My Generation of Sun. 07 & Mo. 08 June: Sing My Title special (Tiny Legs Tim, Don Croissant, Paul Couter), Audience
SPECIAL: Sing My Title (new label) ** PLUS: Audience * Cliff Bennett * Country Weather * Beau Brummels
SING MY TITLE
Flemish bluesman / one-man band Tiny Legs Tim founded his own label: Sing My Title. Not one to stop halfway, he released three albums simultaneously and threw a launch party with the signed artists and guestt-friend Roland. .
Says Tiny Tim: “I released my first two albums myself, so when the third was in the can (“Steppin’ Up)”, I thought I might as well set up a real label. I discovered boogie bluesman Don Crossaint aka Little Jimmy a few years ago and I became an instant fan. When I heard that his album “Tiger Tapes” had been released on cd only years ago, I thought it deserved a vinyl reissue. Don recorded the whole album on a minidisc in a hotel room, so we remastered everything and I daresay it sounds a lot better than the original cd. As for the third release, “A Yellow Tape Recording” by Paul Couter, it was more a matter of good luck. I ran across Paul every now and then, he’s been around for decades too, and this one day he showed me a tape, saying this was the recording that made everything else he’d done obsolete. So I had a listen and I liked what I heard. That’s how “Sing My Title” kicked off with three releases”.
Don and Paul have been part of the Flemish / Belgian blues scene for decades…
Don Croissant aka Little Jimmy fronted Little Jimmy and the Sharks (who were Dutchmen of Indonesian descent), opening for The Rolling Stones in Brussels in the mid-sixties. He quit the music business for a long time, rechristened himself Don Croissant (no-one’s sure why, but he does like a joke), until the Flemish weekly “Humo” found out about him and spread his story over several pages, resulting in gigs and albums – until the present day.
READ LITTLE JIMMY’s / DON CROISSANT’s STORY ON MY SITE http://www.eddybonte.be/rollingstones/Brussels1966.cfm
Paul Couter is the second half in Tjens Couter and the C in T.C. Matic, two bands he formed with his mate Arno Hintjes. He soon left T.C. Matic, which became very successful (Arno even gained star status in Belgium and France when he went solo). Paul Couter never really left the music scene but wasn’t really part of it either. He released some solo stuff that largely went unnoticed, but considers “A Yellow Tape Recording” as the real thing.
TINY LEGS TIM: www.tinylegstim.com + facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tiny-Legs-Tim/159953665641?fref=ts
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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.
SPENCER DAVIS GROUP ** ROY ORBISON ** P.J. PROBY ** THE RATTLES ** BEAU BRUMMELS ** PINKERTON’s ASSORTED COLOURS ** THE FOUR PENNIES ** JOE TEX ** WILSON PICKETT ** ROBERT WYATT ** AUDIENCE ** COUNTRY WEATHER **
LONG PLAYER TIME
CHUCK BERRY & FRIENDS, feat. Linda Rondstadt, Robert Cray, Eric Clapton, Etta James : HAIL HAIL ROCK’n’ROLL ** MUDDY WATERS with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards: SWEET HOME CHICAGO ** MANFRED MANN feat. Mike d’Abo): LP MIGHTY GARVEY! ** MAMAS & PAPAS: CAN YOU BELIEVE YOUR EYES AND EARS **
New Show Sundays 14:30 hrs ** Repeated Sundays 18:30 hrs, 22:30 and 02:30 a.m. (Monday) and Monday 14:30 hrs
NEW LABEL “SING MY TITLE” : TINY LEGS TIM (STEPPIN’ UP), DON CROISSANT (TIGER TAPES), PAUL COUTER (A YELLOW TAPE RECORDING) ** CLIFF BENNETT: NEARLY RETIRED (2009) ** IVAN MEADS ** JUNIOR WELLS ** JIMMY REED: FOUND LOVE **