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 
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
Lucille DJ is back all the way from controradio-fm in the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk and a guest spot by John Sinclair with tunes by Sugar Pie DeSanto, Paul Humphrey & His Cool Aid Chemists, The Dynamics, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Memphis Horns, the Staple Singers, Lyn Collins, The Unemployed, Mabel John, Joe Weaver, Bettye LaVette, Bill Withers, Yvonne Fair, Fontella Bass, and Sam Most.
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents GET UP AND DANCE THE SOUL LUCILLE SHOW 332 Lucille DJ, controradio-fm, Florence, Italy, December 24, 2021 [22058)
Sugar Pie DeSanto: Soulful Dress Paul Humphrey & His Cool Aid Chemists: Funky L.A. The Dynamics: Funky Key Gladys Knight & The Pips: Daddy Could Swear, I Declare The Memphis Horns: Get Up And Dance Staple Singers: Love Comes In All Colors > Tellin’ Lies Lyn Collins: You Can’t Love Me If You Don’t Respect Me The Unemployed: The Funky Thing Mabel John: Running Out John Sinclair Comments > Joe Weaver: Soft Pillow John Sinclair Comments > Bettye LaVette: Livin’ Life on a Shoestring Bill Withers: Lonely Town, Lonely Street Yvonne Fair: Funky Music Sho’ Nuff Turn Me On Fontella Bass: Who You Gonna Blame Sam Most: Jungle Fantasy
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