Sixties Albums Only *** Long-playtime *** Fairport Convention [1st LP], The Pentangle [1st LP], Ralph McTell [Spiral Staircase], Tim Buckley, Emitt Rhodes *** Monday 18 April 2022 *** [Ed’s Show, 2022-14 = 201817]

NEW SHOW: Fairport Convention [1st LP], The Pentangle [1st LP], Ralph McTell [Spiral Staircase], Tim Buckley, Emitt Rhodes *** REPEATED SHOW *** Richie Havens [Mixed bag], Don Partridge, Fifth Dimension, Fairport, Faces, Arlo Guthrie *** Monday 18 April 2022, 12:00 noon till  04:00 in the morning *** Time Zone CET Brussels, Paris, Berlin *** [2022-14 = 2018-17] *** no. 216

RADIO 68: ALL THE REVOLUTIONARY SOUNDS AND VOICES THAT SHAPED THE SIXTIES 


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Showtime CETime Brussels 

  • 12:00 Pentangle, Fairport Convention, Ralph McTell
  • 14:00 Richie Havens, Don Partridge, Fifth Dimension
  • 16:00 Pentangle, Fairport Convention, Ralph McTell
  • 18.00 Richie Havens, Don Partridge, Fifth Dimension
  • 20.00 Pentangle, Fairport Convention, Ralph McTell
  • 22:00 Richie Havens, Don Partridge, Fifth Dimension
  • 24:00 Pentangle, Fairport Convention, Ralph McTell
  • 02:00 Richie Havens, Don Partridge, Fifth Dimension
  • 04:00 Show Ends Here    

01 NEW SHOWPENTANGLE, FAIRPORT, RALPH McTELL
INTRO: REV. SHAWN AMOS  + HUGUES AUFRAY ***
THE PENTANGLE with Terry Cox, Bert Jansch, Jacqui McShee, Danny Thompson, John Renbourn: THE PENTANGLE, 1968 ***
THE FAIRPORT CONVENTION with Ian MacDonald, Judy Dyble, Richard Thompson, Simon Nicol, Anthony “Tyger” Hutchings, Martin Lamble: percussion, violin, produced by Joe Boyd: FAIRPORT CONVENTION, 1968, selected tracks ***
RALPH McTELL: SPIRAL STAIRCASE: selected tracks (Spiral Staircase,  1969) ***
AND ALSO: TIM BUCKLEY + BERT JANSCH, : EMITT RHODES (cd ‘Rainbow Ends’, 2016, thanks to Airplay Direct) ***
FREE SPEECH: TIM BUCKLEY: No Man Can Find The War (Live At The Folklore Center, 1967) + RALPH McTELL: England 1914 (Spiral Staircase, 1969) + BILLY BRAGG: Against the Law + CHARLES MINGUS: Oh Lord, Don’t Let Them Drop that Atomic Bomb On Me

02 REPEATED SHOW: RICHIE HAVENS, 5th DIMENSION, DON PARTRIDGE
INTRO: FAIRPORT CONVENTION: Time Will Show the Wiser (1st LP, 1968) + ROD STEWART : A Man Of Constant Sorrow (LP, 1969, An Old Raincoat) ***
RICHIE HAVENS: MIXED BAG, 1968,  part 1 ***
Faces, Kingston Trio, Roy Harper
DON PARTRIDGE (feat. Joe Moretti and Big Jim Sullivan): DON PARTRIDGE, 1968, part 1  ***
FIFTH DIMENSION: Best Of
RICHIE HAVENS: MIXED BAG, 1968,  part  2.
DON PARTRIDGE (feat. Joe Moretti and Big Jim Sullivan): DON PARTRIDGE, 1968, part 1
FREE SPEECH: THE KINGSTON TRIO:  Where Have All  The Flowers Gone + ROY HARPER: Come The Revolution (Dream Society)

ACHTERGROND ** BACKGROUND 

THE FAIRPORT CONVENTION
“Fairport Convention was formed in 1967 by Richard Thompson (guitar & vocals), Simon Nicol (guitar & vocals, viola), Ashley Hutchings (bass), Judy Dyble (vocals) and Shaun Frater (drums). Before the release of their first record Shaun Frater was replaced by Martin Lamble and Ian (Matthews) Mc Donald (vocals & guitar) joined the band. FAIRPORT CONVENTION plays Folk-Rock influenced by British-Folk, American-Folk-Rock, Blues, Country, Cajun and American songwriters like Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Tim Buckley and Joni Mitchell.
In 1968 they made their first recording ‘Fairport Convention’ for Polydor with Joe Boyd as producer. The record was mainly influenced by American-Folk and contained covers of Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. Later that year they signed to ‘Island Records’ and the departing Judy Dyble was replaced by Sandy Denny (Ex-STRAWBS)”.
Quoted from / All Rights Reserved:  http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=2162

THE PENTANGLE
“Among the major bands at the fore of the UK’s 1960s folk revival and the birth of folk rock, Pentangle is arguably the most underappreciated. Where Fairport Convention has become a revered institution, and Steeleye Span continues to win over rock audiences, and where the Incredible String Band is credited with breaking open the psychedelic barriers of folk music and the Waterson’s genetic line remains the first family of traditional British folk, Pentangle are often, in popular and critical esteem, treated as outsiders amidst the scene they helped to found. The Rolling Stone Album Guide, for instance, absolutely damns the band with faint praise, calling them “academic” and “more impressive than fun”.
While it’s true that the band strove for the kind of instrumental precision found in progressive rock (which they in no small way influenced) and that a Pentangle show was a performance as opposed to a concert, the band’s radical and surprising contributions to the foundations of folk rock cannot be understated. It was Pentangle who first brought jazz improvisation into the UK folk scene, it was Pentangle that re-established the connection between contemporary English folk and its medieval origins, and it was Pentangle who first added a rock and roll drum kit to traditional British folk songs”.

Quoted from / All Rights Reserved:  https://www.popmatters.com/pentangle-the-albums-1968-1972-2495376863.html

RICHIE HAVENS
“Richie Havens’ finest recording, Mixed Bag, captures the essence of his music and presents it in an attractive package that has held up well. A close listen to lyrics like “I Can’t Make It Anymore” and “Morning, Morning” reveals sadness and loneliness, yet the music is so appealingly positive that a listener actually comes away feeling uplifted. In fact, on most of the songs on this album, it’s the sound of Havens’ distinctive voice coupled with his unusual open-E guitar tuning, rather than the specific lyrical content of the songs, that pulls the listener in. The six-and-a-half minute “Follow” is structured like a Dylan composition in the “Hard Rain” mode, with its memorable verse-ending refrain, “Don’t mind me ’cause I ain’t nothin’ but a dream.” Both “Sandy” and “San Francisco Bay Blues” have a jazzy feel, while the aforementioned “I Can’t Make It Anymore” would not have been out of place in a movie soundtrack or pop radio playlist of the time. “Handsome Johnny,” one of Havens ‘best known songs as a result of the Woodstock film, is a classic anti-war ballad, stoked by the singer’s unmistakable thumb-chorded guitar strumming. Mixed Bag winds up with a soulful cover of  Dylan  “Just Like a Woman” and an electric piano-propelled take on the Lennon-McCartney classic, “Eleanor Rigby.”
AllMusic Review by Jim Newsom  / All Rights Reserved

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