My Generation of Sunday 07 May: Robert Cray new album, Shocking Blue goes psych, The Overlanders, Them [Ed’s Show, 2017-19]
NEW SHOW: Robert Cray new album, Shocking Blue goes psych, The Overlanders, Them ** REPEATED: Renaissance Illusion incl. Radio 68 talks to Jim McCarty * The Night Train: Rare R&B, USA 1953-1962 ** [Ed’s Show, 2017-19, 07 May] **
*** RADIO 68 HAPPY TO BE DIFFERENT ***
1 MY GENERATION (NEW)
SPECIAL: SHOCKING BLUE: The Soft Psych Side Of Shocking Blue: AT HOME, 1969 ** THREESOME: JACKIE LEE & THE RAINDROPS ** LONGPLAYING: THEM: BELFAST GYPSIES, 1967 + THE OVERLANDERS: MICHELLE, 1965 ** AND ALSO: LINDA THORSON, SONNY & CHER, THUNDERCLAP NEWMAN, EDDIE & THE HOT RODS, FLYING MACHINE
2 BLUESIDE (NEW)
SPECIAL: ROBERT CRAY & HI RHYTHM: Thanks to V2 Records Belgium and Jay-Vee Records + TONY JOE WHITE + BILL WITHERS + SIR MACK RICE + THE 5 ROYALES ** THE ORGINATORS & INSPIRATORS: O.V. WRIGHT, AL ROBINSON, SIR MACK RICE, WILSON PICKETT (with Jeff Beack feat. Greg Rzab)
3 MY GENERATION (repeated)
SPECIAL: RENAISSANCE ILLUSION: Through The Fire with exclusive comments by Jim McCarty * ‘Through The Fire’ is re-released on Angel Air. Thanks to Angel Air www.angelair.co.uk and Jim McCarty + THE YARDBIRDS Mystery Of Being (Birdland, 2003) ** FAMOUS but FORGOTTEN: RUPERTS PEOPLE, THE ROYAL GUARDSMEN, THE SHAKE-SPEARS ** AND ALSO: American Beat Groups THE KNICKERBOCKERS, THE AU GO- GOs + THE EVERLY BROS., TJENS COUTER **
4 BLUESIDE (REPEATED)
SPECIAL: THE NIGHT TRAIN Route 1′ with Little Willie John, Jessie Mae, Fluffy Hunter , Honey Brown, Sugar Boy Williams McKinley Mitchell, Danny Cobb; Jerry McCain , Annie Laurie ** KEEPERS OF THE BLUES FLAME: Poppa Chubby (The Catfish, EarMusic / Verycords); The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band (Thrity Tigers Records); Scott H. Biram (Bloodshot Records) ** Thanks to V2 Records Belgium, Verycords / EarMusic, Bloodshot Records and Thirty Tigers Records
|SHOW||Brussels 12 noon till 12 midnight||London 11 a.m. till 11 p.m.|
|My Generation new show: Shocking Blue, Them||12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00||11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.|
|Blueside new show: Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm||13:00 * 17:00 * 21:00 hrs||12 noon, 4 p.m., 8 p.m.|
|My Generation repeated: Renaissance Illusion||14:00 * 18:00 * 22:00 hrs||1 p.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m.|
|Blueside repeated: The Night Train||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
SHOCKING BLUE: AT HOME
“Though it is an incredible call to make it is no far stretch to say At Home is one of the greatest rock albums of the era. Shocking Blue is rarely spoken of in the same breath as say, The Beatles or The Rolling Stones (the bands output just wasn’t as longlasting and all encompassing as these groups managed to be) but they ended up scoring a gigantic hit with Venus (everybody has heard at least one cover of it) and writing at least two strongly underrated albums along the way.
At Home brings across a sense of the exuberant energy of the 60’s, the band sounding completely fresh despite an archaic production quality. Musically, it feels quite varied though the bulk of tracks consist of the same instruments being used (guitar, bass, piano). With clever, satisfying arrangements that range from fun, mid-paced rockers (Boll Weevil, Love Machine, California Here I Come, Harley Davidson), to slower, downtempo affairs (I’ll Write Your Name Through The Fire, I’m Your Woman) to offbeat, psychadelic experiments (Acka Raga, Love Buzz) the group always keeps an infectious rhythm happening. Throwing enough curveballs to the listener through guitarist Robbie van Leeuwen’s electrifying leads and fills, the band never fails to be entertaining though the entire duration of At Home.” . http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/30644/Shocking-Blue-At-Home/
ROBERT CRAY & HI RHYTHM
“If you ever wondered if there’s a line to be drawn between soul and blues, just listen to Robert Cray’s latest album. There is no such thing. And there is no need for such a border either. On this particular album, Cray actually goes back to the song-writers who helped shape soul: Sir Mack Rice (writer of Mustang Sally), O.V. Wright (remember ‘You Must Believe in Yourself’), Bill Withers, The 5 Royales. Why, Cray even browsed through the song-book of Tony Joe White. White is a fan of Cray’s who covers two very early Tony Joe compositions. The swamp man himself travelled to the studio to sit in with Cray!
The album is produced by Steve Jordan. It was recorded it in the famous Royal Studios in Memphis, where Al Green cut sides for Hi Records. Moreover, Cray is backed by the equally famous band Hi Rhythm”. (EB)
RADIO 68 PLAYS choice tracks from the album, Tony Joe White, Sir Mack Rice, Wilson Pickett, O.V. Wright and Bill Withers. THANKS to V2 Records Belgium and Jay-Vee Records.
RENAISSANCE ILLUSION: Through The Fire
Radio 68 interview with Jim McCarty commenting on this album!
Mijn recensie / My Review: http://www.keysandchords.com/album-review-blog/renaissance-illusion-through-the-fire
“In 1992 the YARDBIRDS were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and JIM McCARTY, the band’s drummer, has experienced fame and fortune since the band split back in 1968 with firstly RENAISSANCE, SHOOT, ILLUSION, BOX OF FROGS and STAIRWAY. Having recorded solo albums in the 90’s, Jim decided in 2000 to form RENAISSANCE ILLUSION with his former band mates JANE RELF, LOUIS CENNAMO and JOHN HAWKEN, who had all been in the bands Renaissance and Illusion with him, to record a new album: Through The Fire (2001). Album long out of print now re-released with two previously unheard bonus tracks”. www.angelair.co.uk http://www.jamesmccarty.com/album/through-the-fire
THE NIGHT TRAIN Route 1 (Various Artists)
“De albumtitel is ontleend aan de hit van James Brown die de avond opent. Meteen de enige echte hit, want Jasmine Records belicht minder bekende kantjes van kleppers als Muddy Waters (‘Trouble No More’), John Lee Hooker of Billy Boy Arnold (‘Rockin’ Itis’). Het gros van deze ‘dance floor fillers’ is zelfs nooit uit de schaduw getreden, tenzij in Mod-kringen en gespecialiseerde clubs. Het wemelt van onbekende artiesten met heerlijk duistere singles op even duistere labels. Soms penden ze hun nummers zelf, zoals de heftige mambo ‘My Isabella’ door Danny Cobb (over wie niets bekend is! ) of Honey Brown. Soms luisterden ze naar hun labelbaas, zoals de even onbekende Jessie Mae en haar ruweplankenrocker ‘Don’t Freeze On Me’. Jivend kan je ook genieten van gekruide metaforen, zoals ‘Walk Right In, Walk Right Out’ voor een vluggertje. Uitgeput? Dan heb je aan één (1) tegel genoeg met Dee Irwin of Annie Laurie. Info: www.jasmne-records.co.uk © Eddy Bonte