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2006 - 29 April -Anarchy French-style with Camille + Majiker

PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 8:16 am
by Con Murphy
Seq - Artist - Title - Album - Country - Label

1 - Ali Farka Toure - Penda Yoro - Savane - Mali - World Circuit

2 - K'naan - The African Way (feat Mwafrika) - The Dusty Foot Philosopher - Somalia/Canada - Track & Field

3 - Dixie Chicks - Long Time Gone - Home - USA - Open Wide/Monument

4 - Think of One - Tirar Onda - Tráfico - Belgium/Brazil - Crammed Discs

Raduio Ping Pong with Camille + Majiker (*)

5* - Magic Malik - Ovni - Magic Malik 69 96 - France - Label Bleu

6* - Magic Malik - Madness - Magic Malik 69 96 - France - Label Bleu

7 - Camille - Jolie Bruine - Le Fil (Bout du Fil) - France - Virgin France

8* - Nosfell - Sladinji The Grinning Tree - Pomaïe Klokochazia Balek - France - Not On Label

9 - Tara Fuki - Okamzik - Kapka - Czech Republic - Indies Records

10* - Fiona Apple - Get Him Back - Live at les Folies Bergère - USA - private recording

11 - Ulla Pirttijärvi - Gadja Nilla - Mattarahku Askai - Finland - Warner

12* - Pascals featuring Tama - Giga - Half Moon of Pascals - Japan - Les Disques due Soleil

13 - Tanya Tagaq - Surge - Sinaa - Canada - Ugart Anaik

14* - Abba - The Name Of The Game - Greatest Hits - Sweden - Polydor

15 - Camille - Au Port - Le Fil - France - Virgin France

16* - Florence Foster Jenkins - Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620 Queen of the Night Aria - The Glory (????) of the Human Voice - USA - RCA Victor Gold Seal

Live in London:

17 - Baka Gbiné - Boulez Boulez - Gati Bongo - Cameroon - March Hare

18 - Bruce Springsteen - Pay Me My Money Down - The Seeger Sessions: We Shall Overcome - USA - Columbia

19 - Jorge Ben - Ponta De Lanca Africano (Umbabarauma) - Beleza Tropical - Brazil - Luaka Bop

20 - Amakye Dede - Ofie Ne Fie - Me Fre Wo - Ghana - Kotoko

21 - Huun Huur Tu - Oske Cherde - Best : Live - Tuva (Russia) - Jaro

22 - Mahala Rai Banda - Iest Sexy - Mahala Rai Banda - Romania - Crammed Discs

PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 4:04 pm
by Charlie
Before tonight, Radio Ping Pong had not been classified under Extreme Sports. But when the French singer Camille is a contestant, the former parlour game becomes a dangerous activity to rank alongside bungee jumping, sky diving and white-water rafting. All across London, listeners were diving behind sofas and hiding in cupboards in a vain attempt to ward off the blows. Most of them stayed tuned, guessing that surely the next choice couldn’t be as daft as the one before. Bad judgment. It could be and often was.

Among the pieces chosen by Camille and her production partner Matthew (aka Majiker) was a song by a Japanese castrato called Tama, a live recording by Fiona Apple in which the vocal was barely audible and finally, to round things off and win hands down, a performance by an American woman whose appalling voice was so notorious, she inspired a West End comedy starring Maureen Lipman, coincidentally just coming to the end of its nine-month run. Kenny Everett or Danny Baker might have relished it all, but I’ve never been fascinated by records said to be so bad, they’re good. I kept each song going for slightly longer than I could bear it, and retaliated with extraordinary vocals that I do actually like.

In case these comments might suggest that our guests were not very funny and likeable or that the show was not thoroughly enjoyable, please consider these messages posted at our website soon after the end of the broadcast:

From Gareth:
“I love music, as so many people do but often, when people talk about music they love they can be very dry and forget that music is entertainment; music is fun. It was great to hear Charlie and Camille and Matthew obviously enjoying themselves on Saturday’s show. And although I wouldn’t necessarily want to listen to some of the more off-the-wall choices too often, it is always great to have expectations confounded and horizons broadened. Well done to all concerned.â€

Baaaad music

PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 4:23 pm
by Michal Shapiro
Hi Charlie:

Without hearing the show, I’m guessing that was Florence Foster Jenkins your were subjected to. I don’t know which arias were played, but beyond her assassination of Mozart’s the Queen of the Night, I highly recommend the duet from Faust, where Florence sings with her accompanist, Cosme MacMoon, who sounds a bit like Donald Fagen with an even worse case of sinusitis than usual. I have found that wherever musicians gather, they will trade “bad music-â€