My Generation of Sunday 23 July : Summer Of Love: Monterey Festival pt1., The Big Blues Band [Ed’s Show 201-30]

NEW SHOW: Summer Of Love: Monterey Festival pt1 ** REPEATED: Robert Cray new album, Shocking Blue goes psych, The Overlanders, Them **  [Ed’s Show, 2017-30,  30 July] **

*** RADIO 68: ALL THE SOUNDS AND VOICES THAT  SHAPED THE SIXTIES *** 

THE PLAYLISTS
1 MY GENERATION (NEW)
SPECIAL: 
MONTEREY INTERNATIONAL POP FESTIVAL  16, 17 & 18 JUNE 1967:  PART ONE: JOHN PHILLIPS , THE ASSOCIATION, LOU RAWLS, ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS ** FORGOTTEN TUNES by  HERMAN’s HERMITS, THE MOODY BLUES, THE WHO ** LONGPLAYING:  THE SUGAR SHOPPE, 1968  ** WORD :  Street Slogan Ho Chi Minh * EWAN MC COLL: Ballad of Ho Chi Minh; Charles Bukowki.

2 BLUESIDE (NEW)
SPECIAL: MONTEREY INTERNATIONAL POP FESTIVAL  16, 17 & 18 JUNE 1967: PART ONE: THE BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND, CANNED HEAT ** THE ORGINATORS  & INSPIRATORS:  ODETTA, LEROY CARR & SCRAPPER BLACKWELL ** KEEPERS OF THE BLUES FLAME: THE  BLUES BAND: The Big Blues Band Live Album, feat. Peter Fileul, Bob Hall, The Kokomo Singers, The Rumour Brass **

3 MY GENERATION (repeated)
SPECIAL
SHOCKING BLUE: The Soft Psych Side Of  Shocking Blue:   AT HOME, 1969 **  THREESOME: JACKIE  LEE  & THE RAINDROPS **  LONGPLAYING:  THEM: BELFAST GYPSIES, 1967  + THE OVERLANDERS: MICHELLE, 1965 ** AND ALSO:  LINDA THORSON,  SONNY & CHER, THUNDERCLAP NEWMAN, EDDIE & THE HOT RODS, FLYING MACHINE

4 BLUESIDE (REPEATED)
SPECIAL: ROBERT CRAY & HI RHYTHM:  Thanks to V2 Records Belgium and Jay-Vee Records  + TONY JOE WHITE + BILL WITHERS + SIR MACK RICE + THE 5 ROYALES ** THE ORGINATORS  & INSPIRATORS:  O.V. WRIGHT,  AL ROBINSON, SIR MACK RICE, WILSON PICKETT (with Jeff Beack feat. Greg Rzab)

 SHOW Brussels 12 noon till 12 midnight      London 11 a.m. till 11 p.m.
 My Generation new show: Monterey pt. 1 12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.
 Blueside new show: Monterey pt. 1 + Blues Band 13:00  * 17:00  * 21:00 hrs 12 noon, 4 p.m.,  8 p.m.
My Generation repeated:  Shocking Blue, Them 14:00  * 18:00  * 22:00 hrs 1 p.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m.
Blueside repeated:  Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm 15:00  * 19:00  * 23:00 hrs 2 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m.
Ends 24:00 hrs Ends 11 p.m.

 

 

ACHTERGRONDINFORMATIE ** BACKGROUND

MONTEREY INTERNATIONAL POP FESTIVAL  16, 17 & 18 JUNE 1967
“The culture loves to shove Woodstock down our throats, but for my money, there was no better sixties festival than the Monterey International Pop Festival. The only truly great artists who would perform at Woodstock but not make Monterey were Sly and the Family Stone, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and The Band. In exchange we got The Byrds and Otis Redding, whose performance cemented his legend as assuredly as The Who’s, Janis Joplin’s, and Jimi Hendrix’s cemented theirs. Staged at a time before endlessly wanking jams became compulsory, the best performances were pithier, punchier, and more genuinely exciting, reaching a crazed climax with The Who vs. Hendrix smash-off (…)”. Source: http://psychobabble200.blogspot.com.es/2013/09/review-monterey-international-pop.html
RADIO 68 presents a first selection from the wonderful 4cd box set released by Salvo Music, www.salvo-music.co.uk

THE BLUES AND –  The Big Blues Band Live Album
“Met een ‘good evening’ van zanger Paul Jones gaat cd 1 swingend van start met Flatfoot Sam, de jumpblues van Oscar Wills, een van de favoriete songs van The Blues Band. Het tempo blijft er goed in met de J. Geils-achtige bluesrocker Find Yourself Another Fool en The Duisberg Blues met een hamerende piano. In I Can’t Tell It All en I’m Longing For You Baby bewijst Dave Kelly een uitstekende slidegitarist te zijn. Pianist Bob Hall mag soleren en gloriëren in Bob’s Boogie. In de prachtige slowblues Down To The River verlenen de Kokomo Singers Paul Jones vocale ondersteuning. Ook in de soulblues Fat City zijn de Kokomo Singers weer aanwezig en horen we een mooie trompetsolo van Dick Hanson. Halleluja I Love Her So, de Ray Charles klassieker, krijgt een vette uitvoering en ook Cold Emotions, met Peter Filleul op piano en de blazers (The Rumour Brass), swingt de speakers uit. Met de blazers van The Rumour Brass in de slowblues Killing Me By Degrees en een stomende versie van Howlin’ Wolf’s Back Door Man, met een fraaie slidesolo van Kelly, eindigt het eerste schijfje (…)”.Bron: www.bluesmagazine.nl
RADIO 68 draait een selectie uit. “The Big Blues Band Live Album”, opnamen van het concert dat The Blues Band & gastmuzikanten gaven op 13 september 1991 in de Town & Country Club, Kentish Town Londen. Repertoire Records, 2CD, 2017.

SHOCKING BLUE: AT HOME
“Though it is an incredible call to make it is no far stretch to say At Home is one of the greatest rock albums of the era. Shocking Blue is rarely spoken of in the same breath as say, The Beatles or The Rolling Stones (the bands output just wasn’t as longlasting and all encompassing as these groups managed to be) but they ended up scoring a gigantic hit with Venus (everybody has heard at least one cover of it) and writing at least two strongly underrated albums along the way.
At Home brings across a sense of the exuberant energy of the 60’s, the band sounding completely fresh despite an archaic production quality. Musically, it feels quite varied though the bulk of tracks consist of the same instruments being used (guitar, bass, piano). With clever, satisfying arrangements that range from fun, mid-paced rockers (Boll WeevilLove MachineCalifornia Here I ComeHarley Davidson), to slower, downtempo affairs (I’ll Write Your Name Through The FireI’m Your Woman) to offbeat, psychadelic experiments (Acka RagaLove Buzz) the group always keeps an infectious rhythm happening. Throwing enough curveballs to the listener through guitarist Robbie van Leeuwen’s electrifying leads and fills, the band never fails to be entertaining though the entire duration of At Home.”  . http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/30644/Shocking-Blue-At-Home/

ROBERT CRAY & HI RHYTHM
“If you ever wondered if there’s a line to be drawn  between soul and blues, just listen to Robert Cray’s latest album. There is no such thing. And there is no need for such a border either. On this particular album, Cray actually goes back to the song-writers who helped shape soul: Sir Mack Rice (writer of Mustang Sally), O.V. Wright (remember ‘You Must Believe in Yourself’), Bill Withers, The 5 Royales. Why, Cray even browsed through the song-book of  Tony Joe White.  White is a fan of Cray’s who covers two  very early Tony Joe  compositions. The swamp  man himself travelled to the studio to sit in with Cray!
The album is produced by Steve  Jordan. It was recorded it in the famous Royal Studios in Memphis, where Al Green cut sides for Hi Records. Moreover, Cray is backed by the equally famous band Hi  Rhythm”.  (EB)
RADIO 68 PLAYS choice tracks from the album, Tony Joe White, Sir Mack Rice, Wilson Pickett, O.V. Wright and Bill Withers.  THANKS to V2 Records Belgium and Jay-Vee Records.

 

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