My Generation of Sun. 27 March: The Sound of 1966, Peter Miles Story, Blues Harp Women [2016-13]
Specials: The Sound of 1966, The Peter Miles Story pt. 1, Blues Harp Women ** And Also: Blind Willie Johnson, Bongo Boy’s Out of the Garage ** Radio 68: All the sounds and all the voices that made the sixties ** Happy To Be Different
SHOWTIME Sundays at 12:00 noon CET (UK: 11 a.m.), repeated 16:00, 20:00 and 24:000 hrs midnight CET (UK: 3 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.). Ends 04:00 CET / 3 a.m. UK (Monday morning)
MY GENERATION & BLUESIDE: THE PLAYLISTS
NEW SHOW MY GENERATION
SPECIAL: THE SOUND OF 1966: LP tracks by THE YARDBIRDS, THE SEEDS, ? and THE MYSTERIANS + , the B-SIDES of Manfred Mann, Herman’s Hermits, The Swinging Blue Jeans ** AND ALSO: HOLLAND TIME with LES BAROQUES, THE TEE SET, THE MOTIONS ** PLUS Michel Polnareff and L’internationale **
NEW SHOW BLUESIDE
SPECIAL: The PETER MILES STORY pt. 1: JO ANN KELLY, BRUNNING HALL SUNFLOWER BLUES BAND + exclusive Radio 68 interview snippets ** SPECIAL BLUES HARP WOMEN with Big Mama Thornton, Paula Rangell, LynnAnn Hyde, Jane Gilman (special thanks to V2 Records Belgium and RUF Records, out now on Ruf 1222) ** AND ALSO: Mick Abrahams, Eddie Cochran, Sun Ra & The Blues Project **
MY GENERATION: SPECIAL: BONGO BOY “OUT OF THE GARAGE” vol. 1 with MARK LINDSAY, THE CHORDS UK, THE SATISFACTORS, THE ACCELLERATORS ** AND ALSO: THEM (demo) ** BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD feat. Neil Young, Stephen Stills: LAST TIME AROUND, 1968 ** MANASSA feat. Stephen Stills ** JULIE DRISOLL & BRIAN AUGER and TRINITY (1967-69) ** PETER, PAUL & MARY (1967) ** STEPPENWOLF (MONSTER, 1969) ** DON NIX ** JOHN B. SEBASTIAN **
BLUESIDE: SPECIAL BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON (GOD DON’T NEVER CHANGE)
BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON by TRUCKS & TEDESCHI, FIVE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, LUTHER DICKINSON (from the Alligator cd God Don’t Never Change), PLANT & PAGE, JIMMIE DRIFTWOOD and BOB DYLAN ** SPECIAL OUT OF THE GARAGE (Bongo Boy) with THE WEEGEES, ZOMBIE GARDEN CLUB ** AND ALSO: KILLING FLOOR (1969) ** AARON NEVILLE ** FATS DOMINO ** ROCKY ATHAS: new release http://www.rockyathas.com**
MY GENERATION, incl. BLUESIDE: THE SHOW
MY GENERATION / BLUESIDE is a four-hour show. 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.
BLUES HARP WOMEN
“Big Mama Thornton is responsible for this album. I played one of her tracks on my radio show, heard a nice harmonica solo and checked the liner notes to see who it was. It was Big Mama! It was the first time I recall hearing a woman playing blues harp and it set the wheels turning in my head. I started wondering if there were other women who played the harmonica and why they are virtually unknown. I began searching. Eventually I found others, then more. I was inspired to create a website. As I was discussing it with a friend, he mispronounced harmonica as “hermonica”. “That’s it!” I shouted. “That’s the name for the website!” (…)
Norman Davis Producer/host: The Juke Joint (Facebook) and Midnight Flyer (midnightflyerblues.com)”
Source; RUF Records, http://rufrecords-shop.de/Blues-Harp-Women/en
Peter Miles started to play the drums when still at school – in Australia. When he eventually went back to Britain, he quickly connected to the blossoming Brit blues scene. Usually working as a freelancer, he teamed up with Jo Ann Kelly, Dave Kelly, Bob Brunning and Bob Hall, backing visiting American bluesmen or striking out on their own. An in-demand session drummer, he also appeared on numerous albums of that time. One day when I was really early for a gig and with Peter having finished his bit of the sound check, we found ourselves at the bar and started to talk about his life as a drummer. Months later, we we met over lunch and I turned on the recorder. Here’s part one, focusing on his work with
BONGO BOY: OUT OF THE GARAGE vol. 1
“Garage” is post-sixties terminology to define 60s music, more particularly rough and tough beat. Strange enough, this type of sixties music – often too unpolished to top the charts – became popular again with new bands a few decades ago. Bongo Boy Records from New Jersey, USA, have both sixties and post sixties artists producing “garage” sounds on their roster and chief Bongo Monie Grimm joined forces with singer, producer, guitarist etc. Gary Francis to release the first compilation of Bongo Boy garage – mixing those who there at the time (Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere & the Raiders, Gary Francis) with the younger generations. Some tracks are released here for the first time! (EB)
READ ALL ABOUT IT: https://bongoboyrecords.com/out-of-the-garage-a-compilation-series-for-60s-rock/
RADIO 68 plays four tunes in the sixties section and two more in the blues section.
BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON: GOD DON’T NEVER CHANGE
We’re not exactly church-goers here at Radio 68, but we do appreciate the songs of Blind Willie Johnson. They are said to be religious songs, but in fact they are much more than that, they’re about the philosophy of life. Just like the Bible Blind Willie Johnson so often refers to, his songs can be understood on two levels: as messages for believers in the christian faith, or on a more general level as testimonials and personal reflections on life. The title song, God Don’t Never Change, is a good example. Believers will see it as a proof of God’s existence and rule from the onset till the end of the world, but it’s as acceptable to ‘read’ this song on an entirely different level: some things never change, like the forces of Nature or other principles of Life, the parameters that make life human, that all humans share.
Blind Willie Johnson’s songs have been covered so often, so does this compilation add anything? It most certainly does. I have listened with pleasure and joy to the covers of artists who do not or not normally sing the blues, like Tom Waits, Sinéad O’Connor and Lucinda Williams. While staying true to their own voice – like Tom Waits growling his usual growl – they can’t escape the very essence of Blind Willie Johnson’s idiom: rural blues that goes gospel. (EB)
RADIO 68 PLAYS four tracks from God Don’t Never Change (by TRUCKS & TEDESCHI, FIVE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, LUTHER DICKINSON) and adds three older covers (by PLANT & PAGE, JIMMIE DRIFTWOOD and BOB DYLAN.
OUT ON ALLIGATOR RECORDS NOW. SPECIAL THANKS TO V2 RECORDS BELGIUM and ALLIGATOR RECORDS.
READ MORE HERE: http://www.alligator.com/albums/God-Dont-Never-Change-The-Songs-Of-Blind-Willie-Johnson-CD/