My Generation *** Rubble Sounds vol. 2: Pretty Things, Wimple Winch, Keith West, Shotgun Express; Don Covay LP ‘The House Of Blue Lights’, Don Covay covers; Steamhammer, Yardbirds *** Sunday 16 & Tuesday 18 October 2022 *** [Ed’s Show, 202236]
NEW SHOW: Rubble Sounds vol. 2: Pretty Things, Wimple Winch, Keith West, Shotgun Express; Don Covay LP ‘The House Of Blue Lights’, Don Covay covers; Steahammer, Yardbirds *** REPEATED *** Jeff Beck (Loud Hailer), Out of the Garage, Stony Plain 40, Stax singles, Joe Cocker *** Ed’s Show, 2022-36 [2016343) *** Sunday 16 October 12:00 > Monday 04:00 CET & Tuesday 18 October 12:00 > 24:00 hrs CET *** *** RADIO 68: all the revolutionary sounds and voices that shaped the sixties **
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12.00 Rubble 2, Don Covay, Steamhammer
14.00 Jeff Beck, Stony Plain 40, Out of the Garage
16.00 Rubble 2, Don Covay, Steamhammer
18.00 Jeff Beck, Stony Plain 40, Out of the Garage
20.00 Rubble 2, Don Covay, Steamhammer
22.00 Jeff Beck, Stony Plain 40, Out of the Garage
24.00 [ENDS HERE ON TUESDAY]
24.00 Rubble 2, Don Covay, Steamhammer
02.00 Jeff Beck, Stony Plain 40, Out of the Garage
04.00 [ENDS HERE ON MONDAY MORNING]
NEW SHOWS 12:00, 16:00, 20:00 & 24:00 hrs CET
01 MY GENERATION
SPECIAL “RUBBLE, vol. 2”: POP SIKE PIPE DREAMS with THE MODE, WIMPLE WINCH, THE PRETTY THINGS, THE PARKING LOT, KEITH WEST, SHOTGUN EXPRESS, THE EXECUTIVE **
THREESOME: DON COVAY Songs: 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS, PRETTY THINGS YARDBIRDS BLUES BAND, GEORGIE FAME ** LONGPLAYING: STEAMHAMMER (Mountains, 1970, re-release 2016, Esoteric Recordings ** THE YARDBIRDS (Roger the Engineer, 1966, mono, cd rerelease 2016, Repertroire Records ** CHAD & JEREMY (Yesterday’s Gone, 1964) ** AND ALSO: BILL DOGGETT, ROGER CHAPMAN **
02 MY GENERATION BLUESIDE
SPECIALS: DON COVAY (THE HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS: full album, except tracks 1 and 7) ** SAM JONES ** THE NEW STUFF: PAUL REDDICK (from his Stony Plain debut album “Ride the One”, thanks to Bert Pïjpers at CRS)
REPEATED SHOWS 14:00, 18:00, 22:00 & 02:00 hrs CET
03 MY GENERATION :
JEFF BECK “LOUD HAILER” ** SPECIAL: OUT OF THE GARAGE 2 Bongo Boy Records, with THE NOLAS, MIKE DALY & THE PLANETS, CHEAP PERFUME www.bongoboyrecords.com ** THREESOME: THE STAX VOLT SINGLES: BOOKER T & MGs , CARLA THOMAS, RUFUS THOMAS ** LONGPLAYING with JOE COCKER: WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS ; LEONARD COHEN: SONGS FROM A ROOM; JOHN FRED & PLAYBOY BAND: JUDY IN DISGUISE **
Out of the Garage 2: thanks to www.bongoboyrecords.com
4 MY GENERATION BLUESIDE :
THE NEW STUFF: HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND, Ruf Records www.rufrecords.de ** RICHARD SHINDELL ** SPECIAL: “40 YEARS OF STONY PLAIN”: Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne, Sonny Rhodes, Jay McShann, Walter ‘Shakey’ Horton with Hot Cottage (1973), Albert Lee / James Burton / Amos Garrett / David Wilcox and Joe Louis Walker ** AND ALSO: Georgie Fame & The Harry South Big Band, James Brown.
Stony Plain www.stonyplainrecords.com and Richard Shindell: thanks to Bert Pijpers at CRS.
Honey Island Swamp Band: thanks to V2 Records Belgium and Ruf Records (album “Demolition Day” out on Ruf Records www.rufrecords.de)
BACKGROUND + MEER INFORMATIE
RUBBLE SOUNDS vol. 2
Volume 2 of this 20 album-series is titled “Pop Sike Pipe Dreams” and features light psych beat by known acts such as Keith West and The Pretty Things, but also – and that’s what the series is all about – obscure and and forgotten bands and artists. One such band is WIMPLE WINCH from Manchester.
“Just Four Men had just split up and drummer Larry King (original surname Arendes), lead vocalist and guitarist Dee (Demetrious) Christopholus and lead guitarist John Kelman spent Christmas 1965 searching for a new bass player until they found Barry Ashall. ‘…) An A & R man for Fontana stopped by and caught a performance of Wimple Winch. The group were signed and booked into Philips Studios in Stanhope Place in March 1966.Recordings took place over a couple of days with numerous tracks being laid down. Fontana chose “What’s Been Done” b/w “I Really Love You” for the initial release. Although Radio London listed the single as a ‘Climber’ in April 1966, the record did not chart. John Kelman was now splitting his time as guitarist for Wimple Winch and as part of Wayne Fontana’s backing group The Opposition. Stuart Sirrett, the final bassist for Just Four Men was also a member of The Opposition and they contributed to various recordings (including “Pamela, Pamela”), sessions and live appearances. For the second single, Fontana searched through the material recorded in the Spring and decided to release “Save My Soul”. Local sales were significant for the single but, again as with the previous release, it did not chart” (Source: https://www.45cat.com/biography/wimple-winch
DON COVAY: HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS, Atlantic 1969
“This album, credited to Don Covay and the Jefferson Lemon Blues Band, is not only a great record on its own terms, but it’s sort of a black parallel/precursor to a few blues-rock LPs by white artists that sold a hell of a lot more copies around the same time. On the one hand, it’s as solid a blues album as anyone associated with R&B was making in 1969 and contains some of the best guitar-based blues on Atlantic (…). The guitar blues, interspersed with some organ-based numbers, mixes with Covay’s whooped and hollered vocals like someone caught a performance at some roadhouse 20 miles from nowhere in Mississippi (…) But the repertory ranges wider than that description would lead one to believe (…) including the jaunty “Four Women,” the soulful “Homemade Love” (which manages to be smooth, raw, and cute, all in six minutes), and two parts of “House of Blue Lights” .
(review by Bruce Eder for allmusic.com).
The album features organ, sitar and the flute – not that common on (black) blues recordings. But it’s 1969 and Covay understood a few hip sounds wouldn’t do any harm. In fact, they sit perfectly with the rest of the sounds and voices. One such sound is the harmonica and the rhythm guitar of John Hammond Jr.! And let’s not forget that Don Covay was by then a respected performer (he was spotted by Little Richard and became the wild one’s opening act as early as 1958 at the age of 18), a hit maker in his own right and, of course, a hit writer for both black and white artists – e.g. ‘The Pusher’ (Steppenwolf), ‘Mercy Mercy’ (Marvin Gaye, The Rolling Stones and many more!) or ‘Chain Of Fools’ (Aretha Franklin) (EB)
RADIO 68 PLAYS 8 (out of 11) songs from that great album in Blueside, plus 3 covers in the sixties section
40 YEARS OF “STONY PLAIN”
2016 marks the 40th Anniversary of one of Canada’s longest surviving independent record labels. Stony Plain Records has been recognized worldwide for its consistent, high quality roots and blues releases. “40 Years of Stony Plain” is a three volume set celebrating some of the label’s favourite tracks. The first cd features singer-songwriters and country-roots artists, the second focuses on blues and the third disc is just rarities and previously unreleased music by artists like Eric Bibb, Maria Muldaur, Duke Robillard and Sam Chatmon. Stony Plain was named “2014 Record Label of the Year” by the Blues Foundation in Memphis. www.stonyplainrecords.com
Thanks to Bert Pijpers and CRS.
RADIO 68 PLAYS Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne, Sonny Rhodes, Jay McShann, Walter ‘Shakey’ Horton with Hot Cottage, Joe Louis Walker and four guitar heroes doing the classic That’s Alright Mama (Albert Lee, James Burton, Amos Garrett and David Wilcox) *
JEFF BECK: LOUD HAILER
Jeff Beck’s first new album in six years: “Loud Hailer – named after another word for a megaphone – the record contains 11 tracks that span funk, electronic music, soul and the blues and an emphasis on vocal songs. “If I don’t change course now, I’ll be stuck with that ‘Guitar World thing,'” six-string legend explains from Jimi Hendrix’s studio. “If I don’t change course now, I’ll be stuck with that ‘Guitar World thing,'” six-string legend explains from Jimi Hendrix’s studio. “I really wanted to make a statement about some of the nasty things I see going on in the world today,” Beck said in a statement. “I loved the idea of being at a rally and using this loud device to shout my point of view.” (…) At the listening event earlier this year, Rolling Stone asked if he intended the LP to be a protest album. “It’s an observation,” he said. “It’s undeniable when [Rosie] sings, ‘plastic fantastic little creatures,’ it’s complaining about the plasticity of reality shows like American Idol and all this, where 99.5 percent of it is just crap and you should never be exposed to it, just to get that little morsel of talent,” he said. “That, to me, is just the worst, so that’s my little poke at that.” (Source: Rolling Stone magazine)
WE THE PEOPLE aka AMERICAN ZOO
We the People aka American Zoo is a 60s teen band from LA (do not confuse with We the People from Orlando), that released four singles and recorded another demo. Surprisingly, these kids write their own material and produced interesting, introspective lyrics as well (e.g. ‘Who Am I’, re-recorded as ‘What Am I’). Their music is a blend of rough beat (now called ‘garage’), folk and psychedelic elements, with vocal harmonies on top.
Says Mike Stax of Ugly Things: “The album clocks in at less than 30 minutes, but when every one of those minutes is pure magic, how could you possibly complain? We have a new contender for album of the year”
Their records didn’t go anywhere, buts some band members (who were still attending high school when they made these recordings!) developed impressive careers: guitar player Bill Bottrell became a Grammy award producer, working with Michael Jackson, Madonna and George Harrison among others. Drummer Jason “Jasun” Martz toured with Frank Zappa and recorded with Michael Jackson. Today, he’s a well- known avant-garde artist and sculptor. Steve Zaillian, the first We The People drummer, became an Academy Award winning director, producer and screenwriter (“Schindler’s List” and “Hannibal” among others).
The band’s entire output can be found on the cd “Visions of Time” www.guerssen.com (EB)
ALLIGATOR 45th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION (2016)
Two cds for the price of one, 37 tracks by 37 artists / bands totaling more than two and a half hours of music – celebrating Alligator’s 45th anniversary and thus Alligator’s sound. It is only normal that many a band / artist couldn’t be included, the label now possessing a catalogue of more than 300 albums. As Alligator have released anniversary albums fairly regularly, this one focuses rather heavily on albums released this century, with many released the last few years. (Eddy Bonte)
“On May 25 and June 2, 1971, the rawest, roughest-edged, most joyful blues band in Chicago recorded their first album. With the help of two fledgling producers, Bruce Iglauer and his friend Wesley Race, they cut multiple takes of twenty-five songs in two evenings, recorded live and mixed as they were being recorded. The album, issued in August of that year, was simply named after the band: Hound Dog Taylor And The HouseRockers, the first release from a brand new label called Alligator Records. Alligator was a leap of faith, an underfinanced one-man operation run out of an efficiency apartment. (…)
Forty-five years later, Alligator Records, now with a catalog of almost three hundred albums, continues to be bound by the same philosophy that led to that first recording—that direct, unvarnished, straight-from-the-soul blues and blues-rooted music, the music we call “Genuine Houserockin’ Music,” speaks to some primal, necessary place in people’s consciousness. We believe that our music, if delivered by charismatic, soul-stirring artists, and if publicized, promoted and marketed with unwavering energy, will find a worldwide audience, stand the test of time, and keep the label moving forward for years to come”.
Thanks, Alligator Records!
Bruce Iglauder * Entire text: http://www.alligator.com/albums/Alligator-Records-45th-Anniversary-Collection/
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