My Generation of Sunday 21 August: Rubble Sounds, Don Covay, Sam Jones [Ed’s Show 2016-34]
SPECIALS: Don Covay, Rubble Sounds, Sam Jones ** AND ALSO: Jeff Beck, Stony Plain 40th Anniversary, Out of the Garage 2
SHOWTIME CET (Brussels) Sundays non-stop four-jhour 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
MY GENERATION (new show: 1200, 1600, 20:00 and 2400 hrs CET)
SPECIAL “RUBBLE, vol. 2”: POP SIKE PIPE DREAMS with THE MODE, WIMPLE WINCH, THE PRETTY THINGS, THE PARKING LOT, KEITH WEST, SHOTGUN EXPRESS, THE EXECUTIVE ** THREESOME: DON COVAY Songs: 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS, PRETTY THINGS YARDBIRDS BLUES BAND, GEORGIE FAME ** LONGPLAYING: STEAMHAMMER (Mountains, 1970, re-release 2016, Esoteric Recordings ** THE YARDBIRDS (Roger the Engineer, 1966, mono, cd rerelease 2016, Repertroire Records ** CHAD & JEREMY (Yesterday’s Gone, 1964) ** AND ALSO: BILL DOGGETT, ROGER CHAPMAN **
MY GENERATION BLUESIDE (new show: 1300, 1700, 2100 and 0100 hrs CET)
SPECIALS: DON COVAY (THE HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS: full album, except tracks 1 and 7) ** SAM JONES ** THE NEW STUFF: PAUL REDDICK (from his Stony Plain debut album “Ride the One”, thanks to Bert Pïjpers at CRS)
MY GENERATION (repeated 1400, 1800, 2200 and 0200 hrs CET)
SPECIAL: JEFF BECK “LOUD HAILER” ** SPECIAL: OUT OF THE GARAGE 2 Bongo Boy Records, with THE NOLAS, MIKE DALY & THE PLANETS, CHEAP PERFUME www.bongoboyrecords.com ** THREESOME: THE STAX VOLT SINGLES: BOOKER T & MGs , CARLA THOMAS, RUFUS THOMAS ** LONGPLAYING with JOE COCKER: WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS ; LEONARD COHEN: SONGS FROM A ROOM; JOHN FRED & PLAYBOY BAND: JUDY IN DISGUISE **
Out of the Garage 2: thanks to www.bongoboyrecords.com
MY GENERATION BLUESIDE (repeated 1500, 1900, 2300 and 0300 hrs CET)
THE NEW STUFF: HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND, Ruf Records www.rufrecords.de ** RICHARD SHINDELL ** SPECIAL: “40 YEARS OF STONY PLAIN”: Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne, Sonny Rhodes, Jay McShann, Walter ‘Shakey’ Horton with Hot Cottage (1973), Albert Lee / James Burton / Amos Garrett / David Wilcox and Joe Louis Walker ** AND ALSO: Georgie Fame & The Harry South Big Band, James Brown.
Stony Plain www.stonyplainrecords.com and Richard Shindell: thanks to Bert Pijpers at CRS.
Honey Island Swamp Band: thanks to V2 Records Belgium and Ruf Records (album “Demolition Day” out on Ruf Records www.rufrecords.de)
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.
RUBBLE vol. 2 (Bam Caruso)
Volume 2 of this 20 album-series is titled “Pop Sike Pipe Dreams” and features light psych beat by known acts such as Keith West and The Pretty Things, but also – and that’s what the series is all about – obscure and and forgotten bands and artists. One such band is WIMPLE WINCH from Manchester.
“Just Four Men had just split up and drummer Larry King (original surname Arendes), lead vocalist and guitarist Dee (Demetrious) Christopholus and lead guitarist John Kelman spent Christmas 1965 searching for a new bass player until they found Barry Ashall. ‘…) An A & R man for Fontana stopped by and caught a performance of Wimple Winch. The group were signed and booked into Philips Studios in Stanhope Place in March 1966.Recordings took place over a couple of days with numerous tracks being laid down. Fontana chose “What’s Been Done” b/w “I Really Love You” for the initial release. Although Radio London listed the single as a ‘Climber’ in April 1966, the record did not chart. John Kelman was now splitting his time as guitarist for Wimple Winch and as part of Wayne Fontana’s backing group The Opposition. Stuart Sirrett, the final bassist for Just Four Men was also a member of The Opposition and they contributed to various recordings (including “Pamela, Pamela”), sessions and live appearances. For the second single, Fontana searched through the material recorded in the Spring and decided to release “Save My Soul”. Local sales were significant for the single but, again as with the previous release, it did not chart” (Source: https://www.45cat.com/biography/wimple-winch
DON COVAY: HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS, Atlantic 1969
“This album, credited to Don Covay and the Jefferson Lemon Blues Band, is not only a great record on its own terms, but it’s sort of a black parallel/precursor to a few blues-rock LPs by white artists that sold a hell of a lot more copies around the same time. On the one hand, it’s as solid a blues album as anyone associated with R&B was making in 1969 and contains some of the best guitar-based blues on Atlantic (…). The guitar blues, interspersed with some organ-based numbers, mixes with Covay’s whooped and hollered vocals like someone caught a performance at some roadhouse 20 miles from nowhere in Mississippi (…) But the repertory ranges wider than that description would lead one to believe (…) including the jaunty “Four Women,” the soulful “Homemade Love” (which manages to be smooth, raw, and cute, all in six minutes), and two parts of “House of Blue Lights” .
(review by Bruce Eder for allmusic.com).
The album features organ, sitar and the flute – not that common on (black) blues recordings. But it’s 1969 and Covay understood a few hip sounds wouldn’t do any harm. In fact, they sit perfectly with the rest of the sounds and voices. One such sound is the harmonica and the rhythm guitar of John Hammond Jr.! And let’s not forget that Don Covay was by then a respected performer (he was spotted by Little Richard and became the wild one’s opening act as early as 1958 at the age of 18), a hit maker in his own right and, of course, a hit writer for both black and white artists – e.g. ‘The Pusher’ (Steppenwolf), ‘Mercy Mercy’ (Marvin Gaye, The Rolling Stones and many more!) or ‘Chain Of Fools’ (Aretha Franklin) (EB)
RADIO 68 PLAYS 8 (out of 11) songs from that great album in Blueside, plus 3 covers in the sixties section
Lauded as Britain’s young Seasick Steve, London-based ‘low-fi’ recording artist Sam Jones consistently tours the cities & small towns of Europe. Sam’s old school one-man performances showcase his latest material with his unique ‘crooner’ vocal delivery and mix of writing styles, as well as covers, such as Nancy Sinatra’s ‘These Boot Are Made For Walkin’.
His trademark multi-layered vocal style, a combination of electric and acoustic guitars with some subtle blues slide, reflect the skills he has crafted busking on the streets of Brussels, fronting semi-political studio outfit The Berlin Lights and his collaboration with Punk luminaries like UK Subs’ front man Charlie Harper and The Damned’s guitar ace, Brian James.
Sam still uses a well-worn instrument he’s owned since the age of fifteen! As well as singing, writing and recording his own songs for over twenty years, Sam has played guitar in a wide variety of bands, as well as fronting his own Sam Jones Band, and projects under the pseudonyms The Artists Rifles and The Berlin Lights. Sam’s début single “Killer In June” is scheduled for release later in the year, accompanied by a promo video shot in Paris. This full band recording featuring Charlie Harper on harmonica is set to promote a long overdue debut solo album.
facebook.com/samjonesband * soundcloud.com/samjonesband * camouflagerecords.bigcartel.com * firstname.lastname@example.org
40 YEARS OF “STONY PLAIN”
2016 marks the 40th Anniversary of one of Canada’s longest surviving independent record labels. Stony Plain Records has been recognized worldwide for its consistent, high quality roots and blues releases. “40 Years of Stony Plain” is a three volume set celebrating some of the label’s favourite tracks. The first cd features singer-songwriters and country-roots artists, the second focuses on blues and the third disc is just rarities and previously unreleased music by artists like Eric Bibb, Maria Muldaur, Duke Robillard and Sam Chatmon. Stony Plain was named “2014 Record Label of the Year” by the Blues Foundation in Memphis. www.stonyplainrecords.com
Thanks to Bert Pijpers and CRS.
RADIO 68 PLAYS Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne, Sonny Rhodes, Jay McShann, Walter ‘Shakey’ Horton with Hot Cottage, Joe Louis Walker and four guitar heroes doing the classic That’s Alright Mama (Albert Lee, James Burton, Amos Garrett and David Wilcox) *
JEFF BECK: LOUD HAILER
Jeff Beck’s first new album in six years: “Loud Hailer – named after another word for a megaphone – the record contains 11 tracks that span funk, electronic music, soul and the blues and an emphasis on vocal songs. “If I don’t change course now, I’ll be stuck with that ‘Guitar World thing,'” six-string legend explains from Jimi Hendrix’s studio. “If I don’t change course now, I’ll be stuck with that ‘Guitar World thing,'” six-string legend explains from Jimi Hendrix’s studio. “I really wanted to make a statement about some of the nasty things I see going on in the world today,” Beck said in a statement. “I loved the idea of being at a rally and using this loud device to shout my point of view.” (…) At the listening event earlier this year, Rolling Stone asked if he intended the LP to be a protest album. “It’s an observation,” he said. “It’s undeniable when [Rosie] sings, ‘plastic fantastic little creatures,’ it’s complaining about the plasticity of reality shows like American Idol and all this, where 99.5 percent of it is just crap and you should never be exposed to it, just to get that little morsel of talent,” he said. “That, to me, is just the worst, so that’s my little poke at that.” (Source: Rolling Stone magazine)
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