My Generation of Sun. 27 December: Steve Ellis, Marianne Faithfull, Doc Pomus, Ian and the Zodiacs [Ed’s Show 2015-51]
Specials on: Steve Ellis (Love Affair, Roger Daltrey) and Mariane Faithfull (Dylan, Elvis, Dr. John) **
Radio 68: All the sounds and all the voices that made the sixties ** Happy To Be Different
MY GENERATION & BLUESIDE
SHOWTIME on SUNDAYS
12:00 My Generation ** 14:00 Blueside ** 16:00 My Generation ** 18:00 Blueside ** 20:00 My Generation ** 22:00 Blueside ** 24:00 My Generation ** 02:00 Blueside ** 04:00 End of Show (Monday morning)
RADIO 68 TIME = Central European Time (CET, Paris, Brussels, Rome) is 1 hour ahead of GMT / UTC Time (London). For example: 14:00 hrs CET = 1 p.m. in London
MY GENERATION : THE PLAYLISTS (12:00, 16:00, 20:00 and 24:00 hrs)
1 NEW SHOW: STEVE ELLIS special
STEVE ELLLIS SPECIAL: LOVE AFFAIR, STEVE ELLIS with Roger Daltrey and Paul Weller, ROGER DALTREY, WILKO JOHNSON & ROGER DALTREY ** EDDY MITCHELL ** THEM (1967) ** IAN & THE ZODIACS ** GROEP 1850 ** FAMILY (FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT) ** PETER NOONE of Herman’s Hermits: tribute to John Lennon **
VOICES: Crosby and Nash: Occupy Wall Street
2 LAST WEEK’s: Terry Taylor, The End
SPECIAL TERRY TAYLOR: THE END, BILL WYMAN / ROLLING STONES, TUCKY BUZZARD **
AND ALSO: SPANKY & OUR GANG ** HEDGEHOPPERS ANONYMOUS
BLUESIDE: THE PLAYLISTS (14:00, 18:00, 22:00 and 02:00 hrs)
1 NEW SHOW: MARIANNE FAITHFULL
MARIANNE FAITHFULL SPECIAL: Marianne Faithfull, Terry Reid, Dr. John, Bob Dylan, Doc Pomus, Elvis ** NEW: THE BLUE CHEVYS: first track of their upcoming reunion EP http://www.thebluechevys.be ** NEW: MY BABY: SHAMANAID, from their new album (thanks to Felix of Starman Records) https://mybaby.bandcamp.com/album/shamanaid **
2 LAST WEEK’s: Tribute to Jack Bruce
CREAM: WHEELSOF FIRE (1968); * FRESH CREAM (1966) * DISRAELI GEARS * JACK BRUCE BAND with Mick TAYLOR ** MICK TAYLOR (solo, Little Red rooster EP)
MY GENERATION New Format
A new 60 minute episode of My Generation 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.
SPECIAL NEW SHOW: STEVE ELLIS
When The Love Affair scored a monster hit with “Everlasting Lover”, much of the impact was due to the voice of 16-year old lead-singer Steve Ellis. That Love Affair didn’t last too long and the Ellisless line-up (though they made a fine album) proved that there was no real life for the band without Steve’s soulful voice. At any rate, Steve Ellis continued to compose, to sing and to record (solo or with bands, such as Ellis and The 69 Crew). He is still touring now. In 2004, he went into the studio again to record an album with the help of friends Paul Weller (Jam, Style Council) and Roger Daltrey. The album “Best Of Days” eventually appeared in 2008 and is now re-released by Angel Air.
“No surprise to find Paul Weller (mod champion) featured and Steve’s old friend Roger Daltrey weighing in on ‘Nu Clear Blues’ with a great harmonica part. It’s (for me) songs like Steve’s ‘Little One’ and the title track ‘Best Of Days’ that stand out, the latter being genuinely uplifting. Elsewhere minor hit ‘El Doomo’ gets a reworking, again to great effect. Overall a class album that rewards and deserves multiple listens” (SMART)
Thanks to ANGEL AIR: http://www.angelair.co.uk
RADIO 68 PLAYS tracks from “Best Of Days” feat. Roger Daltrey and Paul Weller, Roger Daltrey, Roger Daltrey & Wilko Johnson, Love Affair
SPECIAL REPEATED SHOW : Terry Taylor: The End, Bill Wyman, Tucky Buzzard
“After leaving school Terry joined a local band called The Mode and after an audition for the Marquee Agency they were offered a three month package tour of Spain backing a few Spanish artists and playing a set of their own. When the tour finished the band decided to stay on and do the club circuit in Madrid. It was during this time and at one of the clubs that Terry first met Bill Wyman who was visiting Spain to see a band he was producing called The End. A few months later Terry was invited to join The End who was in the studio recording a new album called ‘Introspection’. This was the beginning of a long working relationship with Bill.
The End continued to work in Spain and appeared in the Spanish underground film Al Escondite Ingles. Later, the band had a few personnel changes and metamorphosed into Tucky Buzzard who went on to record five albums four of them produced by Bill. The fifth was recorded in Spain with orchestral arrangements by Waldo de Los Rios. The band toured extensively throughout Europe and the USA.
Tucky Buzzard split up in 1973 so Terry took a break from touring and concentrated on writing and working as a session musician. In 1974, Bill was asked to put a band together to back Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and the great Muddy Waters at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Bill invited Terry to play guitar alongside drummer Dallas Taylor from Steve Stills’s group Manassas.
(…) When Bill and Terry conceived the Rhythm Kings to play the music they both loved, they had no idea just how many people would also like the same thing. Terry has co-written, produced and played on all of the band’s material with Bill” (from the official website)
Terry Taylor’s solo cd: “Taylor Made”. http://www.terrytaylor.net/biography/
Un grand merci à J.C.!
A new 60 minute episode of My Generation Blueside 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.
First airing Sundays at 14:00 hrs * Repeated: Sundays at 18:00 hrs, 22:00 hrs and 2 in the morning + Mondays 14:00 hrs ** RADIO 68 TIME = Central European Time (CET), for example: 14:00 hrs CET = 1 p.m.
SPECIAL NEW SHOW: MARIANNE FAITHFULL + BLUE CHEVYS, MY BABY
ABOUT “RICH KID BLUES”
“So folks, in your possession at this very moment is a classic, a record surely to have been overlooked by even some of the most avid 70’s rock enthusiasts. In 1971 a barely-breathing Marianne Faithfull picked herself off the pavement and produced one of rock & roll’s most heartbreaking records. (…) Three years had passed since the release of “Sister Morphine” and Marianne Faithfull was now a junkie living on the streets of London, this is when Mike Leander found her to produce the sessions that would become “Masques”. Leander had worked with Faithfull on her 60’s Decca records and, after learning of her current situation, sought her out to have her come try her hand at some Folk-Rock compositions. The album was recorded in 1971 at Trident Studios but was shelved following it’s completion and wouldn’t see the light of day until thirteen years later when it was released as “Rich Kid Blues” (with a new track-order) following Marianne’s resurgence after the release of Broken English. Source: http://www.mariannefaithfull.fm/behind-the-masque-of-rich-kid-blues/
RADIO 68 PLAYS Marianne Faithfull (albums Rich Kid Blues, Strange Weather) plus some artists covered on RICH KID BLUES: Bob Dylan, Dr. John, Doc Pomus and Terry Reid. Doc Pomus lead us to Elvis and an alternate version of Pomus’ “Mess Of Blues”.
SPECIAL REPEATED SHOW: TRIBUTE TO JACK BRUCE feat. MICK TAYLOR
TRIBUTE TO JACK BRUCE (buried 5 November 2014)
Does Jack Bruce need any introduction ? Just this maybe: apart from writing most of Cream’s material (often with Clapton or Pete Brown) and being their bassist, it is often forgotten that Jack Bruce was also Cream’s voice, literally. Some of his songs got a different treatment, revealing their complexity, e.g. Theme For An Imaginary Western (covered by Colosseum with Chris Farlowe). He developed an eclectic solo career and played with several other artists / bands. I was fortunate to attend a Jack Bruce gig at Ronnie Scott’s some 3 years ago.
“Daarna volgt de verplichte afsluiter Sunshine Of Your Love. Net als Cream dat eerder heeft gedaan, bevat ook deze uitvoering veel solo’s. Natuurlijk zullen velen het spel van Mick Taylor gaan vergelijken met Eric Clapton, maar feit is dat eerstgenoemde een hele andere draai aan deze klassieker geeft en dat in combinatie met het bijna griezelige basspel van Bruce. Bley geeft halverwege nog een slinger aan de synthesizer; alles bij elkaar is het ongetwijfeld een van de meest aparte versies die er van dit stuk bestaan. Een waardige afsluiter van een interessant tijdsdocument. “This recording reflects this band at its best”, zegt Bruce zelf in de liner notes van het boekje. Daar valt als conclusie simpelweg niets aan toe te voegen. Behalve dan dat dit een regelrechte aanrader is voor wie van avontuur houdt in het speelveld tussen rock, blues en jazz, met een flink progressieve invalshoek”. Bron: Wouter Bessels