Chris T-T’s Midnight Campfire episode #64
From Words
posted on November 13th, 2015

Here’s the tracklisting for Midnight Campfire episode #64, first broadcast Wed 11 Nov 2015. The second hour is possibly the best hour I’ve done, although not “fun” per se: a themed Remembrance Playlist of songs and poems of war and peace. I’ll chuck up the listen online link as soon as it’s ready – and here’s what I played…

Songhoy Blues – Sekou Oumanou (Music In Exile, Transgressive)
The Owl Service – The Widow’s Lament (His Pride. No Spear. No Friend, Horn Records)
The Henry Girls – The Weather (Louder Than Words, Broken Silence)
Bill Ryder-Jones – Put It Down Before You Break It (West Kirkby County Primary, Domino)
Tess Parks – Somedays (Blood Hot, Optic Nerve)
Lorde – Yellow Flicker Beat (The Hunger Games: Mockinjay Pt. 1, Lions Gate)
Marina Florance – Little Black Cloud (Downtown compilation, Folkstock)
Allen Toussaint – St James Infirmary (The Bright Mississippi, Nonesuch)
Allen Toussaint – Last Train (The Complete Warner Bros Recordings, Warner Bros)
The Changing Room – I’ll Give You My Voice (Behind The Lace, self-release)
Kevin Ayers – May I? (Shooting At The Moon, Parlophone)
** Mairearad & Anna – The Red Poppy (Best Day, Shouty Records)
Jordan Grant – Please. See Me. (The 1AM EP, self-release)
Peter Gabriel – Games Without Frontiers (Peter Gabriel 3, Virgin)
* Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – I Second That Emotion (single, Motown)

Howard Goodall – Blackadder Went Forth (Inspired, Decca)
Bob Dylan – John Brown (The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 – Bootleg Series Vol 9, Sony)
Bill Withers – I Can’t Write Left Handed (Live At Carnegie Hall, Sony)
Show Of Hands, Jim Carter – Anthem For Doomed Youth (Centenary, Mighty Village)
Richard Barbary – When Johnny Comes Marchin Home (single, Ace)
June Tabor – Virginia’s Bloody Soil (Always boxset, Topic)
Bruce Cockburn – Each One Lost (Small Source Of Comfort, High Romance Music)
Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp – The Trooper Cut Down In His Prime
(The Charcoal Black and The Bonny Grey, Token Broken)
Paula Ryan – O My Blue-Eyed One (single, self-release)
Siegried Sassoon – Attack (The War Poets, Saland Publishing)
John Kirkpatrick – I Didn’t Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier
(Tunes From The Trenches, A Wing And A Prayer)
Gilmore & Roberts – Warmonger (Conflict Tourism, GR! Records)
Amy Goddard – Gladdie (single, Incantus Media)
PJ Harvey – Hanging On The Wire (Let England Shake, Island)
Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet – The Birds Will Still Be Singing
(The Juliet Letters, Warner Bros)
Ben Wishaw – Dulce Et Decorum Est (Words For You, First Rule Records)
Coope Boyes & Simpson – Along The Menin Road (In Flanders Fields, No Masters Co-op)
Joe Tex – I Believe I’m Gonna Make It (A Soldier’s Sad Story comp, Kent/Ace)

* November’s album of the month.

* Campfire Songbook entry, requested by Tomas and Lizabeth in West London, happy anniversary.


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