John Peel’s 78rpm songs released on CD

John Peel and Sheila, The PigJohn Peel and Sheila: The Pig's Big 78s, A Beginner's Guide, has been released on CD. According to the BBC, plans for Peel's album were advanced just prior to the late, great DJ's sudden death while on holiday in Peru, in October 2004. Home Truths has never been the same since. The album title comes from a slot on Peel's late-night Radio 1 show which saw his wife, Sheila Ravenscroft, affectionately know as 'The Pig' due to her laugh, introduce often previously unheard of 78rpm records. 23 tracks encompass yodelling, early rock and more traditional music from England, China and Africa, plus an interview with Sheila on the reasons behind the track selections.


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