Tuesday, 23 May 2017

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

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]

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