Langspeeltijd * Long-playtime of Monday 16 & Wednesday 18 December 2019: Beat It with The Hollies, Q65, The Searchers, Mike Vickers, Herman’s Hermit’s [Ed’s Show, 2019-48]
NEW SHOW: *** REPEATED: John Mayall, Head Shop, The Yardbirds 1968 feat. Jimmy Page, David Axelrod *** Monday 16 December, 12:00 > 24:00 hrs CET Brussels + repeated Wednesday 18 December, 12:00 > 20:00 hrs CET Brussels *** [2019-48 (2019-09), no. 113] ***
*** RADIO 68: ALL THE REVOLUTIONARY SOUNDS AND VOICES OF THE SIXTIES ***
|New Show: Beat It!||12:00 -14:00
16:00 – 18:00
16:00 – 18:00
|Repeated show: John Mayall, Head Shop||14:00 – 16:00
22:00 – 24:00
|14:00 – 16:00
|End of show||24:00||20:00|
BEAT IT! with THE HOLLIES, Q65, MANFRED MANN, THE SEARCHERS – And More!
THE HOLLIES: THE HOLLIES, 1965: A-side + MANFRED MANN feat. MIKE d’ABO: AS IS, 1966, mono, B-side
+ Q 65: REVOLUTION, 1966: the R&B tunes + HERMAN’s HERMITS: HERMAN’s HERMITS, 1965
+ MIKE VICKERS (flautist, saxophonist, guitarist with Manfred Mann): I WISH I WERE A GROUP AGAIN, 1967, choice tracks: the Mike Vickers originals + Sunshine Superman, Matthew And Son
+ THE SEARCHERS: SOUNDS LIKE THE SEARCHERS, 1965: choice tracks *** AND ALSO: THE ROYAL GUARDSMEN & THE PRETTY THINGS *** WORD: Siegfried Sassoon + Graham Nash: Oh Camil, The Winter Soldier + Leon Rosselson: Soldier On
SPECIAL : DAVID AXELROD, JOHN MAYALL, HEAD SHOP, YARDBIRDS
Selected tracks from Songs Of Innocence, LP, 1968.
PRODUCED BY AXELROD
Lou Rawls + The Cannonball Adderley Quintet (Live At The Club, 1966) + The Electric Prunes (Release Of An Oath, 1968.
JOHN MAYALL, feat. Mick Taylor, Chris Mercer, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Tony Reeves: Bare Wires, LP, UK, 1968, side 1 (Suite).
THE HEAD SHOP The Head Shop, LP, Canada, 1969, side 1.
JOHN MAYALL, feat. Mick Taylor, Chris Mercer, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Tony Reeves: Bare Wires, LP, UK, 1968, side 1.
THE YARDBIRDS Live at the BBC, 5 March 1968 & 15 April 1967
LOVE, PEACE & UNDERSTANDING The Electric Prunes: Hey, Mr. President.
FREE SPEECH: Hans Eisler / Ernst Busch: Solidaritätslied + The Banner Theatre: Banker’s Blues.
HIGHLIGHT ** IN DE KIJKER
BEAT & MIKE VICKERS
“In 1963, Merseybeat took the pop music world by storm. By mid-1965, that storm had calmed down. The charts were occupied by tougher sounds, with more beat, and more rhythm and blues. The Rolling Stones scored with ‘Satisfaction’, The Animals with ‘We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place’, The Who unleashed ‘Ayway, Anyhow, Anywhere’. Why, some groups would even try a little experiment – think The Beatles and The Byrds.
By the end of 1965, the high days of several typical Merseybeat groups were over, such as The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Merseys, The Merseybeats, Wayne Fontana, Brian Poole…
Groups with more punch had more success or succeeded in continuing it – The Hollies, Manfred Mann (still jazz-inspired) – even the lightweight ones like Herman’s Hermits. In Holland, Q65 was on a level with The Pretty Things “(EB)
Mike Vickers is a man who wears a coat of many colors: original Manfred Mann guitarist, A&R man for EMI, arranger and producer extraordinaire, composer and the beat goes on. He left Manfred Mann in 1966 and by 1967 he had released his debut LP. Long before the likes of The Mike Flowers Pops (remember their 15 minutes in the 90’s?) Mike’s album was, and still is, a kitsch classic. Utilizing a selection of interpretation’s of “easy” versions of then contemporary standards alongside a smattering of his own compositions, “I Wish I Were A Group Again” is slice of 1967 documenting when hip met camp. What is interesting about it is that Vickers was a 25-“year old former member of a pop group, not an old school composer or arranger capitalizing on the “young sound” like Enoch Light or Tony Hatch”.
Producer, arranger, and engineer David Axelrod made his mark with Cannonball Adderley, Lou Rawls and The Electric Prunes.He created recording dates — both live and in the studio — with crisp innovative production, forward-looking arrangements, and killer sound effects (the Prunes’ weird “Mass in F Minor” is a case in point). No one, however, expected him to make his own records. Nonetheless, in 1968 his first concept work was issued under the EMI imprint. His inspiration was Songs of Innocence, English poet William Blake’s watershed collection of poems; Axelrod set seven of them to music using a bevy of studio musicians and a lot of clout at the label (…)”. Source / All Rights Reserved: Review by Thom Jurek www.allmusic.comhttps://www.allmusic.com/album/song-of-innocence-mw0000739065