LONGPLAYTIME * LANGSPEELTIJD: Mon. 23, Wed. 25 October: Janis, Dusty, Bonnie, Grace and Karen [Ed’s Show, 2017-06]

LONGPLAYTIME:  Dusty Springfield, Bonnie Dobson, Janis Joplin (with Big Brother), Grace Slick (with Jefferson Airplane) and Karen Dalton** REPEATED: Light Psych with The Beau Brummels, The Bee Gees, Pearls Before Swine, The Chambers Bros + The Nice  [2017-06 , Mon. 23 Oct., 12:00-24:00 hrs+ Wed. 25 Oct., 12:00-20:00 hrs] **** RADIO 68: ALL THE SOUNDS AND ALL THE VOICES OF THE SIXTIES ****


NEW SHOW:  SPECIAL FEMALE VOICES: BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO., feat. Janis Joplin: CHEAP THRILLS, 1968, A-side + Turtle Blues (B-side) ** BONNIE DOBSON: BONNIE DOBSON, 1969, A-side + excerpts from an exclusive Radio 68 abut ‘Morning Dew’  + Grateful Dead ** JEFFERSON AIRPLANE: BATHING AT BAXTER’S, 1967: suites ‘Streetmasse’ and  ‘The War Is Over (tracks 1-5) ** DUSTY SPRINGFIELD: DUSTY  DEFINITELY, 1968,  A-side ** KAREN DALTON: IT’s SO HARD TO TELL WHO’S GOING TO LOVE YOU THE BEST, Bside ** AND ALSO: THE GRATEFUL DEAD (same, 1967), JULIE FELIX (Flowers, 1967), SPANKY & OUR GANG (Give  A Damn) ** WORD & POETRY: CHARLES DUCAL,  JAN VANRIET

REPEATED SHOW: SPECIAL: LIGHT PSYCH:  THE NICE, feat. Davy O’List and Keith Emerson:  THE THOUGHTS OF EMERLIST DAVJACK (1967)n choice tracks: ** SPECIAL: LIGHT PSYCH: THE BEAU BRUMMELS: TRIANGLE, 1967, choice tracks ** THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS: THE TIME HAS COME TODAY, 1967, choice tracks ** PEARLS BEFORE SWINE: ONE NATION UNDERGROUND, 1967, side A ** THE BEE GEES: FIRST, 1967, side A ** WORD & POETRY: Bruce Kent on the Nuclear Disarmament Movement, The War Game, L’Internationale, Frank Zappa on Fascist Theocracy in the USA.


 Monday,  Wednesday CET Brussels Mon.    Wed.
 Longplaytime new show: Female Voices 12, 16, 20 hrs 12, 16 hrs
Longplaytime repeated show: Light Psych 14, 18, 22 hrs 14, 18 hrs.
End of show 24:00 Midnight 20:00 hrs



In 1969, Bonnie Dobson re-recorded “Morning Dew” for an eponymous album that was released in the United States on RCA.  The album was produced by Jack Richardson, a Canadian who is best-known as the Guess Who’s producer.  (Richardson also produced albums by Alice Cooper, Poco, Badfinger, and Bob Seger’s very successful Night Moves.). Dobson’s previous album had what one reviewer termed a “sparse, chaste style” – most of the tracks featured only Dobson’s voice and an acoustic guitar (Think early Joan Baez.).  But her 1969 album represented a shift in style from traditional folk to middle-of-the-road pop – the arrangements incorporated a little percussion but a lot of strings  (Think Bobbie Gentry without the Southern accent.) I like this arrangement of “Morning Dew” a lot.  Dobson has a very pure soprano voice, and her vocal style is simple and straightforward.  There’s nothing groundbreaking about the arrangement or her performance, but there’s nothing objectionable either.   Primum non nocere – “first, do no harm” – applies to musical performance as much as it does to the practice of medicine. The lyrics on Dobson’s 1969 recording of “Morning Dew” are slightly different from the original lyrics.  This version has five verses, although the first and last verses are essentially identical. (…)


“ (…) The Bee Gees were one of the biggest bands in pop history thanks to their many disco singles in the seventies; albums like Saturday Night Fever’s soundtrack are filled with cheesy, yet ultra catchy classics, but that success  overshadows their earlier work  of the sixties and  many people will laugh when you tell them that they used to be as important in the psychedelic pop scene as bands like The Zombies or The Beach Boys.  “1st” was the first album by the band released worldwide and even if it has some flaws is still an essential record for every psych pop fan.  (…) The band’s international debut isn’t a perfect album; still, the instrumentation is superb and  extremely influenced by bands like The Beach Boys (Pet Sounds)  with many baroque accompaniments and  lyrics that aren’t  of this world  – even if a couple of songs that show some incredible song-writing (…).  Source: LP Patino Izquierdo  http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/68562/Bee-Gees-Bee-Gees-1st/


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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