Thursday, January 31, 2013

'Dream Sequence' - Pauline Murray (Peel Session 31.03.80)

And entirely by accident we've wound up with a trilogy of Peel-connected posts from the 80-83 era.

This shuffled at me minutes ago as I trolled back from the shops, Robert Blamire's big post-punk bass just the ticket for a cold meh squally day.

I prefer this stripped-down version to the one on the album.

Pauline Murray - 'Dream Sequence (Peel session)' (1980)

For Lee.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Poetry Corner

Happy Burns Night.

Ivor Cutler - 'Life In A Scotch Sitting Room, Volume 2 (Episode 15)' (1983)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Young Marble Giants - Peel Session (26.08.80)

Pleased to have uncovered this, taped from the broadcast itself, with snippets of Peel back-announcing some of the songs.

The version of 'Posed By Models' is especially fine.

Thanks to @keepingitpeel for Tweeting a link to the upload on YouTube and bringing it all back in the first place.

Young Marble Giants - 'Searching For Mr. Right' (Peel session) (1980)
Young Marble Giants - 'Posed By Models' (Peel session) (1980)
Young Marble Giants - 'Brand New Life' (Peel session) (1980)
Young Marble Giants - 'Final Day' (Peel session) (1980)
Young Marble Giants - 'N.I.T.A' (Peel session) (1980)

Friday, January 18, 2013

The Smiling Hour

Marvellous jumpin' jive from an old NME tape I jammily picked up in LP form. 

Are you hip to where the cats cut after the show?

The Three Barons - 'Milkshake Stand' (1944)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

How Are Things In Glocca Morra?

I have long loved the wistful melodic line of this but could never get behind it entirely, thanks-but-no-thanks to the cornball lyrics and cod Oirish accent it's usually sung in, which out of the context in Finian's Rainbow can grate, big time.

How terrific then to hear Sonny's take.

Stellar line-up too [Rollins (ts) Donald Byrd (t) Wynton Kelly (p) Gene Ramey (b) Max Roach (d)]


Sonny Rollins - 'How Are Things In Glocca Morra?' (1956)

Friday, January 04, 2013

Friday Reggae # 37

Crikey, I don't think that first Guinness even touched the sides.

If you want me, I'll be in the dub.

Culture - 'Not Ashamed Dub' (1977)

Wednesday, January 02, 2013