Roots & Branches 12: No More Dogging

The Frantic One is back from the RFA Vintage Radio Vaults and on the scene with his crazy-playing record machine—nothing but the best, and later for the rest—spinning on WDET-FM in Detroit in October 1991 with recordings by Edwin Starr, B.B. King, The Ravens, Hank Crawford, Funkadelic, Brook Benton, Gene Allison, Roscoe Gordon, The Impressions, Rare Earth, and Erskine Hawkins.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

NO MORE DOGGING

ROOTS & BRANCHES 12

Frantic Ernie Durham, WDET-FM, Detroit, October 20, 1991 [18461]

 

Edwin Starr: 25 Miles

B.B. King: When Love Came to Town

B.B. King: Sweet Sixteen

The Ravens: Green Eyes

Hank Crawford: [Unidentified Selection]

Hank Crawford: [Unidentified Selection]

[Unidentified Artist & Selection]

Funkadelic: You and Your Folks

Brook Benton: I’d Rather Have It That Way

Gene Allison: You Can Make It If You Try

Roscoe Gordon: No More Dogging

The Impressions: Gypsy Woman

Rare Earth: Get Ready

Ernie Durham Outro Comments with Famous Coachman

Erskine Hawkins: After Hours

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Frantic Ernie Durham for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Ernie Durham for WDET-FM, Detroit

Recorded by Frank Bach

Digital transfer, post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Frank & Peggy Bach and Celia Sinclair

 

© 2010, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Roots & Branches 11: Finger Popping Time

Your Ace from Inner Space is in the house again with a posthumous presentation of his Soul-dies show for Detroit’s WDET-FM in 1991 featuring music from Arthur Conley, Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, Ivory Joe Hunter, the “5” Royales, Jackie Wilson, Wynonie Harris, Lonnie Johnson, Joe Tex, Earl Bostic, Otis Williams & the Charms, Eddie Floyd, Marvin Gaye, Redd Foxx, and Mary Wells.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FINGER POPPING TIME

ROOTS & BRANCHES 11

Frantic Ernie Durham, WDET-FM, Detroit, October 20, 1991 [18447]

 

Opening Theme

Arthur Conley: Funky Street

Hank Ballard & the Midnighters: Finger Popping Time

Ivory Joe Hunter: Guess Who

The “5” Royales: Dedicated to the One I Love

Jackie Wilson: Higher and Higher

Wynonie Harris: Good Rocking Tonight

Lonnie Johnson: Tomorrow Night

Joe Tex: Another Woman’s Man

Earl Bostic: Flamingo

Otis Williams & The Charms: Hearts of Stone

[Unidentified Artist & Selection]

Eddie Floyd: Ain’t No Love Like My Baby’s Love

Marvin Gaye: Your Unchanging Love

Redd Foxx: Dedications

Mary Wells: You Beat Me to the Punch

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Frantic Ernie Durham for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Ernie Durham for WDET-FM, Detroit

Recorded by Frank Bach

Digital transfer, post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Frank & Peggy Bach and Celia Sinclair

 

© 2010, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Roots & Branches 10: Killer Joe

This episode is the second hour of The Frantic One’s Soul-dies Music Plus program on WDET-FM in Detroit for Saturday night, July 28, 1991 and features the inimitable delivery of Ernie Durham and music by Cal Tjader, Big Joe Turner, Quincy Jones, Roy Hamilton, Brook Benton, Little Walter, Ray Charles, Jesse Belvin, Aretha Frankln, Funkadelic, and Stevie Wonder.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

KILLER JOE

ROOTS & BRANCHES 10

Frantic Ernie Durham, WDET-FM, Detroit, July 28, 1991 [18433]

 

Cal Tjader: Doxy

Big Joe Turner: Stormy Monday

Quincy Jones: Killer Joe

Roy Hamilton: You’ll Never Walk Alone

Brook Benton: The Boll Weevil Song

Little Walter: Juke

Ray Charles: The Jealous Kind

Jesse Belvin: Goodnight My Love

Aretha Franklin: Dr. Feelgood

Funkadelic: Standing on the Verge of Getting It On

Stevie Wonder: Fingertips (Part 2)

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Frantic Ernie Durham for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Ernie Durham for WDET-FM, Detroit

Recorded by Frank Bach

Digital transfer, post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Frank & Peggy Bach and Celia Sinclair

 

© 2010, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Roots & Branches 09: Sugar In My Bowl

Detroit radio legend Ernie Durham—The Frantic One, retired from years of service to WJLB Radio, initiated a new program series at WDET-FM, Public Radio in Detroit, on Saturday, July 7, 1991, replacing the Blue Sensations show produced by John Sinclair every Saturday night from midnight to 2:00 am, immediately preceding Blues & Music After Hours with Famous Coachman. A box of cassettes containing the first 20 Ernie Durham shows on WDET was discovered in 2009 by Frank Bach in his garage on the east side of Detroit and the tapes were digitally transferred and edited for broadcast by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam and Detroit Life Radio. Here’s an hour of the first show…more to follow!

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SUGAR IN MY BOWL

ROOTS & BRANCHES 09

Ernie Durham, WDET-FM, Detroit, July 7, 1991 [18419]

 

Opening Theme

Marvin Gaye: Let’s Get It On

Dobie Gray: The In Crowd

The Dells: Oh What A Nite

Etta James: At Last

[Unidentified Artist]: When I See Her

Impressions: Keep On Pushing

Rick James: Give It to Me Baby

Night Liters: K.G.

Big Joe Turner: Shake Rattle & Roll

Marvin Gaye: Ain’t That Peculiar

Ruth Brown: Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean

Hugh Masekela: Grazing in the Grass

The Clovers: Blue Velvet

Kim Weston: Come Rain or Come Shine

Luther Ingram: For More Reasons Than One

Nina Simone: I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl

[Unidentified Artist]: Checking on You

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Frantic Ernie Durham for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Ernie Durham for WDET-FM, Detroit

Recorded by Frank Bach

Digital transfer, post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Frank & Peggy Bach and Celia Sinclair

 

© 2010, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation