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Ron Geesin's first BBC Radio broadcasts:

with John Peel, Bob Harris, Wally Whyton and others.

CD1

COUNTRY MEETS FOLK 1968/02/10, Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Ave., Charing Cross, London.
1. Blues Turned A Bit Green
(voice; 6-string banjo; red petrol can) 5'34"

NIGHT RIDE (John Peel) 1968/07/03 BBC Broadcasting House.
(rec. 1968/06/20, BBC Studio S2, Maida Vale, London.)
2. Pretty Little Faces
(voice; plucked, beaten and played grand piano) 3'52"
3. Off The Left Cuff
(voice; 6-string banjo; red petrol can) 2'09"
4. Yesterday's Sheep
(kazoo; upright piano; voice; percussion; grand piano) 2'34"
5. Very Nostalgic Piece
(voice; 4-string banjo) 2'04"
6. Devised Now
(voice; grand piano) 3'06"
7. A Piece For Harmonium
(voice; grand piano) (unb'cast) 2'15"

NIGHT RIDE (John Peel) 1968/08/14, BBC Broadcasting House.
8. John Peel's Introduction 1'18"
9. Wind Of Life 2'17"
10. Railway Sleepers (+ Peel comments) 2'56"
11. Whirls Of Brain 0'51"

COUNTRY MEETS FOLK 1968/08/31, Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Ave., Charing Cross, London.

12. Rampage For Radio (incorporating "Red Omnibuses") (voice; grand piano; percussion) (introduced by Wally Whyton) 2'57"
13. A Piece Of Brown Paper
(voice; 4-string banjo; red petrol can) (introduced by Jim Lloyd) 2'51"

NIGHT RIDE (John Peel) 1969/04/09 BBC Broadcasting House
(rec. 1969/04/01, BBC Studo S2, Maida Vale, London.)

14. The First Piece (voice, percussion) 2'13"
15. 3/4" Plywood Cover For Voice
(voice) 3'25"
16. John's Title
(voice; grand piano; celeste) 4'27"
17. Out Of Your Tune + Virtuoso Piece For Banjo
(de-tuned banjo; voice; 4-string banjo; cymbals) 3'55"
18. Mr. Tape Machine, Speak With Your Heads
(mouth; tape delay system) (introduced by John Curle) 3'42"
19. I Wonder Why
(voice; grand piano) (fades in) 2'07"

CD2

COUNTRY MEETS FOLK 1969/04/12, Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Ave., Charing Cross, London.

1. Ron's Notebook (voice) 3'02"
2. No. 8 Scalpel Incision Foxtrot
(voice; percussion, grand piano) 3'39"

JOHN PEEL PRESENTS TOP GEAR (BBC Records REC 52S)
(rec. 1969/07/19 BBC Studio S1, Maida Vale, London.)

3. Agitation In Anticipation Of Offspring, Part W (plucked, beaten and played grand piano; voice; tape inside London bus; tape delay system; harpsichord) 2'20"
4. Agitation In Anticipation Of Offspring, Part X
(grand piano; percussion) 3'27"
5. Agitation In Anticipation Of Offspring, Part Y
(voice; percussion; tape delay system) 4'14"

TOP GEAR (John Peel) 1971/06/19
6. Duet For One-String Banjo And Water Cistern  2'55"

SOUNDS OF THE SEVENTIES (Bob Harris) 1971/11/15
7. A Cymbal And Much Electronics (rec. at Ron Geesin Studio, 1971) 2'57"
8. Got Ma Black Vest On
(rec. 1971/10/26, BBC Kensington House, Richmond Way, Shepherd's Bush, London.) (camera noise; voice; multi-tracked banjos)2'21"
9. Which Way Out? Thankyou.
(rec. at Ron Geesin Studio, 1971) (ring-modulated and multi-tracked percussion; VCS3 synthesiser)2'19"
10. Two Feet And A Mouth
(rec. 1971/10/26, BBC Kensington House, Richmond Way, Shepherd's Bush, London.)3'19"

IF IT'S WEDNESDAY (comedy magazine programme on BBC R4, 1972/3)
(all rec. at Ron Geesin Studio, 1972)
11. Aside From Lands Afar
(voice; 'eastern' banjo; tape delay system)2'33"
12. Story
(voice; banjo tape loop; grand piano)3'06"
13. Chrisfarce
(voice; grand piano; synthesiser bass) 3'13"
14. From Sevenoaks To Charing Cross
(voice; grand piano; tape loop of train on rails) 2'48"

TOP GEAR (John Peel) 1973/03/06
15. Geesin's 6/8ths
(voice; electric guitar; VCS3 synthesiser; mandoline; piano; drum)2'59"

206 SHOWCASE (Paul Owens) BBC RADIO LONDON 1975/07/03
16. Conversation and Improvisations 11'38"