Show 036: Remembering Kevin Ayers – Playlist and Archived Stream

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Listen Up! pays tribute to Kevin Ayers who passed away last week. As a founding member of Soft Machine , Ayers was a key figure in the birth of British pastoral psychedelia that emerged from the Canterbury scene , and then went on to enjoy cult status with a solo career in the late 1960s and early 70s.

The British DJ John Peel , an ardent fan, famously declared that “Kevin Ayers’ talent is so acute that you could perform major eye surgery with it.”

We will hear selections from his much loved recordings and collaborations. Streaming live from 2-4pm EST.

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Playlist (Artist -Title – Year of song) 

Opening Theme

Man or Astroman?  –  Maximum Radiation Level  – Experiment Zero – 1996

Kevin Ayers – Town Feeling – Joy Of A Toy – 1969
Soft Machine – Why Are We Sleeping? – The Soft Machine – 1968
Kevin Ayers – Whatevershebringswesing –  Whatevershebringswesing -1971

Kevin Ayers – Religious Experience (Singing a Song In The Morning) – Joy Of A Toy- 1969
Kevin Ayers – Oh! Wot A Dream – Bananamour -1973
The Wilde Flowers – She’s Gone – The Wilde Flowers -1965
Soft Machine – Feelin’ Reelin’ Squellin’ – The Soft Machine -1967
Kevin Ayers – Clarence of Wonderland – Shooting At The Moon – 1970

Kevin Ayers – Decadence – Bananamour -1973
Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Brian Eno and Nico – Two Goes Into Four – June 1, 1974 -1974
Lady June – Some Day Silly Twenty Three – Lady June’s Linguistic Leprosy – 1974
Lady June – To Whom It May Not Concern –  Lady June’s Linguistic Leprosy – 1974

Kevin Ayers – Stars – Yes We Have No Mañanas (So Get Your Mañanas Today) – 1976
Kevin Ayers – Don’t Let It Get You Down – Bananamour -1973
Kevin Ayers -This Song Isn’t Called Anything – What More Can I Say -197?
Kevin Ayers – Baby Come Home – Unfairground – 2007

Kevin Ayers – Friends & Strangers –  Unfairground -2007
Kevin Ayers – The Up Song – The Confessions of Dr. Dream and Other Stories – 1974
Kevin Ayers – Eleanor’s Cake  –  Joy Of A Toy – 1969

Kevin Ayers – May I? – Shooting At The Moon – 1970
Kevin Ayers – Ballad of a Snake – Yes We Have No Mañanas (So Get Your Mañanas Today) – 1976
Kevin Ayers – Blue – Yes We Have No Mañanas (So Get Your Mañanas Today) – 1976

Kevin Ayers – Stranger In Blue Suede Shoes – Whatevershebringswesing -1971
Kevin Ayers – Caribbean Moon –  ‘After The Show’: Live At The Queen Elizabeth Hall – 1973

Kevin Ayers – After The Show – ‘After The Show’: Live At The Queen Elizabeth Hall – 1973

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