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The best-ever live music recordings?

The best-ever examples of live music recordings, according to tonight’s host Jennifer Lucy Allan. Featured artists include Elizabeth Cotten and Nina Simone.

To mark the first-ever Late Junction Festival, happening in east London later this week, presenter Jennifer Lucy Allan compiles her own personal compendium of the best-ever live albums and live sets committed to tape.

Expect to hear some stone-cold classic concert recordings, as well as some newer live releases that merit inclusion too. Featured performances include Nina Simone live in Liberia, a Grammy Award-winning concert recording from Elizabeth Cotten, and a superstar duet of Ravi Shankar and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan on stage.

Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Jeanne Lee

    Yeh Come T' Be

    • Conspiracy.
    • Earthforms Records.
  • A.K. Gabrielyan & A.P. Dolukhanyan

    Tziran Tzar (Apricot Tree)

    • Apricot Tree: Soviet​-​Armenian Music from 78rpm Discs.
    • Canary.
  • Nina Simone

    Obeah Woman

    • It Is Finished.
    • RCA.
  • Ravi Shankar & Ali Akbar Khan

    Raga - Hem Bihag

    • In Concert 1972.
    • Apple.
  • Laurie Anderson

    O Superman

    • United States Live.
    • Warner Bros..
  • Kali Malone


    • Organ Dirges 2016 - 2017.
    • Ascetic House.
  • Fushitsusha


    • 1st Live.
    • P.S.F. Records ‎.
  • Harry Pussy

    No Hey (Live)

    • You'll Never Play This Town Again.
    • Load.
  • Polar Bear

    White Noise Massage/Of Hi Lands

  • Richard Dawson

    Poor Old Horse

  • Elvis Presley

    Trouble / Guitar Man

    • NBC-TV Special.
    • RCA.
  • Elizabeth Cotten

    Babe, It Ain't No Lie

    • Live!.
    • Arhoolie Records.
  • France

    OTT (Part 1)

    • OTT.
    • Mental Groove Records.


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