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Charlie Gillett

With Charlie Gillett. Featuring a session and interview with Australian bluesman CW Stoneking.

The programme contains lyrics with some violent imagery.

With Charlie Gillett

The programme contains lyrics with some violent imagery.

Charlie Gillett's guest this week is CW Stoneking, a 34-year old Australian whose voice and music suggest the soundworld of America's Deep South in the first half of the 20th-century; a performer described by The Observer's Killian Fox as "listening to an old 78 recovered from a dusty attic in New Orleans". Recorded just before his appearance at the Barbican's Folk America show last month (curated by Seasick Steve), CW dropped in on the BBC Maida Vale studios with his brass-oriented backing band the Primitive Horn Orchestra to play four songs and to chat about his influences which include Blind Willie McTell, Rev. Charles White, Rev. Kelsey and the Mills Brothers.

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Presented by Charlie Gillett
Produced by Felix Carey
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Friday 20th February

Sangare: Iyo Djeli
Oumou Sangare
Album: Seya
World Circuit WLWCD 081

Lajko: Zaszlo/Flag
Felix Lajko
Album: Remeny
CDA004

Bonga: Nguenda
Barcelo Bonga
Album: Bairro
Lusafrica 562212

Muller/Munoz: Agua e’nieve
Radio Kajida
Wrasse Records Promo

Studio Session:
CW Stoneking (guitar/vocals)
Stephen Grant (trumpet)
Oliver Browne (percussion)
Richard Pite (tuba/bass)
Dan Hammerton (trombone)

Stoneking: Dodo Blues
CW Stoneking & His Primitive Horn Orchestra
BBC Recording, Maida Vale Studios

Wilmouth Houdini: Brave son of America
CW Stoneking & His Primitive Horn Orchestra
BBC Recording, Maida Vale Studios

Seasick Steve: Walking Man
Seasick Steve
Album: I started out with nothing and I still got most of it left
Warner Bros 2564694153

Trad: A to Z Blues
Bline Willie McTell
Album: Pig N’ Whistle Red
Biograph Records 30171

Sueruf: Living in the City
Little George Sueruf and the Blue Stars
Album: Little George Sueruf and the Blue Stars
Pussy Cat Records PCD001

Trad: How Long
Rev. Charles White (James Butler)
Album: Guitar Evangelists
JSP Records 788065575926

Picaflor de Los Andes: Aguas del Rio Rimac
Aguas del Rio Rimac
Album: Huaynos Y Huaylas
Globestyle cdorbbD 064

Trad: Little Boy (How old are you)
Rev. Kelsey and his congregation
Album: Rev. Kelsey and his Congregation 1947-1951
Document Records DW81731

Sissoko: Tree to Tree
Jayme Stone; Mansa Sissoko
Album: Africa to Appalachia
JS200

Young/Brown: The Old Man of the Mountain
The Mills Brothers
Album: Early Classics 1931 – 1934
Naxos Nostalgia 8.120546

Zainidin Imanaliev: Küidüm chok (I Burn, I Smoulder like Charcoal)
Tengir Too
Album: Mountain music of Kyrgyztan
Smithsonian Folkways SFWCD40520

Philips: I had a good father and mother
Washington Philips
Album: The Key to the Kingdom
Yazoo Records

Breaux: C'est Si Triste Sans Lui
Cleoma Breaux; Joseph Falcon
Album: Anthology of American Folk Music
Smithsonian Folkways SFWCD40090

In Session

Stoneking: Jungle Lullaby
CW Stoneking & His Primitive Horn Orchestra
BBC Recording, Maida Vale Studios

Stoneking: The Love Me or Die
CW Stoneking & His Primitive Horn Orchestra
BBC Recording, Maida Vale Studios

Arr. Sonantes: Carimbo
Sonantes; Ceu
Album: Sonantes
Six Degrees 657036114821

Saltpeter: Picked Up Something Dirty
Saltpeter
Album: Hunger's The Best Sauce
Fred Records 2007

Arr. Gangbe Brass Band: Un Ete a Vodelee
Gangbe Brass Band; Piet Maris
Album: Asiko
Contre Jour CJ021

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