Showing posts from July 11, 2010

Babe Ruth - BBC Sessions 1973 - 74

This is a compilation of Babe Ruth session material recorded for the BBC  in 1973 & 1974 and subsequently presented by legendary British radio DJ Alan Freeman as part of his weekly 'rock show' sometime after, as the material was featured as one of his 'archive sessions'. Babe Ruth were actually banned from the BBC by producer Bernie Andrews whilst recording for the John Peel Show in 1974. Their official site does not explain why, however the ban was lifted in 1975, not that surprising when you consider the quality of their music. The band also appeared on the BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test weekly television programme both in 1973 and 1974 however I believe this material originated from radio sessions. The band have also been on a reunion tour this year with gigs this month in Canada. Source: BBC FM Radio Sound Quality: Very Good stereo mp3@192kbps. Genre: Prog Rock, Blues Rock. Session:   Taken from BBC studio sessions 1973 - 19

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beck - KCRW 2010.

This is Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beck in session earlier this year on KCRW's excellent Morning Becomes Ecelectic, this was first broadcast on Wednesday 27th January 2010. Last year Charlotte Gainsbourg worked with Beck on her latest album 'IRM' indeed Beck was extremely involved in the project as he wrote all of the record's music, he co-wrote the lyrics, produced, and mixed the album. That said Charlotte Gainsbourg brings her atmospheric and timeless vocals to the album that gives it a really unique feel as can be heard here in the session. For those new to Charlotte's music this makes a great introduction, as a fan of french pop from the sixties onwards I may be a little biased, however with the pedigree of Beck this is just to good to miss. Charlotte Gainsbourg was born in London and was raised in Paris. She is of course the daughter of British actress and singer Jane Birkin and French singer-songwriter, actor and director Serge Gainsbourg. Source: So