14 January 2021

Podwireless Deserted Island Discs 2

 

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Following on from mid-November's Deserted Island Discs 1 which got lots of nice feedback, here's a second collection resulting from pandemic lockdowns allowing more time for listening to old favourites, usually a rare luxury when all the great new releases keep piling in.

Deserted Island Discs 2 is once again a random and totally self-indulgent selection of music I've loved and accumulated down the years since discovering there were alternatives to the pop music heard on the radio when I was a young teenager. Mostly folk, roots and what used to be called world music, but as before it does go off-piste a few times!

Apologies that again there are no web site links given. A lot of these CDs were out of print before web sites became a thing. If they're not available from your usual retail source and you want to track them down, Mr Google and Mr Discogs are probably your best starting points.

 

1. (Sig) The English Country Blues Band : The Italian Job from the CD Unruly (Weekend Beatnik)

2. Paul Brady & Andy Irvine : Plains Of Kildare from the CD Andy Irvine & Paul Brady (Mulligan)

3. Shirley & Dolly Collins : Salisbury Plain from the CD Love, Death & The Lady (Fledg'ling)

4. The Mekons : Ghosts Of American Astronauts from the CD So Good It Hurts (Sin)

5. Devon Sproule : The Well-Dressed Son To His Sweetheart from the CD Keep Your Silver Shined (Tin Angel)

6. Chuck Berry : Down The Road Apiece from the CD On The Blues Side (Ace)

7. Bo Diddley : I'm Looking For A Woman from the CD Bo's Blues (Ace)

8. Howling Wolf : Keep What You Got from the CD Sings The Blues (Ace)

9. Marika Papagika : Smyrneiko Minore from the CD Black Mirror (Dust-To-Digital)

10. Eleftheria Arvanitaki : Ta Kormia Kai Ta Machairia (The Bodies And The Knives) from the CD Ta Kormia Kai Ta Machairia (Polydor Greece)

11. Kristi Stassinopoulou : Amorgos Passage from the CD The Secrets Of The Rocks (Hitch-Hyke/ Wrasse)

12. Jelly Roll Morton : Winin' Boy Blues from the CD New Orleans Memories (Commodore)

13. Mose Allison : Ever Since I Stole The Blues from the CD My Back Yard (Blue Note)

14. Mory Diely Kouyate : Djoudjouba from the cassette Mory Diely Kouyate De Kankan Et Son Ensemble (Unlabelled)

15. Orchestra Baobab : Utru Horas from the CD Pirates Choice (World Circuit)

16. Dorris Henderson & John Renbourn : Strange Lullaby from the CD There You Go! (Big Beat)

17. Davy Graham : I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes from the CD Folk, Blues & Beyond... (Fledg'ling)

18. Shoukichi Kina & Champloose : Haisai Ojisan from the CD Music Power From Okinawa (GlobeStyle)

19. Flaco Jimenez : Ay Te Dejo En San Antonio from the CD The Best Of Flaco Jimenez (Arhoolie)

20. Frank Stokes : You Shall from the CD Creator Of The Memphis Blues (Yazoo)

21. Charley Patton : Moon Going Down from the CD Screamin' & Hollerin' The Blues (Revenant)

22. Jim Copper : Lemany from the CD You Never Heard So Sweet (Topic)

23. Gordon Hall : A Dream Of Napoleon from the CD Good Things Enough (Country Branch)

24. Lowe Stokes & His North Georgians : Left All Alone Again Blues from the CD Old Time Mountain Blues (County)

25. The Holy Modal Rounders : Euphoria from the CD Holy Modal Rounders 1 & 2 (Big Beat)

26. Youssou N'Dour Et Le Super Etoile De Dakar : Bekoor from the CD Djamil – Inedits 84-85 (Celluloid)

27. Master Mwana Congo & Freddy De Majunga : Viens Danser from the LP Les 2 As (ANC)

28. Shel Silverstein : It Does Not Pay To Be Hip from the CD Inside Folk Songs (Water)

29. Spider John Koerner : Stewball from the CD Stargeezer (Red House)

30. Dr. Strangely Strange : Ballad Of The Wasps from the CD Heavy Petting And Other Proclivities (Hux)

31. Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp : The Sheep That Said Moo from the CD Rotorotor (Moi J'Connais)

32. XTC : Love On A Farmboy's Wages from the CD Mummer (Virgin)

33. The Old Swan Band : Walter Bulwer's Polkas Nos 1 & 2 from the CD No Reels (Free Reed)


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31 December 2020

Podwireless 221 January 2021

 

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1. (Sig) English Country Blues Band : The Italian Job from the CD Unruly (Weekend Beatnik) (Bandcamp)

2. The Rheingans Sisters : Salt Of The Earth from the CD Receiver (Bendigedig) (Website)

3. Burnett & Rutherford : All Night Long Blues from the CD box The Harry Smith B-Sides (Dust-to-Digital) (Website)

4. Burd Ellen : Cutty Wren from the CD Says The Never Beyond (Burd Ellen) (Website)

5. Kate & Corwen : Look To The North from the DL single  (Kate & Corwen) (Bandcamp)

6. Mossy Christian : Market Rasen Feast / Louth Quickstep from the CD Come Nobles And Heroes (One Row) (Website)

7. Gadarene : Mr Key's Hornpipe from the CD Butchers Of Bristol (Gadarene) (Website)

8. Diamond Platnumz feat. Koffi Olomide : Waah! from the DL single (Diamond) (Facebook)

9. Nahawa Doumbia : Ndiagneko from the CD Kanawa (Awesome Tapes From Africa) (Bandcamp)

10. Omar Sosa feat. Olith Ratego : Thuon Mok Loga from the CD An East African Journey (OTA) (Website)

11. Steve Tilston : It's A Crying Shame from the CD Such Times (Riverboat) (Website)

12. David Marquiss : The Raven from the CD David Marquiss (David Marquiss) (Bandcamp)

13. Anandammide : Anandi from the CD Earthly Paradise (Lizard) (Bandcamp)

14. Annown : Bal Maiden's Wish from the CD Becoming (Annown) (Website)

15. Bayless Rose : Black Dog Blues from the CD Matchbox Bluesmaster Series - Set 1 (Saydisc Matchbox) (Website)

16. Nellie Florence w. Barbecue Bob : Midnight Weeping Blues from the CD Matchbox Bluesmaster Series - Set 2 (Saydisc Matchbox) (Website)

17. Ross & Ryan Couper : The Lucky Child from the CD An Den Dey Made Tae (Couper) (Bandcamp)

18. Afro Celt Sound System : Lockdown Gorroch Reel from the CD Sounds Like Knockengorroch 2020 (Knockengorroch) (Bandcamp)

19. Carolanne Pegg : The Sapphire from the CD box Sumer Is Icumen In (Grapefruit) (Website)

20. The Celebrated Ratliffe Stout Band : The Wood-Gathering Man from the CD box Sumer Is Icumen In (Grapefruit) (Website)

21. Ayom : Egum from the CD Ayom (Amplifica) (Website)

22. Altin Gun : Ordunun Dereleri from the CD Yol (Glitterbeat) (Bandcamp)

23. Helene Blum & Harald Haugaard Band : Angst from the CD Strømmen (Galileo) (Website)

24. The Magpie Arc : Cinnabar from the DL EP2 (Collective/Perspective) (Website)

25. Ninebarrow : You Who Wander from the CD A Pocket Full Of Acorns (Ninebarrow) (Website)

26. Steve Hunt w. Corncrow : Spencer The Rover from the DL album Tomorrow Will Be Better (Steve Hunt) (Bandcamp)

27. Marjo Smolander : Kukkani My Flowers from the CD Cosmologies (Marjo Smolander) (Website)

28. BJ Cole with Dave Eastoe : Slinky Hula Heaven from the CD Daydream Smile (Cow Pie) (Website)

29. Karin : Uiteruyo? from the CD Rough Guide To Avant-Garde Japan (World Music Network) (Website)

30. Nathan Salsburg : VII (Coincident Constellation) from the DL album Landwerk No. 2 (Nathan Salsburg) (Bandcamp)

 

 

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15 December 2020

Podwireless Archive Winter 2010

 

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Two programmes first heard a decade back during Podwireless’s earlier incarnation as fRoots Radio, associated with fRoots magazine (RIP).  

Some of the label web links that were given back then no longer work – either the labels no longer exist or the CDs are out of catalogue. Where nothing's listed here, I suggest going to Discogs where, in most cases, you can at least buy a second-hand copy.

 

1. (Sig) English Country Blues Band : The Italian Job from the CD Unruly (Weekend Beatnik) ghostsfromthebasement.bandcamp.com

2. Los De Abajo : Fiesta from the CD Actitud Calle (Wrasse) wrasserecords.com

3. AfroCubism : Jarabi from the CD Afro Cubism (World Circuit) worldcircuit.co.uk

4. Devon Sproule : Come Comet Or Dove from the CD Live In London (Tin Angel) tinangelrecords.com

5. The Shee : Sugar And Pie from the CD Decadence (Shee) theshee.com

6. Husnü Senlendirici & Trio Chios : Seftalisi Ala Benziyor from the CD Ege'nin Iki Yani (Doublemoon)

7. Syriana : The Great Game from the CD The Road To Damascus (Real World) realworldrecords.com

8. Andy Irvine : The Demon Lover from the CD Abocurragh (Andy Irvine) andyirvine.com

9. Ralph McTell : A Kiss In The Rain from the CD Somewhere Down The Road (Leola) ralphmctell.co.uk

10. Matthaios Tsahouridis : Ela Poulim from the CD Looking For A New England 2 (fRoots) frootsmag.com

11. The Krar Collective : Wollo from the CD Looking For A New England 2 (fRoots) frootsmag.com

12. Lemez Duo feat. Ben Mandelson : The Island from the CD Echoes From The Mountain (Rif Mountain) rifmountain.com/

13. Robert Plant : Cindy, I'll Marry You Someday from the CD Band Of Joy (Decca) robertplant.com

14. Nadezhda Zlateva : Slushai Malka Mome from the CD Lost Treasures Of Bulgarian Music (JSP) jsprecords.com

15. Orchestra Makassy : Mambo Bado from the CD Africa: 50 Years Of Music (Discograph) sternsmusic.com

16. Cheikha Rimitti : Nouar from the CD On Air (Tradition & Moderne) tradition-moderne.com

17. (Sig repeat) English Country Blues Band : The Italian Job from the CD Unruly (Weekend Beatnik) ghostsfromthebasement.bandcamp.com

18. Albert Kuvezin & Yhat Kha : Are You Scared Of Death from the CD Poets & Lighthouses (Yat-Kha)

19. Carolina Chocolate Drops & Luminescent Orchestrii : Escoutas (Diga Diga Diga) from the CD EP (Nonesuch) nonesuch.com

20. Damily : Nahoda from the CD Ela Lia (Helico) helicomusic.com

21. Yemen Blues : Jat Mahibathi from the CD Yemen Blues (Globalev) yemenblues.com

22. Manos Achalinotopoulos feat. Susheela Raman : Sab Kuchi Siikha Hamne Anari from the CD Zopirin (Universal Greece)

23. Los Illusionistas : Colegiala from the CD The Roots Of Chicha 2 (Crammed Discs) crammed.be

24. Katie Rose : Grey Lady Morning from the CD Echoes From The Mountain (Rif Mountain) rifmountain.com

25. Laura Marling : Blues Run The Game from the vinyl single (Third Man) thirdmanrecords.com

26. June Tabor : Shipbuilding from the CD Ashore (Topic) topicrecords.co.uk

27. Svetlana Spajic Group : Dodi Moje Sa Otrica Janje from the demo CD Svetlana Spajic Group (unreleased) svetlanaspajic.com

28. Be-Being : Chunsoobara from the demo CD Li And Sa (unreleased)

29. Jienat : Mira from the CD Mira (Jienat) jienat.com

30. Ralph Jordan : Vipschottis from the CD Eloise (Attic)

31. Angles : Spider from the CD Angles (Angles) anglesmusic.co.uk

32. Tymon Dogg : Battle Of Wills from the CD The Irrepressible Tymon Dogg (Rev-Ola) revola.co.uk

33. Ronnie Lane & Slim Chance : How Come from the CD Just For A Moment (UMC) ronnielane.com

34. Rahim Alhaj w. Bill Frisell : Morning In Hyattsville from the CD Little Earth (UR Music) rahimalhaj.com

 

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07 December 2020

PODWIRELESS BEST OF 2020

 

The 50 favourites from more than 350 new releases that made it through selection for Podwireless play in 2020.

(The clickable numbers after each album are to the Podwireless programme playlist/playlink which includes a track from the CD and a source link)

 

Best album of 2020
THE RHEINGANS SISTERS
Receiver (Bendigedig)  216

2. SHIRLEY COLLINS Heart's Ease (Domino) 214

3. ARIEL SHARRATT & MATHIAS KOM Never Work (BB*Island) 212

4. GROUPE RTD The Dancing Devils Of Djibouti (Ostinato) 217

5. JENNY STURGEON The Living Mountain (Hudson) 217

6. NARAGONIA Silentski (Trad Records) 219

7. MEKONS Exquisite (Mekorpse) 215

8. ANN O'ARO Longoz (Cobalt/ Buda) 218

9. INTARSIA Sistere (Intarsia) 219

10. KATY CARR Providence (Deluce) 220

 


 

 

 

Best re-issue or Compilation of 2020
THE HARRY SMITH B-SIDES
(Dust-to-Digital) 219

2. VARIOUS ARTISTS La Locura De Machucha (Analog Africa) 218

3. VARIOUS ARTISTS Wait Till The Clouds Roll By (Musical Traditions) 215

4. RÜSTEM QULIYEV Azerbaiijan Gitara (Bongo Joe) 218

 


The Rest Of The Best – Alphabetically

SAM AMIDON Sam Amidon (Nonesuch) 219

ANAKRONOS  The Red Book Of Ossory (Heresy) 216

LA BANDA MORISCA Gitana Mora (La Banda Morisca) 215

MOONLIGHT BENJAMIN Simido (Ma Case) 210

CINDER WELL No Summer (Free Dirt) 216

ANDREW CRONSHAW Zithers (Cloud Valley) 212

FLAIRCK Back Alive! (Home) 219

REBECCA FOON Waxing Moon (Constellation) 212

DEIRDRE GRAHAM Urranta (Ashaig Music) 219

ASMAA HAMZAOUI & BNAT TIMBOUKTOU Oulad Lghaba (Ajabul) 210

ANDY IRVINE Old Dog Long Road Vol.2 (Andy Irvine) 220

CAROLINE KEANE Shine (Caroline Keane) 215

KADIALY KOUYATE Nemo (KK Sound Archive) 212

LEVERET Variations Live (Leveret Music) 219

SITI MUHARAM Romance Revolution (On The Corner) 215

ARAGAKI MUTSUMI Another World Of Okinawan Music (Ninuhai) 219

RACHEL NEWTON To The Awe (Shadowside) 216

MA POLAINE'S GREAT DECLINE City Of Love (OMH) 214

RAKOCZY Frontrunner (Talking Cat) 217

GWENIFER RAYMOND Strange Lights Over Garth Mountain (Tompkins Square) 220

HARRIET RILEY & ALEX GARDEN Sonder (own label) 220

SALT HOUSE Huam (Hudson) 211

COSMO SHELDRAKE Wake Up Calls (Tardigrade) 217

JOAN SHELLEY Live At The Bomhard (Bandcamp) 213

MARTIN SIMPSON Home Recordings (Topic) 219

EMILYN STAM & JOHN DAVID WILLIAMS Honeywood (own label) 217

TAMIKREST Tamotait (Glitterbeat) 210

THIS IS THE KIT Off Off On (Rough Trade) 220

TRIO TEKKE Strovilos (Riverboat) 213

THE UNTHANKS Live And Unaccompanied (Rabble Rouser) 212

VARIOUS ARTISTS Folk & Great Tunes From Russia (CPL Music) 214

VARIOUS ARTISTS London Is The Place For Me 7 & 8 (Honest Jon's) 210

VARO Varo (Varo) 213

DANYEL WARO Tinn Tout (Cobalt/Buda) 211

THE WILDERNESS YET The Wilderness Yet (The Wilderness Yet) 215

WU FEI & ABIGAIL WASHBURN Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn (Smithsonian Folkways) 213

 

 


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