My Generation of Sunday 23 & Tuesday 25 June: Tommy Tucker, Jackie Edwards Songbook feat. Spencer Davis, Millie Small and Wayne Fontana [Ed’s Show, 2018-23]

NEW SHOW: Jackie Edwards Songbook, Tommy Tucker, Nick Moss ***  Repeated: Vince Taylor and Friends, Chicken Shack *** Ed’s Show [2019-23=, 2018-11], Sunday 23 June, 12 noon till 12 midnight CET Brussels & repeated  Tuesday 25 June, 12:00 till 20:00 hrs CET Brussels  *** RADIO 68: all the sounds and all the voices that shaped the sixties ***


SPECIAL:  JACKIE EDWARDS SONGBOOK: JACKIE EDWARDS:  Keep On Running, Somebody Help Me, Come On Home + SPENCER DAVIS GROUP: When I Come Home (live session 1966) + MILLIE SMALL: Sweet William c/w Oh Henry + LONG JOHN BALDRY: Keep On Running + WAYNE FONTANA & MINDBENDERS: Come On Home  *** FORGOTTEN & OVERLOOKED : HAT AND TIE: Finding It Rough (b-side of single, feat. Patrick Campbell-Lyons) * ELEPHANT’s MEMORY: Crossroads of The Stepping Stones (single, 1969 + THE SHAKE-SPEARS: Don’t Play Funny Games ***  LONGPLAYTIME  NIRVANA (Feelin’ Shattered, LP ‘Simon Simopath’, 1967) + TROLL: Have You Seen the Queen (1969, Animated Music) + THE SOFT MACHINE (Pig, album II) *** AND ALSO: LITTLE STEVIE WONDER, Fingertips pt. 2 + BIG FUNK FACTORY: Feel a Little Dystopic Tonight + THE ROCKIN’ BERRIES: Flashback *** WORD  DESMOND DEKKER: 007 (Shanty Town)  + THE ETHIOPIANS: Everything Crash +  DOROTHEA SMARTT reads her poetry; exclusive Radio 68 session recorded at London’s Poetry Café.

TOMMY TUCKER Hi-heel Sneakers c/w I Don’t Want Cha (no.11, USA, 1964), Alimony (single, 1965), A Whole Lot Of Work, Sitting Home All Alone (b-side, 1967) + INDEX: Long Tall Shorty (1967, written by Don Covay, Tucker’s second sngle) *** THE ORIGINATORS  & INSPIRATORS JIMMY REED (Things Ain’t What They Used To Be, (LP ‘At Soul City’) + BLIND GARY DAVIS: Tryin’ So Hard (LP ‘Harlem Street Singer’, 1960) + BYTHER SMITH: Sell My Monkey (Smitty’s Blues) *** KEEPERS OF THE BLUES FLAME: NICK MOSS BAND feat. Dennis Gruehling: Crazy Mixed Up Baby, Lesson To Learn, He Walked With Giants  (cd ‘The High Cost Of Low Living’, Alligator, 2018, thanks to V2 Records Belgium and Alligator) *** WORD:  Derroll Adams’ peace message + The Freedom Riders

 3 MY GENERATION (repeated) 

VINCE TAYLOR LIVE A L’OLYMPIA: C’Mon Everybody (1961), Twenty Flight Rock (1065), Fever (1966) + previously unreleased “Cold, White and Beautiful + THE SHADOWS feat. Brian Bennett and Brian ‘Licorice’ Locking: : Blue Shadow (LP “Dance With The Shadows”, 1964 (by Brian Bennett, Vruab Locking, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch)  + THE BEATLES feat. TONY SHERIDAN: What’d I Say + BIG JIM SULLIVAN COMBO: Hot Hiss Of Steam, b-side, 1961 single + BIG JIM SULLIVAN & JIMMY PAGE: Pageing Sullivan (< The Wild One, 1966) + THE KREW KATS: The Bat (unreleased at the time)   *** FORGOTTEN & OVERLOOKED THE BEAU BRUMMELS: Laugh Laugh , Just A Little (Top 20 USA, 1965) + THE SOPWITH CAMEL: Hello Hello (no. 26 USA 1967) *** LONGPLAYTIME : AUDIENCE (Waverley Stage Coach, first LP, 1969) + THE KINKS: Days (no. 12 UK / no. 17 Belgium < Village Green Preservation Society, 1968) + THE HERD: On Your Own (Paradise and Underworld, 1968)  *** WORD:  ROBERT F. WILLIAMS: Negroes, Whites and Violence ***

4 BLUESIDE (repeated)

SPECIAL: CHICKEN SHACK (THE DERAM YEARS): Crying Won’t Help You Now, Poor Boy (Imagination Lady, Deram, 1972), As Time Goes Passing By, Stan the Man, Unlucky Boy (Unlucky Boy, Deram, 1973) + TONY ASHTON BAND: Mercy Mercy (cd ‘Endangered Species’) *** THE ORIGINATORS  & INSPIRATORS : CHAMPION JACK DUPREE:  Lawdy Lawdy (Scooby Dooby Doo) + FREDDIE KING: Have You Ever Loved A Woman *** KEEPERS OF THE BLUES FLAME: JOHN OATES: Arkansas, DIg Black Deep (cd Arkansas, Thirty Tigers, 2018, thanks to V2 Records Belgium and Thirty Tigers records)  *** WORD:  MICHELE GAZICH: Guerra Civile + MATT JONES: Hell No, I Ain’t Gonna Go

 SCHEDULE ** ROOSTER  ** CET Brussels Sun. 1200 > 2400      Tue. 1200 > 2000 
My Generation: new show: Jackie Edwards 12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00 hrs 12:00 * 16:00 hrs
Blueside: new show: Tommy Tucker 13:00  * 17:00  * 21:00 hrs 13:00  * 17:00 hrs
My Generation repeated: Vince Taylor 14:00 * 18:00  * 22:00 hrs 14:00 * 18:00 hrs
Blueside repeated:  Chicken Shack 15:00 * 19:00 * 23:00 hrs 15:00 * 19:00 hrs
Ends 24:00 hrs Ends 20:00 hrs




“Real name Robert Higginbotham, Tommy Tucker was a  R&B singer, best remembered for his 1964 hit single ‘Hi-Heel Sneakers’.Tommy was a talented piano player and singer/songwriter. In 1951, Tommy was part of the The Bobby Wood Orchestra. In 1955, he had moved on to become a member of several groups, including The Belvaderes, The Dusters, and also recorded under the name of Tee Tucker (recording for the ATCO imprint). On signing to Checker Records, Tommy’s single, ‘Hi-Heel Sneakers’ b/w ‘I Don’t Want ‘ Cha (Watcha Gonna Do)’, reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The single also reached number 23 in the U.K. Singles Chart. Tucker’s follow-up Checker release, ‘Long Tall Shorty’ b/w ‘Mo Shorty’, fared less well.

Tommy recruited many musicians to work on his albums, including Louisiana Red, Willie Dixon and Donny Hathaway. Tommy took a break from music in the late sixties. Tommy became a freelance writer for a local newspaper, writing about the exploitation of African Americans in the white owned media. He returned to recording in 1974, recruiting the services of Bo Diddley on two of his albums, namely ‘Mother Tucker’ and, later, ‘The Rocks Is My Pillow, The Cold Ground Is My Bed’.  Tommy died in 1982 at the age of 48 at College Hospital in Newark, New Jersey.”
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“Wilfred Gerald “Jackie” Edwards (1938 – 15 August 1992) was a Jamaican musician and songwriter, whose career took in ska, R&B, soul, rocksteady, reggae, and ballads.
Edwards was born in Jamaica, and came to the attention of Chris Blackwell in 1959; when Blackwell set up Island Records in London in 1962, Edwards travelled with him. Edwards worked as a singer and songwriter for Island as well as performing duties such as delivering records. He wrote both “Keep On Running” and “Somebody Help Me”, that became #1 singles in the United Kingdom for The Spencer Davis Group. He continued to work as a recording artist himself, with regular album releases through to the mid 1980s. Much of his later work was produced by Bunny Lee, and he also worked with The Aggrovators. Edwards’ music is published through Fairwood Music (UK) Ltd.
Edwards also worked as a producer, co-producing the 1977 album Move Up Starsky by The Mexicano. He died in August 1992 of a heart attack”.
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Vince Taylor never made it in the UK or the US, but he was huge in Belgium and France. His singing  voice wasn’t anything special, but on stage he was a real phenomenon, a devil all clad in black leather with chains, medals and bracelets, putting on a unique physical stage act that involved rolling on his back. Some of his numerous French gigs were recorded and Big Beat Records put out a cd with seven songs captured at the Paris Olympia  on various occasions in 1961, 1965 and 1966. The cd is augmented with two early singles on Parlophone, five tracks on Palette (incl. the unreleased ‘Cold, White and Beautiful’).
Taylor compensated his voice by putting on a show, but also by hiring some of the best UK musicians around. On his Parlophone singles from (1959-1960), Vince Taylor was accompanied by the likes of  Brian ‘Licorice’ Locking (bass), Brian Bennett (drums), Tony Sheridan (voc, gtr) and Joe Moretti (gtr). Next, Locking and Bennett moved to Marty Wilde’s backing group, the Wild Cats, which developed into The Krew Cats featuring Big Jim Sullivan on lead. At the end of 1961, Brian Bennett became a Shadow. After a short stint with Adam Faith’s Group The Roulettes, Locking equally joined The Shadows (as both Tony Meehan and Jet Harris had left by that time). Jim Sullivan also lead his own group, The Big Jim Sullivan Combo (one single in 1961), before becoming an in-demand session player who would keep on releasing solo stuff every now and then, such as the LP ‘Sitar Beat’. (Eddy Bonte).
RADIO 68 PLAYS tracks from the Big Beat cd ‘Live At The Olympia’, The Shadows feat. Bennett and Locking, The Krew Kats feat. Jim Sullivan, The Big Jim Sullivan Combo (b-side of their only single) and The Beatles feat. Tony Sheridan.

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