Ricky Ross Meets... [Radio Scotland]


Jackson Browne20180602

Jackson Browne reveals the stories behind some of his most loved songs.

Ricky Ross has an extended conversations with musicians and songwriters

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.

In this special programme Ricky Ross meets Jackson, explores his songbook and the stories behind his classic songs. He describes working with Stephen Stills, Lowell George from Little Feat, David Crosby and Gram Parsons.

Steve Cropper20180526

An extended conversation with musician, songwriter, producer and actor Steve Cropper.

Ricky Ross has an extended conversations with musicians and songwriters

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.