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Heavy Friends
Saturday February 3rd, 2024 with Heavy Ben
In Memoriam - 2023 (Part 3 of 3)

Part three in the annual Heavy Friends series that pays respects to the departed. Part one December 30 Part two January 13 Pictured: Lou Deprijck (left, R.I.P.). Before there was Milli Vanilli, there was Plastic Bertrand. Deprijck worked at the Régie des Télégraphes et Téléphones de Bruxelles as a performer and producer (Chakachas, Alec Mansion, Viktor Lazlo, Two Man Sound). Lou Deprijck composed, produced and sung the hit "Ça Plane Pour Moi". It is the same backing track as Elton Motello's "Jet Boy, Jet Girl" that was banned for its homo-erotic lyrics. Roger Jouret, as Plastic Bertrand, was on the album covers and lip-synced the music videos - but Deprijck sang the vocals on the first four albums. (to embiggen the show icon, right-click and choose "Open image in new tab")
Hour one
The Wino And I Know
Jimmy Buffett (sadly passed) - Living And Dying In 3/4 Time - ABC / Dunhill - 1974
Spooky Tooth / Pierre Henry (Gary Wright sadly passed) - Ceremony: An Electronic Mass - Island / Polydor - 1969
Louella Austella
Richard Laviolette (sadly passed) - Taking The Long Way Home - You've Changed Records - 2017 Canadian
I Will Follow You
Dorothy Ashby (Richard Davis sadly passed) - The Fantastic Jazz Harp Of Dorothy Ashby - Atlantic - 1965
Noční modlitba (Nocni Modlitba)
Yvonne Přenosilová (Yvonne Prenosilova sadly passed) & Apollobeat - 7" - Supraphon - 1968
Amor Primero
Benito Castro (sadly passed) & Kiko Campos - Benito Castro & Kiko Campos - Discos Gas - 1976
Part C [excerpt]
Charles Gayle (sadly passed), William Parker, Rashied Ali - Touchin' On Trane - FMP - 1993
Changing Times
Ian Carr With Nucleus (John Marshall sadly passed) - Solar Plexus - Vertigo - 1971
Ça Plane Pour Moi (Ca Plane Pour Moi)
Plastic Bertrand (Lou Deprijck sadly passed) - 7" - RKM, Vogue - 1977
Don't Mess With Bill
The Marvelettes (Katherine Anderson sadly passed) - 7" - Tamla / Motown - 1965
Everything That Touches You
The Association (Terry Kirkman sadly passed) - Birthday - Warner Bros. - 1968
The Edge
David McCallum (sadly passed) - Music: A Bit More Of Me - Capitol - 1967
Thunder Into Our Hearts
Jabula (Julian Bahula sadly passed) - Thunder Into Our Hearts - Caroline - 1976
Fight The Power
The Isley Brothers (Rudolph 'Rudy' Isley sadly passed) - The Heat Is On - T-Neck - 1975
Third World Man
Third World (Michael 'Ibo' Cooper sadly passed) - 96° In The Shade - Island - 1977
Painted Eyes
Hercules & Love Affair (Aérea (Aerea) Negrot sadly passed) - Blue Songs - Moshi Moshi Records - 2011
Space Art (Dominique Perrier sadly passed) - Space Art - IF Records, Carrere - 1977
The Ending To The First Side
Charlie Haden, Arrangements By Carla Bley (sadly passed) - Liberation Music Orchestra - Impulse! - 1970
Hour two
The 900 Number
The 45 King (Mark James sadly passed) - Master Of The Game - Tuff City - 1988
Hacia El Abismo
Almafuerte (Ricardo Iorio sadly passed) - Del Entorno - DBN - 1996
Woodwind Quintet No. 1: III. Scherzo Satanico, Attacca
István Láng & the Hungarian Woodwind Quintet (Istvan Lang sadly passed) - 8th International Music Competition Of Budapest 1965 - Champions Of The Woodwind Competition - Qualiton - 1965
May Dream
Guru Guru (Michel Pilz sadly passed) - Globetrotter - Brain - 1977
Get Off The Radio
The Sharks (David Baxter aka. "Bax" sadly passed) - No Pedestrians - Chameleon Records - 1980 Canadian
King Size
The Trials Of Jayson Hoover (Jayson Hoover sadly passed) - 7" - New Syndrome Records - 1968 Canadian
Colpo Rovente (Alternate Version)
Piero Piccioni (Diano Piana sadly passed) - Colpo Rovente (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) / Red Hot Shot (OST) - RCA - 1970
Junko Ohashi (sadly passed) - Magical - Philips - 1984
Massive Attack (Angelo Bruschini sadly passed) - Mezzanine - Circa, Virgin - 1998
Come Right In
Twenty Miles (R.L. Boyce sadly passed) w/Othar Turner and The Rising Star Fife and Drum Band - Twenty Miles - Fat Possum Records, Epitaph - 1997
Les Étoiles Filantes
Les Cowboys Fringants (Karl Tremblay sadly passed) - La Grand-Messe - La Tribu - 2004 Canadian
Let The Music Take Your Mind
Kool And The Gang (Kool & The Gang) (George "Funky" Brown sadly passed) - Kool And The Gang - De-Lite Records - 1969
I Know What Boys Like
The Waitresses (Mars Williams sadly passed) - Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful? - Polydor - 1982
The Well-Tuned Marimba: For Yamaha Synthesizer, Sine Wave Drone, Live Electronics
Catherine Christer Hennix (sadly passed) - Selected Early Keyboard Works - Blank Forms Editions, Empty Editions - 2018 (rec. 1976)
Tossin' And Turnin'
Chad Allan & The Expressions (Chad Allan sadly passed) - Shakin' All Over - Guess Who? - Quality, Scepter - 1965 Canadian
Mr. Big Stuff
Jean Knight (sadly passed) - Mr. Big Stuff - Stax - 1971
The Wait
Killing Joke (Geordie Walker sadly passed) - Killing Joke - Editions EG - 1980
Young Ned Of The Hill
The Pogues (Shane McGowan sadly passed) - Peace And Love - Pogue Mahone Records - 1989
Kad Bi' Bio Bijelo Dugme
Bijelo Dugme (Vlado Pravdić sadly passed) - Kad Bi' Bio Bijelo Dugme - Jugoton - 1974
Hour three

This is the end of the FM broadcast and live-stream. The third hour is bonus content available "on demand" (click LISTEN NOW at the top-left of the page for the full show).
I'll Be Late For Tea
Blossom Toes (Brian Godding sadly passed) - We Are Ever So Clean - Marmalade - 1967
California Sun
The Dictators (Scott Kempner sadly passed) - Go Girl Crazy! - Epic - 1975
Fast Train
April Wine (Myles Goodwyn sadly passed) - April Wine - Aquarius Records - 1971 Canadian
The Jeffersons theme song
Ja'Net Dubois (singer sadly passed in 2020, Norman Lear producer sadly passed) - - - CBS - 1975
Catherine's Wheel
Denny Laine (sadly passed) & The Electric String Band - 7" - Deram - 1968
Welcome New Warmth
Michel Sardaby (sadly passed, bassist Richard Davis also passed) - Gail - Disques Debs International - 1975
Η Πρώτη Φορά (The First Time)
Τρύπες (Trypes) (Γιώργος Τόλιος Giorgos Tolios sadly passed) - Πάρτυ Στο 13ο Όροφο (Party On The 13th Floor) - Virgin - 1987
Essra Mohawk (sadly passed) - Primordial Lovers - Reprise - 1970
Carlos Lyra (sadly passed) - Bossa Nova - Philips - 1959
Groove Control
Dynasty (Nidra Sylvers aka. Nidra Beard sadly passed) - Adventures In The Land Of Music - Solar, RCA Victor - 1980
The Cruel Sea
The Dakotas (Mike Maxfield sadly passed) - 7" - Parlophone - 1963
Amp Fiddler / Sly & Robbie (Joseph Anthony "Amp" Fiddler sadly passed) - Inspiration Information - Strut - 2008
Broken Biscuits
The Deviants (Russell Hunter sadly passed) - The Deviants - Transatlantic Records, Sire - 1969
Contestación A Los Sabanales
Lisandro Meza (sadly passed) Y Su Conjunto - 7" - Disco Fuentes - 1967
Tony Oxley (sadly passed) Quintet - The Baptised Traveller - CBS - 1969
Be Loud
Leeway – (Michael Gibbons sadly passed) - Born To Expire - Profile - 1988
Mirror Of Your Mind
We The People (Tommy Talton sadly passed) - 7" - Challenge - 1966
Red Top
Les McCann (sadly passed) Ltd. - Bucket O' Grease - Limelight - 1967
Vol D'Arondes [excerpt]
Francis Dhomont (sadly passed) - Jalons - Empreintes DIGITALes - 2003 (orig. 1999) Canadian
Give Peace A Chance
Plastic Ono Band (Tommy Smothers sadly passed) - 7" - Apple - 1969 Canadian
"Give Peace a Chance" is an anti-war song written by John Lennon and recorded in June 1969 with the participation of a small group of friends in a performance with Yoko Ono in a room at The Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. Released as a single by the Plastic Ono Band on Apple Records, it is the first solo single issued by Lennon, released while he was still a member of the Beatles, and became an anthem of the American anti-war movement during the 1970s.

The recording session was attended by dozens of journalists and various celebrities, including Timothy Leary, Rabbi Abraham Feinberg, Joseph Schwartz, Rosemary Woodruff Leary, Petula Clark, Dick Gregory, Allen Ginsberg, Roger Scott, Murray the K and Derek Taylor, many of whom are mentioned in the lyrics. Lennon played acoustic guitar and was joined by Tommy Smothers of the Smothers Brothers, also on acoustic guitar.

André Perry, owner of Le Studio in Morin Heights, arrived and used a simple setup of four microphones and a four-track tape recorder he brought with him. Some years later, André Perry recalled the occasion, and spoke about the challenges of getting a good sound out of the recording. Because of the room's poor acoustics, he said, the raw recording could not have been released without help:

Originally there were no intentions to have any over-dubs done. But when I left John, he looked at me and I said, 'Well, I'll go back to the studio and listen to this and see what it's like.' And then I decided that the background was a bit too noisy and needed a little 'sweeping.' By this I mean, we kept all the original stuff, we just improved it a bit by adding if you like, some voices. So we called a bunch of people in the studio that night, I did, actually that was my decision. And that's probably why John gave me such a credit on the single. And since it was multi-track I dubbed the original 4-track to an 8-track machine and then used the other 4-tracks to overdub some voices. The next day I went back to John with the mix. They moved everybody out of the room and it was just the three of us, with Yoko, and I played it for him and he thought it was wonderful. Kept it 'as is.' There's a story going around about overdubbing in London, England. Nothing was overdubbed in England. The only thing that was overdubbed, like I said, is some of these people, and the reason why I did it, is I wanted to give him some kind of option. You see the point of the matter, it's not that we wanted to cheat anything, it was a question of like, not usable, the condition was absolutely terrible. We took the original stuff that was there, and added a few voices in a cleaner recording environment.
Interactive CKCU
Chris I,
Lengthy list with many I didn't even realise passed away! Trying not to look too far down the show but ...

8:07 PM, February 3rd, 2024
Ben Armstrong (host)
Hey Chris, it's interesting what news makes it through. Many of these deaths I only learn about with to my research. (no peeking...)

8:26 PM, February 3rd, 2024
Napalm Dan
David McCallum! Iconic sample. Damn. RIP.

8:41 PM, February 3rd, 2024
Chris I.
What?!?!?! My understanding of Plastic Bertrand just crumbled! and a Chakachas connection too!

8:45 PM, February 3rd, 2024
Ben Armstrong (host)
Napalm Dan - concur, The Edge is legendary!

8:46 PM, February 3rd, 2024
Ben Armstrong (host)
Shattered perception indeed, Chris! ;-p We'll get to the creator of Boney M and Milli Vanilli for the 2024 edition as Frank Farian just passed.

8:48 PM, February 3rd, 2024
Chris I.
Farian's sad passing I did hear about.

8:50 PM, February 3rd, 2024
Bring it on The 45 King!

9:23 PM, February 3rd, 2024
Napalm Dan
Great Massive Attack tune.

9:27 PM, February 3rd, 2024
Ben Armstrong (host)
Good ear, Dandy

9:35 PM, February 3rd, 2024
Yo Ben! Great show! I’ve got the G. Green version of Let The Music Take Your Mind on my show tonight! I’ve never heard the Kool version. Very (K)cool!

9:49 PM, February 3rd, 2024
Ben Armstrong (host)
Serendipity, DJR! Check out the Split Shift at midnight

9:51 PM, February 3rd, 2024
Just checked in to say you're straight up killing it tonight! But now I'm not sure that's appropriate... 😬 Fantastic selection

9:57 PM, February 3rd, 2024
Chris I.
Thanks Ben.

9:59 PM, February 3rd, 2024
Ben Armstrong (host)
Thanks PuzzleMaster3000, and Chris, Napalm Dan, Dandy, DJR

10:02 PM, February 3rd, 2024
Ben Armstrong (host)
Click LISTEN NOW at the top left of the page to hear the full show. Scan ahead to hear the 3rd hour (not broadcast on FM).

10:03 PM, February 3rd, 2024