My Generation of Sun. 23 April: Chuck Berry Blues & Covers [Ed’s Show 2017-17]

NEW SHOW:  Chuck Berry Blues & Covers ** REPEATED:  Die Anderen, John O’Brien-Docker, Back to the Roots 102 special**  [Ed’s Show, 2017-17,  23 April] **


CHUCK BERRY COVERS with The Dave Clark 5, The Kinks, Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones, Dave Berry, The Beatles Live BBC,  The Rolling Stones (live), The Beach Boys,  Buddy Holly, The Hollies, Elvis, Ronnie Lane, The Youngbloods,  Eddy Mitchell, Mick Abrahams,  Vince Taylor,  Albert Lee, 13th Floor Elevators.

SPECIALCHUCK BERRY & His Cover Boys: Chuck Berry plays the blues for you ** CHUCK BERRY BLUES COVERS by Nina Simone, The Electric Blues Duo feat. Colin  Hodgkinson, Humble Pie, The Ivy League, Jerry Garcia , The Downliners Sect, Gary Fletcher, Emanuele Fizotti & Melody Makers.

3 MY GENERATION (repeated)
DIE ANDEREN  (LP “Kannibal Komix”, Germany, 1968) + THE CITY PREACHERS feat. John O’Brien-Docker & Inga Rumpf + JOHN O’BRIEN-DOCKER + FRUMPY feat. Inga Rumpf ** FAMOUS but FORGOTTEN: THE MUSIC MACHINE, JOSE FELICIANO, WORLD OF OZ ** LONGPLAYING:  THE SEARCHERS: Meet The Searchers 1963; THE HOLLIES: Hollies, 1965; ELVIS: G.I. BLUES, 1960; CLIFF BENNETT & THE REBEL ROUSERS: Got To Get You Into My Life, 1967 ** AND ALSO:  JOEY DEE & STARLITERS, FREDDIE CANNON ** WORD :  The Beatles and Underground Culture in the UK ; Donovan on Pop Music.

SPECIAL:  BACK TO THE ROOTS nr. 102: JJ Thames, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Livin’ Blues, Little Steve & The Big Beat, Sven Zetterberg,  Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch, Big Bill Broonzy.

 SHOW Brussels 12 noon till 12 midnight      London 11 a.m. till 11 p.m.
 My Generation new show: Chuck Berry covered 12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.
 Blueside new show: Chuck Berry blues & blues covers 13:00  * 17:00  * 21:00 hrs 12 noon, 4 p.m.,  8 p.m.
My Generation repeated: Die Anderen, John O’Brien-Docker 14:00  * 18:00  * 22:00 hrs 1 p.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m.
Blueside repeated: Back to the Roots 102 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.














CHUCK BERRY (R.I.P. 18 March 2017)

THE COVERS: The problem with Chuck Berry is not to find out who covered him, but rather who didn’t! Just about anyone found something to his liking in Berry’s huge and versatile song-book, from straight R&R to typical late fifties R&B, lap steel  blues (e.g. Ingo) and country-tinged tunes like ‘You Never Can Tell’.  Anyone, from Bobby Rydell to Ronnie Lane, from Johnny Winter to Nina Simone.
CHUCK BERRY’s BLUES: Indiscriminately linked to fifth gear rock’n’roll, Chuck Berry is, in fact, a true R&B artist and a very fine blues guitar player as well, excelling on lap steel.

“Even a ubiquitous figure like Chuck Berry has neglected gems gathering spider-webs in remote corners of his catalogue. The duck-walking legend, who developed the basic vocabulary of rock guitar, began his career at Chicago’s Chess Records, in the company of B.B. King, Willie Dixon and countless other ferocious blues musicians. From his very first sessions, Berry would do more than just high-octane jumps like “Maybelline” and “Johnny B. Goode” — the B-sides of his singles were often slow, weepy blues numbers.  (…) Berry wasn’t a go-for-the-gut blues singer like King or Howlin’ Wolf. His vocals are slicker and more urbane, with traces of Charles Brown and irreverent hipster jive. But as his lumbering original  ‘Wee Wee Hours’demonstrates, Berry doesn’t have to bellow to summon that old-timer’s authority. It comes naturally as he rolls along, singing with a compelling last-set weariness. He sounds like he grew up in nightclubs”. (Adapted from:


Het beste van nr. 102, maart 2017 /  The Best Of  issue 102 (March 2017)
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. 102 van maart 2017 ter sprake komt.
Franky Bruneel: “Het is, denk ik, de meest alternatieve BTTR-special tot hiertoe. Het start met progressieve soulblues en R&B van JJ Thames, Joanne Shaw Taylor en Jason Ricci. Dan gaat het met de retro bluesrock van Livin’ Blues naar enkele nummers van Little Steve & The Beat Beat (allebei uit Nederlands) om via enkele nummers uit de absolute aanrader van Sven Zetterberg naar de Texasblues van James Elmore te gaan. En eindigen doen we met het pure prewarspul van Big Bill Broonzy”.




The roots of  German band “Die Anderen”  (meaning both “the others”  and “those who are different”), later to be known as Apocalypse, lie in a talent show held in Kiel, Germany, in 1966. “That’s where Jürgen Drews (lead guitar, vocals) met the members of winners “Chimes of Freedom” Bernd Scheffler (drums, vocals), Enrico Lombardi (bass, vocals) and Gerd Müller (guitar, vocals). Drews joined the band, their name was changed to “Die Anderen” and they signed with German record label Ariola. Ariola’s in-house producer Giorgio Moroder produced two albums and some singles. The band was notable for having four excellent harmonious vocalists, a keenness to play, originality coupled with a total commitment to making money. But they still had a long way to go and there were problems with differing attitudes about the essence and purpose of their music. Their album “Kannibal Komix”, released in 1968 on Ariola, was a milestone. The US film producer George Moorse, who was living in Munich at the time, got hold of a copy of the LP. Using the album as a soundtrack he produced the ghost film “Das Haus in Weiß” (The House in White). The film was as chaotic as the Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour” and as such reflected the times”.
“Kannibal Komix” features several songs by John O’Brien-Docker, an Irishman who lived in Germany and co-formed  the country’s first-ever folk / protest song group The City Preachers with female singer  Inga Rumpf who went on to front famous prog band Frumpy.
RADIO 68 PLAYS: tracks from “Kannibal Komix” by Die Anderen, The City Preachers feat. John O’Brien-Docker and Inga Rumpf,  Frumpy feat. Inga Rumpf and  John O’Brien-Docker solo.

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