Which are John Peel's 140 fave albums?

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I just read about his record collection which may or may not be sold to someone (an American radio station? the British library?) on the Times site. They mention a box of records he was carrying around with him. Can anyone post the list?

Channel 4 has made a programme about Peel’s 140 favourite records, which he carried around with him in a box. A spokeswoman for the programme said: “It is the story of an obsessive DJ told through the treasured few records he carried with him everywhere.”

alex in mainhattan (alex63), Monday, 10 October 2005 17:09 (fourteen years ago) link

The 140 is probably all or mostly singles, not albums

zebedee (zebedee), Monday, 10 October 2005 17:32 (fourteen years ago) link

Article which mentions this box of records here:
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/omm/story/0,13887,1569737,00.html

Bidfurd (Bidfurd), Monday, 10 October 2005 17:39 (fourteen years ago) link

A great pop song springs out of nowhere, sounds like other things but mostly resembles itself, and contains a series of musical and lyrical hooks so irresistible, so packed with slang, lust and alien rhythm,

i heart paul morley.

alex in mainhattan (alex63), Monday, 10 October 2005 18:27 (fourteen years ago) link

2x copies of The Users - Sick of You! Awesome, even if the Times does get the track title wrong.

Raw Patrick (Raw Patrick), Sunday, 23 October 2005 22:30 (fourteen years ago) link

Big up for "Baffli' smoke signals"

Wow lots of Jack White.

Does no-one notice a certain band conspicuous by their absence?

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 24 October 2005 06:55 (fourteen years ago) link

Delighted to see the Electro Hippies in there.

bidfurd__, Monday, 24 October 2005 07:48 (fourteen years ago) link

with reference to the certain band, i remember peel very briefly making a comment about how he thought they were a terrible singles band - or something to that effect. may go some way to explain that, perhaps he was more of a fan of the albums.

mark h (mark h), Monday, 24 October 2005 07:56 (fourteen years ago) link

.. but they're a brilliant singles band!

Unless it's 'oh I wish that single had ten more tracks on it'.

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 24 October 2005 08:08 (fourteen years ago) link

Freshmen - You never heard anything like it
YESSSS! The Freshmen were an old school Irish showband, of the sort who were expected to cover all genres, and this was their attempt at doing new wave. I've still got this on tape from a 1979 Peel show.

Mike Spencer and the Cannibals - Nothing takes the place of you
Gorgeous piece of blues.

79. Quads - You've gotta jive + There must be thousands
Best 10p I ever spent. Remember him starting and finishing one of his shows with this, having only taken receipt of it that afternoon

Some Chicken - New religion + Blood on the wall (RAW RECORDS)
The Users - Sick on you + I'm in love with today (RAW RECORDS)

Raw Records were the in-house label of my local record shop in Cambridge, Lee Wood's Remember Those Oldies. They sold Sniffin' Glue from Issue 1 onwards, as well as imported copies of Punk magazine, all the early Stiff/Chiswick stuff, all the early punk indies, and imports such as all the Pere Ubu Hearthan singles. Amazing place, that was. The Users were the first band I ever saw live.

The Upsetters - Bucky skank + Yucky skank
Oh, fantastic. Truly pioneering; pre-dates even Augustus Pablo. I discovered this on the orginal 7" last year.

Also, Julie Burchill and other h8erz please note the extensive array of classic soul, especially Stanley Winston - No more ghettos in America.

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Monday, 24 October 2005 08:41 (fourteen years ago) link

Now THIS should be the JP 'tribute' CD set!

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 24 October 2005 08:56 (fourteen years ago) link

Mel and Kim? Chas and Dave? Wait a minute, where's me glasses? That's better.

kimtortoise, Monday, 24 October 2005 13:53 (fourteen years ago) link

Sheenah Easton? Wait a minute, where's me glasses? Oh.

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 24 October 2005 13:56 (fourteen years ago) link

if i only had room for 140 records to carry around with me all the time i wouldn't waste NINE of the spaces on the white stripes!

i'm excited by about four of the singles on the list. zzz, whatever, wish the cult of peel would die.

The Lex (The Lex), Monday, 24 October 2005 13:59 (fourteen years ago) link

"Hand Springs" is great though.

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 24 October 2005 14:03 (fourteen years ago) link

What don't you like about the other 136 records?

DJ Mencap (DJ Mencap), Monday, 24 October 2005 14:18 (fourteen years ago) link

i've never heard most of them, and don't like the others.

most of them are before my time, to be fair. and from genres i have no enthusiasm for.

The Lex (The Lex), Monday, 24 October 2005 14:20 (fourteen years ago) link

> The Squirrels - Oz on 45

ha ha. i have this on tape from one of his shows in the late 80s (?). it's various songs from the wizard of oz done in a 'Stars on 45' style.

koogs (koogs), Monday, 24 October 2005 14:41 (fourteen years ago) link

Holy shit MP3 plz.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Monday, 24 October 2005 14:44 (fourteen years ago) link

that's a weird list. the 9 white stripes singles seem too many. recently i asked someone where to start with them (5 albums yet) and that person said, they are all essential. i immediately thought fuck them then. i mean what i heard of them was ok but i'll never get 5 cds by them. if all is equally good it is also equally bad.

the cat power single he chose is from her 1st album. the only one i don't have!

the buzzcocks are the only punk band on there i know. excellent band and song choice for that genre that's for sure.

i am surprised not to find any joy div, the fall and the smiths on there. didn't he like the smiths?

alex in mainhattan (alex63), Monday, 24 October 2005 15:40 (fourteen years ago) link

the whole list looks a little far-fetched to me as if he only liked pretty unknown stuff. it's almost like a collector's list. i am disappointed, i must say.

alex in mainhattan (alex63), Monday, 24 October 2005 15:45 (fourteen years ago) link

> Does no-one notice a certain band conspicuous by their absence?

said certain band makes two appearances on his Fabric cd (ok, 1 and a half) which i think is more representative of his live sets.

might have the Golinksi Brothers thing somewhere as well. and the YMCA thing.

koogs (koogs), Monday, 24 October 2005 16:04 (fourteen years ago) link

X-post

I'm wondering why you are feeling disapointment over the musical choices of a man whose tastes are obviously completely unknown to you?

Peel is not famous for inventing student discos. Even in the mid-80s he was more likely to play the Bhundu Boys than the Smiths. He was no more a champion of Joy Division than he was of Charlie Feathers. And dozens of his favourite bands like Bogshed, Marc Riley and the Creepers and Half Man Half Biscuit easily surpassed the Smiths in terms of airplay and sessions recorded.

As for saying it's like a "collectors" list. Errrrr. Well, firstly he WAS a collector. Secondly, "Danger -High Voltage", "9 to 5", "Down Down", "Happening Ten Years Time Ago", "Without You", "Everybody's Talking", "My Friend Jack" and lots of others on this list are familiar top 40 hits in the UK.

everything, Monday, 24 October 2005 16:25 (fourteen years ago) link

maybe i should have said surprised instead of disappointed. surprised because of the little overlap between his and my favourite music. you are absolutely right i don't know shit about the music john peel loved, i hardly ever listened to his program.

alex in mainhattan (alex63), Monday, 24 October 2005 16:52 (fourteen years ago) link

I think it's a fantastic list of singles. Yeah, my eyes paused on the Sheena Easton, but of the stuff I know, I love it, and I'm really curious about the stuff I don't know. I also find it hard to understand how one could be dismissive, or at least not curious, about the stuff they don't know. I assume the box was a constant work in progress since there's a fair amount of music from the last 10 years.

TRG (TRG), Monday, 24 October 2005 17:26 (fourteen years ago) link

The Users - Sick of you
http://s53.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2F3ROL9WXDZMK1ZSA2RG4PWLA5

Ann Peebles - I can't stand the rain
http://s53.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0CB2I2NKE3CO227I6PYLQEMTJE

The Misunderstood - I can take you to the sun
http://s53.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1AUXZEX3IC62V16UCCOI66AAJ1

Yardbirds - Happenings ten years time ago
http://s53.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0HLWUPSZL2HI80MO553AE4PQHD

The Upsetters - Bucky skank
http://s53.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=12MMFIFYUQARU1ZJI5LB9NCK9S

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Monday, 24 October 2005 21:52 (fourteen years ago) link

Mike: Thanks so much for YSIing those! I was just searching for Bucky Skank, so this is a happy coincidence. And wow - that Peebles song is excellent!

TRG (TRG), Monday, 24 October 2005 22:14 (fourteen years ago) link

I've got six more on the way... just digitising them now.

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Monday, 24 October 2005 22:27 (fourteen years ago) link

God, I'm just so fucking NICE...

Don Covay - It's better to have
http://s40.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3UWKNVKTQ555F33D56VT92IHWO

The Quads - There must be thousands
http://s40.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1YOI7FECKSE1J1UZU76DFNYQ7H
(Contrary to the list in The Times, this was the actual A-side.)

Some Chicken - New religion
http://s40.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=22ZJHKNAJN9LJ2MQ960POLMMFA

Stanley Winston - No more ghettos in America
http://s40.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1LL6TN4LO1I7Z21OP7RD1S7GOA
(Taped off an early 1980s Peel Show. History does not record precisely how JP finished the sentence at the end, but I think it might have been something to do with how the song never failed to make him cry.)

The Freshmen - You never heard anything like it
http://s40.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=09C48W852XJOA2UK23BM7MNA26
(Taped off a 1979 Peel show on a knackered cassette recorder, hence even rougher quality than Stanley Winston. When listening, bear in mind that The Freshmen were a middle aged Irish showband "doing punk".)

Mel and Tim - Starting all over again
http://s40.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3JZ8NPR3LNCOK09NDPCPFHHEVN

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Monday, 24 October 2005 22:58 (fourteen years ago) link

(NOW look me in the eyes and tell me that's a disappointing selection.)

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Monday, 24 October 2005 23:01 (fourteen years ago) link

Thanks once again! Much appreciated.

TRG (TRG), Monday, 24 October 2005 23:46 (fourteen years ago) link

thank you mike. i am intrigued to listen to the stuff.

alex in mainhattan (alex63), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 04:59 (fourteen years ago) link

I had that Pocket Fishrmen record on the list a long time ago. IIRC it sort of sounds like Sonic Youth doing another Crime cover. Maybe a bit like the one time Am Rep band, Vertigo.

NickB (NickB), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 06:16 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm not disappointed in the slightest by the selection.

The only one I'm surprised with is Nilsson's "Without You". It was number one for ages at the time, and I hated it as much as "Everything I do". Now, I can appreciate it more, without necessarily liking it. (The other Nilsson on is fant. btw)

Oh, and I am so "YEAH!" for the YSI's. THAKNS!

mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 07:15 (fourteen years ago) link

bringing the avarage quality WAY down...

Golinsky Brothers:
http://s37.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3NGITRP1UY8I43T00VESKDP2GS

Galactic Symposium:
http://s38.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0ATGKR0A2GO8711EPN7L7K1TH9

i only found the squirrels track this morning so that'll have to wait...

koogs (koogs), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 08:20 (fourteen years ago) link

My life is measurably the richer for having heard these two tracks. A thousand thank yous.

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 08:37 (fourteen years ago) link

La Peste - Better Off Dead is fucking ace as well and hasn't been mentioned. Subject matter a bit controversial in the light of some of the stories about Peel, i.e. getting head off a 13 year old girl...

Colonel Poo (Colonel Poo), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 09:09 (fourteen years ago) link

Hee hee. I *love* that song

DJ Mencap (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 09:19 (fourteen years ago) link

The Upsetters - Bucky skank + Yucky skank
Oh, fantastic. Truly pioneering; pre-dates even Augustus Pablo. I discovered this on the orginal 7" last year

What do you mean predates Augustus Pablo? I mean what's the significance?

Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 09:21 (fourteen years ago) link

Very very early dub innit. Particularly on the B-side.

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 09:51 (fourteen years ago) link

(What I meant was that "Bucky Skank/Yucky Skank" (1973) pre-dates Augustus Pablo's "King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown", (1974) which is often credited as the first dub track. But I'm skating on thin ice with this sort of stuff...)

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 10:04 (fourteen years ago) link

If I could get this PC to record, I'd be giving youse Bafflin Smoke Sigs.

mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 10:05 (fourteen years ago) link

(xpost) Haha, I'm going to try to be a good boy and not be a reggaebore about this! But "Bucky Skank" is a version track not a dub track as such...

Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 10:12 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh dear, I knew I was getting into hot water with this (he said, mixing metaphors wildly). Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss man schweigen, as Wittgenstein once said hem hem.

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 10:38 (fourteen years ago) link

some great, great records there. as for the massive amount of jack white 7"s, well, John loved the Stripes, and Jack, and since the majority of those 7"s are collectors items (and had become so very soon after their fame exploded) i don't doubt they are precious to him, as Jack probably gave 'em him himself.

alex... you hate most of these records because you've never heard of them? insane. the reason why the cult of peel is so swollen, and why people mourn his passing so much, is because he would probably have greeted a carton of 140 records he'd never heard of as a reason for celebration, because he was always interested in that which he wasn't already familiar.

the person who pointed out Peel didn't invent indie discos is my new favourite poster.

that's a weird list. the 9 white stripes singles seem too many. recently i asked someone where to start with them (5 albums yet) and that person said, they are all essential. i immediately thought fuck them then. i mean what i heard of them was ok but i'll never get 5 cds by them. if all is equally good it is also equally bad.

yeah, that doesn't make any sense to me either. but i'd say start with 'die stihl' (the 'songwriting' album) or 'get behind me satan' (my favourite, their most unhiged and also their most crafted), or track down a copy of 'handsprings', which might be the best thing they've ever done.

foxy boxer (stevie), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 10:42 (fourteen years ago) link

I hear Dan Brown is following up the "Da Vinci Code" with a book about the quest to find the "first ever dub track"

Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 10:43 (fourteen years ago) link

(by which i mean if all is equally good it is also equally bad doesn't make any sense to me)

foxy boxer (stevie), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 10:43 (fourteen years ago) link

The Legion of Super-Heroes AND The Mighty Avengers!

Tom (Groke), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 10:58 (fourteen years ago) link

I like that Mighty Avengers song, I remember JP playing it late '99 when he was playing songs from all the years of the 20th century.

Colonel Poo (Colonel Poo), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 11:01 (fourteen years ago) link

Neither link works...

Who has number 047? Mail a buddy...

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 22 June 2006 07:59 (thirteen years ago) link

more? ok

http://www.koogy.clara.co.uk/photos/Roshell.png

99p from ebay. turned out to be the tune they used for the very start of the peel documentary over the slowed down film of peel at his wedding (ie is great if a little lachrymose). not entirely sure it doesn't jump towards the end - there is a mark on the vinyl but i watched it play and it seemed ok.

(argh, small p in photos which is why the image in the previous post didn't appear)

koogy wonderland (koogs), Thursday, 22 June 2006 08:00 (thirteen years ago) link

(will mail you mark)

koogy wonderland (koogs), Thursday, 22 June 2006 08:00 (thirteen years ago) link

those last two are now available from http://my.opera.com/JohnPeelsRecordBox/blog/ . apologies for any delay.

koogy wonderland (koogs), Friday, 30 June 2006 13:10 (thirteen years ago) link

Did the Legion Of Superheroes ever turn up?

This thread's so vast, I could easily have missed it if it has.

Officer Pupp (Officer Pupp), Friday, 30 June 2006 14:16 (thirteen years ago) link

One other thing:

The b-side to "Sipple up deh" is not right: That's the b-side of "War in a babylon" i.e. different version. In both senses of the word.

mark grout (mark grout), Friday, 30 June 2006 14:35 (thirteen years ago) link

i did spot a cd recently which had 'sipple up deh' and a thing called 'sipple dub' on it. is that the right one?

oh, it wasn't this: http://www.roots-archives.com/release/4079/?highlight=57311
but that's a lot easier to get hold of (ie it's in my local hmv)

legion of superheroes we have, i believe. yep, definately.

someone mentioned they had the sasha caro upthread (or on the blog) but it's yet to arrive.

koogy wonderland (koogs), Friday, 30 June 2006 14:51 (thirteen years ago) link

1) It might be, actually, yes. Might actually have it already. Will have to check.

2) There's a bunch (a small list, actually) of stuff I've missed. Can I email yz Koog, once again? I did some updating at home, so I should check there first.

mark grout (mark grout), Friday, 30 June 2006 14:57 (thirteen years ago) link

yep.

that coronation street thing in a ska styleeeee just went for about a tenner on ebay (our copy is terrible, which is a pity). that said, i did see it listed for £6 somewhere so...

koogy wonderland (koogs), Friday, 30 June 2006 15:11 (thirteen years ago) link

1) It might be, actually, yes. Might actually have it already. Will have to check.

Hi, yes I have this track.

Sipple Dub. You Know what you have to do nowadays...

mark grout (mark grout), Wednesday, 12 July 2006 13:28 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...
Right:

I bought "Sipple up deh" off ebay, and it just came from JA.

"Revolution Dub" is the same as "Sipple Dub" off the box "Rare Dub" as mentioned. Except my single is scratchy/crackly like a mother.

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 17 August 2006 10:23 (thirteen years ago) link

(cheers mark. was good to find out for sure)

anyhoo, Peel's Birthday today. which calls for presents.

094, the Spitout single has been found by an anonymous somebody and is available from the usual place. (currently it's a 3 track m4a but i've sent him a version of it split into mp3s so you may want to wait a while until that's up). (it's very noisy)

also, 008 Arthur K Adams has also been found (Speed Limit Records - http://speedlimit45rpm.com/) and will be available shortly.

http://www.koogy.clara.co.uk/photos/wildwood.png

5 new tracks in the last 3 days, woot. at this rate, and with 10 left to find, we'll be finished next week 8)

(oh, and, as someone said way above, i think the other side of the Electro Hippies track is You Suffer by Napalm Death:

http://www.discogs.com/release/367419
was mentioned in Guardian a week or so ago as shortest single)

Koogy Yonderboy (koogs), Wednesday, 30 August 2006 15:46 (thirteen years ago) link

Ooh, this is good news.

patita (patita), Wednesday, 30 August 2006 15:54 (thirteen years ago) link

Go, Koogy, go!

Also well done Mark for going to the SOURCE.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller 68), Wednesday, 30 August 2006 16:21 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...
er, bump 8) (go see blog)

6 music playing them throughout the day. O Superman and Bucky Skank so far...

Koogy Yonderboy (koogs), Thursday, 26 October 2006 07:38 (thirteen years ago) link

again. again, again.

k o o g y (koogs), Monday, 30 October 2006 11:22 (thirteen years ago) link

five months pass...
Has there been a final final final torrent, etc.?

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 28 April 2007 17:30 (twelve years ago) link

More to the point, have the final three singles been tracked down?

027 Dreamland Express - Groovy
034 Firemen - Old smokie
090 Sipho Bhengu - Tickey dopies

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 20:09 (twelve years ago) link

four years pass...

^ impt questions

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 26 October 2011 12:37 (eight years ago) link

Yesterday was 7 years since he died. As MES said, "He's gone and you see all these bastards walking around..."

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 13:32 (eight years ago) link

Now this is a coincidence..

I got a 'facebook friend' request for Thomas Ravenscroft, and remembered I'd mailed him about the unknown disc, "Groovy" by Dreamland express. He mailed me back saying he'd record it for me, but it never happened.

So anyway, I tried tracking down "Tickey Dopies" yesterday, and found that Eric Idle played it as part of his comedy radio show "Radio 5". Apparently, it's downloadable as "torrent".

"Series 1, episode 2" if you are interested.

Mark G, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 14:38 (eight years ago) link

that's great news, in fact the only news for several years.

am listening now. is partial, about 70 seconds worth... a fantastic 70 seconds though.

koogs, Thursday, 27 October 2011 12:41 (eight years ago) link

http://peel.wikia.com/wiki/John_Peel's_Record_Box

Some good updates (e.g. Nilsson, the suggestion that it's actually one e.p. not three singles)

Mark G, Thursday, 27 October 2011 13:33 (eight years ago) link

Great site, thanks!!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 27 October 2011 14:12 (eight years ago) link

ok, according to the peel yahoo group email list thing a couple of tracks have turned up on the shared shows that everyone's been posting (they bought hundreds of tapes off ebay and have been digitising them gradually) we are down to the following:

(list taken from (defunct?) http://my.opera.com/JohnPeelsRecordBox/blog/ and updated with the sipho bhengu (1992-03-14) and fireman (1992-09-25) a-sides)

A-Sides:
027 Dreamland Express - Groovy

B-Sides:
027 Dreamland Express - u.f.o
090 Sipho Bhengu - I saluti

koogs, Friday, 28 October 2011 12:51 (eight years ago) link

six months pass...

http://peel.wikia.com/wiki/29_September_1978

This also has "Ticky Dopies", and also this was the show that played the whole of "That's Life" the first (only?) punk "concept" "rock opera" album, Sham 69.

Which means I have heard this before...

Mark G, Friday, 25 May 2012 11:28 (seven years ago) link

seven months pass...

"Dreamland Express" is not "Dream Express", a euro-disco outfit from 1974 or thereabouts.

We Shall Never Know.

Mark G, Thursday, 17 January 2013 12:42 (six years ago) link

seven months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-asHmCt-is

John Plays "Tickey Dopies"

Mark G, Wednesday, 11 September 2013 13:18 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

Hello folks.

I am just about finished with this project.

Let's summarise what I don't have (or you might not have)

27. Dreamland Express - Groovy + u.f.o (EMI) - This I have had no luck on finding, but I have found some possible leads as to who they were....
32 Electro Hippies - Mega-armageddon Death (Peel session) - This is a Strange Fruit promo, it has "You Sexy Thing" by Cud on the other side!
34 Firemen - Old Smokie / Louie's theme - This I have got via ebay, might take a month to get here.
70 Nice - The thoughts of Emerlist Davjack (IMMEDIATE) - This is a one sided promo, with JPeel commantary. I do have this from a broadcast, with latter day Peel talking over it.
86 Sasha Caro - Grade 3 section 2 + Little maid's song (DECCA) 1967 - I lost out on ebay last week, this is somewhat pricey and hard to find. The side 2 here is anthologised, not found side 1.
90. Sipho Bhengu - Tickey dopies + I saluti (INKONKONI) 1971 - Found it!
141. Yami Bolo - Richer than Cory (JAMAICA INTERNATIONAL) - On its way.

Note that the three Nilsson singles are actually just one record, a "hits" e.p. with three tracks on it.

Yeah, possibly no-one's interested but hey.

Mark G, Friday, 20 March 2015 15:41 (four years ago) link

(i would love a good copy of the sipho bengu.)

koogs, Friday, 20 March 2015 17:34 (four years ago) link

pm me, can sort it.

Mark G, Friday, 20 March 2015 18:01 (four years ago) link

Is the Nilsson EP thing confirmed as existing? It's not apparently on Discogs. I have an EP of Without You but the tracklisting is different (and it's also not on Discogs).

everything, Friday, 20 March 2015 21:16 (four years ago) link

http://www.discogs.com/Nilsson-Without-You/release/778212

Mark G, Friday, 20 March 2015 22:28 (four years ago) link

(have eventually sent email, mark. was waiting until i was back in front of proper computer)

koogs, Monday, 23 March 2015 10:00 (four years ago) link

look now.

Mark G, Monday, 23 March 2015 10:38 (four years ago) link

Just found my "Pop a top" b-side "The Lion Speaks" Rico, cuts at one minute in.

Does anyone have the full version?

Mark G, Monday, 23 March 2015 10:39 (four years ago) link

probably, somewhere.

koogs, Monday, 23 March 2015 10:51 (four years ago) link

those sipho bhengu tracks are both from a compilation mentioned here: http://electricjive.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/thala-thala-1971.html

koogs, Monday, 23 March 2015 11:33 (four years ago) link

Yes, I think that's where I got the tracks from.

Mark G, Monday, 23 March 2015 11:36 (four years ago) link

http://danger-man.co.uk/rickminas.asp

I can't try it here, but it seems to be a link to the Sasha Caro tracks...

Mark G, Wednesday, 25 March 2015 16:44 (four years ago) link

Yes, links are live. I think we had at least one of those before.

koogs, Wednesday, 25 March 2015 17:35 (four years ago) link

Well, that's the lot either accounted for or on its way!

Except for Dreamland Express...

Mark G, Wednesday, 25 March 2015 18:23 (four years ago) link

five months pass...

Aside from the Dreamland Express tracks and the Firemen, "Old Smokie", I know have an mp3 of everything on the list.

Mark G, were you able to track down Firemen, "Old Smokie"?

ChuckyG, Wednesday, 2 September 2015 12:35 (four years ago) link

Yes I did. I actually managed to get a decent copy off Ebay.

Funny, this is the single that JP managed to destroy by dropping it down the back of a fridge, or some such, and all he could do was to ask his listeners to track him down a new one.

So, drop me a line..

Mark G, Wednesday, 2 September 2015 12:45 (four years ago) link

five months pass...

He never did, you know..

Mark G, Wednesday, 17 February 2016 06:52 (three years ago) link

What's the deal with Dreamland Express? Any leads on whether it's real or just a total mystery?

everything, Wednesday, 17 February 2016 18:03 (three years ago) link

I found a gig flyer with Fairport Convention and Dreamland Express, but more than that, no.

Mark G, Wednesday, 17 February 2016 18:07 (three years ago) link

...which also had John Peel on the bill, right?

everything, Wednesday, 17 February 2016 18:09 (three years ago) link

http://www.marmalade-skies.co.uk/middleearth3sep67.jpg

everything, Wednesday, 17 February 2016 18:11 (three years ago) link

three years pass...

One of these days, I'll get Tom Ravenscroft back on the case...

Mark G, Saturday, 6 July 2019 12:31 (four months ago) link


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