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2006 - 1 July - Joe Boyd solo - playlist

PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 5:54 pm
by Charlie
While Gerry Lyseight has agreed to do most of the show between now and July 29, there were two weekends he could not manage.

I'm delighted to report that Joe Boyd has agreed to do those two, on July 1st and July 15th

PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:30 pm
by jayne
Top notch.

Gerry has been doing a brill job and I've appreciated his Planet Mambo satellite broadcasts, where he has selflessly curtailed his usual Latin American focus (not my flavour of the month).

Thanks to Joe for stepping in. Very much looking forward to his progs.

Thanks Charlie for keeping in touch. I wish you a speedy recovery.

Fond regards,

Joe Boyd

PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 11:09 pm
by Hugh Weldon
Sorry I haven't been listening on Saturday night since Charlie had to pack in - Gerry's fine, he just seems to play a lot of stuff that doesn't particularly grab me, few surprises, unlike Charlie.

But Joe Boyd last night played an absolutely brilliant selection - any chance of a playlist by the way? I know he's been quite visible recently promoting his White Bicycles book and CD, so I sort of knew what to expect. But the shift in the spectrum from jazz to blues to gospel to African to White People Singing in English was a pleasure from beginning to end.

I don't suppose there's any chance of a regular or long term slot, but even if he could occasionally pop up for a show I'd be more than happy.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:11 pm
by John Leeson
I agree with Hugh about Joe Boyd's show. While I used to almost never miss a show (as long as I could get on the Net sometime during the week), I've skipped some post-Charlie weeks, as I missed some of that "spark and surprise".

But, even though I was constantly working on the computer all through Joe's show, I was regularly stopping as my ears would perk up hearing something new of his. Loved the "WPSE" box story!

I also quite enjoyed Joe when he was Charlie's guest a while back.

So, yes add me as "give us more Joe Boyd'. And, I will have to look for a copy of White Bicycles.

John Leeson
Toronto, Canada

2006 - 1 July - Joe Boyd solo

PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:51 pm
by Charlie
1. Toots & The Maytals - Premature (Island) (White Label)

2. Jazz Jamaica - Monkey Man (Hannibal HNCD 1421)

3. Libre - Elena Elena (Hannibal HNCD 1382)

4. Chano Pozo - Tin Tin Deo (Tumbao Cuban Classics TCD 308)

5. Cubanismo - Shallow Water Suite (Hannibal HNCD 1441)

6. James Booker - Junco Partner (Hannibal HNCD 1359 )

7. Champion Jack Dupree - Frankie & Johnny (Atlantic 82434-2)

8. Berna Dean - Little Willie (Imperial 0777-780134-2)

9. James Brown - Come Over Here (Polydor 817 304-2)

10. Tony Allen - Moyege (Honest Jon's HJRCD 20)

11.Mahmoud Ahmed - Kulun Mankwalesh (Buda Musique DK 016)

12. Dudu Pukwana & Spear - Church Mouse (Fledg'ling Fled 3061)

13. Solomon Linda's Original Evening Birds - Mbube (Nascente NSCD 022)

14. The Moonglows - In My Diary (Chess 2CH 50030)

15. Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Strange Things Happen Every Day (Trikont us 0279)

16. The Staple Singers - Pray On (Vee Jay LP 5008)

17. Prince - Little Red Corvette (Warner Bors. 9362-45440-2))

18. Fairport Convention - If I Had A Ribbon Bow (Fledg'ling Fled 3061)

19. Mike Heron - Feast Of Stephen (Fledg'ling Fled 3041) 4.42

20. John Cale - Dying On The Vine (Hannibal HNCD 1372 )

21. Bob Dylan - You Got To Stay All Night (White Label)

22. John Roberts - Out On The Rolling Sea (Folkway Records FS 3847)

23. Martha Wainwright - When The Day Is Short (Zoe Zoe 011)

24. Lucinda Willaims - Which Will (Elektra 61351)

PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 1:12 am
by howard male
To be honest I was a little disappointed by Joe's show. For one thing it was too nostalgic and for another - are their really that many listeners who want to hear the lineup of musicians who played on each record?

And then when there was a new(ish) world music track it was from Tony Allen's latest album - certainly not a bad album but it hardly brings anything new to the table and so essentially didn't step outside the nostalgic mood of the rest of the show. Nice Sister Rosetta Tharpe track though.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:21 am
by NormanD
I'd sooner have two hours of "nostalgia" than two hours of sports round up/phone-ins, with Vanessa Nestor or whoever, which might be the BBC's decision. The future of Saturday night 8.00 to 10.00 looks rather uncertain, if not bleak, from the end of this month, so I'd like to throw my full and uncritical support behind Joe Boyd.

Joe, I wish you well in your latest career as a broadcaster, and I'm pleased to see it starting here on BBC London. It was a great mix of story and song, and kept the groove rolling throughout. I hope there's more beyond this week. Anyone else share this view? Maybe we should let the BBC know.


PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 11:59 am
by Alan
I really enjoyed Joe's show as well and looking forward to part two.

No-one can 'replace' Charlie in my opinion, but if BBC London was prepared to keep the programme going using a pool of guest presenters including Joe, I'd sure be happy.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 1:07 pm
by howard male
I agree. A pool of presenters is the best solution.

And then in an ideal world maybe Charlie could even be persuaded to come back and do a once a month show or something - another year down the line when he has got back his health.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 2:06 pm
by RobHall
I thoroughly enjoyed Joe's show and very much appreciated the insights that he was able to offer in the links. I'd be more than happy to tune into a show presented by Joe every week, whether it be on Radio London or elsewhere.


PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 1:04 pm
by Con Murphy
normand wrote:Joe, I wish you well in your latest career as a broadcaster, and I'm pleased to see it starting here on BBC London. It was a great mix of story and song, and kept the groove rolling throughout. I hope there's more beyond this week. Anyone else share this view?

Yes, I share it. I wonder if the nostalgia that Howard speaks of is just a natural result of being given a short stab at playing music on the radio, and wanting to give it your best shot in the short time span afforded to you. It must be a whole different dynamic to the one where you have a show week-in, week-out for the forseeable future.