Langspeeltijd * Longplaytime: Bobbie Gentry, Glen Campbell, The Hollies, Donovan * Mon. 3 & Wed. 05 September [Ed’s Show 2018-35]

NEW SHOW:  Bobbie Gentry, Glen Campbell, Donovan 1965, The Hollies 1967  *** REPEATEDGeno Washington, The Foundations, Amen Corner, Dusty Springfield ***  Monday 03 September, 12:00-24:00 hrs  CET Brussels + Wednesday 05 September, 12:00-20:00 hrs CET Brussels *** [2018-35 (50)] *** RADIO 68: ALL THE SOUNDS AND ALL THE VOICES OF THE SIXTIES ****


LOVE, PEACE & UNDERSTANDING: HARPER’s BIZARRE: 59th Street Song (Feelin’ Groovy) + THE FLOWER POT MEN: Walk In The Sky.
BOBBIE GENTRY: Local Gentry (1968, A-side).
GLEN CAMPBELL: A New Place In the Sun (1968, A-side).
BOBBIE GENTRY: Local Gentry (1968, B-side).
THE HOLLIES: Butterfly (1967, A-side).
DONOVAN: Fairytale (1965, A-side).
DON PARTRIDGE: choice tracks.
WORD: Carnaby Street & Mini-skirts .

GENO WASHINGTON & THE RAM JAM BAND: Hand-clappin’, Foot-stompin’, Funky BUTT Live! (entire album, 1966).
THE AMEN CORNER: National Welsh Coast Live Explosion Company (1969, side A).
THE FOUNDATIONS: From the Foundations (1967, selected tracks).
THE EQUALS: Explosion! (A-side, 1968).
DUSTRY SPRINGFIELD: Ooooo Weee (side A, 1965).
LOVE, PEACE & UNDERSTANDING: Bob Dylan: John Birch Paranoid Blues.
FREE SPEECH : Bob Dylan; Tom Paxton & Pete Seeger, Red Shadow.


 Monday,  Wednesday CET Brussels Mon.    Wed.
 Longplaytime new show: Bobbie Gentry 12, 16, 20 hrs 12, 16 hrs
Longplaytime repeated show: Britsoul 14, 18, 22 hrs 14, 18 hrs.
End of show 24:00 Midnight 20:00 hrs


She came out of nowhere (well, from Chickasaw County) , scored a world-wide hit with the dark ‘Ode To Billie Jo’, recorded a series op albums (one with Glen Campbell), had her own show on the BBC, did Las Vegas – then disappeared.
Bobbie Gentry’s performances and on-screen charisma on variety programmes on both sides of the Atlantic had impressed the head of the BBC so much that early in 1968 she was invited to host her own show on BBC 2 making her the first female songwriter to front a TV series on the network. Together with producer and director Stanley Dorfman, they made six half-hour episodes every year for a total of 18 shows (…). It was a personal showcase for Bobbie’s work that depicted her in intimate solo performances, big choreographed set pieces, and on location in footage filmed near her childhood home in Mississippi. Each week the show also featured a special guest that would perform one song with Bobbie and one on their own; making an appearance in 1968 were Alan Price, Don Partridge, Donovan, The Hollies, Long John Baldry and Glen Campbell
Quoted From / All Rights Reserved: *** Read the Bobbie Gentry feature in the latest issue of Shindig magazine **¨ Box Set Celebrates Bobbie Gentry, ‘The Girl From Chickasaw County’


“Geno Washington was the reference for powerhouse souls shows in sixties Britain. Criss-crossing the country with The Ram Jam Band, he made a lasting impression on British crowds and Dexys Midnight Runner’s tribute to him is ample proof of the place he occupies in British rock history. Geno stills tours regularly and his currently celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Hand Clappin’ Foot Stompin’ Funky-Butt… Live!”. Geno started singing in bands while being stationed in the UK as part of the US Air Force. After a short return to the US round 1964, he came back to the UK in 1965, fully committed to make it as a singer on this side of the Atlantic. Forming the Ram Jam Band with guitarist Pete Gage, Geno spent the next four years electrifying UK audiences with his soul revue.
First and foremost a live artist, he still managed to record a full length LP and a flurry of singles. All these recordings are neatly compiled on “The Piccadilly and Pye Studio Recordings”. (…)
As stated at the start of the review, Geno and The Ram Jam Band were first and foremost a live act and over the band’s original lifespan, they released three live albums in the space of three years. The most emblematic of the three is “Hand Clappin’ Foot Stompin’ Funky-Butt… Live!” released in 1966, showed a band firing on all cylinders. It is a perfect snapshot of Geno’s show at the time and shows why he was such a success with British crowds. Its follow up “Hipsters, Flipsters, Finger Poppin Daddies” sees the band tackle an entirely new set of songs, funking up the Beatles’s “Day Tripper” in the process. “Running Wild” recorded in the more sedate environment of Bolton’s Casino Club shows a band repeating itself with several tracks already aired on the first two live albums. Its failure to chart would lead Geno and the original Ram Jam Band to go their separate ways”.
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