My Generation of Sun. 24 Jan.: Ray Phillips, Louis Cennamo, Tales From The Woods [Ed’s Show, 2016-04]

Specials: Ray Phillips (Nashville Teens), Louis Cennamo, Tales From The Woods ** The Sonics, Peter Sarstedt, Mick Abrahams  *

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Radio 68: All the sounds and all the voices that made the sixties ** Happy To Be Different  

SHOWTIME 12:00 noon, repeated 16:00, 20:00 and 24:000 hrs midnight CET **  Show ends at 04:00 (Monday morning)
RADIO 68 TIME is Central European Time (CET: Paris, Brussels, Rome) and is 1 hour ahead of GMT / UTC Time (London). For example: 14:00 hrs CET = 1 p.m. in London



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SPECIAL feat. Dave Berry, P.P. Arnold, Cliff Bennett,  THE   NASHVILLE TEENS  feat. Ray Phillips  ** LOUIS CENNAMO special, pt. 1, featuring THE HERD,  AL STEWART, RENAISSANCE (1st album with Keith and Jane Relf)  and JODY GRIND ** DRAFI  DEUTSCHER ** Voice: David Bowie aka Jones about long hair.
THE BRITISH INVASION ALL STARS (“United” cd, 1991), feat. Ray Phillips ** LOUIS CENNAMO, special pt. 2  JAMES STEWART, AL STEWART,  COLOSSEUM, JODY GRIND  ** THE ROLLING STONES: I Got the Blues (Marquee, Live, 1971) ** CHESS BLUES GUITAR: Jon Brim, Danny Overbea, Lafayette Thomas ** B.B. KING and IKE & TINA TURNER (supporting The Rolling Stones  on tour in 1969)

MY GENERATION: SPECIAL: THE SONICS, 1965 ** SPECIAL:  PETER SARSTEDT: ENGLAND’s LANE, Angel Air cd reissue 2015** AND ALSO: DAVY O’LIST + interview  snippet (Second Thoughts, cd, 2015) ** THEM  (alt. Versions + BBC live) ** BILLY J.  KRAMER & DAKOTAS ** CROW            ** Voice: Joe Boyd **
MICK ABRAHAMS: this special was first aired in show The Savage Tree on Radio Sutch, Wednesdays at 2100 hrs Europe CET on ** SPECIAL: THE SONICS, THIS IS THE SONICS (cd, 2015) **  AND ALSO: PETER GREEN **

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.


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RAY PHILLIPS (The Nashville Teens, The British Invasion All Stars)
Ray  was a founder member and lead singer of the Nashville Teens in 1962. They had a huge hit with Tobacco Road and a minor one with Google Eye. In 1990 Ray Phillips recorded a CD called “Regression” with The British Invasion All-Stars. In addition to Ray these were Jim McCarty of The Yardbirds, Eddie Phillips (no relation) of The Creation, and Don Craine and Keith Grant of The Downliners Sect. A year later, they released a second album (“United”) with the same personnel, plus guests Dick Taylor, Mick Green and Phil May. A compilation of both cds is available; contact Don via
RADIO 68 plays The Nashville Teens and tracks from “United”.  See also Tales From the Woods

Tales From the Woods call themselves a MAGAZINE and a ROOTS MUSIC NETWORKING GROUP. They have a website, issue a magazine, broadcast their own show on Radio Sutch, get together regularly as a band of mates and… organize gigs. The next main gig as at The Borderline, London, on Sunday 31 January and features several acts that ARE STILL GOING STRONG: P.P. Arnold, Dave Berry, Cliff Bennett, Ray Phillips (see also under Ray Phillips) and Wee Willie Harris  RADIO 68 PLAYS  STUFF by Dave Berry, P.P. Arnold, Cliff Bennett (solo and with his Rebel Rousers and Ray Phillips (see also Ray Phillips).

Louis David Cennamo (born 5 March 1946) was bass guitarist with an early line up of  HE HERD (pre-Frampton), the original line-up of RENAISSANCE (with Keith Relf),  and two bands that developed from  Renaissance –  ARMAGEDDON and ILLUSION. He also played bass with COLOSSEUM (Daughter Of Time) and heavy rockers JODY GRIND, not to mention the numerous albums he played on, such as the first album by JAMES TAYLOR (Apple protégé) or AL STEWART’s Zero She Flies.  Throughout, there is a connection with the Relfs (Keith and Jane) and that other Yardbird – drummer, singer and composer Jim McCarty.   More recently,  Cennamo is active in jazz bands and also performs poetry.
RADIO 68  PLAYS  songs featuring  Louis Cennamo  on bass (of course) in both the sixties and blues section: The Herd, Jody Grind, Al Stewart, Colosseum, James Stewart and Renaissance

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THE SONICS: This is the Sonics, 2015
In the booklet that accompanies the cd compilation “Psycho-Sonic” released in 2003, Alec Palao writes that “no-one will ever come close to replicating the purity of purpose and fervour that The Sonics’ Etiquette sessions embody”. And that’s so true that The Sonics decided to do the job themselves. In 2015, original Sonics Jerry Roslie, Larry Parpya and Rob Lind recruited a new rhythm section [Freddie Dennis (bass, but also vocals) and Dusty Watson (drums)], recorded “This is The Sonics” and went on tour. Some fifty years adter their first singles. Their sound is as raw, rough and uncouth as in the mid-sixties. Had this album been released in the 70s,  it would  have topped the punk charts.  The Sonics are still very much inspired by Little Richard’s scream and holler, and they do a fine job on some R&B classics and their original material  – which sounds like their 60s compositions. They recorded in mono with producer White Stripes and Dirtbombs bassist Jim Diamond. What more can you expect from a band that wrote a song about strychnine in 1965?

RADIO 68 PLAYS: three sixties tracks in My Generation and three tracks from This is The Sonics in Blueside.


Peter Sarstedt EnglandsLane cover

Scoring a world-wide hit with “Where Do You Go To, My Lovely?” at the end f the sixties and slightly troubling some charts with the follow-up ”Frozen Orange Juice”, Peter Sarstedt’s star soon faded. He kept on recording and performing for some years, then stopped altogether. In 1997, however, he recorded the album “England’s Lane”, now reissued by Angel Air. One track features Albert Lee and the Sarstedt brothers Clive aka Robin Sarstedt and Eden Kane aka Richard Graham Sarstedt. The album was produced by Sarstedt’s friend Brian Hodgson, a former member of Albert Lee’s backing band Hogan’s Heroes and The Rutles!
Sincere thanks to Angel Air at

In 1967, Mick  Abrahams co-founded Jethro Tull, but by 1968 he had left to pursue his own career.  He then founded BLODWYN PIG and released three albums, “Ahead Rings Out”  in 1969,  “Getting To This” in 1970 and “All Said And Done” in 1970 too. I suppose you would now call these “eclectic”, as they blend blues, jazz and the typical Tull sound, itself a mixture of sorts. On board were Ron Berg on drums, Andy Pile on bass and  multi-instrumentalist Jack Lancaster on violin, flute, sax, etcetera.  Abrahams released his first solo cd in 1971. 

In 2003 and 2004 he recorded a full album. Secret Records found out about this years later and decided to put it out as “Hoochie Coochie Man” in 2013. It’s a very nice album, bluesy throughout, though we couldn’t find any information on the other musicians. Radio 68 plays three tunes from that album:


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