Ricky Ross Meets... [Radio Scotland]

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20180526

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.

Albert Hammond2017080620181227 (RS)

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.

Albert Hammond shares the stories of his successful songwriting career.

Ricky Ross has an extended conversations with musicians and songwriters

Dolly Parton20190422

An extended interview with The First Lady of Country Music, Dolly Parton, exploring her song-writing and the stories behind some of her most-loved songs.

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.

A unique conversation with Dolly Parton, celebrating and exploring her songwriting.

Ricky Ross has an extended conversations with musicians and songwriters

Dolly Parton2019042220191225 (RS)

An extended interview with The First Lady of Country Music, Dolly Parton, exploring her song-writing and the stories behind some of her most-loved songs.

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.

A unique conversation with Dolly Parton, celebrating and exploring her songwriting.

Ricky Ross has an extended conversations with musicians and songwriters

Graham Nash20160502
Graham Nash20160502

An extended conversation with singer-songwriter Graham Nash about his music and longevity.

Ricky Ross has an extended conversations with musicians and songwriters

Graham Nash2016050220161124 (RS)

An extended conversation with singer-songwriter Graham Nash about his music and longevity.

Ricky Ross has an extended conversations with musicians and songwriters

Graham Nash2016050220170102 (RS)

An extended conversation with singer-songwriter Graham Nash about his music and longevity.

Ricky Ross has an extended conversations with musicians and songwriters

Graham Nash2016050220180616 (RS)

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.

An extended conversation with singer-songwriter Graham Nash about his music and longevity.

Ricky Ross has an extended conversations with musicians and songwriters

Graham Nash2016050220181130 (RS)

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.

An extended conversation with singer-songwriter Graham Nash about his music and longevity.

Ricky Ross has an extended conversations with musicians and songwriters

Nick Lowe2020041020200413 (RS)

An extended conversation with the singer, songwriter and record producer. Nick Lowe shares the stories behind his hit singles ‘So It Goes’, ‘Cruel To Be Kind’ and ‘I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass’. And how the themes of love, loss and mortality have shaped his more recent albums. He's a founding member of Stiff Records where he produced many great records including the early Elvis Costello albums and the first ever punk single - ‘New Rose’ by The Damned.

Nick was a key player in the British Pub Rock, New Wave and Power Pop movements with his bands Brinsley Schwarz and Rockpile. Although never released as a single, his song ‘(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding’ was included on the biggest selling soundtrack album of all time – The Bodyguard. Nick Lowe became part of Johnny Cash and June Carter’s family when he married country singer-songwriter Carlene Carter in 1979. He shares the stories of how Johnny introduced him to different country music and ended up recording two songs that were written by Nick.

Ricky Ross has an extended conversations with musicians and songwriters

Ricky Ross talks to Nick Lowe about the stories behind his songs.

Paul McCartney20190704

Paul McCartney celebrates his late wife's photography and their love of Scotland in this conversation with Ricky Ross. The Linda McCartney Retrospective is being shown in the UK for the first time at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. 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.

Celebrating the photography of his late wife Linda and their love for Scotland.

Ricky Ross has an extended conversations with musicians and songwriters

Paul McCartney2019070420190706 (RS)

Paul McCartney celebrates his late wife's photography and their love of Scotland in this conversation with Ricky Ross. The Linda McCartney Retrospective is being shown in the UK for the first time at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. 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.

Celebrating the photography of his late wife Linda and their love for Scotland.

Ricky Ross has an extended conversations with musicians and songwriters

Paul McCartney2019070420190926 (RS)

Paul McCartney celebrates his late wife's photography and their love of Scotland in this conversation with Ricky Ross. The Linda McCartney Retrospective is being shown in the UK for the first time at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. 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.

Celebrating the photography of his late wife Linda and their love for Scotland.

Ricky Ross has an extended conversations with musicians and songwriters

Paul McCartney2019070420191212 (RS)

Paul McCartney celebrates his late wife's photography and their love of Scotland in this conversation with Ricky Ross. The Linda McCartney Retrospective is being shown in the UK for the first time at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. 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.

Celebrating the photography of his late wife Linda and their love for Scotland.

Ricky Ross has an extended conversations with musicians and songwriters

Paul McCartney2019070420191226 (RS)

Paul McCartney celebrates his late wife's photography and their love of Scotland in this conversation with Ricky Ross. The Linda McCartney Retrospective is being shown in the UK for the first time at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. 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.

Celebrating the photography of his late wife Linda and their love for Scotland.

Ricky Ross has an extended conversations with musicians and songwriters

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.

Steve Cropper20180526

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.

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

Ricky Ross has an extended conversations with musicians and songwriters

Steve Cropper2018052620180528 (RS)

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.

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

Ricky Ross has an extended conversations with musicians and songwriters

Steve Cropper2018052620190101 (RS)

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.

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

Ricky Ross has an extended conversations with musicians and songwriters

Steve Cropper2018052620190419 (RS)

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.

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

Ricky Ross has an extended conversations with musicians and songwriters

Steve Cropper2018052620190101 (RS)

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.

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

Ricky Ross has an extended conversations with musicians and songwriters