This week we were joined by journalist, author and djhistory.com founder Bill Brewster, who brought with him a fine selection of tracks by artists both known and obscure for your delectation. It has to be said, Bill is very much a man on our wavelength; a true music fan with catholic tastes, it transpired he also shared our love of “double take” tracks, i.e. great tracks by well-known artists most people write off as rubbish. Ever think you’d hear a Jamiroquai track on the show? Neither did we but trust us, the one Bill selects is amazing.
If we’re honest, these kind of shows are manna from heaven for us, as they represent a chance to have someone else make the selections and potentially switch us on to both classic tracks and artists we may have slept on. Bill brought that in droves, airing killer songs from artists we knew of whilst turning us onto the likes of Kevin Hewick, Magazine 60 and The Feelies, one of Stiff Records’ lesser-known signings who – on the basis of the awesome track Bill aired – are to be sought out immediately.
Or, as listener JedB put it in a mid-show message, “these track selections are even more eccentric than usual!”… which we’re taking to be a good thing!
Be sure to check out the treasure trove that is Bill’s djhistory.com website, and if you’ve not already we strongly recommend you buy his excellent work with DJHistory co-founder Frank Broughton, “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life”
1. The Utmost – Whole Lotta Loving
2. David Essex – Rock On
3. Kevin Hewick – Haystack
4. Jamiroquai – Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing
5. Donovan – Well Known Has-Been
6. The Feelies – The Boy With Perpetual Nervousness
7. The Phenomenal Handclap Band – Fifteen To Twenty
8. Magazine 60 – Don Quixote
9. Etta James – You Give Me What I Want
Soundbed: Indeep – DJ Delight
Click here to download the show! (256k MP3, 113Mb)
Oh, and this was our featured video for this show – Mark the 45 King rocking a pair of Vestax Handytrax turntables, which Bill told us about after I’d mentioned how I’d found that Utmost 45 at a fair thanks to me having the Handytrax with me…