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