• 1999-07-15
  • Two full recordings of the show are available. The first, at almost four minutes longer, is clearly running a little slow.
  • Start of show: 'Lashings of Haydn, Mozart and Schubert coming your way,and a session from Wagonchrist, and of course the Peelenium.'
  • He plays the Billie Holiday and Lester Young track pursuant to this review in the Independent.
  • The Peelenium is the first one in which Peel knows all four of the records.
  • John dedicates a recently released recording of a gig he drove Captain Beefheart to and from to the memory of Frank Freeman (who died in 1991). More details, including the 19 May 1968 gig, here.
  • JP mentions that Lolita Storm have been booked for a session: in fact, they did two (this year and the next).


  • Wagonchrist, #1 (rpt). Recorded Sept 98. No known commercial release.


(JP: 'One of the great LPs of all time.')

Peelenium 1927

  1. Louis Armstrong & The Hot Five: 'Struttin' With Some Bar-B-Q'
  2. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: 'Black And Tan Fantasy' [1]
  3. Nat Shilkret & His Victor Orchestra: 'Flapperette'
  4. Blind Willie Johnson: 'Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground'
  • Kaisers: 'What You Gonna Say? (7")' (Screaming Apple)
  • Wagonchrist: 'It Is Always Now, All Of It Is Now' (Peel Session)
(JP: 'The only information we've got from the record company is that he's in the studio, but then, so am I.')


  • a) Peel Show 1999-07-15
  • b) jp150799.mp3
  • a) 01:53:48
  • b) 01:49:46
  • a) Many thanks to the original taper and uploader
  • b) Many thanks to max-dat.
  1. Mistakenly called 'Black And White Fantasy' by John. He is later corrected by an email from none other than Ken Garner.
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