Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Lou Reed - Live Hammersmith Odeon 1994

LOU REED - LIVE HAMMERSMITH ODEON 1994 (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 4th February 2017


Lou Reed - Harry's Circumcision
Lou Reed - Magic And Loss
Lou Reed - Images
Lou Reed - A Dream
Lou Reed - Dirty Boulevard
Lou Reed - Begining Of A Great Adventure
Lou Reed - Strawman
Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side
Lou Reed - Satellite Of Love

Monday, 27 February 2017

Electronic Sound Presents Coldcut: The Ninja Mix

Electronic Sound Covermount CD: January 2017

01: Roots Manuva - Don't Breathe Out [Big Dada]
02: Romare - Who Loves You? [Ninja Tune] [Ninja Tune]
03: Sarathy Korwar - Dreaming (Tenderlonius Remix) [Ninja Tune]
04: Letherette - Shanel [Ninja Tune]
05: Beat Spacek - I Wanna Know (Seven Davis Jr Midnight Remix) [Ninja Tune]
06: Martyn & Four Tet - Glassbeadgames (8 Hours At Fabric Dub) [Ninja Tune]
07: Lee Bannon - Memory 6 [Ninja Tune]
08: The Bug - Poison Dart [Ninja Tune]
09: Coldcut Feat. Roots Manuva - Only Heaven [Ahead Of Our Time]
10: Coldcut Feat. Roots Manuva - Only Heaven (Cadenza Remix) [Ahead Of Our Time]
11: Wiley & Zomby - Step 2001 [Big Dada]

12: Roots Manuva - Crying (Kode9 Remix) [Big Dada]
13: Machinedrum Feat. Tosin Abasi - White Crown [Ninja Tune]
14: Bonobo Feat. Andreya Triana - Eyesdown (Machinedrum Remix) [Ninja Tune]
15: Funki Porcini - King Ashabanapal (Dillinja Mix) [Ninja Tune]
16: DJ Food - Scratch Yer Head (Squarepusher Mix) [Ninja Tune]
17: Machinedrum - Eyesdontlie (DJ Shadow Remix) [Ninja Tune]
18: DJ Vadim - The Terrorist (Instrumental) [Ninja Tune]
19: East Flatbush Project - Tried By Twelve [Ninja Tune]
20: Illum Sphere - Ritual [Ninja Tune]
21: The Cinematic Orchestra Feat. Moses Sumney - To Believe [Ninja Tune]
22: Bogus Order - Bullnose Step [Ahead Of Our Time]
23: Coldcut X On-U Sound Feat. Chezidek - Everyday Another Sanction [Ahead Of Our Time]
24: Coldcut X On-U Sound Feat. Chezidek - Everyday Another Sanction (Dub) [Ahead Of Our Time]
25: cLOUDDEAD - Dead Dogs Two (Boards Of Canada Remix) [Big Dada]

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Sound Of Cinema: 160. The Moon

BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 18th February 2017

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by the moon in the week of the release of "Hidden Figures", with music by Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams and Benjamin Wallfisch.

The Moon features in a variety of ways in the history of film, from werewolves and romance to the stuff of hard science. It today's programme we hear music from "Road To Morocco"; "An American Werewolf in London"; "The Wolf Man"; "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon"; "The Princess Kaguya"; "Apollo 13"; "A Grand Day Out"; "The First Men In The Moon"; "Woman On The Moon"; "Iron Sky"; "2001 - A Space Odyssey"; "Moon"; "Destination Moon" and "Hidden Figures".

Elmer Bernstein - American Werewolf In London (1981) - Transformation Scene [Silva Screen]
Charles Previn - The Wolf Man (1941) - Universal Fanfare; Titles [Marco Polo]
Gus Edwards - By The Light Of The Silvery Moon (1953) - By The Light Of The Silvery Moon [EMI Gold]
Joe Hisaishi - The Princess Kaguya (2013) - Flying [Tokuma Japan Communications]
James Horner - Apollo 13 (1995) - The Launch [MCA]
Julian Nott - A Grand Day Out (1989) Theme And Chase [Varese Sarabande]
Laurie Johnson - First Men In The Moon (1961) - Prelude [Cloud Nine]
Willy Schmidt-Gentner - Frau Im Mond (Woman On The Moon) (1929) Theme
Laibach/Wagner - Iron Sky (2011) - Space Battle Suite [Mute]
György Ligeti - 2001 - A Space Odyssey (1968) Lux Aeternum [CBS]
Clint Mansell - Moon (2009) - Welcome To Lunar Industries [Black]
Leith Stevens - Destination Moon (1950) - Main Title And The Blockhouse [Red Bitch Music]
Pharrell Williams - Hidden Figures (2016) - Hidden Figures [Columbia/I Am Other Entertainment]
Nicholas Britell - Moonlight (2016) - End Titles Suite [Lakeshore]

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Sound Of Cinema: 158. Treasure Hunt

BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 4th February 2017

Matthew Sweet goes on a treasure hunt with a selection of film music inspired by classic stories of secret maps and lost booty in the week of the release of "Gold" with music by Daniel Pemberton.

The programme includes music from "Treasure Island", "Pirates of the Caribbean", "The Deep", "Raiders of the Lost Ark", "King Solomon's Mines", "Jason and the Argonauts", "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly" and "Gold".

Zack Laurence - "Treasure Hunt" (TV 1982-89) - "Peak Performance"
Clifton Parker - "Treasure Island" (1950) - Main Title (Arr. Philip Lane) [Chandos]
Hans Zimmer - "Pirates Of The Caribbean - At World's End" (2007) "One Day" [Walt Disney]
John Barry - "The Deep" (1977) "Main Theme" [Silva Screen]
John Williams - "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" (1981) "The Idol Temple" (Extract) [Polydor]
John Williams - "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" (1981) - "Washington Ending And Raiders March" [Concord]
Jerry Goldsmith - "King Solomon's Mines" (1985) - "No Diamonds" [Koch]
Mike Moran - Theme From "Time Bandits"
Bernard Herrmann - "Jason And The Argonauts" (1963) - "Jason's Prelude" "Scherzo Macabre" "Finale" [Intrada]
Ennio Morricone - "The Good The Bad And The Ugly" (1966) - "Il Triello" [Manhattan]
Max Steiner - "The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre" (1948) - "Main Title", "Attack On The Train", "Windstorm", "Alternative Finale" [Marco Polo]
Daniel Pemberton - "Gold" (2016) - "At The Sound Of The Bell" [BMG]
Alan Silvestri - "Romancing The Stone" (1984) - "Main Title" [Varese Sarabande]
Daniel Pemberton - "Gold" (2016) - "Dream Of Gold" [BMG]

Friday, 24 February 2017

Desert Island Discs: John Peel

BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 19th January 1990

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is Radio 1 disc jockey John Peel. For over 20 years the guru of pop fans, he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his life at public school, his work as a DJ in the States in the early 1960s, his family, his passion for Liverpool Football Club and, of course, his lifelong passion for pop music.

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

Favourite track: Teenage Kicks by The Undertones
Book: Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
Luxury: Football

George Frideric Handel - Zadok The Priest [HMV]
Roy Orbison - It's Over [Monument]
Jimmy Reed - Too Much [Charly]
Misty In Roots - Man Kind [People Unite]
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks [EMI]
Sergei Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 2 In C minor [Decca]
The Fall - Eat Y'self Fitter [Rough Trade]
The Four Brothers - Pasi Pano Pane Zviedzo [African World Music]

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Grievous Angel: The Story Of Gram Parsons - 2. Episode 2

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 13th January 2017

Bob Harris tells the story of the influential country rock star Gram Parsons, who passed away in 1973. With contributions from Keith Richards, Emmylou Harris, Gram's daughter Polly Parsons and close friend Ian Dunlop.

The Byrds - Lazy Days [Sony]
The Byrds - One Hundred Years From Now [Columbia/Legacy]
The Flying Burrito Brothers - Christine's Tune [A&M]
The Flying Burrito Brothers - Do Right Woman [A&M]
The Flying Burrito Brothers - Wild Horses [RCA]
The Flying Burrito Brothers - Wheels [A&M]
The Flying Burrito Brothers - Dark End Of The Street [A&M]
The Rolling Stones - Sweet Virginia [Musidor]
Gram Parsons - That's All It Took [Reprise]
Gram Parsons - Ooh Las Vegas [Reprise]
Emmylou Harris & Gram Parsons - A Song For You [WSM/Rhino]
Gram Parsons - Cry One More Time [Reprise]
Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels - California Cotton Fields [Sundown]
Gram Parsons - How Much I've Lied [Rhino]
The Flying Burrito Brothers - Farther Along [Edsel]
Gram Parsons - $1000 Wedding [WSM/Rhino]
Gram Parsons - Love Hurts [Rhino]
Emmylou Harris & Gram Parsons - In My Hour Of Darkness [Rhino]
Emmylou Harris & Gram Parsons - Hearts On Fire [Reprise]
Gram Parsons - Return Of The Grievous Angel [Reprise]

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Grievous Angel: The Story Of Gram Parsons - 1. Episode 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 12th January 2017

Bob Harris tells the story of the influential country rock star Gram Parsons, who passed away in 1973. With contributions from Keith Richards, Emmylou Harris, Gram's daughter Polly Parsons and close friend Ian Dunlop.

Gram Parsons - Return Of The Grievous Angel [Reprise]
Gram Parsons - In My Hour Of Darkness [Reprise]
Elvis Presley - Good Rockin' Tonight [RCA]
The Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream [Dino]
Gram Parsons - Kiss The Children [Rhino]
Gram Parsons - I Can't Dance [Warner]
Gram Parsons - How Much I've Lied [Rhino]
Gram Parsons - Hickory Wind [Reprise]
Gram Parsons - I May Be Right [Sundown]
Gram Parsons - Still Feeling Blue [WSM/Rhino]
The International Submarine Band - Truck Driving Man [Raven]
Emmylou Harris & Gram Parsons - We'll Sweep Out The Ashes In The Morning [Eminent]
The International Submarine Band - It Must Have Been Somebody Else You've Known [Sundown]
The International Submarine Band - Luxury Liner [Big Beat]
The International Submarine Band - Blue Eyes [Rhino]
The Byrds - You Ain't Going Nowhere [Columbia]
The Byrds - I Am A Pilgrim [1968 Sony Music Entertainment Inc]
The Byrds - Hickory Wind [CBS]
The Byrds - You're Still On My Mind [Columbia]

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Leadbelly: A Secret History Of Rock And Roll - 2. Episode 2

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 11th January 2017

Eric Burdon concludes his examination of the life, music and legacy of seminal American folk singer Huddie (Lead Belly) Ledbetter who had a major influence on popular music on both sides of the Atlantic during the 20th Century.

Part two looks at how Lead Belly's violent streak landed him in serious trouble on several occasions. In 1918 he killed a man and was jailed for murder for 30 years but, as legend would have it, he managed to sing himself out of prison not once but twice. On the second occasion though, his freedom probably had far more to do with prison overcrowding than it did with his musical talents!

But it was his time in prison in the 1930s that would help him land the big time. Folklorists John and Alan Lomax had been touring jails recording prison songs for the Library of Congress when they discovered Lead Belly. On his release, they introduced him to the New York folk scene and the "King of the 12 string guitar" would record for a variety of record labels; become known for a broad range of folk, blues and protest songs; and even present his own radio show.

Despite his tough upbringing, a reputation for womanising and his violent streak, Lead Belly had a softer side too. Children's songs were very much part of his repertoire, which included Skip To My Lou and Ha Ha This-Away.

Lead Belly died in 1949 but his legacy lives on. Within months of his death, Pete Seeger and the Weavers had released Goodnight Irene and his influence would soon seep into swing, skiffle and later rock and roll.

Among those celebrating the life and times of Lead Belly in part two are: Bryan Ferry; Nile Rodgers; Arlo Guthrie; Lead Belly's relatives Tiny Robinson and Alvin Singh, British Sea Power and the UK musician and artist Billy Childish.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Leadbelly: A Secret History Of Rock And Roll - 1. Episode 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 10th January 2017

The great American folk singer Huddie Ledbetter (otherwise known as Lead Belly) had a major influence on popular music on both sides of the Atlantic.

From humble beginnings singing work songs as he picked cotton in the fields of Louisiana, to his time as a shining star in the emerging 1930s New York folk scene, Lead Belly had a broad repertoire which included folk, blues and protest songs. Popular songs he performed, long before the big names of today, include Goodnight Irene, House Of The Rising Sun and Where Did You Sleep Last Night?

Part one of Eric Burdon's portrait traces Lead Belly's roots back to the American Deep South of the late 1800s where he was born into a farming family on the borders of Louisiana and Texas. Picking cotton was the main trade of the time and it was while picking cotton that Huddie became acquainted with some of the songs for which he'd eventually become famous.

In this episode, singer Arlo Guthrie (son of Leadbelly's close friend Woody Guthrie) examines how his tough life influenced much of his early musical repertoire. Arlo argues that music played an even bigger part in peoples' daily lives in the late 1800s than it does today, especially within America's impoverished black communities. Lead Belly would pick up songs "like a sponge" as he travelled the Deep South and re-work them.

Songs discussed in part one include Black Betty, Pick A Bale of Cotton, Cotton Fields (which would later be popularised by The Beach Boys), Midnight Special and CC Rider, which was eventually picked up by presenter Eric Burdon during his time as lead singer in The Animals.

Contributors to part one include Arlo Guthrie (son of Woody Guthrie), Lead Belly's niece Tiny Robinson and legendary record producer Nile Rodgers.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Psychemagik - Tom Ravenscroft Guest Mix 27th January 2017

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 27th January 2017

Albion - Kabala [Macadam Mambo]
Hareem - (Look Out For) The Boogie Man (Mike Burns Edit)
Lady Jane - I'm Your Lover [Kat Family]
The Robber Barons - I Feel Love [Orfeu]
Gentle Hands - Stranger Changes

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Simian Mobile Disco - Live Lauren Laverne Session + Interview 23rd January 2017

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 23rd January 2017

Simian Mobile Disco - Flying Or Falling (6 Music Session, 23 Jan 2017)
Simian Mobile Disco - Cerulean (6 Music Session, 23 Jan 2017)

Friday, 17 February 2017

Adam Buxton On David Bowie - 2. Part 2

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 8th January 2017

6 Music Celebrates David Bowie, Adam Buxton takes a personal view of the musical icon.

David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
David Bowie - Where Have All The Good Times Gone
David Bowie - Cracked Actor
David Bowie - TVC 15
John Phillips - Rhumba Boogie
David Bowie - Subterraneans
Brian Eno - Becalmed
David Bowie - Always Crashing In The Same Car
David Bowie - A New Career In A New Town
David Bowie - Warszawa
David Bowie - Heroes (German Version)
David Bowie - The Drowned Girl
Flight Of The Concords - Bowie's In Space
David Bowie - Andy Warhol
David Bowie - Fill Your Heart
David Bowie - Days

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Adam Buxton On David Bowie - 1. Part 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 8th January 2017

In a special show as part of 6 Music's David Bowie Weekend, self-confessed Bowie nut Adam Buxton take us on a journey through the weird and wonderful world of one of the UK's most colourful pop stars. Featuring rare interviews, some unheard for over 30 years, Adam hand-picks some classic BBC Bowie moments, capturing the alternative spirit of Bowie's ever-changing persona.

David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust (Live in Santa Monica 1972)
David Bowie - Five Years
David Bowie - Time
Feathers - Ching-A-Ling
David Bowie - Letter To Hermione
David Bowie - The Laughing Gnome
Davie Jones & The King Bees - Liza Jane
Anthony Newley - Mumbo Jumbo
David Bowie - Join The Gang
David Bowie - Please Mr. Gravedigger
David Bowie - Dancing Out In Space
David Bowie - Starman
Benny Hill - Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)
David Bowie - Space Oddity
David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes
David Bowie - Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
David Bowie - The Width Of A Circle

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Bowie's Heroes - 2. Episode 2

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 6th January 2017

Another chance to heat Matt Everitt's programme looking at the people who inspired David Bowie to make music - the writers, musicians, composers and artists who've helped shape his work.

By exploring the the music Bowie loves and sharing insights from those with whom Bowie has worked, the programme charts the ways that Bowie's songs have evolved over the years.

With contributions from many Bowie collaborators, such as Dave Grohl, Frank Black, Nile Rogers, Neil Tennant, Tony Visconti, Rick Wakeman, Brian Eno, Moby and Billy Corgan. We also hear from musicians who cite him as a major influence, including Simon Le Bon, Johnny Marr, Martin Fry, Sinead O'Connor and Wayne Coyne.

David Bowie - A New Career In A New Town [EMI]
Kraftwerk - Tanzmusik [Philips]
David Bowie - V-2 Schneider [EMI]
David Bowie - Breaking Glass [EMI]
Iggy Pop - Nightclubbing [VIrgin]
Iggy Pop - China Girl
David Bowie - China Girl [EMI]
David Bowie - Warszawa [EMI]
Spandau Ballet - To Cut A Long Story Short [Sony TV/Columbia]
David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes [EMI]
David Bowie - Baal's Hymn
David Bowie - Let's Dance [EMI]
David Bowie - Modern Love [EMI]
Scott Walker - Nite Flights
David Bowie - I'm Afraid Of Americans (Nine Inch Nails V1 Remix) [EMI]
David Bowie - Hallo Spaceboy (feat. Pet Shop Boys) (Pet Shop Boys Remix) [EMI]
David Bowie - Little Wonder [RCA]
David Bowie - Cactus [Columbia]
David Bowie - Where Are We Now? [ISO]

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Bowie's Heroes - 1. Episode 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 5th January 2017

Another chance to heat Matt Everitt's programme looking at the people who inspired David Bowie to make music - the writers, musicians, composers and artists who've helped shape his work.

By exploring the the music Bowie loves and sharing insights from those with whom Bowie has worked, the programme charts the ways that Bowie's songs have evolved over the years.

With contributions from many Bowie collaborators, such as Dave Grohl, Frank Black, Nile Rogers, Neil Tennant, Tony Visconti, Rick Wakeman, Brian Eno, Moby and Billy Corgan. We also hear from musicians who cite him as a major influence, including Simon Le Bon, Johnny Marr, Martin Fry, Sinead O'Connor and Wayne Coyne.

David Bowie - Heroes [EMI]
Ronnie Ross - Blues For The Five Of Us [Ember]
Little Richard - The Girl Can't Help It [EMI]
Davie Jones & The King Bees - Liza Jane [Ace]
David Bowie - Love You Till Tuesday [Deram]
Anthony Newley - Bee Bom [Decca]
David Bowie - When I Live My Dream [Pickwick]
David Bowie - Space Oddity [Pickwick]
T. Rex - Ride A White Swan [Universal Music]
David Bowie - The Prettiest Star [EMI]
David Bowie - Life On Mars? [EMI]
David Bowie - Andy Warhol [EMI]
The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat [Universal/Polydor]
David Bowie - White Light/White Heat [EMI/BBC]
Wendy Carlos - March From A Clockwork Orange [Warner]
David Bowie - 1984 [EMI]
Ohio Players - Here Today And Gone Tomorrow [Mercury]
David Bowie - Young Americans [EMI]
The Flares - Foot Stomping [Ace]
David Bowie - Fame [EMI]
David Bowie - Station To Station [EMI]
David Bowie - Sound And Vision [EMI]

Monday, 13 February 2017

Golden Years: The David Bowie Story - 6. Episode 6

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 4th January 2017

Mark Goodier concludes his series looking back at David Bowie's extraordinary career. First broadcast in 2000.

David Bowie & Mick Jagger - Dancing In The Street [EMI]
David Bowie - Absolute Beginners [Virgin]
Tin Machine - Under The God [EMI]
David Bowie - The Wedding Song [Virgin]
David Bowie - Buddha of Suburbia [EMI]
David Bowie - The Hearts Filthy Lesson
David Bowie - Little Wonder [RCA]
David Bowie - Thursday's Child [Virgin]
David Bowie - Golden Years [RCA]

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Golden Years: The David Bowie Story - 5. Episode 5

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 3rd January 2017

Mark Goodier continues his series exploring David Bowie's extraordinary career. First broadcast in 2000.

David Bowie - Modern Love [EMI]
David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) [N/A]
David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes [Virgin]
David Bowie - Fashion
Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure [EMI]
Bing Crosby & David Bowie - Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth [Virgin/EMI Universal]
David Bowie - Let's Dance [EMI]
David Bowie - China Girl
David Bowie - Blue Jean
David Bowie - Loving The Alien [EMI]

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Golden Years: The David Bowie Story - 4. Episode 4

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 30th December 2016

Mark Goodier continues his series exploring David Bowie's extraordinary career. First broadcast in 2000.

David Bowie - Station to Station [EMI]
David Bowie - Golden Years [RCA]
David Bowie - Be My Wife [EMI]
David Bowie - Sound And Vision [EMI]
David Bowie - V-2 Schneider [Parlophone]
David Bowie - Heroes
David Bowie - Boys Keep Swinging [RCA]
David Bowie - Golden Years [EMI]

Friday, 10 February 2017

Golden Years: The David Bowie Story - 3. Episode 3

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 29th December 2016

Mark Goodier continues his series exploring David Bowie's extraordinary career. First broadcast in 2000.

David Bowie - Fame
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?) [EMI]
David Bowie - The Jean Genie [EMI]
David Bowie - Diamond Dogs [EMI]
David Bowie - Rebel Rebel
David Bowie - Young Americans [EMI]
David Bowie - Fame
David Bowie - Right

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Golden Years: The David Bowie Story - 2. Episode 2

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 28th December 2016

Mark Goodier continues his series exploring David Bowie's extraordinary career. First broadcast in 2000.

David Bowie - Fill Your Heart [RCA]
David Bowie - Queen Bitch [EMI]
David Bowie - Andy Warhol [EMI]
David Bowie - The Bewlay Brothers [EMI]
David Bowie - Kooks [EMI]
David Bowie - Life On Mars? [EMI]
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust [EMI]
David Bowie - Starman [EMI]
David Bowie - Hang On To Yourself [EMI]
David Bowie - Rock 'n' Roll Suicide [EMI]
David Bowie - Golden Years [EMI]

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Golden Years: The David Bowie Story - 1. Episode 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 27th December 2016

Another chance to hear a series first broadcast in 2000 in which Mark Goodier explores David Bowie's extraordinary career. Bowie reflects on his early career and recordings, with contributions from producers Gus Dudgeon and Ken Scott and pianists Mike Garson and Rick Wakeman.

First broadcast in 2000.

David Bowie - Golden Years [EMI]
David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes [EMI]
David Bowie - Sound And Vision [EMI]
David Bowie - Changes [EMI]
David Bowie - Love You Till Tuesday [Pickwick]
David Bowie - Please Mr. Gravedigger [Cop Con]
David Bowie - Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed [EMI]
David Bowie - Letter To Hermione [EMI]
David Bowie - Memory Of A Free Festival [Philips]
David Bowie - Space Oddity [EMI]
Lulu & David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World [Disky]
David Bowie - Eight Line Poem [EMI]
David Bowie - Fill Your Heart [RCA]

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Annie Nightingale With George Harrison - 2. Episode 2

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 28th December 2016

The Beatles - All You Need Is Love [Parlophone]
George Harrison - I Dig Love [EMI]
George Harrison - Living In The Material World [Apple]
George Harrison & Ravi Shankar - Dispute And Violence [Dark Horse]
Ravi Shankar - I Am Missing You (Reprise) [Dark Horse]
George Harrison - Dark Horse [Capitol]
Splinter - Costafine Town [Dark Horse]
George Harrison - Ding Dong Ding Dong [Apple]
George Harrison - Crackerbox Palace [Parlophone]
George Harrison - Bye Bye Love [EMI]
George Harrison - So Sad [EMI]
George Harrison - True Love [EMI]
George Harrison - Woman Don't You Cry For Me [EMI]
The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun [Apple]

Monday, 6 February 2017

Annie Nightingale With George Harrison - 1. Episode 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 27th December 2016

Annie shares an interview she did with George Harrison on his last days with the Beatles & his early days as a solo artist including the Concert for Bangladesh.

This is the original information for the program written in 1977:

Since the Beatles split he has been getting divorced and making albums. He wrote 'Something' for the White Album but he could do nothing with it for 6 months. That and 'Here Comes the Sun' were probably his most successful songs if termed in the number of cover versions that were recorded. 'Something' covered about 150 times - wrote it at the Abbey Road studios at the time of The Beatles' White Album - originally gave the song to Joe Cocker to record - 'Here Comes The Sun' has been covered a few times.

During the last few years with the Beatles he was writing a lot of material but so were the others and so it was very difficult to get anything on an album. It was like "being constipated". Some tracks from 'All Things Must Pass' written back in '66 - tried occasionally to get them on Beatles' album. They officially broke up in 1969 but things had been very bad whilst recording the 'White' album. They had been together too long and were limiting each other. It was a relief for him when they did split. He says that it felt strange playing with other musicians, that he had already left the Beatles before they had finished recording the album 'Let It Be'. Now being a solo artist it's a whole new thing; he did not like being the front man and tried to make others contribute. The first version of 'My Sweet Lord' was by Billy Preston. It was not until his version was recorded that the trouble started. Jodie Miller claimed that it was the same as his song 'He's So Fine'. They had to go to court and Harrison lost. He talks about all the other records that have pieces of other songs in them.

He then goes on to talk about the Concert for Bangladesh. They decided to stage the concert in a big way - film and record it - terribly difficult to get everyone to do it - Bob Dylan needed a lot of encouragement to appear. Eric Clapton was on heroin at the time but finally decided to appear - Eric played tremendous guitar that night without any rehearsal. All the musicians were really good and "put down their own egos". The 2 shows raised $250,000 - with album and film it's about $5 million at the moment. The tax people don't help - they put far too many barriers up - took months to get the film right with Bob Dylan's help. It took 2 years of his life that one concert. The gate money was paid straight to UNICEF by cheque. $110,000 was paid to fly and put musicians up in hotels; that money came from Apple. He hopes the money sent to UNICEF makes its way to the right people. Many people gave money, which was very encouraging; people don't do anything unless they're inspired.

The London Philharmonic Orchestra - Something
James Brown - Something
The Beatles - Something
The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
George Harrison - Isn't It A Pity
Billy Preston - My Sweet Lord
The Chiffons - He's So Fine
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
Jody Miller - He's So Fine
George Harrison - This Song
Bob Dylan - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (Live At Madison Square Garden)
George Harrison - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Live At Madison Square Garden)
Bob Dylan - It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry (Live At Madison Square Garden)
George Harrison - Bangla Desh (Live At Madison Square Garden)

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Come In From The Cold: The Return Of Joni Mitchell - 2. Episode 2

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 26th December 2016

Joni Mitchell continues to talk to Amanda Ghost. In the second episode, Joni considers the effect her music has had on the world, explains why she dropped out of the hit-making rat race and what it was that brought her back to songwriting and recording as a form of creative expression.

She discusses her most revered album, Blue, and Amanda describes the effect the record had on her and the millions of other listeners who identified with its poignant sentiments. There's also music from other work in the 70s, including For The Roses, Court and Spark, and US hits such as You Turn Me On I'm A Radio, which, Joni says, she wrote as a joke.

First broadcast in 2007.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Come In From The Cold: The Return Of Joni Mitchell - 1. Episode 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 25th December 2016

Joni Mitchell talks to Amanda Ghost in the first episode of a two-part series. The Grammy Award winner talks about her formative years as a songwriter, when she moved from Alberta, Canada, to Detroit and then New York,

She also discusses her early working relationship with David Crosby and signature songs such as Both Sides Now and Help Me. Mitchell also talks about more recent recordings and reveals why she quit the business.

This documentary was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2007.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Frost On Nixon

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 28th January 2017

Watching Richard Nixon's first inauguration ceremony in January 1969, and hearing the prayer of the Reverend Billy Graham who stood by him at that ceremony, it seemed that here was an honest man of integrity. Yet much detail has emerged since that time demonstrating that the 37th President of the United States was less than upstanding in his dealings with his Democrat opponents and the American people.

But who was Nixon the man? What was he really like? Do all those allegations and solid facts alluding to his dirty tricks - the wire-tapping, the break-ins, the pay-offs, the "Commie" slurs, the Machiavellian manoeuvrings - add up to a thoroughly dishonest and dislikeable man?

Many of the Nixon insiders, some of whom were jailed and several of whom were sacked by their boss after the Watergate scandal, were not critical of Nixon - and others, such as Bob Haldeman, while not admitting to a love of Nixon, still claimed to respect him after the event.

Many observers and colleagues point to Nixon's awkwardness and aloofness, citing that he came across in this way because he was a diffident man who was not a natural politician. His speeches were often mawkishly sentimental and manipulative, simplistic in their appeal to an American down-home conservatism and a hatred of Communism. Yet he won two elections - the second a landslide despite the parlous state of a country being riven in two because of the Vietnam war.

In this programme, the man who got close to Nixon when in 1977 he taped nearly 29 hours of interviews with Nixon, Sir David Frost, searches through the BBC archives and the White House tapes to try to discover just what kind of man Richard Nixon was.

Producer: Neil Rosser
A Ladbroke production for BBC Radio 4.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - Ark 1

UK, CD (3RDMYND06) 3rd Mynd: 25th August 2008

01: Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - Before We Start, If?
02: Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - Get Ready To Fly
03: Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - Dig It
04: Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - Electric Bananas
05: Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - Aglarsa Anam Aglar
06: Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - Sunday Morning Sun-G
07: Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - Don't Cry Girl
08: Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - I Swim Around
09: Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - Bubble Burst
10: Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - Path Though The Forest
11: Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - Light Years
12: Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - Red Tuesday
13: Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - Winter In June
14: Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - Midas Reversed

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Simian Mobile Disco - Annie Nightingale Classic Mix 2009

BBC Radio 1 broadcast: 23rd November 2016 (Originally broadcast: 29th August 2009)

Simian Mobile Disco - Sleep Deprivation [Infant]
Kris Menace - Scaler [Compuphonic]
Dusty Kid - Lynchesque [Boxer Recordings]
Zoo Brazil - Technik (Gung Ho)
Simian Mobile Disco - Aspic [Delicacies]
Maxime Dangles - John Conrad [Erratom]