Sunday, 22 September 2019

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World

ALDOUS HUXLEY - BRAVE NEW WORLD (320kbs-m4a/260mb/1hr53mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 10th & 17th August 2019

Aldous Huxley's Classic dystopian tale dramatised by Jonathan Holloway.

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.

BRAVE NEW WORLD - 1. EPISODE 1 (320kbs-m4a/130mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 10th August 2019

It's 2116 and Helmholtz Watson and Bernard Marx are token rebels in an irretrievably corrupted society where promiscuity is the norm, eugenics a respectable science, and the drug Soma freely available.

Bernard ..... Justin Salinger
Helmholtz ..... Jonathan Coy
Lenina ..... Pippa Bennett-Warner
The Director ..... Anton Lesser
John ..... Milton Lopes
Linda ..... Karina Fernandez
Fanny ..... Nicola Ferguson
Henry ..... Sam Rix
The Warden ..... James Lailey
Mustapha Mond ..... Sean Baker
Girl ..... Scarlett Brookes,
Heliport Man ..... Brian Protheroe

BRAVE NEW WORLD - 2. EPISODE 2 (320kbs-m4a/130mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 17th August 2019

John the "Savage" has been brought back to a "civilised" world where promiscuity is the norm, eugenics a respectable science and the drug Soma freely available.

Can he retain the ideal of freedom his childhood taught him?

Bernard ..... Justin Salinger
Helmholtz ..... Jonathan Coy
Lenina ..... Pippa Bennett-Warner
The Director ..... Anton Lesser
John ..... Milton Lopes
Linda ..... Karina Fernandez
Fanny ..... Nicola Ferguson
Henry ..... Sam Rix
Miss Keats ..... Scarlett Brookes
Mustapha Mond ..... Sean Baker
Dr. Shaw ..... Nick Underwood

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Matthew Broughton - Planet B: Series 1

MATTHEW BROUGHTON - PLANET B: SERIES 1 (320kbs-m4a/646mb/4hrs40mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 5th to 16th August 2019

Ten-part series about a mystery virtual world.

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2009.

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 1. GOLDEN MOMENTS (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 5th August 2019

Grieving for his girlfriend Lioba, John gets a shock.

A malfunction on Planet B means John Armstrong keeps re-living his girlfriend Lioba's funeral over and over again - or does he..?

Written by Matthew Broughton.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Council Official ...... Paul Rider
Funeral Man ...... Malcolm Tierney
Cherry ...... Janice Acquah
Danny ...... Stephen Critchlow
Arcade Manager ...... Inam Mirza

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 2. NEW BOY (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 6th August 2019

Convinced his girlfriend Lioba is alive in a virtual world, a nostalgic leap sends John to a brutal school.

Written by Matthew Broughton.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Teacher ...... Stephen Critchlow
Mark Swift ...... Inam Mirza
Dean Sullivan ...... Robert Lonsdale
Donna Sullivan ...... Manjeet Mann
Pip Blanc ...... Janice Acquah
Roger Farina ...... Malcolm Tierney
Announcer ...... Jonathan Tafler
Random boy ...... Paul Rider

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 3. FREAKSHOW (320kbs-m4a/63mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 7th August 2019

Searching for his girlfriend Lioba, John arrives at a bizarre music festival - but is this world a trap?

Written by Dawn King.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Ringmaster ...... Paul Rider
Epiphany ...... Janice Acquah
Reporter 2 ...... Dan Starkey
Reporter 3 ...... Inam Mirza
Karen ...... Manjeet Mann
Autograph Hunters ...... Audience/Cast

Other parts played by the cast.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 4. NEW ROME (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 8th August 2019

John and Medley are transported to a world of orgies and circuses, where the slaves seek a new leader.

Written by Simon Bowen.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Odius ...... Stephen Critchlow
Magnolia ...... Janice Acquah
Bay ...... Robert Lonsdale
Chi ...... Josef Altin
Viscus ...... Jill Cardo
Cassius Maximus ...... Malcolm Tierney
Malicius ...... Inam Mirza
Bloddy ...... Paul Rider
Red ...... Dan Starkey

Other parts played by the cast.

Director: Pam Marshall

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 5. THE SMART MONEY (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 9th August 2019

Thrust into a frantic world, John and Medley buy low and sell high, unaware they're playing for his life.

Written by Paul May.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Trader 1 ...... Janice Acquah
Trader 2 ...... Robert Lonsdale
Wheeler ...... Paul Rider
Regulator ...... Stephen Critchlow
Lyall ...... Inam Mirza
Fracta ...... Jill Cardo

Other parts played by the cast.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 6. THE WILD GANG (320kbs-m4a/66mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 12th August 2019

John finds himself in the brutal and violent world of the virtual untamed Wild West, where Chuck's gang rule by gun law...

Written by Matthew Broughton

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Chuck Flint ...... David Bedella

All other parts played by Inam Mirza, Jill Cardo, Paul Rider, Dan Starkey and Adjoa Andoh.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 7. CATHARSIS (320kbs-m4a/63mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 13th August 2019

John captains a battleship in a world so real that he forgets who he is. Can Medley make him remember?

Written by Dawn Webb.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes

All other parts played by Robert Lonsdale, Janice Acquah, Inam Mirza, Jill Cardo, Stephen Critchlow, Dan Starkey and Adjoa Andoh.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 8. RETREAT (320kbs-m4a/64mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 14th August 2019

John and Medley arrive in a strange religious retreat. Is it a cult or can it offer real enlightenment?

Written by Thomas Crowe.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes

All other parts played by Robert Lonsdale, Janice Acquah, Jill Cardo, Stephen Critchlow, Manjeet Mann, Malcolm Tierney and Adjoa Andoh.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 9. THE FAST TRACK (320kbs-m4a/66mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 15th August 2019

Still stuck in a virtual world, it's John's last chance to save Lioba by navigating an escape path.

Written by Paul May.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes

All other parts played by Janice Acquah, Jill Cardo, Stephen Critchlow, Inam Mirza, Paul Rider and Adjoa Andoh.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 10. DEATH'S DOOR (320kbs-m4a/66mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 16th August 2019

John and Lioba aim to meet in the real world, but can they really escape their virtual reality?

Written by Matthew Broughton.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes

All other parts played by Janice Acquah, Jill Cardo, Stephen Critchlow, Paul Rider, Manjeet Mann, Matthew Broughton and Adjoa Andoh.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

Friday, 20 September 2019

London Contemporary Orchestra, Conductor Robert Ames - Prom 27: The Sound Of Space: Sci-Fi Film Music

LONDON CONTEMPORARY ORCHESTRA, CONDUCTOR ROBERT AMES - PROM 27: THE SOUND OF SPACE: SCI-FI FILM MUSIC (320kbs-m4a/177mb/1hr17mins)
BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 7th August 2019

Live Proms from the Royal Albert Hall: London Contemporary Orchestra conducted by Robert Ames in music from Sci-Fi films including Alien: Covenant, Interstellar and Under the Skin.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Georgia Mann

Stephen Price - Gravity
Mica Levi - Under The Skin
John Murphy - Sunshine - Kanada's Death, Part 1 (Adagio In D Major)
Wendy Carlos - Tron - Scherzo
Carly Paradis - The Innocents
Clint Mansell - Moon
Louis And Bebe Barron - Forbidden Planet: Main Titles - Overture
Jed Kurzel - Alien: Covenant
Jóhann Jóhannsson - Arrival - Suite No. 1
Hans Zimmer - Interstellar

Jed Kurzel (live electronics)
Carly Paradis (piano)
Lisa Hannigan (vocalist)
EERA (vocalist)
London Contemporary Orchestra
Robert Ames
(conductor)

A Late Night Prom with a futuristic spin brings together some of the best sci-fi film music. Excerpts from cult soundtracks come together with recent works by Hans Zimmer and Mica Levi.

The award winning London Contemporary Orchestra – whose collaborators include Radiohead, Goldfrapp and Steve Reich – perform music from Under The Skin, Interstellar and the recent Netflix series The Innocents, among other titles, as well as from Alien: Covenant, whose soundtrack the LCO recorded.


Thursday, 19 September 2019

Bob Dylan 70 - The Bob Dylan Story At 70 - 6. Episode 6

BOB DYLAN 70 - THE BOB DYLAN STORY AT 70 - 6. EPISODE 6 (320kbs-m4a/133mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 3rd July 2016

Kris Kristofferson concludes his profile of iconic singer / songwriter Bob Dylan.

Bob Dylan enters the new millennium on a critical high with his 30th studio album Love & Theft. He wins universal acclaim with the first volume of his autobiography, Chronicles, and collaborates with Martin Scorsese on the film biography No Direction Home. In 2006 he makes his debut as a DJ with Theme Time Radio Hour, which runs to100 episodes, and delights listeners with his idiosyncratic observations linking records. Just when you think he has no more surprises up his sleeve, in 2009 he cements himself into the festive season with the release of Christmas In The Heart.

The programme features interviews with broadcaster Paul Gambaccini, musician and Dylan biographer Sid Griffin and journalist Alan Jackson, who recalls interviewing Bob for a 2008 exhibition of his artwork.

First broadcast in 2011.


Bob Dylan - Thunder On The Mountain
Bob Dylan - Nettie Moore
Bob Dylan - Po' Boy
Bob Dylan - Mississippi
Bob Dylan - Lonesome Whistle (I Heard That)
Bob Dylan & Ramblin' Jack Elliott - Mr. Tambourine Man
Bob Dylan - When The Ship Comes In (Live)
Elvis Presley - (You're The) Devil In Disguise
Jack McDuff - Goodnight, It's Time To Go
Bob Dylan - Nettie Moore
Bob Dylan - Most Likely You Go Your Way And I'll Go Mine
Bob Dylan - Beyond Here Lies Nothing
Bob Dylan - Here Comes Santa Claus
Jack Johnson - Mama You've Been On My Mind/A Fraction Of Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie
Eddie Vedder & The Million Dollar Bashers - All Along The Watchtower
Cat Power - Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
Willie Nelson & Calexico - Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
Bob Dylan - Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) (Mark Ronson Remix)
Bob Dylan - Red River Shore
Bob Dylan - Jolene
Bob Dylan - Winter Wonderland
Bob Dylan - Little Drummer Boy
Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind
Bob Dylan - Mr. Tambourine Man
Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues
Bob Dylan - It Ain't Me Babe
Bob Dylan - Tangled Up In Blue
Bob Dylan - Positively 4th Street
Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Bob Dylan 70 - The Bob Dylan Story At 70 - 5. Episode 5

BOB DYLAN 70 - THE BOB DYLAN STORY AT 70 - 5. EPISODE 5 (320kbs-m4a/136mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 2nd July 2016

Another chance to hear Kris Kristofferson's six-part profile of his friend Bob Dylan.

It's 1976 and as the USA braces itself for the Bicentennial, Bob Dylan sets off in search of America - with a travelling band of musicians called The Rolling Thunder Review. He and The Band call time on performing together and hold a star-studded farewell concert in San Francisco called The Last Waltz. In an unexpected twist he is reborn as an evangelical Christian later that year resulting in three albums of inspirational material he released between 1979 and 1981. Bob performs at Live Aid, joins George Harrison and Roy Orbison in The Traveling Wilburys and finishes the decade on a critical high note with his 25th album Oh Mercy. Things Have Changed - Bob's first song of the 21st Century - is used in the film Wonder Boys and wins him a well-deserved Oscar.

The programme features the thoughts of George Harrison and Jeff Lynne, Live Aid organiser Bob Geldof, Dylan biographer Patrick Humphries and folk musician Tom Paxton.

First broadcast in 2011.


Bob Dylan - Somebody Touched Me
Bob Dylan - Grand Coulee Dam
Bob Dylan & The Band - Baby Let Me Follow You Down
Bob Dylan - Idiot Wind
Bob Dylan - Hurricane
Bob Dylan - Lay Lady Lay (Live)
Bob Dylan & The Band - I Shall Be Released (Live)
Bob Dylan - Every Grain Of Sand
USA For Africa - We Are The World
Traveling Wilburys - Dirty World
Bob Dylan - Man In The Long Black Coat
Bob Dylan - Floater (Too Much To Ask)
Bob Dylan - Shelter From The Storm
Bob Dylan - Blackjack Davey
Bob Dylan - Political World
Bob Dylan - Everything Is Broken
Bob Dylan - My Blue Eyed Jane
Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Live)
Bob Dylan - Not Dark Yet
Bob Dylan - Things Have Changed
Bob Dylan - Make You Feel My Love
Bob Dylan - High Water (For Charley Patton)

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Bob Dylan 70 - The Bob Dylan Story At 70 - 4. Episode 4

BOB DYLAN 70 - THE BOB DYLAN STORY AT 70 - 4. EPISODE 4 (320kbs-m4a/136mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 1st July 2016

Another chance to hear Kris Kristofferson's profile of his friend Bob Dylan.

During 1967, while The Beatles release Sgt Pepper and The Velvet Underground, Pink Floyd and The Doors are making their album debuts, Dylan rests at home in Woodstock as he recovers from his motorcycle crash of the previous summer. He records 150 songs at nearby Big Pink, a house rented by The Band, a handful of which would become the first bootleg recordings in rock history - The Basement Tapes. In 1968 he releases the country-tinged John Wesley Harding, his first studio album in almost two years, then he returns to Nashville to make an album with Johnny Cash. He performs alongside George Harrison and Ringo Starr at the Concert For Bangladesh. His 1973 album Planet Waves pleases the critics, but next Blood On The Tracks would send them into ecstasies and introduce Dylan to a whole new audience.

The programme features interviews with Tom McGuinness, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Robinson and Bob Geldof. Plus, narrator Kris Kristofferson remembers the time he spent with Dylan in Durango, Mexico making the film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, for which Dylan wrote the classic Knocking On Heaven's Door.

First broadcast in 2011.


Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline Rag
Bob Dylan - Country Pie
Bob Dylan & The Band - Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)
Bob Dylan - All Along The Watchtower
Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash - Girl From The North Country
Bob Dylan - Living The Blues (Live)
Bob Dylan - Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
Bob Dylan - She Belongs To Me (Live)
Bob Dylan - On A Night Like This
Bob Dylan - You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
Bob Dylan - Simple Twist Of Fate
Bob Dylan - Idiot Wind
Bob Dylan & George Harrison - If Not For You
Bob Dylan & George Harrison & Leon Russell & Ringo Starr - Just Like A Woman (Live)
Bob Dylan - Billy 4
Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Bob Dylan - Forever Young
Bob Dylan - Tangled Up In Blue
Bob Dylan - Idiot Wind

Monday, 16 September 2019

Bob Dylan 70 - The Bob Dylan Story At 70 - 3. Episode 3

BOB DYLAN 70 - THE BOB DYLAN STORY AT 70 - 3. EPISODE 3 (320kbs-m4a/136mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 30th June 2016

Another chance to hear Kris Kristofferson's profile of his friend Bob Dylan.

It's February 1966, and Bob Dylan travels to Nashville to shake up the town and make the best use of musicians Robbie Robertson, Charlie McCoy, Wayne Moss and Al Kooper on one of the greatest rock and roll albums ever made Blonde On Blonde. Kris Kristofferson remembers the recording sessions that went on through the night - he was working as a janitor in studio where the album was recorded. Bob undertakes a world tour with The Band taking in a performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London, with The Beatles in attendance, and a legendary confrontation between Dylan and the audience at Manchester's Free Trade Hall.

The programme features interviews with producer Bob Johnston and musicians Charlie McCoy and Robbie Robertson. Plus, Bob Geldof and Paul McCartney describe the excitement of Dylan's new electric sound and C P Lee, an audience member at the Free Trade Hall recalls the historic Manchester concert.

With classic tracks from Blonde On Blonde including Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again, Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands and Just Like A Woman.
 

First broadcast in 2011.

Bob Dylan - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
Bob Dylan - Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands
Bob Dylan - Visions Of Johanna
Bob Dylan - Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
Bob Dylan - Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
Bob Dylan - Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands
Bob Dylan - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
Bob Dylan - Just Like A Woman
Bob Dylan - I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone (Live)
Bob Dylan - She Belongs To Me
Bob Dylan - One Too Many Mornings (Live)
Bob Dylan - Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (Live)
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone (Live)
Bob Dylan & The Band - This Wheel's On Fire

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Bob Dylan 70 - The Bob Dylan Story At 70 - 2. Episode 2

BOB DYLAN 70 - THE BOB DYLAN STORY AT 70 - 2. EPISODE 2 (320kbs-m4a/136mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 29th June 2016

Another chance to hear Kris Kristofferson's 2011 profile of Bob Dylan, his hero, inspiration and friend.

In the winter of 62/63 Bob makes his first trip to the UK - the British folk tradition would have a profound influence on his subsequent writing. In 1965 he releases the landmark album Bringing It All back Home, The Byrds have a worldwide hit with his song Mr Tambourine Man and Dylan is seen performing in an early music video to Subterranean Homesick Blues in D A Pennebaker's seminal film Don't Look Back. He is still only 24 years of age. His sixth studio album Highway 61 Revisited is released and Like A Rolling Stone, the opening track, is a top 10 hit on both sides of the Atlantic. His electric performance at the Newport Folk Festival gets a hostile response from the folk establishment.

The programme features an interview with Martin Carthy, who talks about the influence traditional British folk music had on Dylan's work, and Peter Asher and Tom Robinson describe the importance of Dylan's arrival in the British pop charts. Also John Lennon and Carly Simon realise Dylan's lyrics mean so much more than anyone else's, Bob Geldof remembers the first time he heard Like A Rolling Stone and Joe Boyd, stage manager at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival recalls Dylan's controversial performance. 


First broadcast in 2011.

Bob Dylan - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [Sony Music]
Bob Dylan - Boots Of Spanish Leather [CBS]
Bob Dylan - When The Ship Comes In [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) [Sony Music/Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Masters Of War [CBS]
Martin Carthy - Lord Franklin [Topic]
Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan's Dream [CBS]
Bob Dylan - The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Mr. Tambourine Man [CBS]
Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues [CBS]
Bob Dylan - She Belongs To Me [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone [CBS]
Bob Dylan - From A Buick 6 [CBS]
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Love Minus Zero/No Limit [CBS]
Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan's 115th Dream [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone [CBS]
Bob Dylan - Maggie's Farm [CBS]
Bob Dylan - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [Sony Music]

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Bob Dylan 70 - The Bob Dylan Story At 70 - 1. Episode 1

BOB DYLAN 70 - THE BOB DYLAN STORY AT 70 - 1. EPISODE 1 (320kbs-m4a/136mb/60mins)
BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 28th June 2016

Another chance to hear Kris Kristofferson's profile of legendary singer songwriter Bob Dylan.

Kris begins the story of his hero, his inspiration and his friend Bob Dylan in the first of this six-part series.

It's 1961 and Bob moves from Minnesota to New York, hoping to perform there and to visit his idol Woody Guthrie. Soon, he becomes the most talked about artist on the Greenwich Village folk scene and begins to write the songs that came to define the 1960s such as Blowin' In The Wind and The Times They Are A-Changin'.

The programme features interviews with Dylan's contemporaries Tom Paxton, Jim Kweskin and Dave Van Ronk, who remember his earliest songs and performances. Plus John Hammond, the man who signed Bob to Columbia Records, recalls the making of the 21 year old's debut record. Also, Paul Simon admits the time was right for a folk revival and Joan Baez gives a rare insight into her contribution to Dylan's success.

Bob himself talks about the music that influenced him as a young man, first hearing Woody Guthrie, meeting Peter, Paul and Mary and walking out of the influential Ed Sullivan TV Show in 1963.

Featured tracks include Song To Woody from Dylan's 1962 eponymous debut, Blowin' In The Wind from his landmark follow up The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan and title track from his third album The Times They Are A-Changin'.

First broadcast in 2011.

Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin' [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Positively 4th Street [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heaven's Door [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Walls Of Red Wing [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Pretty Boy Floyd [Chrome Dreams]
Bob Dylan - Song To Woody [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Baby, Let Me Follow You Down [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - House Of The Risin' Sun [CBS]
Bob Dylan - Man Of Constant Sorrow [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - To Ramona [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Masters Of War [CBS]
Bob Dylan - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right [CBS]
Bob Dylan - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Girl From The North Country [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Oxford Town [Columbia]
Joan Baez - Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word [Vanguard]
Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin' [CBS]
Bob Dylan - Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues (Live) [Columbia]

Friday, 13 September 2019

Cornershop

CORNERSHOP (320kbs-m4a/64mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 13th August 2019

In the early 1990s, the Anglo-Indian band, Cornershop, had had a couple of decent singles, but as a group they were rather ramshackle. Then in 1997, with the release of their album, When I was Born for the Seventh Time, they re-emerged with a different and refreshing sound.

Their British Asian fusion was raucously experimental; their attitude was spiky, smart and often hilarious. They'd created a masterpiece of cross cultural music which gave them a worldwide hit, Brimful of Asha.

The release prompted an excited music press to hail the album as a breakthrough in the integration of white and Asian music, and to predict an explosion in multi-cultural rock.

Musician Talvin Singh, and Rolling Stone music critic David Fricke join band members Ben Ayres and Tjinder Singh to explore how the album was made, the impact it had at the time, and whether its promise of musical integration has endured.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Music Extra - California Dreamin': The Mamas And The Papas

MUSIC EXTRA - CALIFORNIA DREAMIN': THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS (96kbs-m4a/35mb/50mins)
BBC World Service broadcast: 13th July 2019

From her home in LA, singer-songwriter Michelle Phillips tells the story of the group that made her famous, the Mamas and the Papas. It is 50 years since the quartet known for its cheery sound finally split up but their songs still endure to this day. In this programme, Michelle takes us back to the folk origins of the group which included Michelle and John Phillips, Denny Doherty and of course Cass Elliot (Mama Cass).

Combined with sharp songwriting and arrangements from John Phillips and musical contributions from some of Los Angeles' finest session musicians—especially drummer Hal Blaine, bassist Joe Osborne and keyboardist Larry Knechtel - the Mamas and the Papas created some of the most unforgettable songs of the '60s. California Dreamin', endures as an anthem of those heady times while they also had hits with, among others Monday, Monday and I Saw Her Again.

Michelle talks about their rise to fame, the inspiration for the songs, how they were written and how the group's close personal relationships with each other often influenced their song writing and lyrics. We also hear how the Mamas and the Papas were often seen as a defining force in the music scene of the counter culture of the '60s.


With contributions from Mama Cass's sister Leah Kunkel, founder of The Lovin Spoonful John Sebastian, singer Judy Collins and fellow 60s group The Association.

(Photo: From left to right, Denny Doherty, Mama Cass Elliott, Michelle Phillips and John Phillips. Credit: RB/Redferns/Getty Images)