My Generation of Sunday 14 & Tuesday 16 Jan.: Richard ‘Louie Louie’ Berry, Soulblues on Stax & Volt 1962 [Ed’s Show 2012-02]

NEW SHOW: Richard ‘Louie Louie’ Berry, Stax & Volt 1962 *** REPEATED:  Rolling Stones On Air (BBC Recordings), Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager (new album) *** [2018-02, Sun. 14 Jan., 12:00 > 24:00 hrs + repeated Tue. 16 Jan., 1200 > 20:00 hrs. ] ** Time Zone: CET, Brussels  [GMT London 3 p.m. = 14:00 hrs CET Brussels) ** **** RADIO 68: ALL THE SOUNDS AND ALL THE VOICES THAT  SHAPED THE SIXTIES *** 

SPECIAL: RICHARD ‘Louie Louie’ BERRY : Richard Berry & Etta James: Wallflower; Richard Berry & The Pharaohs: Louie Louie ; Richard Berry & The Crowns: The Big Break; THE ROBINS feat. Richard Berry: Riot In Cell Block no. 9 ; Richard Berry & The Dreamers: Daddy Daddy;  Richard Berry & The Ike Turner Orchestra: Big John + IKE & TINA TURNER: Three O’clock Blues + IKE TURNER & THE KINGS OF RHYTHM: Funky Mule (1969) ** FORGOTTEN & OVERLOOKED: STATUS QUO: Black Veils of Melancholy (follow-up of “Pictures of Matchstick Men”, no chart position in UK, no. 5 in Holland) CHRIS ANDREWS: Long Live Love (1965, no. 1 for Sandie Shaw) + EDOUARD: Les hallucinations d’Edouard (after Antoine) ** LONGPLAYTIME : JESSE WINCHESTER: Rhythm of the Rain (A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble, 2014, thanks to Airplay Direct +  RALPH McTELL: England 1914 (Spiral Staircase, 1969) + CARL PERKINS with Johnny Cash and Band: Restless (At San Quentin) ** WORD : THE FUGS & ALAN GINSBERG: I Saw the Best Minds Of My Generation Rot + Anti-Vietnam Demonstration   **

SPECIAL:   SOULBLUES IN 1962 VOLT / STAX  GUS CANNON: Come On Down To My House, Salty Dog  (LP ‘Walk Right In’)BOOKTER T & THE MGs: Twist and Shout (LP ‘Green Onions’) + THE CANES: Why  Should I Suffer With the Blues + WILLIAM BELL: Any Other Way + THE MAR-KEYS: Po Dunk, Foxy  + PRINCE CONLEY: I’m Going Home + BARBARA STEPHENS: I Don’t Worry + DON WILLIS Warrior Sam  + RAY SCOTT: You Drive Me Crazy  + DONNA RAE: Little Fool  ** THE ORIGINATORS  & INSPIRATORS:  Three who inspired the UK Beat Boom: BILLY BOY ARNOLD: Ain’t Got You  + JIMMY REED: Big Boss Man + ELMORE JAMES: Early In The Morning  ** KEEPERS OF THE BLUES FLAME: GEORGIE FAME: Sittin’ in the Park + DANIEL SMITH with EARL GREEN: Rock Me Baby WOORD: HUUB BEURSKENS LEEST VOOR UIT “HOTEL EDEN” (i.s.m. Poëziecentrum Gent) **

3 MY GENERATION (repeated)THE ROLLING STONES’ BBC RECORDINGS ‘ON AIR’ : Roll Over Beethoven, Memphis Tennessee, Fanny Mae, Cops and

Robbers, Hi-heel Sneakers, Can’t Be Satisfied, Ain’t that loving you baby, Beautiful Delilah  (the 8 songs they did not record)  *** INTRO: THE BEATLES: Why Don’t We Do It In The Road ** FORGOTTEN & OVERLOOKED: BILLY JOE ROYAL: Down in the Boondocks (UK no. 38, USA no. 9, 1965) + THE ANIMALS: Baby, Let Me Take You Home (first single, 1961, UK no. 21) + CRISPIAN ST. PETERS: At This Moment (first single, 1965) ** LONGPLAYTIME:  FAIRPORT CONVENTION: Million Dollar Bash (Unhalfbricking, 1969) + BERT JANSCH: I’ve Got A Woman (Birthday Blues, 1969) + BOUDEWIJN DE GROOT: Cinderalla (Picknick, 1968) ** WORD= CHARLIE HEBDO: BERNARD MARIS, économiste, mort lors de l’attentat contre Charlie Hebdo, le  7 janvier 2015 + DON NIX: In God We Trust + How to Spot A Communist  US Army Propaganda + Muhammed Ali  on Draft ***

4 BLUESIDE (repeated)
: CURTIS SALGADO & ALAN HAGER:  So Near To Nowhere, Too Young To Die, You Gotta Move, Can’t Be Satisfied, The Gift Of Robert Charles [Rough Cut, Alligator, 2017, many thanks to Alligator and V2 Records Belgium] + ROOMFUL OF BLUES: Turn It Up, Turn It On + ROBERT CRAY: Right Next Door (Strong Persuader) ** THE ORIGINATORS  & INSPIRATORS:  THE TEMPTATIONS: Get Ready + EARL HOOKER: Frog Hop + BIG WALTER HORTON & Carey Bell:  Temptation Blues ** POPA CHUBBY BLUES FOR CHARLIE  ** AND ALSO: BO DIDLEY, CACTUS ** WORD: NINA SIMONE on Blackness **

 SCHEDULE ** ROOSTER  ** CET Brussels Sun. 1200 > 2400      Wed. 1200 > 2000 
My Generation: new show: Richard Berry 12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00 hrs 12:00 * 16:00 hrs
Blueside: new show: Stax / Volt 1962 13:00  * 17:00  * 21:00 hrs 13:00  * 17:00 hrs
My Generation repeated: Rolling Stones On Air 14:00 * 18:00  * 22:00 hrs 14:00 * 18:00 hrs
Blueside repeated:    Salgado & Hager 15:00 * 19:00 * 23:00 hrs 15:00 * 19:00 hrs
Ends 24:00 hrs Ends 20:00 hrs



“Richard Berry was an important figure of the early and mid-’50s L.A. R&B scene. Born in Louisiana, he moved with his family to Los Angeles when he was only one year old. He grew up listening to the contemporary R&B sounds and, by his early teens, he was already extremely adept at writing and singing songs. In 1952 Berry was one of the founding members of the Flairs, along with Young Jessie, Cornel Gunter and two others. The next year the group started recording for Modern Records and for the next three years Richard was the top utility man for Modern and its two subsidiaries, RPM and Flair. But perhaps his most significant contribution during this period was made for another label (Spark), as an uncredited member of the Robins. Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller had written a song called “Riot In Cell Block # 9”. (Quoted from / all rights reserved:

(…) “In the meantime, a colleague of Don’s at Kimberly-Clark had become friends with Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton in Memphis, who were about to start a new record label, Satellite Records. Jim and Estelle heard Don’s songs and said they wanted to record them. Don turned his back on the Mercury deal and went to the little studio on Orchard Street in Jackson, TN, to record his two compositions. “Boppin’ High School Baby”/”Warrior Sam” was released on Satellite 101 in early 1958. Contrary to what has been written elsewhere, this was not the first, but the second release on Satellite” (…). (Souce: all rights reserved)

Barbara Stephens was Born Boysa Stephens in Atlanta, Georgia on November 1, 1939. Barbara began singing at the tender age of 3. She continued to hone her talent joining her first group The Gardenias while still a teen. The Gardenias performed at various school events and local clubs. Barbara became a solo vocalist at Atlanta’s Royal Peacock after being hired by Felton Buck, then manager of the Royal Peacock, the crème de la crème of nightclubs for blacks in the south. Shortly thereafter, Barbara began to sing with the Deltones. (…)   In 1961, Barbara traveled to Memphis, Tennessee to record for Satellite Records, (which later became Stax Records). After only two short years at the label and for irreconciliable differences, she parted company and severed all ties with the label. Stephens had several hit songs including, “I Don’t Worry”, “If she Should Ever Break Your Heart”, ”The Life I Live”, and “Wait A Minute.”In 1970, she toured the country as part of the Joe Tex show and performed on the club circuit. Shortly thereafter in 1971, she decided to leave the world of entertainment to marry and start a family. Today, she is the mother of two adult children; she has spent the last thirty years as a housewife. Stephens resides in Atlanta, Georgia where she can be caught singing occasionally on church programs”. (Quoted from: * all rights reserved)


(… ) ‘Happily, the performances – much bootlegged since the ’70s – are pure delight. The Camden Theatre set (which sneaked out on a deluxe edition of the GRRR! compilation in 2012) boasts set highlight Cops And Robbers. A Bo Diddley original, it’s performed as an homage to the young Stones’ spiritual home, a fantasyland of chunky R&B riffery and big screen Hollywood noir. Jagger devours the slang with such evangelical zeal it verges on camp.

Cops And Robbers is one of eight songs across the two discs not released by the Stones at the time. Two titles from that first October ’63 Saturday Club session underline the defining influence of Chuck Berry. Keith Richards’ solo on Roll Over Beethoven remains the template for his breaks to this day, while Jagger’s mimickry of Chuck’s ‘soft’ voice on Memphis, Tennessee was an early glimpse of a gift that’s served him well.  (…). Many of the versions here stick close to the released takes. But when the group starts recording Jagger/Richards singles at RCA in Hollywood in 1965, namely The Last Time and Satisfaction, the lack of US-style reverberations makes for a more revealing listen. At the same time, contemporary US soul, often in the form of a Solomon Burke song (the Stones recorded If You Need Me four times for the BBC), was making inroads into their repertoire. (…)This is a hugely enjoyable landmark release”.  (by Mark Paytress, all rights reserved, quoted from:

RADIO 68 PLAYS the songs The Rolling Stones never recorded.


“Curtis Salgado’s earth-shaking vocals and forceful harmonica playing have been devastating audiences around the world for over 30 years. Alan Hager’s guitar expertise has been wowing fellow musicians from his hometown of Portland, Oregon and beyond for decades. Hager has been jamming with Salgado since 2003, and joined his band full-time in 2015. “Alan is the best player in the business, unlike anybody else,” Salgado says.
Together, the two blues fans and friends took time out of their busy touring schedule to record Rough Cut, a stripped-down album featuring a potent mix of newly written, timeless originals and carefully chosen blues covers. “We did it for the love of the music,” says Salgado. “This is where our hearts are. These are deep songs that we love to play.” (Source: Alligator PR-sheet).

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