Paul Weller - "Desert Island Discs"
Taken from the Radio 4 Website -
Kirsty Young's castaway this week is the musician Paul Weller.
As the lead singer of The Jam, the founder of The Style Council and a hugely successful solo artist, he is one of the most revered music writers and performers of the past thirty years and is cited as an influence by countless other singers.
In a rare interview, he describes the chronic shyness he had to overcome; how he is still gripped by fear before each performance and how, after he had been dumped by his record label, he was unable to write songs and found that even picking up a guitar felt alien to him.
His father has been a constant support to him - as his mentor as well as his manager - and had always believed that his son had something special.
Paul's selection were as follows -
|1. Tin Soldier||-||The Small Faces |
|September in the Rain||-||Dinah Washington |
|Better Get Hit in Yo’ Soul||-||Charles Mingus|
|Don’t Be a Drop Out||-||James Brown|
|Arabesque No 1||-||Branford Marsalis with the English Chamber Orchestra |
|Galileo (Someone Like You)||-||Declan O’Rourke |
|River Man||-||Nick Drake|
|Record:||-||Tin Soldier |
|Book:||-||Absolute Beginners by Colin MacInnes|
|Luxury:||-||A settee to sit on|
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|Note to copyright owners- I am aware that Desert Island Discs is not available on the Radio 4 website for copyright / licence reasons. I have reproduced the programme in mono and at a low audio quality, partly to save on file size, but mainly to encourage listeners to purchase any music heard, rather than try and extract it from this file.|