My Generation of Sun. 20 March: Out of Bongo Boy’s Garage, Blind Willie Johnson [Ed’s Show 2016-12]
SHOW STARTS ONE HOUR LATER = 1300 HRS CET / 12 NOON UK TIME
Specials: Blind Willie Johnson and Bongo Boy’s Out of the Garage ** And Also: Adam Faith, Chris Andrews, The Roulettes (Argent, Unit 4+2) **
Radio 68: All the sounds and all the voices that made the sixties ** Happy To Be Different
SHOWTIME Sundays at 12:00 noon CET (UK: 11 a.m.), repeated 16:00, 20:00 and 24:000 hrs midnight CET (UK: 3 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.). Ends 04:00 CET / 3 a.m. UK (Monday morning)
MY GENERATION & BLUESIDE: THE PLAYLISTS
NEW SHOW MY GENERATION: SPECIAL: BONGO BOY “OUT OF THE GARAGE” vol. 1 with MARK LINDSAY, THE CHORDS UK, THE SATISFACTORS, THE ACCELLERATORS ** AND ALSO: THEM (demo) ** BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD feat. Neil Young, Stephen Stills: LAST TIME AROUND, 1968 ** MANASSA feat. Stephen Stills ** JULIE DRISOLL & BRIAN AUGER and TRINITY (1967-69) ** PETER, PAUL & MARY (1967) ** STEPPENWOLF (MONSTER, 1969) ** DON NIX ** JOHN B. SEBASTIAN **
NEW SHOW BLUESIDE
SPECIAL: BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON (GOD DON’T NEVER CHANGE)
BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON by TRUCKS & TEDESCHI, FIVE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, LUTHER DICKINSON (from the Alligator cd God Don’t Never Change), PLANT & PAGE, JIMMIE DRIFTWOOD and BOB DYLAN ** SPECIAL OUT OF THE GARAGE (Bongo Boy) with THE WEEGEES, ZOMBIE GARDEN CLUB ** AND ALSO: KILLING FLOOR (1969) ** AARON NEVILLE ** FATS DOMINO ** ROCKY ATHAS: new release http://www.rockyathas.com**
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 **
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 **
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.
BONGO BOY: OUT OF THE GARAGE vol. 1
“Garage” is post-sixties terminology to define 60s music, more particularly rough and tough beat. Strange enough, this type of sixties music – often too unpolished to top the charts – became popular again with new bands a few decades ago. Bongo Boy Records from New Jersey, USA, have both sixties and post sixties artists producing “garage” sounds on their roster and chief Bongo Monie Grimm joined forces with singer, producer, guitarist etc. Gary Francis to release the first compilation of Bongo Boy garage – mixing those who there at the time (Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere & the Raiders, Gary Francis) with the younger generations. Some tracks are released here for the first time! (EB)
READ ALL ABOUT IT: https://bongoboyrecords.com/out-of-the-garage-a-compilation-series-for-60s-rock/
RADIO 68 plays four tunes in the sixties section and two more in the blues section.
BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON: GOD DON’T NEVER CHANGE
We’re not exactly church-goers here at Radio 68, but we do appreciate the songs of Blind Willie Johnson. They are said to be religious songs, but in fact they are much more than that, they’re about the philosophy of life. Just like the Bible Blind Willie Johnson so often refers to, his songs can be understood on two levels: as messages for believers in the christian faith, or on a more general level as testimonials and personal reflections on life. The title song, God Don’t Never Change, is a good example. Believers will see it as a proof of God’s existence and rule from the onset till the end of the world, but it’s as acceptable to ‘read’ this song on an entirely different level: some things never change, like the forces of Nature or other principles of Life, the parameters that make life human, that all humans share.
Blind Willie Johnson’s songs have been covered so often, so does this compilation add anything? It most certainly does. I have listened with pleasure and joy to the covers of artists who do not or not normally sing the blues, like Tom Waits, Sinéad O’Connor and Lucinda Williams. While staying true to their own voice – like Tom Waits growling his usual growl – they can’t escape the very essence of Blind Willie Johnson’s idiom: rural blues that goes gospel. (EB)
RADIO 68 PLAYS four tracks from God Don’t Never Change (by TRUCKS & TEDESCHI, FIVE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, LUTHER DICKINSON) and adds three older covers (by PLANT & PAGE, JIMMIE DRIFTWOOD and BOB DYLAN.
OUT ON ALLIGATOR RECORDS NOW. SPECIAL THANKS TO V2 RECORDS BELGIUM and ALLIGATOR RECORDS.
READ MORE HERE: http://www.alligator.com/albums/God-Dont-Never-Change-The-Songs-Of-Blind-Willie-Johnson-CD/
ADAM FAITH, CHRIS ANDREWS, THE ROULETTES, UNIT 4+2
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.
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.