Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Charlie Gillett - Dave Kitson

This rather fuzzy tape from the early 80's features Charlie with guest Dave Kitson who used to promote bands at the Moonlight Club in West Hampstead in London at that time and later went on to produce records and start a record label called Red Flame.
Interesting mix of mostly obscure independent bands of the time and one reggae record to break up the flow of synth pop. This "Undercurrents" radio show was on Capital for about two years I think and I have most of them on tape (this one is numbered 15 ) but most have vanished. Hopefully I can find a few more and please the folk who have requested them over the years.

Guardian obituary for Charlie Gillett HERE.

Charlie Gillett - Dave Kitson


cozy t said...

I enjoyed the variety of music
played on this broadcast - my favourite period of Charlie's sisemic career
he took a lot of chances didn't he
with what he played on the radio at the time it probably took fifteen years for
the general populace to catch up on the then underground indie scene - Thank you for the upload

Wastedpapiers said...

Yes, not to everyone's taste. Some of the more critical of the world music fraternity would rather forget that Charlie had interests in all kinds of music from the old days of rock 'n' roll through punk, indie etc. He was always looking out for new things and his eclectic taste is what I loved about all his radio programmes. Some of it I didn't like but then there would always be a gem coming up that you never heard before.