My Generation of Sunday 11 Sept.: Bob Garner (Creation), Robin Bibi, Earl Green [Ed’s Show 2016-37]

SPECIALS:  Bob Garner (Creation), Robin Bibi, Earl Green  AND ALSO HARPER’s BIZARRE, BONGO BOY BACKROOM BLUES ** 
SHOWTIME CET 
(Brussels) Sundays  non-stop four-hour show from 12 noon till 04:00 in the morning (Monday.
SHOWTIME GMT (London) Sundays  non stop four-hour show from 11 a.m. till  3 a.m. (Monday morning).

MY GENERATION  & BLUESIDE: THE PLAYLISTS

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MY GENERATION (new show: 1200, 1600, 20:00 and 2400 hrs CET)
SPECIAL:  BOB GARNER (Creation):  CREATION, EDDIE PHILLIPS, THE MERSEYBEATS,  TONY SHERIDAN & BEATLES ** THREESOME:  BILL WYMAN  ** LONGPLAYING  DAVE CLARK FIVE:  Weekend in London, 1965, THE LOVIN SPOONFUL: Do You Believe in Magic, MARIANNE FAITHFULL:  Come My Way, 1965. ** AND ALSO :  THE CHI-LITES, CARAVAN, CONSORTIUM, DDBM&T **

MY GENERATION BLUESIDE (new show: 1300, 1700, 2100 and 0100 hrs CET)
SPECIAL:  ROBIN BIBI
: ROBIN BIBI (At Muscle Shoals) + ROBIN BIBI & TONY MARTEN:  LIVE AT THE RAM JAM **  SPECIAL EARL GREEN: EARL GREEN, JOE LOUIS WALKER ** NEW STUFF  LIL’ ED & BLUES IMPERIALS: The Big Sound Of, out now on Alligator ** LAURENCE JONES with Paul Jones (“Take Me High”, RUF Records, thanks to Ruf and V2 Records Belgium  ** AND ALSO: BILL WYMAN’s RHYTHM KINGS with Peter Frampton & Paul Carrack ** PAUL JONES , MANFRED MANN **

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MY GENERATION (repeated 1400, 1800, 2200 and 0200 hrs CET)
 SPECIAL HARPER’s BIZARRE (
incl. THE TIKIS): THE SINGLES ** LONGPLAYING  with ERIC BURDON & ANIMALS (Love Is) ** THE BEE GEES  (Horizontal) ** P.J. PROBY (P.J. Proby) ** THREESOME:  EDDIE HARDIN’S WIZARD CONVENTION 2: feat. Vocals by Paul Jones & Mike d’Abo, Chris Farlowe, Denny Laine ** AND ALSO:  LES CHATS SAUVAGES avec DICK RIVERS ** THE SPENCER DAVIS GROUP **  THE FLIES **

MY GENERATION BLUESIDE (repeated 1500, 1900, 2300 and 0300 hrs CET)
SPECIAL :  BONGO BOY’s BACKROOM BLUES:
TREVOR SEWELL,  PLAINFIELD SLIM, BLIND LEMON PLEDGE, TOP TOPHAM & JIM McCARTY ** NEW STUFF with:  ROADHOUSE (City of Decay, 2016, http://www.roadhousegb.liveblues.info/home/) and KENNY ‘Blues Boss’ WAYNE:  Boogie to Gloryland (new cd  JUMPIN’ and BOPPIN’, Stony Plain 2016, thanks to Bert Pijpers at CRS) ** AND ALSO: JORMA KAUKONEN, ‘Quah’, 1974 ** WEST, BRUCE & LAING ** THE ELVIN BISHOP GROUP ** CHAN ROMERO ** CHUCK BERRY.
MIJN RECENSIE VAN “ROADHOUSE” vind  je hier: http://www.keysandchords.com/album-review-blog/roadhouse-city-of-decay

MY GENERATION, incl. BLUESIDE: THE SHOW 
MY GENERATION / BLUESIDE is a four-hour show. Each week, a new 60 minute episode followed by the previous show, totalling two hours of all the sounds and the voices that shaped the 60s. Each show includes a special highlighting one artist, release, topic or trend. BLUESIDE: a new 60 minute episode every week, followed by the previous show, totalling two hours of the blues that influenced and inspired the sounds of the sixties – from the originators till the present day. Each show includes a special highlighting one artist, release, topic or trend.

SPECIALS: BACKGROUND

BOB GARNER (THE CREATION) 

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BOB GARNER, bass-player, singer, composer: May 15th 1946 – July 16th 2016
“By this time the group ( = The Mark Four) were in London, represented by the Robert Stigwood agency, but real progress came with a new manager. Tony Stratton-Smith was already handling The Koobas when a mutual friend persuaded him to see the Mark Four. He was impressed and agreed to handle the group on condition a new bassist was found. He suggested Bob Garner, briefly a Merseybeat and latterly a part of the Tony Sheridan group. Garner was accepted and Stratton-Smith’s next move was to find a producer. He brought in Shel Talmy, who had heard the group previously on an early demo of Crazy Country Hop. Since that time Talmy had become a leading independent record producer, working with, amongst others The Kinks and The Who, although he’d recently found his relationship with the latter severed. Talmy was impressed with the Mark Four, signing them to his own Planet label the next day. Within a week they were recording a single, but under a new name – The Creation.”
Source: http://www.phinnweb.org/retro/creation.html
RADIO 68 PLAYS: The Creation, Eddie Phillips solo, The Merseybeats, Tony Sheridan with The Beatles.

ROBIN BIBI

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ROBIN BIBI is one of the UK’s top blues/rock guitarists and having paid his dues working with such names as Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Ben.E.King, The Pretty Things and Helen Shapiro, launched the Robin Bibi Band in the late 90s… The Band’s debut album “BLUE THRASH THERAPY” was released in 1997 and quickly sold out leading to several re-releases. (…). Following Robins live shows in Georgia and Alabama in 2012 and 2014, Robin  recorded an EP “BIBI @ MUSCLE SHOALS”  at the legendary FAME STUDIOS in Muscle Shoals, Alabama…the studio where legends such as Aretha Franklin , Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding , Clarence Carter and Arthur Conley recorded their biggest hits. (…)
ROBIB BIBI and TONY MARTEN have been working together on an acoustic/electric duo project which features similar material to the band played in a more rootsy intimate style. Robin & Tony have released their debut album “LIVE AT THE RAM JAM” in 2015” Source:  http://www.robinbibiband.co.uk/bio.htm
RADIO 68 PLAYS: Muscle Shoals   + tracks from Live at the Ram Jam

HARPER’s BIZARRE: THE SINGLES COLLECTION

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“Except for their California brethren The Association, no other band of the ’60s better represents the soft pop genre than Harpers Bizarre. Their seamless combination of baroque arrangements and gossamer vocals had few equals then or now, and nowhere is their achievement better illustrated than on the run of singles they recorded for Warner Bros. Records in the late 1960s. (…) the essence of Harpers Bizarre can be found on the 45s, which are all collected here for the first time.
What you’ll hear here is the remarkable refashioning of a four-piece guitar band enamoured with the sounds of the British Invasion into a silky-smooth vocal group supported by the cream of Los Angeles’ studio musician crop. The end result is a sound filled with so much sunshine that you might need to wear sunblock while you listen.
This 26-track deluxe edition includes many original mono single mixes, many of which have been out of circulation since their original release. Also included are all the pre-Harpers Bizarre singles, when the band recorded as The Tikis.
The deluxe, full-colour booklet also includes rare photos and extensive and insightful liner notes by Joe McGasko, the host of WFMU’s “Surface Noise.” (Source: http://www.cherryred.co.uk)
RADIO 68 PLAYS 8 tracks: their early Beatlesesque R&B singles as The Tikis and four examples of their sunshine pop!

BONGO BOY BLUES FROM THE BACKROOM

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American indie label Bongo Boy is preparing its fourth volume in the Backroom Blues series. Meanwhile, Radio 68 has chosen a number of tracks from vol.  2.  We picked one household name (Yardbirds-founders Top Topham and Jim McCarty) and three more by artists you may not know but do deserve your attention. Radio 68 will come back to the other volumes in due time. Bongo Boy is a rockin’ label and so is much of their blues output.

 

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