My Generation of Sun. 13 Dec.: Terry Taylor – The End, Jack Bruce – Mick Taylor, Cryan’ Shames [Ed’s Show 2015-49]
Terry Taylor – The End, Jack Bruce – Mick Taylor ,The Cryan’ Shames, The Decca Blues Scene * Radio 68: Happy To Be Different
MY GENERATION & BLUESIDE
SHOWTIME on SUNDAYS
12:00 My Generation ** 14:00 Blueside ** 16:00 My Generation ** 18:00 Blueside ** 20:00 My Generation ** 22:00 Blueside ** 24:00 My Generation ** 02:00 Blueside ** 04:00 End of Show (Monday morning)
RADIO 68 TIME = Central European Time (CET, Paris, Brussels, Rome) is 1 hour ahead of GMT / UTC Time (London). For example: 14:00 hrs CET = 1 p.m. in London
MY GENERATION : THE PLAYLISTS
1 NEW SHOW:
SPECIAL TERRY TAYLOR: THE END, BILL WYMAN / ROLLING STONES, TUCKY BUZZARD **
AND ALSO: SPANKY & OUR GANG ** HEDGEHOPPERS ANONYMOUS
2 LAST WEEK’s: The Cryan’ Shames
THE CRYAN’ SHAMES SPECIAL: THE CRYAN’ SHAMES: singles and selected tracks from their albums Sugar and Spice (1966) , A Scratch in the Sky (1967) and Synthesis (1968), THE SEARCHERS, THE BYRDS *
LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS: Black Ghost Blues (L P Free Form Patterns, with the 13th Floor Elevators rhythm section) ** CHESS Rhythm and Roll: Bill and Will, Little Milton, Fontella Bass & Bobby Mcclure ** THE ANIMALS ** WIMPLE WINCH **
Voices: Mods, Beatnicks, Rockers (1965 documentary)
BLUESIDE: THE PLAYLISTS
1 NEW SHOW: Tribute to Jack Bruce
CREAM: WHEELSOF FIRE (1968); * FRESH CREAM (1966) * DISRAELI GEARS * JACK BRUCE BAND with Mick TAYLOR ** MICK TAYLOR (solo, Little Red rooster EP)
2 LAST WEEK’s: The Decca Blues Scene
ddie Boyd, Zoot Money, Otis Spann, Alexis Korner, Champion Jack Dupree, Savoy Brown, Curtis Jones, Mae Mercer, Steve Angelo (& John Mayall), Keef Hartley, Mickey ‘Guitar ‘ Baker, Davy Graham, Graham Bond, Rod Stewart.
MY GENERATION New Format
A new 60 minute episode of My Generation followed by the previous show, totalling two hours of all the sounds and the voices that shaped the 60s. Each show includes a special highlighting one artist, release, topic or trend.
First airing Sundays at 12 noon * Repeated: Sundays at 16:00 hrs, 20:00 hrs and 24:00 hrs (twelve midnight) * RADIO 68 TIME = Central European Time (CET), for example: 14:00 hrs CET = 1 p.m. in the UK.
SPECIAL NEW SHOW: Terry Taylor: The End, Bill Wyman, Tucky Buzzard
“After leaving school Terry joined a local band called The Mode and after an audition for the Marquee Agency they were offered a three month package tour of Spain backing a few Spanish artists and playing a set of their own. When the tour finished the band decided to stay on and do the club circuit in Madrid. It was during this time and at one of the clubs that Terry first met Bill Wyman who was visiting Spain to see a band he was producing called The End. A few months later Terry was invited to join The End who was in the studio recording a new album called ‘Introspection’. This was the beginning of a long working relationship with Bill.
The End continued to work in Spain and appeared in the Spanish underground film Al Escondite Ingles. Later, the band had a few personnel changes and metamorphosed into Tucky Buzzard who went on to record five albums four of them produced by Bill. The fifth was recorded in Spain with orchestral arrangements by Waldo de Los Rios. The band toured extensively throughout Europe and the USA.
Tucky Buzzard split up in 1973 so Terry took a break from touring and concentrated on writing and working as a session musician. In 1974, Bill was asked to put a band together to back Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and the great Muddy Waters at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Bill invited Terry to play guitar alongside drummer Dallas Taylor from Steve Stills’s group Manassas.
(…) When Bill and Terry conceived the Rhythm Kings to play the music they both loved, they had no idea just how many people would also like the same thing. Terry has co-written, produced and played on all of the band’s material with Bill” (from the official website)
Terry Taylor’s solo cd: “Taylor Made”. http://www.terrytaylor.net/biography/
Un grand merci à J.C.!
SPECIAL REPEATED SHOW : THE CRYAN’ SHAMES
The Cryan’ Shames are a band from the USA that will mainly be remembered for their version of Sugar and Spice, in Europe originally a hit for The Searchers.
Between 1966 and 1968, the band released a number of singles and three albums. They are heavily influenced by the Beatles sound of that period. These recordings prove that The Cryan’ Shames were not a beat band at all, but rather a sunshine pop band not unlike The Beach Boys: well-crafted songs, harmonies and complex structures are their trademark. Some songs are given a slight psych Yet, every song sounds very simple and nice.
RADIO 68 plays singles A- and B-sides, selected tracks from their three LPs, The Byrds (they recorded Gene Clark’s She Don’t Care About Time) and, of course, The Searchers.
“Their first album, also titled “Sugar and Spice,” showcased the prior two singles as well as new material (…) .” The following December they released their second album, “A Scratch In The Sky,” which contained even more Fairs and Kerley originals such as “A Carol for Lorelei,” “Sailing Ship,” “In the Cafe (French Verse),” and “The Town I’d Like To Go Back To.” The group’s musical ability was exemplified on this album, highlighting their complex vocals, harmonies, and guitar arrangements. It also brought about their use of bag pipes, mandolin, horns, and acordion. Next came their singles “Up On The Roof,” and “Young Birds Fly.” They made their nationwide TV debut on NBC-TV’s “Showcase ’68.”
The Fall of 1968 brought a single “Greenberg, Glickstein, Charles, David Smith, and Jones.” Followed by “First Train To California,” and in early 1969, their third album “Synthesis”.”
Source = official website : http://www.cryanshames.com/history.html
A new 60 minute episode of My Generation Blueside followed by the previous show, totalling two hours of the blues that influenced and inspired the sounds of the sixties – from the originators till the present day. Each show includes a special highlighting one artist, release, topic or trend.
First airing Sundays at 14:00 hrs * Repeated: Sundays at 18:00 hrs, 22:00 hrs and 2 in the morning + Mondays 14:00 hrs ** RADIO 68 TIME = Central European Time (CET), for example: 14:00 hrs CET = 1 p.m.
SPECIAL NEW SHOW: TRIBUTE TO JACK BRUCE feat. MICK TAYLOR
TRIBUTE TO JACK BRUCE (buried 5 November 2014)
Does Jack Bruce need any introduction ? Just this maybe: apart from writing most of Cream’s material (often with Clapton or Pete Brown) and being their bassist, it is often forgotten that Jack Bruce was also Cream’s voice, literally. Some of his songs got a different treatment, revealing their complexity, e.g. Theme For An Imaginary Western (covered by Colosseum with Chris Farlowe). He developed an eclectic solo career and played with several other artists / bands. I was fortunate to attend a Jack Bruce gig at Ronnie Scott’s some 3 years ago.
“Daarna volgt de verplichte afsluiter Sunshine Of Your Love. Net als Cream dat eerder heeft gedaan, bevat ook deze uitvoering veel solo’s. Natuurlijk zullen velen het spel van Mick Taylor gaan vergelijken met Eric Clapton, maar feit is dat eerstgenoemde een hele andere draai aan deze klassieker geeft en dat in combinatie met het bijna griezelige basspel van Bruce. Bley geeft halverwege nog een slinger aan de synthesizer; alles bij elkaar is het ongetwijfeld een van de meest aparte versies die er van dit stuk bestaan. Een waardige afsluiter van een interessant tijdsdocument. “This recording reflects this band at its best”, zegt Bruce zelf in de liner notes van het boekje. Daar valt als conclusie simpelweg niets aan toe te voegen. Behalve dan dat dit een regelrechte aanrader is voor wie van avontuur houdt in het speelveld tussen rock, blues en jazz, met een flink progressieve invalshoek”. Bron: Wouter Bessels
SPECIAL REPEATED SHOW: THE DECCA BLUES SCENE
Decca records was an old-fashioned and conservative house releasing both ‘serious’ classical music and tunes for the millions, like Montovani. It became aware of the upcoming pop scene with quite some delay, then signed The Rolling Stones and anyone else in sight before setting up the Deram label for fashionable progressive an alternative sounds. And discovering R&B, Mod and Blues.
“This 25-track anthology covers the label’s copious contributions to the 1960s renaissance of rhythm & blues-influenced rock.(…). Fittingly, the revolving-door personnel of John Mayall‘s assorted Bluesbreakers are particularly worthy of note (…). Another interesting facet is the wide spectrum of American legends whose association with Decca brought their music to new generations and audiences. Selections from Eddie Boyd , Otis Spann as well as Champion Jack Dupree are among the highlights (…) The label also heralded artists such as Alexis Korner and Savoy Brown (…) As such, The Blues Scene (1999) is a worthwhile assessment of Decca’s vaults, and a valuable primer for the novice” (source: Linsday Planer’s review on allmusic.com).
RADIO 68 PLAYS the entire cd with the exception of John Mayall (whose music we have played quite frequently these weeks, sorry there John!).