My Generation of Sun. 02 & Mon. 03 August: Stone the Crows & Maggie Bell, The Texas Horns, Mod Jazz
SPECIAL: STONE THE CROWS * AND ALSO: Jimmy Lafave, The Texas Horns, Caravan, Mod Jazz, Animals,Manfred Mann…
The first two albums by Stone The Crows have been re-released by Angel Air as a double cd, and contain four bonus tracks. See www.angelair.co.uk Thanks to Peter Purnell of Angel Air.
On these albums, the line-up is Maggie Bell (vcs), Les Harvey (gtr), Colin Allen (dr), John McGinnis (keys) and Jim Dewar (vcs, bs).
In late 1969 Peter and Mark London signed “Power” and became their managers. At the same time the band changed its name to Stone The Crows and brought in drummer Colin Allen (Ex- Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers). The first album, simply “Stone The Crows” came out in 1970. Jimmy Dewar shared some vocal duties with Maggie and co-wrote the material. One of their first collective pieces was opening cut ‘The Touch of Your Loving Hand”. Says Maggie Bell: “That was a really melodic piece and could have been done by a big band. It’s a song that could still be performed today and wouldn’t seem out of place. It was done in the style of Ray Charles and Roberto Flack. There is a great guitar solo on this by Leslie.” ‘Raining In Your Heart’ was by Jimmy Dewar and it was quite an up tempo thing with lots of breaks and cymbal crashes.” Most of the album material was a regular part of their stage set including the bluesy ‘Blind Man’. Says Maggie: ‘It is a traditional song that Josh White used to perform. It’s a real blues song. One of the reasons I got into black music was from listening to Josh White.” ‘I Saw America’ is a massive epic that covered side two of the original vinyl album. It was born out of the band’s first trip to America and was intended as a tribute to that great country. Some U.S. record executive however thought it was a rather odd idea’. (…)
Radio 68 plays excerpts from both Stone the Crows albums, tracks from Maggie Bell’s slo LP “Suicide Sal” and Maggie Bell with Big Jim Sullivan and The Hamburg Blues Band.
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JIMMY LAFAVE’s album “The Night Tribe” (thanks to Judith at V2). Laid-back, Dylanesque, slow and lid-tempo blend of C&W, blues and what you could call American folk – think Woody Guthrie.
THE TEXAS HORNS: taking blues by the horns, excellent soul and R&B stuff, feat. Marcia Ball, W.C. Clark and Anson Funderburg.
RADIO 68 TIME
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MY GENERATION: THE SHOW
My Generation brings you all the sounds and all the voices of the sixties.
In true sixties style: the many types of sixties music, mixed with a wide range of Word such as poetry, speeches, interviews, street noise, and so on.
New show Sundays 12 noon ** Repeated Sundays 16:00 hrs, 20:00 hrs and 24:00 hrs (twelve midnight till 4 in the morning) and Mondays 12 noon.
THE TEXAS HORN ** THE RUBBLE COLLECTION VOL. 1: PSYCHEDELIC SNARL: WIMPLE WINCH, THE MIRROR, CALEB, THE MISUNDERSTOOD, THE DAKOTAS, THE LIVING DAYIGHTS ** THE JAZZ SIDE OF MOD: MOSE ALLISON, OSCAR BRON Jr., MEL TORME, HERBIE MANN, HERBIE HANCOCK **MANFRED MANN ** KING CRIMSON ** MAD CURRY: the Belgian prog band’s single Antwerp / Song for Cathreen and an album track Single * THE DUBLINERS , ROD STEWART **
LONG PLAYER TIME
SPECIAL STONE THE CROWS & MAGGIE BELL part 1 ** THE ANIMALS: FIRST LP, 1964: entire B-side ** CARAVAN, 1968 **
New Show Sundays 14:30 hrs ** Repeated Sundays 18:30 hrs, 22:30 and 02:30 a.m. (Monday) and Monday 14:30 hrs.
JIMMY LAFAVE: NIGHT TRIBE (thanks to Judith at V2 distribution) ** STONE THE CROWS & MAGGIE BELL SPECIAL part 2 (MAGGIE BELL SOLO and with BIG JIM SULLIVAN / HAMBURG BLUES BAND) ** MIKE VERNON Y LOS GARCIAS ** THE TEXAS HORNS, with Anson Funderburg, Marcia Ball, W.C.
Jim Hightower *