THE FRANTIC ONE! 04 – FUNKY STREET

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 fourth program in this series has recordings by Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, Ivory Joe Hunter, Arthur Conley, the “5” Royales, Jackie Wilson, Wynonie Harris, Lonnie Johnson, Joe Tex, Bob Hopkins, The Charms, Earl Bostic, Marvin Gaye, Redd Foxx, Eddie Floyd, and Mary Wells.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
FUNKY STREET
THE FRANTIC ONE! 04
Ernie Durham, WBBC-AM, Flint, MI, 1991 [22223]

Hank Ballard & the Midnighters: Finger Poppin’ Time
Ivory Joe Hunter: Guess Who
Arthur Conley: Funky Street
The “5” Royales: Dedicated to the One I Love
Jackie Wilson: Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and Higher
Wynonie Harris: Good Rockin’ Tonight
Lonnie Johnson: Tomorrow Night
Joe Tex: Don’t Advertise What Your Man Can Do
Bob Hopkins: Honky Tonk
The Charms: Loop the Loop
Earl Bostic: [Title not provided]
Marvin Gaye: Hold On
Redd Foxx: Reminiscing
Eddie Floyd: Ain’t No Love Like My Baby’s Love.
Mary Wells: You Beat Me to the Punch

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.

PARTY TRAIN 02 – LEMME BACK IN

Linda Lexy is spinning the heavy soul & funk on the Party Train show from Funky D Records with tunes by Tyrone Davis, Joe Simon, John Lee Hooker & the Groundhogs, Wanda Davis, James Brown, Third Cast Kings, Joe Tex, Jesse Gresham Plus 3, Tower of Power, Trouble Fun, Howling Diablos, Isaac Hayes, Thornetta Davis & Kim Wilson, Slim Harpo, Martha & the Vandellas, and the Horse Cave Trio.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
LEMME BACK IN
PARTY TRAIN 02
Linda Lexy, Funky D Studios, Royal Oak, February 1, 2022 [22136]

Tyrone Davis: Lemme Back In
Joe Simon: Power of Love
John Lee Hooker & the Groundhogs: Little Girl, Go Back to School
Wanda Davis: Save Me
James Brown: Funky President
Third Cast Kings: West Grand Blvd.
Joe Tex: You Said a Bad Word
Jesse Gresham Plus 3: Shootin’ the Grease
Tower of Power: Funkifize
Trouble Funk: Something to Do (Part 2)
Howling Diablos: I’m Your Reefer Man
Isaac Hayes: Do Your Thing
Thornetta Davis & Kim Wilson: I Gotta Sang the Blues
Slim Harpo: Got Love If You Want It
Martha & the Vandellas: Quicksand
Horse Cave Trio: Forever, Forever

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Linda Lexy for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by Linda Lexy with Tino Gross at Funky D
Studios, Royal Oak
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer; Steve Pratt

© 2022 Linda Lexy. Used with permission.

BARTENDERS BOP 23 – YOU BETTER KNOW IT

Tom Morgan continues his Bartender’s Bop program for WTJU-FM in Charlottesville, Virginia in the 1980s, updated and annotated by John Sinclair at Radio Free Amsterdam in 2013, with an hour of music hosted by Tom Morgan & John Sinclair including The Cadets, Jackie Wilson, Floyd Dixon, Charles Brown, Joe Tex, Billy Boy Arnold, Louis Jordan, Sticks McGhee, Roscoe Gordon, Jimmy Liggins, Gary “U.S.” Bonds, and several unidentified artists.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
YOU BETTER KNOW IT
BARTENDER’S BOP 23
Tom Morgan & John Sinclair, WTJU-FM , Charlottesville VA, 1985 [22094]

The Cadets: Stranded in the Jungle
Jackie Wilson: Lonely Teardrops
Jackie Wilson: I’ll Be Satisfied
Jackie Wilson: You Better Know It
Floyd Dixon: Operator 210
Charles Brown: Black Night
Joe Tex: Hold On to What You Got
Billy Boy Arnold: Rockinitis
Louis Jordan: Caledonia
Sticks McGhee: Wine Spo-De-O-Dee
Roscoe Gordon: Looped
[Unidentified Artist:] You’re Drunk
Jimmy Liggins: Pink Champagne
[Unidentified Artist:] You Got Me Drinking
Gary “U.S.” Bonds: Quarter Till Three
[Unidentified Artist:] I Got the Heebie Jeebies
[Unidentified Artist:] I Said I Wasn’t Gonna Tell Nobody
Gary “U.S.” Bonds: Satellite Rock
[Unidentified Artist:] Let’s Go Down to the Woods
[Unidentified Artist:] Working for My Baby

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Tom Morgan & John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by Tom Morgan for WTJU-FM, Charlottesville VA
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 1985, 2022 Tom Morgan. Used with permission.

BARTENDER’S BOP 17 – HEY FINE MAMA

Tom Morgan continues his Bartender’s Bop program for WTJU-FM in Charlottesville, Virginia in the 1980s, updated and annotated by John Sinclair at Radio Free Amsterdam in 2013, with an hour of music hosted by Tom Morgan & John Sinclair including Larry Dale, Chuck Willis. Don & Dewey, Joe Tex, Don & Dewey, Henry Pierce & the Five Notes, The Penguins, Shirley & Lee, Warren Lee, The Vibrations, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Chris Kenner, The Rivingtons, The Contours, Jackie Ross, and Johnnie Taylor.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
HEY FINE MAMA
BARTENDER’S BOP 17
Tom Morgan & John Sinclair, WTJU-FM, Charlottesville VA, 1985 [22010]

Larry Dale: Let the Doorbell Ring
Chuck Willis: Let’s Jump Tonight
Don & Dewey: Jungle Hop
Joe Tex: Let Me In
Don & Dewey: Little Sally Walker
Henry Pierce & the Five Notes: Hey Fine Mama
The Penguins: Ookey-Ook
Shirley & Lee: Rock with the Clock
Warren Lee: The Uh-Huh
The Virbrations: The Watusi
Sugar Pie DeSanto: Soulful Dress
Chris Kenner: Rocket to the Moon
The Rivingtons: Papa Ooh Mow Mow
Joe Tex: SYSLJFM
The Contours: Can You Jerk Like Me
Jackie Ross: Selfish One
Johnnie Taylor: No Part-Time Love No More

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Tom Morgan & John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by Tom Morgan for WTJU-FM, Charlottesville VA
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 1985, 2022 Tom Morgan. Used with permission.