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Playlist 11.04.08

  • Stuart Bailie
  • 14 Apr 08, 12:23 AM

Stuart Bailie.jpgLike many old guys of my vintage, I'm rather thrilled to hear that The Specials are working together again. I saw them at the Speakeasy at Queens in 1979 and they were purely rampant.

specials.jpgThey were great on anti-racism, they had a phenomental groove and the bleating vocals of Terri Hall were most singular. There was an Ulster Hall show later that was marred by sectarian boneheads in the crowd, but even then they were masterful

I'm looking forward to getting more intimate with the Bon Iver album, while I've only just got hold of the Ethiopiques compilation that has delighted Elvis Costello, Robert Plant and more. It's the sound of Addis Ababa, getting loose and adventurous from 1968-76 or thereabouts. Skanky as anything

I'm taking a breather from my blogging practice for a time, as I need to attend to other affairs. But hang in there good friends, as I'll resume shortly. The radio show continues each Friday.

BBC Radio Ulster, 92-95 FM, 1341 MW
Fridays, ten – midnight

The Specials – Enjoy Yourself (EMI)
Arthur Kay And The Original – Play My Record (Record Cherry Red)
Delays - Hooray (Fiction)
Eric Bibb – Spirit I Am (Telarc)
Chris Bathgate – Serpentine (Tangled Up)
Willie Williams – The New Buryin’ Ground (Rounder)
Bombadil – Julian Of Norwich (Ramseur)
ethiopiques.jpgMulatu Astatqe – Yekermo Sew (Union Square)
Nick Cave – Jesus Of The Moon (Mute)
John & Jehn – 20L07 (Faculty)
Nick Lowe – Not Too Long Ago (Proper)
Bon Iver – Skinny Love (4ad)
Delaney And Bonnie – Poor Elijah (Atlantic)
Thao – Swimming Pools (Kill Rock Stars)
John Matthias – Blind (Counter)

Bob Dylan – I Wanna Be Your Lover (CBS)
Brian Ferry – Positively Fourth Street (Virgin)
Bombadil – Smile When You Kiss (Ramseur)
The Loose Salute – Turn The Radio Up (Heavenly)
Carter Family – My Home’s Across The Blue Ridge Mountains (Proper)
Jordan Zevon – Home (New West)
Jens Lekman – Sipping on the Sweet Nectar (Secretly Canadian)
Three Tales- Variations (Furious Tradesmen)
Millie Jackson – It Hurts So Good (Ace)
Tewelde Redda – Milenu (Union Square)
The Charlatans – The Misbegotten (CV)
Dawn Landes – Tired Of This Life (Fargo)
John Hiatt – Old Days (New West)

Stu Bailie presents The Late show on Radio Ulster, every Friday from 10pm until midnight. See his playlist here.

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