My Generation of 04 Sept.: Harper’s Bizarre aka The Tikis, Bongo Boy’s Backroom Blues [Ed’s Show, 2016-36]

HARPER's BIZARRE SinnglesColl LR 1SPECIALS:  HARPER’s BIZARRE, BONGO BOY BACKROOM BLUES ** AND ALSO: THE WHO Live at Wight, NICKY HOPKINS  **   
SHOWTIME CET 
(Brussels) Sundays  non-stop four-hour show from 12 noon till 04:00 in the morning (Monday.
SHOWTIME GMT (London) Sundays  non stop four-hour show from 11 a.m. till  3 a.m. (Monday morning).

MY GENERATION  & BLUESIDE: THE PLAYLISTS

MY GENERATION (new show: 1200, 1600, 20:00 and 2400 hrs CET)
SPECIAL HARPER’s BIZARRE
(incl. THE TIKIS): THE SINGLES ** LONGPLAYING  with ERIC BURDON & ANIMALS (Love Is) ** THE BEE GEES  (Horizontal) ** P.J. PROBY (P.J. Proby) ** THREESOME:  EDDIE HARDIN’S WIZARD CONVENTION 2: feat. Vocals by Paul Jones & Mike d’Abo, Chris Farlowe, Denny Laine ** AND ALSO:  LES CHATS SAUVAGES avec DICK RIVERS ** THE SPENCER DAVIS GROUP **  THE FLIES **

MY GENERATION BLUESIDE (new show: 1300, 1700, 2100 and 0100 hrs CET)
Bongo Backroom Blues Poster vol 1 LRSPECIAL :  BONGO BOY’s BACKROOM BLUES
: TREVOR SEWELL,  PLAINFIELD SLIM, BLIND LEMON PLEDGE, TOP TOPHAM & JIM McCARTY ** NEW STUFF with:  ROADHOUSE (City of Decay, 2016, http://www.roadhousegb.liveblues.info/home/) and KENNY ‘Blues Boss’ WAYNE:  Boogie to Gloryland (new cd  JUMPIN’ and BOPPIN’, Stony Plain 2016, thanks to Bert Pijpers at CRS) ** AND ALSO: JORMA KAUKONEN, ‘Quah’, 1974 ** WEST, BRUCE & LAING ** THE ELVIN BISHOP GROUP ** CHAN ROMERO ** CHUCK BERRY.
MIJN RECENSIE VAN “ROADHOUSE” vind  je hier: http://www.keysandchords.com/album-review-blog/roadhouse-city-of-decay

MY GENERATION (repeated 1400, 1800, 2200 and 0200 hrs CET)
 SPECIAL THE WHO Live at Wight
 Sunday 30 August 1970 ** LONGPLAYING: LONG JOHN BALDRY, HP LOVECRAFT, TWINK **  THREESOME:  THE SONICS 2015 ** AND ALSO:  EDDIE HODGES ** THE COWSILLS ** THE HERD *  RONNIE BIRD **

MY GENERATION BLUESIDE (repeated 1500, 1900, 2300 and 0300 hrs CET)
SPECIAL  THE BLUES OF NICKY HOPKINS: The Savage Tree no. 17 : Nicky Hopkins with The All Stars, The Jeff Beck Group, The Kinks, The Yardbirds and The Who.  The Savage Tree is my R&B show on Radio Sutch www.radiosutch.net ** AND ALSO: FREDDIE CANNON ** JACK HAMMER ** ROB HOEKE ** LONG JOHN BALDRY **
STRUTTIN’ THEIR NEW STUFF:  RONNIE EARL & THE BROADCASTERS  and KENNY ‘Blues Boss’ WAYNE.
RONNIE EARL: YOU HEARD IT FIRST ON RADIO 68, from his cd “Maxwell Street”, Stony Plain records, official release on Sept 9th.  Thanks to Bert Pïjpers at CRS *

MY GENERATION, incl. BLUESIDE: THE SHOW 
MY GENERATION / BLUESIDE is a four-hour show. Each week, a new 60 minute episode followed by the previous show, totalling two hours of all the sounds and the voices that shaped the 60s. Each show includes a special highlighting one artist, release, topic or trend. BLUESIDE: a new 60 minute episode every week, followed by the previous show, totalling two hours of the blues that influenced and inspired the sounds of the sixties – from the originators till the present day. Each show includes a special highlighting one artist, release, topic or trend.

SPECIALS: BACKGROUND

HARPER’s BIZARRE: THE SINGLES COLLECTION
HARPER's BIZARRE SinnglesColl LR 1
“Except for their California brethren The Association, no other band of the ’60s better represents the soft pop genre than Harpers Bizarre. Their seamless combination of baroque arrangements and gossamer vocals had few equals then or now, and nowhere is their achievement better illustrated than on the run of singles they recorded for Warner Bros. Records in the late 1960s. (…) the essence of Harpers Bizarre can be found on the 45s, which are all collected here for the first time.
What you’ll hear here is the remarkable refashioning of a four-piece guitar band enamoured with the sounds of the British Invasion into a silky-smooth vocal group supported by the cream of Los Angeles’ studio musician crop. The end result is a sound filled with so much sunshine that you might need to wear sunblock while you listen.
This 26-track deluxe edition includes many original mono single mixes, many of which have been out of circulation since their original release. Also included are all the pre-Harpers Bizarre singles, when the band recorded as The Tikis.
The deluxe, full-colour booklet also includes rare photos and extensive and insightful liner notes by Joe McGasko, the host of WFMU’s “Surface Noise.” (Source: http://www.cherryred.co.uk)
RADIO 68 PLAYS 8 tracks: their early Beatlesesque R&B singles as The Tikis and four examples of their sunshine pop!

BONGO BOY BLUES FROM THE BACKROOM
Bongo Backroom Blues Poster vol 1 LR

American indie label Bongo Boy is preparing its fourth volume in the Backroom Blues series. Meanwhile, Radio 68 has chosen a number of tracks from vol.  2.  We picked one household name (Yardbirds-founders Top Topham and Jim McCarty) and three more by artists you may not know but do deserve your attention. Radio 68 will come back to the other volumes in due time. Bongo Boy is a rockin’ label and so is much of their blues output.

 

Nicky Hopkins book coverTHE WHO LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT 30 August 1970
 The Who’s set  at The Isle Of Wight Festival, 1970, quickly became famous for  introducing the audience to  songs from “Tommy” and the forthcoming (and eventually aborted ) project “Lifehouse”.  Tommy would change The Who’s direction. Radio 68 sticks to their sixties style and sound.

NICKY HOPKINS
Nicky Hopkins joined the first line-up of the far off band Screaming Lord Sutch & His Savages in 1960 – aged sixteen.  He moved on to the CyrilDavies All Stars and was taken ill. Nevertheless, it  wouldn’t take long before he was asked to play alongside rock’s greatest talents. Ill-health prevented him from being a superstar in his own right, but he did join The Jeff Beck Group.

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-nicky-hopkins-1447653.html

 

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