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Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Alice Shiels live in the studio next Monday...

...which we are really looking forward to. Torquay-based Alice will play and sing for us and Martin Henning will be chatting with her. Read about Alice - and hear her too - here.

That was 2008

and Rich and I enjoyed the show we did yesterday. It was good that Pete Canter (soon, we trust, to host 200% Pure on Phonic FM) looked in to see us and have a twiddle with the controls. No emails - we just hope we had listeners! Martin Hodge
Playlist: Artist..Track..Album
Jeff Buckley..Hallelujah..So Real Songs
Alison Krauss..Get Me Through December..A Hundred Miles Or More
Jack Elliott..Ramblin' Jack..1913 Massacre
Chris Wood, Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy & Trans-Global Underground..Cold Haily Rainy Night..The Imagined Village
Jose "Cheo" Feliciano..Por Nuestra

Felicidad..Pinceladas Navidenas
Radio Tarifa..Osu..Cruzando
El RioSouad Massi..That's Life..Mesk Elil
Bert Jansch..Angie..The Collection
Shirley Collins & Davey Graham..Pretty Saro
Dave Townsend & Others..Hunting The Wren: The King/Can Hela'r Dryw/Shelg Y Drean/Wren - Boys Of Dun & Wren Boys' Song..A Celtic Christmas

Beirut..The Penalty..The Flying Club Cup
Wayne Shorter..12 Century Carol..Alegria

Seth Lakeman..Colliers..Freedom Fields
El Hadj N'Diaye..Dund Uk Jen..Thiaroye
Yeska..Fideo..I Love Salsa
La Sonora Dinamita..A Mover La Couta..Exitos Explosivos
Bossacucanova featuring Trio Mocoto..Previsao..Uma Batida Diferente
National Ensemble Of The Presidential Orchestra Of Kazaknistan..Zhek-Kiik..Rough Guide To The Music Of Central Asia
Homage To Tsitanis..Taqsim..The World Of Traditional Music

Richard Bona..Sweet Mary..Reverence
Jimmy Bosch..Pa' Mantener Tradicion..Salsa Dura
Tradicion..Putumayo Presents Ruerto Rico
Bembeya Jazz National..Doni Don..The Syliphone Years Vol 1
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba..Banani..Segu Blue

Tom Ze..Xiquexique..World2002
Yeska..Fideo..I Love Salsa
Mawkin:Causley..Come My Lads..Cold Ruin (a bit of this, anyway)

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Many thanks to Jim Causley...

...who sang and played for us superbly and to all the merry wassailers: Lynn Walsh plus Gavin and Conrad Hodge. And, of course, to Martin Henning for his encouragement! Lynn got a bit more than she bargained for but will be eternally known as the woman who sang exquisitely with the world famous Jim Causley on the wireless.

Jim & Lynn pictured right. Click on pic for Jim's website

Jim sang (with his own accordian accompaniment and Lynn) The Sugar Wassail plus 1 other (Sorry, Jim, can't remember the name of it - let me know, if you see this!)

Martin Hodge

On the gramophone or whatever we played... Artist..Track..Album

Martin Henning's choices:
Cheb Mami..Harachi..Meli Meli
Waaberi..Rog Rogosho..New Dawn
EST..In My Garage..Ballad For The Unborn
Secret Oyster..Sreneme..Live In The USA
Nucleus..Torso..Solar Plexus
Karma..Ar Plach Libertin..Plantec
He intended to play Marcus Miller..Strum..Marcus but didn't!!
Dalla..Cold Turkey..More Salt
Dry Marrak..Bramble Briar..Dry Marrak

Gavin's choice:
Intuition featuring Kate Rusby & Kathryn Roberts..The Moon & St Christopher..Intuition

Lynn's choice:
The Dixie Chicks..

Martin Hodge's choices incl. the Wassailing songs:
Voices in Common..Wassail..The Voice that Lives Inside You
Shirley Collins..Ashen Faggot Wassail..Adieu To Old England
Wren Music..Robin Redbreast..Dead Maid's Land
Shirley & Dolly Collins..Gower Wassail..Anthems In Eden
Jim Causley..Whimple Wassail..Fruits Of The Earth
Peter Bellamy..A-Roving On A Winter's Night

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Roots and Shoots Seasonal Special

Next Monday 22 December we'll be having our own little party in the Phonic FM studio between 6 and 8pm and playing suitable ditties - most of which, we feel sure, you won't hear anywhere else on the radio.

We will have a special feature on Wassailing including music from Devon by Wren Music and Jim Causley pictured right: picture by Elizabeth Livermore: http://www.flickr.com/photos/evilibby/

Chris, Dave & Rich Live!

Many thanks to the fabulous musicians we squeezed into the studio: Chris Rudd (great you brought your bazouki, Chris: a beautiful clear-cut sound; an excellent choice of songs, wonderfully rendered) and then Dave Wood with guitar (a lovely set, Dave; superb singing and playing: sorry again for crawling round under you while you played - for technical enhancement, you understand!). Not forgetting our very own Rich accompanying Dave on frenetic bongos. As I said onair, I felt very priveleged to be at a concert just for me - though we do hope you listened too! Pictured Chris (above) Dave (below)
For us Chris performed Happy In The World and Apple For You, Eve. Dave did A Wager, A Wager plus Peggy Gordon plus JT/Becks/Cuba -the last set with Rich.

You can catch Chris's band Spin2 plus Dave Wood and Rich Cooke at Exeter Phoenix this Friday 19th December for a seasonal Concert to support the work of Exeter-based charity Magic Carpet

Before whisking himself away for gypsy jazzing, Martin Henning played: Artist..Track..Album

Laura Marling..Captain And The Hairglass..demo
Dalla..Tane An Gove..Rooz
Hoover The Dog..Flea Circus..Scratch N Sniff
Tango Band..Cold Cold Ground..Last Tango In Powys
Gadjologie..Valse Au Patouze..Gadjologie
Victor Wooten..Overjoyed..Show Of Hands
Jon Hassell..Tribal Secret..Earthquake Island
Salif Keita..Bobo..M'Bemba
Tal Wilkenfield..Truth Be Told..Transformation
Charles Penrose..The Laughing Policeman..Teddy Bear's Picnic

Ho, ho , ho!

I played: Artist..Track..Album
Besh O Drom..Space Maudi..Macsó Himzés
Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band..Wassail!..Carols & Capers
Spiers & Bowden..The Rain It Rains Every Day
John McCusker..The Big Man Set..Goodnight Ginger

put together by Martin Hodge

Friday, 12 December 2008

Roots and Shoots Live! in the studio

Last Monday we featured quite a few wonderful South West musicians and singers on CD. This Monday 15th December we're excited about welcoming the brilliant singer, songwriter, guitarist Dave Wood (left) and the exuberant and talented Chris Rudd (right) from local contemporary folk band Spin2 - both playing live for us. Listen in and you're in for a treat.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

The M & M Show

To Tony and Ilanka: thanks for emailing studio@phonic.fm during this week's rootsandshoots. We do love hearing from listeners, especially when you tell us you're enjoying the show and/or have interesting and useful information. Don't forget, dear readers, that you can leave a comment on the blog too. Martin Hodge

This is what we played: Artist..Track..Album
Mawkin:Causley..Come My Lads..This Is Navigator Records (also on new mini-album Cold Ruin)
Natalie Merchant..The Letter..Tigerlily
She'Koyokh Klezmer Ensemble..Kopanitsa..Sandanski's Chicken
Taraf de Haidouks..De Cand Ma Aflat Multimea..Maskarada
Laura Marling..Ghosts..Alas I Cannot Swim
Dalla..Helston..More Salt Dalla play for dancing at Sandford this Friday. Pictured right
Wistman's Wood featuring Andy Clark..Bold Reynard..Wistman's Wood
Sherburn, Bartley & Scott..The Night Visit..Live At The Wharf 
She'Koyokh Klezmer Ensemble..Wedding Song..Sandanski's Chicken
Oysterband..Blood Wedding..Trawler
Vlatko Stefanovski & Miroslav Tadic..More Cico Rece Da Me Zeni..Live In Belgrade
Boban Markovic Orchestra..Vodopad..Live In Belgrade (different album from above!) 
Spyka..Late Nights In A Foreign Land..Spyka
Green Angels..Kromatic..Green Angels
Projet Bressans..La Vent..demo
Gadjologie..Tribal Rockab..Gadjologie
Teddy Thompson..In My Arms..A Piece Of What You Need Teddy - pictured left - is at Exeter Phoenix 21 Jan. Details: click picture
Spin2..Eldorado..Happy In the World Spin2 are at Exeter Phoenix on Fri 19 Dec.
The Angel Brothers..Django..This Is Navigator Records
Sherali Juraev..Oz'begim..Rough Guide To The Music Of Central Asia
Stephan Delicq..Les Yeaux De Jeane..La Discrete
Querx..Tournesol..Bal Berlin
Electronic Tango Group..Fugaz..Pasion Portena
Waaberi..Shubahada..New Dawn
Totó La Momposina..Los Sobores Del Porro..Latinas: Women Of Latin America
Must play that last one again as, short of time, I..shock, horror..faded it at the end!!
Listing these tracks, it was a strange mix, I think, but it kinda worked...I think!
Martin Hodge

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Monday and Friday

This Monday 8th December, rootsandshoots is on Phonic FM as always from 6 to 8pm presented by Martin & Martin with lots of goodies. We're hoping for more live music the following week.

We have an interest in promoting an event on Friday 12th December, so here goes...

Noz Lowen/Fest Noz: Dalla (Cornish music) and Poisson Rouge (Breton/French music) for a great dance at Sandford Village Hall near Crediton. Full details here

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

All three of us..

...yesterday - and it was good fun. It's easier to list separately what each of us played. So, sorry it's not exactly in the order played. Here goes... Artist...Track...Album

Rich's selection:
Irakere..Juana 1600..La Coleccion Cubana Irakere
Miles Davis..Sivad..Live Evil
Bernard Kabanda..Track 8..Olugendo
Denise Marie..Spirit Hostage..Blue Tutu pictured right
Azis..Hajde, Pochvaj Me...The Best 2
Gianmaria Testa..Un Aeroplano A Vela..Mediterranean Café Songs
Bembeya Jazz National..Track 14..The Syliphone Years Vol 1
Manolito Simonet Y Su Trabuco..Guines Que Le Pasa A Tata..Control
Ozomatli..Cumbia De Los Muertos..Never Been Kissed

Martin Henning's selection:
Daily Planet..Kitchen Girl/Locks Of Dread..Live at the Lift, Glossop
Dalla..Tansyn Golowan..Rooz
Alain Genty..Le Petit Encrier..Le Grand Encrier
Hamon Martin Quartet..Les Metamorphoses/The Winding Way 1/Les Metamorphoses
Waaberi..Hafun..New Dawn
Tango Band..Kandahar..Deja view

Martin Hodge's selection:
Warsaw Village Band..The Owl..Uprooting
Tunng..Death & The Maiden Retold..The Imagined Village
Kate Rusby..The Village Green Preservation Society..Awkward Annie
Allen Toussaint..Yes We Can Can..Our New Orleans 2005
Ruth Brown..Good Day For The Blues..American Blues
Emrah..Kusursuzsan..Turkish Groove