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The Songwriters

Deacon Blue frontman Ricky Ross plays the new songs he loves and traces the common themes which have influenced song- and music-making over the last 100 years.

Live from Glasgow, Deacon Blue frontman Ricky Ross plays the music he's enjoyed this week starting with something brand new and taking you right back to the origins of today's music. Discover some of the brilliant records he's found on his song writing and performance travels, and see the common themes which have influenced songs and music making over the last 100 years.

57 minutes

Last on

Wed 25 May 2016 22:00

Music Played

  • SOUTH, JOE & Bob Dylan

    Most Likely You Go Your Way And I'll Go Mine

    • Blonde On Blonde.
    • Columbia.
    • 009.
  • Jake Bugg

    Trouble Town

    • Jake Bugg.
    • MERCURY RECORDS.
    • 8.
  • Adele

    Chasing Pavements

    • (CD Single).
    • XL.
  • Emma Pollock

    Clemency

    • In Search of Harperfield.
    • Chemikal Underground.
    • 4.
  • Bruce Springsteen

    Out In The Street

    • The River.
    • Columbia.
    • 7 / 1.
  • The Shirelles

    Will You Love Me Tomorrow

    • Memories ... Are Made Of This.
    • Dino.
  • Carole King

    Tapestry

    • Carole King - Tapestry.
    • Epic.
  • Burt Bacharach & Rufus Wainwright

    Go Ask Shakespeare

    • Magic Moments: The Definitive Burt Bacharach Collection CD3.
    • Rhino / Sony Music Entertainment Ltd.
    • 6.
  • Loudon Wainwright III

    The Days That We Die

    • Older Than My Old Man Now.
    • Proper Records.
    • 13.
  • L├ąpsley

    Love Is Blind

    • Long Way Home.
    • XL Recordings.
    • 009.
  • Tift Merritt

    Feeling Of Beauty

    • Traveling Alone.
    • Yep Roc Records.
    • 5.
  • Neil Young

    Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

    • Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere.
    • Reprise.
    • 2.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Rockin' Chair

    • Sometimes I Wonder.
    • Peer.
    • 25.
  • Bob Dylan

    Skylark

    • Fallen Angels.
    • Columbia.
    • 5.

Broadcast

  • Wed 25 May 2016 22:00