My Generation Sunday 22 & Monday 23 March: Andy Fraser, Paul Kossoff, Apple Pie Motherhood [2015-11]
In Memoriam: Andy Fraser (Free) ** The Apple Pie Motherhood: heavy psych ** The Chocolate Watch Band ** Ferry Cross The Mersey ** New Orleans R&B **
ANDY FRASER (died 16 March 2015)
“A classically trained pianist who switched to bass just in time to get his first professional gig at the age of 15, Fraser was best known as a main songwriter and bassist for the legendary and groundbreaking British blues-rock band Free. When that band exploded due to drug addiction and internal strife, he worked with other musicians, eventually becoming well respected as a hit-making songwriter based in Los Angeles. (…) Blues legend Alexis Korner uggested to a bass player-less John Mayall to hire the 15-year-old Fraser. Playing in The Bluesbreakers (at the time featuring an 18-year-old Mick Taylor, only lasted until Fraser was 16, and after he was replaced, Korner put him in touch with guitarist Pail Kossoff , who, along with drummer Simon Kirke and vocalist Pail ROdgers had been on an unsuccessful search for a competent bass player to round out their new band. The resulting band, FREE, became one of the cornerstones in the second wave of heavy British blues-rock. FRREE’s peak came with the single “All Right Now,” a critical and commercial smash that was co-written and produced by Fraser” .
Read the biography by Chris True on www. allmusic.com ** ANDY FRASER’s official site: http://www.andyfraser.com
RADIO 68 Plays tracks from FIRE AND WATER (Free, 1970) *FREE AT LAST (Free, 1972) , JOHN MAYALL & BLUESBREAKERS live. Radio 68 also pays tribute to REE guitarist PAUL KOSSOFF who died in 1976 at the age of 25, by playing tracks from his studio LP ‘Back Street Crawler’ and the ‘Live at CRoydon 1975’ album.
THE APPLE PIE MOTHERHOOD
The Apple Pie Motherhood were a Boston-based aggregate combining a formative heavy blues base with equally earthy elements of psychedelia. With Atlantic Records staff producer Felic Pappalardi (Mountain!) the results (on their first album, 1968) were a reflection of the ever-changing pop/rock soundscape (source: allmusic.com)
Released in the wake of personnel changes which saw the departure of Castagno, the band returned with 1969’s “Apple Pie” . Produced by Tom Dowd, the sophomore effort wasn’t a major change in direction (…) Hardly an album that was going to drastically change your life, the set still had a couple of nice moments, including Demos and Sorafine’s meltdown guitar dual on the leadoff track “Orangutang”. (source: www.badcatrecords.com)
RADIO 68 PLAYS CHOICE TRACKS FROM 1969’s ‘APLE PIE’
Freedom Speech from Easy Rider *+ Allen Ginsber: Tonite Let’s All Make Love In London + Dolly Bird + Julie Christie + Simon Vinkenoog en BAT
My Generation brings you all the sounds and all the voices of the sixties. In true sixties style: the many types of sixties music, mixed with a wide range of Word such as poetry, speeches, interviews, street noise, and so on. Listen to all the original sounds and voices, the forerunners and inspirators and everyone who has kept the spirit alive.Each show features entire LP-sides / selected LP-tracks, b-sides, unreleased tracks, overlooked versions, etc.
MY GENERATION: THE SHOW
RADIO 68 TIME is 1 hour ahead of UK / UTC Time.
New show Sundays 12 noon ** Repeated Sundays 16:00 hrs, 20:00 hrs and 24:00 hrs (twelve midnight till 4 in the morning) and Mondays 12 noon.
JASPERINA DE JONG ** FRATERNITY OF MAN ** NEIL DIAMOND: the BANG! years ** SPECIAL: In Memoriam ANDY FRASER: FREE, JOHN MAYALL & BLUESBREAKERS feat. Andy Fraser, live 1968, Paul Kossoff’s BACK STREET CRAWLER ** THE MARBLES ** KRIS DE BRUYNE, JAN DE WILDE ** SPECIAL: THE APPLE PIE MOTHERHOOD **
LONG PLAYER TIME
THE CHOCOLATE WATCH BAND: NO WAY OUT (1967) ** FERRY CROSS THE MERSEY Original Soundtrack (1965) with GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS, THE FOURMOST, CILLA BLACK, THE GEORGE MARTIN ORCHESTRA ** Q 65: AFGHANISTAN (1970), the entire A-side * BOUDEWIJN DE GROOT : PICKNICK (1968)**
New Show Sundays 14:30 hrs ** Repeated Sundays 18:30 hrs, 22:30 and 02:30 a.m.(Monday morning) + Monday
OUR BLUES POLICY: ‘Point ut the major influence of blues music on the sounds of the sixties: the sixties blues boom creators, their inspirators and everyone who has kept the true blues flame burning. No snob blends, commercial trends or blues-rock. Strictly pub-sized. True keepers of the blues flame only.
GENTLEMAN TIM & THE CONTENDERS ** GEOFF EVERETT BAND (this is a special from my show The Savage Tree on www.radiosutch.net** SOUL and R&B from NEW ORLEANS with PRINCE LA LA, DIAMOND JOE, AARON NEVILLE, JESSIE HILL, LITTLE WILLIE JOHN, CHRIS KENNER ** BIG JOE WILLIAMS ** HOUND DOG TAYLOR **