domenica 4 dicembre 2016

Soupsongs live in Milan. The songs of Robert Wyatt rranged and conducted by Annie Whitehead (2001)

Annie Whitehead    musical direction, arrangements, backing vocals, trombone
Julie Tippetts    vocals
Harry Beckett    trumpet, flugelhorn
Larry Stabbin    tenor & soprano saxophones
Janet Mason    piano, keyboards
Ian Maidman    guitars
Steve Lamb    e-bass
Liam Genockey    drums

1. A sunday in Madrid
2. Sea song
3. Muddy Mouse (a)
4. Solar flares
5. Muddy Mouse (b)
6. 5 black notes and 1 white note
7. Muddy Mouse (c)
8. Muddy mouth
9. Little Red Riding Hood hit the road
10. Alifib
11. Alife
12. Alliance
13. Sight of the wind
14. Free will and testament
15. Soup song

Recorded live in Milano, 24 settembre 2001.
Trasmesso da Radio Tre Rai il 6.11.2001

7 commenti:

  1. My deficient web connection has not yet allowed me to get and listen to this, but it is sure to be stunning - a radio broadcast is well-mixed, and other recordings on this site testify to the skill of RAI radio engineers in hitting that sweet spot. On top of the technical skill comes the acoustic, the musician's special touch that is the mark of not just musical skill but also imagination. Whilst white, a woman and British, Annie Whitehead is indisputably the best ska-dub trombonist since the legendary Don Drummond of the Skatalites who died in the mid-sixties. Her musicianship is astounding, as is her history in the direction of UK music - when Johnny Rotten/Lydon of the Sex Pistols mutated into the voice of Public Image Limited, he recruited Jah Wooble as bassist and Keith Levene as guitarist. This classic four-piece would be short-lived - Wobble would leave in 1981-2, and then do two stunning gigs in 1982-83, both beautifully recorded by Dutch radio and preserved for us by wiels. On both, Wobble - the world's best dub bassist in my view - and trombonist Annie Whitehead bounce off one another to perfection. Links to wiels and my several re-posts of this outstanding recording follow.

    Thanks, Dave Sez.

  2. My pleasure, Barabbovich! You will find wiels' original post here: My re-post of his recording with more information is here:; as I include a very rare and out-of-print cassette release of a 1981 live gig as well, readers should get my download rather than wiels'. Our Italian friend Webbaticy gives us another rare and out-of-print Jah Wobble album from the same period at; click on the post title to go to the download link, and the password is given top right. Enjoy! Cheers, Dave Sez.

  3. Oh, and I forgot: Annie Whitehead's out-of-print first solo album, released in 1985 shortly after her gigs with Wobble, is here:

    Cheers, Dave Sez.

  4. And whilst I am at it, more radio broadcasts of Annie Whitehead can be found over here:

    Cheers, Dave Sez.

  5. please, would it be possible to get an updated link for this recording? I'd really appreciate. Thanks for the attention!

  6. bondí.
    grazie per il tuo Blog!
    se un giorno avrai voglia e tempo per rinnovare il download di questo concerto sarebbe una cosa grande.
    grazie anticipatamente.