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.

CHICAGO BOUND 30 – NEW ORLEANS JUMP

Leslie Keros is playing music from Chicago in 2014 with tunes by Robert Lockwood Jr., Roosevelt Sykes, Eric Norden, Bumble Bee Slim, Mississippi Heat, The Claudettes, Lonnie Brooks, Willie Mabon, King Oliver, Erwin Helfer, Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, Memphis Minnie, Lonnie Johnson, and Little Brother Montgomery.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
CHICAGO-NEW ORLEANS EXPLORATION
CHICAGO BOUND 30
Leslie Keros, WDCB-FM, Chicago, January 2014 [22176]

Robert Lockwood Jr.: Lockwood’s Boogie
Roosevelt Sykes: New Orleans Jump
Eric Norden: Gary Went to New Orleans
Bumble Bee Slim: New Orleans Stop Time
Mississippi Heat: New Orleans Man
The Claudettes: New Orleans Yard Sale
Lonnie Brooks: Zydeco
Willie Mabon: New Orleans Blues
King Oliver: New Orleans Shout
Erwin Helfer: Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans
Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson: Red Beans
Memphis Minnie; Down in New Orleans
Lonnie Johnson: Canal Street Blues
Little Brother Montgomery: Louisiana Blues

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Leslie Keros for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by Leslie Keros at WDCB-FM, Chicago
Editing, post-production & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2014, 2022 Leslie Keros. Used with permission.