Langspeeltijd * Longplaytime: Mon. 11 & Wed. 13 Dec.: Johnny Hallyday 2007, The Purple Gang Strikes [Ed’s Show 2017-13]

** NEW SHOW: Johnny Hallyday 2007, The Purple Gang Strikes, William Bell ** REPEATED: Rhythm & Beat with Adam Faith & The Roulettes, Chris Farlowe, The Chocolate Watchband  ** HOMAGE TO CATALONIA: Himno de Riego, ZAYAS feat. Javier Mas: Lonsesome Blues  [2017-13 , Monday 11 Dec., 12:00-24:00 hrs  CET Brussels + Wednesday. 13 Dec., 12:00-20:00 hrs CET Brussels] **** RADIO 68: ALL THE SOUNDS AND ALL THE VOICES OF THE SIXTIES ****


(R.I.P. 6 Dec. 2017): CD ‘Le Cœur d’un homme’,  feat. Taj Mahal , Keb’ Mo, James Harman, Tony Joe White, Paul Personne * “I Am the Blues” written by  Bono * Mixed by Bob Clearmountain, 2007 *Radio 68 plays the entire album *** THE PURPLE GANG: STRIKES!  (1967, produced by Joe Boyd), Radio 68 plays the entire album *** WILLIAM BELL: THE SOUND OF A BELL, Stax, 1967, Radio 68 plays the entire B-side ** WORD: DIEGO EL CIGALA: Los Hermanos + Californian Student Leader Mario Savio on Civil Disobedience, Sprout Hall, 1964 ** HOMAGE TO  CATALONIA: Himno de Riego: anthem of the Second Republic Of Spain.

  SPECIAL ADAM FAITH & THE ROULETTES with CHRIS ANDREWS: FAITH ALIVE!, 1965: Radio 68 plays the entire album ** THE CHOCOLATE WATCHBAND: ONE STEP BEYOND, 1969: Radio 68 plays the entire album ** CHRIS FARLOWE: 14 THINGS TO THINK ABOUT, 1966: Radio 68 plays the entire album ** HOMAGE TO  CATALONIA:  ZAYAS feat. Javier Mas: Lonsesome Blues (< cd Guitar Shock) ** POEZIE: MARLENE VAN NIEKERK (Suid Afrika): Nagpsalm, exclusieve Radio 68-opname.


 Monday,  Wednesday CET Brussels Mon.    Wed.
 Longplaytime new show:  Johnny Hallyday RIP 12, 16, 20 hrs 12, 16 hrs
Longplaytime repeated show:  Adam Faith & The Roulettes 14, 18, 22 hrs 14, 18 hrs.
End of show 24:00 Midnight 20:00 hrs



Le Coeur d’un homme, a permis au célèbre chanteur de réaliser un vieux rêve : enregistrer un album blues.Enregistré à Los Angeles, réalisé et arrangé par Yvan Cassar, le disque bénéficie de la participation de grands nombs de la musique blues, tels Tony Joe White, Taj Mahal, Keb’Mo’ et Paul Personne. Au rang des auteurs, on retrouve Fred Blondin, Didier Golemanas, Jacques Veneruso ou encore Michel Mallory.Comme cela avait été annoncé, Johnny reprend le tube Sarbacane de Francis Cabrel et interprète un morceau inédit signé du grand Bone, I Am The Blues”. (Source:,1151183.html )

“JOHNNY HALLYDAY overleed op 6 december (2017) en liet een  indrukwekkende discografie na, bijna 50 originele albums waarop hij zowat alle genres aan bod liet komen. Wij draaien een album uit 2007, LE COEUR D’UN HOMME,  waarmee HALLYDAY een echt roots-album wilde neerzetten.  Hij kreeg de hulp van Keb’ Mo, Tony Joe White, Paul Peronne,  James Harman, enz. Bono is medeauteur van ‘I Am The Blues’, speciaal geschreven voor Hallyday.  Hij gaat op één nummer in duet met niemand minder dan TAJ MAHAL”. (EB)




FAITH ALIVE was recorded live-in-the-studio at EMI Studios, St. John’s Wood, London, on Sunday 25th April 1965. WIth the help of in-house song-writer CHRIS ANDREWS, ADAM FAITH and THE ROULETTES recorded a wild and fiery set of covers and Chris Andrews originals in beat and R&B style. This driving beat sound surprised many who saw Faith as the soft-voiced Buddy Holly-inspired pop idol for teenage girls only. His  success was made of lightweight tunes to please the crowds, but Faith and the group could also swing and rock. When in September 1963 he eventually decided to take up the challenge posed by Merseybeat and R&B, The Roulettes were ready to create that tougher, wilder, rawer sound.

When I found footage of the Rudi Carrell show on Dutch TV from 5 April 1963, I was surprised to find Faith and The Roulettes doing two Ray Charles songs in true up-tempo R&B style: ‘Leave My Woman Alone’ and ‘Hallelujah I Love Her So’.  In a TV clip from late 1962,  Faith combines his latest single ‘Mix Me A Person’ and  Charles’ ‘I Got A Woman’.   Bob Henrit: ‘ I’m not sure why you think the choice is unusual, a successful stage show doesn’t normally comprise only the artist’s songs. That said, any artist wants to entertain himself too and Adam made a good job of singing Ray Charles’ songs. By the way, these Rudi Carrell clips have both John Rogers and Russell in them’.
Russ Ballard: ‘My first time abroad  was in the Rudi Carrell show you mention. I joined in March and  I’d never flown before! Faith loved ‘Hallelujah’ and all that Ray Charles stuff. He used to get very excited about rock music, that’s the thing he really, really loved to be honest. His second single was ‘High School Confidential’ and he loved that whole Eddie Cochran thing as is clear from ‘Made You’ from his 1960s movie ‘Beat Girl’. Basically, as luck would have it he was given a pop song in Buddy Holly-style, so he went into Buddy Holly and ‘What Do You Want’ reached the pinnacle of the charts. You should know that Adam Faith had the most fantastic record collection, cases and cases of albums, though he hardly listened to them. His friend Jack Good would send him all these albums from America: James Brown, Bookter T, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Smokey & The Miracles, the whole Gordy catalogue. We’d never heard of these people. We used to go through these LPs and we even took a few home, didn’t we?’ (Source: from my exclusive interview with The Roulettes,  December 2016, © Eddy Bonte, all rights reserved).


 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.  We 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! Thanks, Ed   **
OVER LANGPSPEELTIJD We presenteren we met plezier een nieuwe show: LANGSPEELTIJD. De idee achter LANGSPEELTIJD is eenvoudig: we draaien volledige albums, LP-kanten of een keuze uit een langspeelplaat. We 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. Geniet van de langSPEELTIJD. Bedankt, Ed

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