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Jul 27, 2013

Mick Farren 1943-2013


Mick Farren, singer for the Deviants and writer, has passed.

“This is British amphetamine psychosis music and if you don’t like it you can fuck off and listen to your Iron Butterfly albums”

Metal Mania

Centre stage is one of four "Eddies" that appeared during the show.

 
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A play list inspired by going to the Iron Maiden concert in Besiktas football stadium. It was all going well until a vampire tubular bells player emerged from under the stage.  Some heavy metal and sme songs and artists connected with the concept of metal.
  1. Midnight Special    Leadbelly    Classic Railroad Songs from Smithsonian Folkways    2006    Folkways
  2. Urainium Rock    Warren Smith    Atomic Platters: Cold War Music From The Golden Age Of Homeland Security [CD2]    2005    Bear Family
  3. Cinders And Smoke    Iron & Wine    Our Endless Numbered Days    2004    Sub Pop
  4. Tin Soldier    Small Faces    The Autumn Stone    1969    Immediate
  5. From A Silver Phial    Gene Clark    No Other    1974    Asylum
  6. Metal Guru    T. Rex    Metal Guru 7"    1972    EMI
  7. Iron Man    Black Sabbath    Black Sabbath    1970    Vertigo
  8. Your Gold Dress    The Dukes of the Stratosphear    25 o'clock    1985    Virgin
  9. Chrome Plated Suicide    The Flaming Lips    Telepathic Surgery    1989    Restless
  10. Heavy Metal    Teenage Fanclub    A Catholic Education    1990    Paperhouse
  11. The Lithium Stiffs    Tortoise    It's All Around You    2004    Thrill Jockey
  12. Breaking the Law    Judas Priest    British Steel    1980    Columbia
  13. Ace of spades    Motorhead    Ace Of Spades    1979    Bronze
  14. Don't Believe A Word    Thin Lizzy    Johnny the Fox    1976    Vertigo
  15. Run to The Hills    Iron Maiden    The Number Of The Beast    1982    EMI

Jul 21, 2013

The Sounds of Smith and Jones


RIP Mel Smith


 
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This week's theme is a playlist of extraordinary music made by people with very ordinary names.
  1. Totally Wired    The Fall    Grotesque ( After The Gramme )    1980    Rough Trade
  2. One Way Ticket    Casey Jones & The Engineers    7"    1963    Columbia
  3. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now    The Smiths    Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now 7"    1984    Rough Trade
  4. You've Got A Habit Of Leaving    Davy Jones & The Lower Third    You've Got a Habit of Leaving 7"    1965    Parlophone
  5. Shakin' Street    MC5    Back In The USA    1970    Atlantic
  6. Time Is Tight    Booker T & The MG's    Up Tight    1968    Stax
  7. Tiger Rock    Tiger B. Smith    Tiger Rock    1972    Vertigo
  8. Just Can't Live My Life    Linda Jones    Just Can't Live My Life 7"    1969    Warner
  9. Coast To Coast    Elliott Smith    From A Basement On The Hill    2004    Domino
  10. Hard Sock Dance    Quincy Jones and his Orchestra    Quintessence    1961    Impulse!
  11. Amish Town    Lynn "Chirps" Smith    Down in little Egypt    2003    Vigortone
  12. Pull Up To The Bumper    Grace Jones    Pull Up To The Bumper    1981    Island
  13. It's Taking So Long    Kathy Smith    Kathy Smith 2    1971    Stormy Forest
  14. All My Friends Are Back Again    Al Jones    Jonesville    1972    The Village Thing
  15. Camouflage    Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake    Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake    1984    Alphabet Business Concern
  16. Tainted Love    Gloria Jones    7"    1964    Champion

Jul 13, 2013

Let's go swimming


 
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A play list to commemorate my belaboured entrance in the 25th Bosphorus intercontinental swimming race. Read all about it. 
  1. Bridge    Orange Juice    Bridge 7"    1984     Polydor
  2. East West    Morrissey    Ouija Board, Ouija Board 12"    1989    HMV
  3. Let's Go Swimming (Walter Gibbons Mix)    Arthur Russell    The World of Arthur Russell    2004    Soul Jazz
  4. He Went Down To The Sea    Monks    Black Monk Time    1966    Polydor
  5. A Bigger Splash    Fugu    As Found    2005    3rd Side
  6. Slow Water    Brian Eno    Music for Films    1978    Island
  7. Walking in the sea    Eden Rose    On the Way to Eden    1969    Katema
  8. Slipstreams    Mighty Baby    A Jug Of Love    1971   
  9. Flow Motion    Can    Flow Motion    1976    Virgin
  10. Feel Flows    The Beach Boys    Surf's Up    1971    Capitol
  11. My Baby's Gone    The Ebb Tides    Sixties Rebellion 4: The Go-Go       
  12. Cool in the pool    Holger Czukay    Movies    1979    Spoon
  13. Oxford Gray    Shuggie Otis    Here Comes Shuggie Otis    1970    Epic
 

Jun 29, 2013

Protest Songs Part 5


 
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Volume five of the protest songs series. This week: What happens next?
  1. Challenge And Battle    Harry Betts    Black Mama, White Mama    1972   
  2. I Started Something I Couldn't Finish    The Smiths    Strangeways, Here We Come    1987    EMI
  3. Bitters End    Roxy Music    Roxy Music    1972    Island
  4. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue    Them    Them Again    1966    Decca
  5. Silence Of The Morning    The Glass Sun    7"    1971    Sin
  6. Becalmed    Brian Eno    Another Green World    1975    Island
  7. It's All Gone Quiet    The Week That Was    The Week That Was    2008    Memphis Industries
  8. Still As Stone    The Alan Bown!    Legend Of A Mind    2002    Decca
  9. Emptiness Inside    My Bloody Valentine    Feed Me With Your Kiss    1988    Creation
  10. Our Past Life    Wipers    Over The Edge    1983    Brain Eater
  11. Dedicated To You, But You Weren't Listening    Soft Machine    Volume Two    1968    ABC/Probe
  12. This Angry Silence    Television Personalities    And Don't the Kids Just Love I    1981    Rough Trade
  13. Losers Weepers, Pt. 1    Etta James    The Essential Etta James Disc 2    1993    vtwin88cube
  14. Winning a Battle, Losing the War    Minizza           
  15. Afterwards    Van der Graaf Generator    The Aerosol Grey Machine    1969    Phillips
  16. New Day Rising    Husker Du    New Day Rising    1985    SST
 

Jun 23, 2013

Protest Songs Part 4


 
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Part four of our weekly roundup of Gezi songs.
  1. Girl in the Park    Nirvana UK    All Of Us    1968    Island
  2. Independent Intavenshun    Linton Kwesi Johnson    Forces Of Vicory    1985    Island
  3. Rubber Bullets    10CC    10CC    1973    Mercury
  4. Chemical Warfare    Dead Kennedys    Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables    1980    Alternative Tentacles
  5. Happy Head    The Mighty Lemon Drops    Happy Head    1986    Chrysallis
  6. Running, Jumping, Standing Still    Spider John Koerner    Running, Jumping, Standing Still    1967    Elektra
  7. Lonely Man    Mellow Candle    Swaddling Songs    1972    Deram
  8. Still As Stone    The Alan Bown!    Legend Of A Mind    2002    Decca
  9. Could You be the One?    Hüsker Dü    Warehouse: Songs and Stories    1987    Warner
  10. Do The Standing Still    The Table    Do The Standing Still 7"    1977    Virgin
  11. I'm Standing    Rufus Lumley    7"    1966   
  12. I Don't Know Where I Stand    Fairport Convention    Fairport Convention    1968    Island
  13. Stand By Me (Bonus Track)    Gene Clark    White Light    1971    A&M
  14. Look into the air    Explosions In The Sky    How Strange, Innocence    2000    Sad Loud America
  15. Get up Stand up    Peter Tosh        2003   

Jun 16, 2013

Protest Songs Part 3

The Flys

 
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Part three of our weekly roundup of Gezi songs.
  1. Don't Stop The Carnival    Davy Graham    The Guitar Player    1963    Golden Guinea
  2. Woodstock    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young    Deja Vu    1970    Atlantic
  3. The Kids Are Alright    The Who    The Who Sings My Generation    1966    Brunswick
  4. Under Pressure (Feat. Michael Gira)    Xiu Xiu    Women As Lovers    2008    Kill Rock Stars
  5. What's The Point Of Leaving    Elmer Gantrys Velvet Opera        1968    Direction
  6. If You Leave    Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark    Pretty In Pink OST    1986    Virgin
  7. Love and A Molotov Cocktail     The Flys    Bunch of Five    1977   
  8. Second Hand News    Fleetwood Mac    Rumours    1977    Warner
  9. Rock Europeu    Fellini    O Adeus de Fellini    1985    Baratos Afins
  10. Powers of Darkness    Ronno    4th Hour of My Sleep 7"    1971    Vertigo
  11. Foreign Affairs    Eno Moebius Roedelius    After the Heat    1978    Island
  12. Don't Worry About the Government    Talking Heads    Talking Heads 77    1977    Sire
  13. Rock and Roll Doctor    Little Feat    Feats Don't Fail Me Now    1974    Warner
  14. Dez Leis (Is That Law)    Marcos Valle    Marcos Valle    1970    EMI
  15. I'm So Tired    The Beatles    The White Album    1968    Apple
  16. Standing In The Way Of Control (Original)    The Gossip    Standing In The Way Of Control    2005    Kill Rock Stars

Jun 8, 2013

Protest Songs Part 2


 
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Week two of protest play lists and I'm already scraping the bottom of the barrel.
  1. Do They Owe Us a Living    Crass    The Feeding Of The Five Thousand    1978    Crass
  2. The Trip    Kim Fowley    7"    1966    Corby
  3. Revolution    Spacemen 3    Playing With Fire    1989    Fire
  4. Blow It Up    Imitation Electric Piano    Blow It Up, Burn It Down, Kick It 'Til It Bleeds    2006    Duophonic/Drag City
  5. Trouble Every Day    The Mothers of Invention    Freak Out!    1966    Verve
  6. Beat Me 'til I'm Blue    Alan Hawkshaw    The Big Beat    1969    KPM
  7. Broken Face    The Pixies    Surfer Rosa    1988    4AD
  8. Orange Sky    Love    Da Capo    1967    Elektra
  9. Forces of Victory    Linton Kwesi Johnson    Forces Of Vicory    1985    Island
  10. News Of The World    The Jam    7"    1978    Polydor
  11. People Got To Be Free    The Young Rascals    7"    1968    Atlantic
  12. Chant    Public Image Ltd    Metal Box    1979    Virgin
  13. Sorry Somehow    Husker Du    Candy Apple Grey    1986    SST
  14. Where's The Freedom?    Subhumans    From The Cradle To The Grave    1983    Bluurg
  15. Do It    The Pink Fairies    7"    1971    Polydor

Jun 1, 2013

Protest Songs Part 1


 
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What started as a protest over the destruction of a city centre park has erupted into violece in not only Taksim Square but around the country this week. Here is a playlist that describes the events, kind of.  
  1. Parklife    Blur    Parklife    1994    Food
  2. The Trees They Do Grow High    Pentangle    Sweet Child    1968    Transatlantic
  3. I Predict A Riot    The Kaiser Chiefs    Employment    2005    B-Unique
  4. The Trumpton Riots    Half Man Half Biscuit    The Trumpton Riots    1985    Probe Plus
  5. Classical Gas    Mason Williams    The Mason Williams Phonograph Record    1968    Warner Brothers
  6. Don't Cry No Tears    Neil Young    Zuma    1975    Reprise
  7. Children Of The Revolution    T. Rex    Children Of The Revolution    1972    EMI
  8. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised    Gil Scott-Heron    The Revolution Will Not Be Televised    1974    Flying Dutchman RCA
  9. White Riot    The Clash    White Riot    1977    CBS
  10. Fite Dem Back    Linton Kwesi Johnson    Forces Of Vicory    1985    Island
  11. Street Fighting Man    The Rolling Stones    Beggar's Banquet    1968    Decca
  12. Policeman (Mono)    Caravan    Caravan    1969    Verve
  13. Breaking the Law    Judas Priest    British Steel    1980    Columbia
  14. I Fought The Law    Bobby Fuller Four    7"    1965    Mustang
  15. Babylon's Burning    The Ruts    The Crack    1979    Virgin
  16. Teen Age Riot    Sonic Youth    Daydream Nation    1988    Enigma/Blast First

May 25, 2013

Storm Force


 
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This show is dedicated to those who have been the victims of devastating storms in the Oklahoma this week.
  1. Wild is the Wind    Nina Simone    At Town Hall    1959    Colpix
  2. East Wind    Bert Jansch & John Renbourn    Bert And John    1966    Transatlantic
  3. The Wind Cries Mary    Jimi Hendrix    7"    1967    Track
  4. Windy    The Association    Windy    1967    Warner
  5. I Talk To The Wind    King Crimson    In The Court Of The Crimson King    1969    Island
  6. Feel the wind blow    Brainticket  Vandroogenbroeck    Psychonaut    1971    Bellaphon
  7. Wie der wind am ende einer strasse    Amon Düül II    Wolf City    1972    United Artists
  8. Motherly Bluster    Ghost    In Stormy Nights    2007    Drag City
  9. Shelter from the storm    Bob Dylan    Blood on the tracks    1975    Columbia
  10. Hickory Wind    The Byrds    Sweetheart Of The Rodeo    1968    Columbia
  11. Dust In The Wind    Todd Rundgren    Something/Anything?    1972    Bearsville
  12. Hurricane    Shuggie Otis    Here Comes Shuggie Otis    1970    Epic
  13. Step Into The Breeze    Spiritualized    Lazer Guided Melodies    1992    Dedicated
  14. Do the Whirlwind    Architecture in Helsinki    In Case We Die    2005   

May 22, 2013

May 18, 2013

Get it together


 
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Let's get it together people! A show about togetherness. Daw....
  1. Part Of The Union    The Strawbs    Bursting At The Seams    1973    A&M
  2. Together    Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells    Together    1964    Motown
  3. Get Yourself Together    The Small Faces    7"    1967    Immediate
  4. Sing This All Together    The Rolling Stones    Their Satanic Majesties    1967    Decca
  5. So Happy Together    The Turtles    Happy Together    1967    Warner
  6. Your Mind And We Belong Together    Love    7"    1968    Elektra
  7. Come Together    The Beatles    Abbey Road    1969    Apple
  8. Stay Together    Soul Excitement    Smile 7"        Pink Dolphin
  9. Act Together    Ron Wood    I've Got My Own Album to Do    1974    Warner
  10. Stick Together    Minnie Riperton    Stay in Love: A Romantic Journey Set to Music    1977    Epic
  11. United    Throbbing Gristle    7"    1978    Industrial
  12. Together In Electric Dreams (Electric Dreams)    Giorgio Moroder and Phil Oakey    Electric Dreams OST    1984    Virgin
  13. Together Or Alone    Sebadoh    Bakesale    1994    Sub Pop
  14. Hand In Glove    The Smiths    The Smiths    1984    Rough Trade

Songs about songs


Can's Ege Bamyasi, the pronunciation of which we deliberated over for minutes as teenagers

 
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Songs about songs is the theme this week.
  1. Cello Song    Nick Drake    Five Leaves Left    Island    1969
  2. Book Song    Fairport Convention    What We Did On Our Holidays    Island    1969
  3. Porpoise Song (Theme From "Head")    The Monkees    Head    Colgems    1968
  4. Cloud Song    The United States Of America    The United States Of America    CBS    1967
  5. Happy Love Song    Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band    Unconditionally Guaranteed    Virgin    1974
  6. Song Of Everything    Sir Douglas Quintet    Sir Douglas Quintet + 2 = [Honkey Blues]    Smash    1968
  7. Song For Insane Times    Kevin Ayers    Joy Of A Toy    Harvest    1970
  8. Concrete Song    Junior Electronics    12 in 1    Duphonic Super 45s    2008
  9. This Song    Polyrock    Polyrock    RCA    1980
  10. Herbert's Song    Krzysztof Komeda    Fearless Vampire Killers (OST)    Power Brothers    1967
  11. Pond Song    Dinosaur Jr    Bug    SST    1988
  12. Watch Song    Shellac    1000 Hurts    Touch & Go    2000
  13. Song for a Warrior (feat. Karen O)    Swans    The Seer    Young Gods    2012
  14. Sing Swan Song    Can    Ege Bamyasi    United Artists    1972

May 4, 2013

Got back

The ex-pope flying back

 
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The ex-pope flew back from the Vatican's summer residence to start his new role as whatever his new role will be (and frankly, who cares?). So, the keyword for this playlist is "back." We start off with popster Eddie Grant's first successful group The Equals and their nifty hit "Baby Come Back" then move through chronologically 19 years to another south London African British musician Linton Kwesi Johnson and his awesome "Fite Dem Back."
  1. Baby Come Back    The Equals    7"    1966    President
  2. Coming Back To Me    Jefferson Airplane    Surrealistic Pillow    1967    RCA
  3. Goin' Back    The Byrds    The Notorious Byrd Brothers    1968    Columbia
  4. Back Street    Dale Hawkins    LA, Memphis & Tyler, Texas    1969    Bell
  5. Take Me Back    Humble Pie    Town And Country    1969    Island
  6. Backsliding Fearlessly    Mott The Hoople    Mott The Hoople    1969    Island
  7. Get Back    The Beatles    Let It Be    1970    Apple
  8. ‘Til the Christ Comes Back    Bill Fay    Time of the Last Persecution    1971    Deram
  9. All My Friends Are Back Again    Al Jones    Jonesville    1972    The Village Thing
  10. Dancing Madly Backwards    Captain Beyond    Captain Beyond    1972    Capricorn
  11. Back Of a Car    Big Star    Radio City    1973    Ardent
  12. Your Mama Wants Ya Back    Betty Davis    They Say I'm Different    1974    Just Sunshine
  13. Two Steps Back    The Fall    Live At The Witch Trials    1978    Step Forward
  14. Fite Dem Back    Linton Kwesi Johnson    Forces Of Vicory    1985    Island

Apr 27, 2013

Storm force

Storm Thorgerson

 
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This week, we listen to some of the music inside the album covers designed by Storm Thorgeson and the Hipgnosis design agency he co-founded with Aubrey Powell and later Peter Christopherson of Throbbing Gristle. Some of the designs were great, some of them were quite naff.
  1. Are You Receiving Me?    XTC    Go 2    1978    Virgin
  2. He's Gonna Step On You Again    John Kongos    Kongos    1972    Dawn
  3. Solsbury Hill    Peter Gabriel    Peter Gabriel    1977    Atco
  4. No Good Trying    Syd Barrett    The Madcap Laughs    1970    Harvest
  5. The Birth    Edgar Broughton Band    Edgar Broughton Band    1971    Harvest
  6. 10538 Overture    Electric Light Orchestra    The Electric Light Orchestra    1971    Harvest
  7. Rock n Roll The Joint    Twink    Think Pink    1970    Island
  8. I'm Mandy Fly Me    10cc    How Dare You!    1976    Mercury
  9. On The Run    Pink Floyd    Dark Side of the Moon    1973    EMI
  10. Hot on the Heels of Love    Throbbing Gristle    20 Jazz Funk Greats    1979    Industrial
  11. Murdoch    Trees    On The Shore    1970    Island
  12. The Sheriff    Emerson, Lake & Palmer    Trilogy    1972    Island
  13. God Gave Rock And Roll To You    Rod Argent    In Deep    1973    Epic

Apr 22, 2013

Richie Havens 1941-2013


Singer and guitar player Richie Havens opened the Woodstock festival. He has passed.

Apr 21, 2013

Apr 20, 2013

Leo Day

This is a photograph of somewhere called the Leander Club.
 
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This week's show is dedicated to young Master Johns. He is two. You can hear him say "Bye bye" at the end of the programme.A minor technical foul up meant that this week's and last week's shows were reversed.
  1. S.F. Sorrow Is Born    The Pretty Things    S.F. Sorrow Is Born    1968    Columbia
  2. Baby    Os Mutantes    Os Mutantes    1968    Polydor
  3. Aries: The Fire    The Zodiac    Cosmic Sounds    1967    Elektra
  4. Maybe I'm A Leo    Deep Purple    Machine Head    1972    EMI
  5. Reelin In The Years    Steely Dan    Can't Buy A Thrill    1973    ABC
  6. Come Sing Me A Happy Song...    Bert Jansch    Birthday Blues    1969    Transatlantic
  7. Son Of My Father    Chicory Tip     7"    1972    CBS
  8. Every Mothers Son    Humble Pie    Town And Country    1969    Immediate
  9. Double Barrel 007    Dave And Ansel Collins    7"        Techniques
  10. Jump    Van Halen    7"    1983    Warner
  11. Little Girl    Syndicate Of Sound    Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era, Vol. 2    1966    Rhino
  12. I Love You    Spacemen 3    Recurring    2000    Fire
  13. Leander    William Duckworth    Southern Harmony        
  14. Celebration Day    Led Zeppelin    Led Zeppelin III    1970    Atlantic
  15. Happy Birthday    Altered Images    7"    1982    

Apr 13, 2013

Weekender


A scene from Jean-Luc Goddard's "Week-end"


 
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This week on TUWSJ, we celebrate the weekend. That is all.
  1. Friday On My Mind    The Easybeats    Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire And Beyond    1966    Liberty
  2. Gramme Friday    The Fall    Grotesque (After the Gramme)    1980   
  3. Friday Night    Dennis Wilson    Pacific Ocean Blue    1977    Caribou
  4. Friday Night, Saturday Morning     The Specials        2010   
  5. Drive In Saturday    David Bowie    Aladdin Sane    1973    ÜberStandard - UberNet.org
  6. Saturday Sun    Nick Drake    Five Leaves Left    1969    Island
  7. Baron Saturday    The Pretty Things    S.F. Sorrow Is Born    1968    Columbia
  8. A Sunday Kind Of Love    Etta James    The Essential Etta James       
  9. Sunday Morning Coming Down    Kris Kristopfferson    Kristofferson    1970    Monument
  10. Sunday Morning    Velvet Underground    The Velvet Underground & Nico    1967    Verve
  11. Sunday morning    Margo Guryan    Take A Picture    1968    Oglio
  12. Sunday Papers    Joe Jackson    Look Sharp!    1979    A&M
  13. Pleasant Valley Sunday    The Monkees        1967    RCA
  14. Everyday is Like Sunday    Morrissey    Bona Drag    1990    RCA
  15. Song for a Warrior (feat. Karen O)    Swans    The Seer    2012    Young Gods

Mar 30, 2013

Man songs


 
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As a riposte to the programme about women, here is a playlist of songs about men. Most of the songs come from an era in which manliness and music were under close scrutiny, and the results are inconclusive.
  1. I'm A Man (Bo Diddly)    The Yardbirds    Five Live Yardbirds    1964    Colombia
  2. When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)    The Beach Boys    The Beach Boys Today!    1965    Capitol
  3. Midnight To Six Man    The Pretty Things    Midnight To Six Man 7"    1966    Fontana
  4. Painter Man    The Creation    We Are Painter Men    1967    Hit-Ton
  5. I'm A Man    The Spencer Davis Group    7"    1967    Fontana
  6. Indian Rope Man    Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity    Streetnoise    1969    Marmalade
  7. Magic Man (Mono)    Caravan    Caravan    1969    Verve
  8. Laughing Man    Bill Fay    Time of the Last Persecution    1971    Deram
  9. No Man's Land    Syd Barrett    The Madcap Laughs    1970    Harvest
  10. Yesterday Man     Robert Wyatt    Yesterday Man 7"    1974    Virgin
  11. Man is not a bird    Broadcast    Ha Ha Sound    2003    Warp
  12. Tailor Man (Bonus)    The United States Of America    The United States Of America    1967    CBS
  13. Tango Whiskeyman    Can    Soundtracks    1970    Liberty
  14. Hey Man    Spacemen 3    Sound Of Confusion    1986    Fire
  15. The World's Strongest Man    Scott Walker    Scott 4    1969    Phillips
  16. Secret Agent Man    Johnny Rivers    Secret Agent Man 7"    1966    Imperial
  17. This Charming Man    The Smiths    The Smiths    1984    Rough Trade

Mar 23, 2013

Men on women

 
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Due to a technical cock-up, this programme was intended for broadcast to coincide with international women's day.so, here instead is an impotent playlist of songs about women sung by men, to contrast with the show of songs about women sung by men.
  1. Kind Hearted Woman Blues    Robert Johnson    78 rpm    1936    Vocalion
  2. Psychedelic Woman    Honny & The Bees Band    Ghana Soundz    2002    Soundway
  3. Put That Woman Down    John Leach    7"    1965    Lawn
  4. Moody Woman    Jerry Butler    7"    1969    Mercury
  5. Action Woman    The Litter    7"    1967    Scotty
  6. Cellophane Woman    The Sopwith Camel    The Sopwith Camel    1967    Kama Sutra
  7. Dark-Eyed Woman    Spirit    Clear    1969    Epic
  8. Mountain Woman    The Kinks    Muswell Hillbillies    1971    Pye
  9. Kentucky Woman    Neil Diamond    7"    1967    Bang
  10. Do Right Woman    The Flying Burrito Brothers    The Gilded Palace Of Sin    1969    A&M
  11. Soulful Woman (bonus track)    Sir Douglas Quintet    Sir Douglas Quintet + 2 = [Honkey Blues]    1968    Smash
  12. Oh Woman, Oh Why    Paul McCartney    Ram    1971    Apple
  13. Sossity, You're A Woman    Jethro Tull    Benefit     1970    Island
  14. Nowadays A Woman's Gotta' Hit A Man    Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band    Clear Spot    1972    Reprise
  15. Obirin African (Woman of Africa)    Afro-Drum Ensemble/Art Blakey    The African Beat    1962    Blue Note
  16. A Woman Like You    Bert Jansch    Birthday Blues    1969    Transatlantic

Mar 16, 2013

Newroz


 
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This week we celebrate the Kurdish new year Newroz with some key words provided by Mrs Johns who is off down to the southeast to cover the events. We also close the programme with a tribute to Alvin Lee, the guitarist of Ten Years After, who sadly passed this week. Farewell.
  1. New Rose    The Damned    Damned Damned Damned    1977    Stiff
  2. The Fire    Television    Adventure    1978    Elektra
  3. St. Elmo's Fire    Brian Eno    Another Green World    1975    Island
  4. Jump into the Fire    Harry Nilsson    Nilsson Schmilsson    1971    RCA
  5. Vehicle    The Ides Of March    Tour Of Duty 3        
  6. Ides Of March    John Cale & Terry Riley    Church Of Anthrax    1970    Columbia
  7. Do The March    George & Greer    The Goldwax Story. Vol.03        Kent - 335
  8. Marching there and back (theme to Screentest)    Syd Dale    TV Themes    1970    
  9. The Old Spring Town    The High Llamas    Can Cladders    2007    Duophonic
  10. Springtime Promises    Pentangle    Basket Of Light    1969    Transatlantic
  11. Silver Springs    Fleetwood Mac    Rumours [Expanded & Remastered] CD1    2004    
  12. Falling In Love    American Spring    It's Not That Bad    1973    Columbia
  13. Spring any day now    Fred Frith    Gravity    1980    Ralph
  14. Hear Me Calling [Single Version]    Ten Years After    Hear Me Calling 7"    1969    Decca

Mar 9, 2013

Bang the drum


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We're down in the dumps today and so we're listening to the same old blues again. Well, we're not actually depressed, but we are listening to playlist with blue as a theme.
  1. Blue Bones    John Renbourn    John Renbourn    1965    Transatlantic
  2. Blues For The Muse    Incredible String Band    The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The Onion    1967    Elektra
  3. Blues Tomorrow    Abaddon    7"    1969    Golden Voice
  4. Blue Wednesday Speaks    Abstract Truth    Totum    1971   
  5. Blue Ridge Mountains    Townes Van Zandt    High, Low and In Between    1972    Tomato
  6. Blue Jeans And Moonbreams    Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band    Blue Jeans And Moonbeams    1974    Virgin
  7. Blue Rosebuds    The Residents    Duck Stab/Buster & Glen    1977    Ralph
  8. Blue Thunder    Galaxie 500    On Fire    1989    Rough Trade
  9. Blue Rhythm Festival    Piero Piccioni    Easy Tempo Vol. 1:  A Cinematic Easy Listening Experience    1997    Easy Tempo
  10. Blue Monday    New Order    Blue Monday 12"    2001   
  11. Blue Note    Alan Hawkshaw    Mo'Hawk    2003    KPM
  12. Blue Honey    Pop Levi    The Return To Form Black Magick Party    2007    Counter
  13. Why Are We Sleeping?    Soft Machine    The Soft Machine    1968    ABC/Probe

Mar 2, 2013

On the Run


 
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On the run this week through the annals of my record collection. Have we done this programme before? I think the song On the Run used a VCS3 pictured above. If not, here's a cool picture of a VCS3.
  1. Run For Your Life    The Beatles    Rubber Soul    Parlophone    1965 
  2. Blues Run The Game    Jackson C Frank    Jackson C Frank    Columbia    1965 
  3. Keep On Running    The Spencer Davis Group    Keep On Running 7"    Fontana    1965 
  4. Run Run Run    The Who    A Quick One    Reaction    1966 
  5. Running, Jumping, Standing Still    Spider John Koerner    Running, Jumping, Standing Still    Elektra    1967 
  6. Run Run Run    The Velvet Underground    White Light White Heat    Verve    1967 
  7. I'm Gonna Run Away From You    Tami Lynn    7"    Atlantic    1971 
  8. Running Gun Blues    David Bowie    The Man Who Sold The World    RCA    1972 
  9. Money Runner    Quincy Jones    Dollars (OST)    Polydor    1972 
  10. Long Distance Runaround    Yes    Fragile    Atlantic    1972 
  11. On The Run    Pink Floyd    Dark Side of the Moon    EMI    1973 
  12. I'll Come Running    Brian Eno    Another Green World    Island    1975 
  13. Running Back    Thin Lizzy    Jailbreak    Vertigo    1976 
  14. Run Paint Run Run    Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band    Doc at the Radar Station    Virgin    1980 
  15. Runaways    XTC    English Settlement    Virgin    1982 
  16. Run    Spiritualized    Lazer Guided Melodies    Dedicated    1992 
  17. Ridge runner reel    The Sadies    tremendous efforts    Bloodshot    2001

 

Feb 23, 2013

Kinds of blue

Detail of Blue by Yves Klien

 
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We're down in the dumps today and so we're listening to the same old blues again. Well, we're not actually depressed, but we are listening to playlist with blue as a theme.
  1. Blue Bones    John Renbourn    John Renbourn    1965    Transatlantic
  2. Blues For The Muse    Incredible String Band    The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The Onion    1967    Elektra
  3. Blues Tomorrow    Abaddon    7"    1969    Golden Voice
  4. Blue Wednesday Speaks    Abstract Truth    Totum    1971   
  5. Blue Ridge Mountains    Townes Van Zandt    High, Low and In Between    1972    Tomato
  6. Blue Jeans And Moonbreams    Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band    Blue Jeans And Moonbeams    1974    Virgin
  7. Blue Rosebuds    The Residents    Duck Stab/Buster & Glen    1977    Ralph
  8. Blue Thunder    Galaxie 500    On Fire    1989    Rough Trade
  9. Blue Rhythm Festival    Piero Piccioni    Easy Tempo Vol. 1:  A Cinematic Easy Listening Experience    1997    Easy Tempo
  10. Blue Monday    New Order    Blue Monday 12"    2001   
  11. Blue Note    Alan Hawkshaw    Mo'Hawk    2003    KPM
  12. Blue Honey    Pop Levi    The Return To Form Black Magick Party    2007    Counter
  13. Why Are We Sleeping?    Soft Machine    The Soft Machine    1968    ABC/Probe

Feb 16, 2013

Around the World


 
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Take a trip around the world this week as we listen to songs with countries in the the title. It's not rocket science.
  1. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)    The Beatles    Rubber Soul    Parlophone    1965
  2. Denmark Street    The Kinks    Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround    Pye    1970
  3. Dutch Courage    Rapeman    Two Nuns and a Pack Mule    Touch & Go    1989
  4. French Film Blurred    Wire    Chairs Missing    Harvest    1978
  5. Spanish Stroll     Mink De Ville    Cabretta    Capitol    1977
  6. Twilight In Turkey    Stuff Smith    52nd Street Swing: New York In The '30s    GRP    1994
  7. Armenia City in the Sky    The Who    The Who Sell Out    Track    1967
  8. From Russia With Love    The John Barry Orchestra with Matt Monroe    From Russia With Love (OST)    United Artists    1963
  9. Haitian Fight Song (Studio Version)    Pentangle    Sweet Child    Transatlantic    1968
  10. Indian Rope Man    Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity    Streetnoise    Marmalade    1969
  11. Deutsch Nepal    Amon Düül II    Wolf City    United Artists    1972
  12. Red China Blues    Miles Davis    Get Up With It    CBS    1974
  13. Turning Japanese    The Vapors    New Clear Days    United Artists    1980
  14. Egyptian Tomb    Mighty Baby    Mighty Baby        1969
  15. Colombian Necktie    Big Black    Songs About Fucking    Blast First    1987
  16. Brasilliance    Duke Ellington & His Orchestra    Latin American Suite    Fantasy    1968