The Blowin Weekly Extra – Long Enough

Blowin Weekly Extra
9-10pm Sunday 27 March 2011

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*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

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 post 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

For the full Voyager list go to

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!



27 March

Tune Yards – Gangsta – 4AD promo

Aleas Jube – Righteous Land – Return Of Sound System Scratch CD – Pressure Sounds –

John Fahey – Dance Of The Inhabitants Of The Palace Of King Philip XIV Of Spain – Death Chants, Breakdowns And Military Waltzes CD – Takoma

Captain Beefheart, w. Frank Zappa & The Mothers – Sam With The Showing Scalp Flat Top – The Dust Blows Forward (An Anthology) 2xCD – Rhino

Charley Patton – My Black Mama 2 – Screamin’ And Hollerin’ The Blues 7xCD – Revenant

Asha Bhosle, Salma Agha, Mahendra Kapoor – Chera Chupa Liya – Sufis At The Cinema: 50 Years Of Bollywood Qawwali & Sufi Song 1958-2007 2xCD – Saregama

The Upsetters – Kiss Me Mix – Return Of Sound System Scratch CD – Pressure Sounds –

Ernesto Djedje – Azonade – African Serenades Vol 29 – thanks to Grumpy and Cheeku

Bonnie Prince Billy – Island Brothers – 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 –

Jimi Hendrix – Pali Gap – South Saturn Delta CD – Experience Hendrix

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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..