Sunday, 5 December 2021

The John Bonham Story

THE JOHN BONHAM STORY (320kbs-m4a/136mb/60mins)

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 9th November 2021

Another chance to hear the Sony Award-winning programme in which lifelong Led Zeppelin fan Dave Grohl celebrates a man who the Encyclopaedia Britannica describes as 'the perfect model for all hard rock drummers that have followed'.

This was a man whose destiny was forged by his ferocious drumming style and an insatiable appetite for living life to the full. On 25 September 1980, John Henry 'Bonzo' Bonham died at the age of 32, following an all-day drinking binge.

Dave Grohl explores Bonham's extraordinary life, his legendary playing with Led Zeppelin, and his tragic and untimely death.

Beginning in Redditch, we hear of Bonham's boyhood obsession with rhythm, beating his mother's pots and pans into submission, before moving into his early drumming education with bands across the West Midlands.
From 1968 onwards, we piece together the moment Bonham's time as a session drummer ended with an invitation to join The New Yardbirds, led by Jimmy Page.

This is the electrifying story of a rock'n'roll legend told with wit, pace and a genuine love for the subject by a fellow drummer and Zeppelin fan.

With touching tales of Bonham's focus on family and friends, as well as the infamous rock and roll excess, the programme also shows how Led Zeppelin changed the course of rock history.

And it's all set to a rich soundtrack of music.

The John Bonham Story features new interview material from all three remaining Led Zeppelin members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones along with Carmine Appice, Paul Rodgers, Lulu and Bonham's sister Deborah and son Jason.

Saturday, 4 December 2021

The Led Zeppelin Playlist

THE LED ZEPPELIN PLAYLIST (320kbs-m4a/136mb/60mins)

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 9th November 2021

A Led Zeppelin-inspired playlist with covers, curios, tracks that inspired them, songs of theirs sampled by others, early bands, off-shoots and solo projects. With music from Jeff Buckley, Beyonce, Beastie Boys, Joan Baez, Memphis Minnie and more.

Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same [Atlantic]
Beyoncé & Jack White - Don't Hurt Yourself [Columbia]
Joan Baez - Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You (Live) [Vanguard]
The Yardbirds - Happenings Ten Years Time Ago [Epic]
4 Non Blondes - Misty Mountain Hop [Atlantic]
Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe McCoy - When The Levee Breaks [Columbia]
Jimmy Page & Robert Plant - When The World Was Young [Mercury]
Beastie Boys - She's Crafty [Def Jam Recordings]
Nirvana - Heartbreaker (Live) [Geffen]
Donovan - Sunshine Superman [Rhino]
Karen O & Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - Immigrant Song [Mute]
Them Crooked Vultures - New Fang [Columbia]
Jeff Buckley - Night Flight [Columbia]
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - High And Lonesome [Warner Music]
Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Stairway To Heaven [Rubyworks]

Friday, 3 December 2021

Mighty Arms Of Atlas: The Led Zeppelin Story Part 2


BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 10th November 2021

The Mighty Arms of Atlas - The Led Zeppelin Story (Part 2 of 2). Alan Freeman concludes the story of world-conquering band. First broadcast in 1990.

Led Zeppelin - Black Dog [Atlantic]
Led Zeppelin - D'Yer Mak'er [Atlantic]
Led Zeppelin - No Quarter [Atlantic]
Led Zeppelin - Kashmir [Atlantic]
Led Zeppelin - Trampled Under Foot [Atlantic]
Led Zeppelin - Candy Store Rock [Swan Song]
Led Zeppelin - Fool In The Rain [Swan Song]
Led Zeppelin - Rock And Roll [Atlantic]
Led Zeppelin - Achilles Last Stand [Swan Song]
Led Zeppelin - Bron-Yr-Aur [Swan Song]

Thursday, 2 December 2021

Mighty Arms Of Atlas: The Led Zeppelin Story Part 1


BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 10th November 2021

The Mighty Arms of Atlas - The Led Zeppelin Story (Part 1 of 2). Presented by Alan Freeman and first broadcast in 1990. Following the band's story from it's early days rising from the ashes of The Yardbirds up until the release of their fourth album.

Led Zeppelin - Communication Breakdown [Atlantic]
The Who - I Can't Explain
Them - Here Comes The Night
Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual
P.J. Proby - Hold Me
Donovan - Sunshine Superman
Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends
The Yardbirds - Happenings Ten Years Time Ago [Raven]
Jeff Beck - Beck's Bolero
Led Zeppelin - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You [Atlantic]
Led Zeppelin - Dazed And Confused [Atlantic]
Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love [Atlantic]
Led Zeppelin - Heartbreaker [Atlantic]
Led Zeppelin - Gallows Pole (Rough Mix) [Atlantic]
Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song [Atlantic]
Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven [Atlantic]

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

The Price Of Fear - An Eye For An Eye

THE PRICE OF FEAR - AN EYE FOR AN EYE (320kbs-m4a/69mb/30mins)

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 11th August 2019

Even horror legend Vincent Price can't face the meal that is placed before him.

Co-starring Christopher Bidmead, Anne Jameson and Roger Snowdon.

Written by William Ingram.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in April 1974.

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

The Price Of Fear - The Ninth Removal

THE PRICE OF FEAR - THE NINTH REMOVAL (320kbs-m4a/69mb/30mins)

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 4th August 2019

Horror legend Vincent Price's unnerving tale of a secretary's murderous revenge.

Co-starring Freda Jackson, Richard Pearson, Clare Sutcliffe, Michael Segal and Alan Rowe.

Written by R Chetwynd-Hayes and dramatised by Barry Campbell.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1974.

Monday, 29 November 2021

The Price Of Fear - The Specialty Of The House


BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 28th July 2019

Prince of terror Vincent Price recounts a culinary tale which leaves a bitter taste.

Co-starring Hugh Burden, Francis de Wolfe, William Sleigh and Vernon Joyner.

Written by Stanley Ellin and dramatised by Barry Campbell.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1974.

Sunday, 28 November 2021

The Price Of Fear - Come As You Are

THE PRICE OF FEAR - COME AS YOU ARE (320kbs-m4a/69mb/30mins)

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 21st July 2019

Horror film legend Vincent Price gets a chilling invitation to a very special costume party.

Co-starring Morris Perry, Betty Huntley-Wright and Peter Williams.

Scripted by Bill Ingram.

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1974.

Saturday, 27 November 2021

Paul Is Dead

PAUL IS DEAD (320kbs-m4a/63mb/27mins)

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 30th July 2021

In 1969, with The Beatles in financial and creative turmoil, a strange rumour swept the world. It began with a phone call to a US chat show - Paul McCartney had been killed in a road accident and replaced by the winner of a look-a-like competition, William Campbell an orphan from Edinburgh. And there were clues that could only be revealed by playing the Beatles records backwards.

It sounds unlikely, but millions of fans believed it.

We speak with the man who took that phone call, the hoaxer who developed the myth, and an expert on folklore who sees uncanny parallels with ancient myths about changelings and the darker side of fairies.

What does this odd tale tell us about The Beatles' place in our cultural history?

The programme includes out takes, clips from interviews and rarer versions of Beatles songs.

Produced by Matt Thompson
A Rockethouse production

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.

Wherever possible or appropriate, raw sounding demo or instrumental recordings from The Beatles Anthology albums were used. For ultra lush mixes, the remixed versions from The Beatles' Love album were used. Interludes and chit chat were from the Let it Be Naked - Fly on the Wall CD which contains out takes from the Let It Be film recordings.

Timings refer to the actual programme start.

0.00 Yesterday (alt acoustic version) (Disc 1, Track 7 - Anthology 2, The Beatles)
1.08 Ballad Of Paul (Track 24 - Beatlemaniacs!!! The World of Beatles Novelty Records)
1.17 I Am The Walrus (no overdubs) (Disc 2, Track 14 - Anthology 2, The Beatles)
1.37 Revolution 9 (Disc 2, Track 12 - The Beatles, The Beatles)
1.53 Ballad Of Paul (Track 24 - Beatlemaniacs!!! The World of Beatles Novelty Records)
3.17 I'm Looking Through You (Unissued version) (Disc 1, Track 15 - Anthology 2, The Beatles)
4.07 Revolution 9 (Disc 2, Track 12 - The Beatles, The Beatles)
4.17 Revolution 9 (reversed by programme producer)
5.25 The Fool On The Hill (Demo) (Disc 2, Track 15 - Anthology 2, The Beatles)
6.33 A Day In The Life (take1/2) (Disc 2, Track 5 - Anthology 2, The Beatles)
8.16 Strawberry Fields Forever (Track 8 - Magical Mystery Tour, The Beatles)
8.24 I'm Only Sleeping (Rehearsal) (Disc 1, Track 22 - Anthology 2, The Beatles)
9.02 Fly On The Wall (In rehearsal) (Disc 2, Track 1 - Let It Be...Naked, The Beatles)
9.12 Revolution 9 (Disc 2, Track 12 - The Beatles, The Beatles)
10.57 Glass Onion (Remix) (Track 3 - Love, The Beatles)
11.12 Glass Onion (Disc 1, Track 3 - The Beatles, The Beatles)
12.07 Eleanor Rigby (Strings Only) (Disc 1, Track 21 - Anthology 2, The Beatles)
13.34 Strawberry Fields Forever (Remix) (Track 13 - Love, The Beatles)
14.54 Strawberry Fields Forever (Remix) (Track 13 - Love, The Beatles)
16.47 I'm Looking Through You (Disc 1, Track 15 - Anthology 2, The Beatles)
17.33 John, Paul, George & Ringo (Track 1 - Beatlemaniacs!!! The World of Beatles Novelty Records)
18.13 Within You, Without You (Instrumental) (Disc 2, Track 11 - Anthology 2, The Beatles)
21.21 Your Mother Should Know (Take 27) (Disc 2, Track 16 - Anthology 2, The Beatles)
23.18 Fly On The Wall (Paul on piano) (Disc 2, Track 1 - Let It Be...Naked, The Beatles)
23.54 Fly On The Wall (Anyone Seen John) (Disc 2, Track 1 - Let It Be...Naked, The Beatles)
25.15 Octopus's Garden / Sun King (Remix) (Track 16 - Love, The Beatles)

Friday, 26 November 2021

Sound And Vision - Edgar Wright

SOUND AND VISION - EDGAR WRIGHT (320kbs-m4a/127mb/55mins)

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 31st October 2021

On Halloween, director Edgar Wright talks scary film music, ghosts and his latest psychological thriller Last Night In Soho with Miranda Sawyer. They also discuss his BFI London After Dark season, which disappears down the dark alleys of nocturnal London in search of the thrillers, horrors and documentaries that inspired him.

Siouxsie And The Banshees - Happy House [Polydor]
Graham Bond Organization - Wade In The Water
Cilla Black - You're My World [EMI]
Japan - Ghosts [Virgin]
The Sugarcubes - Birthday [Mute]
The Fall - There's A Ghost In My House [Columbia]
Googie Rene Combo - Smokey Joe's La La
The Specials - Ghost Town [Two-Tone]
Sparks - The Number One Song In Heaven [Island]
Sparks - This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us [Virgin]
Sparks - La Dolce Vita
Henry Mancini - "Frenzy" Main Title
John Barry - Beat Girl
Fatboy Slim - The Rockafeller Skank [Skint]
Gillian Hills - Zou Bisou Bisou
Sam Cooke - Blue Moon
John Carpenter - Halloween
Goblin - Suspiria (Celesta And Bells)
John Carpenter - Laurie's Theme

Thursday, 25 November 2021

John Carpenter - Freak Zone Playlist

JOHN CARPENTER - FREAK ZONE PLAYLIST 28.10.21 (320kbs-m4a/136mb/60mins)

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 28th October 2021

Director and composer, John Carpenter, picks 60 minutes of his favourite Horror and Sci-Fi scores, featuring music from Jaws, Psycho, The Thing, Forbidden Planet and The Exorcist. John's hypnotic theme to his 1978 horror masterpiece Halloween has embodied slasher-stalker anxiety for generations of film goers, and over the next sixty minutes, he guides us through some of the spine tingling sounds from the silver screen. So sit down, settle in...... and don't get scared.

John Carpenter - The Fog
John Carpenter & Cody Carpenter & Daniel Davies - Halloween Theme (2018)
James Bernard - Dracula (Main Theme)
Goblin - Suspiria
Bebe And Louis Barron - Main Title (Overture) (Forbidden Planet)
Dimitri Tiomkin - Main Title (The Thing From Another World)
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
Goblin - Profondo Rosso
Bernard Herrmann - Psycho: The Murder
John Williams - Main Title And First Victim (Jaws)
Bernard Herrmann - Prelude And Outer Space (The Day The Earth Stood Still)
John Cameron & Frog - Psychomania Front Title
Goblin - L'alba Dei Morti Viventi (Zombi (Dawn Of The Dead))
Hans Zimmer - Dream Is Collapsing (Inception)
James Bernard - Quatermass 2 - Opening Credits / Things In The Dome / End Credits
Ennio Morricone & John Carpenter - Humanity (Part II) (The Thing)
John Carpenter And Alan Howarth - Prince Of Darkness (Opening Titles)
John Carpenter & Cody Carpenter & Daniel Davies - Halloween Kills (End Titles)

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Bruce Springsteen Special

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN SPECIAL (320kbs-m4a/137mb/60mins)

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 17th November 2019

Mark Radcliffe chats to The Boss about his latest album and film 'Western Stars'. Plus there's some music from his legendary Glastonbury headline set and an archive interview he did with Steve Lamacq just before he took to the stage at Worthy Farm.

Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days [Columbia]
Bruce Springsteen - Sleepy Joe's Café
Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (Live Glastonbury 2009)
Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99 (Live Glastonbury 2009)
Bruce Springsteen - Western Stars
Bruce Springsteen - Out In The Street (Live Glastonbury 2009)

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Coldcut - Annie On One Mix (2000)

COLDCUT - ANNIE ON ONE MIX 24.09.2000 (320kbs/70mb/30mins)

BBC Radio 1 broadcast: 24th September 2000

Steinski - The Xen To One Ratio [Ninja Tune]
The Cinematic Orchestra - Ode To The Big Sea
Mr Scruff - Fish [Ninja Tune]
Unknown - Unknown
Dynamic Syncopation - Bahian B-Boy
Up Bustle & Out - Revolutionary Woman Of The Windmill (Part Primera La Bandolera Del Molino)
Amon Tobin - Sordid [Ninja Tune]
The Herbaliser - Mrs. Chombee Takes The Plunge (DJ Food Re-Bake)
Funki Porcini - Surge
Forestep - FAQ The System
Mr Scruff - Ug
DJ Food - Turtle Soup (Wagon Christ Mix) [Ninja Tune]


Monday, 22 November 2021

Swampmaster - Onudubmix

SWAMPMASTER - ONUDUBMIX (320kbs/174mb/76mins)

November 2021

Bim Sherman - Lightning & Thunder (Mungo's Hi Fi Remix) [Scotch Bonnet]
Bim Sherman - Thunderclap Dub (Mungo's Hi Fi) [Scotch Bonnet]
Ghetto Priest - Shadow Dub [On-U Sound]
African Head Charge - The Race (Part 2) [On-U Sound]
Ghetto Priest - Herb Dub [On-U Sound]
Jeremy Deller, Adrian Sherwood - Freetail Dub [The Vinyl Factory]
African Head Charge - Realigned Dub [On-U Sound]
Lee "Scratch" Perry - Makumba Rock (Extended Discoplate Version) [On-U Sound]
Lee "Scratch" Perry - Heaven & Hell [On-U Sound]
Singers & Players - Don't Be Greedy [On-U Sound]
Prince Far I + Singers & Players - Calling Over The Distant Sea [On-U Sound]
Lee "Scratch" Perry - Scientific Dancehall [On-U Sound]
Lee "Scratch" Perry - Scientific Dub [On-U Sound]
Singers & Players - Bad Man Dub [On-U Sound]
Coldcut + On-U Sound (Feat. Hamiska Iyer) - Kajra (Cosmic Dub) [Ahead Of Our Time]
African Head Charge - Beri Version [On-U Sound]
Akabu - Akabu Theme (Raw Dub) [On-U Sound]

Sunday, 21 November 2021

The Poet Laureate Has Gone To His Shed - JK Rowling


BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 24th July 2021

Joanne Rowling, known as JK Rowling, is known globally for writing one of the best selling book series in history. Harry Potter and his classmates now have their firm place in the collective imagination of a generation of readers. She also writes crime fiction under the pen name Robert Galbraith.

In the shed, Jo Rowling discusses the joys and the pains of writing with fellow author Simon Armitage, explaining how she picked up a pen to start again after the huge success of her first series. She discusses myths and the truths that have grown up around the books, including the idea that she conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series while on a delayed train from Manchester to London.

Jo brings a very special 'show and tell' into the shed when she gives Simon the chance to dip into her very first notebooks, never before shown publicly, which she used to collect early ideas that might end up in a first Potter book, including the names of the pupils in Harry's class.

The seven-year period that followed saw the death of her mother, birth of her first child, divorce from her first husband, and relative poverty until the first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was published in 1997. There were six further books in the series, of which the last was released in 2007. Since then, Jo has written several books for adult readers: The Casual Vacancy (2012) and - under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith - the crime-fiction Cormoran Strike series. She has lived a "rags to riches" life in which she progressed from living on benefits to being one of the best- selling writers of all time, giving away much of her earnings to charity.

Produced by Susan Roberts

Saturday, 20 November 2021

The Poet Laureate Has Gone To His Shed - Johnny Marr


BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 3rd July 2021

If the poets of the past sat in their garrets dipping their quills in ink and waiting for inspiration to strike, our current Poet Laureate Simon Armitage has a more mundane and domestic arrangement. From his wooden shed in the garden, surrounded on all sides by the Pennine Hills and the Pennine weather, this summer he's working on a set of haikus inspired by the landscape around him and the people who drop by.

Any distraction is welcome, even encouraged, to talk about poetry, creativity, music, art, sheds, sherry, music and the countryside.

To kick off the new series Johnny Marr, who first achieved fame as the guitarist and co-songwriter of The Smiths, takes the trip over the Pennines from Manchester to visit the shed, along with his new twelve-string guitar. In a conversation punctuated by snatches of Smiths songs, Johnny Marr talks about his life in music and gives the Poet Laureate, a huge fan of The Smiths, a private run-through of chord sequences from his back catalogue.

Producer Susan Roberts.

Friday, 19 November 2021

Desert Island Discs: Classic Desert Island Discs - Lauren Bacall


BBC Radio 4 podcast: 5th September 2021

Roy Plomley's castaway is actress Lauren Bacall.

FAVOURITE TRACK: My Mistress' Eyes (Sonnet 130) by William Shakespeare
BOOK: Collected Short Stories by John Cheever
LUXURY: Sun tan lotion

First broadcast by BBC Radio 4 in 1979.

Ella Fitzgerald - Isn't It A Pity (from Pardon My English)
Sergey Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 2 In C Minor
William Shakespeare - My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun (Sonnet No. 130)
Moritz Moszkowski - Etude In A Flat
Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto In D Major
Noel Coward & Gertrude Lawrence - Has Anybody Seen Our Ship?
Nat King Cole - When The World Was Young
Giacomo Puccini - O Soave Fanciulla (from La Bohème)

Thursday, 18 November 2021

Desert Island Discs Revisited: Football - David Beckham


BBC Radio 4 Extra broacast: 5th September 2021

From Ella Fitzgerald to Sidney Bechet.

Footballing star David Beckham shares his castaway choices with Kirsty Young.

This is the programme made to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Desert Island Discs.

As a professional footballer he's the only Englishman to win the league titles in England, Spain, the US and France. He spent the bulk of his career as a midfielder for Manchester United, winning the Treble - Premiership, FA Cup and Champions League - in 1999, before moving to Real Madrid in 2003. He headed to the US to play for LA Galaxy in 2007, and ended his career at Paris Saint-Germain in 2013, retiring in May that year.

Born and raised in East London, the middle child of Ted and Sandra, David Beckham discovered football early and spent hours kicking a ball around at the local park with his father. At the age of seven, he played for his first team, Ridgeway Rovers, before coming to the attention of Manchester United while attending the Bobby Charlton Soccer School. He became a trainee with Manchester United in 1991, and progressed to make 265 first team appearances, winning the Premier League six times, the FA Cup twice and the UEFA Champions League once. He played for England from 1996 to 2009 and captained the side for six years.

He has been married to Victoria Adams - known as Posh from the Spice Girls - since 1999 and they have four children.

Since retiring from professional football in 2013, David has spent more time on his work with UNICEF which he has supported since 2005.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2017.

Ella Fitzgerald - Every Time We Say Goodbye [Proper]
The Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes [Sony]
The Stone Roses - I Am the Resurrection [Silvertone]
Elton John - Something About The Way You Look Tonight [Rocket]
Alejandro Sanz - No Es Lo Mismo [Warner Music]
The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses [Universal]
Michael Jackson And Paul McCartney - The Girl Is Mine [Sony]
Sidney Bechet - Si tu vois ma mère [WNTS]

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Desert Island Discs Revisited: Poets - Ian McMillan


BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 29th August 2021

From Captain Beefheart to Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan shares his castaway choices with Kirsty Young.

Forty years ago, Ian was working in a factory gluing together tennis ball halves. Then he got a grant, chucked in his job and devoted himself to writing and performing.

These days he's known as the Bard of Barnsley and his appeal stretches from the terraces of his local football club to the balcony of the London Coliseum... he is poet in residence at both Barnsley FC and the English National Opera...

He still lives in the village where he was born and he considers and analyses British culture from his very particular vantage point in south Yorkshire.

He says: "You can do the universal in the local, I always think. You can see all the changes that have happened all over the world in the 20th and 21st centuries in microcosm."

RECORD: 4' 33" - John Cage
BOOK: The Long and The Short of It: Poems 1955-2005 by Roy Fisher
LUXURY: A tandem bike with wooden models of his family on the front.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2010.

Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis [EMI]
Andy Stewart - Donald Where's Your Troosers? [Music For Pleasure]
Doris Day - The Black Hills Of Dakota [Stylus]
Love - Alone Again Or [Elektra]
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Moonlight On Vermont [Reprise]
Bing Crosby - White Christmas [MCA]
Leonard Bernstein - Rhapsody In Blue [CBS]
John Cage - 4'33" [Hungaroton]

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Desert Island Discs: Michael Holding


BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 12th September 2021

Michael Holding is a cricket commentator and former West Indies bowler. He's widely regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers in the history of international cricket. In July 2020 when rain stopped play during the television coverage of a Test Match, he gave an unscripted four minute monologue on institutional racism in sport and society in the wake of the death of George Floyd. His spontaneous eloquence won him widespread acclaim, including a Royal Television Society award.

Michael was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1954 and grew up playing Catchy Shubby, an informal and fast-moving form of cricket, in scrubland behind his parents' home. He made his debut for Jamaica aged 18. Two years later he played in his first Test match for the West Indies and went on to become part of a team that would make sporting history – not losing a single series for 15 years. Michael earned the nickname 'Whispering Death' for his long quiet run-up and extremely fast deliveries, and many cricket experts believe he bowled the greatest over in Test history – to the English batsman Geoffrey Boycott in 1981 in Barbados.

He retired from international cricket in 1987 and became a well-respected and straight-talking commentator on the game: he has said this is his last year in the commentary box and he plans to return to his home in the Cayman Islands.

BOOK CHOICE: Long Walk To Freedom by Nelson Mandela
LUXURY ITEM: A football
CASTAWAY'S FAVOURITE: That's What Friends Are For by Dionne Warwick Featuring Elton John, Gladys Knight And Stevie Wonder

Presenter Lauren Laverne
Producer Katy Hickman
Photo BBC / Amanda Benson

Dionne Warwick - Don't Make Me Over [Warner Music UK]
Bob Marley & The Wailers - War [Island]
Miriam Makeba - Pata Pata [Warner Music UK]
The Winstons - Color Him Father [Rhino]
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On [Universal/Island]
Phil Collins - Another Day In Paradise [Virgin]
Dionne Warwick - That's What Friends Are For [Arista]
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Who The Cap Fit [Island]

Monday, 15 November 2021

Desert Island Discs: Charlie Watts

DESERT ISLAND DISCS: CHARLIE WATTS (320kbs-m4a/102mb/45mins)

BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 25th August 2021

The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts spoke to Sue Lawley in 2001.

FAVOURITE TRACK: Dance of the Coachmen & Grooms from Petrushka 4th Scene by Igor Stravinsky
BOOK: Collected Poems 1934-52 by Dylan Thomas
LUXURY: Drumsticks

Charlie Parker - Out Of Nowhere [Spotlite]
Frank Sinatra - Night And Day [Capitol]
Igor Stravinsky - Dance Of The Coachmen And Grooms (from Petrushka) [CBS]
Tony Hancock / Sid James - The Reunion Party [Eclipse]
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Jack The Bear [Past Perfect]
Ralph Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending [EMI]
John Arlott And Michael Charlton - 4th Test Match -Eng/Australia- July 1956 - BBC Sound Archive
Jerome Kern - The Way You Look Tonight [Flapper]

Sunday, 14 November 2021

Liz Kershaw's Legends In Their Own Lunchtime - Peter Hook


BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 12th September 2021

Liz talks Joy Division, New Order and touring with the legendary Mancunian bassist, who's now playing live with his band The Light.

New Order - True Faith [Factory]
Joy Division Orchestrated - New Dawn Fades
Jeff Beck - Hi Ho Silver Lining [EMI]
Deep Purple - Highway Star [Polygram TV]
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - The Love I Lost [Music Club]
Santana - Soul Sacrifice [Columbia]
Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant [Virgin]
Joy Division - Transmission
The Stranglers - Peaches (Paris Theatre, 24 Mar 1977)
Joy Division - Shadowplay [London]
Joy Division - Insight [Factory]
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart [Virgin]
Joy Division - Isolation [London]
New Order - Blue Monday [Factory]
James - Come Home [Fontana]
The Stone Roses - Made Of Stone [Silvertone]
Happy Mondays - 24 Hour Party People [London]
Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger [Creation]
New Order - World In Motion [Factory]
New Order - Thieves Like Us (Instrumental) [London]
Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way [Warner Bros]
Monaco - What Do You Want From Me [Polydor]

Saturday, 13 November 2021

Space Afrika - Late Junction Mixtape

SPACE AFRIKA - LATE JUNCTION MIXTAPE 03.09.21 (320kbs-m4a/67mb/29mins)

BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 3rd September 2021

Verity Sharp shares a mixtape from electronic duo Space Afrika, aka Joshua Reid and Joshua Inyang. Lifelong friends, they’ve become key players in Manchester’s experimental scene known for their genre-splicing productions. They describe their sound as being made up of overlapping moments, weaving experimental ambience with dub and techno, samples and field recordings. Their new album Honest Labour, named after a legendary patriarch from Inyang's Nigerian family tree, features hazy loops, found sounds and vocal incantations. Their exclusive mixtape for Late Junction reflects their influences, from hazy post-punk and ambient soundscapes, to early grime experimentation.

Kano - Brown Eyes [679]
Naemi - 6 (housefire)
The Golden Filter - U O K [4gn3s]
JOANNA - Holiday
Ann Margaret Hogan - Forgotten Prelude [Downwards]
Anne Guthrie - Red Wolf [Students Of Decay]
Sally Decker - Stair [NNA Tapes]
Leo - Water Features [Youth]
Eve Adams - Bathtub
Sally Decker - Endlessly [NNA Tapes]
Flying Lotus - Until The Colours Come [Warp]
Various Artists - NBA [World Music]
David Jaycock - Circus Strings
Specimens - Café 2 [First Terrace]
Frank Ocean - Wither [Def Jam Recordings]
Moor Mother & Billy Woods - Furies [Backwoodz Studioz]
L'Rain - Walk Through [Mexican Summer]
Rainy Miller - Mary Magdalene, As Home
Roberto Musci & Giovanni Venosta - Empty Boulevard [Recommended]
TIBSLC - Hypertranslucent 01
Dizzee Rascal - Do It! [XL Recordings]
Tarwater - The Watersample [Mute]

Intro (320kbs-m4a/10mb/4mins)
Outro (320kbs-m4a/3mb/1min)

Friday, 12 November 2021

DJ Yoda - Your Suggested Samples Mix

DJ YODA - YOUR SUGGESTED SAMPLES MIX 20.08.21 (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 20th August 2021

DJ Yoda works his mix-making magic with samples suggested by 6 Music listeners. Prepare to be moved, amazed and amused by the eclectic selection of tunes and pop culture clips. Featuring tracks from Nas to Siouxsie and The Banshees, and Gong to Duran Duran!

Cutty Ranks - Who Say Me Dun
The Pharcyde - Drop
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Kiss Them For Me
Schoolly D ‎– P.S.K.-What Does It Mean?
Marvin Gaye - T Plays It Cool
Scooch - Maybe Tomorrow
Nirvana - Love Suite
Warren Zevon - Night Time In The Switching Yard
Pink Floyd - Bike
Big Audio Dynamite - Medicine Show
The Incredible Bongo Band - Apache
Fred Wesley & The JB's ‎- Blow Your Head
Public Enemy - Public Enemy No. 1
Lalo Schifrin - Mission: Impossible
Unknown - Norwegian Wood
Living Colour - Cult Of Personality
Frank Zappa - Willie The Pimp
Ali Farka Touré With Ry Cooder - Soukora
Thrice - The Artist In The Ambulance
Max Romeo & The Upsetters - Chase The Devil
The Prodigy - Out Of Space
Sister Nancy - Bam Bam
Gwen McCrae - 90% Of Me Is You
The Cure - A Forest
Death Grips - No Love
The Human League - The Sound Of The Crowd
Gong - Percolations Pt. 1 & Pt. 2
Duran Duran - Rio
Johnny Hawksworth - Roobarb
The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women
Mahavishnu Orchestra And John McLaughlin - Planetary Citizen
Vinyl Dogs (Feat. Lord Finesse) - Vinyl Dogs Vibe
Vernon Burch - Get Up
Deee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart
Basil Poledouris - Anvil Of Crom
Pop Will Eat Itself - Can U Dig It?
The Winstons - Amen, Brother
Keith Harris And Orville - Orville's Song

Thursday, 11 November 2021

Sound Of Cinema - 324. Mike Leigh's Music

SOUND OF CINEMA - 324. MIKE LEIGH'S MUSIC (320kbs-m4a/134mb/58mins)

BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 18th September 2021

Matthew Sweet is joined by director Mike Leigh to talk about his ideas about music for films and to look back on some of the scores for films such as the historical dramas 'Mr Turner', 'Peterloo' and 'Topsy-Turvy'. He first came to prominence with the Play for Today TV drama 'Nuts in May' in 1976, and for many years he was known for his improvised domestic dramas. He tells Matthew about his work with composers Andrew Dickson ('Naked', Mean Time' and 'High Hopes') and Gary Yershon ('Peterloo', 'Happy-Go-Lucky' and 'Another Year'). There's jazz from Marianne Jean-Baptiste ('Career Girls') and an excerpt from one of Rachel Portman's earliest scores ('Four Days in July'). And we hear Carl Davis's versions of Gilbert and Sullivan ('Topsy-Turvy').

Mike Leigh's work is celebrated by the BFI in October and November on the Southbank in London and at Home in Manchester, with the release of a new print of his 1993 classic 'Naked', and with the appearance of a new, revised version of 'Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh'.

Gary Yershon - Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) - Opening Credits [Varèse Sarabande]
Andrew Dickson - Naked (1993) - Opening Titles [Caldera]
Andrew Dickson - Meantime (1983) - End Credits [Caldera]
Alison Steadman - Nuts In May (1975) - Opening Titles (Improvised Song)
Demis Roussos - Abigail's Party (1977) - Forever And Ever [Union Square Music]
Andrew Dickson - High Hopes (1988) - Suite [Caldera]
Andrew Dickson - Vera Drake (2004) - Vera Drake [Caldera]
Arthur Sullivan - Topsy-Turvey (1999) - Resolution [Sony Classical]
W. S. Gilbert - Topsy-Turvey (1999) - The Sun Whose Rays Are All Ablaze (The Mikado) [Sony Classical]
Gary Yershon - Mr Turner (2014) - Mr Turner / The Fighting Temeraire [Varèse Sarabande]
Gary Yershon - Peterloo (2018) - In Praise Of The Weavers / To The Fields / Middleton [Amazon Studios]
Gary Yershon - Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) - Trampoline / Journey To Southend / Flamenco Class [Varèse Sarabande]
Gary Yershon - Another Year (2010) - Spring Into Summer / Summer Into Autumn / Into Winter [Varèse Sarabande]
Georges Delerue - Jules Et Jim (1962) - Opening Titles [Doxy Cinematic]
Marianne Jean-Baptiste - Career Girls (1997) - Geezer "B" [Tweed]
Rachel Portman - Four Days In July (1984) - End Titles

Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Sound Of Cinema - 323. Underground

SOUND OF CINEMA - 323. UNDERGROUND (320kbs-m4a/134mb/58mins)

BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 11th September 2021

Matthew Sweet with music for films inspired by the world beneath the surface including James Horner's music for 'The 33' and Bernard Herrmann's music for the classic 1959 version of 'Journey To The Center Of the Earth'. This week's featured new release is the First World War drama, 'The War Below' about the miners of Messsines who dug tunnels to employ high explosives deep beneath the Belgium trenches. The new sore is by the Finnish composer Anne Kulonen.

The programme also includes music from Escape From The Dark, The Molly McGuires, Germinal, 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Descent, Beneath The Planet Of The Apes, and Beneath Hill 60.

Matthew also meets compsoer Natalie Holt who talks about her score for the new Phyllida Lloyd film, 'Herself'.

Ron Goodwin - Escape From The Dark (1976) - End Title [EMI]
Henry Mancini - The Molly McGuires (1970) - Main Theme [Paramount]
Michel Magne - Germinal (1963) - La Revolte [Barclay]
Jean-Louis Roques - Germinal (1993) - Generique Fin
James Horner - The 33 (2015) - First Ascent [WaterTower Music]
James Horner - The 33 (2015) - The 33 [WaterTower Music]
Bear McCreary - 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) - Title Theme [Mondo]
David Julyan - The Descent (2005) - The Lair [Cooking Vinyl]
David Julyan - The Descent (2005) - The Descent [Cooking Vinyl]
Leonard Rosenman - Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970) - Ape Soldiers Continue [Amos]
Leonard Rosenman - Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970) - Hail The Bomb [Amos]
Bernard Herrmann - Journey To The Center Of The Earth (1959) - Selection Of Tracks [Varèse Sarabande]
Cezary Skubiszewski - Beneath Hill 60 (2010) - Combat [Albert]
Anne Kulonen - The War Below (2021) - End Credits [Vital Pictures]
Dario Marianelli - The Boxtrolls (2014) - Slap Waltz [Back Lot Music]
Natalie Holt - Herself (2020) - Panic Attack [BBC Films]
Natalie Holt - Herself (2020) - The Lass [BBC Films]