My Generation of Sunday 04 & Tuesday 06 Feb.: Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum, Downliners Sect, Screaming Lord Sutch, 80s solo) * [Ed’s Show 2018-05]

NEW SHOWMatthew Fisher (Procol Harum, Downliners Sect, Screaming Lord Sutch, 80s solo) **  Repeated:  Get Yourself A College Girl (soundtrack), Savoy Brown, Ten Years After, Chicken Shack [Ed’s Show, 2018-05, Sunday 04 Feb., 12 noon till 12 midnight CET Brussels & repeated  Tuesday 06 Feb., 12:00 till 20:00 hrs CET Brussels ]  *** RADIO 68: all the sounds and all the voices that shaped the sixties ***


MATTHEW FISHER (Procol Harum, Downliners Sect, Screaming Lord Sutch, solo) MATTHEW FISHER:  Can’t You Feel My Love,  Give It A Try, Desperate Measures (“Matthew Fisher” and “Strange Days”) + THE DOWNLINERS SECT feat. Matthew Fisher:  Baby What’s Wrong, Strange Locomotion, Glendora (< cd ‘Wanted’) + PROCOL HARUM: Rambling On + SCREAMING LORD SUTCH: Great Balls Of Fire (< Hands Off Jack The Ripper) **
Matthew Fisher’s solo albums ‘Matthew Fisher’ (1980) and ‘Strange Days’ (1981) have been rereleased by Angel Air, thanks to Angel Air Records ** AND ALSO: THE ELECTRIC PRUNES, HANK SNOW, JOHN B. SEBASTIAN, RONNIE LANE’s Slim Chance ** WORD: Poetry by DOROTHEA SMARTT: A Distant Lot  + EDOUARD: Tu pleures, alors je rest e(EP, 1966)


SPECIAL: INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE 2017 Compilation cd released by The Blues Foundation: Dawn Tyler Watson, Johnny Fink, Randy McQuay, Brody Buster, Al Hill, Sobo Blues Band, Ruth Wyand, The Souliz Band, Felix Slim, Wes Lee, Sam Hoyner, Rae Gorden, Sugar Brown ** AND ALSO:   MUNGO JERRY ** WORD: GAR FRANCIS: Above the Restless Crowd (thanks to Bongo Boy Records)

3 MY GENERATION (repeated)
: GET YOURSELF A COLLEGE GIRL feat. The Dave Clark 5, The Animals, The Standells, The Jimmy Smith Trio, Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto,  Freddie Bell and the Bell Boys, Mary Ann Mobley ** FORGOTTEN & OVERLOOKED:  JOHNNY RIVERS: Secret Agent Man, single, 1966 + DAVID McWILLIAMS: Harlem Lady, 1967, A-side of ‘Days Of Pearly Spencer’ ** WORD: Les Homards Violets (France, 1963-1967): Décolonisation, Le Sadique  **

4 BLUESIDE (repeated) SPECIAL: 
Savoy Brown, TYA and Chicken Shack: CHICKEN SHACK, feat. Christine Perfect : The Letter, When The Train Comes Back  (Forty Blue Fingers, 1968), Baby’s Got Me Crying, Get Like You Used To Be (OK Ken, 1968) + TEN YEARS AFTER: Stoned Alone (A Sting In The Tale, 217), Help Me (Ten Years After , 1967) + SAVOY BROWN: Why Did You Hoodoo Me, Vintage Man (Witchy Feelin’, 2017) ** AND ALSO: Reverend Gary Wilkins ** WORD: BERNADETTE DEVLIN on the Killing in  Bogside, 1969 + MALCOLM X on the end of Imperialism **

 SCHEDULE ** ROOSTER  ** CET Brussels Sun. 1200 > 2400      Wed. 1200 > 2000 
My Generation: new show: Matthew Fisher 12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00 hrs 12:00 * 16:00 hrs
Blueside: new show: International Blues Challenge 33 13:00  * 17:00  * 21:00 hrs 13:00  * 17:00 hrs
My Generation repeated: Get Yourself A College Girl 14:00 * 18:00  * 22:00 hrs 14:00 * 18:00 hrs
Blueside repeated: TYA, Chicken Shack, Savoy Brown 15:00 * 19:00 * 23:00 hrs 15:00 * 19:00 hrs
Ends 24:00 hrs Ends 20:00 hrs






“We all know that Matthew Fisher played with Procol Harum and we all know he wrote the organ intro to Whiter Shade Of Pale, but there’s also a lesser-known and quite ROCKG side to Matthew Fisher.  After stints with Bill Fury and Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers, Matthew Fisher joined  Screaming Lord Sutch’s backing band The Savages in 1967. That same year, Gary Brooker asked him to join his new band, Procol Harum. Fisher played on their first three albums, then left and returned on various occasions, while developing a solo career,  AND, surprise, surprise, he recorded an album with R&B rockers The Downliners Sect in 1993! (cd WANTED). Fisher can also be heard n on the album “Hands Off Jack The Rupper” by Screaming Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends.

Matthew Fisher’s solo albums ‘Matthew Fisher’ (1980) and ‘Strange Days’ (1981) have been rereleased by Angel Air, thanks to Angel Air Records



“What made the getting good were musical appearances by the British Invasion’s the Dave Clark Five and the Animals, plus the U.S. group the Standells (pre-“Dirty Water”), the jazz stylings of the Jimmy Smith Trio and the mellow of “The Girl from Ipanema” by Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto. In a story laced with early feminist and sexual-revolution sentiments, former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley plays a songwriting co-ed whose rock tunes appall administrators of staid Wyndham College for Girls” (Quoted from, all rights reserved:

“A curious 1964 hybrid of teen movie musical with pre-feminist overtones as well as a parody of moralistic anti-rock message films, Get Yourself a College Girl (1964) is a must-see due to its strange guest-star cast, who help elevate the formula narrative into a near-surreal ’60s happening. The basic plot follows Mary Ann Mobley’s transition from songwriter (she pens a controversial song about sexually aware college girls) to a controversial figure in the music industry who’s wooed by a song publisher (Chad Everett) and a politician seeking the youth vote”. (Quoted from, all rights reserved:


SAVOY BROWN: WITCHY FEELIN’ (nieuwe cd, 2017)
“  (…) Simmonds schreef ook dit keer allemaal nieuwe nummers, elf in totaal, en houdt zo zijn droom levend. Hoewel niemand na zo’n parcours nog vernieuwend kan zijn, telt deze plaat niet echt laagtepunten. Onze man opent zelfs sterk met het riffonderbouwde “Why Did You Hoodoo Me”, koppelt Robert Johnson aan country (“Standing In A Doorway”), doet een Chicagoboogie op “Vintage Man”of laat de noten melodisch rollen op het titelnummer. Nooit trapt hij in de val van de bluesrock.. Als stevige blues gepokt en gemazeld in de zwarte muziektaal van de jaren ’60, is dit best een aangename plaat”.  (Alle rechten voorbehouden: uittreksel uit de cd-bespreking van Eddy Bonte voor Back to the Roots magazine).


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