My Generation of Sunday 08 Jan.: Back to January 1967: Stones, Doors [Ed’s Show, 2017-02]
NEW SHOW: Back to January 1967: Stones, Doors ** Repeated: Georgie Fame, Zoot Money, Fran McGillivray Band [Ed’s Show, 2017-02]* [Ed’s Show, 08 Jan., 2017-02]
1 MY GENERATION (NEW)
SPECIAL: BACK TO JAN. 1967 ALBUMS THE DOORS 1st LP, ROLLING STONES BETWEEN THE BUTTONS ** FAMOUS but FORGOTTEN: OHIO EXPRESS, SHOCKING BLUE, LOVE AFAIR ** AND ALSO: Vince Taylor, Bert Jansch, Peter Paul and Mary, The Searchers, The Shots, Band Of Angels feat. Robert Plant, Big Jim Sullivan, Hank Snow ** WORD: Hippie Chick * Hell No * Abbie Hoffman: Yippie
2 BLUESIDE (NEW)
SPECIAL: THE DOORS PLAY THE BLUES: live at January 17 and 18, 1970, at the Felt Forum in New York ** THE ORGINATORS & INSPIRATORS: R.L. BURNSIDE, JOHN LEE HOOKER, BOOKER T JONES ** AND ALSO: THE MOVE * MICK TAYLOR **
3 MY GENERATION (repeated)
SPECIAL: FAME & MONEY RETURN ** Georgie Fame: Swan Songs, 2015; Zoot Money The Book of Life, 2016 + Zoot Money with ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS & DANTALION’s CHARIOT + Georgie Fame with BILL WYMAN’s RHYTHM KINGS ** ** FAMOUS but FORGOTTEN: THE MERSEYBEATS, THE ROCKIN’ BERRIES, BRAINBOX ** AND ALSO: THE BIG THREE, RUSTY YORK *
4 BLUESIDE (REPEATED)
SPECIAL: FRAN McGILLIVRAY BAND tracks from Fran McGillivray Band’s latest cd ‘Midnight Call’ (launch 07 Jan., see below) + exclusive Radio 68 interview with Mike Burke and Fran McGillivray** THE ORGINATORS & INSPIRATORS: SLIM HARPO, OTIS BLACKWELL, RAY CHARLES, T-BONE WALKER ** KEEPERS OF THE BLUE FLAME: PAUL JONES, THE ROLLING STONES, ROD STEWART, CLIFF BENNETT & REBEL ROUSERS, RUTHIE FOSTER.
|SHOW||Brussels 12 noon till 12 midnight||London 11 a.m. till 11 p.m.|
|My Generation new show: Back to January 1967||12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00||11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.|
|Blueside new show: The Doors play the blues||13:00 * 17:00 * 21:00 hrs||12 noon, 4 p.m., 8 p.m.|
|My Generation repeated show: Georgie Fame, Zoot Money||14:00 * 18:00 * 22:00 hrs||1 p.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m.|
|Blueside repeated show: Fran McGillivray Band||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
ALBUMS OF JANUARY 1967
THE DOORS: 1st LP
“In a year of historic debut albums, no record by a new American band so immediately electrified the world as The Doors, the first and best documentation of singer Jim Morrison’s Byronic fury and the locomotive jazz-inflected drive of organist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore. The band was just a year old when it recorded these eleven songs in six days in August 1966. But in the crisp funk of “Soul Kitchen,” the extended pop art of “Light My Fire” and the Shakespearean violence of “The End,” the Doors perfected an airtight resolution of their live prowess (refined nightly that summer at the Whisky a Go-Go) and Morrison’s improvised explosions of lyric tra nsgression”. https://www.robertchristgau.com/xg/rs/albums1967-07.php
THE ROLLING STONES: BETWEEN THE BUTTONS
“Accused of psychedelia, Beatlephobia and murky-mix syndrome, this underrated keeper is distinguished by complex rhymes, complex sexual stereotyping and the non-blues, oh-so-rock-&-roll pianos of Ian Stewart, Jack Nitzsche, Nicky Hopkins and Brian Jones. Like all Beatles and Stones albums till that time, it was released in different American and British versions. The surefire U.S.-only “Let’s Spend the Night Together”/”Ruby Tuesday” single parlay is almost too much because its greatness is understood–“Backstreet Girl,” bumped to the Flowers compilation released later that year, more closely resembles such gemlike songs of experience as “Connection,” “My Obsession” and “She Smiled Sweetly.” Capper: Mick and Keith’s zonked music-hall “Something Happened to Me Yesterday,” the Stones’ drollest odd-track-out ever”. https://www.robertchristgau.com/xg/rs/albums1967-07.php
THE DOORS PLAY THE BLUES
Usually classified as part of the revolutionary / psychedelic movement, The Doors were heavily influenced by black blues – even if their first album (1967) was mostly original, self-written material. There were two exceptions: ‘Alabama Song’ by Brecht & Weil and a Willie Dixon’s ‘Back Door Man’. Or maybe three, since their ‘Soul Kitchen’ is drenched in the blues. During live concerts, The Doors would cover a number of blues and R&B songs, like Little Red Rooster Wang Dang Doodle (both by Dixon) or. We here preset a blues selection from the 6cd box set The Doors Live at The Felt Forum, New York, 17 and 18 January 1970 – just three years after the release o their fist LP on Elektra. (EB)
FRAN McGILLIVRAY BAND MidnightCall
“Midnight Call” is the new album by The Fran McGillivray Band, to be launched in London on 7 January (at Brook’s Blues Bar, new location at The Seven Dial Club, http://www.brooksbluesbar.co.uk). After two albums as a duo with a rather spare sound, the band returns as a trio and now comprises Fran McGillivray (vocals, flute, bass), Mike Burke (guitars, mandolin, mandola, voacls) and Roger Nunn (drums, percussion, djembe, vocals). This line-up is augmented with a number of renowned guests, namely Alan Glen (harmonica), Mike Paice (sax) and Martin Smith (steel guitar, Hammond), resulting in a more swinging, fuller sound. As expected though, The Fran McGillivray Band doesn’t come nowhere near the current blues sounds of wailing guitars and we are all the happier for that. With ten originals out of elevenn tunes, Burke and McGillivray have repeated and finetuned what they do best: gentle and loveful blues with feeling and emotion without getting dentimental and their messages nicely wrapped up so they are bound to sink deeper (‘Blood On Your Hands’). Like before, the band have avoided the blues templates that have become commonplace and often boring, reaching back to their jazzier times as So Long Angel, adding a twist of folk here and country there. The steel guitar on ‘Midnight Call’ pushes the song towards country, but that’s just fine. Burke and McGillivray are fine song-writers who love the blues and expand its possibilities rather than sticking to limiting formula. (Eddy Bonte).
Read my reviews of earlier work here: http://www.eddybonte.be/just-good-music/blues/britblues-scene/fran-mcgilivray/
GEORGIE FAME, ZOOT MONEY
Georgie FAME released his last album in 2015 and called it ‘Swan Songs’, stating no more should be expected by this wonderful composer, singer and keyboardist who effortlessly covered jazz, pop, blues and lounge plus anything in-between. He scored pop hits with Alan Price and added his original touch to Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings. When all is said and done, ‘swinging jazz’ must be the key word.
Radio 68 plays tracks from ‘Swan Songs’, earlier work and Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings feat. Fame.
Zoot MONEY has a new album out (‘The Book of Love’, 2016) and that’s a nice surprise after countless years of recording silence. Money can still be found playing in London and all over the UK, enjoying himself singing and playing the keyboard. It’s hard to pin down Money, but he gave us mighty R&B and soul music with his Big Roll Band, joined Eric Burdon & the Animals in their hippie / psychedelic period, went experimental with Dantalion’s Chariot and a few solo albums.
Radio 68 plays tracks from the new solo album, Eric Burdon & the Animals feat. Zoot and Dantalion’s Chariot