Roots & Branches 26: Precious Memories

Famous Coachman is spinning as Brother Coachman on Blues & Music After Hours with selections by a pair of unidentfied artists, Rev. James Cleveland, Rev. Martin Luther King, Rev. C.L. Franklin, and Aretha Franklin’s album Amazing Grace.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

PRECIOUS MEMORIES

ROOTS & BRANCHES 26

Famous Coachman, WDET-FM, Detroit, June 23, 1991 [18657]

 

After Hours Intro

[Unidentified Artist]: I Didn’t Know About Jesus

[Unidentified Artist]: I’m Gonna Feed You With A Long Handled Spoon

Rev. James Cleveland: Giving Up Is So Hard To Do

Rev. Martin Luther King: Speech

Aretha Franklin: Precious Memories

Aretha Franklin: Climbing Higher Mountains

Rev. C.L. Franklin: Remarks

Aretha Franklin: God Will Take Care of You

Aretha Franklin: Wholy Holy

Aretha Franklin: You’ll Never Walk Alone

Aretha Franklin: Never Grow Old

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Famous Coachman for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Famous Coachman at WDET-FM, Detroit

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation.

 

Roots & Branches 25: Come Back Love

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Out final installment of Famous Coachman’s Blues & Music After Hours show on WDET-FM, Public Radio in Detroit from 1991 features music by Albert Collins, Louis Jordan, Nolan Strutt, Clarence Carter, and several unidentified artists

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

COME BACK LOVE

ROOTS & BRANCHES 25

Famous Coachman, WDET-FM, Detroit, 1991 [18643]

 

Joe Hunter: After Hours

Albert Collins: Frosty

Albert Collins: Don’t Lose Your Cool

Louis Jordan: Saturday Night Fish Fry

Nolan Strutt: Mister Charlie

[Unidentified Artist]: I Want a Big Fat Woman

[Unidentified Artist]: Give Him Good Loving

[Unidentified Artist]: Stoop Down Baby (reggae version)

Clarence Carter: Watch Where You Stroke

[Unidentified Artist]: Why Do I Take This Shit from You

[Unidentified Artist]: (She’s Got That) Come Back Love

[Unidentified Artist]: I’m Gonna Beat You with a Long-Handled Spoon

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Famous Coachman for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Famous Coachman for WDET-FM, Detroit

WDET airchecks recorded to cassette by DJ of Mt. Clemens

Digital transfers by Mike Boulan at Straight Ahead Studio, Oak Park MI

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to DJ of Mt. Clemens for sending the cassettes

© 2008, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Roots & Branches 24: After Hours

Our third installment of Famous Coachman’s Blues & Music After Hours show on WDET-FM, Public Radio in Detroit from 1991 features music by Erskine Hawkins, Eddie Burns, A.C. Reed, Joe Hunter, Little Milton, Otis Rush, Lynn White, Jimmy Forrest, Dorothy Moore, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Denise LaSalle, Albert Collins, the Butler Twins, Little Joe Blue, Willie D. Warren, and Sonny Boy Williamson.

 

Thr John Sinclair Foundation Presents

AFTER HOURS

ROOTS & BRANCHES 24

Famous Coachman, WDET-FM, Detroit, 1991 [18629]

 

Erskine Hawkins: After Hours

Eddie Burns: Detroit

A.C. Reed: I’m in the Wrong Business

Joe Hunter: After Hours

Little Milton: The Blues Is Alright

Otis Rush: I’m a Fool for You

Lynn White: Blues in My Bedroom

Jimmy Forrest: Night Train

Dorothy Moore: Talk to Me

Bobby “Blue” Bland: Stormy Monday

Denise LaSalle: If You Can’t Do Me Right

Albert Collins: Winter in Chicago

The Butler Twins: Long Distance Love

Little Joe Blue: You Got My Nose To The Grindstone

The Butler Twins: Butler Boogie

Willie D. Warren: My Baby Loves to Boogie

Sonny Boy Williamson: Fattening Frogs for Snakes

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Famous Coachman for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Famous Coachman for WDET-FM, Detroit

WDET airchecks recorded to cassette by DJ of Mt. Clemens

Digital transfers by Mike Boulan at Straight Ahead Studio, Oak Park MI

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to DJ of Mt. Clemens for sending the cassettes

© 2008, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Roots & Branches 23: Stoop Down Baby

Our second installment of Famous Coachman’s Blues & Music After Hours show on WDET-FM in Detroit in 1991 has music by Chick Willis, Buddy Guy, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Latimore, Joe Simon, Albert Collins, Lynn White, Gyp Roberts, B.B. King, and an unidentified gospel group to close the show.

 

John Sinclair Foundation Presents

STOOP DOWN BABY

ROOTS & BRANCHES 23

Famous Coachman, WDET-FM, Detroit, June 1991 [18615]

 

Eddie Burns: Detroit

Chick Willis: You’re Gonna Miss Me

Buddy Guy: Damn Right I Got the Blues

Bobby “Blue” Bland: Hurting Love

Latimore: If I Wasn’t a Gentleman

Joe Simon: Let’s Get on the Floor

Albert Collins: Don’t Mistake My Kindness for Weakness

Lynn White: Blues in My Bedroom

Gyp Roberts: Ay-Oop

Chick Willis: Stoop Down Baby

B.B. King: Sweet Sixteen

Bobby “Blue” Bland: I Got a Problem

[Unidentified Artist}: You Got to Help Yourself

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Famous Coachman for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Famous Coachman for WDET-FM, Detroit

Recorded to cassette airchecks by DJ of Mt. Clemens

Digital transfers by Mike Boulan at Straight Ahead Studio, Oak Park MI

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to DJ of Mt. Clemens for sending the cassettes

 

© 2010, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Roots & Branches 22: Good News

Famous Coachman was one of Detroit’s leading blues disc jockeys from the mid-1970s until his death near the end of the 20th century, hosting and producing his Saturday night Blues After Hours Show from 2:00-5:00 am and then adding a gospel segment and going from 2:00 until 6:30 am with Blues & Music After Hours on WDET-FM, Public Radio in Detroit. I hosted the show before Coachman from midnight to 2:00 am during 1989-91 and became very good friends with the veteran deejay, record man and blues promoter, the proprietor of Coachman’s Records at 9222 Kercheval on the far east side of the city. One of his steady listeners, “DJ in Mt. Clemens,” contacted me by e-mail and then sent a batch of Coachman cassettes he’d taped off the air in the early 1990s. Mike Boulan converted them to digital sound files at No Cover Studio and I started editing them into one-hour episodes for broadcast on Radio Free Amsterdam, of which this is the first installment with an opening cut by Eddie Burns, a long sequence of recordings by Muddy Waters, and Junior Kimbrough at the end, very uncharacteristically with no Coachman commentary except at the beginning when he commemeorates my last show at WDET and welcomes my successor, and my own personal radio idol, “Frantic” Ernie Durham, to WDET.

 

John Sinclair Foundation Presents

GOOD NEWS

ROOTS & BRANCHES 22

Famous Coachman, WDET-FM, Detroit, July 1991 [18601]

 

Famous Coachman Conversation with John Sinclair & Ernie Durham

Eddie Burns: Detroit

Muddy Waters: Look What You Done

Muddy Waters: Got My Mojo Worksing

Muddy Waters: Good News

Muddy Waters: I’m So Evil

Muddy Waters: She’s Nineteen Years Old

Muddy Waters: Close To You

Muddy Waters: Walking Through The Park

Muddy Waters: Blues Before Sunrise Takes with Studio Talk

Muddy Waters: Take The Bitter With The Sweet

Muddy Waters: She’s Into Something

Muddy Waters: Southbound Train

Muddy Waters: I Got Troubles

Junior Kimbrough: Junior’s Juke Joint

Junior Kimbrough: I Feel Alright

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Famous Coachman for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Famous Coachman for WDET-FM, Detroit

Recorded to cassette airchecks by DJ of Mt. Clemens

Digital transfers by Mike Boulan at Straight Ahead Studio, Oak Park MI

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to DJ of Mt. Clemens for sending the cassettes

 

© 2010, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation