Welcome to Connections, the programme that brings music together like a game of dominoes. The simple rule is that each song played on the show has to 'connect' to the next one in some way...The science stops there...

You can listen to the programme LIVE at and on good old fashioned radio on 94.9FM in the Istanbul area at 17:00 Istanbul time every Saturday. (That's 15:00 GMT, 10:00 EST (Where it's a sort of breakfast show) and 03:00 Sunday NZST (Where it's a through night jam) In addition, I'm steadily adding the archived programmes that date back to October 2009, so there's plenty to keep you going...

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Connections 162 12th January 2013

Hello and welcome to show 162, which was dedicated to the memory of Fontella Bass.

So, the music...

Home Wrecker by Fontella Bass (Contempo Records 1973)

 Black Enuff by The Pharaohs (Scarab Records 1972)

Bad Tune by Earth, Wind and Fire (Warner Brothers Records 1971)

Directly From My Heart To You by Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention (Bizarre Reprise Records 1969)

Maybe Your Baby by Rufus (MCA Records 1973)

Black Coffee by Humble Pie (A&M Records 1973)

Uncontrollable Urge by Devo (Warner Bros Records 1978)

The Duke Of Earl by Gene Chandler (Veejay Records 1962)

Do It Again by Steely Dan (ABC Records 1972)

Helpless by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young with Dallas Taylor and Greg Reeves (Atlantic Records 1970)

Rescue Me by Fontella Bass (Chess Records 1965)

 ...and that seems to be about it for another show. Keep banging that tambourine!


Saturday, 16 March 2013

Connections 161 5th January 2013

Hello and welcome to show 161...a new year jam, if you will!!

and so to the music...

Easy Money by King Crimson (Island Records 1973)

Living Like A Fool by Free Creek (Linda Ronstadt Session) (Buddah Records (U.S) 1973, Recorded 1969)

Freedom Jazz Dance by Free Creek (Keith Emerson Session) Charisma Records (U.K) 1973, recorded 1969)

 Prisencolinensinainciusol by Adriano Celantano (Ariola Records 1972)

Monkey Spanner by Dave and Ansell Collins (Trojan Records 1971)

Opium by Peter Thomas (Marina/ Polydor Records 1976)

Ascension To Virginity by Dave Grusin (ABC Records 1968)

Rock and Roll Woman by Buffalo Springfield (Atco Records 1967)

Spinning Wheel by Blood, Sweat & Tears (Columbia Records 1968)

King's Lead Hat by Brian Eno (Polydor Records 1977)

 Lizard  (Prince Rupert Awakes) by King Crimson (Island Records 1970)

...and that's all for this week! Keep connected...