Langspeeltijd * Longplaytime: Brit R&B with Ten Years After, The Nashville Teens, Cliff Bennett, The Artwoods ** Mon. 30 Oct., Wed. 01 Nov. [Ed’s Show, 2017-07]

LONGPLAYTIME: Brit R&B with Ten Years After, The Nashville Teens, Cliff Bennett, The Artwoods  + The Hep Stars** REPEATED: Dusty Springfield, Bonnie Dobson, Janis Joplin (with Big Brother), Grace Slick (with Jefferson Airplane) and Karen Dalton  [2017-07 , Monday 30 Oct., 12:00-24:00 hrs  CET+ Wednesday. 01 Nov., 12:00-20:00 hrs CET] **** RADIO 68: ALL THE SOUNDS AND ALL THE VOICES OF THE SIXTIES ****


NEW 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

REPEATED SHOW: SPECIAL: FEMALE VOICESBIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO., feat. Janis Joplin: CHEAP THRILLS, 1968, A-side + Turtle Blues (B-side) ** BONNIE DOBSON: BONNIE DOBSON, 1969, A-side + excerpts from an exclusive Radio 68 abut ‘Morning Dew’  + Grateful Dead ** JEFFERSON AIRPLANE: BATHING AT BAXTER’S, 1967: suites ‘Streetmasse’ and  ‘The War Is Over (tracks 1-5) ** DUSTY SPRINGFIELD: DUSTY  DEFINITELY, 1968,  A-side ** KAREN DALTON: IT’s SO HARD TO TELL WHO’S GOING TO LOVE YOU THE BEST, Bside ** AND ALSO: THE GRATEFUL DEAD (same, 1967), JULIE FELIX (Flowers, 1967), SPANKY & OUR GANG (Give  A Damn) ** WORD & POETRY: CHARLES DUCAL,  JAN VANRIET


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


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:

A full biography and discography:


In 1969, Bonnie Dobson re-recorded “Morning Dew” for an eponymous album that was released in the United States on RCA.  The album was produced by Jack Richardson, a Canadian who is best-known as the Guess Who’s producer.  (Richardson also produced albums by Alice Cooper, Poco, Badfinger, and Bob Seger’s very successful Night Moves.). Dobson’s previous album had what one reviewer termed a “sparse, chaste style” – most of the tracks featured only Dobson’s voice and an acoustic guitar (Think early Joan Baez.).  But her 1969 album represented a shift in style from traditional folk to middle-of-the-road pop – the arrangements incorporated a little percussion but a lot of strings  (Think Bobbie Gentry without the Southern accent.) I like this arrangement of “Morning Dew” a lot.  Dobson has a very pure soprano voice, and her vocal style is simple and straightforward.  There’s nothing groundbreaking about the arrangement or her performance, but there’s nothing objectionable either.   Primum non nocere – “first, do no harm” – applies to musical performance as much as it does to the practice of medicine. The lyrics on Dobson’s 1969 recording of “Morning Dew” are slightly different from the original lyrics.  This version has five verses, although the first and last verses are essentially identical. (…)


As both “Free Speech” and the Dutch poetry  show  end this September, Radio 68 is happy to present  a new show: MY GENERATION LONGPLAYTIME. The concept of LONGPLAYTIME is simple: we will play full albums, album sides or selected album tracks.  Naturally, MY GENERATION LONGPLAYTIME follows the philosophy  of my Sunday show MY GENERATION and the aims of Radio 68 in general. We will stress overlooked, forgotten, ignored, misjudged, rare, non-commercial and media-banned music and artists, throwing in a hit album for good measure. All from or related to the sixties –  of course!
Besides: to play albums is a rare thing in itself nowadays. The schedule is temporary, but we should have made up our minds by November.
Any feedback welcome! Enjoy the LongPLAYTIME. Thanks, Ed


Nu de shows “De Gedachten zijn Vrij” en “Dichter in de Lucht” verdwijnen, presenteren we met plezier  MY GENERATION LONGPLAY TIME – in het Nederlands LANGSPEELTIJD. De idee achter LANGSPEELTIJD is eenvoudig: we draaien volledige albums, LP-kanten of een keuze uit een langspeelplaat. Uiteraard volgens de filosofie van My Generation (mijn programma op zondag) en van Radio 68 in het algemeen: wij hebben vooral  oog voor muziek en artiesten die vallen onder de categorieën “vergeten,  vreemd, geweerd, over het hoofd gezien, verkeerd begrepen, gecensureerd, zeldzaam “.  Met nu een dan een dikke hit ertussen. Trouwens, LPs draaien is de dag van vandaag sowieso al vreemd en zeldzaam. Het uitzendschema is voorlopig, zo tegen november komen we me iets definitiefs.
Alle reacties welkom. Geniet van de langSPEELTIJD. Bedankt, Ed

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