My Generation of Sun. 14 August: Jeff Beck, Stony Plain 40th Anniversary, Out of the Garage 2 [Ed’s Show 2016-33]
Specials: Jeff Beck, Stony Plain 40th Anniversary, Out of the Garage 2 ** And also We The People ** Alligator Records 45th Anniversary **
SHOWTIME CET (Brussels) Sundays 12:00 noon to 16:00 hrs ** Repeated 16:00 to 20:00 hrs, 20:00 hrs to 24:000 hrs midnight and 24:000 hrs midnight to 04:00 hrs Monday Morning.
SHOWTIME GMT (IK Time, London) Sundays 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. ** Repeated 3 p.m. till 7 p.m. ; from 7 p.m. till 11 p.m.; from 11 p.m. till 3 a.m. Monday morning.
MY GENERATION & BLUESIDE: THE PLAYLISTS
MY GENERATION (new show)
SPECIAL: JEFF BECK “LOUD HAILER” ** SPECIAL: OUT OF THE GARAGE 2 Bongo Boy Records, with THE NOLAS, MIKE DALY & THE PLANETS, CHEAP PERFUME www.bongoboyrecords.com ** THREESOME: THE STAX VOLT SINGLES: BOOKER T & MGs , CARLA THOMAS, RUFUS THOMAS ** LONGPLAYING with JOE COCKER: WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS ; LEONARD COHEN: SONGS FROM A ROOM; JOHN FRED & PLAYBOY BAND: JUDY IN DISGUISE **
Out of the Garage 2: thanks to www.bongoboyrecords.com
MY GENERATION BLUESIDE (new show)
THE NEW STUFF: HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND, Ruf Records www.rufrecords.de ** RICHARD SHINDELL ** SPECIAL: “40 YEARS OF STONY PLAIN”: Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne, Sonny Rhodes, Jay McShann, Walter ‘Shakey’ Horton with Hot Cottage (1973), Albert Lee / James Burton / Amos Garrett / David Wilcox and Joe Louis Walker ** AND ALSO: Georgie Fame & The Harry South Big Band, James Brown.
Stony Plain www.stonyplainrecords.com and Richard Shindell: thanks to Bert Pijpers at CRS.
Honey Island Swamp Band: thanks to V2 Records Belgium and Ruf Records (album “Demolition Day” out on Ruf Records www.rufrecords.de)
MY GENERATION (repeated)
SPECIAL: WE THE PEOPLE / AMERICAN ZOO ** AND ALSO: BO DIDDLEY ** JAN DE WILDE ** DAVE DAVIES ** DEEP PURPLE ** THE HONEYCOMBS **** KEVIN AYERS ** THE LOVIN’ SPOONFUL ** PAGE & PLANT live ** LONGPLAYING: FAT MATTRESS; MP FAT MATTRESS, 1969 + IRON BUTTERFLY: METAMORPHOSIS, 1970 *
MY GENERATION BLUESIDE (repeated)
SPECIAL: ALLIGATOR RECORDS 45th ANNIVERSARY pt1 with HOUND DOG TAYLOR (1971), LIL’ ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS (2008), KOKO TAYLOR (1975), JIMMY JOHNSON (1977), SHEMEKIA COPELAND (2015), TOMMY CASTRO & THE PAINKILLERS, DELBERT CLINTON, CAREY & LURRIE BELL, RICK ESTRIN & NIGHTCATS, JOE LOUIS WALKER (2012), SON SEALS (1973) & ANDERS OSBORNE *** Thanks to Alligator Records ** AND ALSO: OTIS REDDING ** WILLIE MABON ** JESSE COLIN YOUNG
MY GENERATION, incl. BLUESIDE: THE SHOW
MY GENERATION / BLUESIDE is a four-hour show. 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.
40 YEARS OF “STONY PLAIN”
2016 marks the 40th Anniversary of one of Canada’s longest surviving independent record labels. Stony Plain Records has been recognized worldwide for its consistent, high quality roots and blues releases. “40 Years of Stony Plain” is a three volume set celebrating some of the label’s favourite tracks. The first cd features singer-songwriters and country-roots artists, the second focuses on blues and the third disc is just rarities and previously unreleased music by artists like Eric Bibb, Maria Muldaur, Duke Robillard and Sam Chatmon. Stony Plain was named “2014 Record Label of the Year” by the Blues Foundation in Memphis. www.stonyplainrecords.com
Thanks to Bert Pijpers and CRS.
RADIO 68 PLAYS Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne, Sonny Rhodes, Jay McShann, Walter ‘Shakey’ Horton with Hot Cottage, Joe Louis Walker and four guitar heroes doing the classic That’s Alright Mama (Albert Lee, James Burton, Amos Garrett and David Wilcox) *
JEFF BECK: LOUD HAILER
Jeff Beck’s first new album in six years: “Loud Hailer – named after another word for a megaphone – the record contains 11 tracks that span funk, electronic music, soul and the blues and an emphasis on vocal songs. “If I don’t change course now, I’ll be stuck with that ‘Guitar World thing,'” six-string legend explains from Jimi Hendrix’s studio. “If I don’t change course now, I’ll be stuck with that ‘Guitar World thing,'” six-string legend explains from Jimi Hendrix’s studio. “I really wanted to make a statement about some of the nasty things I see going on in the world today,” Beck said in a statement. “I loved the idea of being at a rally and using this loud device to shout my point of view.” (…) At the listening event earlier this year, Rolling Stone asked if he intended the LP to be a protest album. “It’s an observation,” he said. “It’s undeniable when [Rosie] sings, ‘plastic fantastic little creatures,’ it’s complaining about the plasticity of reality shows like American Idol and all this, where 99.5 percent of it is just crap and you should never be exposed to it, just to get that little morsel of talent,” he said. “That, to me, is just the worst, so that’s my little poke at that.” (Source: Rolling Stone magazine)
WE THE PEOPLE aka AMERICAN ZOO
We the People aka American Zoo is a 60s teen band from LA (do not confuse with We the People from Orlando), that released four singles and recorded another demo. Surprisingly, these kids write their own material and produced interesting, introspective lyrics as well (e.g. ‘Who Am I’, re-recorded as ‘What Am I’). Their music is a blend of rough beat (now called ‘garage’), folk and psychedelic elements, with vocal harmonies on top.
Says Mike Stax of Ugly Things: “The album clocks in at less than 30 minutes, but when every one of those minutes is pure magic, how could you possibly complain? We have a new contender for album of the year”
Their records didn’t go anywhere, buts some band members (who were still attending high school when they made these recordings!) developed impressive careers: guitar player Bill Bottrell became a Grammy award producer, working with Michael Jackson, Madonna and George Harrison among others. Drummer Jason “Jasun” Martz toured with Frank Zappa and recorded with Michael Jackson. Today, he’s a well- known avant-garde artist and sculptor. Steve Zaillian, the first We The People drummer, became an Academy Award winning director, producer and screenwriter (“Schindler’s List” and “Hannibal” among others).
The band’s entire output can be found on the cd “Visions of Time” www.guerssen.com (EB)
ALLIGATOR 45th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION (2016)
Two cds for the price of one, 37 tracks by 37 artists / bands totaling more than two and a half hours of music – celebrating Alligator’s 45th anniversary and thus Alligator’s sound. It is only normal that many a band / artist couldn’t be included, the label now possessing a catalogue of more than 300 albums. As Alligator have released anniversary albums fairly regularly, this one focuses rather heavily on albums released this century, with many released the last few years. (Eddy Bonte)
“On May 25 and June 2, 1971, the rawest, roughest-edged, most joyful blues band in Chicago recorded their first album. With the help of two fledgling producers, Bruce Iglauer and his friend Wesley Race, they cut multiple takes of twenty-five songs in two evenings, recorded live and mixed as they were being recorded. The album, issued in August of that year, was simply named after the band: Hound Dog Taylor And The HouseRockers, the first release from a brand new label called Alligator Records. Alligator was a leap of faith, an underfinanced one-man operation run out of an efficiency apartment. (…)
Forty-five years later, Alligator Records, now with a catalog of almost three hundred albums, continues to be bound by the same philosophy that led to that first recording—that direct, unvarnished, straight-from-the-soul blues and blues-rooted music, the music we call “Genuine Houserockin’ Music,” speaks to some primal, necessary place in people’s consciousness. We believe that our music, if delivered by charismatic, soul-stirring artists, and if publicized, promoted and marketed with unwavering energy, will find a worldwide audience, stand the test of time, and keep the label moving forward for years to come”.
Thanks, Alligator Records!
Bruce Iglauder * Entire text: http://www.alligator.com/albums/Alligator-Records-45th-Anniversary-Collection/