Saturday, 30 March 2013

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Flower Power Radio

This is where you will hear the very best music from the very best era of music, the 1950's, 1960's and the 1970's. From Rock 'n' Roll legends like Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and Gene Vincent, the 1950's come alive on FLOWER POWER RADIO.

The Swinging 1960's live on through the music of the decade; The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, Motown, Psychedelia, pop... the music that shaped a generation!

The funk, disco and rock of the 1970's sound better than ever here on Flower Power Radio; David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Roxy Music....its all here. 

From Funk to Punk, Rock to Soul, Dance to Disco, FLOWER POWER RADIO is all you need to get you through your day.

Keep it real, keep it here.
Groovy, baby.

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Friday, 29 March 2013

Glastonbury Festival 2013

Line Up

Artists playing this year's Glastonbury festival...

Pyramid Stage

Arctic Monkeys
The Rolling Stones
Mumford & Sons

Dizzee Rascal
Primal Scream
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Vampire Weekend
Elvis Costello
The Vaccines
Kenny Rodgers
Ben Howard
Rita Ora
Rufus Wainwright
Jake Bugg
Professor Green
Laura Mvula
Billy Bragg
Rokia Traoré
First Aid Kit

Other Stage

Chase & Status
The xx
The Smashing Pumpkins
Two Door Cinema Club
Tame Impala
Alabama Shakes
Azealia Banks
Of Monsters and Men
The Lumineers
Enter Shikari
I Am Kloot
The Hives
Amanda Palmer

West Holts Stage

Chic ft. Nile Rogers
Public Enemy
The Weeknd
Seasick Steve
Major Lazer
Tom Tom Club
Maverick Sabre
Lianne La Havas
Toro Y Moi
Sergio Mendes
Dub Colossus
The Orb & Indigenous People
The Child of Lau
Alice Russell
The Bombay Royale
Matthew E. White
Riot Jazz

The Park Stage

Cat Power
The Horrors
F*** Buttons
Django Django
Dinosaur Jr.
Steve Mason
Palma Violets
Devendra Banhart
Michael Kiwanuka
King Krule
Stealing Sheep
Tim Burgess
Melody's Echo Chamber
Ed Harcourt
Half Moon Run

John Peel Stage

Crystal Castles
Everything Everything
James Blake
Johnny Marr
The Courteeners
Jessie Ware
Tyler, The Creator
Frightened Rabbit
Miles Kane
Local Natives
The Strypes
Tom Odell
Jagwar Ma

Silver Hayes

Hot Natured
The Family Stone
Skream & Benga
Sub Focus
Charles Bradley
The Congos
The 2 Bears
Julio Bashmore
Gold Panda
David Rodigan

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

The EMI Years - Angelic Upstarts

The Best of My Record Collection

1.  Two Million Voices  2:26
2.  Guns For The Afghan Rebels  2:40
3.  I Stand Accused  3:38
4.  Last Night Another Soldier  2:46
5.  Kids On The Street  2:20
6.  I'm An Upstart (Live)  2:36
7.  Soldier  7:31
8.  Cry Wolf  1:52
9.  Ghost Town  2:48
10.  Police Oppression  3:34
11.  Different Strokes  3:01
12.  England  3:24
13.  Heath's Lament  1:04
14.  I Understand  2:54
15.  Mr Politician  3:48
16.  Never Had Nothing  3:23
17.  Sticks Diary  4:20
18.  Teenage Warning  3:22

The Birth Of Trojan: Duke Reid Rocksteady 1967

The Best of My Record Collection

1. Judge Sympathy Duke Reid's All Stars 2:20
2. Never To Be Mine (O Solo Mio) Roland Alphonso & The Supersonics 3:32
3. Folk Song Tony & Dennis 2:53
4. Starry Night Tommy McCook & The Supersonics 2:57
5. It's Raining The Three Tops 3:11
6. The Sound Of Music The Three Tops 2:19
7. Ain't That Loving You Alton Ellis 2:52
8. Comet Rock Steady (aka Tommy's Rocksteady) Tommy McCook & The Supersonics 3:03
9. I Want To Be Loved (I Need You) Oliver St. Patrick & The Diamonds 2:57
10. Tulips (From Heaven) Oliver St. Patrick & Phyllis Dillon 3:06
11. This Is A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening Phyllis Dillon 2:51
12. A Thing Of The Past Phyllis Dillon 2:42
13. Dedicate My Song To You (aka Dedicated To You) The Jamaicans 2:47
14. How Can I Unlove You (aka Things I Said To You) The Jamaicans 3:04
15. Why Birds Follow Spring Alton Ellis 2:32
16. Soul Rock Tommy McCook & The Supersonics 2:32
17. Love Is A Treasure Freddie McKay 2:43
18. Zazuka Tommy McCook & The Supersonics 3:08
19. (I'm A) Loving Pauper Dobby Dobson 3:15
20. Sir Don Tommy McCook & The Supersonics 3:12
21. Make Me Yours Phyllis Dillon 2:20
22. Leave It In The Hands Of Love (aka We Have Happiness) Phyllis Dillon 2:57

Monday, 25 March 2013

The Story Of Modern Britain Through Music - Je T'Aime - Sex Please, We're British

We've always had an uneasy relationship with our European cousins and their continental mores and morals, especially when they come over here and rub our face in it. Here was a bug-eyed Frenchman performing a racy duet with his young lover. And she was blatantly mimicking sexual pleasure. And what was worse was she was British! The cheek of it! 

It was the Sixties and sex seemed to be everywhere in the arts. Lady Chatterley's Lover had been banned for thirty years and triumphed in an obscenity trial that same decade. The musical Hair was delayed from opening in London because of censorship. The Rolling Stones' "Redlands" court-case, ostensibly about possession of drugs, had been further mired in suggestive sexual misbehavior. And a little later the counter-culture magazine Oz went through the longest obscenity trial in the UK. 

But in the case of Je T'Aime, despite it being foreign, and despite it seeming to be quite rude, we loved it. And unlike many other countries, the UK didn't ban the track. In fact we bought it by the truck-load; it flew into the number one slot. 

But perhaps in hindsight this shouldn't have been so surprising. The music hall had been founded on innuendo. George Formby had become a massive star, singing songs that were pretty much predicated on a single innuendo. So we willingly absorbed Je T'aime into our 'nudge-nudge, wink-wink' Benny Hill, Carry On pop culture. 

In this episode Stuart will attempt to trace the evolution of British attitudes to sex, scandal and pop music. Do you recall the release of Je T'aime? Were you offended... or aroused? The People's Songs wants to hear from you... 

The Story Of Modern Britain Through Music - Starman - Androgyny Arrives in the Living Room

In this episode we look at the repercussions from a singular moment on a Thursday evening in 1972 when dads were horrified and kids astonished. During David Bowie's performance of his new single Starman on Top of The Pops, an outrageously dressed Bowie cuddled and caressed guitarist Mick Ronson. 15 million viewers were utterly shocked. It was a watershed moment in pop, marking the beginning of an era of British glamour and androgyny.
Whilst Bowie's song Starman wasn't that revolutionary or even original (Bowie later admitted he took a lot of inspiration from that old chestnut Somewhere Over The Rainbow) it was one of the first moments when sexual ambiguity made an explicit appearance in the defiantly heterosexual world of UK pop. To some degree this was something new, but it did have a discernible lineage. Britain has a long history of transgender role-playing; in Shakespeare's time, male actors would perform as women, and there was the small matter of our tradition of pantomime dames. And it's long been a staple of British comedy from Hinge and Brackett to Dick Emery and The Pythons and onto David Walliams and Matt Lucas.
But Bowie's alter ego Ziggy Stardust was much more radical and fascinating. For excited, enthralled teenagers, it wasn't just that it was hard to tell if this was a man or a woman, but they couldn't even be sure if it was human. This smiling, benevolent, alluring and mysterious stranger (or alien?) changed the way Britain dressed and what we listened to. It was the start of the process of moving the monochrome Britain of Coronation Street, muddy football pitches, bovver boots, woodchip and drab certainties into a kaleidoscopic world of possibilities. 

The Story Of Modern Britain Through Music - Small Town Boy

Whilst British pop has had a long and colourful history of powerful and visionary movers and shakers who just happened to be gay, for a long time it was a story that was kept under wraps. Partly because it would have been distasteful to a huge chunk of the mainstream record buying public, but mostly because it was also illegal until 1967. But consider these gay trailblazers: Brian Epstein and Simon Napier Bell were incredibly successful managers, the former with, of course, The Beatles, the latter with Marc Bolan and later Wham. Joe Meek was a maverick music-making trail-blazer and Kenny Everett the most influential DJ of his era. 

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Trojan Ska Box Set Volume Two

The Best of My Record Collection

1. The Hop Derrick Morgan 2:32
2. Dragon Weapon Don Drummond & Beverley's All Stars 2:35
3. Discipline Raymond Harper & The Carib Beats 2:28
4. Too Late Lloyd & Glen 2:23
5. Hey, Bartender Laurel Aitken 2:35
6. What A Good Wood Man Lee Perry 3:15
7. My Bride To Be Winston Samuels 2:17
8. You Belong To My Heart Lord Tanamo 2:28
9. Derrick! Derrick Harriott 2:06
10. Sinners Got A Moaning Heart Ewan McDermott & The Vibrators 2:31
11. Yeah Yeah The Riots 2:19
12. Daisy I Love You Jackie Estick 2:31
13. Shufflin' The Sounds 2:45
14. Really Now The Dreamletts 2:20
15. Girl's Town Ska Baba Brooks & His Band 2:52
16. True Confessions The Silvertones 2:43
17. Hurry Up Lord Creator 2:33
18. Mattie Rag (aka 'Ol' Matilda') Lord Tanamo 2:34
19. Out Of Space Tommy McCook & The Supertones 2:43
20. The Ark Justin Hinds & The Dominos 2:29
21. Blues Baba Brooks & His Band 3:08
22. Uno Dos Tres Stranger Cole & Ken Boothe 2:47
23. Let's Jump The Maytals 2:13
24. Chatty Chatty Woman Amos Clarke 2:35
25. Garden Of Love Don Drummond 3:03
26. You Are Mine Clive & Naomi 2:02
27. Penny Reef Eric 'Monty' Morris 2:31
28. Calling Roy Shirley & Ken Boothe 2:32
29. Don't Call Me Daddy Derrick Morgan 2:33
30. Tender Loving Care Lyn Taitt & The Comets 2:22
31. Butterfly Horrell Dawkins 2:24
32. Don't Bring Me Your Dreams Ewan McDermott & The Vibrators 2:58
33. If You Were Mine Lord Tanamo 3:06
34. Atlas Val Bennett & His Selected Group 2:29
35. Look Before You Leap Derrick Morgan 2:30
36. My Days Are Lonely Frank Cosmo 2:35
37. Yours Raymond Harper & The Carib Beats 3:19
38. Street Corner The Skatalites 3:02
39. Give Me Justice Lee Perry 3:15
40. Darling Patricia Owen Grey 2:54
41. On The Move Roland Alphonso 3:19
42. The Ska Jackie Estick 2:34
43. Honky Tonk Ska The Granville Williams Orchestra 2:54
44. King Of Ska Desmond Dekker & The Cherry Pies 2:44
45. Ska Jam Tommy McCook & The Supersonics 2:49
46. Monkey Ska Derrick Harriott 2:16
47. Wayward Ska Lloyd Brevett 2:56
48. Candy Ska Ewan McDermott & Primo Davidson 2:32

Trojan Presents: Classic Reggae - The Soundtrack to Jamaica

The Best of My Record Collection

1.  Jamaican Ska  Byron Lee & The Dragonaires  2:28
2.  007 (Shanty Town)  Desmond Dekker  2:33
3.  Rudy, A Message To You  Dandy  2:33
4.  Train To Skaville  The Ethiopians  2:54
5.  Return Of Django  The Upsetters  2:30
6.  (Poor Mi) Israelites  Desmond Dekker & The Aces  2:33
7.  Liquidator  Harry J Allstars  3:06
8.  Red, Red Wine  Tony Tribe  2:55
9.  Long Shot Kick De Bucket  The Pioneers  2:48
10.  Wonderful World, Beautiful People  Jimmy Cliff  3:11
11.  Monkey Man  The Maytals  3:44
12.  Skinhead Moonstomp  Symarip  2:59
13.  Young Gifted And Black  Bob & Marcia  3:06
14.  Rivers Of Babylon  The Melodians  3:24
15.  54 - 46 That's My Number  The Maytals  3:10
16.  You Can Get It If You Really Want  Desmond Dekker  2:37
17.  Double Barrel  Dave Barker & Ansel Collins  2:44
18.  Small Axe  Bob Marley & The Wailers  3:54
19.  Black And White  Greyhound  2:55
20.  Rain  Bruce Ruffin  2:23
21.  Trench Town Rock  Bob Marley & The Wailers  2:59
22.  Let Your Yeah Be Yeah  The Pioneers  3:07
23.  Help Me Make It Through The Night  John Holt  3:05
24.  Everything I Own  Ken Boothe  3:46
25.  Hurt So Good  Susan Cadogan  3:05
26.  Sideshow  Barry Biggs  3:34
27.  Ire Feelings (Skanga)  Rupie Edwards  3:45
28.  Cokane In My Brain  Dillinger  2:46
29.  Uptown Top Ranking  Althea & Donna  3:52
30.  Money In My Pocket  Dennis Brown  3:49
31.  Silly Games  Janet Kay  3:53
32.  Ok Fred  Errol Dunkley  3:51
33.  Pass The Dutchie  Musical Youth  3:22
34.  Girlie Girlie  Sophia George  3:04
35.  I Wanna Wake Up With You  Boris Gardiner  2:56
36.  Give A Little Love  Aswad  3:51
37.  Twist And Shout  Chaka Demus & Pliers  3:57
38.  Boom Shack-A-Lak  Apache Indian  3:48
39.  Compliments On Your Kiss  Brian & Tony Gold & Red Dragon  4:06
40.  Dancehall Queen  Beenie Man  4:27

The Heavy Heavy Monster Sound - The Trojan Records Story

The Best of My Record Collection

1. Red Red Wine Tony Tribe 2:55
2. Long Shot Kick De Bucket The Pioneers 2:47
3. Liquidator (Instrumental) Harry J Allstars 3:05
4. Wonderful World, Beautiful People Jimmy Cliff 3:11
5. Return Of Django The Upsetters 2:30
6. Sweet Sensation The Melodians 3:52
7. Monkey Man The Maytals 3:44
8. Young Gifted And Black Bob & Marcia 3:06
9. You Can Get It If You Really Want Desmond Dekker 2:37
10. Black Pearl Horace Faith 2:37
11. Double Barrel Dave Collins & Ansel Collins 2:44
12. Rain Bruce Ruffin 2:22
13. Pied Piper Bob & Marcia 2:47
14. Black And White Greyhound 2:56
15. Monkey Spanner Dave Barker & Ansel Collins 2:29
16. Let Your Yeah Be Yeah The Pioneers 3:08
17. Suzanne Beware Of The Devil Dandy Livingstone 2:36
18. Big Seven Judge Dread 3:21
19. Help Me Make It Through The Night John Holt 3:05
20. Everything I Own Ken Boothe 3:47
21. Let Them Talk Ranny Williams & George Regent 2:37
22. ’69 Wallace Wilson & Anonymously Yours 2:09
23. Drumbago Dead Sam Sham 1:47
24. Jaga Jaga War The Wanderers 2:09
25. High Voltage (aka Monkey) Ansel Collins & Beverley's All Stars 2:57
26. Get Together Carl Dawkins 2:17
27. Going Back Home The Chosen Few 3:03
28. Bond In Bliss Winston Wright & The Dragonaires 2:27
29. Down We Go The Aces 2:05
30. Music Alone Version Three Keith Cole 2:33
31. Lord Pity Us All Martin Riley 3:08
32. All The King’s Horses (And All The King’s Men) The Marvels 2:33
33. Lord A Massie Massie Danny D & The Shadows 2:16
34. Kiss Me Neck The Upsetters 2:58
35. Skank Indigo Joe White & Harry J Allstars 4:06
36. My Twenty Eight Thunderball 3:33
37. Let It Go On (For Ever) John Holt 2:49
38. Mr Reagan, President Of The United States Ranking Trevor 3:34
39. Shub In George Dekker 3:41
40. I Need Your Sweet Inspiration ((Justin Robertson mix)) The Pioneers 4:47

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    Published By: Laurence Date: October, 20 2012 Genre: Reggae
    The late sixties witnessed the development and rise to musical dominance of Reggae, with this new, dynamic style rapidly usurping the more languid sound of Rock Steady, which had reigned in Jamaica since 1966. Early Reggae recordings were noted for their tempo and energy, but by the early seventies, the tempo has slowed significantly, with the mellow vibe commonly associated with the sound gradually established.

    In more recent years, the inaugural, high-energy version of the genre that acquired a strong and dedicated following among Britain's original Skinheads, has become accepted as a sub-genre of its own, with the style acquiring the label, 'Boss Reggae'.

    This aptly-titled 2CD set highlights 40 of the most popular and sought-after tracks in the style, and with 18 of the tracks new to CD, this is most definitely the Boss of all Skinhead Reggae collections!

    Priced at just £4.99, 'Trojan Presents Boss Reggae' is released on 29th October, along with two more titles in the popular range, 'Trojan Presents Mod Ska' and 'Trojan Presents The Producers', with copies of all three available now for pre-order from the Trojan shop.

    DISC #1:
    1. Reggae Hit The Town - The Ethiopians
    2. A Live Injection - The Upsetters
    3. John Jones - Rudy Mills
    4. River To The Bank - Derrick Morgan
    5. Drink Milk - Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
    6. Rhythm Hips - Roland Russell
    7. Sufferer - The Kingstonians
    8. Reggae In The Wind - Lester Sterling
    9. Strange - Dobby Dobson
    10. Throw Me Corn - Winston Shand & The Sheiks
    11. How Long (Will It Take) - Pat Kelly
    12. Worries (A Yard) - The Versatiles
    13. Rich In Love - Glen Adams
    14. On Broadway - Slim Smith
    15. Love Was All I Had - Phyllis Dillon
    16. Hang 'Em High - Richard Ace
    17. Loving Reggae (aka My Love And I) - The Maytones
    18. Come Into My Parlour - The Bleechers
    19. Walking Proud - Martin 'Jimmy' Riley
    20. Liquidator - Tommy McCook & The Supersonics

    DISC #2:
    1. Moon Hop - Derrick Morgan
    2. Red, Red Wine (extended version) - Tony Tribe
    3. Moon Walk - Sprong & The Nyah Shuffle
    4. Reggae In Your Jeggae - Dandy
    5. Music Box - The Big L
    6. Too Experienced - Owen Gray
    7. Black Panther - Sir Collins & The Black Diamonds
    8. Jungle Fever - George Lee
    9. Rocco - The Rudies
    10. My Love And I - Millie
    11. Dog Your Woman - Patsy & Peggy with The Cimarons
    12. Ghost Rider - Musical Doctors
    13. Pack Of Cards - Nat Cole
    14. Revenge Of Eastwood, Vers. I & 2 - The Prophets
    15. Lead Them - Desmond Riley
    16. Memory Of Don Drummond - Don Drummond Jnr.
    17. No More Heartaches - The Coloured Raisons
    18. Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye - Gene Rondo
    19. Queen Of The World - Lloyd & Claudette
    20. Leave Pum Pum - Pama Dice


    1. Posted 22 October 2012 at 22:54:27
      Great to see The Coloured Raisins 'No More Heartaches' (B Side of their only single, a cover version of 'One Way Love') get a release on CD.
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