Monday, 25 January 2021

Japan - Vinyl Joblottin' ep.27


Each week on Vinyl Joblottin’ we buy a bundle of vinyl at auction (or find one in a record shop, charity shop, car boot sale, etc). The records are a slice of a collection, giving us a glimpse into a collector’s past. Then we spin each joblot into a theme for you.

Welcome to Vinyl Joblottin'
Listen to episode 27 here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/japan-vinyl-joblottin-ep27/


Most joblots contain about 5-20 records in each bundle. Recently, a large shipping container of more than 30,000 records has arrived on the scene from Japan. The seller has split them into lots of 80 or so records and a frenzied bidding war has ensued. I was lucky to win one such battle and take my first foray into the world of Japanese vinyl. 

Alban Low is your Joblotter. Part of the 'A World in London' radio series. This Joblot of 6 records cost £3.90.

Tracklist
1. 何とかなれ (Familiar Somehow) - 古井戸 / Furuido
2. やさしい雨 (Gentle Rain) - 園まり / Mari Sono
3. さみしがりや (Sorrowful) - Agnes Chan
4. 俺はお前に弱いんだ (I'm Sorry for You) - 石原裕次郎 / Yujiro Ishihara
5. 夢のまんなか (In the Middle of a Dream) - 庄野真代 / Mayo Shouno
6. レディ・セヴンティーン (Lady Seventeen) - Carol

This radio programme is part of the A World In London Radio Series, more information at http://djritu.squarespace.com/


Monday, 18 January 2021

Cover Art and Artists - Vinyl Joblottin' ep.26


Each week on Vinyl Joblottin’ we buy a bundle of vinyl at auction (or find one in a record shop, charity shop, car boot sale, etc). The records are a slice of a collection, giving us a glimpse into a collector’s past. Then we spin each joblot into a theme for you.

Welcome to Vinyl Joblottin'
Listen to episode 26 here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/cover-art-and-artists-vinyl-joblottin-ep26/


When I’m searching the vinyl joblots on sale each day, the art on the record sleeve is often an instant indicator of the era and genre. It can also be a shorthand for quality and is often the first thing that piques my interest. Spanning a 10 year period, 1953-1963, the cover art on these records come from 6 different artists, some well known, with others lost to obscurity. 

Alban Low is your Joblotter. Part of the 'A World in London' radio series. This Joblot of 6 records cost £16.30.

Tracklist
1. Embassy Stomp - Ambrose And His Orchestra
2. Lover Man - Charlie Parker Et Son Quintette
3. Blues For Some Bones - Charles Mingus Presents Jazz Workshop
4. Night And Day - Art Tatum, Ben Webster
5. Varsity Drag - Sid Phillips And His Band
6 St. Thomas  Sonny Rollins

This radio programme is part of the A World In London Radio Series, more information at http://djritu.squarespace.com/


Monday, 11 January 2021

Strange Beings - Vinyl Joblottin' ep.25


Each week on Vinyl Joblottin’ we buy a bundle of vinyl at auction (or find one in a record shop, charity shop, car boot sale, etc). The records are a slice of a collection, giving us a glimpse into a collector’s past. Then we spin each joblot into a theme for you.

Welcome to Vinyl Joblottin'
Listen to episode 25 here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/strange-beings-vinyl-joblottin-ep25/


At the heart of this joblot of Spanish vinyl is folklore and storytelling. The songs are dominated by love, death, and encounters with unusual beasts. The title of the episode comes from the debut solo album of Spanish singer and composer Manuel Malou. Welcome to the world of Strange Beings and magical supernatural Spain. Alban Low is your Joblotter. 

Part of the 'A World in London' radio series. This Joblot of 7 records cost £3.21.

Tracklist
1. Lo Mato - Peret
2. Cuore Ingrato - Sara Montiel
3. El Porompompero - Los Bohemios
4. El Tio Calambres - Luis Aguile
5. Bailen Mi Rumbita - Los Amaya
6. Extranos Seres - Manuel Malou
7. Gibraltareña - Los Tamara

This radio programme is part of the A World In London Radio Series, more information at http://djritu.squarespace.com/




Monday, 4 January 2021

Dens and Denizens - Vinyl Joblottin' ep.24


Each week on Vinyl Joblottin’ we buy a bundle of vinyl at auction (or find one in a record shop, charity shop, car boot sale, etc). The records are a slice of a collection, giving us a glimpse into a collector’s past. Then we spin each joblot into a theme for you.

Welcome to Vinyl Joblottin'
Listen to episode 24 here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/dens-and-denizens-vinyl-joblottin-ep24/

Like many towns and cities across the UK, London’s bars and clubs were empty this New Year’s Eve. Recently, our pioneering founder and presenter of A World in London, DJ Ritu, met HRH Prince Charles & Camilla at the 100 Club, London. Alongside the Night Czar they were raising awareness of the plight of venues and musicians during the pandemic. So this week here’s a joblot of vinyl celebrating London’s vibrant scene and its musical personalities. 

Alban Low is your Joblotter. Part of the 'A World in London' radio series. This Joblot of 7 records cost £4.89.

Tracklist 

1. All The Things You Are - Dickie Valentine
2. Go. Go. Go. - Ken Mackintosh And His Orchestra
3. London Pride - Noël Coward
4. Want Me - Puma Blue
5. Mama Don't Allow - Les Hobeaux
6. Late At Night - Joy Room
7. Hernando's Hideaway - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra

This radio programme is part of the A World In London Radio Series, more information at http://djritu.squarespace.com/



Monday, 28 December 2020

Golf Drouot - Vinyl Joblottin' ep.23


Each week on Vinyl Joblottin’ we buy a bundle of vinyl at auction (or find one in a record shop, charity shop, car boot sale, etc). The records are a slice of a collection, giving us a glimpse into a collector’s past. Then we spin each joblot into a theme for you.

Welcome to Vinyl Joblottin'
Listen to episode 23 here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/golf-drouot-vinyl-joblottin-ep23/


These records were released in France between 1962 and 1964. When I began listening and researching them they led to the 9th arrondissement of Paris. On the corner of rue Drouot and Boulevard Montmartre, above the Café d'Angleterre, I found France’s ‘Temple of Rock’. It was called Golf Drouot, and hosted such great names as Johnny Hallyday, Eddy Mitchell, Gene Vincent, the Who and David Bowie. 

Alban Low is your Joblotter. Part of the 'A World in London' radio series. This Joblot of 7 records cost £6.26.

Tracklist
1. Expo 64 - Les Aiglons
2. Le Temps De L’amour - Françoise Hardy
3. Le Dahu - Les Flash
4. Le Sifflet Des Copains - Sheila
5. Les Martiens Arrivent - Les Guitares
6. Je T'Attends - Gilbert Bécaud
7. Galaxie - Les Guitares
8. Belle Honey - Eddy Mitchell Accompagné Par Le London All Stars

This radio programme is part of the A World In London Radio Series, more information at http://djritu.squarespace.com/



Monday, 21 December 2020

Dreams - Vinyl Joblottin' Ep.22


Each week on Vinyl Joblottin’ we buy a bundle of vinyl at auction (or find one in a record shop, charity shop, car boot sale, etc). The records are a slice of a collection, giving us a glimpse into a collector’s past. Then we spin each joblot into a theme for you.

Welcome to Vinyl Joblottin'
Listen to episode 22 here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/dreams-vinyl-joblottin-ep22/


We have around three to six dreams each night and around 95% of these dreams are forgotten the following morning. When we dream, our thoughts manifest themselves in symbols and metaphors. If we remember our dreams, we can interpret them in our waking hours. This week, we explore the twilight world of dreams and nightmares with this joblot of 7” records from around the world. 

Alban Low is your Joblotter. Part of the 'A World in London' radio series. This Joblot of 6 records cost £3.44.

1. Dream Baby - Los Blue Diamonds
2. Lullaby Of The Leaves - Humphrey Lyttelton
3. Je Roule Dans La Nuit - Jean-Jacques Debout
4. De Noche Llorando - Fosforito
5. Round About Midnight - Wes Montgomery
6. Le Plus Jolie Rêve - Andrée Champagne

This radio programme is part of the A World In London Radio Series, more information at http://djritu.squarespace.com/