Monday, 26 October 2020

1950s Teenage Advice - Vinyl Joblottin' ep.14


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 14 here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/1950s-teenage-advice-vinyl-joblottin-ep14/


We’re going back to the 1950s this week with a joblot of records that are more than 60 years old. Quotes come from The Teen Age Book, a book that was published by my family just after WW2. It was recently given to me by artist Peter S Smith. It includes advice for teenagers from celebrities including actor James Mason, florist Constance Spry, lawn tennis champion Dorothy Round and editor Phyllis Digby Morton. 

Alban Low is your Joblotter. Part of the 'A World in London' radio series. This Joblot of 6 records cost £4.46.

Tracklist
1. I'm On A See-Saw - Cleo Laine
2. High Class Baby - Franklyn Boyd And The Charlie Staircase Seven
3. Alone Together - The Phil Moody Quintet
4. Alone - The Shepherd Sisters
5. Rosmarie (Reet Petite) - Peter Kraus
6. Sweet And Lovely - Keely Smith With Billy May And His Orchestra

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

Monday, 19 October 2020

Seven Small Seas - Vinyl Joblottin' ep.13



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 13 here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/seven-small-seas-vinyl-joblottin-ep13/


Every new vinyl release is an adventure worthy of celebration. Inspired by the new LP from the iyatraQuartet (Break the Dawn, 2020) I have spun their opening track Black Seas into a voyage of vinyl discovery. Our journey plunges us into seven small seas from around the globe. Starting in the Antarctic Cosmonauts Sea and ending in flames in the Icarian Sea. 

Alban Low is your Joblotter. Part of the 'A World in London' radio series. This Joblot of 6 records cost £3.32.

Tracklist
1. Ebb Tide - Ken Griffin
2. Black Seas - iyatraQuartet
3. Solidão (Song Of The Sea) - Amália Rodrigues
4. Sa Ximbomba - El Parado De Valldemossa
5. Aventure Dans Les Îles - Bob Robie
6. Dio Vi Salvi Regina - Regina Et Bruno
7. Le Ciel, Le Soleil et La Mer - François Deguelt

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



Monday, 12 October 2020

Folk Pub Crawl - Vinyl Joblottin' ep.12


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 12 here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/folk-pub-crawl-vinyl-joblottin-ep13/

With the news of redundancies and hard times in the hospitality industry, I’ve spun this week’s records in support of England’s great cultural institution, the pub. The music comes from a joblot of folk records. The pubs take us from Sussex in the south to Newcastle in the north. Join me for a few drinks, and wonderful folk music on this epic pub crawl across England. 

This Joblot of 6 records cost £7.37. Alban Low is your Joblotter. Part of the 'A World in London' radio series.

1. Bendigo, The Champion Of England - Steve Benbow
2. The Second Front Song - Ewan MacColl
3. The Song of the Blind Beggar - Robert Ivan Foster
4. The Call - Janet Baker
5. The Boatman - The Ian Campbell Folk Group with Lorna Campbell
6. The Malarkey - Jim Mageean

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

Monday, 5 October 2020

Trinidad - Vinyl Joblottin' ep.11


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 11 here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/trinidad-vinyl-joblottin-ep11/


In episode 11 our vinyl story comes from the record collection of Ronnie Aye Maung. He was born in Burma but spent many years of his life working and living in other countries around the world. In the mid 1960s he moved with his family to Trinidad. This week his daughter Natalie Low shares some of her memories about her time growing up in Trinidad.

Tracklist
1. No Hurricane In Trinidad - Lord Kitchener
2. Wood In The Fire - Mighty Sparrow
3. Calypso Castillan - The Sandpebbles
4. Matilda, Matilda - George Browne With Mike McKenzie's All Stars
5. Big Bambo - The Merrymen Featuring Emile Straker
6. Sammy Dead Oh! - Russ Henderson And His Caribbean Boys

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


Thursday, 1 October 2020

The Interloper's Guide to Peckham (England) ep.7


Join Kevin Acott, Harvey Wells and Alban Low on The Interloper's Guide to Peckham (England). Every episode the trio travel to a new location around the world in a quest to capture the spirit of the place. It is a search for the sensation of Hiraeth, a homesickness for a place you have yet to visit. Their experiences don't rely on aeroplanes or long distant travel but a mixture of music and words on this 20 minute programme. In Episode 7 they visit Peckham (population 71,000) in London, England. This programme is part of the 'A World in London' radio series, and was exhibited at the Emergent Vision exhibition, 2-4 October 2020 by the Uncovered Collective (137/139 Copeland Road, Peckham, SE15 3SN).

Listen here or follow the link - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/the-interlopers-guide-to-peckham-england-ep7/

Tracklist

1 - Drama (7) - Barry Morgan and Herbie Flowers
2 - Condition Red - Barry Stoller
3 - Dark Was The Case [Clean] - Giggs
4 - Sleazy Geezer - Alisha Sufit
5 - Where Does the Evil Go When Evil Men Die? - The Amorphous Androgynous
6 - The Angel - Jah Wobble
7 - Underlying Expectancy - John Cameron
8 - Movement (1) - Barry Morgan and Herbie Flowers

Monday, 28 September 2020

Bollywood Playback - Vinyl Joblottin Ep.10


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 10 here https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/bollywood-playback-vinyl-joblottin-ep10/


It is very rare to see a Bollywood joblot for sale at auction so I had to take a chance on this bundle of vinyl. The records reveal the world of playback singers, who operate behind the scenes of Bollywood’s famous films. A playback singer is a singer whose singing is pre-recorded for use in films. The actors and actresses who appear on screen lip-sync to the songs for the camera, and the audience never see the actual singer. This episode introduces 7 playback singers and the films that featured their songs.

This Joblot of 6 records cost £23.84. Alban Low is your Joblotter. Part of the 'A World in London' radio series.

1. YE CHANDA ROOS KA - Mohd. Rafi & Chorus
2. Disco 84 - Kishore Kumar & Chorus
3. Na Yeh Chand Hoga - Geeta Roy
4. Ladki Badi Anjani Hai - Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik
5. Andhe Jahan Ke Andhe - Talat Mahmood
6. Chali Chali Re Patang - Lata Mangeshkar & Mohd. Rafi

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

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 9 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/