My Generation of Sun. 15 Jan.: The Electric Prunes, Graham Bond with Bruce, Baker & McLaughlin [Ed’s Show, 2017-03]
NEW SHOW: The Electric Prunes & Graham Bond with Bruce, Baker & McLaughlin** Repeated: Back to January 1967: Stones, Doors ** [Ed’s Show, 2017-03, 15 Jan.]
1 MY GENERATION (NEW)
SPECIAL: THE ELECTRIC PRUNES “CALIFORNIA” (2004) **
FAMOUS but FORGOTTEN: DEEP PURPLE (Book Of Taliesyn), CARAVAN (II Could Do it All Over ** LONGPLAYING: THE MOVE (The Move), SPIRIT (Clear, 1969), STONE THE CROWS (Stone on the Crows) ** SOUL MIX: THE FLIRTATIONS, VANILLA FUDGE, THE GUESS WHO **
2 BLUESIDE (NEW)
SPECIAL: THE GRAHAM BOND QUARTET with John McLauglin, Jack Bruce and Ginger Beaker, plus the voice of Bobby Breen. Recorded live at the Paris Cinema, London, for the BBC and broadcast on 25 April 1963. + associated bands COLOSSEUM + CREAM ** THE ORGINATORS & INSPIRATORS: SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON, T-BONE WALKER, SON HOUSE.
3 MY GENERATION (repeated)
SPECIAL: BACK TO JAN. 1967 ALBUMS THE DOORS 1st LP, ROLLING STONES BETWEEN THE BUTTONS ** FAMOUS but FORGOTTEN: OHIO EXPRESS, SHOCKING BLUE, LOVE AFAIR ** AND ALSO: Vince Taylor, Bert Jansch, Peter Paul and Mary, The Searchers, The Shots, Band Of Angels feat. Robert Plant, Big Jim Sullivan, Hank Snow ** WORD: Hippie Chick * Hell No * Abbie Hoffman: Yippie
4 BLUESIDE (REPEATED)
SPECIAL: THE DOORS PLAY THE BLUES: live at January 17 and 18, 1970, at the Felt Forum in New York ** THE ORGINATORS & INSPIRATORS: R.L. BURNSIDE, JOHN LEE HOOKER, BOOKER T JONES ** AND ALSO: THE MOVE * MICK TAYLOR **
|SHOW||Brussels 12 noon till 12 midnight||London 11 a.m. till 11 p.m.|
|My Generation new show: The Electric Prunes||12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00||11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.|
|Blueside new show: Graham Bond||13:00 * 17:00 * 21:00 hrs||12 noon, 4 p.m., 8 p.m.|
|My Generation repeated show:Back to January 1967||14:00 * 18:00 * 22:00 hrs||1 p.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m.|
|Blueside repeated show: The Doors play the blues||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
THE ELECTRIC PRUNES: CALIFORNIA, cd 2004
Long after massive hits like ”I Had Too Much To Dream”, original Prunes James Lowe, Mark Tulin and Ken Williams, plus 1968 line-up drummer Joe Dooley and more recent member, guitarist Mark Moulin recorded “California” in 2004. To quote the band: “CALIFORNIA is a collection of songs that reflects the band’s memories and experiences of a better time in an iconic place. A time of innocence and rock and roll. A time when people still believed you could find gold in California. Could such a place still exist? Take a few steps back and come flying…”.
Jerry Kranitz: “So does the place still exist that the Prunes pine away for? It does on this album. We’ve got a solid collection of well written, catchy songs. A sense of fun pervades throughout the album as the Prunes plough through a rockin’ set of numbers that blend the California sound they seek with good ‘ol down ‘n dirty psychedelic garage rock. There some great psychedelia on the album (…)” .
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Long before he became famous and recorded his own albums as The Graham Bond Organization, composer -singer but first and foremost keyboard player and saxophonist GRAHAM BOND had been in a variety of bands, often with a more jazz-oriented repertoire. The pre-Orginzation bands that carried his name could be a trio or a quartet or something else. Some members of Bond’s bands became more famous than the man himself, notably Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, John McLaughlin and the Colosseum duo of Dick Heckstall-Smith and Jon Hiseman.
Here’s a great and detailed bio of the man by Borge Skilbrigt http://grahambond.org/biography.html
RADIO 68 PLAYS The Graham Bond Quartet feat. Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker and John McLaughlin (+ the guest voice of Bobby Breen). Recorded live at the Paris Cinema, London, for the BBC and broadcast on 25 April 1963, it’s from the wonderful 4cd compilation “Graham Bond Live at the BBC and Other Stories” (BBC / Repertoire).
ALBUMS OF JANUARY 1967
THE DOORS: 1st LP
“In a year of historic debut albums, no record by a new American band so immediately electrified the world as The Doors, the first and best documentation of singer Jim Morrison’s Byronic fury and the locomotive jazz-inflected drive of organist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore. The band was just a year old when it recorded these eleven songs in six days in August 1966. But in the crisp funk of “Soul Kitchen,” the extended pop art of “Light My Fire” and the Shakespearean violence of “The End,” the Doors perfected an airtight resolution of their live prowess (refined nightly that summer at the Whisky a Go-Go) and Morrison’s improvised explosions of lyric tra nsgression”. https://www.robertchristgau.com/xg/rs/albums1967-07.php
THE ROLLING STONES: BETWEEN THE BUTTONS
“Accused of psychedelia, Beatlephobia and murky-mix syndrome, this underrated keeper is distinguished by complex rhymes, complex sexual stereotyping and the non-blues, oh-so-rock-&-roll pianos of Ian Stewart, Jack Nitzsche, Nicky Hopkins and Brian Jones. Like all Beatles and Stones albums till that time, it was released in different American and British versions. The surefire U.S.-only “Let’s Spend the Night Together”/”Ruby Tuesday” single parlay is almost too much because its greatness is understood–“Backstreet Girl,” bumped to the Flowers compilation released later that year, more closely resembles such gemlike songs of experience as “Connection,” “My Obsession” and “She Smiled Sweetly.” Capper: Mick and Keith’s zonked music-hall “Something Happened to Me Yesterday,” the Stones’ drollest odd-track-out ever”. https://www.robertchristgau.com/xg/rs/albums1967-07.php
THE DOORS PLAY THE BLUES
Usually classified as part of the revolutionary / psychedelic movement, The Doors were heavily influenced by black blues – even if their first album (1967) was mostly original, self-written material. There were two exceptions: ‘Alabama Song’ by Brecht & Weil and a Willie Dixon’s ‘Back Door Man’. Or maybe three, since their ‘Soul Kitchen’ is drenched in the blues. During live concerts, The Doors would cover a number of blues and R&B songs, like Little Red Rooster Wang Dang Doodle (both by Dixon) or. We here preset a blues selection from the 6cd box set The Doors Live at The Felt Forum, New York, 17 and 18 January 1970 – just three years after the release o their fist LP on Elektra. (EB)