20 episodes

Veteran former BBC and Disney media expert Paul Robinson opens his little black book of contacts and has some warm conversations with some incredible musical guests. Every single week.You'll hear intimate interviews, stories that you have not heard before, and behind the scenes insights from the world's greatest pop, rock, RnB - from performers, songwriters and singers.

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Veteran former BBC and Disney media expert Paul Robinson opens his little black book of contacts and has some warm conversations with some incredible musical guests. Every single week.You'll hear intimate interviews, stories that you have not heard before, and behind the scenes insights from the world's greatest pop, rock, RnB - from performers, songwriters and singers.

    with Biff Byford (Saxon) and Ian Anderson MBE (Jethro Tull)

    with Biff Byford (Saxon) and Ian Anderson MBE (Jethro Tull)

    In this episode, Paul chats to:

    Biff Byford, of English heavy metal band Saxon - formed in 1977 in Barnsley. Thee band is arguably a leader of the new wave of British heavy metal, having eight UK Top 40 albums in the 1980s.

    Ian Anderson MBE of Jethro Tull, the British rock band formed in Blackpool in 1967. From playing blues rock and jazz fusion, the band later developed their sound to incorporate elements of hard rock and folk to forge a uniquely progressive rock style.


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    • 58 min
    with Kym Mazelle and the Temptations

    with Kym Mazelle and the Temptations

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    • 58 min
    with Nils Lofgren and Toto

    with Nils Lofgren and Toto

    In this episode, Paul chats to:

    Nils Lofgren, the American rock musician, recording artist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Along with solo work, he has been a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band since 1984, a member of Crazy Horse, and founder/frontman of the band Grin.

    Toto, the hit-making American rock band formed in 1977 in Los Angeles.


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    • 58 min
    with Osibisa and Toyah

    with Osibisa and Toyah

    In this episode, Paul chats to:

    Osibisa,

    Toyah,


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    • 58 min
    with Odyssey and Shalamar

    with Odyssey and Shalamar

    In this episode, Paul chats to:

    Odyssey, originally a New York City-based singing group, best known for their 1977 hit "Native New Yorker", and a series of other mainly dance and soul hits in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

    Shalamar, the Grammy award winning American R&B and soul music vocal group active since the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s.


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    • 58 min
    Shakatak & Kool and the Gang

    Shakatak & Kool and the Gang

    In this episode, Paul chats to:

    Shakatak, the English jazz-funk band founded in 1980 by Les McCutcheon, Nigel Wright and former Wigan Casino DJ Kev Roberts. Following an initial white label release 'Steppin', the band's name was derived from a record store in Soho, London Record Shack.

    Kool and the Gang are back on the podcast, the global sensation who crossed genres including jazz, soul, funk, rock, and pop music.


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    • 58 min