My Generation of Sun. 23 October: Howlin’ Wolf London Sessions, Twink [Ed’s Show 2016-43]

howlin_wolf_london_sessions-lowresSPECIALS:  Howlin’ Wolf with Eric Clapton, Bill Wyman, Ringo Starr, Stevie Winwood, etc.  * Twink with The Pretty Things, Tomorrow, etc. ** Repeated:The Roulettes tree, incl. Adam Faith, Chris Andrews, Unit 4+2 ** Ali Maas & Micky Moody ** [2016-43]  

THE PLAYLISTS

1 MY GENERATION (NEW)
SPECIAL  TWINK  
PART ONE (aka John Adler) In Crowd, Tomorrow, The Fairies, Pretty Things  ** THREESOME: THE OVERLANDERS, LP “Michelle”, 1965 ** LONGPLAYING:  BLODWYN PIG: Ahead RIngs Out, 1969 ; WAYNE FONTANA: Wayne One 1966 ; THE HOLLIES: HOLLIES SING DYLAN **  AND ASO EDDY MITCHELL,THE EVERLY BROS., THE KINKS , SAM COOKE, etcetera.

2 BLUESIDE (NEW)
SPECIAL:  HOWLIN’ WOLF THE  LONDON SESSIONS, 1971  feat. Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Stevie Winwood, Klaus Voormann,  Eric Clapton, Hubert Sumlin, Ian Stewart  Ringo Starr + * SPENCER DAVIS GROUP + CREAM + ROLLING STONES live 1965  ** MANDRED MANN feat. Klaus Voormann ** ELVIS,  SNOOKY PRYOR & JOHNNY SHINES

3 MY GENERATION (repeated) 
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

4 BLUESIDE (repeated)
 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 **

 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 Twink (Pretty Things, Tomorrow) 12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00 hrs 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.
Blueside new show Howlin’ Wolf London Sessions 13:00  * 17:00  * 21:00 hrs 12 noon, 4 p.m.,  8 p.m.
My Generation previous show The Roulettes tree with The Roulettes, Adam Faith, Chris Andrews, Unit 4+2 14:00  * 18:00  * 22:00 hrs 1 p.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m.
Blueside previous show Ali Maas & Micky Moody 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

HOWLIN’ WOLF LONDON SESSIONS
howlin_wolf_london_sessions-lowres“Put simply, the Wolf album is his best in years. In addition to the above-cited personnel, Wolf is also assisted by other Chicago-based bluesmen on the order of Hubert Sumlin, on rhythm guitar, and pianist Lafayette Leake, while other English-based session participants include Jeff Carp, Ian Stewart and Klaus Voormann. But, the basic band of Clapton, Winwood, Wyman and Watts playing those old Chess blues licks that they all started their careers with were the exact propulsion that Howlin’ Wolf needed to get in the mood that results in thirteen blues-stellar performances. (…) But, the unadulterated success of this disc is due to the Wolf’s still-brooding, blues-malevolent vocal expertise. Fully as good as Sonny Boy Williamson II’s fabled mid-Sixties work-outs with the Yardbirds or Memphis Slim’s latest Blue Memphis album”.  From: www.rollingstone.com

TWINK
tomorrow-lp“There aren’t many drummers like John Alder, often called just “Twink”. He was part of many absolutely groundbreaking bands and met and played with so many amazing musicians. His carrier started with Tomorrow, that recorded a psych monster LP. Later he joined forces with The Pretty Things and with them he recorded S.F.Sorrow, that is one of the pinnacle albums in the psychedelia and an early example of conceptual albums. In July 1969, John took the opportunity to record his own album with members of The Deviants (Paul Randolph), The Pretty Things (Wally Allen, John Povey), Tyrannosaurus Rex (Steve Peregrin Took) and Tomorrow (John “Junior” Wood). The album was produced by The Deviant’s Mick Farren. Twink would later play on Mick Farren’s solo debut, Mona the Carnivorous Circus, with Steve Peregrin Took.  (…).  Source: http://psychedelicbaby.blogspot.be  where you will find an interview with John Adler:
http://psychedelicbaby.blogspot.be/2012/11/tomorrow-pretty-things-pink-fairies.html

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-coverI 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

 

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