A collection of musical influences & inspirations
It is without doubt that Paul Weller is one of Britain's greatest songwriters and musicians. This compilations documents the tracks and artists that have influenced and inspired him throughout his monumental career, from the humble rock 'n' roll beginnings of Little Richard through to the most ardent of soul from Richie Havens and Marvin Gaye. Bob Marley & The Wailers are ever present as are The Kinks and The Winstons, Paul's jazz tendencies are also touched upon, with John Coltrane and Charles Mingus sitting effortlessly alongside more contemporary artists such as D'Angelo and Funkdoobiest.
01. Little Richard 'Slippin & Slidin'
02. The Headhunters 'God Made Me Funky'
03. Richie Havens 'Handouts In The Rain'
04. D'Angelo 'Devils Pie'
05. Charles Mingus 'Passions of a Man'
06. The Casuals 'Jesamine'
07. The Winstons 'Color Him Father'
08. John Holt 'Ali Baba'
09. Funkdoobiest 'Doobie To The Head'
10. Marvin Gaye 'Pretty Little Baby'
11. Blind Boys Of Alabama 'Jesus Gonna Be Here'
12. The Kinks 'Big Black Smoke'
13. Five Stairsteps 'We Must Be In Love'
14. The Wailers 'Small Axe'
15. Big Youth 'Hit The Road Jack'
16. John Coltrane 'Ole'