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.

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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.

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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.

THE FRANTIC ONE! 01 – GREAT GOOGA MOOGA

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 WBBC-AM in Flint and WDET-FM in Detroit. When I was growing up outside of Flint, Michigan in the 1950s the Ernie Durham show was at the center of my musical life; I listened every night for several years and gained my appreciation and knowledge of rhythm & blues from the Frantic One. Our first rogram in this series has music by Jackie Wilson, The Quintones, The Miracles, Kenny Martin, Al Smith, The Imperials, The Spaniels, Dale Hawkins, Red Prysock, Jimmy Reed, Chuck Berry, Bill Doggett, Texas Red, Peggy Lee, Thurston Harris, Ivory Joe Hunter, Count Basie & Joe Williams, and Cozy Cole.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
GREAT GOOGA MOOGA
THE FRANTIC ONE! 01
Ernie Durham, WBBC-AM, Flint, MI, 1991 [22181]

Theme Music
Jackie Wilson: Lonely Teardrops
The Quintones: Down the Aisle of Love
The Miracles: Money
Kenny Martin: I Apologize
Al Smith: [Title not provided]
The Imperials: Tears on My Pillow
The Spaniels: Here’s Why I Love You
Dale Hawkins: Cross Ties
Red Prysock: [Title not provided]
Jimmy Reed: Down in Virginia
Chuck Berry: Vacation Time
Bill Doggett: [Title not provided]
Jackie Wilson: I’m Wandering
Texas Red: Turn Around
Peggy Lee: Fever
Thurston Harris: Over and Over
Ivory Joe Hunter: Yes I Want You
Red Prysock: [Title not provided]
Count Basie & Joe Williams: Hallelujah I Love Her So
Bill Doggett: Hold It
Cozy Cole: Topsy (Part 2)

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.

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 959 – GO BIG OR GO HOME

Episode 959 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with a feature on two new avant-garde jazz albums: Xenogenesis 2000 by guitarist/composer A. Spencer Barefield and Freedom and Faith by the Public Quartet. Special thanks to Barbara Barefield for providing the music.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
GO BIG OR GO HOME
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 959
Cass Corridor, Detroit, June 7, 2022 [22229]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology
Spencer Barefield: Jumongi
Spencer Barefield: A Handful Of Fives
Spencer Barefield: Ugly Beauty
Spencer Barefield: Barbara Thru The Mirror World
Public Quartet: Get Into The Now—I: The Pull
Public Quartet: Get Into The Now—II: Years of In Me
Public Quartet: Get Into The Now—III: Go Big or Go Home
Public Quartet: O ignee Spiritus
Public Quartet: Regina caeli laetare Alleluia
Public Quartet: O quam suavis est Domine spiritus tuus

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve “Fly” Pratt

© 2022 The John Sinclair Foundation

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 958 – ALRIGHT!

Episode 958 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with music from the brand-new album by baritone saxophonist/composer Roger Lewis called Alright! produced by Don Paul
and featuring his original compositions.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
ALRIGHT!
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 958
Cass Corridor, Detroit, June 2, 2022 [22215]

Roger Lewis: Carry the Saxophones
Roger Lewis: Bobee! When the Spirit Walks That Way
Roger Lewis: Little Things
Roger Lewis: Glory Glory Glory Is for Us All
Roger Lewis: Maybe You See Horses
Roger Lewis: Little Things (with verse
Roger Lewis: Maybe You See Horses (with verse)
Roger Lewis: Glory Glory Glory Is for Us All { with verse)
Roger Lewis: Get Your JAM On

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve “Fly” Pratt

© 2022 The John Sinclair Foundation

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 957 – COUNTRY COMFORTS

Episode 957 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with music from the brand-new Sampler 31 from Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine with cuts by Handsome Bob, Sugar & Junior, Bob Stroger, Big Lou, The Jimmy’s, Donna Herula, Anthony Wild, Liz Mandeville, Scott Ellison, Mandalin, Big James Montgomery, Patty Tuite, Mike Skill, Patrick Smilie, Acoustic Madness, Nick T & The Snake Charmers, Rare Union, Mean Old Firemen & The Cruel Engineers, and Dave Field.

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COUNTRY COMFORTS
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 957
Cass Corridor, Detroit, June 2, 2022 [22201]

Handsome Bob, Sugar & Junior: Country Comforts
Bob Stroger What Goes On in the Dark
Big Lou: Lightening Strike
The Jimmy’s: Write A Hit
Donna Herula: Can’t Wait To See My Baby
Anthony Wild: Tow Truck
Liz Mandeville: I Like Your Butt
Scott Ellison: Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City
Mandalyn; Wrecked
Big James Montgomery: Bingo Blues
Patty Tuite: Wanna Go To Memphis
Mike Skill: What I Like About You
Patrick Smilie: Broke Down Chevy
Acoustic Madness: Well It’s Alright
Nick T & The Snake Charmers: So Long Baby
Rare Union: Brother of Mine
Mean Old Firemen & The Cruel Engineers: Barefootin’
Dave Field:s Les Hoedown
Handsome Bob, Sugar & Junior: Outro

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve “Fly” Pratt

© 2022 The John Sinclair Foundation

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 956 – BLOODSTAINS & TEARDROPS

Episode 956 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with music from the brand-new album by Big Chief Monk Boudreaux of the Golden Eagles called Bloodstains & Teardrops, produced by Tab Benoit in Louisiana and Jamaica with an all-star cast.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BLOODSTAINS & TEARDROPS
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 956
Cass Corridor, Detroit, June 2, 2022 [22187]

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux: Bloodstains & Teardrops
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux: Should’ve Been a Preacher Man
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux: Mr. Okra
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux: Choo Choo
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux: Kick Me Down
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux: Blues, Blues, Blues
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux: Kingston Blues
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux: On Bended Knees
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux: Blues Mountains
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux: Indian Blues
Golden Eagles: Speak Your Mind
Golden Eagles: Indian Red

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve “Fly” Pratt

© 2022 The John Sinclair Foundation

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 958 – HIGH TIMES

Episode 903 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with another hour of reefer music from the 1960s, courtesy of our listener Paul Paul who sent me a USB drive last year containing 5000 dope songs, including this selection of numbers by The Beatles, The Fugs, The Original Surfaris, The Other Half, Pink Anderson, Richie Havens, the C.A. Quintet, Steppenwolf, The Blades Of Grass, Orville Dorp, The Renaissance, The Seeds, The Rolling Stones, The Zipps, Smoke, West Coast Natural Gas, and Lowell Fulson.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

HIGH TIMES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 958 (903)

WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, February 18, 2021 [21175]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

The Beatles: Whats The New Mary Jane

The Fugs: Marijuana

The Original Surfaris: High Times

The Other Half: Mr. Pharmacist

Pink Anderson: Try Some of That

Richie Havens: Indian Rope Man

C.A. Quintet: Bury Me In A Marijuana Field

Steppenwolf: Don’t Step on the Grass, Sam

The Blades Of Grass: I Love You, Alice B. Toklas

Orville Dorp: Jesus Marijuana

The Original Surfaris: Intoxica

The Renaissance: Mary Jane (Get Off The Devil’s Merry-Go-Round)

The Seeds: Mr. Farmer

The Rolling Stones: Stoned

The Zipps: Marijuana

Smoke: Have Some More Tea

West Coast Natural Gas: Hashisch

Lowell Fulson: Let’s Go Get Stoned

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2021/2022 The John Sinclair Foundation