Langspeeltijd / Longplaytime: Tony Joe White (RIP), Joe South *** Monday 19 & Wednesday 21 November [Ed’s Show, 2018-45]

NEW SHOW: Tony Joe White (RIP), Joe South *** REPEATEDA Peaceful World with The Rascals, Phil Ochs, Miek & Roel + Roland *** Monday 19 November, 12:00-24:00 hrs CET Brussels + repeated Wednesday 21 November, 12:00 till 20:00 hrs CET Brussels *** [2018-44] *** RADIO 68: ALL THE SOUNDS AND ALL THE VOICES OF THE SIXTIES ****

NEW SHOW Sundays 12:00, 16:00 & 20:00 hrs ; Wednesdays 12:00 & 1600 hrs (Brussels CET)
RADIO 68 PLAYS Tony Joe White’s first album (Black and White, 1969) + originals + covers AND related artists: Jimmy Webb, Joe South and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Black & White, LP, 1969, entire A-side.

Covers & Originals: Elvis, Dusty Springfield, Otis Redding.
TONY JOE WHITE Black & White, LP, 1969, entire B-side.
Covers & Originals Slim Harpo, Roger Miller (LP ‘A Tender Look At Love, 1966), The Troggs (LP ‘Cellophane’), Dusty  Springfield, The Yardbirds, Jimmy Webb (LP ‘Words and Music’), Glen Campbell.
JOE SOUTH Choice tracks from ‘Don’t It Make You Want To Go Home’ (LP,  1969 )+’ Introspect ‘(LP, 1968)
AND ALSO: Creedence Clearwater Revival; LP, 1968.
WORD & FREE SPEECH & POEZIE: Robin Sarstedt (Beirut)  + Jan Ducheyne (Tarmac)  + Grup de Folk (Els temps estan canviant).
LOVE, PEACE & UNDERSTANDING Tim Hardin: A Simple Song of Freedom.
HOMAGE TO CATALUNYA Grup de Folk: Els temps estan canviant (The Times They Are A-Changin’)

REPEATED SHOW Sundays 14:00, 18:00 & 22:00 hrs ; Wednesdays 14:00 & 1800  (Brussels CET)
THE RASCALS: Peaceful World, 1971, part 1: tracks 1-6.
PHIL OCHS: All the News That’s Fit To Sing, 1964, choice tracks.
THE RASCALS: Peaceful World, 1971, part 2: tracks 7-12.
MIEK en ROEL + ROLAND: Je kan nooit weten, 1967: keuze.


 Monday,  Wednesday CET Brussels Mon.    Wed.
 Longplaytime new show: Tony Joe White 12, 16, 20 hrs 12, 16 hrs
Longplaytime repeated show: A Peaceful World 14, 18, 22 hrs 14, 18 hrs
End of show 24:00 Midnight 20:00 hrs



“When “Polk Salad Annie” blared from transistor radio speakers in the summer of 1969, the first thought was of  CCR, for Tony Joe White’s s swamp rock bore more than a passing resemblance to the sound John Fogerty  whipped up on  Bayou Country and Green River. But White was the real thing — he really was from the bayou country of Louisiana, while Fogerty’ss bayou country was conjured up in Berkeley, CA. Plus, White had a mellow baritone voice that sounded like it had been dredged up from the bottom of the Delta. Besides “Annie,” side one of this album includes several other White originals. The best of these are “Willie and Laura Mae Jones,” a song about race relations with an arrangement similar to “Ballad of Billie Joe,” and “Soul Francisco,” a short piece of funky fluff that had been a big hit in Europe in 1968. “Aspen, Colorado” presages the later “Rainy Night in Georgia,” a White composition popularized by  Brook Benton. The second side consists of covers of contemporary hits, with the funky “Who’s Making Love” and “Scratch My Back” faring better than the slow stuff. (…)”  Quote From / All Rights Reserved: AllMusic Review by Jim Newsom
RADIO 68 PLAYS Tony Joe White’s first album (Black and White, 1969) + originals (Roger Miller, Otis Redding,)+ covers (Elvis, Dusty Springfield, Glen Campbell, The Troggs).
PLUS related artists: Jimmy Webb, Joe South and Creedence Clearwater Revival.


“Eddie Brigati and Gene Cornish both left the Rascals by 1971. The remaining members — chief songwriter, vocalist, and keyboardist Felix Cavaliere and drummer Dino Danelli — kept the name and left Atco for Columbia. Before disbanding permanently in 1972, they released two albums for the label — 1971’s Peaceful World and 1972’s The Island of Real — that have been unjustifiably discounted and forgotten for years.
Cavaliere had become deeply interested in the writings and teachings of the great Sufi master musician Hazrat Inayat Khan, who — through his own tradition — looked at music holistically, as an integral part of earthly and spiritual life. He also came under the sway of the emerging sounds of jazz, gospel, and the emerging uptownfunk and soul of the period. Peaceful World is a sprawling yet very focused collection of songs. With Danelli on drums and Ralph MacDonald on percussion, he filled out the rest of the band with the cream of the New York studio scene: saxophonists Joe Farrell, Pepper Adams, and Ernie Wilkins; bassists Gerald Jemmott and Chuck Rainey; guitarists Link Chamberlain and Buzz Feiten; trumpeters Ernie Royal and Joe Newman; trombonist Garnett Brown; flutist Hubert Laws; and backing vocalists Ann Sutton and Cynthia Webb. In other words, he put together a smoking studio band. 
The remarkable aspect of this gorgeous record is that it sounds vintage but not dated. The production is clean, the funk is in the cut, and the communication between musicians in the charts is tight. The LP’s last side is taken up by the title cut, a 21-minute complete bliss-out of a spiritual jazz jam. But there are some excellent gospel and sophisticated soul tunes as well — check out “Mother Nature Land,””Bit of Heaven,” the funky Rhodes in “Sky Trane,” and the rave-up soul-rocker “Love Letter.” The ballad “Little Dove” includes stunning harp work by Alice Coltrane! 
Commercially, the end may not have been pretty for the Rascals, but this album hold together as well or better than anything in their catalogue and vindicate them with their timeless appeal”. 
Quoted From / All Rights Reserved Thom Jurek at

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