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Defining the Discographic SelfDesert Island Discs in Context$

Julie Brown, Nicholas Cook, and Stephen Cottrell

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780197266175

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197266175.001.0001

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(p.295) Index

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Defining the Discographic Self
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British Academy

Italic numbers denote references to figures and tables.

ABC Classic FM (Australia) 12
Absolutely Fabulous (TV programme) 94
academic castaways 218–20, 221–6
academic study:
of culture 69–71
of DID 2, 19–21, 46–8
Agate, James 64
age of castaways 141
Age of Discovery xviii
‘alcohol breakdown test’ 88, 289
Allen, Thomas 268–9
anachronism of DID 75, 77, 286
Anderson, Moira 142
Anderson, W.R. 37
Andrejevic, Mark 78
Andrews, Julie 242, 252
anger, and punk 174, 180, 181, 183, 185
anthropology xiii–xiv
Apple, see iPod
April Fools edition 13–14
Arena documentary 87–9
armed services:
programming for 54, 55–62, 103
Armstrong, Louis 269
Askey, Arthur 5, 128, 243, 254, 286
Attenborough, David 102, 243–4
audience:
music selections by 38, 252, 288
responses to wartime programmes 56–7, 58, 61, 64
see also request shows
aural/oral tradition of classical music 267–9
autobiographical memory 46, 245–9
awards 14, 117–21, 128
Awdry, Wilbert 246
Baade, Christina 53
Bach, J.S. 230
Barenboim, Daniel 267
Baseley, Godfrey 10
BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation):
departmental changes 164, 262
during war, see wartime programming
and emotional openness 157–60, 161–5
inter-war values 51–2
programming and culture 126–7, 141–3
Welsh-language broadcasting 191–2, 193–7, 201–3
Beard, Mary 205–7
Beethoven, Ludwig van 227–30
Berkeley, Michael 12
Beti a’i Phobol 193–5
guest overlap with DID 195–7
voices from the margins 201–3
Bible 16–17, 18, 35, 42, 44
Bildung 166–7
biopic narratives 247
bird song/calls 16, 242, 252, 253
‘Bishop Blougram’s Apology’ (poem) 41
Blake, Andrew 107
blues 131
blues musician castaways 138, 139
Blyth, Alan 109–10
Boas, Franz xiii
Bohlman, Philip V. xiii
Bond, Michael 249
book lists:
for desert islands 35–6, 42–6
for voyages 39–42
books:
awards shortlists 120
by presenters 11, 19, 259
on DID island 16–17, 18, 35–6
Boult, Adrian 85
Bourdieu, Pierre 174–5
Bowie, David 182
Boym, Svetlana 250
brass band music 135
Bream, Julian 266
Britain:
fascination with islands 16
musical reminders of 252–3
British identity xv
British Phonographic Industry (BPI) 118
British Record Industry Trust (BRIT) 118, 119
broadcasting:
and emotion 156–60
Welsh-language 191–2, 193–7, 201–3
see also BBC; radio
Brown, Gordon 164
Brown, Julie 1, 239
Brown, Mick 184
Browning, Robert 41
Bryars, Gavin 281–4, 286
(p.296) Brydon, Rob 249
The Buddha of Suburbia (novel) 184
Burgh, John 67
Burke, Kathy 176–8, 185
Bush, George W. 114, 116
By the Sleepy Lagoon (signature tune) xvi, 1, 16, 253
Campbell, Archibald 5
care of self:
musical means of 221, 229–30, 231–2, 233
Carter, Angela 96
castaways:
absent 15, 83, 141
age of 141
in Arena documentary 88
and celebrity 97–8
experiences of DID, see personal spins
multiple 83–4
music choices of, see music selection
researchers and research on 84, 145, 164
responses to DID appearance 30, 146–7, 150–1, 206, 210–11, 276–7, 280, 283
return visits 83, 101, 246
selecting 9–11, 83, 257
BBC links 9, 127, 142
musical guests 136–40, 141, 142, 143, 258–9
and social change 99–100
social profile, see class; gender; race and ethnicity
and Welsh identity 189–91, 195–200
celebrities 44, 94–5
celebrity, definitions of 95
celebrity culture:
changing nature of 95–7
DID’s relationship with 10–11, 97–103, 288
celebrity playlists 113–14, 116
Chesterton, G.K. 43
choral music 198, 249
Chouliaraki, Lilie 100
Clare, Anthony 162–3
Clark, Petula 102, 142, 252
The Clash 173
class xv–xvi
and absent castaways 15
castaway backgrounds 17, 176–8, 179–82, 183
and cultural consumption 98
and presenters 6
representations of 178–9
and self-worth 174, 184–5
and shifting BBC programming 4
and taste 174–5
classical music:
as ‘container’ 225
DID choices 132–5
dominance on DID 17, 133–5, 173
gender and choice of composer/work 227–31
in musical hierarchy 108, 109–11
myths of 269–72
and oral history 262–7
oral/aural tradition of 267–9
practice of 264–7
classical music awards 117–18
classical musicians:
as castaways 138–9, 143, 259, 261, 262
practice of classical music 264–7
role of recorded music 272–3
Clayton, Sylvia 167
Coates, Eric xvi, 1, 16, 253
Cobb, Jonathan 174, 184–5
coding 20–1, 220
Cohen, Laurie 19–20, 79
colonialism xix, xxii, 39
Combes, Clément 77
comedy recordings 233, 246, 249
confessional approach 8, 100, 162–3
conjuncture 95
constructionism 70
container (music as) 223–7, 228, 232, 233–4
contrast structure 216–17, 231
Cook, Nicholas 1, 285
coping, see musical utility
copyright 3, 11
Cormack, Mike 192
Coslett, Dennis 201, 202–3
Cottrell, Stephen 1, 20–1, 257
country music 131–2, 135
country musician castaways 139
creative castaways 257–8
critical authority 107–11
Cross, Ian 248
cultural authority:
1945–75 critical authority 108–11
1975–2005 new consensus 111–12
playlist challenge to 112, 115, 116
and prize culture 116–21
role of lists 43, 46–7
cultural capital 174
cultural prizes 116–21
culture:
class and gender dynamics of 98, 100
material turn in study of 69–71
(p.297) Damazer, Mark 116
de los Angeles, Victoria 247
de Lotbiniere, Seymore J. 61
Debussy, Claude 230–1
decoloniality xxii
Dee, Jack 247
DeNora, Tia 2, 21, 215, 239
desert island:
Britain as 253
DID approach 240
escape from 44–5
representations of 16
desert island book lists 35–6, 42–6
Desert Island Discs (DID):
academic study of 2, 19–21
Arena documentary of 87–9
board game 285–6
and celebrity culture 10–11, 97–103, 288
departmental move 164, 262
derivatives of 11–13, 285–6
emotional register of 156, 161–5
evolution of 171
format admired 286–7
genteel style of 97–8, 155–6, 159–60
guests, see castaways
honour to appear on 9, 14–15, 120–1, 141, 206, 209, 257, 275
iconic status of 93–4
impact on media culture 11–13
interviews, see interviews
longevity and success of 1, 287
and material culture xvi–xviii, 68, 69, 72–8
modernisation and change of 156, 161–5
music selection, see music selection
and musical significance 140–3
origins and early years 1, 3–5, 63–5
precursors 35
book lists 35–6, 39–46
in magazines 3, 36–9
wartime programming 55–62
presenters, see presenters
production of, see production process
representations of 13, 94
researching 19–21, 79
role of music in 165–8, 170
desert island lists:
academic study of 46–8
book lists 35–6, 42–6
music lists:
on DID, see music selection
in magazines prior to DID 3, 36–9
Parrett’s lecture 35
as retrospective 46
wartime programming 55–62
Devine, Kyle 67
dialogue:
relationship with music 8, 290
see also interviews
digital music 76–7, 122
digitamorphosis 73, 77
discographic self:
critical authority and classical music 108–11
personal playlists 112–15
and rock music 111–12
discomorphosis:
concept of 72–3
from 78s to LPs 74–5
from radio to digital 75–8
distant reading 79
Djerba xx–xxi
Doctor, Jenny 51
documentaries, Arena 87–9
Domingo, Placido 267, 269
Dorita y Pepe 142
Doyle, Arthur Conan 42
Drescher, Derek 83–6, 161
Duberley, Joanne 19–20, 79
Durie, Alec 10
economy of prestige 117
editing 84–5, 146, 150, 206, 263, 276
Edwards, Gareth 190
emotional literacy 100
emotional openness:
and broadcasting 157–60
pressure for change at BBC 161–5
role of music in DID 165–8, 170
see also intimacy
emotional register, of DID 156, 161–5
emotional self-management 150, 241–5
see also care of self
emotions, emancipation of 157
English identity 16–17, 18
English, James F. 117
The Enjoyment of Music (book) 110–11
escape 44–5
Essential Classics (radio programme) 11–12, 147
ethnicity, see race and ethnicity
Everage, Edna 14
Face to Face (TV series) 158
family background 176–7, 179, 180–1, 182, 271–2
Family Favourites (radio programme) 62
(p.298) Feinsod, Harris 47
feminisation of culture 100
Ferber, Edna 45–6
film music 132–3
folk music xx, 131–2, 135
folk musician castaways 138, 139, 261, 262
Forces’ Choice (radio programme) 57–60, 62, 63
Forces’ Favourites (radio programme) 4, 60–2, 63
Forces Music Club (radio programme) 55–7, 63
Forces Programme 3, 54, 62, 63
Foucault, Michel 96
Freedland, Jonathan 143
Freeman, John 87, 158
Freeman, Mary E. Wilkins 44–5
French-language songs 135–6
Freni, Mirella 83
Freud, Sigmund xxi–xxii
Frith, Fred 125, 146
Frith, Simon 21, 125
Frith, Uta 125, 145–7
Fry, Stephen 18
Galbraith, J.K. 88
Gans, Herbert 175
Garrett, Lesley 266
Garrick club 6
Gates, Bill 102
gender, of castaways 6, 17, 93, 99–100
and musical choices 226–34
gendered dynamics, of cultural consumption 98
genre:
of DID music selections 129–36
of musical castaways 137, 138–40, 141, 142, 260–2
gentility, of DID 97–8, 155–6, 159–60
George, Beti 193–4, 201
Gervais, Ricky 178–80, 185
Ghetto of Venice xix
Gilbert, Jeremy 71
Gillard, Frank 10, 58–9
The Girls’ Own Paper 42
Goffman, Erving 216, 217
Gore-Booth, Paul 10
gospel music 131
gospel musician castaways 139
Grammy awards 118
The Gramophone (magazine) 36–9, 108, 110, 118
gramophones 37, 74
Grand Prix du Disque 117
Granjon, Fabien 77
Greek epics xviii
Griffiths, Vernon 201
Guest, George 200
guests:
Beti a’i Phobol selection of 193, 201
on DID, see castaways
Hall, Stuart 103, 169–70
‘Hā‘mats’a Song of the Lau‘itsîs’ xiii–xiv
Hare, Robertson 248
Harris, Bob 247
Harty, Russell 85
Hawking, Stephen 286
Hearn, Alison 78
Hendy, David 155
Hennion, Antoine 72
Herder, Johann Gottfried xx
hermeneutics 70
Hill, Sarah 189
Hobbs, Angie 149–51
Hobson, Valerie 242, 251–2
Hoggart, Richard 176
Holloway, Stanley 242, 249
home 250–3
Home Service 53
homemade recordings 248–9
Hornby, Nick 67, 209–11
Hughes, Pennethorne 57, 59, 60
Hughes, Spike 3
Hull, Rod 252
humour:
and Ricky Gervais’s background 178–80
mockery of DID 13, 94
within DID 13–14
Humphries, Barry 14, 246–7, 286, 289–90
I Know What I Like (radio programme) 3
Ideal Homes Exhibition 85
identity:
construction and performance of 182, 291–3
formation of 168–70
and material culture 72–4, 76
and punk 174
If You Think You’ve Got Problems (radio programme) 162
In the Psychiatrist’s Chair (radio programme) 162–3
inclusivity 99–100, 103
individualisation 96, 97, 102
informality 100, 157, 159
Instone, Anna 10
intellectual property rights 11
interactivity 288
internet playlists 112–15, 116, 121–2
interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA) 220
interview recording 83, 84–5
approaches to 6, 7–8
castaway experiences of 30, 146, 206, 283
insertion of music 7, 8, 166, 245–6
(p.299) interviewing style:
Sue Lawley’s 7–8, 14, 164
Michael Parkinson’s 7, 163–4
Roy Plomley’s 6, 87, 161, 168–9
Kirsty Young’s 8, 30, 100, 146, 271–2
interviews (DID):
emotional openness in 161–5
individual castaway in context 231–4
music choice and gender 226–34
music choice and occupation 218–27, 231–4
music–dialogue relationship 8, 290
nature of 215–16, 290
role of music in 165–8, 170, 290
scripted 5, 215
interviews (qualitative) 215
intimacy:
and castaway experiences of DID 150, 151
and materiality xvii–xviii
and radio 101
and Kirsty Young’s interviewing style 8, 100
iPod 67, 76, 112–14, 209
islands of history xviii–xxi
Isserlis, Steven 270, 279–80
Iwan, Dafydd 199–200
Jasen, Paul 70, 71
Jay, Joan 99
jazz 111, 131, 136
jazz musician castaways 138, 139, 140, 261, 262
John, Barry 190, 191, 192
Johnson, Celia 242
Jones, Aled 197–8
journals, see magazines/journals
Joy Division 173, 177–8, 181
Kennedy, Helen 78
Kinnock, Neil 248
KPFT Radio (USA) 12–13
Kureishi, Hanif 182–4, 185
Kwakiutl of Vancouver Island xiii–xiv
Lachmann, Robert xx–xxi
Lang Lang 271–2, 273
Langham, James 4, 57, 58, 59
language recordings 243
Larkin, Philip 85, 242, 245
Lawley, Sue:
approach to desert island 240
approach to presenting DID 7–8, 164
as castaway 7
and castaway selection 10
celebrity status of 11
interview with Willard White 264–6
interviewing style 7–8, 14, 164
and Welsh castaways 196
learning, while on island 243, 244
legal rights 3, 11
Lévi-Strauss, C. 270
Lewis, Saunders 191, 200
life stories, construction of 30–1, 145–6, 147, 149–50, 275, 291
light entertainment 142
light music 132–3
light/theatre musicians 260–2
listener selections 252, 288
see also request shows
listeners, responses to wartime programmes 56–7, 58, 61, 64
listening, and concept of discomorphosis 72–3
listening formations 73–8
Littler, Jo 93
live broadcasts 85, 126
Lives on Record 14
Llewelyn, Emyr 201
love of music, choice and 221, 228, 230
Lowenthal, Leo 98
LPs 75, 108
lunches, prior to recording 6, 164
luxury items 45, 67–8, 209, 243, 244
Lympany, Moura 84, 251
McCartney, Paul 88
McClary, Susan 270
MacColl, Ewan 158, 159
McDonald, Ruth 20
Mackenzie, Compton 36–7, 38, 39
Macpherson, Crawford 96
magazines/journals:
book lists in 42
and critical authority 108–9, 110, 111
music lists in 3, 36–9
Magee, Sean 9, 14, 15, 19, 68
Mahoney, Elizabeth 286
Major, John 87
male voice choirs 198
Man of Action (radio programme) 86
Man Booker prize 120
Mansell, Gerard 10
Margaret, Princess 85–6, 161
Marshall, P. David 101
Marshall, Wayne 268, 271
material culture, and DID xvi–xviii, 68, 69, 72–8
material turn 69–71
media culture, impact of DID on 11–13
memory:
and myth-making 270–2
(p.300) and utility of music 245–9
see also nostalgia
Mercury Music Prize 118–20, 128, 141
methodology 19–21, 79, 128–9, 136, 218–20
Meyer, Christopher 67
middle-class aesthetic, of DID 6, 15, 98
middle-class castaways 17
milieu theory 175–6
military, programming for 54, 55–62, 103
military castaways 218–20, 221–6
military music 135
miscellany culture 115–16
mockery 13, 94
modernisation 157
momentary milieu 175–6
mood management 241–5
see also care of self
More, Thomas xix, 16
Morey, Geoffrey 10
Morgan, Cliff 189–90
Morris, Jan 199–200
Mosley, Diana 8–9, 164–5
Mouskouri, Nana 142
movie stars 44
music, role in DID 165–8, 170, 290
music awards 117–21, 128, 141
music critics 108–10, 111, 112
music distribution 112, 121
music programming:
BBC culture and 126–7, 141–3
inter-war years at BBC 52
war years at BBC, see wartime programming
music selection:
‘alcohol breakdown test’ 88, 289
on Beti a’i Phobol 194–5, 196–7
classical bias 17, 133–5, 173
criteria for DID 4–5, 64, 239, 291
criteria for Forces’ Choice 57
criteria for The Gramophone 38
by DID listeners 252, 288
emotional role in DID 165–8, 170
individual choices in context 231–4
lining up 149, 283
locating tracks 84
by musical castaways 251, 269, 272, 275–7, 279–80, 281–2
and occupational background 218–27, 231–4
of own recordings 251, 269, 275, 276–7, 280, 282
and presentation of self 29–30, 205, 289, 291
relationship with dialogue 8, 290
role of gender 226–34
utility of, see musical utility
variety and analysis of 107, 128–36
and Welsh identity 195–6, 198–200
see also punk rock
music skills 244
The Music Teacher (journal) 3, 36
Music While You Work (radio programme) 4, 54
musical castaways:
experiences of DID 275–84
genre and prevalence on DID 136–40, 141, 142, 258–62
music selections of 251, 269, 272, 275–7, 279–80, 281–2
and myths of classical music 270–2
and oral history 262–7, 272
and oral/aural tradition of classical music 267–9
practice of classical music 264–7
selection of own recordings 251, 269, 275, 276–7, 280, 282
musical instruments 244
musical significance 140–3
musical taste 107
hierarchy of 108, 109–11
as shared personal miscellany 116
musical utility 38, 239–41, 254, 291
care of self 221, 229–30, 231–2, 233
emotional self-management 150, 241–5
memory and social self 245–9
nostalgia 250–3
as prompt 165–6
to balance Radio 4 output 166–8
musicology, material turn in 70–1
My Beautiful Laundrette (film) 184
myths of classical music 269–72
Napster 112
narrative self 217, 291
individual castaway in context 231–4
music choice and gender 226–34
music choice and occupation 218–27, 231–4
national identity xv, 15–19
nature recordings 242, 252, 253
Neill, Alexander 3, 36
Nettl, Bruno 270
Newby, Howard 160
Newhart, Bob 233, 249
newspaper critics 109, 111
newspapers, book lists in 42–4
non-celebrities, see ‘ordinary people’
non-musical selections 233, 242, 243, 246, 247–9, 252
North America, book lists in 42–3
nostalgia 250–3, 254
Nowak, Raphaël 77
(p.301) Obama, Barack 114, 116
occupational background:
and musical choices 218–27, 231–4
Ocean Studies 47–8
The Office (TV programme) 178
Oliver, Vic 5
online archive 2, 287–8
castaways’ use of 283
categories in 20–1, 136–7
and material culture 78–9
research value of 19–21, 128, 241, 264, 272
ontological turn xviii
oral history:
and classical music 262–7
and myth-making 271–2
see also life stories
oral/aural tradition of classical music 267–9
Orbach, Susie 168
‘ordinary people’ 103
otherness xiv–xv
Palin, Michael 246
Pall Mall Gazette 39–40
paradox xvi
Parkinson, Michael 7, 19, 93, 163–4, 240
Parrett, Walter 35
Pavarotti, Luciano 83
pedagogy, choice of music linked to 221, 230
Penguin Stereo Record Guide 109
people, music choice linked to 222, 226, 228, 232, 233
Perowne, Leslie 57, 59, 64, 74, 88, 239
personal playlists 107, 112–15, 116, 121–2
personal spins:
Mary Beard 205–7
Gavin Bryars 281–4
Derek Drescher 83–6
Uta Frith 145–7
Angie Hobbs 149–51
Nick Hornby 209–11
Steven Isserlis 279–80
Lemn Sissay 29–31
Anthony Wall 87–9
Debbie Wiseman 275–7
piracy 112
playlists 107, 112–15, 116, 121–2
Plomley, Roy:
approach to desert island 240
books by 19, 259
and castaway selection 9, 10, 258–9
celebrity status of 11
death of 86
and DID musical culture 133
interviewing style 6, 87, 161, 168–9
and luxury items 67–8
and material culture 68
and origins of DID 1, 3, 5, 11
pre-recording lunches 6, 164
and production process 83, 84, 85
on theme tune 253
Wall’s view of 87, 88–9
and Welsh castaways 189–91, 192
political beliefs, and Beti a’i Phobol 201–3
political castaways 87, 164, 218–20, 221–6, 229–34, 248
pop musician castaways 138, 140, 142, 261, 262
pop/popular music:
BBC and DID treatment of 128, 142
and cultural authority 111
defining 175
DID choices 130–1, 133, 135
under-represented on DID 173
see also punk rock
popular culture, class, gender and 98
possessive individualism 96, 102
post-colonial identity 17
pre-recording lunches 6, 164
presenters 12, 193–4, 201
of DID 6–9, 11, 19, 100, 240
pressures, experienced by musicians 271–2, 273
prestige:
DID invitation as honour 9, 14–15, 120–1, 141, 206, 209, 257, 275
economy of 117
Priestland, Gerald 158–9, 163
Private Passions (radio programme) 12
prize culture 116–21
production process 84–5, 245–6
production team:
Derek Drescher 83–6
DID researchers 145, 164
promotion 101–2, 120
psychologizing process 157
psychotherapeutic approach 8, 100, 162–3
public self 216, 217, 235
punk rock:
Hanif Kureishi’s DID choices 183–4
Ian Rankin’s DID choices 181
and identity 174
Kathy Burke DID choices 177–8
as momentary milieu 175–6
Ricky Gervais’s DID choices 180
and self-worth 185
under-represented on DID 173
(p.302) qualitative interviews 215
race and ethnicity xvi, 17, 18, 99–100, 182–4
racism 182, 265–6
Radio 4:
and emotional openness 162–3
and identity 16, 17–18, 98
peculiarities of 128
problem of modernising 17–18, 159
role of music 166–8
UK Theme 115–16
Radio Ballads (radio programme) 158
Radio Cymru 191, 201
Radio Rhythm Club (radio programme) 55
radio stations 118–19
see also Radio 4
Radio Times 85
Rankin, Ian 180–2, 185
Rattle, Simon 269, 271
Reader, Ralph 5
readers’ music lists 38
Reagan, Ronald 233
The Real Thing (play) 13, 94
Rebus novels 181
record playing 126–7
Record Review (magazine) 108
recorded music 272–3
records, LPs 75, 108
Reith, John 51–2
relational analysis 216–17
relevances 186
religion 18
see also Bible
religiosity 270
religious ritual 245
representation, and social change 99–100, 103
request shows:
for armed services 55–62, 103
and BBC programming 126–7
research, on castaways 84
researchers (DID) 145, 164
restorative nostalgia 250–1
Rhythm (magazine) 3, 36
Robertson, Alec 55
Robeson, Paul 249
rock music 111–12, 130–1, 142
rock musician castaways 138, 140, 262
royalty 85–6, 161
S4C 191, 192, 199, 203
Sacks, Jonathan 242–3
Sahlins, Marshall xix
Samuel, Raphael 270–1
Sarbane, Janet 175
Sargent, Malcolm 68
Scannell, Paddy 170, 171
Schott’s Original Miscellany 114–15
Schwarz, Bill 155–6, 169–70
Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth 110, 251, 269
scripted interviews 5, 215
Seeger, Peggy 158
self:
music as technology of self 240
utility of music for social self 247–9, 291
self-cultivation 51–2, 166–7
self-management (emotional) 241–5
see also care of self
self-presentation 289–90, 292–3
castaway experiences of DID 29–31, 205, 210
theatrical exploration of 13, 94
see also life stories
self-reflexivity 157
self-regulation 159
self-worth 174, 184–5
Sennett, Richard 174, 184–5
‘serial castaways’ 83, 101, 246
The Sex Pistols 173, 177, 180, 183
Shakespeare (complete works) 16, 42, 44
shortlists, see music awards
signature tune:
of Beti a’i Phobol 193
of DID xvi, 1, 16, 253
Sims, Monica 166–7
Sissay, Lemn 29–31, 292–3
situation of listening 222–3, 226, 228, 230, 232–3
Sloboda, John 165
Smith, Dorothy 216–17
Snowdon, Earl of 85
social inclusivity 99–100, 103
social self, and utility of music 247–9, 291
Söderström, Elisabeth 243
‘Song of Nā‘naquaualil’ (Kwakiutl of Vancouver Island) xiii–xiv
sound, materiality of 71
sound recordings 242, 246, 247–8, 252
sound reproduction technologies:
and anachronism 75, 77, 286
from 78s to LPs 74–5
from radio to digital 75–8
gramophones 37, 74
and listener identities 72–4, 76
as luxury item 67–8
and materiality xvii
streaming 76–7, 122
Stanley, Henry 39–40
Stapleton, Robyn 150
(p.303) The Stereo Record Guide 109
Sterne, Jonathan 248–9
Stoppard, Tom 13, 94
Straw, Will 35
streaming services 76–7, 122
Strunsky, Simeon 45
Swift, Jonathan xix
Sykes, Eric 249
Symons, Mitchell 19
taste 174–5
see also musical taste
taste cultures 174–5
Taylor, Charles 291
television, Welsh-language 191, 192, 199, 203
Terfel, Bryn 195–7
Thatcher, Margaret 158–9, 168–9, 229–30, 231–4, 289, 292
theme tunes xvi, 1, 16, 193, 253
Thomas, George 198–9, 200
Thompson, Paul 263–4, 270–1
Thomson, Mathew 157
The Time of My Life (radio programme) 158–9
Tippett, Michael 84
Titchmarsh, Alan 242
Toronto Star 45
Tortelier, Paul 269
train recordings 246
transistor radios 75–6
Travers, P.L. 84
triviality, in book lists 44–5
trust 29, 30, 290
UK Theme 115–16
USA, book lists in 42–3
utility of music, see musical utility
Utopia xix, 16
Vancouver Island xiii–xiv
Veblen, Thorstein 174
Volkslied (folk song) xx
voyage book lists 39–42
Wall, Anthony 87–9, 287
War-Workers Choice (radio programme) 59
wartime programming 3–4, 52–5
DID 4, 63–5
Forces’ Choice 57–60, 62, 63
Forces’ Favourites 60–2, 63
Forces Music Club 55–7, 63
Webb, Peter 173
Welsh identity:
and Beti a’i Phobol guests 193–7, 201–3
and DID interviews 189–91, 192, 195–200
Welsh-language broadcasting 191–2
Beti a’i Phobol 193–7, 201–3
Wesley, Mary 242
Wheeler, Henry 103
White, Willard 264–6
Williams, Owain 201
Williamson, Milly 97
Wiseman, Debbie 275–7, 286–7
Wogan, Terry 243
Woman of Action (radio programme) 86
working class:
castaways’ backgrounds 176–8, 179–82
and self-worth 174, 184–5
and taste 174–5
working-class milieu 176–7
Wouters, Cas 157, 159
Written Archive at Caversham (WAC) 2, 10
Young, Kirsty 8, 30, 100, 146, 240, 271–2
Young, Liam 46
Young, Percy M. 110