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Ep. #634: Richard Thompson

Kreative Kontrol

Richard Thompson on his new memoir, Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice (1967-1975), Fairport Convention and British punk, touring with Bob Dylan, working with Jeff Tweedy, guitars in 2021, future plans, and much more! Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 4mins

1 Sep 2021

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Richard Thompson of Fairport Convention, Opinions on Naked Raygun & Amythyst Kiah

Sound Opinions

Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot interview singer, songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson this week. They discuss his memoir Beeswing, his time in Fairport Convention and how the iconic folk rock band stood out in a sea of blues and traditional rock bands. The hosts also review new albums by Naked Raygun and Amythyst Kiah. Take our Survey: https://bit.ly/3i4BWdinsn Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9TBecome a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvcSign up for our newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eEvRnGMake a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lURecord a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Featured Songs:Richard Thompson, "1952 Vincent Black Lightning," Rumor and Sigh, Capitol, 1991Naked Raygun, "Broken Things," Over The Overlords, Wax Trax, 2021Naked Raygun, "Living in the Good Times," Over The Overlords, Wax Trax, 2021Naked Raygun, "Suicide Bomb," Over The Overlords, Wax Trax, 2021Naked Raygun, "Black and Grey," Over The Overlords, Wax Trax, 2021Naked Raygun, "Soul Hole Baby," Over The Overlords, Wax Trax, 2021Naked Raygun, "Farewell to Arms," Over The Overlords, Wax Trax, 2021Amythyst Kiah, "Fancy Drones (Fracture Me)," Wary + Strange, Rounder, 2021Amythyst Kiah, "Black Myself," Wary + Strange, Rounder, 2021Amythyst Kiah, "Ballad Lost," Wary + Strange, Rounder, 2021Amythyst Kiah, "Tender Organs," Wary + Strange, Rounder, 2021Amythyst Kiah, "Soapbox," Wary + Strange, Rounder, 2021Richard Thompson, "Beeswing," Mirror Blue, Capitol, 1994Fairport Convention, "Who Knows Where the Time Goes," Unhalfbricking, Island, 1969Fairport Convention, "Sir Patrick Spens," Liege & Lief, Island, 1969Fairport Convention, "Matty Groves," Liege & Lief, Island, 1969Fairport Convention, "Autopsy," Unhalfbricking, Island, 1969Fairport Convention, "A Sailor's Life," Unhalfbricking, Island, 1969Fairport Convention, "Crazy Man Michael," Liege & Lief, Island, 1969Richard and Linda Thompson, "Wall of Death," Shoot Out the Lights, Hannibal, 1982Richard and Linda Thompson, "Don't Renege On Our Love," Shoot Out the Lights, Hannibal, 1982Richard Thompson, "The Big Love Scene," Serpent's Tears, Beeswing, 2021Richard Thompson and Teddy Thompson, "Persuasion," Action Packed - The Best of the Capitol Years, Capitol, 2001Yola, "Stand For Myself," Stand For Myself, Easy Eye Sound, 2021

51mins

20 Aug 2021

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Richard Thompson

Essential Tremors

Richard Thompson is an English singer-songwriter whose work spans over five decades and who has likely influenced many of your favorite bands and musicians with his distinct, virtuosic guitar-playing. Thompson could also be credited with bringing Celtic and other traditional folk influences to bear on mainstream rock music through his work with his first band, Fairport Convention, in the 1960’s. His song choices here reflect this legacy as well as his own family's personal history.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35mins

15 Jul 2021

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S4E176 - Richard Thompson 'Rumor and Sigh' with Eric Lazier

That Record Got Me High Podcast

This week's guest Eric Lazier makes the case that British performer and Fairport Convention co-founder Richard Thompson is woefully unheralded as both a guitar player and songwriter. As evidence, he brought us Thompson's 1991 release "Rumor and Sigh". Case closed!Spotify Episode Playlist:https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2jNlSWY19fmH5WGrohm8kU?si=13137db76c604c77

1hr

10 Jul 2021

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139--Bookin' w/ Richard Thompson

Bookin'

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by legendary guitar player and singer Richard Thompson, author of Beeswing, which is published by our friends at Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.  Topics of discussion include cover songs, a disregard for school, Les Paul, Lady Chatterley's Lover, the author as celebrity, spirituality, Jimi Hendrix, when you know a song needs to be retired, and much more.  Copies of Beeswing (with signed bookplates) can be ordered here with FREE SHIPPING for members of Readers' Club+.

25mins

5 Jul 2021

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Richard Thompson, "Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice 1967-1975" (Algonquin Books, 2021)

New Books in Music

Richard Thompson's Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice 1967-1975 (Algonquin Books, 2021) gives fans of his music a tale as rollicking and entertaining as the reels and ballads he recorded with the band Fairport Convention. Fairport Convention was one of the central bands in the British Folk Rock scene, blending traditional English songs and melodies with the energy and irreverence of rock and roll. Thompson's memoir of his time with the band discusses the process of recording their classic albums, as well as run-ins with figures like Buck Owens, Nick Drake, and Jimi Hendrix. He also discusses his childhood in post-war London, his relationship with his then-wife and collaborator Linda Thompson, and his search for spiritual purpose, which he eventually found in Sufi Islam.Andy Boyd is a playwright based in Brooklyn, New York. He is a graduate of the playwriting MFA at Columbia University, Harvard University, and the Arizona School for the Arts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/music

47mins

21 Jun 2021

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Richard Thompson, "Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice 1967-1975" (Algonquin Books, 2021)

New Books in Performing Arts

Richard Thompson's Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice 1967-1975 (Algonquin Books, 2021) gives fans of his music a tale as rollicking and entertaining as the reels and ballads he recorded with the band Fairport Convention. Fairport Convention was one of the central bands in the British Folk Rock scene, blending traditional English songs and melodies with the energy and irreverence of rock and roll. Thompson's memoir of his time with the band discusses the process of recording their classic albums, as well as run-ins with figures like Buck Owens, Nick Drake, and Jimi Hendrix. He also discusses his childhood in post-war London, his relationship with his then-wife and collaborator Linda Thompson, and his search for spiritual purpose, which he eventually found in Sufi Islam.Andy Boyd is a playwright based in Brooklyn, New York. He is a graduate of the playwriting MFA at Columbia University, Harvard University, and the Arizona School for the Arts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/performing-arts

47mins

21 Jun 2021

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Richard Thompson

Rhythms Magazine

Richard Thompson talks about his memoir Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice, 1967-1975. Interview by Rhythms Magazine Editor, Brian Wise

49mins

7 Jun 2021

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Transmissions :: Richard Thompson

Aquarium Drunkard - SIDECAR (TRANSMISSIONS) - Podcast

Our guest this week is guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson. One of the founding fathers of British folk rock, he's the author of a new book, Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice (1967-1975). It chronicles the early days of his band, Fairport Convention, the launch of his solo career, run-ins with Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, a lost jam session with Led Zeppelin, and his collaborations with Linda Thompson, Sandy Denny, Nick Drake, John Martyn. He joins Jason P. Woodbury to discuss it all and more this week on Aquarium Drunkard Transmissions.

1hr 3mins

12 May 2021

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Richard Thompson | One Door Opens

Hidden Track

When he quit the band Fairport Convention at 21, Richard Thompson had already revolutionized folk rock, and become a roots music icon. That was just the beginning of his astounding half-century-long career! It's a journey he traces in his new book, Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice (1967-1975). On this episode, Richard Thompson joins us to reflect on his influential and fascinating career in music. 

1hr 5mins

30 Apr 2021

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