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Jane Taylor plays live

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 25 November 2012

Having been championed by Johnnie Walker on Radio 2 and then opening for Paulo Nutini and Jools Holland, Jane Taylor and her band started playing a Christmas song on her tour last December.

Mr Claus seemed to engage the imagination of her audiences so much that Jane decided to turn it into an actual story.

That story grew into a proverbial tale about a down and out Santa Claus who found himself quite lost in the high tech, order on line, modern world. The story then launched a series of songs that blossomed into a musical.

Bob played the opening song from the musical Oh December on Christmas Day 2011 and Jane returns tonight to play live and talk about her extraordinary year.

Music Played

37 items
  • Image for Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze

    Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix, MCA, 112383-2

  • Image for The Gaslight Anthem

    The Gaslight Anthem Mae

    Handwritten, Mercury, 2789417

  • Image for The Killers

    The Killers Miss Atomic Bomb

    Battle Born, Island, n/a

  • Image for Marillion

    Marillion Beautiful

    Afraid Of Sunlight, EMI, CDEMD-1079

  • Image for Bonnie Raitt

    Bonnie Raitt The Road's My Middle Name

    Nick Of Time, CAPITOL, CDP-7 91268 2

  • Image for Trampled by Turtles

    Trampled by Turtles Midnight on the Interstate

    Stars and Satellites, Thirty Tigers, BR09

  • Image for J Shogren & Shangai'd

    J Shogren & Shangai'd I Will See You Home

    God Bless These Crooked Little Songs, JAHA, 004

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees Daydream Believer

    The Monkees, RHINO, R2-75269

  • Image for Simon Johnson

    Simon Johnson Love to Watch You Laugh

    CD Single: Mighty Village, not, given

  • Image for Cat Stevens

    Cat Stevens If I Laugh

    Teaser & The Fire Cat, ISLAND, IMCD-104

  • Image for Mike Farris

    Mike Farris The Night The Cumberland Came Alive RECORDING

    The Night The Cumberland Came Alive EP, EOne Music, CDREF-1

  • Image for Ben Harper

    Ben Harper Well, Well, Well

    There Will Be A Light, VIRGIN, 7087-618752 25

  • Image for The Swan Silvertones

    The Swan Silvertones Stand Up and Testify

    Get Your Soul Right, CHARLY, CD CHARLY-221

  • Image for Johnny Nash

    Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now

    Perfect Day, COLUMBIA, SONYTV-42

  • Image for Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello Watching The Detectives

    Girls! Girls! Girls!, DEMON RECORDS, D FIEND CD-160

  • Image for Diana Krall

    Diana Krall A Garden In The Rain

    Love Scenes, IMPULSE, IMP-12342

  • Image for Bon Iver

    Bon Iver Down In The Willow Garden

    Artist: The Chieftains

    Voices Of Ages, UMC, 7233437

  • Jane Taylor on Bob Harris part One

  • Image for Elbow

    Elbow Scattered Black And Whites

    Asleep In The Back, V2, VVR-1015882

  • Image for Ryan Adams

    Ryan Adams Sylvia Plath

    Gold, Lost Highway Recordings, 1702352-na

  • Jane Taylor on Bob Harris Part Two

    • Image for Jane Taylor

      Jane Taylor Under A Sky

  • Image for Patterson Hood

    Patterson Hood Better Off Without

    Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance, Play It Again Sam, PIASR 580 CDX, 4

  • Image for Neil Young

    Neil Young From Hank To Hendrix

    Harvest Moon, REPRISE, 09362-45057-2

  • Image for The Storys

    The Storys Bob Harris Jingle

    Single, NA, na-00

  • Image for Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly Peggy Sue

    Buddy Holly, SEQUEL RECORDS, NEM CD-630

  • Image for Jeff Finlin

    Jeff Finlin Angel In Disguise

    Angels In Disguise, Korova, NFI-NFI

  • Image for Ryan Bingham

    Ryan Bingham The Road I'm On

    Tomorrowland, Axster Bingham Records, Thirty Tigers

  • Image for Shawn Colvin

    Shawn Colvin Someday

    Cover Girl, COLUMBIA, COL-477240 2

  • Image for The Moody Blues

    The Moody Blues The Land of Make Believe

    Seventh Sojourn, Threshold, 984-550-7

  • Image for Midlake

    Midlake Small Mountains RECORDING

    The Courage of Others, Cooperative Music, cdref-1

  • Image for Kate Rusby

    Kate Rusby The Lark

    Artist: Nic Jones

    20, Island Records, Island Records 21-9-12 41

  • Image for Tracy Grammer

    Tracy Grammer Winter When he Goes

    Flower of Avalon, Signature Sounds, SIG-1292

  • Image for Spillane, Davy With Mairtin O'connor And Milladoir

    Spillane, Davy With Mairtin O'connor And Milladoir Callow Lake

    A Place Among The Stones, COLUMBIA, 476-9302

  • Image for Traffic

    Traffic Holy Ground

    Far From Home, VIRGIN, CDV-2727

  • Image for Joe Brown

    Joe Brown I'll See You In My Dreams

    The Ukulele Album, Joe Brown Records, UGCD 008

  • Image for George Harrison

    George Harrison Got My Mind Set On You

    The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992, Parlophone, Darkh-002


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