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Lonnie Holley in session

3 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 06 September 2014

Gilles is back for another Saturday afternoon mix up selection, joining the musical dots. This week Gilles is joined by artist and musician, Lonnie Holley, for a session at the 6 Music studios.

Lonnie Holley was the 7th child out of 27 to be born to his parents in Birmingham, Alabama. His upbringing was poor and he began working when his was five as a litter-picker at a drive in cinema. He began to create artworks from sandstone in his late 20's and his work has developed to include sculpture, paintings and more recently, music. His lyrics and music are heavily based on improvisation and can change with each performance. His first album 'Just Before Music' appeared in 2012, followed 12 months later by a second album, 'Keeping A Record Of It'.

In this programme Lonnie performs three tracks and speaks to Gilles about his fascinating life.

Music Played

38 items
  • Image for Jun Miyake

    Jun Miyake Echoes In The Mirror

    Lost Memory Theatre - act-2 -, enja-yellowbird records

  • Image for Chancha Vía Circuito

    Chancha Vía Circuito Tarocchi

    Waxploitation Records

  • Image for Lonnie Holley

    Lonnie Holley Making A Joyful Noise

    Keeping a Record of It, Dust-to-Digital

  • Image for Lonnie Holley

    Lonnie Holley Keeping A Record of It

    Keeping a Record of It, Dust-to-Digital

  • Image for Sharon Cash

    Sharon Cash Nature Boy

  • Image for Jungle

    Jungle Smoking Pixels

  • Image for Dee C’rell

    Dee C’rell Adjustment

    Chromatisch, Holm Records

  • Image for William Arcane

    William Arcane Stay A While

    Pictures Music

  • Image for Darkside

    Darkside Gone Too Soon

    Other People

  • Image for Dinosaur L

    Dinosaur L No, Thank You

    24→24 Music, Traffic Entertainment Group

  • Image for Daniel Melingo

    Daniel Melingo Narigom (Matom Remix)

  • Image for King Sunny Ade & His African Beats

    King Sunny Ade & His African Beats Original Syncro System

    African Songs

  • Image for Koola Lobitos

    Koola Lobitos Highlife Time

    Fela Ransome Kuti & His Koola Lobitos, Parlophone

  • Image for Orchestre Bana Luya

    Orchestre Bana Luya Animation

    Zaïre, musiques urbaines à Kinshasa (Collection Ocora Radio France), Ocora Radio-France

  • Image for Lonnie Holley

    Lonnie Holley The Start of A River’s Run (One Drop)

    Keeping a Record of It, Dust-to-Digital

  • Image for John Beltran

    John Beltran Paux (Text)

  • Image for Sun Ra

    Sun Ra Dance of the Cosmo Aliens

    DISCO 3000, Art Yard

  • Image for Charles Choen

    Charles Choen Sunrise:Women/Men (Morphene)

    Music For Dance and Theater, Doser

  • Image for The Beta Band

    The Beta Band It’s Over

    The Three E.P.'s, Regal

  • Image for Appendix

    Appendix Autumn Song (Intro)

    Space Trip, Amigo

  • Image for Flying Lotus

    Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar Never Catch Me


  • Image for Rose Royce

    Rose Royce Love Don’t Live Here Anymore (LNTG Rework)

  • Image for Kindness

    Kindness World Restart

    Female Energy

  • Image for Undesputed Truth

    Undesputed Truth Sandman

    You + Me = Love, Whitfield Records

  • Image for Silk Rhodes

    Silk Rhodes Pains

    (single), Stones Throw, 1

  • Image for Lonnie Holley

    Lonnie Holley Just To Get To You (Live Session Track)

  • Image for Lonnie Holley

    Lonnie Holley Mother Earth Is So Divine (Live Session Track)

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Superstition

    Stevie Wonder - Song Review, Motown

  • Image for Fayth Hope

    Fayth Hope Fall In Love

    Dear Mr. Yancey

  • Image for Marshall Ruffin

    Marshall Ruffin Light The Way (Live Session Track)

  • Image for Danger Mouse

    Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse Night Of The Dark Soul

    Night Of The Dark Soul, Parlophone

  • Image for Billie Black

    Billie Black I Waited For You

  • Image for Black Flower

    Black Flower Winter (Zephyrus)

    Zephyrus Belgium

  • Image for Daudi Matsiko

    Daudi Matsiko Houston in the Blind

    A Brief Introduction To Failure

  • Image for Tigran Hamasyan

    Tigran Hamasyan Road Song

  • Image for Deadelus

    Deadelus Onward

    The Light Brigade, Brainfeeder

  • Image for Marcel Wave

    Marcel Wave 27 Holton (Serafin’s Back To New York Re-Interpretation)

    Lower Allston EP, Freerange Records

  • Image for Lou Rawls

    Lou Rawls Love Is A Hurtin' Thing

    Lou Rawls: Greatest Hits, Westside, 2


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