This week on his BBC Radio 2 show, Jamie prepared for Christmas with a selection of alternative jazzy festive tunes and a BBC Maida Vale session with French singer songwriter Camille in which she performs songs from her latest album ‘Ilo Veyoux’ released on EMI in October.
In a stripped back acoustic session with guitarist and percussionist Clément Ducol, Camille demonstrates her vocal virtuosity and ability to mix playful lyrics with complex tunes.
Listen again on BBC iPlayer till 27th December!
Here is one of our favorite Christmas tracks featured on the show.
Take it away Dukey…..
Folded Wing account manager Jim Lister shares another inspiration with us:
“I don’t often listen to the radio at 3am on a Saturday night. But when i got in from a party last weekend and was busy making some toast I switched on BBC 6 Music… and heard various New York voices talking about their memories of legendary disco DJ Larry Levan and the equally legendary New York club he played at every weekend, The Paradise Garage.
I probably should have gone to bed… but I was totally hooked by the hardcore ‘Noo Yoik’ accents and all the amazing stories about what sounds like the most incredible club to have ever existed.
The show was Part 2 of ‘Legends Of The Dancefloor – A Piece of Paradise’ (BBC 6 Music)… a 5 part series that you can still listen to on the BBC iPlayer.
The following morning I listened to Part 1 and it’s also a great listen (despite the sound quality of some of the interviews!).
I think it was the interview with another legendary NYC DJ, Nicky Siano, that made me look for this incredible YouTube clip of Barry White and his Love Unlimited Orchestra performing their disco classic ‘Love’s Theme’.
What better way to celebrate Christmas than with some vintage Love Unlimited!
If you ever wondered what life was like before music videos then check out our Super Troupers documentary which aired on BBC Radio 2 as part of their dance season.
In the show Arlene Phillips looks back at the rise and fall of the TV dance troupes – the Beat Girls, Go Jos, Ruby Flipper, Legs & Co, her very own Hot Gossip, and Pan’s People.
You can listen on BBC iPlayer till Boxing Day.