Langspeeltijd * Long-playtime of Monday 01 & Wednesday 03 July: Pretty Things Live, The Move, O.C. Smith, Dirty Blues Band [Ed’s Show, 2019-24]

*** NEW SHOW:  The Pretty Things Live, Dirty Blues Band feat. Rod Piazza, The Move, O.C. Smith, **REPEATED: Route ’68 with Taj Mahal, J.B. Hutto & Bloomfield, Kooper and Stills I  *** [2019-24, no. 88 = 2018-11 ]***  Monday  01 July, 12:00-24:00 hrs  CET Brussels + Wednesday 03 July, 12:00-20:00 hrs CET Brussels] **** RADIO 68: ALL THE SOUNDS AND ALL THE VOICES OF THE SIXTIES ****


THE PRETTY THINGS: LIVE AT THE 100 CLUB (2010, entire album) *** O.C. SMITH: HICKORY HOLLER REVISITED (choice tracks, LP, 1968) *** DIRTY BLUES BAND with Rod Piazza: STONE DIRT (LP, 1068, choice tracks) ***
THE MOVE: THE MOVE, LP, 1968 (choice tracks) *** AND ALSO: THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS, CARAVAN, BLOODWYN PIG, THE CATS, AMEN CORNER *** WORD: HUGO CLAUS en de plicht van de dichter + MAHATMA Gandhi on Peace + The Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi + MAYA ANGELOU reads her poetry ***

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.


 Monday,  Wednesday CET Brussels Mon.    Wed.
Longplaytime new show: Pretty Things Live 12, 16, 20 hrs 12, 16 hrs
Longplaytime repeated show:Route 68 14, 18, 22 hrs 14, 18 hrs.
End of show 24:00 Midnight 20:00 hrs


There are few people in the world that I look up to more than Pretty Things vocalist and songwriter Phil May and one of my proudest moments was opening for the Things at this very venue a few years ago. May calls me ‘Sargeant Major’, tongue in cheek, but he can call me anything he likes…. This splendid, inventive and fiery bunch have been entertaining blues/rock/psych lovers for 50 years – ever colourful, punchy and above all skilful. Their writing is streets ahead of most acts and Parachute has to be one of English Rock’s finest ever achievements… even those mutts at Rolling Stone magazine had to concur, when it was released. But here, it’s the roaring, smokin’ R&B side of the Things that is celebrated as Paul Madden and Bobby Whelan in tandem with PT champion Mark St John capture May Taylor and co recreating their very first black cover Fontana album! Setting up in mere minutes on a cold December evening in 2010 after Paul McCarthorse decide to play a lunchtime show that very day, the crew manage to record these splendid musicians at full throttle….so from the opener Bo’s RoadRunner we can enjoy new live renditions of songs that fired up the Things into what they became. Big City, Honey I Need, Oh Baby Doll. The gems tumble out of the speakers.
Find me a band outside The Strypes and Temples that have anything approaching this level of energy today… Taylor is still the stinging, melodic axemaster we loved back then, May is born to deliver these great numbers and the ensemble rocks the house.
Pete Sargeant (All Rights Reserved, Quoted from: Blues Matters,


“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.

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