EP103 - P.P. Arnold -The First Lady of London Soul... ”Remember when our love could fly, we gave it wings and it took to the sky”
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My latest podcast guest is the first lady of London Soul, P.P. Arnold and what an honour it was to chat with Pat on the podcast. There have been so many 'pinch-me' moments on this audio journey - and this is right up there for me.
P.P. Arnold's story is that of a rich and varied life.
From her early musical origins in powerhouse church gospel, the talented singer's career began when she joined the Ike & Tina Turner Revue at the age of just seventeen. But little did the young Ikette know how much her world was about to be turned upside-down... Upon arriving in London in 1966 to support the Rolling Stones, the shy but vivacious nineteen-year-old caught the eye of frontman Mick Jagger. He would persuade her to stay in the city and record as a solo artist, ultimately leading to a five-decade career working with everyone from Jagger, Rod Stewart, the Small Faces, Eric Clapton and Nick Drake to Barry Gibb, Peter Gabriel, Roger Waters, the KLF, Primal Scream, Ocean Colour Scene and Paul Weller... We'll hear all about her incredible career, her autobiography Soul Survivor, that has just been published, and how she came to create music with Paul Weller for his album A Kind Revolution (on the majestic Woo Se Mama), along with tracks for her most recent album, The New Adventures of... her first LP of new material in 51 years... which was produced, engineered and arranged by Steve Cradock.
Find out more with links to music and videos in the show notes for this podcast at paulwellerfanpodcast.com/episode-103-pp-arnold
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