My Generation of Sunday 19 & Tuesday 21 May: Jim Riley’s Very British Blues Explosion, Avant-Garde and Pop [Ed’s Show, 2019-18]

NEW SHOW:  Jim Riley’s Very British Blues Explosion + Yardbirds, Animals, Stones; Avant-Garde and Pop, incl. Blood, Sweat & Tears, Arthur Brown, The Pentangle ***  Repeated: Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum, Downliners Sect, Screaming Lord Sutch, 80s solo  *** Ed’s Show, 2019-18 = 2018-06, Sunday 19 May, 12 noon till 12 midnight CET Brussels & repeated  Tuesday 21 May., 12:00 till 20:00 hrs CET Brussels  *** RADIO 68: all the sounds and all the voices that shaped the sixties ***






AVANT-GARDE  BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS: Ouverture, Refugee From Yuhipitz (Child Is Father To The Man, 1968) + THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA: I Won’t Leave  My Wooden Wife (The United States of America) + THE PENTANGLE: Moon Dog, Hole in the Coal  (Sweet Child) + THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN: Spontaneous Apple Creation (The Crazy World Of) + CAPTAIN BEEFHART: Dachau Blues (Trout Mask Replica) + BOBAK, JONES, MALONE: On a Meadow-Lane + THE FUGS: Carpe Diem (first album) ***  FORGOTTEN & OVERLOOKED:  DAN HICKS & THE HOT LICKS: Subterranean Homesick Blues (Dan Hicks of The Charlatans 2009) + STONE COUNTRY: Love Psalm (Stone Country) + THE TASMANIANS: Baby *** AND ALSO:  AGUATURBIA: Rollin ‘n’ Tumblin + JOHNNY HALLYDAY: Excuse-moi partenaire + THE WHO: A Legal Matter, 1965, US single no. 32, LP ‘My Generation’ *** WOORD:  MENNO WIGMAN  leest voor uit eigen werk, i.s.m. Poëziecentrum


SPECIALJIM RILEY ’s BLUES FOUNDATION :A VERY  BRITISH BLUES EXPLOSION (cd, 2017, Running Out Of time, She Can Fight For Yourself,  A Change Is Gonna Come, Baby Please Don’t Go, Help Me) + KEEF HARTLEY: Me and My Woman + THE ROLLING STONES: Crackin’ Up (Love You Live)  + THE ANIMALS: Bury My Body + THE EASYBEATS:  She’s So Fine c/w Old Oak Tree (single, 1965) + THE YARDBIRDS; Good Morning Little Schoolgirl Live at The Marquee  +  JIMMY WINSTON: Sorry She’s Mine *** AND ALSO: THE EVERLY BROTHERS: What Kind Of Girl + JODY WILLIAMS: Lucky Lou *** WORD:  FREE SPEECH and  REPRESSION, USA,  Berkeley, 1960:

3 MY GENERATION (repeated)

MATTHEW FISHER (Procol Harum, Downliners Sect, Screaming Lord Sutch, solo) MATTHEW FISHER:  Can’t You Feel My Love,  Give It A Try, Desperate Measures (“Matthew Fisher” and “Strange Days”) + THE DOWNLINERS SECT feat. Matthew Fisher:  Baby What’s Wrong, Strange Locomotion, Glendora (< cd ‘Wanted’) + PROCOL HARUM: Rambling On + SCREAMING LORD SUTCH: Great Balls Of Fire (< Hands Off Jack The Ripper) ** Matthew Fisher’s solo albums ‘Matthew Fisher’ (1980) and ‘Strange Days’ (1981) have been rereleased by Angel Air, thanks to Angel Air Records ** AND ALSO: THE ELECTRIC PRUNES, HANK SNOW, JOHN B. SEBASTIAN, RONNIE LANE’s Slim Chance ** WORD: Poetry by DOROTHEA SMARTT: A Distant Lot  + EDOUARD: Tu pleures, alors je rest e(EP, 1966) 

4 BLUESIDE (repeated) SPECIAL:
Compilation cd released by The Blues Foundation: Dawn Tyler Watson, Johnny Fink, Randy McQuay, Brody Buster, Al Hill, Sobo Blues Band, Ruth Wyand, The Souliz Band, Felix Slim, Wes Lee, Sam Hoyner, Rae Gorden, Sugar Brown ** AND ALSO:   MUNGO JERRY ** WORD: GAR FRANCIS: Above the Restless Crowd (thanks to Bongo Boy Records

 SCHEDULE ** ROOSTER  ** CET Brussels Sun. 1200 > 2400      Wed. 1200 > 2000 
My Generation: new show: Avant-Garde 12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00 hrs 12:00 * 16:00 hrs
Blueside: new show: Jim Riley 13:00  * 17:00  * 21:00 hrs 13:00  * 17:00 hrs
My Generation repeated:  Matthew Fisher 14:00 * 18:00  * 22:00 hrs 14:00 * 18:00 hrs
Blueside repeated: International Blues Challenge 33 15:00 * 19:00 * 23:00 hrs 15:00 * 19:00 hrs
Ends 24:00 hrs Ends 20:00 hrs



“Today, we focus on  the influence of AVANT-GARDE music  on pop music. Hippie had gone back in time and dug up medieval instruments and folk song. Hippie had also travelled East and imported the sitar sounds. In 1968, however, the AVANT-GARDE influences pop music: Eric Satie, Varèse, Stockhausen, the BBC Workshops experimenting with new sounds. ‘Revolution no 9’ by The Beatles is a good example,  but in this show we stick to songs that are compatible with a regular radio listening experience.  The Avant-Garde influence consists of special sounds, instruments or line-ups not normally associated with pop music at the time, the deconstruction of ‘song’ (i.e. melody, chorus, etc.), repetitions, loops, and so forth”. (Eddy Bonte)


“Jim Riley’s Blues Foundation  opened the evening with a nice set of R&B as it was performed in the sixties: a bunch of covers (Chuck Berry,  Jimmy Reed, Sonny Boy Williamson, et. al.) and some self-written stuff in that mould. Much appreciated.” (Eddy Bonte, from my review of The London Blues Week in—london-blues-week-100-club-london-18-19-en-20-januari-2018.html


“We all know that Matthew Fisher played with Procol Harum and we all know he wrote the organ intro to Whiter Shade Of Pale, but there’s also a lesser-known and quite ROCKG side to Matthew Fisher.  After stints with Bill Fury and Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers, Matthew Fisher joined  Screaming Lord Sutch’s backing band The Savages in 1967. That same year, Gary Brooker asked him to join his new band, Procol Harum. Fisher played on their first three albums, then left and returned on various occasions, while developing a solo career,  AND, surprise, surprise, he recorded an album with R&B rockers The Downliners Sect in 1993! (cd WANTED). Fisher can also be heard n on the album “Hands Off Jack The Rupper” by Screaming Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends.

Matthew Fisher’s solo albums ‘Matthew Fisher’ (1980) and ‘Strange Days’ (1981) have been rereleased by Angel Air, thanks to Angel Air Records



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