Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - Live At The Moth Club Pt.2

Soundcloud download: 12th August 2016

The Smiths - Rubber Ring (Excerpt)
Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - Black Crow
Idris Muhammad - Could Heaven Ever Be Like This
Bill Withers - Harlem (Summer Night In Harlem Edit)
Harry Nillson - Happy (Re-Edit)
Ike & Tina Turner - Funky Mule
Afacan - Dünya (Re-Edit)   
Stardust/Unknown - Music Sounds Better With You (BTWS Re-Edit)
The Pointer Sisters - Send Him Back (Pilooski Edit)
The Avalanches - Subways
Khruangbin - Balls and Pins (DJ Milo Remix)
Primal Scream - Slip Inside This House
Franz Ferdinand - Ulysses [Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Re-Animation]   
Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - Diagram Girl (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Re-Animation)

Monday, 29 August 2016

Andy Votel - Chili Con Carnival Mix

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 28th August 2016

As 6 Music Carnival continues, Stuart invites DJ, musical curator & co-founder of Finders Keepers Records Andy Votel to deliver a 'Global Chilli Con Carnival Mix', featuring music from France, Turkey, Pakistan and Lebanon.

Gerardo Iacoucci - La Piantagione [Deneb]
Unity - Rollin Five Years [Lido Music International]
April Phibia & The Rule Her - Jar Jee Jar Jaa [Fat City]
Jean-Bernard Raiteux - Les Demons [Finders Keepers]
Azimüth - Melo Da Cuica [Polydor]
Free Som Orchestra - The Kings Bounce [Murge Discs]
S. Janaki - Kuppamma Pettha [Finders Keepers]
Nisar Bazmi - Meri Marzi Main Gaoon Gi  (feat. Runa Laila) [Finders Keepers]

Sunday, 28 August 2016

The Avalanches - Essential Mix 27th August 2016

BBC Radio 1 broadcast: 27th August 2016

Emahoy Tsegué & Maryam Guèbrou - The Story of the Wind [Buda Musique]
Unknown - Hello [Playhour]
Dion McGregor - Snowflakes [Decca]
Dion McGregor - Midget City [Decca]
Ratatat - Black Heroes [XL Recordings]
Wild Man Fischer - The Leaves Are Falling [Bizarre]
Sun Ra - Enlightenment [El Saturn]
Nancy Dupree - James Brown [Asch / Folkway]
The Joubert Singers - Stand On The Word [Next Plateau Records Inc.]
Cindy & The Playmates - Now That School Is Through [Jay Pee]
Grateful Dead - Shakedown Street [Arista]
Edan The Humble Magnificent - Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme [Lewis Recordings]
Nina Simone - Ain't Got No, I Got Life (Live)
Betty Everett - 1900 Yesterday [Uni]
Moondog - Fog On The Hudson (425 W 57th Street) [Marz]
Wild Man Fischer - Wild Man On The Strip Again [Bizarre]
The Temple City Kazoo Orchestra - Stayin' Alive [Rhino]
Krak Attack CX Kidtronik & Tchaka Diallo - Fame Rapp [Sound-Ink]
Moondog - Up Broadway [Prestige]
The Parliaments - What You Been Growing [Goldmine Soul Supply]
Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney - Monkberry Moon Delight [Apple]
Africa - Light My Fire [Ode]
Clarence Reid - Miss Hot Stuff [Alston]
Edan The Humble Magnificent - Funky Voltron  (feat. Insight) [Lewis Recordings]
Stark Reality Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop - Dreams [AJP]
Madlib - Rock Konducta Vol 1 [Stones Throw]
Unknown - The Snake
Ohio Penitentiary 511 Jazz Ensemble - Psych City [Aragorn]
Blair - Life [Mercury]
Nancy Dupree - What Do I Have [Asch / Folkway]
Donald Byrd And The Blackbirds - Jazz Alphabet (Live)
Play Along At Home Rhythm Band - Pease Porridge Hot [Disneyland]
Dick Rosmini & Hello People - Experiments (Teac Home Recording) [Teac]
The Broads - Sing Sing Sing [Hansa]
Shooby Taylor - The Human Horn [WFMU]
Don Armando's 2nd Ave. Rhumba Band - I'm An Indian Too [ZE Recordings]
The John Cacavas Golden Space Orchestra - Hydrogen and Helium [Golden]
Bruce Haack - Lie Back [The Omni Recording Corporation]
Bruce Haack - Sing [Dimension 5]
Frank Zappa - Oh No [Zappa]
Hermeto Pascoal - Som da Barba (Music From the Beard) (Live)
Blair - Virgo Princess [Solar Sounds Records & Tapes]
William Onyeabor - Better Change Your Mind [Wilfilms Records]
Thurston Moore & Lee Ranaldo - The Year Punk Broke [Tara Films]
Thurston Moore - Thurston @ 13 [Ecstatic Peace]
Jack Fascinato - Music From A Surplus Store [Capitol]
Clara Mondshine - Die Drachentrommler (Dragon Drummers) [Innovative Communication]
Frank Zappa - Excentrifugal Forz [Discreet]
Bruce Haack - Rubberbands [Dimension 5]
The Stooges - L.A. Blues [Elektra]
Bad Brains - Big Take Over [Reachedout International]
J-Jems - Dance [Optimo Music]
Bruce Haack - Motorcycle Ride [Dimension 5]
Chandra - Kate [GO GO]
Tony Schwartz - Music In The Streets [Folkways]
Ata Kak - Daa Nyinaa [Awesome Tapes From Africa]
Yoko Ono - Walking On Thin Ice [Geffen]
The Slits - I Heard It Through The Grapevine [Island]
William Onyeabor - Let's Fall In Love [Wilfilms]
Black Dice - Glazin' [Paw Tracks]
Univ. of Ghana Postal Works - Cancelling Stamps At The University Of Ghana Post Office [James Koetting Field Recording Collection]
Joe Moks - Boys And Girls [Afrodisia]
The Pointer Sisters - Don't It Drive You Crazy [Blue Thumb]
David Essex - Rock On [CBS]
Paul McCartney - Check My Machine [Parlophone]
Jimmy Van M & Richard Hieronymous - I Weigh With Kilos [Metric]
Hanny Nahmias - Hanna's Sabbath Dress [Oz Theatre]
Sinkane - How We Be [How We Be]
Mort Garson - The Wozard of Iz [A&M]
Uriah Heep - Wake Up [Earmark]
Black Milk - Wake Up [Fat Beats]
Mort Garson - Prologue [A&M]
Frank Zappa - Mom and Dad [Verve]
The Zombies - Hung Up On A Dream [CBS]
Tony Schwartz - Music In The Streets [Folkways]

Saturday, 27 August 2016

At Home With Keith Richards - 4. Episode 4

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 29th Jul 2016

To complement the My Generation season across the BBC, another chance to hear when it was "all back to Keith's" as the legendary Rolling Stone talks about his incredible life and times, in the relaxed surroundings of his Connecticut living room.

We've seen plenty of Keith, the rock 'n' roll maverick, and the legendary Rolling Stone commanded even more headlines than usual following the publication of his autobiography.

Sexton has interviewed Richards, and his fellow Stones, on countless occasions over the past 15 years and this is reflected in the candid and often amusing nature of the exchange. Keith vividly describes controversial moments, memorable encounters, guitar heroes and proud achievements.

Richards describes his house and surroundings as he sits in front of a portrait of himself, revealing that it was created and then presented to him by a close, and very famous, friend. He discusses his devotion to the guitar, including the surprising confession: "I'm not a lead guitar player, basically, and never wanted to be". He also talks about his all-time favourite players: "I wanted to meet Scotty Moore more than I wanted to meet Elvis Presley."

The wide-ranging chat also covers the first record Keith ever bought, comic escapades on the road, his adulation of icons from Robert Johnson to Chuck Berry, how the Stones continue to extend the frontiers as rock's ultimate survivors, and much more besides - including his thoughts on Mick Jagger, his creative partner of nearly half a century.

The programmes are packed with colourful stories of an unparalleled life and illustrated with some of the best music of the past 50 years, made both by Keith and some of his own idols.

First broadcast on Radio 2 in 2010.

Friday, 26 August 2016

At Home With Keith Richards - 3. Episode 3

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 28th July 2016

To complement the My Generation season across the BBC, another chance to hear when it was "all back to Keith's" as the legendary Rolling Stone talks about his incredible life and times, in the relaxed surroundings of his Connecticut living room.

We've seen plenty of Keith, the rock 'n' roll maverick, and the legendary Rolling Stone commanded even more headlines than usual following the publication of his autobiography.

Sexton has interviewed Richards, and his fellow Stones, on countless occasions over the past 15 years and this is reflected in the candid and often amusing nature of the exchange. Keith vividly describes controversial moments, memorable encounters, guitar heroes and proud achievements.

Richards describes his house and surroundings as he sits in front of a portrait of himself, revealing that it was created and then presented to him by a close, and very famous, friend. He discusses his devotion to the guitar, including the surprising confession: "I'm not a lead guitar player, basically, and never wanted to be". He also talks about his all-time favourite players: "I wanted to meet Scotty Moore more than I wanted to meet Elvis Presley."

The wide-ranging chat also covers the first record Keith ever bought, comic escapades on the road, his adulation of icons from Robert Johnson to Chuck Berry, how the Stones continue to extend the frontiers as rock's ultimate survivors, and much more besides - including his thoughts on Mick Jagger, his creative partner of nearly half a century.

The programmes are packed with colourful stories of an unparalleled life and illustrated with some of the best music of the past 50 years, made both by Keith and some of his own idols.

First broadcast on Radio 2 in 2010.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

At Home With Keith Richards - 2. Episode 2

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 27th July 2016

To complement the My Generation season across the BBC, another chance to hear when it was "all back to Keith's" as the legendary Rolling Stone talks about his incredible life and times, in the relaxed surroundings of his Connecticut living room.

We've seen plenty of Keith, the rock 'n' roll maverick, and the legendary Rolling Stone commanded even more headlines than usual following the publication of his autobiography.

Sexton has interviewed Richards, and his fellow Stones, on countless occasions over the past 15 years and this is reflected in the candid and often amusing nature of the exchange. Keith vividly describes controversial moments, memorable encounters, guitar heroes and proud achievements.

Richards describes his house and surroundings as he sits in front of a portrait of himself, revealing that it was created and then presented to him by a close, and very famous, friend. He discusses his devotion to the guitar, including the surprising confession: "I'm not a lead guitar player, basically, and never wanted to be". He also talks about his all-time favourite players: "I wanted to meet Scotty Moore more than I wanted to meet Elvis Presley."

The wide-ranging chat also covers the first record Keith ever bought, comic escapades on the road, his adulation of icons from Robert Johnson to Chuck Berry, how the Stones continue to extend the frontiers as rock's ultimate survivors, and much more besides - including his thoughts on Mick Jagger, his creative partner of nearly half a century.

The programmes are packed with colourful stories of an unparalleled life and illustrated with some of the best music of the past 50 years, made both by Keith and some of his own idols.

First broadcast on Radio 2 in 2010.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

At Home With Keith Richards - 1. Episode 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 26th July 2016

To complement the My Generation season across the BBC, another chance to hear when it was "all back to Keith's" as the legendary Rolling Stone talks about his incredible life and times, in the relaxed surroundings of his Connecticut living room.

We've seen plenty of Keith, the rock 'n' roll maverick, and the legendary Rolling Stone commanded even more headlines than usual following the publication of his autobiography.

Sexton has interviewed Richards, and his fellow Stones, on countless occasions over the past 15 years and this is reflected in the candid and often amusing nature of the exchange. Keith vividly describes controversial moments, memorable encounters, guitar heroes and proud achievements.

Richards describes his house and surroundings as he sits in front of a portrait of himself, revealing that it was created and then presented to him by a close, and very famous, friend. He discusses his devotion to the guitar, including the surprising confession: "I'm not a lead guitar player, basically, and never wanted to be". He also talks about his all-time favourite players: "I wanted to meet Scotty Moore more than I wanted to meet Elvis Presley."

The wide-ranging chat also covers the first record Keith ever bought, comic escapades on the road, his adulation of icons from Robert Johnson to Chuck Berry, how the Stones continue to extend the frontiers as rock's ultimate survivors, and much more besides - including his thoughts on Mick Jagger, his creative partner of nearly half a century.

The programmes are packed with colourful stories of an unparalleled life and illustrated with some of the best music of the past 50 years, made both by Keith and some of his own idols.

First broadcast on Radio 2 in 2010.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

'I Hope We Passed The Audition'

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 2nd August 2016

'I hope we passed the audition' were John Lennon's final words at the Beatles' last public performance, a rooftop concert in 1969 at their Apple Corps headquarters in Savile Row in London. This programme explores how the concert came about.

The Beatles - Get Back [EMI/Apple]
The Beatles - Rip It Up / Shake Rattle & Roll / Blue Suede Shoes [EMI]
The Beatles - Don't Let Me Down [Apple]
The Beatles - Fly On The Wall
The Beatles - I've Got A Feeling [EMI]
The Beatles - Fly On The Wall
The Beatles - For You Blue [Parlophone]
The Beatles - Fly On The Wall
The Beatles - Dig A Pony [Parlophone]
The Beatles - I Me Mine [EMI]
The Beatles - Don't Let Me Down [Apple]
The Beatles - Let It Be [White Label]
The Beatles - Fly On The Wall
The Beatles - Two Of Us [Parlophone]
The Beatles - Teddy Boy [Apple]
The Beatles - One After 909 [Apple]
The Beatles - Fly On The Wall
The Beatles - Mailman Bring Me Not More Blues [EMI]
The Beatles - The Long And Winding Road [Apple]
The Beatles - Fly On The Wall
The Beatles - She Came In Through The Bathroom Window [EMI]
The Beatles - Get Back [EMI/Apple]
The Beatles - I've Got A Feeling [EMI]
The Beatles - Dig A Pony [Parlophone]
The Beatles - Across The Universe [Parlophone]

Monday, 22 August 2016

Adrian Sherwood - On-U Smashes One Out For Japan

Japan, download only with CD (BRC-515) "Sherwood At The Controls Volume 2: 1985-1990"

Prince Far I / Creation Rebel - Frontline Speech / Version
Creation Rebel / New Age Steppers / Singers & Players - Threat To Creation / Fit To Survive
New Age Steppers - Fade Away
Mark Stewart + Maffia - Jerusalem
African Head Charge - Orderliness, Godliness, Discipline And Dignity
Audio Active - Wanna-Na
Harry Beckett - The Forgotten Man
Dub Syndicate - 2001 Love
Andy Fairley - Jack The Biscuit
Lee Perry - International Broadcaster

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Here We Come - The Monkees at 50! - 2. Episode 2

BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 26th July 2016

Back in 1966 the TV & pop worlds were shaken by the arrival of the Monkees, a post-Beatles, pre-boy band sensation who took the charts by storm, selling millions of records off the back of their hugely successful TV series.

The songs - I'm A Believer, Last Train To Clarksville, Daydream Believer and many more - were instant pop classics and the Monkees - Mike Nesmith, Mickey Dolenz, Peter Tork and Davy Jones - were instant pop stars.

Except that they weren't. They were actors playing a part, pretending to be a band, miming on screen and singing over other people's music. But like Pinocchio, they wanted to be real and the puppets turned, wrestling control of their records from the hands of the TV moguls and striking out on their own, a path that led them to the Sgt Pepper recording sessions, to Jimi Hendrix, to avant garde film-making and to a completely unique type of stardom.

Now, 50 years later, the Monkees are back with a big hit album full of songs written for them by the likes of Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher & Andy Partridge of XTC, alongside Neil Diamond & Harry Nilsson.

In this two part series, the Monkees tell their own story with new, exclusive interviews with the 3 surviving band members, alongside their friends, family and associates.

The Monkees - A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You [Warner Strategic Market]
The Monkees - Let's Dance On [Rhino]
The Monkees - Circle Sky (Live) [Rhino]
Linda Ronstadt - Different Drum [Asylum]
The Monkees - (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone [Warner Strategic Market]
The Monkees - The Girl That I Knew Somewhere
The Monkees - For Pete's Sake [Rhino]
The Monkees - Randy Scouse Git (Alternate Title) [Warner Strategic Market]
The Monkees - Daydream Believer [K-Tel]
The Monkees - You Bring The Summer [Rhino]
The Monkees - I'm A Believer [Old Gold]

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Here We Come - The Monkees at 50! - 1. Episode 1

BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 19th July 2016

Back in 1966 the TV & pop worlds were shaken by the arrival of the Monkees, a post-Beatles, pre-boy band sensation who took the charts by storm, selling millions of records off the back of their hugely successful TV series.

The songs - I'm A Believer, Last Train To Clarksville, Daydream Believer and many more - were instant pop classics and the Monkees - Mike Nesmith, Mickey Dolenz, Peter Tork and Davy Jones - were instant pop stars.

Except that they weren't. They were actors playing a part, pretending to be a band, miming on screen and singing over other people's music. But like Pinocchio, they wanted to be real and the puppets turned, wrestling control of their records from the hands of the TV moguls and striking out on their own, a path that led them to the Sgt Pepper recording sessions, to Jimi Hendrix, to avant garde film-making and to a completely unique type of stardom.

Now, 50 years later, the Monkees are back with a big hit album full of songs written for them by the likes of Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher & Andy Partridge of XTC, alongside Neil Diamond & Harry Nilsson.

In this two part series, the Monkees tell their own story with new, exclusive interviews with the 3 surviving band members, alongside their friends, family and associates.

The Monkees - Pleasant Valley Sunday [Warner Strategic Market]
The Monkees - Cuddly Toy [Warner Strategic Market]
The Monkees - Take A Giant Step [Rhino]
The Monkees - Papa Gene's Blues [Rhino]
The Monkees - (Theme From) The Monkees [Arista]
The Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville [Old Gold]
The Monkees - Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow) [Rhino]

Friday, 19 August 2016

Here We Come

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 1st January 2013

USA: John Waite's personal take on the story of The Monkees, the wildly successful 1960s pop group. From December 2009.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Jagwar Ma - Tom Ravenscroft Guest Mix 12th August 2016

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 12th August 2016

The Avalanches - Extra Kings
Miriam Makeba - Amampondo (Jono Ma Edit)
Owiny Sigoma Band - I Made You / You Made Me (Jono Ma Edit)
Jagwar Ma - O B 1 (Circle Sky Remix)
Marcos Cabral - Fab
Bob Holroyd - Africa Drug  (Four Tet Remix)
Kevin Saunderson - Future  (feat. Inner City)
The Avalanches - Light Up

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

The History Of Psychedelia - 4. Episode 4

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 22nd July 2016

Writer and comedian David Quantick concludes his exploration of the lasting impact of psychedelia on music and popular culture.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

The History Of Psychedelia - 3. Episode 3

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 21st July 2016

Writer and comedian David Quantick continues to examine the lasting impact of psychedelia on music and popular culture, from the 60s onwards.

Monday, 15 August 2016

The History Of Psychedelia - 2. Episode 2

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 20th July 2016

To complement the My Generation season across the BBC, which is currently looking at the 60s, another chance to hear writer and comedian David Quantick examining the lasting impact of psychedelia on music and popular culture.

Pink Floyd - Arnold Layne [EMI]
Pink Floyd - See Emily Play [EMI]
The Incredible String Band - Koeeoaddi There [Elektra]
The Incredible String Band - Puppies [Fledg'ling]
The Incredible String Band - A Very Cellular Song [Elektra]
Donovan - Sunshine Superman [EMI Gold]
Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man [MFP]
The Yardbirds - Hot House Of Omagarashid [N/A]
The Yardbirds - Happenings Ten Years Time Ago [EMI]
The Yardbirds - Over, Under, Sideways, Down [Edsel]
Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child [Universal]
John Coltrane (20th C) - India [Universal]
The Temptations - Cloud Nine [Motown]
Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida [Knight]

Sunday, 14 August 2016

The History Of Psychedelia - 1. Episode 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 19th July 2016

To complement the My Generation series, another chance to hear writer and comedian David Quantick examining the lasting impact of psychedelia on music and popular culture, from the 60s onwards.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Red Guitars - Peel Session 6th August 1983

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 6th August 2016

Red Guitars - Fact (Radio 1 Session) 
Red Guitars - Marimba Jive (Radio 1 Session) 
Red Guitars - Paris France (Radio 1 Session) 
Red Guitars - Dive (Radio 1 Session)

Friday, 12 August 2016

Behind The Smile: The Real Life Of Bob Marley - 4. Episode 4

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 13th May 2016

Brinsley Forde peels back the layers of myth, spin and downright lies to find the truth about Bob Marley, one of the most recognised and celebrated musicians of all time.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Behind The Smile: The Real Life Of Bob Marley - 3. Episode 3

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 12th May 2016

Brinsley Forde peels back the layers of myth, spin and downright lies to find the truth about Bob Marley, one of the most recognised and celebrated musicians of all time.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Behind The Smile: The Real Life Of Bob Marley - 2. Episode 2

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 11th May 2016

Brinsley Forde peels back the layers of myth, spin and downright lies to find the truth about Bob Marley, one of the most recognised and celebrated musicians of all time.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Behind The Smile: The Real Life Of Bob Marley - 1. Episode 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 10th May 2016

Brinsley Forde peels back the layers of myth, spin and downright lies to find the truth about Bob Marley, one of the most recognised and celebrated musicians of all time.

Bob Marley - Sun Is Shining [Trojan]
U-Roy - Stick Together
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Satisfy My Soul [Island]
U-Roy - Kingston 12 Shuffle
Bob Marley - Judge Not [Blue Note]
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Trouble On The Road Again
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Simmer Down [HeartBeat]
Bob Marley - One Love / People Get Ready [Island]
Peter Tosh - Stepping Razor [Virgin]
Bob Marley - Mellow Mood
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Black Progress [Universal]
Bob Marley - Nice Time [Universal]
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Play Play
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Screw Face
Bob Marley & The Wailers - I'm Gonna Put It On

Monday, 8 August 2016

Julian Cope Sits In For Iggy Pop - 6 Music 22nd July 2016

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 22nd July 2016

Art rocker Julian Cope takes you on a 60s psychedelic sojourn through his record collection including tracks by Soft Machine, Silver Apples, Kim Fowley and 13th Floor Elevators.

Through the Teardrop Explodes and his later solo material, Cope brought neo-psychedelic music to a new generation. In this show he shows how his love of psychedelic music was formed through artists such as Kim Fowley, the Electric Prunes, MC5, and Red Crayons.

Amon Düül - Shattering & Fading
13th Floor Elevators - Never Another
The Black Diamonds - I Want, Need, Love You
The Helpful Soul - Peace For Fools
Can - Uphill
The Wig - Crackin' Up
The Craig - I Must Be Mad
The Misunderstood - Children of The Sun
Caretakers Of Deception - Cuttin Grass
The Litter - Blue Ice
The Rationals - Guitar Army
MC5 - Looking At You (A-Square 45 Version)
Churchmice - Babe, We're Not Part of Society
David Peel & The Lower East Side - Mother, Where Is My Father?
The So - A Certain Kind  (feat. Machine)
The Savage Rose - A Trial In Our Native Town
Country Joe & The Fish - Flying High
The Zombies - Butcher's Tale
The Jacks - Marianne
Kim Fowley - Up
Amon Düül - Shattering & Fading
Kim Fowley - Caught In The Middle
Kim Fowley - Down
The Music Machine - Dark White
The Electric Prunes - You Never Had It Better
The Red Krayola - Hurricane Fighter Plane
Cromagnon - Caledonia
Silver Apples - You And I
Blue Cheer - Second Time Around
Love - Love Is More Than Words (Or Better Late Than Never)

Sunday, 7 August 2016

The Story Of Funk: 3. From P-Funk To G-Funk

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 15th July 2016

From the 1960s through to the present day funk music reverberates all through popular culture. Whether it's in fashion, street language, TV, the movies or pop music the far reaching influence of funk is everywhere. Pam Grier concludes her funk odyssey. She's been a fan of the music since she starred in the so-called Blaxploitation movies of the 1970s. Back then, funk was not only the soundtrack to her films but also to a vital time in American history. It was a time of self-discovery, struggle and social change. Funk music reflected all of that.

In this final part, Pam reveals how the scene started its inevitable decline. While funk bands such as Earth Wind and Fire could lay claim to being one of the largest acts in the world, by the end of the 1970s the beat changed. Disco music took over as the dance-floor music of choice and funk bands either joined the party or disappeared. It wasn't until the emergence of hip-hop that the music was introduced to a younger generation via record producers who sampled the old funk classics. The advance of music technology also helped a new electro-funk scene develop with a certain Prince Rodgers Nelson leading the way.

Pam also examines the often overlooked female funkateers including one of the genre's hidden gems, Betty Davis.

The series features contributions from Earth Wind & Fire, Kool & the Gang, Sly & the Family Stone, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, P-Funk musicians, Average White Band, Cameo, Clyde "Funky Drummer" Stubblefield, Charles Wright, The Last Poets, Beverley Knight, Matt Fink, Acid Jazz's Eddie Piller and rapper Shock G.

First broadcast in 2011.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

The Story Of Funk: 2. Let's Take It To The Stage

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 14th July 2016

From the 1960s through to the present day funk music reverberates all through popular culture. Whether it's in fashion, street language, TV, the movies or pop music, the far reaching influence of funk is everywhere. Actress Pam Grier continues her funk odyssey. She's been a fan of the music since she starred in the so-called Blaxploitation movies of the 1970s. Back then, funk was not only the soundtrack to her films but also to a vital time in American history. It was a time of self-discovery, struggle and social change. Funk music reflected all of that.

In part two, Pam examines the funkiest decade of all time: the 1970s. Back when bell bottoms, afros and hoop earrings were the thing, an explosion of bands took funk to the world stage. We're talking acts like George Clinton's P-Funk, Kool & the Gang, Stevie Wonder, Average White Band, The Bar-Kays, the Ohio Players and The Meters. Plus there was the emergence of new genres such as jazz funk, African funk and Latin funk.

The series features contributions from Earth Wind & Fire, Kool & the Gang, Sly & the Family Stone, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, P-Funk musicians, Average White Band, Cameo, Clyde "Funky Drummer" Stubblefield, Charles Wright, The Last Poets, Beverley Knight, Matt Fink, Acid Jazz's Eddie Piller and rapper Shock G.

First broadcast in 2011.

Funkadelic - Get Off Your Ass And Jam [Westbound]
Bootsy Collins - P-Funk Wants To Get Funked Up [Casablanca]
The Parliaments - I Wanna Testify [Revilot]
The Parliaments - Music For My Mother [Westbound]
Funkadelic - Mommy, What's A Funkadelic [Westbound]
Funkadelic - I Got A Thing, You Got A Thing, Everybody's Got A Thing [Westbound]
Funkadelic - Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow [Westbound]
Funkadelic - I Wanna Know If It's Good For You [Westbound]
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain [Westbound]
Funkadelic - Cosmic Slop [Westbound]
Funkadelic - Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On [Westbound]
Stevie Wonder - You And I [Tamla Motown]
Stevie Wonder - Tuesday Heartbreak
Tonto's Expanding Head Band - Tama [Rhino]
Stevie Wonder - Boogie On Reggae Woman [Motown]
Stevie Wonder - Maybe Your Baby [Tamla Motown]
Stevie Wonder - Superstition [Motown]
Stevie Wonder - You' ve Got It Bad Girl [Motown]
Stevie Wonder - Living For The City [Tamla Motown]
Stevie Wonder - What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life [Soul Jazz]
Joe Bataan - After Shower Funk [Soul Jazz]
The Meters - Just Kissed My Baby [Reprise]
The Meters - Jungle Man [Reprise]
Miles Davis - Pharaoh's Dance [Columbia]
Herbie Hancock - Chameleon [Columbia/Legacy]
Fela Kuti - Gentleman [MCA]
Fela Kuti - Confusion [Universal]
Kool & The Gang - Chocolate Buttermilk [Mercury]
Kool & The Gang - Give It Up [Mercury]
Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa [Family Recordings]
Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie [Mercury]
Kool & The Gang - Funky Stuff [Mercury]
Kool & The Gang - Hollywood Swinging [Mercury]
Ohio Players - Funky Worm [Essentials]
The Bar-Kays - Shake Your Rump [Mercury]
The Commodores - Machine Gun [EMI]
Don Julian - Title Theme Savage [Southbound Groovin]
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly [Global Television Ltd]
Average White Band - Cut The Cake [Hit Label]
Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces [Hit Label]
James Brown - Hot Pants [Polydor]
Average White Band - School Boy Crush [Atlantic]
Parliament - Ride On [Mercury]
Parliament - Up For The Downstroke [Casablanca]
Bootsy Collins - P-Funk Wants To Get Funked Up [Casablanca]
Parliament - Big Footin' [Mercury]
Parliament - Chocolate City [Mercury]
Parliament - Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) [Casablanca]
Planet Funk - Swing Down, Sweet Chariot [Casablanca]
Bootsy Collins - Stretchin Out (In A Rubber Band) [Warner Brothers]
The Horny Horns - Four Play [Atlantic]
Parlet - Pleasure Principle [Casablanca]
Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove [Warners]
Funkadelic - (Not Just) Knee Deep [Warners]
Funkadelic - Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts [Westbound]
Parliament - If It Don't Fit (Don't Force It) [Mercury]

Friday, 5 August 2016

The Story Of Funk: 1. Funk Used To Be A Bad Word

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 13th July 2016

From the 1960s through to the present day, funk music reverberates through popular culture. Whether it's in fashion, street language, TV, the movies or pop music, the far reaching influence of funk is everywhere. In this three-part series American actress Pam Grier takes listeners on an historic funk odyssey. She's been a fan of the music since she starred in the so-called Blaxploitation movies of the 1970s. Back then, funk was not only the soundtrack to her films but also to a vital time in American history. It was a time of self-discovery, struggle and social change. The music reflected all of that.

In this first part, Pam goes back to the source, when funk - in the words of George Clinton - "used to be a bad word." Pam reveals how jazz and the R&B music of the 50s informed the rhythms and energy of funk music. As well as the all important architects of the sound like James Brown and Sly Stone, the programme also shines a spotlight on some of the unsung heroes such as Charles Wright and the Last Poets.

The series features contributions from Earth Wind & Fire, Kool and the Gang, Sly and the Family Stone, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, P-Funk musicians, Average White Band, Cameo, Clyde "Funky Drummer" Stubblefield, Charles Wright, The Last Poets, Beverley Knight, Matt Fink, Acid Jazz's Eddie Piller and rapper Shock G.

First broadcast in 2011.

James Brown - Make It Funky [Polydor]
Sly & The Family Stone - Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) [Epic]
George Duke - Reach For It [Castle Collector Series]
Funkadelic - Let's Take It To The Stage [Westbound]
Jelly Roll Morton - Funky Butt [Lord Circle]
Little Richard - Ready Teddy [Universal]
James Brown - Introduction & Opening Fanfare [Polydor]
Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s - Doing It To Death [Polydor]
James Brown - Please, Please, Please [UM3]
James Brown - Try Me [Polydor]
James Brown - Papas Got A Brand New Bag [Polydor]
James Brown - Make It Funky [Polydor]
James Brown & The Famous Flames - Cold Sweat [Polydor]
James Brown - You've Got The Power [Polydor]
The J.B.’s - Hot Pants Road [Polydor]
James Brown - Say It Loud I'm Black And Proud
James Brown - Medley [Polydor]
Bill Doggett - Honky Tonk Popcorn [BGP]
The Last Poets - Wake Up, Niggers [Carrere]
The Last Poets - Niggers Are Scared Of Revolution [Carrere]
The Last Poets - Black Thighs [Carrere]
The Supremes - Baby Love [Motown]
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street [Tamla Motown]
Four Tops - Bernadette [Motown]
The Temptations - Cloud Nine [Motown]
Booker T. & The MG’s - Red Beans And Rice [Atlantic]
Rufus Thomas - Do The Funky Chicken [Stax]
Isaac Hayes - Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic [Stax]
Charles Wright - Brown Sugar [Rhino]
Jesse Belvin - One Little Blessing [Ace]
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - Spreadin' Honey [Rhino]
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - Till You Get Enough [Rhino]
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - Do Your Thing [Premier Soundtracks]
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - Express Yourself [Warner]
Sly & The Family Stone - Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) [Epic]
Ray Charles - Let's Go Get Stoned [Arcade]
Sly Stone - Frisky [Epic]
Marie "Queenie" Lyons - Fever [BGP]
Sly & The Family Stone - You Can Make It If You Try [Epic]
Sly & The Family Stone - Dance To The Music [Epic]
Sly & The Family Stone - I Want To Take You Higher [Sony]
Sly & The Family Stone - Life [Sony]
Sly & The Family Stone - Stand [Epic]
Sly & The Family Stone - Everyday People [Epic]
Sly & The Family Stone - Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey [Epic]
Sly & The Family Stone - M'lady [Sony]
Sly & The Family Stone - Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa [Epic]
Sly & The Family Stone - Running Away [Epic]
Sly & The Family Stone - If You Want Me To Stay [Epic]
The J.B.’s - Hot Pants Road [Polydor]
James Brown - Funky President [Polydor]
James Brown - (Get Up I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine [Connoisseur Collection]
James Brown - Soul Power [Universal]
James Brown - Talking Loud And Saying Nothing [Polydor]
Fred Wesley And The J.B.'s - If You Don't Get It The First Time, Back Up And Try It Again [Polydor]
James Brown - Super Bad [Polydor]

Thursday, 4 August 2016

The Upsetter: Lee 'Scratch' Perry in His Own Words - 4. Episode 4

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 1st April 2016

Legendary Jamaican producer Lee 'Scratch' Perry looks back at his life, work and the music that influenced him.

The Upsetters - Cloak and Dagger
Lee “Scratch” Perry - Enter The Dragon [Mastercuts]
Lee “Scratch” Perry - Babylon A Fall
Bob Dylan - I Shall Be Released [Columbia]
Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind [Columbia]
The Congos - Solid Foundation
Augustus Pablo - Babylon Thief Dub

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

The Upsetter: Lee 'Scratch' Perry in His Own Words - 3. Episode 3

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 31st March 2016

Legendary Jamaican producer Lee 'Scratch' Perry looks back at his life, work and the music that influenced him.

Bob Marley - Small Axe [Pickwick]
Bob Marley - Keep On Moving [Tuff Gong]
Curtis Mayfield - Keep On Keeping On [Recall]
Curtis Mayfield - People Get Ready [M+S]
Wilson Pickett - In The Midnight Hour [Connoisseur Collection]
Solomon Burke - Cry To Me [RCA]
Junior Byles - Beat Down Babylon [One Stop]
Junior Byles - Curly Locks [Trojan]
Susan Cadogan - Hurt So Good [Trojan]

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

The Upsetter: Lee 'Scratch' Perry in His Own Words - 2. Episode 2

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 30th March 2016

Legendary Jamaican producer Lee 'Scratch' Perry looks back at his life, work and the music that influenced him.

The Untouchables - Tighten Up [Trojan]
Lee “Scratch” Perry - Son Of Thunder [Trojan]
Lee “Scratch” Perry - Clint Eastwood [Sanctuary/Trojan]
Dave Barker Meets The Upsetters - Prisoner Of Love [Trojan]
Bob Marley & The Wailers - My Cup [Trojan]
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Duppy Conqueror [Trojan]
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Soul Rebel [Tuff Gong]
Bob Marley - Kaya [Koch]

Monday, 1 August 2016

The Upsetter: Lee 'Scratch' Perry in His Own Words - 1. Episode 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 29th March 2016

Legendary Jamaican producer Lee 'Scratch' Perry, who celebrated his 80th birthday recently, looks back at his life, work and the music that influenced him.

The Upsetters - Return Of Django [Virgin]
Fats Domino - Sick And Tired [Imperial]
Fats Domino - Going To The River [Imperial]
Tyrone Davis - Turn Back The Hands Of Time [Atlantic]
James Carr - At The Dark End Of The Street [Kent / Ace]
James Carr - To Love Somebody [Razor & Tie]
Lee “Scratch” Perry - I Am The Upsetter [Sanctuary]
Lee “Scratch” Perry - People Funny Boy [Trojan]