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Thu Nov 19 10:38:20 CET 2015
Good to hear 1967 Radio London. Very interesting to me that he played Bryon Lee and the Dragonaires cover of Hang on Sloopy in 1967 on Radio London. Predates his first claimed playing of his first reggae disc - popatop by Andy capp in 1969. So earliest example of him playing reggae (well sort off as it is before that word was used) and at this time Mr Lee was apt to cover popular songs in a ska style. Pyramid was the label was set up by an Australian called Graeme Goodall who was a partner in Island music with Chris Blackwell. So part of attempt to bring Jamaican music to the World. As in my girl lollipop. And Goodall was later responsible for releasing Dekker's Israelites and earlier had built the first recording studio in Jamaica. So a man to whom we should be thankful ...
The Wikipedia page of Hang on sloopy makes no mention of this cover ... think it was the B side of a cover of bond theme goldfinger. Which is equally as uninteresting apart from its place in history for reggae nerds like me. Fortunately i am not a bond nerd or i might start going on about that too ...
Ps peel often referred to his friend Keith as a source of reggae imports. I think this may have been possibly Keith Stone of Daddy Kool Records a legendary Soho reggae emporium. Any one else any knowledge of this possibility !
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A few things going on over at the wiki of late:The biggest news is that JohnPeel3904 has been busy wikifying a large cache of World Service shows posted on Youtube by Steve Lai covering late 1999 to the last show in 2004. Indeed from 2001 most of the shows are now available. Next up, a newly available 21 minute portion of John's Radio London show of 30th July 1967, kindly made available by John F. This contains some live adverts read out by John! And there may some more Radio London shows on the way.I've started creating date pages for Dirk's BFBS shows and thought it might be a good idea to have calendars specifically for BFBS (and eventually World Service and Radio Eins), a link to this is now available on the 1986 page. Finally, I noticed a slight edit to the Derby Box page, does that mean that the tape player in the Leicester area is being dusted off for some winter ripping, Rob F???My own player is gathering dust and cobwebs, I've offered my services to the John Peel Tapes Facebook group but no takers yet. So if anyone has run out of steam or time on their own collections then you know where to find me...Stuart
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