Episode 34 of Propermusic.com’s weekly series of podcasts, produced and hosted by award-winning broadcaster Trevor Dann, is available now for free streaming and download through iTunes and SoundCloud.
In the first of a two-part Topic Records special, David Suff and Tony Engle join Trevor Dann to discuss the folk label’s 70+ year history and some of its classic releases, from Nic Jones to June Tabor & Oysterband and Topic’s Three Score & Ten box set.
Download part 2 next Monday to hear about Topic’s new Voice of the People releases.
While he was in the studio we asked Topic MD David Suff what he’d been listening to lately. Here’s his Top 5:
Dr John – Locked Down (Nonesuch)
John Martyn – Bless The Weather (Island)
Rosanne Cash – 10 Song Demo (Capitol)
Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns – Lucky Devil (Lucky Devil)
Graham Coxon – A & E (Parlophone)
Lots of archive Jeannie Robertson and raw African-American Gospel material