My Generation of Sunday 27 August: The Creation, The Dukes of Hamburg, Betho Ieesus [Ed’s Show, 2017-35]
NEW SHOW: The Creation, The Dukes of Hamburg, Betho Ieesus ** REPEATED: Richard Shirman & Friends: The Attack, The Nice, Atomic Rooster ** [Ed’s Show, 2017-35, 27 Aug.] **** RADIO 68: ALL THE SOUNDS AND ALL THE VOICES THAT SHAPED THE SIXTIES ***
1 MY GENERATION (NEW) SPECIAL: THE CREATION: THE CREATION THEORY (pt. 1): THE MARK FOUR, THE CREATION + THE MERSEYBEATS + THE BIRDS: ** THE MARK FOUR: I’m Leaving 3rd single B-side , Sleep All Day + Going Down Fast, 4th and last single * THE CREATION: Nightmares, B-side 1967, Sylvette (French EP, 1966) , Ostrich Man (1967 LP). (The Creation Theory Box Set, Edsel Records) * THE MERSEYBEATS: Fortune Teller * THE BIRDS: Run Run 1966 ** LONGPLAYING: TIM BUCKLEY: GOODBYE and HELLO, August 1967 ** FORGOTTEN: GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS, THE GEORGE MARTIN ORCHESTRA + THE IVY LEAGUE From OST “Ferry Cross The Mersey”, 1964 ** AND ALSO: CHUCK BERRY, ARETHA FRANKLIN ** WORD: Thurgood Marshall appointed * Godard: La Chinoise **
2 BLUESIDE (NEW) SPECIAL: THE DUKES OF HAMBURG GERMANY’s NEWEST HITMAKERS + THE ROLLING STONES: England’s Newest Hitmakers + WILSON PICKETT + PROFESSOR LONGHAIR + 3rd EVOLUTION ** GERMANY’s NEWEST HITMAKERS: No money no honey, Talking About You, Down the Road Apiece, Cry To Me ** England’s Newest Hitmakers: Now I’ve Got A Witness, Can I Get A Witness, Little by Little * If You Need Me * Cry To Me * Everybody Needs Somebody (NY Psychedelic States) ** THE ORGINATORS & INSPIRATORS: FENTON ROBINSON: I HEAR SOME BLUES DOWNSAIRS (Thanks to Airplay Direct and Alligator Records ) ** OTIS REDDING ** KEEPERS OF THE BLUES FLAME: BETHO IEESUS, Thanks to Betho Ieesus ** JAMES HAND (THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE, thanks to Airplay Direct).
3 MY GENERATION (repeated)
SPECIAL: REMEMBERING RICHARD ‘HERSHEY’ SHIRMAN [26 April 1949 – 26 July 2017]
FAMOUS but FORGOTTEN: THE FLOCK (1st LP) , DONOVAN (Poor Cow, OST), ENDATTEME (V.A. DE MUZE 50 JAAR Starman Records ) ** SPECIAL: RICHARD ‘HERSHEY’ SHIRMAN: THE ATTACK + THE STANDELLS + THE NICE + DAVY O’LIST + ATOMIC ROOSTER feat. John DuCann + THE FIVE DAY WEEK STRAW PEOPLE (LP, 1968) + ANDROMEDA (LP, 1969) ** LONGPLAYING: RALPH McTELL (LP 1969 Spiral Staircase) , THE BEAU BRUMMELS (Introducing, 1965, LP) , CROW (LP CROW MUSIC) ** AND ALSO: ELLIOT MURPHY: MURPHY, 2010.
4 BLUESIDE (repeated)
SPECIAL: REMEMBERING RICHARD ‘HERSHEY’ SHIRMAN: HERSHEY AND THE 12 BARS [26 April 1949 – 26 July 2017]
THE ORGINATORS & INSPIRATORS: JERRY ‘Boogie’ McCAIN, DOC POMUS ** SPECIAL RICHARD ‘HERSHEY’ SHIRMAN: HERSHEY AND THE 12 BARS CD Welcome to Hershey, 1989, ABACABE Records, sincere thanks to Fran Leslie + BILL WYMAN’s RHYTHM KINGS with Nick Payne and Frank Mead + RORY GALLAGHER feat. Rob De’ath + MARMALADE feat. Alan Whitehead ** KEEPERS OF THE BLUES FLAME: ZOOT MONEY (The Book Of Life, 2016)
|SHOW||Brussels 12 noon till 12 midnight||London 11 a.m. till 11 p.m.|
|My Generation new show: The Creation||12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00||11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.|
|Blueside new show: The Dukes Of Hamburg, Betho Ieesus||13:00 * 17:00 * 21:00 hrs||12 noon, 4 p.m., 8 p.m.|
|My Generation repeated: Richard Shirman & Friends||14:00 * 18:00 * 22:00 hrs||1 p.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m.|
|Blueside repeated: Richard Shirman & Friends||15:00 * 19:00 * 23:00 hrs||2 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m.|
|Ends 24:00 hrs||Ends 11 p.m.|
ACHTERGRONDINFORMATIE ** BACKGROUND
BETHEO IEESUS: BLUES FROM BRAZIL
“Born in São Paulo, Brazil. Son of Portuguese immigrants, he studied and graduated in architecture, but it was in music that he found his career – becoming a guitar-player, singer, songwriter and producer. Betho was one of the students of the great master of classical guitar, Henrique Pinto, and produced several artists such as Mariah Carey (Butterfly’s remix, 1997), Jimmy Cliff, Toquinho, Ivan Lins and many others. Being a literary author also, he wrote several poetry books and biographies of famous catholic figures. Despite those many abilities, it is in the music, esspecially in the blues, that his passion lies in, which was born from listening to great American idols from the 1930s to the 1970s, e.g. Robert Johnson, Son House, Willie Brown, Sonny Boy Willianson, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf and, though less intensely, Stevie Ray Vaughan, just to mention a few. In his lyrics, Betho brings a social content that exposes an unfair and violent Brazil, far from the soccer, carnival & beautiful women’s cliché. For instance, the music of “Blues do Nunca Mais” reminds us of the necessity to always fight the wrong and the evil and “Edu Blues” tells the story of a young man that was beaten over his bike theft while on his way to visit his girlfriend. Bold, this musician is a fearless critic of his country’s politics and poverty in the best spirit of the blues. Starting with the songs mentioned above, Betho is now recording his newest CD”. Source: Betho Ieesus. Check him out: http://www.numberonemusic.com/bethoieesus
THE DUKES OF HAMBURG: GERMANY’s NEWEST HTMAKERS
“The cover and the title of their latest album are, well… a cover of The Rolling Stones’ first US release ‘England’s Newest Hitmakers’. And so is the music. ‘Pastiche’ fits better, but this pastiche sounds really convincing. This German band of mixed German-Californian origin plays pop and R&B the way the early “R&B combos” like The Yardbirds and The Stones used to do: energetically, raw, without any compromise. And it sounds bloody good! Radio 68 plays several tracks from that album and adds music that inspired them” (Eddy Bonte) Thanks to The Dukes for the provided sounds!
“The DUKES OF HAMBURG are more than just a group – they are a way of life. “A way of life that has captured the imagination of the nation´s teenagers, and made them one of the most sought after groups in Beatdom. For the Dukes have their fingers on the pulse of the basic premise of “pop” music success – that its public buys sound, and the sound is what they give you with this their seventh album; a raw, exiting basic approach to Rhythm and Blues blended with their five own explosive characters. In the twenty years since the Dukes embarked on their pop career, they have not only chalked up major chart successes, but smashed attendance records on tours the length and breadth of the country. They have emerged as five well rounded intelligent talents, who will journey successfully far beyond the realms of pop music. And in this album there are fourteen good reasons why.*Andrew Loog Oldham”. (Source: https://www.timeforaction.de/shop/the-dukes-of-hamburg/germanys-newest-hit-makers).
“Sixties mod-psych band The Creation never made it big (though they were successful in Germany), but are no footnote either. Quite on the contrary: fondly remembered by their fan-base, this was a musically innovating group that brought pop art into practise on stage – easily equalling The Who. Guitarist Eddie Phillips was the first to play the guitar with a violin bow and to use feedback as a creative technique, not a gimmick. The Creation evolved from a band called The Mark Four, who released several singles between 1964 and 1966 and counted one John Dalton (later to join The Kinks) in their ranks. Eddie Phillips and Kenny Picket formed The Creation in 1966 and recruited Bob Garner on bass. Garner had played with Tony Sheridan and The Merseybeats. When Garner leaves the band, Kim Gardner of The Birds steps in. When co-founder Phillips leaves at the end of 1967, his place is taken by another Bird – Ronnie Wood. Regretfully, the story ends in 1968 when Ron Wood joins The Jeff Beck Group”. (Eddy Bonte)
Edsel Records released a wonderful box set with 3 cds and a dvd titled THE CREATION THEORY: https://www.demonmusicgroup.co.uk/catalogue/releases/creation-theory/
Radio 68 plays The Mark Four, The Creation, The Birds and The Merseybeats.
RICHARD ‘Hershey’ SHIRMAN
This show is in honour of Richard Shirman. The Attack were a mod / /psychedelic group formed in 1966 around singer Richard Shirman aka Hershey (26 April 1949 – 26 July 2017. The first line-up featured drummer Alan Whitehead (later in Marmalade), guitarist David O’List (later of The Nice) and John Du Cann (later of Andromeda and Atomic Rooster). Their first single “Try It” was on the LP of the same title by American beat and R&B outfit The Standells and was also recorded by Ohio Express. The Attack also released a version of ‘Hi Hi Silver Lining’ before Jeff Beck, but it was Jeff Beck who scored a hit.
Richard Shirman declined the offer to be the singer of Andromeda, but Attack guitarist John Du Cann did join. DuCann was also in a band called Five Day Week Straw People whose only reason of existence was the offer to make a psychedelic album for budget label Saga.
In the early 80s, Richard ‘Hershey’ Shirman put together a blues band called HERSHEY AND THE 12 BARS. Their first album carries the tongue-in-cheek title “Greatest Hits Vol. 2. “ (2000). ABACABE Records later put out “Welcome to Hershey”, featuring live tracks from 1989 and studio tracks from 1986. Both albums feature a horn section with saxophonists Frank Mead and Nick Payne, friends of Hershey’s who have become quite famous and have played with a number of big acts like Bill Wyman and his Rhythm Kings. You will find more famous names in the line-ups, e.g. keyboardist Dave Lennox.
RADIO 68 PLAYS
* in My Generation: the first two singles by The Attack + songs from bands that Attack members joined afterwards: John Du Cann > Atomic Rooster, Andromeda, Five Day Week Straw People + Davy O’List > The Nice and solo, here “Second Thoughts” cd, 2015;
* in Blueside: tracks from ‘Welcome to Hershey’ (Abacabe Records) by Hershey and the 12 Bars + BILL WYMAN’s RHYTHM KINGS feat. saxophonists Nick Payne and Frank Mead who used to play with The Hershey Horns ; Payne arranged The Hershey Horns on ‘Welcome To Hershey’) + RORY GALLAGHER feat. Rob De’ath (drums on ‘Welcome to Hershey’) + MARMALADE feat. Alan Whitehead (drummer for The Attack)
Review of “Greatest Hits vol. 2”: http://www.fridhammar.com/editor6.html
Richard Shirman about Richard Shirman: http://www.folklinks.com/folk_wisdom.html
The Attack: the double cd ‘About Time’ was released by http://www.cherryred.co.uk/rpm/
Greatest Hits vol. 2 is available through https://www.facebook.com/anewdayrecords/
Welcome to Hershey (the cd featured in this show) is available via Richard Shirman