Music From Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service
Jarvis Cockers Sunday Service was broadcast on BBC 6 Music every week from 2010 to 2017. This is a selection of music played on the show most of it coming from the first year of its run. The show was intended to help people relax and enjoy a little quiet contemplation on a Sunday afternoon. Therefore, most of the selections are low energy. Mellow, even.
Jarvis now brings together for Ace Records an eclectic and exciting mix of the records and the features that made the show the unique experience it was. From listener suggestions that became personal favourites such as Nina Simones Baltimore, unusual cover versions like Antony and the Johnsons stunning performance of Beyoncés Crazy In Love, and the Katzenjammers rendition of Gary Numans Cars as played on steel drums a record so irresistible, it remains the only time Jarvis has ever felt compelled enough to ask another DJ what they were playing. We revisit the Radiophonic Workshop bed that made the intro to each show and a special reading from Padgett Powells The Interrogative Mood, read live on the show by Jarvis and accompanied by David Cunningham from the Flying Lizards on kalimba. And if you listen very carefully between tracks, you may even hear a hidden jingle or two.