Monday, 21 September 2020

Cultural Covers - Vinyl Joblottin' ep.9

 

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 8 here https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/cultural-covers-vinyl-joblottin-ep9/


A miscellaneous joblot is always a gamble: you never know what to expect. The records this week are all 7”s and come from a range of labels, eras and styles. Within the joblot I found several cover versions that were recorded in a different country to the original. They include an Australian disco classic with a Mexican twist, a French version of a Motown bestseller, an Aretha Franklin song now a Congolese cover, a French-Canadian homage to Elvis, and a Bobby Darin chart topper respun by a Croatian singer. 

This episode features records from a joblot of 7 records that cost £8.30. Alban Low is your joblotter for this 20 minute episode.

1. Amor En El Aire - La Edad
2. Un Verre De Whisky - Monty
3. Do Right Woman Do Right Man - Le Ry.Co Jazz
4. J'ai Rêvé - Johnny Farago
5. Ja Za Ljubav Dosad Nisam Znao - Ivica Šerfezi i Crveni Koralji
6. My World Is Empty Without You - José Feliciano
7. Derniers Baisers - Les Chats Sauvages

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

Monday, 14 September 2020

Jazz Lexicon - Vinyl Joblottin' ep.8


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'

This week I bought a joblot of jazz vinyl from my local record fair and record shop in Twickenham. I’ve been lucky to be part of the London jazz community for the past ten years. I love the scene’s rituals and language. It made me look at some of the jazz languages that have developed in its history. These include Cab Calloway’s Hepster’s Dictionary, Slim Gaillard’s Vout-o-Reenee Jive language, Swinging Syllables the Beatnik pamphlet, and A Jazz Lexicon compiled by Robert S. Gold. 

This episode features records from a joblot of 5 records that cost £5.39. Alban Low is your joblotter for this 20 minute episode.

1 - Zah Zuh Zah - Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
2 - Y'Know What I Mean - Marian McPartland
3 - Willow Weep For Me - Bud Powell
4 - Slippery - Milt Jackson & Ray Brown
5 - Hi'Ya Sophia - Benny Goodman And His Sextet

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


Monday, 7 September 2020

Haka Boogie - Vinyl Joblottin' ep.7


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 6 here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/haka-boogie-vinyl-joblottin-ep7/



In a week when a joblot of ten shellac records was all smashed in the post, I was so pleased that these discs from New Zealand safely made it through. Many of them come from the 1950s when Māori bands were at the forefront of New Zealand popular music. The first record this week inspired the famous TV series ‘When Haka Became Boogie’. This series was first broadcast on TVNZ in 1990 and rediscovered the forgotten history of Māori popular music and its star names. 

This episode features records from a joblot of 7 records that cost £13.41. Alban Low is your joblotter for this 20 minute episode.

Tracklist
1. Haka Boogie - Leigh Westbrook with Barry Slot and his Rhythm
2. Yellow Bird - Inia Te Wiata
3. Hootchy Kootchy Henry - Daphne Walker With Bill Wolfgramme And His Islanders
4. Kia Ora E Arohanui - Wiki Baker
5. Pania Of The Reef - Motuiti Youth Club
6. Putti Putti (Tamouré) - The Maori Hi-Five
7. Lovely Hula Girl - Bill Wolfgramm With His Islanders

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




Monday, 31 August 2020

Warsaw Pact - Vinyl Joblottin' ep.6



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 6 here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/warsaw-pact-vinyl-joblottin-ep6/


This auction lot caught my attention with its stylish geometric cover designs from the 1950s and 60s. Many of the records came from the Supraphon and Muza labels, which were based in Eastern Europe, behind the Iron Curtain. This week I’ve spun everything into a programme about some of the musicians who were performing in the Warsaw Pact countries of Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania and the Soviet Union.

This episode features records from a joblot of 6 records that cost £4.82. Alban Low is your joblotter for this 20 minute episode.

1. I Want To Die Easy - Eva Sepešiová & The Traditional Club
2. Trepak - Evgeny Blinov
3. I've Found A New Baby - Gery Scottová
4. Serce - Irena Santor
5. Zielone Liście Drzew - Sława Przybylska
6. Swinging School - Brigitte Petry

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


Monday, 24 August 2020

Nicknames - Vinyl Joblottin' ep.5


Welcome to Vinyl Joblottin'
Listen to episode 5 here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/nicknames-vinyl-joblottin-ep5/


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.

Nearly all of us have had a nickname given to us. Usually they evolve from our first names or surnames but sometimes it’s because of a funny incident or an accidental mispronounciation. My nicknames have included Orbs, All-Bran, Bourbon, and at my first job after university I was called Al Bowlly. This week I’ve found a joblot of 6 records from musicians who all have nicknames (or titles). Listen to their music and discover the stories behind their names.

This episode features records from a joblot of 6 records that cost £4.10. Alban Low is your joblotter for this 20 minute episode.

Tracklist
1. Bird Song - J. J. Johnson
2. Bolero - Le Quintette Du Hot Club De France
3. Moan, Mourners (Moan, You Moaners) - Bessie Smith
4. Four Or Five Times - George Lewis
5. Flat Foot Floogee - Slim Gaillard
6. Chelsea Bridge - Ben Webster

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



Thursday, 20 August 2020

The Hours - Vinyl Joblottin' ep.4


Welcome to Vinyl Joblottin'
Listen to episode 4 here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/the-hours-vinyl-joblottin-ep4/



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.

It’s been a hard week joblotting. I’ve been outbid on two big joblots. I have at least two nemeses who swoop in at the last moment to plunder the spoils for profit. Luckily I was able to win this ragtag lot of miscellaneous vinyl from 1956 to 1964. I play my records in the evenings. It made me think what time of day would suit the sound and style of each record, and if there was a specific name for each of these listening hours.

This episode features records from a joblot of 6 records that cost £4.10. Alban Low is your joblotter for this 20 minute episode.

Tracklist
1. Manha De Carnaval - Marpessa Dawn
2. Sole Sole Sole - Siw Malmkvist
3. Lazy Afternoon - Eddie Fisher
4. Ne Me Quitte Pas - Jacques Brel
5. If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight - Della Reese
6. Te Remuerde La Conciencia - Rafael Farina

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



Friday, 14 August 2020

The Interloper's Guide to Toyama (Japan) ep.6

From the safety of your own home travel with us to Toyama in Japan. The latest episode of The Interloper's Guide is out today https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/the-interlopers-guide-to-yevlakh-azerbaijan-ep5/ with Harvey Wells, Kevin Acott and Alban Low. 20 minutes of music and spoken vignettes. In Episode 5 they visit Yevlakh  (population 60,000). This programme is part of the 'A World in London' radio series

Listen here or follow the link - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/the-interlopers-guide-to-toyama-japan-ep6/

Tracklist
1 - Best Life - Iri
2 - Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto
3 - Slumber - COPPU
4 - Lost in August - Jenos
5 - Kitsune - Ichiko Hashimoto
6 - Tabaruzaka - Nobuo Hara