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Joan Armatrading

Joan Armatrading

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First broadcast: Sun 29 Jan 1989

Singer, Songwriter

This week's castaway on the mythical desert island is someone who welcomes the isolation her exile can offer - she is singer and songwriter Joan Armatrading. An intensely shy and private person, renowned for her powerfully emotional songs, she'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her first impressions of England when she arrived here as a small girl 31 years ago from the Caribbean. She'll also be discussing her music, and the fame which it has brought - something she still finds surprising, and often quite overwhelming.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Choices

Felix Mendelssohn

1.

Felix Mendelssohn

Violin Concerto in E Minor

Composer: Felix Mendelssohn

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Ella Fitzgerald

2.

Ella Fitzgerald

That Old Black Magic

Performer: Ella Fitzgerald

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Van Morrison

3.

Castaway's favourite

Van Morrison

Madame George

Performer: Van Morrison

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Gustav Mahler

4.

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 4 in G major

Composer: Gustav Mahler

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Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

5.

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

The Theme from The Magnificent Seven

Performer: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

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Giuseppe Verdi

6.

Giuseppe Verdi

Dies irae (from Requiem Mass)

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

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Muddy Waters

7.

Muddy Waters

I'm A Man

Performer: Muddy Waters

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Antonin Dvorak

8.

Antonin Dvorak

Symphony No. 9 in E minor 'From the New World'

Composer: Antonin Dvorak

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Book

Why Didn't They Ask Evans? by Agatha Christie

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Occupations

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