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.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
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.

FLY BY NIGHT 463 – BANGING ON THE WHITEHOUSE DOOR

Steve The Fly is making jazz sing in Episode 101 with selections by Jimi Hendrix, Dr. John, John Sinclair & His Vipers, Sun Ra, New Birth Brass Band, Ray Charles, Jihad, Bob Marley, the New York Art Quartet,The Meters, and The Impressions.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BANGING ON THE WHITE HOUSE DOOR
FLY BY NIGHT 463
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, March 28, 2015 [22230]

Jimi Hendrix: Machine Gun 
Dr. John: Eleggua
John Sinclair & His Vipers: Chant of the Weed
Sun Ra: What’s New
New Birth Brass Band: Smoke That Fire
Ray Charles: Let’s Go Get Stoned
Sun Ra: Nuclear War
Jihad: Beautiful Black Women
Bob Marley: Pass It On
New York Art Quartet: Banging on the White House Door
The Meters: Doodle Oop
The Impressions : Seven Years

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Produced by Steve “The Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam (#101)
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2015, 2022 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

Fly By Night 462 – Banging On The White House Door

Fly By Night 461 – Smoke My Peace Pipe.


Steve Fly is selecting music by Dr. John, Sun Ra, Thelonious Monk, Little Walter, Jimi Hendrix, Sonny Boy Williamson, Wild Magnolias, Delmar Evans & Johnny Otis, Howlin’ Wolf, And Dr Marshmallow Cubicle.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

Fly By Night 462 – Smoke My Peace Pipe

DJ Steve Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Stduios, Trondheim, Norway, 28/04/22

[01] Jimi Hendrix – Machine Gun 

[02] Dr. John – Eleggua

[03] John Sinclair & His Vipers – Chant Of The Weed

[04] Sun Ra – What’s New

[05] New Birth Brass Band – Smoke That Fire

[06] Ray Charles – Let’s Go Get Stoned

[07] Sun Ra – Nuclear War

[08] Jihad – Beautiful Black Women

[09] Bob Marley – Pass It On

[10] New York Art Quartet – Banging On The Whitehouse Door

[11] The Meters – Doodle Oop

[12] The Impressions – Seven Years

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Produced by Steve “The Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam.

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2022 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

The Soul Lucille Show 341 – Super Soul Sister

Lucille DJ is spinning super heavyweight funk and soul plates featuring Fred Wesley, Jackie Wilson, The Blackbyrds, Heatwave, Chuck Brooks, Ray Charles, Jimmy Hughes, Labelle, Merl Saunders, Lee Webber and Baby Face Willete. Tune in, turn on and let your body move.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

The Soul Lucille Show 341 – Super Soul Sister

Lucille DJ, controradio-fm, Firenze, June 2016.


Bobby Patterson & The Mustangs – Don’t Be So Mean

Geater Davis – My Love Is So Strong For You

Chuck Brooks – Baa Baa Black Sheep

Heatwave- Super Soul Sister

Fred Wesley – Still On The Loose

The Blackbyrds – City Life

Clarence Reid – Chicken Hawk

Labelle – Morning Much Better

Ray Charles – You Are My Sunshine

Wess & The Airdales – Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag

Baby Face Willette – Rock

Jackie Wilson – Baby Workout

Jimmy Hughes – It Ain’t What You got

Lee Webber – Your Love’s So Good

Merl Saunders – Aunt Monk


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

© 2016/2022 Lucille Mancini. Used with permission.

THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 331 – SLIP AND DO IT

Lucille DJ is back on the air from the heart of Italy with another killer hour of soul & super heavy funk and a guest spot by John Sinclair with tunes by The Triumphs, Felice Taylor, Joe Bataan, Millie Jackson, Isaac Hayes, Betty Wright, Osibisa, Maceo & The King’s Men, Harmonica Shah, Bettye LaVette, Black Nazty, James Brown, Donny Hathaway, Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Van Peebles, and Ray Charles.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
SLIP AND DO IT
THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 331
Lucille DJ, controradio-fm, Florence, Italy, October 10, 2016 [22044]

The Triumphs: I’m Coming To Your Rescue
Felice Taylor: I Can Feel Your Love
Joe Bataan: Johnny’s No Good
Millie Jackson: One Night Stand
Isaac Hayes: Chocolate Chip
Betty Wright: Slip And Do It
Osibisa: Kokorokoo
Maceo & The King’s Men: Shake It Baby
John Sinclair Comments > Harmonica Shah: Hey Detroit
John Sinclair Comments > Bettye LaVette: He Made A Woman Out of Me
John Sinclair Comments > Black Nazty: Booker The Hooker
James Brown: September Song
Donny Hathaway: Magnificent Sanctuary Band
Eddie Kendricks: Keep On Truckin’
Melvin Van Peebles: Sweet Sweetback’s Bad-Ass Song
Ray Charles: What I’d Say (Parts 1 & 2)

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Lucille DJ for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by Lucille DJ at controradio, Firenze (#62)
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2016, 2022 Lucille Mancini. Used with permission.

FLY BY NIGHT 365 – LOVE FOR REAL

Recorded by Steve The Fly at Fly Agaric Studios, Amsterdam, with recordings by Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Eddie Jefferson , Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Koko Taylor, King Curtis & Champion Jack Dupree, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Lionel Hampton, and the Modern Jazz Quartet.

The John LOVE FOR REALSinclair Foundation Presents
LOVE FOR REAL
FLY BY NIGHT 365
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studios, Amsterdam, May 24, 2020 [20322]
Ray Charles: Come Rain Or Come Shine
Ella Fitzgerald: Midnight Sun
Stevie Wonder: Loves In Need Of Love
Eddie Jefferson : Soft And Furry
Aretha Franklin: Do Right Women
B.B. King: How Blue Can You Get
Koko Taylor: Wang Dang Doodle
King Curtis & Champion Jack Dupree: Get With It
Miles Davis: The Sorcerer
John Coltrane: Giant Steps
Lionel Hampton: Mr P.C.
Modern Jazz Quartet: The Sheriff


A JOINT PRODUCTION
Produced by Steve “Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam (#19)
Edited & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

(c) 2020 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

Big City Blues Cruise 25: Gimme Me Back My Wig

Martino D’Lorenzo is playing the blues on 45s, 78s and LPs from behind the wheel of the Big City Blues Cruise bus, spinning his classic modern radio programs from the 1980s and 1990s originally aired on WEMU-FM in Ypsilanti MI and now heard every Saturday on Radio Free Amsterdam. Episode 26 features music by Red Prysock, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Lonnie Mack, Jerry Lee Lewis, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Ray Sharp, Ray Smith, The Impressions, The Orchids, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Albert Collins, Freddie King, Lou Rawls, and Buddy Guy & Junior Wells.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

GIMME BACK MY WIG

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 25

Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, November 13, 1983 [BCBC-0025]

Red Prysock: Jumbo

Chuck Berry: Got To Find My Baby

Ray Charles: Sticks And Stones

Fats Domino: Blueberry Hill

Lonnie Mack: Memphis

Jerry Lee Lewis: Let The Good Times Roll

Ray Charles: Hallelujah, I Love Her So

Magic Slim & The Teardrops: Gimme Back My Wig

Howlin’ Wolf: Down In The Bottom

Muddy Waters: Mannish Boy

Ray Sharp: Linda Lou

Ray Smith: Rocking Little Angel

The Impressions: A Long Time Ago

The Orchids: Newlywed

Johnny “Guitar” Watson: Three Hours Past Midnight

Albert Collins: Don’t Lose Your Cool

Freddie King: King-A-Ling

Lou Rawls: Tobacco Road

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells: A Man Of Many Words

Red Prysock: Jumbo

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Martino D’Lorenzo at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 1983, 2017 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

John Sinclair Radio Show 726: Tell The Truth

The John Sinclair Radio Show

Episode 726 is coming once again from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, where we celebrated the September 23 birthday of John Coltrane and then the same birthday for Ray Charles a week later. Listening to the Ray Charles show made me want to hear another hour of his ground-breaking Atlantic Records productions made between 1952 and 1959. How can we go wrong with another solid hour of the great Ray Charles, Genius of the Blues?

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

TELL THE TRUTH

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 726

Cass Corridor, Detroit, October 4, 2017 [20-1741]

[01] Opening Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology

[02] Ray Charles: Talkin’ About You

[03] Ray Charles: Hard Times

[04] Ray Charles: Losing Hand

[05] Ray Charles: A Bit of Soul

[06] Ray Charles: Rockhouse Parts 1 & 2

[07] Ray Charles: Swanee River Rock

[08] Ray Charles: Leave My Woman Alone

[09] Ray Charles: Tell All the World About You

[10] Ray Charles: The Right Time

[11] Ray Charles: Early in the Morning

[12] Ray Charles: You Be My Baby

[13] Ray Charles: Tell Me How Do You Feel

[14] Ray Charles: I Believe to My Soul

[15] Ray Charles: What’d I Say, Parts 1 & 2

[16] Ray Charles: My Bonnie

[17] Ray Charles: Tell the Truth

[18] Ray Charles: I’m Moving On

[19] Closing Theme: Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

Special thanks to Beyonce & Sunny Sinclair

 

© 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation