The Blowin Weekly Extra – Big Changes

The Blowin Weekly Extra

More tunes than time…

Blowin 8-10pm Sunday 7 February 2010

Repeated around 1 am on Tuesday

Listen to BCB LIVE  – 106.6 FM in West Yorkshire, and everywhere else..

Black Beck

Black Beck


BIG changes a come… Blowin drops to one hour from 7 March, 9-10pm, Sundays …

You wrote in and complained last time this was mooted, Many thanks for that, but now it’s actually happened.

BCB want to fit in more music programmes, and mine is the only two hour music programme on the station… so it’s time to cut…

I’m told that there ‘may’ a chance to go back to two hour programmes in the future, so feel free to email and express your wishes. Jonathan receives a lot of email and only works at the beginning of the week, so that’s the best time to send them. Be nice.

So, three more ‘full-length’ Blowins before we trim our selection. Let me know if there are longer tracks you’d like to hear again – or any tracks, as we’ll have less space for all sortsa stuff.

And it had to happen in what would probably be our 20th year of broadcasting fine tunes to the massive if we could actually remember what year we started…

The good news.. we’re experimenting with podcasting, so you’ll be able to take us out with you… watch this space…


I know so little about 16th century English church music that you could tell me anything and I would believe it.

Here’s a sample…

That piece was written in 1573 by Thomas Tallis for the birthday of Queen Elizabeth I.

It’s called Spem in Alium Nunquam habui. A translation may be ‘I have never put my hope in any other’. I think it’s about god.

You can hear it as a sound installation at the Howard Rooms, Leeds, a newly-refurbished part of the Grand Theatre, at the top end of Briggate, from 4 February to 3 March, 2-8pm, free.

I think it lasts under half an hour. Each of the forty voices will be played through a different speaker, spaced through the hall. You will be able to move about to listen to individual voices. I can’t wait.


Steve Barrow interviewed by Big Mikey Dread.

Steve Barrow wrote for Black Echoes in the 1970s, ran his own record stores, compiled records for Island, Trojan, and later his own label Blood and Fire records. He co-wrote the Rough Guide To Reggae, a bible for all Jamaican music fans. Amongst his close friends are people like Bunny Lee, Dennis Alcapone, Glen Brown, Lopez Walker, U Roy and Trinity.”

Mikey has the interviews available as podcasts – they contain a wealth of information on the history of reggae and how it has developed and influenced music globally. And some classic and rare music.

Part One:



Part Two:




7 February

  • Muddy Waters – Trouble No More – Trouble No More CD – Chess
  • Yabby You feat. Tommy McCook – Steppin’ High – Dub It To The Top CD – Blood & Fire
  • Steely Dan – My Old School – Countdown To Ecstacy CD – MCA
  • Massive Attack – Girl I Love You (She Is Danger Remix)
  • Field Music – Terrapin + J Mascis – No Good Trying – The Madcap Laughs Again CD – Mojo
  • Ernest Wilson – I Know Myself – Reggae Anthology: The Channel One Story 2xCD – VP
  • Paul Horn – Mumtaz Mahal – Inside CD – CBS
  • Miles Davis – Generique – Ascenseur Pour L’Echafaud CD – Fontana
  • Augustus Pablo – AP Special – Original Rockers CD – Greensleeves
  • Afro 70 Band – Week End – Musiki Wa Dansi: Legendary Tanzanian Jazz Bands From The 60s And 70s – thanks to Freedom Blues
  • Hank Williams – I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive – 40 Greatest 2xCD – Polydor
  • REM – Dark Globe – The Madcap Laughs Again CD – Mojo
  • Sugar Minott – Love Gonna Pack Up – Studio One
  • Fever Ray – Keep The Streets Empty For Me – Fever Ray CD – V2
  • Yabby You – Heads A Roll Dub – Dub It To The Top CD – Blood & Fire
  • Tamikrest – Aicha – Adagh CD – Glitterhouse
  • Funkadelic – Superstupid – Maggot Brain CD – Westbound
  • Cluster – Zircusile + No Ernel – Qua CD – Klangbad
  • Delroy Wilson – A Bright And Sunny Day – Dub Plate Style CD – Pressure Sounds –
  • Furry Lewis – Kassie Jones – Harry Smith’s Anthology Of American Folk Music 6xCD – Smithsonian Folkways
  • Gato Barbieri & Dollar Brand – 81st Street – Freedom Rhythm & Sound: Revolutionary Jazz And The Civil Rights Movement 1963-1982 2xCD – Soul Jazz
  • Horace Andy – Children Of Israel + Augustus Pablo – Pablo In Dub – Harder Shade Of Black CD – Pressure Sounds –
  • Bange Ngenge Stars Popote – Dunia Imelaniwa Pts 1&2 – thanks to Chris –
  • Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove – Warners 12”
  • Nightmares On Wax – Les Nuits – Carboot Soul CD – Warp

More playlists at


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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..