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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
  • Image for Rymäkkä

    Rymäkkä Saksanpoikan metkupolkka

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

  • Image for Sister Rosetta Tharpe

    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

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

    Blå Koral, Kirkelig Kulturverkstad FXCD 106

  • Image for Mats Eilertsen

    Mats Eilertsen Radio

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

    Radio Yonder, Hubro CD2501

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    Nice Nice A way we glow

    Extra Wow, Warp Records WARPCD187

  • Image for Max Roach

    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

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

    Mnemosyne, ECM 465 122 2

  • Image for Rebekah Findlay

    Rebekah Findlay The Blacksmith

    Northern Skies, Rebekah Findlay TEDRFCD 001

  • Late Junction collaboration session – James Blackshaw & Nancy Elizabeth

    • Image for Nancy Elizabeth & James Blackshaw

      Nancy Elizabeth & James Blackshaw The Last Battle

      BBC session recording, 30 May 2010

  • Image for James Blackshaw & Nancy Elizabeth

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

    BBC session recording, 30 May 2010

  • Image for Nancy Elizabeth & James Blackshaw

    Nancy Elizabeth & James Blackshaw Death in a Sunny Room

    BBC session recording, 30 May 2010

  • Image for Jon Balke

    Jon Balke Finger Bass

    Book of Velocities, ECM 1732765

  • Image for The Boswell Sisters

    The Boswell Sisters Everybody Loves My Baby

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

  • Image for Ska Cubano

    Ska Cubano La Trova

    Mambo Ska, Casino Sounds CAS20102

  • Image for Nigel Kennedy & Kroke

    Nigel Kennedy & Kroke Time 4 Time

    Music & Rhythm – WOMAD 1982-2007, WOMAD 25

  • Image for Pit Er Pat

    Pit Er Pat Summer Rose

    The Flexible Entertainer, Thrill Jockey THRILL231CD

  • Image for Sadja (Embryo with Kenneth Wells)

    Sadja (Embryo with Kenneth Wells) Sadja (1975)

    Embryo - 40, Trikont US-0404

  • Image for Rymäkkä

    Rymäkkä Vaahteranlehti

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

  • Image for Terje Rypdal & Bergen Big Band

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

    Crime Scene, ECM 273 3215

  • Image for Rene Hell

    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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