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
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
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…………
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’-
AS WELL AS, ‘AFRO-FLAV’-
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
This week we have a very special mix & a first here at DTB. A JOINT guest mix-by John & Julia T. ‘English As Tuppence’
-I first met John when we both worked at a small record store in Wickford, Essex in the late 70’s. Thru the early 80’s we were all regulars down at Crocs in Rayleigh.
John went on to work at Rough Trade & Southern records. He was also one of the early participants of the original monthly ‘Drop the Biscuit’ sessions at my flat in West London. Sit back, relax, enjoy…..
1 vivian stanshall-aunt florrie’s waltz
2 vivian stanshall-the question
3 owl service-turpin hero
4 roxy music-in every dream home a heartache
6 johnny kidd & the pirates-shakin’ all over
7 the clash-know your rights
8 shirley Collins-the oxford girl
9 the kinks- she’s bought a hat like princess marina
To celebrate reaching 50 in 2004, Sundridge Park Mansion was booked. A black tie event, a menu of fish and chips or sausage and mash, with mushy peas, designed to lower the tone, was unleashed on 50 unsuspecting guests, to approval.
Backdrop in place, I decided that if I had to pay a DJ 200 quid, then it may as well, be my poor taste that we listened to. I provided a playlist and all the CD’s. All the DJ had to do was follow instructions.
mean, but I couldn’t risk the ‘Birdie Song’ being played, least of all my guests getting up to dance to it!
The whole evening was always going to be about the music for me, I didn’t want to have to wait until something played, that I could dance to, or at very least it would have to be a ‘toe tapper’.
What you get here is a snippet/flavour of that evening (but not necessarily in the same order, apart from the last 3 track finale), with a few additions, that on reflection I may have played (had they been released), nod to my marriage, and Cops and Buns for DTB assimilation.
Frank Zappa Cops and Buns
Frank Zappa Wedding Dress Song
Frank Zappa Handsome Cabin Boy
The Platters Enchanted
Nat King Cole Let There Be Love
Neville Brothers (Aaron) In The Still Of The Night
Fun Lovin Criminals Get Your’e Coat
Ray Charles A Fool For You
Buena Vista Social Club Y Tú Qué Has Hecho?
Electric Bluebirds Colinda
Salif Keita Wamba
Talking Heads Nothing (But Flowers)
Neville Brothers Sister Rosa
Jimi Hendrix All Along The Watchtower
The Isley Brothers Hope You Feel Better
Curtis Mayfield (Dont Worry) If There’s Hell Below…
This week’s special mix is by Wireshaker-one of the original Friday night ‘Drop The Biscuit’ crew, celebrating the most influential, late an great John Peel-
WIRESHAKER- Ah, those Friday nights down the Grove: conversation, comestibles and a soundtrack supplied by the attendees that put the eclectic into electric…….
The kinda thing I tended to contribute was a disparate bunch of sounds taken from all over the map and a few from the terra incognita beyond. Not unlike, come to think of it, a fairly typical edition of the John Peel show. Which brings us to this, my DTB debut.
Not long ago, a charity shop visit netted a copy of Michael Heatley’s John Peel-A Life In Music which coulda been a cheap’n’nasty cash in after the great man’s demise. A quick glance at an index which included, one after another Kurt Cobain, Eddie Cochran, Jarvis Cocker, The Cocteau Twins and Shirley & Dolly Collins demonstrated otherwise. So I shelled out the 90p asking price and began reading with an eye on the possibility of the contents inspiring a playlist / mix. And here’s a distilled version of the result.
All the acts herein feature in the text. With a few obvious exceptions, I’ve tried to avoid the overfamiliar, and the sequencing, apart from the top & tail, is random –in the spirit of the programme itself. Any conceptual, thematic or musical segue is down to pure serendipity.
RIP you old, bald cnut.
1 Grinderswitch –Pickin’ The Blues
2 The Fall –Psycho Mafia
3 Frankie Laine –The Kid’s Last Fight
4 The Misunderstood –I Can Take You To The Sun
5 Ivor Cutler –Life In A Scotch Sitting Room
6 Soft Machine –We Know What You Mean
7 Bridget St John –Fly High
8 Field recording –Live Bee Jew’s Harp
9 Prince Far I –Under Heavy manners
10 The Faces- Three Button Hand Me Down
11 Dick Dale & The Del-Tones –Surf Beat
12 Lightnin’ Hopkins –Black Cat Bones
13 Essential Logic –Aerosol Burns
14 The Liverpool Scene –Bat Poem
15 The Stupids –You’ll Never Win
16 Captain Beefheart –Well
17 Ladytron –Seventeen (hey! serendipity indeed!)
18 John Fahey –In Christ There Is No East Nor West
19 Henry Cow –Guider Tells Of Silent Airborn Machine
A very special mix of reggae tunes from a dear friend who now lives in La La Land (Los Angeles U.S.A). Production Manager, Studio Engineer and one of the most enthusiastic people you’ll ever meet. I present Harry Bellord (In Dub).
We met at Youths Butterfly studios in Brixton, then went on tour together with Killing Joke. We both ended up in Los Angeles at the end of the 90’s and cemented our friendship.
Prince Jammy The Champion Version
X-Ray Music: A Blood And Fire Dub Directory
Horace Andy Youths of Today/Jah Youths
Good Vibes (1975-1979)
Linval Thompson Jah jah is a guiding star
Select Cuts From Blood & Fire 2
The Specials Too Hot
UB40 Food for thought
The Selecter Last Tango In Dub
Rhythm & Sound Spend Some Time
King Tubby There’s Dub
X-Ray Music: A Blood And Fire Dub Directory
Scientist 10 Dangerous matches 7
Scientist Wins The World Cup
The Heptones Make Up Your Mind
Lee “Scratch” Perry – Arkology Reel III Dub Adventure
Keith Rowe Groovy Situation
Arkology (disc 3: Reel III, Dub Adventurer)
Lorna Bennett Breakfast In Bed
This is Lorna
Scientist Extra time 14
Scientist Wins The World Cup
Norma Fraser The First Cut Is The Deepest
Studio One Soul
Cecile Campbell Leave Me in Misery
The Best Of Studio One Women
Hollie Cook That Very Night Dub
Prince Fatty Presents Hollie Cook In Dub (feat. Prince Fatty)
This week we have another very special guest mix- Artist, Chocoholic, Fruit & Veg obsessive, Georgie Hopton! We’ve known Georgie for over 25 years now. She has since become a successful artist, spending most of her time between her London & upstate New York homes- & from what I can gather, most of her time is spent in an out of the allotment- tending/nurturing her other passions (obsession!) growing Fruit ‘n’ Veg- you don’t get more rock ‘n’ roll than that folks!!
1 Clodagh Rodgers-The Colours Are Changing
2 The Undertones- I Know A Girl
3 Scritti Politti-After Six
4 The Cars-Best Friends Girl
5 Talking Heads-Totally Nude
6 Johnny Preston-Running Bear
7 Jack White-I’m Shakin’
8 The Angels-My Boyfriends Back
9 Relaxed Muscle-Beastmaster
10 The Fall-No Bulbs
11 Claudine Longet-Sugar Me
12 The Mike Curb Congregation-Sweet Gingerbread Man
This week we have a very special guest, Candida Doyle from Pulp. Put together & in conversation with a good friend of ours Emma Jarvis- I’ll let Emma explain-
‘These are some highlights we’ve chosen from a 5+hour playlist we put together for Candida’s 50th birthday party. A playlist mostly comprised of Candida’s favorite and most meaningful songs, with the odd extra suggestion from me, Emma. Candida gave me the list to edit down and order the songs in a way we hoped would suit the changing mood of a big birthday party (i.e. anticipating when the booze and the dancing would kick in!) Some of the most difficult-to-please music aficionados offered up their compliments, and the last couple of hours were a gloriously communal sweaty mess on the dance floor. We may never get over ourselves because of this. We hope the DTB listeners enjoy these excerpts we chose xx Candida & Emma’
She Said- Plan B
You’ve Got a Friend in Me- Randy Newman
Maple Leaf Rag- Scott Joplin
On Broadway- George Benson
She’s Not There- Santana
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter- Fats Waller
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free- Nina Simone
Together We Are Beautiful- Fern Kinney
Express Yourself- Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band