Tuesday, 31 May 2016

The Seven Ages of Rock: 2. Art Rock

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 18th May 2016

The four-part series continues with an exploration of Art Rock, with contributions from David Gilmour, Peter Gabriel and Bryan Ferry. First broadcast to accompany the BBC 2 TV series in 2007.

Monday, 30 May 2016

The Seven Ages of Rock: 1. The Birth of Rock

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 17th May 2016

The Birth of Rock - the series kicks off with a look at the early days of the UK rock scene, with contributions from Keith Richards, Roger Daltrey and Ginger Baker.

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Andy Votel - Late Junction Live Mix From The Great Escape

BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 26th May 2016

Cos - Tokyo Disco [White Label]
Asu Maralman - Bal Gibi Olur [Yanki]
Bora Ayanoğlu - Haydi Bastir
Jo Squillo - Skizzo Skizzo [Electrix]
Ivor Raymonde & His Orchestra - Juliet’s Theme [Decca]
Timur Selçuk - Panayir Gunu [Yonca]
Ennio Morricone - Altre Cadenze [RCA]
Teresa Khoo & Her 5 Notes - You Don’t Know Why [Decca]
Hal Hal - Nazan Soray [Oncu]
Kiu I Els Seus Amics - Un Dia Especial [PPI]
Sroeng Santi - Iron Man [Finders Keepers]
Los Comandos - Moby Dick [Odeon]
Edip Akbayram Dostlar - Aldirma Gonul Aldirma
Orchestra Di Enrico Simonetti - Blue Frog [Harmony]
Chanpen Dennapa - Lam Toey Dai Lao Leaw Luem Mia
Ginny Arnell - Dumb Head
Alpes - Thème En Bref [Disques Festival]


Intro/Interview (320kbs-m4a/6mb/2mins)

Saturday, 28 May 2016

The Chess Records Story: Episode 2

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 25th April 2016

The second part of a series tracing the story Chess Records and its crucial contribution to the evolution of rock 'n' roll, narrated by co-founder Leonard Chess's son Marshall. The Chicago-based label was home to many blues, rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll artists including Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Sonny Boy Williamson and many, many more. This episode includes tales of the mighty Howlin' Wolf and the visit to the Chess studio by the Rolling Stones.

First broadcast in 2000 and repeated as part of the rock 'n' roll season.

Friday, 27 May 2016

The Chess Records Story: Episode 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 24th April 2016

The first part of a series tracing the story Chess Records and its crucial contribution to the evolution of rock 'n' roll, narrated by co-founder Leonard Chess's son Marshall. The Chicago-based label was home to many blues, rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll artists including Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Sonny Boy Williamson and many, many more. The label's output was a big influence on The Rolling Stones, who also recorded there.

First broadcast in 2000 and repeated as part of the rock 'n' roll season.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band: Anarchy Must Be Organised

BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 12th March 2016

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band going "professional" - kick-starting the chaos with a performance on the bastion of psychedelia and avant-garde: Blue Peter.

The legendary Neil Innes looks back at the influence and influences of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and the collision of art, humour, music, language and anarchy that permeated the band's career.

Archive interviews and performances accompany new interviews with Legs Larry Smith, Rodney Slater, Vernon Dudley Bowhay Nowell, Sam Spoons, and Bob Kerr and contributions from friends and fans including Terry Gilliam, Adrian Edmondson, Kevin Eldon, Diane Morgan, Rick Wakeman and Stephen Fry.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

David Bowie: Verbatim

BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 30th January 2016

With previously unheard interviews, studio out takes and a collection of musings from throughout the years, the story of David Bowie's extraordinary life and career told in his own words.

By his own count, David Bowie inhabited seven different personas throughout his career and, while each one of those creations channelled wildly different musical influences that were often difficult to identify, Bowie was always able to articulate with great conviction which musical universe he was inhabiting at each turn - even if he often contradicted himself.

"I usually don't agree with what I say very much. I'm an awful liar", he claimed in 2002, while summarizing his many changes in style.

Producer: Des Shaw
A Ten Alps production for BBC Radio 4.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

John Lennon: Verbatim

BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 3rd October 2015

John Lennon: Verbatim marks the iconic Beatle's 75th birthday on October 9th with a soundscape incorporating rarely heard archive interviews, poetry readings, studio outtakes and alternative recordings of some of his most acclaimed compositions. It's a personal insight into the creative genius of one of the 20th century's most diverse artistes.

Long before public figures mastered the art of the sanitised sound bite to protect their privacy, Lennon always spoke openly and honestly about his art and his personal life, whether talking about his earliest childhood memories, the highs and lows of The Beatles or his solo career. Lennon loved radio because he found it more relaxing than coping with the confrontation of a television film crew, so his radio sessions were often very revealing and entertaining.

Collated from conversations recorded between 1962 and 1980, it's an opportunity to hear, in John's own words, the honesty and passion that fuelled his genius.

Produced by Des Shaw
A Ten Alps production for BBC Radio 4.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Sculptress Of Sound: The Lost Works Of Delia Derbyshire

BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 29th March 2010

The broadcaster and Doctor Who fan MATTHEW SWEET travels to The University of Manchester - home of Delia Derbyshire's private collection of audio recordings - to learn more about the wider career and working methods of the woman who realised Ron Grainer's original theme to Doctor Who.

Delia's collection of tapes was, until recently, in the safekeeping of MARK AYRES, archivist for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Matthew meets up at Manchester University with Mark, along with Delia's former colleagues from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, BRIAN HODGSON and DICK MILLS - plus former 'White Noise' band member DAVID VORHAUS - to hear extracts from the archive, discuss their memories of Delia and the creative process behind some of her material.


Her realisation of the Doctor Who theme is just one small example of her genius and we'll demonstrate how the music was originally created as well as hearing individual tracks from Delia's aborted 70's version. We'll also feature the make up tapes for her celebrated piece 'Blue Veils and Golden Sands', and hear Delia being interviewed on a previously 'lost' BBC recording from the 1960s.


Matthew's journey of discovery will take in work with the influential poet Barry Bermange, as well as her 1971 piece marking the centenary of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.


This Archive on 4 is brought up to date with an individual track from 'The Dance' from the children's programme 'Noah'. Recorded in the late 1960s this remarkable tape sounds like a contemporary dance track which wouldn't be out of place in today's most 'happening' trance clubs.

Producer: Phil Collinge.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Front Row - Neil Young interviewed

BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 8th June 2012

In a rare extended interview with John Wilson, the Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young discusses his latest disc, a selection of traditional songs, recorded with the uninhibited rock band Crazy Horse.

The album includes a version of God Save The Queen, the anthem Young recalls singing as a schoolboy in Canada.

Young, who topped the album charts on both sides of the Atlantic 40 years ago with his LP Harvest, also reflects on the role of the protest song in the age of the TV talent show, and considers his own instinctive approach to music-making, and his reluctance to become a crowd-pleaser.

Producer John Goudie.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Lennon: The Wenner Tapes

BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 6th July 2007

An in-depth portrait of John Lennon, told through the audio of Jann Wenner's seminal 1970 New York interview with Lennon for Rolling Stone magazine.

It’s 1970 and John Lennon is about to release his first solo album. He’s not long emerged from months of Primal Therapy with its creator, Arthur Janov and he’s about to give his first major interview with Rolling Stone magazine. In the interview, he’ll talk openly about his solo career, the break-up of the world’s most famous band, his marriage and a lot more besides.

Wenner and Yoko Ono also look back on the event, but the focus is very much on Lennon, who seems energised by what he sees as his freedom from the Beatles.

It’s John Lennon at his most honest - and on occasion, his most abrasive.

There is frequent use of strong language.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Laurel Canyon - 2. Episode 2

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 5th April 2016

Micky Dolenz continues the story of a Los Angeles neighbourhood which became home to a diverse mix of musical stars - including himself.

In programme two, more great musicians fill the Canyon, and they fill the charts - the Mamas and the Papas, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Carole King - but, for some, the drugs get heavy and the earth begins to move.

It's a story of great music, stellar collaborations, overflowing with youthful idealism; but it is tempered with the exploitation of young women, reckless drug use, and the day when they all locked their doors as a result of the Sharon Tate killing.

First broadcast in 2010.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Laurel Canyon - 1. The Garden Of Allah

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 4th April 2016

Micky Dolenz tells the story of a Los Angeles neighbourhood which became home to a diverse mix of musical stars - including himself. Laurel Canyon was just a bunch of heavily wooded, rocky outcrops - situated a few minutes from West Hollywood and Sunset Boulevard - but it became the garden where the stars of jazz, folk rock and pop played.

From the jazzers like Barney Kessel and the bohemians who settled there in the 40s and 50s to the folkies; the Byrds who sought the laid-back alternative to the hurly-burly of LA, Frank Zappa who took over the log cabin of cowboy star Tom Mix; the Doors, whose Jim Morrison brooded in the hills; The Mamas and the Papas; Cass Elliot's home always open to all-comers; David Crosby, Graham Nash, Neil Young, and the new and powerful women of rock; Joni Mitchell and Carole King.

Programme one, The Garden of Allah, sows the seeds of hedonism for the Canyon as jazz and folk form its rock. The Byrds, The Doors and the Monkees settle in, and so do the groupies. It's a story of great music, stellar collaborations, overflowing with youthful idealism; but it is tempered with the exploitation of young women, reckless drug use, and the day when they all locked their doors as a result of the murder of Sharon Tate.

This documentary was first broadcast on Radio 2 in August 2010.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

The Art Of The Loop

BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 12th August 2014

Most current pop music is created not with live instruments, but from pre-formed, off the shelf chunks of music known as loops. Musician Matthew Herbert explores the art of the loop and the million-dollar industry that has grown up around it, and asks whether it is setting music makers free from the constraints of traditional instruments or killing creativity.

Loops are pre-recorded performances, typically of a solo instrument, and typically 1 or 2 bars long. Looping isn't new - it started soon after the advent of tape recorders. But recent advances in computer technology and software mean that effects which once needed a full-scale studio costing thousands of pounds can be created for little or no cost on a laptop or even a mobile phone. A CD of loops costing £10 can be used to make a million-selling international hit, but who is the real composer?

Matthew once made an entire album from the sounds of a single pig's life, so he's no stranger to the benefits of loops and sampling. He talks to producers, musicians and loop-creators and experiments with technology ancient and modern; he hears from looping's defenders and detractors and looks into a musical future which he finds fascinating but many find terrifying.

And, along the way, he builds a dance track out of a Radio 4 Continuity announcer.

Produced by Micky Curling
A Folded Wing production for BBC Radio 4.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Late Nights At The Blue Boar

BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 1st January 2012

Music journalist Pete Paphides tells the story of the M1's improbable 1960s music meeting place - Blue Boar cafe at Watford Gap services.

There surely can't be any less likely rock'n'roll hangouts than the M1 Blue Boar cafe at Watford Gap services. Nevertheless, by the late 1960s, Britain's first ever service station was a thriving meeting point for any London-based musicians driving home from a show between midnight and 6am. Legend has it that Jimi Hendrix thought that Blue Boar was the name of a cool London club because so many of his fellow rock stars would refer to it. In 1977, Roy Harper paid tribute to its cuisine on his album Bullinamingvase, with a song called Watford Gap -'Watford Gap, Watford Gap/A plate of grease and a load of crap' although later versions of the album had the song removed as a member of the EMI board was also a member of Blue Board's board of directors.

Using first-hand testimonies from musicians Francis Rossi, Chas Hodges, Pete Langford, Shelia Ferguson from the 3 Degrees, seminal photographer to the Rolling Stones, Philip Townsend, beat poet Pete Brown, DJ Johnnie Walker, and David Lawrence, author of 'Food on the Move', 'Late Nights and the Blue Boar' aims to shine a light on the experience of the touring musician in the late 60s, before the era of air conditioned tour buses and salubrious hotel stopovers. It will capture and analyse a certain moment in rock history painting vivid pictures of the era. Among the other participants in the programme will be the original waitress charged with the job of cracking open eggs for hungry rock stars and the security guard at the time - shading in a picture of an improbable time and place in music (and motorway) history.

Producer: Laura Parfitt
A White Pebble Media Production for BBC Radio 4.

Monday, 16 May 2016

The Twangmasters: The Art Of The Lead Guitarist

BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 14th May 2011

All the attention is usually on the lead singer, but so often a song has been transformed by a great piece of lead guitar playing. Nick Barraclough tells the story of the lead guitarist; from Chuck Berry and BB King's licks to Ritchie Blackmore and Jimi Hendrix's riffs. What's more, he reveals the difference between and riff and a lick.

There's more to it than just twanging those strings, though. He's got to have the right attitude, swagger- and volume.

Three of today's working lead guitarists sit round a kitchen table and strum their way through a few stories, we hear how Deep Purple recorded with the police beating on their door, and the ways in which lead singers treat their lead guitarists.

We hear from Frank Zappa's 'stunt' guitarist and we hear of Ian Gillan's submission, and there is a discussion on whether the colour of a guitar's paint affects its tone and, a question that has been asked by lead guitarists since 1964 is answered: exactly what was that chord George Harrison played at the beginning of A Hard Day's Night?

Producer: Nick Barraclough
A Smooth Operation production for BBC Radio 4.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe - Live NEC Birmingham 1989

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 14th May 2016

Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe - And You And I
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe - Close To The Edge
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe - Brother Of Mine
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe - Order Of The Universe
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe - Roundabout

My Wizard

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 26th July 2014

John Aizlewood examines the oft derided genre of Progressive Rock, a catch all term for a variety of bands from Pink Floyd to Yes to Hawkwind to Jethro Tull. He talks to Floyd's David Gilmour, Rick Wakeman of Yes and Keith Emerson, and ponders the subtle difference between 'Prog' and 'Progressive', before asking the difficult question - was any of it any good?

Saturday, 14 May 2016

You'll Never Be Sixteen Again - 7. Best Years of Our Lives

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 12th April 2016

The story of the British teenager continues, through music, archive and reminiscence. Episode seven 'Best Years Of Our Lives' covers the New Romantics, glue sniffers, casuals and psychobillies. The series is introduced by John Peel and first broadcast in 1985.

Friday, 13 May 2016

You'll Never Be Sixteen Again - 6. Pretty Vacant

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 11th April 2016

Another chance to hear the acclaimed series (first broadcast in 1985) telling the story of the British teenager through music, archive and reminiscence.

This episode, Pretty Vacant, covers the rise and fall of punk, the John Travolta-inspired disco boom and riots in the cities. The series is introduced by John Peel and was first broadcast in 1985.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

You'll Never Be Sixteen Again - 5. In A Broken Dream

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 10th April 2016

Another chance to hear the acclaimed series (first broadcast in 1985) telling the story of the British teenager through music, archive and reminiscence.

John Peel introduces episode 5 'In a Broken Dream', which deals with the era of long hair, skinheads and tartan-trousered teenyboppers.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

You'll Never Be Sixteen Again - 4. Hello, I Love You

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 9th April 2016

Another chance to hear the acclaimed series (first broadcast in 1985) telling the story of the British teenager through music, archive and reminiscence.

John Peel introduces the fourth programme 'Hello, I Love You', which covers the mid-to-late sixties - the era of flower power, student protest and the road to Kathmandu.

Roy Orbison - You'll Never Be Sixteen Again [London]
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited [Columbia]
The Beatles - Good Morning, Good Morning [000:34]
The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Hearts Club Band [EMI]
Buffalo Springfield - For What It’s Worth [Atlantic]
Cream - I Feel Free [Polydor]
The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
Steve Miller Band - Children Of The Future [Arc]
Love - Alone Again [Elektra]
The Rolling Stones - We Love You [ABKCO]
The Beatles - A Day In The Life [Parlophone]
Pink Floyd - Candy And A Currant Bun [EMI]
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Teach Your Children [Atlantic]
The Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man [ABKCO]
The Beatles - Revolution [Apple]
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Our House [Atlantic]
H.P. Lovecraft - Let's Get Together [Philips]
The Rolling Stones - Let's Spend The Night Together
The Doors - Who Do You Love [Elektra]
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along The Watchtower [MCA]
Traffic - Feelin' Alright [Debutante]

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

You'll Never Be Sixteen Again - 3. I'm Into Something Good

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 8th April 2016

Another chance to hear the acclaimed series (first broadcast in 1985) telling the story of the British teenager through music, archive and reminiscence. Introduced by John Peel, episode 3, I'm Into Something Good, deals with the era of Merseybeat, Mods and Rockers and Swinging London.

Roy Orbison - You'll Never Be Sixteen Again [London]
Bern Elliott & The Fenmen - I'm Talking About You
Faron's Flamingos - Do You Love Me [Edsel]
The Big Three - What'd I Say [Deram]
The Beatles - Roll Over Beethoven [Parlophone]
The Beatles - She Loves You [Apple]
Booker T. Jones - Green Onions
Bo Diddley - Road Runner [Geffen]
Jimmy Reed - Ain't That Loving You Baby [Shout! Factory]
Manfred Mann - 5 4 3 2 1 [EMI]
Marvin Gaye - Can I Get A Witness [Connoisseur Collection]
Dusty Springfield - Everyday I Have To Cry Some [Island Def Jam]
The Rolling Stones - Around And Around [Decca]
The Beatles - I Wanna Hold Your Hand [Parlophone]
The Fortunes - Caroline [Decca]
Chris Farlowe - Buzz With The Fuzz [RPM]
The Who - Anyway Anyhow Anywhere [MCA]
Small Faces - What'cha Gonna Do About It [Immediate]
The Who - My Generation [Universal Polydor]
The Beatles - I Feel Fine [Parlophone]
The Rolling Stones - Get Off Of My Cloud [London]
Manfred Mann - Do Wah Diddy Diddy [EMI]
The Who - Substitute [Universal/Polydor]

Monday, 9 May 2016

You'll Never Be Sixteen Again - 2. Puttin' on the Style

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 7th April 2016

Another chance to hear the acclaimed series (first broadcast in 1985) telling the story of the British teenager through music, archive and reminiscence. Introduced by John Peel, the second programme 'Puttin' on the Style' deals with the era of skiffle and trad. jazz, beatniks, beehive hairdos, coffee bars, the Aldermaston march and the Twist.

Roy Orbison - You'll Never Be Sixteen Again [London]
Lonnie Donegan - Rock Island Line
Don Lang & His Frantic Five - Six-Five Special [MFP]
Tommy Steele - Singing The Blues [Deram]
Cliff Richard & The Drifters - Dynamite [Rollercoaster]
Cliff Richard - Move It [EMI/ Multimood Music Ltd]
Billy Fury - Halfway To Paradise [Pickwick]
Adam Faith - Poor Me [EMI]
Craig Douglas - Only Sixteen [EMI]
The Rivingtons - Papa Oom Mow Mow
Dave Appell - Happy Jose [Columbia]
Freddy Cannon - Transistor Sister [Rhino]
Bert Weedon - Fury [Top Rank]
Buddy Holly - That'll Be The Day [Polygram]
Frankie Avalon - Bobby Sox To Stockings [Ace]
Dave Brubeck - Take Five [Old Gold]
Charles Mingus - Oh Lord, Don't Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb On Me [Atlantic]
Charles Persip & Dizzy Gillespie & Ray Bryant & Sonny Rollins & Sonny Stitt - After Hours [FSR]
Claudine Clark - Party Lights [Disky]
Conway Twitty - Hey Little Lucy [Warner]
John D. Loudermilk - The Language Of Love [Acuff-Rose Opryland]
Bert Weedon - Twist Me Pretty Baby [Warner]
Cliff Richard & The Shadows - The Young Ones
The Shadows - Apache [EMI]
The Beatles - Bad Boy [Parlophone]
The Beatles - Bad Boy [Apple]

Sunday, 8 May 2016

You'll Never Be Sixteen Again - 1. Ain't Misbehavin'

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 6th April 2016

Another chance to hear the acclaimed series telling the story of the British teenager through music, archive and reminiscence. Introduced by John Peel and produced by Peter Everett, the series was first broadcast in 1985.

Part 1: Ain't Misbehavin'. This episode deals with austerity, Teddy Boys, fashion, National Service, the jive, Elvis Presley, the arrival of rock 'n' roll and attitudes towards sex.

Roy Orbison - You'll Never Be Sixteen Again [London]
Doreen Lundy & Paul Fenhoulet And The Skyrockets - Sentimental Journey [Vocalion]
Rosemary Clooney & Marlene Dietrich - Too Old To Cut The Mustard [Sony]
Kenneth Horne With Richard Murdock & Sam Costa - Much Binding In The Marsh [BBC]
Doris Day - I'm In The Mood For Love [EMI]
Johnnie Ray - Hey There [Old Gold]
Alma Cogan - Go On By
The Wullie Malloy Experience - The Celtic Song Recording
Dennis Lotis - Big Mamou
Dennis Lotis - Sittin' In The Sun
The Crew-Cuts - Sh Boom (Life Could Be A Dream) [Pickwick Music]
Edmund Hockridge - Young And Foolish [Pulse]
Pérez Prado - Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White [RCA]
Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers - I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent [Music For Pleasure]
Lee Allen - Rockin' At Cosmino's
Bill Haley - Razzle Dazzle [MCA]
Bill Haley & His Comets - Dance Mix
Bill Haley & His Comets - (We Gonna) Rock Around The Clock [Decca/Bear Family]
Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel [RCA]
Elvis Presley - Hound Dog [RCA]
Jerry Lee Lewis - A Whole Lotta Shakin Going On [SPA]
Little Richard - Long Tall Sally [Ace]

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Jonny Trunk - Late Junction Mixtape

BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 21st April 2016

Collector and label boss Jonny Trunk provides a Late Junction Mixtape with an aquatic theme stuffed full of groovy British curios, swinging library music and a ballet for dolphins. Jonny has been an avid crate digger since his teens and holds an impressive collection of film and library music; everything from the perfect sound to represent scuttling crabs to the hip jazz of British pianist and Radiophonic Workshop composer John Baker. Jonny dives deep as he takes inspiration from Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea.

Frank Churchill / Larry Moray - Little April Shower
Gary McFarland - Bloop Bleep
Terry Dwyer - Drip Sonic #1
Roy Gubby - Water Dreamer
Milton DeLugg & His Orchestra - Theme For The Creature From Under The Sea
John Gart - Aquaman
Denny Reed - Hot Water
Harry Sukman - Ballet For A Dolphin
Saint-Saêns / Ogden Nash / Noel Coward / André Kostelanetz & His Orchestra - Aquarium
Carl Orff / Gunhild Keetman - Tommy's Fallen In The Pond
BBC SFX library - Water Lapping 4
Niliomi - Dance Of The Coral
Bent Lorentzen - Tapwater
Piero Umiliani E La Sua Orchestra - Alba Sul Mare


Intro/Interview (320kbs-m4a/17mb/7mins)

Friday, 6 May 2016

Sound Of Cinema: 117. Batman v Superman

BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 26th March 2016

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by the cinematic portrayal of Batman and Superman in the week in which the movies pit one comic strip hero against the other in Zack Snyder's "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice".

Matthew considers the background and origin of both cartoon superheroes and features some of the earliest Batman/Superman screen music - written by composers such as Sammy Timberg, Leon Klatzkin, Lee Zahler and Mischa Bakaleinikoff. And of course there are also the more familiar scores as well, from Neal Hefti, Danny Elfman, Shirley Walker, Elliot Goldenthal and Hans Zimmer.

The Classic Score of the Week is John Williams's iconic music for "Superman - The Movie".

Neal Hefti - Batman (1966) - Theme From The TV Series [Varese Sarabande]
Sammy Timberg - Superman: The Fleischer Cartoon Series (1940) - Theme [Varese Sarabande]
Leon Klatzkin - The Adventures Of Superman (1951-58) - Theme [Varese Sarabande]
Mischa Bakaleinikoff - Superman: The Columbia Serial (1948-50) - Theme [Varese Sarabande]
Neal Hefti - Batman (1966) - Theme [Varese Sarabande]
Lee Zahler - Batman: The Electrical Brain (1946) - Introduction [Sony Classical]
Danny Elfman - Batman (1989) - Theme [Warner]
Danny Elfman - Batman Returns (1992) - Selina Transforms [Warner]
Shirley Walker - Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993) - Theme [Reprise]
Elliot Goldenthal - Batman Forever (1995) - Main Titles And Fanfare [Atlantic]
Hans Zimmer - Batman Begins (2005) - Molossus [Warner]
Hans Zimmer - Man Of Steel (2013) - What Are You Going To Do When You Are Not Saving The World [Warner]
Hans Zimmer - Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2015) - This Is My World [Watertower Music]

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Sound Of Cinema: 103. Star Wars

BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 19th December 2015

With the release of "Star Wars - The Force Awakens", Matthew Sweet looks back on John Williams's music for the celebrated movie franchise.

John Williams - Star Wars - A New Hope (1977) - Imperial Attack [RCA]
Alfred Newman - 20th Century Fox Fanfare [RCA]
John Williams - Star Wars IV - A New Hope (1977) - Main title/Road Block Runner [RCA]
Gustav Holst - The Planets Suite - No.1: Mars [LSO LIVE]
John Williams - Star Wars IV - A New Hope (1977) - Princess Leia's Theme [RCA]
John Williams - Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) - The Imperial March [RCA]
John Williams - Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) - Rebel Fleet/End Titles [RCA]
John Williams - Star Wars - The Return of the Jedi (1983) - Jabba's Baroque Recital [RCA]
John Williams - Star Wars - The Return of the Jedi (1983) - Parade of the Ewoks [RCA]
John Williams - Star Wars - The Phantom Menace (1999) [Sony Classical]
John Williams - Star Wars - The Phantom Menace (1999) - Duel of Fates [Sony Classical]
John Williams - Star Wars - Attack of the Clones (2002) - Across the Stars [Sony Classical]
John Williams - Star Wars - Revenge of the Sith (2005) - A New Home and End Credits [Sony Classical]
John Williams - Star Wars IV - A New Hope (1977) - Cantina Band 1 [RCA]
John Williams - Star Wars - The Force Awakens (2015) - The Jedi Steps [Walt Disney]
John Williams - Star Wars - The Force Awakens (2015) - March of Resistance [Walt Disney]

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Sound Of Cinema: 96. Symphonic Bond

BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 31st October 2015

As the new James Bond movie, "Spectre" reaches cinemas, Matthew Sweet is at London's Barbican Centre as part of "Sound Unbound" to celebrate the great music from this most beloved of movie franchises. Composer Neil Brand joins Matthew to look back over past Bond scores, plus we hear from "Spectre" composer Thomas Newman.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

FSOL - Nemone's Electric Ladyland Mix

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 16th April 2016

The Future Sound of London - Papua New Guinea [Jumpin' & Pumpin']
Holy Ghost Inc. - Mad Monks On Zinc [Holy Ghost Inc]
Aphex Twin - Schottkey 7th Path [R&S]
Redcell - Paradroid [B12]
Laurent Garnier - Go To Sleep [Warp]
Reload - Le Soleil et La Mer [Infonet]
Morganistic - In The Shadow [Irdial Discs]
Autechre - Basscadet [Warp]
The Future Sound of London - Viewed From Outside [FSOLdigital]

Monday, 2 May 2016

Led Zeppelin At The Beeb

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 9th March 2016

Bob Harris tells the story of Led Zeppelin's BBC concerts and sessions.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

David Bowie - Live Glastonbury 25th June 2000

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 16th January 2016

As a tribute to David Bowie, a chance to hear his memorable appearance at Glastonbury in 2000. Plus a BBC session he recorded in 1971 - the year that he made his debut at Glastonbury. Presented by Chris Hawkins.

David Bowie - Wild Is The Wind
David Bowie - China Girl
David Bowie - Changes
David Bowie - Stay
David Bowie - Life On Mars
David Bowie - Absolute Beginners
David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes
David Bowie - Rebel Rebel
David Bowie - Little Wonder
David Bowie - Golden Years
David Bowie - Fame
David Bowie - All The Young Dudes
David Bowie - The Man Who Sold the World
David Bowie - Station To Station
David Bowie - Starman
David Bowie - Hallo Spaceboy
David Bowie - Under Pressure
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
David Bowie - Heroes
David Bowie - Let's Dance
David Bowie - King Of America


Sounds of The 70s BBC Radio 1 Session 21-09-1971 (TX: 04-10-1971)

David Bowie - Fill Your Hear
David Bowie - Eight Line Poem
David Bowie - Kooks