My Generation of Sun. 29 Jan.: Richard ‘Hershey’ Shirman & Many Friends [Ed’s Show, 2017-05]

: Richard ‘Hershey’ Shirman & Many Friends: The Attack, Hershey and the 12 Bars, Davy O’List, John Du Cann (Atomic Rooster, Andromeda), Rory Gallagher, Bill Wyman, Marmelade  ** Repeated: Back to the Roots special, Fairfield Parlour, 50 Years Ago: The Beach Boys, Laura Nyro * [Ed’s Show, 2017-05, 29 Jan.]

THE PLAYLISTS
1 MY GENERATION (NEW) SPECIAL:  RICHARD ‘HERSHEY’ SHIRMAN (THE ATTACK)
FAMOUS but FORGOTTEN:  THE FLOCK (1st LP) , DONOVAN (Poor Cow, OST), ENDATTEME (V.A. DE MUZE 50 JAAR  Starman Records )  ** SPECIAL:  RICHARD ‘HERSHEY’ SHIRMAN: THE ATTACK + THE STANDELLS + THE NICE + DAVY O’LIST  + ATOMIC ROOSTER feat. John DuCann * THE FIVE DAY WEEK STRAW PEOPLE (LP, 1968) + ANDROMEDA (LP, 1969) ** LONGPLAYING:  RALPH McTELL (LP 1969  Spiral Staircase) ,  THE BEAU BRUMMELS (Introducing, 1965, LP) , CROW (LP CROW MUSIC)  ** AND ALSO:  ELLIOT MURPHY: MURPHY, 2010.

2 BLUESIDE (NEW) SPECIAL: RICHARD ‘HERSHEY’ SHIRMAN: HERSHEY AND THE 12 BARS 
THE ORGINATORS  & INSPIRATORS:  JERRY ‘Boogie’ McCAIN, DOC POMUS **  SPECIAL RICHARD ‘HERSHEY’ SHIRMAN: HERSHEY AND THE 12 BARS  CD Welcome to Hershey, 1989, ABACABE Records, sincere thanks to Fran Leslie + BILL WYMAN’s RHYTHM KINGS with Nick Payne and Frank Mead  + RORY GALLAGHER feat. Rob De’ath + MARMALADE feat. Alan Whitehead ** KEEPERS OF THE BLUES FLAME: ZOOT MONEY (The Book Of Life, 2016)

3 MY GENERATION (repeated)
SPECIAL:  FAIRFIELD PARLOUR
:  SINGLES + FROM HOME TO HOME LP 1970: 7” Bordeaux Rosé / Chalk On the Wall * 7” A Just Another Day (1970) * In my box /  Free  (LP From Home to Home)  ** FAMOUS but FORGOTTEN: THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN (1968), NAZARETH (1971) , MARIANNE FAITHFUL (1965) ** LONGPLAYING: HUMBLE Pie (Humble Pie, 1970), Q65 (Revival), SLY & THE FAMILYSTONE (Dance to the Music, 1968), TASTE (On the Boards, 1970) ** THE 1967 ALBUMS: THE BEACH BOYS (Wild Honey), LAURA NYRO (More Than Just A Discovery)  ** AND ALSO: UNIT 4+2, THE LIVERPOOL SCENE,  LARRY WILLIAMS ** WORD:  Watts Riots, LA, 1965 interview with the man who started it all

4 BLUESIDE (REPEATED)
SPECIAL: BACK TO THE ROOTS: 
The Corey Dennison Band, Giles Robson, Melody Angel, Little Mac, Sunnyland Slim, Homesick James, the Rolling Stones, Rhythm Willie Hood,  Boogie Beasts.

 SHOW Brussels 12 noon till 12 midnight      London 11 a.m. till 11 p.m.
 My Generation new show: Richard ‘Hershey’ Sherman: The Attack, The Nice, Atomic Rooster 12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.
 Blueside new show:  Richard ‘Hershey’ Sherman And the 12 Bars, Bill Wyman, Rory Gallagher 13:00  * 17:00  * 21:00 hrs 12 noon, 4 p.m.,  8 p.m.
My Generation repeated show:   Fairfield Parlour;  1967 LPs Beach Boys, Laura Nyro 14:00  * 18:00  * 22:00 hrs 1 p.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m.
Blueside repeated show: Back to the Roots special 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

RICHARD ‘Hershey’ SHIRMAN

The Attack were a mod / /psychedelic  group formed in 1966 around singer Richard Shirman aka Hershey (born 26 April 1949, London). The first line-up featured drummer Alan Whitehead (later in Marmalade), guitarist David O’List (later of The Nice) and John Du Cann (later of Andromeda and Atomic Rooster).  Their first single “Try It”  was on the LP of the same title by American beat and R&B outfit The Standells and was also recorded by Ohio Express. The Attack also released a version of  ‘Hi Hi Silver Lining’ before Jeff Beck, but it was Jeff Beck  who  scored a hit.
Richard Shirman declined the offer to be the singer of  Andromeda, but Attack guitarist John Du Cann did join. DuCann was also in a band called Five Day Week Straw People whose only reason of existence was the offer to make a psychedelic album for budget label Saga.
In the early 80s Later, Richard ‘Hershey’ Shirman  put together a blues band called HERSHEY AND THE 12 BARS. Their first album carries the tongue-in-cheek title “Greatest Hits Vol. 2. “ (2000).  ABACABE Records later put out “Welcome to Hershey”, featuring live tracks from 1989 and studio tracks from 1986. Both albums feature a horn section with saxophonists Frank Mead and Nick Payne, friends of Hershey’s who have become quite famous and  have played with a number of big acts like Bill Wyman  and his Rhythm Kings. You will find more famous names in the line-ups, e.g. keyboardist Dave Lennox.

RADIO 68 PLAYS
* in My Generation: the first two singles by The Attack + songs from  bands that Attack members joined afterwards:  John Du Cann >  Atomic Rooster, Andromeda,  Five Day Week Straw People  + Davy O’List > The Nice and solo, here “Second Thoughts” cd, 2015;
* in Blueside: tracks from  ‘Welcome to Hershey’ (Abacabe Records) by Hershey and the 12 Bars + BILL WYMAN’s RHYTHM KINGS  feat.  saxophonists Nick Payne and Frank Mead  who used to play with The Hershey Horns ; Payne arranged The Hershey Horns on ‘Welcome To Hershey’) + RORY GALLAGHER feat. Rob De’ath  (drums on ‘Welcome to Hershey’) +  MARMALADE feat. Alan Whitehead (drummer for The Attack)

More information
Review of “Greatest Hits vol. 2”:  http://www.fridhammar.com/editor6.html
Richard Shirman about Richard Shirman: http://www.folklinks.com/folk_wisdom.html
The Attack: the double cd ‘About Time’ was released by http://www.cherryred.co.uk/rpm/
Greatest Hits vol. 2 is available through https://www.facebook.com/anewdayrecords/
Welcome to Hershey  (the cd featured in this show) is available via Richard Shirman

BACK TO THE ROOTS SPECIAL:  www.backtotheroots.be 
Het beste van nr. 1101 /  The Best Of:  issue 101

Franky Bruneel, hoofdredacteur van Back to the Roots magazine, maakte voor deze aflevering van Blueside zijn persoonlijke keuze uit het ruime en gevarieerde aanbod aan artiesten en uitgaven dat in Back to the Roots nr. 101 van januari 2017 ter sprake komt.
Franky Bruneel: “Vooreerst zijn er twee artiesten uit Chicago die ons, sinds we hen in juni live zagen, tot hun onvoorwaardelijke fans mogen rekenen: Corey Dennison, die authentieke Chicagoblues brengt met een eigenzinnige soul- en funktwist, en Melody Angel die zich ontpopt tot een ware protestzangeres binnen de blues. Daarnaast is er de Britse harmonicaspeler Giles Robson die met zijn nieuwe cd ‘For Those Who Need The Blues’ terugkeert naar zijn eerste liefde: de ‘old school’ harmonicablues. Met artikels over Caddilac Baby en zijn label Bea & Baby Records (Homesick James, Little Mac, Sunnyland Slim) en Rhythm Willie Hood graven we diep in de geschiedenis van de Chicagoblues. Stoneskenner René Spork belicht de relatie van de Rolling Stones met de blues, naar aanleiding van hun nieuwe album ‘Blue & Lonesome’. En met de Belgische Boogie Beasts besteden we aandacht aan een band van bij ons die vertrekt vanuit bezwerende Mississippi Hill Country blues maar beslist niet altijd (zelden eigenlijk) binnen de lijntjes kleurt. Er zijn een massa cd-recensies zodat u weer mee bent met de nieuwste releases”.
Op de playlist:  The Corey Dennison Band, Giles Robson, Melody Angel, Little Mac, Sunnyland Slim, Homesick James, the Rolling Stones, Rhythm Willie Hood,  Boogie Beasts.

FAIRFIEL PARLOUR

RADIO 68 PLAYS singles A & B plus From Home to Home tracks (all 1970)

The saga of Fairfield Parlour, though brief, is confusing because the group was really the same as Kaleidoscope (the British band called Kaleidoscope, not to be confused with the psychedelic band called Kaleidoscope from California who was active in the same era). Around 1970, Kaleidoscope changed their name to Fairfield Parlour, though the music was pretty much the same whimsical, fairy tale-ish blend of harmony pop/rock folk with late-’60s Beatles and Pink Floyd psychedelic flavors. They issued a 1970 LP on Vertigo, From Home to Home, which continued the directions they had staked out in Kaleidoscope, with slightly heavier rock arrangements. Shortly after its release, they worked on a double-LP concept album, White Faced Lady, based on the story of a troubled young woman who becomes a movie star, but descends into tragic death. Plans to join the RCA roster stalled when their contact at the label departed. The album was not issued at the time, though it finally appeared in the ’90s. In 2000, the double-CD compilation The Fairfield Parlour Years — billed, confusingly, as Kaleidoscope — combined the From Home to Home and White Faced Lady albums, adding bonus tracks from non-LP releases and other sources.  Richard Unterberger at allmusic.com

You changed your name to Fairfield Parlour and linked up with David Symonds.
Peter  Daltrey: “We’d done so many radio sessions as Kaleidoscope and rubbed shoulders with Dave. He was a nice guy. We got on well with him and he liked us. It was clear that Fontana were losing patience with us and we didn’t have a hit which wasn’t our fault. One day Dave said “Have you thought of getting away from Fontana? Move on. Your music is progressing. Why don’t you move on?” We agreed and went to see him down at his place at Hampton Court. We hatched a plan. Ed and I started writing much more mature songs and lyrics, expanded instrumentation and became Fairfield Parlour.”  http://thestrangebrew.co.uk/articles/peter-daltrey-fairfield-parlour-solo/

 

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