31 May 2020

Podwireless 214 June 2020


PLAYLINK: PODWIRELESS 214 JUNE 2020

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1. (Sig) English Country Blues Band : The Italian Job from the CD Unruly (Weekend Beatnik) ghostsfromthebasement.bandcamp.com
2. Ma Polaine's Great Decline : Paris Is Burning from the CD City Of Love (OMH) mapolainesgreatdecline.com

3. The Haar : The Creggan White Hare from the CD Extinct (Extinct) thehaar.ie

4. Carla Pires : Virafado from the CD Cartografado (Ocarina) ocarina-music.pt

5. Tiganá Santana : Flor Destinada from the CD Vida-Código (Ajabu) ajabu.com

6. Shirley Collins : Wondrous Love from the CD Heart's Ease (Domino) dominomusic.com

7. A Different Thread : Pretty Polly from the CD Some Distant Shore (A Different Thread) adifferentthread.com

8. Jake Blount : Blackbird Says To The Crow from the CD Spider Tales (Free Dirt) freedirt.net

9. The Master Musicians Of Dyffryn Moor : Music for Hand-Washing X from the CD Music For Hand-Washing (Dyffryn Moor) dyffrynmoor.bandcamp.com

10. Justin Adams : Endless Ocean from the DL single (Justin Adams) facebook.com/justin.adams.18659

11. Transglobal Underground : Mind The Gap from the CD Walls Have Ears (Mule) transglobalunderground.net

12. The Master Musicians Of Dyffryn Moor : Music for Hand-Washing XXV from the CD Music For Hand-Washing (Dyffryn Moor) dyffrynmoor.bandcamp.com

13. Amadou Diagne & Cory Seznec : Mbaguel from the CD Touki – Right Of Passage (Captain Pouch) toukimusic.com

14. JMO : Hang Ever from the CD Dandoula Tala (CPL Music) cpl-music.de

15. Lisa Marini : Deeds Not Words from the CD Born In Tribes (Lisa Marini) lisamarini.com

16. Vilda + Soleil + Willows : Remember Your Name Pt.1  from the DL single (Musique Nomade) musiquenomade.bandcamp.com

17. Radik Tyulyush : Osku from the CD Folk And Great Tunes From Russia (CPL Music) cpl-music.de

18. Alyona Minulina : Rusalka from the CD Folk And Great Tunes From Russia (CPL Music) cpl-music.de

19. Dora Darling : The Endless Sea from the CD The Quest (Dora Darling) doradarling.com

20. The Mammals : If You Could Hear Me Now from the CD Nonet (Humble Abode Music) themammals.love

21. Olcay Bayir : Sto Pa Kai Sto Xanaleo from the DL single (Olcay Bayir) olcaybayir.bandcamp.com

22. Kristine Heebøll feat. Timo Alakotila : Marcipanvals from the CD Pernambuk (Go' Danish Folk) gofolk.dk

23. Bananagun : People Talk Too Much from the DL single (Full Time Hobby) fulltimehobby.co.uk

24. TootArd : Emotional Twist from the CD Migrant Birds (Glitterbeat) glitterbeat.com

25. Alula Down : Wrap Your Hills Around Our Absence from the DL single (Alula Down) aluladown.bandcamp.com/

26. Trappist Afterland & Grey Malkin : Full Crow Moon (Scarecrow Song) from the CD The Trappist & The Hare (Reverb Worship) trappistafterland.bandcamp.com

27. Brazen Thieves : I Courted A Wee Girl from the DL single (Brazen Thieves) brazenthieves.bandcamp.com

28. Shiran : Maskin Ya Nas from the CD Glsah Sanaanea (Batov) batovrecords.com

29. Alhousseini Anivolla & Girum Mezmur : Chet Azawad from the CD Afropentatonism (Piranha) piranha.de

30. Al Bilali Soudan : Tanghani from the CD Tombouctou (Clermont) clermontmusic.com

31. Sen Svaja : As Atsikeliau from the CD Kraitis Is Pelkes – Dowry From A Swamp (CPL Music) cpl-music.de

32. Merry Hell : Leave It In The Ground from the DL single (Merry Hell) merryhell.co.uk

33. Beppe Gambetta : Fighting While We Can from the CD Where The Wind Blows (Borealis) borealisrecords.com

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15 May 2020

Podwireless Archive May & June 2005



PLAYLINK: PODWIRELESS ARCHIVE MAY & JUNE 2005

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For your mid-month lock-in delectation, I've put together two programmes first heard on the interweb in 2005 during Podwireless’s earlier incarnation as fRoots Radio. You'll notice how many more major 'world music' (as we still called it then) releases there still were 15 years ago, before that all fell off a cliff. The 2008 world economic recession gave the coup de grâce to what had already begun with travel restrictions after events in Manhattan in September 2001.

1. Orchestre Rivo-Doza: (Unknown Title) from the cassette Orchestre Rivo-Doza (no label)

2. (Sig) Tiger Moth: Sloe Benga from the CD Mothballs Plus (Weekend Beatnik) ghostsfromthebasement.bandcamp.com

3. Mariza: Quando Me Sinto Só from the CD Transparente (EMI) mariza.com

4. Toumani Diabate & Symmetric Orchestra: Kaira from the CD Shake The Whole World (Ki-0on)

5. Toumani Diabate & Ali Farka Toure: Debé from the CD In The Heart Of The Moon (World Circuit) shop.worldcircuit.co.uk

6. Baye Coly: Tialia from the CD Etamaya (Frikyiwa)

7. Fimber Bravo & Kadialy Kouyate: Seagulls from the CD Small Talk (Bravo Bravo) bravo-bravo.co.uk

8. Moussu T e Lei Jovents: Lo Gabian from the CD Mademoiselle Marseille (Manivette) moussuteleijovents.com/manivette.html

9. Barry Dransfield: Grand Conversation from the CD Unruly (Violin Workshop)

10. Eliza Carthy & The Ratcatchers: Scan Tester's Country Step Dance from the CD Rough Music (Topic) topicrecords.co.uk

11. Alasdair Roberts: Lyke Wake Dirge from the CD No Earthly Man (Drag City) dragcity.com

12. Stelios Petrakis & Bijan Chemirani: Matta Zeybegi from the CD Kismet (Buda) budamusique.com

13. Savina Yannatou: Sta Kala Lu Serenu from the CD Sumiglia (ECM) ecmrecords.com

14. Actores Alidos: Ninnidu A Giogu from the CD Canti Delle Donne Sarde (Finisterre) finisterre.it

15. Debashish Bhattacharya: Nata Raaj from the CD Calcutta Slide Guitar 3 (Riverboat) worldmusic.net

16. (Sig) Tiger Moth: Sloe Benga from the CD Mothballs Plus (Weekend Beatnik) ghostsfromthebasement.bandcamp.com

17. Mariza: Recusa from the CD Transparente (EMI) mariza.com

18. Kiran Ahluwaliya: Vo Kuch from the CD Kiran Ahluwalia (Triloka)

19. Ehekye Collective: Nyekaafo from the CD Womba (Ehekye Collective)

20. Serigne M'Baye: Sant Yalla from the CD Itineraire d'un Enfant Bronzé (Barclay)

21. Rasha: Aguis Mahasnik Biman from the CD The Rough Guide To Sudan (WMN) worldmusic.net

22. Yasmin Levy: Locura from the CD La Juderia (Connecting Cultures)

23. Panagiotis Kalantzopoulos: Nai e Oxi from the CD Thursday Evening (Cantini) cantini.gr

24. Emily Portman & Lauren McCormick: Polly Oliver from the CD Song Links 2 (Fellside) http://www.fellside.com

25. Tim Eriksen: Still Growing from the CD Song Links 2 (Fellside) fellside.com

26. Chris Wood: Lord Bateman from the CD The Lark Descending (RUF) chriswoodmusic.co.uk

27. Spi & La Gaudriole: Sarrasine from the CD En Avant Baleti (Cinq Planetes)

28. Ferus Mustafov: Revisko Oro from the CD King Ferus (GlobeStyle) acerecords.co.uk

29. Salif Keita & Kante Manfila: Djigui from the CD The Lost Album (Syllart)

30. Gaby Lita Bembo & Orch. Stukas: Idee Kono from the CD Kita Mata ABC (RetroAfric) retroafric.com

31. Andrew Cronshaw: Baile De Procesion from the CD The Language Of Snakes (Special Delivery/ Topic) topicrecords.co.uk



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30 April 2020

Podwireless 213 May 2020


PLAYLINK: PODWIRELESS 213 MAY 2020

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

2. Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn : Four Seasons Medley from the CD Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn (Smithsonian Folkways) folkways.si.edu

3. Najma Akhtar : Death Don't Have No Mercy from the CD Five Rivers (Last Minute Productions) najmaakhtar.com

4. Joan Shelley : Cycle from the DL album Live At The Bomhard (Joan Shelley/ No Quarter) joanshelley.bandcamp.com

5. Charlie Dore : Terrible Lie from the CD Like Animals (Black Ink Music) charliedore.com

6. Eliza Carthy & Ben Seal : The Lute Girl from the CD Through That Sound (My Secret Was Made Known) (Hem Hem) eliza-carthy.com

7. Aynur Doğan : Govend E from the CD Hedûr – Solace Of Time (Dreyer Gaido) dreyer-gaido.de

8. Damir Imamovic : Adio Kerida from the CD Singer Of Tales (Wrasse) wrasserecords.com

9. Trio Tekke : The First Day from the CD Strovilos (Riverboat) worldmusic.net

10. Victoria Spivey : Dope Head Blues from the CD Rough Guide To Blues Divas (World Music Network) worldmusic.net

11. Charley Patton : Prayer Of Death (Part 1) from the CD Rough Guide To Spiritual Blues (World Music Network) worldmusic.net

12. Raphael Callaghan : Poor Me from the CD Blue Lies (Blue Cee) raphaelcallaghan.com

13. Pete Morton : Immigrant Child from the CD A Golden Thread (Further) petemorton.com

14. Ultan Conlon : Moments In Time from the CD There's A Waltz (Dark Side Out) ultanconlon.com

15. Sproatly Smith : The Thistle Doll from the DL album A Trip Of Hares (Weirdshire) sproatlysmith.bandcamp.com

16. Elle Osborne : Birds Of The British Isles from the CD If You See A Rook On Its Own, It's A Crow (9th House) elleo.com

17. Albin Paulus : Weiss Der Geier from the CD Pur (Non Food Factory albinpaulus.com

18. Tom Kitching : Old Molly Oxford from the CD Seasons Of Change (Talking Cat) tomkitching.co.uk

19. Pharis & Jason Romero : Old Chatelaine from the CD Bet On Love (Lula) pharisandjason.com

20. The Lowest Pair : Cast Away from the CD The Perfect Plan (Delicata/ Thirty Tigers) thelowestpair.bandcamp.com

21. The Magpies : No More Tears from the CD Tidings (The Magpies) themagpiesmusic.com

22. Edikanfo : Daa Daa Edikanfo from the CD The Pace Setters (Glitterbeat) glitterbeat.com

23. Deep Cabaret : Real Reality from the CD Matchless (Deep Cabaret) deepcabaret.co.uk

24. Katie Spencer : Incense Skin from the DL album Live At Acoustic Roots (Katie Spencer) katiespencerofficial.bandcamp.com

25. Findlay Napier, Gillian Frame & Mike Vass : Mormond Braes from the CD The Ledger (Cheery Groove) findlaynapier.com/theledger

26. The Henrys : Dogwood from the DL album Paydirt (The Henrys) thehenrys.bandcamp.com

27. Mike Cooper & Scot Ray : The Dark Side Of Glowing Fish from the DL album Dua Kepala Kelapa (Mike Cooper) mikecooper.bandcamp.com

28. Geiger Von Müller : Wings From Angel James from the CD Ruby Red Run (Geiger Von Müller) geigervon.bandcamp.com

29. Varo : Streets Of Forbes from the CD Varo (Varo) varodublin.bandcamp.com

30. Spilar : Germaine from the CD Stormweere (Trad) spilar.be

31. The Rude Mechanicals : Leeds Polka/ The Redowa from the CD Sergeant Early’s Dream (Rudemex) rudemex.co.uk


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14 April 2020

Jarabi – West African women on cassette



PLAYLINK: JARABI – WEST AFRICAN WOMEN


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Warning! Sensitive folkies used to manicured digital recordings by polite UK folkettes and musicians with conservatory training may be in for a bit of a shock here. These aren’t. You may find the Marmite theory at play. Me, I love my Marmite, and hopefully many of you will too!
The women singers – djeli mousso – of West Africa, particularly Mali and Guinea from which the majority of those featured here came, are famed for having some of the most startlingly powerful voices on the planet, often singing praise songs or social commentary. The musicians – mostly uncredited and thus unknown to me – who accompany them are some of the funkiest. Whether playing traditional instruments like the kora, balafon or ngoni, or adapting western electric guitars, keyboards and drum kits, what they aren’t doing here is apeing internationally homogenised pop, rock or hip-hop. They’re before, above and beyond all that. This really is local music from out there.

Introduced to all this initially by the blessed Lucy Duran, I started going to West Africa in the mid 1980s and bought local cassettes from market stalls at every opportunity. Even when I stopped being able to visit, I used to make regular trips to Paris and would make a beeline for the music shops (and quite often cloth shops and groceries who sold cassettes too) in the Barbés area where the West African immigrant community was concentrated.

These tapes were never hi-fi. Indeed many of them were probably bootlegs with cheaply reproduced inserts – that was the way of the local market. Bootlegging operations would turn them out en masse on high speed K7 duplicators; some stalls would simply hold an original tape and run off copies on ghetto blasters. So the sound of distortion from over-recording and massive compression from auto-level limiters became as characteristic of the music as the huge vocal echo that many producers and singers loved. But your ears tuned to it, just like they did to country blues music on scratchy pre-war 78s, and when this music occasionally turned up on CD releases from original masters*, it sometimes sounded ‘wrong’ as it was too clean!

The one exception here is the final track of Kandia Kouyaté singing with the Sidiki Diabaté Ensemble (featuring a young Toumani Diabaté as the other kora player and Bouraima Kouyate on balafon) which Lucy Duran and I produced in London in 1987 during a UK tour – in the course of which they wowed the Bracknell Folk & Roots Festival, thus proving conclusively that adventurous folkies could like Malian Marmite too!

When I left London a decade ago I packed up my hundreds of accumulated local cassettes and donated them to the British Library National Sound Archive. But before I did, I digitised a selection of favourite tracks to burn onto a pair of CDs for my in-car entertainment. So here they are, in Podwireless form. Enjoy!

*With a bit of hunting you’ll find some of these great singers on European CDs, particularly on French labels and UK-based ones like Stern’s.

The times in brackets are the approximate start location on the podcast.



  1. (0’00”)  KAGBE SIDIBE: Patron
  2. (5’55”)  SADIO KOUYATE: Sirifi
  3. (12’29”)  DJENE DOUMBIA: Kobena Touma
  4. (20’09”)  SANDALY & NMAWA KANTE: Foudou
  5. (26’39”)  KANDIA KOUYATE: Ouale Gnoumandon
  6. (31’09”)  KADE DIARA: Abeni
  7. (40’36”) AMI KOITA: Lolan
  8. (45’37”) DIALOU DEMBA: Boloka Traore
  9. (54’23”) COUMBA SIDIBE: Yali Djamou
  10. (59’17”) TATA BEMBO KOUYATE: Kadiatou Traore
  11. (1:07’02”) BINTOU SIDIBE: Samba Diah
  12. (1:12’12”) MAA HAWA KOUYATE: Nanfule
  13. (1:21’25”) FATIMA SAMOURA: Saya
  14. (1:26’27”) FANTA SACKO: Jarabi
  15. (1:31’33”) KAGBE SIDIBE: Morodjan
  16. (1:37’08”) YAKARE DIABATE & OUSMANE SACKO: unknown title
  17. (1:40’39”) DJENE DOUMBIA: Maniamba
  18. (1:47’42”) AMI KOITA: Sanou Djoube
  19. (1:53’02”) HADJA SOUMANO: Mandin Kono
  20. (1:58’06”) KANDIA KOUYATE & THE SIDIKI DIABATE ENSEMBLE: Kounadi La Beno


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31 March 2020

Podwireless 212 April 2020


PLAYLINK: PODWIRELESS 212 APRIL 2020

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

2. Ariel Sharratt & Mathias Kom : Rise Up Alexa from the CD Never Work (BB*Island) bbislandmusic.com/shop/

3. June Tabor & Oyster Band : False True Love from the CD Fire & Fleet (Running Man) oysterband.co.uk

4. Myrkur : Fager Som En Ros from the CD Folkesange (Relapse) myrkur.bandcamp.com

5. Trad.Attack! : Miks Te Ei Laula? from the CD Make Your Move (Made In Baltics) tradattack.ee

6. Farafi : Sembere from the CD Calico Soul (Piranha) piranha.de

7. Kadialy Kouyate : Fondinke from the CD Nemo (Kadialy Kouyate) kouyatekadialy.com

8. The Unthanks : Griesly Bride from the CD Diversions Vol. 5 Live And Unaccompanied (Rabble Rouser) the-unthanks.com

9. Rainy Day Woman : Shelter from the CD Home (Rainy Day Woman) facebook.com/rainydaywoman1

10. Diana Collier : Ode To Riddley Walker from the CD Ode To Riddley Walker (Rif Mountain) rifmountain.com

11. Andrew Cronshaw : Cuir A Chion Dìlis Tharam Do Lamh (True Love Put Thine Arms Around Me) from the CD Zithers (Cloud Valley) andrewcronshaw.bandcamp.com

12. Rebecca Foon : Pour from the CD Waxing Moon (Constellation) cstrecords.com

13. Fra Fra : Naked from the CD Funeral Songs (Glitterbeat) http://www.glitterbeat.com

14. Jola : Ulad L Ghaba (The Children Of The Forest) from the CD Hidden Gnawa Music In Brussels (Muziekpublique) muziekpublique.be

15. Aunt Molly Jackson : Roll On Buddy from the CD Songs Of Hard Times: Up, Over & Through (Alan Lomax Archive) alanlomaxarchive.bandcamp.com

16. The John Dummer Blues Band : Skin Game from the CD Crawling Up A Hill (Grapefruit/ Cherry Red) cherryred.co.uk

17. Matilde Politi feat. Gabriele Politi : Nta Viddi E Vaddi from the CD Viva Santa Liberata (Felmay) felmay.it

18. Maruja Limón : Rosario Dinamitera from the CD Ante Mí (Kasba Music) somosmarujalimon.com

19. Melingo : El Sueño Del Éxodo from the CD Oasis (Buda) budamusique.com

20. Junglelyd : Boots from the CD Junglelyd (Sounds Of Subterrania!) soundsofsubterrania.com

21. Andreas Tophøj, Rune Barslund : Dronningholmvejs Trippevals from the CD Trails & Traces (Go' Danish Folk Music) gofolk.dk

22. Paul Hutchinson : Roodulum from the CD The Maniacs (Paul Hutchinson) paulhutchinsonmusic.co.uk

23. Ewelina Grygier : Szplin (Zimowy Dzik Jig / Ton Simple Plinn) from the CD Szplin (CM) ewelinagrygier.art.pl

24. Nancy Wallace : She Dreams Of Maps from the CD Weirdshire 3 – A Cure Of Souls (Sproatly Smith) sproatlysmith.bandcamp.com

25. Brigid Mae Power : The Blacksmith from the CD Head Above The Water (Fire) firerecords.com

26. Peter Knight's Gigspanner Big Band : Awake, Awake from the CD Natural Invention (Gigspanner) gigspanner.com

27. Veronica Doubleday & John Baily : Asheq-e Manam Leili from the CD Silken Threads (Sempre) Email j.baily@gold.ac.uk

28. Matthieu Saglio with Bijan Chemirani : L'appel Du Muezzin from the CD El Camino De Los Vientos (ACT) actmusic.com

29. Manhu : Moon from the CD Voices Of The Sani (Riverboat) worldmusic.net

30. Guo Can, Zoumana Tereta, Richard Bourreau : Sinzani Fama from the CD Saba Sounds (Felmay) felmay.it

31. Jack Sharp : God Dog from the CD Good Times Older (From Here) fromhererecords.com

32. Sam Carter : Fly The Flag from the CD Home Waters (Captain) samcartermusic.co.uk

33. Brian McNeill : John Harrison's Hands from the CD No Silence (Greentrax) greentrax.com

34. Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela : Coconut Jam from the CD Rejoice (World Circuit) shop.worldcircuit.co.uk

35. Santrofi : Konongo Kaya from the CD Alewa (OutHere) outhere.de

36. Damily : Zaho Va from the CD Early Years: Madagascar Cassette Archives (Bongo Joe) bongojoe.ch

37. Will Pound : Scottish a Virmoux/ SBrando from the CD A Day Will Come (Will Pound) willpound.com


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