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16 December 1999

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Show

Name
Station
YYYY-MM-DD
  • 1999-12-16
Comments
  • Peel starts the programme with an emotional tribute to former BBC colleague Teddy Warrick, who passed away the previous night, describing him as a "lovely man" and "like a second dad to me." JP says anyone who enjoys his shows owes a debt of gratitude to Warrick: "For nearly 20 years in the 70s and 80s, Teddy was the man in the Radio One management who fought to keep these programs on the air and we wouldn't be here if it wasn't for his work." First record is dedicated to Warrick and his wife.
  • 1986 Peelenium, after which Peel says he believes Half Man Half Biscuit are even better now, although others may disagree. Then plays 'I Can't Help Myself' by The Four Tops to follow up 'Levi Stubbs' Tears' and says he'd always planned to do this.

Session

  • Pachinos, one and only session. Recorded 1999-10-24. No known commercial release.

Tracklisting

Peelenium 1986

  1. Salt'N Pepa: Tramp (LP: Hot Cool Vicious) Champion
  2. Half Man Half Biscuit: The Trumpton Riots (7”) Probe Plus
  3. Billy Bragg: Levi Stubbs' Tears (7”) Go! Discs
  4. Culture: Capture Rasta (LP: Culture In Culture) Music Track [2]
(JP: "Whenever Billy Bragg does Levi Stubbs' Tears, I always think to myself - I really ought to play a Four Tops record...and this time I've remembered...")

Files

Name
  • a) 1999-12-16 #1 (Pachinos session, 1986 Peelenium).mp3
  • b) 1999-12-16 #2 (1986 Peelenium).mp3
  • c) jp161299.mp3
Length
  • a) 01:01:06
  • b) 01:00:56
  • c) 01:59:38
Other
  • a) Tape flip follows Half Man Half Biscuit during Peelenium 1986
  • b) Reup of original share by Andrew T
  • c) Many thanks to max-dat.
Available
  • a) currently unavailable
  • b) currently unavailable
  • c) Mooo
Footnotes
  1. JP says this should have been included in the Peelenium for 1984.
  2. This differs from the listing on p.199 of Ken Garner's The Peel Sessions. His version states:
    1. Culture
    2. Fall: 'Bournemouth Runner'
    3. Billy Bragg
    4. Half Man Half Biscuit

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