My Generation of Sun. 03 & Mon. 04 May: John Renbourn, Paul Jones, Circus & Rainman, Provo [2015-17]
Paul Jones: blues, pop and prog * John Renbourn In Memoriam * Q65 offshoots Circus and Rainmain *
JOHN RENBOURN: In Memoriam
No Britfolk without singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist John Renbourn (Pentangle, solo albums, duo with Bert Jansch, collaborations with Wizz Jones, etc.) , who died suddenly and unexpectedly at this home on 27 March. Radio 68’s Ed met John Renbourn in London last year. Listen to excerpts of their conversation and tracks from Renbourn’s self-titled and very bluesy solo LP from 1965.
PAUL JONES. And then he went prog
Pure artists like Cliff Bennett, Chris Farlowe or Paul Jones wrote, played or sang straight blues, soul or rock and roll. At the end of the sixties, however, it became fashionable to take pop seriously and so everyone went Prog, wrote elaborated songs with difficult lyrics, and hired orchestras. So did Paul Jones on “Come Into My Music Box” and especially on “Crucifix In a Horseshoe”, released on the prestigious prog label Vertigo. Paul Jones is all over the show as a solo artist singing pop, blues, prog and committed stuff.
CIRCUS / RAINMAN
in January 1968, Q65 guitarist and composer Frank Nuyens and Q65 drummer-lyricist Jay Baar put their own band together: Circus. Eventually, no records were released at the time. Radio 68 plays tracks from the LP as released by Pseudonym in 2012.
In 1971, Frank Nuyens ended up in hospital with a double leg fracture – an excellent opportunity to finish some songs which had not found favour in the eyes of his mates from Q65. Q65 drummer Jay Baar took care of the lyrics. Other musicians involved are: guitarist Eelco Gelling and bass player Herman Deinum of Cuby and the Blizzards. Ex-Blizzard and then Livin’ Blues drummer Dick Beekman handled the production. The end result was an LP credited to Rainman – that’s to say Nuyens & Co (1971)
Robert Jasper Grootveld (Provo), Mick Jagger, Joan Baez & Bob Dylan Washington March 1963, The Weather Underground, A.S. Neill (Summerhill School)
RADIO 68 TIME is 1 hour ahead of UK / UTC Time.
MY GENERATION: THE SHOW
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.
LITTLE RICHARD ** ALAN PRICE ( & Georgie Fame) ** PAUL JONES: pop ** MANFRED MANN feat. Paul Jones ** COUNT FIVE ** SONNY TERRY & BROWNIE McGHEE: BACKWATER BLUES (live 1961) ** THE BEAU BRUMMELS, TRIANGLE, 1967 ** PAUL JONES: prog **
LONG PLAYER TIME
THE ROLLING STONES: SOME GIRLS, 1978, with several songs first released on the DeLuxe release from 2011 ** CIRCUS + RAINMAN **
New Show Sundays 14:30 hrs ** Repeated Sundays 18:30 hrs, 22:30 and 02:30 a.m. (Monday) and Monday 14:30 hrs
JOHN RENBOURN: JOHN RENBOURN (1965) + excerpts of the Radio 68 interview ** PAUL JONES blues from his recent solo album Suddenly I Like It + PAUL JONES & GUIDO TOFFOLETI’s BLUES SOCIETY, 1986: Live at the City Hall Café, Napoli ** COLOSSEUM with Chris Farlowe: THE REUNION CONCERT (Köln, 1994) ** KAREL BOGARD: BLUES FROM OVER THE BORDER (entire A-side) ** BOB DYLAN & JOAN BAEZ: March on Washington 1963**