All Ears 027 – 19th Sept 2019

This is what we played:

You can find most of the tracks on this Spotify Playlist.

Róisín Murphy – Simon East

Róisín Murphy is an Irish singer-songwriter and record producer. She first became known in the 1990s as one-half of Moloko with her partner Mark Brydon. After the breakup of Moloko, Murphy embarked on a solo career. Her debut solo album, Ruby Blue, was co-written and produced with Matthew Herbert. Her third album, Hairless Toys, was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.

Fun for Me – Moloko
Overpowered – Róisín Murphy
Don’t You Agree? (feat. Róisín Murphy) – David Byrne & Fatboy Slim
Evil Eyes – Róisín Murphy
The Time Is Now – Moloko
Incapable – Róisín Murphy
Sing It Back (Herbert’s Tasteful Dub) – Moloko

John Prine – Tony Lewis

John Prine is an American country folk singer songwriter. Following service in West Germany with the U.S. armed forces Prine moved to Chicago in the late 1960s working as a mailman and singing songs as a hobby. A young journalist Roger Ebert wrote a review praising the 23 year old after hearing him sing a set of his own songs at the Fifth Peg Chicago folk club in 1970. He won his first Grammy for the 1991 album, The Missing Years, and joined the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003. His songs have been recorded, amongst others, by Johnny Cash, Bette Midler and Bonnie Raitt, and he is one of Bob Dylan’s favourite writers.

Sam Stone – John Prine
Spanish Pipedream – John Prine
Angel From Montgomery – John Prine
Hello In There – John Prine
All the Best – John Prine
Souvenirs – John Prine
The Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness – John Prine & Nanci Griffith
In Spite of Ourselves – John Prine & Iris DeMent
House Of Strombo – John Prine

Prince – Gareth Heaton

Prince Rogers Nelson, aka His Royal Badness, aka The Artist Formerly Known As Prince, aka The Purple one, aka The Filthy Funkster. This Genre spanning multi-instrumentalist released 39 studio albums over almost 4 decades and was rumoured to be sitting on almost 100 more at the time of his death in 2016.
Prolific. Purple. Prince.

My Name Is Prince – Prince
I Wanna Be Your Lover – Prince
Uptown – Prince
When You Were Mine – Prince
I Would Die 4 U – Prince
Let’s Go Crazy – Prince
Paisley Park – Prince
7 – Prince
Sign ‘O’ the Times – Prince
Black Sweat – Prince
Kiss – Prince
Gett Off – Prince

Doo Wop Girl Groups – Georgie Richmond

In the late 1950s a female voice was emerging in popular music. The “girls” were moving into the spotlight. Songwriters and record producers began to take notice as something new was in play. With their simple yet deeply romantic lyrics about love and heartache they offered sweet vocal harmonies that rivalled their male counterparts. The lady doo woppers were in town and they owned it!

Give Him A Great Big Kiss – The Shangri-Las
He’s So Fine – Remastered 2000 – The Chiffons
Born Too Late – The Poni-Tails
Playboy – The Marvelettes
Baby It’s You – The Shirelles
Lollipop – The Chordettes
Mama Said – The Shirelles
Remember (Walkin’ In The Sand) – The Shangri-Las
Why Don’t They Let Us Fall in Love – The Ronettes & Veronica
I’m Blue (The Gong Gong Song) – The Ikettes
Needle In A Haystack – The Velvelettes
I Wanna Love Him So Bad – The Jelly Beans
Foolish Little Girl – The Shirelles
My Boyfriend’s Back – The Chiffons
Mr. Lee – The Bobbettes

Youthful Exuberance – Gareth Heaton

As a musician ages they grow, they develop their songwriting ability and their musicianship, they experience life and they find their groove, they get more fans and more money and make more music. But are they as good as they were when they were kids? Are they ever that good again? Can penmanship and musical ability ever really trump the pure spark of creative passion seen in a supposedly inexperienced youth? You be the judge. All the songs in this set were written and recorded whilst the artists were 21 or younger.

Ro Ro Rosey – Van Morrison
Blowin’ in the Wind – Bob Dylan
Wuthering Heights – Kate Bush
Love Buzz – Remastered – Nirvana
Anarchy In The UK – Sex Pistols
Fight For Your Right – Beastie Boys
You Really Got Me – Mono Mix – The Kinks
Gangsters – 2015 Remaster – The Specials
Caught By the Fuzz – Supergrass
Fix Up, Look Sharp – Dizzee Rascal
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys

Dub Reggae – Tom Beesley

By the late 60s In Jamaica’s home-grown recording studios, the likes of Coxsone Dodd and Lee Perry were making their own effects boxes and turning the mixing desk into another instrument. King Tubby, Prince Jammy and Scientist would explore a new spatial soundscape through Reggae and music would never be the same again.

Money Money – Horace Andy
Dunza Dub – The Aggrovators
Deliver Me – Yabby You
Deliver Dub – King Tubby & Yabby You
Rockers Almighty Dub – The Aggrovators
First Generation – King Tubby
Dematerialise – Scientist
God Is Watching You – Yabby You
King Tubby’s Rock – Yabby You
Chapter Three – Joe Gibbs and The Professionals
I’m All Right – Keith Hudson
Skylarking Dub – Barrington Levy
Dangerous Match 9 – Scientist
Nuh Skin Up Dub – Keith Hudson
Lambs Bread Herb – King Tubby
Chant Down Babylon Version – The Prophets Allstars