My Generation of Sunday 4 Dec.: Leon Russell and Friends: George Harrison, Joe Cocker, Freddie King [Ed’s Show 2016-49]
SPECIALS: LEON RUSSELL & Friends: Joe Cocker, Freddie King, The Beach Boys, George Harrison, etc. ** Repeated: a 2-hour Rolling Stones bonanza: The Rolling Stones as blues, country and soul men ** [05 Dec., 2016-49]
1 MY GENERATION (NEW)
SPECIAL LEON RUSSELL : LEON RUSSELL, JOE COCKER, THE BEACH BOYS , THE ROLLING STONES, GEORGE HARRISON ** FAMOUS BUT FORGOTTEN : BILLY J. ROYAL, AMEN CORNER, HUGO DE GROOT ** AND ALSO: DUSTY SPRINGFIELD , THE SHIRELLES *
2 BLUESIDE (NEW)
SPECIAL: LEON RUSSELL: LEON RUSSELL, LEON RUSSELL with Freddie King & Duck Dunn ** NEW STUFF: NICKY BRAMBLE, FRAN McGILLIVRAY BAND, STARLITE-CAMPBELL BAND ** AND ALSO: PETER GREEN, THE ELVIN BISHOP GROUP, LITTLE WILIE JOHN **
3 MY GENERATION (repeated)
SPECIAL: THE ROLLING STONES play country and soul.
4 BLUESIDE (repeated)
THE ROLLING STONES: early blues (the IBC demos), later blues and stripped blues.
THE SCHEDULE * HET UITZENDROOSTER
|SHOW||Brussels 12 noon till 12 midnight||London 11 a.m. till 11 p.m.|
|My Generation new show: Leon Russell & Friends||12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00 hrs||11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.|
|Blueside new show: Leon Russell & Friends||13:00 * 17:00 * 21:00 hrs||12 noon, 4 p.m., 8 p.m.|
|My Generation repeated The Rolling Stones as blues, country and soul men||14:00 * 18:00 * 22:00 hrs||1 p.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m.|
|Blueside repeated show: The Rolling Stones as blues, country and soul men||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
LEON RUSSELL 2 april 1942 – 13 november 2016
“Leon became part of an elite group of studio musicians called the Wrecking Crew and played on hundreds of hit records in the 1960’s (…) . Leon co-produced, arranged, and played piano, organ, and guitar on Joe Cocker’s second album, ‘Joe Cocker!’ in 1969. He also recorded and toured with ‘Delaney & Bonnie & Friends’. Leon founded Shelter Records with partner Denny Cordell and released Leon’s first solo album, “Leon Russell” in May, 1970. It included Beatles George Harrison and Ringo Starr, Rolling Stones Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts, Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, and Klaus Voorman. The album contained classic Leon songs, ‘A Song For You’, along with ‘Hummingbird’, and ‘Delta Lady’. Shelter Records was home for not only Leon but many other artists such as Freddie King, Don Nix, J.J. Cale, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Gap Band, Dwight Twilley and Phoebe Snow. Leon played on and produced three Shelter albums for blues guitarist Freddie King.
Leon organized and led the band behind Joe Cocker for the famous “Mad Dogs & Englishmen” tour of the U.S. in March-May, 1970. The huge 11 member band included 3 drummers and a 10 member choir which played 65 shows in 48 cities. The tour was filmed for the movie “Mad Dogs & Englishmen”. The live double-LP album on A&M Records reached #2 on the U.S. album charts and sold over a million copies.
On August 1st, 1971, Leon joined George Harrison and friends for two performances of the Concert For Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden in New York to raise money for refugees. His “Jumpin’ Jack Flash/Youngblood” medley was considered the highlight of the show by some. (source Leon Russell oficial website)
Radio 68 plays tracks from his more recent albums ‘Snapshot’ (2013) ad ‘Life Journey’ (2014), plus collaborations with Joe Cocker (he was the musical director of the Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour), George Harrison (Concert for Bangla Desh), The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, Duck Dunn and Freddie King.
NEW STUFF: NICKY BRAMBLE, FRAN McGILLIVRAY BAND, STARLITE-CAMPBELL BAND
“Suzy Starlite and Simon Campbell are seasoned songwriters and musicians. They started the band in January 2016, co-writing the new blues album ‘Blueberry Pie’ released last April (2016).
Suzy Starlite is a vocalist, songwriter, bass-player, guitarist and keyboardist. She was a member of folk-rock band Megiddo,. In 2012, she formed the band Starlite and drafted in Simon on guitar.
Simon Campbell is a guitar player, vocalist, songwriter and record producer. He was signed to Polydor Records in the early 90’s and released an albums with Little Brother and The Disciples. In 2011, he was nominated in the Best Vocalist category in the British Blues Awards 2011, following the release of his debut solo album ‘Thirty-six’. He released a second solo album, The Knife, which reflected Simon’s increasing love of acoustic music from both sides of the Atlantic” (source: band’s promo sheet).
“Nicky Bramble is really one of those rare undiscovered singers who effortlessly stands above the norm and blind-sides you within the first couple of minutes. Cold, Cold Feeling starts with a rare Hammond sound we seldom hear these days, swiftly followed by the sublime vocal delivery of Miss Bramble, embodying fully, the emotion of the original.” (Source: Stone Rolla Records). Release Date: 25th November 2016, website www.stonerolla.com
FRAN McGILLIVRAY BAND
“Mister Blues” is a track from the band’s forthcoming new album “Midnight Call” , to be released in January 2017. Says Fran McGillivray: “We have a new album entitled “Midnight Call”. This is a song inspired by a fabulous blues dancer who has graced some of our live shows with his style, elan and all-round groovy moves. Women just queue up to dance with him!”.
Read my reviews of earlier work here:
THE ROLLING STONES AS BLUES, COUNTRY and SOUL MEN
The Rolling Stones will soon be releasing a new studio album with blues songs worldwide, simply titled BLUE AND LONESOME. And it’s covers only, with lots of Chicago blues if we are to believe Keith Richards. The Rolling Stones have come full circle, since they were among the first white bands in Britain to go for R&B. Mostly covers or clever copies of originators like Jimmy Reed. The Rolling Stones followed a trend set by British blues godfathers Alexis Korner, Cyril Davies, Geoff Bradford, Chris Barber, Otille Patterson et al.
COUNTRY & SOUL STONES
It would be wrong, however, to see the Stones as an R&B band only. Early on, they covered soul songs (e.g. by Marvin Gaye) and country influences were evident as early as Aftermath (e.g. High and Dry).
RADIO 68 PLAYS The Rolling Stones with blues, country and soul songs.