John Sinclair Radio Show 762: Blow Your Horn

Episode 762 is coming as usual this year from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam up above the Carl Lundgren Art Studio in the Cass Corridor on Father’s Day, and I’m rememberiung my father, Jack Sinclair, born in 1910, died in 1973, as well as my mother, Elsie Sinclair, born 1912, died in 2000, my borther David, born 1945 and died in 2008, and my sister Kathy, who turned 75 years old two days ago. Me, if I live to October I’ll make 77 years old! I’ve often told this story but when I was a kid listening to R&B on the radio at the age of 11 or 12, on Friday mornings I would give my dad a list of 10 or 12 records that I wanted (78 rpm singles) and he would stop by Ernie’s Record Rack at 943 Leith Street near Industrial on his lunch hour and buy me two sides with my weekly allowance of $2.00. The records would be the ones I’m playing today in his honor, the ones that my sister and I grew up listening and dancing to by Red Prysock, Dave Bartholomew, Bill Haley & The Comets, The Treniers, Elvis Presley, Ruth Brown, Chuck Berry, Etta James, Big Joe Turner, The Drifters, Billy Ward & The Dominoes, The Clovers, The Cadets, Roy Brown, Ray Charles, The Medallions, The “5” Royales, The Five Keys, Gatemouth Brown, Big Jay McNeely, and Tommy Ridgely.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Cass Corridor, Detroit, June 17, 2018 [18337]


Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Red Prysock: Blow Your Horn

Dave Bartholomew: Jump Children

Bill Haley & The Comets: ABC Boogie

The Treniers: Go! Go! Go!:

Elvis Presley: Good Rockin’ Tonight

Ruth Brown: Bye Bye Young Men

Chuck Berry: Maybellene

Etta James: The Wallflower (Roll With Me Henry)

Big Joe Turner: Shake Rattle & Roll

The Drifters: Whatcha Gonna Do

Billy Ward & The Dominoes: Have Mercy Baby

The Clovers: One Mint Julep

The Cadets: Stranded in the Jungle

Roy Brown: Fanny Brown Got Married

Ray Charles: Greenbacks

The Medallions: Buick 59

The “5” Royales: Dedicated To The One I Love

The Five Keys: Ling Ting Tong

Gatemouth Brown: Okie Dokie Stomp

Big Jay McNeely: Deacon’s Hop

Tommy Ridgely: Jam Up



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Executive Producer: Steve Pratt


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