Thursday, 17 August 2017

pet shop boys, documentary - 4. the pop kids, part 4

PET SHOP BOYS, DOCUMENTARY - 4. THE POP KIDS, PART 4 (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 19th July 2017


Following on from The Pet Shop Boys standing in on Iggy Pop's 6 Music show, another chance to hear a series first broadcast on Radio 2 in March, marking their 30th anniversary.

With sales exceeding 50-million records and a catalogue of music that spans twelve top 10 studio albums, 40 top 20 singles, and four UK number one records, pet shop boys are the most successful British music duo of all-time.


From Ambridge to Africa, this is the story of their latest reinvention as a successful global live electronic act. The programme examines how the duo has proved a 'certain strain of tuneful hedonism has no compulsory retirement age' and illustrates how they have often walked a tightrope between pop and art, silliness and profundity.

This final part also covers their move from Parlophone Records which resulted in the creation of a new bespoke label, and it discusses their latest album.

The programme also features a PSB collaboration with Jean Michel Jarre: Brick England.

With guests: music producers Stuart Price and Jean Michel Jarre, musician Johnny Marr, writer Jonathan Harvey, set designer Es Devlin, music programmer Pete Gleadall and PSB biographer Chris Heath.

Written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

pet shop boys, documentary - 3. collaborate, part 3

PET SHOP BOYS, DOCUMENTARY - 3. COLLABORATE, PART 3 (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 12th July 2017

Following on from The Pet Shop Boys standing in on Iggy Pop's 6 Music show, another chance to hear a series first broadcast on Radio 2 in March, marking their 30th anniversary.

With sales exceeding 50-million records and a catalogue of music that spans twelve top 10 studio albums, 40 top 20 singles, and four UK number one records, pet shop boys are the most successful British music duo of all-time.
From pop divas and musical dramas, to Russian battleships and Danish fairy-tales.

This is the story of Pet Shop Boys creative partnerships and associations - on stage and on screen - as told by their collaborators.

The programme considers how and why Neil and Chris contrast their success in mainstream music with new works for ballet, opera and musical theatre. Highlights to include the BBC Prom, A Man from the Future, the ballet, The Most Incredible Thing, the film, Battleship Potemkin, and the stage musical Closer To Heaven.

With contributors including record producer Trevor Horn, writer Jonathan Harvey, musician Johnny Marr, set designer Es Devlin, choreographer Javier De Frutos, designer Mark Farrow, record producer Stuart Price, artist Wolfgang Tillmans, film-maker Sam Taylor Johnson, journalist Chris Heath and Alan Turing's biographer Andrew Hodges.

Presented by Frances Barber
Written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

pet shop boys, documentary - 2. chart, part 2

PET SHOP BOYS, DOCUMENTARY - 2. CHART, PART 2 (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 5th July 2017


Following on from The Pet Shop Boys standing in on Iggy Pop's 6 Music show, another chance to hear a series first broadcast on Radio 2 in March, marking their 30th anniversary.

In March 1986, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe released their debut album 'please'.
Over the next thirty years, The Pet Shop Boys would go on to sell more than 50-million records, including forty Top 20 singles and four UK number ones.

This season of four documentaries charts the work of the most successful British music duo of all-time.
In later programmes, we'll be looking at how Neil and Chris have contrasted their success in mainstream music with acclaimed works for ballet, opera and musical theatre.

And, as the Pet Shop Boys release of a brand new album, we'll be asking how they've continued to walk a tightrope between pop and art, silliness and profundity.

But first, featuring a new and exclusive interview, Neil and Chris discuss their final five studio albums for Parlophone Records: 'Nightlife', 'Release', 'Fundamental', 'Yes', and 'Elysium'.

And Neil and Chris choose their personal favourite album tracks off each.

Introduced by Graham Norton.
Written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

Monday, 14 August 2017

pet shop boys, documentary - 1. chart, part 1

PET SHOP BOYS, DOCUMENTARY - 1. CHART, PART 1 (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 28th June 2017


Following on from The Pet Shop Boys standing in on Iggy Pop's 6 Music show, another chance to hear a series first broadcast on Radio 2 in March, marking their 30th anniversary.

In March 1986, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe released their debut album 'please'.
The Pet Shop Boys would go on to sell more than 50-million records, including forty Top 20 singles and four UK number ones.

This special season of four documentaries charts the work of the most successful British music duo of all-time.
In later programmes, we'll be looking at how Neil and Chris have contrasted their success in mainstream music with acclaimed works for ballet, opera and musical theatre.

And, as the Pet Shop Boys release of a brand new album, we'll be asking how they've continued to walk a tightrope between pop and art, silliness and profundity.

But first, it's back to the beginning and their inventive and influential albums released on the iconic British label Parlophone.

In this programme, the Pet Shop Boys discuss 'Please', 'Actually', 'Introspective', 'Behaviour', 'Very' and 'Bilingual'. And Neil and Chris choose their personal favourite album tracks off each.


Introduced by Graham Norton.
Written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine - 1977: The Ramones

MARC RILEY'S MUSICAL TIME MACHINE - 1977: THE RAMONES (320kbs-m4a/69mb/29mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 14th July 2017


Marc Riley delves into the BBC's archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Ramones.

They discuss the punk movement in the USA, their UK audience and their lyrics.

Ramones - Blitzkreig Bop [Sire]
Ramones - Beat On The Brat [Warner]
Ramones - Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue [Sire]
Ramones - Pinhead [Rhino]
Ramones - Loudmouth [Sire]

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Dr John Cooper Clarke: Complete Control

DR JOHN COOPER CLARKE: COMPLETE CONTROL (320kbs-m4a/409mb/3hrs)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 8th July 2017


Made for 4 Extra. The poet and cultural icon Dr John Cooper Clarke has been given Complete Control of Radio 4 Extra to select three hours of his favourite programmes from the BBC Radio Archives.

This Includes;
Stand-up from Bob Hope, recorded at the London Palladium in 1953
A collection of comedy from the golden age of radio variety with Vic Oliver, Al Read and Jimmy 'Wheel 'em in' Wheeler.
Some audio interference from the pioneering DJ Jack Jackson.
An episode of 'The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole 13 ¾'
A creepy reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Black Cat’ by James Stewart (yes, that James Stewart)
Vincent Price and Peter Cushing coming face-to-face in ‘The Price Of Fear’
The classic Western ‘The Shootist’, starring Brian Cox and Michelle Fairley

So enjoy three hours of thrills, chills and laughs, all introduced by the man who is in Complete Control, Dr John Cooper Clarke.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Desert Island Discs: John McEnroe

DESERT ISLAND DISCS: JOHN McENROE (320kbs-m4a/98mb/42mins)
BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 16th July 2017


Kirsty Young's castaway is the tennis player and commentator, John McEnroe. He won three singles and five doubles Wimbledon titles, four singles and four doubles at the US Open and was ranked number one in the world for four consecutive years in the 1980s.

John McEnroe grew up in New York and didn't pick up a tennis racquet until the age of eight, but his talent was quickly spotted and he began to compete in junior tournaments. In 1977, aged 18 and between high school and university, he qualified for the main draw at Wimbledon and reached the semi-finals where he lost to Jimmy Connors. By the end of the tournament his on-court behaviour - shouting, haranguing umpires and abusing his racquet - earned him the nickname 'Superbrat'.

He made his first Wimbledon final against Bjorn Borg in 1980. In one of the finest matches in history, despite winning a tiebreak 18-16 to win the fourth set, he lost the match. He beat Borg the following year to win his first Wimbledon singles title. 1984 was the best year in John's career: he won 82 out of 85 matches he played, but it was also the year when he was beaten at the French Open by Ivan Lendl, who replaced him as number one.

John married the actress Tatum O'Neal in 1986. They divorced in the mid-1990s and he has been married to the singer Patty Smyth since 1997. Since retiring in 1992, in addition to his role as tennis commentator, he has been a coach and runs his own tennis academy. He still plays in tennis tournaments.

Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

David Bowie - Suffragette City [EMI]
The Pretenders - Precious [Warner Music]
Led Zeppelin - Bring It On Home [Warner Music]
Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen [Warner Music]
Unknown - Unknown [Polydor]
Stevie Wonder - As [Tamla]
Foreigner - Feels Like The First Time [Warner Music]
Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name [Epic]

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Desert Island Discs: Rick Wakeman

DESERT ISLAND DISCS: RICK WAKEMAN (320kbs-m4a/98mb/42mins)
BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 16th June 2017


Rick Wakeman, musician and composer, is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs

Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen - I Still Love You All [Sanctuary]
Profokiev - Peter And The Wolf [BMG Classics]
Lonnie Donegan - Have A Drink On Me [Sanctuary]
Schubert - Symphony No. 8 ‘Unfinished’ In B Minor, 1st Movement, ‘Allegro Moderato’ [Decca]
The Black Crowes - Hard To Handle [Sony]
Phil Harris - Woodman, Woodman Spare That Tree [Jasmine]
Giuseppe Verdi - The Anvil Chorus [Sony Classical]
The Who - My Generation [Polydor]

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Desert Island Discs: Nick Clegg

DESERT ISLAND DISCS: NICK CLEGG (128kbs-m4a/40mb/43mins)
BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 29th October 2010


Kirsty Young's castaway is the Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg.

Of his career, he says: "Joining the Liberal Party was a no brainer for me - when you're a young man, you don't get a calculator out saying 'Am I going to get to power?' you get propelled forward by idealism". Yet this week more than any other, critics have questioned whether his interest in power has meant his ideals have had to take a back seat.

In this candid conversation, he describes the behind-the-scenes negotiations that underpinned the coalition and he shares the personal trauma when, after his wife and baby son had both been dangerously ill, he wondered whether a political career would place too heavy a burden on his family.

Producer: Leanne Buckle

Record: Schubert - Impromptu No.3 in G flat major
Book: The Leopard by Giuseppe Di Lampedusa
Luxury: A stash of cigarettes.


Frédéric Chopin - Waltz In A Minor [NAXOS]
Johnny Cash - Sunday Morning Coming Down [EMI]
Prince - The Cross [Paisley Park]
Cesária Évora - Petit Pays [RCA]
Radiohead - Street Spirit [Parlophone]
David Bowie - Life On Mars? [EMI]
Shakira - Waka Waka (The Theme To The 2010 World Cup) [Epic]
Franz Schubert - Impromptu In G Flat Major, D899 No. 3 [Philips]

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Desert Island Discs: Brian Eno

DESERT ISLAND DISCS: BRIAN ENO (128kbs-m4a/38mb/41mins)
BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 27th January 1991


A variety of labels can be stuck on this week's Desert Island Discs castaway - from rock musician to experimental artist, from visual sculptor to composer and intellectual guru of the rock world. He is Brian Eno, and he started his career by making music playing with tape recorders, then went on to play with bands who rehearsed far more often than they performed, graduating through to the Portsmouth Sinfonia, and ending up with the hugely successful group Roxy Music.

Since his Roxy Music days, he has gone on to musical collaboration with David Bowie and production of the group U2. Brian Eno will be talking to Sue Lawley about his musical and artistic activities in the mainstream, as well as on the fringes of, international cultural life.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Lord Don't Forget About Me by Dorothy Love Coates
Book: Contingency, Irony & Solidarity by Richard Rorty
Luxury: Radio telescope


Gene Chandler - Duke Of Earl [Knight]
Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 - Alu Jon Jonki Jon [Regal Zonophone]
The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning [MCA]
Miles Davis - He Loved Him Madly [CBS]
Nikolai Ivanovitch Kompaneiski - Herouvimska Pessen [Harmonia Mundi]
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Too Much Time [Reprise]
Fairuz - Ya Tayr [(EMI)]
Dorothy Love Coates - Lord Don't Forget About Me [SP5]

Monday, 7 August 2017

The Summer Of I Feel Love

THE SUMMER OF I FEEL LOVE (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 3rd July 2017


Exactly 40 years ago, the combination of Donna Summer's beguiling voice and the studio wizardry of writer-producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte created a record that changed the course of dance music. 'I Feel Love,' released on July 2, 1977, was the template for the electronic revolution that followed, inspiring generations of artists with a daringly futuristic sound that reverberates to this day.

To mark this momentous anniversary, Paul Sexton introduces a celebration of a truly groundbreaking record. 'The Summer Of I Feel Love' features memories of its creation from Moroder and Bellotte, while superstar DJs Arthur Baker and John Morales talk about its impact on both the dancefloor and on their lives. Martyn Ware, meanwhile, describes the influence that 'I Feel Love' had on his work with the Human League and Heaven 17. Also featured are techno pioneer Derrick May, author Tim Lawrence and Sister Bliss of Faithless, who reveal what it was like to remix the track that became the very pulse of disco.

Giorgio Moroder - Son Of My Father [Sony]
Donna Summer - The Hostage
Chicory Tip - Son Of My Father [Old Gold]
The Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat [Disky]
Donna Summer - Lady Of The Night
The Salsoul Orchestra - Salsoul Hustle
Donna Summer - Love To Love You Baby [Mercury]
Isao Tomita - Snowflakes Are Dancing [RCA Red Seal]
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express [Virgin]
Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant [Virgin]
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams [Warner Strategic Marketing]
Donna Summer - Try Me, I Know We Can Make It [GTO]
Donna Summer - Take Me
Donna Summer - I Feel Love [Casablanca]
Giorgio Moroder - From Here To Eternity [Oasis]
Donna Summer - Bad Girls [Mercury]
Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock [Warner Music TV]
Donna Summer - I Feel Love (Patrick Cowley Mix)
New Order - Blue Monday [Now]
Donna Summer - I Feel Love (Rollo & Sister Bliss Monster Mix)

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Tubular Brass - Tubular Bells In Concert Side 2

TUBULAR BRASS - TUBULAR BELLS IN CONCERT SIDE 2 (320kbs-m4a/50mb/22mins)
BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 18th July 2017


Tubular Bells, Mike Oldfield's 1973 album is re-imagined for brass and performed live by Tubular Brass. Recorded in May at Royal Northern College of Music at the start of a UK tour the new band Tubular Brass play this seminal music in a special arrangement by conductor Sandy Smith. Tonight Frank Renton presents Side 2.

Tubular Brass - Tubular Bells Side 2


Intro (320kbs-m4a/7mb/3mins)
Outro (320kbs-m4a/10mb/4mins)

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Tubular Brass - Tubular Bells In Concert Side 1

TUBULAR BRASS - TUBULAR BELLS IN CONCERT SIDE 1 (320kbs-m4a/60mb/26mins)
BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 11th July 2017


Tubular Bells, Mike Oldfield's 1973 album is re-imagined for brass and performed live by Tubular Brass. Recorded in May at Royal Northern College of Music at the start of a UK tour the new band Tubular Brass play this seminal music in a special arrangement by conductor Sandy Smith. Tonight Frank Renton presents Side 1.

Tubular Brass - Tubular Bells Side 1


Intro (320kbs-m4a/6mb/3mins)

Friday, 4 August 2017

Soul Music Series 17 - 3. Can't Take My Eyes Off You

SOUL MUSIC SERIES 17 - 3. CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU (320kbs-m4a/64mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 1st July 2017


Few songs can claim to be - quite literally - as far reaching as the 1967 classic 'Can't Take My Eyes off You'.

In this edition of Radio 4's 'Soul Music', we hear from former astronaut Christopher Ferguson who heard this song as an early morning wake-up call aboard the space shuttle Endeavour. And from mum of two Michelle Noakes who sang this classic piece to the baby she was told she may never be able to carry. We also hear from the honeymoon couple whose marriage proposal began with a hundred strong 'flash mob' performance of this track and from Frankie Valli himself, who reflects on one of the most moving performances he ever gave when he sang 'Can't Take My Eyes off You' to a crowd of recently returned Vietnam Veterans.

DJ Mark Radcliff recalls the many artists since Valli that have covered this song (not least his mum as she sang along to the Andy Williams version) and composer Bob Gaudio tells us how this now universally famous piece of music began life in a room over looking Central Park with a melody originally penned for a children's nursery rhyme.

Producer: Nicola Humphries.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Choo Choo ChBoogie - 4. Episode 4

CHOO CHOO CHBOOGIE - 4. EPISODE 4 (320kbs-m4a/67mb/29mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 16th June 2017


Clarke Peters concludes his celebration of Louis Jordan, the King of the Juke Boxes. First broadcast in 2008.

Louis Jordan - Choo Choo Ch'boogie [MCA]
Louis Jordan - Let The Good Times Roll [GRP]
Louis Jordan - Saturday Night Fish Fry [MCA]
Louis Armstrong & Louis Jordan - Life Is So Peculiar [Classics]
Louis Armstrong & Louis Jordan - I'll Be Glad When You're Dead [Classics]
Chris Barber & Louis Jordan - No Chance Blues [Black Lion]
Chris Barber & Louis Jordan - Don't Worry 'Bout The Mule [Black Lion]
Louis Jordan - I Believe In Music [JSP]
Louis Jordan - Choo Choo Ch'boogie [MCA]
Louis Jordan - Let The Good Times Roll [GRP]
Louis Jordan - Saturday Night Fish Fry [MCA]
Louis Jordan & Louis Armstrong - Life Is So Perculiar [Bdmusic]
Louis Armstrong With Louis Jordon - You Rascal You [Decca Jazz]
Chris Barber & Louis Jordan - No Chance Blues [Black Lion]
Louis Jordan With The Chris Barber Band - Don't Worry 'Bout That Mule [Black Lion]
Louis Jordan - I Believe In Music [Black And Blue]

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Choo Choo ChBoogie - 3. Episode 3

CHOO CHOO CHBOOGIE - 3. EPISODE 3 (320kbs-m4a/67mb/29mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 15th June 2017


Clarke Peters continues his celebration of Louis Jordan featuring the great recording collaborations with Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, and the biggest sequence of hits for Jordan and his Tympany five including: Let The Good Times Roll, Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens, and of course, the classic Choo Choo Ch'Boogie. First broadcast in 2008.

Louis Jordan - Choo Choo Ch'boogie [MCA]
Louis Jordan - All For The Love Of Lil [MCA/Universal International Music]
Louis Jordan - Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby [MCA]
Louis Jordan - Gi Jive [MCA]
Bing Crosby & Louis Jordan - My Baby Said Yes [Brunswick]
Bing Crosby & Louis Jordan - Your Socks Don't Match [Brunswick]
Louis Jordan - Caldonia [Pickwick]
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan - Petootie Pie [Naxos]
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan - Stone Cold Dead In The Market [Proper]
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan - Baby It's Cold Outside [Proper]
Louis Jordan - Beware [Proper]
Louis Jordan - Choo Choo Ch'boogie [MCA]
Louis Jordan - All For The Love Of Lil [MCA/Universal International Music]
Louis Jordan - Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby [Proper]
Louis Jordan - GI Jive [MCA]
Bing Crosby & Louis Jordan - My Baby Said Yes [Brunswick]
Bing Crosby & Louis Jordan - Your Socks Don't Match [Brunswick]
Louis Jordan - Caldonia [Pickwick]
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan - Petootie Pie [Naxos]
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan
- Stone Cold Dead In The Market [Proper]
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan - Baby It's Cold Outside [Proper]
Louis Jordan - Beware [Proper]

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Choo Choo ChBoogie - 2. Episode 2

CHOO CHOO CHBOOGIE - 2. EPISODE 2 (320kbs-m4a/66mb/29mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 14th June 2017


Another chance to hear Clarke Peters celebrate the charismatic and influential musician Louis Jordan.

Louis Jordan with his yard-wide smile, rousing vocals and searing alto saxophone was the bridge from the minstrel show to rock and roll. He started out with the Rabbit Foot Minstrels, and ended up being the main influence on performers like Little Richard and Chuck Berry. In between, he and his Tympany Five created jump-jive music, the feel-good small band sound that bridged the swing era and r'n'b.

Long before The Wire, Clarke Peters wrote, directed and starred in the West End tribute show Five Guys Named Moe, researching behind the scenes to discover the fascinating stories of Jordan's life - his battles with illness, his perfectionism, his comedy, and his enduring influence on the likes of Bill Haley and Ray Charles.

This series originally broadcast in 2008 to mark the centenary of Jordan's birth. The second episode covers how Louis Jordan and his Tympani Five came to be one of the biggest acts on the scene and features music which was covered 20 years later and became some of the biggest hits of early rock and roll.

Louis Jordan - Choo Choo Ch'boogie [MCA]
Louis Jordan - You Ain't Nowhere [Happy Days/Conifer]
Louis Jordan - A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But A Bird [Proper]
Louis Jordan - Five Guys Named Moe [Coolnote]
Louis Jordan - Knock Me A Kiss [MCA]
Louis Jordan - Trust In Me [Bear Family]
Louis Jordan - Deacon Jones [Proper]
Louis Jordan - What's The Use Of Gettin' Sober [Proper]
Louis Jordan - I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town [Recall]
Louis Jordan - The Chicks I Pick Are Slender, Tender And Tall [Proper]

Monday, 31 July 2017

Choo Choo ChBoogie - 1. Episode 1

CHOO CHOO CHBOOGIE - 1. EPISODE 1 (320kbs-m4a/67mb/29mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 13th June 2017


One of the most extrovert characters in show business history, Louis Jordan with his yard-wide smile, rousing vocals and searing alto saxophone was the bridge from the minstrel show to rock and roll.

He started out with the Rabbit Foot Minstrels, and ended up being the main influence on performers like Little Richard and Chuck Berry. In between, he and his Tympany Five created jump-jive music, the feel-good small band sound that bridged the swing era and r'n'b.

Nobody is more steeped in Jordan's life and work than Clarke Peters, who not only wrote, directed and starred in the West End tribute show Five Guys Named Moe, but researched behind the scenes to discover the fascinating stories of Jordan's life - his battles with illness, his perfectionism, his comedy, and his enduring influence on the likes of Bill Haley and Ray Charles.

Pacey, fast moving and packed with good humour, the series is just like a Jordan performance. As we enter his unique sound world, we hear the hits, Saturday Night Fish Fry, Outskirts of Town, Caldonia, and Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens, a string of million-sellers that made his name.

This series was first broadcast in 2008, to coincide with the centenary of Louis Jordan's birth.

Louis Jordan - Choo Choo Ch'boogie [MCA]
Clarke Peters & London Cast - Five Guys Named Moe [First Night]
Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five - Buzz Me [A Touch Of Magic]
Louis Armstrong - When You're Smiling [Columbia]
Louis Armstrong - St James Infirmary [CBS]
Louis Armstrong - Dinah [CBS]
Clarence Williams - I Can't Dance (I Got Ants In My Pants) [Classic Jazz Masters]
Chick Webb And His Orchestra - Rusty Hinge [Proper]
Chick Webb And His Orchestra - There's Frost On The Moon [Proper]
Louis Jordan - Honey In The Bee Ball [JSP]
Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five - At The Swing Cats Ball [Proper]
Louis Jordan - Keep A Knockin' [JSP]
Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five - Choo Choo Ch'boogie [JSP]
Original London Cast - Five Guys Named Moe [Rhythm Safari - First Night]
Louis Jordan - Buzz Me [BDmusic]
Louis Armstrong - When You're Smiling/St. James Infirmary [Bluebird]
Clarence Williams - I Can't Dance I Got Ants In My Pants [Challenge Records International]
Louis Jordan - Rusty Hinge [Pickwick]
Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald - There's Frost On The Moon [Werner Last's Favourites Jazz]
Louis Jordan - Honey In The Bee Ball [JSP]
Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five - At The Swing Cats Ball [Proper]
Louis Jordan - Keep A Knockin' [Proper]

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Stadium Rock At 50

STADIUM ROCK AT 50 (320kbs-m4a/130mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 23rd June 2017


On 15th August 1965, The Beatles played Shea Stadium in New York. It was a pioneering gig, the promoter counted record takings - and the fans had a terrible time. They were penned on a sports field, where the Fab Four seemed miles away and were largely inaudible. For The Beatles, the show turned into a joke, with John Lennon playing a keyboard with his elbows towards the end of the set.

Half a century later, stadium rock is a very serious business. Tremendous advances in sound, lighting, design, video, choreography and computer technology have created a global musical experience unimaginable 50 years ago - the stadium or arena show. And it's become more vital for the balance sheet as recording revenues plummet.

In this 'Archive on 4' music journalist Kate Mossman charts the journey from Shea Stadium to the present - with tales of get-lucky promoters, bands whose imaginations ran riot, the rise of the stadium anthem, and the art of reaching out to tens of thousands of fans.

Producers: Melanie Brown & Paul Kobrak.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

The First Time With... R.E.M.

THE FIRST TIME WITH... R.E.M. (320kbs-m4a/128mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 21st May 2017


Matt talks to Michael Stipe and Mike Mills of R.E.M. about key first moments in the band's history, including their very first gig, release and TV performance. They reflect on the recording and impact of some of their albums, from the ground-breaking mid-80s releases Murmur and Reckoning, to the albums that sent them onto the world stage; Green, Out of Time and Automatic for the People. They discuss how they dealt with their fame, and the moment they eventually decided to end the band.

R.E.M. - The One I Love [ITS]
The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand [Apple]
Les Atomes - Michelle [Capitol]
Tammy Wynette - D.I.V.O.R.C.E. [Polygram TV]
Vaughn Meader - The First Family
Ramones - Rockaway Beach [Rhino]
Pylon - Volume
Gang Of Four - Paralysed
R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe [IRS]
R.E.M. - Superman
R.E.M. - Losing My Religion [Warner Bros]
R.E.M. - Strange Currencies [Polygram TV]
R.E.M. - Electrolite [Warner Bros]
R.E.M. - Departure
David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes
R.E.M. - Man On the Moon
The Viscounts - Harlem Nocturne

Friday, 28 July 2017

The Chemical Brothers - Live Glastonbury 28th June 1997

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS - LIVE GLASTONBURY 28.06.97 (320kbs-m4a/132mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 1st July 2017


The Chemical Brothers - Dust-Up Beats
The Chemical Brothers - Loops Of Fury
The Chemical Brothers - Block Rockin' Beats
The Chemical Brothers - Leave Home
The Chemical Brothers - Three Little Birdies Down Beats
The Chemical Brothers - It Doesn't Matter
The Chemical Brothers - Electro Bank (Working Title)
The Chemical Brothers - Piku (Working Title)
The Chemical Brothers - Setting Sun
The Chemical Brothers - Chemical Beats
The Chemical Brothers - Song To The Siren
The Chemical Brothers - I Love Techno (Working Title)

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Glastonbury Tales - 4. Episode 4

GLASTONBURY TALES - 4. EPISODE 4 (320kbs-m4a/59mb/25mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 23rd June 2017


Mark Sutherland concludes his history of the Glastonbury Festival. First broadcast in 2003.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Glastonbury Tales - 3. Dance

GLASTONBURY TALES - 3. DANCE (320kbs-m4a/55mb/24mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 22nd June 2017


Mark Sutherland traces the Glastonbury Festival's journey from the days of getting free milk with your ticket to the current era of superfences and superstars. First broadcast 2003.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Glastonbury Tales - 2. Indie

GLASTONBURY TALES - 2. INDIE (320kbs-m4a/60mb/26mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 21st June 2017


With tickets for next year's festival about to go on sale and BBC 6 Music celebrating live music, there's another chance to hear this four-part series originally broadcast in 2003 in which Mark Sutherland traces the event's journey from the days of getting free milk with your ticket to the era of superfences and superstars. In this epsiode he explores Indie Glastonbury.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Glastonbury Tales - 1. Hippies

GLASTONBURY TALES - 1. HIPPIES (320kbs-m4a/59mb/25mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 20th June 2017


Mark Sutherland traces the Glastonbury Festival's journey from the days of getting free milk with your ticket to the arrival of superfences and superstars. First broadcast in 2003.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Radiohead - Live Glastonbury 28th June 1997

RADIOHEAD - LIVE GLASTONBURY 28.06.97 (320kbs-m4a/137mb/60mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 17th June 2017


Radiohead - Lucky
Radiohead - My Iron Lung
Radiohead - Airbag
Radiohead - Planet Telex
Radiohead - The Bends
Radiohead - Paranoid Android
Radiohead - Karma Police
Radiohead - Creep
Radiohead - Climbing Up The Walls
Radiohead - You
Radiohead - No Surprises
Radiohead - High And Dry
Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out)

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Steve Lamacq's Radiohead Special

STEVE LAMACQ'S RADIOHEAD SPECIAL (320kbs-m4a/133mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 22nd June 2017


Steve revisits a 1997 interview with all five members of Radiohead, recorded as they released their third, critically acclaimed and Grammy Prize-winning album OK Computer.

Thom Yorke, Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien and Philip Selway talk about the humour in their record, their desire to go off in different creative directions without being willfully obtuse, and to avoid being pigeon-holed as a band. They also reflect on the experience of working in different locations and with their former engineer Nigel Godrich, whose phrase sums up the album, specifically "it doesn't matter how we get there, so long as we get there."

He also catches up with Ed and Phil, as they release OKNOTOK to mark OK Computer's 20th anniversary, and prepare to headline Glastonbury.

Radiohead - Paranoid Android [Parlophone]

Radiohead - Climbing Up The Walls
Radiohead - Karma Police [Columbia]
Radiohead - No Surprises [Parlophone]

Radiohead - Creep
Radiohead - Exit Music (For A Film) [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Fitter Happier [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Lucky [Parlophone]

Friday, 21 July 2017

The First Time With... Philip Selway

THE FIRST TIME WITH... PHILIP SELWAY (320kbs-m4a/128mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 2nd July 2017


Radiohead's drummer and occasional 6 Music presenter talks through his musical firsts.

Radiohead - 2 + 2 = 5 [Parlophone]
Radiohead - There, There [Parlophone]
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Spanish Flea [A&M]
Esther & Abi Ofarim - Cinderella Rockefella [Premier]
Tony Sheridan & The Beatles - My Bonnie [Rhino]
The Police - Message In A Bottle [A&M]
U2 - I Will Follow
The Beat - Save It For Later
Joy Division - Atmosphere [Sony BMG]
Radiohead - My Iron Lung [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Lift [XL Recordings]
Radiohead - Kid A [Parlophone]
The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning [Verve]
Philip Selway - By Some Miracle
Nick Drake - One Of These Things First
Juana Molina - Micael

Thursday, 20 July 2017

The First Time With... Colin Greenwood

THE FIRST TIME WITH... COLIN GREENWOOD (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 18th June 2017


Radiohead's bassist discusses his musical firsts ahead of their return to Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage.

Colin talks to Matt Everitt about how he and his brother, and band-mate, Jonny started playing music, his early passion for Joy Division and The Fall, his deep passion for soul and the bonds that brought Radiohead together back when they formed in 1985. The pair also talk about Radiohead's first release, The Drill EP, how the band's sound evolved, the public's perception of the group and their upcoming Glastonbury festival appearance. Colin also selects a heap of music, including Fleetwood Mac, Alice Coltrane, Sam Cooke and Kid Creole & The Coconuts.

Radiohead - Lotus Flower [Ticker Tape Ltd.]
Radiohead - Where I End And You Begin [Parlophone]
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water [Columbia]
New Order - Procession [Factory]
Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Annie I'm Not Your Daddy [Columbia]
Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness [Warner E.S.P.]
Radiohead - Prove Yourself [Parlophone]
Fleetwood Mac - Oh Well (Parts 1 & 2) [CBS]
Radiohead - Airbag [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Morning Bell [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Bloom [Ticker Tape Ltd.]
Alice Coltrane - Journey In Satchidananda
Radiohead - Nude [XL]
Al Green - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?
Scorpions - Wind Of Change [Vertigo]
Sam Cooke - That's Heaven To Me

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The First Time With... Jonny Greenwood

THE FIRST TIME WITH... JONNY GREENWOOD (320kbs-m4a/128mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 16th June 2017


In a worldwide radio exclusive Radiohead's guitarist, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Jonny Greenwood speaks to Matt Everitt about his musical life, his influences, Radiohead's history and the band's new album A Moon Shaped Pool - the first time anyone from Radiohead has spoken to radio or press about the release.

Radiohead are one of, if not the most important band in the world right now - a band who have shifted the parameters of what a rock band is capable of, who in their 30 year career have continually pushed themselves into new musical directions and produced some of best albums of all time.

Jonny Greenwood is a hugely respected and innovative composer in his own right, performing around the world with the BBC Concert, Australian Chamber and London Contemporary Orchestras, and has created award winning scores for films including There Will Be Blood and The Master. He talks about the varied music that obsessed him growing up - from The Fall and New Order to classical composers like Krzysztof Penderecki who still impact on his work today. He looks back to Radiohead's early days and how they coped with the huge success that followed 1997's OK Computer, and their creative processes in the recording studio.

He also discusses his acclaimed film soundtracks, working with director Paul Thomas Anderson, how Radiohead missed out on doing a James Bond theme and the writing and recording of their new album A Moon Shaped Pool.

Radiohead - Burn The Witch [XL Recordings]
Radiohead - Everything In Its Right Place [Parlophone]
Unknown - The Sound Of Silence
Rodgers & Hammerstein - Flower Drum Song
The Beat - Psychedelic Rocker
New Order - Everything's Gone Green [Factory]
The Fall - Wrong Place, Right Time
Pixies - Dead
Radiohead - Subterranean Homesick Alien [Parlophone]
Magazine - Because You're Frightened
X-O-Dus - English Black Boys
Radiohead - My Iron Lung [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Lucky (Glastonbury 2003)
Krzysztof Penderecki - Unknown
Radiohead - Packt Like Sardines In A Crushd Tin Box [Parlophone]
Jonny Greenwood - There Will Be Blood
Radiohead - Spectre [Ticker Tape Ltd]
Radiohead - Daydreaming
Radiohead - Desert Island Disk
Sleaford Mods - No One's Bothered [Cargo]

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

The First Time With... Ed O'Brien

THE FIRST TIME WITH... ED O'BRIEN (320kbs-m4a/133mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 15th June 2017


Matt talks to Ed O'Brien from Radiohead about the first key musical moments in his career to date.

He tells how his childhood was dominated by the pop charts and his early passion for the more unusual guitar heroes that emerge after punk, and his first impressions of meeting the schoolfriends who would go on to become Radiohead. He discusses the band's early musical insecurities, their unusual route to recognition, and their reaction to the attention that followed. Ed also looks back at the band's back catalogue, how The Bends was a reaction to being called one hit wonders, the wonder of the OK Computer sessions, and how the group transformed their whole approach to creating music with Kid A and Amnesiac. Matt also asks about his love for Brazilian music, his plans for a solo album and Glastonbury 2017.

Radiohead - Decks Dark [XL Recordings]
Radiohead - Jigsaw Falling Into Place [XL Recordings]
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water [Columbia]
Lonnie Donegan - Rock Island Line [Old Gold]
Andy Cameron - Ally's Tartan Army
The Beatles - Kansas City
The Police - Walking On The Moon [A&M]
The Smiths - This Charming Man [WEA]
Radiohead - Prove Yourself
Radiohead - Bones [Parlophone]
Massive Attack - Karmacoma [Polygram TV]
Radiohead - No Surprises [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Let Down [Parlophone]
Jorge Ben - Take It Easy My Brother Charles
Radiohead - Treefingers [Parlophone]
Radiohead - All I Need
Radiohead - Desert Island Disk
Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music [BBR]

Monday, 17 July 2017

The First Time With... Thom Yorke

THE FIRST TIME WITH... THOM YORKE (320kbs-m4a/134mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 11th June 2017


The Radiohead frontman talks through his musical firsts in an exclusive interview ahead of their return to the Glastonbury Pyramid Stage. Music featured comes from R.E.M., Aphex Twin, and James Holden.

Radiohead headline Glastonbury 20 years after their legendary 1997 headline set. The band didn't enjoy it but it has gone down in Glastonbury folklore as one of the best sets the Festival has ever since.

This time Radiohead return off the back of the re-release of their seminal album OK Computer with four unreleased tracks including 'Lift' which has a cult like status amongst Radiohead fans.

Radiohead - Spectre [Ticker Tape Ltd]
Radiohead - The National Anthem [Parlophone]
Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime [Old Gold]
AC/DC - Back In Black [Epic]
Joan Armatrading - Love And Affection [A&M]
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Happy House [Polydor]
Radiohead - Planet Telex [Parlophone]
Can - Future Days
Radiohead - No Surprises [Parlophone]
Radiohead - I Promise [XL Recordings]
Radiohead - Paranoid Android [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Paranoid Android (Glastonbury 2007)
Squarepusher & AFX - Freeman Hardy & Willis Acid [Warp]
Radiohead - Burn The Witch [XL Recordings]
Radiohead - The Numbers
Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Sound Of Cinema: 173. 1977

SOUND OF CINEMA: 173. 1977 (320kbs-m4a/135mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 27th May 2017


Forty years ago this week cinema audiences were introduced to the Galactic Empire, Death Star and Tatooine as the very first Star Wars film - A New Hope - opened in the US. With its Academy Award winning score by John Williams it heralded a new era in music for the movies.

Today Matthew Sweet celebrates its 40th birthday and explores what other scores were making waves in 1977; the year that saw James Bond save the world from Karl Stromberg and his toothy henchman Jaws, Alvy Singer woo Annie Hall, and Tony Manero disco dance his way through his Saturday nights.

John Addison - A Bridge Too Far (1977) - March Of The Paratroopers [Rykodisc]
John Cacavas - Airport '77 (1977) - Main Theme
John Barry - The Deep (1977) - Main Theme [Silva Screen]
John Williams - Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977) - Resolution / End Title [Alhambra]
David Gates - The Goodbye Girl (1977) - Title Song [Elektra]
Jerry Fielding - Demon Seed (1977) - End Credits
Sir Richard Rodney Bennett - Equus (1977) - Main Theme [Rykodisc]
Goblin - Suspiria (1977) - Main Theme [EMI]
John Williams - Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) - Princess Leia's Theme / Throne Room [RCA]
Carly Simon - The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) - Nobody Does It Better

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Radcliffe And Maconie - Live From Liverpool 15th June 2017

RADCLIFFE AND MACONIE - LIVE FROM LIVERPOOL 15.06.17 (320kbs-m4a/395mbs/2hrs52mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 15th June 2017


As part of BBC Music Day, 6 Music's Radcliffe & Maconie Show broadcast a special show live from Liverpool, celebrating the city's musical legacy from the Beatles' era to present day.

As the city celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Mark & Stuart explore the influence of Liverpool's music over the last five decades.

With special guests and live music, the show is broadcast from The British Music Experience in the city's historic Cunard Building - one of the three graces - overlooking the Mersey, in front of a live audience. Among the guests chatting to Mark & Stuart are The Coral's frontman James Skelly, local singer-songwriting folk hero Mick Head of Shack and - fresh from an appearance at Liverpool's Positive Vibrations Reggae Festival - The Selecter's Pauline Black. With live music from legendary Merseyside electronic pioneers 'Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark' and local indie psych-pop four-piece 'She Drew The Gun'.

The Real Thing - Can You Feel Feel The Force
DJ Shadow Feat. Nas - Systematic
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Parlophone]
The Farm - Hearts And Minds
Little Dragon - Sweet [Because Music]
The Coral - Who's Gonna Find Me [Deltasonic]
Big In Japan - Nothing Special
Baltic Fleet - The Dear One
Stealing Sheep - Genevieve [Heavenly]
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two Tribes
The National - The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness [4AD]
The Selecter - Three Minute Hero [Two-Tone]
Nick Drake - Pink Moon [Island]
Dusty Springfield - Little By Little [Philips]
Hooton Tennis Club - Bootcut Jimmy [Heavenly]
Songhoy Blues - Bamako [Transgressive]
She Drew The Gun - Pit Pony (6 Music Session, 15th June 2017)
She Drew The Gun - No Hole In My Head (6 Music Session, 15th June 2017)
Small Faces - Whatcha Gonna Do About It [Deram]

The Pale Fountains - Thank You
Fleet Foxes - Fool's Errand [Nonesuch]
Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band - Josephine
Roger Waters - Bird In A Gale
Goldie - Castaway [Metalheadz/Cooking Vinyl]
Candie Payne - I Wish I Could Have Loved You More [Deltasonic]
The La’s - There She Goes [Go! Discs]
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Enola Gay (6 Music Session, 15th June 2017)
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Isotype (6 Music Session, 15th June 2017)
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Electricity (6 Music Session, 15th June 2017)
The Teardrop Explodes - Reward [Island]

Friday, 14 July 2017

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Mike Oldfield - Live Wembley Conference Hall 1979

MIKE OLDFIELD - LIVE WEMBLEY CONFERENCE HALL 1979 (320kbs-m4a/118mb/51mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 10th June 2017


Mike Oldfield - Guilty Part 1
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells, Part One
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells, Part Two
Mike Oldfield - Guilty Part 2

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Seven More Days That Rocked the World - The Isle Of Wight Festival

SEVEN MORE DAYS THAT ROCKED THE WORLD - THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL (320kbs-m4a/61mb/26mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 19th May 2017


Stuart Maconie assesses the impact of the 1970 festival headlined by The Who and Jimi Hendrix. What promised to be three days of peace, love and music turned sour with sporadic fighting and political violence. With contributions from Murray Lerner, Trevor Dann and Johnny Black.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Hendrix On The Radio - 2. Episode 2

HENDRIX ON THE RADIO - 2. EPISODE 2 (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 9th June 2017


Mark Lamarr continues his look back at the BBC sessions recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Wild Thing
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - The Burning Of The Midnight Lamp
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Bold As Love
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Day Tripper
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along The Watchtower
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Jimi Hendrix - Star Spangled Banner
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Hey Joe

Monday, 10 July 2017

Hendrix On The Radio - 1. Episode 1

HENDRIX ON THE RADIO - 1. EPISODE 1 (320kbs-m4a/64mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 8th June 2017


Mark Lamarr looks back at the BBC sessions recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Hey Joe
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Sunshine Of Your Love
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Crosstown Traffic
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Radio One You're The One For Me
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Driving South
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Killing Floor
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Stone Free
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Foxey Lady
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Purple Haze
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Manic Depression
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - The Wind Cries Mary

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Jimi Hendrix: Made In London - 2. Episode 2

JIMI HENDRIX: MADE IN LONDON - 2. EPISODE 2 (320kbs-m4a/64mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadvast: 7th June 2017


Johnnie Walker examines the nine months that Jimi Hendrix spent in London from September 1966 - a time of transformation that turned him from an unknown into a world rock superstar.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Hey Joe
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Stone Free
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Foxey Lady
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Third Stone From The Sun
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Little Wing
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Third Stone From The Sun
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Red House

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Jimi Hendrix: Made In London - 1. Episode 1

JIMI HENDRIX: MADE IN LONDON - 1. EPISODE 1 (320kbs-m4a/69mb/30mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 6th June 2017


Johnnie Walker examines the nine months that Jimi Hendrix spent in London from September 1966 - a time of transformation that turned him from an unknown into a world rock superstar.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Purple Haze [Polydor]
Jimi Hendrix - Catfish Blues [Experience Hendrix]
King Curtis - Slow Drag [Capitol]
Little Richard - Keep A Knockin' [Fan/Speciality]
Tim Rose - Hey Joe [CBS]
Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe [MCA]
Jimi Hendrix - May This Be Love [Polydor]
Cream - Strange Brew [Connoisseur Collection]
Jimi Hendrix - Killing Floor [Experience Hendrix]
Jimi Hendrix - Drivin' South (Take 2) [Essential]
Jimi Hendrix - Crosstown Traffic [Polydor]
Jimi Hendrix - Burning Of The Midnight Lamp [Polydor]

Friday, 7 July 2017

Can Robots Be Truly Intelligent?

CAN ROBOTS BE TRULY INTELLIGENT? (96kbs-m4a/19mb/26mins)
BBC World Service broadcast: 6th June 2017


From Skynet and the Terminator franchise, through Wargames and Ava in Ex Machina, artificial intelligences pervade our cinematic experiences. But AIs are already in the real world, answering our questions on our phones and making diagnoses about our health. Adam Rutherford asks if we are ready for AI, when fiction becomes reality, and we create thinking machines.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Robots - More Human Than Human?

ROBOTS - MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN? (96kbs-m4a/19mb/26mins)
BBC World Service broadcast: 30th May 2017


Robots are becoming present in our lives, as companions, carers and as workers. Adam Rutherford explores our relationship with these machines. Have we made them to be merely more dextrous versions of us? Why do we want to make replicas of ourselves? Should we be worried that they could replace us at work? Is it a good idea that robots are becoming carers for the elderly?

Adam Rutherford meets some of the latest robots and their researchers and explores how the current reality has been influenced by fictional robots from films. He discusses the need for robots to be human like with Dr Ben Russell, curator of the current exhibition of robots at the Science Museum in London. In the Bristol Robotics Laboratory Adam meets Pepper, a robot that is being programmed to look after the elderly by Professor Praminda Caleb-Solly. He also interacts with Kaspar, a robot that Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn at the University of Hertfordshire has developed to help children with autism learn how to communicate better.

Cultural commentator Matthew Sweet considers the role of robots in films from Robbie in Forbidden Planet to the replicants in Blade Runner. Dr Kate Devlin of Goldsmiths, University of London, talks about sex robots, in the past and now. And Alan Winfield, Professor of Robot Ethics at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, looks ahead to a future when robots may be taking jobs from us.

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