Radio Sessions

All are BBC broadcasts unless stated otherwise 

 

We are delighted to finally be able to confirm the songs recorded for the Radio Éireann Sessions in 1973 and 1974, and the dates they were broadcast.

The original question we asked was:

 

'Some confusion has arisen with the two Radio Eireann Sessions from 1973/1974. These tracks were broadcast in 1986 by Dave Fanning with incorrect dates and titles.

What tracks were recorded when, can anybody out there clarify the situation'?

 

The original listings are still (temporarily) in the chronological list below for comparison but the new information we have is:

 

Radio Éireann - Ken's Club - DJ Ken Stewart

Recorded: Unknown - Broadcast: 16th January 1973

Studio: Unknown

Intro - Eric Bell
1969 Rock
Intro - Philip
Buffalo Gal
Intro - Eric & Philip
Suicide
Intro - Philip
Broken Dreams

Intro - Philip

Eddie's Blues\Blue Shadows (Jam with Eddie Campbell from The Real McCoy)
Intro - Eric & Philip
Dublin

 

Radio Éireann - Ken's Club - DJ Ken Stewart

Recorded: Unknown - Broadcast: 8th January 1974 

Studio: Unknown

Ghetto Woman

Things Ain't Working Out Down At The Farm
Going Down
My Baby Don't Love Me (Slow Blues)

 

 

 

Lynott - Downey - Bell

 

Sounds Of The Seventies - DJ Stuart Henry

Recorded: 7th July 1971 - Broadcast: 15th July 1971

Studio: Maida Vale 4

Look What The Wind Blew In

Eire

Return Of The Farmer's Son

Things Ain't Working Out Down At The Farm

 

Sounds Of The Seventies With Top Gear - DJ John Peel

Recorded: 12th October 1971 - Broadcast: 3rd November 1971

Studio: Maida Vale 4
Ray-Gun

The Rise And Dear Demise Of The Funky Nomadic Tribes

Dublin

Clifton Grange Hotel

 

SOUNDS OF THE SEVENTIES - DJ Pete Drummond

Recorded: 23rd February 1972 - Broadcast: 2nd March 1972

Studio: Maida Vale 4

Call The Police
Baby Face

Buffalo Gal

Sarah (Not Broadcast Until 27th April 1972)

 

Sounds Of The Seventies With Top Gear - DJ John Peel

Recorded: 26th April 1972 - Broadcast: 2nd June 1972

Studio: Kensington House T1

Call The Police
Things Ain't Working Out Down At The Farm

Chatting Today

 

Sounds Of The Seventies With Top Gear - DJ John Peel

Recorded: 14th November 1972 - Broadcast: 28th November 1972

Studio: Langham House 1

Whiskey In The Jar
Suicide

Black Boys On The Corner

Saga Of The Ageing Orphan

 

Radio Eireann - Ken's Club - DJ Ken Stewart

Recorded: Unknown - Broadcast: 16th January 1973

Studio: Unknown

Dublin
Suicide

Buffalo Gal

 

David Hamilton Show

Recorded: 21st May 1973 - Broadcast: 4th June 1973

Studio: Playhouse Theatre

Randolph's Tango

 

Sounds Of The Seventies With Top Gear - DJ John Peel

Recorded: 31st July 1973 - Broadcast: 7th August 1973

Studio: Langham House 1

Gonna Creep Up On You
Little Girl In Bloom

Vagabond Of The Western World

 

Sounds Of The Seventies With Top Gear - DJ John Peel

Recorded: 6th August 1973 - Broadcast: 16th August 1973

Studio: Maida Vale 4

Randolph's Tango
The Rocker

Slow Blues

 

Sounds Of The Seventies - DJ Bob Harris

Recorded: 29th August 1973 - Broadcast: 17th September 1973

Studio: Langham House 1

Randolph's Tango
Slow Blues

Little Girl In Bloom

The Rocker

 

Radio Eireann - Ken's Club - DJ Ken Stewart

Recorded: Unknown - Broadcast: 8th January 1974 

Studio: Unknown

Ghetto Woman

Blue Shadows - incorrectly broadcast as Going Down by Dave Fanning in 1986
Going Down 

Things Ain't Working Out Down At The Farm

 

Lynott - Downey - Moore

 

Rock On - DJ Pete Drummond

Recorded: 25th February 1974 - Broadcast: 2nd March 1974

Studio: Langham House 1

Little Girl In Bloom
Little Darling

Showdown

 

Sounds Of The Seventies - DJ Bob Harris

Recorded: 6th March 1974 - Broadcast: 1st May 1974

Studio: Langham House 1

Slow Blues
Sitamoia

Little Darling

Showdown

 

Sounds Of The Seventies With Top Gear - DJ John Peel

Recorded: 4th May 1974 - Broadcast: 11th May 1974

Studio: Langham House 1

Little Darling
Sitamoia

It's Only Money

Black Boys On The Corner

Still In Love With You

 

Lynott - Downey - Robertson - Gorham

 

Sounds Of The Seventies With Top Gear - DJ John Peel

Recorded: 3rd October 1974 - Broadcast: 24th October 1974

Studio: Maida Vale 4

Philomena
It's Only Money

Sha La La

She Knows

 

Sounds Of The Seventies - DJ Bob Harris

Recorded: 23rd October 1974 - Broadcast: 25th November 1974

Studio: Maida Vale 4

Banshee
Philomena

She Knows

Dear Heart (Not Broadcast)

 

Top Gear - DJ John Peel

Recorded: 29th May 1975 - Broadcast: 5th June 1975

Studio: Maida Vale 4

Rosalie
Freedom Song

Half Caste

Suicide

 

John Peel Show

Recorded: 12th February 1976 - Broadcast: 9th March 1976

Studio: Maida Vale 4

Jailbreak
Emerald

Cowboy Song

Warriors

 

John Peel Show

Recorded: 23rd September 1976 - Broadcast: 11th October 1976

Studio: Maida Vale 4

Don't Believe A Word
Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy The Weed

Fools Gold

Johnny

 

John Peel Show

Recorded: 1st August 1977 - Broadcast: 22nd August 1977

Studio: Maida Vale 4

Killer Without A Cause
Bad Reputation

That Woman's Gonna Break Your Heart

Dancing In The Moonlight

Downtown Sundown

 

 

MISSING SESSIONS

The following were recorded for the BBC but due to tapes being erased they are 'lost'.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of them we’d love to hear from you.

 

Sounds Of The Seventies - Recorded: 7th July 1971 - Broadcast: 15th July 1971
Eire

Things Ain't Working Out Down At The Farm

 

Sounds Of The Seventies -Recorded: 12th October 1971 - Broadcast: 3rd November 1971
Ray-Gun
The Rise And Dear Demise Of The Funky Nomadic Tribes
Dublin

Clifton Grange Hotel

 

Sounds Of The Seventies - Recorded: 23rd February 1972 - Broadcast: 2nd March 1972
Call The Police
Baby Face
Buffalo Gal

Sarah (Broadcast 27-04-72)

 

Sounds Of The Seventies - Recorded: 26th April 1972 - Broadcast: 2nd June 1972
Call The Police
Things Ain't Working Out Down At The Farm

Chatting Today

 

Sounds Of The Seventies - Recorded: 21st May 1973 - Broadcast: 4th June 1973

Randolph's Tango

 

Top Gear - Recorded: 29th May 1975 - Broadcast: 5th June 1975 ... or was it?

Freedom Song

 

It has also become apparent, that on occasion, album tracks or backing tracks were used to supplement BBC Sessions.

At the time the sessions would have been intended as one-offs, with no thought given to them being re-broadcast in the future.

It is likely this happened with the following:

 

Sounds Of The Seventies - Recorded: 29th August 1973 - Broadcast: 17th September 1973

Little Girl In Bloom

The Rocker

 

John Peel Show - Recorded: 23rd September 1976 - Broadcast: 11th October 1976

Fools Gold

Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy The Weed

 

John Peel Show - Recorded: 1st August 1977 - Broadcast: 22nd August 1977

Bad Reputation Session - Backing Tracks used