The Tracks Of My Years

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Presented and produced by Alex Bingham. With thanks to Ben and Rob at Aquarium Studios for their audio expertise.

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Biography Podcasts

Alex Bingham from UOGB HQ chats to the Ukes about their musical passions and influences.

Download No. 2 Dave Suich  25-01-2012 (54.78 MB)

Duration: 47:50 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 160 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

No. 2 Dave Suich

  • No. 2 Dave Suich
  • Dave Suich and Alex Bingham travel back to 1971 when Dave was strutting his stuff on the dance floor of the Danson Youth Club.  Picking out some of his favourite tracks from that year's hit parade, Dave dishes up a glam-packed offering and sheds some light on the Orchestra's beginnings.  Want to know what post-punk deconstructivism is?  You've come to the right place...



     

    Tracks included: 

    1) Dave and Ansell Collins - Double Barrel Composer: Ansell Collins

    2) Hurricane Smith - Don't Let It Die Composer: Norman 'Hurricane Smith'

    3) East of Eden - Jig-a-Jig Composer: Trad. arr. East of Eden

    4) Deep Purple - Black Night Composer: Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice

    5) T-Rex - Hot Love Composer: Mark Bolan

    6) Curved Air - Back Street Luv Composer: Ian Eyre, Sonja Kristina, Darryl Way

    7) John Kongos - Tokoloshe Man Composer: John Kongos

    8) Slade - Get Down and Get With It Composer: Bobby Marchan




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Download No.1  Will Grove-White  13-12-2011 (38.77 MB)

Duration: 42:19 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

No.1 Will Grove-White

  • No.1  Will Grove-White
  • Alex Bingham from UOGB HQ takes a break from the office to chat to Orchestra member Will Grove-White about the music that has shaped his life. Delving deep into his record collection, Will pulls out some absolute corkers, including a version of "Over the Rainbow" that would have (debatably) sent Dorothy fleeing down the Yellow Brick Road. We might even get to the bottom of that dancing camels story...

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    Tracks included:

    1) Lee Dorsey - Holy Cow
    Composer: Alan Toussaint

    2) Cab Calloway and His Orchestra - St James Infirmary Blues

    Composer: Cab Calloway/Irving Mills


    3) Bobby McFerrin - Blackbird
    Composer: Paul McCartney

    4) The Mills Brothers - I've Found a New Baby
    Composer: Jack Palmer and Spencer Williams

    5) Cliff Edwards - Medley: It Had To Be You/Paddlin' Madelaine Home
    Composer: Gus Kahn/Isham Jones; Harry Woods

    6) The Stu Brown Sextet - Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals
    Composer: Raymond Scott

    7) Fishbone - Cholly
    Composer: Kendall Jones/Angelo Moore

    8) Tom Waits - Step Right Up
    Composer: Tom Waits

    9) Shoobie Taylor - Over the Rainbow
    Composer: Harold Arlen/E. Y. Harburg

    NB I would like to point out that, when coming up with the title for this podcast, I was unaware that Ken Bruce had a feature of the same name on his Radio 2 show.  I hope for a peaceful co-existence.

    Alex Bingham 




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