Blowin Weekly Extra
9-10pm SundayÂ 27 MarchÂ 2011
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BCB 106.6 FM and www.bcbradio.co.uk
*Listeners outside the UK may like to know that our clocks went forward last night*
Enjoying Stephan Mathieu’s sound files here
thanks to Phill
There are music blogs galore, but The Old Weird America is different.
It focuses on the seminal Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music (HSAOAFM), put together by eccentric polymath Harry Smith and released in 1952, that influenced a whole generation of artists and musicians. Originally a three volume set on six LPs, it’s now available on CD, with the unreleased fourth volume on Revenant Records www.revenantrecords.com/index.php?section=releases&cd_ident=4
The Old Weird America blog looks at each tune on HSAOAFM in depth, and makes available downloadable compilations that throw more light on the tunes, the musicians and, in the process, America.
The latest postÂ is on Blind Willie Johnson, whose Dark Was The Night was included on the Voyager Spacecraft Interstellar Mission, which has now left our Solar System http://oldweirdamerica.wordpress.com/2011/03/18/52-john-the-revelator-by-blind-willie-johnson
For the full Voyager list go to http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/music.html
Gadaya, who produces the The Old Weird America, almost gave up on this marathon undertaking a year back. Support him – read the blog, get the downloads and give him feedback. I can’t wait for the post on Richard ‘Rabbit’ Brown and his wonderful James Alley Blues.
Here’s a wonderful short film that Grumpy and I have replayed endlessly – the singers are Baloji (the tall one) and Royce Mbumba (he’s the one with the golden voice – more info please!). Independence cah cha!
Tune Yards â€“ Gangsta – 4AD promo
Aleas Jube â€“ Righteous Land – Return Of Sound System Scratch CD – Pressure Sounds – www.pressure.co.uk
John Fahey â€“ Dance Of The Inhabitants Of The Palace Of King Philip XIV Of Spain â€“ Death Chants, Breakdowns And Military Waltzes CD â€“ Takoma
Captain Beefheart, w. Frank Zappa & The Mothers â€“ Sam With The Showing Scalp Flat Top â€“ The Dust Blows Forward (An Anthology) 2xCD â€“ Rhino
Charley Patton – My Black Mama 2 – Screamin’ And Hollerin’ The Blues 7xCD – Revenant
Asha Bhosle, Salma Agha, Mahendra Kapoor â€“ Chera Chupa Liya – Sufis At The Cinema: 50 Years Of Bollywood Qawwali & Sufi Song 1958-2007 2xCD – Saregama
The Upsetters â€“ Kiss Me Mix – Return Of Sound System Scratch CD – Pressure Sounds – www.pressure.co.uk
Ernesto Djedje â€“ Azonade â€“ African Serenades Vol 29 â€“ thanks to Grumpy and Cheeku
Bonnie Prince Billy â€“ Island Brothers â€“ Domino promo
Johnny Osbourne with Papa Tullo – Back Off [12″ Mix} – Most Wanted CD – Greensleeves
Candy McKenzie – Long Enough – Return Of Sound System Scratch CD – Pressure Sounds – www.pressure.co.uk
Jimi Hendrix – Pali Gap – South Saturn Delta CD – Experience Hendrix
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