Sunday, 19 November 2017

My Top Ten: Morrissey

MY TOP TEN: MORRISSEY (320kbs-m4a/69mb/30mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 3rd October 2017


In a programme first broadcast in 1984, when he was the lead singer of the Smiths, Morrissey talks to Andy Peebles about his life and work and picks ten favourite records. Repeated to coincide with Morrissey's appearance on 6 Music Live.

The Tams - Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy [ABC]
Billy Fury - I Will [Sound Waves]
Timi Yuro - Insult To Injury [RPM]
John Leyton - Johnny Remember Me [EMI]
Françoise Hardy - All Over The World [Pye]
Sandie Shaw - You've Not Changed

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Rita Pavone - Heart [RCA]
The Marvelettes - Paper Boy [Tamla]
Sandy Posey - I Take It Back [MGM]
Klaus Nomi - Death [RCA]

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The Smiths At The Beeb

THE SMITHS AT THE BEEB (320kbs-m4a/136mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 3rd October 2017


Bob Harris tells the story of the live session recordings the Smiths made for the BBC. Repeated to coincide with Morrissey's appearance on 6 Music Live at Maida Vale.

The Smiths - William, It Was Really Nothing [WEA]
The Smiths - What Difference Does It Make [WEA]
The Smiths - Handsome Devil [Rough Trade]
The Smiths - These Things Take Time [Rough Trade]
The Smiths - Pretty Girls Make Graves [WEA]
The Smiths - Reel Around The Fountain [WEA]
The Smiths - This Charming Man [EMI]
The Smiths - Back To The Old House [Rough Trade]
The Smiths - Nowhere Fast [Warner]
The Smiths - How Soon Is Now [Rhino]
The Smiths - Half A Person [Virgin]
The Smiths - Is It Really So Strange? [Rough Trade]

Friday, 17 November 2017

Jane Weavers - Late Junction Mixtape 29th September 2017

JANE WEAVERS - LATE JUNCTION MIXTAPE 29.09.17 (320kbs-m4a/62mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 29th September 2017


Earlier in the year, singer Jane Weaver released Modern Kosmology, her latest psychedelic distillation of obscure and vintage influences. In this Late Junction mixtape she shares a selection of these sounds at first hand.

Born in 1970s' Liverpool, Weaver's solo career has taken off in recent years with releases that reflect an interest in Krautrock, female punk, no-wave, synth pop and psych-folk. She shares others' music through the Bird Records label that she runs and she's an avid collector too: her mixtape reflects this, delving into her extensive vinyl library to present recent discoveries, including captivating Egyptian singer Nagat Al-Saghira, obscure soundtrack pieces, and music that has been inspiring her since her teens.

Produced by Alannah Chance for Reduced Listening.

David Axelrod - The Warnings Part 1 [Stateside]
Nagat al-Saghira - Ana Bashaa El Bahr [Sout El Phan]
The Inner Space - Michele Ist Da [Wah Wah]
Alpes - Thème En Bref [Disques Festival]
Acanthus - Flightless Bird [Finders Keepers]
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Song For John (Bonus Track) [ADA Global]
Kitaro - Seiun [Geffen]
Hawkwind - Joker At The Gate [RCA]
Luc Marianni - Part 7. Thème Central [Upon Tyne]
Donovan - The Swan (Lord Of The Reedy River) [EMI]


Intro (320kbs-m4a/7mb/3mins)

Thursday, 16 November 2017

The History Of The Marquee - 4. Episode 4

THE HISTORY OF THE MARQUEE - 4. EPISODE 4 (320kbs-m4a/68mb/30mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 29th September 2017


Concluding the story of the Marquee Club, one of London's best-loved venues, which started out as a jazz and skiffle club and then played an important part in the careers of the Rolling Stones and the Who as well as countless other rock and punk bands.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

The History Of The Marquee - 3. Episode 3

THE HISTORY OF THE MARQUEE - 3. EPISODE 3 (320kbs-m4a/70mb/30mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 28th September 2017


Continuing the story of the Marquee Club, one of London's best-loved venues, which started out as a jazz and skiffle club, and then played an important part in the careers of the Rolling Stones and the Who, as well as countless other rock and punk bands.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

The History Of The Marquee - 2. Episode 2

THE HISTORY OF THE MARQUEE - 2. EPISODE 2 (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 27th September 2017


Continuing the story of the Marquee Club, one of London's best-loved venues, which started out as a jazz and skiffle club, and then played an important part in the careers of the Rolling Stones and the Who, as well as countless other rock and punk bands.

Monday, 13 November 2017

The History Of The Marquee - 1. Episode 1

THE HISTORY OF THE MARQUEE - 1. EPISODE 1 (320kbs-m4a/69mb/30mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 26th September 2017


The story of the Marquee Club, one of London's best-loved venues, which started out as a jazz and skiffle club and then played an important part in the careers of the Rolling Stones and the Who as well as countless other rock and punk bands.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Verity Sharp At Home With Robert Wyatt - Late Junction 17th October 2017

VERITY SHARP AT HOME WITH ROBERT WYATT - LATE JUNCTION 17.10.17 (320kbs-m4a/207mb/1hr30mins)
BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 17th October 2017


Verity Sharp heads to the edgelands of Lincolnshire for a special programme recorded at home with one of the most distinctive voices in British songwriting, Robert Wyatt. A pivotal figure in the alternative music scene of the last 50 years, Wyatt has had a profound influence on the history of British music. But he's also one of its most affable story tellers. Over a plate of local plum cake, Wyatt talks Verity through some of the music that has helped shape him as an artist and the stories that go with it. With the ease of someone who is as comfortable reciting nonsense verse as discussing the Syrian crisis, he swings from surrealist verse by Hilaire Beloc to the time when Bjork came to visit him in Louth.

Robert Wyatt came to prominence in the late 1960s as the drummer with the jazz-infused psychedelic band Soft Machine before a debilitating accident in 1973 left him paralysed from the waist down. He went on to make some of the most startling music in his repertoire, abandoning the drum kit in favour of piano and a haunting vocal style. He became known for his unique voice and a playful way with words - qualities that run through his eight solo albums, which veer from the fiercely political to the childlike and surreal. Although probably most famed for his vocal part on the Elvis Costello-penned hit 'Shipbuilding', Robert Wyatt's influence stretches far beyond that, having worked with American jazz composer Carla Bley, Icelandic artistic powerhouse Bjork and Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto as well as jazz musicians fleeing apartheid South Africa, and long-time friend Brian Eno.

Over the course of an hour and a half he looks back on the last 50 years of his life as an artist and an avid music collector, picking out selections dear to his heart - from his love of British tenor Peter Pears to his fanaticism for early jazz singers and Ivor Cutler's absurdism. Verity also brings some of her own choices, sparking discussions around British surrealism, his dislike of the 'wobbly singers' of opera, his undying love for life partner Alfie and a frank conversation about his battle with depression, before giving us a quick piano lesson to boot. An intimate portrait of a truly British voice with a love of the absurd and an ear for the unusual.

Produced by Alannah Chance for Reduced Listening.

Robert Wyatt - I'm A Believer
Duke Ellington - Creole Love Call
Zainidin Imanaliev - Küidüm Chok (I Burn, I Smoulder Like Charcoal) [Smithsonian Folkways]
Benjamin Britten - Serenade For Tenor, Horn & Strings, Op. 31 [Decca]
Thomas Tallis - Salvator Mundi
Soft Machine - Why Am I So Short? [Probe]
Soft Machine - So Boot If At All [Probe]
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - The Wind Cries Mary [Polydor]
Baraka - Kecak (Balinese Monkey Chant)
Robert Wyatt - Shrinkrap [Rough Trade]
Björk - Desired Constellation [Polydor]
Björk - Submarine  (Feat. Robert Wyatt) [Polydor]
Ivor Cutler - Good Morning, How Are You? Shut Up!
Robert Wyatt - Little Red Riding Hood Hit The Road [Virgin]
Robert Wyatt - Pigs... (In There)
Peru Field Recording - Santiago Musica de Huancayo
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Alfie [Verve]
Robert Wyatt - Free Will And Testament
Danny Kaye - Anywhere I Wander

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Kieran Hebden - Late Junction Special 26th September 2017

KIERAN HEBDEN - LATE JUNCTION SPECIAL 26.09.17 (320kbs-m4a/207mb/1hr30mins)
BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 26th September 2017

In a special guest week, Late Junction is taken over by some of Britain's most dedicated record collectors. Opening the batting is electronic musician and producer Kieran Hebden, a.k.a. Four Tet. The spectrum of his work as an artist is wide: part of the first wave of folktronica in the early 2000s, his music has drawn on post-rock, grime, hip hop and improvised music, and collaborators include Laurie Anderson and Thom Yorke. His record library is just as broad - the envy of the collecting community, featuring rare cosmic jazz, new age music, grime and production records.

Produced by Alannah Chance for Reduced Listening.

Michel Redolfi - Immersion Partielle [GRM]
Shivkumar Sharma - Piece For Santoor [HMV]
Alice Coltrane - Introduction [AKSA]
Abdul Wadud - Camille [Bisharra]
Ann McMillan - Syrinx [Folkways]
Jason Evans - Slow Wren [White Label]
Wes York - Microtonal Musicbox [Spectrum]
Elijah Pudloo Mageeta & Temegeak Pitaulassie & Mari Apaqaq & Soria Eyituk & Napache Samaejuk Pootoogook - Katajjait On "Hamma" And Its Variants a) Baffin Land b) Hudson Bay c) Baffin Lan [Philips UNESCO Collection]
Unknown - Pibroch Song [Ocora]
Vincenzo Zitello - Arcangelo Gabriele [Stile Libero]
Lino Capra Vaccina - Voce in XY [Nö]
Andrew Cyrille - Some Sun [Ictus]
Hirabai Barodekar - Sawan Ki Saanj - Rag Shyam Kalyan [HMV]
Roger Meyers - After the Pond [Opus One]
Nadi Qamar - After Glow [Folkways]
Richard Grayson & Tom Oberheim - Homage To J. S. Bach [Orion]

Friday, 10 November 2017

Freak Zone Playlist - Post Punk

FREAK ZONE PLAYLIST - POST PUNK (320kbs-m4a/134mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 22nd October 2017


The Fall - US 80's-90's [Beggars Banquet]
Cabaret Voltaire - Nag Nag Nag [Rough Trade]
Joy Division - Shadowplay [Warner Bros.]
Devo - Jocko Homo [Warner Bros.]
Magazine - The Light Pours Out Of Me [Virgin]
The Slits - Newtown [Island]
Wire - Practice Makes Perfect [Harvest]
The Fire Engines - New Thing In Cartons [Pop Aural]
Television - Elevation [Elektra]
The Pop Group - She Is Beyond Good And Evil
Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats [Mute]
A Certain Ratio - Shack Up [Creation]
The Raincoats - Off Duty Trip [Rough Trade]
Gang Of Four - Guns Before Butter [EMI]
Public Image Ltd - Careering [Virgin]
The Teardrop Explodes - Kirkby Workers Dream Fades [Zoo]

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Words & Music With Dan Snaith - Gilles Peterson 7th October 2017

WORDS & MUSIC WITH DAN SNAITH - GILLES PETERSON 07.10.17 (320kbs-m4a/84mb/36mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 7th October 2017


Daphni - Xing Tian [Fabric]
Daphni - Yes, I Know [Jiaolong]
Manitoba - People Eating Fruit [Leaf]
Manitoba - Dundas, Ontario [Leaf]
Caribou - Mars [Jiaolong]
Koushik - Battle Rhymes For Battle Times [Text]
Manitoba - Anna & Nina [Leaf]
Cos-Ber-Zam - Ne Noya (Daphni Mix) [Jiaolong]
Daphni - Tin [Jiaolong]
Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face [West End]
Arthur Russell - Let's Go Swimming [Logarhythm]
Caribou - All I Ever Had [City Slang]
Hepimiz Icin - It's For You All
Daphni - Vulture [Jiaolong]

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Classic Albums: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn The Torpedoes

CLASSIC ALBUMS: TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS - DAMN THE TORPEDOES (320kbs-m4a/134mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 8th October 2017


To mark the recent passing of Tom Petty, a chance to hear the Heartbreakers' frontman discuss his breakthrough 1979 release Damn The Torpedoes with Richard Skinner. This was the band's third studio album, and their first to go top 10 in the US, reaching No 2. It included the hits Refugee, Here Comes My Girl and Don't Do Me Like That.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Corridors Of Sound - 2. Episode 2

CORRIDORS OF SOUND - 2. EPISODE 2 (320kbs-m4a/126mb/55mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 5th October 2017


Cerys Matthews takes a historical tour of sound through the BBC's Maida Vale Studios, one of the music industry's best-loved buildings.

Maida Vale has been a launch pad to stardom for young aspiring musicians and actors.

Lead a musician along the main corridor of Maida Vale studios for the first time and you can almost feel the excitement and trepidation bubbling up inside them; the recognition of the great sounds that have been created inside the studios weighing heavily on their shoulders. Arguably more artists have walked through Maida Vale's Art Deco front door than even the legendary Abbey Road.

Cerys meets the history makers past and present. As well as encountering soon-to-be-famous performers, she bumps into regular visitors of the studio Johnny Marr, Rick Wakeman and Jools Holland. She introduces the talented people who help make the dreams come true - the sound engineers. These unsung heroes, not only mix the session, but have been known on occasion to give the odd band member a quick singing lesson or an emergency guide to tuning guitars.

As Cerys wanders around this well loved but ramshackle building, she immerses herself in a typical day at Maida Vale. In Studio 1, home of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, she meets the people who've played a key role in the orchestra's history before finding out what really happened in the legendary Radiophonic Workshop.

Just along the corridor is Studio 4, most famous for its rock sessions. Here Cerys reminisces about the sessions that helped change her fortunes, meets a new band that are at MV for the first time and talks to the engineers and producers that make it all happen.

First broadcast on Radio 2 to mark the 75th anniversary of Maida Vale Studios and repeated to complement 6 Music Live.

The Specials - Too Much Too Young
Nanci Griffith - Love Wore A Halo (Back Before The War)
Aswad - Love As It's Way
Robbie Williams - Come Undone
Billy Bragg - Valentine's Day Is Over
David Bowie - Suffragette City [EMI]
The White Stripes - I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
Beyoncé - Crazy In Love
The Beat - Rankin Full Stop
The Police - Next To You
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Love In A Void
Marianne Faithfull - As Tears Go By [Island]
Pink Floyd - Cymbaline
Jimi Hendrix - Stone Free [MCA]
Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames - Yeh Yeh [Spectrum]
Queen - We Will Rock You
Queen - Spread Your Wings
Queen - It's Late
Queen - Meloncholy Blues
Thin Lizzy - The Warrior
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
Internet Forever - Cover The Walls
The Slits - In The Beginning
The Slits - Difficult Fun
Coldplay - Yellow
Elbow - Grounds For Divorce
Kings Of Leon - Four Kicks [Hand Me Down]
Voodoo Queens - Chocolate Eyes
Voodoo Queens - Shopping Girl Maniac
Simple Minds - Promised You A Miracle
The Smiths - What Difference Does It Make [WEA]
The Smiths - This Charming Man [Rough Trade]
The Smiths - Still Ill [Rough Trade]
The Smiths - You've Got Everything Now [Sire]
Alvar Lidell - Pearl Harbour [BBC]
Robinson Family Episode - Front Line Family
BBC Symphony Orchestra - Greeting Prelude
The Beatles - Soldier Of Love
Harry Connick Jr And His Big Band - Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
K Cobain/Nirvana - Polly
R.E.M. - Losing My Religion