My Generation of Sun. 09 April: Merseybeat R&B, Country Joe & The Fish,Tiny Legs Tim, Steven Troch [Ed’s Show, 2017-15]

NEW SHOW:  Merseybeat R&B, Country Joe & The Fish, Tiny Legs Tim, Steven Troch ** REPEATED: THE SERPENT POWER 1967, COCO MONTOYA 2017, John Mayall, Albert Collins [Ed’s Show, 2017-15, 09 April] **

RADIO 68 HAPPY TO BE DIFFERENT

THE PLAYLISTS
1 MY GENERATION (NEW)
SPECIAL
MERSEYBEAT R&B with THE FOURMOST (First and Fourmost, 1965); THE FOUR PENNIES; BILLY J. KRAMER & THE DAKOTAS ** FAMOUS but FORGOTTEN:  THE WHITE PLAINS, THE NEWBEATS, DE MASKERS ** LONGPLAYING: COUNTRY JOE &THE FISH: MUSIC FOR THE MIND AND BODY (1967) ** AND ALSO:  Q65, PAUL RICHIE & THE CRYIN’ SHAMES, THE FLIES **

2 BLUESIDE (NEW)
SPECIALTINY LEGS TIM (Melodium Rag) & STEVEN TROCH (Nice’n’Greasy) + MARK HUMMEL (Ain’t Easy No More, 2006) + LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS + LITTLE WALTER ** THE ORIGINATORS  & INSPIRATORS:  JIMMY REED, EDDIE BOYD feat. Robert Jr. Lockwood , NINA SIMONE ** KEEPERS OF THE BLUES FLAME: THE BLUES BAND, MITCH RYDER & THE DETROIT WHEELS

3 MY GENERATION (repeated)
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

4 BLUESIDE (REPEATED)
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

 SHOW Brussels 12 noon till 12 midnight      London 11 a.m. till 11 p.m.
 My Generation new show:  Merseybeat R&B, Country Joe McDonald & The Fish 12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.
 Blueside new show: Tiny Legs Tim, Steven Troch 13:00  * 17:00  * 21:00 hrs 12 noon, 4 p.m.,  8 p.m.
My Generation repeated: The Serpent Power 14:00  * 18:00  * 22:00 hrs 1 p.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m.
Blueside repeated:  Coco Montoya 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

COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH: MUSIC FOR THE MIND AND BODY,  LP, 1967

At first, Country Joe and the Fish were indie rockers. Three tracks on this trip-music classic, including the stoner’s hymn “Bass Strings” and the drifting instrumental “Section 43,” were initially cut by the Berkeley band for a 1966 EP on singer-songwriter Joe McDonald’s agitprop label, Rag Baby. He started the Fish as a protest jug band (the name combines nods to Joseph Stalin and Mao Tse-tung) but here temporarily kept his left-wing zest in check. Flanked by the electric organ of David Cohen and Barry Melton’s biting-treble guitar, McDonald spread with a preacher’s zeal and spearing wit the local gospel of chemical travel and carnal freedom in “Flying High,” “Happiness Is a Porpoise Mouth” and “Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine.” In fact, Vanguard insisted the Fish not include one of their most popular tunes, a McDonald zinger that later became a sing-a-long pillar of the anti-war movement: “I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die Rag.”
SOURCE:  https://www.robertchristgau.com/xg/rs/albums1967-07.php

TINY LEGS TIM: MELODIUM RAG, (Sing My TItle, 2017)
“Tiny Legs Tim (Tim De Graeve) is op zijn vierde album uitgegroeid tot misschien wel onze sterkste uitvoerder van die authentieke blues. Hij mag dan wel blank zijn en in de stad wonen; zijn blues wordt uitgevoerd met een imponerende, diepgravende kennis van die rijke voorgeschiedenis én wordt bovendien vergezeld van een heel eigen toets. Zijn gitaarstijl gaat stilistisch te breed om vastgepind te kunnen worden op één bepaalde stijl of voorvader, terwijl hij, willen of niet, ook steeds zal opvallen met die uit de duizenden te herkennen en wat snerpende stem. In de wereld van de blues, waar de stem een instrument is met een gewichtige opdracht (kijk naar Skip James of Howlin’ Wolf), is dat een meevaller”(…).
BRON: http://www.enola.be/muziek/albums/27846:tiny-legs-tim-melodium-rag

STEVEN TROCH: NICE ‘n’ GREASY (Sing My Title, 2017)
“Zanger en harmonicaspeler Steven Troch draait al sinds 1994 mee in het bluescircuit van de lage landen. Zo was hij jarenlang de frontman van de Belgische bluesformatie “Fried Bourbon” en blaast hij zich het laatste jaar in de schijnwerper als begeleider van de Finse schoonheid Ina Forsman en blues troubadour Tiny Legs Tim.Steven Troch’s eerste solo-album ‘Nice ‘n’ Greasy’ bevat twaalf songs van eigen hand. Voor de opnames trok Steven naar de vermaarde Greaseland Studios in Californië waar hij een schare topmuzikanten rond zich verzamelde (Rusty Zinn, Kid Andersen, June Core, Bob Welsh). De productie van het album was in handen van stergitarist Kid Andersen, wiens faam als studio-engineer minstens even groot is. Kid Andersen was vanaf het prille begin betrokken bij het album en was van onschatbare waarde bij alle creatieve stappen van preproductie, opnemen, mixen tot postproductie”.
BRON: https://www.bluesmagazine.nl/steven-troch-nice-n-greasy/

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

COCO MONTOYA

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.

 

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