Auntie Takes A Trip

Girl On The Test Card by Pete Winslow And The King Size Brass (BBC Records And Tapes RBT103)

You may be vaguely aware that I am quite interested in the gloriously eccentric output of BBC Records And Tapes. And in case you didn’t quite detect the sarcasm in that statement, I’ve actually written a book covering every single released by the label. This is why I was delighted when Shindig! magazine asked me to put together a collection of beat, folk and psych-tinged ‘Deep Cuts’ from BBC Records And Tapes.

Here’s the complete collection of ‘Deep Cuts’ in listenable form; you’ll find Radiophonic Workshop nightmares, Play School funk, Acid Folk filling non-needletime Radio 2 and even TV’s ‘Clown’ and ‘Girl’ (Test Card) trying their hand at a bit of cosmic Stoner Jazz. No I’m not making that up…

You can still get Issue #81 of Shindig! both in print and as a Digital Edition from here, so I won’t be posting the full ‘sleevenotes’ for this. You’ll have to buy the magazine instead!

Good News – Spirit (from RESR29 New Life)
Brian Cant, Toni Arthur, Lionel Morton And Chloe Ashcroft – Superstition (from RBT19 Play Away)
Meic Stevens – Dwyn Y Lein (Stealing The Railroad) (from REC65 Disc A Dawn)
Trane – Mansion Of Cards (from RESL5 Waggoners’ Walk)
Shelagh McDonald – Hullo Stranger (from REC35 Dungeon Folk)
Rick Jones – Bang On A Drum (from RBT17 Bang On A Drum – Songs From Play School And Play Away)
The Welfare State Featuring White Noise – Silence Is Requested In The Ultimate Abyss (from REC52 John Peel Presents Top Gear)
David Cain And Ronald Duncan – April (from RESR17 The Seasons)
Pete Winslow And His King Size Brass – Space Chariots (from RBT103 Girl On The Test Card)
Maggie Henderson – Jerome (from REC182 Ragtime)

Top Of The Box - The Complete Guide To BBC Records And Tapes Singles by Tim Worthington.

Buy A Book!

Top Of The Box, my book covering every single released by BBC Records And Tapes, is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

Further Reading

Listen With Hamble is a complete guide to the often surprisingly funky and folky albums released in the early seventies under BBC Records And Tapes’ children’s imprint Roundabout; you can find it here.

If You’re Feeling Happy, Tap Your Feet takes a look at the various commercially released versions of the Play Away theme and why none of them ever quite match up to what was heard on screen; you can find it here.

© Tim Worthington.
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