Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Holloway Dreams: The Joe Meek Story - 1. Episode 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 25th October 2016

Tom Robinson tells the story of the extraordinary British record producer Joe Meek, whose hits included Telstar by The Tornadoes.

Born Robert George Meek on 5th April 1929 in Newent, Gloucestershire, Joe became Britain's premier independent record producer in the early 60s, as renowned for his pioneering recording techniques and eccentric personality as for the futuristic sounds he created.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine - 1992: Keith Richards

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 6th October 2016

Marc travels back to 1992 to revisit Simon Bates of Radio 1's interview with Keith Richards.

Including insight into the relationship between Richards and Mick Jagger at this time, his lifestyle and working with John Lee Hooker. The programme also includes contributions from Robert Sandall with his observations on Richards at that time.

The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter [London]
Keith Richards - Wicked As It Seems [Virgin]
Keith Richards - Runnin' Too Deep [Virgin]
The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up [Rolling Stones]

Monday, 28 November 2016

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine - 1973: Pete Townshend

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 5th October 2016

To complement the BBC's My Generation 70s season, a chance to travel with Marc Riley back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast an interview with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman, the show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music. The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the mods.

First broadcast in 2009.

The Who - The Real Me [Polydor]
The Who - Summertime Blues [Polydor]
The Who - I Don't Mind [Universal Distribution]
The Who - I Can't Explain [Polydor]
The Who - 5.15 [Polydor]
The Who - I Can't Explain [Polydor]

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Adrian Sherwood - Solid Steel Radio Show 25th November 2016

Solid Steel download: 25th November 2016

In Hour 2 we welcome Adrian Sherwood, legendary UK dub producer and On-U-Sound founder who has been active in the music business since the 1970's. He has long been regarded as one of the most innovative and influential artists in UK reggae, dub, industrial, post-punk and beyond, having worked with the likes of Lee "Scratch" Perry, Vivien Goldman, Mark Stewart, Cabaret Voltaire, Nine Inch Nails and Bim Sherman. His incredible On-U-Sound label released Vol. 2 of his compilation series "Sherwood At The Controls" earlier this year, putting the spotlight on his productions and remixes between 1985 and 1990. His more recent output has been alongside Pinch and productions with Coldcut, who are playing with Adrian Sherwood at London’s Jazz Cafe on December 3rd as part of ‘Sherwood at The Controls’ series with, Dennis Bovell, Crucial Tony and Perry Melius. He told us; "This is a selection of unreleased, forthcoming and relatively unknown and difficult to find Onu Sound productions / co-productions and a taster of the Coldcut/Onu collaboration, plus a Dub Plate from Irelands finest, RiRa."

Los Gaiteros De San Jacinto - Un Dub De Sagre
Higher Authorities - Phase Keyboard
Cha Cha - excerpt from "Dub No Frontiers"
Rholin x Coldcut/On-U Production - Robbery
Little Axe - Great Heros
Denise Sherwood - Ghost Heart
RiRa - Crowned Without Gold
Serial Killaz - Tube & Springes (On-U Mix)
Ital Horns - Metropolis
Kajra x Coldcut/On-U Production - Mohobbat Walla
Denise Sherwood - Dum Dum
Los Gaiteros De San Jacinto - Homenaje
LSK w/Sherwood & Pinch - Fake Days
Alani - One Love
Roots Manuva - Spit Bits

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine - 1964: Brian Epstein

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 19th August 2016

Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered The Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting.

First broadcast in 2009.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Radio 1 Session 15th December 1967

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 23rd September 2016

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Day Tripper (Radio 1 Session)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Hear My Train A Comin' (Radio 1 Session)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Spanish Castle Magic (Radio 1 Session)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Wait Until Tomorrow (Radio 1 Session)

The Beatles - Radio 1 Session 30th March 1964

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 7th October 2016

The Beatles - I Wanna Be Your Man (Radio 1 Session) [Apple]
The Beatles - All My Loving (Radio 1 Session) [Apple]
The Beatles - Roll Over Beethoven (Radio 1 Session) [Apple]

Friday, 25 November 2016

Half Man Half Biscuit - Peel Session 31st August 1986

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 31st August 2016

Half Man Half Biscuit - Dickie Davies Eyes (Radio 1 Session)
Half Man Half Biscuit - I Was A Teenage Armchair Honved Fan (Radio 1 Session)
Half Man Half Biscuit - Rod Hull Is Alive...Why ? (Radio 1 Session)
Half Man Half Biscuit - Best Things In Life (Radio 1 Session)

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Rory Gallagher - Radio 1 Session 10th July 1972

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 29th September 2016

Rory Gallagher - Could've Had Religion (Radio 1 Session)
Rory Gallagher - Cuckoo (Radio 1 Session)
Rory Gallagher - Feel So Bad (
Radio 1 Session)
Rory Gallagher - Messin' With The Kid (
Radio 1 Session)

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

David Bowie - Radio 1 Session 21st September 1971

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 21st September 2016

David Bowie - Fill Your Heart (Radio 1 Session, 21 Sept 1971)
David Bowie - Eight Line Poem (Radio 1 Session, 21 Sept 1971)
David Bowie - Superman (Radio 1 Session, 21 Sept 1971)
David Bowie - Port Of Amsterdam (Radio 1 Session, 21 Sept 1971)
David Bowie - Oh You Pretty Things (Radio 1 Session, 21 Sept 1971)
David Bowie - Kooks (Radio 1 Session, 21 Sept 1971)

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Long Players - 4. Episode 4

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 21st October 2016

David Quantick concludes his exploration of the long-playing album.

First broadcast on Radio 2 in 2008.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Long Players - 3. Episode 3

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 20th October 2016

Another chance to hear David Quantick's series examining the influence the Long Player has had over the music we listen to. In part 3 he explores some of the imaginative things musicians have done with the L.P..

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 to mark the 60th anniversary of the L.P..

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Long Players - 2. Episode 2

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 19th October 2016

Another chance to hear David Quantick's series examining the influence the Long Player has had over the music we listen to. In part 2, David examines album artwork, the arrival of rock 'n' roll and the Beatles. He also considers some of the artistic triumphs and excesses of the L.P..

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 to mark the 60th anniversary of the L.P..

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Long Players - 1. Episode 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 18th October 2016

Another chance to hear David Quantick's series examining the influence the Long Player album has had over the music we listen to. He explores its social impact, from vinyl to the iPod.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 to mark the 60th anniversary of the L.P..

Friday, 18 November 2016

Sound Of Cinema: 146. First Contact

BBC Radio Three broadcast: 12th November 2016

Matthew Sweet with music for films about contact with new worlds, new people and extra-terrestrials, in the week of "Arrival", a new Sci Fi film with a score by Jóhann Jóhannsson.

The programme features music from "The New World"; "1492 - Conquest of Paradise"; "The Mission"; "The Abyss"; "First Men In The Moon"; "The Terrornauts"; "The War of the Worlds"; "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"; "ET - The Extra Terrestrial" and "Arrival".

Jerry Goldsmith - Star Trek - First Contact (1996) - End Title
James Horner - The New World (2006) - The New World
Vangelis - 1492: Conquest Of Paradise (1992) - Conquest of Paradise
Ennio Morricone - The Mission (1986) - On Earth As It Is In Heaven
Alan Silvestri - The Abyss (1989) - Main Title
Laurie Johnson - First Men In The Moon (1964) - Pursuit and escape from the moon/End Title
Elisabeth Lutyens - The Terrornauts (1967)
Leith Stevens - War of the Worlds (1953) - Main Title
Leith Stevens - War of the Worlds (1953) - The Thing
Leith Stevens - War of the Worlds (1953) - The Scanning Eye
Leith Stevens - War of the Worlds (1953) - End Title
John Williams - Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) - Roy's First Encounter
John Williams - ET The Extra Terrestrial (1982) - Escape / Chase / Saying Goodbye
Jóhann Jóhannsson - Arrival (2016) - Arrival
Alan Silvestri - Contact (1997)
Jóhann Jóhannsson - Arrival (2016) - Kangaru

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Don Was' Freak Zone 9th October 2016

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 9th October 2016

President of Blue Note Records, Don Was takes over the Freak Zone for one week only. Don brings a rare cut of Aretha Franklin, off kilter 1960s hits and new era Blue Note jazz.

Grateful Dead - Attics (Vocal Only)
[Unreleased] 
Jackie McLean - Appointment In Ghana [Blue Note]
Aretha Franklin - I Want To Be With You [Atlantic]
Miles Davis - E.S.P. [Columbia]
Muddy Waters - I Love The Life I Live, I Live The Life I Love [Chess]
Merle Haggard & Ringo Starr - Born To Lose [Unreleased]
Marvin Gaye - If This World Were Mine / Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing [Giant]
Kandace Springs - Novocaine Heart [Blue Note]
Tony Williams - Crystal Palace [Blue Note]
Bob Dylan & Willie Nelson - Pancho And Lefty
John Lee Hooker - This Land Is Nobody's Land [MCA]
Pharoah Sanders - The Creator Has A Master Plan [Impulse!]
Nolan Strong And The Diablos - Mind Over Matter [Fortune]
José James - Trouble [Blue Note]
Archie Shepp - Mr. Syms [Impulse]
The Stooges - Little Doll [Elektra]
Laura Nyro & LaBelle - The Bells [Columbia / Legacy]
Marcus Strickland - Celestelude [Blue Note]
The Rolling Stones - Just Your Fool [Interscope]
Morphine - Surrealific Light [Unreleased]
The Melodians - Sweet Sensation [Trojan]
Shirley Horn - Here's To Life [Verve]

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Tom Jenkinson's Freak Zone 30th October 2016

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 30th October 2016

Squarepusher sits in for Stuart and showcases the outer edges of his record collection on a journey to hell and back. Beginning in the comfy surroundings of Alan Hawkshaw's Sheer Elegance, travelling into the microtonal methods of Harry Partch and landing deep in the pits of An Electric Storm In Hell. Squarepusher aka Tom Jenkinson guides you safely back to the land of the living, well pirate radio and before a final decent into the flames of Metallica and plunderphonics.

The Woodentops V Bang The Party - Tainted World [Hyperactive]
Marcus Belgrave - Space Odyssey [Universal Sound]
Afrocuba - Carnival Humanoide [Ronnie Scott's Jazz House]
Brand X - Black Moon [Charisma]
Alan Hawkshaw - Sheer Elegance [KPM Music]
Gentle Giant - His Last Voyage [Alucard]
Afrocuba - Tornado [Discos Melopea S.A.]
Tyrone Brunson - The Smurf [Epic]
Underground Resistance - Quadrasonic [Underground Resistance]
Galaxy 2 Galaxy - Journey Of The Dragons [Underground Resistance]
Kate Bush - Army Dreamers [EMI]
Ornette Coleman - Birthdays And Funerals [CBS]
Ornette Coleman - Dreams [CBS]
Harry Partch - Castor & Pollux - A Dance For The Twin Rhythms Of Gemini
Mark Stewart & Maffia - High Ideals And Crazy Dreams [On-U Sound]
Godflesh - Locust Furnace [Earache]
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Sanctuary [CBS]
Menuets - Septinas Skumjas Zvaigznes [Мелодия]
Miles Davis - Rated X [Columbia]
White Noise - The Black Mass: An Electric Storm In Hell [Island]
Pita - Untitled 3 [Mego]
György Ligeti - Lontano [Wergo]
Kit Downes - Helkalen [Coup Perdu]
Jeff Mills - The Hacker [Tresor]
Caustic Window - The Garden Of Linmiri [Rephlex]
Jeff Mills - Basic Human Design [Tresor]
Lee Chashin & Ray Smith - Vibe Out [Kemet]
Missing - The Box Reopens [Kemet]
Dillinja - You Don't Know (Remix) [Logic Productions]
Loxy & Dylan - Death March [Renegade Hardware]
David Axelrod - The School Boy [Stateside]
Miles Davis - Pee Wee [Columbia]
Black Sabbath - Electric Funeral [Vertigo]
Metallica - Fight Fire With Fire [Music For Nations]
John Oswald - Velocity: Tremendous / Tremulous [Avant]

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Ian Anderson's Freak Zone 16th October 2016

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 16th October 2016

Jethro Tull's frontman and flautist Ian Anderson sits in for Stuart as the BBC's My Generation series hits the 1970s. In the decade when folk went electric and heavy metal was born, Ian was there... As prog-rock reached dizzying heights and was then dismantled by punk, Ian tells the story of the 1970s from his standpoint.

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Big Eyed Beans From Venus [Reprise]
Richard Harris - MacArthur Park [RCA Victor]
Roy Harper - Freak Street [Awareness]
Jack Bruce - Tickets To Waterfalls [Polydor]
The Young Dubliners - Banshee [Higher Octave Music]
MC5 - Kick Out The Jams [Elektra]
Värttinä - Katariina [BGM Finland Oy]
Frank Zappa - Camarillo Brillo [Zappa]
Roy Harper - In A Beautiful Rambling Mess [Awareness]
Roy Harper - You Don't Need Money [Awareness]
Bruce Dickinson - Jerusalem [Sanctuary Midline]
AR Rahman - Mumbai Theme [Mango]
J.B. Lenoir - Alabama Blues [Snapper Music]
The Graham Bond Organisation - Spanish Blues [Repertoire]
Meat Loaf - Life Is A Lemon And I Want My Money Back [Virgin]
Andy Irvine & Davy Spillane - Dance Of Suleiman [Tara]
Fish - The Company [Chocolate Frog / Snapper Music]
Steven Wilson - Hand Cannot Erase [Kscope]
Bob Fox & Stu Luckley - Bold Reynard The Fox [Fellside Recordings]
Led Zeppelin - Black Dog [Atlantic]
Roy Harper - What You Have [Awareness]
Seth Lakeman - Blood Red Sky [Relentless]
The Bad Shepherds - Rise [Monsoon Music]
The Nice - America [Immediate]

Monday, 14 November 2016

Stuart Maconie's Freakier Zone - Prog-Rock Disco

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 16th October 2016

Welcome to our freaky world of prog bangers, space rock and left field disco. Time wasters are particularly welcome!

Yes - Going For The One [Atlantic]
The Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein [Epic]
Premiata Forneria Marconi - Celebration [Cherry Red Phonograph]
Seventh Wave - Communication Skyways [Gull]
King Crimson - The Great Deceiver [Virgin]
Jean-Claude Vannier - L'Enfant Au Royaume Des Mouches [Finders Keepers]
Gentle Giant - For Nobody [The Road Goes On Forever]
Camel - Rhayader [Decca]
Aphrodite’s Child - Babylon [Vertigo]
Genesis - Back In N.Y.C. [Virgin]
Rick Wakeman - Catherine of Aragon [A&M]
Steve Hackett - Ace Of Wands [Charisma]
Focus - House of the King [Polydor]
Bo Hansson - The Black Riders & Flight To The Ford [Universe Productions]
Chris Squire - Hold Out Your Hand [Sanctuary Group Records Inc.]

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Julian Cope - Key Of Life Interview With Mary Anne Hobbs

JULIAN COPE - KEY OF LIFE INTERVIEW WITH MARY ANNE HOBBS
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 11th/12th June 2016

PART ONE (320kbs-m4a/62mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 11th June 2016

Mary Anne is joined by Julian Cope of The Teardrop Explodes and solo fame. They discuss his childhood growing up in Wales and how the spirit of Liverpool shaped him as an artist...

As an artist, Julian has performed on over twenty studio albums and has collaborated with artists including Sun O))), Queen Elizabeth and Brain Donor. As an author, he has published both fictional and history books, plus an autobiography entitled 'Head-On'.

Julian Cope - Eve's Volcano (BBC Session 2nd September 1986)
The Teardrop Explodes - Passionate Friend [Island]
Julian Cope - Upwards At 45° [Island]


PART TWO (320kbs-m4a/55mb/24mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 12th June 2016

Julian Cope of The Teardrop Explodes and solo fame continues his conversation with Mary Anne. In part two of this interview, he talks about his beliefs and plans for the future.

As an artist, Julian has performed on over twenty studio albums and has collaborated with artists including Queen Elizabeth, Brain Donor and Sun O))). As an author, he has published many books, including an autobiography entitled 'Head-On'.

The Teardrop Explodes - Reward (Radio 1 Session October 1980)
Julian Cope - The Greatness And Perfection Of Love [Island]
I-Roy - Yamaha Ride [Santic]

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Seven More Days That Rocked The World - The Release Of Rapper's Delight

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 14th October 2016

As 6 Music celebrates 1979, another chance to hear Stuart Maconie recalling the release of Rapper's Delight by the Sugarhill Gang that year. It became a multi-platinum seller and massive radio hit in, and is regarded to have kick-started the phenomenon of recorded hip-hop.

Despite having received considerable chart success, selling over 8 million copies worldwide and inspiring hits by the likes of Blondie and Queen, the music industry as a whole reacted contemptuously; insisting that rap was a short-lived trend, simply a whim or fad.

Stuart looks the ways the track inspired a generation; how three local New York rappers plucked from the relative obscurity of underground block parties contributed towards rap becoming the biggest selling and most popular genres in music today.

The Sugarhill Gang - Rappers Delight [Sugarhill Records Inc]
U-Roy - Wear You To The Ball [Metro]
Kurtis Blow - The Breaks [Mercury]
Cut Killer - Intro [Eastory Production]
The Sugarhill Gang - Rappers Delight [Sugarhill Records Inc]
Fatback Band - King Tim III [BGP/Ace]
Grandmaster Flash And Grandmaster Mele Mel - White Lines (Don't Do It) [New Day]
Public Enemy - Fight The Power Recording [White Label]
50 Cent - In Da Club [Shady, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope]
Mark B & Blade - Back In The Day [Wordplay]

Friday, 11 November 2016

Seven More Days That Rocked The World - The Beatles Split

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 4th October 2016

To complement the BBC's My Generation 70s season, a chance to hear Stuart Maconie looking back at the day the the Beatles split up.

On 10 April 1970, Paul McCartney issued a press release stating that he intended to leave the Beatles, devastating fans worldwide.

It was an acrimonious parting for the foursome, yet within weeks of the split all the former Beatles had begun their respective solo careers.

The Beatles - Yesterday [Parlophone]
The Beatles - Getting Better [Apple]
The Beatles - I Am The Walrus [Parlophone]
The Beatles - Within You Without You [EMI]
The Beatles - Helter Skelter [Parlophone]
The Beatles - White Album Medley [Parlophone]
The Beatles - Octopus's Garden [EMI]
George Harrison - Wah Wah [Parlophone]
The Beatles - The Long And Winding Road [Parlophone]
The Beatles - I Me Mine [EMI]
The Beatles - The End [EMI]

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Insight - 11. The Rolling Stones 1976

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 5th October 2016

To complement the BBC's My Generation 70s season, a chance to hear a programme first broadcast in 1976, in which Jeff Griffin caught up with the Rolling Stones, around the time of their Black and Blue album.

The Rolling Stones - Melody [Virgin]
The Rolling Stones - Hot Stuff [Virgin]
The Rolling Stones - Cherry Oh Baby [Virgin]
The Rolling Stones - Hey Negrita [Virgin]
The Rolling Stones - Hand Of Fate [CBS]
The Rolling Stones - Memory Motel [Virgin]
The Rolling Stones - Fool To Cry [Virgin]
The Rolling Stones - Crazy Mama [EMI]

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Insight - 10. The Rolling Stones' 1975 USA Tour

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 4th October 2016

To complement the BBC's My Generation 70s season, a chance to hear of programme first broadcast in 1975 in which Alexis Korner joins the Rolling Stones on their 1975 tour of the USA. He talks to people involved in organising and promoting the tour, as well as band members and fans.

The Rolling Stones - It's Only Rock And Roll (But I Like It) [Decca]
The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women [Decca]
The Rolling Stones - All Down The Line [Musidor]
The Rolling Stones - Get Off Of My Cloud [London]
Billy Preston - It's My Pleasure [A&M]
The Rolling Stones - You Gotta Move [COC]
The Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man [Decca]
The Rolling Stones - Happy [Rolling Stone]
The Rolling Stones - Star Star [Rolling Stone]
The Rolling Stones - Fingerprint File [Rolling Stone]
The Rolling Stones - Ain't Too Proud To Beg [Rolling Stone]
The Rolling Stones - It's Only Rock 'N' Roll [Rolling Stone]

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - Diplo and Friends 30th October 2016

BBC Radio 1 broadcast: 30th October 2016

Unknown & Unknown - Send Me Power (Mysterio Edit)
Goom - Massai
Paladin - Third World
João Donato - Cala Boca Menino
The Steel Cavalier - Oy Come Va
Caetano Veloso - Alfômega
Gal Costa - Vou Recomecar
Pussy Cat - Aucune Fille Au Monde (Power Of Love)
Serge Gainsbourg - La Horse
Ike Turner & Kings of Rhythm - Funky Mule
Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - Finally First
Matti Oiling - Oiling Boiling
Air - Kelly Watch The Stars (Moog Cookbook Remix)
Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - Creation (Psychemagik Rework)
Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You
Roberto De Simone - Secondo Coro Delle Lavandaie
Shye Ben-Tzur & Jonny Greenwood & The Rajasthan Express - Roked
Jab Chaye Mera Jadu - Asha Bhosle (Bwana's Thank U Mr. Ansari)

Monday, 7 November 2016

Raw Meat Radio

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 22nd October 2016

Chris Morris is known by most for his ground-breaking film and television work but, like most good things he 'started on the radio'. Described by the man who suspended him from Radio 1 (Matthew Bannister) as 'one of the greatest talents working in British broadcasting', Morris developed his anarchic and surreal style in local radio. It was at BBC Bristol and GLR in the late 80s and early 90s that he honed his trademark technical skills and first adopted some of the sketches and personas that would later help make his name.

He went on to be responsible for some of the most exciting, innovative radio comedy ever made including On The Hour (Radio 4), Why Bother (Radio 3) and Blue Jam (Radio 1). BBC Radio 4 Extra airs a three hour retrospective of his work including material that hasn't been aired since it was first broadcast.

From his local radio days to On the Hour, Why Bother and Blue Jam, Raw Meat Radio is presented by Mary Anne Hobbs (Morris' last radio outing was a guest DJ slot on her Radio 1 show: The Breezeblock) and features original interviews with Armando Iannucci, Matthew Bannister, Peter Baynham, David Quantick, Paul Garner, Adrian Sutton and Lucian Randall.

Produced by Sophie Black.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Wah! - Peel Session 23rd July 1981

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 1st November 2016

Wah! - Better Scream (Radio 1 Session)
Wah! - Other Boys (Radio 1 Session)
Wah! - Forget The Down (Radio 1 Session)
Wah! - Some Say (Radio 1 Session)

Echo & The Bunnymen - Peel Session 15th August 1979

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 14th October 2016

Echo & The Bunnymen - Read It In Books (Radio 1 Session)
Echo & The Bunnymen - Stars Are Stars (Radio 1 Session)
Echo & The Bunnymen - Villiers Terrace (Radio 1 Session)
Echo & The Bunnymen - I Bagsy Yours (Radio 1 Session)

Saturday, 5 November 2016

John Peel August 1979

JOHN PEEL AUGUST 1979
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 16th October 2016

As part of My Generations 1970s: listen again to this John Peel 40th birthday special from August 1979. John celebrates his 40th birthday playing his favourite 40 songs including Lonnie Donegan, Captain Beefheart, Neil Young, Magazine, the Faces, and of course the Undertones.

PART ONE (320kbs-m4a/130mb/ 57mins)
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Gene Vincent - Race With The Devil
Siouxsie & The Banshees - The Staircase (Mystery)
The Capris - There's A Moon Out Tonight
Lonnie Donegan - Lost John
The Damned - New Rose
Arthur Alexander - You Better Move On
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Big Eyed Beans From Venus
The Specials - Gangsters
Medicine Head - His Guiding Hand
The Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK
Bill Doggett - Honky Tonk
Mike Hart - Almost Liverpool 8
Freda Payne - Band Of Gold
Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster
Millie Jackson - Loving Arms
Silicon Teens - Memphis Tennessee
Little Richard - Slippin' And Slidin' 


PART TWO (320kbs-m4a/137mb/60mins)
Neil Young - Like A Hurricane
The Ruts - Babylon Is Burning
Mel & Tim - Starting All Over Again
Duane Eddy & The Rebels - Peter Gunn Theme
Lee 'Scratch' Perry - Baffling Smoke Signal
Magazine - Shot By Both Sides
The Nightcaps - Wine wine wine
The Quads - There Must Be Thousands
Jimmy Reed - Too Much
Mark Spenser & The Cannibals - Nothing Takes The Place Of You
The Clash - Complete Control
Otis Redding - Ole Man Trouble
The Faces - Had Me A Real Good Time
The Undertones - Get Over You
Shep & The Limelites - Daddy's Home
The Kop Choir - You'll Never Walk Alone
Bonzo Dog Band - Slush

Friday, 4 November 2016

Too Late To Stop Now: The Van Morrison Story - 4. Episode 4

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 30th September 2016

Van Morrison looks back at his life and work in a series of interviews with Leo Green. Last in a series first broadcast on BBC Radio 2.

Tonight Van discusses the way he records, the reasons why his music is so popular with film and TV producers (featuring in over 150 films to date) and introduces duets with PJ Proby, the late Bobby Womack and Mavis Staples.

Van Morrison - Jackie Wilson Said [Polydor]
Georgie Fame & Van Morrison - Who Can I Turn To [Verve]
Van Morrison - Spanish Steps [Virgin]
Van Morrison - Coney Island [Mercury]
Van Morrison - Real Real Gone [Polydor]
Van Morrison - Sweet Thing [Warner Bros]
Van Morrison - Wonderful Remark [Polydor]
Van Morrison - Days Like This [Polydor]
Van Morrison - Someone Like You [Mercury]
Van Morrison & Bobby Womack - Some Peace Of Mind [Polydor]
Van Morrison & Mavis Staples - If I Ever Needed Somone [RCA]
Van Morrison - The Healing Game [White]

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Too Late To Stop Now: The Van Morrison Story - 3. Episode 3

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 29th September 2016

In the week that Van Morrison performs a special concert on BBC Radio 2, another chance to hear a series of interviews he gave to Leo Green.

Van looks back at his life and work, and in this programme focuses on the influence he has had on other artists . Including covers of his songs by the likes of Michael Bublé, Tom Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Ray Charles and John Lee Hooker.

Michael Bublé - Moondance [143/Reprise]
Jimi Hendrix - Gloria [Virgin]
Ben E. King - Into The Mystic
William Bell - Have I Told You Lately
Tom Jones - I'm Not Feeling It Anymore [Dover]
John Lee Hooker & Van Morrison - The Healing Game [Pointblank]
Ray Charles & Van Morrison - Crazy Love [EMI/Liberty]
Tom Jones & Van Morrison - Sometimes We Cry
Van Morrison - Keep It Simple [Exile]

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Too Late To Stop Now: The Van Morrison Story - 2. Episode 2

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 28th September 2016

In the week that he performs a special concert for BBC Radio 2, the legendary Van Morrison looks back at his life and work in a series of interviews with Leo Green.

This second episode of four takes in Van's early life as a solo musician, and in particular his debut solo album, the classic Astral Weeks.

Recorded over three days with legendary jazz musicians Astral Weeks (1968) is a still singular album combining street poetry, jazz improvisation, Celtic invocation and Afro Celtic Blues wailing. Morrison would weave these and myriad other influences into the albums that followed in quick succession.

Reflecting on new life in America on the joyous Sinatra soul of Moondance (1970) and the country inflected Tupelo Honey (1971) he summoned old spiritual and ancestral life in the epic St Dominic's Preview (1972) closer track Listen to the Lion.

Steering his own course throughout the 80s on albums such as No Guru, No Method, No Teacher he claimed Celtic roots with The Chieftains on Irish Heartbeat. Teaming with Georgie Fame brought new impetus to his live show while Avalon Sunset saw him back in the album and single charts by the decades end.

Van Morrison continued to advance on his status as a game- changing artist through the 90s and into the 21st century.

Awards and accolades - a Brit, an OBE, an Ivor Novello, 6 Grammys, honorary doctorates from Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster, entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the French Ordres des Artes et des Lettres - attest to the international reach of Van's musical art.

Van Morrison - Bright Side Of The Road [Polydor]
Van Morrison - Moondance [WB]
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl [Metro]
Van Morrison - Have I Told You Lately [Polydor]
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks [Warner]
Van Morrison - Glad Tidings [Warner]
Van Morrison - Why Must I Always Explain [Polydor]
Van Morrison - If I Ever Needed Someone [Warner Bros.]
Van Morrison - St Dominic's Preview [Hummingbird]
Van Morrison - Bulbs [Polydor]
Van Morrison - Cleaning Windows [Polydor]

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Too Late To Stop Now: The Van Morrison Story - 1. Episode 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 27th September 2016

In an extremely rare series of interviews with Leo Green, the legendary Van Morrison looks back at his life and work.

This first episode of four takes in Van's early life as a musician, his first influences and the start of his career in Belfast and Hamburg with the band Them.

After working with Them's New York producer Bert Berns on beautiful Top 40 pop hit 'Brown Eyed Girl' (1967), Morrison moved to another realm.

Recorded over 3 days with legendary jazz musicians Astral Weeks (1968) is a still singular album combining street poetry, jazz improvisation, Celtic invocation and Afro Celtic Blues wailing.

Morrison would weave these and myriad other influences into the albums that followed in quick succession.

Reflecting on new life in America on the joyous Sinatra soul of Moondance (1970) and the country inflected Tupelo Honey (1971) he summoned old spiritual and ancestral life in the epic St Dominic's Preview (1972) closer track Listen To The Lion.

Steering his own course throughout the 80s on albums such as No Guru, No Method, No Teacher he claimed Celtic roots with The Chieftains on Irish Heartbeat. Teaming with Georgie Fame brought new impetus to his live show while Avalon Sunset saw him back in the album and single charts by the decades end.

Van Morrison continued to advance on his status as a game- changing artist through the 90s and into the 21st century.

Awards and accolades - a Brit, an OBE, an Ivor Novello, 6 Grammys, honourary doctorates from Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster, entry into The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and the French Ordres Des Artes Et Des Lettres - attest to the international reach of Van's musical art.

Van Morrison - Domino [Polydor]
Lonnie Donegan - Muleskinner Blues  (Feat. Van Morrison) [RCA]
Rory And Alex Mcewan - In The Pines
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Blue Feeling [N/A]
Lonnie Donegan - Rock Island Line [Old Gold]
Jimmy Giuffre - Train And The River [Great Movie Themes]
Ray Charles - What I'd Say [Rhino/WSM]
Bobby “Blue” Bland - Yield Not To Temptation [Ace]
Them - I Got A Woman
Them - Gloria [Polydor]