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Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 1 May 2011

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Adam Walton Adam Walton | 12:01 UK time, Tuesday, 3 May 2011

We begin this week's show with a tribute to Les Morrison, a key member of the Welsh musical community, who sadly passed away on Friday 29 April. Les set up Stwdio Les in Bethesda, a facility he would allow the local bands to use for free.

Back at the tail-end of the '80s and the early years of the '90s, studios were expensive and the experience and opportunities Stwdio Les gave to many nascent Welsh talents (including Gruff Rhys & Cerys Matthews) were priceless and key to them getting their music to a wider audience.

Les was a fine musician too, contributing banjo and inspiration to recordings by Super Furry Animals, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, The Peth, Bob Delyn A'r Ebillion et al. He was also Super Furry Animals' guitar technician. I didn't know Les personally, but everything that I've read about him since his death on Friday speaks of a much-loved, musically intuitive and helpful man.

Our condolences to his family and friends.

Find out more about Les at his website: lesismore.co.uk

And read Gruff Rhys' touching tribute to his friend: gruffrhys.com/in-loving-memory-of-les-morrison/

Elsewhere in the show, Alan Holmes introduces us to the lyrical acoustic wonderment of Alasdair Bouch's music. Lara Catrin translates something heart-rending from Y Bandana, and Ben Hayes shows us why Bill Wyman's reputation should be more about his musical talents than his penchant for women a third of his age.

We have a selection of bristling, excellent and inspirational new Welsh music including debut plays for Crack Fox, Sleepy Panda Club, Phrazer, Bitform, i-de-ate, Little Nell, Spires & Jay T.

Please send demos/new releases/gig info to themysterytour@gmail.com or in the post:

Adam Walton
BBC Radio Wales
Canolfan y Diwydiannau Creadigol/Centre for the Creative Industries
Prifysgol Glyndwr/Glyndwr University
Wrecsam/Wrexham
LL11 2AW

Via our Twitter Jukebox, we also have your selection of Lost Welsh Classics - songs & bands that you feel should have got more recognition... everything from Novocaine to Heather Jones. Some *great* choices.

This week the jukebox is looking for your suggestions of Great Welsh Album Tracks... songs from our best artists that never got released as singles, but should have done. https://twitter.com/welshmusic - or post a reply.

The key Welsh releases this week are: The Keys (Bitten By Wolves album), Chloe Leavers (All These Things EP,), Anni Rossi (Heavy Meadow LP), Little Arrow (Music, Masks & Poems EP), Revoker (Revenge For the Ruthless LP), Pete Lawrie (A Little Brighter LP), Y Niwl (Undegsaith single) - all highly recommended.

Have an excellent, music-filled week (the comma is optional!)

Adam

THE PETH - 'Last Man Standing'
Bangor / Bethesda / Ruthin

FFA COFFI PAWB - 'Valium'
Bethesda

GORKY'S ZYGOTIC MYNCI - 'Where Does Yer Go Now?'
Camarthen

LOS CAMPESINOS - 'Light Leaves, Dark Sees'
Cardiff

GALLOPS - 'Joust'
Wrexham

MULATU ASTATKE - 'Yegelle Tezeta'
Ethiopia / Wrexham

BIG LEAVES - 'Racing Birds'
Waunfawr

TRWBADOR - 'Sun In The Winter'
Camarthen / Cardiff

BENCH - 'Your Badly Fitting Skin'
Cardiff

CRACK FOX - 'Heavy Cloud'
Swansea

SLEEPY PANDA CLUB - 'Medicated'
Swansea

CARTOON - 'Alcoholic Show'
Cardigan

NOVOCAINE - 'Cellophane Wrapped New Head'
Newport

SKINDRED - 'Cut Dem'
Newport

ALAN HOLMES - 'Spoken Contribution'
Bangor

ALASDAIR BOUCH - 'The Conquistador Repents'
Bangor / Prague

PHRAZER - 'Nazz Mk Ii'
Newport

CUBARE - 'Punx Snot Dead, It Just Sux Now'
Cardiff

Y NIWL - 'Un Deg Saith'
Gwynedd

KEYS, THE - 'Bitten By Wolves'
Resolven / Cardiff

CHLOE LEAVERS - 'All These Things'
Colwyn Bay

ANNI ROSSI - 'Candyland'
Chicago / New York (cardiff Label)

LITTLE ARROW - 'Aeroplane'
Cardiff

REVOKER - 'Time To Die'
Rhymney Valley

PETE LAWRIE - 'All That We Keep ( Don Diablo Remix )'
Penarth

BITFORM - 'Something You Should Know ( Friends Electric Remix )'
Llanelli

GOODTIME BOYS - 'Daylight'
Cardiff

HEATHER JONES - 'Syrcas O Liw'
Cardiff

DATBLYGU - 'Casserole Efeilliaid'
Cardigan

I-DE-ATE - 'Negative Cycles'
Cardiff

MELYS - 'Chinese Whispers'
Capel Curig / Betws Y Coed

LITTLE NELL - 'Nonchalance'
Ruthin

ARMSTRONG - 'Bank Holiday Monday'
Newport

SPIRES - 'Best Of Intentions'
Wrexham

ZABRINSKI - 'Blen'
Camarthen

EUROS CHILDS - 'Pontiago'
Pembrokeshire

LARA CATRIN - 'Spoken Contribution'
Bangor / Cardiff

Y BANDANA - 'Can Y Tân'
Caernarfon

JAY T - 'Shut Up Iris'
Llandudno / Conwy

BEN HAYES - 'Spoken Contribution'
Ruthin

BILL WYMAN - 'Nuclear Reactions'
London

UNDER ALIEN SKIES - 'Slew ( Sweeping The Nation Comp Version )'
Prestatyn

SHY AND THE FIGHT - 'Living ( Sweeping The Nation Comp Version )'
Chester / Llangollen

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