My Generation of Sunday 04 & Tuesday 06 Nov.: Psychedelic State Alabama, Kirk Fletcher [Ed’s Show, 2018-44]

NEW SHOW: Psychedelic Alabama in the 60s, Kirk Fletcher  *** Repeated: The Web, Joe Louis Walker *** [Ed’s Show, 2018-44, Sunday 04 Nov., 12 noon till 12 midnight, repeated Tuesday 06 Nov. 12 noon till 20:00 hrs *** Time Zone: CET Brussels  *** RADIO 68: all the sounds and all the voices that shaped the sixties ***


1 MY GENERATION (NEW) SPECIAL: Psychedelic States: Alabama.
LOVE & PEACE  Simon & Garfunkel: 7 O’clock Newssilent Night.
FORGOTTEN & OVERLOOKED  HET + Rudy Bennett + The Jumping Jewels feat. Johnny Lion.
SPECIAL:   Psychedelic States: Alabama. Featuring The K-Otics, The Outer Mongolian Herd,  The Swingin’ Lamp Liters, The Stolen Children, The “In”, The Movement, The Mishaps (cd Psychedelic States: Alabama in the 60s, vol. 2).
LONGPLAYTIME P.J. Proby: Three-Week Hero, 1969) + Percy Sledge: Warm & Tender Soul, 1966 + Nancy Sinatra: How Does That Grab You, 1966  + Steppenwolf: Monster, 1969 + Sounds Orchestral: Cast Your Fate To The Wind + Sandie Shaw & Chris Andrews < Sandie Shaw: Me, 1965.
WORD : Mexico 2 October 1968 The Massacre ( + Frederik De Preester leest Erik De Preester (Rebel te zijn, Het Westen predict de vrede)


LOVE & PEACE Tony Joe White: Soul Francisco.
THE ORIGINATORS  & INSPIRATORS : Chuck Berry + Curtis Jones + Jack Hammer.
SPECIAL KIRK FLETCHER:  choice tracks from ‘HOLD ON’, cd, 2018 + The Fabulous Thunderbirds feat. Kirk Fletcher (‘Hard Knock’ < cd ‘Painted On’) + Kirk Fletcher: What’s Going On, <  cd I’m Here and I’m Gone.
KEEPERS OF THE BLUES FLAME: The Distortions+ Nancy Sinatra + Tony Joe White.
WORD:  Mexico Olympics 1968: the Black Power Salute + Zwartberg 1966.
THANKS TO  Betsie Brown at Blind Raccoon for Kirk Fletcher

3 MY GENERATION (repeated)

Boudewijn De Groot: Ken je het land?
FORGOTTEN & OVERLOOKED The Lemon Pipers + Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas + Johnny Rivers + The Flock.
SPECIAL:  The Web:  War or Peace , Sunday Joint, Reverend j McKinnon  (LP Fully Interlocking, 1968).
LONGPLAYTIME The Syndicate Of Sound (LP Little Girl) + The Mothers Of Invention (Freak Out! 2012 Remasters) + Kaleidoscope LP Tangerine Dream).
AND ALSO Reparata & The Delrons + Eddie Cochran.
WORD  he Mothers Of Invention: Who Are the Brain Police, Trouble Every Day (Freak Out!) + Allen Ginsberg: After The Big Parade


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LOVE & PEACE Kirk Fletcher: Two Steps Forward (cd ‘Hold On’, 2018).
THE ORIGINATORS & INSPIRATORS : Alexis Korner’s Blues  Incorporated + Irma Thomas + Screaming Jay Hawkins.
SPECIAL JOE LOUIS WALKER, BRUCE KATZ, GILES ROBSON: choice trakcs from ‘Journeys To The Heart Of The Blues’, 2018.
KEEPERS OF THE BLUES FLAME Mary Gauthier (The War After the War, cd ‘Rifles and Rosary Beads, 2018) + The Weight Band (World Gone Mad, cd ‘World Gone Mad’, 2018) + Lindsay Beaver: Got Love If You Want It (cd ‘Tough As Love’, 2018) + Seth Lee Jones: Hard Times (cd ‘Live At The Colony’, 2018).
WORD:  Ernst Busch: Himno de Riego + Ewan McColl, Peggy Seeger & Charles Parker: I Got Me Tight Black Jeans + HOMAGE TO CATALONIA: Ernst Busch: Himno de Riego.
THANKS TO V2 Records, Airplay Direct and Alligator Records for JOE LOUIS WALKER, BRUCE KATZ & GILES ROBSON + V2 Records Belgium  and Thirty Tigers for Mary Gauthier + Betsie Brown at Blind Raccoon for Kirk Fletcher  + Continental Record Services for The Weight Band + V2 Records Belgum and Alligator Records USA for Linsday Beaver + Continental Record Services and Horton Records for Seth Lee Jones.

 SCHEDULE ** ROOSTER  ** CET Brussels Sun. 1200 > 2400      Wed. 1200 > 2000 
My Generation new show: Psychedelic Alabama 12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00 12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00
Blueside new show: Kirk Fletcher 13:00  * 17:00  * 21:00 13:00  * 17:00  * 21:00
My Generation repeated:  The Web 14:00 * 18:00  * 22:00 14:00 * 18:00  * 22:00
Blueside repeated:  Joe Louis Walker 15:00 * 19:00 * 23:00
Ends 24:00 hrs Ends 20:00 hrs


MEXICO CITY: the Masssacre of 2nd October 1968
“On 2 October, ten days before the Olympics were to begin, around ten thousand students gathered in the Plaza of Three Cultures. They were surrounded by thousands of soldiers and armoured vehicles; only in 2001 was it confirmed that dozens of agents provocateurs and snipers were positioned among and around the crowd too. Just after six in the evening, flares were lit and shooting began. Elena Poniatowska collated eyewitness accounts giving a harrowing impression of chaos and confusion.   The crowd of students, as well as local workers and families, were fired upon, and many were killed. The number of dead remains controversial; early, absurdly-low government claims repeated by domestic (and some international) media were replaced over time by suggestions of many dozens – and perhaps hundreds – murdered.” Quoted From / All Rights Reserved:


PSYCHEDELIC STATES: Alabama in the 60s, vol. 2

“The second Alabama instalment in Gear Fab’s fab “Psychedelic States” is more of the same, meaning a mixed bag of Clearasil psychedelia and undersexed garage rock, but it skews enticingly more towards the former sort of weirdness this time around than did the original volume. The compilation still has the good (but not psychedelic) regional hits mixed in with the fourth-rate, mainstream-aping pap (unappetizing even as guilty nostalgic pleasures) and more than its fair share of decent but not-nearly-as-groovy-as-they-thought filler, which is at least of a quality to elicit a giggle or smile the first two or three times through (though that is perhaps one or two more spins than the stuff merits). On the other hand, the relatively significant number of oddball, shaggy-dog nuggets makes the collection worth sifting through, starting right out the box with  The Chimes “#38” and its effects pedal-heavy acid blues. The Distortions do a far-out, yowling (literally) version of the Howlin’ Wold classic “Smokestack Lightning” with some excellent slide guitar work, good enough to get them signed to Mercury. The deliciously named the Outer Mongolian Herd crank out a “Hey Joe” halfway between the Love version of the song and the unhinged nuttiness of “Wooly Bully.” And the infectious, harmony-laden “You’re Playing With Fire” finds  The Male in full-tilt boogie. But perhaps the strangest curiosity, for extra-musical reasons: “Think!!,” a 1968 cut by George Wallace Jr. Yes, the son of the infamous governor. And, yeah, it’s pretty solid”. Quoted From / All Rights Reserved: AllMusic Review by Stanton Swihart


‘For many recording artists the goal of a full-length album is to follow a theme or concept to guide the material and present a concise and focused statement. For Kirk Fletcher the target was simple as he explains the theme of his new album “It’s about love, a general love for humanity. I wanted to write songs about more than just boys and girls, and maybe give some answers and hope to this crazy time we live in.”    Kirk’s new studio album “Hold On” is his fifth album as a bandleader and solo artist. The eight original tracks were recorded at Canyon Sound in Bristol, England with a classic organ trio format of Fletcher on guitars and vocals alongside drummer Matt Brown and Jonny Henderson on organ, piano and Wurlitzer. The live off-the-floor sound captured by engineer Nick Dover flows with vibrant energy on a set of tunes that crosses genres from smooth R&B to jamming jazz and deep blues, and soul’ (Quoted From PR-sheet).
Kirk Fletcher also played with The Fabulous Thunderbirds

THE WEB: Fully Interlocking, 1968
“One of the more eclectically inclined bands to emerge out of the British psychedelic scene, the Web hailed from the same neck of the woods as Robert Fripp, Greg Lake, and Al Stewart, and very much shared in the same serious outlook that characterized those talents. Jazz-tinged and blues-laden, the Web moved to London in 1966, eventually signing to one of the few labels that actually seemed geared toward their darkly uncommercial brew, Decca’s Deram subsidiary, but the three albums the band cut were never going to set the charts on fire, no matter how sincerely atmospheric the music therein.
Moodily produced by Mike Vernon, 1968’s Fully Interlocking debut is generally regarded as the band’s finest hour, a thoughtful and oftentimes dense exploration of themes, rhythms, and melancholies that were uniquely their own. Three bonus tracks then bounce this reissue up to 13 songs via an intoxicating blueprint for Blood, Sweat & Tears’ “I’m a Man” and “God Bless the Child,” and — standing out like more sore thumbs than any single band should be able to raise — the Bee Gees’ “To Love Somebody.” What were they thinking? “.
by Dave Thompson Quoted From / All Rights Reserved:


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“ ‘Journeys To The Heart Of The Blues’  is a dynamic new acoustic release from three of the blues’ best players. Together, Grammy-winning guitarist, vocalist and Blues Hall Of Famer Joe Louis Walker, virtuoso pianist Bruce Katz and next-generation British harmonica ace Giles Robson take listeners on a musical tour of beautifully played, soulfully sung traditional blues. The album features a carefully chosen collection of eleven stripped-down, unadulterated rare and classic blues and one newly written instrumental performed by absolute masters of the form. (…)  Together, the interplay of these three master musicians borders on telepathic. With Journeys To The Heart Of The Blues, they have created a dynamic, intimate album of pure, unrestrained blues magic. According to Walker, “This album is a throwback to the days of less is more. No long guitar solos, no drums or extra instrumentation. Just good honest blues played with heart and soul. I hope people enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.” Katz says, ‘This was an incredibly satisfying CD to record. To be able to play deep, real blues with musicians like Joe and Giles was a truly soulful experience.” As Robson says, “Each song on the album took us on a journey, both lyrically and musically, to the heart of blues music. We invite you to take those journeys with us’.”  (Source: Alligator Records)


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