Langspeeltijd * Longplaytime: Mon. 01 & Wed. 03 January: Post and Pre THE ACTION: Ace, Savoy Brown, Mighty Baby [Ed’s Show, 2018-01)

** NEW SHOW: Post and Pre THE ACTION: Ace, Savoy Brown, Mighty Baby ** REPEATED: Spencer Davis Mk2, Eddie Hardin’s Wizards, After Tea  & Ronnie Lane and Ronnie Wood LP ***    [2018-01 (16), Monday 01 Jan., 12:00-24:00 hrs  CET Brussels + Wednesday. 03 Jan.., 12:00-20:00 hrs CET Brussels] **** RADIO 68: ALL THE SOUNDS AND ALL THE VOICES OF THE SIXTIES ****


 Pre and Post THE ACTION with:
ACE, feat. Bam King: How Long, Ain’t Gonna Stand This No  More + SAVOY BROWN feat. Martin Stone: SHAKE DOWN,  first LP, 1967 (RADIO 68 plays the entire album) + MIGHTY BABY:  first LP, 1969 (RADIO 68 plays the entire album) ++++ AND ALSO: THE BLUES MAGOOS: PSYCHEDELIC LOLLIPOP: choice tracks **  POEZIE: Menno Wigman, Huub Beurskens i.s.m. Poëziecentrum Gent

  THE SPENCER DAVIS GROUP with Ray Fenwick and Eddie Hardin: WITH THEIR NEW FACE ON, LP, 1968, the entire album + EDDIE HARDIN’s WIZARD’s CONVENTION 2, 1995, ( Hot Head Of Steam  & I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today, feat. Chris Farlowe; Here I Go Again with Paul Jones and Mike d’Abo; Talking Ain’t  Cheap with Debbie Bonham, John Lawton, Phil Manzanera;  Brickmaker’s Blues, feat. John Entwistle feat. Denny Laine; Can’t Let You Go, feat. Tony Ashton + AFTER TEA, feat. Ray Fenwick: NATIONAL DISASTER, 1968, A-side (tracks 1-6) + SPENCER DAVIS: SO FAR (cd, 2008): choice tracks: So Far, Swansea Shuffle, Uncle Herman’s Mandoline  *** BONUS: RONNIE LANE & RONNIE WOOD: Mahoney’s Last Stand, 1976, A-side and more (tracks 2-8) *** HOMAGE TO CATALONIA: Himno de Riego: anthem of the Second Spanish Republic, proclaimed  14 April 1933 – destroyed by Franco’s  dictatorship 1 April 1939 ** Quico Pi de la Serra: –   Si els fills de puta volessin no veuríem mai el sol (If all the sons of bitches could fly, we’d never see the sky) ** Companiya Elèctrica Dharma: Brutalitat


 Monday,  Wednesday CET Brussels Mon.    Wed.
 Longplaytime new show:  Savoy Brown, Mighty Baby 12, 16, 20 hrs 12, 16 hrs
Longplaytime repeated show: Spencer Davis Group 14, 18, 22 hrs 14, 18 hrs.
End of show 24:00 Midnight 20:00 hrs


When Mod, singer and soul fanatic Reggie King left to pursue a solo career, THE ACTION turned prog, changing their name into AZOTH (late 1968) before settling for MIGHTY BABY. On board where Mike Evans (bs), Roger Powell (dr), Bam King (gtr) , Ian Whiteman (keys) and Martin Stone, a guitarist who had played on SAVOY BROWN’s first LP “Shake Down” (1967). Mighty Baby released two albums (1969 and 1971). Later, Bam King can be found in ACE with Paul Carrack on vocals; They scored two hits, ‘How Long’ (UK no. 20, 1974) and ‘Ain’t Gonna Stand For this No More’.

RADIO 68 PLAYS: the first LP by SAVOY BROWN (Shake Down, 1967) with future Action-member MARTIN STONE. The first LP by IGHTY BABY (1969), which is basically THE ACTION without Reggie King turned prog. PLUS a few tracks by ACE, with Action-guitarist Bam King.

“(…) and the opening strains of “Egyptian Tomb” with off-beat sax honks, an Eastern vibe, and lyrics about people not knowing “what it is to have lived in a different place” indicated that Mighty Baby was no ordinary acid/jam/tripped-out band. With Reg King gone, the band opened their minds further, and pleasant acid-rock vibe, as if the happier Pink Floyd songs fused with the American West Coast and the prevailing country flair. In practice this meant mesmerizing guitar lines from Stone and King, the kinetic rhythm section holding over from their soul days, and the gentle invitation of rootsier sounds. The songs move from section to section with the guitars spinning the route. Sure, the band uses an expansion of the loved blues scales, but everything merges nicely: the discreetly religious lyrics (“A Friend You Know But Never See”), Whiteman’s occasional sax work, the lead guitars and a warm and friendly vibe. This duality means the band is sometimes reverential (“At a Point Between Fate and Destiny”), other times down-home rollicking (“Trials of a City”, the Dead-like “I’m From the Country”) but always enveloping”. (

“Recorded in 1995, this project features a “who’s who” of British rock with contributions from Ray Fenwick, Tony Ashton, Debbie Bonham, Mike D’Abo, John Entwistle, Chris Farlowe, Mo Foster, Eddie Hardin, Paul Jones, Denny Laine, Phil Manzanera, Chris Thompson, Zak Starkey and Snowy White. History was created with Paul Jones and Mike D’Abo dueting together on the song “Here I Go Again” – both Manfred Mann vocalists singing together for the first time!”. Quoted from:

“The album is a fairly schizophrenic mix of British jazz-blues and psych-pop, with the album fairly evenly divided between the two approaches. The opener is nearly a title track (“With His New Face On”), a string-laden midtempo slice of psych-pop that has some great chord changes that are reminiscent of Mike D’Abo’s work from around the same period. It’s one of the best tracks on the album. “Mr. Second Class” begins with a feel that presages prog, but quickly shifts to a 4/4 march not unlike the Box Tops’ swansong, “Sweet Cream Ladies.” “Alec in Transit Land” is a pretty straight jazz instrumental, recalling the work of early Manfred Mann (with the exception of a lengthy, even tiresome, drum solo). “Sanity Inspector,” on the other hand, is a delicate piece of psychedelic whimsy, with the usual contrived lyrics that mix a character narrative with vague social commentary. It’s a charming curiosity. “Feel Your Way” is a solid guitar-driven blues-shuffle with a great vocal and organ solo by Hardin. “Morning Sun” mixes the blues influences with a soaring, soulful chorus, recalling Jackie Lomax’s first solo album on Apple. “Moonshine” walks the line between jazz-blues and freakbeat, with another terrific vocal (mostly) treated with deep slapback echo. “Time Seller” returns to psych-pop, this time with manic drums and sawing cellos throughout. Though a bit dated, it also features some clever, unexpected chord changes and strong stacked backing vocals. The closer, “Stop Me, I’m Falling,” approaches vaudeville at times, but is definitely the most creative track on the album, shifting arrangements, time signatures and tonalities at will, ending with a lengthy, pretentious recitation. I love it!”

ABOUT LONGPLAYTIME Radio 68 is happy to present  a new show: MY GENERATION LONGPLAYTIME. The concept of LONGPLAYTIME is simple: we will play full albums, album sides or selected album tracks.  We stress overlooked, forgotten, ignored, misjudged, rare, non-commercial and media-banned music and artists, throwing in a hit album for good measure. All from or related to the sixties –  of course! Thanks, Ed   **
OVER LANGPSPEELTIJD We presenteren we met plezier een nieuwe show: LANGSPEELTIJD. De idee achter LANGSPEELTIJD is eenvoudig: we draaien volledige albums, LP-kanten of een keuze uit een langspeelplaat. We hebben vooral  oog voor muziek en artiesten die vallen onder de categorieën “vergeten,  vreemd, geweerd, over het hoofd gezien, verkeerd begrepen, gecensureerd, zeldzaam “.  Met nu een dan een dikke hit ertussen. Geniet van de langSPEELTIJD. Bedankt, Ed

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