Sunday, 24 January 2016

PLAYLIST: Strange Fruit #145

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).

Neil Nixon, the founder and co-presenter of the show has released a book about rare albums for Gonzo Multimedia.

The show is broadcast on Miskin Radio every Sunday from 10-00-midnight.

Artist  Track
Mae West:  Day Tripper
John Grant (feat Tracy Thorn):  Disappointing
Loudon Wainwright III:  Acid Song
Rose McDowall:  Wings of Heaven
Rose McDowall:  (Don’t Fear) The Reaper
Fela Kuti:   Fear Not For Man
Bessie Smith:  Sinful Blues
The City:  Now That Everything’s Been Said
Lawrence and the Comfortable Society:  Heartache
Ani Glas:  Ffol – Little Things
U Roy:  Jah Son of Africa
Les Baxter:   Because of You
Shangri La’s  Sophisticated Boom Boom
Promised Land Sound:  She Takes me There
Dark Hippies:  Six Feet
Us and Them:  Precious Moments
Eric Cheneaux:  Slowburner (with Stillness)
Ray Anderson, The Home Folks:  Sputniks and Mutniks
Hasil Adkins:   Up on Mars
Fela Kuti:  Beasts of no Nation
Nora Bayes:  Cheer Up, Eat and Grow Thin
Andy Williams:  Never Can Say Goodbye

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