BiggaBush Podcast Two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is one I made earlier….about a week ago as it happens so there are some new bits and pieces, blips on the radar, as well as tracks from way back.  I had a fruitful trip to the excellent Centre for Better Grooves in Bristol which turned up both the Lalo Schifrin/Black Dog thing for a quid plus a nice copy of Hugh Hopper‘s first solo album 1984 – one of those records I’d always wanted to get but never quite found at the right price until now.

On another digging trip in Nottingham recently I heard some of the James Holden album in Forever Records, another great little shop where I picked up the Nahid Akhtar LP, feeding my ongoing obsession with totally bonkers film music from the Indian subcontinent, on the excellent Finders Keepers label.

Both the Mr. Thing, Ras G and J Rocc tracks were all sourced in a similar way; Mr Thing being allowed to visit the John Peel archive and plunder sounds to his heart’s delight for First Word Records and the others being part of a dublab project in which four producers were each given 5 dollars to spend on 5 records each and then come up with a track.

See how they did it here.

Then there’s a clip from an amazing film soundtrack:  The London Road tells the story of a murder investigation in Ipswich, told through verbatim transcriptions of interviews with local people and reporters, so their words are turned into musical phrases and often sung by a huge chorus.

No time to detail all the tracks here but please feel free to comment and ask about anything.

Podcast Two tracklisting:

01 Mr. Thing – Higher (First Word 2016)

02 Simon Park – I am the Walrus (EMI 1974)

03 Lalo Schifrin – Bullitt (Mini Driver Jam by the Black Dog) (Warner 1997)

04 The Invaders – Spacing Out (Duane 1970)

05 Alecky Blythe and Adam Cork – Cellular Material (Extract from The London Road OST)

06 Hugh Hopper – Minipax 1 (CBS 1973)

07 Snakefinger – Living In Vain (Ralph 1980)

08 Lenny Bruce – To Come (Douglas 1970)

09 Sun Ra – Thunder of the Gods (Modern Harmonic 2017)

10 Testbild – Friendly Noise Theme

11 Brian Cant – Mr Farthing’s Song

12 Nahid Akhtar – Sheeshy Ki Botal (FInders Keepers 2017)

13 Ras G – Untitled (Dublab 2009)

14 John Stuart Anderson – extract from Dracula’s Guest (Studio2Stereo 1968)

15 Mike Westbrook Orchestra – Metropolis Part V (RCA 1971)

16 James Holden & The Animal Spirits – Each Moment Like the First (Border Community 2017)

17 Whitefield Brothers – Breakin’ Through (Now-Again 2009)

18 Abstract Orchestra – King (ATA 2017)

19 J Rocc – Untitled (Dublab 2009)

20 Johnny, Earl & Jenny – Dub Street Version (Studio One 1982)

BiggaBush Mix June 2013

BiggaBush Mix June 2013 by Biggabush on Mixcloud

01 Don Ellis – The French Connection (Main Title Theme)
02 Charles Bradley – Hurricane
03 Harleighblu – Play Me
04 Fela Soul – Breakadawn
05 MF Doom – Dragon’s Blood
06 The Dandelion Set – Clean Sweep
07 Boards of Canada – Palace Posy
08 The Advisory Circle With Hong Kong In The 60s – Season’s Change
09 Scrimshire – Sonolo 69
10 Cos –  Postaeolian Train Robbery
11 DJ Premier – Set Me Free (instrumental)
12 Doomstarks – Victory Laps  (instrumental)
13 Dom Salvador & Abolição – Som, Sangue E Raça
14 Sir Victor Olaiwo – Omelebele
15 The Cutlass Band – Obiara Wondo
16 Keith Mansfield – Blockbuster
17 Raymond Guiot & Guy Pedersen – Locomotion Blues
18 Youngblood Brass Band – Overtime
19 Daphne Oram – Incidental Music for Invasion

Live in Bursa mix now online

Lightning Head – Studio Don

The first Lightning Head album ranges from freewheeling dub to batucada to latin-inflected piano and brass stabs, taking you on a journey from Kingston JA to Havana Cuba. Guest vocalists Farda P (Rockers Hi Fi), Singing Bird, Patrice Bart-Williams and Monterria. Features the classic dancehall mutant “Me & Me Princess” plus bonus tracks.

Available in all download formats on bandcamp