Ray Davies, Suzanne Vega, Paul Weller, The Zombies, and Corinne Bailey Rae are among the artists that were featured on the first series of BBC Radio 4’s Mastertapes. The Mastertapes program presents artists discussing and performing songs from an album that was vitally important to their career.
Paul Weller and his excellent backing band performed an outstanding show on the second of two nights at the Best Buy Theater in New York City’s Times Square on Saturday, May 19th.
BBC 6 Music recently aired an excellent four-part special about The Jam. The four parts can now be heard on demand on the BBC 6 Music Web site. It is a must-listen for fans of The Jam.
The Modfather hit New York City this past weekend for two shows as part of his very brief U.S. tour.
In addition to featuring well-drawn characters, interesting storylines, razor-sharp dialogue, and, for better or worse, the fashions of the early 1980s, Ashes to Ashes also has a fantastic soundtrack that is chock full of the music of the time.
Paul Weller provided the performance for the debut of BBC Radio 2’s In Concert series. Weller’s performance was recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre in London and featured contributions from special guests Rox, Lauren Pritchard, and Richard Hawley.