Episode 295: Judy Dyble Tribute Special

This is the 295th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This show is a tribute to the legendary ex-Fairport Convention and Trader Horne singer and instrumentalist Judy Dyble, who sadly passed away on July 12, 2020. We very much consider Judy to have been a part of the Eppy Gibbon family – she was a joint headliner at EppyFest 5 in 2016, along with her Band of Perfect Strangers, and we also interviewed her on the show back in 2014. And Judy in turn warmly supported the show, so a tribute to her life and her music is very much appropriate. We have a feature album on this show, inevitably one that features Judy, ‘Fairport Convention’, the 1968 debut album by the band of the same name, and you’ll hear three tracks from that on the playlist. Other than that you can expect the usual eclectic mixture of music, featuring tracks from throughout Judy’s career. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 8 minutes. Downloaded file is 117.1 MB.

Me and Judy Dyble

1. Chelsea Morning (3:05) – Fairport Convention (Taken from the album ‘Fairport Convention’; see www.fairportconvention.com)

2. The Minotaur’s Song (3:17) – The Incredible String Band (Taken from the album ‘The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter’; see www.wolfgangrostek.de/5000onions/index.html)

3. Grey October Day (feat. The Curator) (6:26) – Judy Dyble & Tim Bowness (Taken from the ‘Grey October Day (Remixes)’ EP; see judydyble.com/, timbowness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/groups/605773513289598)

4. The Ivy Gate (7:27) – Big Big Train (Taken from the album ‘Grimspound’; see bigbigtrain.bandcamp.com/album/grimspound-hi-resolution-audio, bigbigtrain.com/ & www.facebook.com/bigbigtrain/

5. A Net of Memories (London) (6:37) – Judy Dyble & Andy Lewis (Taken from the album ‘Summer Dancing’; see judydyble.com/, acidjazz.bigcartel.com/product/judy-dyble-andy-lewis-summer-dancing-cd & andylewisuk.bandcamp.com)

6. Faded Elvis (live) (5:14) – Judy Dyble With The Band Of Perfect Strangers & The Ad Hoc Strings (Taken from the album ‘Weavings Of A Silver Magic – Judy Dyble Live’; see judydyble.com/ & www.facebook.com/judydybleofficial)

7. Letters (5:55) – Judy Dyble feat. Matt Malley (Taken from the album ‘Flow and Change’; see judydyble.com/ & www.facebook.com/judydybleofficial)

Memories of Judy Dyble by Phil Toms

8. Sisterhood Of Ruralists (live) (8:31) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Live At WM Jazz’; see judydyble.com/ & www.facebook.com/judydybleofficial)

Memories of Judy Dyble by Rebsie Fairholm & Marvin B. Naylor

9. Portfolio (2:03) – Fairport Convention (Taken from the album ‘Fairport Convention’; see www.fairportconvention.com)

10. Under the Sky (3:53) – Giles, Giles & Fripp (Taken from the album ‘The Brondesbury Tapes’; see judydyble.com/content/brondesbury-tapes & www.allmusic.com/album/the-brondesbury-tapes-1968-mw0000220445)

11. Happy Birthday (0:32) – Judy Dyble (Exclusive track not otherwise available; see judydyble.com/ & www.facebook.com/judydybleofficial/)

Me and Judy at EppyFest 5.

12. France (11:40) – Dyble Longdon (Taken from the album ‘Between A Breath And A Breath′; see www.bigbigtrain.com/dyble-longdon/)

13. The Lobster (4:49) – Fairport Convention (Taken from the album ‘Fairport Convention’; see www.fairportconvention.com)

14. Harpsong (19:10) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Talking With Strangers; see judydyble.com/ & www.facebook.com/judydybleofficial)

15. Heartwashing (2:42) – Dyble Longdon (Taken from the album ‘Between A Breath And A Breath′; see www.bigbigtrain.com/dyble-longdon/)

16. I Talk To The Wind (live) (6:06) – Judy Dyble With The Band Of Perfect Strangers & The Ad Hoc Strings (Taken from the album ‘Weavings Of A Silver Magic – Judy Dyble Live’; see judydyble.com/ & www.facebook.com/judydybleofficial)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, particularly to the legendary Judy Dyble for all that she was, and of course to all of you listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show, in a couple of weeks’ time, we welcome back the diabolical Count Eppy Gibbon for his latest Halloween special, so be afraid… be very afraid.

Episode 289: Best of 2019 – the best of the rest part 3

This is the 289th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). We start this show on a sad note, as we reflect on the recent and very sad news of the death of the legendary Judy Dyble and there will be a much longer tribute to her on a future show. With the rest of this show I’m continuing my round up of some of the best music from 2019 that didn’t get included in my top 31 albums countdown of last year. And we have a feature album on this show, inevitably from 2019, ‘The Noise Is Unrest’, from the ambient, improvisational, instrumental duo Darkroom, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. In addition, you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 26 minutes. Downloaded file is 133.2 MB.

1. Marianna (4:17) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Earth Is Sleeping’; see judydyble.com/, hyperurl.co/EarthIsSleeping & www.facebook.com/judydybleofficial/)

2. Once Proud Eyes/Haumea (17:35) – Darkroom (Taken from the album ‘The Noise Is Unrest’; see darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com & darkroomtheband.net/)

3. Of My Hands (7:05) – Greg Foat (Taken from the album ‘The Mage’; see gregfoat.bandcamp.com/album/the-mage & www.facebook.com/thegregfoatgroup/)

4. Beneath The Surface (5:02) – Maria Chiara Argirò (Taken from the album Hidden Seas’; see mariachiaramusic.bandcamp.com/album/hidden-seas & www.mariachiaramusic.com)

5. 9-Green (6:23) – Diagonal (Taken from the album ‘Arc’; see diagonal.bandcamp.com/album/arc & www.facebook.com/diagonalband)

6. Inside Out (4:30) – Úna Quinn (Taken from the album ‘Inside Out’; see uquinn.bandcamp.com/album/inside-out)

7. Losing Our Precision (9:22) – Darkroom (Taken from the album ‘The Noise Is Unrest’; see darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com & darkroomtheband.net/)

8. New In The Old Form (5:52) – Mono Sources (Taken from the album ‘Mono Sources’; see monosources.bandcamp.com/album/mono-sources & www.facebook.com/monosources/)

9. Caroline, No (4:54) – Chrissie Hynde & The Valve Bone Woe Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Valve Bone Woe’; see chrissiehynde.tmstor.es, chrissiehynde.com/solo & www.facebook.com/chrissiehynde/)

10. Sanguis, Part 2 (6:56) – Staalklang (Track available as a digital download from staalklang.bandcamp.com/album/sanguis; see also www.staalklang.com & www.facebook.com/Staalklang/)

11. Area Under A Curve (5:33) – Astrid Sonne (Taken from the EP ‘Cliodynamics’; see astridsonne.bandcamp.com/album/cliodynamics & www.facebook.com/astridsonne94/)

12. Celestia (4:34) – Diagonal (Taken from the album ‘Arc’; see diagonal.bandcamp.com/album/arc & www.facebook.com/diagonalband)

13. Sea Song (6:20) – Maria Chiara Argirò (Taken from the album Hidden Seas’; see mariachiaramusic.bandcamp.com/album/hidden-seas & www.mariachiaramusic.com)

14. Muknado (akustisk live) (4:31) – Knekklectric (Taken from the ‘Maskinelt Utbeina EP’; see knekklectric.bandcamp.com/album/maskinelt-utbeina-ep & www.facebook.com/knekklectric)

15. Orbiting (4:14) – Mono Sources (Taken from the album ‘Mono Sources’; see monosources.bandcamp.com/album/mono-sources & www.facebook.com/monosources/)

16. Burnt Offerings (6:28) – Rise (Taken from the album ‘Strangers’; see www.jobethyoung.com & www.facebook.com/jobethyoung)

17. Sin é (4:40) – Úna Quinn (Taken from the album ‘Inside Out’; see uquinn.bandcamp.com/album/inside-out)

18. Serene/Never The Same Way Once (18:57) – Darkroom (Taken from the album ‘The Noise Is Unrest’; see darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com & darkroomtheband.net/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I should be back for the next show when I’ll be paying tribute to the maestro himself, the late great Ennio Morricone, who sadly passed away on the 6th of July. On that show you’ll hear tracks composed and influenced by Morricone, interspersed with the usual eclectic playlist, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 179: EppyFest 5 Preview

This is the 179th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud here and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Taking a break from my seemingly never-ending review of 2015 this show celebrates the Eppy Gibbon show’s ninth anniversary and previews my own upcoming live music event, EppyFest 5. We also have a feature album, which this time has an EppyFest connection as it’s ‘Come To Me’ , the debut album by the Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet who are on at this year’s EppyFest. We’ll also cover the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, as we feature music from the other five bands/acts on at EppyFest, play tracks from some new releases, & pay tribute to the late, great Victoria Wood. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 37 minutes. Downloaded file is 143.8 MB.

1. And When the Sky Was Opened (2:08) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the album ‘Equations of Meaning; see shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5292www.facebook.com/Tony-Patterson-281383288556282/?fref=ts)

2. Sycophant (5:23) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the album ‘Equations of Meaning; see shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5292www.facebook.com/Tony-Patterson-281383288556282/?fref=ts)

3. Two (3:01) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Spinning the Compass; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/spinning-the-compass-2016-remaster, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

4. Bicycle Day (15:10) – Darkroom (Taken from the album ‘The Rest Is Noise’; see www.darkroomtheband.net/, darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/darkroomtheband)

5. Dreams Dreams (5:25) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Come To Me’; see www.asafsirkis.co.uk/ & asafsirkis.bandcamp.com/album/sirkis-bialas-international-quartet-come-to-me)

6. Blue By You (3:24) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Stargazer’s Symphonium’; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-stargazers-symphonium & marvinbnaylor.com/)

7. Sisterhood Of Ruralists (live) (8:31) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album Live At WM Jazz; see judydyble.com/ & www.burningshed.com/store/judydyble/product/156/5837/)

8. Me Fish Bring (6:38) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘The Rising of the Lights’; see williamddrake.wordpress.com/ & williamddrake.bandcamp.com/album/the-rising-of-the-lights)

If you’d like to see William D Drake, Judy Dyble, etc. live at EppyFest on Saturday July 16th at the Lansdown Hall in Stroud you can purchase tickets now from eppyfest.co.uk/

9. Miracle (4:55) – Fractal Mirror (Taken from the album ‘Slow Burn 1’; see www.fractalmirror.net/, www.facebook.com/fractal.mirror & fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/album/slow-burn-1)

10. Two Eyes (4:20) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘What Lies Beneath’; see www.kershmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=tsmikekershaw.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/)

11. Ancient Spirals (4:58) – Lyrian (Taken from the album ‘The Jester’s Quest in the City of Glass’; see www.medievalrecords.co.uk/lyrian.htmllyrian.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Lyrian-28942418424/)

12. Orgon (7:57) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Come To Me’; see www.asafsirkis.co.uk/ & asafsirkis.bandcamp.com/album/sirkis-bialas-international-quartet-come-to-me)

13. Heart of Oak (4:38) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘Revere Reach’; see williamddrake.wordpress.com & williamddrake.bandcamp.com)

14. The Steam Engine Murders And The Trial of Seven Bells John (10:22) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Fit The Fourth’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/fit-the-fourth, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

15. I Am A Summer Night (8:57) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘Earth And All The Universes; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/album/earth-and-all-the-universes & marvinbnaylor.com/)

16. Mandragora (6:30) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Come To Me’; see www.asafsirkis.co.uk/ & asafsirkis.bandcamp.com/album/sirkis-bialas-international-quartet-come-to-me)

17. Harpsong (19:10) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Talking With Strangers’; see judydyble.com/ & www.facebook.com/judydybleofficial/ – both links will give you information about Judy’s brand new autobiography, ‘An Accidental Musician’)

18. It Would Never Have Worked (live) (2:39) – Victoria Wood (Taken from the album ‘Victoria Wood: Live′; see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Wood)

19. Time For The Music (3:46) – Garden of Live Flowers (Not currently available to buy but see www.facebook.com/pages/Garden-of-Live-Flowers/1647038622174849?fref=tswww.youtube.com/watch?v=ykCOIVDL3Gw&app=desktop)

20. A Pair a Part (8:53) – Darkroom (Taken from the album ‘Gravity’s Dirty Work’; see www.darkroomtheband.net/, darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/darkroomtheband)

If you’d like to see Darkroom, William D Drake, Judy Dyble, etc. live at EppyFest on Saturday July 16th at the Lansdown Hall in Stroud you can purchase tickets now from eppyfest.co.uk/

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners – the show is now nine years old & I’m very grateful for everyone who has contributed to the show over the years. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be back for the next show when I’ll be interviewing three members of the mighty Sanguine Hum, so I hope you’ll join me for that.

Episode 134: Judy Dyble Interview

This is the 134th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. This time around it’s my great delight to present to you an interview I carried out with the legendary Judy Dyble. You’ll hear Judy talk about her life in music, pick some of her favourite tracks by other artists, and tell us about some of the things she might be doing in the near future. The show features music from Judy’s time with Fairport Convention and Giles, Giles & Fripp, plus several tracks from her wonderful solo career. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist/track.

Total running time: 2 hour and 9 minutes. Downloaded file is 118 MB.

1. The Lobster (4:49) – Fairport Convention (Taken from the album ‘Fairport Convention; see www.fairportconvention.com/)

2. Jazzbirds (3:08) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Talking With Strangers; see judydyble.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Judy-Dybles-Newborn-Strangers/1268827907404)

Interview with Judy Dyble…

3. Town Without Pity (2:54) – Gene Pitney (Taken from the compilation album ‘18 All-Time Greatest Hits’; see www.genepitney.com/ & www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/828b1208-2ce4-40c1-b659-11d7f540748c)

4. Letters (5:55) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Flow and Change’; see judydyble.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Judy-Dybles-Newborn-Strangers/1268827907404)

5. Wintersong (4:02) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Flow and Change′; to watch the video that was made to accompany this song & that Judy mentions in the interview go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXjFsrPyC-g, plus see judydyble.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Judy-Dybles-Newborn-Strangers/1268827907404)

6. How Could We End Up Here? (4:37) – Jackie McAuley (Taken from the album Bad Day At Black Rock; see www.allmusic.com/artist/jackie-mcauley-mn0000108186/biography)

7. Under the Sky (3:53) – Giles, Giles & Fripp (Taken from the album ‘The Brondesbury Tapes’; see judydyble.com/content/brondesbury-tapeswww.allmusic.com/album/the-brondesbury-tapes-1968-mw0000220445)

8. Crowbaby (5:02) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album Live At WM Jazz; see judydyble.com/ & www.burningshed.com/store/judydyble/product/156/5837/)

9. Harpsong (19:10) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Talking With Strangers; see judydyble.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Judy-Dybles-Newborn-Strangers/1268827907404)

10. Dear Delia (Doctor Who Theme) (2:40) – She Makes War (Taken from the album ‘Online Gig 22.7.14′ – I’m not sure if this album is still available to buy but here’s the link for it: shemakeswar.bandcamp.com/album/online-gig-22714; see also shemakeswar.bandcamp.com/track/dear-delia for a free download version of the same track & also www.shemakeswar.com/ where there’s a link to her new album pledge campaign)

11. Seven Year Glitch (5:26) – Rumour Cubes (Taken from the new album ‘Appearances of Collections’; see rumourcubes.bandcamp.com/, rumourcubes.com/ & www.facebook.com/rumourcubes)

Many, many thanks to Judy Dyble for the interview and thanks as always to all the bands, musicians and listeners who make this podcast possible. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) or if you want to have your say on anything else connected to this podcast. If you want to keep up to date with news about this podcast, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join. I’ll be back in a couple of weeks with another show, so I hope you’ll come back for that.