Radio Show 'Winter Wine'
Winter brings a cold, cold feeling. But even when it's ten below zero, music can still warm the cockles of your heart. Banish the wintertime blues with some blues (from Texas, New Orleans, Chicago and Mali); a couple of Senegalese gems unearthed on Analog Africa's latest release; and a pair of new releases from BrazEngland's Far Out label to remind us of sunnier climes. But that's not all. As Mahatma Coat would say, don't forget to wrap up warm, party people!
Intro: Amit Chaudhuri 'On Broadway'
Track 1: Geoffrey Oryema – 'The River'
Track 2: Caravan – 'Winter Wine'
Track 3: T-Bone Walker – 'Cold, cold feeling'
Track 4: Otis Rush – 'It takes time'
Track 5: Etta James – 'Little Red Rooster'
Track 6: Ju Ju Child – 'My baby is gone'
Track 7: Vieux Farka Touré & Julia Easterlin – 'Little Things'
Track 8: King N'Gom – 'Viva Marvillas'
Track 9: Sun Ra – 'Make another mistake'
Track 10: George Russell – 'Concerto for Billy the Kid'
Track 11: Sean Khan – 'Sister Soul'
Track 12: Friends from Rio – 'Casino Bangu'
Track 13: Orchestra Bawobab – 'Thiely'
I felt curiously compelled to let you know that I have just brought out a new book via the Amazonian platform. If you have a Kindle – or even a Kindle reader on your computer – and if you can find it in your heart to buy a modestly priced copy, you could EARN my sincere thanks.
The days are long in deepest rural France. Longer still in winter when those who don't hibernate or migrate have largely to make their own entertainment. Each season, though, has its rewards and its own distinct personality. Mark Sampson has selected some of the best of La Vie en Straw, his long-running blog, and put them together to create an entertaining picture of daily life as it evolves throughout the year in a beautiful, largely unspoilt part of the world. With a teenage daughter growing up fast, a coterie of domestic animals and a wife working improbably long hours as a complementary health therapist, the book paints a humorous and intimate picture of family life in an often perplexing foreign land. From deep within the house of straw that's familiar to viewers of Channel 4's Grand Designs comes a form of thoughtful reality TV – without the cameras.
Here is a link to the dot.co version. I thank you most graciously.
Writer, journalist, DJ and instructional designer
Weekly blog: http://lavieenstraw.blogspot.fr
'Lost & Found' radio show at http://expatsradio.com/search/node/mark%20sampson
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mark-Sampson/e/B008TRNU4Y?oo=41439047
Weekly album blog: http://lavieenalbums.blogspot.fr