My Generation of Sunday 05 Feb.: Peter Overend Watts (Mott, British Lions), John Mayall and Delbert McClinton today * [Ed’s Show, 2017-06]
NEW SHOW: Peter Overend Watts (Mott The Hoople, British Lions), John Mayall and Delbert McClinton today ** REPEATED: Richard ‘Hershey’ Shirman & Many Friends: The Attack, Hershey and the 12 Bars, Davy O’List, John Du Cann (Atomic Rooster Andromeda), Rory Gallagher, Bill Wyman, Marmelade *** [Ed’s Show, 2017-06, 5th Feb.]
1 MY GENERATION (NEW) SPECIAL: PETER OVEREND WATTS ** FAMOUS but FORGOTTEN: 5TH DIMENSION , JOHN FRED & HIS PLAYBOY BAND, HEDGEHOPPERS ANONYMOUS, THE CHOCOLATE WATCH BAND ** SPECIAL: PETER OVEREND WATTS (RIP) 13th May 1947 -21st January 2017: MOTT THE HOOPLE * VERDEN ALLEN’s SOFT GROUND ** BAD COMPANY. * BRITISH LIONS ** MEDICINE HEAD ** LONGPLAYING: SCOTT WALKER (Scott 3, 1969), THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS (Back to Back, 1965), DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK & TICH (same, 1966), HUMBLE PIE (Performance, Rockin’ The Fillmore – 1971)
2 BLUESIDE (NEW) SPECIAL: DELBERT MC CLINTON & JOHN MAYALL TODAY ** THE ORGINATORS & INSPIRATORS: JOE LIGGINS & HIS HONEYDRIPPERS, WILIE DIXON, BIG MAYBELLE ** SPECIAL : JOHN MAYALL: TALK ABOUT THAT, new cd, Fory Below Records, 2017 + ROCKY ATHAS + JOE WALSH ** STRUTTIN’ THEIR NEW STUFF: DELBERT McCLINTON & SELF-MADE MEN “PRICK OF THE LITTER”, 2017, Hot Shot Records + CHRIS FARLOWE & THE THUNDERBIRDS ** KEEPERS OF THE BLUES FLAME: ELVIN BISHOP (thanks to Airplay Direct) ** SINCERE THANKS TO V2 RECORDS BELGIUM, FORTY BELOW RECORDS and HOT SHOT RECORDS **
3 MY GENERATION (repeated)
SPECIAL: RICHARD ‘HERSHEY’ SHIRMAN (THE ATTACK)
FAMOUS but FORGOTTEN: THE FLOCK (1st LP) , DONOVAN (Poor Cow, OST), ENDATTEME (V.A. DE MUZE 50 JAAR Starman Records ) ** SPECIAL: RICHARD ‘HERSHEY’ SHIRMAN: THE ATTACK + THE STANDELLS + THE NICE + DAVY O’LIST + ATOMIC ROOSTER feat. John DuCann * THE FIVE DAY WEEK STRAW PEOPLE (LP, 1968) + ANDROMEDA (LP, 1969) ** LONGPLAYING: RALPH McTELL (LP 1969 Spiral Staircase) , THE BEAU BRUMMELS (Introducing, 1965, LP) , CROW (LP CROW MUSIC) ** AND ALSO: ELLIOT MURPHY: MURPHY, 2010.
4 BLUESIDE (REPEATED)
SPECIAL: RICHARD ‘HERSHEY’ SHIRMAN: HERSHEY AND THE 12 BARS ** THE ORGINATORS & INSPIRATORS: JERRY ‘Boogie’ McCAIN, DOC POMUS ** SPECIAL RICHARD ‘HERSHEY’ SHIRMAN: HERSHEY AND THE 12 BARS CD Welcome to Hershey, 1989, ABACABE Records, sincere thanks to Fran Leslie + BILL WYMAN’s RHYTHM KINGS with Nick Payne and Frank Mead + RORY GALLAGHER feat. Rob De’ath + MARMALADE feat. Alan Whitehead ** KEEPERS OF THE BLUES FLAME: ZOOT MONEY (The Book Of Life, 2016)
|SHOW||Brussels 12 noon till 12 midnight||London 11 a.m. till 11 p.m.|
|My Generation new show: Peter Overend Watts||12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00||11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.|
|Blueside new show: John Mayall and Delbert McClinton today||13:00 * 17:00 * 21:00 hrs||12 noon, 4 p.m., 8 p.m.|
|My Generation repeated: Richard ‘Hershey’ Sherman: The Attack, The Nice, Atomic Rooster||14:00 * 18:00 * 22:00 hrs||1 p.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m.|
|Blueside repeated: Richard ‘Hershey’ Sherman And the 12 Bars, Bill Wyman, Rory Gallagher||15:00 * 19:00 * 23:00 hrs||2 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m.|
|Ends 24:00 hrs||Ends 11 p.m.|
ACHTERGRONDINFORMATIE ** BACKGROUND
PETER OVEREND WATTS 13th May 1947-21st January 2017
Peter Overend Watts who died after a long illness was bass player, record producer, songwriter, businessman and founder member of Mott The Hoople. Peter Purnell of Angel Air Records says: “Born in Yardley, Birmingham, Watts attended Ross Grammar School in 1963 and met his lifelong friend Dale Griffin aka Buffin and they played in local bands together such as The Anchors, Wild Dogs Hellhounds and The Silence when they met a rival band The Buddies who had Mick Ralphs [Mott the Hoople, Bad Company] and Stan Tippins as members and they collectively formed The Doc Thomas Group. Changes to that line-up occurred in 1968 and keyboard player Verden Allen joined and they changed their name to The Shakedown Sound. In 1969 they all moved to London and came to the attention of record producer Guy Stevens who auditioned Ian Hunter and appointed him as their lead singer instead of Tippins and Mott The Hoople was formed. Watts was instrumental in getting David Bowie to write a song for the band and initially was offered the song “Suffragette City” which he turned down before David wrote especially for the band their now anthem “All The Young Dudes”. Following the departure of Hunter from Mott The Hoople in 1974, Watts along with Griffin and Morgan Fisher formed MOTT with Ray Majors and Nigel Benjamin. In 1976 following the departure of Benjamin the remaining members regrouped as British Lions with former Medicine Head singer songwriter John Fiddler until their demise in the late 70’s when punk hit with a vengeance”. Read the entire text here: https://www.angelair.co.uk/?p=4696
Check the catalogue o Angel Air Records www.angelair.co.uk for relases by Mick Ralphs, Mott, Medicine Head, Verden Allen and British Lions.
JOHN MAYALL: TALK ABOUT THAT 2017
Blues Hall of Fame Member John Mayall released his new cd “Talk about That” on January 27, 2017, from Forty Below Records * Features Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Member Joe Walsh as Special Guest on 2 tracks * “ (…) Joining Mayall (vocals, keyboards, harmonica and guitar) and Greg Rzab (bass), Jay Davenport (drums) and Rocky Athas (guitar) as special guest is legendary guitarist Joe Walsh, who plays on two tracks, “The Devil Must Be Laughing” and “Cards on the Table,” both John Mayall compositions. The songs showcase Walsh’s amazing guitar work and are destined to be two of the many highlights on this new disc” (source: https://www.bluesmagazine.nl/john-mayall-talk-about-that)
THANKS TO V2 RECORDS BELGIUM and FORTY BELOW RECORDS
DELBERT McCLINTON: PRICK OF THE LITTER
Released 27th Jan. ** “Nashville, TN – Celebrated three-time Grammy award winner Delbert McClinton and Self-Made Men released their newest recording, Prick Of The Litter on January 27th, 2017. Prick Of The Litter contains 12 new songs that feature the soulful blend of blues, jazz, country and rock that has become synonymous with McClinton’s distinctive style. His songs and soul-stirring performances have connected with audiences across the country as well as his peers. Throughout the decades, McClinton has ridden the wave of major label success, penned songs that have been cut by successful country and blues artists, collaborated with artists ranging from Bonnie Raitt to Tanya Tucker and continued to create relevant and distinctive music. The songs and vibe of Prick Of The Litter reflect a jazzier side of McClinton, beautifully capturing where the revered artist is in his life and career (…)”. Source: http://www.delbert.com/
RICHARD ‘Hershey’ SHIRMAN
The Attack were a mod / /psychedelic group formed in 1966 around singer Richard Shirman aka Hershey (born 26 April 1949, London). The first line-up featured drummer Alan Whitehead (later in Marmalade), guitarist David O’List (later of The Nice) and John Du Cann (later of Andromeda and Atomic Rooster). Their first single “Try It” was on the LP of the same title by American beat and R&B outfit The Standells and was also recorded by Ohio Express. The Attack also released a version of ‘Hi Hi Silver Lining’ before Jeff Beck, but it was Jeff Beck who scored a hit.
Richard Shirman declined the offer to be the singer of Andromeda, but Attack guitarist John Du Cann did join. DuCann was also in a band called Five Day Week Straw People whose only reason of existence was the offer to make a psychedelic album for budget label Saga.
In the early 80s Later, Richard ‘Hershey’ Shirman put together a blues band called HERSHEY AND THE 12 BARS. Their first album carries the tongue-in-cheek title “Greatest Hits Vol. 2. “ (2000). ABACABE Records later put out “Welcome to Hershey”, featuring live tracks from 1989 and studio tracks from 1986. Both albums feature a horn section with saxophonists Frank Mead and Nick Payne, friends of Hershey’s who have become quite famous and have played with a number of big acts like Bill Wyman and his Rhythm Kings. You will find more famous names in the line-ups, e.g. keyboardist Dave Lennox.
RADIO 68 PLAYS
* in My Generation: the first two singles by The Attack + songs from bands that Attack members joined afterwards: John Du Cann > Atomic Rooster, Andromeda, Five Day Week Straw People + Davy O’List > The Nice and solo, here “Second Thoughts” cd, 2015;
* in Blueside: tracks from ‘Welcome to Hershey’ (Abacabe Records) by Hershey and the 12 Bars + BILL WYMAN’s RHYTHM KINGS feat. saxophonists Nick Payne and Frank Mead who used to play with The Hershey Horns ; Payne arranged The Hershey Horns on ‘Welcome To Hershey’) + RORY GALLAGHER feat. Rob De’ath (drums on ‘Welcome to Hershey’) + MARMALADE feat. Alan Whitehead (drummer for The Attack)
Review of “Greatest Hits vol. 2”: http://www.fridhammar.com/editor6.html
Richard Shirman about Richard Shirman: http://www.folklinks.com/folk_wisdom.html
The Attack: the double cd ‘About Time’ was released by http://www.cherryred.co.uk/rpm/
Greatest Hits vol. 2 is available through https://www.facebook.com/anewdayrecords/
Welcome to Hershey (the cd featured in this show) is available via Richard Shirman
BACK TO THE ROOTS SPECIAL: www.backtotheroots.be
Het beste van nr. 1101 / The Best Of: issue 101
Franky Bruneel, hoofdredacteur van Back to the Roots magazine, maakte voor deze aflevering van Blueside zijn persoonlijke keuze uit het ruime en gevarieerde aanbod aan artiesten en uitgaven dat in Back to the Roots nr. 101 van januari 2017 ter sprake komt.
Franky Bruneel: “Vooreerst zijn er twee artiesten uit Chicago die ons, sinds we hen in juni live zagen, tot hun onvoorwaardelijke fans mogen rekenen: Corey Dennison, die authentieke Chicagoblues brengt met een eigenzinnige soul- en funktwist, en Melody Angel die zich ontpopt tot een ware protestzangeres binnen de blues. Daarnaast is er de Britse harmonicaspeler Giles Robson die met zijn nieuwe cd ‘For Those Who Need The Blues’ terugkeert naar zijn eerste liefde: de ‘old school’ harmonicablues. Met artikels over Caddilac Baby en zijn label Bea & Baby Records (Homesick James, Little Mac, Sunnyland Slim) en Rhythm Willie Hood graven we diep in de geschiedenis van de Chicagoblues. Stoneskenner René Spork belicht de relatie van de Rolling Stones met de blues, naar aanleiding van hun nieuwe album ‘Blue & Lonesome’. En met de Belgische Boogie Beasts besteden we aandacht aan een band van bij ons die vertrekt vanuit bezwerende Mississippi Hill Country blues maar beslist niet altijd (zelden eigenlijk) binnen de lijntjes kleurt. Er zijn een massa cd-recensies zodat u weer mee bent met de nieuwste releases”.
Op de playlist: The Corey Dennison Band, Giles Robson, Melody Angel, Little Mac, Sunnyland Slim, Homesick James, the Rolling Stones, Rhythm Willie Hood, Boogie Beasts.