Langspeeltijd * Longplaytime: Britsoul with Geno Washington, The Equals, The Foundations, Amen Corner & Dusty * Mon. 27 & Wed. 29 August [Ed’s Show 2018-34]

NEW SHOW:  Geno Washington & Ram Jam Band, Equals, Foundations, Amen Corner, Dusty Springfield *** REPEATED:  Jeff Beck 2016, Yardbirds ’68, Ferre Grignard ***  Monday 27 August, 12:00-24:00 hrs  CET Brussels + Wednesday 29 August, 12:00-20:00 hrs CET Brussels *** [2018-34 (49)] *** RADIO 68: ALL THE SOUNDS AND ALL THE VOICES OF THE SIXTIES ****


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.

LOVE, PEACE & UNDERSTANDING: THE DOORS: The Unknown Soldier, Live At The Bowl, 1968 ***
THE YARDBIRDS: YARDBIRDS ’68: entire disc 1: Live at the Anderson Theatre, New York, 30 May 1968 [recorded live 1968, released 2017 by]
JEFF BECK: LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL: entire disc 1, feat. Jan Hammer [recorded 2916, released on Atco 2018]
FERRE GRIGNARD: FERRE GRIGNARD, 1968: choice tracks ***
POETRY: JIM MORRISON: Babylon Fading, Freedom Exists + JENNY LEWIS & HYLDA SIMS: Non-Military Statement + EVE PEARCE: Whose Child? ***


 Monday,  Wednesday CET Brussels Mon.    Wed.
 Longplaytime new show: Britsould: Geno 12, 16, 20 hrs 12, 16 hrs
Longplaytime repeated show: Yardbirds, Beck 14, 18, 22 hrs 14, 18 hrs.
End of show 24:00 Midnight 20:00 hrs

“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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YARDBIRDS ’68 (recorded live 1968, released 2017)

“Nearly fifty years after the band called it quits, the mythical, often bootlegged, 30 May 1968 live performance of The Yardbirds at the Anderson Theater in New York City, originally released by Epic Records in 1971 as “Live Yardbirds (Featuring Jimmy Page) finally sees proper reissue as half of the 2 LP or 2 CD set “Yardbirds ’68.” The other half of the release are the fabled, never previously officially released “studio sketches” recorded by the band during the same period, consisting of eight tracks ranging in quality from near finished master takes to bare bone instrumental scratch tracks. (…)
Disc one contains the ten tunes recorded live, the big difference from previous releases, official and bootleg alike, is that the audience applause that Epic saw fit to overdub the tracks with, has been removed, resulting in a run time of some four minutes less, but making for a much more enjoyable experience by the listener. Beyond that, the sound has been produced by Jimmy Page, mixed by Drew Griffiths and mastered by John Davis from the master tapes, improving the sound quality infinitely”. Quoted From Kevin Rathert  / All Rights Reserved – Read the entire article here: –
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RADIO 68 PLAYS the entire first live disc, Anderson Theatre, N.Y., 30 May 1968

JEFF BECK AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL (recorded live 2016, released on Atco, 2018)

“As fashionable as concert sit-ins have come to be in recent years, such guesting can be the bane of the live performance. So often it is the case that such invitees can interrupts the flow and/or momentum rather than nurturing it. However,  Jeff Beck’s  August 2016 celebration in Los Angeles of his fiftieth anniversary is the exception to that rule: the stream of diverse personnel is of a piece with the stylistic history the event represents. In directing and editing the video, Jim Yukich displayed laudable patience to accurately preserve the ebb and flow of energy arising from the charged atmosphere on the stage. Live at the Hollywood Bowl is quite likely everything the attendee would want to hear at one of the British guitarist’s shows. Likewise, the guests that populate the roster and share the stage with the icon of the instrument are all those a fan would hope for, but not expect to see in a single setting. For instance, Steven Tyler’s role as vocalist is no more forceful than that of Beck’s long-time collaborating vocalist, Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie, but , on “Shapes of Things,” a cull from Truth (Epic, 1968), the flamboyance of the Aerosmith frontman renders moot the absence of Rod Stewart, lead vocalist in the Jeff Beck Group in that era”.
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RADIO 68 PLAYS THE ENTIRE FIRST DISC, focusing on his work with The Yardbirds, Rod Stewart (The Jeff Beck Group) and Jan Hammer.

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