Monday, 31 October 2016

The Stiff Records Story - 2. Episode 2

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 7th October 2016

Madness frontman Suggs continues the story of the influential Stiff record label, home to artists ranging from Motorhead and the Damned to Kirsty Macoll.

Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry [Stiff]
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - The Bus Driver's Prayer [Demon]
Kilburn And The High Roads Featuring Ian Dury - Crippled With Nerves [Cherry Red]
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Razzle In My Pocket [Demon]
Ian Dury - Sweet Gene Vincent
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Sex And Drugs And Rock 'N' Roll [Stiff]
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Blockheads [Demon]
Ian Dury - Billericay Dickie [Stiff]
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - What A Waste [Hit Label]
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick [Demon]
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Reasons To Be Cheerful - Part 3 [Rhino]
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - I Want To Be Straight [Stiff]
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Fucking Ada [Demon]
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Dance Of The Crackpots [Demon]
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Superman's Big Sister [Demon]
Devo - Jocko Homo [Virgin]
Devo - Satisfaction (I Can't Get Me No) [Virgin]
Devo - Be Stiff [Stiff]
Kirsty Maccoll - They Don't Know [Manteca]
Dave Stewart And Barbara Gaskin - It's My Party [Disky]
Lene Lovich - I Think We're Alone Now [Stiff]
Lene Lovich - Lucky Number [Metro]
Tenpole Tudor - Swords Of A Thousand Men [Polygram TV]
Jona Lewie - You'll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At... [Stiff]
Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry [Warner]
Madness - The Prince [Disky]
Madness - One Step Beyond [Virgin]
Madness - House Of Fun [Stiff]
Madness - Baggy Trousers [EMI]
Madness - Embarrassment [Virgin]
Alvin Stardust - Pretend [Stiff]
Max Wall - Englands Glory [Stiff]
Wreckless Eric - Walking On The Surface Of The Moon [Metro]
Tracey Ullman - My Guy [Repertoire]
The Pogues - Boys From The County Hell [WEA International]
The Pogues - Dirty Old Town [Stiff]

Sunday, 30 October 2016

The Stiff Records Story - 1. Episode 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 6th October 2016

Another chance to hear Madness frontman Suggs telling the story of the influential Stiff record label, home to artists ranging from Motorhead and the Damned to Kirsty Macoll. The Stiff label was also well-known for its eye-catching record sleeves and promotional posters.

Madness - House Of Fun [Virgin]
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick [Demon]
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Watching The Detectives [Universal Music TV]
Buzzcocks - Boredom [Get Back]
Dr. Feelgood - Milk And Alcohol [Virgin]
Dr. Feelgood - Keep It Out Of Sight [Grand]
Brinsley Schwarz - What's So Funny About Peace Love And Understanding? [EMI]
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Upminster Kid [Blox]
Kilburn And The High Roads Featuring Ian Dury - The Badger And The Rabbit [Cherry Red]
Nick Lowe - Heart Of The City [Metro]
Nick Lowe - So It Goes [Demon]
Tyla Gang - The Young Lords [Beserkley]
Magic Michael - Little By Little [Stiff]
Motörhead - White Line Fever [Castle]
Larry Wallis - Police Car [Demon]
The Damned - New Rose [Stiff]
The Damned - Stab Your Back [Sanctuary]
The Damned - Fan Club [Demon]
The Damned - Neat, Neat, Neat [Castle Music]
Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias - Kill [Logo]
Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation [Debutante]
The Adverts - One Chord Wonders [Stiff]
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards [Rhino]
Nick Lowe - Marie Provost [Demon]
Elvis Costello - Less Than Zero [Demon]
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - I'm A Honky Tonk Girl [Demon]
Elvis Costello - Mystery Dance [Imp]
Elvis Costello - Blame It On Cain [Columbia]
Elvis Costello - (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes [Imp]
Elvis Costello - Alison [Demon]
Elvis Costello - Watching The Detectives [Virgin]
Wreckless Eric - (I'd Go The) Whole Wide World [Rhino]
Wreckless Eric - Semaphore Signals [Metro]
Nick Lowe - I Knew The Bride [Arista]
Wreckless Eric - Reconnez Cherie [Metro]
Larry Wallis - Police Car [Stiff]
Ian Dury - Wake Up And Make Love With Me [Demon]
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself [Demon]
Ian Dury - Sex And Drugs And Rock And Roll [Demon]
Nick Lowe - I Love My Label [Demon]
Madness - One Step Beyond [Virgin]

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Malcolm McLaren's Duck Rock: In His Own Words

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 23rd September 2016

As Don Letts choses Malcolm McLaren's Duck Rock as his "Crucial Vinyl" of the week, there's another chance to hear the impresario and former Sex Pistols manager telling the extraordinary story of its creation.

Malcolm McLaren's influential first album was released in 1983, and was a unique blend of hip-hop and ethnic music. It did much to introduce hip-hop, world music and sampling technology to the UK.

Tired of managing groups, Malcolm felt the urge to become a performer himself. With producer Trevor Horn and engineer Gary Langan he then embarked on a bizarre, adventure-packed tour of the world recording with local musicians and collecting material.

First stop was New York, where he recorded with Cubans and Dominicans and stumbled on rappers and DJs the World's Famous Supreme Team, as well as all-girl skipping troupes. Next were the mountains around Kingsport, Tennessee, where he met hillbilly square dance band The Hilltoppers. Later McLaren and his team travelled to Africa and spent time in Soweto and Kwazulu land, recording with local musicians and singers.

"It was just like Livingstone and Stanley - out in the wilderness recording this mad stuff, with no hope of re-couping money or understanding what has this got to do with Top of the Pops?"

Somehow on their return to the UK, with the help of new sampling technology, Trevor Horn was able to combine all these elements into the hit single Buffalo Gals. This was the first that many in the UK had heard of hip-hop and the rich mix of music and fashion was a revelation.

The album followed in 1983 and seemed to inspire many, including Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock and Paul Simon. The sampling and piratical mix-and-match techniques pioneered on Duck Rock continue to influence music to this day.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Peter Strickland - Late Junction Mixtape

BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 13th October 2016

Max Reinhardt hosts the show and film director and screenwriter Peter Strickland unveils his Late Junction mixtape. Strickland is the director of the award-winning horror movie Berberian Sound Studio (2012) and the critically acclaimed drama The Duke of Burgundy (2014). His work has seen him collaborate with musical luminaries such as Bjork, Broadcast and Cat's Eyes.

Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.

Bebe Barron & Louis Barron - Bells of Atlantis (Excerpt)
Ernő Király & Katalin Ladik - Reflection 7-T (Excerpt) [Autobus]
Jean-Michel van Schouwburg - The Main Thing (Edit)
Ennio Morricone - Soundtrack to the television series 'Spazio 1999' [Cinevox]
Martin Davorin Jagodic - Tempo Furioso: Lato A (Excerpt) [Cramps Records]
Bruno Nicolai - Untitled
Reynols - Blank Tapes (Excerpt) [Trente Oiseaux]
Luis de Pablo - Love Letters
Piotr Skrzynecki - Wyprzedaz Teatru (Excerpt)
Manos Hadjidakis Ensemble - Garoufallo st'auti
Franco Battiato - Canto Fermo (Excerpt)
Ennio Morricone - Victima Paschali Laudes (Excerpt)
Angus MacLise - Shortwave-India (Excerpt)
Duotronic Synterror - Wer Ist Petra Schürmann? (Edit)
Jim O’Rourke - Tacere Fas [Editions Mego]
Disintegrators - Oscillations (Excerpt) [Color Disc]
Alain Goraguer - Mira et Ten
Romolo Grano - Mark (Excerpt)
Maciunas Ensemble & Kanary Grand Band - Man And Bird (Excerpt) [Apollo Records]
Paul Funk & Manfred Roost - Trarira, der Sommer, der ist da (edit)
Stavros Xarchakos - Peripatos
Les Roche Martin - Tu as peur de bruit (edit)
John Cale & Tony Conrad & Jack Smith - Cold Starry Nights (Excerpt) [Table Of The Elements]
Levente Mezei & Ferenc Jámbor & Sándor Csányi & Alexandra Beaujard & Gavriche & Antal Mocsel & Lajos Mocse & Levente Mocsel & Piroska Mocsel & Erika Demeter & István Kiss - Gyertek fiúk
Włodzimierz Kotoński - Aela (Excerpt)
Jacques Morali - Je me prépare á l'amour (edit)


Intro (320kbs-m4a/20mb/8mins)
Outro (320kbs-m4a/5mb/2mins)

Thursday, 27 October 2016

The Glory Of Glam - 2. Dressed To Kill

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 2nd October 2016

To complement the BBC's My Generation 70s season, another chance to hear Gary Kemp tell the story of glam.

In part 2: In Dressed To Kill, he highlights the most successful acts of the glam era and discovers why their influence is still being heard in many of today's new bands.

In the summer of 1972, as T-Rex released The Slider and David Bowie released The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Roxy Music released their debut self-titled album and began touring their own version of glamorous art-influenced rock'n'roll. With stunning outfits created by designer Antony Price, Roxy became as influential as Marc and David. In fact Roxy Music and The Spiders From Mars shared the bill at several venues in 1972, playing to small audiences who, according to Phil Manzanera, "weren't quite sure what they were seeing, with all that glitz and glam."

Inspired by the chart success that glam artists were achieving, several rock bands who had been carving out solid but unspectacular careers for years, also decided to add satin and sequins to their stage outfits and suddenly the Sweet, Slade, Mud, Wizzard and Alvin Stardust were among those enjoying chart success. Along with 10CC, Sparks, Mott the Hoople, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Queen, Cockney Rebel, and even Suzi Quatro, who enjoyed chart success with the help of a bit of additional glitter. Even major acts like Rod Stewart, the Rolling Stones and Elton John dabbled in a bit of sparkly make-up. As Angie Bowie recalls, "thanks to David and Marc they all realised that girls like pretty boys".

First broadcast in 2012.

Gary Glitter - Rock And Roll (Part 1) [Disky]
T. Rex - Solid Gold Easy Action [Telstar]
Iggy Pop - Raw Power [Freud]
Roxy Music - Virginia Plain
Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure [Virgin]
Roxy Music - Editions Of You [E.G.]
Roxy Music - Re-Make/Remodel [E.G.]
Roxy Music - Ladytron
Alice Cooper - I Love The Dead
Alice Cooper - Schools Out [Carlin Music]
The Sweet - Little Willy [Virgin]
Steve Harley - Make Me Smile
Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug [E.G.]
David Bowie - Let's Spend The Night Together [EMI]
David Bowie - White Light White Heat [EMI/BBC]
David Bowie - Rock 'N' Roll Suicide [EMI]
David Bowie & Marianne Faithful - I Got You Babe
Kiss - Let Me Go Rock N Roll
David Bowie - Jean Genie [EMI]
Alice Cooper - Teenage Lament '74 [Rhino]
Lou Reed - Vicious [RCA]
T. Rex - Ride A White Swan [Trax]
Slade - Get Down And Get With It [Polydor]
Slade - Coz I Love You [Polydor]
Slade - Mama Weer All Crazee Now [Polydor]
The Sweet - Ballroom Blitz [RCA]
Mud - Tiger Feet [EMI/Virgin]
Suzi Quatro - Can The Can
Steve Harley - Judy Teen [Premier]
Wizard - See My Baby Jive
T. Rex - I Love To Boogie [Repertoire]
The Sweet - Teenage Rampage [PolygramTV]

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

The Glory Of Glam - 1. The Birth Of Glam

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 1st October 2016

To complement the BBC's My Generation 70s season, another chance to hear Gary Kemp tell the story of glam. He considers how the flamboyant style of artists, such as like Marc Bolan, David Bowie and Roxy Music, influenced later generations of bands - not least his own Spandau Ballet. Glam was glorious. Brought on by rock's self-indulgent pretensions in 1970, when psychedelia and prog rock were at their peak, glam brought a satin and sequin-fuelled return to the basics of rock 'n' roll, and created the biggest, brightest, shiniest beast the music business had seen.

First broadcast in 2012.

T. Rex - Children Of The Revolution [UMTV]
Roxy Music - Virginia Plain [EG]
David Bowie - Starman [RCA]
David Bowie - Suffragette City [EMI]
The Sweet - Blockbuster [Anagram]
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust [EMI]
T. Rex - 20th Century Boy [Music Club]
T. Rex - Strange Orchestras [A&M]
T. Rex - Deborah [A&M]
David Bowie - Silly Boy Blue [Phillips]
The Beach Boys - Vegetables [Capitol]
Pink Floyd - See Emily Play [EMI]
David Bowie - Karma Man [Deram]
T. Rex - Cat Black (The Wizards Hat)
T. Rex - By The Light Of Magical Moon [Essential]
David Bowie - The Superman [EMI]
David Bowie - The Width Of A Circle [EMI]
David Bowie - The Prettiest Star [Rykodisc]
T. Rex - Seagull Woman [Fly]
T. Rex - Diamond Meadows [Fly]
T. Rex - Ride A White Swan [Universal Music TV]
T. Rex - Hot Love [Universal Music TV]
T. Rex - Jeepster [Telstar]
T. Rex - Get It On [A&M]
T. Rex - Telegram Sam [T. Rex]
T. Rex - Metal Guru [Edsel]
David Bowie - Moonage Daydream [EMI]
David Bowie - Suffragette City [EMI]
Mott The Hoople - All The Young Dudes [CBS]
David Bowie - Lady Stardust [EMI]
David Bowie - Star [EMI]
David Bowie - Star Man [EMI]
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust [EMI]

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Miles Plugs In - 2. Episode 2

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 21st September 2016

Craig Charles explores Miles Davis' controversial electric period from 1969-1975.

Including contributions from Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland, John McLaughlin, Michael Henderson, Paul Buckmaster, Airto Moreira, Jack De Johnette and Julian Cope.

Miles Davis - Summertime [Sony Jazz]
Miles Davis - Dark Magnus [Sony Jazz]
Miles Davis - Stuff [CBS]
Miles Davis - Mademoiselle Mabry [Columbia]
Miles Davis - In A Silent Way [Columbia]
Miles Davis - Dark Magnus [Sony Jazz]
Miles Davis - Calypso Frelimo [Sony Jazz]
Miles Davis - He Loved Him Madly [Columbia]
Miles Davis - Maiysha Agharta [CBS]
Miles Davis - Gondwana [Columbia]
Miles Davis - Miles Runs The Voodoo Down [CBS]
Miles Davis - Spanish Key [CBS]
Miles Davis - Call It Anything (Part 1) [Vinyl Passion]
Miles Davis - Right Off [Columbia]
Miles Davis - On The Corner [Columbia]
Miles Davis - One And One [Columbia]
Miles Davis - Black Satin [Columbia]
Miles Davis - Shhh Peaceful [Columbia/Legacy]
Miles Davis - Vote For Miles [Columbia]

Monday, 24 October 2016

Miles Plugs In - 1. Episode 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 20th September 2016

Craig Charles explores Miles Davis' controversial electric period from 1969-1975.

Including contributions from Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland, John McLaughlin, Michael Henderson, Paul Buckmaster, Airto Moreira, Jack De Johnette and Julian Cope.

Miles Davis - Summertime [Sony Jazz]
Miles Davis - Dark Magnus [Sony Jazz]
Miles Davis - Stuff [CBS]
Miles Davis - Mademoiselle Mabry [Columbia]
Miles Davis - In A Silent Way [Columbia]
Miles Davis - Dark Magnus [Sony Jazz]
Miles Davis - Calypso Frelimo [Sony Jazz]
Miles Davis - He Loved Him Madly [Columbia]
Miles Davis - Maiysha Agharta [CBS]
Miles Davis - Gondwana [Columbia]
Miles Davis - Miles Runs The Voodoo Down [CBS]
Miles Davis - Spanish Key [CBS]
Miles Davis - Call It Anything (Part 1) [Vinyl Passion]
Miles Davis - Right Off [Columbia]
Miles Davis - On The Corner [Columbia]
Miles Davis - One And One [Columbia]
Miles Davis - Black Satin [Columbia]
Miles Davis - Shhh Peaceful [Columbia/Legacy]
Miles Davis - Vote For Miles [Columbia]

Sunday, 23 October 2016

The Afrobeat Revolutionary - 2. Episode 2

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 23rd September 2016

Fela Kuti created a unique sound, Afrobeat, but he was far more than a music star. In Nigeria he spoke out for the oppressed on all social issues. He was a cultural revolutionary, and paid the ultimate price. Neneh Cherry conlcudes his story and highlights the relevance of his influence on the music scene of Nigeria and across the world.

First broadcast on Radio 2.

Fela Kuti - Coffin For Head of State [Barclay]
Fela Kuti - Lady [Barclay]
Fela Kuti - No Agreement [Universal Music Operations Ltd]
Fela Kuti - Sorrow Tears and Blood [Wrasse]
Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80 - Beasts of No Nation [Wrasse]
Fela Kuti - Funky Horn [Stern's Africa]
Fela, Sandra And Company - Upside Down [n/a]
Fela Kuti - ITT Part 2 [n/a]
Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 - Water No Get Enemy [Barclay]
Fela Kuti - Shuffering & Shmiling [Universal/Barclay]
Fela Kuti - Viva Nigeria [Stern's Africa]

Saturday, 22 October 2016

The Afrobeat Revolutionary - 1. Episode 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 22nd September 2016

Fela Kuti created a unique sound, Afrobeat, but he was far more than a music star. In Nigeria he spoke out for the oppressed on all social issues. He was a cultural revolutionary, and paid the ultimate price.

Neneh Cherry tells his story and highlights the relevance of his influence on the music scene of Nigeria and across the world. Contributors include his sons and daughters - Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti, Yeni Kuti, Motunrayo Kuti; Rikki Stein, Fela's manager for over 15 years; Sandra Isidore; drummer Tony Allen; and slam poet Saul Williams

First broadcast on Radio 2 in November 2008.

Fela Kuti - Shuffering & Shmiling [Universal/Barclay]
Fela Kuti - Zombie [Barclay]
Dorothy Love Coates and The Original Gospel Harmonettes - Untitled Instrumental [Speciality]
Fela Kuti - Highlife Time [Warner Music UK Limited]
Fela Kuti - Obe! (Soup) [Stern's African Record Centre]
Fela Ransome Kuti & Nigeria 70 - My Lady Frustration [Stern's Africa]
Fela Kuti - Shakara [Wrasse]
Fela Kuti - Africa Centre Of The World [Wrasse]
Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 - Water No Get Enemy [Barclay]
Fela Kuti - Lady [Barclay]
Fela Kuti - Unknown Soldier [Barclay]
Fela Kuti - V.I.P [Univeral]
Fela Kuti - Zombie [Barclay]
Fela Kuti & Egypt 80 - Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense [Knitting Factory]

Fela Kuti Comes Home

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 27th July 2016

Fela Kuti is Africa's most famous musician. Before his death in 1997 he recorded nearly 50 albums and invented his own genre of music: Afrobeat. In the 70s and 80s his legendary club in Lagos was famed for housing the best live band on Earth. As witnessed by James Brown, Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney.

But there was more to Fela Kuti than ground-breaking music. He was also a political revolutionary who spent his life strongly criticising successive military regimes in his native Nigeria. While his contemporaries would sing in more general terms of oppression, Fela singled out his targets, personally naming them in songs which became popular all over Africa. It wasn't long before he was a hero to many working class Nigerians.
But his taunts didn't go down so well with the authorities. Nor did his controversial lifestyle: he openly smoked marijuana, declared his home an independent state of Nigeria and married 27 women on the same day. The story goes he was the most arrested person in Nigerian history. He appeared in court hundreds of times, had spells in prison and permanently suffered from his injuries after regular beatings at the hands of the military and police. Fela believed they were also responsible for the death of his mother, who was thrown from an upstairs window when his home was stormed by 1000 soldiers.


In 2009 his incredible story was turned in to a successful Broadway musical and this April it performed in Lagos for the first time. Fela Kuti was coming home. But while the rest of the world is finally paying attention to this musical and political revolutionary why will you struggle to hear any of his music on Nigerian radio? Have they forgotten Fela? Or do the powers that be still find his music offensive? Radio 4 visited Lagos to find the answers.

Part of Radio 4 on Music, re-releasing the best of the Radio 4 Music Archive.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Stubborn Kind Of Fella: Remembering Marvin Gaye - 6. Got To Give It Up

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 7th September 2016

Smokey Robinson explores Marvin Gaye's musical legacy and the way in which his death led to a critical re-examination of his work, with "What's Going On" cited as a landmark album in popular music history.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Stubborn Kind Of Fella: Remembering Marvin Gaye - 4. Let's Get It On

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 2nd September 2016

Smokey Robinson explores Marvin Gaye's image as a sex symbol, his two troubled marriages and his love life.

Marvin Gaye - Funk Me [Motown]
Marvin Gaye - You Sure Love To Ball [Motown]
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On [Universal]
Marvin Gaye - Just To Keep You Satisfied [Motown]
Marvin Gaye - I Want You [Motown]
Marvin Gaye - After The Dance [Motown]
Marvin Gaye - Here My Dear [Motown]
Marvin Gaye - When Did You Stop Loving Me [Motown]
Marvin Gaye - Heavy Love Affair [Motown]
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing [EMI]
Marvin Gaye - Ego Tripping Out [Motown]

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Stubborn Kind Of Fella: Remembering Marvin Gaye - 3. Mercy, Mercy Me

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 1st September 2016

Smokey Robinson explores Marvin Gaye's spiritual side, from his strict religious upbringing to his embrace of new age spirituality displayed in the "What's Going On" album.

Marvin Gaye - God Is Love [Motown]
Marvin Gaye - Can I Get A Witness [Connoisseur Collection]
Marvin Gaye - Life Is A Gamble [Motown]
Marvin Gaye - The Lord's Prayer [Tamla Motown]
Marvin Gaye - His Eye Is On The Sparrow [Motown]
Marvin Gaye - Abraham Martin & John [Motown]
Marvin Gaye - Wholly, Holly [Motown]
Marvin Gaye - That's The Way Love Is [Tamla Motown]
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On [Universal]
Marvin Gaye - Ego Tripping Out [Motown]
Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me [Universal]
Marvin Gaye - What's Happening Brother [Motown]
Marvin Gaye - Joy [The Right Stuff]
Marvin Gaye - Life Is For Learning [Motown]
Marvin Gaye - You Sure Love To Ball [Motown]

Monday, 17 October 2016

Stubborn Kind Of Fella: Remembering Marvin Gaye - 2. Episode 2

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 31st August 2016

Smokey Robinson looks at Marvin's early relationships with women, both on a personal and a professional level.

Marvin Gaye And Mary Wells - After The Lights Go Down [Motown]
Marvin Gaye - Wherever I Lay My Hat [Motown]
Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston - It's Got To Be A Miracle (This Thing Called Love) [Tamla Motown]
Marvin Gaye - Too Busy Thinkin' 'Bout My Baby [Motown]
Marvin Gaye And Mary Wells - I Want You Round [Motown]
Marvin Gaye And Tammi Terrell - Aint No Mountain High Enough [Motown]
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Your Precious Love
Marvin Gaye And Diana Ross - You Are Everything [Motown]
Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye - Stop! Look, Listen (To Your Heart) [Motown]
Marvin Gaye - His Eye Is On The Sparrow [Umvd Special Markets]
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Come On And See Me [Tamla Motown]

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Stubborn Kind Of Fella: Remembering Marvin Gaye - 1. Episode 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 30th August 2016

Smokey Robinson looks back at Marvin Gaye's arrival at Motown in the early 1960s and recalls how he refused to sing pop because he wanted to be the black Sinatra. Marvin's stubbornness would continue throughout his career with positive and negative effects.

Marvin Gaye - Poor Abbey Walsh [Motown]
Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston - It Takes Two [Spectrum]
Marvin Gaye - Main Theme From Trouble Man [Motown]
The Funk Brothers - You Keep Me Hangin' On [Motown]
Marvin Gaye - Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide [Tamla Motown]
Marvin Gaye - One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) [Motown]
Marvin Gaye - Ain't That Peculiar [Tamla Motown]
Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is [Telstar]
Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through The Grapevine [Universal]
Marvin Gaye - Stubborn Kind Of Fellow [Universal]
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street [Columbia]
Marvin Gaye - You're A Wonderful One [Motown]
Marvin Gaye And Mary Wells - Once Upon A Time [Motown]

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Gonjasufi - Late Junction Mixtape

BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 30th September 2016

Gonjasufi & N8noface - Hello God
Prayers - Burn the Bridges
Zackey Force Funk - Numbers
Mestizo - Nihilism
Psychopod & Scatterbrain - Instrumental
MHE - Instrumental
Death - Where Do We Go From Here
Chuck D - Chuck D Interlude
EPMD - Chill
Shabazz Palaces - Barksdale Corners
Gonjasufi & Beatsmith - Sufi freestyle over Beatsmith resist beat
The Gaslamp Killer & Gonjasufi - Good Morning


Intro (320kbs-m4a/5mb/2mins)
Outro (320kbs-m4a/2mb/1min)

Friday, 14 October 2016

Star Trek - The Undiscovered Future

BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 3rd September 2016

The first episode of Star Trek aired half a century ago, on 8th September 1966. Space medic and broadcaster Kevin Fong asks what happened to the progressive and optimistic vision of future that the iconic television series promised him?

In 1964, Star Trek producer Gene Roddenberry repeatedly failed to convince US television studios and networks to buy his idea for a new kind of science fiction series. Eventually he sold NBC the concept of a sci-fi story in which the human race explored space, united in racial harmony and with benign global purpose.

This was the era of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the western world: mutual nuclear annihilation had almost happened in 1963. The US and USSR were engaged in the Space race.

Yet in Star Trek, American captain James Kirk had a Russian, Pavel Chekov, in charge of the Enterprise's weapon systems.

The battle for civil rights in the United States was also coming to ahead. Gene Roddenberry cast a black woman as fourth in command of the Enterprise - Lieutenant Uhura, the ship's communications officer.

The Vietnam war was ramping up and relations between Mao's China and the United States were at a low. Yet another senior figure on the Enterprise's bridge was Mr Sulu, who Roddenberry wanted as a representative of Asia.

How far have we voyaged towards Star Trek's vision of the future and what of it is likely to be fulfilled or remain undiscovered in the next 50 years?

Kevin Fong presents archive material of the likes of Leonard Nimoy (Spock) and Nichelle Nichols (Lieutenant Uhura) talking about the inception and filming of the original Star Trek series, and their thoughts about Roddenberry's vision of the future and its impact in the United States at the time.

For example, Nichols relates how she had a chance encounter with Martin Luther King the day after she had told Roddenberry that she intended to leave Star Trek after the first series. King told her he was her number fan and almost demanded that she didn't give up the role of Uhura, because she was an uniquely empowering role model on American television at the time.

For a perspective from today, Kevin also talks to George Takei who played Mr Sulu. Takei laments the ethnically divisive politics of the United States in 2016.

He meets Charles Bolden - the first African American to both command a shuttle mission and lead NASA as its chief administrator. In the age of the International Space Station, he compares himself to the 'Admiral of Star Fleet'. But the former astronaut also talks about the anger he first felt in 1994 when he was asked to fly the first Russian cosmonaut ever to board an American space shuttle.

Kevin also talk to cultural broadcaster and Star Trek fan Samira Ahmed about the sexual and racial politics of the Original series.

Rod Roddenberry, the television producer son of Gene Roddenberry, tells Kevin about his father, his father's politics and creative vision, and why Star Trek still endures, even though its future remains unattained.

Producers: Andrew Luck-Baker and Jennifer Whyntie.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Tolkien: The Lost Recordings

BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 6th August 2016

Joss Ackland narrates a search through BBC archives for unheard gems from JRR Tolkien, as Oxford Academic Dr Stuart Lee discovers the unbroadcast offcuts from an interview given by the author.

Tolkien gave the interview for a BBC film in 1968, but only a tiny part of it was used in the broadcast programme. It was one of only a handful of recorded interviews he gave, and was also to be his last.

Dr Lee's search for the unbroadcast rushes takes him to the depths of the BBC film archives, and back to the making of the original film Tolkien in Oxford.

For the director Leslie Megahey, only 23 at the time, this was his first film, and the one that launched a prestigious career. The programme reunites him with three others - researcher Patrick O'Sullivan, Tolkien fan Michael Hebbert, and critic Valentine Cunningham who describes how he was brought in to be the voice of dissent challenging the burgeoning Tolkien cult spreading from America.

What emerges is a picture of a playful academic, whose fiction was little respected by adults at the time and looked down on as a lesser form of literature. But he is robustly defended by Professor Tom Shippey and remembered fondly by his colleague Dr Roger Highfield.

Stuart Lee presents the results of his search through the archives to Dr Dimitra Fimi who considers any new words from Tolkien's mouth as 'gold'. While, for Dr Lee, the real dragon's hoard is the privilege of hearing Tolkien in relaxed mode reflecting on his life as never before.

Producers: Anna Scott-Brown and Adam Fowler
An Overtone production for BBC Radio 4.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Lenny Bruce - In His Own, Unheard, Words

BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 30th July 2016

Fifty years since Lenny Bruce died, Mark Steel explores his legacy in the 21st century, drawing on personal tape recordings from a newly established Lenny Bruce archive at Brandeis University, as well as classic clips from some of his ground-breaking comedy and social commentary routines. With contributions from Lenny's daughter, Kitty Bruce, and from those who knew and wrote about him, including author Laurence Schiller.

Dubbed a 'sick' or 'dirty' comedian, Lenny Bruce burned a pioneering trajectory through the late Fifties and early Sixties America, breaking social taboos on what it was acceptable to say.

In later years he was pursued through the courts and convicted of obscenity, ending up bankrupt before being found dead of an overdose.

Subsequently, Lenny Bruce was the subject of books and films during the 1970s and 1980s and a campaign to have him posthumously pardoned was successful in 2003.

But today it seems, the words and ideas that made him notorious in Sixties America may not have lost their power to offend and Lenny Bruce might struggle to be heard on some American campuses - campaigners are using his example to highlight the dangers to free speech.

Presenter: Mark Steel
Producer: Philip Reevell

A Manchester Digital Media production for BBC Radio 4.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Beat Mining With The Vinyl Hoover

BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 30th March 2009

Broadcaster Toby Amies digs into the archives to discover the significance of old vinyl.

He uncovers a network of dealers and buyers, supplying a community of 'crate diggers' and 'beat miners' and a world in which samples from records bought for a few pence in a car boot sale can provide the basis for a million-selling hit.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Fender Heaven

BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 22nd May 2004

David Stafford celebrates the Fender Stratocaster with the help of some of its key players including Hank Marvin, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Jeff Beck and Johnny Marr.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Sound Of Cinema: 140. Music For Stanley Kubrick

BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 1st October 2016

Matthew Sweet looks at music featured in the films of Stanley Kubrick with Richard Daniels of the Kubrick Archives live from Radio 3 Sound Frontiers at London's Southbank Centre.

Gerald Fried - Day Of The Fight (1951) "March" [Silva Screen]
Alex North - Spartacus (1960) "End Title" [Trax]
Nelson Riddle - Lolita (1962) "Lolita Ya Ya" [Premiere Soundtracks]
Bob Harris - Lolita (1962) "End Title (Love Theme)" [Premiere Soundtracks]
Laurie Johnson - Dr. Strangelove (1964) "The Bomb Run" [Silva Screen]
Richard Strauss - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) "Also" [Rhino]
Alex North - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1964) "Space" [Varese Sarabande]
György Ligeti - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) "Lux Aeterna" [Rhino]
Wendy Carlos - A Clockwork Orange (1971) "Title Music" [Warner]
George Frideric Handel - Barry Lyndon (1975) "End Titles" [Sony]
Abigail Mead - Full Metal Jacket (1987) "Sniper" [Warner]
Jocelyn Pook - Eyes Wide Shut (1999) "Masked Ball" [Reprise]
Johann Strauss II - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) "Blue Danube" [Rhino]

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Jagwar Ma - Quest Mix 5th October 2016

BBC Radio 1 broadcast: 5th October 2016

ID - Excerpt from Houseapellas Vol 2 Vinyl Rip
Underworld - Exhale
Red Axes - Waiting for Surprise
Little Dragon - Killing Me
Pachanga Boys - Flash
Nina Kraviz - Let’s Do It
The Mole - Jamais Que Toi
DJ Sotofett & Gilb’r - Untitled
Magical Horses - Unicorn in Camden
Matthew Styles - Hot!
French Fries - Drums
Marchant Adrian - Untitled
Moodymann - Spoken Word
MC - Lead Line
The Mole - Bleep Blop Robot
Warpaint - New Song
Suicide - Dream Baby Dream

Friday, 7 October 2016

Fatboy Slim - Essential Mix Live At Bestival 17th September 2016

BBC Radio 1 broadcast: 17th September 2016

Fatboy Slim & Riva Starr - Eat Sleep Rave Repeat (Calvin Harris Remix)  (feat. Beardyman) [Skint]
Fatboy Slim & Riva Starr & Wildchild & The Sugarhill Gang - Eat Sleep Rave Repeat (Calvin Harris Remix) x Renegade Master x Apache  (feat. Beardyman) [Unreleased]
Tujamo & Skrillex & Diplo & Kernkraft 400 - Booty Bounce x Jungle Bae (feat. Bunji Garlin) x Zomby Nation (W&W Remix)  (feat. Bunji Garlin) [Unreleased]
Chocolate Puma & Tommie Sunshine - Scrub The Ground  (feat. DJ Funk) [Size]
Sander van Doorn & Chocolate Puma - Raise Your Hands Up [Musical Freedom]
Miami Dub Machine - Mawby (The Cube Guys Mix) [Do It Yourself Multimedia Group]
Unknown - Unknown Title
Lexa Hill - Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose (D Vision)  (feat. Kris) [d:vision]
Hi-Lo & Chocolate Puma - Steam Train [Heldeep]
Adrian Hour & Mark Knight - Chaos Theory [Toolroom Trax]
Disclosure - Bang That [PMR]
Marco Lys - Go [Rising Music]
Kideko & George Kwali - Crank It (Woah!)  (feat. Nadia Rose & Sweetie) [Ministry Of Sound]
Lenny Hoffman - Bang The Beat (Nino Bua Remix) [Dance Lab Recordings]
P8 - In Memory Of Johnny Dalash [Cr2]
Offaiah - Trouble [Universal]
Groove Armada - Superstylin' (Riva Starr Edit) [Unreleased]
Audion - Mouth To Mouth (Riva Starr Remix) [Spectral Sound]
Justice & Simian - We Are Your Friends (The Control Freakz Bootleg) [White]
Unknown - Unknown Title
Margot - Er Suonone [Laterra]
Alter Ego - Rocker (Prok & Fitch vs. My Digital Enemy Remix) [Skint]
Fatboy Slim & Prince & Nari & Milani & Maurizio Gubellini - Right Here, Right Now x Purple Rain [Unreleased]
“Little” Louie Vega - You Are My Everything (David Morales Remix)  (feat. Jocelyn Brown) [Vega]
Fatboy Slim - Praise You [Skint]

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Tighten Up: The Story Of Trojan Records - 4. Episode 4

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 26th August 2016

Don Letts concludes the story of the influential UK-based record label that helped Jamaican music reach a wider audience.

Trojan Records is known as reggae's Motown and had a huge hand in introducing Jamaican music to the British public. In it's hey-day of the late 60's to the mid 70's, Trojan chalked up nearly 30 hit singles, released the legendary Tighten Up compilation series and launched Jamaican acts in the UK such as Jimmy Cliff, John Holt, Ken Boothe, Bob and Marica, and Dave and Ansel Collins. The huge volume of records they released in this period made the name Trojan synonymous with classic rocksteady and reggae cuts. In 1970 alone, Trojan released 500 singles, selling over 1.5 million records.

This series tells not just the story of Trojan Records, but also reveals how Jamaican music arrived in the UK. Discover how it all began with Duke Reid's Trojan sound system in Jamaica, and how the influx of young Jamaicans into post-war Britain kickstarted a reggae scene in the UK. Find out how the British skinheads then made ska and reggae popular in the British charts (when the BBC wasn't listening!) and how the music adapted to UK tastes to become number one sellers. We reveal why the whole empire inexplicably came crashing down too, only for punk and Two-Tone to give it a resurgence, helping confirm Trojan as one of the coolest and most important labels for reggae music.

With contributions from Ken Boothe, Bunny Lee, BB Seaton, Derrick Harriot, Dandy Livingstone, John Holt, Ansel Collins, Rico Rodriguez, Bob Andy, Derrick Morgan and many more.

First broadcast in 2006.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Tighten Up: The Story Of Trojan Records - 3. Episode 3

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 25th August 2016

Don Letts continues the story of the influential UK-based record label that helped Jamaican music reach a wider audience.

Trojan Records is known as reggae's Motown and had a huge hand in introducing Jamaican music to the British public. In it's hey-day of the late 60's to the mid 70's, Trojan chalked up nearly 30 hit singles, released the legendary Tighten Up compilation series and launched Jamaican acts in the UK such as Jimmy Cliff, John Holt, Ken Boothe, Bob and Marica, and Dave and Ansel Collins. The huge volume of records they released in this period made the name Trojan synonymous with classic rocksteady and reggae cuts. In 1970 alone, Trojan released 500 singles, selling over 1.5 million records.

This series tells not just the story of Trojan Records, but also reveals how Jamaican music arrived in the UK. Discover how it all began with Duke Reid's Trojan sound system in Jamaica, and how the influx of young Jamaicans into post-war Britain kickstarted a reggae scene in the UK. Find out how the British skinheads then made ska and reggae popular in the British charts (when the BBC wasn't listening!) and how the music adapted to UK tastes to become number one sellers. We reveal why the whole empire inexplicably came crashing down too, only for punk and Two-Tone to give it a resurgence, helping confirm Trojan as one of the coolest and most important labels for reggae music.

With contributions from Ken Boothe, Bunny Lee, BB Seaton, Derrick Harriot, Dandy Livingstone, John Holt, Ansel Collins, Rico Rodriguez, Bob Andy, Derrick Morgan and many more.

Presented by Don Letts and first broadcast in 2006.

The Untouchables - Tighten Up [Sanctuary]
Jimmy Cliff - Wonderful World Beautiful People [Island ]
Bob & Marcia - Young, Gifted And Black [GTV]
Desmond Dekker - You Can Get It If You Really Want [Music Club]
Dave & Ansel Collins - Double Barrel [Sanctuary]
Dave & Ansel Collins - Monkey Spanner [Telstar]
The Upsetters - Live Injection [Trojan]
David Isaacs - A Place In The Sun [Trojan]
Derrick Morgan - Fat Man [Trojan]
Clancy Eccles - Clancy Eccles
Joya Landis - Moonlight Lover [Sanctuary]
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Duppy Conquerer
Nicky Thomas - Love Of The Common People [Telstar]
Boris Gardiner - Elizabethan Reggae [Trojan]
Dandy Livingstone - Suzanne Beware Of The Devil [Trojan]
Brother Dan Allstars - Eastern Organ
Freddie Notes & The Rudies - Montego Bay [Trojan]
Greyhound - Black And White [Disky]
Horace Faith - Black Pearl [Quality Television]
The Pioneers - Let Your Yeah Be Yeah [Trojan]

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Tighten Up: The Story Of Trojan Records - 2. Episode 2

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 24th August 2016

Don Letts continues the story of the influential UK-based record label that helped Jamaican music reach a wider audience.

Trojan Records is known as reggae's Motown and had a huge hand in introducing Jamaican music to the British public. In it's hey-day of the late 60's to the mid 70's, Trojan chalked up nearly 30 hit singles, released the legendary Tighten Up compilation series and launched Jamaican acts in the UK such as Jimmy Cliff, John Holt, Ken Boothe, Bob and Marica, and Dave and Ansel Collins. The huge volume of records they released in this period made the name Trojan synonymous with classic rocksteady and reggae cuts. In 1970 alone, Trojan released 500 singles, selling over 1.5 million records.

This series tells not just the story of Trojan Records, but also reveals how Jamaican music arrived in the UK. Discover how it all began with Duke Reid's Trojan sound system in Jamaica, and how the influx of young Jamaicans into post-war Britain kickstarted a reggae scene in the UK. Find out how the British skinheads then made ska and reggae popular in the British charts (when the BBC wasn't listening!) and how the music adapted to UK tastes to become number one sellers. We reveal why the whole empire inexplicably came crashing down too, only for punk and Two-Tone to give it a resurgence, helping confirm Trojan as one of the coolest and most important labels for reggae music.

With contributions from Ken Boothe, Bunny Lee, BB Seaton, Derrick Harriot, Dandy Livingstone, John Holt, Ansel Collins, Rico Rodriguez, Bob Andy, Derrick Morgan and many more.

First broadcast in 2006.

Joya Landis - Angel Of The Morning [Trojan]
Hugh Hendricks - Full Up
The Upsetters - Mellow Mood
Desmond Dekker - 007 [Capital Gold]
Toots & The Maytals - Pressure Drop
The Upsetters - Night Doctor
The Upsetters - Eight For Eight [Upsetter]
Ali Baba [Metro]
Return Of Django [Disky]
The Upsetters - Return Of Django [Disky]
The Upsetters - Drugs And Poison
Desmond Dekker - Israelites [Virgin/Polygram Tv]
Skinhead Train [Ace Of Clubs]
A Message To You Rudy [Sanctuary]
Carl "Cannonball" Bryan - Red Ash
Lester Sterling - Forest Gate Rock [Trojan]
Dandy Livingstone - Reggae In Your Jeggae
Derrick Morgan - Moon Hop [Trojan]
Symarip - Skinhead Moonstomp [Virgin]
Harry J. All Stars - Liquidator [Island]

Monday, 3 October 2016

Tighten Up: The Story Of Trojan Records - 1. Episode 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 23rd August 2016

Don Letts tells the story of the influential UK-based record label that helped Jamaican music reach a wider audience.

Trojan Records is known as reggae's Motown and had a huge hand in introducing Jamaican music to the British public. In its hey-day of the late 60s to the mid-70s, Trojan chalked up nearly 30 hit singles, released the legendary Tighten Up compilation series and launched Jamaican acts in the UK such as Jimmy Cliff, John Holt, Ken Boothe, Bob and Marica, and Dave and Ansel Collins. The huge volume of records they released in this period made the name Trojan synonymous with classic rocksteady and reggae cuts. In 1970 alone, Trojan released 500 singles, selling over 1.5 million records.

This series tells not just the story of Trojan Records, but also reveals how Jamaican music arrived in the UK. Discover how it all began with Duke Reid's Trojan sound system in Jamaica, and how the influx of young Jamaicans into post-war Britain kick-started a reggae scene in the UK.
Find out how the British skinheads then made ska and reggae popular in the British charts (when the BBC wasn't listening!) and how the music adapted to UK tastes to become number one sellers.
We also reveal why the whole empire inexplicably came crashing down too, only for punk and Two-Tone to give it a resurgence, helping confirm Trojan as one of the coolest and most important labels for reggae music.

With contributions from Ken Boothe, Bunny Lee, BB Seaton, Derrick Harriot, Dandy Livingstone, John Holt, Ansel Collins, Rico Rodriguez, Bob Andy, Derrick Morgan and many more.

The Untouchables - Tighten Up [Sanctuary]
Charlie Binger - Jamaica Is The Place To Go [Trojan]
The Undergrounds - Savito
Fats Domino - Be My Guest [Liberty]
Rosco Gordon - That's What You Do To Me
Roland Alphonso - Nuclear Weapon
The Skatalites - Love Is The Way
Derrick Morgan - Joy Bells
The Skatalites - Guns Of Navarone [Trojan]
Lynn Taitt And The Boys - Storm Warning
Millie - My Boy Lollipop [Fontana]
Prince Buster’s All Stars - Rude Rude Rudee [Rhino]
Brother Dan Allstars - Cool Hand Luke
Duke Reid's All Stars - Judge Sympathy
Alton Ellis - Ain't That Loving You [Trojan]
Brother Dan Allstars - Donkey Returns
Joya Landis - Angel Of The Morning

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Swampmaster - Temporalmix

September 2016

The Avalanches - Wildflower [Modular/XL Recordings]
Commodo - My Liege [Black Acre]
Fats Comet - Hallelujah (Robo Bass Hifi Remix) [Echo Beach]
Jagwar Ma - Uncertainty (The Time and Space Machine Dub) [Ample Play Recordings]
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - The Right Stuff (Psychemagik Rework) [Sour Mash]
Prince - P. Control [NPG]
Horsepower Productions - Good Ole Dayz (L.P. Version) [Tempa]
The Avalanches - Subways [Modular/XL Recordings]
Horsepower Productions - Justify feat. Harry Keyworth (L.P. Version) [Tempa]
The Avalanches - Saturday Night Inside Out [Modular/XL Recordings]
Prince - Tell Me How U Want 2 B Done [NPG]
Aphex Twin - CIRKLON 1 [Warp]
Public Service Broadcasting - Gagarin (Psychemagik Remix) [Test Card Recordings]
Kiasmos - Drawn [Erased Tapes]
The Avalanches - If I Was A Folkstar [Modular/XL Recordings]
Temples - Mesmerize (The Time and Space Machine Remix) [Ample Play Recordings]
Sherwood & Pinch - Heat Rising [On-U Sound]
Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - Creation [Phantasy]