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2008 - week 25, from 22 June

PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:56 am
by Charlie
Seq - Artist - Song Title - Album - Country - Label - Cat no

1 - Umalali - Merua - Garifuna Women's Project - Belize/Honduras - Cumbancha - CMB-CD-6

2 - Pama International - Highrise - Rockers Revolt - UK - Pama Int - RRHIITCD2

3 - Romica Puceanu - Unde O-Fie Puiul de Aseara - Princes among Men - Romania - Asphalt Tango - CD-ATR 1608

4 - Balla et Ses Balladins - Bandian - The Syliphone Years - Guinea - Sterns -

5 - Mikail Aslan - Miraz (Miracle) (Beyta 3. - 4.) - Miraz - Turkey - Kalan - CD 348

6 - Sissoko, El Maloumi, Rajery - Toufoula - 3MA - Mali, Morocco, Madagascar - Contre Jour - CJ020

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These weekly programmes are a variable balance of first-ever plays from brand new releases, follow-up reminders of recent albums, and lucky dips into the past, sparked by any number of arbitrary factors. This week, three tracks are from albums that have previously been introduced; the other three are first-time plays.

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Umalali

The Garifuna Women’s Project by Umalali is turning into the year’s most played album, and as nobody has written asking me to stop, here’s ‘Merua’ by Umalali again. Inexplicably, the group was not invited to perform at this year's WOMAD Charlton Park (or anywhere else in the UK) but are included in the impressive bill at the highly-recommended Cartegena Festival in Murcia, South East Spain in early July.

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Michie One

Is Rockers Revolt the correct name for the album by Pama International? The layout of the sleeve is so obscure, it’s hard to tell, The UK-based group is reviving the golden age of Jamaica reggae and, in the case of ‘High Rise’, actually recycling it, as the tune is based on Eric Donaldson’s anthemic ‘Cherry Oh Baby’. The whole album is good, but the apposite new words of this make this song stand out every time, sung by Michie One: “Highrise, terrorise, hooligan, hearse, every day these are rehearsedâ€

emails

PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:37 am
by Charlie
email from:

1. Richard Harris, Brighton (soon to be Richmond, VA)

Enjoyed the music today. Also, I was amused by comments about first cut. At onset, I said, that's african, several iterations later I said, that's Santana. truly a melting pot of music, that one and easy listening.

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2. Gregory, Nieuwkerken-Waas

There was a familiar tune I recognised in the second song 'highrise' you plaed today. Only a little bit faster. A children's song from 'Vader Abraham' called 'Het Smurfenlied' - The Smurf Song- . A song about the life of the smurfs.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Kartner

Greetings and thanks for the great show.

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3. Patty Chow Dewey, Los Angeles, CA

great programme. nice to have a touch of the worlds music while in LA

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4. Katharine Dowson, London

Does Charlie Gillett have a personal choice CD i can buy? I am a harasssed mother/sculptor! I find it hard to sleep and plug myself into the world service at night. I hear the wonderful tracks in the middle of the night when semi-asleep but have forgotten not only the name but to look up on the web in the morning.

He has fantastic taste in music and would love a compilation if he has ever made one.

kind regards

Katharine

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CG reply: check under 'Charlie's compilations' below. I'm not allowed to mention them on the BBC

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5. Juha Hyrsky, Turku, Finland

Hi Charlie! Thanks for a great show and for a new great new artist to me: Mikail Aslan. Absolutely fantastic!

Re: emails

PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:42 pm
by Papa M
Charlie wrote:email from:

2. Gregory, Nieuwkerken-Waas

There was a familiar tune I recognised in the second song 'highrise' you plaed today. Only a little bit faster. A children's song from 'Vader Abraham' called 'Het Smurfenlied' - The Smurf Song- .


I was quite enjoying the Pama International album until I read this.

Re: emails

PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:36 pm
by Dominic
Papa M wrote:
Charlie wrote:email from:

2. Gregory, Nieuwkerken-Waas

There was a familiar tune I recognised in the second song 'highrise' you plaed today. Only a little bit faster. A children's song from 'Vader Abraham' called 'Het Smurfenlied' - The Smurf Song- .


I was quite enjoying the Pama International album until I read this.

ImageBlue Blokes 3?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:31 am
by jamdown
Last I looked none of Pama Intl were blue :lol:


Many thanks to Charlie for once again playing 'Highrise'. Truly appreciated. It's an honour to be in such amazing musical company. What a show!

the album it's taken from is called
PAMA INTL - LOVE FILLED DUB BAND, on Rockers Revolt label
www.rockersrevolt.com


We had this amazing bit of feedback from being featured on this show...


[color=olive]
Dear Pama International

You’ll be aware, no doubt, that Charlie Gillett played your “Highriseâ€