Tonight's Pig's Big 78 features a medley of songs by mystery artists as part of a newspaper competition. The record finishes with a quick burst of ‘Do You Ken John Peel’, catching our host by surprise. The competition disc later turned up on the Pig's Big 78s compilation.
The Fall track is from the band's upcoming album. Peel has few details as yet, but appears hopeful of a return to form: "Well, just when you feared he might have faded away, there he comes again."
The John Doonan track is played as the Irish musician had apparently died the previous month. Peel says the track is a favourite that he can whistle all the way through.
Peel mentions having met Ronnie Ronalde during his holiday to New Zealand. Having persuaded Ronalde to record a session for the programme during his next visit to the UK, Peel wonders if might well be the oldest person to do such a thing. But he suspects that Son House probably beats Ronnie by a few months.
Seedling #1 First broadcast. Recorded 2002-01-20. No known commercial release.