TANITA TIKARAM'S PRIVATE PLAYLIST - NEW ALBUM OUT NOW!
Tanita Tikaram, the voice that defined a generation just returned with her first album in eight years - 'Can't Go Back'! The album features some of America's most exciting modern soul musicians, and was lovingly crafted by producer Paul Bryan (Aimee Mann, Grant Lee Phillips, Nina Nastasia) at Sound Factory in Los Angeles.
"I've always wanted to write a song like 'Dust On My Shoes', which will be the first single and is a simple freedom song. The word 'freedom' becomes more and more important to me - in every choice , every political & moral decision and the attempt to live in a free way I find very moving. Hopefully, on the album you hear it in the playing, too!! 'Can't go Back' is the song that best sums up the spirit of the album ...the desire to live in the moment & the temptation to revise the past. I cant wait to get out there and start playing the new songs to everyone!"(Tanita Tikaram)
Listen to her new album and order it here!
But what is the music that Tanita personally listens to? Listen to her guest playlist on WIMP and read her comments right here!
Don't think Twice it's alright
"Lynne is one of my favourite modern singers and I love her performance of this Bob Dylan classic ."
The shadow of your smile
"I've recently discovered Chris Connor because of this song and her version has now become my favourite. It's so sensual , simple and enigmatic."
"I first heard DJ Shadow's music on the soundtrack of the haunting documentary 'Dark Days'.Such evocative music. If I'm feeling like I need an energy rush I put this on :))"
Do what you gotta do
"Roberta Flack has such an elegant, warm and powerful voice. I'm so humbled when I hear her singing. And 'Do what I gotta do' is the most beautiful, generous love song about letting someone go."
QUANTIC SOUL ORCHESTRA
Pushin' On feat. Alice Russell
"A great dance song ! I'm recently discovered Alice Russell and I love her new album also."
Je suis Venu te dire Que je m'en vais
"Another awe inspiring artist - the crying on this is genius!"
GRANT LEE BUFFALO
"I'm very proud that Grant Lee-Phillips sings on my new album 'Can't Go Back'. He has a lovely voice - and this is the song which first introduced me to it."
Night & Day
"She is my favourite singer - her voice is so full of joy and warmth. And I love Cole Porter so this is a perfect match."
"Can't resist this song's bounciness :))"
JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE
Harlem River Blues
"I dance to this very often."
In dieser Stadt
"I find this song very sexy ...German childhood."
RON GOODWIN & HIS ORCHESTRA
Theme from Miss.Marple
"This is the soundtrack to my life :)) and the happiest music ever !!"
GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS
Do nothing till you hear from me
"I'm a huge fan of Gladys Knight and seeing her live is one of my favourite memories of a live show. And I've just fallen in love with the music of Duke Ellington, so another perfect match :))"
IRMA THOMAS /HENRY BUTLER
The river is waiting
"Another great singer who I was thrilled to see live in concert is Irma Thomas This track is from her last album and it just makes me feel so positive and alive."
"If I could play guitar I would want to play like Chet Atkins please!"