Dec 29, 2012

Real gone

Dave Brubeck

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The end of 2012is upon us and so this programme commemorates just some of the musicians that passed on during the past 12 months.
  1. Deep River Blues    Doc Watson    Doc Watson    1964    Vanguard
  2. Turkey In The Straw    Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt           
  3. Out On The Side    Dillard & Clark    The Fantastic Expedition Of Dillard & Clark    1968    A&M
  4. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down    The Band    The Band    1969    Capitol
  5. Miss Pitiful    Etta James    The Essential Etta James Disc 2    1993   
  6. Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)    Frank Wilson    7"    1966    Motown
  7. Look At Me Now    Terry Callier    7"    1968    Cadet
  8. Eastern Standard Time    The Skatalites    The Skatalite!    1969    Treasure Isle
  9. Time Is Tight    Booker T & The MG's    Up Tight    1968    Stax
  10. Root Down    Beastie Boys    Ill Communication    1994    Grand Royal
  11. A little bit me a little bit you    The Monkees    7"    1967    Colgems
  12. Can You Dig My Vibrations?    Sir Douglas Quintet    Sir Douglas Quintet + 2 = [Honkey Blues]    1968    Smash
  13. May I, Rheinhardt & Geraldine, Colores Para Dolores    Kevin Ayers    Shooting At The Moon    1971    Harvest
  14. Fireball    Deep Purple    Fireball    1971    Harvest
  15. Laundromat    Rory Gallagher    Rory Gallagher    1971    Chrysalis
  16. L'Hotel Particulier    Serge Gainsbourg    Histoire De Melody Nelson    1971    Phillips
  17. Wayside    Artful Dodger    Artful Dodger    1975    Columbia

Dec 22, 2012

Christmas Compilation

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The obligatory scraping-the-bottom-of-the-barrel Christmas show.
  1. Breaking Up Christmas    Camp Creek Boys    Old Time String Band    1967   
  2. Christmas Swing    Django Reinhardt    Best Of Django Reindhart    1937   
  3. How I Hate To See Christmas Come Around    Jimmy Witherspoon    Jingle Blues       
  4. O Tannenbaum    Vince Guaraldi    A Charlie Brown Christmas    1965    Fantasy
  5. Little St. Nick    The Beach Boys    The Beach Boys' Christmas Album     1964    Capitol
  6. Marshmallow World    Darlene Love    A Christmas Gift For You From Philles Records    1963    Philles
  7. Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto    James Brown    Funky Christmas    1968    Polydor
  8. Ding Dong Bell    The Ethiopians    7"    1968    Crab
  9. Hard Candy Christmas    Kenny Rogers/Dolly Parton    Once Upon a Christmas    1984    RCA/BMG
  10. Christmas Eve Is Coming, Anna    Norman Blake    Meeting On Southern Soil    2002    Red House
  11. Merry Christmas Baby    Chuck Berry    St. Louis to Liverpool    1964    Chess
  12. Mistress for Christmas    ACDC    The Razor's Edge    1990    Atco
  13. There Ain't No Santa Claus On The Evenin' Stage    Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band    The Spotlight Kid    1972    Reprise
  14. Christmas Bop    Marc Bolan & T. Rex    Messing with the Mystic (Unissued Songs 1972-1977)    1975    Fly
  15. A Christmas Song    Jethro Tull    The Jethro Tull Christmas Album    2003   
  16. Jesus Christ    Big Star    Third    1974    Ardent
  17. Father Christmas Is Dressed In Green    Billy Childish & The Musicians of the British Empire    Christmas 1979    2007   
  18. Father Christmas    The Kinks    7"    1977    Arista

Dec 21, 2012

Happy Brithday Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention playing the first part of "King Kong" from the Mother's fifth album "Uncle Meat" from 1968 on Bizarre/Reprise.

The performance was filmed at the BBC's now-closed Maida Vale studios on October 23rd, 1968, and broadcast on the TV show Colour Me Pop. This is one of only a few surviving pieces of footage from the programme.
Frank Zappa guita, Jimmy Carl Black, drums, Artie Tripp drum, Roy Estrada bass, Don Preston Vox organ, Bunk Gardner sax, Ian Underwood sax, James Sherwood tambourine.

Dec 15, 2012


The Sophisti-Pop manifesto

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We welcome Alex Mazonowicz back to the programme for an in-depth discussion on the 80s Sophisti-Pop movement - a sound characterised by horns and major keys and an image identified by tucked-in knitwear and cone-shaped hair.
  1. The Look Of Love (Part I)    ABC    The Lexicon Of Love    1982    Nutron
  2. Rip it up    Orange Juice    Rip It Up    1982    Polydor
  3. Absolute    Scritti Politti    Cupid and Psyche 85    1985    Virgin
  4. Oblivious    Aztec Camera    High Land, Hard Rain    1983    Sure
  5. Walls Come Tumbling Down    The Style Council    Our Favourite Shop    1985    Polydor
  6. Private Revolution    World Party    Private Revolution    1986    Chrysallis
  7. 27 ways to get back home    Pale Fountains    ... From Across The Kitchen Table    1985    Virgin
  8. The King Of Rock 'n' Roll    Prefab Sprout    From Langley Park to Memphis    1988    Kitchenware
  9. Looking For Linda    Hue & Cry    Remote    1988    Circa
  10. Break Out    Swing Out Sister    Break Out 7"    1986    Mercury

Dec 8, 2012

House Music

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As a scathing commentary on the nightmare construction site that is emerging out the back of our house (they pour concrete at 1 am), here is a show that takes the word "house" as a theme. That'll show 'em. Yeah!
  1. Up to Date (theme to "Man About The House")    Johnny Hawksworth   De Wolfe Music
  2. Baby Let's Play House    Elvis Presley    7"    1955    Sun
  3. House In The Country    The Kinks    Face To Face    1966    Pye
  4. A House Is Not A Motel    Love    Forever Changes    1967    Elektra
  5. There's a Ghost in My House    R. Dean Taylor    7"    1967    Motown
  6. House of Glass    The Glass Family    Electric Band    1968    Warner
  7. Ain't Nothin'' But A Houseparty    The Showstoppers    7"    1968    Showtime
  8. House carpenter    Pentangle    Basket Of Light    1969    Transatlantic
  9. Our House    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young    Déjà Vu    1970    Atlantic
  10. Down on the Street    The Stooges    Fun House    1970    Elektra
  11. My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains    Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band    Clear Spot    1972    Reprise
  12. Happy House     Siouxsie And The Banshees    Happy House     1980    Polydor
  13. No Thugs In Our House    XTC    English Settlement    1982    Virgin
  14. Burning Down The House    Talking Heads    Stop Making Sense    1984    Sire
  15. My New House    The Fall    This Nation's Saving Grace    1985    Beggars Banquet
  16. Christine    The House Of Love    The House Of Love    1988    Creation