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Thursday, April 30, 2015

On the Wire - October 1984

On the Wire still keeps a paper based archive of old playlists, but not scrupulously archived! Here's the fifth show track list from October 1984, the guest were Depeche Mode who were playing at Blackburn King George's Hall on the Sunday evening. A little research provides no clues as to what BBC Radio 1 was up to at the time, but at least here's John Peel's Festive 50 from 1984 to compare and contrast! Any additions to our archive, especially cassette recordings of old shows, are always welcome!


Upsetter - Colder Weather
Billy Prager - Do It Bop
Herbie Hancock - Metal Beat
Voice of Authority - Stopping and Starting
Test Department - Kick to Kill
Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution will not be Televised
Double Dee and Stenski - Lesson Two
DJ Red Alert - Hop Hop on Wax Vol.2
Jalal/DST - Mean Machine Chant
Hard Corps - Respirer (to Breathe)
Flying Lizards - Machine Sex
Mark Stewart & the Mafia - Slave of Love
Anthony More - Industrial Drums
Force MDs - All Night Long
400 Blows - Conscience
Keith le Blanc - I'm Going Out
Conspiracy International - Hammerhouse
Freddie + the Flying Vicars - No other baby / dub
Shreekback - Cloud of Nails
Whodini - Esacpe Acapella
DST - Why is is Fresh Megamix II
Fonda Rae - Tuch Me (Breakers Mix)

Depeche Mode (Dave/Martin/Alan/Andy) - Interview & tracks

Citadels - When I woke up this morning
Depeche Mode - Are people people? / Something to do / It doesn't
matter / Blasphemous rumours

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Playlist - 25th April 2015

World Premier for William Basinski's "The Deluge"


 BBC IPlayer Radio

On the Wire - 25th April 2015 by Otwradio on Mixcloud

 Dub Syndicate - Ravi Shankar No.1 (China mix) – Leghorn
Africans with Mainframes - Vibrations from the Serengeti II – Soul
Jazz Records
Black Zone Myth Chant - Two stars, no cross - Editions Gravats
Francis Bebey – Sahel – Born Bad Records
Debruit - Desert dream – ICI pre-release
Radio Niger - Moussa Poussy Galore! – Sublime Frequencies
Fadimoutou Wallet Inamoud – Ilana – Sahel Sounds
Ata Kak – Adagya – Awesome Tapes from Africa
Mbongwana Star – Kala – World Circuit pre-release
William Basinski - The deluge – Temporary Residence pre-release
jd meatyard - We'll always have New York - Probe Plus
Today, they are Older - From Finland with Love (feat. Paris Taylor) -
Sunbird Records
Red Snapper - Wonky Bikes - Lo Recordings
Vuurwerk - Lux - Lo Recordings
John Renbourn - The wildest pig in captivity - Transatlantic Records
Ryley Walker - On the banks of the old Kishwaukee – Dead Oceans
Kakai Kilonzo - Mama Sofia Pt.1 – No Wahala Sounds
Thomas Mapfumo - Revolutionary songs (Thomas Mapfumo speaks)
Thomas Mapfumo - Nyoka musango (The snake in the forest) - Rock Paper
Scissors pre-release
Ayuune Sule - What a man can do a woman can do more better – Makkum

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Action Records Documentary

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Playlist - 18th April 2015

BBC IPlayer Radio

Dub Syndicate - Ravi Shankar No.1 (China mix) – Leghorn
Tiqur Anbessa meets Kibir La Amlak - Samora Machel dub – Kibir-La-Amlak
U Roy - Daddy U Roy intro – VP records
Prince Jammy - A dub of ice and fire – VP records
Chief Checker – Possibility – Superfly Records
Mystic Foundation – Instruments - Reggae Archive Records
Frankie Paul - King Champion – Greensleeves
Michael Prophet - Love & unity – Greensleeves
Lee Perry - Hello telephone – Tuff Scout
Siobohn McAndrew talks to Lee Perry at Manchester, Band on the Wall
Ronnie Davis - Make haste – Horus
Brigadier Jerry - Pirate Columbus – Uprising
Uprising All Stars - Rasses in dub – Uprising
Justin Hinds & the Dominoes - Carry go bring come (Rocksteady version)
– Duke Reid
King Sporty - For our desire – Duke Reid
Quantic - Spark It feat. Shinehead - Tru Thoughts
Kellar - Shining Sun Makes a Dwelling in the Sky - Foolproof Projects
Naut - Emotioning - Sunbird
Axel Krygier- Changarin - Crammed Discs cram
Junior Roy - Tuff like we – Jahtari
Maffi - Tuff like we version – Jahtari
Roger Robinson - Smash and scatteration – Jahtari
Little Roy - Right now – Tuff Scout
Puraman - I & I Rasta – Tuff Scout
Mungo's HiFi ft. Charlie P - Music politics – Scotch Bonnet
Mungo's HiFi ft. Mr. Williamz - Give thanks to Jah – Scotch Bonnet
Mungo's HiFi ft. Blackout JA - Freedom come – Scotch Bonnet
Mungo's HiFi ft. - Imitators riddim – Scotch Bonnet

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Ajay and Shackleton

(please)HELP(me) - Cuckold Brothers

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - October 4, 1972

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Playlist - 11th April 2015 - Funkology

BBC IPlayer Radio

Be Be Winans and the Clark Sisters - Dance (Louie Vega Mix) - Promo
Honey Comb Music - Train to Mexico (Josh Milan Mix) - Promo
The Tramps - Can we come together (Joey Negro Mix) - Promo
The Four Tops - The Show Must Go On - ABC
Chic - I'll be There - Promo
Gilles Peterson feat. Sonzeira with Marcos Valle - America Latina (Nicola Conte Mix) - Promo
Vadou Game - Pas Contente - Promo
KutiMan & Karolina - Music is ruling my world (OpolopO Mix) - Promo
Andy Madhatter - Lee Perry Interview -
Dawn Tallman - Wade in the Water - Honey Comb Music
O'Donelle Levy - Freedom and Good Times - White Label
Walter Murphy - Afternoon of Faun - Private Stock
Redd-Holt Unlimited - Do it Baby - Paula
Don Corey Washington - Praise my maker -  Promo
Tim Maia - Put it together - EMI
Totured Soul - Hot for your Love Tonight  - Dome
The Movers - Soweto Disco - Strut
Conversion feat. Leroy Burgess - Let's Do It (Louie Vega Mix) - Nervous

Ultimate Breaks & Beats


Saturday, April 04, 2015

Playlist - 4th April 2015

BBC IPlayer Radio

Dub Syndicate – Ravi Shankar No.1 (China mix) – Leghorn
Tapes meets the Drums of Wareika Hill Sounds - Datura mystic - Honest Jons Records

Tribute to Prince Buster: Voice of the People - the Ska Years Pt.2

Prince Buster - Voice of the People: the Ska Years Part Two
Prince Buster - Independence 1965 – Blue Beat
Prince Buster - Deliverance Must Come – Prince Buster ‎(no number)
Prince Buster All Stars - Seven Wonders of the World – Soulsville
Prince Buster’s All Stars - Ali Shuffle – Rock A Shacka
Prince Buster All Stars - Linger On – Prince Buster
Prince Buster All Stars - Al Capone – Blue Beat
Prince Buster All Stars - One Step Beyond – Blue Beat
Prince Buster - Don’t Throw Stones – Blue Beat
Prince Buster - Madness – Blue Beat
Prince Buster - I’ll Wear My Crown – Drum & Bass Records
Prince Buster & Zoot Simms - Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later than You Think) – Prince Buster
Prince Buster - Ten Commandments – Blue Beat
Prince Buster All Stars - African Blood – Prince Buster
Prince Buster - Time Longer Than Rope – Blue Beat
Prince Buster – Drunkard’s Psalm (Words of Wisdom) – Blue Beat
Prince Buster & his Torch Lighters - They Got to Go – Prince Buster

Thanks to the irreplaceable Mr Noel Hawks for the selections

Tod Dockstader - Jigjag/Floating up - Mordant Music
Tod Dockstader - Voicetrain - Sub Rosa
The Kuhls - A Woman is Like a Man - Tip Top Recordings
White Noise Sound - Do It Again - Rocket Girl Records
Belleruche - Wasted Time - Tru Thoughts
Dizz1 - Real Bad Gyal feat. Warrior Queen - Tru Thoughts
Blind Willie Johnson - John the Revelator - Iris Music
Bert Jansch – Blackwaterside – Earth Recordings https://bertjansch.bandcamp.com/
MacGillivray - Watergaw - Hundred Acre Recordings
New Composers - Waltz in a distance - Psychonavigation
Anna Caragnano & Donato Dozzi - Starcloud - Spectrum Spools
Tangtype - Xpokin – Humpty Dumpty Records
Natural Magic - Playa los Muertos – Boomarm Nation