Joe Boyd's A-Z

Joe Boyd's A-Z

United Kingdom

Producer/Writer Joe Boyd takes a trip through his vast record collection using song titles in alphabetical order as doorways to history, memorable recording sessions, rarely heard discs and unforgettable personalities.

Episodes

Letter XX  

"mais je connais Toumani..." Kurt Engles Orch: Xylophonismus / Taj Mahal: Fanta / Trio Da Kali: Godmothers / Afro Mexico: Chivofono / Balafon Marimba Orch: Temerina / Fong Nam Ensemble: Ma Ram (The Dancing Horse) / Ketama (Songhai 2): Niani / Lionel Hampton: Hot Mallets

Letter WW  

"you made your own amusements then..." Incredible String Band: Way Back In The 1960s / Incredible String Band: Chinese White / Incredible String Band: First Girl I Loved / Incredible String Band: Mad Hatter's Song / Incredible String Band: The Hedgehog's Song / Incredible String Band: Painting Box / Incredible String Band: Blues For The Muse

Letter VV  

"Life is a dream and everything goes away...." Arsenio Rodriguez: La Vida Es Un Sueno / Arsenio Rodriguez: Juventud de Colon / Orquesta Casino de la Playa: Bruca Manigua / Arsenio Rodriguez: El Palo Tiene Curujey / Arsenio Rodriguez: Sitio Acere / Arsenio Rodriguez: Mambo En La Cueva / Cubanismo: Mulence / Arsenio Rodriguez: El Rumbon de Luyano

Letter UU  

"I had a dream last night that worried me..." Staple Singers: Uncloudy Day / Staple Singers: God's Wonderful Love / Staple Singers: Respect Yourself / Staple Singers: I'll Take You There / Staple Singers: I Had A Dream / Staple Singers: Help Me Jesus / Staple Singers: Come On Up To Bright Glory

Letter TT  

"I don't get it...." Idjah Hadidjah: Tonggeret / Idjah Hadidjah: Mahoni / Detty Kurnia: Sorban Palid / Detty Kurnia: Dar Der Dor / Sunda Wayang Kulit: Talu Kending / Idjah Hadidjah: Bayu Bayu

Letter SS  

"and we who are free swing like the rope on that tree.." / Teddy Thompson: Saratoga Summer Song / Kate McGarrigle: Saratoga Summer Song / Kate McGarrigle: Souther Boys (demo) / Kate McGarrigle: Walking Song (demo) / Kate McGarrigle: Go Leave

Letter RR  

"Macho Queens selling war-makers toys..." John Trudell: Rockin' the Rez / John Trudell: Graffiti Man / John Trudell: Bombs Over Baghdad / John Trudell: Baby Boom Che / Kris Kristofferson: Johnny Lobo / John Trudell: Listening

Letter QQ  

"..he said he didn't want no shortening in his bread ..." Taj Mahal & Toumani Diabate: Queen Bee / Taj Mahal & Toumani Diabate: Tunkaranke / Taj Mahal & Toumani Diabate: Mississippi Mali / Taj Mahal & Toumani Diabate: Fanta Sacko / Toumani Diabate & Group: Konkodunun / Taj Mahal & Toumani Diabate: Ol' Geogie Buck.

Letter PP  

"money's getting scarce...." Pete Seeger: Russian Folk Song (Petrushka) / Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka / Dinu Lipati: Chorale Jesu bleibet meine Freude / Pete Seeger: Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring / Pete Seeger: Chorale From Beethoven's Ninth / Pete Seeger: Anitra's Dance-Brandy Leave Me Alone / Pete Seeger: Time's A-Getting Hard

Letter OO  

"and I bought a cigar, too" Blind Lemon Jefferson: One Dime Blues / Blind Lemon Jefferson: Rabbit's Foot Blues / Blind Lemon Jefferson: Matchbox Blues / Leadbelly: Roberta / Blind Lemon Jefferson: Hot Dogs / Blind Lemon Jefferson: See That My Grave Is Kept Clean / Blind Lemon Jefferson: Balky Mule

Letter NN  

"whom do you talk to?..." Mary Margaret O'Hara: Not Be Alright (demo) / Mary Margaret O'Hara: Not Be Alright / Mary Margaret O'Hara: To Cry About / Mary Margaret O'Hara: Body's In Trouble / Mary Margaret O'Hara: You Will Be Loved Again / Mary Margaret O'Hara: Anew Day.

Letter MM  

"the clock struck three, I said Daddy, you're killin' me" Frankie 'Half-Pint' Jaxon: My Daddy Rocks Me With One Steady Roll / Trixie Smith: My Man Rocks Me With One Steady Roll / Big Joe Turner: Around The Clock Blues / Bill Haley & The Comets: Rock Around The Clock / Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg: Je T'aime, Moi Non Plus / Tigist Assefa: Toutouye

Letter LL  

"I found you were all swallow's milk...." Lela Family: Leskoviqare / Laver Bariu: Gajde Permetare / Laver Bariu: Valle Plakava Medley / Lela Family: N'pensheremne / * Saz'Iso (Donica Pecallari & Adriana Thanou: Pensheremne / Saz'Iso (Aurel Qirjo): Kaba melody * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez1qvqklwKM

Letter KK  

"Freedom calls and Pippi runs..." Jan Johansson: Klara Stjärnor / Jan Johansson: Visa Fran Utanmyra / Jan Johansson: Emigrantvisa / Danny Thompson: Swedish Dance / Eva Mattes: Här Kommer Pippi Långstrump / Margie Nelson: Pippi Longstocking / Unknown: Italian Pippi Longstocking theme / Jan Johansson: Kväsarevalsen / Jan Johansson: Ganglek Fran - Upptecknad I Alvdalen

Letter JJ  

"There's a place they find romance where they do the cajun dance..." Eddie Lejeune: J'ai Eté Au Bal / Eddie Lejeune: Diggy Diggy Lo / Iry Lejeune: Lovebridge Waltz / Eddie Lejeune: Lovebridge Waltz / Iry Lejeune: Duralde Waltz / Eddie Lejeune: Duralde Waltz / Eddie Lejeune: The Mistake I Made

Letter II  

"All its wonder to know....." Kate & Anna McGarrigle: I Don't Know / Krystle Warren: I Don't Know / Krystle Warren: Time Has Told Me / Krystle Warren: Tuesday Mornings / Emmylou Harris, Anna McGarrigle, Krystle Warren: Heart Like A Wheel / Krystle Warren: Hanging On A Star - I Was Made To Love Magic / Krystle Warren: Sunbeams

Letter HH  

".... Bless that happy day that Nellie lost her way..." Bill Keith: Hornswoggled / Muleskinner: Opus 57 in G Minor / Muleskinner: Footprints In The Snow / Bill Keith: Bending the Strings / Eric Weissberg: Duelling Banjos

Letter GG  

"..as it soars and plunges above the crashing waves" / Damia: Les Goelands / Damia: La Châine / Damia: La Guingette a Fermé Ses Volets / Damia: Depuis Que Les Bals Sont Fermés / Jacques Bolognesi: Depuis Que Les Bals Sont Fermés

Letter FF  

"...Doch an mein Pianola, da laß ich keinen ran" Marlene Dietrich: Falling in Love Again / Marlene Dietrich: Ich Bin Von Kopf Bis Fuss Auf Liebe Eingestellt / Marlene Dietrich: Ich Bin Die Fesche Lola / Marlene Dietrich: Nimm Dich IN Acht Vor Blonden Frauen / Fritzi Massary: Ich Bin Eine Frau, Dei Weiss, Was Sie Will / Lotte Lenya: Barbara Song / Lotte Lenya: Pirate Jenny / Marlene Dietrich: Lili Marlene

Letter EE  

"Look in my eyes, and tell me you love me...." The Chantels: Every Night / The Chantels: He's Gone / The Chantels: Maybe / The Chantels: Look In My Eyes / The Crystals: There's No Other Like My Baby / The Ronettes: Be My Baby / Shirley & Lee: Let The Good Times Roll

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