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.

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 340 – THINGS GET BETTER

Episode 339 of The Soul Lucille Show is played all the way from Florence, Italy with Lucille DJ spinning cuts by Eddie Floyd, Fats Domino, The Minits, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Weldon Irvine, General Johnson, The Beatles, Louis Jordan, The Five Du-Tones, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Reunion, The Temptations, Bernie Worrell, Clydie King, and Betty Davis.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
THINGS GET BETTER
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 340
Lucille DJ, controradio-fm, Florence, Italy, February 21, 2022 [22170]

Eddie Floyd: Things Get Better
Fats Domino: I Know
The Minits: Take a Look at Youself
Al Green: Call Me (Come Back Home)
Marvin Gaye: Gonna Keep On Tryin’ Till I Win Your Love
Weldon Irvine: Liberated Brother
General Johnson: Mary Lou Thomas
John Sinclair Comments > The Beatles: Get Back
John Sinclair Comments > Louis Jordan: Let the Good Times Roll
John Sinclair Comments > The Five Du-Tones: Shake A Tail Feather
The Undisputed Truth: If I Die
Dr. Lonnie Smith: Sizzle Stick
Reunion: When the Well Runs Dry
The Temptations: I Can’t Get Next to You
Bernie Worrell: Bass the Line
Clydie King: Direct Me
Betty Davis: If I’m In Luck I Might Get Picked Up

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Lucille DJ for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by Lucille DJ at controradio-fm, Firenze (#65)
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2022 Lucille Mancini. Used with permission.