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Monday, 31 May 2010

It's Festival time!

Lots of mentions of festivals and plenty of other things happening too. As mentioned on rootsandshoots this evening, Martin and I will be going to d'Accord's Summer Bal and Picnic at Gidleigh on Saturday and then catching up with the Exeter Respect Festival on Sunday (It's at Belmont Park on both Saturday and Sunday). For details of both events follow the links on the logos. Martin Hodge


Here's the playlist:  
The Roots Union..Rough Diamonds..promo 
Nucleas Roots..Under De Kitchen..Respect! 
Karma..Mouvements 1..Mouvements 
Waterson : Carthy..Ye Mariners All + When First I Came To Caledonia..Waterson : Carthy
Amsterdam Klezmer Band..Alter Ego..The Cultures Of Rhythm
Oi Va Voi..I Know What You Are..Travelling The Face Of The Globe 
Boreale..Allez Oust..Mousson
Claude Bourbon..There's Somebody Missing..promo
The Monkey Gland Blues Band..Howling For My Baby..Monkey Gland Blues Band 
Amadau & Mariam..Ce N'Est Pas Bon..Welcome To Mali 
Jackie Oates..The Pleasant Month Of  May..Hyperboreans 
Daby Balde..Waina Blues..Rough Guide To African Blues
Arvest..Ar Buritaned..Fantazi 
Kalman Balogh & His Gypsy Cimbalom Band..Kalyi Ratyi..Hungary & The Gypsies
Taraf De Haidouks..Mugur, Mugurel..Band Of Gypsies 
Pain D'Epices..De Paris..De Travers
Anibal Velasquez Y Su Conjunto..Cumbia Bogatana..Mambo Loco
Fred Combo..Le Reveil..Obsession
Husnu Senlendirica..Harmandali..A Night In Istanbul
Zelda & Sonja..Numero 23..Tango Fusion Club

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

That Feelgood Factor

Monday 24 May 2010 Despite not being able to broadcast the news...
Tracks played on the show, including the featured album by the Monkey Gland Blues Band, were as follows:

Ayalew Mesfin & Black Lion Band..Feqer Aydelem Way..African Blues
Richard Bona..Kalabancoro..Richard Bona Makes You Sweat
Secret Oyster..Traffic & Elephants..Live In The USA
The Monkey Gland Blues Band..Maggie Mc.Gill..The Monkey Gland Blues Band
The Tango Band..My Baby Left Me..Millenium Live At The Lift
Zelda & Sonja..Buenos Aires En Vivo..Tango Fusion Club
Amsterdam Klezmer Band..Kolo Chimera..Cultures Of Rhythm
Laco Tayfa..Erkilet Guzeli..A Night In Istambul
Groupa..Sparve Lilla..Imeland
Cauld Blast Orchestra..Sleep Of The Innocent..Durga's Feast
The Monkey Gland Blues Band..Waste A Little Time..The Monkey Gland Blues Band
Bukka White..Parchman Farm Blues..Outlaw Blues
Nicola Conte..Missione A Bombay..World Lounge
Griselda Sanderson..Exordium..Harpaphonics
Anibal Velasquez Y Su Conjunto..Mambo Loco..Mambo Loco
Amestoy Trio..New York..Sport & Couture
Azere..Chez Toi..Destinos
Oi Va Voi..Magic Carpet..Travelling The Face Of The Globe
The Monkey Gland Blues Band..Witch Doctor..The Monkey Gland Blues Band
Peatbog Faeries..Leaving The Road..Mellowosity

Please tune in next Monday at 6 pm on Phonic FM for more global sounds.

Monday, 17 May 2010

Half and half

Martin Henning's playlist for the first hour tonight:
Margaret Duffy..Star Of The County Down..Full Circle Round
Amsterdam Klezmer Band..Rumania Calling..Remixed
Boukakes..Dorbiha Zina..Rough Guide To North African Music
Brenna MacCrimmon..Semsiyemin..Turkish Cafe
Abyssinian Infinite..Embe Ashfergne..Zion Roots
Ahmet Kusgoz..Tulum Roman Havasi..Turkish Cafe
Selim Sesler..Those Roads Of Koycegiz..Anatolian Wedding
Oi Va Voi..Dissident..Oi Va Voi
Malicorne..Dame Lombarde..Quintessence
Les Yeux Noirs..Cioara..Balamouk
Dan Berglund..Stethoscope..Dan Berglund's Tonbruket
Husnu Senlendrici..Ramize..Turkish Cafe
Hi Fi World Of Chinese Music..Creek Flowing..Hi Fi World Of Chinese Music

At 7pm, Noemi Hasturas joined Martin Hodge to talk about music from her area of Moldova, Romania. As you may have heard, she comes from a very musical family. We played recorded music by her cousin and his wife : Christian and Vasilica Tataru Nastase pictured below: Si-Aminteste Fiecare, De Cand Stiu Polca In Sat, Sarba Lui Anghel and A Venit Lumea La Nunta. From the album Bun Gasit Cu Drag Va Spun. Watch and hear them sing and play here.

Other recordings played:
Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick..Prince Heathen..Three Score And Ten
Phoebe Smith..Higher Germany..Three Score And Ten
The Eel Grinders..Smokey The Parrot..Aquamarine
Feryal Oney..Aynali Koruk..Froots #29
Le Lukewarm Club De Budapest..Ain't Misbehavin'..Unplugged

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Pics just arrived by email from Sarana VerLin

Sarana was one of the 3 excellent Detroit-based musicians playing in the Phonic FM studio on Saturday. I think they give a good flavour of the great time we were all having. Martin Hodge

Above: Jill Jack with Martin Hodge

Below: Billy Brandt and Sarana VerLin with Martin Hodge

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Pipes and strong bass...

...featured on yesterday's show - and lots more too!

Playlist for Monday 10 May
The Tango Band..Tarantella..Berlin Nights
Peatbog Faeries..Maids Of Mount Cisco..Mellowcity
Kangaroo Moon..Astral..Between Two Worlds
Blue Murder..No One Stands Alone..Three Score And Ten (a featured compilation celebrating 70 years of Topic Records)
The Battlefield Band..Miss Drummond Of Perth / Fiddler's Joy / The Shetland Reel..Three Score And Ten
Hoover The Dog..Stripping Pollocks..Scratch 'n'n Sniff
De Trampa..Rigitalcoya..Tango Fusion Club
Paul Robeson..Joe Hill..Three Score And Ten
The Ian Campbell Folk Group..The Peat Bog Soldiers..Three Score And Ten
Karma..Mouvements 1 Mouvements
Joscho Stephan..All Together..Django Forever
Vlado & Nikola Robanovski..Baranca..Three Score And Ten
The Jauharah Orchestra..Nna Hamu..Three Score And Ten
Wistman's Wood..Being On Chagford Allotments On A May Morning..Wistman's Wood
Edward II..Wild Mountain Thyme..Zest
Billy Brandt & Sarana VerLin..Sally Hitched A Ride..Live From Billy's Basement
Jill Jack..Tumbleweed..Songwriter Sessions
Evan Christopher..I Know That You Know..Django A La Creole
Amsterdam Klezmer Band..Ludacris..Remixed
The Chieftains with The Chinese Ensemble..Full Of Joy..The Essential Chieftains
Cengiz Ozkan..Deny Dalgasiz Olimaz..Rough Guide To Turkish Music
East Texas Serenaders..Mineola Rag..R.Crumb's Hero's Of Blues And Jazz
Marilyn Tucker & Paul Wilson..Henry Martin..On The Tide
Rough Music..Carval Ny Drogh Vranne..Midwinter
On The Tide and Midwinter albums available from Wren Music
Edwardo Catemario..Cisco Acentuado Piezas..Coplete Works
La Lionetta..Prinzi Raimond..Balate

Friday, 7 May 2010

Live in the studio: Jill, Billy and Sarana from Detroit

On the 2 to 4 show on Phonic FM today we featured some wonderful musicians from Deitrot (Jill Jack, Billy Brandt and Sarana VerLin) who are playing over here. We had a ball in the studio: they entertained us by singing and playing 3 songs and talking about their music. The songs were: Sunflower Girl, Move On Down The Line and Sally Used To Ride With Jesus.

If you're in Exeter do check them out. You'll be blown over by their fantastic music.
Over the next few days they have several gigs:
Tonight (Friday), Saturday (Jill only) and Sunday at The Old Fire House around 9pm;
Saturday from 1pm at Exeter Phoenix; and from 9pm at The Globe in Newtown;
Monday from 8pm at Mama Stones;
Tuesday from 8pm at The Wells Tavern, Well Street.

I'd recommend their websites where you can listen to and buy their music: Jill Jack; Billy and Sarana

pictured: top left: Billy and Sarana; right: Jill

Martin Hodge

Monday, 3 May 2010

One evening in the month of May

We played...
The Watersons..Hal-An-Tow..Frost & Fire
Dalla..Helston..More Salt!
Zelda & Sonja..Habando Tango..Tango Fusion Club Vol 1
Morris On Band (singer Barry Dransfield)..Cuckoo's Nest..Morris On
Shirley Collins & The Albion Country Band..Just As The Tide Was A-Flowing..No Roses
Selim Sesler..Rayhan The Mountain Girl..Anatolian Wedding
Smadj + Ohan Osman..Swing Alla Turc..S.O.S
Besh O Drom..Ayelet..Once I Catch The Devil
Ojos De Brujo..Rumba Del Adios..Aocana
Vulpe..Les Yeux Noirs..Balamouk
Stephane Delicq..Manette..Accordeon Diatonic
Ruben Blades..Te Escan Buscanda..Maestro De La Fania
Cesaria Evora..Saia Travada..Voz D'Amor
Kangaroo Moon..Cool & Calm & Bright..Between 2 Worlds
Po'Girl..Dig Me A Hole..Deer In the Night
Luka Bloom..An Irishman In Chinatown..Riverside
Evan Christopher..Dinette..Django A La Creole
Skip James..Hard Times Killing Floor..Robert Crumb Favourites
The Bad Shepherds..Down In The Tube Station At Midnight..Froots #33
Po'Girl, Luka Bloom and The Bad Shepherds are all on at Exeter Phoenix soon. Click on prog pic for details
Lick The Tins..Can't Help Falling In Love..Folk Heartbeat
Electric Flag..Killing Floor..Long Time Coming
Eduardo Calemino..Cinco Peizas Campero..Complete Works
Razia Said Salamala..Aby..Songlines #66

Street Heat pictured..Samba Finale..Respect!

Info about Exeter Respect Festival on Sat 5 and Sun 6 June here

Arvest..Digor d'Ar Sul..Fantazi
Bodhisatva Wonderful Sound..The Culture Of Rhythm..Contemporary Jazz

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Mayday, Mayday...

Music for the month of May on rootsandshoots this Monday 3 May with Martin and Martin