Kevin Ayers BBC sessions

official releases:
<1> BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert (Windsong) -> Too Old To Die Young (Hux)
<2> Singing The Bruise (Band Of Joy) -> The BBC Sessions 1970-1976 (Hux)
<3> First Show In The Appearance Business (Band Of Joy) -> The BBC Sessions 1970-1976 (Hux)
<4> Too Old To Die Young (Hux)
<5> Ayers and Archibald - Banana Follies (Hux)
<6> Gong - The Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit)
<7> The Garden Of Love (Voiceprint)
<8> Soft Machine - Turns On Volume 1 (Voiceprint)
<9> Soft Machine - BBC Radio 1967-1971 (Hux)
<10> The BBC Sessions 1970-1976 (Hux)
<1><2><3><4><5><6><7><8><9><10>

bootlegs:
[A] Rapt In Thought (Canterbury Dream)
[B] Colours Of The Day
[C] The Canterbury Tapes (OH BOY)
[D] Just For Old Times Sake (Gold Standerd)
[E] Days In Ibiza (Asteroid)
[F] Spanish Banana (Electric Monkey)
[G] Soft Machine - Middle Earth (CD-R)

1967.12.5 - Top Gear (Soft Machine) <9>

  • Clarence In Wonderland <8> [G]
  • We Know What You Mean (aka. Soon, Soon, Soon) <8> [G]
  • Hope For Happiness <8> [G]
  • A Certain Kind <8> [G]
  • Lullabye Letter (aka. Strangest Scene) (not broadcasted)
Mike Ratledge (org,p), Kevin Ayers (vo,g,b), Robert Wyatt (ds,vo)

1970.2.10 - Top Gear

  • Clarence In Wonderland <10> [D]
  • Stop This Train <10> [D]
  • Why Are We Sleeping <2> <10> [D]
  • Hat Song (aka. You Say You Like My Hat / What About Me) <2> <10> [B][C][D]
  • The Oyster And The Flying Fish
Kevin Ayers (vo,g), David Bedford (el-p,p), Mike Ratledge (org), Lol Coxhill (soprano sax), Elton Dean (alto sax), Lyn Dobson (flute,soprano sax,harmonica), Nick Evans (trombone), Hugh Hopper (b), Robert Wyatt (ds,p,trumpet,vo)

1970.5.7 - John Peel's 'Sunday Concert'

Kevin Ayers (g,vo), David Bedford (p), Mike Oldfield (b), Lol Coxhill (sax), Mick Fincher (ds)

1970.5.20 - Alan Black Show

  • Gemini Chile (aka. Gemini Child) <2> <10> [B][C]
  • Lady Rachel <2> <10>
  • Shooting At The Moon (aka. Jet Proppelled Photograph / I Believe In You / Short Departure) <2> <10> [C]
  • Colores Para Dolores
Kevin Ayers (g,vo), David Bedford (p), Mike Oldfield (b), Lol Coxhill (sax), Mick Fincher (ds)

1970.6.9 - Top Gear <10> [D]

  • Derby Day <2> [C]
  • Interview <2>
  • We Did It Again (incl. Currant Cake / Pretty Little Girl / Murder In The Air) <2>
  • Lunatic's Lament
Kevin Ayers (g,vo), David Bedford (p), Mike Oldfield (b), Lol Coxhill (sax), Mick Fincher (ds)

1970.9.20 - Radio 1 Folk Show (with Bridget St. John)

  • The Oyster And The Flying Fish
  • If You've Got Money

1970.9.26 - Music In Our Time

  • The Garden Of Love <7> (= full length) [C](= ending part)
David Bedford (key,arr), Kevin Ayers (g,vo), Lol Coxhill (ss,ts), Mike Oldfield (b), Robert Wyatt (ds,perc), The London Sinfonietta

1970.10.21 - Alan Black Show

  • Currant Cake
  • Derby Day
  • There Is Loving
  • Clarence In Wonderland

1971.11.9 - John Peel Show (with Gong) <6>

  • Magick Brother
  • Clarence In Wonderland
  • Tropical Fish / Selene
Daevid Allen (g,vo), Kevin Ayers (g,vo), Christian Tritsch (b), Gilli Smyth (vo), Didier Malherbe (sax), Pip Pyle (ds)

1972.1.6 - In Concert (Paris Theatre)

<1> = stereo (?), <4> = mono
  • May I
  • There Is Loving [A]
  • Margaret [A]
  • Whatevershebringswesing [A][D]
  • Carence In Wonderland
  • Colores Para Dolores
  • Lady Rachel
  • Crazy Gift Of Time
  • Why Are We Sleeping?
Kevin Ayers (g,vo), David Bedford (key), Lol Coxhill (sax), Mike Oldfield (b,g), Dave Dufort (ds) + 14 piece orchestra & female chorus

1972.3.21 - John Peel Show

  • Take Me To Tahiti
  • Whatevershebringswesing
  • Stranger In Blue Suade Shoes
  • Interview
including Robert Wyatt, Johnny van Derek

1972.4.4 - Old Grey Whistle Test (TV)

  • May I [F]
  • Oh My [F]
Kevin Ayers (g,vo), David Bedford (key), Lol Coxhill (sax), Mike Oldfield (b,g), Dave Dufort (ds), Johnny van Derek (violin)

1972.5.17 - Bob Harris Show <2> <10>

  • The Oyster And The Flying Fish
  • Butterfly Dance
  • Whatevershebringswesing
  • Falling In Love Again
  • Queen Thing
Kevin Ayers (g,vo), Archie Legget (b,vo)

1972.9.20 - In Concert <5>

  • Introduction
  • (Don't Sing No More) Sad Songs
  • Pretty Little Girl
  • Two Little Pigeons
  • Murder In The Air
  • 'Orrible Orange
  • Whatevershebringswesing
  • Take Me To Tahiti
  • O! Wot A Dream
  • Ball Bearing Blues
  • Fake Mexican Tourist Blues
  • Interview
  • You Say You Like My Hat
  • Falling In Love Again
  • The End
Kevin Ayers, Archie Legget, Lol Coxhill, David Bedford, Johnny Clifford, George Wilson

1973.4.11 - Bob Harris Show <3> <10> [D]

  • Interview
  • O! Wot A Dream
  • Shouting In A Bucket Blues (same take as 'Bananamour' album version)
Kevin Ayers (g,vo), Archie Legget (b), Mike Ratledge (org), Eddie Sparrow (ds)

1974.7.9 - John Peel Show

  • Another Whimsical Song (aka. The Clown) <3> <10> [A][C][D]
  • Thank You Very Much [D]
  • Lady Rachel <3> <10> [A][D]
  • Stop This Train <3> <10> [A][D]
  • Didn't Feel Lonely Till I Thought Of You <3> <10>
Kevin Ayers (g,vo), Rabbit (key), Ollie Halsall (g), Archie Legget (b), Freddie Smith (ds)

1974.11.11 - Rock On

  • After The Show
  • Stranger In Blue Suade Shoes <10> [D]
  • Sweet Deceiver
Kevin Ayers (g,vo), Rabbit (key), Ollie Halsall (g), Archie Legget (b), Freddie Smith (ds)

1975.3.27 - In Concert [A]

  • Shouting In A Bucket Blues
  • Didn't Feel Lonely <4>
  • Observations <4>
  • Stranger In Blue Suade Shoes <4>
  • Interview <4>
  • Farewell Again <4>
Kevin Ayers (g,vo), Tony Newman (ds), Ollie Halsall (g), George 'Zoot' Money (key), Rick Wills (b)

1976.7.13 - John Peel Show <3> <10>

  • Mr. Cool
  • Love's Gonna Turn You Around
  • Star
  • Ballad Of Mr. Snake
Kevin Ayers (g,vo), Andy Summers (g), Zoot Money (key,vo), Charlie McCracken (b), Rob Townsend (ds)

1976.9.30 - In Concert <4> [A][E]

  • Shouting In A Bucket Blues
  • If You Want To Be A Star
  • Love's Gonna Turn You Around
  • Mr. Cool
  • Ballad Of Mr. Snake
  • Blue
Kevin Ayers (g,vo), George 'Zoot' Money (key), Bill Evans (fl), Charlie McCracken (b), Rob Townsend (ds), Andy Summers (g)

unknown

  • Trying Hard To Know (I'm Gonna Cry For You) [B][C]

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