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Doug Carn and Jean Carne in conversation

3 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 23 June 2012

This week Gilles is in conversation with the soul and jazz legends Doug Carn and Jean Carne, who discuss the body of work they made together as a husband and wife duo in the 70s, releasing on the Black Jazz label. They also discuss how they met, divorce, going their separate ways, and reuniting in recent years to perform together once again. Plus they reminisce about a toddler who later became a superstar rapper, featuring on the show next week.

There's also a Bloodlines connection featuring said rapper, who goes by the name of Nas, and his father Olu Dara, as well as an experimental Do Over with a proto-jungle classic from Carl Craig, and loads of great music, new and old.

Music Played

41 items
  • Image for The Invisible

    The Invisible Wings

    Ninja Tune

  • Image for Rudimental

    Rudimental Spoons (feat. MNEK & Syron)

    Black Butter Recordings

  • Image for Crooked Man

    Crooked Man Preset

    Crooked Man

  • Image for Ultraista

    Ultraista Smalltalk (Four Tet Remix)


  • Image for Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics

    Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics Yekerme Sew (Maida Vale Session)

  • Image for Kingdom Afrocks

    Kingdom Afrocks Bon Bon Bon

  • Image for THEESatisfaction

    THEESatisfaction Deeper

    Sub Pop

  • Image for J Dilla

    J Dilla Let's Pray Together (feat. Amp Fiddler)

    Ruff Draft

  • Image for Roach Band

    Roach Band Aladdin

    Numero Group

  • Image for Herbie Hancock

    Herbie Hancock Rockit

    Young at Heart (Various Artists), Reader's Digest

  • The Milk B Roads

    Sign Of The Times Limited

  • Image for The Clash

    The Clash I Fought The Law

    (Single), CBS

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Golden Lady (Scrimshire Edit)


  • Image for J-Rocc

    J-Rocc Don't Look Back

    Do Over

  • Image for Rolf Liebermann

    Rolf Liebermann Les Echanges


  • Image for Innerzone Orchestra

    Innerzone Orchestra Bug In the Bassbin

    Planet E

  • Image for Belleruche

    Belleruche Wasted (Ross Part-Time Heroes Remix)

    Tru Thoughts

  • Image for One EskimO

    One EskimO Sunny Day


  • Image for Allez Allez

    Allez Allez African Queen (Quiet Village Dub)


  • Image for Olu Dara

    Olu Dara Country Girl


  • Image for Nas

    Nas The World Is Yours


  • Image for Tall Black Guy

    Tall Black Guy Sweet Europe

    Tall Black Guy Productions

  • Image for Doug & Jean Carn

    Doug & Jean Carn Little Bee's Poem

    Black Jazz

  • Image for Doug & Jean Carn

    Doug & Jean Carn Revelation

    Revelation, Black Jazz Records

  • Image for Doug & Jean Carn

    Doug & Jean Carn God Is One

    Black Jazz Records

  • Image for Doug & Jean Carn

    Doug & Jean Carn Welcome

    Infant Eyes, Black Jazz Records

  • Image for Doug & Jean Carn

    Doug & Jean Carn Higher Ground

    Adam's Apple, Black Jazz Records

  • Image for Doug & Jean Carn

    Doug & Jean Carn Power & Glory

    Revelation, Black Jazz Records

  • Image for Doug & Jean Carn

    Doug & Jean Carn Blue In Green

    Black Jazz Records

  • Image for Doug & Jean Carn

    Doug & Jean Carn You Are All In Need

    Philadelphia International Records

  • Image for Al Johnson

    Al Johnson I'm Back For More (feat. Jean Carn)


  • Image for Jean Carne

    Jean Carne Was That All It Was?

    Philadelphia International Records

  • Image for Eddie Russ

    Eddie Russ Take A Look At Yourself (feat. Jackie Holiday)


  • Image for Brass Construction

    Brass Construction Changin

    United Artists Records

  • Image for Barney Wilen

    Barney Wilen Zombizar


  • Image for Moussa Konate

    Moussa Konate Massane Cisse

    Editions Syliphone Conakry

  • Image for Mark Mac

    Mark Mac SwahaliLand

    Hipology, BBE

  • Image for Blay Tritono

    Blay Tritono Danza De La Procesion


  • Image for Talib Kibwe

    Talib Kibwe 2000 Seasons Part 2


  • Image for Norman Connors

    Norman Connors Mother Of The Future (feat. Jean Carn)


  • Image for Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Elizabeth - Quero Ver De Perto



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