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Ricky Ross Ricky Ross | 10:36 UK time, Friday, 21 January 2011

That gag will only be suitable to those of you, who like me, can remember the 60s with some clarity!

Mr Murdoch and myself are back with you and a new series of Another Country. In truth we've been back since the start of the year and I hope you enjoyed the chance to reacquaint yourselves with Randy Newman and Tom Jones.

Ryan Bingham and Ricky Ross

So let's carry on from where we left off last week. Tom Jones was at Celtic Connections on Monday and took the festival gently and firmly by storm. Working his way song by song through Praise and Blame he laid down a marker for one of these nights you'll be able to say many years later, ""I was there when....." If you were not there then you'll be more than pleased that we have live extracts of the gig to play you.

We also have an interview with this man...

Oscar winning Ryan Bingham came into BBC Pacific Quay way back in November and we'll play the songs he recorded for us. You'll also hear the conversation we had when we met and realise all that red carpet stuff hasn't really affected him at all. Which is good news indeed.

We'll be playing songs from the albums by The Decembrists, Iron and Wine, Gregg Allman and Lucinda Williams. We'll also tell you about the slightly unusual move we are making to celebrate Bob Dylan's 70th year on this planet. Still with me? Great...in that case then, let's do all this properly on Friday at 8.05 on BBC Radio Scotland. If you have nothing better to do you can also hear me introduce some great performances from Celtic Connections on BBC Radio 2 on Wednesday 26th Jan then Wednesday 2nd Feb and finally on Monday 7th at 2200.

Another Country With Ricky Ross is broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland, Fridays 2005-2200


  • Comment number 1.

    Yes, last night's show, was a Cracker(jack). Were you running about with a cabbage in your hands at any point?
    Anyway, I enjoyed the show, and I still maintain that Dylan sounded like an American Michael Marra!


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