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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 1:21 am
by nikki akinjinmi
Very enjoyable show.

Charlie, did you play someone called Teddy Turner - the bluesy song. The guy with the fairly high pitched vocal? His phrasing reminded me of Little George Sueref, for some reason.

I enjoyed the programme.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:12 am
by Charlie
September 10, 2007

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

1 - Jesse Winchester - How Far is the Horizon - Learn to Love It - USA - Stony Plain - SPCD 1205

2 - Tabu Ley Rochereau - Omanga - The Voice of Lightness - Congo/Zaire - Sterns - STCD3027-28

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

4 - Yerba Buena - El Burrito - Follow Me - USA/Venezuela - Wrasse - WRASS 194

5 - Olivia Ruiz - J'traine des pieds - La Femme Chocolat - France - Universal - 983 367 -2

6 - Manu Chao - Me Llaman Calle - La Radiolina - France/Spain - Because - promo

7 - Bassekou Kouyate - Bassekou - Live at WOMAD - Mali - -

8 - Massukos - Niassa - Bumping - Mozambique - Poo Productions - PPLCD001

9 - Cesaria Evora - Angola - Miss Perfumado - Cape Verde - Lusafrica - 79540-2

10 - Ted Taylor - Long Distance Love - 45 rpm single - USA - Atco -

11 - Sèyfu Yohannès - Mela Mela - Very Best of Ethiopiques - Ethiopia - Manteca - MANTDCD245

12 - Errol Dunkley - The Scorcher - Rare Grooves reggae 5 - Jamaica - Wagram - 3123385

13 - Sevara - Kunlarim Sensiz - Sen - Uzbekistan - Real World -

14 - King Sunny Ade - Sunny Ti De - The Best of the Classic Years - Nigeria - Shanachie - 66034

15 - Eliza Gilkyson - Borderline - Paradise Hotel - USA - Red House - RHR CD 187

16 - 17 Hippies - Tick Tack - Heimlich - Germany - Hipster - HIP 012 LTD

17 - Axel Krygier - Dónde estarás hermanitta - Zorgal - Argentina - Hitop - HITOP030CD

18 - C W Stoneking - Don't Go Dancin' Down The Darktown Strutter's Ball - C W Stoneking's King Hokum - Australia - Voodoo Rhythms - VRCD38

19 - Mayra Andrade - Comme S'il en Pleuvait - Navega - Cape Verde/ France - RCA Victor - 82876 817802

20 - Fonseca - Lagartija Azul - Awards for World Music 07 - Colombia - Manteca - MANTCD244

21 - Bassekou Kouyate - Ba Foulabe - Live at WOMAD - Mali - -

22 - Wareika Hill Sounds - Uhuru Pujuma - Wareika Hill Sounds - Jamaica - Honest Jons - HJRCD - 104

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:44 am
by howard male
An absolute cracker of a show with some great back-to-back moments such as Ted Taylor followed by Sèyfu Yohannès. A real reminder of what we've been missing with CG confined by a world music remit and a half hour time slot.

Other favourites were the King Sunney Ade track which I liked way more than much of his later stuff I'm familiar with - so ahead of its time! It reminded me of Tony Allen's (early 90s?) Album 'African Voices' in it's cubist funk, spaced-out dubby vibe.

Even that quirky old Errol Dunkley track seemed to work juxtaposed to the sparkling new Severa track - who'd have thought it.

Great stuff, Charlie. Looking forward to next week.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:10 pm
by Des
Fab show at least until midnight when I had to go to bed so look forward to the rest on Listen Again.

The only Cesaria Evora CD I have is Miss Perfumado so it was good to hear Charlie say it was his fave.

The Ted Taylor was amazing! What a voice!

Must investigate Kobo Town - that was a tremendous track.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:18 pm
by Martin_Edney
Excellent, it was so great to hear you filling a couple of hours, rather than squeezed into a handful of minutes as you are on the World Service. I've written to Radio 3 asking for more of the same, and I suggest others here might do the same. You never know...?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:51 pm
by uiwangmike
I haven't heard the program yet, so I hope I'm not duplicating something that Charlie said in relation to the Eliza Gilkyson record. Eliza's father, Terry, was a member of a 50s folk group called the Easy Riders, whose 3 members co-wrote Dean Martin's 1956 hit Memories Are Made of This, since recorded by lots of people, most remarkably, by Little Richard. In an interview with Bob Harris a few years ago, Eliza said that in the bit that goes -
Then add the wedding bells, one house where lovers dwell,
Three little kids for the flavor
Stir carefully through the days - see how the flavor stays?
These are the dreams you will savor.
- she was the middle one of the 3 little kids.
We sent a request for the song (Val Doonican's version, I think) to Housewives' Choice for our parents' 25th wedding anniversary, but it didn't get played.

Terry Gilkyson composed at least on other memorable song, The Bare Necessities from The Jungle Book.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:31 pm
by Charlie
uiwangmike wrote:a 50s folk group called the Easy Riders

No, I didn't go into any of this, Mike, so thanks for filling it out.

Even at 105 minutes, I still feel time is a little tight for such diversions and excursions, but I may get more adventurous, who knows..

But in any case I probably would not have quoted the entry in Wikpedia which reports that easy rider - or C C Rider - "was a phrase used in black communities for a woman who had liberal sexual views, had been married more than once, or someone skilled at sex".

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:32 pm
by Roger Bradley
Charlie, I too went off to bed at midnight, but I took the radio with me thinking, "I'll just keep listening till he plays a duff track".

So, of course, I was still with you at one o'clock. It's a good job you're not in that slot every night!

Amongst so many treats I greatly enjoyed that Eliza Gilkyson track and would love to hear more by her.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:59 pm
by Hugh Weldon
Excellent show, just reminded me how much I'd been missing the Saturday night programme. I intend to make the most of these three weeks, and let's hope the possibility of some future appearances for Charlie remains open.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:33 pm
by Gordon Neill
I managed to find Radio 3. Sheer bliss. You sound as if you've done this DJ malarky before, Charlie. I liked the opening track (I bought the album when you played the thing in 2004) and thought it was a good track to suck in any innocent bystanders who happened to still be lounging around on Radio 3. And it just got better from there on...

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:49 pm
by Dayna
This show was all very good & I loved every one of the songs in it. I kind of like the music of 17 Hippies. It was interesting hearing that one song by Bassekou Kouyate, from Womad Live, with the Mbalax drumming even. I have learned something.


PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:13 am
by Charlie
emails from:

1. Pedro Vieira, Philadelphia, USA

Charlie, thank you for keeping up the great work. Just a quick note on the correct pronunciation of Cesária Évora's name. The stress actually falls on the first syllable of her surname, not the middle. Phonetically, it's Eh-vo-ruh, not Eh-VOR-ruh. Thank you, also, for your exposure of Lusophone African music. Obrigado!


2. Peter Sampson, Manchester

Hi Charlie,

it was great to hear you on national radio again - on last night's Kershaw slot on R3 - and I'm glad to see from my Radio Times that you're on again next week.

Does this mean that you are getting better now? I do hope so.

BTW I particularly enjoyed the Eliza Gilkyson track, Borderline, that you played - any chance of another by her next week?

Very best wishes,

3. Anke van Lenteren, Sweden

Hello Charlie - I heard you when you sat in for Andy Kershaw on Monday (how is he by the way???) and you played a track by a group from Mozambique; I can't quite catch their name (and the playlist is not up yet) - is it Muzukas?

You said they used their music to educate people about water and sanitation and I am very keen to get hold of them as I could really use their music on a project we are doing: if you are interested.




4. Drew Gonsalves, Toronto, Canada [leader of Kobo Town]


Many thankyous again for playing our song and also for suggesting awhile back that I approach IODA regarding digital distribution for Kobo Town. We are hoping to come over to the UK and Europe in the spring (if all goes well, and bookers can be interested in a unknown band from across the water) and are grateful that you have been helping us in that effort by sharing our music with many many people who would not have heard it otherwise.

By the way, over the past while, my first encounter with a lot of different types of music has come through your show, and since this has often found its way into Kobo Town's sound, I also owe you another debt for creative inspiration.

Thank you and I wish you all the best









PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:36 pm
by Des
The rest of the show was very enjoyable. Not sure about 17 Hippies though - think that they may be to Charlie what the Fall were to Peel ; )

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:32 pm
by Andrewq
Lovelly show, perfectly balanced. In fact maybe too perfect.
I do miss the edgy feel and spontaneity ( and even the odd wrong track) of the live show. Still, thanks be to R3 for keeping this slot going.
But in less than 10 years we will look back and wonder how the current media constraints on this world beating music could have been accepted.

Radio 3 show

PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:42 am
by Con Murphy
Martin_Edney wrote:I've written to Radio 3 asking for more of the same

…and I've written to the Isle of Man Deputy High Bailiffs Court asking them to lift their ban on licensed premises :-)

(Only kidding, Kershaw lovers!!)

17 Hippies Charlie's Fall, Des? Maverick, consistently interesting, on their day one of the most exhilarating acts on the planet....yes, I think you could be on to something.