Monday, 23 November 2020

Occitania - Vinyl Joblottin' ep.18



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 18 here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/occitania-vinyl-joblottin-ep18/


Occitania is a territory, a homeland, a language and a way of life. The region is located in southern Europe (mostly France) where Occitan was historically spoken and is still a second language for many. The music genre, La Nouvelle Chanson Occitane, flourished in the 1960s alongside the Occitanist nationalist movement. It shared the Occitan language, history and culture with a new audience. 

Alban Low is your Joblotter. Part of the 'A World in London' radio series. This Joblot of 7 records cost £24.82

Tracklist
1. Una Matinada Fresca - Mans De Breish
2. A Capitat , S'es Adaptat - Longamai
3. Nadalet - Maria Roanet
4. Fai Ta Mala - Patric
5. A L'Entorn De Ma Maison - Dague
6. Un Païs Que Vol Viure - Marti
7. Jacon Lo Crocant - Guy Courrèges-Clercq

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


Monday, 16 November 2020

Yugo-nostalgia - Vinyl Joblottin' ep.17


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 17 here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/yugo-nostalgia-vinyl-joblottin-ep17/


In 2015 I visited the city of Niš in Serbia. I was the guest of musician Dejan Ilijic, and his brother Alen, the avant-garde composer. I sketched at gigs, and talked to poets, artists and filmmakers. I learnt about Tito and Yugoslavia. I drank rakija and listened to fresh new music. This joblot of records from the Radio-Televizija Beograd and Jugoton labels captures a slice of Yugoslav life and music. 

Alban Low is your Joblotter. Part of the 'A World in London' radio series. This Joblot of 7 records cost £3.65.

Tracklist
1. Lamento - Krunoslav Kićo Slabinac
2. Tri Jetrve Žito Žele - 
3. Sunce Jarko, Ne Sijaš Jednako - Dubravka Nešović I Veliki Narodni Orkestar
4. Resensko Oro - Tale Ognenovski
5. Plava Noć - Ansambl Dalmacija
6. Rožmarine - Folklorno Društvo Mate Balota Iz Pule
7. Oj Vrsuto - Grupa Pevača I Veliki Narodni Orkestar RTB

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



Monday, 9 November 2020

An American in Paris - Vinyl Joblottin' ep.16


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 16 here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/an-american-in-paris-vinyl-joblottin-ep16/

I would like to spend a month in Paris. My days would be full of sketching, visiting galleries and hunting for vinyl in record shops. In a recent joblot I found a 7” single from the MGM film soundtrack An American In Paris. It has inspired me find other records from Americans who have called Paris their home. 

Alban Low is your Joblotter. This Joblot of 6 records cost £5.40.

Tracklist
1. Depuis Longtemps - Harold Nicholas
2. Lonesome - Memphis Slim
3. Love Me Or Leave Me - Nina Simone
4. Last Tango In Paris - Gato Barbieri And His Orchestra
5. I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise - Georges Guetary
6. Squire's Parlor - Phil Woods

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


Monday, 2 November 2020

Italian Cinema - Vinyl Joblottin' ep.15


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 15 here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/italian-cinema-vinyl-joblottin-ep15/


Every Friday a dealer supplies me with ten random foreign discs. In recent weeks these joblots have revealed a rich vein of Italian vinyl from the 1960s. The music led to a wonderful era of Italian cinema and its leading actresses. Welcome to the world of gialli, musicarelli and commedia all'italiana.

Alban Low is your Joblotter. Part of the 'A World in London' radio series. This Joblot of 6 records cost £5.05.

Tracklist
1. Caccia All'Uomo - Tony Dallara
2. L'Uomo D'Oro - Caterina Caselli
3. Quando Quando Quando - Tony Renis
4. Ho Bisogno Di Te - Nini Rosso
5. Volare - Domenico Modugno
6. Libero - Claudio Villa
7. Lo Sai Tu? - Little Tony

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


Friday, 30 October 2020

Kingston, Norfolk Island - Interloper's Guide ep.8


Join Kevin Acott, Harvey Wells and Alban Low on The Interloper's Guide to Kingston (Norfolk Island). 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 8 they visit Kingston on Norfolk Island. (population 1,748). 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-kingston-norfolk-island-ep8/

Tracklist
1. Norfolk Island Palm - Double Geography
2. Love Song - Mutiny On The Bounty soundtrack
3. Hip Replacement - Directions in Groove
4. Delta Dawn - Helen Reddy
5. I Want You To Be My Baby - Eric Jupp & The Coronets

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/