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The rock superstar turns DJ with a mix of records from his own collection

Bruce turns DJ in this new series, recorded at his home in New Jersey where he's currently in lockdown with his wife Patti Scialfa. He plays an hour of his favourite artists.

We've all had to learn new things during the pandemic, and rock superstar Bruce Springsteen is no exception! Locked down at his home in new Jersey, alongside wife Patti Scialfa, he's turned himself into a radio DJ, and the result is this new Radio 2 series.

Broadcasting from his house, each week Bruce will be playing an hour of - as he describes them - "topical tunes for hard times", an eclectic mix of records from his own collection that he loves, and talking about the strange days that we find ourselves in. In this second programme you can hear music from the Bee Gees, Tupac Shakur George Jones, Marvin Gaye & The Temptations alongside some of Bruce's own songs.

He also pays tribute to his friend John Prine, who died from Covid 19 earlier in the summer, talks movingly about his mother, who is suffering from Alzheimer's, and offers some thoughts and hopes for the way ahead , all delivered with the good humour & engagement of a master communicator, whatever the medium.

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Lyn Taitt & The Babba Brooks Band

    Forty Miles Of Bad Road

  • Frank Bey & The Anthony Paule Band

    Town Without Pity

  • The Temptations

    Ball of Confusion (That's What the World is Today)

    • The Temptations - Motown's Greatest H.
    • Motown.
  • Future Islands

    Seasons

  • Jimmy Cliff

    Sufferin' In The Land

  • Bee Gees

    Stayin' Alive

    • Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits.
    • Polydor.
  • Social Distortion

    Bad Luck

  • 2Pac

    Dear Mama

  • Bruce Springsteen

    Long Walk Home

  • George Jones

    A Picture Of Me (Without You)

  • Bob Dylan

    Not Dark Yet

  • Marvin Gaye

    Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)

  • Slim Dunlap

    Times Like This

  • Bonnie Raitt

    Angel From Montgomery

Broadcasts

  • Sat 1 Aug 2020 00:03
  • Sat 28 Nov 2020 00:03