Bob Harris Saturday

BBC Radio 2
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Following my run of programmes on the network during Christmas 1996, I began a series of regular shows on 29th March 1997. I broadcast every Saturday evening for three hours from 11pm until 2am, now working with Mark Simpson, a friend and colleague from the GLR days.

I build my programmes at home. I produce a running order and it and the corresponding CD's go into a programme box which I take into the studio with me, so I play all my own CD's and records. I like the programme to have a musical flow (the American 'wave' idea is my template) with segues of maybe two, three or four tracks together. I try to play a lot of different styles and blend each track as seamlessly as possible. I find programme building fabulously enjoyable and rewardingly creative. I spend a lot of time trying to get it right. I don't 'format' the show at all but I do use the Rockdate diary to inject familiarity.

The music is contempory and as diverse and interesting as I can make it. A 'no boundaries' music mix. If you want details of the tracks I'm playing, look up the playlist section on the web site.

Radio 2 is available in stereo to anyone in the UK with Freeview on channel 72, Sky Digital on channel 0102 or Virgin TV on channel 860 or 902

Sessions 2010

Lisa Redford Lisa Redford
27 March
Music And The Mountains
Makes Your Heart Sing
NY Song
Live Your Life

Paul Brady Paul Brady
20 March
Money To Burn
Lakes Of Ponchartrain
One More Today

Jill Sobule Jill Sobule
06 March
Jet Pack
Palm Springs
Where's Bobby Gentry?
Wendell Lee
Houdini's Box

Among The Oak And Ash Among The Oak And Ash
27 February
Housewife's Lament
The Water Is Wide
Angel Gabriel

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers
20 February
Summer Number 39
I Do
Green And Dumb

Jonatha Brooke Jonatha Brooke
13 February
Start Again
Safe And Sound
10 Cent Wings
Love Is A Battlefield

Joan Armatrading Joan Armatrading
06 February
My Baby's Gone
Love And Affection
Heading Back To New York City
This Charming Life

Marcus Bonfanti Marcus Bonfanti
30 January
Tweed Blazer
Devil Girl
Give Me Your Cash
What Good Am I To You

Kate Walsh Kate Walsh
23 January
Greatest Love
As He Pleases
The Dark Night
Your Song

Black Joe Lewis Black Joe Lewis
16 January
Big Booty Woman
Somebody Loves Me

The Low Anthem The Low Anthem
09 January
Cage The Songbird
To Ohio
This God Damn House
Ticket Taker

Sessions 2009

Israel Nash Israel Nash
02 January
Don't Run
Pray For Rain
Let It Go

Valerie Marshall Valerie Marshall
26 December
Cupid's Butterfly
Love's Ghost
Can't Let Go
Diamonds And Pearls

The Capitol Years The Capitol Years
19 December
Rolling Hills
Endless Town
You Can Stay There

Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett
12 December
Honest Man
Sailin' Shoes
Down On The Farm

Sam Carter Sam Carter
05 December
Hired Hands
Oh Dear, Rue The Day
Yellow Sign

Alela Diane Alela Diane
28 November
White As Diamonds
Dry Grass And Shadows
Tatted Lace
Lady Divine

Thea Gilmore Thea Gilmore
21 November
Old December
Cold Coming
That'll Be Christmas
Thea Gilmore's Winter Toast

Sam Baker Sam Baker
14 November

Tinariwen Tinariwen
31 October
Imidiwan Afrik Tendam
Assuf Ag Assuf

McIntosh Ross McIntosh Ross
24 October
Oh The Dark
A Passing Place
Any Trust I Place In You

Ruby Turner Ruby Turner
17 October
Oh Mary Don t You Weep
I'm Travelling On
Take My Hand, Precious Lord
This Train

Portland Portland
10 October
The Letter
Believe In You
Burning Sky

Stephen Dale Petit Stephen Dale Petit
03 October
As The Years Go Passing By
My Friend Bob
A Better Answer
It's All Good

James Grant James Grant
26 September
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
My Father's Coat
Strange Flowers

Sarah Jane Morris Sarah Jane Morris
05 September
You Know Her
It's A Shame
Never Forget How To Dance
Promised Land

Katy Lied Katy Lied
22 August
When It Rains
Piece By Piece
Katy Lied
Welcome To The World

Aynsley Lister Aynsley Lister
15 August
What It's All About
Sugar Low

The Whispertown 2000 The Whispertown 2000
08 August
Erase The Lines
Pushing Oars
Done With Love
Old Times

Sonny Landreth Sonny Landreth
01 August
Zydeco Shuffle
Blue Tarp Blues
Next Of Kindred Spirit
South Of I-10

Fredo Viola Fredo Viola
25 July
Red States
Death Of A Son
The Sad Song
Robinson Crusoe

Bex Marshall Bex Marshall
18 July
Hot Headed Man
Kitchen Table
Black Guitar
Too Much Rock 'n' Roll

Dave Matthews Dave Matthews
18 July
Dive In
Funny The Way It Is
Lying In The Hand Of God

Andrea Glass Andrea Glass
11 July
We Could Be Over
Don't Burn Down The House

The Price

Steve Cradock Steve Cradock
04 July
You Paint Your Picture
Something Better
The Apple
Beware Falling Rocks

Glenn Tilbrook Glenn Tilbrook
27 June
Through The Net
Melancholy Emotion
Best Of Times

Steve Forbert Steve Forbert
20 June
Stolen Identity
Blackbird Tune
Sing It Again, My Friend
Hang On Again Til The Sun Shines

Ben Kweller Ben Kweller
13 June
Penny On The Train Track
Sawdust Man
Wantin' Her Again

Carrie Rodriguez Carrie Rodriguez
06 June
El Salvador
She Ain't Me
Rag Doll

Jon Allen Jon Allen
30 May
Dead Man's Suit
New Year's Eve
Young Man Blues
Going Home

The Olympic Symphonium The Olympic Symphonium
23 May
Intentions Alone
Cold And Blue
A Lot To Learn

The Bowmans The Bowmans
16 May
Nothing Yet
Make It Last
On The Road
Southern Sky

Walter Strauss Walter Strauss
09 May
The Spring Song

Ben Taylor Ben Taylor
02 May
Wicked Way
Dangerous Girl
Turn On The Lights
After It's Over

Martyn Joseph Martyn Joseph
25 April
On My Way
Some Of Us
Lonely Like America

Ella Edmondson Ella Edmondson
18 April
Hold Your Horses
Sing For You

Lau Lau
11 April
The Unquiet Grave
The Master
The Burrian

Eliza Carthy Eliza Carthy
04 April
Hug Like A Mountain
Two Tears
Mr Magnifico

Hey Negrita Hey Negrita
21 March
Room Service
The Last Thing That I Do
Nine To Five

Greg Pearle and John Illsley Greg Pearle and John Illsley
14 March
Romeo and Juliet
Loving You
Love Let Me Breathe

Mawkin Causley Mawkin Causley
07 March
The Greenlander
George's Son
The Jolly Broom Man

The Lost Brothers The Lost Brothers
28 February
Who Could Love You More
Angry At The Sun
Last Day On The Job
Ribbons And Bows

Nitin Sawhney Nitin Sawhney
21 February
Noches En Vela
Letting Go
My Soul
October Daze

Jonatha Brooke Jonatha Brooke
14 February
Sweetest Angel
A Taste Of Danger
You Ought To Be Satisfied Now
Madonna On The Curb
All You Gotta Do Is Touch Me

Tift Merritt Tift Merritt
07 February
Bar With A TV On
Keep You Happy
Another Country
I Know What I'm Looking For

Rosabella Gregory Rosabella Gregory
31 January

Fake Lazy Supernovas Fake Lazy Supernovas
24 January

Golden Boy

Cara Dillon Cara Dillon
17 January
P Stands For Paddy (Lament for Johnny)
Jimmy Mo Mhile Stor
The Parting Glass
The Verdant Braes Of Skreen

Chris While and Julie Matthews Chris While and Julie Matthews
10 January
Together Alone
Single Act Of Kindness
Shadow Of My Former Self
Welcome To Your Life

Sessions 2008

Joe Brown Joe Brown
03 January
Stay Young
I'll See You In My Dreams
Long Gone
Killing The Blues

Richard Thompson Richard Thompson
27 December
So Ben Mi Ca Bon Tempo
A Hunting The Wren
Oops!... I Did It Again
See My Friends

Calexico Calexico
20 December
Victor Jara's Hands
Two Silver Trees
House Of Valparaiso

Steve Tilston Steve Tilston
13 December
The Road When I Was Young
Goodbye Madam Muse
Speaking In Tongues
Life By Misadventure

Josh Rouse Josh Rouse
06 December
Lemon Tree
Winter In The Hamptons
My Love Is Gone

Bryan Adams Bryan Adams
29 November
Tonight We Have The Stars
House Arrest
Walk On By
The Way Of The World

Southside Johnny Southside Johnny
29 November
Tired Skin
Tango Till They're Sore
I Don't Want To Go Home

Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
22 November
Your Protector
Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
Blue Ridge Mountain

Nell Bryden Nell Bryden
15 November
Second Time Around
Helen's Requiem

Marillion Marillion
01 November
This Train Is My Life
Whatever Is Wrong With You
This Is The 21st Century
80 Days

Luke Doucet Luke Doucet
25 October
The Day Rick Danko Died
Long Haul Driver
It's Not The Liquor I Miss
Blood's Too Rich

Tom Russell Tom Russell
25 October
Big Water
Who's Gonna Build Your Wall
Stealing Electricity

Julie Fowlis Julie Fowlis
18 October
Turas San Lochmor
Biodh An Deoch Seo 'n Laimh Mo Ruin
Hug Air A Bhonald Mhoir

Annie Keating Annie Keating
11 October
On The Road By Ten
It Already Hurts When You Leave
For The Taking

Walter Trout Walter Trout
04 October
A Matter Of The Heart
The Next Big Thing
Welcome To The Human Race
In My Mind

Angie Palmer Angie Palmer
27 September
If I Was
Fiery Lake
Hey Lazarus

Gougers Gougers
20 September
Everybody Knows
To Mock A Killing Bird

Eileen Rose Eileen Rose
13 September
Sad Ride Home
All Those Pretty Things
$20 Shoes
Trying To Lose You

Fraser Anderson Fraser Anderson
06 September
I Hope I'm Alive
Rag and Bones

Aimee Mann Aimee Mann
23 August
31 Today
Borrowing Time

Kate Rogers Kate Rogers
16 August
St Eustacia
Stealing From You

Teddy Thompson Teddy Thompson
09 August
Don't Know What I Was Thinking
In My Arms
Where To Go From Here
Jonathan's Book

Jim Moray Jim Moray
02 August
Leaving Australia
The Rufford Park Poachers
The Wild Boar
Three Black Feathers

Justin Townes Earle Justin Townes Earle
26 July
Turn Out My Lights
Hard Livin'
Lone Pine Hill
South Georgia Sugar Babe
I Don't Care

Emily Smith Emily Smith
19 July
The Mermaid Of Galloway
Sunset Hymn
May Colven
Come Home Pretty Bird

Cath and Phil Tyler Cath and Phil Tyler
12 July
Water Is Wide
Queen Sally
Wether's Skin
False True Love

Ben Harper Ben Harper
05 July
Fight Outta You
There Will Be A Light
Waiting For You

Eric Bibb Eric Bibb
21 June
In My Father's House
Get Onboard
Spirit I Am
River Blues

Thea Gilmore Thea Gilmore
07 June
Old Soul
The Lower Road

Andy Fairweather Low Andy Fairweather Low
31 May
Hymn 4 My Soul
I Don't Need
Wide Eyed And Legless
Ashes And Diamonds

Kim Richey Kim Richey
24 May
Turn Me
The Absence Of Your Company
Chinese Boxes
Every River

Fish Fish
17 May
13th Star
Arc of the Curve
Zoe 25

Danny and the Champions of the World Danny and the Champions of the World
10 May
The Red Tree Song
I Still Believe
The Truest Kind
Shadow Of The Wolf

Heidi Talbot Heidi Talbot
03 May
When They Ring The Golden Bells
If You Stay
Bedlam Boys

Pete Molinari Pete Molinari
26 April
A Virtual Landslide
It Came Out Of The Wilderness
God Damn Lonesome Blues

Yoriyos Yoriyos
12 April
Love At The Gates Of Dawn
(unnamed song)
The Pied Piper

Corinne West Corinne West
05 April
Gandy Dancer
Second Sight
Cabin Door

Morcheeba Morcheeba
15 March
Enjoy The Ride
Au Dela
Run Honey Run
Gain The World

Ruth Notman Ruth Notman
08 March
Heather Down The Moor
Billy Don't You Weep For Me
Fause Fause

The Gathering of... The Gathering of...
01 March
False Hands
Don't Make Me Old Before My Time
Meet Me On The Corner
Fire On The Line

Storys Storys
23 February
It's All We Really Need
Be By Your Side
Long Hard Road
Town Beyond The Trees

Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent
16 February
A Rose For Emily
This Will Be Our Year
She's Not Here

Oh Laura Oh Laura
09 February
Release Me
Black N' Blue
It Ain't Enough
Mess You Left Behind

Josh Ritter Josh Ritter
02 February
To The Dogs Or Whoever
The Temptation Of Adam
Empty Hearts

Stewboss Stewboss
26 January
Fill Station
Swing That Axe
Always How It Starts

Steve Forbert Steve Forbert
19 January
Thirty More Years
What Kind Of Guy
Middle Age

Paul Carrack Paul Carrack
12 January
Running Out Of Time
Raining, Raining
Satisfy My Soul
Love Will Keep Us Alive
How Long

Sessions 2007

Dennis Locorriere Dennis Locorriere
05 January
Shine Son
I'm Impressed With Myself
Unchain My Heart
Dance On Daddy's Feet

Beth Rowley Beth Rowley
22 December
Oh My Life
Sweet Hours
Only One Cloud
Nobody's Fault But Mine

Peter Von Poehl Peter Von Poehl
08 December
Story Of The Impossible

Dion Dion
01 December
Son Of Skip James
Baby I'm In The Mood
And The Night Stood Still

Joe Bonamassa Joe Bonamassa
04 August
High Water Everywhere
Woke Up Dreaming
Sloe Gin
You Upset Me

Gary Fletcher Gary Fletcher
28 July
A Lie Is A Lie
May You Now Find Peace

Martyn Joseph Martyn Joseph
28 July
Turn Me Tender
Some Of us
Proud Valley Boy

Stephanie Dosen Stephanie Dosen
21 July
This Joy
A Lily For The Spectre

Tia McGraff Tia McGraff
14 July
Second Chance
Hope Is Everything
I Can't Quit
Oughta Be Rock

Sunny Sweeney Sunny Sweeney
07 July
Lavender Blue
16th Avenue
Next Big Nothing
Band Of Gold

Yvonne Lyon Yvonne Lyon
30 June
Everything's Fine

Jackie Leven Jackie Leven
23 June
Blues Run The Game
Kings Of Infinite Space
One Man One Guitar

Anais Mitchell Anais Mitchell
16 June
Before The Eyes Of Storytelling Girls
Behind The Wall (Hades Town)
Old Fashioned Hat

Blue Rodeo Blue Rodeo
09 June
What Am I Doing Here?
Bad Timing

Ron Sexsmith Ron Sexsmith
09 June
Never Give Up
Not About To Lose
These Days
Secret Heart

Wire Daisies Wire Daisies
02 June
Rocket Girl
Time Will Tell
Come Home Safely
Let Me Love You

Megson Megson
26 May
Butternut Hill
I Lied
Smoke Of Home
Follow It On

Jesse Malin Jesse Malin
12 May
Broken Radio
Don't Let Them Take You Down

Sue Foley Sue Foley
12 May
Two Moons Gone
So Far
Down The Big Road Blues

Joan Armatrading Joan Armatrading
05 May
Tall In The Saddle
Love And Affection
Woman In Love
Empty Highway
Into The Blues
All The Way From America
Something's Gotta Blow

Martha Tilston Martha Tilston
28 April
Winter Flowers

Marillion Marillion
21 April
Somewhere Else
The Last Century For Man
Afraid Of Sunlight
Fantastic Place
Thank You Whoever You Are

Show Of Hands Show Of Hands
14 April
Country Life
Are We Alright?

The Draytones The Draytones
07 April
Keep Loving Me
Out Of This World

Scott Matthews Scott Matthews
31 March
Eyes Wider Than Before
Dream Song
Passing Stranger

Aynsley Lister Aynsley Lister
24 March
Disorderly Me
Get Away

Endrick Brothers Endrick Brothers
17 March
Queen Of The Summer
Beautiful Rejection
Thorns On Every Rose
Loser's Excuse

Justin Rutledge Justin Rutledge
10 March
Come Summertime
I'm Your Man, You're My Radio
Does It Make You Rain?

David Celia David Celia
03 March
Best Thing Ever
I Found You
Evidently True

Tunng Tunng
24 February
Jenny Again
It's Because...We've Got Her
Fair Doreen/Stories

Rebecca Worthley Rebecca Worthley
17 February
Coming Home
Myths Of Competition

Roman Candle Roman Candle
10 February
Modern Radio
Wish I Was In New York
Something Left To Say

Thea Gilmore Thea Gilmore
10 February
Lip Reading
Are You Ready?
December In New York
Teacher, Teacher

Kris Drever Kris Drever
03 February
Harvest Gypsies
Steel And Stone
Poor Man's Son

Bruce Cockburn Bruce Cockburn
27 January
Life Short Call Now

When You Give It Away

Angie Palmer Angie Palmer
13 January
The Ballad Of John Henry
Fool's Gold
Premonition Blues

Sessions 2006

Jon Redfern Jon Redfern
06 January
I'm Still Young
Can't Take The Heat
I Love The Sun

Lisa Redford Lisa Redford
23 December
You Will Know
Don't Tell Me
Lost Again

Brian Houston Brian Houston
09 December
Sugar Queen
These Days
Childish Things
Christmas Day
Red Badge Of Courage

Derrin Nauendorf Derrin Nauendorf
25 November
Universe Demands
Shatter Like Stars

Sessions 2005

David Kitt David Kitt
18 November
Guilty Prayers Pointless Ends
What I Ask

Sessions 2004

Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion
19 March
In Lieu Of Flowers

Sessions 2003

Anne McCue Anne McCue
20 March
I Want You Back
Tiny Little Song
My Only One

Gretchen Peters Gretchen Peters
08 November
Don't Cry A Tear For Me
The Secret Of Life
On A Bus To St. Cloud
Kim Patton-Johnston and Devon O'Day Kim Patton-Johnston and Devon O'Day
08 November
St Francis
All Through The Morning

Previous sessions were on the Saturday Programme


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