October 24, 2014

the Jukebox Rebel presents…
Un Tour du Monde
( en hommage a John Peel )
august 30, 1939 – october 25, 2004

Jukebox Rebel - Un Tour du Monde

Last week I received a mail by one of our loyal visitors from Glasgow,
Scotland. He made a wonderful tribute to the great John Peel as a
contribution to our page. It is nice to pass the mic for a change,
ladies and gentlemen, I give the word to
William, the Jukebox Rebel..

Hello groovers, warm greetings from Glasgow where
there are many music nuts just like Moos.

I say THANK YOU to my host for helping to keep all these wonderful
global grooves alive over the years – and for giving me a chance
to share my mix-tape with you today. It’s a special tenth anniversary
commemoration for the incomparable DJ of the World, John Peel.

Of all the Peel eulogies since 2004, Billy Bragg said it best when he
astutely surmised: “Throughout his career, John Peel defined independent
music. Although he became an institution at the BBC, he was, in effect,
running his own pirate radio station from within the Corporation,
introducing us to music that could not be heard on any other radio show.”
I listened to his nightly shows regularly from 1983 until his untimely
death from a heart-attack on 25th October 2004, taping highlights and
then following them up by purchasing the LP or CD whenever possible.

During the course of his shows, John Peel brought the Planet closer
together, with a weird and wonderful mix of all that was musically
interesting – there were no borderlines in his musical world.

He imbued me with a passion for musical adventure and opened my eyes
and ears to the richness of the artists from all around our planet –
and I could safely say that he is the main reason that I’ve ended up
following the crazy Dutchman on this website.

Most of the selections on this compile were actually featured in the
John Peel show at some stage – and I feel sure that the few exceptions
would also have done so, were they to have landed on his doorstep or
in his time zone.

I hope you can join me for this ’round the world celebration.
Long live John Peel – the original, independent global groover!

Peace out,
The Jukebox Rebel

p.s. don’t miss the text document where I’ll tell you
a bit about the artists and their songs ;-)


1. Mieskuoro Huutajat – Kalinka (Finland)
2. King Short Shirt – Tourist Leggo (Antigua and Barbuda)
3. Banda Bajera de San Pelayo – Descarga En Cumbia (Colombia)
4. Huun-Huur-Tu – Aa-Shuu Dekei-Oo (Russia)
5. Boris Karlov – Daichovo Horo (Bulgaria)
6. Thomas Mapfumo and The Blacks Unlimited – Chitima Cherusununguko (Zimbabwe)
7. Les Grammacks – En Quimber On Soucougnan (Dominica)
8. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Taa Deem (Pakistan)
9. Clotaire K – Maqam (France)
10. Manny Corchado and his Orchestra – Pow-Wow (Puerto Rico)
11. Admiral Bailey – No Way No Better Than Yard (Jamaica)
12. Rod Dennis Mento Band – No Body’s Business (Jamaica)
13. Esso Trinidad Steel Band – I Want You Back (Trinidad and Tobago)
14. Selda – Maden Dağı (Deloy, Deloy) (Turkey)
15. The DeZurik Sisters – The Arizona Yodeler (the USA)
16. Vanuatu Women’s Water Music – Rim Rim Siag (Vanuatu)


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  1. Dawn 24 October 2014 at 12:31 - Reply

    Hey Moos and also your guest dj. Stumbling accross your blog was one of the highlights of my 43 years on earth.. feels like I met some others from the same planet.. I have found many tunes which I had lost since starting to listen to this at age 18. I am feeling very emotional after the end of this mix and just want to say thank you. Also always wonder now how you guys find the records over in Europe, we used to get them in the 80’s in South Africa from people going north,..but so far away.. it is amazing..thanks again for the beautiful service you do

  2. African Music Recycler 25 October 2014 at 00:56 - Reply

    Gratulation !!!

    gretings from Vienna/Austria

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  4. Moos 25 October 2014 at 10:53 - Reply

    Hey that’s very nice, have you see the keeping it peel pingback ?
    give it a go…lots of great John Peel information and honours..

  5. The Jukebox Rebel 26 October 2014 at 19:06 - Reply

    What a nice compliment, thank you. That alone made my compile worthwhile :-) Like moos, I love a good record fair, we get a lot of them here in Scotland. However, I have to say that digital music has now taken over for me, which makes exploration much more concise. All the same, whatever way you do it, we all need to do a lot of sifting to find the gold.

    • Dawn 1 November 2014 at 16:00 - Reply

      Yes !

      I am very choosy about who I pass the link to this blog to….

      But I did share that Zurik sisters song… i love Africa first, but all heritage music is incredible. Keep diggin’…

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