Ken Garner claims, presumably using Radio Times as his source, in The Peel Sessions (p. 302) that Peel was away on holiday and replaced by either Gilles Peterson or Mary Anne Hobbs for this show and several others. As the man himself confirms, it is the following week when he is away (19-21 October shows). It appears that he was due to have the current week off, but this didn't happen: the following night's show is due to come "rather unexpectedly" from London.
Start of show: "...comes, as Steve said, from Peel Acres. I've just been listening to Lammo in the shower, and in the 45 years since I experienced the turbulence of puberty, I don't remember a more erotic experience."
JP promises an exclusive interview with Tiffany White-Pounders ("actually, I've made that up, but you can dream"), who had recorded with Will Oldham / Palace Brothers.
He appears to conflate memories of two radio stations in the States he worked for. For the record, KMEN was in San Bernadino, but KOMA was in Oklahoma.
Light, one and only session. Recorded 1999-02-01. No known commercial release.
(JP (referring to the following track): 'Mine is a copy stolen from the record library of KMEN radio station in San Bernadino: I think I can face up to that one now, confront the guilt that I've felt all these years...I used to play this on the radio station I worked for in Oklahoma City. Whenever I did, I got death threats from right-wingers in the state of Colorado, who took violent exception to it and felt that I was some kind of Commie infiltrator. Nuts, of course: I wish I had been.')
(JP: '(P.F. Sloan, writer of above song) had a great song called Sins Of The Family which he did himself, which was another one which, when I played that on the radio, got a lot of hostile response from the John Birch Society in Colorado. Why they took exception to me I don't know. I think it's because I was keeping jobs from their boys returning from 'Nam, that kind of stuff. Although only one job, really. to be honest, but they didn't like me at all. Very hostile.')
(JP: 'Because there was a time at which we thought this programme was going to be pre-recorded so that I could have a holiday, but it didn't work out that way, the Voice has actually already recorded her introduction to the Peelenium. Do you want to do it again Voice, just to show that the programme is live?' (she does so))
(JP: 'I saw Etta James at an R&B show in a place called the Big D Sportatorium in Dallas when I was one of about 5 or 6 white people in an audience of about seven thousand black people. Of course, there was no problem at all with that, but I couldn't help thinking at the time what a different situation it would have been for 5 or 6 black people in a crowd of a couple of thousand white people: things would have been very different indeed, I fear.')
(JP: 'People of course argue and will do for the rest of recorded time about which was the first rock LP, but those of us who were around at the time know it was Blue Cheer's "Vincebus Eruptum," from which this track is taken.')