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3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 15 December 2011

'If there has ever been such a thing as a genius in the history of popular music, it's Beefheart.'

That was John Peel's verdict and a year after Beefheart's passing Gideon Coe presents
Christmas With The Captain - a rollicking and raucous 3 hour tribute to his maverick gifts.

Featuring rare as hen's teeth concert material, session tracks from the Maida Vale vaults, listener requests & range of artists indebted to Van Vliet.

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