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Green Gartside sits in

Scritti Politti's Green Gartside sits in for Guy Garvey and plays an eclectic selection of his favourite music from Richard Thompson to Miles Davis and Little Feat to Gang of Four.

Scritti Politti's Green Gartside plays an eclectic selection of his favourite music, from hip hop to folk, Richard Thompson to Miles Davis and Little Feat to the Gang Of Four.

Scritti Politti are one of the most important bands in British indie music history, founded and lead by Green since 1977. Initially they were essentially a musical collective, inspiring a generation of aspiring DIY musicians with ground breaking releases like "Skank Bloc Bologna" which featured on its sleeve a complete breakdown of the production process, including studio and manufacturing costs alongside handy contact numbers!

By the time they - or rather Green, as the sole permanent member - signed to Virgin in 1983, Scritti had morphed into a sophisticated pop outfit, heavily influenced by reggae and rap and combining glossy pop production with slyly confrontational lyrics. Their album "Cupid and Psyche 85" was a huge global success, and singles like "Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)" and "The Word Girl" quickly followed suit. During this period Green also wrote and produced hits for Chakha Kahn and Al Jarreau, and his songs were covered by the likes of Madness ("The "Sweetest Girl"") and Miles Davis.

On hiatus for much of the 90s, Green reappeared singing a duet with Kylie Minogue in 2003, and then revived Scritti in 2006 with a well-received album "White Bread, Black Beer".

This is his first show for 6 Music.

2 hours

Last on

Mon 30 Dec 2013 00:00

Music Played

  • The Beach Boys

    Our Sweet Love

    • Reprise Records.
  • The Beatles

    Paperback Writer

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 014.
  • Busdriver

    Ding A Ling A Ring A Ling

    • Asthmatic Kitty Records.
  • Captain Beefheart

    Lick My Decals Off Baby

    • Straight.
  • Martin Carthy

    I Was A Young Man

    • PEG.
  • The Clash

    Janie Jones

    • White Label.
  • The Cultures

    Work On Natty

    • High Note.
  • Earl Sweatshirt


    • Columbia.
  • Empress Of


    • No Recordings.
  • Ernie Ranglin

    You Won't See Me

    • Steady.
  • Foo Fighters

    This Is A Call

    • Roswell.
  • Inara George


    • CMC International Records.
  • Kendrick Lamar

    Cartoon & Cereal

    • Top Dawg Entertainment.
  • Latyrx

    Watershed Moment (Feat The Gift Of Gab)

    • Latyramid.
  • Little Feat

    Rock 'n' Roll Doctor

    • As Time Goes By: The Very Best Of.
    • Warner Bros.
  • The Meters

    Just Kissed My Baby

    • Reprise Records.
  • of Montreal

    Hegira Émigré

    • Polyvinyl Record Com.
  • Scritti Politti

    Oh Patti (Don't Feel Sorry For Loverboy)

    • Virgin.
  • The Slits

    New Town (Radio 1 Session,19 Sep 1977)

  • Speedy Ortiz

    Tiger Tank

    • Carpark Records.
  • St. Vincent

    Birth in Reverse

    • Seven FourLoma Vista Recordings.
  • The Staple Singers

    Are You Sure

    • Stax.
  • Television

    Little Johnny Jewel Pts 1 & 2

    • Ork Records.
  • Tracey Thorn

    Taking Down The Tree

    • Strange Feeling.
  • Roger Troutman

    So Ruff, So Tuff

    • Warner Bros. Records.
  • tUnE-yArDs


    • 4.A.D..
  • Veruca Salt


    • Minty Fresh.
  • White Denim

    At Night in Dreams

    • Corsicana Lemonade.
    • Downtown Records.
    • 001.
  • Stevie Wonder

    Love Having You Around

    • Tamla.


  • Sun 29 Dec 2013 14:00
  • Mon 30 Dec 2013 00:00