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About Rob

Rob co-founded BCB with Mary Dowson, back when the hills were young and it were all flat caps an chappatis round 'ere. It was known as Bradford Festival Radio then, and thanks to the generosity of Dusty Rhodes we got started. Now he takes photos, puts little silver discs in drawers, mumbles into microphones, and walks on the hills. Keep On Blowin..

The Blowin Weekly Extra – Pointed version

The Blowin Weekly Extra
17 July 2011

Point

Blowin online http://blowin.podomatic.com
BCB 106.6 FM and www.bcbradio.co.uk
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Roberts Park Bandstand, Saltaire
The Whitfield Family / Super Johnny K and the Bang Bangs
Sunday 24 July, 2 to 4.15pm. Free.
www.saltairevillage.info/forum/view_topic.php?id=714&forum_id=17
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Timing is important

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFgdhZGLJrY

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I like reggae, as regular listeners know well.
Especially the great Jamaican producers and artists recording from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Misty In Roots may be the only non-Jamaican band to ring my bell, and they’re on in Leeds this autumn!
Saturday 8 October at the Wardrobe.
www.jumborecords.co.uk/tickets.asp?sort=&event_id=12168

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Jamaica, and Bunny Wailer
www.gq.com/entertainment/music/201101/bunny-wailer-john-jeremiah-sullivan?printable=true&currentPage=1

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The Blowin Weekly Extra – Insect Posse

Blowin Weekly Extra
10 July 2011

Blowin online http://blowin.podomatic.com

BCB 106.6 FM and www.bcbradio.co.uk

Celebrant, Kumbh Mela, photo by Irene Young, in memory of Ian Lindsay

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Muzikifan – more incisive reviews – new release from Samba Mapangala, the Rough Guide to Sufi Music [as played in this week's Blowin], and reissues from Tabou Combo, Star Band de Dakar and Le Diamono
www.muzikifan.com

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New London tube map, claims to be geographically more accurate and better to use. Printable pdf.
Any Londoners want to give an opinion?
www.london-tubemap.com/London-tubemap.pdf
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The Blowin Weekly Extra – Hipsters, flipsters and finger poppin’ daddies, knock me your lobes

Blowin Weekly Extra

3 July 2011

Blowin online http://blowin.podomatic.com

BCB 106.6 FM and www.bcbradio.co.uk

Rusted

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Hipsters, Flipsters and Finger Poppin’ Daddies, Knock Me Your Lobes

Email subject line by Lord Buckley, with thanks to Billy Shakespeare

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Buckley

http://jazzmando.com/new/archives/000883.shtml

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Blowin – 9-10pm – 3 July

Meditations – Carpenter Rebuild – Jackal 12”
Fever Ray – Concrete Walls – Fever Ray CD – Rabid
Frankie Jones – Don’t Smoke The Seed – Reggae Anthology: The Channel One Story 2xCD – VP
Duke Ellington – I’m Beginning To See The Light – Best Of RCA Victor Mid-Forties Recordings CD – RCA Victor
Alton Ellis – Too Late To Turn Back – Ackee 7”thanks to John Morrison
Kanda Bongo Man – Isambe – Isambe-Monie CD – Melodie
Junior Byles – Lorna Banana – Micron Music: Every Mouth Must Be Fed CD – Pressure Sounds – www.pressure.co.uk
Rebekah Del Rio – Llorando – Mulholland Drive OST CD – Milan
Sugar Minott – No Vacancy – The Roots Lover 1978-83 2xCD – Moll-Selekta
Allen Toussaint – Back In Baby’s Arms – Southern Nights CD – Reprise
Lowell George – What Do You Want The Girl To Do – Thanks I’ll Eat It Here CD – Warners
Wailing Souls – Without You – Studio One
Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers – Jesus Wash Away My Troubles – Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers CD – Ace/Specialty
Nightmares On Wax – Les Nuits – Carboot Soul CD – Warp

More at www.rob-walsh.co.uk

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Keep Blowin

Rob

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The blowin Weekly Extra – Rejoice. haste baby, mojo another world

Blowin Weekly Extra

12 June 2011

Blowin online http://blowin.podomatic.com

BCB 106.6 FM and www.bcbradio.co.uk

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Pure magic.

Toumani Diabaté and the late Ali Farka Touré perform Debe, live at Bozar in 2005.


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Martin Rushent – what a career – T Rex, Shirley Bassey, Stranglers, Joy Division, Buzzcocks, Human League…

www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jun/07/martin-rushent-obituary

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The Blowin Weekly Extra – Riding for the feeling

Blowin Weekly Extra

9-10pm Sunday 5 June 2011

Blowin online http://blowin.podomatic.com

BCB 106.6 FM and www.bcbradio.co.uk

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Yayoi Kusama - Narcissus Garden 1966 (detail)

Yayoi Kusama - Narcissus Garden 1966 (detail)

JA45

THE reggae discography/database – now onlinewww.ja45.com

Formerly known as Roots Knotty Roots and available in book and then CD format, it’s “an attempt to document more than thirty years of Jamaican musical history”.

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Film of Miles Davis playing at Tanglewood (Lenox, MA) 18 August, 1970

www.wolfgangsvault.com/miles-davis/video/bitches-brew_-100231178.html

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Blowin

5 June

U Roy – Dynamic Fashion Way – Keith Hudson & Friends: Studio Kinda Cloudy CD – Trojan

Juju – Jombajo – In Trance CD – Real World

Talking Heads – Listening Wind – Remain In Light CD – Sire

Little Willie John – Need Your Love So Bad – Grits & Soul CD – Charly

Augustus Pablo – War Dub – Message Music – Pressure Sounds – www.pressure.co.uk

Augustus Pablo – AP Special – Original Rockers CD – Greensleeves

Frank Fairfield – Poor Old Lance – Out On The Open West CD – Tompkins Square

Pete Johnson & Joe Turner – Roll ‘Em Pete – Boogie Woogie Stomp CD – Indigo

Commodores – Slippery When Wet – Motown

Wailing Souls – Things And Time – Wailing Souls At Channel One – Pressure Sounds CD – www.pressure.co.uk

Bill Callahan – Riding For The Feeling – Apocalypse CD – Drag City

Grateful Dead – China Cat Sunflower/I Know You Rider – Europe ’72 2xCD – Warners

Nightmares On Wax – Les Nuits – Carboot Soul CD – Warp

More at www.rob-walsh.co.uk

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Keep Blowin

Rob

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The Blowin Weekly Extra – A few words..

Blowin Weekly Extra

9-10pm Sunday 29 May 2011

Blowin online blowin.podomatic.com

BCB 106.6 FM and www.bcbradio.co.uk

YSP

YSP

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Blowin
29 May 2011

Junior Boys – Hazel (Ewan Pearson Mix) – Domino CD single
Led Zeppelin – Dazed And Confused – Led Zeppelin CD – Atlantic
Miles Davis – Maiysha – Get Up With It 2xCD – Columbia
Singers & Players feat. Bim Sherman – Reaching the Bad Man – War Of Words CD – On-U Sound
Franco & OK Jazz – Na Koma Mbanda Na Mama Mobali Na Ngai Pts 1 & 2 – Editions Populaires single
Gregory Isaacs – A Few Words – rather lovely African Museum red vinyl 12″

…more at www.rob-walsh.co.uk

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Keep Blowin
Rob
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The Blowin Weekly Extra – I Love You, You Big Dummy

Blowin Weekly Extra

9-10pm Sunday 22 May 2011

Blowin online http://blowin.podomatic.com

BCB 106.6 FM and www.bcbradio.co.uk

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Angel, by Janine Gaunt

Angel, by Janine Gaunt

Frank Fairfield & the Cajun Aces

Thursday 9 June, 8pm, New Beehive, Bradford

£4/5 www.myspace.com/frankfairfield

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Dancehall Science

29 May 10pm to 30 May 4am, The Wire, Call Lane, Leeds LS1 6DN

www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=193687444010178

Firehouse Sound from Copenhagen, Leeds’ Iration Steppas, the Rootsman feat. De Bo General, Exodus.

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The Blowin Weekly Extra – All Your Love

Blowin Weekly Extra
9-10pm Sunday 15 May 2011
Blowin online http://blowin.podomatic.com
BCB 106.6 FM and www.bcbradio.co.uk

March Sun

March Sun

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Rob’s Email Tips, One:
How to kill an email conversation.
Just ask a direct question.
With a question mark.
9 times out of 10 you’ll get no reply.

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Our colleagues at BCB’s World Waves programme have begun to post their fascinating playlists at the BCB blog Untitled Noisewww.bcbradio.co.uk/musicblog/?p=4495

Their programmes are perhaps even more eclectic than ours, and available for a month at the BCB Listen Again website – the latest is here www.podcast.canstream.co.uk/bcb/get.php?web=bcb_10-05-11_2-21_1305057609.mp3

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The Blowin Weekly Extra – Righteous morning

Blowin Weekly Extra
9-10pm Sunday 8 May 2011

Blowin online http://blowin.podomatic.com
BCB 106.6 FM and www.bcbradio.co.uk

Ford

Ford

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Another track from Sufis At The Cinema - this week’s it’s Lata Mangeshkar & Shamsahd Begum, with Teri Mehfil Mein Kismat Azmakar. Our friendly Bollywood expert Irna Qureshi - http://bollywoodinbritain.wordpress.com – says:

“This is an ace qawali from Mughal e Azam – www.youtube.com/watch?v=TC7LyI1GVYw – and the first time I’ve watched this song clip in colour actually. Not sure I like it better than the b&w that I’m used to seeing. When this film was made in 1960, it featured the top actors of the day and was the most expensive film ever made at that time. It was all made in b&w apart from a mujra dance performance which was in full technicolor.

I love the qawali above because it’s performed by women. They’re actually having a poetry competition. The prince has asked two teams to debate the sacrifices that love is worthy of, so the women are doing this to music. I love the way they hand back to each other with their hand gestures. And the uniformed chorus girls. Lovely.”

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