My Generation of Sunday 29 & Tuesday 31 July: Fat Water, Harvey Mandel, The Nick Steed Five, TWO with Pete Sargeant [Ed’s Show, 2018-30]

NEW SHOW: Fat Water, Harvey Mandel, The Nick Steed Five, TWO with Pete Sargeant   *** REPEATED: The Troll, Grant Green *** Sunday 29 July, 12:00 > 24:00 hrs + repeated Tue. 31 July, 1200 > 20:00 hrs.  *** Time Zone: CET, Brussels ***  [2018-30] **** RADIO 68: ALL THE SOUNDS AND ALL THE VOICES THAT  SHAPED THE SIXTIES ***

LOVE, PEACE & UNDERSTANDING: THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS: Where Have All The Flowers Gone (LP A New Time, A New Day ; 1968) + FORGOTTEN & OVERLOOKED: THE YOUNGBLOODS: You Can’t Catch Me (live at San Francisco) + THE NEW INSPIRATION: Rainbow + BILLY STEWART: Secret Love ***  SPECIAL: FAT WATER: 1 I Can Be Happy 4 Gimme Your Sweet, 7 It’s Not the Same, 8 Wayback 12  Gotta Get Together [Fat Water, MGM, 1969] + related groups BLOOMFIELD, STILLS & KOOPER: Harvey’s Tune (< Super Session) + BARRY GOLDBERG & Friends feat. Mike Bloomfield & Harvey Mandel; Long Hard Journey (< Barry Goldberg & Friends, 1969) + HARVEY MANDEL: Check Me Out (< Get Off In Chicago, 1969) *** LONGPLAYTIME:  BACK TO BASICS in 1968 with DYLAN (I Am A Lonesome Hobo <  LP John Wesley Harding) + JONI MITCHELL (Cactus Tree < LP Song To A Seagull) *** WORD: Les mœurs et le féminisme + Charlotte Van den Broeck *** AND ALSO:  JULIEN CLERC: Hair


LOVE, PEACE & UNDERSTANDING: ELVIN BISHOP’s FUN TRIO: Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here (< Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here, 2018, thanks to V2 Records Belgium & Alligator Records) ***  THE ORIGINATORS  & INSPIRATORS:  JIMMY REED (Shame Shame, Shame) + BLIND BOY FULLER: Get Yer Ya-Yas Out  *** SPECIAL THE NICK STEED FIVE, feat. Larry Garner and Norman Beaker (< cd  Feeling For The Blues, 2018): Supercar Loan feat. Norman Beaker, Crying For You, in The Room Cold-Hearted Woman + LARRY GARNER & The Norman Beaker Band: Heavy Pieces (< Live at The Tivoli) + THE NORMAN BEAKER BAND: Can’t Be Satisfied (< Live in Belgrade) *** KEEPERS OF THE BLUES FLAME: TWO aka The Worthing Originals feat. Pete Sargeant: Going to Mexico, Going to Brownsville, Madison Blues (thanks to Pete Sargeant for making these first-take studio rehearsals made available to Radio 68)    *** AND ALSO: ANDY FERNBACH: Hard-headed Woman (If You Miss Your Connexion) *** WORD : Mahatma Gandi: Non-violence


LOVE, PEACE & UNDERSTANDING: THE ROLLING STONES: We Love You ***  FORGOTTEN & OVERLOOKED:  GEORGE WESTON: Hey Little Car Hop (1958) + THE RENEGADES: Take A Heart (stereo, 1965) + LOS SIREX: Nobody But You (b-side of If I Had A Hammer, 1964) *** SPECIAL: THE TROLLS:  singles Every day and Every  Night (1966) + Something Here Inside / Laughing All the Way (1966) * THE TROLL: Satin City News, Solitude, Have You Seen the Queen, Mourning Of the Day  (LP, Animated Music, 1968) ***  LONGPLAYTIME: THE ROLLING STONES (No Expectations, Beggar’s Banquet) + THE INCREDIBLE STRING BAND: Mercy I Cry, City (The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter) + TOM PAXTON: Talking Vietnam Pot Luck Blues + THUNDERLAP NEWMAN: Accidents (single version, full version on LP Hollywood Dream) *** WORD   De man is de baas, waarom eigenlijk? + Jean-Paul Sartre à Billancourt sur Alain Geismar *** AND ALSO: LOS BRAVOS: Stop that Girl + LULU: Surprise, Surprise


LOVE, PEACE & UNDERSTANDING: WILLIE DIXON: Study War No More *** THE ORIGINATORS  & INSPIRATORS: SIR MACK RICE: Comin Home * BUDDY GUY:  End Of the Line (The Blues Alive and Well, Silvertone Records, 2018, thanks to Betsie Brown of Blind Raccoon LLC) *** SPECIAL GRANT GREEN: Untitled Blues, I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing, How Insensitive, Oleo  (< Funk In France, Resonance, 2018, thanks to V2 Records Belgium) *** KEEPERS OF THE BLUES FLAME: JEFF BECK with David Hadley and Earl Green: Hobo Blues (John Lee Hooker) + THE ACHIEVERS: Little Girl (Live at the SVA, 2018) *** WORD: MAYA ANGELOU: Caged Bird, Phenomenal 

 SCHEDULE ** ROOSTER  ** CET Brussels Sun. 1200 > 2400      Tue. 1200 > 2000 
My Generation: new show: Fat Water 12:00 * 16:00  * 20:00 hrs 12:00 * 16:00 hrs
Blueside: new show: Nick Steed 13:00  * 17:00  * 21:00 hrs 13:00  * 17:00 hrs
My Generation repeated: The Troll(s) 14:00 * 18:00  * 22:00 hrs 14:00 * 18:00 hrs
Blueside repeated:  Grant Green 15:00 * 19:00 * 23:00 hrs 15:00 * 19:00 hrs
Ends 24:00 hrs Ends 20:00 hrs












“From Chicago, a mix of psych and heavy rock, with good organ and guitars plus the powerful voice of their singer, who was probably influenced by Janis Joplin. This outfit reportedly evolved out of The One Eyed Jacks from Champaign, Illinois. The vocals are very much of the San Francisco scene of that time and bring the Airplane’s Grace Slick immediately to mind. Musically, the vocals are matched with acoustic guitars and swirling organ which gives a country rock feel that flows easily from full tilt boogie to slow blues” Quoted from / All RIghs Reserved: Stephane Rebeschini, Max Waller, Nick Kontogouris,

FAT WATER is related to severel other American artists and groups, notably HARVEY MANDEL

As for Fat Water members, Vicky Hubley, Don Cody, G.E. Stinson, and Peter Milio continued as session musicians backing Harvey Mandel on his version of a “Super Session” and the album “Get-Off in Chicago”. Don Cody then wound up as a well-known recording engineer in San Francisco. Vicki and Peter also were part of the “Bruised Orange” album put out by “John Prine” and were featured with “Steve Goodman” for several albums. Peter Milio moved to San Francisco and played with “Country Joe MacDonald” and “David LaFlamme” of “It’s A Beautiful Day” for a while. G.E. Stinson formed the highly influential and successful “Shadowfax”. (…) Lance Massey actually played with “Aorta” for a short period and made music with local bands “Horsefeathers” and “Duck Soup”. He retired from music as a living and became a professional Carpenter. He still plays on occasion near his home town. Quoted from / All Rights Reserved:

CD Feeling For The Blues, Playbyhead Records, 2018,

Nick Steed has built up a reputation as an in-demand piano/organ player performing all over the UK and Europe with a host of great musicians from: Norman Beaker Band, Larry Garner, Chris Farlowe, Sonja Kristina (Curved Air), Pete Brown (Cream Lyricist), Steve Ellis (Love Affair), Van Morrison, PP Arnold, Mollie Marriot, Corky Laing (Mountain), Gary Husband (Level 42/Jack Bruce), Dennis Chambers (Santana/Parliment Funkadelic), Steve Hackett (Genesis), David Sancious (Sting), Ginger Baker, Lulu, Jeff Berlin, Trevor Horn, Malcolm Bruce, Cliff Bennett, Johnny Mars, Kyla Brox.
His Current band  ‘The Nick Steed Five’ features some of the best seasoned blues musicians currently on the circuit with, Steve Gibson(Drums), Kim Nishikawara(Sax), Peter Mason (Guitar), John Sandham(Bass) with a new album ‘Feeling for the Blues’ containing 12 tracks of original blues music covering all styles of blues from Delta, Country, Americana, New Orleans, Blues Rock, Blues Funk also featuring well in demand players such as Norman Beaker & Larry Garner whom Nick also performs with regularly on European tours.
CONTACT: Web: * Email: * Facebook Band Page:

Pete Sargeant is a self-taught instrumentalist who started singing when he ‘couldn’t find a reliable singer ‘. Born into the Blues Boom in London, Pete’s strongest influence is US West Coast music and in recent years he has played with members of The Blues Project, The Steve Miller Band and The Fish. A long stint in radio and TV comedy writing (Spitting Image, Not The Nine O’clock News with Rowan Atkinson) has left him with a thirst for news that can be used for comedy. Occasionally Pete does stand-up comedy based on songs. He currently writes and interviews for the UK’s  Blues Matters magazine and also runs an all-music review site with his son Glenn – Pete’s weekly Newsletter is read worldwide and occasionally lapses into rants against advertisements, political deviants and hopeless sports folk (write to Pete if you want to be on his list:  Pete Sargeant [] * Pete: “This band is TWO  – The Worthing Originals, being: Nigel Dancer HARP-VCL; Chris Leaney BASS-VCL; Dave Leaney RH.GTR; Al  Anderson DRUMS; Pete Sargeant  GTR-SLIDE-12 STRING-MANDOLIN- BARITONE GTR-VCL”.  Radio 68 says: Thanks, Pete!


“Resonance Records is proud to announce the first official previously unissued recordings of Grant Green in over 10 years, capturing the jazz-funk guitar icon during what’s believed to have been his only performances in France and Vancouver. Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970) is being released in partnership with the Institut national de l’audiovisuel (Ina) with remastered high-resolution audio transferred directly from the original tapes of the Office of French Radio and Television (ORTF)” . Quoted from:
“Listening to this Resonance release, the jazz-funk tracks sound so much freer and alive for Green, who clearly was tiring of the kind of straight-up that dominates the Paris studio recordings. Listening to him peck away on the Antibes material, particularly Hi-Heel Sneakers and the longer version of Upshot. They are a revelation. Jazz-funk allowed Green to express himself more soulfully and connect with his St. Louis roots. What’s most remarkable about Green is that he had three enormous careers in all—a prolific jazz sideman, a vastly under-released jazz leader and a pioneering jazz-funk avatar”. (Quoted from / All Rights Reserved: Marc Meyers,


“Part of the whole Chicago late-60s psych scene alongside their similarly well-produced Dunwich stablemates H.P. Lovecraft, The Troll released a few near-hit singles before this album. Originally released on Mercury’s Smash sublabel, this got not a whole lot of attention in its day…and that’s sad, because there was a goodly bit of psychedelia that probably shouldn’t have made it to the surface before this. It’s quality, although one definitely can tell it’s a ‘period piece’. Still, if it’s a fine 60s flashback you need, just drop this one on…
…and you’re greeted with fine fuzz and tick-tocking percussion from the start of side one, with “Satin City News”. Now, it should be noted that the lyrics here tend toward a political and cynical bent…which is about par for much of the album. In amongst the psychedelia, there’s a certain darkness on “Animated Music”, although nothing that would tend to bum one out.
That same acerbic political tack continues on “Mr. Abernathy”, with its classic trem-guitar and poppy horns. While the tale on this track is certainly one of American political scandal, etc, the sound…in fact, the sound throughout the album…is very British. It’s not the sound you’d associate with Chicago at all, really…but something more Abbey Road-ish, with tinges of early Floyd here, a dash of Moodies there, and lots of tape spooling around ala Sir George Martin’s production methods circa ‘Sgt. Pepper’”.  Quoted from / All Rights Reserved: by Lugia,

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