Playlist 349 - Mar 31 2015

We had a number of great male crooners on this week's show (I feel a special coming on...), starting with Adrian Crowley, the slightly heartbroken variety, then Daniel Knox, a jauntier cabaret style, later Jon De Rosa, a classic 50s style with gravitas, and Marker Starling who comes under blue eyed soul more, with a great pathos under the smoothness.

Stewart Lee has not to my knowledge sung on record before but he has now, covering Shirley Collins with Stuart Estel for a tribute album to mark her 80th year coming out on Earth Recordings for Record Store Day.

Virginia Wing, making intriguing psych pop; Colleen making meditational dub sounds; Jessica Pratt, bending time with a sublime folk cut.

And Moondog, the man himself making oh so sweetly challenging "classical" music with daughter June on vocals from 1970, and then his influence on Kenny Graham from 1956, which comes out like some wonderful interplanetary exotica.

More on these pages.

*No podcast this week I'm afraid due to a technical glitch, apologies. In its place, try a couple of full album streams around this week's playlist. Two ace artists, two new releases, the world is a beautful place sometimes.

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Playlist 349
Tues Mar 31 2015
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
UCC 98.3FM
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*no podcast this week due to technical glitch

Adrian Crowley – The stranger (playing Unitarian Church, Dublin, Apr 25)
Daniel Knox - 14 15 111 (playing Windmill, London, Mar 31)
Stewart Lee & Stuart Estell – Polly on the shore (Shirley Inspired Tribute Album)
Shirley & Dolly Collins - Fair maid of Islington
Jon DeRosa – When Daddy took the treehouse down
Marker Starling – Uphill battle (playing Shacklewell Arms, London, Apr 15)
Virginia Wing – A complex outline (playing Espace B, Paris, Apr 1)
Colleen – Eclipse (playing Opera House, Cork, May 2, w/ Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh)
Jessica Pratt – Jacquelyn in the background (playing Mono, Glasgow, Apr 6)
The Jean Paul Sartre Experience – I like rain
ESG – Moody (Record Store Day, Fire Records)
Moondog – Voices of spring
Kenny Graham & His Satellites – Lullaby
Bjork – Lion song (edit)
Paperchase – Amsterdam
Polar Bear – Don’t let the feeling go (playing Village Underground, London, Apr 8)

*the next show will feature music from Smile Down Upon Us, Death & Vanilla & Aloa Input, among others

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