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Monday, December 27, 2010

R.I.P. The Cap 1941 - 2010

On New Year's Day 2011 On the Wire will
broadcast a special tribute to the man featured
more than any other artist on the programme,
despite recording his last album in 1982.
His passing will never dim the memory of his

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Playlist - 18th December 2010

Best audio quality (IPlayer)

The Granville Williams Orchestra – Santa Claus is ska-ing to town – Trojan
The Four Seasons – Santa Claus is coming to town - Vee Jay
Half Pint – Christmas vibes – Studio One
Horace Andy – Christmas time – Studio One
Johnnie Allan – It’s Christmas in Louisiana – Rhino
Bob Dylan – The night before Christmas
Poly Styrene – Black Christmas - poly-styrene.com
Cotton Top Mountain Sanctified Singers – Christ was born on Christmas morn – Dust-to-Digital
R2D2 – We wish you a merry Christmas - RSO Records (Jon Bonjovi!!!)
Wyatt, Atzon, Stephen - What a wonderful world – Domino
Trembling Bells with Mike Heron – Feast of Stephen - Honest Jon's Records
Foster Manganyi – Tintsumi - Honest Jon's Records
Salumi – Merry Christmas Mr.Sun – Shanshui mp3
Cornershop ft. Bubbley Kaur – The United Provinces of India -
www.cornershop.com mp3
Terror Danjah – Story ending – Hyperdub
Rhys Chatham (with Glenn Branca, Nina Canal and Wharton Tiers – Guitar
trio (live 5/1979) – Tellus
The Skyywalker Crew (MC Twist, LeJuan Love, Anquette, & 2 Live Crew) - It's Christmas
The Fall - Christmastide
The Go-Gos - I'm Gonna Spend My Christmas With a Dalek
Basement Five - The Last White Christmas
Suns of Arqa - All you need is dub - Arka
The Peggy Lee Band - All I Really Want to do - Drip Audio
Love - Alone again or - Elektra
Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Talk to Me of Mendocino - Rykodisc
The Fallen by Watch Bird - Whispers of Winter - Bird
Thee Oh Sees - I was Denied - In the Records
Darlene Love - Christmas (Baby Please) -
Half Man Half Biscuit - Cliche to be cynical at Christmas
KITT - Kitt saves Christmas

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New Laurent Janneau mix of
Yunnan field recordings at the
excellent discrepant.net/

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Playlist - 11th December 2010 - Funkology

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Quincy Jones - Poppy Girls - EMI
The Ambassadors - I Ain't Got the lOve - BBE
The Neville Brothers - Sister Rosa - A&M
Fonzi Thorton ft Chic - I'll Change my Game - Atlantic
Asford & Simpson - It Seems to Hang - Warner Brothers
Eric Benet ft. Eddie Levert - Paid - Reprise
Little Benny & Masters - Who Comes to Boogie (US Remix) Re-edit - Elecktra
Missy Dee & the Melody Crew - Missy Missy Dee - Numero Group
Moe Kuffman - Rocks - Janus - JXS-
Twilight Firm ft Donna Gardier - Where's the pleasure Gone - White Label
Kleer - You did it again - Atlantic
Bloodstone - Bloodstone's Party - Funky Town Grooves
Dillinger - Disco Freak - A & M
R-Kelly - Not Feelin' the Love - Jive
Gene Harris - As - Square Records
Nina Simone, Simone, Laura, Izibor, Ledisi - Four Women
Gregory Issacs - Slave Master - Third World
Gregory Issacs - Love is over due - Feelgood
Mirco Wave - Instant Replay - Rhino
Faith Evans - Worth It - E-One
Indispensible archive @ www.ubu.com


Friday, December 10, 2010

Follow that man! Enrico's gigs. W/c 13/12/10.

Tues 14th Dec. Stuart McCallum. Matt and Phred's. M/c. Straight ahead jazz from a member of Ninja Tune outfit, the Cinematic Orchestra.
Wed 15th Dec. Orange Goblin.Sound Control, M/c. Uk's best stoner metal band.
Thurs 16th Dec. John Renbourne and Johnny Dickinson. Green Room, M/c. Medieval madrigals, a bit of sitar and bottle neck steel guitar thrown in.
Friday 17th Dec. Acoustic Ladyland. Band on the Wall, M/c.One of the punk/jazz combo's final shows. They are sacking it off before the end of 10.
Sat 18th Dec. King's Arms, Salford. JD Meatyard and Sonnenberg. Two of Probe Plus's current acts. JD Meatyard fronted by John Donaldson ex Calvin Party. Also appearing, Cradle FC  from Rotterdam!
Sunday 19th Dec. Harmonica Day 2. Band on the Wall, M/c. Workshop in the afternoon from 2. Lots of puffing and blowing in the evening.
Mon 20th Dec.Hold the Cadeaux Part 1. The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool. Three of Liverpool's best new bands. Acts TBC.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Enrico La Rocca. Tells you where to get off W/c 6/12/2010.

Tues 7th Dec. Trembling Bells/ Dan Heywoods New Hawks. Yorkshire House, Lancaster.
Folk rock as it used to be.
Wed 8th Dec. The Sadies.ACE Centre, Nelson, Lancs.Canadian masters of a variety of styles from country to garage rock. The best gig in Nelson since the Imp burned down.
Thurs 9th Dec. Rangda. Guitar heavy underground supergroup features Richard Bishop from Sun City Girls/ Sublime Frequencies. AlsoHowling Rain, 70's styled rock with members of Comets on Fire and Sunburned Hand of the Man.
Fri 10th Dec. Wooden Ships/ Frankie Rose and the Outs. St Philips Church Salford.Directly after at 11pm across the road at the Islington Mill, you can see Wooden Ships side project Moon Duo for a quid.
Sat 11th Dec.Villagers. Subtle, Irish, eerie folk.The Kazimer, L'pool.
Sun 12th Dec. Truman's Water. Islington Mill, Salford.
Mon 13th Dec.The Vaccines. 53 Degrees, Presto.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Playlist - 4th December 2010

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Solomonic Serenade Part Two

The Wailers – Trod On – Solomonic
The Wailers - Arabs Oil Weapon – Solomonic
The Wailers – Dub’d Version (Arabs Oil Weapon) – Solomonic
Amagideon – Bunny Wailer – Black Heart Man – Solomonic
Peter Tosh Solomonic Reggae Star – Anti Apartheid – Solomonic
The Wailers – Battering Down Sentence – Solomonic
The Wailers – Reincarnated Soul* – Island
Bunny Wailer – Rasta Man – Solomonic
Bunny Wailer – Rasta Man (Dub D’sco) – Dub D’sco – Solomonic
Bunny Wailers – Love Fire – Solomonic
Bunny Wailers – Lover’s Version – Solomonic 12” (Jamaica)
Bunny Wailer – Rise And Shine* – Solomonic 12” (UK)
Bunny Wailer – Back To School – Solomonic

All tracks Jamaican seven inch singles unless stated
Selected by the Rt. Honorable Harry Hawkshead

Rustie - Neko - Warp
Mora Stewart - OK IKumi - Distraction
Bang On! - Hands High - Big Dada
Karl Phillips & The Midnight Ramblers - Pink Champagne - Medical Records
Paris Suit Yourself - Lost My Girl - Big Dada
Casino Zone - I need to speak to Sammy
I-Roy - Black Man - Trojan
John Holt - Ali Baba - Tojan
Lady Saw - I've Got Your Man - Sequence
Papi Rankins - Gasolina - EMI
Squarepusher presents Shobaleader One:d'Demonstrator - Megazine
- Warp
SBTRKT - Step in Shadows / Look at Stars - Young Turks
Catalepsia - Untitled 2 - Metis Recordings
Future Beat Alliance - Mourning - Tresor