Tom Sumner Interviews the Former Bodyguard for Redd Foxx

On the 12/26/14 installment of The Tom Sumner Program, Tom (right) interviewed Flint native and former Redd Foxx bodyguard Ken Jordan. In addition to recalling his days serving as the bodyguard for Foxx, Ken also discussed such topics as his work as a stuntman and his quest to break the world record for catching arrows. You can view the interview in the clips below.

The Retro Mix Playlist for 12/20/14: Otis Redding

6 pm hour
I Can't Turn You Loose- Otis Redding
Woman Love- Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
Da Doo Ron Ron- The Crystals
Mr. Pitiful- Otis Redding
Baby Let Me Take You Home- The Animals
Rock Around the Clock- Bill Haley & His Comets
These Arms of Mine- Otis Redding
Goodbye, So Long- Ike & Tina Turner
Good Thing- Paul Revere & the Raiders
Security- Otis Redding
Bo Diddley- Bo Diddley
Magic Garden- Dusty Springfield
It's Growing- Otis Redding
Teen Angel- Mark Dinning
Mustang Sally- Wilson Pickett
Shout Bamalama- Otis Redding & the Pinetoppers
Jenny, Jenny- Little Richard
Justine- The Righteous Brothers
Sweet Lorene- Otis Redding
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away- The Beatles
Crown of Creation- Jefferson Airplane
7 pm
Respect- Otis Redding
Green'ich Grendel- Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
Run Rudolph Run- Chuck Berry
Chain Gang- Otis Redding
Footsteps on the Roof- The Shangri-Las
For Pete's Sake- The Monkees
I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)- Otis Redding
Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey- Brenda Lee
Simon Says- The 1910 Fruitgum Co. 
I'm Depending on You- Otis Redding
Tramp- Otis & Carla
Tribute to Larry Henley (who died on 12/18/14)
Bread and Butter- The Newbeats
Run, Baby Run (Back Into My Arms)- The Newbeats
Groovin' (Out on Life)- The Newbeats
Day Tripper- Otis Redding
What's Easy for Two Is So Hard for One- Mary Wells
Don't Be Angry- Nappy Brown
Scratch My Back- Otis Redding
Mendocino- Sir Douglas Quintet
Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)- Otis Redding
I Adore Him- The Angels
8 pm hour
(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay- Otis Redding
How Does That Grab You, Darlin'- Nancy Sinatra
Heavy Music- Bob Seger & the Last Heard
Hard to Handle- Otis Redding
Fujiyama Mama- Wanda Jackson
I'm in Love Again- Fats Domino
Cigarettes and Coffee- Otis Redding
Let the Good Times Roll/Feel So Good- Bunny Sigler
(I Wanna) Testify- The Parliaments
You're the One- Petula Clark
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (live)- Otis Redding
Hide and Go Seek- Bunker Hill
Splish Splash- Bobby Darin
I've Got Dreams to Remember- Otis Redding
I Can't Help Myself- The Four Tops
Love Man- Otis Redding
Straight Shooter- The Mamas & the Papas
Try a Little Tenderness- Otis Redding
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On This Day: Nirvana Unplugged Debuts on MTV

On December 16 1993, Nirvana's performance on MTV Unplugged aired for the first time. Nirvana's appearance differed from many Unplugged performances preceding and following it in that the setlist consisted mainly of lesser known original tunes and covers by such artists as David Bowie and Lead Belly. Also breaking from the show's tradition, Nirvana filmed its entire performance in a single take.

Although there were tensions during the rehearsals for the performance, the episode turned out to be one of the best and more memorable in the history of MTV Unplugged. This was also one of the last televised performances by Kurt Cobain, who died less than 4 months later. 

For more about the performance and its accompanying album, click here



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