Hmmm.....seems this blog has taken on a Midlands bias of late, so let's get virtually peripatetic and expand our horizons with a trip to Paris via the Democratic Republic of Congo.
If you're not looking forward to Later with Jools Holland (even though Dexys are supposed to be appearing) and have taken to reminscing about the days when Andy Cameron graced our screens at Hogmanay prancing about in his McEwan's lager-drenched kilt and jabbering jocko gibberish until Big Ben intervened, then why not see in 2013 with Papa Wemba.
The first of two sessions Wemba recorded for Peel, eight songs in total were taped, split equally for broadcast among Peel and Andy Kershaw. In typical Maggot Caviar fashion, three songs are missing, but hopefully the five tracks presented here will get you into the party spirit before real mundanity beckons.
Happy New Year, dear reader.
2. Maria Valencia
5. Lingo Lingo*
*broadcast on Andy Kershaw's show.