Classic Album Sundays
Summary: Classic Album Sundays is the world’s favourite album listening event and we remind you why you love music. Founder Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy hosts radio shows for the BBC, Worldwide FM and other radio platforms and is a journalist, a world renown DJ and one of the leading authorities on the vinyl revival.
36: Sister Sledge on ‘We Are Family’ at Classic Album Sundays
35: An Evening With John Grant at Classic Album Sundays
34: James Lavelle on Classical Music at Classic Album Sundays
33: Lisa Stansfield on 'Affection'
32: Lisa Stansfield on Dusty Springfield ‘Dusty in Memphis’
31: Nitin Sawhney ‘What Is Classical Music?’
30: Joey Negro joins Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy To Discuss His Influences
Check out the full live recording of our evening at The Jazz Cafe with Camilla George and her band performing Fela Ransome Kuti & His Koola Lobitos with Cherise Adams-Burnett on vocal duties. Read more: The Legacy of Fela Kuti in Five Records https://classicalbumsundays.com/the-l... The Story of Fela Kuti ‘Gentleman’ & ‘Zombie’ https://classicalbumsundays.com/album... Website https://classicalbumsundays.com/
Check out the full interview as Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy and DJ Yoda dig deep into the most inventive, assured, and playful debut in hip-hop history De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising which not only proved that rappers didn’t have to talk about the streets to succeed, but also expanded the palette of sampling material with a kaleidoscope of sounds and references culled from pop, soul, disco, and even country music.
For our second and final event at EFG London Jazz Festival 2018 we were joined by Soweto Kinch to look back at the brilliant 'Abstract' by The Joe Harriott Quintet at Kings Place on Sunday 25th November 2018. “Joe Harriott was the sort of pioneer whose significance and unique contributions are only beginning to be recognised long after his passing. His ‘freeform’ concept predated free jazz, he was among the first to appreciate the role of visual art and his Indo-Jazz fusion laid an important milestone for future jazz-world music collaborations. I’m always moved by the ambition and virtuosity of someone who refused to be defined by his humble beginnings or the racism of his times, as he quipped himself, ‘I’m not your equal, I’m your superior.’ I’m really looking forward to listening to and deconstructing Abstract in more forensic detail – discovering more nuance and insights with an audience, and remembering this uncompromising innovator.” Soweto Kinch
As part of a new series Classical Uncovered, Richard Reed Parry, best known as a member of Grammy Award-winning band Arcade Fire and André de Ridder join us to discus their chosen album 'Snowflakes are Dancing' by Japanese musician Isao Tomita. The album features arrangements of Debussy’s tone paintings, including Clair de Lune and The Girl with the Flaxen Hair, performed on a Moog synthesizer and a mellotron, bringing the colours of Debussy’s music into a new context.
Flying Lotus' third studio album Cosmogramma is in the spotlight with special guest Raj Chaudhuri (NTS Radio / Livin' Proof) and Classic Album Sundays' founder Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy digging deep into a true modern classic.
Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy delves into the rich musical history of Belfast and makes a case for Van Morrison's 'Astral Weeks' as the record that provides the all time best musical snapshot of the city. She'll play songs from the album, examine its roots, and discuss the influence Belfast had on its making. Guests include Ash's Tim Wheeler, musician David Kitt and Van experts Terri Hooley, Lauren Onkey and Stuart Bailie. Read more: Album of the Month - Van Morrison ‘Astral Weeks’ http://classicalbumsundays.com/album-of-the-month-van-morrison-astral-weeks/ Listen: Van Morrison ‘Astral Weeks’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist http://classicalbumsundays.com/van-morrison-astral-weeks-musical-lead-up-playlist/ Listen: Classic Album Sundays on Worldwide FM - Van Morrison ‘Astral Weeks’ http://classicalbumsundays.com/classic-album-sundays-on-worldwide-fm-van-morrison-astral-weeks/
Our final event for National Album Day saw us joined by Sonic Youth founding member Thurston Moore celebrating 30 years since the release of 'Daydream Nation' at The John Peel Archive in Stowmarket. Sonic Youth have been praised for having “redefined what rock guitar could do” using a wide variety of unorthodox guitar tunings and preparing guitars with objects like drum sticks and screwdrivers to alter the instruments’ timbre. The band is considered to be a pivotal influence on the alternative and indie rock movements. Read more at classicalbumsundays.com
To celebrate the first ever National Album Day we were joined by Dave Davies from The Kinks to look back at 50 years since the release of ‘The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society’ at The John Peel Centre For Creative Arts in Stowmarket. The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society wasn’t initially a success upon it’s release, coming along at a time when Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland, Led Zeppelin’s debut, and the Rolling Stones’ Beggars Banquet were the flavours of the day. Although praised by many critics, it was largely overlooked by the public. However, as years passed, it’s following grew until it become viewed as a masterpiece. For many it is now justly considered Davies’ and The Kinks’ most satisfying album: a creative highpoint matched only by the band’s landmark singles of the period. Read more: classicalbumsundays.com