterdam archive: Detroit’s own Jesse Crawford on the air at WKNR-FM in suburban Dearborn MI exactly 50 years ago, on February 5, 1970. One of the creators of free-form radio, Jesse replaced Jim Osterberg on drums in the Prime Movers Blues Band, road managed and MCed for the MC-5, worked as a deejay on WKNR, drummed for the Mojo Boogie Band of Ann Arbor, and fled to Jamaica in the mid-70s. Jesse introduced much of the music he played on WKNR to young white music lovers in the Detroit area, much to their benefit.
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
Steve The Fly hosting Jesse Crawford at WKNR-FM, Dearborn MI, February 5, 1970 [20068]
Ray Charles: What’d I Say
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bad Moon Rising
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Green River
Martha & The Vandellas: Dancing in The Streets
Booker T & The MGs: Fannie Mae
Jimmy Reed: High And Lonesome
Jessie Hill: Ooh Poo Pah Doo
Elmore James:Long Tall Woman
Sonny Boy Williamson: Checking Up On My Baby
Sonny Boy Williamson: Don’t Start Me To Talking
Sonny Boy Williamson: Help Me
James Brown: I Can’t Stand Myself
Wilson Pickett: Midnight Hour
The Falcons: I Found A Love
Rolling Stones: Midnight Rambler
Rolling Stones: Jumping Jack Flash
Bob Dylan: Highway 61
Bob Dylan: Lay Lady Lay
Little Walter: Lights Out
Hosted​ ​b​y Steve The Fly ​f​or Radio Free Amsterdam
​Produced & recorded by Jesse Crawford at WKNR-FM, Dearborn, February 5, 1970
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
© 1970, 2020 Steve Pratt & The John Sinclair Foundation

John Sinclair Radio Show 844: Rebirth For Life

Episode 844 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters in the Cass Corridor as a salute to the visit to Detroit’s Magic Bag Theater this week of the legendary Rebirth Brass Band of New Orleans featuring selections from their brilliant albums The Ultimate Rebirth Brass Band, Limited Edition: Live At The Maple Leaf, We Come To Party, Rollin’ and, providing the title for tonight’s program, ReBirth For Life.  
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
Cass Corridor, Detroit, January 18, 2020 [20067]
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Rebirth Brass Band: Glory Glory > Jesus on the Mainline
Rebirth Brass Band: Do Whatcha Wanna
Rebirth Brass Band: Feel Like Funking It Up
Rebirth Brass Band: Don’t Start No Shit
Rebirth Brass Band: Let’s Get It On
Rebirth Brass Band: I Ate Up The Apple Tree
Rebirth Brass Band: Rolling
Rebirth Brass Band:Tuba Fats
Rebirth Brass Band: Just a Little While To Stay Here
Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Matty Lee & Willie Wilson
© 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation