Feb 8, 2007

BSWC One-a-Day: Fauve - 3 Magic Words

John Peel was a legendary British radio personality. Interestingly, after bouncing around a few different jobs he started his radio career in Dallas at WRR with an unpaid gig. Then, when Beatlemania hit the states, he was hired as a Beatles expert by Dallas radio station KLIF mostly because of his Liverpool accent. The first several years of his career were spent on American radio doing a Beatle/British Invasion bit. As Peel put it, "Just luck really, being in the right place at the right time, music lovers might argue the wrong place at the wrong time."

He returned home to begin his British career with the off-shore pirate station, Wonderful Radio London and the rest is history. He was stricken during a trip to Peru in October of 2004 and passed away at the age of 65 after a truly marvelous career.

The netlabel, Tribute to John Peel, was created to honor his memory with a series of tribute releases. This is a fabulous collection that you can find at archive.org. It is varied and there are some very special finds throughout the 7 releases (#7 was released in September 2006).

The tune 3 Magic Words is from the September 2006 release and is a nice piece of exotica set in among the 12 tunes on the tribute compilation. The release notes have this to say about Fauve:
FAUVE is Geneva-born Nicolas Juilliard. After several band projects, he decided to go solo in order to be more free to express his talents of songwriter and composer. His work is a charming mix of easy-listening, bossa-nova, pop and electro.
Go and explore the 7 John Peel tribute releases. There truly is something for everyone.

Fauve - 3 Magic Words

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