My Generation of Sun. 13 March: Adam Faith, Chris Andrews [Ed’s show, 216-11]

Chris Andrews EP cover

Specials:  Adam Faith, Chris Andrews, The Roulettes (Argent, Unit 4+2) ** AND ALSO  The Norman Beaker Blues Trio **
Radio 68: All the sounds and all the voices that made the sixties ** Happy To Be Different  
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MY GENERATION  & BLUESIDE: THE PLAYLISTS
NEW SHOW 
MY GENERATION:  SPECIAL:  CHRIS ANDREWS & ADAM FAITH **
AND ALSO: THE BEACH BOYS, 1963 ** THE LEAVES , 1967 ** 50 YEARS AGO:  LPs released in 1966 by THE ROLLING STONES (Got Live), THE KINKS (Face to Face) , THE WHO (A Quick One) ** TERRY REID ** THE WALKER BROS. ** HOYT AXTON **

NEW SHOW BLUESIDE  SPECIAL  CHRIS ANDREWS & ADAM FAITH, incl. THE ISLEY BROS, THE NEWBEATS and UNIT 4+2 **
AND ALSO: BOBBY CHARLES ** ALLEN TOUSSAINT  ** DON  COVAY  ** 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS ** DOUG SAHM ** HUEY PIANO SMITH & HIS CLOWNS ** THE FACTORY **

REPEATED SHOWS

Roulettes

MY GENERATION: SPECIAL THE ROULETTES 
SPECIAL: THE ROULETTES: THE ROULETTES, ADAM FAITH,  UNIT 4+2, ARGENT ** AND ALSO: KALEIDOSCOPE (1969) **  MOBY GRAPE (1967) ** JULIE FELIX:  FLOWERS (1967) ** GINGER BAKER’s  AIRFORCE (1970)
BLUESIDE: SPECIAL THE NORMAN BEAKER BLUES TRIO
SPECIAL: THE NORMAN BEAKER BLUES TRIO: “Live in Belgrade” album  + Exclusive Radio 68 interview with Norman Beaker ** AND ALSO: CLARENCE GATEMOUTH BROWN (1973), CARLA THOMAS  (1966)** FREDDIE KING **

MY GENERATION, incl. BLUESIDE: THE SHOW 
MY GENERATION: each week, a new 60 minute episode 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. BLUESIDE: a new 60 minute episode every week, 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.

SPECIALS 

ADAM FAITH, CHRIS ANDREWS, THE ROULETTES, UNIT 4+2

Adam Faith EP It's alright

The Roulettes formed in May 1962 to act as Adam Faith’s backing band while he was touring or in the recording studio. Faith’s management encouraged The Roulettes to embark on their own recording career and by October 1962, the group had released “Hully Gully Slip ‘N’ Slide” b/w “La Bamba” on the Pye label. Initially Faith’s recordings were generally backed by layers of string instruments with The Roulettes sound barely audible, but the beat boom resulted in the group coming to the forefront of Faith’s presentation. The Roulettes warm-up act for Faith was basically R&B and the audiences went wild for the group.
Chris Andrews (who also scored as a solo artist, e.g.  Yesterday Man) became Faith’s major songwriter, composing beat style songs that increased Adam’s ratings in the charts. Russ Ballard and Bob Henrit were called upon to help former Roulette, Brian Parker, on  “Concrete and Clay” as part of Unit Four  plus Two with the single topping the UK chart and becoming a world-wide hit. Ballard and Henrit continued to play on releases of Unit Four Plus Two as well as maintaining membership in The Roulettes. Eventually, The Roulettes went their own way and recorded such seminal beat singles as “Bad Time” (Chris Andrews) and “The Long Cigarette” (Brian Parker, Tommy Moeller of Unit 4 + 2). Bob Henrit and Russ Ballard joined Unit 4 + 2,  next helped form Argent with Rod Argent. Russ Ballard had a successful solo career, Bob Henrit played with The Kinks.
Source: https://www.45cat.com/biography/the-roulettes-uk

RADIO 68 PLAYS: Adam Faith live on the Shindig show (Dec. 1964), The Isley Bros. and The Newbeats who backed him at that show, singer-songwriter Chris Andrews who provided The Roulettes and Adam Faith with contemprary beat songs, The Roulettes, Unit 4+2, Argent.

THE NORMAN BEAKER BLUES TRIO

Mijn recensie voor Back to the Roots magazine nr. 97, www.backtotheroots.be
“De voorbije veertig jaar speelden Norman Beaker en zijn groep in hoofdzaak voor begeleider. Hooggewaardeerd, maar begeleider. Sinds een poos, vlecht de Engelse zanger-gitarist en componist rustig  zijn eigen niche in elkaar. Naast de samenwerking met Larry Garner en de duo-cd “Between the Lines” met zijn trouwe bassist-arrangeur John Price,  startte hij het Blues Trio op met  die andere getrouwe, Steve Gibson, op drums. Alle Beaker-ingrediënten  geven present op deze authentieke bluesplaat: vakmanschap, een ruwe bluesstem, uitstekend gitaarwerk, een hechte ritmesectie plus ’s mans bijzonder oor voor muzikaliteit en dosering. De eerste twee nummers tonen die andere, vaak vergeten troef van Beaker, eigen composities die van het bluesidioom durven afwijken en zijn humoristische kant onderstrepen: het vrij directe “Only I Got What the Other Guys Want” en het melancholische “When the Fat Lady Sings”. Beaker heeft zich nog iets eigen gemaakt: eigenzinnige interpretaties van klassiekers, zoals “Sittin’ On Top of the World” (met een zinderende, opjagende  baspartij!) of een omgebouwd “Can’t Be Satisfied”. Het Blues Trio klinkt strak en bijwijlen hard, mede dank zij een stevige Gibson en een ronduit verbluffende John Price.”  © Eddy Bonte
Norman Beaker Blues Trio: Live in Belgrade, JNR, cat.no. JNR002 ** http://www.normanbeaker.com/

Lees over Norman Beaker op mijn website: http://www.eddybonte.be/justgoodmusic/NormanBeakerFramed.cfm

 

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