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Sunday, September 12, 2004 Options
Charlie Gillett / Radio Ping-Pong

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Radio Ping-Pong is a concept Charlie employs on his show whereby he and his guests take turns choosing songs, trying to find connections between their selections. Today Charlie switches to the guest's chair for a round of ping-pong with Rob.

Charlie Gillett is a longtime rock, roots and now‚ “world music” dj (Capital Radio, BBC London, BBC World Service etc.), journalist (Rolling Stone, Creem, author (the seminal pop music study The Sound of the City), label honcho (Oval Records), advertising and film music consultant (including several Hanif Kureishi films) and overall instigator, helping to break Ian Dury, Lene Lovich and Dire Straits among others)… he’s done it all.

Nowadays he hosts a weekly radio show on BBC London and, among other things, produces a great annual world music compilation. This year’s is World 2004 on Wrasse Records.

Charlie Gillett’s homepage with playlists, reviews, previews:

Charlie’s radio show can be heard online via:

His BBC London webpage (including info on other BBC world music shows) is

And here’s a good bio: This site also contains a collection of Charlie Gillett’s articles and essays, mostly from earlier in his career; however a small fee is required for access to these.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Rob solo:

Mari Boine: Butterfly Options / Eight Seasons / Northside

Urna Chahar Tugchi: Taliin Juud Options / Hodood / Oriente Musik

Darko Rundek & Cargo Orkestar: The Same Image Options / Ruke / Piranha / *

Begin Ping-Pong with Charlie (Rob goes first):

Michel Montanaro and Vents D'Est: Barka Options / Ungaresca / VDE

Volga: Prayer Options / Three Fields (Pagan Songs Of Ancient Russia) / Sketis Music

Sanda Weigl: Recrutii Options / Gypsy Killer / Knitting Factory

Pietra Montecorvino: Guaglione Options / Various Artists: World 2004 / Wrasse / *

Coba: Dime Lo Que Ves Options / Coba / Camafeo
Featuring Lucia Pulido

Think of One: Grito Grande Options / Various Artists: World 2004 / Wrasse / *

Dusminguet: Siento Options / Vafalungo / Virgin

Souad Massi: Blaadi Options / Various Artists: World 2002 / EMI Hemispheres

Oki Kano: Kane Ren Ren Options / No One's Land / Chikar Studio
Featuring Rekpo

Amorf Ordogok: Parti Lany Options / Various Artists: World 2004 / Wrasse / *

Sidiki: Agfrisse Options / Sidiki / New York Noise

Garnet Mimms: A Quiet Place Options / Cry Baby + Warm & Soulful / Beat Goes On

Lata Mangeshkar: Chalte Chalte Options / Various Artists: Golden Voices of the Silver Screen Volume 2 / Globestyle
From the film Pakeezah

Nyota Ndogo: Take Care Options / Various Artists: World 2003 / Narada

Mandeng Eletrik: Oya Oye Options / Mandeng Eletrik / Mulatta
Featuring Tigist Shibabaw

Nyboma: Double Double Options / Double Double / Rounder

End of Charlie Gillett / Ping-Pong segment. Rob solo from here:

Bryan Vargas y Ya Esta: Vamanos Pal Monte Options / Afro Latino Soul / Mofongo Music / *

Jose Conde: El Bombo Options / Ay! Que Rico / Pipiki / *

Anastacia Azevedo: O Rio Options / Amanaiara / Piranha / *

Cathrin Pfeifer: Mamulengo Options / Solo Para O Sol / Oriente Musik

Phonix: 2002 2002 2002 Options / Pigen & Dregen / Go Danish Folk

Daau: A Shortcut to the Edge Options / Tub Gurnard Goodness / Radical Duke / *

Smadj + Rokia Traore: Take It and Drive Options / Fatwords / Most

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