Radio Free D'ni

Welcome to Radio Free D’ni!

Welcome to the homepage of Radio Free D’ni. You will find here both our current announcements and our past playlists. Our links to the music stream are at the top, just above this post.

Generally speaking, we present a show every other week, at 1300 KI time. We have pre-show music usually starting 40 minutes earlier (so getting on the stream at 12:20 KI time might be a good idea), and also a good bit of music after the show proper.

See you in the Cavern
Malaclypse

13:00 KI is 8 pm in the UK, 9 pm in CET. KI time is Mountain Time in the US, and it follows DST… I can only assume that when Victor Laxman got the KI’s working again he synch’d them to surface time in New Mexico…

AlanDJ

The Music of Bernie Taupin and Reginald Dwight

On the 8th of December, we will present music written by lyricist Bernie Taupin and composer Reginald Dwight (aka Elton John)—not necessarily performed by the latter (that would be too easy a show to put together), but written and often performed with a certain degree of success by other artists.

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse

133 Dave Pegg part 1

Possibly suffering from being too close to Thanksgiving, part 1 of our look at the career of bassist Dave Pegg was a little more sparsely attended than usual. However, we enjoyed it, as did everyone who listened in, so it turned out well.  We covered the period up to the beginnings of his tenure in Jethro Tull, and will finish the work sometime next year.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
 Crossfire Jethro Tull A 1980
Walk Awhile Fairport Convention Full House 1970
The Flowers Of The Forest Fairport Convention Full House 1970
Solid Air John Martyn Solid Air 1973
Flyingdale Flyer Jethro Tull A 1980
It’s Alright The Uglys single 1966
The Eagle Flies on Friday The Exceptions single 1967
Every Day Dave Peace Quartet Good Morning Mr. Bliues 1969

The Show

Dirty Linen Fairport Convention Full House 1970
Flatback Caper Fairport Convention Full House 1970
Angel Delight Fairport Convention Angel Delight 1971
Instrumental Medley: The Cuckoo’s Nest/Hardiman the Fiddler/Papa Stoor Fairport Convention Angel Delight 1971
I’d Rather Be the Devil John Martyn Solid Air 1973
Dreams by the Sea John Martyn Solid Air 1973
Peggy’s Pub Fairport Convention Rosie 1973
Tokyo Fairport Convention Nine 1973
Dawn Fairport Convention Rising For The Moon 1975
When First Into This Country Fairport Convention Gottle O’ Geer 1976
The Frog Up The Pump Fairport Convention Gottle O’ Geer 1976
Jams O’Donnell’s Jig Fairport Convention The Bonny Bunch of Roses 1977
Friends Sandy Denny Like An Old Fashioned Waltz 1977
Ye Marine’rs All Fairport Convention Tipplers Tales 1978
The Hair of the Dogma/As Bitme/John Barleycorn Fairport Convention Tipplers Tales 1978
Lights Out Jethro Tull Nightcap 1993
Why Do You Turn Your Back? Richard & Linda Thompson Sunnyvista 1979
Borrowed Time Richard & Linda Thompson Sunnyvista 1979
Uniform Jethro Tull A 1980
The Pine Marten’s Jig Jethro Tull A 1980
Fallen On Hard Times Jethro Tull Broadsword And The Beast 1982
Pussy Willow Jethro Tull Broadsword And The Beast 1982
Tear Stained Letter Richard Thompson Hand of Kindness 1983
Hand of Kindness Richard Thompson Hand of Kindness 1983

Postshow

Solid Air John Martyn Solid Air 1973
May You Never John Martyn Solid Air 1973
Clasp Jethro Tull Broadsword And The Beast 1982
Broadsword Jethro Tull Broadsword And The Beast 1982
Justice In The Streets Richard & Linda Thompson Sunnyvista 1979
Let It Go Fairport Convention Rising For The Moon 1975
Night-Time Girl Fairport Convention Rising For The Moon 1975
One More Chance Fairport Convention Rising For The Moon 1975

Dave Pegg

This Sunday, we will present bass player Dave Pegg, famously of Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull, who also got a bundle of session work done in between.

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse

132 Chicago, Part 2

The concluding part of our examination of the Chicago band’s evolution was put together by Hugh, who is much more familiar with it than I am, not to mention more accepting.  A failing on my part which I came to regret on listening to the selections here, and I’m now re-listening to the whole of Chicago’s history again.

Pre and post show selections were from a Chicago Christmas album (one of four), the 1999 Live in Concert album and from the slightly unrepresentative set of Big Band covers entitled Night and Day, which was assembled in a hurry to cover up for the sudden disfavour shown to Stone of Sisyphus by the record label.  We put Stone of Sisyphus back in its proper place as Chicago 22…

The latest Chicago album was released on October 11th 2019 and is their fourth Christmas album, simply titled Chicago Christmas.  Were it to be numbered, it would be Chicago XXXVII.  It was recorded during their 2019 tour using a mobile studio setup, but is not a live album.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Chicago Chicago Night and Day: Big-Band 1995
I Saw Three Ships Chicago Chicago XXXIII – O Christmas Three 2011
Caravan Chicago Night and Day: Big-Band 1995
I’ll Be Home For Christmas Chicago Chicago XXXIII – O Christmas Three 2011
Wonderful Christmas Time Chicago Chicago XXXIII – O Christmas Three 2011
Goody Goody Chicago Night and Day: Big-Band 1995
Dream a Little Dream of Me Chicago Night and Day: Big-Band 1995
What Are You Doing New Years Eve Chicago Chicago XXXIII – O Christmas Three 2011

The Show

Alive Again Chicago Hot Streets 1978
Street Player Chicago Chicago 13 1979
Upon Arrival Chicago Chicago XIV 1980
Manipulation Chicago Chicago XIV 1980
Waiting For You To Decide Chicago Chicago 16 1982
Hard To Say I’m Sorry/Get Away Chicago Chicago 16 1982
Along Comes A Woman Chicago Chicago 17 1984
We Can Stop The Hurtin’ Chicago Chicago 17 1984
Forever Chicago Chicago 18 1986
Niagra Falls Chicago Chicago 18 1986
Look Away Chicago Chicago 19 1988
Heart In Pieces Chicago Chicago 19 1988
Only Time Can Heal The Wounded Chicago Chicago 21 1991
You Come To My Senses Chicago Chicago 21 1991
Mah-Jong Chicago Chicago XXXII: Stone of Sisyphus 2008
Bigger Than Elvis Chicago Chicago XXXII: Stone of Sisyphus 2008
Mongonucleosis Chicago Chicago XXVI Live In Concert 1999
Hard Habit To Break Chicago Chicago XXVI Live In Concert 1999
Where Were You?+B78 Chicago Chicago XXX 2006
Feel (Horn Section Mix) Chicago Chicago XXX 2006
Naked In The Garden Of Allah Chicago Chicago XXXVI – Now 2014
Now Chicago Chicago XXXVI – Now 2014

Postshow

Night & Day Chicago Night and Day: Big-Band 1995
Sing, Sing, Sing Chicago Night and Day: Big-Band 1995
In the Mood Chicago Night and Day: Big-Band 1995
Take the ‘A’ Train Chicago Night and Day: Big-Band 1995
Back To You Chicago Chicago XXVI Live In Concert 1999
If I Should Ever Lose You Chicago Chicago XXVI Live In Concert 1999
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher Chicago Chicago XXVI Live In Concert 1999

131 Miles Davis at CBS

Some fumbling with the DST shift in Europe meant that our announced show time in the US kept changing, but we still had a good audience for the second of our Miles Davis shows.  This one covered a great deal of ground, too, from ’55 to ’85 including Kind of Blue, In A Silent Way and Bitches Brew.

Preshow

Title Artist Album Year
Générique Miles Davis Miles Davis: The Columbia Years 1955-1985 1988
I Thought About You [Live] Miles Davis Miles Davis: The Columbia Years 1955-1985 1988
Florence Sur Les Champs-Élysées Miles Davis Miles Davis: The Columbia Years 1955-1985 1988
All Blues Miles Davis Miles Davis: The Columbia Years 1955-1985 1988

The Show

Straight, No Chaser [Live] Miles Davis Miles Davis: The Columbia Years 1955-1985 1988
‘Round Midnight Miles Davis Round About Midnight 1955
Milestones Miles Davis & John Coltrane Miles Davis & John Coltrane – The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961 1999
Miles Ahead (Mono Master) Miles Davis The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings 1996
Summertime Miles Davis Miles Davis: The Columbia Years 1955-1985 1988
Freddie Freeloader Miles Davis Kind Of Blue (50th Anniversary Edition) 2008
Seven Steps To Heaven Miles Davis Seven Steps: The Complete Columbia Recordings Of Miles Davis 1963-1964 2004
Nefertiti Miles Davis Quintet Miles Davis Quintet 1965-68 1998
Frelon Broun Miles Davis The Complete In a Silent Way Sessions 2001
In a Silent Way [#] Miles Davis The Complete In a Silent Way Sessions 2001
Sanctuary Miles Davis The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions 1998
Honky Tonk Miles Davis Miles Davis: The Columbia Years 1955-1985 1988
Black Satin Miles Davis Complete On The Corner 2007
Shout Miles Davis The Man With The Horn 1981
That’s What Happened Miles Davis Decoy 1984
Time After Time Miles Davis You’re Under Arrest 1985
Human Nature Miles Davis You’re Under Arrest 1985

Postshow

Call It Anythin’ (complete set, 29-8-1970) Miles Davis Isle of Wight 1970

130 Chicago, Part 1

For our first look at this band, we covered their first years, up to the death of guitarist Terry Kath.  That covers a lot of ground, eleven albums in eight years, with a lot of change.

The preshow and postshow contained a couple of the long suites of songs that were a feature of their early years, but would have been too long for the main show.

Since I talked a lot about the covers, I’ve linked images of them to the album names.  The ones we missed out are Chicago at Carnegie Hall, which is number 4 in the sequence (White Tile), and Chicago IX – Chicago’s Greatest Hits (Painted Billboard)

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Travel Suite Chicago Chicago III 1971
Beginnings Chicago Chicago Transit Authority 1969

The Show

Introduction Chicago Chicago Transit Authority 1969
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? Chicago Chicago Transit Authority 1969
Questions 67 & 68 Chicago Chicago Transit Authority 1969
South California Purples Chicago Chicago Transit Authority 1969
Movin’ In Chicago Chicago 1970
Fancy Colours Chicago Chicago 1970
Sing a Mean Tune Kid Chicago Chicago III 1971
Lowdown Chicago Chicago III 1971
A Hit by Varèse Chicago Chicago V 1972
All Is Well Chicago Chicago V 1972
Saturday In The Park Chicago Chicago V 1972
Just You ‘N’ Me Chicago Chicago VI 1973
Feelin’ Stronger Every Day Chicago Chicago VI 1973
Italian From New York Chicago Chicago VII 1974
Wishing You Were Here Chicago Chicago VII 1974
Woman don’t want to Love Me Chicago Chicago VII 1974
Brand New Love Affair – Pt. I / Brand New Love Affair – Pt. II Chicago Chicago VIII 1975
You Are On My Mind Chicago Chicago X 1976
If You Leave Me Now Chicago Chicago X 1976
Mississippi Delta City Blues Chicago Chicago XI 1977
Policeman Chicago Chicago XI 1977

Postshow

25 or 6 to 4 Chicago Chicago 1970
State Of The Union Chicago Chicago V 1972
What’s This World Comin’ To Chicago Chicago VI 1973
Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon Chicago Chicago 1970

Chicago, part 1

Our next outing will be to Chicago, courtesy of the pioneering band of that name who combined rock and a brass section in a new and enduring, way.  We will be looking at the first eight years of their career, up to their first change in lineup, brought about by the death of guitarist Terry Kath.  Join us on Sunday 13th 🙂

129 Will Big Bands Ever Come Back?

We do try to keep you on your toes with different types of show, and this was one of them, looking at big bands in the modern era.  Put together by Hugh, we had an excellent playlist and a good audience too – hope to see you all again.

The preshow consisted of tracks from the Duke Ellington album whose name was shared by the show.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Tuxedo Junction Duke Ellington Will Big Bands Ever Come Back 1965
Smoke Rings Duke Ellington Will Big Bands Ever Come Back 1965
Artistry In Rhythm Duke Ellington Will Big Bands Ever Come Back 1965
The Waltz You Saved For Me Duke Ellington Will Big Bands Ever Come Back 1965
Woodchopper’s Ball Duke Ellington Will Big Bands Ever Come Back 1965
Sentimental Journey Duke Ellington Will Big Bands Ever Come Back 1965
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South Duke Ellington Will Big Bands Ever Come Back 1965
One O’clock Jump Duke Ellington Will Big Bands Ever Come Back 1965

The Show

The Emperor Lester Bowie Avant Pop 1986
Sultan Absolute Ensemble Absolute Zawinul 2010
Brazil/The Netherlands Bik Bent Brahm Zwart Wit 1999
Chromazone DR Big Band & Mike Stern Chromazone 2010
Tsar-Sass-Anai Laurence Cottle Five Seasons 1992
Ginare UMO with Michael Brecker Live in Helsinki 1995 2016
Mas Que Swing Chano Dominguez, WDR Big Band Cologne Soleando 2015
Pools (Live) [feat. Mike Mainieri & Peter Erskine] Swiss Jazz Orchestra Pools – Live at Jazzfestival Bern (Featuring Mike Mainieri & Peter Erskine) 2016
Roman Shades Parco della Musica Jazz Orchestra Open On Sunday 2009
Amazonas Vince Mendoza and the WDR Big Band Homecoming 2017
Atchafalaya Snarky Puppy Sylva 2014
El Caprichoso Pincel The BvR Flamenco Big Band Jaleo Holandés 2014

Postshow

El Pasado no perdona Ruben Blads/Roberto Delgado Salsa Big Band 2017
Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite For Ellington Bobby Sanabria Big Band Multiverse 2012
Little Umbrellas/Big Swifty Colin Towns & NDR Big Band Frank Zappa’s Hot Licks (and Funny Smells) 2005

When will Big Bands come Back?

That’s the question we are going to ask on Sunday. And while there are those who would answer, “hopefully never,” we believe there is something to be said in favour of the large, multi-section group…

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse

128 Made In Germany

A show looking at just four bands from the ’70’s scene that became known as Krautrock.  Pre and post show sampled six more bands from that era.  We’ll certainly do more shows if the enthusiasm shown on the night is continued.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Borgward Kraan Tournee 1980
Baby Cake Walk Guru Guru Kanguru 1972
King Kong Odin SWF Session 1973 2007

The Show

Kanaan Amon Düül II Phallus Dei 1969
Mother Sky Can Soundtracks 1970
Soap Shop Rock-
A. Burning Sister-
B. Halluzination Guillotine-
C. Gulp A Sonata-
D. Flesh-Coloured Anti-Aircraft Alarm
Amon Düül II Yeti 1970
Meadow Meal Faust Faust 1971
Toxicological Whispering
(Chamsin Soundtrack)
Amon Düül II Tanz Der Lemminge 1971
Hallogallo Neu! Neu! 1971
It’s a Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl Faust Faust So far 1972
Wolf City Amon Düül II Wolf City 1973
Deutsch Nepal Amon Düül II Wolf City 1973
The Sad Skinhead Faust Faust IV 1974
Giggy Smile Faust Faust IV 1974
E-Musik Neu! Neu ’75 1975
Flow Motion CAN Flow Motion 1976

Postshow

I Try To Change This World Gomorrha I Turned To See Whose Voice It Was 1972
Sonnenaufgang Hanuman Hanuman 1971
World’s End Out Of Focus Wake Up! 1970

 

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