Blowin Extra – ‘It is a truth…’

The Blowin Weekly Extra

More tunes than time…

Blowin 8-10pm, Sunday 6 December 2009

Repeated around 1 am on Tuesday

BCB 106.6 FM in West Yorkshire, and everywhere else..

Playlist below


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Any list with ‘most amazing’ in the title has got to be american, and overegged, but still…..

‘Most Amazing Scientific Images’


Our man in San Fran, Alastair Johnston, writes:

“Greetings platterbugs! I have updated the site with reviews of: Septeto Nacional Live at Yoshi’s; Basskou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba’s I Speak Fula; Delroy Wilson’s Dub Plate Special; Amampondo’s African Classics; March Fourth Marching band’s Rise Up; Boban i Marko’s Devla;

and The World Is Shaking: Cubanismo from the Congo. 77 reviews this year & counting. Alastair.”


A few years ago we used to broadcast an annual Blowin Best Of The Year, but I found that format restrictive. So, instead, I’d like to announce that Blowin was right keen on these – and many more – in 2009:

Warp 20 (Chosen); Francophonic 2; Scientist – Dub From The Ghetto; and Fever Ray. Get ‘em!


It is a truth universally acknowledged – at least round our house it is – that we don’t play near enough jazz on these programmes.

To go a little way to make up for that, here’s the Jazz Video Cafe, a collection of Youtube pieces put together by Mosiac Records

Don’t like jazz?

Try Mahalia Jackson getting ecstatic with Nat King Cole

Or a short clip from the 1948 classic Treasure Of The Sierra Madre, with Humphrey Bogart and Walter Huston, father of director John Huston

Or just go straight for Miles and Coltrane

“It is a truth…”



6 December

Guided By Voices – Beat Your Wings – Earthquake Glue CD – Matador

Boards Of Canada – Roygbiv – Warp20(Chosen) CD – Warp

Ernest Wilson – I Know Myself – Reggae Anthology 2xCD – VP

Rev Edward Clayborn – Jesus Went On Man’s Bond – Guitar Evangelists CD – JSP

Aphex Twin – Xtal – Selected Ambient Works 85-92 CD

Bob Dylan – It’s All Over Now Baby Blue (live) – Biograph 3xCD – Columbia

Public Enemy – Don’t Believe The Hype – It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back CD – Mercury

Bill Frisell w. Ry Cooder – Shenandoah – Good Dog Happy Man CD – Nonesuch

Johnny Osbourne & Papa Tullo – Trying To Turn Me On (12” Mix) – Johnny Osbourne: Most Wanted CD – Greensleeves

Hank Williams – Cold Cold Heart – 40 Greatest 2xCD – Polydor

OV Wright – A Nickel And A Nail – The Soul Of O.V. Wright CD – MCA

Maytones & I Roy – Money Worries 12” version

Ginger Baker Trio (w. Charlie Haden & Bill Frisell) – Rambling – Going Back Home CD – Atlantic

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

Fleetwood Mac – Man Of The World – Greatest Hits CD – CBS

Manu Dibango – Soul Makossa 12”

Beach Boys – Surf’s Up – Sunflower/Surf’s Up CD – Capitol

Richard Thompson – Keep Your Distance – Watching The Dark: The History Of Richard Thompson 3xCD – Hannibal

Franco & le TPOK Jazz – Sadou – Francophonic 2 2xCD – Sterns

Eric Dolphy – Springtime – live at Le Chat Qui Peche, Paris, 11 June 1964

Captain Beefheart – Orange Claw Hammer – Troutmask Replica CD – Reprise

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

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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..