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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:06 am
by Con Murphy
Just caught up with the show on Listen Again, and I concur with everybody else: great show, and I'm even starting to come round to the Sevara album one track at a time.

One minor complaint is the brief slip into Radio London mode - "Orchestra Baobab are playing three nights at the Jazz Cafe in November". And where exactly in the country would that be? For info, they are also playing dates in Basingstoke and Coventry in November.

Just a gentle reminder for future reference :-)

shameless praise

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:33 am
by will vine
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah to all the above messages of praise and support. You just have the knack broadcaster ? stylist? producer? artist?
animateur ? or maybe on your passport it says hipsterflipsterfingerpoppindaddy.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:00 pm
by Dayna
I really have enjoyed these programs. I had this show was playing on Listen Again, which seems to be the only way I can listen to it. My heart kept wishing for it to keep going.

I've never listened to anyone else talk about World Music or even other types very much. It seems like there is so much to learn, but I don't get tired of listening to Charlie.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:23 am
by Dayna
I can't believe it! I'm getting Charlie live tonight on my PC.
I thought I had to have highspeed internet for it to work.
I tuned in a little late, but will repeat it. The first thing I heard was Youssou N'Dour.

Playlist Monday 24 Sept

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:07 am
by Charlie
Playlist Monday 24 Sept

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

1 - Saltpeter - Hunger - Hunger's The Best Sauce - UK - Fred -

2 - Ersatzmusika - Beside Myself to You I came - Voice Letter - Russia - Asphalt Tango - CD-STR 1407

3 - Tabu Ley Rochereau - Kelya - The Voice of Lightness - Congo/Zaire - Sterns - STCD3027-28

4 - 17 Hippies - Wann War Das? - Heimlich - Germany - Hipster - HIP 012 LTD

5 - Lee Hazlewood - After Six - These Boots Are Made for Walkin' - USA - Ace - CDCHM2 860

6 - Dengue Fever - Sleepwalking the the Mekong - Eacape from the Dragon House - USA/Cambodia - -

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

8 - Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara - Ngamen - Soul Science - UK/Gambia - Wayward - WAYWARD704

9 - Bessie Smith - Backwater Blues - Doom and Gloom - USA - Trikont - US--364

10 - DuOud & Abdulatif Yagoub - Sakat - Sakat - Tunis/Yemen - Indigo - LBLC 2598

11 - Felix Lajko - Zászló (Flag) - Remény - Hungary - A Productions - CDA 004

12 - Hallelujah Chicken Run Band - Ngoma Yarina - Hallelujah Chicken Run Band - Zimbabwe - Analog Africa - AA CD 062

13 - Bob Dylan - Spirit on the Water - Modern Times - USA - Columbia - 82876 88306-2

14 - Manu Chao - A Cosa - La Radiolina - France/Spain - Because - BEC721258

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

16 - Feryal Öney - Kozanoglu - Bulutlar Gecer - Turkey - Kalan - CD 390

17 - The Moonshine Sessions - I Lost Him [feat Melonie Cannon) - Solal Presents The Moonshine Sessions - USA/France - Ya Basta - promo

18 - Va Fan Fahre - Zet je maar [feat: Aicha Haskal] - Zet Je Maar - Belgium - Zephyrus - ZEP005

19 - Enzo Avitabile - Maronna Nera - Sacro Sud - Italy - FolkClub Ethnosuoni - ES5358

20 - Blind Willie Johnson - God Moves on the Water - Doom and Gloom - USA - Trikont - US--364

21 - Mbilia Bel - Eswi Ya Wapi - Bel Canto - Congo - Sterns - STCD3037-38.

22 - Joe Zawinul - Erdäpfee Blues (Potato Blues) - My People - Austria/USA - EPA - ESC03651-2

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:23 pm
by Roger Bradley
Thanks, Charlie, for another wonderful late night serenade.

I'm finding it sounds better listened to lying in bed with the lights out. Reminds me of being a teenager again, listening to Radio Luxembourg!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:52 pm
by Charlie
Roger Bradley wrote:I'm finding it sounds better listened to lying in bed with the lights out. Reminds me of being a teenager again, listening to Radio Luxembourg!

Even though I'm told lots of people listen afterwards, online, I do make the choices based on the assumption of a listener exactly as you describe, fighting off sleep, challenging me to keep them interested without being too abrasive on one hand or sleep-inducing on the other.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:02 pm
by Jamie Renton
Thanks for 3 great programmes Charlie.

I was particularly pleased to hear the Lee Hazelwood track. Not an artist I know. But I heard the track you played + some others, while sitting in a large marquee in a town at the foot of the Italian Alps, waiting for the band Mau Mau to come on stage. This was towards the end of July, so I imagine Hazelwood must just have died & his tunes were being played as a tribute. I had no idea who it was & my Italian wasn't good enough to ask. But the song stuck in mind, so thanks for solving the mystery!



PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:39 pm
by Hugh Weldon
Yep, three programmes are just not enough, here's hoping they give you another shot on this slot very soon.

The Yasmin Levy 'Una Noche Más' was sublime, can't wait for that one to come out.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:57 pm
by nikki akinjinmi
I really enjoyed the programme on BBC Radio 3, last night.

At times I felt a bit emotional, particularly when I heard the Tabu Ley Rochereau, and M'Bilia Bel songs playing. It brought back memories of Charlie in the BBC London studio, headphones on, with his fingertips placed over them, trying to capture every last drop of the music, eyes closed, smiling and moving to the music, (I suppose, literally "...lost in music, caught in a trance..." and I am sure the same thing was happening when Yasmin Levy was singing).So engrossed in the music that you didn't want to interrupt!

And Alan, Phillip, Elizabeth and guest(s) if present, just smiling and looking bemused, perhaps!

There were so many interesting songs - particularly the Justin Adams produced song - Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara - Ngamen . That was very interesting.

I won't embarrass you any longer, Charlie, just to say that the Joe Zawinul song at the end, Potato Blues was a nice surprise. It was a good show. I am sad it's come to an end.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:35 am
by Des
I thought you were absolute rubbish, Charlie (just to even things up!)

Seriously though another magnificent offering. I even liked the Yasmin Levy - it is good to listen to and like something before you know what it is as your musical prejudices do not influence you - she always came over as a bit bland previously but this track was exquisite.


PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:27 pm
by Charlie
email from:

1. Clare Hudson, Skipton, England

Heard that wonderful seven and a half minutes of love song by Dylan which Charlie Gillett played on Monday evening at about ten past twelve - but I missed the title.

CG said something about 'Modern Times' and 'over the hill...' - but that's all I got!

Regards - and thanks for the music.


PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:19 pm
by Dayna
Thanks Nikki for that wonderful picture.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:05 am
by Con Murphy
Des wrote:Yasmin Levy....always came over as a bit bland previously

Your goose bumps must be made of sterner stuff than mine, Des, because Yasmin's voice never fails to get to me. I do agree though, that track sounded great - the Duran magic at work once again.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:49 pm
by whs
Dear Charlie,

Thank you very much for standing in for Andy Kershaw. To be honest it was great. I think it's about time the BBC had a dedicated world music station. The world is a big place with lots of things happening in it. When is the bias in favour of UK/USA going to be evened out a bit?