Joan Anita Barbara Armatrading, MBE (born 9 December 1950) is a British singer, songwriter and guitarist ... (read more at Wikipedia)
Links to Peel
As well as recording eight sessions, Armatrading was the only artist to have two 45s chosen by Peel in his top 15 singles of 1975, as broadcast on 19 December 1975. The track 'Dry Land' would also appear on the Kats Karavan 4CD box set compilation. Read a tribute to Peel by Armatrading here.
Festive Fifty Entries
- Eight sessions. No known commercial release.
1. Recorded: 1972-10-31. First broadcast: 28 November 1972. Repeated: ?
- Head Of The Table / Spend A Little Time / Child Star / Whatever's For Us
- Lonely Lady / Alice / City Girl / Lazy Day
3. Recorded: 1973-06-25. First Broadcast: 19 July 1973. Repeated: ?
- Spend A Little Time / Give It A Try / Steppin' Out / Catchin' Up
- Some Sort Of Love Song / Lonely Lady / Freedom
5. Recorded: 1974-05-20. First Broadcast: 26 June 1974. Repeated: ?
- Old But Gold / Back To The Night / Dry Land / World's Gonna Love Me Tonight
6. Recorded: 1975-02-04. First Broadcast: 17 February 1975. Repeated: ?
- Steppin' Out / Back To The Night / No Love For Free
7. Recorded: 1975-07-10. First Broadcast: 17 July 1975. Repeated: ?
- Back To The Night / Tall In The Saddle / Body To Dust / City Girl
- Kissing And Hugging / Down To Zero / Help Yourself / People
Other Shows Played
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- 12 June 1973: Lonely Lady (7" single) Cube
- 26 June 1973: Lonely Lady (7" single) Cube
- 05 June 1975: So Good (LP - Back To The Night) A&M
- 12 June 1975: Body To Dust (LP - Back To The Night) A&M
- 10 July 1975: Back To The Night (single)
- 18 August 1975: Back To The Night (7") A&M
- 08 December 1975: Dry Land (single) A&M
- 19 December 1975: Back To The Night (single) A&M (Top of singles of 1975, #12)
- 19 December 1975: Dry Land (single) (single) A&M (Top of singles of 1975, #7)
- 01 September 1976: Down To Zero (LP - Joan Armatrading) A&M
- 02 October 1978: Wishing (album - To The Limit) A&M AMLH 64732
- 24 June 1980: Turn Out The Light (LP - Me Myself I) A&M (Paul Gambaccini sits in)