Saturday, June 23, 2007

John Peel's Top Gear, 18th. May 1969

OK folks, here we go with show three of the eight recently-discovered Top Gears. Tonight there's sessions from Pentangle, Blodwyn Pig, Mandrake Paddle Steamer and the John Dummer Blues Band.

Session Details

There's not much I can really say about this one. Unfortunately, the BBC pages don't have details for a single one of these sessions!

Download (265Mb, 320Kbps MP3)

  • The Mooch - Hot Smoke and Sassafras
  • The Idle Race - Days of the Broken Arrows
  • Pentangle - Once I Had A Sweetheart (session)
  • John Dummer Blues Band - The Big Feeling Blues (session)
  • Bob Dylan - One More Night
  • Blodwyn Pig - Ain'tcha Comin' Home, Babe? (session)
  • Mandrake Paddle Steamer - The Ivory Castle Of Solitaire Huske (session)
  • Credence Clearwater Revival - Penthouse Pauper
  • [News edit]
  • Sons of Champlin - 1982A
  • Pentangle - Hunting Song (session)
  • Van Morrison - Sweet Thing
  • Blodwyn Pig - Change Song (session)
  • John Dummer Blues Band - Skin Game (session)
  • Mandrake Paddle Steamer - Coogar and Dark (session)
  • The Famous Jug Band - The Only Friend I Own
  • Pentangle - Bruton Town (session)
  • Leonard Cohen - The Butcher
  • Blodwyn Pig - It's Only Love (session)
  • John Dummer Blues Band - Jungle Blues (session)
  • Dave Kelly (John Dummer Blues Band) - Hard Times (session)
  • John Fahey - Sail Away Ladies
  • Mandrake Paddle Steamer - Senlak Lament (session)
  • Spooky Tooth - Waitin' For The Wind
  • Blodwyn Pig - The Modern Alchemist (session)
  • Pentangle - Sally Go Round The Roses (session)
  • The Who - We're Not Gonna Take It
  • Vilayat Khan & Shanta Prasad - Concert in the Haunted Palace
  • Top Gear Theme


martinw said...

Great work
Although the session details on these Top Gear's are not on the BBC site they are mostly in Ken Garner's book

DuffPaddy said...

Thanks for that. I suspected they would be, but not having Session Tonight myself I was unable to look them up. I'll definitely be getting Ken's new book when it comes out though.

Anonymous said...

The file has been deleted from the download site ;-( Any chance of uploading it again? Thanks a lot,


saffy said...

oh please please please, upload some of these older ones (1969) dying to hear some of this "in context" (with JP commentary)

Frank said...

Yeah this is not available for download now. :(

Is there any possibility of a re-up???

This has to be one of the best sites ever! I'm amazed at how good some of these ol tapes sound -quality and content!

Anonymous said...

Please re-up - this is a great site.

Scion said...

Please re-up! Thanks!

DuffPaddy said...
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Terry said...

Hello DuffPaddy
I just stumbled across your site & would be very interested to re-hear some of the old Peel Shows, many of which I remember listening to as a spotty teenager with my ear pressed to the speaker of the radio. Unfortunately most of them are no longer available - Megaupload has ceased to exist of course, and the files on Sendspace have expired. Is there any chance of a re-upload of these unavailable gems?