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 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

Letter DD  

"in case my dynamite change her mind about me...." "Nya me ho renge kyo..." Ethel Waters: Dinah Django Reinhardt: Dinah Fats Waller & His Rhythm: Dinah King Benny Nawahi's Red Devils: Dinah Miss Wakana and Ichiro Hamamatsu: Warau (Laughing) Rhythm Bing Crosby and the Mills Brothers: Dinah

Letter CC  

"that puppy you left behind...." Carlos Gardel: La Cumparsita / Roberto Firpo: La Cumparsita / Julio de Caro: La Cumparsita / Felix Perez Cardozo: La Cumparsita / Alberto Castillo: La Cumparsita / Sexteto Mayor: La Cumparsita / "Some LIke It Hot" / Marty Melnick Orch: La Cumparsita

Letter BB  

"Just like way back in the days of old...." Van Morrison: Big Time Operator / Isley Brothers: Twist and Shout / Them: Gloria / Them: Here Comes The Night / Van Morrison: Brown-Eyed Girl / Van Morrison: Come Runing / Van Morrison: Into the Mystic

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