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West Coast Johnnie Walker 25 Jan 8pm

 
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:32 am    Post subject: West Coast Johnnie Walker 25 Jan 8pm Reply with quote

Just heard a trail for this programme, this Saturday 25 Jan at 8 pm and it should be good!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03th5fw

I'm wondering how close it will be to one of a similar title that went out on a Bank Holiday in 1976 just before Johnnie left Radio 1? I still have a recording of that show and must admit it's still a good listen once in a while. It was a joy to listen to when Johnnie wasn't on Radio in the late 80s and early 90s.

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Colin



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:20 pm    Post subject: Re: West Coast Johnnie Walker 25 Jan 8pm Reply with quote

Helen

I'm so envious that you have a copy! I had asked a friend to make a recording because I was hitch-hiking up from Devon to London the see The Grateful Dead at Ally Pally and he completely forgot to do so! Fool.

To this day I've never heard it but I'm told it was a good 'un. I do remember him talking optimistically in his shows leading up to his departure about how he was looking forward to going to San Francisco to work on KSAN.
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be happy to send you a copy Colin.

It was originally on a cassette but I'm sure I put it on a mini disc. If I find the mini disc I can copy it and you can then digitise yourself, as your equipment will be better than mine I'm sure! From memory the quality was better than the recordings of his last lunchtime shows. I have it on my computer but I'm not sure of the bitrate. If you get the mini disc you can choose how you want it!

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Colin



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen you're a star. I'll PM you.

Cheers!
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've updated the link as R2 have changed the page content. There appears to be 2 episodes as well.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
I'd be happy to send you a copy Colin.

It was originally on a cassette but I'm sure I put it on a mini disc. If I find the mini disc I can copy it and you can then digitise yourself, as your equipment will be better than mine I'm sure! From memory the quality was better than the recordings of his last lunchtime shows. I have it on my computer but I'm not sure of the bitrate. If you get the mini disc you can choose how you want it!

H


Mini-disc is digital ? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This sounds worth listening to, so long as JW doesn't devote the whole programme to his beloved Eagles.
Or 'Beagles' as the playlists insist on naming them.
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Colin



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nod wrote:
Mini-disc is digital ? Rolling Eyes


Yes, it is (it uses Sony's ATRAC compression) but in most cases it has to leave the player as balanced or unbalanced analogue unless the device has an SPDIF (or Coaxial Opt Dig) output and the capturing device can accept same. I use a TASCAM pro machine that supplies twin XLR outputs so re-digitising occurs, which in most cases I prefer.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This hour passed very quickly. It was lovely to hear Johnnie having the freedom to play some choice music in his usual style, no talking over the tracks, or crashing them. Music radio as it should be, more please from this classy presenter. Very Happy
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I listened yesterday morning and enjoyed it.

They have finally posted the playlist today. Just as well I looked again as I was going to email and complain about the lack of one!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just listened to the show this evening dedicated to the San Francisco music scene in the late 60s/early70s.

It was the best show I've heard in years, with great music from Spirit, It's A Beautiful Day, Santana, Creedence etc. Well worth hearing again on Listen Again.

What a shame that SOT60s and 70s don't play more of this sort of music.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We listened and I have never known an hour to pass so quickly!!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I listened this morning and it was the best one of the series so far.

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