Ooh the weather outside is frightful but never worry never fear – The BCB Sessions it is here!

The BCB Sessions – 1 Dec 2010

Far be it from me to harp on about the weather (not very showbiz) but we’ve all got giddy with it. Loads of snow = six hours before the show,  stranded in London, scrambling to get on a train, thinking this must have been what Lord of the Flies was like…. Anyway the chance of trudging through the white stuff to get my record bag and meticulously selected songs was a big fat zero. On the upside, three hours on a train gave me plenty of time to find weather related (or tenuously connected) tunes on the ipod…and lovingly put together a show for you.

The cherry on the snowy icing is the session from Les Shelleys (FatCat Records). Thanks to Albert Freeman for pressing the record button and adding some extra sparkle. The result’s gorgeous. Three fab covers…

Miike Snow – Black and blue

Fujiya & Miyagi – 16 Shades of black and blue

Stereolab – Come and play in the milky night

Fists – Finger (from a Tip Toe Records compilation. Leeds based label with lovelies like Fran Rodgers, Buen Chico and Insect Guide)

Les Shelleys – Late John Garfield blues, written by John Prine

Ed Harcourt – In the bleak midwinter

Peppermint Lounge – Snow falls down (session track from the archive. Love these guys, hear more of them at mypsace.com/thepeppermintlounge).

Mercury Rev – Snowflake in a hot world

Les Shelleys (BCB Session) – I’m on fire, written by Bruce Springsteeen, originally on his Born in the USA album.

Belle and Sebastian – Write about love (well..it’s one way to keep warm on a cold night)

Fleet Foxes – White winter hymnal

Northern Introvert – Breakdown (Producer/DJ from Bradford…Secret Symbols EP out on Dec 6th)

Neon Indian – Terminally chill

Les Shelleys (BCB Session) – Deep Purple, written by Peter DeRose (1920s tune)

I’m back on Wednesday night at 9pm – 106.6fm in Bradford / www.bcbradio.co.uk online. Whatever the weather the show must go on (my stiff upper lip is actually frozen) and our session comes from Gregory and the Hawk, who’ve been touring with Les Shelleys.

Don’t forget to keep the postie busy and send in any songs you’d like me to play on the radio: Laura Rawlings, The BCB Sessions, 11 Rawson Road, Bradford BD1 1NE. Or if you’d like to come and do a session, email me: laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk

Until Wednesday.



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