Music 101 for Sunday 23 March 2008
Moby talks about his new album Last Night - a concept album about the New York clubbing experience.
Malian musician Toumani Diabate comes from a long family tradition of Kora playing- going back 71 generations. He was here for WOMAD. Trevor Reekie caught up with him for Access All Areas.
Toumani Diabate and his Symmetric Orchestra at WOMAD Photo by Michael Flynn
Nick Bollinger checks out the breezy 70s sounds of Autumn Defense- the side project of a couple of members of Wilco.
We've got a live session from Githead- a band that includes Colin Newman, of Wire, and noise artist Scanner.
And at 4.10pm, we begin 'Instinct for Survival - The Story of Human Instinct'. Part One: Beyond the Four Four Beat
Stepping back 50-years in time The Four Fours had their beginnings as a humble sax-based dance band playing old-time dance hits that shifted into Shadows-style instrumentals and beat band styles with the arrival of two guitarists. Soon with TV appearances and hit records, they were cleaning up on the Auckland club scene and after a gig supporting the Rolling Stones they were sailing off to try their luck alongside the big names on the British circuit under the new name, Human Instinct.
Human Instinct in 1967 (left to right - Frank Hay, bass, Dave Hartstone guitar and vocals, Bill Ward guitar and vocals and Maurice Greer stand-up drums and vocals) outside Deram Studios in London, where they recorded several singles. Photo: Maurice Greer Collection.