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Sid Griffin of The Long Ryders guests.

Jools is joined by Paisley Underground legend Sid Griffin of The Long Ryders, who plays live with the band and picks some of his favourite records.

For the first in this new series, Jools and his band are joined by Sid Griffin from The Long Ryders, who covers the Sir Douglas Quintet live and selects some of his favourite records.

The Long Ryders - who recently released their first album of new material for over 30 years - were mainstays of the California based Paisley Underground scene in the 1980s, and are widely credited as having founded the Americana movement into the bargain. Griffin - the band's leader - moved to the UK after the band broke up, and has maintained a subsequent career as a solo artist, journalist, film maker and broadcaster.

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Little Richard

    Hey - Hey- Hey- Hey!

    • Heavy Sugar.
    • Fantastic Voyage.
    • 1.
  • Big Joe Turner

    Morning Noon and Night

    • Whole Lotta Shellac goin' On.
    • Shellac.
    • 6.
  • Charlie Rich

    River Stay Away From My Door

    • Too Many Teardrops.
    • Ace.
    • 6.
  • Jackie Opel

    I Am What I Am

    • Studio One Freedom Sounds.
    • Soul Jazz Records.
    • 5.
  • Ray Sarita

    Spread A Little Happiness

    • Whole Lotta Shellac Goin' On.
    • Shellac.
    • 19.
  • Rag and Bone Man

    Be The Man

    • Human.
    • Sony Music.
    • 5.
  • Sam Cooke

    Since I Met You Baby

    • The Rhythm and the Blues.
    • RCA.
    • 15.
  • The Long Ryders

    What the Eagle Sees

    • Psychedelic Country Soul.
    • Cherry Red Records.
    • 7.
  • The Byrds

    I See You

    • Fifth Dimension.
    • Columbia/Legacy.
    • 4.
  • Merle Haggard

    I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am

    • The Lonesome Fugitive-The Merle Haggard Anthology.
    • Razor Tie.
    • 16.
  • Sid Griffin & Jools Holland & Band

    The Rains Came

  • The Long Ryders

    Let It Fly

    • Psychedelic Country Soul.
    • Cherry Red Records.
    • 1.


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Meet the band

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