Langspeeltijd * Longplaytime: Mon. 23 & Wed. 25 July: Chicago in the 60s with Shakey Jake Harris & John Littlejohn [Ed’s Show 2018-30]

** NEW SHOW: Chicago in the 60s with Shakey Jake Harris & John Littlejohn *** REPEATED: Psychedelic Meditation with Ultimate Spinach, The Beach Boys, The Lemon Pipers, The Deep ***  Monday 23 July, 12:00-24:00 hrs  CET Brussels + Wednesday 25 July, 12:00-20:00 hrs CET Brussels *** [2018-30 (45)] *** RADIO 68: ALL THE SOUNDS AND ALL THE VOICES OF THE SIXTIES ****


60s CHICAGO BLUES with Shakey Jake Harris and John Littlejohn

LOVE, PEACE & UNDERSTANDING: Mike Zito and The Wheel: Cross the Border (Keep Coming Back) *** SPECIAL: SHAKEY JAKE HARRIS: Good Times, pt. 1 (Prestige Bluesville, 1960) + JOHN LITTLEJOHN: Chicago Blues Stars, pt. 1 (Arhoolie, 1969) *** SHAKEY JAKE HARRIS: Good Times, pt. 2 (Prestige Bluesville, 1960) + JOHN LITTLEJOHN: Chicago Blues Stars, pt. 2 (Arhoolie, 1969) *** AND ALSO:  FATS DOMINO: There Goes My Heart Again + TONY MARLOW: Get Your Motor Runnin’ pt. 2 (<  Rockabilly Troubadour ) + PATA NEGRA: Blues de los Niños (<Pata Negra) + BLUES DE PICOLAT: Singlantana (< Carrer de l’Angel) *** FREE SPEECH  BILLY BRAGG: Milkman of Human Kindness (< The Essential) + GRACE PETRIE: They Shall Not Pass (< Mark My Words) + GIL SCOTT-HERON: Get Out of the Ghetto-Blues (< Free Will)


INTRO:  JOAN BAEZ (Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word, LP Any Day Now, 1968) + DAVID BLUE  (If Your Monkey Can’t Get It, David Blue) ***  SPECIAL: PSYCHEDELIC MEDITATION  with THE BEACH BOYS:  FRIENDS *** THE LEMON PIPERS: GREEN TAMBOURINE, 1968 *** ULTIMATE SPINACH: BEHOLD AND SEE, 1968, pt. 1  *** THE DEEP: PSYCHEDELIC MOODS *** ULTIMATE SPINACH: BEHOLD AND SEE, 1968, pt. 2  *** AND ALSO:  THE ROLLING STONES (Flowers) + COLOSSEUM (Those About To Die Salute You) *** FREE SPEECH: JOAN BAEZ (Minister Of War, LP Baptism, 1968) * Mai 68 * Anti-War Protest Oakland 1965 + Rudi Dutschke,  the German student leader shot in April 68


 Monday,  Wednesday CET Brussels Mon.    Wed.
 Longplaytime new show:  Littlejohn, Shakey Jake 12, 16, 20 hrs 12, 16 hrs
Longplaytime repeated show: Meditaton 14, 18, 22 hrs 14, 18 hrs.
End of show 24:00 Midnight 20:00 hrs


SHAKEY JAKE (Good Times)
“ (…) and a set that’s got a surprising jazz element as well – given that the singer/harmonicist works here with Jack McDuff on Hammond and Bill Jennings on guitar! (…) they recast their mighty powers to create spare grooves for Shakey Jake! Jake sings throughout – often with a raw, unbridled style that’s a lot more powerful than you’d guess from his name – and he also alternates with some harmonica solos too, but still leaves room for Jack and Bill to solo a bit as well”.  Quoted from / All Rights Reserved © 1996-2018, Dusty Groove, Inc.

JOHN LITTLEJOHN (Chicago Blues Stars)
It’s hard to figure why John Littlejohn (Funchess) never became as popular as other Chicago bluesmen of his generation, artists such as Magic Sam, James Cotton and Buddy Guy. Regardless, Littlejohn has the kind of instantly accessible yet authentically blues sound that propelled his better-known contemporaries to fame. On this 1968 set, Littlejohn covers both his own material as well as more familiar covers with equal aplomb. He’s a strong singer and an even better guitarist, with a clean sound that draws attention where it belongs – on his imaginative playing (…)é. Quoted from / All Rights Reserved: Jim Trageser
This review first appeared in the April 24, 1992 edition of the North County Blade-Citizen (now North County Times).


“The Spinach’s self-titled debut album is now considered a psychedelic classic, but it’s the group’s second record, Behold and See, that is perhaps their finest achievement. Ostensibly a concept album, it?s centered around lead singer/songwriter/keyboardist/guitarist Ian Bruce-Douglas’ cynical worldview. He skewers “normal” society with all the fervor of Zappa and all the surreality (and insanity) of Bob Markley on songs like “Visions of Your Reality” and the four-part “Suite: Genesis of Beauty.” Add in the lush, floating vocals of Barbara Jean Hudson, fuzz guitar and some great late-60s psych jangle and you’ve got the formula for an unhinged classic that stands up to the best of the non-coastal psych sounds of the late-60s.
For decades, the only available version of Behold and See was a heavily-edited “director’s cut? which omitted an entire song and presented edited versions of others. On this edition, Sundazed proudly presents the album in its rare, original, superior dedicated mono mix, unexpurgated and unedited. This “ultimate edition” is presented on (of course! and at last!) custom spinach-colored vinyl and nestled into a jacket with beautifully restored artwork. Behold and See is the perfect place to dig into the “Bosstown Sound? – a tremendous and beautiful album now on Sundazed!!!” Quoted from, All Rights Reserved:

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