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Verity Sharp

1 hour, 45 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 29 September 2009

Verity Sharp's varied musical slection includes guitarist Les Paul playing a Twelfth Street Rag and Lingling Yu performing a traditional piece on the Chinese pipa. There's also a chance to hear the extraordinary glottal stuttering of singers recorded on the Pityusic Islands by Alan Lomax in the 1950s, and Ravel's Piece en forme de Habanera played on the theremin by Clara Rockmore.

Track List:

La Talvera: Leu En L’an 2002
Album: Pòble Mon Pòble
Cordae La Tavera TAL 10


Les Paul: Twelfth Street Rag
Album: Les Paul, Mary Ford
Capitol CDP 7 91299 2

Lingling Yu (pipa): Yang Chun Bai Xue
Album: Xu Lai
Felmay 8143


Hirayasu: Nankuru Naisa
Takashi Hirayasu (voice) & Bob Brozman (guitar)
Album: Nankuru Naisa
Riverboat TUGCD 1023

Unnamed group, Solosolo village, Upolu, Western Samoa: Sasa
Album: South Pacific - Island Music
Nonesuch Explorer Series 7559 79723 3


Son de la Frontera: Bulería Negra del Gastor
Album: Son De La Frontera
Nuevos Medios NM 15 856

Marco Horvat & Olga Pitarch (voices); Eric Bellocq (guitar); Bruno Caillat (percussion): Si de Los Ojos Nace
Album: Caccini
Alpha 043

Richard Thompson: So Ben Mi Ca Bon Tempo
Album: 1000 Years of Popular Music BSW 003


Field Recording: Closing Procession at Sidmouth Folk Week 2009


The Flies: Harmonica
Album: The Flies
Nocarbon Records

Tom Russell: Darkness Visible
Album: Blood and Candle Smoke
Proper PRPCD 049


Trad: Van Thiên Tuong (The Madarin’s Song)
Dán Dôc Huyên monochord player from the Nha nhac ensemble, Vietnam
Album: A Journey To Vietnam
Playasound PS 66509

Vicent Ribas & Catalina Ribas, voice and tanbor, Sant Josep, Ibiza: Bon Amor Jo et Vénc a Veure (Sweet Love, I Come to see you)
Vicent Ribas & Catalina Ribas, voice and tanbor, Sant Josep, Ibiza
Album: Ibiza and Formentera: The Pityusic Islands
Rounder LC 3719

Harry Cox: What Will Become of England?
Album: What Will Become of England?
Rounder 11661 1839 2


Harry Cox: Hunger & Pay
Album: What Will Become of England?
Rounder 11661 1839 2


William Winter Manuscript: Catches and Glees – Comical Thought
Performed By Sam Sweeny (fiddle) & Hannah James (accordion)
Album: Catches and Glees

Ravel: Pièce en Forme de Habanera
Clara Rockmore (theremin) & Nadia Reisenberg (piano)
Album: The Art of the Theremin
Delos D/CD 1014

Robert Frip: Celebration
Album: Sometimes a Great Notion....
Voiceprint MPVP 016CD


Abida Parveen (voice); Nazir Hussain (tabla); Karam Hussain (dholak); Manzoor Hussain (harmonium); Henri Tournier (bansuri flute): Ishq Na Derda Mot Kolon
Album: Visal
World Village 479 010

Waterson: Lal
Ian Carr (guitar); Karen Tweed (accordion)
Album: Fyace
Fyasco Records FYASCD 001


Balaguèra: Quan jo n’èri amoroseta
Album: La Votz Deus Anjos: Polyphonies du Bérn & des Pyrénées
Alpha 506

Trad arr. NSRO: Personent Hodie
North Sea Radio Orchestra
Album: Birds
Oof Records OOF 010


Oliver Postgate/Vernon Elliot: The Music of the Spheres (The Clangers)
Performed By Unnamed Players
Album: Clangers - Original Television Music
Trunk Records SOUP 001CD

Perry: Lorna
Sorgar Rajeant
Album: Music from Goa - Made in Bombay
Trikont 0395


Les Paul: Tico Tico
Album: Les Paul, Mary Ford
Capitol CDP 7 91299 2

Antony Santos: Cójelo Ahi
Album: Rough Guide to Merengue & Bachata
World Music Network RGNET 1039


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