Langspeeltijd * Longplaytime: Mon. 23 & Tue. 24 April ** The Fairport Convention’s & The Pentangle’s debut LPs, Ralph McTell, Emitt Rhodes [Ed’s Show, 2018-17]

*** NEW SHOW:  The Fairport Convention’s & The Pentangle’s debut LPs, Ralph McTell, Emitt Rhodes **REPEATED: Richie Havens, Don Partridge  *** [2018-17 (32), Monday 23 April, 12:00-24:00 hrs  CET Brussels + Wednesday 25 April, 12:00-20:00 hrs CET Brussels] **** RADIO 68: ALL THE SOUNDS AND ALL THE VOICES THAT SHAPED THE SIXTIES ****


INTRO: REV. SHAWN AMOS (cd ‘Breaks It Down’,  thanks to Continental Record Services) + HUGUES AUFRAY *** THE PENTANGLE with Terry Cox, Bert Jansch, Jacqui McShee, Danny Thompson, John Renbourn: THE PENTANGLE, 1968 *** THE FAIRPORT CONVENTION with Ian MacDonald, Judy Dyble, Richard Thompson, Simon Nicol, Anthony “Tyger” Hutchings, Martin Lamble, produced by Joe Boyd: FAIRPORT CONVENTION, 1968 *** RALPH McTELL: SPIRAL STAIRCASE: selected tracks (Spiral Staircase,  1969) *** AND ALSO: TIM BUCKLEY + BERT JANSCH, : EMITT RHODES (cd ‘Rainbow Ends’, 2016, thanks to Airplay Direct) *** FREE SPEECH: TIM BUCKLEY: No Man Can Find The War (Live At The Folklore Center, 1967) + RALPH McTELL: England 1914 (Spiral Staircase, 1969) + BILLY BRAGG: Against the Law + ARLO GUTHRIE: Change the Moment + CHARLES MINGUS: Oh Lord, Don’t Let Them Drop that Atomic Bomb On Me

INTRO:  FAIRPORT CONVENTION: Time Will Show the Wiser (1st LP, 1968, produced by Joe Boyd) + ROD STEWART : A Man Of Constant Sorrow (LP, 1969, An Old Raincoat) *** RICHIE HAVENS: MIXED BAG, 1968,  entire LP +  Freedom (live at Woodstock) *** DON PARTRIDGE (feat. Joe Moretti and Big Jim Sullivan): DON PARTRIDGE, 1968, selected tracks ***  THE FIFTH DIMENSION *** FREE SPEECH: THE KINGSTON TRIO: + ROY HARPER: + ARLO GUTHRIE


 Monday,  Wednesday CET Brussels Mon.    Wed.
Longplaytime new show: Fairport, Pentangle 12, 16, 20 hrs 12, 16 hrs
Longplaytime repeated: Richie Havens 14, 18, 22 hrs 14, 18 hrs.
End of show 24:00 Midnight 20:00 hrs


“Fairport Convention was formed in 1967 by Richard Thompson (guitar & vocals), Simon Nicol (guitar & vocals, viola), Ashley Hutchings (bass), Judy Dyble (vocals) and Shaun Frater (drums). Before the release of their first record Shaun Frater was replaced by Martin Lamble and Ian (Matthews) Mc Donald (vocals & guitar) joined the band. FAIRPORT CONVENTION plays Folk-Rock influenced by British-Folk, American-Folk-Rock, Blues, Country, Cajun and American songwriters like Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Tim Buckley and Joni Mitchell.
In 1968 they made their first recording ‘Fairport Convention’ for Polydor with Joe Boyd as producer. The record was mainly influenced by American-Folk and contained covers of Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. Later that year they signed to ‘Island Records’ and the departing Judy Dyble was replaced by Sandy Denny (Ex-STRAWBS)”.
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“Among the major bands at the fore of the UK’s 1960s folk revival and the birth of folk rock, Pentangle is arguably the most underappreciated. Where Fairport Convention has become a revered institution, and Steeleye Span continues to win over rock audiences, and where the Incredible String Band is credited with breaking open the psychedelic barriers of folk music and the Waterson’s genetic line remains the first family of traditional British folk, Pentangle are often, in popular and critical esteem, treated as outsiders amidst the scene they helped to found. The Rolling Stone Album Guide, for instance, absolutely damns the band with faint praise, calling them “academic” and “more impressive than fun”.
While it’s true that the band strove for the kind of instrumental precision found in progressive rock (which they in no small way influenced) and that a Pentangle show was a performance as opposed to a concert, the band’s radical and surprising contributions to the foundations of folk rock cannot be understated. It was Pentangle who first brought jazz improvisation into the UK folk scene, it was Pentangle that re-established the connection between contemporary English folk and its medieval origins, and it was Pentangle who first added a rock and roll drum kit to traditional British folk songs”.

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“Richie Havens’ finest recording, Mixed Bag, captures the essence of his music and presents it in an attractive package that has held up well. A close listen to lyrics like “I Can’t Make It Anymore” and “Morning, Morning” reveals sadness and loneliness, yet the music is so appealingly positive that a listener actually comes away feeling uplifted. In fact, on most of the songs on this album, it’s the sound of Havens’ distinctive voice coupled with his unusual open-E guitar tuning, rather than the specific lyrical content of the songs, that pulls the listener in. The six-and-a-half minute “Follow” is structured like a Dylan composition in the “Hard Rain” mode, with its memorable verse-ending refrain, “Don’t mind me ’cause I ain’t nothin’ but a dream.” Both “Sandy” and “San Francisco Bay Blues” have a jazzy feel, while the aforementioned “I Can’t Make It Anymore” would not have been out of place in a movie soundtrack or pop radio playlist of the time. “Handsome Johnny,” one of Havens ‘best known songs as a result of the Woodstock film, is a classic anti-war ballad, stoked by the singer’s unmistakable thumb-chorded guitar strumming. Mixed Bag winds up with a soulful cover of  Dylan  “Just Like a Woman” and an electric piano-propelled take on the Lennon-McCartney classic, “Eleanor Rigby.”
AllMusic Review by Jim Newsom  / 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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