Jarvis: Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service

Since 10th January 2010 Jarvis has presented a weekly radio show on BBC 6 Music. His slot is on Sunday afternoons, currently between 16:00 and 18:00.

As well as Jarvis' eclectic musical selections, his show also regularly includes interviews with people involved in the arts. Regular features include 'Are They Any Good?', where listener's are invited to recommend tracks for artists that Jarvis is unfamiliar or doesn't quite get.

In May 2010 Jarvis won the 'Sony DAB Rising Star Award' for his show. The award was decided by listener votes.

Comments from Jarvis, when the show was announced in October 2009:

It's that weird time when one week's effectively over and yet the new one's not yet begun - the 'limbo-hours' if you like.

It is my intention to fill these hours with as much dodgy opinion, crackpot theories, hare-brained schemes & beautiful, beautiful music as is humanly possible.

It's a great honour to be working for the BBC, which I consider to be the greatest broadcaster in the world.

(Source)

10th January 2010

Are they any good? Grateful Dead

Jarvis invited listeners to send in photos of abandoned Christmas trees. Some of the pictures received were put in this Flickr gallery.

Playlist:

  • Tim Rose - Snowed In
  • Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Carries On
  • Elvis Presley - Tomorrow Is A Long Time
  • The Legendary Tigerman - The Whole World's Got the Eyes On You
  • Stephen Fry reading the first chapter 'Sum' from 'Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives' written by David Eagleman
  • Ronnie and the Daytonas - Sandy
  • Judy Nylon - Jailhouse Rock
  • Gillian Welch - Elvis Presley Blues
  • Jarvis reading 'What Are You Going to Do with 390 Photographs of Christmas Trees?' written by Richard Brautigan
  • Judy Henske - Snowblind
  • Sir John Betjeman - The Licorice Fields At Pontefract
  • British Sea Power - It Ended On An Oily Stage

(News)

  • The Seasons (BBC Schools Radio Series) - January
  • Rage Against the Machine - Killing In The Name (Sebastian Remix)
  • Nick Cave and Warren Ellis - Home (from 'The Road' film soundtrack)

Interview with John Hillcoat, director of film 'The Road'

  • Nick Cave and Warren Ellis - The Far Road (from 'The Road' film soundtrack)

Interview with John Hillcoat continued

  • Shirley Bassey - Diamonds Are Forever
  • Bullfrog - Isn't So Bad
  • Hidrogenesse - Caballos Y Ponis
  • The Phoenix Foundation - Gandalf
  • Grateful Dead - Box Of Rain
  • The Doors - Indian Summer

17th January 2010

Are they any good? Ryan Adams

Playlist:

  • The Doors - Awake
  • Antony and the Johnsons - Crazy In Love
  • Johnny Wakelin - In Zaire
  • The Hours - Ali In The Jungle
  • Wooden Shjips - We Ask You To Ride
  • The Strange Boys - Be Brave
  • Josephine Foster - Trust In The Unexpected
  • The Velvet Underground - The Gift
  • Richard Hawley - As The Dawn Breaks
  • Uri Geller - Mood

(News)

  • Cornershop featuring Bubbly Kaur - Topknot
  • John Cooper Clarke - The Ghost Of Al Capone
  • Eartha Kitt - The Blues
  • Baxter Dury - Floor Show

Interview with Baxter Dury

  • Baxter Dury - Don't Waste Your Life Claire

Interview with Baxter Dury continued

  • Bob Dylan - Romance In Durango (chosen randomly from Baxter Dury's MP3 player)
  • Deborah Harry - Lucky Jim
  • Ryan Adams - My Winding Wheel
  • Jon Brion - Little Person

24th January 2010

Are they any good? Klaus Nomi

Playlist:

  • Scott Walker - Prologue
  • Scott Walker - Little Things
  • The Fiery Furnaces - I'm Going Away
  • Neil Diamond - Walk On Water
  • Julian Casablancas - 11th Dimension
  • Lopazz - Mittags Um 2:00
  • Jarvis read 'Mirrors' from 'Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives' written by David Eagleman
  • Mirror Mirror - New Horizons
  • Ray Stevens - Misty
  • The Specials - Man at C & A
  • Serge Gainsbourg - Requiem Pour Un Con
  • Alice Coltrane - Ganesha
  • Lawrence Arabia - The Mystery Lair
  • Jennifer Gentle - I Do Dream You

(News)

  • Reeves & Mortimer - Cool Air
  • Le Corps Mince de Françoise - Something Golden
  • Frédéric Chopin - Prelude In E Minor
  • Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg - Jane B

Telephone interview with Gonzales

  • Gonzales - Gogol
  • Anna Karina - Sous Le Soleil Exactement
  • Serge Gainsbourg - La Horse
  • Frankie & the Heartstrings - Hunger
  • Klaus Nomi - Death
  • Pixies - Velouria
  • Santana - Oye Como Va
  • Kate McGarrigle - Winter Lady

31st January 2010

Pre-recorded show.

Playlist:

  • Pastor T.L. Barnett - Like a Ship
  • David Bowie - Andy Warhol
  • The United States of America - Cloud Song
  • Don Fardon - Indian Reservation
  • Jarvis reading an excerpt from 'Perfecting Sound Forever' by Greg Milner
  • Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks
  • Ike & Tina Turner ft Wolfman - Proud Mary
  • Erland and the Carnival - Disturbed This Morning
  • Gil Scott-Heron - Me And The Devil
  • Eels - Nowadays
  • Short sound piece by Miranda July
  • Scott Walker - Time Operator
  • Iggy & The Stooges - Penetration (Vinyl Version)
  • Iggy & The Stooges - Penetration (Remastered Version)

(News)

  • Joan Baez - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
  • Jeremy Deller - Transmission

Interview with Jeremy Deller

  • The Fairies Band - What Time Is Love?
  • Lee "Scratch" Perry - Return of the Super Ape
  • Generation X - Wild Dub
  • Jeffrey Lewis - Bugs & Flowers
  • The Raveonettes - Free To Walk
  • Jarvis reading another excerpt from 'Perfecting Sound Forever' by Greg Milner
  • Camarata Contemporary Chamber Orchestra - Gymnopedies 3

7th February 2010

Playlist:

  • Mark Lester & Ensemble - Who Will Buy
  • Orange Juice - Blue Boy
  • Carl Sagan - A Glorious Dawn
  • The White Stripes - Jolene
  • Alejandro Jodorowsky - Burial of the First Toy
  • Empire of the Sun - We Are The People
  • The Birds - No Good Without You Baby
  • Sandie Shaw - Reviewing The Situation
  • Lionel Bart - Looking Glass Looking Glass
  • Beachwood Sparks - By Your Side
  • 'Hejira' written and read by David Sedaris
  • Joni Mitchell - A Strange Boy

(News)

  • The Seasons (BBC Schools Radio Series) - February
  • Supergrass - Coffee In The Pot
  • Henry Salomon and orchestra - Romeo & Juliet (excerpt)
  • Dirk Bogarde - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
  • Black Arabs - Great Rock N Roll Swindle

Telephone interview with Julian Temple

  • Dr. Feelgood - Roxette

Interview with Julian Temple continued: talking about his documentary 'Requiem for Detroit'

  • Gil Scott-Heron - We Almost Lost Detroit
  • Matthew Sawyer - The Bully Died
  • Eilir Pierce - Facial
  • Skippy The Bush Kangaroo - Bush Tracker
  • Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions - Wild Roses
  • Johnny Dankworth - The Artful Dodger

14th February 2010

Valentines Day special

Playlist:

  • The Muppets - The Muppets Valentine Show
  • Richard Hawley - Valentine
  • David Bowie - Be My Wife
  • Sebadoh - Kath
  • Nina Simone - Baltimore
  • Beverley - Happy New Year
  • Tim Buckley - Hong Kong Bar
  • Cass McCombs - Dreams Come True Girl
  • '9th & 13th' written and read by Jonathan Coe
  • Stanley Myers - Tell Her You Love Her
  • The Cryin' Shames - Please Stay

(News)

  • Z - Music For Sensuous Lovers
  • Lorraine Ellison - I'll Be Home
  • Anthony Newley - I Flooded You With My Love
  • Neil Young - Will To Love
  • Short story read by Jarvis (title/author not mentioned)
  • Hollywood Brats - And Then He Kissed Me
  • Hall & Oates Hall & Oates - When The Morning Comes
  • David Crosby - Songs With No Words (Tree With No Leaves)
  • McGough and McGear - Summer With Monika
  • The Velvet Underground - Some Kind of Love
  • Lee Hazlewood - Come On Home To Me
  • Tom Waits - Please Call Me, Baby
  • Dirk Bogarde - The Way You Look Tonight
  • Tim Hardin - Misty Roses
  • The Wicker Man Soundtrack - Willow's Song
  • Bob Dylan - Corrina, Corrina

21st February 2010

Pre-recorded show.

Playlist:

  • The 13th Floor Elevators - Livin' On
  • Black Sabbath - Sweet Leaf
  • Malcolm X - Speech excerpt
  • Love - Orange Skies
  • McAlmont & Nyman - In Rai Don Giovanni
  • Gil Scott-Heron - Me & the Devil (NYC Orchestral Mix)
  • Meri Wilson - Telephone Man
  • Talking Heads - Heaven
  • Bob Dylan - Main Theme from "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid"
  • The Cape Kennedy Construction Company - Armageddon

Interview with artist Gavin Turk

  • Wooden Shjips - Motorbike

Interview with Gavin Turk continued

(News)

  • The Stranglers - Goodbye Toulouse

Interview with Gavin Turk continued

  • William T. Stromberg - Son of Frankenstein - Main Title (randomly selected from Gavin Turk's MP3 player)

Interview with Gavin Turk continued

  • Martin Rev - Salve
  • Suicide - Dream Baby Dream
  • Linda Perhacs - Chimacum Rain
  • Cody ChesnuTT - 5 on a Joy-Ride
  • Excerpt from 'The Boy from Lam Kien' written by Miranda July
  • Michael Andrews - F***
  • Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou - Allotment Song
  • Daniel Knox - Me & My Wife
  • The Del-Vetts - Last Time Around

28th February 2010

Jarvis was live from Edinburgh.

Playlist:

  • The Fall - Edinburgh Man
  • Lulu - The Man Who Sold The World
  • Arab Strap - The First Big Weekend
  • Primal Scream - Trainspotting
  • The Big Pink - Love In Vain
  • Shane McGowan & Friends - I Put A Spell On You
  • The Rolling Stones - 2000 Light Years From Home
  • Psychic TV - Just Drifting
  • The Cure - Killing An Arab
  • The Ventures - Theme From M*A*S*H

(News)

  • The Poets - That's The Way It's Got to be
  • The Goalkeeper's Revenge (written by Bill Naughton, read by Jarvis Cocker)
  • Pink Floyd - Fearless
  • The Sexual Objects - Merrie England
  • The Associates - The Affectionate Punch
  • Paul Haig - Love Eternal
  • Dan Penn - Stop Calling Me Baby
  • Charles Spearin - Ondine
  • Eden Ahbez - Full Moon
  • Alex Harvey - The Hammer Song
  • The Incredible String Band - First Girl I Loved
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain - About You

7th March 2010

Are they any good? Townes Van Zandt

Playlist:

  • The Treorchy Male Voice Choir - Radio Ga-Ga
  • The Muskateers - Fight!
  • Cat Power - The Greatest
  • Bobbie Gentry - Jessye' Lisabeth
  • The Specials - Racist Friend
  • The 13th Floor Elevators - May The Circle Remain Unbroken
  • Michael Foot - Extract from Col. Thomas Rannsborough speech
  • Marine Girls - Lazy Ways
  • Ananda Shankar - Snow Flower
  • Andrew Wartts & The Gospel Storytellers - Peter & John
  • The Electric Prunes - Kyrie Eleison
  • A Good Man (written by Dave Eggers, read by Jarvis Cocker)
  • Lou Reed - Perfect Day
  • Artery - Into The Garden

(News)

  • The Seasons (BBC Schools Radio Series) - March
  • The Human League - WXJL Tonight
  • Delia Derbyshire - Ziwzih Zwizih Oo-Oo-Oo

Interview with Pete Kember about Delia Derbyshire

  • White Noise - Firebird

Interview with Pete Kember about Delia Derbyshire continued

  • Sonic Boom & Delia Derbyshire - Only The Crumbliest
  • David Bowie - A New Career in a New Town
  • Withered Hand - Providence
  • Townes Van Zandt - For The Sake of The Song
  • The Beach Boys - God Only Knows

14th March 2010

Are they any good? Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention

Playlist:

  • The Intruders - I'll Always Love My Mama
  • John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band - Mother
  • PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
  • X-Ray Spex - Germfree Adolescents
  • Burl Ives - Casey Jones
  • The Katzenjammers - Cars
  • Jake Thackray - Old Molly Metcalfe
  • Einstein's thoughts on society and personality (read by William Simpson)
  • Philip Glass - Einstein On The Beach (Cadenza)
  • Spacemen 3 - Transparent Radiation
  • Raymond Scott - Lullaby
  • Jim Henson and Raymond Scott - Limbo: The Organised Mind
  • The Trumpton Clock

(News)

  • Betty Noyes - Baby Mine
  • How Can That Be My Baby (written and read by Pam Ayres)
  • The Italian Job (OST) - Get a Bloomin' Move On
  • Evie Sands - It's This I Am
  • Prince - The Cross
  • The Laws Concerning Food & Drink (written by Ian Frazier, read by Peter Segal)
  • The Beatles - Lady Madonna
  • Clare & The Reasons - All The Wine
  • The Morning Benders - Excuses
  • Frank Zappa - Peaches En Regalia
  • Can - Mother Sky

21st March 2010

Was not live because Jarvis was on holiday in Venice

Playlist:

  • The Seasons (BBC Schools Radio Series) — Spring
  • Gorillaz - Cloud of Unknowing
  • Cass McCombs - Equinox
  • Bonnie Dobson - Winters Gone
  • Soundtrack to Faster Pussycat Kill Kill - Run Pussycat Run
  • The House of Love - The Beatles & The Stones
  • Stone - Death Trip
  • Chris Spedding - Motorbiking
  • Johnny Cash - Aint No Grave
  • Fursaxa - Poplar Moon
  • The Bonzo Dog Band - Slush (spoken word piece)
  • Jarvis reading 'Portrait of the Artist as a Prematurely Old Man' by Ogden Nash

(News)

  • Morgana King - Tomorrow Never Knows
  • Le Monde Fabuleux Des Yamasuki - Yamasuki
  • The Devil's Anvil - Qua
  • Art of Noise - The Seduction of Claude de Bussy (featuring John Hurt)

Interview with actor John Hurt.

  • McGough and McGear - Ex Art Student

Interview with John Hurt continued.

  • Quentin Crisp - Stop the Music
  • Artery - One Afternoon in a Hot Air Balloon
  • Mull Historical Society - Barcode Bypass
  • Rotary Connection - I am the Black Gold of the Sun
  • Yeniwl - Dau
  • Alain Morisod & Sweet People - And The Birds Were Singing

28th March 2010

Jarvis was 25 minutes late because he forgot the clocks had changed.

Are they any good? Pavement

Playlist:

  • Serafina Steer - Day Glo
  • MGMT - Flash Delirium
  • Barry Adamson - The Man with the Golden Arm
  • The Hidden Cameras - Golden Streams
  • The Liverpool Scene - The Entry of Christ into Liverpool

(News)

  • The Langley Schools Music Project - Band on the Run
  • Alex Chilton - Hey Little Child
  • The Cramps - Fever
  • Martha Wainwright - Year of the Dragon

Interview with Max Eastley. They talked about Cape Farewell voyages to the Arctic to draw attention to climate change.

  • Max Eastley - Svalbard

Interview with Max Eastley continued.

  • Live improvised piece: Jarvis read 'A Boot Room in The Frozen North' by Ian McEwan, music from Max Eastley
  • Grizzly Bear + Feist - Service Bell

Interview with Max Eastley continued.

  • Gábor Szabó - Three King Fishers
  • Pavement - Carrot Rope

4th April 2010

  • Dionne Warwick - The April Fools
  • The Stone Roses - I Am The Resurrection
  • Pumajaw - Horseshoe Nail
  • Marlena Shaw - Woman Of The Ghetto
  • Jake Thackray - The Poor Sod
  • Jimi Hendrix - The Star Spangled Banner

(News)

  • The Seasons (BBC Schools Radio Series) - April
  • Dion - Abraham, Martin & John
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers - Mr. Brown
  • Tindersticks - My Sister
  • Don Powell & Ennio Morricone - Cannibal
  • The 13th Floor Elevators - Slip Inside This House
  • George Bean - Jerusalem
  • The Beatles - Fixing A Hole

Interview with Sir Peter Blake

  • CocoRosie - Trinity's Crying

Interview with Sir Peter Blake continued

  • Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs — Wooly Bully

(News)

  • Harlem — Someday Soon

Interview with Sir Peter Blake Continued

  • Johnny Harris - Give Peace a Chance
  • Natalie Merchant & Michael Stipe - Little April Show
  • The Animated Egg - Sock It My Way
  • The Electric Prunes - Holy Are You

11th April 2010

Playlist:

  • John Morris - The Elephant Man Theme
  • The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
  • Dory Previn - Lady With The Braid
  • Vincent Gallo - When
  • Serafina Steer - Margoton
  • The Rebel - In My Wallet

(News)

  • The Rattles - The Witch
  • Malcolm McLaren - You Need Hands
  • Alternative TV - Cold Rain
  • Bo Diddley - Elephant Man
  • Bob Dorough - Boy For Sale
  • Rufus Wainwright - Sonnet 20
  • Harper Simon - Ha Ha
  • Philip Glass - Forgetting

Interview with Laurie Anderson (experimental musician)

  • Laurie Anderson - Pictures and Things

Interview with Laurie Anderson continued

(News)

  • Pram - Cinnabar

Interview with Laurie Anderson continued

Laurie Anderson reading one of her stories

  • Glenn Gould - Goldberg Variations
  • Area Code 615 - Stone Fox Chase (Old Grey Whistle Test)
  • Nouvelle Vague - Guns of Brixton
  • Ennio Morricone - The Good The Bad & The Ugly

18th April 2010

Pre-recorded show: Jarvis was on holiday

Playlist:

  • Miklós Rózsa - The Dream (From Spellbound)
  • Happy Mondays - Kinky Afro
  • Laura Marling - Made By Maid
  • MGMT - Someone’s Missing
  • Frankie Howerd excerpt
  • Arthur Lyman - Kon Tiki
  • Serena-Maneesh - Magdalena (Symphony #8)

(News)

  • Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning ‘68
  • Alexander "Skip" Spence - All My Life (I Love You)
  • Frazer Hines - Time Traveller
  • Jad Fair & Yo La Tengo - Feisty Millionaire Fills Potholes With Hundred-Dollar Bills
  • Balmorhea - The Summer

Jarvis reads from 'The 17' by Bill Drummond

  • The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever

''Jarvis reads from 'The 17' by Bill Drummond (continued)'

  • Echo & The Bunnymen - Silver
  • Sarah Vaughan - My Favourite Things
  • Vincent Gallo - I Wrote This Song For The Girl Paris Hilton
  • Señor Coconut - The Robots

(News)

  • Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Cherchez La Femme
  • Quasi - Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler
  • Judy Henske - Let The Good Times Roll

Recording of Malcolm McLaren talking about his life

  • Richard Hawley - Remorse Code

25th April 2010

Recorded: Friday, 23rd April 2010
Presented by Richard Hawley and Candida Doyle because Jarvis was on holiday.

Richard (R) and Candida (C) took it in turns to choose songs. Who chose what is indicated below.

Playlist:

  • Fats Waller - I’m going to sit right down and write myself a letter (C)
  • Jack Nitzsche - The Lonely Surfer (R)
  • Buddy Holly - Everyday (C)
  • Johnny Horton - Lover’s Rock (R)
  • Angelo Badalamenti - Bathing Blossom (C)
  • Duane Eddy - House of the Rising Sun (R)
  • Ian Dury and the Blockheads - Sweet Gene Vincent (C)
  • John Cooper Clarke - Beasley Street (R)

(News)

  • Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet (C)
  • Stanley Unwin - Goldyloppers and the Three Bearloaders (R)
  • The Beach Boys - Sail on Sailor (C)
  • Ramones - Baby I Love You (R)
  • The Cullivoe Band with Willie Hunter - Shetland Reels (C)
  • Little Walter - That’s It (R)
  • Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - Express Yourself (C)
  • The Chills - Pink Frost (R)
  • The Crookes - Bloodshot Days (live session)
  • The Crookes - Bricks and Slaughter (live session)
  • The Mills Brothers - Paper Doll (C)
  • Santo & Johnny - Teardrop (R)
  • Randy Newman - You Got A Friend In Me (C)
  • Cuckoo Clocks - Mum’s on Coke (R)

(News)

  • The Orb - Little White Fluffy Clouds (C?)
  • Bob Landers - Cherokee Dance (R)
  • Dave Phillips & The Hot Rod Gang - Tainted Love (R)
  • Harry J. All Stars - The Liquidator (C)
  • Big Mama Thornton - Wade in the Water (R)
  • Andrea Ross - White Horses (C)
  • The Groupies - Primitives (R)
  • David Wiffin - One Step (R)
  • Eagles - Take it to the Limit (C)

2nd May 2010

Playlist:

  • Sigur Rós - Staralfur
  • Arctic Monkeys - A Certain Romance
  • Elvis Presley - Blue Moon
  • Engelbert Humperdinck - Ten Guitars
  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe - I Do, Don't You?
  • The Rolling Stones - I Just Want To See His Face

(News)

  • The Seasons (BBC Schools Radio Series) - May
  • Wicker Man OST - Maypole
  • Jah Wobble - Shinto Dub
  • Monty Python - Brian Song

Michael Palin interview

  • Barry Booth - Vera Lamonte

Michael Palin interview continued

  • Bruce Springsteen - 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)

Michael Palin interview continued - including Palin reading from 'A Moveable Feast' by Ernest Hemingway

(News)

  • John Cale - Paris 1919

Michael Palin interview continued

  • The Undertones - Jimmy Jimmy
  • Link Wray - God Out West
  • Suicide - Shadazz
  • Iggy & The Stooges - Gimme Danger

9th May 2010

Are they any good? Richard Thompson

Playlist:

  • The Stranglers - Hanging Around
  • Johnny Cash - Personal Jesus
  • Iggy Pop - A Machine For Loving
  • The Stooges - I Wanna Be Your Dog
  • The Jud Conlon Chorus - Second Star To The Right
  • Roland Kovac - A Sunday In May
  • Barry Booth - He’s Very Good With His Hands

(News)

  • Miranda July - Rock Intro
  • Morrissey & Siouxsie - Interlude
  • Solex - R is for Ring-a-Ding
  • The Phoenix Foundation - Eventually
  • Mr Noisy read by Arthur Lowe
  • Albert Finney - Those Other Men
  • Dory Langdon and Andre Previn - Theme From "Valley of The Dolls"
  • XTC - A Dictionary of Marriage
  • Billy Joel - Piano Man
  • Andrew W.K. - Cadillac
  • Art Garfunkel - Waters of March

(News)

  • Dick Dale - Hava Nagila
  • Alan Bennett - Telegram
  • Fergus & Geronimo - Powerful Lovin'
  • Richard Thompson - 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
  • The Starlets - You Don't Love Me
  • King Harvest - Dancing In The Moonlight

16th May 2010

Playlist:

  • Bob Dylan - Tangled Up In Blue
  • Sweet - Blockbuster
  • Jonathan Richman - I'm Straight
  • Liberace - Moonlight Sonata
  • Alex Turner reading One of Three
  • Burt Bacharach - South American Getaway

(News)

  • Air - Playground Love
  • These New Puritans - 5
  • Deerhoof - Whither The Invisible Birds
  • Smokey Robinson - Mickey's Monkey
  • Brenda Holloway - Every Little Bit Hurts
  • Billy Cobham - Spanish Moss- A Sound Portrait: Storm
  • Lena Horne - Stormy Weather
  • Studs Terkel clip
  • Shellac - The End of Radio
  • Daryl Hall - The Farther Away I Am
  • Scott Walker - The War Is Over (Epilogue)
  • Night of The Hunter - OST Excerpt

(News)

  • Alan Parker Urban Warrior - Grey
  • Ken Nordine - Grey
  • Soy Un Caballo - A Travers La Neige
  • Moondog with Julie Andrews & Martyn Green - Favourite Nursery Rhymes
  • Cinderella as read by Barbara Windsor
  • The Velvelettes - Needle In A Haystack
  • The Rolling Stones - Out Of Time

23rd May 2010

Pre-recorded show because Jarvis was on holiday in Costa Rica.

All interviews recorded at Tate Modern's 10th birthday celebrations.

Playlist:

  • 10cc - Art For Art's Sake
  • Brigitte Bardot & Serge Gainsbourg - Bonnie and Clyde
  • Peter Sarstedt - Where Do You Go To My Lovely?
  • Walter Carlos - Country Lane
  • Claude Denjean - Lay Lady Lay
  • The Weinberg Method of Non-Synthetic Electronic Rock - Animosity

(News)

  • The Free Design - Dorean Benediction

Interview with James Brett curator of the Museum of Everything

  • Ariel Pink - Helen
  • Antón Garcia Abril & Marcello Giombini - Seli (Love Theme from 4321 Morte)
  • Radiohead - Pyramid Song
  • Patrick Cargill - If He Could Talk
  • The Sleepy Jackson - Good Dancers
  • Throbbing Gristle - Hot On The Heels Of Love

Interview with Kling & Bang (Icelandic art collective)

  • Sigur Rós - Avalon

Interview with Kling & Bang continued

  • Lambchop - I'm a Stranger Here

(News)

  • MGMT - Congratulations
  • The sound that plants make
  • John D. Loudermilk - The Little Bird
  • Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World
  • Nashville Blues - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  • The B-52s - Lava (extended mix)

30th May 2010

Playlist:

  • Creedence Clearwater Revival - Run Through the Jungle
  • The Clash - Rock The Casbah
  • The Rolling Stones - Lady Jane
  • Michel Legrand and Agnes Varda - Sans Toi
  • Roky Erickson With Okkervil River - Devotional One
  • Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Troublesome Houses
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra - Big Ben Blues

(News)

  • Mel Blanc - I Taut I Taw A Puddy Tat
  • The Mekons — Where Were You

Interview with Adam Curtis (journalist and documentary maker)

Recording of the first (and possibly only) rock festival in Afghanistan, 1972

Interview with Adam Curtis continued

  • The Crystals — He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss)

Interview with Adam Curtis continued

  • Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat
  • MGM Studio Orchestra - Lara's Theme from "Doctor Zhivago"
  • The Byrds - Ballad Of Easy Rider
  • Desmond Dekker - Fu Manchu
  • Devendra Banhart - Baby
  • Jacques Lasry & Francois Baschet - Maneche

(News)

  • Angelo & Eighteen - Flight 2
  • Dillard & Clark - Polly
  • Pink Floyd - Breath
  • Guy Breton - Amphigouri
  • Cabaret Voltaire - The Single
  • Lawrence Arabia - Dream Teachers
  • C.W. Stoneking - Jungle Lullaby

6th June 2010

Are they any good? Wilco

Playlist:

  • Bill Fay - Be Not so Fearful
  • World Cup Squad '70 - There'll Always Be an England
  • Dennis Hopper - The Other Side of This Life
  • Kris Kristofferson - When I Loved Her
  • 6ix — I'm Just Like You
  • Prince & The Revolution - Sometimes It Snows In April

(News)

  • The Seasons (BBC Schools Radio Series) - June
  • The Common People - Soon There'll be Thunder
  • Four Tops - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
  • Jack Too Jack - March of The Big White Barbarian

Interview with Mark Leckey: a Turner Prize winning artist and musician

  • Donateller - Dominator (chosen by Mark Leckey)

Mark Leckey Interview continued

  • Genital Panic - Whose in the Skies
  • Dana Gillespie - Weren't Born a Man

(News)

  • Herb Alpert - Summertime
  • Heavy Trash - The Pill
  • Johnny Cash - Sunday Morning Coming Down
  • Sound of Greenfinches
  • Eels - Little Bird
  • Wilco - Jesus, etc
  • Caldara - A Moog Mass

13th June 2010

Jarvis presented the show from a studio in Paris

Playlist:

  • Jacques Dutronc - Il Est Cinq Heures, Paris S'Eveille
  • Adam and The Ants - Young Parisians
  • Hawkwind - Fable of a Failed Race
  • Spiritualized - Anyway That You Want Me
  • Tindersticks - Introduction
  • Belle and Sebastian - Belle
  • The Seasons (BBC Schools Radio Series) - Summer

(News)

  • Missa Lubba - Sanctus
  • The Beatles - For No One
  • Dr. Hook - More Like The Movies
  • William Butler Yeats - The Lake Isle of Innisfree (poetry)
  • Koko Von Napoo - Polly
  • Beautiful Losers - Nobody knows the heaven
  • Andrew W.K. - Seeing the car

Interview with Andrew WK

  • Current 93 - Where the long shadow falls

Interview with Andrew WK continued

  • Tony Bennett - How Do You Keep The Music Playing?
  • Bill Fay - Pictures of Adolf Again
  • Baby Dee - Love's small song

(News)

  • Blancmange - Sad Day
  • David Bowie - Sweet Thing
  • Jonathan Richman - Velvet Underground
  • Other Music - It is It (Part 2)
  • Pierre Henry - Psyche Rock
  • The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Next

20th June 2010

Are they any good? Joe Cocker

Playlist:

  • Leonard Cohen - Story of Isaac
  • Chicory Tip - Son Of My Father
  • Recording of Johnny Morris talking about animals
  • Anne Murray - Snowbird
  • Brave New World - Oh Calcutta
  • Ariel Pink - Round and Round
  • Four Tet - All Chimers

(News)

  • John Barry - Guitar Lament
  • Jacques Offenbach - Bacarole
  • Kate Bush - Moments Of Pleasure
  • 'Berlin Wall Piece' written by Sam Shephard, read by Raina Lampkins-Fielder.
  • Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up
  • Boney M. - Daddy Cool
  • Covered in Bugs - Glass Candy
  • Benjamin Britten - A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Cleo Laine and John Dankworth - Witches, Fair and Foul
  • Talking Heads - Pulled Up
  • Chet Atkins - Boo Boo Stick Beat
  • Kraftwerk - Radioactivity

(News)

  • 'On Children' by Kahlil Gibran, read by Richard Harris
  • Hushabye Mountain - Wendy Craig
  • Kurt Scwitters - Ursonate
  • Errol Flynn - We'll Gather Lilacs in the Spring
  • Jim Schoenfeld - Before
  • John Shuttleworth - From Father to a Son
  • Joe Cocker - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
  • Glasvegas - Daddy's Gone

27th June 2010

Live from Glastonbury at the later time of 18:00 to 20:00.

Playlist:

  • People - Glastonbury
  • Grizzly Bear - Ready Able (live from Glastonbury)
  • Reg Varney - Jean
  • Field Music - Them That Do Nothing (live from Glastonbury)

Interview with Andrew Kerr, who was involved in setting up the first ever Glastonbury festival

  • Arthur Brown - Conception

(News)

  • Rolf Harris - Sun Arise
  • The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition (live from Glastonbury)

Interview with poet Murray Lachlan-Young

  • Murray Lachlan-Young read poetry while Jarvis provided backing music on guitar (live)
  • Willie Nelson - You Were Always On My Mind (live from Glastonbury)

Interview with Murray Lachlan-Young continued

  • Murray Lachlan-Young read a poem called 'Is it wrong to wear the thong?'
  • The Strange Boys - Between Us
  • The National - Blood Buzz Ohio (live from Glastonbury)

Adrian Larkin talking to Jarvis from elsewhere on the festival site.

  • Blacroc - I Hope You’re Happy
  • The Big Pink - Velvet (live from Glastonbury)
  • Al Stewart - Lover Man
  • The Dead Weather - Old Mary
  • Midlake - Young Bride

(News)

  • These New Puritans - Time Xone
  • We Are Scientists - After Hours (live from Glastonbury)

Interview with poet Ross Sutherland

  • Ross Sutherland read poem 'Two Moons for Mongs'

Interview with Ross Sutherland continued

  • Ray Davies - Sunny Afternoon (live from Glastonbury)
  • Biffy Clyro - Many Of Horror (live from Glastonbury)
  • Jonathan Richman - That Summer Feeling

4th July 2010

Playlist:

  • Johnny Cash - Paul Revere
  • The Comsat Angels - Independence Day
  • James Taylor - Oh, Susannah
  • Silver Jews - Tennessee
  • 'I Hear America Singing' and 'Poets to Come' (poems written by Walt Whitman)
  • M. Craft - The Last Leaf Of Summer
  • Bruce Springsteen - Shut Out The Light

(News)

  • The Seasons (BBC Schools Radio Series) - July
  • Jerry Dammers' Spatial AKA Orchestra - Where Pathways Meet
  • Bill Withers - Grandma's Hands
  • Canned Heat - On The Road Again

Interview with John Cooper Clarke

  • Phil Harris - Woodman Spare That Tree

Interview with John Cooper Clarke continued

  • Elvis Presley - American Trilogy (live)

Interview with John Cooper Clarke including a poem

  • Love Unlimited Orchestra - Sweet Moments
  • Les Crane - Independence (A Different Drummer)
  • The Pickwick Society of Performing Arts - The Story of Yankee Doodle

(News)

  • Timmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live Together?
  • Josephine - I Think It Was Love
  • Al Stewart - My Contemporaries
  • The Strange Boys - I Heard You Wanna Beat Me Up (live at Glastonbury 2010)
  • Tony Bennett - I Left My Heart In San Francisco
  • The Beau Brummels - My Old Kentucky Home
  • Ween - Freedom Of '76

11th July 2010

Pre-recorded show because Jarvis was on holiday in Berlin.

Playlist:

  • John Lennon - Power To The People
  • The Associates - White Car in Germany
  • Herb Alpert - Without Her
  • Adam Green - Hollywood Bowl
  • Road Days (poem by Jim Morrison, read by Jarvis)
  • Jim Morrison - Orange County Suite
  • Comet Gain - Intergalactic Starbed

(News)

  • Martin Denny - March of the Siamese Children
  • Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead
  • Michael Rose - Dub Burial
  • The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Visiting An Old Friend
  • Andrew Bird - A Nervous Tic Motion of The Head To The Left
  • Kelvin Pawsey and Chris Yates - Fleet - Music for Six Ice Cream Vans
  • John Cooper Clarke - A Heart Disease Called Love
  • Alan Watts - Om

(News)

  • The Soulful Strings - Within You Without You
  • The National Theatre of Great Britain - Under The Greenwood Tree
  • Sun Ra - Astro Black
  • Ludella Black - I've Just Seen A Face
  • The Kinks - No Return
  • The Frog's Request (written by Brian Patten and Brian Gascoigne, read by Cleo Laine)
  • Lydia Lunch - A Cruise To The Moon
  • Elmer Bernstein - To Kill A Mockingbird (Main Title Theme)

18th July 2010

Pre-recorded show.

Playlist:

  • Belle and Sebastian - The State I'm In
  • The Go-Betweens - Karen
  • Hunter S. Thompson recording
  • Harrell & Sharron Lucky - Pease, Porridge Hot
  • Hildegard Knef - From Here On It Got Rough
  • Sir Anthony Hopkins reading 'Fears' by Yevgeni Yevtushenko
  • Dion - The Dolphins

(News)

  • Henri Salvador - Mais Non Mais Non Mah Na Mah Na
  • Nico - Fairest of The Seasons
  • The Bobby Fuller Four - Let Her Dance
  • Jarvis reading The Wizards of the Westman Islands (Icelandic folk tale)
  • Jónsi - Tornado
  • Dirty Projectors - Two Doves
  • Richard Hawley and The Smoke Fairies - Shallow Brown
  • Laura Marling - Shine
  • Villagers - On A Sunlit Stage
  • Michel Magne - Superchic
  • Martha and The Vandellas - I Should Be Proud
  • Jamie Lidell - It's A Kiss
  • Archie Bronson Outfit - Hoola
  • The Sandals - Children Of The Sun

(News)

  • Lonnie Mack - Memphis
  • Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Potluck
  • Think - Once You Understand
  • Empire of the Sun - Without You
  • Max Wall - England's Glory
  • Max de Wardener - Until My Blood Is Pure

25th July 2010

Live from the Port Eliot Festival.

Playlist:

  • David Bowie - The Memory Of A Free Festival
  • Echo & The Bunnymen - Read It In Books
  • Princes in the Tower - Summer Is Icumen In (live)
  • Sonic Youth - Superstar
  • Rita Marley - Play Play

Interview with Marcus Coates - man-made sounds that are similar to animal cries and bird calls

(News)

  • Winifred Atwell - Black & White Rag
  • Bob Dylan - Masters Of War
  • Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues

Interview with Bill Drummond

  • Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - The Legend of Xanadu
  • Janelle Monáe - Sir Greendown
  • Kid Loco - Love Me Sweet
  • The Magnetic Fields - Papa Was a Rodeo

Interview with Wilko Johnson

  • The Feelies - Forces At Work
  • Jacques Loussier - Pulsion

(News)

  • Yma Sumac - Ataypura (High Andes)
  • LB - Angie

Interview with Chris Watson (wildlife sound recordist and former Cabaret Voltaire member)

  • Friendsound - Love Sketch
  • Bernard Herrmann - Fahrenheeit 451 Suite

1st August 2010

Are they any good? Elliott Smith

Playlist:

  • Quantum Jump - The Lone Ranger
  • Wilko Johnson - Paradise
  • Minko - Sybil of Delphi
  • Sibylle Baier - Says Elliott
  • Jarvis read from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot
  • Wild Nothing - Cloudbusting

Jarvis talked about clouds with Gavin Pretor-Pinney (Cloud Appreciation Society)

  • Wild Nothing - Cloudbusting

(News)

  • Radiophonic Workshop and Derek Bowskill - August
  • Jim Carroll - Praying Mantis (poem)
  • Jim Carroll - Hairshirt Fracture
  • Moscow Symphony Orchestra & William T Stromberg - St Elmo's Fire
  • Johnny Burnette - Midnight Train

Jarvis read from By Heart: 101 Poems to Remember. He read the introduction written by Ted Hughes on how to memorise poems.

  • Ted Hughes read his poem Sunstroke
  • Thomas Newman - American Beauty

Recordings about the origins of the Scout movement

  • Hidrogenesse - 39 Minuten Musik non stop
  • On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at (Yorkshire folk song)
  • Roy Ayers - We Live In Brooklyn Baby
  • The London Snorkelling Team - The Advice
  • Timmy Thomas - In the Beginning
  • Bernard Herrmann - Fahrenheeit 451 Suite

(News)

  • Doris Day - The Deadwood Stage

Jarvis spoke to Robin & Partridge (improvisational storytellers) at the Port Eliot Festival

  • My Grandfather's Clock (Yorkshire folk song)
  • Michael Penn - Opening
  • Go-Kart Mozart - Drinkin' Um Bongo
  • Elliott Smith - Waltz #2 (Xo)
  • John Cooper Clarke - Midnight Shift

8th August 2010

John Cooper Clarke stood in while Jarvis was on holiday. Pre-recorded show.

Playlist:

  • The Young Rascals - Groovin'
  • James Brown - Please, Please, Please
  • Ramones - I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement
  • The Fall - Lost In Music
  • Hobo Chang - A Heart Disease Called Love
  • Martin Newell - St Overdose-On-Sea
  • Chet Baker - The Song Is You
  • Frank Wilson - Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)

(News)

  • Mink DeVille - Spanish Stroll
  • Bo Diddley - Hey Good Lookin'
  • Elton Motello - Jet Boy Jet Girl
  • The Clarendonians - Baby You Don't Do It
  • Robert Gordon With Link Wray - It's In The Bottle
  • The Staple Singers - Hammer & Nails
  • Hank Levine & Orchestra - Image (Part 1)
  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Powderfinger
  • Bob Seger - Get Out of Denver
  • The Merseys - Sorrow
  • Dawn Penn - You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)
  • Lou Rawls - Street Corner Hustler's Blues / World of Trouble
  • Willie Nelson - Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground
  • David Johansen - Frenchette

(News)

  • Adam and The Ants - Ant Music
  • Jane Morgan - The Day The Rains Came
  • Louis Prima - Angelina/Zooma Zooma (Medley)
  • Garnet Mimms - A Quiet Place
  • Alan Vega - Video Babe
  • Bunny Berigan - I Can't Get Started
  • Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Big Eyed Beans From Venus

15th August 2010

John Cooper Clarke stood in for a second week while Jarvis was on holiday. Pre-recorded show.

Playlist:

  • Chairmen of the Board - Give Me Just A Little More Time
  • Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales Of San Francisco
  • Elvis Presley - Hard Headed Woman
  • Link Wray - Honest, I Swear Somebody Lied
  • The Sonics - Strychnine
  • Arthur Alexander - Soldiers of Love
  • Ella Fitzgerald - Skylark
  • The Rivieras - California Sun
  • Nirvana - Lake of Fire
  • Jerry Lee Lewis - Green, Green Grass of Home

(News)

  • Morrissey - Every Day Is Like Sunday
  • Hank Williams - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  • Eminem - The Way I Am
  • The Courtesy Group - Questret
  • The Byrds - The Bells of Rhymney
  • Gregory Isaacs - Storybook Children
  • Frank Sidebottom - Airplay
  • Buzzcocks - What Do I Get?
  • Sam Cooke - Having A Party
  • Roy Orbison - The Crowd
  • Suzi Quatro - She's In Love With You
  • Johnny O'Keefe - The Wild One
  • Ramones - Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?
  • Gene Vincent - Race With The Devil
  • Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis & Johnny Cash - Just a Little Talk With Jesus
  • Marianne Faithfull - The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan
  • Billy Lee Riley - Flying Saucers Rock & Roll

(News)

  • The Georgia Satellites - Battleship Chains
  • Chuck Berry - Too Much Monkey Business
  • Jerry Keller - Here Comes Summer
  • Frank Sinatra - Summer Wind
  • Gene Chandler - Duke Of Earl
  • Billy Stewart - Summertime
  • Pulp - My Legendary Girlfriend

(TO DO: several shows missing)

7th November 2010

Playlist:

  • Jeff Wayne - The Eve Of The War
  • DJ Shadow - I've Been Trying
  • Joni Mitchell - Edith & the Kingpin
  • Kate Bush - Brazil
  • Albert Camus reading from his novel L'Étranger
  • The Fall - I'm Going to Spain
  • Edward Williams & David Attenborough - Man: A Choice For The Future
  • The Bonzo Dog Band - 11 Mustachioed Daughters

(News)

  • Radiophonic Workshop and Derek Bowskill - November
  • Devo - Gut Feeling
  • MGMT - Brian Eno

Interview with Brian Eno

  • Brian Eno - Emerald and Lime

Interview with Brian Eno continued

  • Brian Eno - Bone Jump

Interview with Brian Eno continued

  • Cosmo Jarvis - Gay Pirates
  • Brian Eno - 'A Title' featuring Caroline Wildi

(News)

  • George Bean & the Runners - Onward Christian Soldiers
  • Dee Clark - Crossfire Time
  • John Maus - Do Your Best
  • Washington Phillips - Lift Him Up That's All
  • Lady June's Linguistic Leprosy - Optimism
  • Noel Harrison - Windmills Of Your Mind
  • Brian Eno & John Cale - Spinning Away

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