My Life In Five Songs

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Judy Collins2011052520110529

delves into her personal music collection to find five special songs.

1/1 Judy Collins is an American singer and songwriter with a successful career spanning over fifty years.

Born is Seattle one of her early influences was her father Chuck who hosted his own radio show in Seattle and then in Los Angeles.

Judy enjoyed early chart success with Both Sides Now written by Joni Mitchell and Turn Turn Turn from the pen of Pete Seeger.

Known for her political activism she's participated in benefit concerts for many causes including civil rights, the Vietnam War protests and women's rights.

The show opens with Both Sides Now and Judy goes on to pick the following five tracks.

1: Diana Krall with Quiet Nights

2: In My Life by The Beatles

3: Gotta Sing High by Kenny White

4: Amy Speace with Weight of the World

5: The Stranger Song by Leonard Cohen

Phil also plays a little of Judy's version of Farewell to Tarwathie before closing the conversation with another of Judy's classic tracks, Chelsea Morning.

Judy Collins delves into her personal music collection to find five special songs.

0101Martin Taylor20100802

Virtuoso guitarist Martin Taylor first came to prominence in the late 1970's through his collaborations with the legendary violinist Stephane Grappelli.

Nowadays Martin tours the world's concert halls giving dazzling live performances.

In conversation with Phil Cunningham, Martin explains how he grew up to the sound of his father playing Jazz and he picks five tracks which take him from his childhood to the present.

Phil Cunningham talks to virtuoso guitarist Martin Taylor.

0102Lorraine Mcintosh20100803

is a singer, actress and now a composer.

As female vocalist with Deacon Blue she enjoyed the success that comes when a band sells over 6 million records.

Equally at home in front of a camera Lorraine's appeared in films and on TV and she's now turned her hand to writing songs.

In conversation with Phil Cunningham she reveals the 5 songs that are really special to her.

Phil Cunningham meets singer, actress and composer Lorraine McIntosh.

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Musician Calvin Harris has collaborated with Kylie Minogue and Dizzee Rascal and has topped the charts with songs like 'I'm not Alone'.

Phil Cunningham hears how it all began on a computer in his bedroom in Dumfries and he asks him to pick the five tracks that have inspired him along the way.

Phil Cunningham meets musician Calvin Harris.

0104 LASTEdwyn Collins20100805
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The Corries signing Sally Free and Easy and David Bowie's Conversation Piece are two of the songs Edwyn Collins has chosen as being really important to him.

He talks to Phil Cunningham about the significance of these songs and the three others he's picked in My Life in 5 Songs.

Phil Cunningham talks to musician Edwyn Collins

tells Phil Cunningham about the music that has defined his life.

The Corries signing Sally Free and Easy and David Bowie's Conversation Piece are two of the songs Edwyn Collins has chosen as being really important to him. He talks to Phil Cunningham about the significance of these songs and the three others he's picked in My Life in 5 Songs.

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Phil Cunningham talks to writer and musician Pat Kane of Hue And Cry about his life and asks him to pick five songs that are milestones along the way.

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Phil Cunningham talks to Kris Drever about growing up in Orkney, his many musical collaborations, and the five pieces of music he'd hate to be without.

Phil Cunningham talks to Kris Drever about his life and career in music.

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Phil Cunningham hears how Katie Sutherland abandoned a career in teaching to enjoy success as Pearl and The Puppets, plus she picks her five songs.

Phil Cunningham talks to Katie Sutherland about her life and career in music.

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He chats to Phil Cunningham about his life and chooses his five special songs.

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Iain Anderson rules the late evenings on BBC Radio Scotland with his eclectic mix of music and song.

He chats to Phil Cunningham about his life and chooses his five special songs.

Iain Anderson chats to Phil Cunningham about his life and chooses his five special songs.

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Phil Cunningham talks to singer songwriter Horse about her early musical influences, loyal fan base and favourite artists and she picks her 5 special songs.

Phil Cunningham talks to singer-songwriter Horse.

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Phil Cunningham talks to singer-songwriter Horse about her early musical influences, loyal fan base and favourite artists, plus she picks her five special songs.

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Phil Cunningham talks to singer songwriter Horse about her early musical influences, loyal fan base and favourite artists and she picks her 5 special songs.

Phil Cunningham talks to singer-songwriter Horse.

Phil Cunningham talks to singer-songwriter Horse about her early musical influences, loyal fan base and favourite artists, plus she picks her five special songs.

0206Findlay Napier20100513

Phil Cunningham talks to singer-songwriter Findlay Napier about his life and how he draws on influences from the darker side of genres like folk and country.

Phil Cunningham talks to singer-songwriter Findlay Napier about his life and influences.

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0207Tommy Smith20100520

Phil Cunningham gets an insight into the world of internationally-renowned jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith when he invites him to pick five of his favourite tracks.

Phil Cunningham gets an insight into the world of jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith

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Phil Cunningham gets an insight into the world of the internationally renowned Jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith when he invites him to pick just five of his favourite tracks.

Phil Cunningham gets an insight into the world of jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith.

Phil Cunningham gets an insight into the world of internationally-renowned jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith when he invites him to pick five of his favourite tracks.

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Phil Cunningham talks to influential songwriter, performer and producer Rab Noakes about his life and the music that's important to him.

Phil Cunningham talks to influential songwriter, performer and producer Rab Noakes.

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Rab Noakes is a songwriter, performer and producer who has been influential in Scotland for many years.

He talks to Phil Cunningham about his life and the music that's important to him.

Phil Cunningham talks to influential songwriter, performer and producer Rab Noakes.

Phil Cunningham talks to influential songwriter, performer and producer Rab Noakes about his life and the music that's important to him.

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Phil Cunningham asks singer-songwriter Dean Owens to pick 5 tracks that are special to him.

Dean was the front-man of the Americana act 'The Felsons' before embarking on a successful career as a solo artist.

Equally at home in Nashville he recorded his 'Whisky Hearts' album in Tennessee with the help of a band of internationally acclaimed musicians from that area.

He has supported artists such as Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Nanci Griffiths and the Mavericks on their UK tours

Dean explains the significance of his five tracks including the reason why the Johnny Cash version of the song Loves Been Good to Me brings tears to his eyes.

Opening with the track Man from Leith from his 'Whisky Hearts' album Dean goes on to pick the following songs.

1: Walk Out to Winter by Aztec Camera

2: Oh My Love by John Lennon

3: Brass Buttons from Gram Parsons

4: Loves Been Good To Me by Johnny Cash

5: Jesus Etc.

from Wilco.

Dean Owens introduces Phil Cunningham to five sensational songs that are important to him.

03Eve Graham20110818

4/8 Eve Graham enjoyed worldwide success and recognition as lead singer with The New Seekers.

Forming a school band at Perth Academy in the 1960's Eve was destined for a career as a singer.

Hits with The New Seekers included Never Ending Song of Love, Circles and the international hit I'd Like To Teach the World to Sing.

Chatting to Phil Cunningham she picks 5 tracks that are special to her and tells of her adventures in the world of pop including the time the New Seekers appeared on the same bill as Dionne Warwick who refused to meet her backstage.

Eve's Five Songs:

1: How High The Moon by Les Paul and Mary Ford

2: Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley

3: Walk on By by Dionne Warwick

4: California Girls by the Beach Boys

5: The Way Old Friends do by Eve along with the Glasgow Phoenix Choir.

Eve Graham who sang with The New Seekers introduces Phil Cunningham to her 5 special songs

03James Grant20110815

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Love and Money were one of the most successful bands to come out of Scotland in the 1980's.

Songs like Jocelyn Square and Strange Kind of Love brought them wide recognition and an appearance on the Wogan show transformed their fortunes overnight.

Lead vocalist James Grant began his musical career with the band Friends Again but it wasn't until his Love and Money days that he was happy to stand behind the microphone.

Now recording as a solo artist James tells Phil about his days on the road, how his hamburger bill in the United States ran into thousands of pounds and why he'd like Susan Boyle to record one of his songs.

The programme opens with Strange Kind of Love and James picks the following 5 songs.

Track 1 Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin

Track 2 Cum On Feel The Noize by Slade

Track 3 Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis by Tom Waits

Track 4 Will The Circle Be Unbroken by The Staple Singers

Track 5: Evangeline by Karen Matheson (Written by James Grant).

Love and Money singer James Grant tells Phil Cunningham about his five special songs.

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Love and Money were one of the most successful bands to come out of Scotland in the 1980's.

Songs like Jocelyn Square and Strange Kind of Love brought them wide recognition and an appearance on the Wogan show transformed their fortunes overnight.

Lead vocalist James Grant began his musical career with the band Friends Again but it wasn't until his Love and Money days that he was happy to stand behind the microphone.

Now recording as a solo artist James tells Phil about his days on the road, how his hamburger bill in the United States ran into thousands of pounds and why he'd like Susan Boyle to record one of his songs.

The programme opens with Strange Kind of Love and James picks the following 5 songs.

Love and Money singer James Grant tells Phil Cunningham about his five special songs.

03John Mccusker20110824

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John McCusker is one of Scotland's most gifted and versatile musicians.

In demand as producer and composer John's first love is his fiddle.

Chatting to Phil he explains how he told his parents at the tender age of sixteen that he was leaving home to join the Battlefield Band.

In the past 20 years John has shared the stage with some of the countries best known singers and musicians and has completed a world tour with Mark Knopfler.

The programme opens with John's own composition, Leaving Friday Harbour.

John's five songs are:

1: Sparky's Dream by Teenage Fanclub

2: Ossian with the song Jamie Raeburn

3: Throwing Muses with Dizzy

4: Piper to the End from Mark Knopfler

5: Cage the Songbird from The Low Anthem.

Phil Cunningham talks to acclaimed fiddle player John McCusker about his life and music.

03Mary Black20110825

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Mary Black enjoys a successful career as a singer of both Irish and contemporary songs.

Sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in the business she has recorded numerous albums and has received many international awards.

Recalling the influence singers like Billie Holiday had on her decision to become a singer, Mary also tells Phil Cunningham about her days on the road with the legendary Irish folk group De Dannan.

Picking her 5 tracks Mary also introduces Phil to one of the new young Irish singers she admires and has high hopes for.

Opening with Mary singing Summer Sent You she goes on to pick these five songs:

1: Billie Holiday - God Bless the Child.

2: Sandy Denny with Fairport Convention - Crazy Man Michael.

3: Joni Mitchell - A case of You from the Blue album.

4: De Dannan - Jimmy Byrne's and Dinkies Reel from the album Anthem.

5: Wallis Bird - To My Bones.

Irish singer Mary Black delves into her personal collection to find five special songs.

03Michael Marra20110816

2/8 Michael Marra was brought up in the Lochee district of Dundee and is one of Scotland's most talented and original songwriters.

Working for a London publishing house his songs were recorded by the likes of Frankie Miller, Kiki Dee and Leo Sayer.

Returning to Scotland Michael produced his album Gaels Blue in 1985.

Supporting the likes of Deacon Blue, Barbara Dickson and Van Morrison and touring widely Michael rapidly gained a loyal fan base of his own.

The programme opens with the track The Clock from his latest album Michael Marra with Mr Mcfall's Chamber and Michael goes on to select the following songs.

1.

Anyone Who Had a Heart by Cilla Black

2.

Inchworm by Danny Kaye

3.

Political Science by Randy Newman

4.

Sweet Baby James by James Taylor

5.

Macushla by John McCormack

The programme closes with part of the track Margaret Reilly's Arrival at Craiglockhart from the album On Stolen Stationery.

Michael Marra introduces Phil Cunningham to his five favorite songs.

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introduces Phil Cunningham to five sensational songs that are important to him.

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Phil Cunningham asks singer-songwriter Dean Owens to pick 5 tracks that are special to him.

Dean was the front-man of the Americana act 'The Felsons' before embarking on a successful career as a solo artist.

Equally at home in Nashville he recorded his 'Whisky Hearts' album in Tennessee with the help of a band of internationally acclaimed musicians from that area.

He has supported artists such as Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Nanci Griffiths and the Mavericks on their UK tours

Dean explains the significance of his five tracks including the reason why the Johnny Cash version of the song Loves Been Good to Me brings tears to his eyes.

Opening with the track Man from Leith from his 'Whisky Hearts' album Dean goes on to pick the following songs.

1: Walk Out to Winter by Aztec Camera

2: Oh My Love by John Lennon

3: Brass Buttons from Gram Parsons

4: Loves Been Good To Me by Johnny Cash

5: Jesus Etc.

from Wilco.

Dean Owens introduces Phil Cunningham to five sensational songs that are important to him.

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Sandi Thom's song I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair) was an international hit and launched her musical career.

She tells Phil Cunningham about her musical influences and picks five songs that have been milestones along the way.

Sandi Thom tells Phil Cunningham about her musical influences and and five favorite songs.

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Sandi Thom tells Phil Cunningham about her musical influences and and five favorite songs.

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Sandi Thom's song I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair) was an international hit and launched her musical career.

She tells Phil Cunningham about her musical influences and picks five songs that have been milestones along the way.

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Phil Cunningham talks to acclaimed fiddle player John McCusker about his life and music.

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John McCusker is one of Scotland's most gifted and versatile musicians.

In demand as producer and composer John's first love is his fiddle.

Chatting to Phil he explains how he told his parents at the tender age of sixteen that he was leaving home to join the Battlefield Band.

In the past 20 years John has shared the stage with some of the countries best known singers and musicians and has completed a world tour with Mark Knopfler.

The programme opens with John's own composition, Leaving Friday Harbour.

John's five songs are:

1: Sparky's Dream by Teenage Fanclub

2: Ossian with the song Jamie Raeburn

3: Throwing Muses with Dizzy

4: Piper to the End from Mark Knopfler

5: Cage the Songbird from The Low Anthem.

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With a seasonal twist Phil Cunningham invites fellow musicians to pick a favourite song that evokes a special Christmas memory.

The Proclaimers, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Maggie Reilly and Kate Rusby are amongst the musicians taking part and for the first time Phil gets to pick a favourite track of his own.

Songs with a seasonal theme with Phil Cunningham and some pals.

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has written songs which have been recorded by many of country music's biggest stars.

She's an accomplished performer in her own right and has toured in Scotland several times and has appeared at Celtic Connections.

From a studio in Nashville Beth tells Phil Cunningham about her most famous album 'Sand and Water' and the songs which were written shortly before the death of her first husband Earnest Chapman.

She talks about her own health scares having undergone treatment for breast cancer and more recently being treated after the discovery of a brain tumor.

Beth's positive outlook and love of live comes over when she introduces Phil to these five songs:

1. Little Bird by Annie Lenox

2. I Wish by Stevie Wonder

3. Nick Of Time by Bonnie Raitt

4. Fields Of Gold by Sting

5. Angel Doves by Mindy Smith

Beth tells Phil she found it very hard to narrow her choice down to only 5 songs so he allows her 1 final track to close the programme and she chooses Imagine by John Lennon.

3/8 Beth Nielsen Chapman has written songs which have been recorded by many of country music's biggest stars.

Beth Nielsen Chapman selects five favourite songs for Phil Cunningham.

selects five favourite songs for Phil Cunningham

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Scottish singer- songwriter and broadcaster Roddy Hart has toured extensively as a solo artists and with his band.

He got off to a dream start with his first album Bookmarks which included guest appearances by Kris Kristofferson and Eddi Reader.

Roddy tells Phil Cunningham about his love of song writing, his collaborations with some of the biggest names in the business and how he was once asked to perform in a Beatles tribute act.

Phil opens with one of his recent songs 'Boxes' and then Roddy picks the following 5 songs.

The Beatles - You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky

Wilco - Jesus etc.

Kris Kristofferson - Help Me Make It Through The Night

The National - England.

Scottish singer-songwriter Roddy Hart introduces Phil Cunningham to his favorite songs.

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Some of Scotlands best loved musicians tell us about the music that's important to them.

Fionna Duncan has been involved in the world of Jazz for over fifty years.

Growing up in Garelochhead Fionna says she was Influenced by the likes of the great Louis Armstrong and she was soon singing in Glasgow nightclubs and was a singer with The Clyde Valley Stompers.

She's worked with some of the best known names in the world of Jazz including Humphrey Lyttleton, Kenny Ball and Grover Washington and has performed in top Jazz venues in London, Europe and in the United States.

Passionate about encouraging youngsters she ran workshops in Scotland for several years and her outstanding talent was recognised when she collected the Best Jazz Vocalist award at the 2009 Scottish Jazz Awards.

Fionna tells Phil Cunningham about her love of music and her remarkable life in the world of Jazz.

Phil opens the programme with Fionna singing ' I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling' and Fionna goes on to pick these five tracks.

1. HONEYCOMBE: Recorded by Jimmy Rogers.

2. FINE BROWN FRAME: Recorded by Nellie Luther

3 YOU'VE CHANGED: Recorded by Billie Holliday

4 I WAS DOIN' ALRIGHT: Recorded by Louis Armstrong

5 POOR BUTTERFLY: Recorded by Carmen McRae.

Jazz singer Fionna Duncan delves into her music collection and reveals five special songs.

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Maggie Reilly first came to prominence in the 1970's as lead singer with the Scottish jazz/funk band Cado Belle.

A professional singer since 1970 Maggie has worked with Jack Bruce of Cream and Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd and her talents were also recognised by the musician and composer Mike Oldfield and Maggie sang on the 1980's hit Moonlight Shadow.

She produced her album Echoes in the early 1990's and has brought out several albums since including Looking Back Moving Forward in 2009.

Living again in Scotland Maggie is still touring and has a loyal and dedicated fan base which regularly sees her perform in concerts all over Europe.

Phil starts by playing Moonlight Shadow and Maggie goes on to pick these five songs.

1) Frank Sinatra with Autumn Leaves

2) The Beatles with Love me Do

3) Joni Mitchell with Shades of Scarlet Conquering

4) Flora Purim with Silver Sword

5) Crowded House with Into Temptation.

Maggie Reilly tells Phil Cunningham about the five most important tracks in her collection

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Some of Scotlands best loved musicians tell us about the music that's important to them.

Dick Gaughan is not only admired by his many fans he's a figure held in high esteem by fellow musicians.

Playing the guitar since he was 7 years old Dick became a professional musician in January 1970.

He's worked as a session musician, record producer, composer, actor, theatre music director and songwriter. His songs have been recorded by many artists including Billy Bragg, Christie Moore, Mary Black and Capercaillie.

Dick worked with the 7:84 Theatre Company in the early 80's, was an early member of the Boys of the Lough and a member of Five Hand Reel.

A lover of traditional Scots ballads and his acoustic guitar, Dick has written and recorded many songs.

Phil opens with Both Sides The Tweed and Dick goes on to pick the following 5 songs.

1. Big Bill Broonzy with "Black, Brown And White Blues"

2. The Shadows with "Apache"

3. The Beatles with "Love Me Do"

4. Bob Dylan with "Subterranean Homesick Blues"

5. Davy Graham with "She Moved Through The Fair".

Renowned folk musician Dick Gaughan delves into his own music collection for five songs.