My Generation of Sun. 16 October: The Roulettes incl. Adam Faith, Chris Andrews, Unit 4+2 ** Ali Maas & Micky Moody [2016-41]

roulettes-stakes-cover

SPECIALS:  The Roulettes tree, incl. Adam Faith, Chris Andrews, Unit 4+2 ** Ali Maas & Micky Moody ** Repeated: Jim McCarty (Illusion, Renaissance, Staircase) * Billy-Boy Miskimin (Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero) * [2016-41; repeated from Oct. 09]  

“The Roulettes (1961-1967) were formed to be the backing-band of teen idol Adam Faith. They scored a series of hits with Faith and also recorded two LPs. The Roulettes and Faith split in 1965 and the band pursued a career as an autonomous unit, but eventually broke up in 1967 – after having spent quite some time in France with Richard Anthony.  One of their song-writers was Chris Andrews, who wrote hits for Sandie Shaw and became a recording artist in his own right (‘Yesterday Man’, remember?).  He wrote ‘Bad Time’ for The Roulettes. Tommy Moeller of Unit 4+2 co-wrote that other great song of theirs, ‘The Long Cigarette’. Russ Ballard and Bob Henrit helped write ‘Concrete and Clay’ for The Unit 4+2 and would eventually join that band in 1967. Ballard would co-found Argent, Henrit became the Kinks drummer in the 80s. Adam Faith continued to sing, but his main focus  became acting”.  Eddy Bonte
Radio 68 plays: THE ROULETTES, CHRIS ANDREWS, ADAM FAITH, UNIT 4+2

THE PLAYLISTS

1 MY GENERATION (NEW)
SPECIAL THE ROULETTES, CHRIS ANDREWS, ADAM FAITH, UNIT 4+2
** LONGPLAYING : THE SORROWS: Take A Heart, LP, 1965 ** AND  ALSO: THE ROLLING STONES, THE MOODY BLUES, PETER SARSTEDT,  JOAN BAEZ & JACKSON BROWNE , MALVINA REYNOLDS

2 BLUESIDE (NEW)
SPECIAL:   MAAS & MOODY:  Black and Chrome, Armadillo 2016, thanks to Armadillo www.bluearmadillo.com  ** AND ALSO: IKE & TINA TURNER, J.B. LENOIR; JIMMY REED, ELVIS, DAVID A. COE ** STRUTTING THEIR NEW STUFF: Lil’ Ed, Miller Anderson  ** UNRELEASED:  ELIZABETH JANE HANSSEN feat. Tony Fazi, DAVID DYKER **

3 MY GENERATION (repeated) 
SPECIAL  JIM McCARTY  exclusive Radio 68 interview pt. 2 about Renaissance, Illusion, Stairway) with music by  Jim McCarty Band, Renaissance, Illusion, Jim McCarty solo & Stairway (with Louis Cennamo) ** LONGPLAYING  GOLDEN DAWN,  STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK, MAD RIVER ** AND

4 BLUESIDE (repeated)
SPECIAL  BILLY-BOY MISKIMMIN with BILLY-BOY MISKIMMIN (Billy-Boy Comes Clean , 2003), NINE BELOW ZERO, ALAN GLEN & TIM HAIN,  SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON ** NEW STUFF  MICK KOLASSA, Taylor Made Blues (2016), MILLDER ANDERSON (Chameleon 2008, rereleased on  MIG, 2016)

 THE SCHEDULE * HET UITZENDROOSTER

 SHOW CET : Brussels, Paris 12 noon till 12 midnight GMT London, Lisboa 11 a.m. till 11 p.m.
My Generation new show The Roulettes tree with The Roulettes, Adam Faith, Chris Andrews, Unit 4+2 12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00 hrs 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.
Blueside new show Ali Maas & Micky Moody 13:00  * 17:00  * 21:00 hrs 12 noon, 4 p.m.,  8 p.m.
My Generation previous show Jim McCarty and Illusion, Renaissance, Staircase  – with exclusive interview 14:00  * 18:00  * 22:00 hrs 1 p.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m.
Blueside previous show Billy-Boy Miskimmin (Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero) 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 ROULETTES

roulettes

“The Roulettes (1961-1967) were formed to be the backing-band of teen idol Adam Faith. They scored a series of hits with Faith and also recorded two LPs. The Roulettes and Faith split in 1965 and the band pursued a career as an autonomous unit, but eventually broke up in 1967 – after having spent quite some time in France with Richard Anthony.  One of their song-writers was Chris Andrews, who wrote hits for Sandie Shaw and became a recording artist in his own right (‘Yesterday Man’, remember?).  He wrote ‘Bad Time’ for The Roulettes. Tommy Moeller of Unit 4+2 co-wrote that other great song of theirs, ‘The Long Cigarette’. Russ Ballard and Bob Henrit helped write ‘Concrete and Clay’ for The Unit 4+2 and would eventually join that band in 1967. Ballard would co-found Argent, Henrit became the Kinks drummer in the 80s. Adam Faith continued to sing, but his main focus  became acting”.  Eddy Bonte
Radio 68 plays: THE ROULETTES, CHRIS ANDREWS, ADAM FAITH, UNIT 4+2

MAAS & MOODY

maas-moody-cd-cover

I saw singer Ali Maas perform several times in this or that London blues club, usually treating us to standards in a ferocious, Janis Joplin-like style. I knew she had formed the Ali Maas Band but never had the opportunity to attend a gig. I was, therefore, not prepared for her first CD to be a collaboration with veteran guitar wizard Micky Moody. Knowing Moody likes to rock it hard (Juicy Lucy and Whitesnake  are a few famous bands he was in), I expected a raw, uncompromising, guitar-howling, covers-filled disc  sitting between a rock and a hard place. Not so. Maas and Moody have written all eleven new songs themselves. Though the guitar does produce some heavy effects in places (why else call Moody?), borrowing from the likes of Elmore James  (‘Same Blues, Different Day’) or rocking it medium-tempo as Moody used to do in the 70s, this album features a  number of quieter (yes), more introspective songs  with acoustic guitars, songs that really work. Backed only by sparse harmonica and a few electric riffs, ‘Do Some Time’ displays all of Maas’ vocal skills. Maas cleverly makes use of an array of instruments like the flute, the saxophone (both Nick Newall), the harmonica (Alan Glen), piano, mandolin, etc., thus avoiding the pitfalls of yet another average bluesrock album.  Listen to ‘Black and Chrome’ before you go to the pub.
© Eddy Bonte

BILLY-BOY MISKIMMIN
(Comes Clean, 2003, feat. Brenden O’Neill, Dennis Greaves, Lou Martin)

“From the streets of Belfast, Billy Boy Miskimmin has established himself as an international blues artist. In 1995 he was headhunted by Nine Below Zero, one of the key British blues bands of the era. Miskimmin’s reputation quickly spread beyond the blues world and he played sessions for Stiff Little Fingers, Marc Almond and others. An acclaimed solo album “Billy Boy Comes Clean” features his songwriting and singing as well as showcasing his brilliant skills in harmonica. In 2003 The Yardbirds recruited Billy Boy, his soloing becoming one of the band’s most distinctive features. In 2016, he rejoined The Yardbirds. Now in addition to his Yardbirds work Miskimmin has formed his own band, giving more and more audiences the opportunity to hear the musicianship that has so enthralled such legends”. (quoted from ReverbNation).

RADIO 68 plays tracks from “Billy-Boy Comes Clean” 2003, feat. Brendan O’Neill, Dennis Greaves, Lou Martin) , Miskimmin’s former band Nine Below Zero, Sonny Boy who gave the band their name and Alan Glen – Miskimmin’s successor in Nine Below Zero.

Lees hier mijn bespreking van The Yardbirds met Miskimmin in London; april 2016
http://www.eddybonte.be/just-good-music/blues/yardbirds-world/the-yardbirds-hot-hard-heavy/
MY REVIEW (English summary) of The Yardbirds with Miskimmin:
http://www.eddybonte.be/just-good-music/blues/yardbirds-world/the-yardbirds-hot-hard-heavy/

JIM McCARTY about  RENAISSANCE, ILUSION, STAIRWAY (exclusive Radio 68 Interview) 

renaissence-livefillmorewest

Radio 68 exclusive interview with Jim Mcarty (Yardbirds, Renaissance , Illusion, etc.) about “Renaissance. Live at the Fillmore West 1970”, Illusion, Stairway and the esoteric.
Angel Air Records recently issued a new album by Renaissance, the band formed by Keith Relf and Jim McCarty when The Yardbirds had broken up. “Live At the Fillmore West 1970” is taken from a live tape sent to Jim McCarty and features exactly four tracks, three of which can also be found on the first Renaissance album. The odd one out is titled ‘No Name Raga’ and hasn’t appeared anywhere till now. To me, the added value of this release lies in the four bonus tracks: one unreleased recording by the band at the Island studios and three recorded at Keith Relf’s house – equally unreleased. Whereas ‘Statues’ is a fully finished track, the home recording are just that: Keith and his sister Jane trying out songs as the tape is running. Still, they give a valuable insight into the sort of sound Relf was into apart from The Yardbirds and even apart from Renaissance / illusion.
Sincere thanks to www.angelair.co.uk and Jim Mc Carty
MY REVIEW OF Live At the Fillmore West 1970:
http://www.eddybonte.be/just-good-music/blues/yardbirds-world/renaissance-live-fillmore-west-1970/

Spread the love

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.