Connections 46 Finale – April 2022

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The first Connections show was aired in April 2018. With this Fourth Anniversary show it felt appropriate to bring the series to a close. As the world tentatively opens up I need to free up some time for other ventures. Connections takes me about three weeks to research and produce and as this is a voluntary labour of love I need to be mindful of time and money. Coupled with this, Chapel FM are devoting more air time to local productions with local content for local people, a decision I applaud. My thanks of course to Chapel FM who have been immense over the four years.

In this final program I wanted to play music that was difficult to connect to or not easy to escape from; many of the artists create their own product or use foreign recording facilities and personnel. Some of the artists have made few records or left the recording industry to do other creative things.

Of course I will be forever grateful to you, the listener, for your amazing support and feedback. It’s been a joy to present you with some great tunes connected by the people involved in the making of the music. Without you the show would never have been shared on every continent and your interest and encouragement in the Connections concept has been mindblowing!

So, here we are with a final ecletic mix of music…

‘Echo and Bounce’ (1998) by The Propellerheads from their one and only album Sexanddrumsandrockandroll. They later moved on to film soundtracks…

“Ta Douleur’ (2005) by Camille from her second LP Le Fils. Produced by Camille and Matthew Ker, a.k.a MaJiKer working out of Paris…

‘Elevation of Love’ (2003) by Esbjörn Svensson Trio (sometimes known as E.S.T.) from their seventh studio album Seven Days of Falling. Check out their many fine live concerts on YouTube.

‘Y’all’d Think She’d Be Good 2 Me’ (2004) written by C.C. Adcock from his second (and last) LP The Lafayette Marquis… He still plays on the local scene.

‘Wednesday’s Child’ (1997) by Icelandic-born Emiliana Torrini from her third album Love In The Time of Science co-written and produced by Roland Orzabal and Alan Griffiths from Tears For Fears. The rest of the LP was produced by Eg White..

‘Real Old Mountain Dew’ (2007) by the Carolina Chocolate Drops on their debut record Heritage…

‘Minor Swing’ (2004) by guitarist Mattias Ai Eklundh and written by Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhart from Eklundh’s second solo LP Freak Guitar; A road Less Travelled. Eklundh records at home and plays all the instruments, the brass was arranged by Johan Holmberg…

‘Not The Drinking’ (2010) by Lauren Pritchard from her debut release Wasted In Jackson, produced and co-written with Francis ‘Eg’ White. Lauren recorded one more LP using her new stage name Lolo and is now a TV/Film actress…

‘Beatzekatze’ (2008) by Moodorama from Germany. The track is taken from their fifth LP My Name Is Madness…

‘Happy Feet’ (1990) written by Italian Paulo Conte from his eigth studio P Parole d’Amore Scritte a Macchina…

‘Constant Surprise’ (2007) by Little Dragon from their eponymous debut LP…

‘Speechless’ (2006) was a one-off project by Mish Mash; Danish soundtrack writer Kasper Winding (a child prodigy and has played drums with Terry Riley and wrote a film score aged 13), Brit events promoter/DJ Oscare Fullone and renowned Danish session singer Louise Norby…

‘Happy Accident’ (2019) by McKendrick. Written by Paul and David McKendrick and available with five other tracks on Apple Tunes, YouTube, Spotify, Amazon etc.

I hope you found the series entertaining and informative.

I’ll keep open the ‘Connections Show;Paul McKendrick’ Facebook Page as it has extra content regarding the shows and, much like this page, has all the links to the individual programs.

Once again thank you so much and keep well…

Best wishes

Paul A McKendrick

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