Episode 79 – The Home Spun Sessions: Florence Joelle

This week we are delighted to feature the distinct singing style of French Chanteuse, Florence Joelle on the Home Spun Sessions. Her songs are at times socially conscious, at times warmly personal. Her style blends the Parisian Gypsy Jazz of her childhood with influences ranging from Rock & Roll via North African Rai to Jimmy Scott  and beyond. Check out her brilliant album, Stealing Flowers!


  • Why live recordings often come out better than studio recordings. Many of the old Blue Note jazz albums were recorded late at night after a live set.
  • The indifference of people to casual violence in the inner city.
  • With a tight backing band combined with a lackadaisical London voice, Ian Dury and the Blockheads were a seminal band with an unique sound.
  • The influence of mass migration on music: how the emigration of Gypsies escaping fascism influenced the sound of American post-war Jazz.

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Slides of the Vinyl


Episode 79 Tracklist

  1. Clarence Garlow – Bon Ton Roula
  2. The Royal Premiers – Make Love to Me
  3. Howling Wolf – All Night Boogie
  4. La Alianza Profana – Don Marcial
  5. Florence Joelle – 29 Bus Blues
  6. Florence Joelle – Caravan
  7. Florence Joelle – How Many Chickens
  8. Florence Joelle – Dat’s Love
  9. Mulatu Astatke – Mulatu
  10. Vilab – Fires
  11. Florence Joelle – Coucou
  12. Florence Joelle – Darkest Before Dawn
  13. Florence Joelle – How High the Moon
  14. Florence Joelle – Fever
  15. Wilmoth Houdini – Black But Sweet
  16. Missa Luba – Dibwe Diambula Kabanda
This Show was recorded 21st & 27th May 2013
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