My Generation of Sunday 31 Dec. and Tuesday 02 Jan: The Action, Best of 2017 Blues, Tinsley Ellis, Curtis Salgado [Ed’s Show 2017-53]

NEW SHOW: The Action, Best of 2017 Blues pt. 2,  new abums by Tinsley Ellis, Curtis Salgado ** REPEATED:  Sweet Pretty Things, Dull Knife, 2017 Blues Retrospective [2017-53, Sun. 31 Dec. 12:00 > 24:00 hrs + repeated Tue. 02 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 *** 

SPECIALTHE ACTION: SANDRA BARRY & THE BOYS: Really Gonna Shake It, 1964 + SANDRA BARRY: Question + SLACK ALICE feat. Sandra Barry: Motorcycle Dream + THE BOYS:  I Want You (b-side, 1964) +  MICKEY LANE Hey Sah-Lo-Ney (covered by The Action, b-side of 2nd single)  + THE ACTION: India (by John Coltrane, BBC live) + THE ACTION : Shadows and  Reflections (A-side), 1967), Love Is All (Rolled Gold sessions)  ** FORGOTTEN & OVERLOOKED: + LES INGOES (pre-Blommom Toes): Viens  danser le Monkiss  + THE WALKER BROTHERS: Land Of 1,000 Dances + CHRI S FARLOWE: Midnight Hour (EP, 1965) LONGPLAYTIME:  THE BLOSSOM TOES: I’ll Be Late For Tea (We Are Ever So Clean) + THE BYRDS: Draft Morning (Crosby, Hillman, McGuinn; The Notorious Byrds Brothers, 1968) ** WORD / FREE SPEECH: PETER BORMANS: Angela Davis + ANGELA DAVIS about revolution + BANNER THEATRE: Banker’s Blues

PRE & POST-“ACTION” MUSIC IN “LONGPLAYTIME” Monday 1st, Wednesday 3rd: Savoy Brown, Mighty Baby, Ace. 


SPECIAL: 2017 RETRESPECTIVE, ART 2  : GUY VERLINDE & THE HOUSEROCKERS: You Gotta Shake (How How How) + LUCINDA WILLIAMS: Factory Blues (Sweet Old World) + SONNY LANDRETH: Walkin’ Blues (Live in Lafayette)  + TIM PENN: Yellow Moon (We Are What We Are) [THANKS TO V2 RECORDS BELGIUM, AIRPLAY DIRECT and TIM PENN] + JAMES HAND: Baby, Don’t Tell Me That (The Truth Will Set You Free) ** KEEPERS OF THE BLUES FLAME: TINSLEY ELLIS: Nothing But Fine, Satisfied  (Winning Hand, 2017, thanks to Alligator Records and V2 Records Belgium)  + CURTIS SALGADO & ALAN HAGER: I Will Not Surrender, I Want My Dog To Live Longer, You Got To Move (Rough Cut,  2017, thanks to Alligator Records and V2 Records Belgium)  + JOHNNY HALLYDAY: Je me suis lavé les mains dans l’eau sale  ** AND ALSO: LARRIE WILLIAMS,  THE SPENER DAVIS GROUP ** WORD: HO CHI MINH:  Report of Ho Chi Minh’s Death, Ewan McColl sings The Ballad Of  Ho CHi Minh **

3 MY GENERATION (repeated):

SPECIAL: YOUNG & SWEET PRETTY THINGS  / DULL KNIFE: Death (written by Phil May, Dick Taylor, John Pavey, Alan Waller & John Adler), 13 (Glen Danzig) (cd LIght Is The Night, Dark Is The Day) + THE PRETTY THINGS: The Same Sun, In the Soukh, Dirty Song (cd, 2015: The Sweet Pretty Things (Are in Bed Now, of Course…) ** HOMAGE TO CATALONIA: SERGE UTGé-ROYO: Commune Bossa  + PETER BORMANS: Louise Michel ** FORGOTTEN & OVERLOOKED: ROGER MILLER: My Uncle Used To Love Me  (US no. 58, 1966) +  P.J. PROBY: With These Hands  + ? and the Mysterians: Midnight Hour (b-side to ’96 Tears’, no. 1 in 1966) ** LONGPLAYTIME: HAPPY & ARTIE TRAUM: No Depression Blues (Hard Times in The Country) + RONNIE LANE’s SLIM CHANCE: Ain’t No Lady ** POEZIE   ** AND ALSO: NEIL DIAMOND: Thank The Lord for the Night-Time ** POEZIE: FREDERIK DE PREESTER LEEST ERIC DE PREESTER

4 BLUESIDE (repeated)
: 2017 NEW RELEASES  RETROSPECTIVE:  SONNY LANDRETH: Walkin’ Blues ( Live in Lafayette)  *** LOST IN PARIS BLUES BAND feat. Paul Personne: Little Red Rooster (List in Paris) *** ALBERT CASTIGLIA: Hoodoo On Me (Up All Night) *** DELBERT Mc CLINTON: Bad Haircut (Pick Of The Letter) ***ELVIN BISHOP FUN TRIO: It’s You, fat. Kim Wilson on hnca *** REVEREND PEYTON’s BIG DAMN BAND: We Deserve A Happy Ending  *** SCOTT H. BIRAM:  Red Wine (Bad Testament) *** POPPA CHUBBY: DIrty Old Blues (Two Dogs) *** V.A. COMPILATION ‘The Night Train Route 1’: Jessie Mae: Don’t Freeze On Me + Fluffy Hunter: Walk Right In  ** STEVEN TROCH: The Jinx Is On Me (Nice’n’Greasy) + TINY LEGS TIME: Religion Serves The Devil Well  ***  THANKS TO V2 Records Belgium, Verycords / EarMusic, Bloodshot Records, Thirty Tigers Records  ***  HOMAGE TO CATALONIA: COSMIC GRASS: I Want To Be Loved (EP Sunday Evening Music Revelations)

 SCHEDULE ** ROOSTER  ** CET Brussels Sun. 1200 > 2400      Wed. 1200 > 2000 
My Generation: new show: The Action 12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00 hrs 12:00 * 16:00 hrs
Blueside: new show: 2017 Retrospective pt. 2 13:00  * 17:00  * 21:00 hrs 13:00  * 17:00 hrs
My Generation repeated: Pretty Things, Dull Knife 14:00 * 18:00  * 22:00 hrs 14:00 * 18:00 hrs
Blueside repeated:   2017 Retrospective 15:00 * 19:00 * 23:00 hrs 15:00 * 19:00 hrs
Ends 24:00 hrs Ends 20:00 hrs


THE ACTION are a  Mod group from London that played SOUL, of course, but later experimented with jazz and went psychedelic sounds, say, around 1967. They flew under  the wings of George  Martin and used Giorgio Gomelsky’s studio. To no avail in terms of success, as their five singles flopped. The Action eventually recorded a number of demos famously known as ROLLED GOLD.
Before all that, they went by the name of THE BOYS, performing and recording  (ne single for Pye) as a solo act. Also, they accompanied a female singer called SANDRA BARRY – she later fronted prog band SLACK ALICE. The Action’s singer, Reggie King, went solo and also sang in THE BLOSSOM TOES aka B.B. BLUNDER.
RADIO 68 PLAYS: The Boys, Sandra Barry & The Boys, The Action, The Blossom Toes,  pre-Blossom Toes ‘Les Ingoes’, The Byrds (Chris Hillman was an inspiration) , Slack Alice, souls singer Mickey Lane (covered by The Action) and soul-deep contemporaries Chris Farlowe and The Walker Brothers (they covered Land Of 1,000 Dances – The Action’s first singe).

Dull Knife

THE PRETTY THINGS are still performing and recording,and the NUCLEUS still consists of original members PHIL MAY on vocals and their wonderful guitarist DICK TAYLOR. Some years ago, new manager MARK ST. JOHN had the very sensible idea of surrounding MAY and TAYLOR with FRANK HOLLAND, a somewhat younger and  very seasoned musician (vocals, guitar, harmonica and what not)  PLUS a new, young, kicking RHYTHM SECTION with JACK GREENWOOD on drums and GEORGE WOOSEY on bass and vocals. GREENWOOD & WOOSEY released their very own album as DULL KNIFE. They recorded their own songs, the odd Pretty Things tune from days of old, even TOWNES VAN ZANDT.
RADIO 68 plays tracks from DULL KNIFE’s album  LIGHT IS THE NIGHT and DARK IS THE DAY + the most recent studio album by the Pretties with  Holland, Woosey and Greenwood: The Sweet Pretty Things (Are In Bed Now Of Course), 2015.

Dull Knife formed at the back end of 2013 after a few living room jams. George and Jack met through 60s psych band ThePretty Things, they make up the rhythm section and have a mutual interest in delta blues, 60s garage psych and outlaw country. Most of their repertoire was penned on the road in hotel rooms and in Jack’s living room.



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