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.

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 076 – WITCHCRAFT

Martino D’Lorenzo is playing the blues on 45s, 78s and LPs from behind the wheel of the Big City Blues Cruise bus, spinning Episode 063 from 1982 featuring music by Red Prysock, Fats Domino, The Spiders, the Dave Bartholomew Orchestra, Little Richard, Mr. Google Eyes, Roy Brown, Bobby Charles, Paul Gayten, Roy Montrell, Jesse Hill, Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns, Guitar Slim, Shirley & Lee, Aaron Neville, and Clarence “Frogman” Henry.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
WITCHCRAFT
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 076
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, December 1982 [22099]

Red Prysock: Jumbo
Fats Domino: The Fat Man
The Spiders: Witchcraft
Fats Domino: Ain’t That A Shame
Dave Bartholomew Orchestra: Keejun
Little Richard: Rip It Up
Mr. Google Eyes: Poppa Stoppa’s Bebop Blues
Roy Brown: That Gal From Kokomo
Bobby Charles: Later, Alligator
Paul Gayten: You Better Believe It
Roy Montrell: That Mellow Saxophone
Jesse Hill: Scoop Doobie Doobie
Paul Gayten: Moher Roux
Jesse Hill: High Head Blues
Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns: Just Havin’ A Good Time
Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns: Don’t You Just Know It
Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns: Don’t You Know Yockamo
Guitar Slim: You Give Me Nothing But The Blues
Shirley & Lee: I Feel Good
Fats Domino: I’m Walking
Little Richard: Lucille
Aaron Neville: Tell It Like It Is
Clarence “Frogman” Henry: Ain’t Got No Home
Fats Domino: Whole Lotta Loving
Red Prysock: Jumbo

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced by Martin Gross at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI (#110)
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 1982, 2021 Tino Gross. Used with permission.

BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 075 – STRANDED ON THE HIGHWAY

Martino D’Lorenzo is playing the blues on 45s, 78s and LPs from behind the wheel of the Big City Blues Cruise bus, spinning Episode 077 from 1983 featuring music by Red Prysock, B.B. King, The Coasters, Ben E. King, Nolan Strong & The Diablos, Buddy Guy, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Albert King, Chuck Berry, Little Walter, Muddy Waters, LaVerne Baker, Chuck Willis, and Magic Slim & The Teardrops.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
STRANDED ON THE HIGHWAY
BIG CITY BLUES CRUISE 075
Martino D’Lorenzo, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, January 2, 1983 [22085]

Red Prysock: Jumbo
B.B. King: Intro > You Upsets Me Baby
B.B. King: Worry, Worry
B.B. King: Woke Up This Morning
The Coasters: Yakety Yak
Ben E. King: Stand By Me
Nolan Strong & The Diablos: I Don’t Care
Buddy Guy: Broken Hearted Blues
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson: Alimony Blues
Albert King: That’s What The Blues Is All About
Chuck Berry: Little Queenie
Little Walter: A Quarter To Twelve
Muddy Waters: Louisiana Blues
Little Walter: I Got To Find My Baby
Muddy Waters: You’re Gonna Need My Help
LaVerne Baker: Tweedle Dee Dee
Chuck Willis: Caledonia
Magic Slim & The Teardrops: Stranded On The Highway
B.B. King: Every Day I Have The Blues
Red Prysock: Jumbo

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Martino D’Lorenzo for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced by Martin Gross at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI (#20)
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 1983, 2021 Tino Gross. Used with permission.