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Words and Music with David Byrne

As part of 6 Music Celebrates David Byrne, Gilles Peterson talks to the musician and record producer about his life in music.

As part of 6 Music celebrates David Byrne, Gilles Peterson talks to the musician and record producer about his life in music.

In an extended interview the pair discuss David's role as a curator, which sees him taking the reins of this year's Meltdown festival in London, and his role as a label boss with Luaka Bop. David also brings along a selection of music that he is listening to at the moment, including Floating Points, Matthew Herbert and Lonnie Holley.

3 hours

Music Played

  • David Byrne & Brian Eno

    A Secret Life

    • Virgin.
  • George FitzGerald

    Full Circle (Bonobo Remix)

    • Domino.
  • Koreless

    Love

    • Young Turks.
  • Tyondai Braxton

    Amlochley

    • Nonesuch.
  • Talking Heads

    Dancing For Money

    • Sire.
  • Voyage

    I Love You Dancer

    • Marlin.
  • Deluxe

    Oh Man The Future

    • Innovative Leisure.
  • Talking Heads

    Life During Wartime (Live)

  • Talking Heads

    Once In A Lifetime (Phil Asher Edit)

    • White.
  • Thievery Corporation

    The Hearts A Lonely Hunter (Louie Vega Remix) (feat. David Byrne)

    • Eighteenth Street Lounge Music.
  • Sinkane

    Shark Week

    • White.
  • Janelle Monáe

    Hell You Talmbout

    • White.
  • Rahsaan Roland Kirk

    Spirits Up Above

    • Atlantic.
  • The Sun Ra Arkestra

    I Roam The Cosmos

    • Enterplanetary Koncepts.
  • 79rs Gang

    Fungal Alafia Ahshay

    • Sinking City.
  • 79rs Gang

    Eh Paka Way

    • Sinking City.
  • DJ John

    Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya

    • ATCO.
  • The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

    Do It Fluid

    • Buffalo.
  • Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

    Starfighter

    • Honest Jon's.
  • Lonnie Holley

    Just To Get To You (6Music Session)

  • Young Marble Giants

    N.I.T.A.

    • Rough Trade/Domino.
  • Tom Tom Club

    Genius Of Love (Original 12'' Mix)

    • Sire/Island.
  • Talking Heads

    Fela's Riff (Unfinished Outtake)

    • Sire.
  • William Onyeabor

    Fantastic Man

    • Luaka Bop.
  • William Onyeabor

    Body and Soul

    • Luaka Bop.
  • Doug Hream Blunt

    Fly Guy

    • Luaka Bop.
  • Metá Metá

    Orunmilá

    • Goma Gringa.
  • The Roots

    Mellow My Man

    • DGC/Geffen.
  • Christian Rich

    Future

  • Electric Wire Hustle

    Aeons

    • Bastard Jazz.
  • L. A. Boppers

    You Did It Good

    • Fantasy.
  • 7. Pancadas

    Bixiga 70

    • Traquitana Music.
  • Henry Wu

    Intro (Rhythm & Rice)

    • Rhythm Section International.
  • Henry Wu

    Dubplate Special

    • Rhythm Section International.
  • Talking Heads

    Take Me To The River

    • Sire.

Broadcast

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