Langspeeltijd * Longplaytime: Monday 02 & Wednesday 04 July: US Singer-Songwriters David Blue, Arlo Guthrie, Bob Dylan [Ed’s Show, 2018-27]

** NEW SHOW with Singer-Songwriters David Blue, Arlo Guthrie, Bob Dylan + OHIO EXPRESS  *** REPEATED: Brit R&B with TYA, The Artwoods, Cliff Bennett, The Nashville Teens + The Hep Stars ***  Monday 02 July, 12:00-24:00 hrs  CET Brussels + Wednesday 04 July, 12:00-20:00 hrs CET Brussels *** [2018-27 (42) = 2017-08] *** RADIO 68: ALL THE SOUNDS AND ALL THE VOICES OF THE SIXTIES ****


NEW SHOW:  SPECIAL : SINGER-SONWRITERS:  DAVID BLUE: David Blue, 1966, Elektra, produced by Jac. Holzman ** THE OHIO EXPRESS: Mercy, 1969, A-side ** ARLO GUTHRIE: ALICE’s RESTAURANT, 1967: choice tracks ** BOB DYLAN: HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED: full abum, produced by Bob Johnston, feat. Al Kooper and Michael Bloomfield ** WORD & POETRY = HOMAGE TO CATALONIA: Lluís Llach: Un Himne por no guanyar  + Raimon: Sobre la pau + Raimon: Sobra la por **

REPEATED SHOW: SPECIAL: BRIT R&B (and beyond): TEN YEARS AFTER: first album, Deram 1967 + THE ARTWOODS, feat. Jon Lord, Derek Griffiths, Keef Hartley, Art Wood, Malcolm Poole: 100 OXFORD STREET: A-side  (Compilation, Edsel, 1983) + THE HEP STARS: WE AND OUR CADILLAC, Sweden, 1965: choice tracks: Cadillac, Carol; Sweet Little Sixteen, Send Me Some Lovin’, Bald-Headed Woman + CLIFF BENNETT & THE REBEL ROUSERS: GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE, 1967, B-side + THE NASHVILLE TEENS: TOBACCO ROAD, 1964, choice tracks: Hoochie Coochie  Man, Bread And Butter Man,  How Much, Mona ** AND ALSO:  BIG MAMA & VICTOR URIS: No m’estimes blues ** WORD & POETRY: TIMOTHY LEARY: Drop Out + JOHN TRUDELL: Mining Our Minds


 Monday,  Wednesday CET Brussels Mon.    Wed.
 Longplaytime new show: Singer-Song 12, 16, 20 hrs 12, 16 hrs
Longplaytime repeated show: Brit R&B 14, 18, 22 hrs 14, 18 hrs.
End of show 24:00 Midnight 20:00 hrs



Words are half-lost
Things are half-hidden
And men half-gestures, half-silence

Over fields and cities fear
Goes on silencing one by one
The voices of the living and the dead
And men half-gestures, half-silence

But it can’t be forever
But it isn’t forever
But it won’t be forever
We too are life
With our silences
And our words
With our houses made
Of work and of hopes

Words are half-lost
Things are half-hidden
And men, and men, and men…

© RAIMON, All RIghts Reserved



“At first listen (and glance, just check out the cover) it’s hard not to dismiss David Blue’s first LP as a shameless Bob Dylan imitation. And that would be a fair assessment. From the drunken delivery of his pal’s (yes, they were actually friends) unmistakable drawl to the grittier interpretation of Highway 61’s revved-up folk, Blue seems to be doing everything possible and more to convince the world that he is Bob Dylan.

So why even bother? Because the songs are actually pretty decent. It’s definitely the harder-driving ones that’ll snag you like a rusty old nail. A Bo Diddley beat is shredded to pieces on “If Your Monkey Can’t Get It,” a grinding cut that’s further damaged by a dissonant collision of overdriven guitars and screaming keyboards. Another standout, “It Tastes Like Candy,” closes the album with some fuzz guitar savage enough to find a permanent home on a Seeds record. And it’s all propelled by a primitive thump that never lets up.

Slightly less engaging are the quieter moments where he proves to be a fairly competent balladeer. The best of these are “Midnight Through Morning” and “Grand Hotel,” with their graceful piano/keyboard work and Blue’s attempts to actually hit a note here and there. And, no, the lyrics are not spared the treatment as he gets us tangled up in obscure, imagery evoking language we know we’ve heard somewhere before.

Although this album could only be crowned a masterpiece in some dreadful Dylan impersonator contest, it is a consistent, enjoyable ride if you give it a chance. And let’s be thankful that someone had enough sense to snatch that harmonica (conspicuously absent from the recordings) away from him before he really made a fool of himself.

Blue toned down the Dylanisms and continued releasing material into the 70s, occasionally under his real name (Cohen). David Blue was reissued on Collector’s Choice Music”.  Source:

THE NASHVLLE TEENS: LP ‘Tobacco Road, 1964

This vintage R LP was released in 1964 on the maroon London Tracks include-Hoochie Coochie Man, Google Eye, Need You, La Bamba, I Like It Like That, Bread And Butter Man, Mona, Hurting Inside, How Deep Is The Ocean, Tobacco Road, Too Much, Parchment Farm.
The Nashville Teens were one of a brace of British acts competing for attention in the booming days of the early British Invasion and its early purely English phenomenon, the British beat boom. They were distinguished from most of the others by scoring a memorable and serious hit, “Tobacco Road.” This put them on the map internationally (even getting them into an American jukebox movie, Beach Ball, that also featured the Supremes) before they gradually faded away in popularity.

The sextet first got together in Weybridge, Surrey, in 1962 with Art Sharp and Ray Phillips on vocals, John Hawken on piano (later in The Moody Blues and Renaissance), Pete Shannon on bass, Michael Dunford on guitar, and Roger Groom on drums. Dunford exited along with Groom in 1963 to be replaced by John Allen and Barry Jenkins (later in The Animals), respectively, and a seventh member, vocalist Terry Crow, joined during the group’s extended stay in Hamburg, West Germany, in 1963.

During their Hamburg engagement, the group got pegged to play as backup band to visiting American rock & roll superstar Jerry Lee Lewis, which resulted in the recording of one of the great live albums of the era, Jerry Lee Lewis Live at the Star Club; they later played gigs backing Bo Diddley, and it was at one of those shows that they were spotted by Mickie Most (then still a performer). After the band was signed to English Decca in 1964, Most became their producer for their debut single, “Tobacco Road,” released in the summer of 1964, which charted high on both sides of the Atlantic”.  Source:

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