My Generation of Sunday 13 Nov.: the Jethro Tull connection [Ed’s Show, 2016-46]
SPECIALS: the Jethro Tull connection: Jethro Tull’s Stand Up revisited, Blodwyn Pig, Mick Abrahams ** Repeated: Status Quo acoustic, Matthew Fisher (Downliners Sect, Procol Harum) ** [13 Nov., 2016-46]
1 MY GENERATION (NEW)
SPECIAL: JETHRO TULL: STAND UP + BLODWYN PIG + THREESOME NEIL CHRISTIAN ** AND ALSO: ERIC BURDON & ANIMALS, EPISODE SIX, THE ROARING 60s ** LONGPLAYING : STONE THE CROWS: STONE THE CROWS, THE SEARCHERS: MEET THE SEARCHERS **
2 BLUESIDE (NEW)
SPECIAL: BLODWYN PIG, MICK ABRAHAMS, including the MICK ABRAHAMS special from my show THE SAVAGE TREE (no. 8) on www.radiosutch.net ** AND ALSO: LITTLE RICHARD ** THE DOVELLS ** LONNIE MACK ** SNOOKY PRYOR ** BIG MAMA THORTON Down Home Shakedown (Blues Harp Women, thanks to V2 Records Belgium and RUF Records)
3 MY GENERATION (repeated)
SPECIAL STATUS QUO AQUOSTIC II (2016): “Aquostic II”, thanks to V2 records Belgium and Fourth Chord Records ** FAMOUS BUT FORGOTTEN : THE SEARCHERS, ROY ORBISON, SAM THE SHAM & THE PHARAOHS ** LONGPLAYING THE YARDBRDS: LITTLE GAMES feat. Jimmy Page, 1967 ; PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC: First LP, 1970 **
4 BLUESIDE (repeated)
SPECIAL: THE SAVAGE TREE Savage Matthew Fisher with Downliners Sect (cd Wanted) and Procol Harum ** NEW STUFF STATUS QUO: “Aquostic II”, thanks to V2 records Belgium and Fourth Chord Records + tracks from MA KELLY’s GREASY SPOON and DOG OF TWO HEAD
THE SCHEDULE * HET UITZENDROOSTER
|SHOW||CET : Brussels, Paris 12 noon till 12 midnight||GMT London, Lisboa 11 a.m. till 11 p.m.|
|My Generation new show: Jethro Tull’s Stand Up revisited, Blodwyn Pig, Mick Abrahams||12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00 hrs||11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.|
|Blueside new show: Jethro Tull’s Stand Up revisited, Blodwyn Pig, Mick Abrahams||13:00 * 17:00 * 21:00 hrs||12 noon, 4 p.m., 8 p.m.|
|My Generation repeated new show: Status Quo acoustic,||14:00 * 18:00 * 22:00 hrs||1 p.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m.|
|Blueside repeated: Status Quo, Matthew Fisher (Downliners Sect, Procol Harum)||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
JETHRO TULL, MICK ABRAHAMS (Blodwyn Pig, Neil Christian)
Jethro Tull’s second album, Stand Up, marked an early turning point for the band with the addition of guitarist Martin Barre along with Ian Anderson’s introduction of folk-rock influences to the group’s blues-based sound. Released in the summer of 1969, Stand Up rose quickly to the top of the U.K. Albums Chart, and eventually earned gold certification in the U.S. Parlophone releases a deluxe version of the album as a 2CD/1DVD set . “STAND UP (THE ELEVATED EDITION” is available on November 18th 2016. ( http://jethrotull.com/jethro-tulls-stand-up-the-elevated-edition).
By replacing guitarist Mick Abrahams, a blues purist, with the relatively inexperienced but open-minded Martin Barre, Anderson was free to move beyond the British blues of the band’s debut album, This Was, and incorporate pastoral English folk, frenetic proto-jazz-fusion, blistering hard rock, along with classical and Middle Eastern music into a fresh new potpourri, laying an important brick in the foundation of what the UK press was starting to call “progressive rock.” (http://web.musicaficionado.com/main.html#!/article/The_Real_Story_Behind_Jethro_Tulls_Stand_Up_by_joebosso
Jethro Tull co-founder MICK ABRAHAMS left the band and formed BLODWYN PIG, then went solo. Before Jethro Tull, he was in Screaming Lord Sutch’s backing band The Savages and Neil Christian’s Crusaders. NEIL CHRISTIAN is on our playlist too (he had a huge hit with ‘That’s Right’).
STATUS QUO AQOUSTIC II
“Status Quo released ‘Aquostic II – That’s A Fact!’ on 21st October 2016, in three formats – a Standard Edition 14 track CD, Deluxe Edition 25 Track 2xCD and a 20 track Vinyl Edition 2xLP. The standard CD edition of this carefully curated collection includes 14 re-imagined Quo classics such as ‘In The Army Now’, ‘Hold You Back’, ‘Roll Over Lay Down’, ‘Ice In The Sun’ and two brand new tracks’ (from the official website http://www.statusquo.co.uk). The songs are stripped and acoustic, revealing their roots and these are more steeped in blues and country or folk than you may think. These versions are also augmented, e.g. with violin and accordion (Geraint Watkins), but I must say to very good effect (EB).
Status Quo is all over this show. We play tracks from ‘Aquostic II – That’s A Fact!’ plus older material from their psych wah wah period (1968) and from their LPs ‘Ma Kelly’s Greasy Spoon’ (1970) and ‘Dog Of Two Head” (1971). Thanks to V2 Records Belgium. Out now on Fourth Chord Records.
In this show, our former member of THE SAVAGES is none other than MATTHEW FISHER, him of the mighty organ! After stints with Bill Fury and Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers, Matthew Fisher joined 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, recording an album with R&B rockers The Downliners Sect in 1993! Fisher also plays on the albums of Screaming Lord Sutch.
Now, you may think that a prog band with a classically-trained keyboard player has no connection with R&B, but they did write and record some blues tunes and would play lengthy versions of them on stage.
So here’s one-time Savage Matthew Fisher playing R&B with The Downliners Sect and Procol Harum.
This is from my show The Savage Tree no. 18 on Radio Sutch www.radiosutch.net where I do one hour of R&B on Wendnesdays 21:00 hrs Brussels, 08 p.m. UK