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Gilles Peterson // BBC Radio 6 Music // Lonnie Holley

September 9, 2014

Gilles is back for another Saturday afternoon mix up selection, joining the musical dots. This week Gilles is joined by artist and musician, Lonnie Holley, for a session at the 6 Music studios.

Lonnie Holley was the 7th child out of 27 to be born to his parents in Birmingham, Alabama. His upbringing was poor and he began working when his was five as a litter-picker at a drive in cinema. He began to create artworks from sandstone in his late 20′s and his work has developed to include sculpture, paintings and more recently, music. His lyrics and music are heavily based on improvisation and can change with each performance. His first album ‘Just Before Music’ appeared in 2012, followed 12 months later by a second album, ‘Keeping A Record Of It’.

In this programme Lonnie performs three tracks and speaks to Gilles about his fascinating life.

Listen again here.


Jun Miyake – Echoes In The Mirror

Chancha via Circuito – Tarocchi

Lonnie Holley – Making A Joyful Noise

Lonnie Holley – Keeping A Record of It

Sharon Cass – Nature Boy

Jungle – Smoking Pixels

Dee C’rell – Adjustment

William Arcane – Stay A While

Darkside – Gone Too Soon

Dinosaur L – No, Thank You

Daniel Melingo – Narigom (Matom Remix)

Sunny Ade and his African Beats – Original Syncro System

Koola Lobitos – Highlife Time

Orchestre Bana Luya – Animation

Lonnie Holley – The Start of A River’s Run

John Beltran – Paux (Text)

Sun Ra – Dance of the Cosmo Aliens

Charles Choen – Sunrise:Women/Men (Morphene)

The Beta Band – It’s Over

Appendix – Autumn Song (Intro)

Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me feat Kendrick Lamar

Rose Royce – Love Don’t Live Here Anymore (LNTG Rework)

Kindness – World Restart

Undesputed Truth – Sandman

Silk Rhodes – Pains

Lonnie Holley Session

Ras G – Rendered

Quasimoto – Jazz Cats Part 1 (Instrumental)

Lonnie Holley – Just To Get To You (Live Session Track)

Matt Flores – Virgo Taurus

Lonnie Holley – Mother Earth Is So Divine (Live Session Track)

Stevie Wonder – Satisfaction

Fayth Hope – Fall In Love

Marshall Ruffin – Light The Way (Live Session Track)

Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse – Night Of The Dark Soul

Billie Black – I Waited For You

Black Flower – Winter (Zephyrus)

Daudi Matsiko – Houston in the Blind

TIgran Hamasyan – Road Song

Deadelus – Onward

Marcel Wave – 27 Holton (Serafin’s Back To New York Re-

Gloria Ann Jones – Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing