Sunday, 29 January 2017

PLAYLIST: Strange Fruit #195

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 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.

Prince:   Planet Earth
The Rubettes:     Juke Box Jive
Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali):      Stand by Me
Guy Clark:         Desperados Waiting for a Train
Merle Haggard:  Are The Good Times Really                    Over?
Blue Oyster Cult:              Godzilla
Funkadelic:        One Nation Under a Groove
David Bowie:     Station to Station
PM Dawn:         Apathy Superstar
Mike Hart:  You Remind me of a Train
Emerson, Lake and Palmer:  From the Beginning
Isao Tomita:  Snowflakes are Dancing
Elvis Presley:  Good Rockin’ Tonight
Fairport Convention:  Bridge over the River     Ash
Michael Nesmith:  Rainmaker
Pierre Boulez (conductor)  Pavane for a   Dead Princess
America:   Old Man Took
The Eagles:  The Greeks Don’t Want no Freaks
Prince Buster and the Blue Beats:    Independence Song
Bobby Vee:  The Night has a Thousand Eyes
Van Morrison:  Beside You
Kay Starr and the Billy Butterfield Quartet:  Halloween Stomp
The Black Crowes:  Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Jean-Jacques Perrey and David Chazan:  Analog Dialog
A Tribe Called Quest:  Scenario
Wings:  Loup (The First Indian on the Moon)
Leon Russell:  Out of the Woods
Leonard Cohen:  Leaving the Table

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