He would have turned 75 this year Radix Bella. The legendary guitarist passed away in 1982, and very few recordings survive after that. MTI reports that an important stop in his career has now been released, Chess-Matt’s 1968 and ’69 band sound recordings, which have been renewed.
Béla Radics formed the Chess-Matt squad in the spring of 1968. Before that, he played in the battles of Atlantis, Pannonia and Sanko. He had less success, but wanted more, wanted rock and folk.
The story of Chess-Matt, which is only two years old, is a kind of transition from the age of rhythm to rock, developed by Béla Radics in Fire Wheel and Taurus in the 1970s. Chess-Matt mainly played rock and blues songs for great role model Jimi Hendrix and Cream Eric Clapton, along with some of his own compositions. Lajos Miklóska played guitar, Lajos Csuha played guitar and vocals, Albert Harmath sang and drum Rezs Hőnig.
Sponsored by GrundRecords, concert materials already published by the Béla Radics Memorial Society in 2003 on CD and on vinyl will now be released on the Budapest Stock Exchange for registration on August 15. The amateur recording, recorded at the Danuvia House of Culture in late 1968, was performed by Albert Harmath, as were the three shows (Some Who Are Afraid, Some Are Not; Long Haired Girl; Sometimes The Past Returns). Five of the 10 previously published concert tracks from Chream repertoire by Hendrix (Manic Depression, Red House, Purple Haze, Fire, Foxy Lady) and two (SWLABR, Cat’s Squirrel) were borrowed from Cream repertoire, along with Bill Haley’s Shake Rattle and Roll and two of his songs (Two Brown Eyes, Long-Haired Girl).
Peter Rozgoni has returned the recordings for the current publication. The interesting thing about the material is that the order of the songs has changed and the previously lost Danuvian songs (live versions of two demos), an interview with Béla Radics and Lajos Miklóska, and another part of the party held in December 1968 at the Miklós Radnóti Cultural House.: Cream’s Sunshine of Your Love and Classics of Rockabilly Classic Eddie Cochran, Summertime Blues.
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