Roots & Branches 15: The Stomper

 

Blues from The Dolphins coffeeshop with John Sinclair spinning sides on a Tuesday evening in Amsterdam by Bro. Tyrone & the Mindbenders, Magic Slim & the Teardrops, Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Junior Cannady, the King Biscuit Boys, Koko Taylor, Willie King, Vincent Hayes Project, Olu Dara, Thornetta Davis, and Little Walter.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

THE STOMPER

ROOTS & BRANCHES 15

John Sinclair, The Dolphins, Amsterdam, January 15, 2008 [18503]

 

Bro. Tyrone & the Mindbenders: Blue Dolphins Theme

Magic Slim & the Teardrops: Mind Your Own Business

Muddy Waters: Crosseyed Cat

Lightnin’ Hopkins: Black Cat Bone

[06] Sonny Boy Williamson: Bring It On Home

Little Junior Cannady: I Got My Eyes On You

King Biscuit Boys: Little Car Blues

Koko Taylor: Wang Dang Doodle

Willie King: The Stomper

Vincent Hayes Project: Rollin’ Man

Olu Dara: I See The Light

Thornetta Davis: Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On

Little Walter: Hate To See You Go

Little Walter: Lights Out

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair

Recorded by Larry Hayden

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Raduane of The Dolphins, Amsterdam

 

© 2008, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Roots & Branches 14: Sonic Boom

 

Blues from The Dolphins cofffeeshop with John Sinclair spinning sides on a Tuesday evening in Amsterdam by Bro. Tyrone & the Mindbenders, Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers, Charles “Buddy” Smith, Guitar Shorty, Charles Mingus, B.B. King, Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents, Harmonica Shah, Lightnin’ Malcolm, Elmore James, and Little Walter.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SONIC BOOM

ROOTS & BRANCHES 14

John Sinclair, The Dolphins, Amsterdam, January 8, 2008 [18489]

 

Bro. Tyrone & the Mindbenders: Blue Ghetto

Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers: She’s Gone

Charles “Buddy” Smith: Ms. Callie

Guitar Shorty: Sonic Boom

Afrissippi: Nduumandii > Hands Off That Girl

Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop: Festival Blues

B.B. King: Blues Stay Away From Me

Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents: I’m Gonna Do, What I’m Gonna Do

Harmonica Shah: The Life of Every Party

Lightnin’ Malcolm: Stay All Night

Elmore James: Look On Yonder Wall > Outro >

Little Walter: Lights Out

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair

Recorded by Larry Hayden

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thannks to Raduane of The Dolphins, Amsterdam

 

© 2008, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Roots & Branches 13: T.V. Mama

 

Blues from The Dolphins coffeeshop in Amsterdam with John Sinclair spinning sides on a Tuesday evening in 2008 by Bro. Tyrone & the Mindbenders, B.B. King, Alberta Adams, Albert King, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Elmore James & Big Joe Turner, Eric Deaton, Homesick James, Big Walter Horton, Boogie Brothers, Guitar Shorty, Chuck Berry, Harmonica Shah, Jimmy Reed, and Little Walter.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

T.V. MAMA

ROOTS & BRANCHES 13

John Sinclair, The Dolphins, Amsterdam, January 1, 2008 [18475]

 

Bro. Tyrone & the Mindbenders: Blue Ghetto

B.B. King: Why I Sing The Blues

Alberta Adams: I Got a Feeling

Albert King: Born Under A Bad Sign

Big Joe Turner with Elmore James: T.V. Mama

Eric Deaton: Already Spent

Homesick James: I Got to Move

Big Walter Horton: It Hurts Me Too

Boogie Brothers: My Last Meal

Guitar Shorty: I Got Your Number

Chuck Berry: Wee Wee Hours

Harmonica Shah: Mister, I Don’t Care

Jimmy Reed: Baby What You Want Me to Do

Little Walter: Lights Out

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair

Recorded by Larry Hayden

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Raduane at The Dolphins

 

© 2008, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Roots & Branches 12: No More Dogging

The Frantic One is back from the RFA Vintage Radio Vaults and on the scene with his crazy-playing record machine—nothing but the best, and later for the rest—spinning on WDET-FM in Detroit in October 1991 with recordings by Edwin Starr, B.B. King, The Ravens, Hank Crawford, Funkadelic, Brook Benton, Gene Allison, Roscoe Gordon, The Impressions, Rare Earth, and Erskine Hawkins.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

NO MORE DOGGING

ROOTS & BRANCHES 12

Frantic Ernie Durham, WDET-FM, Detroit, October 20, 1991 [18461]

 

Edwin Starr: 25 Miles

B.B. King: When Love Came to Town

B.B. King: Sweet Sixteen

The Ravens: Green Eyes

Hank Crawford: [Unidentified Selection]

Hank Crawford: [Unidentified Selection]

[Unidentified Artist & Selection]

Funkadelic: You and Your Folks

Brook Benton: I’d Rather Have It That Way

Gene Allison: You Can Make It If You Try

Roscoe Gordon: No More Dogging

The Impressions: Gypsy Woman

Rare Earth: Get Ready

Ernie Durham Outro Comments with Famous Coachman

Erskine Hawkins: After Hours

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Frantic Ernie Durham for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Ernie Durham for WDET-FM, Detroit

Recorded by Frank Bach

Digital transfer, post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Frank & Peggy Bach and Celia Sinclair

 

© 2010, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Roots & Branches 11: Finger Popping Time

Your Ace from Inner Space is in the house again with a posthumous presentation of his Soul-dies show for Detroit’s WDET-FM in 1991 featuring music from Arthur Conley, Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, Ivory Joe Hunter, the “5” Royales, Jackie Wilson, Wynonie Harris, Lonnie Johnson, Joe Tex, Earl Bostic, Otis Williams & the Charms, Eddie Floyd, Marvin Gaye, Redd Foxx, and Mary Wells.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FINGER POPPING TIME

ROOTS & BRANCHES 11

Frantic Ernie Durham, WDET-FM, Detroit, October 20, 1991 [18447]

 

Opening Theme

Arthur Conley: Funky Street

Hank Ballard & the Midnighters: Finger Popping Time

Ivory Joe Hunter: Guess Who

The “5” Royales: Dedicated to the One I Love

Jackie Wilson: Higher and Higher

Wynonie Harris: Good Rocking Tonight

Lonnie Johnson: Tomorrow Night

Joe Tex: Another Woman’s Man

Earl Bostic: Flamingo

Otis Williams & The Charms: Hearts of Stone

[Unidentified Artist & Selection]

Eddie Floyd: Ain’t No Love Like My Baby’s Love

Marvin Gaye: Your Unchanging Love

Redd Foxx: Dedications

Mary Wells: You Beat Me to the Punch

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Frantic Ernie Durham for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Ernie Durham for WDET-FM, Detroit

Recorded by Frank Bach

Digital transfer, post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Frank & Peggy Bach and Celia Sinclair

 

© 2010, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Roots & Branches 10: Killer Joe

This episode is the second hour of The Frantic One’s Soul-dies Music Plus program on WDET-FM in Detroit for Saturday night, July 28, 1991 and features the inimitable delivery of Ernie Durham and music by Cal Tjader, Big Joe Turner, Quincy Jones, Roy Hamilton, Brook Benton, Little Walter, Ray Charles, Jesse Belvin, Aretha Frankln, Funkadelic, and Stevie Wonder.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

KILLER JOE

ROOTS & BRANCHES 10

Frantic Ernie Durham, WDET-FM, Detroit, July 28, 1991 [18433]

 

Cal Tjader: Doxy

Big Joe Turner: Stormy Monday

Quincy Jones: Killer Joe

Roy Hamilton: You’ll Never Walk Alone

Brook Benton: The Boll Weevil Song

Little Walter: Juke

Ray Charles: The Jealous Kind

Jesse Belvin: Goodnight My Love

Aretha Franklin: Dr. Feelgood

Funkadelic: Standing on the Verge of Getting It On

Stevie Wonder: Fingertips (Part 2)

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Frantic Ernie Durham for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Ernie Durham for WDET-FM, Detroit

Recorded by Frank Bach

Digital transfer, post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Frank & Peggy Bach and Celia Sinclair

 

© 2010, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Roots & Branches 09: Sugar In My Bowl

Detroit radio legend Ernie Durham—The Frantic One, retired from years of service to WJLB Radio, initiated a new program series at WDET-FM, Public Radio in Detroit, on Saturday, July 7, 1991, replacing the Blue Sensations show produced by John Sinclair every Saturday night from midnight to 2:00 am, immediately preceding Blues & Music After Hours with Famous Coachman. A box of cassettes containing the first 20 Ernie Durham shows on WDET was discovered in 2009 by Frank Bach in his garage on the east side of Detroit and the tapes were digitally transferred and edited for broadcast by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam and Detroit Life Radio. Here’s an hour of the first show…more to follow!

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SUGAR IN MY BOWL

ROOTS & BRANCHES 09

Ernie Durham, WDET-FM, Detroit, July 7, 1991 [18419]

 

Opening Theme

Marvin Gaye: Let’s Get It On

Dobie Gray: The In Crowd

The Dells: Oh What A Nite

Etta James: At Last

[Unidentified Artist]: When I See Her

Impressions: Keep On Pushing

Rick James: Give It to Me Baby

Night Liters: K.G.

Big Joe Turner: Shake Rattle & Roll

Marvin Gaye: Ain’t That Peculiar

Ruth Brown: Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean

Hugh Masekela: Grazing in the Grass

The Clovers: Blue Velvet

Kim Weston: Come Rain or Come Shine

Luther Ingram: For More Reasons Than One

Nina Simone: I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl

[Unidentified Artist]: Checking on You

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Frantic Ernie Durham for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Ernie Durham for WDET-FM, Detroit

Recorded by Frank Bach

Digital transfer, post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Frank & Peggy Bach and Celia Sinclair

 

© 2010, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Roots & Branches 08: Freedom Suite

Don Paul is celebrating the life & times of New Orleans ciivil rights leader Lolis Edward Elie with music by Clifford Brown and Max Roach, the Thelonious Monk Quartet, The Neville Brothers, Paul Robeson, Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus, Nina Simone, Max Roach & Abbey Lincoln, the Golden Gospel Singers, Mardi Gras Indians, and Mahalia Jackson, plus comments by Lolis Edward Elie, his son Lolis Eric Elie, Eric Ferrulliet, Judge Calvin Johnson, and Mahalia Jackson.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FREEDOM SUITE

ROOTS & BRANCHES 08

Don Paul, Spiritual: New Orleans, April 12, 2018 [18405]

 

Clifford Brown and Max Roach: Joy Spring

Thelonious Monk Quartet: Ruby My Dear

Lolis Eric Elie Comments

Lolis Edward Elie Comments

The Neville Brothers: Sister Rosa

Lolis Eric Elie Comments

Paul Robeson: Going Home

Sonny Rollins: Freedom Suite (Fifth Movement)

Charles Mingus: Open Letter to Duke

Lolis Edward Elie Comments

Ruby Bridges Comments

Nina Simone: Little Liza Jane

Lolis Eric Elie & Lolis Edward Elie Conversation

Max Roach & Abbey Lincoln: Driva Man

Golden Gospel Singers: Oh Freedom

Eric Ferrulliet Comments

Mardi Gras Indians: Indian Red

Judge Calvin Johnson Comments

Mahalia Jackson: I’ve Been ‘Buked And I’ve Been Scorned

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Don Paul for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Don Paul at Sticking Up For Kids in New Orleans

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Don Paul. Used with permission.