Monday, 22 February 2021

Face of the Fifties - Vinyl Joblottin' ep.31


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 31 here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/face-of-the-fifties-vinyl-joblottin-ep31/


It’s easy to think of the 1950s as the end of an era, with the newness of the 1960s just around the corner. All the records this week are shellac or 78s, a format that died in this decade. Despite this demise the 1950s was also a time for new music, fresh fashion, literary firsts, poignant artworks and exciting sporting debuts. 

Alban Low is your Joblotter. Part of the 'A World in London' radio series. This Joblot of 7 records cost £6.46.

Tracklist
1. Bea's Flat - The Fabulous Chet Baker Quartet
2. Honey Honey - The Deep River Boys With Sid Phillips And His Band
3. Flannel-Foot - Bert Weedon
4. Gimme A Beat On Your Ding Dong - Ivan Brown And His Calypso Music
5. Marzipan - The Steve Race Bop Group
6. Serenade To An Empty Room - Frank Weir And His Orchestra
7. Kalú - Dalva De Oliveira With Roberto Inglez And His Orchestra

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


Monday, 15 February 2021

Top Italian Hits - Vinyl Joblottin' ep.30


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 30 here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/top-italian-hits-vinyl-joblottin-ep30/

My first musical experiences came through hearing my parents’ record collection. So when I saw this album, Top Italian Hits, in a joblot, it immediately transported me back to my youth. It was one of my Mum’s favourite records. My brothers and I would play it regularly alongside a battered copy of Geoff Love’s Big Western Movie Themes. 

Alban Low is your Joblotter. Part of the 'A World in London' radio series. This Joblot of 7 records cost £2.57.

Tracklist
1. Guarda Che Luna - Marino Marini Quartet
2. Lady - Peppino Di Capri E I Suoi Rockers
3. Ora Sai - Nico e i Gabbiani
4. Un Homme Est Venu - Fausto Papetti
5. Ehi Tu! - Germana Caroli
6. Muttètti Di Lu Pàliu - Giuseppe Di Stefano
7. Vagabondo - Nicola Di Bari

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



Monday, 8 February 2021

Kilometre Zero - Vinyl Joblottin' ep.29


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 29 here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/kilometre-zero-vinyl-joblottin-ep29/


After taking a break last week I‘ve wound my personal odometer back to zero and I’m ready for a new adventure. So this week we visit the site of Kilometre Zero in 7 different countries. Kilometre Zero (or zero mile marker) is a particular location in a country from which distances are measured. 

Alban Low is your Joblotter. Part of the 'A World in London' radio series. This Joblot of 7 records cost £6.79.

Tracklist
1. El Que No Sabe, Sabe - Orquesta Ritmo Oriental
2. Fever - Carlo Mastrangelo
3. Alpaufzug - Alphorn-Duett Lischer Und Steiner
4. Là-Haut - Hugues Aufray Et Son Skiffle Group
5. Boomsie - Ted Heath And His Music
6. Ya Selame Lalo - Mohammed Ahmed & The Roha Band
7. Meri Jawani Kare Ishare - Asha Bhosle

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




Monday, 1 February 2021

Not-tify - Vinyl Joblottin' ep.28


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 28 here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/not-tify-vinyl-joblottin-ep28/


How did we used to discover new music in the days before streaming and algorithms? It’s wonderful how I can access most of the seminal tunes of my teens and twenties. But this show spins some un-found gems, not on Spotify, as I remember some of the old ways of searching out music, in a homage to the UK 80s indie scene. 

Natalie Low is your Joblotter. Part of the 'A World in London' radio series.

Tracklist
1. Smoke Rings - Slab!
2. Can't Take No More - The Soup Dragons
3. Heart In Hand - We Are Going To Eat You
4. Strangle - Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie
5. Pariah - Danielle Dax
6. Knature Of A Girl - The Shamen
7. All You Need Is Love - The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu

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


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/