Music For Listeners 2006/10/14
John Peel Day 2006 - In honor of the late DJ that was always in the
right place at the wrong speed.
1) The Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme" From the CD 'Anthology'.
2) Paul Birch-"John Peel" From the CD 'East to West'.
3) The Undertones-"Teenage Kicks" From the CD 'The Best of
the Undertones'. John Peel's favorite song...ever.
4) Thin Lizzy-"Jailbreak (Peel Session)" From the CD 'Peel
5) The Damned-"New Rose (Peel Session)" From the CD 'The Peel
6) The Jam-"Modern World (Peel Session)" From the CD 'The
7) Blur-"Popscene (Live at Peel Acres)" From the CD 'Bustin'
8) Graham Coxon-"Right to Pop (Peel Session)" From the UK
CD single to "Standing On My Own Again".
9) Elastica-"Annie (Peel Session)" From the CD 'The Radio
10) Galaxie 500-"Submission (Peel Session)" From the CD 'Peel
11) Nick Cave-"Into My Arms (Live at Peel's 60th Birthday)"
Unreleased Peel Session.
12) Mercury Rev-"I Only Have Eyes For You (Peel Session)"
From the UK CD single for "Goddess On A Hiway".
13) Orbital-"Semi Detached (Peel Session)" From the CD E.P.
14) The Orb-"Into the Fourth Dimension (Essences in Starlight)"
From the CD 'Peel Sessions'.
15) The Verve-"Already There (Peel Session)" From the limited
Hut Recordings compilation 'Peel Session/Black Sessions'.
16) The Fall-"Athlete Cured (Peel Session)" From the CD 'The
17) The Wedding Present-"Come Play With Me (Peel Session)"
From the CD 'John Peel Sessions 1992-1995'.
18) The Slits-"Love und Romance (Peel Session)" From the CD
'The Peel Sessions'.
19) Jesus and Mary Chain-"Taste the Floor (Peel Session)"
From the CD 'The Complete John Peel Sessions'.
20) Inspiral Carpets-"Out of Time (Peel Session)" From the
CD 'Peel Sessions'.
21) The Charlatans-"Polar Bear (Peel Session)" From the CD
compilation 'New Season - The Peel Sessions'.
22) The Smiths-"Still Ill (Peel Session)" From the CD 'Hatful
23) The White Stripes-"I'm Finding It Harder To Be A Gentleman
(Peel Session)" From the UK CD single 'I Just Don't Know What To
Do With Myself'.
24) The Specials-"Friday Night, Saturday Morning (Peel Session)"
From the CD 'Peel Sessions'.
25) Dawn of the Replicants-"Rockefeller Centre 1932 (Peel Session)"
From a CD compilation personally made for MFL by the band.
27) "The Mid-Morning Recording" John Peel and Shelia - 'The
Pig's Big 78's - A Beginner's Guide'.
During the end of the last century, the BBC asked
John Peel to pick three songs from every year of the 20th century to
play on his show. The BBC called this segment "Peelenium",
a title that John hated. Apparently though, John had a ton of fun finding
these old recordings, and the young listeners of his program surprisingly
loved hearing them on the show. When the "Peelenium" project
was finished, he continued to play a 78 RPM recording on every late
night program. This became the aptly titled segment "The Big Pig's
78". Peel and his wife Shelia, (nicknamed by John, "The Pig"),
hand picked these little gems, and boy aren't we lucky. These recordings
are priceless and may never be found anywhere else. Some of these songs
are funny, some are totally bizarre, some you can swing to, and some
of them even rock! When John Peel died in October of 2004, the only
thing missing from this collection was the booklet notes. Luckily Peely's
wife, Shelia "The Pig" Ravenscroft, agreed to complete the
project and give insight on why these tracks were picked. This collection
even features the first record Peel ever bought as a teenager, "Blue
Tango" by Ray Martin & His Orchestra. There is even a track
by Jack White & His Band from 1939....obviously not The White Stripes.
It is included here because John loved Jack and Meg's band so much.
He had over twenty 7" singles from The White Stripes in his personal
record box when he passed away. In pure John Peel style, this may be
the first time so many 78 RPM recordings have been played at once on
this station. I think he is smiling somewhere knowing that someone is
playing this entire collection on the radio. Would the BBC play it all
at once???? Most likely not. Thanks John for all the music.....you are
always with us, every program we do.
Michael - MFL
28) James-"Sayonara" From the CD 'Wah-Wah'.