My Generaton of Sunday 03 April: Ronnie Lane & Slim Chance, Peter Miles Story pt. 2 [Ed’s Show 2016-14]

SLIM CHANCE onthemove cover

Specials:  Ronnie Lane and Slim Chance * The Peter Miles Story pt. 2 (Blues Band, Radical Sheikhs) ** And Also: The Sound of 1966, The Peter Miles Story pt. 1 *  ** Radio 68: All the sounds and all the voices that made the sixties ** Happy To Be Different  
Sundays at 12:00 noon  CET (UK: 11 a.m.), repeated 16:00, 20:00 and 24:000 hrs midnight CET (UK: 3 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.). Ends 04:00 CET / 3 a.m. UK  (Monday morning)

 RONNIE LANE’ SLIM CHANCE, THE FACES, THE SMALL FACES, SLIM CHANCE 2015 (cd ON THE MOVE, 2015)  feat. original members Charlie Hart, Steve Bingham, Steve Simpson ** AND ALSO: MARK & THE CLOUDS (unreleased live recording, thanks  Marco!) ** TOE FAT  feat. Cliff Bennett ** ARTHUR ALEXANDER ** THE BOX TOPS ** THE SORROWS  ** + Voices: We Won’t Go * Ce n’est qu’un début * Jim Hightower *
PAUL JONES,  THE BLUES BAND,  RAY CHARLES, RADICAL SHEIKHS ** AND ALSO:  COUNTRY JOE & FISH : Crystal Blues (Here We Go Again) ** JAMES COTTON  (Mighty Long Time, cd reissue)**


Brunning Hall Sunflower Blues Band cd

MY GENERATION * SPECIAL: THE SOUND OF 1966:  LP tracks by THE YARDBIRDS, THE SEEDS,  ? and THE MYSTERIANS + , the B-SIDES  of Manfred Mann, Herman’s Hermits,  The Swinging Blue Jeans ** AND ALSO: HOLLAND TIME with LES BAROQUES, THE TEE SET, THE MOTIONS ** PLUS Michel Polnareff and L’internationale **

BLUESIDE * SPECIAL:  The PETER MILES STORY pt. 1: JO ANN KELLY, BRUNNING HALL SUNFLOWER BLUES BAND  +  exclusive Radio 68 interview snippets ** SPECIAL BLUES HARP WOMEN with  Big Mama Thornton, Paula Rangell, LynnAnn Hyde, Jane Gilman (special thanks to V2 Records Belgium and RUF Records, out now on Ruf 1222) ** AND ALSO:  Mick Abrahams,   Eddie Cochran, Sun Ra & The Blues Project **

MY GENERATION / BLUESIDE is a four-hour show. Each week, a new 60 minute episode followed by the previous show, totalling two hours of all the sounds and the voices that shaped the 60s. Each show includes a special highlighting one artist, release, topic or trend. BLUESIDE: a new 60 minute episode every week, followed by the previous show, totalling two hours of the blues that influenced and inspired the sounds of the sixties – from the originators till the present day. Each show includes a special highlighting one artist, release, topic or trend.



Ronnie Lane Slim Chance

After The Faces, Ronnie Lange changed his entire life. The London boy wen to live in the country. The Mod and rock star lived in an artists’ commune. He toured with a tent, just like a circus.  He wrote quite, thoughtful songs in the folk tradition. And he found himself a band that had nothing to do with his rock past: Slim Chance. Ronnie Lane’s solo career with or without Slim Chance wasn’t a success, but it enlarged who Lane really was: a true artist and a fine song-smith.  One critic tried to define him as “British Americana”, but that is nonsense: Ronnie Lane is as English as Ray Davies. Ray was inspired by revue, music hall and the city, Lane by folk of old (including its themes), the countryside and his Cockney upbringing.
Slim Chance continued when Ronnie had to give up and eventually died of MS. Slim Chance is still very much alive today, counting three original members in their ranks: Charlie Hart, Steve Binngham and Steve Simpson. They still bring tunes they played with Lane, like ‘The Poacher’, but have developed a style and a song collection of their own.
The band now also count Geraint Watkins and Jim Russell (drums) in their ranks.
About their new cd: “The band’s latest album, ‘On The Move’, features five originals songs written by the band, three songs of Ronnie’s (including ‘The Poacher’), and three ‘covers’ (including a Leadbelly song and the Balham Alligators’ ‘Hey Hey, Ho Ho). We’ve had a lot of fun making it – in true Slim Chance style – and we think and trust that you’ll like it”.
Read more : buy the record here:


Blues Harp Women cover

“Big Mama Thornton is responsible for this album. I played one of her tracks on my radio show, heard a nice harmonica solo and checked the liner notes to see who it was. It was Big Mama! It was the first time I recall hearing a woman playing blues harp and it set the wheels turning in my head. I started wondering if there were other women who played the harmonica and why they are virtually unknown. I began searching. Eventually I found others, then more. I was inspired to create a website. As I was discussing it with a friend, he mispronounced harmonica as “hermonica”. “That’s it!” I shouted. “That’s the name for the website!” (…)
Norman Davis Producer/host: The Juke Joint (Facebook) and Midnight Flyer (”
Source; RUF Records,



Peter Miles started to play the drums when still at school – in Australia. When he eventually went back to Britain, he quickly connected to the blossoming Brit blues scene. Usually working as a freelancer, he teamed up with Jo Ann Kelly, Dave Kelly, Bob Brunning and Bob Hall, backing visiting American bluesmen or striking out on their own. An in-demand session drummer, he also appeared on numerous albums of that time.  One day when I was really early for a gig and with Peter having finished his bit of the sound check, we found ourselves at the bar and started to talk about his life as a drummer. Months later, we we met over lunch and I turned on the recorder.
Part 1 focuses on his work with Jo Ann Kelly and Bob Brunning / Bob Hall ** Part 2 is about Paul Jones, The Blues Band, The Radical Sheikhs and Ray Charles.



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