20 Jun 17 - 12:07 PM (#3861941)|
Subject: BBC and its treats
From: Will Fly
I was strolling through the BBC TV archives, courtesy of the BBC iPlayer, the other evening. In succession I listened to:
David Own Norris - Perfect Pianists at the BBC
Roy Orbison and Friends: a Black & White night 30
The Man Who Brought the Blues To Britain: Big Bill Broonzy
Pink Floyd Beginnings 1967-1972
About 4 hours of wonderful music. I thought to myself afterwards: Where else could I get such varied riches?
The Beeb may not be quite what it was in its heyday, but it can still turn out some wonders, including (from these programmes):
Murray Perahia playing Scarlatti's G Major sonata
James Burton producing blistering solos for Orbison
Big Bill playing in a seminal film in Belgium
20 Jun 17 - 12:42 PM (#3861945)|
Subject: RE: BBC and its treats
Ah Big Bill Broonzy - why did he never turn that Immersion Heater off?