Langspeeltijd * Longplaytime: P.P. Arnold, Blood Sweat & Tears, Bee Gees, Small Faces: Mon. 20, Wed. 22 November [Ed’s Show, 2017-10]

** NEW SHOW with P.P. ARNOLD’s entire new abum  The Turning Tide, Blood Sweat & Tears, The Bee Gees, The Small Faces + HOMAGE TO CATALONIA: Grup de Folk, Joan Manuel Serrat** REPEATED: Their Satanic Majesties Request, Blossom Toes, Donovan, Electric Banana ** Homage to Catalonia **  [2017-09 , Monday 13 Nov., 2:00-24:00 hrs  CET Brussels + Wednesday. 15 Nov., 12:00-20:00 hrs CET Brussels] **** RADIO 68: ALL THE SOUNDS AND ALL THE VOICES OF THE SIXTIES ****


NEW SHOW:   SPECIAL:   P.P. ARNOLD:  THE ENTIRE ALBUM  ‘The Turning Tide’ eat. Eric Clapton,  Barry Gibb, Bobby Keys, Jim Price, Jim Gorden, Madeline Bell, Rita Coolidge,  etc. + THE BEE GEES (Maurice and Barry Gibb) : CUCUMBER CASTLE, 1970; Then You Left Me, My Thing, Don’t Forget To Remember (from the TV-movie  Cucumber Castle, BBC, Dec. 1970) + ROBIN GIBB: One Million Years, single, 1968 + THE SMALL FACES: OGDENS’ NOT GONE FLAKE: Rollin’ Over, Afterglow Of Your Love ** + HOMAGE  TO CATALONIA: JOAN MANUEL SERRAT: Ara que tinc 20 anys + GRUP DE FOLK: Els temps estan canviant (2001) ** WORD & POETRY / POEZIE:  JAN VAN RIET: Strijdlied, Volle Maan, Dagboek + JOHAN DE VOS voorgelezen door Lucas Tavernier: Lenz 1 & 2, Broeders + LARRY SAUNDERS: Free Angela

 REPEATED SHOW: SPECIAL: THE ROLLING STONES: THEIR SATANIC MAJESTIES REQUEST, 1967, entire album + DONOVAN: HURDY GURDY MAN, 1968, choice tracks: Hurdy Gurdy Man, Peregrine, The River Song,  Tangier feat. Bert Jansch;  A Sunny Day + MELLOW YELLOW, 1966: Sunny South Kensington + THE BLOSSOM TOES (feat. Jim Cregan, Poli Palmer, Brian Godding): WE ARE EVER SO CLEAN, 1967: choice tracks Look At Me, I’ll Be Late For Tea, Telegram, Remarkable Saga, Mister Watchmaker + ELECTRIC BANANA aka THE PRETTY THNGS: ELECTRIC BANANA, 1967: choice tracks: Grey Skies,  Thousand Ages From The Sun, Do My Stuff ** HOMAGE TO CATALONIA: Sopa de Cabra feat. President Carles Puidgement: Camins ** WORD: ALLEN GINSBERG & Mondrian String Quartet: September on Jessore Road *


 Monday,  Wednesday CET Brussels Mon.    Wed.
 Longplaytime new show: P.P. Arnold The Turning Tide 12, 16, 20 hrs 12, 16 hrs
Longplaytime repeated show: Their Satanic Majesties Request 14, 18, 22 hrs 14, 18 hrs.
End of show 24:00 Midnight 20:00 hrs



 the entire album ‘The Turning Tide’ + Arnold covers two songs by Blood, Sweat and Tears > Radio 68 plays several songs from the BS&T album from 1969 + Arnold recorded several songs by  Maurice and Barry Gibb (who also produced), songs they would also record on their album CUCUMBER CASTLE, 1979 > Radio 68 plays some tracks from that LP plus the odd song by ROBIN GIBB who had left the band  to go solo  (LP ‘ROBIN’s REIGN’) + tracks by her friends THE SMALL FACES from Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake.

(…) “Arnold made the recordings in London, where she arrived in the mid-1960s as a member of Ike & Tina Turner’s Ikettes. She sang with trendsetting chart regulars Small Faces, who were signed to Andrew Loog Oldham’s Immediate label, and then got her own deal with the label, scoring a top 20 U.K. hit with Cat Stevens’ “The First Cut Is The Deepest” and several other chart singles including “Angel Of The Morning.”. (…)Eight of the ten or so tracks that Arnold recorded with Gibb are on The Turning Tide,including “Turning Tide” itself, which the Bee Gees recorded for 1970’s Cucumber Castle. The trio’s expanding success at the time prevented Gibb from completing the sessions, whereupon Stigwood landed Arnold the opening slot on Clapton’s post-Blind Faith tour with Delaney & Bonnie and Friends. Clapton, impressed with her vocal prowess, readily agreed to complete the album sessions, using the Delaney & Bonnie touring band that became Derek and the Dominos, as well as vocalists Rita Coolidge and Doris Troy. But even then, the recordings became entangled in business issues that are finally resolved now, the better part of 50 years later” (Source; all rights reserved:

HOMAGE TO CATALONIA: JOAN MANUEL SERRAT: Are que tinc 20 anys + GRUP DE FOLK: Els temps estan canviant + SOPA DE CABRA feat. President Carles Puidgemont: Camins


(…) The Rolling Stones were not ready for the pro movement, and their decision to jump the bandwagon was a serious miscalculation from the very beginning. Brian Jones probably was the only Stone to be able to relate to the new age and even then it may have been for drugs and fashion rather than politics. “Flowers” (Summer 1967) was a shameless cash-in and as far removed from the peace movement’s principles as the UK prime minister’s. “We Love You” (August 1967) was a nice song, but so what? Their only real effort was the “psychedelic” album Their Satanic Majesties Request (Winter 1967). The fans didn’t understand, but bought the album anyway. Considering comments and sales, hardly anyone else did. The Stones failed to convince they had contributed to the new movement and deep inside they knew they were not a part of it and would never be. The new movement was so rich and varied it included Martin Luther King, Ghandi, Buddhism, analyses of capitalism, radically new ideas about sex and male-female model roles and anti-authoritarian education to name but a few, but the Stones shrunk it to something “psychedelic”. Psychedelic was just one possible adjective to label the new era, but it was the only one Jagger, Jones & Co could possibly identify with because it could refer to drugs and drugs could be seen as part of the Anti Attitude. The Stones had a strong image and one that reflected their personalities, so no-one actually believed they had entered the Age of Aquarius”. © Eddy Bonte, full article here:

For an entirely different point of view, see Kris Needs in Team Rock: 


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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