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James Blackshaw and Nancy Elizabeth

Duration:
1 hour, 45 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 22 July 2010

Fiona Talkington presents a special Late Junction collaboration featuring James Blackshaw and Nancy Elizabeth and an array of guitars, pianos and voices. Also featuring a preview of the WOMAD festival, and music from Knut Reiersrud and Iver Kleive, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and Rene Hell.

Music Played

20 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Rymäkkä
    00:00

    Rymäkkä Saksanpoikan metkupolkka

    Ikee Kuim Puolitoista Volttia (hits like one and a half volts), Rymäkkä RYMCD006

  • Image for Sister Rosetta Tharpe
    00:03

    Sister Rosetta Tharpe Can't no grave hold my body down

    I Smell a Rat – Early Black Rock n Roll vol.2 1949-1959, Trikont US0412

  • Image for Knut Reiersrud & Iver Kleive
    00:06

    Knut Reiersrud & Iver Kleive Ain't no grave can hold my body down

    Blå Koral, Kirkelig Kulturverkstad FXCD 106

  • Image for Mats Eilertsen
    00:11

    Mats Eilertsen Radio

    Artist: Mats Eilertsen (bass), Tore Burnborg (saxophone), Thomas T Dahl (guitar), Olavi Louhivuori (drums)

    Radio Yonder, Hubro CD2501

  • Image for Nice Nice
    00:19

    Nice Nice A way we glow

    Extra Wow, Warp Records WARPCD187

  • Image for Max Roach
    00:23

    Max Roach All Africa

    Artist: Max Roach (drums), Abbey Lincoln (vocals), Ray Mantilla (percussion), Tomas DuVall (percussion), Michael Olatunji (congas)

    We Insist, Candid 79002

  • Image for Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble
    00:31

    Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble - Quechua Song (Peruvian folksong fragment)

    Mnemosyne, ECM 465 122 2

  • Image for Rebekah Findlay
    00:38

    Rebekah Findlay The Blacksmith

    Northern Skies, Rebekah Findlay TEDRFCD 001

  • Late Junction collaboration session – James Blackshaw & Nancy Elizabeth

    • Image for Nancy Elizabeth & James Blackshaw
      00:46

      Nancy Elizabeth & James Blackshaw The Last Battle

      BBC session recording, 30 May 2010

  • Image for James Blackshaw & Nancy Elizabeth
    00:50

    James Blackshaw & Nancy Elizabeth All Is Gone (working title)

    BBC session recording, 30 May 2010

  • Image for Nancy Elizabeth & James Blackshaw
    00:58

    Nancy Elizabeth & James Blackshaw Death in a Sunny Room

    BBC session recording, 30 May 2010

  • Image for Jon Balke
    01:02

    Jon Balke Finger Bass

    Book of Velocities, ECM 1732765

  • Image for The Boswell Sisters
    01:05

    The Boswell Sisters Everybody Loves My Baby

    Head over High Heels – Strong & Female 1927-1959, Trikont US-0401

  • Image for Ska Cubano
    01:08

    Ska Cubano La Trova

    Mambo Ska, Casino Sounds CAS20102

  • Image for Nigel Kennedy & Kroke
    01:12

    Nigel Kennedy & Kroke Time 4 Time

    Music & Rhythm – WOMAD 1982-2007, WOMAD 25

  • Image for Pit Er Pat
    01:23

    Pit Er Pat Summer Rose

    The Flexible Entertainer, Thrill Jockey THRILL231CD

  • Image for Sadja (Embryo with Kenneth Wells)
    01:28

    Sadja (Embryo with Kenneth Wells) Sadja (1975)

    Embryo - 40, Trikont US-0404

  • Image for Rymäkkä
    01:31

    Rymäkkä Vaahteranlehti

    Ikee Kuim Puolitoista Volttia (hits like one and a half volts), Rymäkkä RYMCD006

  • Image for Terje Rypdal & Bergen Big Band
    01:34

    Terje Rypdal & Bergen Big Band Clint – the Menace / One of those

    Crime Scene, ECM 273 3215

  • Image for Rene Hell
    01:41

    Rene Hell Razor.P+

    Porcelain Opera, Type 077

  • James Blackshaw and Nancy Elizabeth

    James Blackshaw and Nancy Elizabeth

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  • James Blackshaw & Nancy Elizabeth Session

    James and Nancy had never recorded together before, but they recently did a tour together (along with Hauschka) in a project called Kept Impulses - so they had got to know each other before they met up at Maida Vale. Nevertheless, they started from scratch in the studio, bringing ideas and half-written pieces, to see what might work. They each brought a guitar, and when they found there were two Steinway grands in the studio, they were both eager to use the pianos too. Three finished works were accomplished by the end of the afternoon, all live takes straight to stereo except for some added harmony vocal overdubs on the third piece. Nancy also persuaded James to do a bit of singing...

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