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Radio M: British folk jazz band Pentangle, funky Kenyan music, Canadian afro beat

In 1967 two extraordinary guitarists- one from Scotland, the other from Britain- decided to form a band. Pentangle was the brain child of Scottish folk musician  Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, a Brit whose musical tastes ran from classical music and jazz to blues and 'world' music. The band's sound incorporated all those elements and then some. Their first gig was sold out; an indication of their bright future.  Sadly Renbourn and Jansch are no longer around. This week on Radio M a survey of Pentangle's music. Plus new afro/latin beat from Quebec, a taste of Turkey, funky sounds from Kenya and a whole lot more from around our big blue planet on Radio M.




Celia Cruz- La Negra Tiene Tambao- Azucar!

Mujer Legendaria!

Pentangle- Sally Go Round the Roses- Basket of Light

Jorge Ben- Oba La Vem Ela- Forca Bruta

Tinariwen- Tenere Taqhim Tossam- Tasili

Nneka- Believe System – Believe System

A-Wa- Habib Galbi- Habib Galbi



Pentangle- Will The Circle Be Unbroken- Reflection

Benjamin Biolay- Little Darlin’- Negatif

Chlopcy Kontra Basia- Mam Ja Meza- Oj Tak!

The Clash- Guns of Brixton- London Calling

Dr. John- Getaway- Locked Down

Mulatu Astatke- Yegelle Tezeta- The Funkiest Music Ever Made



Pentangle- Sunday Morning Blues- In The Round

Azita- Bi To- Goush Bedey: funk, psychedelia,& pop from the Iranian pre-revolution generation

The Lulus Band- Ngwendeire Guita- Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970’s & 80’s

Les Loups Noir- Ti Machine- Haiti Direct: Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds 1960-78

Pentangle- Goodbye Pork Pie Hat- Sweet Child


Erkin Koray- Yine Yalnizim- Arap Saci



Boogat- Los Tabarnakos- Neo Reconquista

Tetine- Eu To Aberta- Let You X’s Be Your Y’s

Sorry  Bamba- Sayouwe- Dogon Blues

Pentangle- Train Song- Light Flight/Anthology

Galwad y Mynydd- Byth Yn Mynd Yn Ol- Galwad y Myndd

Shin Joong Hyun & The Donkeys- I Don’t Like- Beautiful Rivers & Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sounds of South Korea’s Shin Joon Hyun 1958-74

Dieuf Dieul de Thies- Demba Saly Madior- Aw Sa Yone Vol.1

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