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Imaginary Test Card

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Wireshaker-Imaginary Test Card

The soundtrack to an early 70’s August afternoon during the school summer holiday when rain’s stopped play at Old Trafford, Trent Bridge or Edgebaston.
Boredom recollected in tranquillity.
The raw material of psychedelia (congas, fuzz bass, Fender Rhodes pianos, guitars adapted to sound like sitars) refracted through a middle-aged swinging suburban prism.
Sounds of summer…

1 enoch light & brass menagerie-season of the witch
2 syd dale-portobello market
3 johnny pearson-delhi discotheque
4 gunter noras-gemini
5 the ted heath orchestra-light my fire
6 bert kaempfert-never my love
7 ken woodman & his piccadilly brass-town talk
8 john schroeder-the main chance
9 the keith mansfield orchestra-soul thing
10 the mike cotton sound-soul serenade
11 houston person-soul dance
12 tony osbourne’s three brass buttons-brass ’n’ ivory
13 dick welter-hacienda happening
14 tony hatch-spanish charade
15 bama winds-spanish grease
16 xylos inc-walk on by
17 julius rechter & the baja marimba band-flyin’ high
18 alan tee-light flight
19 the fontana concert orchestra-too much of nothing
20 james clarke-double take
21 sounds orchestral-image
22 brian bennett-chameleon

GOSPELESQUE

WIRESHAKER- GOSPELESQUE

1 And as the third decade of their strivings and wanderings approached, the children of the tribe of Elvis who was to them the King, began to weary of their wicked ways and question the direction of their travel.
2 Some demanded a return to the purer time of The King and his court saying “Eugene of Vincent needed not a sitar”. But they were few in number and their strictures held no great sway.
3 Howbeit more sought a renewed acquaintance with the Celestial Father, He before whom even The King genuflected, through the vessel of music composed by sons and daughters of captivity to hymn His praises and lighten their burdens.
4 And even those who, in their hearts, acknowledged not the existence of the Father did behold the fervour with which the sons and daughters of captivity, true believers all,  comported their lives and perceived an emotional honesty therein.
5 So it came to pass that many children of The King did lay aside instruments of the Orient and gather unto themselves products of the organ-makers of Hammond and surround themselves with choirs summoned from the Nubian plains in emulation of those earlier hymns of praise.
6 And as the years of nineteen hundred and three-score became the years of nineteen hundred three-score and ten, many recordings bearing witness to this new-found revelation were issued.
7 And those who encountered the recordings heard that they were good.
8 And even though the children of the tribe of Elvis would beget generations ripe to fall into apostasy and revive the wicked ways of old, the spirit suffusing those recordings would forever tumble through the years, yea even unto the final days of the twentieth century. And beyond…

1.BEAVER & KRAUSE-WALKIN’ BY THE RIVER
2 BELL & ARC-HIGH PRIEST OF MEMPHIS
3 SPOOKY TOOTH-HANGMAN HANG MY SHELL ON A TREE
4 LEON RUSSELL-HUMMINGBIRD
5 MELANIE & THE EDWIN HAWKING SINGERS-LAY DOWN (CANDLES IN THE RAIN)
6 DENNIS WILSON-RIVER SONG
7 GENE CLARK-LIFE’S GREATEST FOOL
8 JIMMY CLIFF-CAN’T STOP WORRYING, CAN’T STOP LOVING
9 BOBBIE GENTRY-GLORY HALLELUJAH HOW THEY’LL SING
10 LULU-SWEEP AROUND YOUR OWN BACK DOOR
11 CLIFF RICHARD-THROW DOWN A LINE
12 BLISS-I HEAR YOU CALL
13 DAVID BOWIE-WIN
14 SPIRITUALIZED-I THINK I’M IN LOVE
15 CARLA BLEY-THE LORD IS LISTENING TO YA HALLELUJAH

MODERNISM

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MODERNISM.

Belmondo’s Borsalino,
Crisp green shirt like Miles.
Croissants and cappuccino,
Latest Italian styles.
Canary-yellow Vespa,
Suzette’s riding pillion.
Clean living under pressure,
Black bombers by the million.
Flamingo for an all-nighter,
A new Jamaican rhythm.
60’s are gonna be brighter,
The age of Modernism. Wireshaker.

1 MARK MURPHY-MILESTONES
2 JOHNNY LYTLE-SELIM
3 KRZYSZTOF KOMEDA-CHERRY
4 LAMBERT, HENDRICKS & ROSS-MR P.C
5 ART BLAKEY-NO PROBLEM
6 CANNONBALL ADDERLEY-THIS HERE
7 JIMMY DREW-BABY LOU
8 TUBBY HAYES-LADY E
9 VIC FELDMAN QUARTET-A TASTE OF HONEY
10 MOSE ALLISON- YOUNG MAN BLUES
11 RED PRICE & BLUE BEATS ROARIN’
12 THE TRIUMPHS-BURNT BISCUITS
13 SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES-MICKY’S MONKEY
14 THE MARVELETTES- I’LL KEEP ON HOLDING ON
15 EDDIE HOLLAND-LEAVING HERE
16 JIMMY MCGRIFF-ALL ABOUT MY GIRL
17 PHIL UPCHURCH COMBO-YOU CAN’T SIT DOWN (PT.1)
18 THE OLYMPICS-THE BOUNCE
19 OWEN GRAY-PLEASE LET ME GO
20 BABA BROOKS ORCHESTRA-WATERMELON MAN
21 THE GRAHAM BOND ORGANISATION-WADE IN THE WATER (VERS.1)
22 ZOOT MONEY’S BIG ROLL BAND-GET ON THE RIGHT TRACK BABY
23 GEORGIE FAME & THE BLUE FLAMES-WORK SONG (LIVE)

FOR MORE OF THE 60’S/MODS-SEE ALSO ‘MODERNIST TO MOD’, ‘ALL THAT JAZZ’ AND A FEW OF THE SOUL/SKA & ROCKSTEADY PLAYLISTS.

BASING STREET PINKS

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BASING STREET PINKS

When Christopher Percy Gordon Blackwell returned to England from Jamaica in 1962, he came equipped with good-looks and easy charm, the self-confidence and network of contacts that are the primary benefits from being educated at a major British public school (Harrow), the financial safety net of belonging to both the Crosse & Blackwell tinned food and Appleton Rum dynasties and a solid first-hand grounding in the cut-throat practices of the Jamaican record industry.
His next couple of years were spent shuttling between London and Birmingham in a Mini Cooper, hustling deals to supply record shops serving the recently-arrived Caribbean communities the latest sounds from their (and his) homeland. They would appear on Blackwell’s own label, Island Records.
In 1967 he was swift to recognise the significance of a new, young, affluent and musically omnivorous demographic, happy to buy LPs as avidly as their younger siblings bought singles. Overnight, Island’s policy shifted. They continued to distribute Jamaican recordings, but from now on, the priority would be focused on home-grown “underground” or “progressive” artists who would be encouraged to release their wares on beautifully pressed and packaged albums. (Christopher’s apprenticeship may have been served in the ghettos of Kingston, but his role models were the gentlemanly likes of Ahmet Ertegun at Atlantic and Elektra’s Jac Holtzman; fellows who appreciated quality and demanded that products bearing their name should reflect that).
To indicate this change, a new label design was unveiled. Uniquely, it would be a fetching shade of pink. As pink as a new dawn; as pink as the innocently shining faces of the young acts Island would sign and make its fortune from….

1 quintessence-notting hill gate
2 bama winds-dealer
3 kim fowled-the trip
4 peter sarstedt-mary jane
5 them-gloria’s dream
6 chords five-universal vagrant
7 art-african thing
8 jethro till-love story
9 wonder k frog-turn on your love light
10 traffic-medicated goo
11 ray cameron-doing my time
12 nirvana-oh! what a performance
13 fairport convention-autopsy
14 if-what did i say about the box jack (edit)
15 king crimson-cat food
16 white noise-love without sound
17 john marten-rolling home
18 spontaneous music ensemble-karyobin pt.1 (excerpt)
19 roxy music-remake/remodel

Lou’s Soundtrack

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SOUNDTRACK #5
(Lou’s)

WE CONTINUE WITH OUR SOUNDTRACK/MOVIE SERIES THIS WEEK, WITH ANOTHER GUEST MIX, MOVIE & MUSIC LOVER (& ANOTHER ONE OF THE ORIGINAL FOLK TO DROP IN ON THE EARLY DTB SESSIONS)- LOU CHIPS IN HERE, WITH A FEW OF HIS FAVOURITE SELECTIONS FROM THE BIG SCREEN.

1 THE CHICO HAMILTON QUINTET-HOT DOGS AND JUICE (THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS)
2 DUKE ELLINGTON-FLIRTBIRD (ANATOMY OF A MURDER)
3 FRANK SINATRA-SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME (YOUNG AT HEART)
4 ENNIO MORRICONE-DEATH RIDES A HORSE (DEATH RIDES A HORSE)
5 PETER GABRIEL-JIGALONG (THE LONG WALK HOME)
6 RY COODER-PARIS TEXAS (PARIS TEXAS)
7 HANS ZIMMER-HALF REMEMBERED DREAM (INCEPTION)
8 KLOSSER-DAY AFTER TOMORROW (THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW)
9 JERRY GOLDSMITH-CITY HALL (CITY HALL)
10 CLIFF MARTINEZ-SOLARIS (SOLARIS)
11 DANNY ELFMAN-FRANKENWEENIE DISNEY LOGO/MAIN TITLE (FRANKENWEENIE)
13 SWEENEY TODD MOVIE CAST-OPENING TITLE SWEENEY TODD)
14 LEFTFIELD-SHALLOW GRAVE (SHALLOW GRAVE)
15 DAVE GROHL-BILL HILL THEME (TOUCH)
16 DICK DALE & THE DEL-TONES-MISIRLOU (PULP FICTION)
17 GIA ZAMBRANO-UN ANO DE AMOR (HIGH HEELS)
18 PHILIP GLASS/KRONOS QUARTET-THREE CONSORTS OF DRACULA (THREE CONSORTS OF DRACULA)
19 PHILIP GLASS-LA BELLE ET LA BETE (LA BELLE ET LA BETE)
20 GEOFF LOVE & HIS ORCHESTRA-COLONEL BOGEY (THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI).

ALSO-

SOUNDTRACKS #1,2 & 3-

http://dropthebiscuit.net/?s=soundtracks
& WIRESHAKER’S CINEMA-

http://dropthebiscuit.net/?s=MOVIES

Cinema

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Cinema


Linking in rather nicely with the soundtrack series- we have a lovely little selection from WIRESHAKER………

Roxy (or Plaza, or Essoldo, or Odeon etc) Music
With the Oscars looming, what better time than to take a trip to the movies. And as the Drifters pointed out, who cares what picture you see, (as long as there’s a cool tune involved somewhere during the proceedings)?
Afraid you’ll have to bring your own popcorn & Ki-ora, there ain’t no girl with a tray to come your way.

Roll credits:

1 Merry Clayton: Performance (from Performance)
2 Win: In Heaven (Eraserhead)
3 Stomu Yamash’ta: Poker Dice (The Man Who Fell To Earth)
4 Wondermints: Barbarella (Barbarella)
5 Bongwater: Bedazzled (Bedazzled)
6 Tommy Steele: Doomsday Rock (The Tommy Steele Story)
7 Anthony Newley: Idle In Parade (Idol On Parade)
8 Adam Faith: The Beat Girl Song (Beat Girl)
9 The Dave Clark Five; Having a Wild Weekend (Catch Us If You can)
10 The Visitors: Theme From The Wild Angels (The Wild Angels)
11 Kipper: The Clapham (Confessions of a Pop Performer)
12 Yvonne: While I’m Still Young (Smashing Time)
13 Toni Basil: My Little Red Book (What’s New Pussycat)
14 Bill Plummer & The Cosmic Brotherhood: The Look Of Love (Casino Royale)
15 The Kane Triplets: Mission Impossible (Mission Impossible)
16 The Clovers: Blue Velvet (Blue Velvet)
17 Roy Budd: Love Is A Four Letter Word (Get Carter)
18 The Meters: Hang ‘Em High (Hang ‘Em High)
19 Can: Vitamin C (Inherent Vice)
20 Naked City: A Shot In The Dark (A Shot In The Dark)
21 Shirley Bassey: The Liquidator (The Liquidator)
22 John Cameron: Psychomania, Main Theme (Psycomania)
23 Louis & Bebe Barron: Ancient Krell Music (Forbidden Planet)
24 In Search Of Karl LaFong (It’s A Gift).

FOLK N BLUES CLUB 2

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THE FOLK N BLUES CLUB 2.

This 2nd edition of the Folk n Blues Club is brought to you by Wireshaker-

The DTB Folk & Blues Club once again throws open its doors for an evening of acoustic-based merriment from the early 60’s and before.
Football, public executions, girls disguised as boys, horny-handed sons of toil buried under tons of soil, and a warning about the consequences of ignoring your mama and consorting with “not our types”, all human (and alien) life is here.
Aran sweaters optional; pints of bitter mandatory.

BOB DYLAN-MASTERS OF WAR
SHIRLEY COLLINS & DAVY GRAHAM-NOTTAMUN TOWN
JEAN RITCHIE-SHADY GROVE
ODETTA-GALLOWS POLE
PATRICK GALVIN-FOOTBALL CRAZY
THE IAN CAMPBELL FOLK GROUP-DOWN IN THE COAL MINE
THE COPPER FAMILY-SPENCER THE ROVER
THE YOUNG TRADITION-BANKS OF THE NILE
LAL & MIKE WATERSON- FINE HORSEMAN
MIMI & RICHARD FARINA-BOLD MARAUDER
HAMILTON CAMP-PRIDE OF MAN
JACKSON.C.FRANK-JUST LIKE ANYTHING
FRED NEIL-GREEN ROCKY ROAD
TEA & SYMPHONY-TRAVELLING SHOES
JOHN FAHEY-POOR BOY LONG WAY FROM HOME
MISSISSIPPI FRED McDOWELL-LEVEE CAMP BLUES
JO-ANNE KELLY-ROLLIN’ & TUMBLIN’
PANAMA LIMITED JUG BAND-ALABAMY BOUND
JOHN MARTYN-LONDON CONVERSATION
MARTIN CARTHY-SCARBOROUGH FAIR
JULIE FELIX-SPACE GIRL
THE KINGSTON TRIO-GREENBACK DOLLAR

‘AROUND THE WORLD’

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WIRESHAKER-‘AROUND THE WORLD’


This week folks, we welcome back ‘Wireshaker’ with his ‘Around The World’ mix. Following on nicely, though quite different from DTB’s own ‘World Trip No.1’………But obviously, just as smashing…………

WIRESHAKER-
ROCKIN’ ALL OVER THE WORLD

Here we are,here we are, and here we go…………

19 Examples of anglo-american pop practices as adopted to prevailing local conditions from across the globe:

1-Brisas Del Zulia -Ulises Acosta Orchestra (Venezuela)
2-Latino In Cairo -Salah Ragab & Cairo Jazz Band (Egypt)
3-Paem NaS Sneha(Love Like Honey) -Pan Ron (Cambodia)
4-Preacherman -BLO (Nigeria)
5-Ksiezniczka mego serca (Princess) -Andrzej Zaucha (Poland)
6-Hola, Hermano -Totem (Uruguay)
7-The Circus -McCully Workshop Inc. (S. Africa)
8-Alergico De Flores -Laranja Freak (Brazil)
9-Move Over -Kim Jung Mi (S. Korea)
10-Tennis -Pavol Hammel & Marian Varga (Czech Republic)
11-Capricorn Soul -Hammond Express (Italy)
12-What Can You Do In Your Life -Petalouda (Greece)
13-Base Lunar Alfa -Modular (Argentina)
14-All About All -Burnin’ Red Ivanhoe (Denmark)
15-Ostanito -Illes Zenekar (Hungary)
16-Ghana Special -Buddy Pipp’s Highlifers (Ghana)
17-Olen Erilainen -Pekka Streng (Finland)
18-Good Morning -Vogel (Switzerland)
19-I Say A Little Prayer -Ground Zero (Japan)
& ALSO, ‘WORLD TRIP NO.1’-
http://dropthebiscuit.net/?s=world+trip

AS WELL AS, ‘AFRO-FLAV’-
http://dropthebiscuit.net/?s=afro

Rosspunk ‘n Ruby Taylor

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Ruby Taylor meets Rosspunk

Drop The Biscuit gets the opportunity to hang out and play some tunes with Ruby Taylor from Worthing’s Yumi and the Weather.

 

Ultravox – Hiroshima Mon Amour

New Order – Your Silent Face

Vangelis – Spiral

Kourosh Yaghmaei – Gole Yakh

Jean Luc Ponty – Fake Paradise

Henry Wu – Good Morning Peckham

Julian Cope – Beautiful Love

Deborah Harry – Dog Star Girl

D’Angelo – Sugah Daddy

Sukia – Feel ‘n Free

The Toes – Chrome Radio Rocks

Money Mark – Got My Head In Your Hands

Teebs – You’ve Changed

Turing Machine – It’s Gone

Jordan Rakei & Kiran Kai – Maya

Mirwais – Naïve Song

Sandals – Lovewood

Books – Things We Do

Rosspunk and Ray Gange

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Rosspunk meets Ray Gange

Gange

Last Sunday I did my monthly radio show on 1BrightonFM. I was lucky enough to be joined in the studio by Ray Gange. For those of you that don’t know him, he was chosen to play the part of a ‘roadie’ in the 1980 film ‘Rude Boy’ featuring The Clash.

The film, part fiction, part rockumentary, tells the story of Ray Gange, a Clash fan who leaves his job in a Soho sex shop to become a roadie for the band

There is more to this man than meets the eye, nowthere is another chance to hear this show and a look into the life of someone who has lived life on the edge.

Vince Taylor and the Playboys – Brand New Cadillac

Roxy Music – Out of the Blue

The Ramones – Rockaway Beach

Johnny Wakelin – In Zaire

Tommy James and the Shondells – Mony Mony

Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up

The Box Tops – The Letter

The Cramps – Garbageman

Joe Bataan – Subway Joe

Sam The Sham and the Pharaohs – Wooly Bully

The Sweet – Ballrom Blitz

Spizz Energy – 6000 Crazy

Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen

Parliament – P. Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)

Metal Urbain – Hystérie Connective

Johnny Clarke – Rebel Soldiering

C/B All Stars – Dub Plate

Janet Kay – Silly Games

Elton Motello – Jet Boy, Jet Girl

Adam and the Ants – Young Parisians

The Clash – City of the Dead

Python Lee Jackson – In a Broken Dream

The Flying Lizards – Money

The Au Pairs – It’s Obvious

The Only Ones – Another Girl, Another Planet

Klark Kent – Don’t Care

Beastie Boys – Stand Together

X – Soul Kitchen

The Stranglers – Peaches

Basement 5 – Work Dub

David Bowie – Stay

Pattie Smith – Piss Factory

Iggy Pop – Search and Destroy

Hot Butter – Popcorn

Jilted John – Jilted John

Ian Hunter – Once Bitten Twice Shy