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Monday Nights on Radio 3 in November

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:18 am
by Charlie
CG:
5 & 12 November;
3 & 10 December

Mary Ann Kennedy:
19 & 26 November;
17 & 24 December

Monday Nights 23.15 to 1.00 and
Online for 7 days at www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/world

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:31 pm
by whs
Yaay! November 5th is my birthday. Any chance of playing 'Armagideon Time' by Willi Williams?

Diana Jones

PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:32 pm
by Charlie
special guest on Nov 5: Diana Jones

Nick Lowe remains one of the few British singers I'll still volunteer to see live. His between-the-songs comments are ever more wry, and his voice seems to get better as he gets older. The first song of his set is 'People Change' and he's proof of it.

I called up in the afternoon to find out exactly when he was due on stage, and learned that there was a support singer. I had never heard of Diana Jones but checked her MySpace profile and found a voice I liked the sound of, so made sure we were sitting comfortably when the show began at 7.30.

Diana stands at the mic with acoustic guitar, while a man at her side plays mandolin and sings back-up harmonies. Visually, a dead ringer for Gillian Welch and the sound is not a mile away, while still being distinctive. One song after another hits home, and by the time she finished I had a thought. What if she were available to do a session for my show on November 5th?

At the stage door, the man was implacable. No entry without a backstage pass.

I went downstairs to the bar, wondering if I might find anybody I knew. Mark Ellen, publisher/editor of Word Magazine, was talking to two others, one of whom he introduced as Brett Hansen, a name I recognised but only remembered later as the head of MTV here when the station ruled the pop world. I had more pressing concerns. Did Mark by any chance have a backstage pass I could borrow? Better than that, he had two, one of which was mine for keeps.

The magic sticker got me into the corridors backstage where Jake Riviera gave me a friendly greeting and asked if I wanted to see Nick. Well yes, I said, but not to disturb him for long. Nick answered the knock and with no regard for the fragile state of an artist about to go onstage I rudely said that while it was great to see him and all that, the person I really wanted to meet was his support act. Sometimes, I shame myself. At least once a day, actually.

Jake took me down the corridor and knocked on another door, which opened to reveal three people. In the background, Diana and her musical cohort, Beau Stapleton. In the foreground, Paul Fenn, joint head of the Asgard Agency which has represented an improbable proportion of the best American artists to tour the UK. Soon after I started Honky Tonk on Radio London back in 1972, Paul was on the phone to offer a succession of his clients including Ry Cooder and Bonnie Raitt who duly came in bleary-eyed at Sunday lunchtime having played the Hammersmith Odeon the night before. Jesse Winchester too.

So here was Paul again, to explain that Diana was actually here as support on the Richard Thompson tour, but there was a gap in the schedule that happened to coincide with this date by Nick, who had previously turned down every suggestion of a support act that Paul had offered. When Nick heard Diana's record, he was convinced. And so here we were. Better still, Diana was staying over after the tour to visit relatives and yes, she was available to do a session for us.

We had a short chat, long enough to pursue the revelation that Diana was adopted by a family in New York, and only later made contact with her birth family from Tennessee. I wondered if there were other singers with a similar background. Yes. Gillian Welch, Mary Gauthier. Fascinating.

Diana Jones' first album, My Remembrance of You, is distributed in the UK by Proper

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:19 pm
by Eduards_Ozolins
Hurray!!! :) Mary Ann Kennedy will be on again! :)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:19 pm
by ian russell
she has a good voice. well, the similarities are certainly there. has anyone ever seen beau stapleton in the same room as david rawlings? separated at birth, maybe.

yes, I'm happy they asked MAK back, too. Good show this week though - I think they should do more conversational presentations, like Lucy Duran and Joe Boyd this week - an interesting knock-around of ideas and opinions.

Monday, 5th November

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:15 am
by Charlie
Monday, 5th November

Seq - Artist - Song Title - Album - Country - Label - Cat no

1 - Jesse Winchester - Defying Gravity - Learn to Love It - USA - Stony Plain - SPCD 1205

2 - Manu Chao - La Vida Tombola - La Radiolina - France/Spain - Because - promo

3 - Fufü-ai - Cha Cha - Mariatchi Boogie - Spain - estofonia riera - UMA10253844F08

4 - Lucky Dube - Slave - Africa's Reggae King - South Africa - Manteca - MANTCD026

5 - Rodolfo y su Tipica RA7 - La Colegiala - Cumbia Cumbia - Colombia - World Circuit - WC 016

6 - Orchestra Baobab - Papa Ndiaye - Made in Dakar - Senegal - World Circuit - WLWCD078

7 - Diana Jones - Pretty Girl - Live in session - USA

8 - Diana Jones - Cold Grey Ground - Live in session - USA

9 - Enzo Avitabile - Mamm [feat Gigi] - Festa Farina e Forca - Italy - Il Manifesto - CD 180

10 - Fiona Soe Paing - tamin sah pahade - No Man's Land - UK/Mayanmar - Mexonerecordings - 2005

11 - T-Bone Walker Jr - Midnight Bells Are Ringing - R&B on Lakewood Boulevard - USA - Ace - CDCHD 1165

12 - Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - Andra's Song - Segu Blue - Mali - Out Here - OH 007

13 - Mari Boine - Suoivva - Idjagiedas - Norway - Emarcy - 6024 9655 4869

14 - Yasmin Levy - Si Veriash - Mano Suave - Israel - World Village - 450003

15 - Sonny Boy Williamson II - Mighty Long Time - King Biscuit Time - USA - Arhoolie - CD e10

16 - Youssou N'Dour - Dabbax - Rokku Mi Rokka - Senegal - Nonesuch - PRO 400015

17 - Diana Jones - Pony - Live in session - USA

18 - Diana Jones - Better Times Must Come - Live in session - USA

19 - Madilu System - Jalousie - La Bonne Humeur - DR Congo - Sterns - STCD 1104

20 - Dengue Fever - One Thousand Tears of a Tarantula - Scenes from Dragon House - Cambodia/ USA - Birdman - BRG 137

21 - Huong Thanh & Nguyen Le - Moon Boat [feat Paulo Fresu] - ReZonances 4 - Vietnam/France - FrancoPhone - ZF004

22 - Gorillaz - Hong Kong - D Sides - UK - Parlophone -

online for seven days at www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/world

emails

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:28 am
by Charlie
email from:

1. Blanaid McKinney, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, N.I.

12.15 Monday night/Tuesday morning

Hi Charlie - I'm really enjoying your show; would it be possible for you to track down a few tunes that struck a chord with me when you were presenting your show in London, in the late Eighties?

I'm thinking of "Take It Easy, Charlie" by Jorge Ben, "Un Coup Madame" by La Bottine Souriante, "Soweto Trembles" by Alias Ron Kavana, "Rum & Coca Cola" by Wilmut Houdini, "Busobaya"by the Soul Brothers, and a really plaintive song by the Kwalfe Brothers (sp?)- sorry, but I can't remember the song title.

Anyway, thanks for a truly lovely show.

All the very best.

Blanaid

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Re: emails

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:24 pm
by Martin_Edney
Charlie wrote:"Take It Easy, Charlie" by Jorge Ben


I seem to remember this was played by Gerry Lyseight when he filled in for Charlie on Radio London when it was first announced that Charlie was unwell. It was a great song, as well as being very apt.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:40 pm
by Neil Foxlee
would it be possible for you to track down a few tunes that struck a chord with me when you were presenting your show in London, in the late Eighties? I'm thinking of "Take It Easy, Charlie" by Jorge Ben, "Un Coup Madame" by La Bottine Souriante, "Soweto Trembles" by Alias Ron Kavana, "Rum & Coca Cola" by Wilmut Houdini, "Busobaya"by the Soul Brothers, and a really plaintive song by the Kwalfe Brothers (sp?)


Blanaid, the Kwalfe Brothers (?) is obviously a special case, but have you tried putting double quotation marks round the relevant words in a Google search (eg "Soweto Trembles"), checking All Music Guide (www.allmusic.com) or Amazon for the artists and their CDs?

It's WilmOTH Houdini, btw (I just Googled on 'houdini' & 'calypso')

Re: emails

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:43 pm
by Charlie
Blanaid wrote: and a really plaintive song by the Kwalfe Brothers (sp?)- sorry, but I can't remember the song title.

I think these are the Kafala Brothers from Angola and their song was Ngola or something close - will check

Re: Monday, 5th November

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:40 am
by Alan
Charlie wrote:online for seven days at www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/world

What kinda link is that Charlie?

Somebody, help me now
(I'll take you there)
Help me, ya'all
(I'll take you there)
Help me now
(I'll take you there)
Oh!
(I'll take you there)

or as Mavis might say, Oh-oh! Charlie, just click right there… http://tinyurl.com/3yfc96

Re: emails

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:13 pm
by Jamie Renton
Charlie wrote:
Blanaid wrote: and a really plaintive song by the Kwalfe Brothers (sp?)- sorry, but I can't remember the song title.

I think these are the Kafala Brothers from Angola and their song was Ngola or something close - will check


The Kafala Brothers late 80s album N'gola is a favourite in our household. "really plaintive" perfectly sums up the music the Angolan sibling duo made (& still make for all I know).

I just checked on Amazon & a CD of Ngola is on sale for over £100! There's a later album from the mid 90s that's on offer at www.calabashmusic.com. It sounds very similar but somehow isn't quite as good.

if I had my own label I'd reissue Ngola tomorrow & damn the commercial considerations (probably why I'll never have my own label)

Cheers

Jamie

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:04 am
by Dayna
I really loved the music on this show. It was beautiful, particularly, Manu Chao, Gigi, Orchestra Baobab, T-Bone Walker Jr, & a Gorillaz song I've never heard before! Thank you.

playlist for Monday 12 Dec

PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:44 am
by Charlie
playlist for Monday 12 December

Seq - Artist - Song Title - Album - Country - Label - Cat no

1 - A Hawk and a Hacksaw - The Sparrow - The Way the Wind Blows - USA - Leaf - Bay51CD

2 - Iva Nova - Dream of a Farmer - Chemodan - Russia - Hoba - GEO 011 CD

3 - Kobo Town - Abatina - Independence - Canada/ Trinidad - Kobotown - KOBO 001

4 - Alemayehu Eshete - Tenageri - Ethiopiques 22 - Ethiopia - Buda -

5 - Brina - Poljanska balada - Pasja Legenda - Slovenia - DruGod - DR 55233

6 - Diana Jones - Pony - My Remembrance of You - USA - Newsong - NSR0501

7 - Bantous de la Capitale - Kumbele Kumbele - African pearls Vol 1: Congo - Congo - Syllart - 612 9042

8 - Mexican Institute of Sound - Para No Viv ir Desperado - Pinata - Mexico - Cooking Vinyl - COOKCD113

9 - Gert Vlok Nel - Beautiful in Beaufort-Wes - Beautiful in Beaufort-Wes - South Africa - Munich - MRCD 281

10 - CeU - Bobagem - CeU - Brazil - What Music - WMCD-0095

11 - Vieux Farka Toure - Courage [feat Issa Bamba] - Vieux Farka Toure - Mali - World Village - 468065

12 - Dona Dumitru Siminica - De Trei Ani Nu Dau Pe Acasă - Sounds from a Byegone Age Vol 3 - Romania - Asphalt Tango - CD-ATR-1106

13 - Saltpeter - Picked Up Something Dirty - Hunger's The Best Sauce - UK - Fred - 2007

14 - Mercedes Peón - Son Carencias - Şihá - Spain - Galego/Discmedi - DM 4325 -02

15 - Yasmin Levy - Una Nocha Mas - Mano Suave - Israel - World Village -

16 - Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara - Nayo - Soul Science - UK/Gambia - Wayward - WAYWARD704

17 - Tiken Jah Fakoly - Ma Cote D'Ivoire [feat Beta Simon et Toumani Diabate] - The African - Cote D'Ivoire - Wrasse - WRASS 204

18 - Sa Ding Ding - Holy Incense (Tibet Version) - Alive - China - Universal - 60251732006

19 - The Aaron Sisters with the Song-O-Pators - How'm I Doing? - Flowers in the Wildwood - USA - Trikont - US-0310

20 - Feryal Öney - Aynali Körük - Bulutlar Gecer - Turkey - Kalan - CD 390

21 - El Tío Carlos - Pares y Nones - Groove & Soniquete - Spain - Vania - promo

22 - Le Trio Joubran - Laytana - Majâz - France - Randana - RAND 002

emails:

PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:12 pm
by Charlie
email from

1. Lynne Kent:

Last night, just by chance, I scrolled through the radio programs & found you were on Radio 3 at 11.15 GMT, so I listened to your show. That song in Afrikaans was the best, I'm glad I recorded it.