The Ollie Halsall Archive
Patto BBC Radio Sessions Arc

 

PATTO Time to Die
Pop Deux [French TV] 1971

 

PATTO Money Bag
Pop Deux [French TV] 1971

PATTO Interview
Pop Deux [French TV] 1971

 

PATTO San Antone
Beat Club [German TV] 1971

 

PATTO Give it All Away
1971


PATTO interviewed
in Australia during their
1972 tour with Joe Coccker


 

 

 

PATTO Radio One

This is the album that never was, 'Patto at The Beeb' All the performances were eventually released as bonus tracks on the Cherry Red studio album reissues in 2017.

They would, of course, have made an excellent stand alone album, which is how they are illustrated here.

Government Man

Sitting Back Easy

Give It All Away

You, You Point Your Finger

Air Raid Shelter

Flat Footed Woman

General Custer

Singing the Blues on Reds

San Antone

Holy Toledo

Loud Green Song

This fanciful compilation omits the perhaps less than spectacular 'Love Me', 'Had Life', 'Beat The Drum' and 'So Cold'.

To avoid duplication, the later versions of 'Government Man' and 'San Antone' are favoured since they are not only better recordings and performances but are also enhanced by the second-guitar of Bernie Holland and saxophone of Dave Brooks, respectively.

 

Patto

Clive Griffiths bass vocals
Ollie Halsall guitar vibes keys vocals
Mike Patto vocals
John Halsey drums

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Patto BBC Radio Sessions Arc

Sounds of The 70's
Alan Black

17 April 1970

• Hanging Rope

• Beat the Drum

• Government Man

• Red Glow


Sounds of the 70s
Mike Hardings

12 May 1970

Repeated 29 May 1970

• Time to Die

• Hold Me Back

• Hanging Rope


Sounds of The 70's
Mike Harding

10 November 1970

Government Man

Love Me

These two tracks later appeared on a transcription disc probably produced for the BBC World Service: 'Top of The Pops' (Brian Matthew). This was probably the source of their inclusion in the 2017 reissue of the album 'Patto.'

There was, however, a third track from this session:

Hard Life


Live In Concert
John Peel

14 March 1971
Repeated 17 March 1971 1

San Antone

Government Man

Beat The Drum

Sitting Back Easy

So Cold

+ Bernie Holland: Guitar

BBC transcription disc. Excellent quality apart from surface noise
Courtesy of Saturo Yonemoto

Tracks included in the 2017 rematser of the album Hold Your Fire


Sounds of The 70's
Bob Harris
5 April 1971


• The Man

Money Bag

• Air Raid Shelter

• Alright [Love Me]

Sounds of the 70's
Mike Harding

6 July 1971

Give It All Away

You, You Point Your Finger

Air Raid Shelter

Tracks included in the 2017 remaster of the album Hold Your Fire


BBC BAN [SEE BELOW]


Sounds of the 70's
Bob Harris

5 February 1973

Repeated 16 May 1973

Flat Footed Woman

General Custer

Singing the Blues on Reds

+ Dave Brooks: Sax

Tracks included in the 2017 remaster of the album Roll 'Em Smoke' Em Put Another Line Out

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Sounds of the 70's
John Peel

27 February 1973

San Antone

Holy Toledo

Loud Green Song

+ Dave Brooks: Sax
+ John Peel [!?]: Harmonica on San Antone

Tracks included in the 2017 remaster of the album Monkey's Bum

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Sounds of The 70's
Bob Harris

16 March
1973
Repeaed Sunday 6 May 1973

• Flat Footed Woman

General Custer

Dear Landlord

I Got Rhythm

Sausages

Hold Me Back

+ Dave Brooks [Sax

THE BBC BAN

According to the BBC, the band was banned from any radio or TV appearances for over a year for missing a scheduled recording session for the Radio 1 Sounds of the Seventies programme in October of 1971. According to an article in a December issue of Timeout, Ollie took over for Bob Fripp in Centipede just days before their gig at The Royal Albert Hall. Patto couldn't do the BBC session, because the date was also the only possible one for

Ollie to rehearse with Centipede.The BBC ban extended right up to early in 1973.

The resultant media exile put pay to almost guaranteed appearances on that most prestigious of showcases The Old Grey Whistle Test, which had premiered shorty before on 21 September 1971.

Thanks to Ken Thornton for this information

The Compleat Patto BBC Appearances

Patto BBC Radio Sessions Arc

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