My Generation of Sunday 13 & Tuesday 15 October: Oh Calcutta, Michael Messer’s Mitra, Jefferson Airplane, Geoff Everett (2019-39)

NEW SHOW: Oh! Calcutta, Michael Messer’s Mitra, R.I.P. Jefferson Airplane’s Marty Balin, Geoff Everett *** Repeated:  The Shakes, Belgian Vaults, Midnite Johnny *** [Ed’s Show, 2019-39 = 2018-40], Sunday 13 Oct., 12 noon till 12 midnight, repeated Tuesday 15 Oct., 12 noon till 20:00 hrs *** Time Zone: CET Brussels  *** RADIO 68: all the sounds and all the voices that shaped the sixties ***


LOVE, PEACE & UNDERSTANDING:  The Rolling Stones: I’m Free.
FORGOTTEN & OVERLOOKED: The Music Explosion: Little Bit O’ Soul +  Freedom: Fly, 1969 + The Peanut Butter Conspiracy: It’s A Happening Thing, 1967.
SPECIAL OH! CALCUTTA by Brave New World + title song from OST.
LONGPLAYTIME  R.I.P. Marty Balin, guitarist, singer, composer > Jefferson Airplane: Surrealistic Pillow:  Comin’ Back To MeMy Best Friend (Marty Balin), Plastic Fantastic Lover (Marty Balin), 3/5 Of A Mile in 10 Seconds (Marty Balin).
WORD :  Dolle Mina, Waarom is de baas, eigenlijk?


LOVE, PEACE & UNDERSTANDING Dr. John: The Patriotic Flag Waver.
THE ORIGINATORS & INSPIRATORS The Coasters (Little Egypt) + Albert King (Cold Feet) + Rufus Thomas (The Memphis Train).
SPECIAL  MICHAEL MESSER’s MITRA: Bhupali Blues, Rollin’ & Tumblin’, Blue Letters   (cd ‘Call Of The Blues, Knife Edge Records, KER CD001, 2017).
KEEPERS OF THE BLUES FLAME GEOFF EVERETT: Much Worse Than I Thought,  Stiched-Up Again, The Writing On The Wall  (new cd ‘Night Patrol) + POPA CHUBBY: Go Fuck Yourself (< cd Prime Cuts, 2018).
WORD :  Lauren Hoffman: Shadows of the Moon + Popa Chubby: Go Fuck Yourself.
AND ALSO: Iron Butterfly.
THANKS TO Geoff Everett for ‘Midnight Patrol’ + Michael Messer for ‘Call Of The Blues’ by Michael Messer’s Mitra + Lauren Hoffman for Shadows of the Moon + V2 Records Belgium for Popa Chubby.

3 MY GENERATION (repeated)
: Braincancer + Les Ombres  + The Klan (from Starman Records’ “Belgian Vaults” series).
SPECIAL: THE SHAKES choice tracks from the Starman Records LP “Shoot Me Baby!”.
LONGPLAYTIME: The Rivieras (Campus Party, 1965) + Vince Martin & Fred Neil (Tear Down The Walls, 1964) + Bert Jansch (Nicola, 1967) + The Rolling Stones (No. 2, 1965).
WORD : Vince Martin & Fred Neil + audio on Mai 68 from “Cocktail Mol6t8v” (source: INRA).
LOVE, PEACE & UNDERSTANDING: Michel Polnareff: L’amour avec toi.
THANKS TO: Starman Records for their “Belgian Vaults” series and The Shakes LP

THE ORIGINATORS & INSPIRATORS BUDDY GUY: ‘Cognac’, with Jeff Beck & Keith Richards, ‘You Did The Crime’, with Mick Jagger (cd ‘The Blues Is Alive and Well, cd, 2018).
SPECIAL MIDNITE JOHNNY: Long Road Home Acoustic, Slow Burn Inside, Your New Occupation (< album ‘Long Road Home’).
KEEPERS OF THE BLUES FLAME  MILWAUKEE SLIM, MARY LANE, LITTLE JERRY JONES (< ‘Chicago, The Blues  Legends Today’, feat. Rockin’ Johnny Burgin and Mike Metalia) + THE YARDBIRDS: Taking A Hold Of Me (‘Yardbirds 1968’, cd2 ‘Studio Sketches’) + Micke Bjorklof & Blue Strip: ’36 Cuts’: (‘Twenty-five Live At Blues Baltica’, Hokahey Records, 2018).
LOVE, PEACE & UNDERSTANDING Beau Jocque: A Little Love Always Make It Bettah (< Gonna Take You Downton).
WORD  Huey P. Newton, Aldermaston anti-nuclear march radio report.
THANKS TO Midnite Johnny for Midnite Johnny, Mike Metalia for ‘Chicago, The Blues Legends Today!’; Betsie Brown at Blind Raccoon for Buddy Guy []; Airplay Direct for Beau Jocque

 SCHEDULE ** ROOSTER  ** CET Brussels Sun. 1200 > 2400      Wed. 1200 > 2000 
My Generation new show:  Oh Calcutta 12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00 12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00
Blueside new show: Michael Messer 13:00  * 17:00  * 21:00 13:00  * 17:00  * 21:00
My Generation repeated:  The Shakes 14:00 * 18:00  * 22:00 14:00 * 18:00  * 22:00
Blueside repeated: Midnite Johnny 15:00 * 19:00 * 23:00
Ends 24:00 hrs Ends 20:00 hrs


“I’ve found it impossible to locate the Original Soundtrack to ‘Oh! Calcutta’, a show/musical that  focused on the nudity of ‘Hair’ and blew it up a hundred times. In fact, all the actors on stage were naked. This may have been new in the world of pop and entertainment, but nudity wasn’t exactly new to the world of theatre. In fact, the troupe called The Living Theatre did exactly that: show nudity on stage. The difference? Well, ‘Oh! Calcutta’ was just about nudity, The Living Theatre was about dumping taboos and presenting an alternative to the puritan Western world. The nude black women in ‘Oh! Calcutta’ did shock the most, which tells us more about the many morons in America than black nudity. I did locate a sort of soundtrack, recorded by a German group called Brave New World – and some bits and pieces I cannot possibly put into context.
Anyway, ‘Oh! Calcutta’ is part of the ‘tear down any wall’ paradigm of the sixties and deserves to be broadcast, especially since both the show and the music are all but forgotten”.  ©  Eddy Bonte


“In 2013 I travelled to Mumbai to perform at a festival. Just before I went I was put in touch with one of the new rising stars and masters of Indian slide guitar, Manish Pingle (pronounced ‘Pinglay’). A few days after the festival, Manish invited me to his home. This was too good an opportunity to miss. I didn’t take a guitar with me, but after only a few minutes we were jamming together on two Mohan veenas (Indian slide guitars) and we almost forgot to eat! I had no idea that we would be able to play together, but for many years, in fact ever since I first heard the incredible playing of Indian slide guitar master, Pandit Brij Bhushan Kabra, on the albums ‘Call Of The Valley’ and ‘Lure Of The Desert’, I had wanted to play Mississippi and Chicago blues with a Hindustani classical slide player. It just took me thirty five years to meet the right person to do it with!

Manish had heard some blues, but not the style of rural blues that I was playing that night on one of his Mohan veenas. We had an immediate natural understanding of each other’s playing and found that we were able to switch from blues to Hindustani music without really    noticing where the joins were. It was natural and easy for us to play together, as if we had known each other’s music for years. I left Manish’s home that night and promised myself that someday we would play together again. To cut a long story short, Manish Pingle arrived in the UK in September 2013 to do a concert with me at the Troubadour Club in London. (…)
Fast forward to April 2015 and a few days after a fantastic UK tour together, we were at Leif Storm Studio recording this album. It took us three days to record the ten tracks and except for a double-tracked vocal on one song, all the material was recorded completely live with no overdubs.
‘Mitra’ is friends, the Hindu god of friendship and alliance ….Mitra will keep us together”.
Taken from the sleeve notes by Michael Messer, All Rights Reserved.


The Shakes was een legendarische Belgische psychedelische blues rock band opgericht door multi-intrumentalist Alain Verdier en actief tussen 1967 en 1969. De jonge virtuoos gitarist in de groep was niemand minder dan Dany Lademacher die later furore zal maken als sidesman van Herman Brood en co-auteur is van diens grootste hits. Lademacher, ook bekend van z’n eigen band Innersleeve en zijn werk met Kleptomania, Vitesse en The Radio’s  toert momenteel met The Romance, een waardig en straf rockend eerbetoon aan Herman Brood”


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