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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

21.1.13 - Moor Reason and Mali - the 2 could go together.

Certainly More Reason is needed in Mali, not sure I'd recommend Moor Reason to go there at the moment - you need your fingers to make more wonderful music like we heard on the show on Monday (21.1.13).

Lee Coatham, singer and guitarist and bass master Paul China, from Moor Reason came on to the show  to play some music from the band's new EP - recorded in the Sound Gallery recording studio next door to the Phonic studio.  

While the mad Mullahs of Mali are busy making life as miserable as they can for the people of Northern Mali Roots and Shoots featured Malian music in solidarity with the people there, although they will be very unlikely to hear it since those jolly Islamists have confiscated (stolen to you and me) radios, mobile phones, computers and TVs - anything that may broadcast music, from the population and threatened to cut off the fingers of any one found playing a musical instrument!

So while they are busy getting ready to mutilate musicians not to mention women, as is their wont, I  played Malian music to annoy a Mullah with, especially including some amazing women singers and musicians. It may be a futile gesture but I hope somebody noticed and maybe someone in Northern Mali will get the message that there is some hope around the corner.
Here's what we broadcast:
Live tracks from Lee & Paul from Moor Reason:
Song For Mya
No Moor Reason
Nothing At All
Tracks from the EP
Careless, Young & Free
Shaded By The Leaves
The First World Cup.. Bill Bloke..Mud On The Snacks
The Maid On The Shore ..Solas.. Celtic Tides
Waiting For Rain ..Caroline Lavelle.. Spirit
No More Lonely Nights ..Charlie Musselwhite.. Stand Back!  
Out In The Traffic ..Wilko Johnson.. The Best Of Wilko Johnson Volume 2
Ta Se 'Na La ..Eithne NiUallachain.. Women Of The World: Celtic II
Jonkoloni..Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba Segu.. Blue 
Tindo Quando .. Baaba Maal.. Songlines CD #86 (Aug/Sept 2012)
Li Ma Weesu ..Youssou N'Dour.. Songlines CD #89 (Jan/Feb 2013) 
Kamoukie ..Salif Keita.. M'Bemba
Kankeletigui..Djeneba Seck.. The Wassoulou Sound: Women of Mali - Volume 2  
Didadi Kana ..Nahawa Doumbia.. Bougouni 
Sosso ..Hadja Soumano Divas of Mali: Great Vocal Performances from a Fabled Land 
Too Late for Shadows (Live) ..Peter Knight's Gigspanner.. Doors at Eight (Live)
Derveshum Carnivalis..Terry Riley & Nice Opera String Quintet.. Atlantis Nath
Eighty One .. Bill Frisell, Ron Carter & Paul Motian.. Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian 

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Sam Green and Joe James Live, thirty years of Wren Music and Wassailing

On Monday 14 January 2013 on rootsandshoots with presenter Martin HodgeSam Green and Joe James gave us a lively, exhilarating and highly entertaining set for us. Apologies that we did have some sound problems - I do hope they didn't spoil your enjoyment of the show.

Sam and Joe's songs were The Little Ditty, Slip Strings, Highway One and Wood For The Trees.

Sam and Joe have been touring extensively as part of the band Sam Green and the Midnight Heist and occasionally as a duo. The band are playing in Exeter at the Revelry (on the Quay) on Friday 25 January. More info about Sam Green and the Midnight Heist gigs and details of the launch tour for their new EP Miles Away on Facebook. Listen to their music on Soundcloud

Wassailing in the West Country includes plenty of cider to drink and to pour on apple tree roots to ensure a bumper harvest later in the year -along with shooting in the air to keep the evil spirits at bay. The apple-related and Wassail songs played were
Blur..Wassail Song
Lara Conley..Apple Tree..Apple Tree
Shirley Collins..Ashen Faggot Wassail..Adieu To Old England

The City Fruit Wassail Celebration organised by local group Harvest takes place at Mincinglake Community Orchard on Sunday 27 January from 15:00.
"Join us in an ancient ceremony to bless the apple trees, and cast out bad spirits to ensure an abundant apple crop in the following year. Dancing from Beltane Border Morris, music with Exwick Singers, mulled apple juice and cider, apple cake...and plenty of festive good cheer!" Facebook page here.

Celebrated community folk arts organisation Wren Music is 30 years old. Find out about what they do in Exeter and other parts of Devon on their website. To celebrate their birthday we played

The EelGrinders..Georgina..Voyage
Rosa Rebecka..Can Vei La Lauzeta Mover..Songs for Mrs Beautiful
Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll..Barnstable to Umberleigh..Beneath the Black Tree
Solarference..Willow Tree
Matt Norman..The Cliff; Eight Days Late..Eight Days Late
Marilyn Tucker and Paul Wilson..Tom's Gone to Hilo..On the Tide

Other music played
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba..Jama Ko..Jama Ko
Waterson : Carthy..New Year Carol, Residue..Holy Heathens and the Old Green Man
The Albion Dance Band..Uncle Bernard's; Jenny Lind; The Hunt Is Up..The Prospect Before Us
Marcus Bonfanti..Bittersweet..Medicine Man
Bert Jansch..Blackwaterside..Legend - The Classic Recordings
Kouatchou..Combien De Temps..Change

Kouatchou is doing a song spot at the Exeter Green Party Winter Ceilidh with Sheer Hopody and caller Martin Hodge on Saturday 26 January in Exeter. Details here

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba feat. Taj Mahal ..Poye 2..Jama Ko

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

New Year, New theme tune

Hi all.
Thanks for listening if you did on Monday 7th Jan.
Plenty of global music to tittilate your ears I hope3. There is a new theme tune too, TheTango Band's Nic's Klez.
Also played were:
Sleepy Maggie..Ashley MacIsaac.. Celtic Tides  
Ó Boro Braindí Braindí 3:5..1 Áine Minogue.. Dublin to Dakar
Rusty nails..Kíla.. Dublin to Dakar  
De Funk ..The Bucket Band.. Rainy Daze
The Rights Of Man..Eileen Ivers.. Women Of The World: Celtic II  
Haram gui ..Urna.. Portrait ''Heavenly Bird'' 
Invocation.. Wu Man.. La Guitara - Gender Bending Strings
Ella Es Así..Peret Que.. Levante el Dedo
Tarifa ..Antonio Forcione.. Sketches of Africa
Bailaores ..Ojos de Brujo Rambla.. Rumble Rumba
Björkhalling..Stockholm Lisboa Project.. Aurora 
Rock Rumberu..La Troba Kung-Fú.. Clavell Morenet
Bakari ..Ahmed.. Dhaalu Raa
Quiero Mi Gente..Abelardo Carbono.. Diablos del Ritmo 1960-1985: The Colombian Melting Pot (Afrobeat - Puya - Cumbiamba - Terapia - Mapalé - Caribbean Funk)
Les Forgerons Aiment Le Vin..Brotto Lopez.. Le Bal  
La Courtisée (Mazurka) ..Dominique Forges Avec Banda Béro Y Viendrez-Vous.. Musique Á Danser
Folk Mondays..Stuart McCallum.. Echo Architect
Most mulik pontosan..Csik zenekar.. Ez a vonat, ha elindult, hadd menjen 
Papusha..Kal.. KAL 
The Radio Detective..Daily Planet.. Daily Planet: Live
La Bergera..La Lionetta.. Ballate 1978-1996
Bom Dia, Amor (Carta de Maria José)..Carminho Alma
An Longe O Mar..Madredeus..Essencia
Night Song..Rosa Rebecka..Songs For Mrs. Beautiful

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

A Happy New Year from Roots and Shoots!

Music played on New Year's Eve: continuing the Review of 2012 and looking forward to 2013!

Jiggerypipery..Jerry's Jig..Jiggerypipery
Dave Wood..Go Ahead Buddy..Into The Light
David Celia..Severine..I Tried
Simon & Rhys..Canvas Sky..Angles
Dartmoor Pixie Band..Westward Ho!..The Pixies Strike Again!
Brendan Power..Jig Jazz
Lampliter..Mercury Rising..Lampliter
Galley Beggar..Sun God..Reformation House
Eric Ness..Sunshine..Working Song..Blah Blah Blah
Emily Portman..Hatchlings..Hatchling
Sondorgo..Opa Cupa..Tamburising: The Lost Music Of The Balkans
Diabel Cissokho.. Karambaya..Kanabory Siyama
Ben & Alfie..Hot Ginger..Milestones
Seth Lakeman..Blacksmith's Prayer..The Punch Bowl
Fanfare Ciocarlia..Duj Duj..Queens & Kings
Mecale..Tigane..Brazilian Sampler CD from Bahia
Count To Fire..Stormy Heart..In Another Life
Dick Gaughan..Song For Ireland..Handful Of Earth
Rosa Rebecka..Unbearably Grateful..Songs For Mrs Beautiful