Luka Bloom - on radio
Guest Presenter on RTÉ's Mystery Train
An eclectic mix of music, jazz, soul, blues, rock, rhythm and blues, world funk,
lounge, dance, rap, trad and folk. - Presented by Luka Bloom.
Luka Bloom Monday, 12 August 2002
Tuesday, 13 August 2002
Wednesday, 14 August 2002
Thursday, 15 August 2002
Friday, 16 August 2002

RTÉ Radio, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
Mystery Train - Producer/Presenter: John Kelly
Monday-Thursday: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
www.radio1.ie/evening/mysterytrain
Producer: Aidan Buttler
Assistant: Jackie Parks
> Monday 12 August 2002
1) Monica Salmaso - Dançapé
Album: Voadeira
www.monicasalmaso.mus.br
2) Manau - Tout Le Monde
Album: Fest Noz De Paname
www.manau.com
3) Gillian Welch - Dear Someone
Album: Time (The Revelator)
www.gillianwelch.com
4) Béla Fleck - Valley Of The Rogue
Album: The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales from The Acoustic Planet, Volume 2
www.flecktones.com
5) Karen Casey - Shamrock Shore
Album: Thousands Are Sailing, Irish Songs of Immigration
www.irishmusicweb.ie/texts/karan.html
6) Manu Chao - Bongo Bong
Album: Clandestino
www.manuchao.net
7) Ry Cooder - Dark End Of The Street (intrumental version)
Album: Boomer's Story
www.ryland-cooder.com
Well known for his work with the Buena Vista Social Club
8) Christy Moore - First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Album: Live at Vicar Street
www.christymoore.com
Dedicated to Val...
9) Van Morrison - Caravan
Album: V/A: The Last Waltz [4 CD BOX SET]
www.harbour.sfu.ca/~hayward/van/van.html
10) The Ceili Bandits - Sam's Reels
Album: Hangin' At The Crossroads
For Deidre and Niall down in the Doolin Cafe, the most exotic place in the world
Luka Bloom: "Put on the kettle, Deidre... the monkfish in the pan... I'm on my way."
11) Cesaria Evora - Flor Di Nha Esperanca (Dream / Flower of my Hope)
Album: Cafe Atlantico
www.cesaria-evora.com
> Tuesday 13 August 2002
1) Omara Portuondo - La Sitiera
Album: Buena Vista Social Club Presents Omara Portuondo
www.afrocubaweb.com/Portuondo.htm
2) Geoffrey Oryema - Ye Ye Ye
Album: Exile
www.afromix.org/disco/artistes/geoffrey_oryema/index.en.html
"Music accompanies everything in my culture. There is music for digging in your garden. To accompany the dead to their final resting place. If there is a visit by a head of state it will be sung about. The music is not dead. It will never die. It is constantly changing; renewing itself. I hear music even when I'm fixing a bug in a computer." - Geoffrey Oryema
3) Balla Tounkara - Le Monde Est Fou
Album: Congo To Cuba
www.putumayo.com/cd_africa/congo_to_cuba.html
4) Mairtin O'Connor - Sunshine And Showers
Album: The Road West
www.taramusic.com/cdmoc003.htm
5) Mic Christopher - Heyday
Album: Heyday
homepage.tinet.ie/~micchristopher
6) The Pentangle - Here My Call
Album: The Pentangle
www.folkcorp.co.uk/pent/index.htm
7) John Martyn - Don't Want To Know
Album: Solid Air
www.hillarby.freeserve.co.uk
8) John Lennon - Imagine
Album: Imagine
Happy Birthday Terry!
9) Alyanya - Here I Am
Album: - (Live recorded)
10) The Chieftains & Joni Mitchell - The Magdalene Laundries
Album: The Wide World Over - A 40 Year Celebration
www.thechieftains.com
www.jonimitchell.com

Engineered by Brian Masterson.
11) Stochelo Rosenberg & Romane - Opus de Clignancourt
Album: Élégance
www.rosenberg-trio.com
www.lutherie.net/romane.htm

Luka Bloom: "Whatever they're on, I want some!"
12) Les Negresses Vertes - C'est Pas La Mer à Boire
Album: Acoustic Clubbing
www.negressesvertes.com
> Wednesday 14 August 2002
1) Abdelli - Achaah (Resentment)
Album: New Moon
www.abdelli.com
Luka Bloom: "It was a cold October night, I think about two years ago. I was in Brussels and it was the only time in my life that I had couscous cooked by a native Algerian. The man's name was Abdelli and that was him singing."
2) U2 - Mothers Of The Disappeared
Album: The Joshua Tree
www.u2.com
This was sent out to a great American hero, Father Daniel Berrigan. S.J., who is visiting Ireland.
3) The Blades (Paul Cleary) - Downmarket
Album: The Last Man In Europe
www.irishsongwriters.com/cleary.htm
4) Marianne Faithfull - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Album: Strange Weather

pithuit.free.fr/FAITHFULL
Luka Bloom: "Later on in the 80's ... towards '89, I was living down in a little bed sitter down on Charles Street, in the West Village of New York City. It was a really great time in my life and this is one of the people I loved to listen to with the traffic outside the door, etc. and the noise of the street... this used to suit me and send me off to sleep nicely. It's a really beautiful album."
5) Lou Reed - Romeo Had Juliette
Album: New York
www.loureed.org
6) Gavin Moore - Heaven On Earth
Album: Live at De Barra's
www.gavinmoore.com
Luka Bloom: "He was born in Kildare, he lives in Cork ... has to be good!"
7) Keith Jarrett - My Wild Irish Rose
Album: The Melody At Night, With You
www.keithjarrett.net
Dedication to Jimmy.
Luka Bloom: "Keith Jarrett is an incredible virtuoso piano player, really amazing. But a couple of years ago he developed a debilitating illness which sapped all of his energy and he could barely play piano. And he made a whole album which he called 'the melody at night with you'. It's on the ECM lable (fantastic label). It's a really beautiful cd, full of beautiful gentle ballads and lovely pieces of music.... it just goes to show that sometimes when you are at your weakest, you get closest to the good stuff."
8) Isabel Bayrakdarian - Where Are You Mother?
Album: Joyous Light
cbcrecords.cbc.ca/artists/isabelbayrakdarian.html
9) Iarla O Lionáird - Caoineadh Na Dtrí Mhuire (The Crying of the three Marys)
Album: The Seven Steps to Mercy
realworldrecords.com/iarla/
10) The Staple Singers - Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
Album: Great Day
www.capitalentertainment.com/client/ss.html
11) Cannonball Adderley (Alto Saxophone), Miles Davis (Trumpet), Hank Jones (Piano), Sam Jones (Bass), Art Blakey (Drums) - Autumn Leaves
Album: Somethin' Else
www.justjazznyc.com/cdpicks-musicians/adderley.htm
> Thursday 15 August 2002
1) The Waterboys - This Is The Sea (live)
Album: The Live Adventures Of The Waterboys
www.mikescottwaterboys.com
"This is my favorite song of 1989." - Luka Bloom
2) Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
Album: Come Away With Me
www.norahjones.com
3) Conor Byrne - Birdman
Album: Wind Dancer
www.ceolbavan.com
Luka Bloom: "Birdman is Conor Byrne's tribute to the late and great Frankie Kennedy."
4) Joel Rubin Jewish Music Ensemble - Baveynen di Kale (Bringing the Bride to Tears)
Album: Beregovski's Khasene (Beregovski's Wedding) - Forgotten Instrumental Treasures from the Ukraine
www.rubin-ottens.com
5) Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill - Carraroe / Out On The Ocean
Album: Live In Seattle
www.martinhayes.com
Luka Bloom: "As soon as I'm finished here tonight.... I'm going to lash down to the Concert Hall to hear Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill doing a gig there tonight with Karen Casey. What a great life it is!"
6) Natacha Atlas - Mon Amie La Rose
Album: Desert Roses and Arabian Rhythms, Volume 1
www.chez.com/natlas/htmsommaire.htm
7) Jez - Forest's Echo (recorded in the Forest in Byron Bay, Australia)
Album: Time Cycles
Luka Bloom: "All my life growing up I've heard buskers singing ballads and rock and roll songs... but in recent years, partly because of technology, I've noticed a different type of street musician emerging. People who are often playing very quiet, very haunting pieces of music, but because of amplifiers they are able to be heard."

Interview with studio guest, Jez, a busker from Italy (living in Ireland) who Luka heard a couple of years ago, when she was playing in the streets in Galway. You can get her album at The House of Astrology on Parliament Street in Dublin or contact her via email: krantijez@hotmail.com.
8) Jez - Dark Lights
Album: Time Cycles
9) Marcia Griffiths - I Shall Sing
Album: Truly
www.reggaefusion.com/Performers/M/Marcia_Griffiths.html
Luka Bloom: "It says on the back of this cd the Marcia Griffiths is the greatest female reggae singer ever."
10) Doc & Richard Watson - If I Were A Carpenter
Album: Third Generation Blues
www.ibiblio.org/doug/DocWat/DocWat.htm
11) The Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
Album: Motowns Greatest Hits
www.thetemptations.com
12) US3 - Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
Album: Hand On The Torch
www.us3.org
> Friday 16 August 2002
1) Fairuz - Bissan
Album: Jerusalem In My Heart
www.fairouz.com
2) Véronique Gens - Après Un Rêve (After a Dream)
Album: Nuit d'Étoiles
www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Gens-Veronique.htm
3) Alison Krauss - Dreaming My Dreams With You
Album: Forget About It
www.alisonkrauss.com
4) Louis Stewart (Guitar), Bill Charlap (Piano), Mark Hodgson (Double Bass) & Stephen Keogh (Drums) - What's New
Album: Gift
www.rte.ie/millennia/people/stewartlouis.html
www.managramusic.com/artists/billcharlap

This cd was put together by Paul Ashe-Browne in The Works Sound Studios in Dublin.
If you can't find this cd in the record shops, ring Ashbrown Productions at (01) 284 9265 or e-mail pashebrowne@eircom.net
5) Didier François (Nyckelharpa), Peter Verhaegen (Contra Bass) & José Toral (Guitar) - En Azul, Dufwa
Album: Locuras de Vanelo (instrumental flamenco-album)
www.didierfrancois.be/web%20didier
This is a cd from Belgium.
6) Monica Salmaso - Cara De Índio
Album: Voadeira
www.monicasalmaso.mus.br
7) Manau - La Poupée
Album: Fest Noz De Paname
www.manau.com
Tracks 8 - 11 are Robbie Moore's choices:
8) DJ Shadow - Midnight In A Perfect World
Album: Endtroducing...
www.djshadow.com
9) Guru - Loungin'
Album: Jazzmatazz, Vol.1
www.houseofguru.com
10) The Doors - Riders On The Storm
Album: L.A. Woman
www.thedoors.com
11) Jack Johnson - Bubble Toes
Album: Brushfire Fairytales
www.jackjohnsonmusic.com
12) Tim O'Brien - The Apple Press / The Apple Cart
Album: Two Journeys
www.timobrien.net
13) Scullion (Sonny Condell) - Eyelids Into Snow
Album: Eyelids Into Snow
www.condell.net
14) Bob Dylan - Forever Young
Album: The Essential Bob Dylan
www.bobdylan.com
Dedicated to Caoimheen who is 3 years old today!
15) Bob Marley - So Much Trouble In The World
Album: One Love - The Very Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers
www.bobmarley.com
16) Damien Dempsey - It's All Good
Album: V/A: It's All Good, The Best Of Irish
www.damiendempsey.com
17) Robbie Robertson - Ghost Dance
Album: Music for the Native Americans
theband.hiof.no/band_members/robbie.html
18) Jimi Hendrix - Hear My Train A Comin' (acoustic)
Album: Blues
www.jimi-hendrix.com
19) Nina Simone - Strange Fruit
Album: Pastel Blues
www.ninasimone.com
20) Tracy Chapman - Across The Lines
Album: Tracy Chapman
www.about-tracy-chapman.net
21) Christy Moore - The Sirens Voice
Album: Traveller
www.christymoore.com
22) Luka Bloom & Sinéad O'Connor - Love Is A Place I Dream Of
Album: Between The Mountain And The Moon
www.lukabloom.com
23) The Saw Doctors - Chips
Album: Villains
www.sawdoctors.com
24) Shirley Horn - Solitary Moon
Album: Jazz For Dinner
pubweb.acns.nwu.edu/~vmccoy/shirley.html
25) Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - They Can't Take That Away From Me
Album: Ella & Louis
www.geocities.com/swing4243
www.satchmo.net

Special thanks to Vicky Romani for her great contribution,
and Dirk Goris, Alice Farrell & Jean Garten for their help in compiling the track lists.


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