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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.

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

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.

    Letter ZZ

    Letter ZZ

    "the things you hear are too much for your mind..."
    The Move: Zing Went The Strings of My Heart /
    The Move: Flowers In The Rain /
    The Move: I Can Hear The Grass Grow (live) /
    The Move: Night of Fear (live) /
    The Move: Fire Brigade (instrumental) /
    The Move: Fire Brigade.
     
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    • 11 min
    Letter YY

    Letter YY

    "And I could not slow down...."
    Kate & Anna McGarrigle (Martha Wainwright): Year of the Dragon /
    Martha Wainwright: When The Days Are Short /
    Martha Wainwright: These Flowers /
    Geoff Muldaur (Martha Wainwright): Singing The Blues /
    Kate & Anna McGarrigle: Matapedia /
    Martha Wainwright : Matapedia /
    Martha Wainwright: Soudain Une Vallee

     
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    • 11 min
    Letter XX

    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
     
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    • 10 min
    Letter WW

    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

     
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    • 10 min
    Letter VV

    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

     
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    • 10 min
    Letter UU

    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
     
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    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Caroline Dijckmeester-bins ,

A window into the wold

Joe Boyd has managing way to take us into many different worlds in bitesized bits. His curiosity shines lights on musical worlds I never heard of. It really is my favourite podcast of the moment! If he would run a radiostation I would have it on 24/7

modal d ,

Brilliant

Exhilarating, mesmerizing, poignant. That such a pivotal figure, responsible for so much music I love, would take the time to put together this series is just an incredible gift. Listen!

electrophreek ,

Digestible wisdom for all

Joe Boyd is one of the titans if music production and his hard fought insights into the nature and scope of global music are among the finest you will ever encounter. This is the bench mark of music podcasts and they standard by which all should be judged.

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