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Ricky Ross Meets Podcast

English, Music, 1 season, 28 episodes, 20 hours, 31 minutes
Ricky Ross in conversation with some of our most admired songwriters and musicians.
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Norman Blake

Singer-songwriter, Norman Blake, has been making music with his band Teenage Fanclub for over 30 years. He shares stories from his career with Ricky Ross, revisiting songs from their back catalogue of eleven studio albums and discussing how his writing has evolved. Norman describes the Glasgow music scene from those early days, the band's relationship with Alan McGee from Creation Records, Teenage Fanclub's American success, their musical influences and how everything comes back to The Beatles.
12/8/202157 minutes, 35 seconds
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Kim Wilde

Kim Wilde enjoyed more chart hits than any other British female solo artist of the 1980s. In this extended conversation, she describes her love of pop music and growing up in a musical family. She shares the stories from her 40-year music career including working with her dad and brother, Marty and Ricky Wilde. Kim talks about appearing on Top Of The Pops when she was 18 years old with Kids In America, being on tour with Michael Jackson and David Bowie, her own journey into song-writing and why she gave it all up for gardening.
12/1/202152 minutes, 42 seconds
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Nils Lofgren

It's 50 years since Nils Lofgren released his debut album with Grin. As well as a successful solo career Nils is also a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. At the age of 19 he played guitar and piano on Neil Young's After The Goldrush album before becoming a member of Crazy Horse. He also co-wrote some songs with Lou Reed. Ricky Ross talks to Nils about his career, songs and being one of the most in demand American rock musicians.
11/24/202141 minutes, 59 seconds
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Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney celebrates his late wife's photography and their love of Scotland in this conversation with Ricky Ross. The Linda McCartney Retrospective was shown in the UK for the first time at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in 2019 when this interview was recorded. Paul describes how their family home in Argyll and the people from Campbeltown, inspired this exhibition. Featuring some of Paul's most-loved songs that were written about Linda and the rest of his family. Linda McCartney became a professional photographer in the mid-1960s, known for her portraits of Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, and The Beatles. In 1968 she was the first female photographer whose work was featured on the front of Rolling Stone magazine, with a portrait of Eric Clapton. She later became the first person to have been photographed and shot the cover of Rolling Stone. Following her marriage to Paul McCartney in 1969, Linda’s photographs became more intimate and emotional, exploring the natural world, family life and social commentary.
11/17/202129 minutes, 21 seconds
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Mavis Staples

Ricky Ross presents an extended interview with the successful artist who has been performing for over sixty years with The Staple Singers. Mavis Staples talks about her friendship with Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Prince and Martin Luther King. In this special programme Mavis describes her career as a gospel & soul singer and a civil rights activist. This conversation was recording during Mavis' first ever trip to Glasgow during Celtic Connections in January 2011.
11/10/202147 minutes, 43 seconds
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Steve Cropper

Steve Cropper was guitarist with the Stax Records house band Booker T & The M.G.'s where he was behind their own hits Green Onions and Time Is Tight. He also co-wrote and produced '(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay' with Otis Redding, 'Knock on Wood' with Eddie Floyd and 'In the Midnight Hour' with Wilson Pickett. Steve Cropper is also mentioned by name, "Play it Steve!" in Sam & Dave's hit 'Soul Man'. He was also a member of the Blues Brothers band and is considered to be one of the greatest guitarists of all time. In this extended interview with Ricky Ross from his Nashville home, Steve describes his journey into music and making some of the greatest R&B and pop songs of all time.
11/3/202149 minutes, 1 second
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Albert Hammond.

Albert Hammond has written some of the biggest pop songs in the last five decades recorded by Tina Turner, The Hollies, The Everly Brothers, Whitney Houston, Starship, Art Garfunkel, Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson, Aswad, Ace Of Base and Leo Sayer. He's also enjoyed a successful career as a solo artist. In this extended conversation, he illustrates the songs that have defined his career by performing them to Ricky in the studio. Albert shares the stories of how they were made and describes his creative partnerships with fellow writers including Mike Hazlewood, Graham Lyle, Hal David and Diane Warren.
10/27/202145 minutes, 18 seconds
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Graham Nash

An extended conversation with singer-songwriter Graham Nash about his music and longevity. Graham Nash reveals the personal stories behind his new album This Path Tonight. Plus stories about CSNY, Joni Mitchell and why he will never work with David Crosby again. Graham Nash reveals the personal stories behind his studio album This Path Tonight. He explains why he will never work with David Crosby again. He traces his story back to when he left the Hollies for a new life in America with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. The singer-songwriter describes his relationship with Joni Mitchell, his friendship with Neil Young and an encounter with Mama Cass.
10/20/202144 minutes, 46 seconds
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Gilbert O'Sullivan

Singer-songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan shares the stories behind his songs, performs extracts from some of his biggest hits and talks about the songwriters who influenced him.
10/13/202144 minutes, 32 seconds
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Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton is the first ever successful female singer-songwriter, writing over 3,000 songs. In this unique conversation about her writing process she describes her early days at Monument Records under the guidance of Fred Foster, turning down several requests to meet with Elvis and refusing his demand for a publishing credit on one of her biggest hits. She talks about her relationship with collaborators Porter Wagoner and Kenny Rogers, being mad at Linda Ronstadt for missing out a key lyric in one of her songs and the clause she gave Whitney Houston for the use of I Will Always Love You in The Bodyguard soundtrack. Dolly shares the stories behind her songs and the real events centred around her humble up-bringing. Plus she describes the opportunity to bring her songs to the stage for 9 To 5 The Musical and revisit the themes of the original movie in the #MeToo movement.
10/6/202132 minutes, 24 seconds
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Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne began making music in the 1960s. He played a big part in the Laurel Canyon Californian music scene of the 70s with the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt and The Byrds all recording his songs. His solo albums and songs continue to provide the soundtrack to our lives from his eponymous 1972 debut to his 2021 release, Downhill From Everywhere. In this special programme Ricky Ross explores Jackson Browne’s songbook and the stories behind his classic songs as well as the deeper cuts and discovers why they resonate with so many people. Jackson describes working with Stephen Stills, Lowell George from Little Feat, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Gregg Allman and record producer Jon Landau.
9/29/202152 minutes, 43 seconds
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Anne Dudley

Anne Dudley, composer, musician and arranger, shares the stories from her incredible career. Anne’s made a huge contribution to some of the biggest pop records and soundtracks of the past 40 years. As well as a founding member of Art of Noise, Anne’s string arrangements and keyboard playing can be heard on hits by ABC, Dollar, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, A-ha, Electronic, Wham!, George Michael, Will Young and Lloyd Cole & The Commotions. Art of Noise with Duane Eddy’s remake of ‘Peter Gunn’ earned them a Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance and Anne has been credited with reinventing the pop career of Tom Jones when he was invited to appear on their version of Prince’s Kiss. Anne Dudley shares the stories of some of these classic recordings and composing soundtracks for Buster, Jeeves And Wooster, Poldark and The Full Monty which picked up an Oscar for Best Comedy Score.
9/22/202149 minutes, 57 seconds
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Justin Currie

Del Amitri released 6 albums from the mid 80's through to the early 2000's, their single 'Roll to Me' was a Top 10 seller in the Billboard Hot 100 and their music is still much loved today. Justin Currie, the band’s lead singer and songwriter spends time in conversation with Ricky Ross talking about his career, from writing songs of infidelity to the perfect radio song. From the difficulty in creatively writing during the Covid-19 lockdown to his love of Hank Williams songs, Justin also remembers that moment when he found out they’d made it to their first Top of the Pops appearance.
9/15/202145 minutes, 18 seconds
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Loudon Wainwright III

The stories behind his songs and recording career that spans over 50 years. Loudon reveals the personal themes and experiences that have inspired his song-writing process.
9/8/202141 minutes, 6 seconds
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Rufus Wainwright

Ricky Ross is in conversation with American-Canadian singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright. Son of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Rufus discusses his relationship with his dad, coping with the loss of his mother, and how his young daughter chose the title of his new album 'Unfollow The Rules'. Ricky Ross talks to Rufus about his love of opera, the joy of pop music, and his rekindled love for his home city, Montreal.
9/1/202139 minutes, 28 seconds
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Lloyd Cole

Lloyd Cole shares the stories from his early days with his band, The Commotions, in Glasgow, relocating to America to record his debut solo album in New York and now making music in his home studio in Massachusetts. Lloyd re-examines songs from across his 40 year career including Perfect Skin, Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken? Forest Fire, Brand New Friend, No Blue Skies and Like Lovers Do.
8/25/202148 minutes, 25 seconds
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Nick Lowe

Singer, songwriter and record producer Nick Lowe shares stories behind his songs and describes working with Johnny Cash, Elvis Costello, The Damned, Rockpile and Brinsley Schwarz.
8/18/202144 minutes, 31 seconds
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Paul Carrack

Paul Carrack shares stories behind his 40 plus years of music-making, from his 1974 single 'How Long' with Ace, to touring with Roxy Music, and replacing Jools Holland in Squeeze.
8/11/202146 minutes, 38 seconds
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Chris Difford

Squeeze's Chris Difford shares stories behind some of the most enduring songs, released by one of the country's best-loved bands.
8/4/202137 minutes, 5 seconds
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Del Bryant

Del Bryant, son of American country songwriting duo Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, shares stories of his parents' songs plus memories of growing up surrounded by music.
7/28/202148 minutes, 54 seconds
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Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard shares the stories behind the songs from over sixty years of music making. From his debut single 'Move It' to his most recent album 'Music.. The Air That I Breathe'.
7/21/202147 minutes, 31 seconds
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Eddi Reader

Celebrating over 40 years as a live performer, singer song-writer Eddi Reader shares stories and memories from her musical life.
7/14/202146 minutes, 20 seconds
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Graham Gouldman

Graham Gouldman's songs have been cut by the Yardbirds, Hollies Herman's Hermits and Wayne Fontana. He was also a member of The Mockingbirds, 10cc, Wax and Ringo Starr's band.
7/7/202147 minutes, 8 seconds
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Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello shares the stories behind his songs in over 40 years of music-making. From his 1977 debut record My Aim Is True to his 31st studio album Hey Clockface. He discusses some of his collaborators including Nick Lowe, T Bone Burnett, George Jones, Clover, The Imposters and The Attractions.
6/30/202149 minutes, 13 seconds
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Jim Kerr

Simple Minds frontman and songwriter Jim Kerr shares the stories behind his songs. In this extended conversation, he looks back at his musical career spanning over 40 years.
6/23/202147 minutes, 25 seconds
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Gary Barlow

Ricky Ross in conversation with Gary Barlow sharing the stories behind his life in music, from the highs and lows of 90's fame, to rekindling his friendship with Robbie Williams.
6/16/202143 minutes, 32 seconds
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Joan Armatrading

Joan Armatrading shares the stories from her career that spans almost 50 years featuring songs such as Love And Affection, Willow, I'm Lucky, Down To Zero and Me Myself I.
6/9/202147 minutes, 42 seconds
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Welcome to Ricky Ross Meets

Ricky Ross in conversation with some of our most admired songwriters and musicans.
6/3/20213 minutes, 21 seconds