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Richard Thompson on BBC Radio 4

Peter K (Fionn) 30 Nov 11 - 01:44 PM
Will Fly 30 Nov 11 - 01:53 PM
GUEST,Johnmc 30 Nov 11 - 02:46 PM
Big Al Whittle 30 Nov 11 - 02:54 PM
Peter K (Fionn) 30 Nov 11 - 06:35 PM
Big Al Whittle 30 Nov 11 - 07:57 PM
GUEST,George Frampton 01 Dec 11 - 06:49 AM
Peter K (Fionn) 01 Dec 11 - 09:52 AM
GUEST 01 Dec 11 - 10:32 AM
Baz Bowdidge 01 Dec 11 - 10:47 AM
GloriaJ 01 Dec 11 - 11:01 AM
Peter K (Fionn) 01 Dec 11 - 03:27 PM
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Subject: Richard Thompson on BBC Radio 4
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 30 Nov 11 - 01:44 PM

Only 15 minutes, alas, but well worth catching - Joan Armatrading features the folk-rock songwriter-singer-guitarist Richard Thompson in the third of five programmes she is doing about guitar luminaries.

It went out on BBC Radio 4 this lunchtime but is available on demand HERE for the next seven days. (May not be available outside UK.) The preceding programme, featuring Sharon Isbin, is still available for five more days for anyone interested in classical guitar.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson on BBC Radio 4
From: Will Fly
Date: 30 Nov 11 - 01:53 PM

Nice 15 minutes - thanks for the heads-up! Good to hear he started with Bert Weedon's "Play In A Day" - just like the rest of us. Also very interesting to hear that he had classical lessons - he said himself that this gave him a real boost.

If ever there was such a thing as a National Treasure in the UK, Richard Thompson is it. Some people, apparently, don't "get" him. Their loss.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson on BBC Radio 4
From: GUEST,Johnmc
Date: 30 Nov 11 - 02:46 PM

Very enjoyable, thanks. A good series.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson on BBC Radio 4
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 30 Nov 11 - 02:54 PM

great stuff! thanks for that, I forgot my bad back for 15 minutes!


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson on BBC Radio 4
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 30 Nov 11 - 06:35 PM

incidentally I was happy to discover that Bert Weedon is still alive and kicking at the age of 91, notwithstanding breaking his back in a fall a year or two ago. A video version of Play in a Day is available on his website. The website notes that Mark Knopler credits Play in A Day as a major influence. Elsewhere Knopfler has credited Richard Thompson as his other mentor.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson on BBC Radio 4
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 30 Nov 11 - 07:57 PM

Yes it was a lovely book. and it provided a start for lots of us. there was another one. A blue one - I couldn't make head nor tail of it. Lots of dots on a fret diagram. It had a picture of Alma Cogan in it.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson on BBC Radio 4
From: GUEST,George Frampton
Date: 01 Dec 11 - 06:49 AM

He was also reminiscing with Bob Harris on a recent 'Whistle Test 40' episode. Go to www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b013z9c5 for Listen Again.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson on BBC Radio 4
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 01 Dec 11 - 09:52 AM

Al, then came Hold Down a Chord. John Pearce arrived on the scene much later than Weedon (I think he was only 20 when the book of the series came out) but shuffled off this mortal coil years ago - but not before leaving another useful legacy.

Thanks for the link George, but when i went to the website I couldn't see any episode featuring Richard Thompson. If you can give me any more info, I'll make a clickable link direct to the relevant episode.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson on BBC Radio 4
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Dec 11 - 10:32 AM

It's not hard: here


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson on BBC Radio 4
From: Baz Bowdidge
Date: 01 Dec 11 - 10:47 AM

Subject: Richard Thompson on BBC Radio 4
From: Peter K (Fionn) - PM
Date: 30 Nov 11 - 01:44 PM
Only 15 minutes, alas, but well worth catching - Joan Armatrading features the folk-rock songwriter-singer-guitarist Richard Thompson in the third of five programmes she is doing about guitar luminaries.
It went out on BBC Radio 4 this lunchtime but is available on demand HERE for the next seven days. (May not be available outside UK.) The preceding programme, featuring Sharon Isbin, is still available for five more days for anyone interested in classical guitar.

Excellent Peter - thanks.
I can record the entire series and for perpetuity upload it onto Mixcloud next week.
See Hal E.Barry @ www.mixcloud.com


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson on BBC Radio 4
From: GloriaJ
Date: 01 Dec 11 - 11:01 AM

Wonderful stuff.Could have been longer of course - it sounded as if it was edited down from half an hour (but Joan still cheekily squeezed in a bit of one of her own songs for no apparent reason!).
I love this series, when I get to hear it, because even if its someone you dont know, like the Franz Ferdinand guitarist they had on monday, its always interesting - to a guitarist at least.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson on BBC Radio 4
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 01 Dec 11 - 03:27 PM

Thanks GUEST, but that's the link I put at the top of the thread. My query was about the one George posted.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson on BBC Radio 4 (+ 4 episodes)
From: Baz Bowdidge
Date: 03 Dec 11 - 09:45 AM

As promised I uploaded the whole series so it'll be a keeper.
Click here for 'More Guitar Favourites'


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