Playlist, July 24 2014

JOSH RENNIE-HYNES  Hold Me Down  ‘February’  (indie)  AUST   Playing a residency at the Exeter Hotel, Adelaide each Monday night in August.

Feature rarity“African Gems’ compilation.   1.  Recorded by Charles Duvelle  Obama Ondoua Ebini  2. Recorded by Jos Gansemans  Madimba Xylophone Duet   3. Recorded by Charles Duvelle Mbilé  4. Recorded by Jos Gansemans Tshisani  Tracks recorded between 1965-1984.  (SWP Records, 2014)

MIRIAM LIEBERMAN  1. Crack Of Dawn  2. Sweet The Rain  ‘Birds Of The Moon’  (indie)  AUST

JESS HARLEN  1. Meanwhile  2. Step Back  ‘Neon Heartache’   (Obese)  AUST

JONI MITCHELL  1. Little Green   2. Marcie  3. Go Tell The Drummer Man  ‘Live at the Second Fret 1966′  (All Access)

RICHARD THOMPSON  I Ain’t Marching Any More  ‘RT: The Life and Music of Richard Thompson‘  (Free Reed)

BRIDIE JACKSON & THE ARBOUR  1. New Skin  2. One Winter Evening   ‘New Skin’  (indie)

ALDOUS HARDING  Hunter  ‘Aldous Harding’  (Lyttelton)

ALEX LASHLIE  1. Troubled Dawn  2. Whisky Mama  ‘Cosmic Shift In Life’  (indie)  AUST

TOBIAS HENGEVELD  The Daylight Express  ‘The Daylight Express’   (indie)  AUST

JUDY DYBLE   1. If I Had A Ribbon Bow  2. Crowbaby  ‘Live At WM Jazz’   (Cromerzone)

COURTNEY ROBB  Satisfy Me  ‘In The Dark‘  (indie)  AUST  local

THE WHITE STRIPES  Black Jack Davey   Seven Nation Army single  (XL Recordings)

Playlist, July 17 2014

KASEY CHAMBERS   Wheelbarrow  ‘Bittersweet’  (Essence)  AUST

Feature rarity:  1. RACHID & FETHI  Habit En Ich  2. LES DJINNS  Nesthel  3. KRI KRI  Wahdi  4.RACHID & FETHI  Ana Ghrib  5. AHMED MALEK  Silence des Cendres  ’1970s Algerian Folk And Pop’ compilation  (Divine Frequencies, 2014)

PETER KNIGHT’S GIGSPANNER  Death & The Lady   demo 2014

BLAIR DUNLOP  1. 45s (c.‘69)  2. 45s (c.’14)   ‘House Of Jacks’  (Rooksmere)

EATEN BY DOGS  1. The Longest Shadow  2. If It Ain’t Killing You, It’s Sure Killing Me  ‘Eaten By Dogs’  (indie)  AUST

THE YEARLINGS  All The Wandering  ‘All The Wandering’  (Vitamin)  AUST  local

PHIL OCHS   1. The Bells  2. Rhythm Of Revolution  3.  I Ain’t Marching Anymore  ‘Amchitka: The 1970 Concert That Launched Greenpeace’  (Greenpeace)

JUDY DYBLE   1. Wintersong   2. Black Dog Dreams  3. Dreamtime  “Live At WM Jazz”   (Cromerzone)

BRILLIG  1. Crew Of The Damned  2. Bang Bang  single  (indie)  AUST  local

THE ORBWEAVERS  The Bower  demo, live At 3RRR  AUST

NATALIE MERCHANT  Maggie Said  ‘Natalie Merchant’  (Nonesuch)

KELLY MENHENNETT  Find Your Way  ‘Small Dreams’  (indie)  AUST  local

ALEX LASHLIE  End Of The Earth / Baptise Liquid  ‘Cosmic Shift In Life’  (indie)  AUST

Playlist, July 10 2014

oldmarriedcoupleBRILLIG  Absinthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder  ‘The Red Coats’  (Black Rain)  AUST  local

THE OLD MARRIED COUPLE  Stuck With Me  single  (indie)  AUST

JOHNNY McINTYRE  Island Man  ‘Fight The Fear’  (indie)  AUST  local

LISA MILLER  La Maison Ou Jai Grandi  ‘Car Tape II’  (Raoul/Other Tongues)  AUST

MIA DYSON Mama Was  ‘Idyllwild’  (MGM)  AUST

JAMES KENYON  Warooka  ‘The North Pole’  (Vitamin)  AUST

THE DIRTY ROOTS BAND  Keep It  (live)  ‘Roots Night 3′  (indie)  AUST  local

CROOKED FIDDLE BAND  Puncture  ‘Moving Pieces Of The Sea’  (BRR)  AUST

THE WOOHOO REVUE  Jigsaw  ‘Dear Animals,’  (indie)  AUST

OWEN CAMPBELL  Wreckin’ Ball  single  (indie)  AUST

LUKER & SOUTHERN  Goldfish At The Laundromat  ‘Luker & Southern’  (indie)  AUST  local

STRANGE NEW FOLK  Get Your Body Undressed  demo  (indie)  AUST  local

LIFE IN LETTERS  The Unsalted Swa  ‘The Unsalted Sea’  (indie)  AUST  local

BRENTON MANSER  Too Late Blues  ‘Below The Moan’   (indie)  AUST  local

WHIPBIRD  Creek Beds  single  (indie)  AUST

BREAKOUT  Warm My Lips  ‘Folk Is Not A Four Letter Word’  (Delay 68)

MUSICA DISPERSA  Cefalea  ‘Folk Is Not A Four Letter Word’  (Delay 68)

THE CAT EMPIRE  Sol Y Sombra  ‘Two Shoes’  (Virgin)  AUST

LITTLE FOOT  Sail A Mile In My Shoes  single  (indie)  AUST

MARY WEBB  Girl Of A Long Time Ago  ‘Forest Floor’  (indie)  AUST  local

THE ART THERAPISTS  Tempest  ‘The Art Therapists’  (TMB)  AUST

CAL WILLIAMS JR  Hard Times A-Comin’  ‘Little Black Crow’  (indie)  AUST  local

KAURNA CRONIN  It’s A Metaphor  ‘Feathers’  (indie)  AUST  local

CASTAWAY  Mind Maps  single  (indie)  AUST  local

MONKEY PUZZLE TREE  Dorian Tango  ‘Villanelles’  (indie)  AUST  local

THE AUDREYS  Love Has A Way Of Unravelling  ”Til My Tears Roll Away’  (ABC Music / Universal)  AUST  local

LOREN KATE  Forgotten Sailor  ‘Moving On’  (Vitamin)  AUST  local

BEARDED GYPSY BAND  French Moustache  ‘Bearded Gypsy Band’   (Stobie Sounds)  AUST  local

*With thanks to Renee for filling in when I was indisposed*

This week, all things being equal

Judy Dyble

Judy Dyble

All things being equal with my doing the show this week, what do we have to play?

New BRILLIG single.



New compilation of 70s Algerian folk pop.

Rare live PHIL OCHS.

Unreleased new PETER KNIGHT demo.

And yet more.

Shirley Collins Kickstarter campaign

ShirleyMain2A lot of material from SHIRLEY COLLINS has been played on the show over the decades – her beguiling and influential work from the 1960s and 70s, either solo or with sister Dolly Collins (Anthems In Eden / Love Death & The Lady et al); the pioneering Folk Roots New Routes LP with Davy Graham; her work with the Albion Band including the seminal No Roses album around which the band was originally formed, etc etc.

Shirley has recently returned to live performance in the UK after 30 or more years’ hiatus.  To celebrate, a new film entitled “The Ballad Of Shirley Collins” is in the process of being made, and this is where you can help!  It’s a Kickstarter campaign that runs until July 22, with various incentives to participate.  As stated on

“Partly inspired by her beguiling autobiography America Over the Water, the film will retell the tale of the famous song-collecting trip she took around the Deep South of America with legendary field-recordist Alan Lomax – a trip on which they uncovered and documented the music that would later inspire the soundtrack to the Coen Brothers’ O Brother Where Art Thou. 

But the real story is more fascinating than the myth. We will blend the story of the trip with a celebration of her role in the folk revival of the 50s, 60s and 70s, when – amongst many other achievements – she and her sister Dolly produced  the era’s most defining monuments in their seminal albums Anthems in Eden and Love, Death and the Lady. Largely forgotten outside hardcore folk circles due to her enforced absence from the world stage, the film will also reclaim Shirley and her sister’s contribution to music for posterity.”

The Kickstarter link also has a short preview of the documentary.  See that and the following links for more details of the film and the upcoming Shirley Collins tribute album – and then please donate what you can to be part of this important venture.




This week, a bit different

On the show this week – well, we’ll all find out together! The lurgy that was starting to take hold last Thursday has well and truly done so. So R&Bs shall have a special guest host for (presumably) this week only…  Do tune in; I know I will be!

Other things to be getting on with -



PETER KNIGHT, erstwhile violinist with Steeleye Span for around 45 years and now focussing on the group GIGSPANNER mentions a new demo recording he’s recently put online:

Gigspanner have been working on new material, including a song that is perfect for us. It is a song that we have searched for. It is a song that my wife Deborah found. It is a song that is sung and performed by Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson, and transformed by Norma into something intriguing, in the way that only she can. It is a tune that is perfect for Roger to play, and the tune inspires a bluesy feel. It is called ‘Death and The Lady’ a song collected by Cecil Sharp.

We have a ‘first rehearsal’ recording for reference that has been loaded onto Soundcloud, so that you can hear it before we record it proper. A chance for you to hear the seed of the idea before it blossoms into a fully mature piece of work.

I have also been waiting to find a song that I can play my Octave fiddle with the Rat pedal as in ‘Bonny Black Hare’. This is the one. “

Also, following on from the couple of Jim Keays tracks played on the show last week, ex-Masters Apprentices guitarist PETER TILBROOK has recently written and recorded the song “Goodbye My Friend” in tribute to his fallen bandmate:

Playlist, July 3 2014

First hour:

PINE SMOKE LODGE  Nilch’l   ‘Split’  (Sacred Phrases)  cassette, limited edition, 65 copies

DEEP MAGIC  Mirror Forest / Mirror Ocean ‘Split’  (Sacred Phrases)  cassette, limited edition, 65 copies

LUNAR ABYSS QUARTET  1.  Untitled  2. Untitled  ‘Hyperborean’  (Der Angriff)

Roots & Branches:

BLAIR DUNLOP  Chain By Design  ‘House Of Jacks’  (Rooksmere)

NATALIE MERCHANT  1. Giving Up Everything  2. It’s A-Coming  ‘Natalie Merchant’  (Nonesuch)

GRAVEYARD TRAIN  Takes One To Know One  ‘Takes One To Know One’  (indie)  AUST

JIM KEAYS  1. Elevator Driver  2. Boy From The Stars  ‘Resonator’  (Liberation Blue)  AUST  local

GREEN MOHAIR SUITS  1. Aubergine  2. Takes One To Know One  ‘Aubergine’ EP  (indie)  AUST

COURTNEY ROBB  1. I Got A Man  2.  Sinking  ‘In The Dark’  (indie)  AUST  local

BLAIR DUNLOP  Viola’s Reverie  ‘House Of Jacks’  (Rooksmere)

JOHN TAMS  Raise Your Banners High  ‘Unity’  (Topic)

Graveyard Train

Melbourne band GRAVEYARD TRAIN are back in town to play at the Gov this Saturday night July 5, with guests Marlon Williams, and Dr Piffle & The Burlap Band.  If you’d like a double pass to the gig courtesy of Heapsaflash – be the first to send a message via the Contact page here.  :)

Playlist, June 26 2014

BLAIR DUNLOP  Something’s Gonna Give Way  ‘House Of Jacks’  (Rooksmere)

Feature rarity:  MOOSE MALONE  1. House Of Blue Lights  2. High Country  3.  It Should Have Been Me  4. Walkin’ The Streets Alone  ‘House Of Blue Lights’  (RCA)  Australia 1978 / live phone interview with drummer GERRY ALLEN including two unreleased demos 1. Long Way From Where I’ve Been  2. Hello In There  Interview can be heard again at

THE YEARLINGS  Blue Sky Boy  ‘All The Wandering’  (Mixmasters)  AUST  local

MARTHA MARLOW  Days Of Roses  ‘These Days’  (indie)  AUST

KELLY MENHENNETT  Lone Tree  ‘Small Dreams’  (indie)  AUST  local

BLAIR DUNLOP  1. Song Of Two Bridges  2. 45′s (c69)  ‘House Of Jacks’  (Rooksmere)

JEN CLOHER  Sad Dark Eyes  single  (indie)  AUST

SISKIN RIVER  All In My Mind  ‘Up’  (indie)  AUST

MIA DYSON  Any 3 Chords  ‘Idyllwild’  (indie)  AUST

COURTNEY ROBB  Widow’s Walk  ‘In The Dark’  (indie)  AUST  local

NATALIE MERCHANT  Tears  ‘Natalie Merchant’  (Nonesuch)

SUN KIL MOON  I Love My Dad  ‘Benji’  (Caldo Verde)

HOY  Oceans Of Champagne  ‘Aquaslum’  (indie)  AUST

WOMEN IN DOCS  Monday  ‘Carousel’  (indie)  AUST

JEFF LANG  Standing On The Shore  ‘I Live In My Head A Lot These Days’  (ABC)  AUST


This week, Moose Malone

The feature rarity on the show this week will be the 1978 album “House Of Blue Lights” by Australian country rock band MOOSE MALONE. They were meant to be an equivalent to Commander Cody but only lasted a few years, recording this one album.  Unusually, the interview this week also ties in with the rarity – Moose Malone drummer Gerry Allen will be calling in to chat about his memories of the band.  He has also provided a couple of rare demos including a recent solo recording of his own.


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