SPECIALS: Radio 68 interview with Jim McCarty about Keith Relf ** And Aalso: Bob Garner (Creation), Robin Bibi, Earl Green
SHOWTIME CET (Brussels) Sundays non-stop four-hour show from 12 noon till 04:00 in the morning (Monday.
SHOWTIME GMT (London) Sundays non stop four-hour show from 11 a.m. till 3 a.m. (Monday morning).
MY GENERATION (new show: 1200, 1600, 20:00 and 2400 hrs CET)
SPECIAL: KEITH RELF & RENAISSANCE EXCLUSIVE RADIO 68 INTERVIEW with JIM McCARTY ** THREESOME: GARY LEWIS & THE PLAYBOYS ** LONGPLAYING: BLACK WIDOW: Sacrifice * CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY: LP, 1969 ** AND ALSO: RONNIE SELF, STEAMHAMMER, a poem by ADRIAN MITCHELL, FRIJID PINK
MY GENERATION BLUESIDE (new show: 1300, 1700, 2100 and 0100 hrs CET)
SPECIAL: SAVOY BROWN: GETTING TO THE POINT, 1968 ** NEW STUFF: SI CRANSTOUN: Old School, Ruf, thanks to V2 Records Belgium and Ruf Records ** AND ALSO: MUDDY WATERS, LIGHTNIN HOPKINS, MICK MARTIN & THE BLUES ROCKERS, THE METERS, BOB HALL & GEORGE GREEN
MY GENERATION (repeated 1400, 1800, 2200 and 0200 hrs CET)
SPECIAL: BOB GARNER (Creation): CREATION, EDDIE PHILLIPS, THE MERSEYBEATS, TONY SHERIDAN & BEATLES ** THREESOME: BILL WYMAN ** LONGPLAYING DAVE CLARK FIVE: Weekend in London, 1965, THE LOVIN SPOONFUL: Do You Believe in Magic, MARIANNE FAITHFULL: Come My Way, 1965. ** AND ALSO : THE CHI-LITES, CARAVAN, CONSORTIUM, DDBM&T **
MY GENERATION BLUESIDE (repeated 1500, 1900, 2300 and 0300 hrs CET)
SPECIAL: ROBIN BIBI: ROBIN BIBI (At Muscle Shoals) + ROBIN BIBI & TONY MARTEN: LIVE AT THE RAM JAM ** SPECIAL EARL GREEN: EARL GREEN, JOE LOUIS WALKER ** NEW STUFF LIL’ ED & BLUES IMPERIALS: The Big Sound Of, out now on Alligator ** LAURENCE JONES with Paul Jones (“Take Me High”, RUF Records, thanks to Ruf and V2 Records Belgium ** AND ALSO: BILL WYMAN’s RHYTHM KINGS with Peter Frampton & Paul Carrack ** PAUL JONES , MANFRED MANN **
MY GENERATION, incl. BLUESIDE: THE SHOW
MY GENERATION / BLUESIDE is a four-hour show. Each week, a new 60 minute episode followed by the previous show, totalling two hours of all the sounds and the voices that shaped the 60s. Each show includes a special highlighting one artist, release, topic or trend. BLUESIDE: a new 60 minute episode every week, followed by the previous show, totalling two hours of the blues that influenced and inspired the sounds of the sixties – from the originators till the present day. Each show includes a special highlighting one artist, release, topic or trend.
JIM McCARTY about KEITH RELF
Radio 68 exclusive interview with Jim Mcarty (Yardbirds, Renaissance , Illusion, etc.) about Keith Relf’s solo recordings: the two singles released in 1966 and rereleased on the remastered 2cd “Roger the Engineer” and home recording to be found as bonus tracks on “Renaissance. Live at the Fillmore West 1970”.
Angel Air Records recently issued a new album by Renaissance, the band formed by Keith Relf and Jim McCarty when The Yardbirds had broken up. “Live At the Fillmore West 1970” is taken from a live tape sent to Jim McCarty and features exactly four tracks, three of which can also be found on the first Renaissance album. The odd one out is titled ‘No Name Raga’ and hasn’t appeared anywhere till now. To me, the added value of this release lies in the four bonus tracks: one unreleased recording by the band at the Island studios and three recorded at Keith Relf’s house – equally unreleased. Whereas ‘Statues’ is a fully finished track, the home recording are just that: Keith and his sister Jane trying out songs as the tape is running. Still, they give a valuable insight into the sort of sound Relf was into apart from The Yardbirds and even apart from Renaissance / illusion.
Sincere thanks to www.angelair.co.uk and Jim Mc Carty
MY REVIEW OF Live At the Fillmore West 1970:
SAVOY BROWN: GETTING TO THE POINT
“Getting to the Point” is Savoy Brown’s second album (Decca, 1968). After a number of personnel changes, this is very much the album of central point Kim Simmonds, new singer Chris Youlden and Bob ‘solicitor by day and boogie pianist by night’ Hall. It also features new songs by Simmonds and Youlden, who had left Shakey Vick’s band to join Simmonds.
“Producer Mike Vernon arranged for sessions for the group’s next album, Getting to the Point, which took place in March 1968. Alongside Kim, Youlden emerged as co-leader of the group, and jointly or separately the pair composed most of the material. While the U.K. version of the album had cover-art depicting Kim wearing round glasses with the image of a black man in each lens, the U.S. cover art depicted more innocuous and politically correct images of a maze breaking up a collage of artwork. Kim explained what the original cover design was trying to depict to Melody Maker: “Our cover tried to show that although we are white we see things the same ways as a Negro but for some reasons it was changed.” With just two cover songs and seven originals, the album was to have been the Savoy Brown Blue’s Band’s transition from being a blues covers outfit to a band that had asserted its own identity. Unfortunately, the songs were not as strong as the pieces on the previous album, with the exception of the moody “Mr. Downchild” and the Willie Dixon-penned “You Need Love’” (Source: http://www.savoybrown.com/history)
BOB GARNER (THE CREATION)
BOB GARNER, bass-player, singer, composer: May 15th 1946 – July 16th 2016
“By this time the group ( = The Mark Four) were in London, represented by the Robert Stigwood agency, but real progress came with a new manager. Tony Stratton-Smith was already handling The Koobas when a mutual friend persuaded him to see the Mark Four. He was impressed and agreed to handle the group on condition a new bassist was found. He suggested Bob Garner, briefly a Merseybeat and latterly a part of the Tony Sheridan group. Garner was accepted and Stratton-Smith’s next move was to find a producer. He brought in Shel Talmy, who had heard the group previously on an early demo of Crazy Country Hop. Since that time Talmy had become a leading independent record producer, working with, amongst others The Kinks and The Who, although he’d recently found his relationship with the latter severed. Talmy was impressed with the Mark Four, signing them to his own Planet label the next day. Within a week they were recording a single, but under a new name – The Creation.”
RADIO 68 PLAYS: The Creation, Eddie Phillips solo, The Merseybeats, Tony Sheridan with The Beatles.
ROBIN BIBI is one of the UK’s top blues/rock guitarists and having paid his dues working with such names as Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Ben.E.King, The Pretty Things and Helen Shapiro, launched the Robin Bibi Band in the late 90s… The Band’s debut album “BLUE THRASH THERAPY” was released in 1997 and quickly sold out leading to several re-releases. (…). Following Robins live shows in Georgia and Alabama in 2012 and 2014, Robin recorded an EP “BIBI @ MUSCLE SHOALS” at the legendary FAME STUDIOS in Muscle Shoals, Alabama…the studio where legends such as Aretha Franklin , Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding , Clarence Carter and Arthur Conley recorded their biggest hits. (…)
ROBIB BIBI and TONY MARTEN have been working together on an acoustic/electric duo project which features similar material to the band played in a more rootsy intimate style. Robin & Tony have released their debut album “LIVE AT THE RAM JAM” in 2015” Source: http://www.robinbibiband.co.uk/bio.htm
RADIO 68 PLAYS: Muscle Shoals + tracks from Live at the Ram Jam