About the show
Playing tracks by
Young Disciples, Talbot white, The Players , Galliano, The Jazz Renegades and more.
I've argued that Weller's creative peak was with The Style Council. It was a period characterised by an explosion in the influences in his music. Mick Talbot was clearly a huge factor in this evolution. He's rarely celebrated. He should be.
My goal here was to take The Style Council as a starting point, and to showcase some of the more eclectic offerings which Paul, Mick and Steve White have turned their hand to from there forward. So, in here you've got some gems from Talkin' Loud, some tracks which have benefited from Weller's vocals, and some collaborations between Talbot and White.
And, before anyone complains at my spelling of Manteka - this is how the Steve White fronted track by the Jazz Renegades is labelled.
Bring an open mind
James Poole, Nov 2010