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Friday, 20 February 2015

PLAYLIST: Strange Fruit #118

Strange Fruit is a unique two-hour radio show exploring the world of underground, strange and generally neglected music. All shows are themed and all shows set out to give the most hardened of sound-hounds some new delight to sample. The show is also unique in providing homework for undergraduate students on North West Kent College’s Foundation Degree in Professional Writing (who dig up many of the odd facts featured in the links between tracks). 
The show is broadcast on Miskin Radio every Sunday from 10-00-midnight. Every other week the show is now presented by Jeremy Smith and as the two promotional pictures that he sent consisted as one of him covered in mud and the other of him covered in guinea pigs he is obviously mad as a bagful of cheese, which means he will fit in here just fine! He writes: I’ve been a huge music fan ever since my parents bought me a transistor radio and I would listen to the sixties pirate music stations at nights under the covers.   This love of live music has stayed with me to this day and I still love standing in a small club like the Borderline in London with some mates and watching a band with a pint in my hand. With the Strange Fruit radio show, I want to continue the trend of doing themed shows and playing the music I love..

An exploration of the music of the southern states of America over the last 60 years.
Featured Album: Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus by Jim White
Tracks
1 Dash Rip Rock: I Saw the Light
2 Johnny Dowd: Nancy Sinatra
3 Tom Petty & the Heatbreakers: Louisiana Rain
4 The Roamin' Togas: Bar the Door
5 The Surrealistic Pillar: I Like Girls
6 The Satans: Makin' Deals
7 Jim White: Still Waters
8 Debauche (Russian Mafia Band): Man'ka
9 The Handsome Family: Far from any Road
10 Warren Storm: Prisoner's Song
11 Arlo Guthrie: City of New Orleans
12 Johnny Thunders: You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory
13 David Eugene Edwards: Wayfaring Stranger
14 John Fred & the Playboy Band: Judy in Disguise (with Glasses)
15 The Zydepunks: Dear Molly
16 Lil' Band o' Gold: Spoonbread
17 Coyotes: When We're Gone
18 Grateful Dead: Promised Land
19 Jim White: Handcuffed to a Fence in Mississipi
20 The Como Mamas: Old Landmark
21 The Zydepunks: Angel Whiskey
22 Larry Wallis: Mrs Hippy Burning
23 Sun Hotel: Suburb
24 Tess Brunet: When the Night Arrives
25 16 Horsepower: Black Soul Choir
26 Cookie and the Cupcakes: Mathilda
27 Creedence Clearwater Revival: Suzie Q
28 My Graveyard Jaw: Mean Dog
29 Bass Drum of Death: I Dunno
30 One Way Street: I See the Light
31 The Sun City Diplomats: Goodnight Louisiana


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