My Generation of Sun. 02 April: The Serpent Power, Coco Montoya, John Mayall [Ed’s Show, 2017-14]
NEW SHOW: THE SERPENT POWER 1967, COCO MONTOYA 2017, John Mayall, Albert Collins ** REPEATED: DAVE MASON, TRAFFIC, HUMBLE PIE ** [Ed’s Show, 2017-14, 02 April] ** RADIO 68 HAPPY TO BE DIFFERENT
1 MY GENERATION (NEW)
SPECIAL: THE SERPENT POWER (1967) ** FAMOUS but FORGOTTEN: THE GRASSROOTS, APHRODITE’S CHILD, MERRY CLAYTON ** AND ALSO: THE GRAHAM BOND INITIATION, THE IMPRESSIONS feat. Curtis Mayfield, THE ROULETTES, TAM WHITE, JEFF BECK GROUP, CHRIS ANDREWS ** WORD: Ho Ho Ho Chi Minh
2 BLUESIDE (NEW)
SPECIAL: COCO MONTOYA COCO MONTOYA (Hard Truth, new release, 2017, thanks to Alligator Records and C2 Records Belgium) * ALBERT COLLINS: COLD SNAP (1986, Alligator Records), JOHN MAYALL: Chicago Lines, feat. Walter Trout and Coco Montoya ** KEEPERS OF THE BLUES FLAME: THE REVEREND PEYTON’S BIG DAMN BAND (Front Porch Bues, 2017, Thanks to V2 Records Belgium and Family Owned Records) + POPPA CHUBBY: The Catfish (thanks to V2 Records Belgium and Ear-Music / VeriCords) ** THE ORIGINATORS & INSPIRATORS: BOOKER T & MGs, WILSON PICKETT & JEFF BECK, SON HOUSE ** AND ALSO: FREEDOM, from “FREEDOM AT LAST”, 1969, feat. Ray Royer and Bobby Harrison of Procol Harum fame
3 MY GENERATION (repeated) DAVE MASON, TRAFFIC: THE HELLIONS feat. Dave Mason & Jim Capaldi (singles: Daydreaming, Think It Over, Dream Child, Tomorrow Never Comes), + DEEP FEELING feat. Luther Grosvenor & Jim Capaldi (singles: Pretty Colours, The Ruin) + MAMA CASS & DAVE MASON (Something To Make You Happy) + JACKIE DE SHANNON: Walk Into The Room + TRAFFIC: Utterly Simple, House For Everyone, (written by D. Mason, LP, 1967: Mr. Fantasy) + TRAFFIC COVERS by Marsha Hunt (No Face, No Name, No Number), Blood, Sweat and Tears: Smiling Phases ** FAMOUS but FORGOTTEN: THE FOUR PENNIES, LINDA THORSON, HUGO DE GROOT.
4 BLUESIDE (REPEATED)
SPECIAL: HUMBLIE PIE does MUDDY WATERS + TRAFFIC pt. 2: ROCKING THE FILLMORE (THE COMPLETE RECORDINGD) (May 28 and 29, 1971): I’m Ready, Rollin’ Stone ** THE ORIGINATORS & INSPIRATORS: JOHNNIE TAYLOR , HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH, PROFESSOR LONGHAIR ** TRAFFIC pt. 2: “Feelin’ Good’ by TRAFFIC, NINA SIMONE & from the OST “The Roar of the Greasepaint, 1964 **
|SHOW||Brussels 12 noon till 12 midnight||London 11 a.m. till 11 p.m.|
|My Generation new show: The Serpent Power||12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00||11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.|
|Blueside new show: Coco Montoya||13:00 * 17:00 * 21:00 hrs||12 noon, 4 p.m., 8 p.m.|
|My Generation repeated: Dave Mason, Traffic||14:00 * 18:00 * 22:00 hrs||1 p.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m.|
|Blueside repeated: Traffic cont’d, Humblie Pie||15:00 * 19:00 * 23:00 hrs||2 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m.|
|Ends 24:00 hrs||Ends 11 p.m.|
ACHTERGRONDINFORMATIE ** BACKGROUND
THE SERPENT POWER
“The Serpent Power were amongst the many bands that emerged during those heady days of 1967 but, unlike many of their contemporaries who went on to build solid careers, their arrival was only to be a brief spell in the sun as this delightful album was to prove their sole release as a full band. There is no doubt that it stands proudly alongside other better known works of that time.
The group was formed by David Meltzer and his wife Tina, intending for it to be a vehicle for his poems. David had recently had a volume of his poems published by Oyez as The Dark Continent, some of which are reproduced in the notes for this CD reissue, and with this new venture he was very much in the driving seat writing all the music and lyrics and playing guitar and harmonica as well as sharing the vocals with Tina”.
READ MORE HERE: http://therockasteria.blogspot.be/2016/04/the-serpent-power-tina-and-david.html
NEW RELEASE: Hard Truth, Alligator, thanks to Alligator and V2 Records Belgium
Coco Montoya’s career began in the mid-1970s when Albert Collins suggested he join his band as… drummer. Collins took Montoya under his wing and taught him his “icy hot” guitar style.
“In 1982, motivated by nostalgia and fond memories, John decided to re-form the original Bluesbreakers. Mick Fleetwood was unavailable at the time so John hired drummer Colin Allen to join with John McVie and Mick Taylor for a couple of tours and a video concert film entitled Blues Alive. Featured greats were Albert King, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and Etta James. By the time Mick and John had returned to their respective careers, public reaction had convinced Mayall that he should honor his driving blues roots. In Los Angeles, he selected his choices for a new incarnation of the Bluesbreakers. Officially launched in 1984, it included future stars in their own right, guitarists Coco Montoya and Walter Trout”.
“Featuring twin guitarists Walter Trout and Coco Montoya, the line-up recorded two albums: 1985’s Behind The Iron Curtain, a live recording of a show in Hungary, and 1988’s studio effort, Chicago Line.” SOURCES: official websites of Coco Montoya and John Mayall.
DAVE MASON, HELLIONS, TRAFFIC
THE HELLIONS : Jim Capaldi drums, lead vocal, Gordon Jackson rhythm guitar, vocal; Dave Mason lead guitar, vocal (joined in 1964); Dave Meredith bass guitar, vocal; John “Poli” Palmer drums, flute, vibes (joined in 1965).
This talented group was a part of the thriving Worcester beat scene in the early 1960s. Some of the members went on to be involved in the formation of well known and internationally acclaimed bands including Traffic. (…) The Hellions first single, entitled ‘Daydreaming Of You’, composed by Jackie De Shannon, was produced by Kim Fowley.
By 1966 (…) their record company issued a final Hellions single entitled ‘Hallelujah’ but under the group name of “The Revolution” (the band did not find out about this until after the single’s release). By this time, Dave Mason had left to play guitar with a few other local groups while earning extra money working as a roadie for The Spencer Davis Group. Undaunted, Jim Capaldi brought guitarist Luther Grosvenor (born 23 December, 1949 in Evesham) formerly from a group called ‘The Wavelengths’ into the line-up and the band’s name was changed to ‘Deep Feeling’ (see Deep Feeling).
HUMBLIE PIE: ROCKIN’ THE FILLMORE COMPLETE RECORDINGS
The double live album was a staple of rock and roll in the early years of the 1970s, and many of those recordings were captured from the stage of the Fillmore East. They recorded four shows over two nights at the end of May 1971, and from those recordings crafted the double live album Performance – Rockin’ the Fillmore. Released that November, it was the breakthrough Humble Pie had hoped for, reaching #21 on the Billboard charts and Gold sales status from the RIAA. For over 40 years, that double album has been the definitive document of the original Humble Pie line-up of Steve Marriott, Peter Frampton, Greg Ridley and Jerry Shirley. Now Omnivore Recordings has released a box set of those four complete shows and displaced that prior construction as the pinnacle of the original Humble Pie.
When they left the studio for the stage, Humble Pie became something different altogether. Freed of the strictures of three minute long radio-friendly material, the four musicians came into their own. No longer was it Frampton extracting pop melodies from Marriott’s heavy R&B sensibilities, or Marriott dragging Frampton into a blues framework on a track-by-track basis. As this recording shows, their live partnership wasn’t a capitulation of one’s style to serve the other’s needs. It was two artists constantly pulling away from each other, with the tension of their inherently different approaches held in equilibrium by the rhythm section of Ridley and Shirley.