Langspeeltijd * Longplaytime: Route ’68 with Taj Mahal, J.B. Hutto & Bloomfield, Kooper and Stills: Mon. 05 & Wed. 07 March [Ed’s Show 2018-10]

*** NEW SHOW: Route ’68 with Taj Mahal, J.B. Hutto & Bloomfield, Kooper and Stills **REPEATED: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Chicago Transit Authority, Andromeda, Chris Farlowe & The Hill, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band   *** [2018-10 (25), Monday 05 March, 12:00-24:00 hrs  CET Brussels + Wednesday 07 March, 12:00-20:00 hrs CET Brussels] **** RADIO 68: ALL THE SOUNDS AND ALL THE VOICES OF THE SIXTIES ****


TAJ MAHAL: TAJ MAHAL; LP, 1968: the entire album *** J.B. HUTTO, feat. Sunnyland Slim, Dave Myers, Frank Kirkland: HAWK SQUAT, LP, 1968: choice tracks ( *** MIKE BLOOMFIELD, AL KOOPER & STEPHEN STILLS: SUPER SESSON, LP, 1968, entire album
*** INTRO:  JIM RILEY’s BLUES FOUNDATION: Under Canvas *** WORD: JOHN LENNON on leadership, NOAM CHOMSKY on Stupid People and CLAUDE McKAY reading his poem If We Must Die.

CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY: first album, 1969, side 1  *** BONZO DOG DOO DAH BAND: URBAN SPACEMAN, LP, 1968, choice tracks *** IRON BUTTERFLY: In-A-Gadda-da-Vida, full album, 1969 *** ANDROMEDA, feat. John DuCann: 1969 album, B-side excerpts *** CHRIS FARLOWE & THE HILL, feat. Paul Buckmaster, Bruce Waddell and  Steve Hammond (formerly with Fat Mattress):  FROM HERE TO MAMA ROSA, LP, 1970, B-side  *** WORD:  Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band: + KENNY WHITE: Che Guevera  (cd ‘Long List of Priors’, 2016, thanks to Continental Record Services) + JOHN LENNON *** AND ALSO: THE HERD, THE FANTASTIC JOHNNY C., CANNED HEAT.


 Monday,  Wednesday CET Brussels Mon.    Wed.
 Longplaytime new show: Route ’68 12, 16, 20 hrs 12, 16 hrs
Longplaytime repeated show: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida 14, 18, 22 hrs 14, 18 hrs.
End of show 24:00 Midnight 20:00 hrs


“It’s raw electric Chicago blues. It’s not polished. It’s not slick. It’s some people’s idea of what the electric blues ought to be. (…)the National Blues Foundation inducted Hawk Squat into its Hall of Fame for “Classic of Blues Recording: Album” (…). According to Dusty, “Hutto’s a killer right from the start – singing and playing [slide] with a ferocity that easily matches, if not beats, the bigger ‘60s names on Chess Records….” Helping Hutto catapult to fame (…), are Lee Jackson on guitar, Sunnyland Slim on piano and organ, Junior Pettis, Dave Myers, and Herman Hassell on bass, Frank Kirkland on drums, and Maurice McIntyre on tenor sax”.
Quoted from / All Rights Reserved:

“In the space of months, the soundscape of rock shifted radically from short, danceable pop songs to comparatively longer works with more attention to technical and musical subtleties. Enter the unlikely all-star triumvirate of Al Kooper (piano/organ/ondioline/vocals/guitars), Mike Bloomfield (guitar), and Stephen Stills (guitar) — all of whom were concurrently “on hiatus” from their most recent engagements. Kooper had just split after masterminding the groundbreaking Child Is Father to the Man (1968) version of Blood, Sweat & Tears. Bloomfield was fresh from a stint with the likewise brass-driven Electric Flag, while Stills was late of Buffalo Springfield and still a few weeks away from a full-time commitment to David Crosby and Graham Nash. Although the trio never actually performed together, the long-player was notable for idiosyncratically featuring one side led by the team of Kooper/Bloomfield and the other by Kooper/Stills. The band is fleshed out with the powerful rhythm section of Harvey Brooks (bass) and Eddie Hoh (drums) as well as Barry Goldberg (electric piano) on “Albert’s Shuffle” and “Stop.”’. Quoted from, All Rights Reserved: Richard Unterberger

“Iron Butterfly are a fluke in the music world. Their sound is one thing and another all at once. Basically, they’re psychedelic, with creepy classical Vox organ by Doug Ingle, Middle Eastern influenced guitar by Erik Brann, a nd tribal drums by Ron Bushy. But there’s also a hard edge to it, which explains why the album has been cited as a big influence on heavy metal. (…) For this album, he (D. Ingle) crafted love songs, and dreamy tales of exploration. “Mirage,” a tribute to a friend just passed, is one of the best. “Termination,” inspired by Greek myths, is by far the most colourful, though. All in all, not bad.  In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida was Iron Butterfly’s second album. Vocalist/organist Doug Ingle and drummer Ron Buhsy are joined by newcomers Lee Dorman and guitarist Erik Brann, the latter adding great depth to their sound. “Most Anything You Want” is a great fun opener, “Termination” is a psychedelic classic, and “Mirage” is just dreamy. But as we all know, the best song is the title track, that great 17-minute finale with wild solos and all kinds of metal-prophesying arrangements. It made them famous and remains one of the best moments of the late 1960s. This is Iron Butterfly’s most important album, and includes their most important song. It’s a gas.”
by Avram Fawcett All Rights Reserved

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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