Friday, October 09, 2015

Naoko The Rock on Tomorrow's Lucky Cat Radio Show!

I am delighted to be joined live in the studio by DJ and record collector Naoko The Rock on tomorrow's Lucky Cat on Resonance 104.4FM.

Naoko will be talking about Reggae in Japan, record collecting and DJing here in London.  She will also be bringing some of her favourite tunes to spin - I can't wait!

Tune in tomorrow Saturday 10th October at 3.30pm (UK time) or on 104.4FM if you have a radio and are London based (DAB will be coming soon)!

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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Yunnan Reggae

Just stumbled across this and really love this track:

I feel a Yunnan province special coming up on the show!

Food looks good:

Lucky Cat S11 E02 - Ai Wei Wei discussion with Harry Baxter

Artist educator from The Royal Academy of Arts Harry Baxter joins me to discuss the Ai Wei Wei exhibit at the RA.


  • Everybody Needs Love - Slim Smith 

  • One Day You'll Know Dub - Rico and the Alpha Boys (Randys 10" single)

  • One Day You'll Know - Cha Cha and Ranking Joe (Randys 10" single)

  • The Peacock Spreads its Wings - Kwantung orchestra (10" LP Joyful Songs of Lingnan; Music from the Kwantung Province, China Record Company)

  • Catching Lovesickness - Yao Lee (from the Pathé 100 CD

  • Images from the exhibition above.  Below is some work made in the teacher's workshop which encouraged people to take inspiration form the exhibition and make their own prints.

    Saturday, October 03, 2015

    North Korean Cinema Music

    As featured on last week's show:

    Lucky Cat S11 E01 - Tribute to Rico, the Autumn Moon Festival and an all vinyl show


    • Soul of Africa - Rico and His Blue Boys (Blue Beat label 7" - B side to Prince Buster's Wash All Your Troubles Away)

    • A Message To You Rudy - The Specials (from the LP The Specials on the Two Tone label)

    • Wonderful World - Rico with Miss Megoo and the Yahman Allstars (from the EP Miss Megoo & The Yahman all​-​stars)

    • Moonlight in Vermont - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong (from the EP Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, HMV)

    • The Myohyang Is a Mountain of Unparalleled Beauty - Choe Gwang Suk (Korean Folk Song Vol 2 10" LP, Pyongyang, Korea)

    • Song of Pomegranate Blossoms - Choe Sam Suk (from the film The Road a Doctor Follows, on the Cinema Music 10 10" LP, Pyongyang, Korea)

    •  Puyaili (Traditional Thayland) - Dara Puspita (Dara Puspita The Garage Years, Groovie Records)

    •  Easy Snapping - Theo Beckford (Studio One Story, double LP on Soul Jazz)

    • Saturday, September 26, 2015

      Lucky Cat Series 11 Starts today!

      After a summer break I am back on the airwaves today for series 11 of Lucky Cat on Resonance 104.4FM.  Illustration above is by me, inspired by this Korean record cover (I'll play the record today - a rather beautiful find whilst crate digging in Berlin):

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      Today's show is an all vinyl special with platters from North Korea, Indonesia, China and Japan lightly sprinkled with some Jamaican bass lines. I will pay respects to the great trombonist Rico Rodriguez who sadly passed away earlier this month:

      Rico at Alpha Boys School Jamaica

      In the dim sum lunchbox: a review of Korean restaurant Po Cha (Lower Marsh SE1) and I have made ants climbing trees (pork with mung bean noodles)! 

      Happy Mid Autumn Moon Festival everyone!

      [Note: the show is repeated on Thursday at 6am UK time]

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      Saturday, July 25, 2015

      Playlist for Last Episode of Lucky Cat Series 10

      Just me and my vinyl today on 104.4FM or at 3.30pm (UK time).

      • China Gate - Guardian Angel (12" on Matumbi label)

      • Schoon ver van jou - George de Fretes en zi ju kurontong orkestra (Indonesian Folklore LP, Decca)

      • Baby Piano - Wendy Cooper (Playtime Series 7", EMI/HMV)

      • The Way Back Blues - Erroll Garner (The Most Happy Piano LP, Columbia)
      • How About You - Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Gospel Train LP, Mercury)
      • Tears  
      • - Dai Lin Chuang (Mayar Records LP, made in Hong Kong)
      • Tobago Lollipop - Lord Kitch (Kitch 67 LP, RCA)

      • Long Road   漫漫長路上- George Lam (EMI LP)
      • Ten Times Sweeter - Winston Francis*(PAMA LP)

      • Les Desesperes - Jacques Brel (Barclay/Fontana LP)

      • But Not For Me
      • Erroll Garner (The Most Happy Piano LP, Columbia)

        *Note this is mistakenly credited to Tony Gordon

        Thanks for listening, I'm off for a summer break now.  Lucky Cat will return.....

        Wednesday, July 22, 2015

        Lucky Cat Sat 18th July 2015 - Hong Kong in the 60s

        Here is last Saturday's show with Chris and Mei Yau from Hong Kong in the 60s.
        We talked about their new EP The Small Sound, Mei Yau brought in some old cassettes, Chris brought in a nice Sublime Frequencies CD and I played some vinyl.
        The dim sum lunch box was filled with leftovers (ma pao dofu and emperor chicken) and snacks (lizardfish lollipops, garlic crisps and Korean onion rings).

        Download The Small Sound EP FREE!

        Listen to the show here:


        • Oh Ya Ya - Rajah Ahmad & Dengan Dendang Irama (from the CD Pop Yeh Yeh: Psychedelic Rock from Singapore Malaysia  1964-1970, Sublime Frequencies label)
        • Out in the Cold – Hong Kong in the 60s (from the EP The Small Sound
        • Vienna International Centre - Hong Kong in the 60s (from the EP The Small Sound
        • Rock around the Clock  - Sam Hui (Mei Yau's Polydor cassette) 
        • Unchained Melody (Cantonese version) - Dai Lin (Hong Kong LP on the Mayar label)
        • Happy Birthday Little Sister - Queenie Chan (Mei Yau's Cantopop cassette) 
        • Baby Piano - Wendy Cooper (HMV EMI Playtime Series 7")
        • China Gate - Guardian Angel (12", prod by Matumbi)

        For more pics see my Instagram: luckycatzoe

        Lizardfish about to be lollipopped!

        Monday, July 20, 2015

        Lucky Cat 11th July 2015 - PJ Rox

        On Saturday 11th July I was joined by London based singer song writer PJ Rox.  I talked to PJ about her musical career and she played her song Lana live on the piano int he studio.

        Find out more about PJ Rox by following her on Twitter: