THE FRANTIC ONE! 05 – GET READY

The late great Ernie Durham is here with the first of five special programs taken from the Vintage Radio Vaults, recorded in the 1990s for WDET-FM in Detroit. When I was growing up outside of Flint, Michigan in the 1950s the Ernie Durham show on WBBC-AM radio was at the center of my musical consciousness; I listened every night for several years and gained my appreciation and knowledge of rhythm & blues from the Frantic One. Our fifth and final program in this series has recordings by B.B. King, The Ravens, Hank Crawford, Funkadelic, Brook Benton, Gene Allison, The Impressions, Rare Earth, and Famous Coachman.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
GET READY
THE FRANTIC ONE! 05
Ernie Durham, WBBC-AM, Flint, MI, 1991 [22237]

B.B. King: When Love Comes to Town
B.B. King: Sweet Sixteen
The Ravens: Green Eyes
Hank Crawford: Mean Time
Funkadelic: Me and My Thing
Brook Benton: I’m Losing You
Gene Allison: You Can Make It If You Try
The Impressions: Gypsy Woman
Rare Earth: Get Ready
Famous Coachman conversation with Ernie Durham
After Hours with Famous Coachman

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Frantic Ernie Durham for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by Ernie Durham at BBC-AM, Flint
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2022 The John Sinclair Foundation.

THE FRANTIC ONE! 02 – SUPER FINE

The late great Ernie Durham is here with the first of five special programs taken from the Vintage Radio Vaults, recorded in the 1990s for WDET-FM in Detroit. When I was growing up outside of Flint, Michigan in the 1950s the Ernie Durham show on WBBC-AM radio was at the center of my musical consciousness; I listened every night for several years and gained my appreciation and knowledge of rhythm & blues from the Frantic One. Our second program in this series has recordings by Bob Hawkins, B.B. King, Ray Charles, Jackie Wilson, Jimmy Scott, Parliament/Funkadelic, Joe Williams, Gladys Knight & the Pips, The Dynamics, and Cal Tjader.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
SUPER FINE
THE FRANTIC ONE! 02
Ernie Durham, WBBC-AM, Flint, MI, 1991 [22181]

Theme Music
Bob Hawkins: Honky Tonk
B.B. King: When Love Comes To Town
Ray Charles: What’s I Say
Jackie Wilson: No Doubt About It
Jimmy Scott: Falling in Love Is Wonderful
Parliament/Funkadelic: Got to Have the Funk
Joe Williams: Night Time Is the Right Time
Gladys Knight & the Pips: I Heard itt Through the Grapevine
The Dynamics: Super Fine
Cal Tjader: Doxy

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Frantic Ernie Durham for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by Ernie Durham at BBC-AM, Flint
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2022 The John Sinclair Foundation.

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 077 – I GOT THE FEELING

Martino D’Lorenzo is playing the blues on 45s, 78s and LPs from behind the wheel of the Big City Blues Cruise bus, spinning Episode 078 from 1983 featuring music by Red Prysock, The Spiders, Little Richard, Fats Domino, J.B. Lenoir, Buddy Guy, Sonny Boy Williamson, the Emmit Slay Trio, Dale Hawkins, The Coasters, Jimmy Rogers, Freddie King, James Cotton, B.B. King, The Dells, Little Walter, and James Brown.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
I GOT THE FEELING
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 077
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, January 2, 1983 [22113]

Red Prysock: Jumbo
The Spiders: Witchcraft
Little Richard: All Around The World
Fats Domino: Honey Chile
J.B. Lenoir: Let Me Die With The One I Love
Buddy Guy: T-Bone Shuffle
Sonny Boy Williamson: One Way Out
Emmit Slay Trio: My Kinda Woman
Dale Hawkins: Suzie-Q
The Coasters: What About Us
Jimmy Rogers: You’re The One
Freddie King: Washout
James Cotton: Caledonia
B.B. King: You Done Lost Your Good Thing
The Dells: Dance Dance Dance
Little Walter: Take Me Back Baby
James Brown: I Got The Feeling
James Brown: Prisoner Of Love
James Brown: Cold Sweat
James Brown: I’ll Go Crazy
Red Prysock: Jumbo

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced by Martin Gross at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 1983, 2021 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 075 – STRANDED ON THE HIGHWAY

Martino D’Lorenzo is playing the blues on 45s, 78s and LPs from behind the wheel of the Big City Blues Cruise bus, spinning Episode 077 from 1983 featuring music by Red Prysock, B.B. King, The Coasters, Ben E. King, Nolan Strong & The Diablos, Buddy Guy, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Albert King, Chuck Berry, Little Walter, Muddy Waters, LaVerne Baker, Chuck Willis, and Magic Slim & The Teardrops.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
STRANDED ON THE HIGHWAY
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 075
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, January 2, 1983 [22085]

Red Prysock: Jumbo
B.B. King: Intro > You Upsets Me Baby
B.B. King: Worry, Worry
B.B. King: Woke Up This Morning
The Coasters: Yakety Yak
Ben E. King: Stand By Me
Nolan Strong & The Diablos: I Don’t Care
Buddy Guy: Broken Hearted Blues
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson: Alimony Blues
Albert King: That’s What The Blues Is All About
Chuck Berry: Little Queenie
Little Walter: A Quarter To Twelve
Muddy Waters: Louisiana Blues
Little Walter: I Got To Find My Baby
Muddy Waters: You’re Gonna Need My Help
LaVerne Baker: Tweedle Dee Dee
Chuck Willis: Caledonia
Magic Slim & The Teardrops: Stranded On The Highway
B.B. King: Every Day I Have The Blues
Red Prysock: Jumbo

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced by Martin Gross at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI (#20)
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 1983, 2021 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 073 – BACK IN THE U.S.A.

Martino D’Lorenzo is playing the blues on 45s, 78s and LPs from behind the wheel of the Big City Blues Cruise bus, spinning Episode 073 from 1983 featuring music by Red Prysock, Johnny Nicholas, The Spaniels, Johnny Otis Show, Son Seals, B.B. King, and 11 more great cuts by Chuck Berry.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BACK IN THE U.S.A.
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 073
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, January 23, 1983 [22057]

Red Prysock: Jumbo
Chuck Berry: Go Bobby Soxer
Chuck Berry: Maybellene
Chuck Berry: Oh, Carol
Chuck Berry: Back in the U.S.A.
Johnny Nicholas: Good Rockin’ Mama
The Spaniels: Stormy Weather
Johnny Otis Show: So Fine
Son Seals: Don’t Throw Your Love on Me
Chuck Berry: C’Mon
Chuck Berry: Sweet Little Sixteen
Chuck Berry: Almost Grown
Chuck Berry: You Never Can Tell
B.B. King: I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water
Chuck Berry: Oh Baby Doll
Chuck Berry: School Day
Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced by Martin Gross at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI (#136)
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 1983, 2022 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.