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.

FLY BY NIGHT 456 – JAZZ BREAKS SUCKER

Steve Fly skims the vinyl trenches of his collection for Jazz breaks with a certain swing. Cuts are roasting on rotation and reproduce music by Buddy Rich, David Axelrod, the Upsetters, Dizzy Gillespie, Modern Jazz Group Freiburg, Tyrone Washington, Funkadelic, Billy Cobham, Bobbi Humphrey, The Heliocentrics, Bunk Johnson, Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra, John Handy III, and Wanda Robinson. Listen for the breaks in the jazz and the jazz in the breaks.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
JAZZ BREAKS SUCKER
FLY BY NIGHT 456
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, March 3, 2015 [22132]

Buddy Rich: Three Day Sucker
David Axelrod: Urizen
Upsetters: Popcorn
Dizzy Gilespie: Alligator
Modern Jazz Group Freiburg: Big P
Tyrone Washington: Submission
Funkadelic: One Of Those Funky Things
Billy Cobham: Moon Germs
Bobbi Humphrey: Jasper Country Man
The Heliocentrics: Big Bang Reincarnation
Bunk Johnson: Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra: Two Tones
John Handy III: No Smiles Please
Wanda Robinson: A Possibility (Back Home)

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Produced by Steve “The Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam (#97)
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2015, 2022 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.