Sunday, 25 June 2017

Sound Of Cinema: 172. Arthurian Legends

SOUND OF CINEMA: 172. ARTHURIAN LEGENDS (320kbs-m4a/135mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 20th May 2017


Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music and takes a look at some of diverse range of films inspired by the Arthurian legends in the week of the release of Guy Ritchie's new film "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" with a score by Daniel Pemberton.

The programme includes music by Trevor Jones, Miklos Rozsa, Franz Waxman, Hans Zimmer, Jimmy Van Heusen, Lerner and Loewe, Anne Dudley and ... Monty Python?

The Classic Score of the Week is Ron Goodwin's "Gawain and the Green Knight".

Monty Python Team - Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975) - Camelot Song [Virgin]
Trevor Jones - Excalibur (1981) - End Credits
Trevor Jones - Merlin (1998) - In Search Of The Grail [Varèse Sarabande]
Miklós Rózsa - Knights Of The Round Table (1953) - Prelude / Excalibur [Film Score Monthly]
Franz Waxman - Prince Valiant (1954) - Main Title
Hans Zimmer - King Arthur (2004) - Woad To Ruin [Hollywood]
Ron Goodwin - Lancelot And Guinevere (1963) - Main Theme [Chandos]
Ron Goodwin - Sir Gawain And The Green Knight (1973) - Main Titles [Intrada Special Collection]
Jimmy Van Heusen - A Connecticut Yankee In The Court Of King Arthur (1949) - Busy Doing Nothing
Frederick Loewe - Camelot (1967) - Prelude / Overture
Monty Python - Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975) - Arthur's Song [Virgin]
Daniel Pemberton - Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) - Main Theme
Anne Dudley - Tristan And Isolde (2006) - The Tournament

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Sound Of Cinema: 171. Mr S Goes To Washington

SOUND OF CINEMA: 171. MR S GOES TO WASHINGTON (320kbs-m4a/135mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 13th May 2017


Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music inspired by the political world of Washington DC, in the week of the release of 'Miss Sloane' with a score by Max Richter.

The programme looks at some of the many films covering the Nixon era, but also looks back at the ways that Washington has been covered in American cinema from the time of Frank Capra's "Mr Smith Goes to Washington" through to films like "Wag The Dog", "Bulworth", "Advise and Consent", "Lincoln", "Clear and Present Danger" and "Enemy of the State". The Classic Score of the Week is David Shire's music for Francis Ford Coppola's "The Conversation".

Friday, 23 June 2017

King Ayisoba, Adrian Sherwood, Tom Challenger - Late Junction Session 21st June 2017

KING AYISOBA, ADRIAN SHERWOOD, TOM CHALLENGER - LATE JUNCTION SESSION 21.06.17 (320kbs-m4a/62mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 21st June 2017


A collaboration session capturing the first meeting of musicians from different musical realms: Ghanaian master kologo player King Ayisoba, dub producer Adrian Sherwood, and improvising reeds player Tom Challenger. Recorded at the BBC's Maida Vale studios, it also features multi-instrumentalist Skip McDonald, aka 'Little Axe'.

King Ayisoba, Adrian Sherwood, Tom Challenger, Little Axe, Abaadongo Adontanga, Ayuune Sulley, Gemeka Abobe Azure, Ayamga Francis - Adinoma
King Ayisoba, Adrian Sherwood, Tom Challenger, Little Axe, Abaadongo Adontanga, Ayuune Sulley, Gemeka Abobe Azure, Ayamga Francis - Tigaliyataba
King Ayisoba, Adrian Sherwood, Tom Challenger, Little Axe, Abaadongo Adontanga, Ayuune Sulley, Gemeka Abobe Azure, Ayamga Francis - People Talk Too Much



 



Thursday, 22 June 2017

Behind The Brel: The Story Of A Musical Genius - 3. Episode 3

BEHIND THE BREL: THE STORY OF A MUSICAL GENIUS - 3. EPISODE 3 (320kbs-m4a/67mb/29mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 18th May 2017


In part three Marc Almond charts Jacques Brel's unconventional side and the way he turned his back on family life in Belgium to pursue his dream of being a singer in France.

Marc also tells how Brel sensationally quit singing at the height of his career before turning his hand to films.

We also hear how Brel's sense of freedom was so strong that chose to circumnavigate the globe in a sailing boat.

Meanwhile singer and actress Elly Stone explains the American adaptation of Brel's song - La Valse a Mille Temps which was brought to life in the States as Carousel for the musical "Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris". Stone explains the rather difficult translation process used for Carousel.

The programme also looks at Brel's last days (when was battling lung cancer) and examines his legacy.

Contributors in this episode include US singer-songwriter Rod McKuen, opera singer Toby Spence, Brel's daughter France and Jean-Michel Boris, who was in charge of the Olympia in Paris for Brel's last concert.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Behind The Brel: The Story Of A Musical Genius - 2. Episode 2

BEHIND THE BREL: THE STORY OF A MUSICAL GENIUS - 2. EPISODE 2 (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 17th May 2017


In part two Marc Almond looks at the darker side of the legendary singer-songwriter Jacques Brel.

Apart from Ne Me Quitte Pas (If You Go Away), the Brel song that has been adapted for the English speaking world the most is Le Moribond. Its English translation is the Seasons in the Sun, but it's actually a story about a dying man wishing to see his loved ones for the very last time. Terry Jacks had a huge hit with Seasons in the Sun in America, Canada and the UK in 1973, and it was covered by Westlife in more recent times, but Marc Almond discovers that no one quite sings Brel like Brel.

Marc examines Brel's preoccupation with death, loss and loneliness and how growing up in occupied Belgium during the Second World War had a profound impact on his life and work. The programme also investigates how the French philosophical culture of the 50s influenced him.

As well as Seasons in the Sun, the songs featured in part two include Quand On N'a Que L'Amour (If We Only Have Love), Amsterdam, La Mort, Au Suivant, La Colombe and J'Arrive.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Behind The Brel: The Story Of A Musical Genius - 1. Episode 1

BEHIND THE BREL: THE STORY OF A MUSICAL GENIUS - 1. EPISODE 1 (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 16th May 2017


Marc Almond celebrates the music and unconventional life of the revered singer-songwriter Jacques Brel.

Relatively unknown in the English-speaking world (mainly due to him singing in French), Jacques Brel is rightly considered one of the great songwriters of the 20th Century, whose lyrical content is poetically introspective and startlingly honest.

Tackling subjects such as love, death and social issues, Brel's music has been translated by artists such as David Bowie, Scott Walker, Shirley Bassey, Joan Baez, Barbra Streisand, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Rod McKuen, Terry Jacks, Nirvana and Vera Lynn.

Brel songs, which became major hits in the English-speaking world, include Ne Me Quitte Pas (If You Go Away), Seasons in the Sun, Jacky and Amsterdam. In this three part series, Marc Almond investigates why some Brel songs translated well and others didn't.

In the 1950s French society was heavily influenced by the philosophy espoused in Jean-Paul Sarte's existentialism and humanism and Marc examines how this had a direct impact on Brel's songwriting and unconventional lifestyle.

Dubbed "the eternal adolescent" we will hear how Brel lived alone in Paris, despite having a wife and three children in his home town of Brussels, in order to preserve his "artistic inspiration". A man incapable of living a "pipe and slippers" life-style, we discover how his sense of freedom was so strong he attempted to circumnavigate the globe on a sailing boat after sensationally quitting singing whilst at the peak of his career.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Soulwax - Freak Zone Playlist 11th June 2017

SOULWAX - FREAK ZONE PLAYLIST 11.06.17 (320kbs-m4a/134mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 11th June 2017


Jerry Williams - This Song [Warner Bros.]
Ric Ocasek - This Side Of Paradise [Geffen]
Roland - Galactic Glides
Tumblack - Vaudou [Barclay]
Colourbox - Philip Glass [4AD]
Anji Cakebread - Dear Computer [Magnet]
Alan Price - Sell Sell [Warner Bros.]
Jacques Loussier - Secousse [CBS]
Soft Machine - Hullo Der [Tapestry]
Eric Fraj - Yabumbe [Revolum]
Katia - Ich [Metronome]
Uele Kalabubu - Matata [International Polydor Production]
Shiva - The Legend Of Tutankhamun [DART]
Jean‐Jacques Burnel - Euroman [United Artists]
Cathy La Creme - I Married A Cult Figure From Salford [Rock Steady]
Mahotella Queens - Wozani Mahipi [Earthworks International]
Lydia Tomkiw & Terry Burrows - Pressed In An Atlas [Hamster Records And Tapes]
Latin Playboys - Cuca's Blues [Atlantic]
Medicine Head - Rising Sun [Polydor]
Jac Berrocal - Rock'n Roll Station [d'Avantage]
June - Windom [June]
Neil - Cosmic Jam [EastWest]
Fadaul Et Les Privilèges - Kalam Al Nass [Disque Fan El Hayat]
Lolita Martinez - Persigueme [Hispavox]
Max Greger Jr. - Die Böhmstory (2. Teil) [Dr. Bohm]

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Street Corner Soul - 4. Episode 4

STREET CORNER SOUL - 4. EPISODE 4 (320kbs-m4a/61mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 12th May 2017


Another chance to hear legendary singer Ronnie Spector looking at the rise, fall and influence of doo wop.

In the fourth and final episode, Ronnie looks at why some successful acts didn't reap the deserved rewards.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Street Corner Soul - 3. Episode 3

STREET CORNER SOUL - 3. EPISODE 3 (320kbs-m4a/61mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 11th May 2017


Ronnie Spector take a look at the rise, fall and influence of doo wop.

By the mid-1950s, hundreds of vocal group records were being released each week and acts like The Penguins, The Five Satins, The Cadillacs and The Moonglows became familiar names in the charts.

As doo wop took root in cities like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and LA; the mainstream music industry moved in for a slice of the action.

Tracks featured in this episode include The Moonglows' Sincerely, The Cadillacs' Speedo, The Penguins' Earth Angel, The Five Satins' In The Still Of The Nite, and The Chords' Sh-Boom!

First broadcast in 2007.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Street Corner Soul - 2. Episode 2

STREET CORNER SOUL - 2. EPISODE 2 (320kbs-m4a/61mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 10th May 2017


Another chance to hear legendary singer Ronnie Spector explore the rise, fall and enduring influence of doo wop.

In episode two she tells how, with the success of The Ravens and The Orioles, vocal groups became familiar names in the charts.

Series first broadcast in 2007.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Street Corner Soul - 1. Episode 1

STREET CORNER SOUL - 1. EPISODE 1 (320kbs-m4a/61mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 9th May 2017


Ronnie Spector explores the rise, fall and enduring influence of doo wop.

Like rap in the 1980s, doo wop was once the DIY music of young America. For people who couldn't afford instruments, all that was needed was a talent for singing in harmony.

With the help of the musicians, the producers and the hustlers who made it happen; this series charts the rise, fall, and rise again, of the music. It also considers whether doo wop, as the first black street music to go mainstream, was a precursor to hip hop and rap.

The first programme, Opening Notes, looks at how the success of gospel groups in the late 1940s inspired a new style of close harmony rhythm and blues. And before long, vocal groups like The Swallows, The Ravens and The Orioles were flying high in the charts.

Contributors include: Leonard Puzey of The Ravens, Heman Denby of The Swallows, Ira Tucker of The Dixie Hummingbirds, Deborah Chessler, composer of It's Too Soon To Know by The Orioles, writers Todd Baptista and Marv Goldberg.

The documentary was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2007.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

David Bowie - Peel Session 16th May 1972

DAVID BOWIE - PEEL SESSION 16.05.72 (320kbs-m4a/43mb/19mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 16th May 2017

David Bowie - Hang On To Yourself
David Bowie - Moonage Daydream
David Bowie - Suffragette City
David Bowie - White Light/White Heat
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Peel Session 12th May 1968

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND - PEEL SESSION 12.05.68 (320kbs-m4a/27mb/12mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 12th May 2017

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Beatle Bones 'n' Smokin' Stones
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Kandy Korn
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Safe As Milk

Monday, 12 June 2017

The Yardbirds - BBC Brian Matthew Session 6th May 1966

THE YARDBIRDS - BBC BRIAN MATTHEW SESSION 06.05.66 (320kbs-m4a/25mb/11mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 6th May 2017

The Yardbirds - Over Under Sideways Down
The Yardbirds - Baby, Scratch My Back
The Yardbirds - Shapes Of Things
The Yardbirds - The Sun Is Shining

Sunday, 11 June 2017

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - Peel Session 29th July 1969

THE BONZO DOG DOO-DAH BAND - PEEL SESSION 29.07.69 (320kbs-m4a/36mb/16mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 21st April 2017

The Bonzo Dog Band - I'm The Urban Spaceman
The Bonzo Dog Band - Sofa Head
The Bonzo Dog Band - Tent
The Bonzo Dog Band - We're Going To Bring It On Home

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Neil Innes - 6 Music Session 24th March 2014

NEIL INNES - 6 MUSIC SESSION 24.03.14 (320kbs-m4a/32mb/14mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 2nd April 2017

Neil Innes - Cheese And Onions
Neil Innes - Imitation Song
Neil Innes - Questionnaire
Neil Innes - Bottom Of The Pile

Friday, 9 June 2017

The Jesus And Mary Chain - Peel Session 29th October 1985

THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN - PEEL SESSION 29.10.85 (320kbs-m4a/25mb/11mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 26th March 2017

The Jesus And Mary Chain - Psychocandy
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Some Candy Talking
The Jesus And Mary Chain - You Trip Me Up
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Cut Dead

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Cream - BBC Sessions

CREAM - BBC SESSIONS (320kbs-m4a/32mb/13mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 7th March 2017

Cream - Born Under A Bad Sign (BBC Session 24 Oct 1967)
Cream - Strange Brew (BBC Session 30 May 1967)
Cream - Tales Of Brave Ulysses (BBC Session 30 May 1967)
Cream - The Politician (Radio 1 Session 1968)

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

China Crisis - Peel Session 15th January 1983

CHINA CRISIS - PEEL SESSION 15.01.83 (320kbs-m4a/34mb/15mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 5th March 2017

China Crisis - Grenacre Day
China Crisis - Watching The Rainclouds
China Crisis - Wishful Thinking
China Crisis - A Golden Handshake For Every Daughter

Monday, 5 June 2017

The Three Johns - Peel Session 15th February 1987 & 21st July 1982

THE THREE JOHNS - PEEL SESSION 15.02.87 (320kbs-m4a/34mb/15mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 15th February 2017

The Three Johns - Key Largo
The Three Johns - Never And Always
The Three Johns - The Book Of the Dead
The Three Johns - Computer


THE THREE JOHNS - PEEL SESSION 21.07.82 (320kbs-m4a/19mb/8mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 30th November 2016

The Three Johns - Pink Headed Bug
The Three Johns - You'll Never Walk Alone
The Three Johns - Heads Like Convicts

Sunday, 4 June 2017

The Smiths - Peel Session 1st August 1984

THE SMITHS - PEEL SESSION 01.08.84 (320kbs-m4a/35mb/15mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 7th February 2017


The Smiths - How Soon Is Now
The Smiths - Nowhere Fast
The Smiths - Rusholme Ruffians
The Smiths - William, It Was Really Nothing

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Loop Guru - Radio 1 Session 1st February 1997

LOOP GURU - RADIO 1 SESSION 01.02.97 (320kbs-m4a/39mb/17mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 1st February 2017


Loop Guru - Gunung
Loop Guru - One Note Samba
Loop Guru - Caravan

Friday, 2 June 2017

New Order - Peel Session 26th January 1981

NEW ORDER - PEEL SESSION 26.01.81 (320kbs-m4a/40mb/17mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 26th January 2017


New Order - I.C.B.
New Order - Senses
New Order - Truth
New Order - Dreams Never End

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Earplugs And Eyeliner: The Iggy Pop Story

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 21st April 2017

In celebration of rock 'n' roll hero and 6 Music presenter Iggy Pop's 70th birthday, another chance to hear a programme first broadcast in 2005, in which Pretenders vocalist and Iggy Pop fan Chrissie Hynde describes the evolution of James Newell Osterberg from diligent schoolboy to rock icon.

The programme features contributions from Glen Matlock, who worked with Iggy on the 1980 album Soldier and was the bassist in the Sex Pistols, who covered the Stooges' No Fun, journalist Chris Charlesworth, who has vivid memories of time spent with Iggy, biographer Joe Ambrose, photographer Mick Rock, Boy George and writer and broadcaster Miranda Sawyer.

Iggy Pop - Lust For Life [Virgin]
The Stooges - We Will Fall [Elektra]
The Iguanas - Louie Louie [Norton]
Iggy Pop - Mass Production [Virgin]
The Stooges - I Wanna Be Your Dog [Elektra]
The Stooges - Not Right [Elektra]
The Stooges - 1969 [Elektra]
The Stooges - No Fun [Elektra]
The Stooges - Real Cool Time [Elektra]
The Stooges - T V Eye [Elektra]
The Stooges - Dirt [Elektra]
The Stooges - Loose [Elektra]
Iggy & The Stooges - Gimme Danger [Essential]
Iggy & The Stooges - Raw Power [Columbia]
Iggy & The Stooges - Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell [Columbia]
Iggy & The Stooges - I Need Somebody [Essentials]
Iggy Pop - Funtime [Virgin]
Iggy Pop - Dum Dum Boys [Virgin]
Iggy Pop - The Passenger [Virgin]
Iggy Pop - Mr Dynamite [Arista]
Iggy Pop - Open Up And Bleed [Bomp!]
Iggy Pop - Perverts In The Sun [Virgin]
Iggy Pop - Home [Virgin]
Iggy Pop - Real Wild Child [Telstar]
Iggy Pop - Louie Louie [Jungle]

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Verity Sharp With Andy Votel - Late Junction 20th April 2017

VERITY SHARP WITH ANDY VOTEL - LATE JUNCTION 20.04.17 (320kbs-m4a/207mb/90mins)
BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 20th April 2017

Ahead of Record Store Day Verity Sharp takes a trip down to our own record store of sorts, the BBC vinyl archive, to hand pick some of the rarest records the Beeb keeps under lock and key.

The BBC's vinyl collection is coveted among record collectors, known for its shelves of obscure ethnographic recordings, lost TV music and rare oddities from across the genres. Verity is joined by musical curator and DJ, co-founder of Finders Keepers Records, Andy Votel. Andy's un-blinkered appreciation and promotion of musical lost-property crosses multiple genres and language barriers, and has resulted in a constantly mutating career transcending wide pop-cultural circles. Together they dive in to what the archive has to offer, before Verity takes her haul back to the studio to enjoy one and a half hours of vinyl hiss and crackle.

Expect folk music for insects, rare French library records, Ethiopian polyphonies, Daevid Allen's first tape meanderings and music concrete from Belgium by Karel Goeyvaerts on IPEM, a record that almost killed Andy Votel the last time he went looking for it.

Produced by Alannah Chance for Reduced Listening.

Unknown - Music [Folkways]
Jean-Michel Lorgère - Waup [Sonimage]
Alfred Wolfsohn - Lend Me Your Ears [Folkways]
François Bayle - Solitude [Philips]
Irmin Schmidt & Inner Space - In Calcutta II [Braul Harmonic Library]
Albro T. Gaul - Wasp Chewing [Smithsonian Folkways]
Walther Hennig - Tarantela (Sicily) [Folkways]
Chamber Choir Of Moscow Conservatory - Dieu Dit A Mon Seigneur
Ella Fitzgerald - Bewitched [Verve]
Norman Long - We Can't Let You Broadcast That [Acrobat]
Sunforest - Overture To The Sun [Deram]
Sunforest - Magician In The Mountain [Deram]
Angelo & Eighteen - Midnight Flight [RAK]
Karel Goeyvaerts - Op Acht Paarden Wedden [Alpha Brussels]
Alison McMorland & Peta Webb - Two Pretty Boys [Topic]
Marianne Schroeder - Klavierstuck VIII (1954)
The Factotums - Cloudy [Pattern Music]
Jed Speare - Metal On Metal [Folkways]

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor - Desert Island Disco: Prince Tribute Mix

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 21st April 2017

"There is so much depth in the music. I just find more in it each time I go back to it." On the first anniversary of Prince's death, Alexis Taylor provides a live Desert Island Disco mix featuring a selection of the purple one’s finest music.

Prince - Shockadelica
Prince & The Revolution - Mountains
Prince - Hot Thing
Prince - 17 Days
Prince - La, La, La, He, Hee
Prince & The Revolution - Raspberry Beret
Prince - Purple Music (Jamie 326 Re-Edit)


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

Monday, 29 May 2017

Late Junction: Max Reinhardt Interviews Can

LATE JUNCTION: MAX REINHARDT INTERVIEWS CAN (320kbs-m4a/46mb/20mins)
BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 6th April 2017

Max Reinhardt is joined live by members of Can to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

Can are one of the most influential experimental groups of the twentieth century. Their heavily rhythmic, minimal music led the way in the so-called Krautrock movement and for many redefined what it meant to be a popular band. Max Reinhardt presents an interview with members of the band, ahead of a Barbican performance where founding member Irmin Schmidt will premiere an orchestral reinterpretation of classic Can material alongside new work with the London Symphony Orchestra. Max is joined by Irmin Schmidt and will remember drummer Jaki Liebezeit who sadly passed away in January this year.

Produced by Rebecca Gaskell for Reduced Listening.

Kyoto Imperial Court Music Orchestra - Hassen
Ben Frost - The Carpathians

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Rob Young - Late Junction: Can Mixtape

ROB YOUNG - LATE JUNCTION: CAN MIXTAPE (320kbs-m4a/68mb/30mins)
BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 4th April 2017

Max Reinhardt celebrates krautrock pioneers Can, with a mixtape from their biographer Rob Young ahead of Can's 50th anniversary concert. Rob draws out the multifaceted roots of the band and deconstructs their pioneering, unique sound. Members of the band will join Max live in the studio later this week.

Produced by Rebecca Gaskell for Reduced Listening.

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Gesang Der Junglinge [Deutsche Grammophon]
Phạm Duy - Ho Mai Nay (Boat Woman Song) [Folkways]
Holger Czukay - Music Is A Miracle [Claremont 56]
Structures Sonores Lasry-Baschet - Jeux d'Ombres [Trunk]
Terry Riley - Untitled Organ 1964 -1966 [Elision Fields]
Manfred Schoof Quintet - Tropi [L + P]
Can - Yoo Doo Right [Spoon]
The Velvet Underground - The Murder Mystery [MGM/Polydor]


Intro (320kbs-m4a/7mb/3mins)
Outro (320kbs-m4a/8mb/3mins)

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Stephin Merritt - Late Junction Mixtape

STEPHIN MERRITT - LATE JUNCTION MIXTAPE (320kbs-m4a/69mb/30mins)
BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 31st March 2017

Magnetic Fields frontman Stephin Merritt has just completed a 50-song concept album, for which he wrote one song about each year of his life so far. Nonetheless, he has found time to put together a Late Junction Mixtape too, following on the heels of recent compilers Genesis P-Orridge, Beatrice Dillon, and Fenriz. Merritt's mix is bookended by atonal, instrumental oddities, but the meat of it comes from his love of unlikely cover versions. Featured artists include Klaus Nomi covering Lou Christie and Mrs. Miller covering Cole Porter.

Produced by Alannah Chance for Reduced Listening.

Bruno Spoerri - Drillin' [Finders Keepers]
Silicon Teens - Let's Dance [Mercury]
Spell - Big Red Balloon [Mute]
The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - Help, I'm A Rock [Reprise]
Mrs. Miller - I Sleep Easier Now [Amaret]
The Dickies - Nights In White Satin [A&M‎]
Klaus Nomi - Lightning Strikes [RCA]
Joanna Brouk - Fire Breath [Numero Group]

Friday, 26 May 2017

Leftfield - Nemone's Electric Ladyland Mix 20th May 2017

LEFTFIELD - NEMONE'S ELECTRIC LADYLAND MIX 20.05.17 (320kbs-m4a/50mb/21mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 20th May 2017

Ghost Culture - Coma [Phantasy Sound]
Leftfield - Afro-Left (Hodge & Peverelist Mix) [Columbia]
Hodge & Peder Mannerfelt - All My Love [Peder Mannerfelt Produktion]
James Walsh - Standing
Dan Shake - Claudia's Trip [Shake]

Thursday, 25 May 2017

From Edison to iTunes: A History Of The Record Label - 4. Episode 4

FROM EDISON TO ITUNES: A HISTORY OF THE RECORD LABEL - 4. EPISODE 4 (320kbs-m4a/130mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 25th April 2017

Paul Morley concludes his personal portrait of the music industry, told through the many iconic and generation-defining record labels that helped mould it.

Paul considers the future of the music industry in the dgital download age and asks whether there's still a place for record labels - with the help of such record label bosses as Lucian Grainge (Universal), Mike Smith (Columbia), Nick Gatfield (EMI), Martin Mills (Beggars), Richard Russell (XL), Geoff Travis (Rough Trade), Alan McGee (Creation), Lawrence Bell (Domino), Jonathan Poneman (Sub Pop), Steve Beckett (Warp), Mark Jones (Wall of Sound) and Seymour Stein (Sire).

First broadcast in 2009.


Burial - Ghost Hardware
T. Rex - Hot Love [Universal Music TV]
Deep Purple - Black Night [EMI]
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax [Telstar]
Pet Shop Boys - Love Etc [Parlophone]
The Ting Tings - Thats Not My Name [Columbia]
Take That - Patience [Polydor]
Louis Armstrong - Potato Head Blues [Living Era]
Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind [Dino]
Abba - The Winner Takes It All
Robert Johnson - Malted Milk Recording [CBS]
David Bowie - Sound And Vision [EMI]
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean [Sony TV]
Richard Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra
Rainbow - Since You Been Gone [Debutante]
Just Jack - Starz In Their Eyes [Mercury]
Billy Bragg - Between The Wars [Chrysalis]
Take That - Patience [Polydor]
The Ting Tings - Thats Not My Name [Columbia]
Pet Shop Boys - Love Etc [Parlophone]
Forgemasters - Track With No Name [Warp]
The Prodigy - Firestarter [EMI]

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

From Edison to iTunes: A History Of The Record Label - 3. Episode 3

FROM EDISON TO ITUNES: A HISTORY OF THE RECORD LABEL - 3. EPISODE 3 (320kbs-m4a/128mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 24th April 2017

A personal portrait of the music industry, told through the many iconic and generation defining record labels that helped mould it.

Paul Morley traces the winding path taken by record labels during the 80's and 90's in the company of such label bosses as Lucian Grainge, Mike Smith, Tony Wadsworth, Geoff Travis, Alan McGee, Lawrence Bell, Jonathan Poneman, Martin Mills, Steve Beckett and Seymour Stein (the men responsible for Universal Music, Columbia, EMI, Rough Trade, Creation, Domino, Sub Pop, Beggars, Warp and Sire). Would the CD bring untold wealth and expansion or sow the potential seeds of destruction for the record industry? Or would following a more traditional artist-centred way of operating save the day?

First broadcast in 2009.

Sigur Rós - Hoppipolla [EMI]
The Clash - White Riot [Sony TV]
Neil Young - Walk On [Reprise]
Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation [Debutante]
Buzzcocks - Boredom [Document]
Buzzcocks - Breakdown [Castle Music]
Joy Division - Digital [Centredate]
The Smiths - Hand In Glove [N/A]
The Normal - T.V.O.D. [Rough Trade]
Scritti Politti - The Sweetest Girl [Virgin]
The Smiths - This Charming Man [Warner Chappell Music Ltd]
The Strokes - Last Night [Rough Trade]
Gary Numan & Tubeway Army - Are Friends Electric? [Sony TV/Columbia]
David Bowie & TV On The Radio - Province [4AD]
Enya - Orinoco Flow [Virgin]
The Beloved - Hello [Columbia]
Madonna - Everybody [Shire]
Sinéad O’Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U [Ensign]
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit [DGC]
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Upside Down [Castle]
Oasis - Live Forever [Virgin]
Spice Girls - Wannabe [Columbia]
The Cramps - Domino [IRS]
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out [Domino]
Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor [Domino]

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

From Edison to iTunes: A History Of The Record Label - 2. Episode 2

FROM EDISON TO ITUNES: A HISTORY OF THE RECORD LABEL - 2. EPISODE 2 (320kbs-m4a/130mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 23rd April 2017

Paul Morley's portrait of the music industry, told through the many iconic and generation defining record labels that helped mould it.

With the help of Jac Holzman, Morty Craft, Marshall Chess, Chris Wright and Simon Draper, the record men behind such labels as Elektra, Warwick, Chess, Chrysalis and Virgin, Paul Morley charts the changing relationship between artists and labels, and explores how record companies developed their own distinctiveness around the taste and style of certain individuals. To what extent did these maverick talent spotters, playboys, dreamers, moneymen and taste-makers mould the shape and momentum of popular music for decades to come?

First broadcast in 2009.

Billy Murray - Alexander's Ragtime Band [Saydisc]
Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians - Love For Sale [Pearl]
Muddy Waters - I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man [Epic]
Elvis Presley - That's Alright [RCA]
Little Richard - Tutti Frutti [EMI]
Pat Boone - Tutti Frutti [Starlite]
Little Richard - Tutti Frutti [EMI]
Sonny Boy Williamson - Fattening Frogs For Snakes [Charly Blues]
Bo Diddley - Gun Slinger [Chess]
Wilson Pickett - In The Midnight Hour [Connoisseur Collection]
The Miracles - Tears Of A Clown [Motown]
Millie - My Boy Lollipop [Fontana]
Judy Collins - John Riley Folk Song [Wildflower]
Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues [Columbia]
Love - Alone Again Or [Knight]
Carly Simon - That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be [Rhino]
The McCoys - Sorrow [Immediate]
The Beatles - It's All Too Much [Parlophone]

Focus - Hocus Pocus
Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman [Island]
King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic [EG]
Jethro Toe (Tull) - Sunshine Day [Castle]
The Specials - Gangsters [Chrysalis]
Robert Wyatt - Little Red Robin Hood Hit The Road Recording [Virgin]
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells [Mercury]
Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road [CBS]
The Stooges - I Wanna Be Your Dog [4 Music]
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Hoedown [Sanctuary]
Ramones - Judy Is A Punk Recording [Sire]
Talking Heads - Love - Building On Fire [Sire/Warner]

Monday, 22 May 2017

From Edison to iTunes: A History Of The Record Label - 1. Episode 1

FROM EDISON TO ITUNES: A HISTORY OF THE RECORD LABEL - 1. EPISODE 1 (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 22nd April 2017

Paul Morley and his guests consider how technological changes and record companies have influenced the music we listen to.

With the help of Jac Holzman, Morty Craft, Marshall Chess, Chris Wright and Simon Draper, the record men behind such labels as Elektra, Warwick, Chess, Chrysalis and Virgin, Paul Morley charts the changing relationship between artists and labels, and explores how record companies developed their own distinctiveness around the taste and style of certain individuals. To what extent did these maverick talent spotters, playboys, dreamers, moneymen and taste-makers mould the shape and momentum of popular music for decades to come?

First broadcast in 2009 and repeated to mark Record Store Day.

Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The U.K. [Virgin]
Roxy Music - Virginia Plain [EG]
The Velvet Underground - Rock And Roll [Universal/Polydor]
Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode [Universal]
Bob Luman - Let's Think About Living [Acuff-Rose Opryland]
Bobby Rydell - Sway [London]
Carla Thomas - Gee Whizz [Warner Platinum]
Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind [Dino]
Sousa's Band - Dancing In The Dark [Archeophone]
Marcello Sambrich - Ernani, Ernani, Involami. Tutto. Sprezzo
Enrico Caruso - Tosca: Act I: Recondita Armonia [RCA Red Seal]
Billy Murray - The Little Ford Rambled Right Along Recording [Saydisc]
Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five - Skid-Dat-De-Dat [Classics]
Louis Armstrong - Potato Head Blues [Living Era]
Mississippi John Hurt - Frankie Recording [Folkways]
Paul Whiteman - Whispering [ASV Ltd]
Vernon Dalhart - The Prisoner's Song Recording [RCA]
Roy Acuff - Great Speckled Bird [Opry Music]
Hank Thompson - The Wild Side Of Life [Capitol]
Kitty Wells - It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels [Acrobat Music]
The Carter Family - I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blues Eyes [Proper]
Bing Crosby - As Time Goes By [Bing Crosby Radio]
Frank Sinatra - These Foolish Things [Universal]
Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup - That's Alright [Boulevard Vintage]
Percy Mayfield - Strange Things Happening Recording [Ace]
Nat King Cole - Too Young [EMI]
Jackie Brenston - Rocket 88 [Rhino]
Roy Brown - Good Rockin' Tonight [Classics]

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Discovery - Lifechangers: George Takei

DISCOVERY - LIFECHANGERS: GEORGE TAKEI (96kbs-m4a/19mb/27mins)
BBC World Service broadcast: 11th April 2017

In the start of a new series of Lifechangers, Kevin Fong talks to three people about their lives in science.

His first conversation is with a man better known for his life in science fiction, George Takei, the Japanese American actor who played Sulu in the TV series, Star Trek. They discuss the voyages of the Starship Enterprise and the ideas of other worlds featured in Star Trek. He talks about his own epic life journey – how his family was imprisoned when the US joined the Second World War and his campaigning against social injustice.

Photo: George Takei making the Live Long and Prosper symbol, © Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Soulwax/2manydjs - Essential Mix 20th May 2017

SOULWAX/2MANYDJS - ESSENTIAL MIX 20.05.17 (320kbs-m4a/276mb/120mins)
BBC Radio 1 broadcast: 20th May 2017

Soulwax - Essential Intro
Soulwax - Essential 1
Soulwax - Essential 2
Soulwax - Essential 3
Soulwax - Essential 4
Soulwax - Essential 5
Soulwax - Essential 6
Soulwax - Essential 7
Soulwax - Essential 8
Soulwax - Essential 9
Soulwax - Essential 10
Soulwax - Essential 11
Soulwax - Essential 12
Soulwax - Essential 13
Soulwax - Essential 14

Asa Moto - Systema Naturae [DEEWEE]
Astarius - Ancient Times 1 [Invisible City Editions]
Sammy Burdson - Disco Cola [Sonoton]
Daevid Allen & New York Gong - Jungle Windo(w) [Charly]
Kayanza - Salutation Akazéhé [Ocora Radio France]
Sheila E. - Koo Koo [Paisley Park]
Ghassan Rhabani - 2nd Reggae
Poligam - A-Dur-Funk [Wiener Brut]
Klaus Weiss - Running [Sonoton]
Roland Vincent & Jean-Pierre Lang - Le Trou Noir [Disc'Az]
Funky 4 + 1 - Rappin And Rocking The House [Enjoy]
Crazy Bank - Up Down Push (Soulwax Edit) [White]
Nina Scott - Drap De La Contrebasse [Delta]
Klanken - Vier
Hossam Ramzy - Eshta [ARC Music]
Lazlo - Hazard
Bobby Heath & Eric Peters & Robert Hunter - Power Grid [Spectrum Mood Library]
Voice Of Authority - Stopping & Starting (Soulwax Edit) [White]
Doxa Sinistra - Modern Age (Soulwax Edit) [White]
DJ - Over Dose (Fear II) [Dance Mania]
Timmy Thomas - Funky Me [Glades]
Kamikaze - Tokyo Rose [A&M]
Osamu Mundi - Sexafari
Zohra - Badala Zamana (Soulwax Edit) [White]
Jean Philippe - Midi [F.F.E.P.M.M.]
Waffles - Poland
Yannick Chevalier - Rhythm Tom Drums 2
Peder Mannerfelt - Request Line (Soulwax Edit) [White]
Tristesse Contemporaine - Get What You Want [Records Makers]
Whyte Horses - Feels Like Something Changing [Not On Label]
Love Collection Starring Jean Sharon - Papa Bully (Soulwax Edit) [White]
Waffles - Croatia
Cornelius - Clap & Whistle & Walking [Warner Music]
Klanken - Vijf
John Cravache - Paris Roswell [Versatile]
DJ Bert & Eagle - I Am Your Master [Fleet]

Friday, 19 May 2017

Daft Punk - Live Tribal Gathering 29th June 1996

DAFT PUNK - LIVE TRIBAL GATHERING 29.06.96 (320kbs-m4a/49mb/21mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 16th April 2017

Daft Punk play live at the 1996 Tribal Gathering event held at the Luton Hoo Estate, Bedfordshire, England, UK.

Tribal Gathering - Daft Punk Intro
Daft Punk - Daftendirekt
Daft Punk - Da Funk
Ian Pooley - Chord Memory (Daft Punk Mix)
Daft Punk - Rollin' & Scratchin'
Daft Punk - Alive

Thursday, 18 May 2017

The Chuck Berry Story - 6. Episode 6

THE CHUCK BERRY STORY - 6. EPISODE 6 (320kbs-m4a/62mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 26th April 2017

Chuck Berry, who died on 18th March 2017 aged 90, was a pioneering and highly influential singer, songwriter and guitarist. Known as the Shakespeare of rock 'n' roll, he was also one of its founding fathers. There's another chance to hear a 6-part series first broadcast in 2003, presented by Who vocalist and Berry fan, Roger Daltrey.

This final edition recalls Berry's 70s career, which included the uncharacteristic novelty number one My Ding-a-Ling. Jack White from the White Stripes discusses Berry's legacy, with plus contributions from British guitarists Big Jim Sullivan and Jimmy Page as well as keyboard player Ian McLagan and Bruce Springsteen.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2003.

Chuck Berry - London Berry Blues [Chess]
Chuck Berry - My Ding A Ling [Chess]
Chuck Berry - Rock And Roll Music [Music For Pleasure/EMI]
Michael Cox - Sweet Little Sixteen [EMI]
Chuck Berry - Jo Jo Gunne [Chess]
Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues [Sony Music/Columbia]
Bruce Springsteen - Nadine [Instant]
Chuck Berry - Little Queenie [Chess]
Chuck Berry - Rockin' At The Philharmonic [Chess]
Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell [Castle]
Chuck Berry - Oh Yeah

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The Chuck Berry Story - 5. Episode 5

THE CHUCK BERRY STORY - 5. EPISODE 5 (320kbs-m4a/62mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 25th April 2017

Chuck Berry, who died on 18th March 2017 aged 90, was a pioneering and highly influential singer, songwriter and guitarist. Known as the Shakespeare of rock 'n' roll, he was also one of its founding fathers. There's another chance to hear a 6-part series first broadcast in 2003, presented by Who vocalist and Berry fan, Roger Daltrey.

This fifth episode explores the influence of Berry on key British acts of the mid-60s, including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks and the Animals.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2003.

Chuck Berry - Go Go Go [Chess]
The Beatles - Memphis Tennessee [Apple]
The Animals - Around And Around [See For Miles]
Chuck Berry - Around And Around [Music Club]
The Rolling Stones - Around And Around [Decca]
Chuck Berry - You Can't Catch Me [MCA]
The Rolling Stones - Come On [ABKCO]
The Beach Boys - Surfin' U.S.A [EMP]
Chuck Berry - Sweet Little Sixteen [Chess]
The Beach Boys - Fun Fun Fun [Capitol]
Bo Diddley & Chuck Berry - Bo's Beat [Checker]
Chuck Berry - Maybelline [Chess]
Chuck Berry - Big Ben [Pye International]
Chuck Berry - Beautiful Delilah [Charly]
Chuck Berry - Still Got The Blues [Chess]
Chuck Berry - Sweet Little Rock And Roller

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

The Chuck Berry Story - 4. Episode 4

THE CHUCK BERRY STORY - 4. EPISODE 4 (320kbs-m4a/62mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 21st April 2017

Chuck Berry, who died on 18th March 2017 aged 90, was a pioneering and highly influential singer, songwriter and guitarist. Known as the Shakespeare of rock 'n' roll, he was also one of its founding fathers. There's another chance to hear a 6-part series first broadcast in 2003, presented by Who vocalist and Berry fan, Roger Daltrey.

This edition recalls Berry's 1962 conviction under the Mann Act, which resulted in 18 months' imprisonment and also inspired classics such as Promised Land, Nadine and No Particular Place to Go.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2003.

Chuck Berry - Have Mercy Judge [Chess]
Chuck Berry - Worried Life Blues [Ace]
Chuck Berry - O Rangutang [Chess International]
Chuck Berry - Bye Bye Johnny [MCA]
Chuck Berry - I'm Talking About You [Spectrum]
Chuck Berry - Come On [Connoisseur Collection]
Chuck Berry - No Particular Place To Go [Telstar]
Chuck Berry - Promised Land [MCA]
Chuck Berry - Nadine [Chess]
Chuck Berry - Memphis Tennessee [Virgin]
Chuck Berry - Let It Rock [Geffen]

Monday, 15 May 2017

The Chuck Berry Story - 3. Episode 3

THE CHUCK BERRY STORY - 3. EPISODE 3 (320kbs-m4a/62mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 20th April 2017

Chuck Berry, who died on 18th March 2017 aged 90, was a pioneering and highly influential singer, songwriter and guitarist. Known as the Shakespeare of rock 'n' roll, he was also one of its founding fathers. There's another chance to hear a 6-part series first broadcast in 2003, presented by Who vocalist and Berry fan, Roger Daltrey.

Part 3 recalls more of Berry's influences, including Nat King Cole's Calypso Blues, which inspired Berry's Havana Moon, which in turn inspired the rock'n'roll classic Louie Louie. Plus a look at Berry's touring with the likes of Fats Domino and Frankie Lymon and the appeal of his lyrics for teenagers. First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2003.

Nat King Cole - Calypso Blues [Capitol]
Chuck Berry - Havana Moon [Chess]
Chuck Berry - Drifting Heart [Chess]
Richard Berry &  The Pharoahs - Louie Louie [Ace]
Chuck Berry - Wee Wee Hours [Ace]
Chuck Berry - Down Bound Train [Chess]
Elvis Presley - Maybelline [BGR]
Chuck Berry - Guitar Boogie [Chess]
Chuck Berry - Roll Over Beethoven [Telstar]
Chuck Berry - Brown Eyed Handsome Man [MCA]
Chuck Berry - Too Much Monkey Business [BMG]

Sunday, 14 May 2017

The Chuck Berry Story - 2. Episode 2

THE CHUCK BERRY STORY - 2. EPISODE 2 (320kbs-m4a/62mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 19th April 2017

Chuck Berry, who died on 18th March 2017 aged 90, was a pioneering and highly influential singer, songwriter and guitarist. Known as the Shakespeare of rock 'n' roll, he was also one of its founding fathers. There's another chance to hear a 6-part series first broadcast in 2003, presented by Who vocalist and Berry fan, Roger Daltrey.

Part 2 recalls Chuck's upbringing in St Louis, Missouri, a rare recording of the Cubans, a few of his greatest "car" songs and Maybellene. First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2003.

Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode [Sanctuary]
Chuck Berry - St. Louis Blues
Louis Jordan - Ain't That Just Like A Woman [Coolnote]
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra - Boogie Woogie [MCA Coral]
Chuck Berry - My Mustang Ford [Chess]
Chuck Berry - I Want To Be Your Driver [Chess]
Chuck Berry - No Particular Place To Go [Telstar]
Chuck Berry - You Can't Catch Me [MCA]
Chuck Berry - Jaguar And Thunderbird [MCA]
Chuck Berry - Thirty Days [Chess]
Chuck Berry - Blue Feeling [Chess]
Chuck Berry - Oh Maria [Bear Family]
Muddy Waters - I Got My Mojo Working [Chess]
Chuck Berry - Wee Wee Hours [Ace]
Bob Wills - Ida Red [Flame]
Chuck Berry - Maybelline [Chess]
Nat King Cole - Calypso Blues [Capitol]

Saturday, 13 May 2017

The Chuck Berry Story - 1. Episode 1

THE CHUCK BERRY STORY - 1. EPISODE 1 (320kbs-m4a/62mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 18th April 2017

Chuck Berry, who died on 18th March 2017 aged 90, was a pioneering and highly influential singer, songwriter and guitarist. Known as the Shakespeare of rock 'n' roll, he was one of its founding fathers. There's another chance to hear a 6-part series first broadcast in 2003, presented by Who vocalist and Berry fan, Roger Daltrey. This first episode offers a look at Chuck's seminal 50s Chess recordings and his enormous significance for British acts. First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2003.

Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode [Universal]
The Beatles - Rock And Roll Music [Parlophone]
Chuck Berry - Carol [Castle Communications]
Chuck Berry - Sweet Little Sixteen [Chess]
Chuck Berry - Back In The USA [Music Club]
Chuck Berry - School Day [Music Club]
Chuck Berry - Reelin' And Rockin' [Chess]
Chuck Berry - Little Queenie [Chess]
Chuck Berry - No Money Down [Music Club]
Chuck Berry - Almost Grown [MCA]

Friday, 12 May 2017

The Ocean - 4. Episode 4

THE OCEAN - 4. EPISODE 4 (320kbs-m4a/68mb/30mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 7th April 2017

Richard Hawley travels the length and breadth of the country on a unique tour of the coast.

In this programme he explores some of the UK's most famous shipwrecks. He hears tales of sightings of ghost ships and finds out more about the British institutions which have long existed to keep sailors safe. The programme starts with boatman and former diver David Chamberlain, who used to work near Goodwin Sands who explains why it is the deadliest site for shipwrecks in Britain, responsible for the sinking of around 2000 ships. This lethal sandbank has inspired some of the UK's top writers from Shakespeare to Daniel Defoe. In Cornwall Richard dispels the myths about bands of wreckers, which were popularised in Daphne Du Maurier's book Jamaica Inn. In Liverpool Richard is treated to a private performance of one of his favourite songs of all time, The Wreck of Ellan Vannin sung by ex Spinners frontman Hughie Jones. In Filey in North Yorkshire, the Filey Fisherman's choir sing a version of Lower Lights and Three Score and Ten, which are classic Christian hymns about community, safety and loss of life at sea.

We hear from author and maritime expert Angus Konstam about the Titanic and the Flying Dutchman, broadcaster Ian Clayton describes the events surrounding the Hull Trawler Disaster and finally Jarvis Cocker explains why he chose Sailing By as one of his Desert Island Discs. Jarvis also explains why the Shipping Forecast is important to him as an artist and Carol Ann Duffy recites one of her greatest poems, Prayer.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

The Ocean - 3. Episode 3

THE OCEAN - 3. EPISODE 3 (320kbs-m4a/68mb/29mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 6th April 2017

Richard Hawley continues his tour of the coast. He investigates how jobs in seafaring industries have produced a wealth of music - from sea shanties to workers union songs sung by a shipbuilders' choir and communist pop songs. Richard travels from Cornwall to Aberdeen stopping off in Liverpool and north Yorkshire.

In Liverpool he meets shanty singer and ex-frontman with 60's band The Spinners, Hughie Jones, who explains the different types of shanty that relate to jobs on board ship. In Cornwall Richard speaks to local historian Tony Pawlyn about the history of smuggling in Falmouth. Tony also describes how piracy affected the southwest coast, particularly the invasions by Algerian corsairs, who captured whole towns and villages in the 18th Century. In the sleepy fishing village Robin Hood's Bay, broadcaster and writer Ian Clayton introduces us to a song about press gangs and the practice of capturing men for forced labour in the British Navy.


In Aberdeen Richard visits the maritime museum to find out about the importance of shipbuilding to the local area. We hear recordings of the Hall and Russell shipyard male voice choir, which were recorded in the late 1930's. We also speak to Soft Machine's Robert Wyatt about his song Ship Building, which was written by Elvis Costello and released around the time of the Falkland's War. It's an ode to the predicament of the British working class who were becoming expendable both on the battle field and off it, in the ship building industry that expanded to support the war. Finally we meet Richard's old bandmate Jarvis Cocker. Together Jarvis and Richard once recorded a sea shanty, A Drop of Nelson's Blood, and Jarvis explains how it came together.