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Charlie Watts feature

57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 20 November 2012

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, as part of Radio 2's season celebrating 50 years of The Rolling Stones, Jamie meets up with Charlie Watts in Paris to talk about The Rolling Stones, drumming and his lifelong passion for jazz.

Charlie remembers the artists he first heard when he was younger that inspired his style of drumming, from Howlin' Wolf to Earl Palmer, and the pair discuss the slick fashion of jazz musicians, who have influenced Charlie's own style.
Charlie also confides in what it was like drumming with The Stones, and shares some great memories from the last fifty years.

Music Played

12 items
  • Image for Sarah Vaughan And The Count Basie Orchestra

    Sarah Vaughan And The Count Basie Orchestra The Gentleman Is A Dope

    Count Basie/Sarah Vaughan, Roulette Records

  • Image for Nostalgia 77 And The Monster

    Nostalgia 77 And The Monster The Ignored

    The Taxidermist, Tru Thoughts

  • Image for The Swingle Singers

    The Swingle Singers River Man

    Ferris Wheels, Self-Released

  • Image for Charlie Parker And Dizzy Gillespie

    Charlie Parker And Dizzy Gillespie Bloomdido

    Bird And Diz, Clef Records

  • Charlie Watts Interview

  • Image for Little Richard

    Little Richard The Girl Can't Help It


  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Honky Tonk Women

    Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert, Decca Records

  • Image for Erroll Garner

    Erroll Garner I Can't Give You Anything But Love

    Atlantic Records

  • Image for Susanna

    Susanna Her Eyes

    Wild Dog, Rune Grammofon

  • Image for Miles Davis Quintet

    Miles Davis Quintet Woody 'N You

    Relaxin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet, Prestige Records

  • Image for Cody ChesnuTT

    Cody ChesnuTT Scroll Call

    Landing On A Hundred, One Little Indian

  • Image for Get the Blessing

    Get the Blessing Einstein Action Figures

    Bugs In Amber, Cake


Featured in...

  • Rolling Stones season

    Celebrating The Stones at 50 with special programmes, archive concerts and interviews.

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