My Generation of Sunday 22 & Tuesday 24 July: The Troll, Grant Green, The Tea Company, Guy Davis [Ed’s Show, 2018-29]

NEW SHOW The Troll, Grant Green *** REPEATED: Tea Company, Guy Davis *** Sunday 22 July, 12:00 > 24:00 hrs + repeated Tue. 24 July, 1200 > 20:00 hrs.  *** Time Zone: CET, Brussels ***  [2018-29] **** RADIO 68: ALL THE SOUNDS AND ALL THE VOICES THAT  SHAPED THE SIXTIES *** 

LOVE, PEACE & UNDERSTANDING: THE ROLLING STONES: We Love You ***  FORGOTTEN & OVERLOOKED:  GEORGE WESTON: Hey Little Car Hop (1958) + THE RENEGADES: Take A Heart (stereo, 1965) + LOS SIREX: Nobody But You (b-side of If I Had A Hammer, 1964) *** SPECIAL: THE TROLLS:  singles Every day and Every  Night (1966) + Something Here Inside / Laughing All the Way (1966) * THE TROLL: Satin City News, Solitude, Have You Seen the Queen, Mourning Of the Day  (LP, Animated Music, 1968) ***  LONGPLAYTIME: THE ROLLING STONES (No Expectations, Beggar’s Banquet) + THE INCREDIBLE STRING BAND: Mercy I Cry, City (The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter) + TOM PAXTON: Talking Vietnam Pot Luck Blues + THUNDERLAP NEWMAN: Accidents (single version, full version on LP Hollywood Dream) *** WORD   De man is de baas, waarom eigenlijk? + Jean-Paul Sartre à Billancourt sur Alain Geismar *** AND ALSO: LOS BRAVOS: Stop that Girl + LULU: Surprise, Surprise


LOVE, PEACE & UNDERSTANDING: WILLIE DIXON: Study War No More *** THE ORIGINATORS  & INSPIRATORS: SIR MACK RICE: Comin Home * BUDDY GUY:  End Of the Line (The Blues Alive and Well, Silvertone Records, 2018, thanks to Betsie Brown of Blind Raccoon LLC) *** SPECIAL GRANT GREEN: Untitled Blues, I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing, How Insensitive, Oleo  (< Funk In France, Resonance, 2018, thanks to V2 Records Belgium) *** KEEPERS OF THE BLUES FLAME: JEFF BECK with David Hadley and Earl Green: Hobo Blues (John Lee Hooker) + THE ACHIEVERS: Little Girl (Live at the SVA, 2018) *** WORD: MAYA ANGELOU: Caged Bird, Phenomenal Woman ***


LOVE, PEACE & UNDERSTANDING: ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS: Monterey (LP The Twain Shall Meet) *** FORGOTTEN & OVERLOOKED: MANFRED MANN: Still I’m Sad (LP Soul of Mann) + THE FANTASTIC JOHNNY C: Barefootin’ (LP Boogaloo Down Broadway, 1968) + ARLO GUTHRIE: The Motorcycle Song (LP Alice’s Restaurant, 1967) *** SPECIAL: THE TEA COMPANY:  Love Could Make The World Go Round, As I Have Seen You Upon The Wall, Make Love Not War, You Keep Me Hanging On (LP ‘Come And Have Some Tea’, 1968) *** LONGPLAYTIME: BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD: Special Care (Last Time Around, 1968) + DEEP PURPLE (Shades Of Deep Purple, 1968) + THE BEACH BOYS: Transcendental Meditation (LP Friends, 1968) *** WORD: LEEN PERSIJN: Das Kapital (De eeuwigheid kan wachten) + MALVINA REYNOLDS: Little Boxes + The Beatles and the Underground Movement

Guy Davis Paul de Laat, Mississippy Gent Foto EddyBonte

SPECIAL:   GUY DAVIS & his inspirators
LOVE, PEACE and UNDERSTANDING:  VICTOR WAINWRIGHT: Righteous (Victor Wainwright & The Train, cd , 2018, thanks to V2 Records Belgium) *** THE ORIGINATORS  & INSPIRATORS:  IRMA THOMAS: Baby I Love You (The Way I Feel, thanks to Airplay Direct) + JACKIE EDWARDS: Come On Home *** SPECIAL GUY DAVIS & his inspirators: GUY DAVIS: Like Sony Did, Have You Ever Loved A Woman, Little Red Rooster, Bumble Bee Blues  (cd Kokommo Kidd) + HIS INSPIRATORS: WILLIE DIXON: I Cry For You  + MISSISSIPPY JOHN HURT: Stagolee *** KEEPERS OF THE BLUES FLAME: THE HOLY MODAL ROUNDERS: Skin Blues, New John The Relevator (cd Too Much Fun, 2017, thanks to Airplay Direct) + JIM RILEY’s BLUES EXPLOSION: Can’t Find A Job (A Very British Blues Explosion, 2017) *** WOORD: Bezetting Maagdenhuis

 SCHEDULE ** ROOSTER  ** CET Brussels Sun. 1200 > 2400      Wed. 1200 > 2000 
My Generation: new show: The Troll(s) 12:00 * 16:00  * 20:00 hrs 12:00 * 16:00 hrs
Blueside: new show: Grant Green 13:00  * 17:00  * 21:00 hrs 13:00  * 17:00 hrs
My Generation repeated: Tea Company 14:00 * 18:00  * 22:00 hrs 14:00 * 18:00 hrs
Blueside repeated:  Guy Davis 15:00 * 19:00 * 23:00 hrs 15:00 * 19:00 hrs
Ends 24:00 hrs Ends 20:00 hrs



“Resonance Records is proud to announce the first official previously unissued recordings of Grant Green in over 10 years, capturing the jazz-funk guitar icon during what’s believed to have been his only performances in France and Vancouver. Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970) is being released in partnership with the Institut national de l’audiovisuel (Ina) with remastered high-resolution audio transferred directly from the original tapes of the Office of French Radio and Television (ORTF)” . Quoted from:
“Listening to this Resonance release, the jazz-funk tracks sound so much freer and alive for Green, who clearly was tiring of the kind of straight-up that dominates the Paris studio recordings. Listening to him peck away on the Antibes material, particularly Hi-Heel Sneakers and the longer version of Upshot. They are a revelation. Jazz-funk allowed Green to express himself more soulfully and connect with his St. Louis roots. What’s most remarkable about Green is that he had three enormous careers in all—a prolific jazz sideman, a vastly under-released jazz leader and a pioneering jazz-funk avatar”. (Quoted from / All Rights Reserved: Marc Meyers,


“Part of the whole Chicago late-60s psych scene alongside their similarly well-produced Dunwich stablemates H.P. Lovecraft, The Troll released a few near-hit singles before this album. Originally released on Mercury’s Smash sublabel, this got not a whole lot of attention in its day…and that’s sad, because there was a goodly bit of psychedelia that probably shouldn’t have made it to the surface before this. It’s quality, although one definitely can tell it’s a ‘period piece’. Still, if it’s a fine 60s flashback you need, just drop this one on…
…and you’re greeted with fine fuzz and tick-tocking percussion from the start of side one, with “Satin City News”. Now, it should be noted that the lyrics here tend toward a political and cynical bent…which is about par for much of the album. In amongst the psychedelia, there’s a certain darkness on “Animated Music”, although nothing that would tend to bum one out.
That same acerbic political tack continues on “Mr. Abernathy”, with its classic trem-guitar and poppy horns. While the tale on this track is certainly one of American political scandal, etc, the sound…in fact, the sound throughout the album…is very British. It’s not the sound you’d associate with Chicago at all, really…but something more Abbey Road-ish, with tinges of early Floyd here, a dash of Moodies there, and lots of tape spooling around ala Sir George Martin’s production methods circa ‘Sgt. Pepper’”.  Quoted from / All Rights Reserved: by Lugia,


“From New York City, The Tea Company was one of the early birds on the US psychedelic underground scene with an LP on the market originally released on Smash Records in 1968. This album stands for the evolution of the 45 rpm psych-garage bands to the upcoming LP-generation with extended improvisation parts. Tea Company evolved from the Naturals which were founded in 1963 and played the big ballrooms supporting Mamas and the Papas, The Lovin´ Spoonful, Bob Dylan, Ritchie Havens and many others. The band describes themselves as “an assemblage of possessed rock performers, retinue preparing the unusual, alternating with the roots of soul whose purpose is to cause sensation, due to stimulation of the auditory centers of the brain”.
They became famous in the US for spectacular live shows and lyrical hippie statements. The music is inspired by the Beatles, using exactly the same equipment as them. Tea Company played with lots of freaked-out-echo-organ/-guitar noises on a 12 string Rickenbacker and various stereo madness reminds strongly of Syd Barrett´s spirit but more driven by hard hittin´ drums. Being buddies of Vanilla Fudge and inspired by them, the Tea Company also did an outrageous 9 min. version of “You keep me hangin´ on” which is celebrated among 60s collectors as a true milestone. The album is a mind-blowing production. The CD includes also 4 bonus tracks of The Naturals).
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Foto © EddyBonte

Uittreksel uit mijn recensie voor Back to the Roots magazine; zie

“(…) Guy Davis brengt wat wij vijftig jaar terug  als ‘folk blues’ ontdekten. Vanavond zijn dat een handvol eigen composities uit zijn albums ‘Kokomo Kidd’ en ‘Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train’, maar heel veel klassiekers: ‘Little Red Rooster’, ‘That’s The Way To Get Along’ (aka  ‘Prodigal Son’), ‘Walk On’, ‘Statesboro Bues’, enzovoort. Hij wordt vaak met Sony & Terry vergeleken, te vaak, want ik zou hier toch Rev. Robert Wilkins, Fred McDowell en bovenal Mississippi John Hurt aan toevoegen. En dan belanden we bij de kern: Davis speelt blues, maar die neigt, zoals bij John Hurt, naar folk, naar country (in de studio gebruikt Davis graag de banjo!) en vooral baar een heel gewoon, netjes opgebouwd lied dat recht uit de Europese traditie stamt, getuige daarvan ‘Taking Just A Little Bit Of  Time’ of ‘Wish I Hadn’t Stayed Away So Long’. Hij verwijst graag naar Richie Havens en speelde een prachtige versie van Dylan’s ‘Lay, Lady, Lay’”.  (Eddy Bonte)


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