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CATtales

CATtales

In this series of revealing interviews, Cat tells tales about influential musicians who have been at the heart of the industry for many years and have moulded and inspired others to follow in their footsteps. Taking a friendly and informal approach, these fresh and relaxed conversations are the sort of chat overheard in the backstage bar about life and music...and occasionally even exposing a few secrets. Sit back, enjoy, and subscribe. The content of these audio recordings is protected under copyright. Jingles by Lesley Curtis.

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72: The one about CATtales
122: Cat o’ Nine Tales: Fairground Attraction’s Eddi Reader121: Cat o’ Nine Tales: Malinky’s Karine Polwart120: Cat o’ Nine Tales:  The Proclaimers119: Cat o’ Nine Tales: The Animal’s Mick Gallagher118: Cat o' Nine Tales:  Laura Cantrell117: Cat o' Nine Tales: Aztec Camera’s Roddy Frame
Twenty years of interviewing fabulous musicians is no mean feat and I thought it deserved some kind of celebration, or at least to be marked in history for posterity. So, I’ve recorded Cat o' Nine Tales; 9 special episodes of CATtales to look back on those early encounters where the recordings of the interviews no longer survive and the details only remain in written form. After introducing my guest, I’ll give you a link address to read the interview and play some of their key hits for you to listen to whilst you enjoy it.  Thank you to you the listeners and my fabulous guests for your support over the years, I hope you enjoy these special 9 tales... Tale 4: Roddy Frame is an absolute delight.  It’s rare for a performer armed only with an acoustic guitar to create a sound which could be mistaken for ten men and his charismatic stage-presence completely captivates any audience.  This style of performance is a long cry from Roddy’s days with Aztec Camera who came to prominence in the early eighties and it’s many years since he became an acclaimed solo artist performing acoustic tracks under his own name.  This tale dates back to July 31st 2003, visit CATtales.co.uk/117 for the one with Roddy Frame and sit back and enjoy these tunes. The tracks featured are: Good Morning Britain, Somewhere in my Heart, Oblivious, White Pony and all I Need Is Everything. Visit roddyframe.com for more information on Roddy and to listen to this again and to other tales, visit CATtales.co.uk.
28-04-2022
19 mins
116: Cat o' Nine Tales: Phill Jupitus with The Blockheads115: Cat o' Nine Tales: Nils Lofgren114: Cat o' Nine Tales: Fairport Convention's Vikki Clayton113: The one with Wishbone Ash's Andy Powell112: The one with Blue Öyster Cult's Albert Bouchard111: The one with Genesis' Steve Hackett110: The one with Neville Staple From The Specials109: The one with Steve Harley108: The one with Tight Fit’s Steve Grant and Denise Waterman107: The one with Rick Wakeman106: The one with The Sensational Alex Harvey Band's Zal Cleminson105: The one with Rozalla104: The one with Love Affair's Steve Ellis103: The one with James Zada aka Llewellyn