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Brother Paul Brown has been playing keyboards with The Waterboys for well over a decade, and as you’ll hear that is one of many strings to his bow. In his inimitable style, Brother Paul covers an enormous amount of ground that will make you want to see him play when he’s next in your town.
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Discussion topics covered during the show (links will open in new tab):
Seeing Parliament-Funkadelic for the first time
Bro Paul’s challenging teenage years
Playing with Shirley Brown and ducking her high heel shoe
With Ann Peebles and The Memphis Horns
Dick Wagner Remember The Child Memorial Fund
Working with Bobby Rush
Becoming part of The Waterboys
Passing Through – first performance with The Waterboys’ Mike Scott and Steve Wickham
Brother Paul Brown Keytar Solo
Working with Gloria Gaynor
Mike Farris – Snap Your Fingers
Brother Paul’s keyboard rig
Lessons learned as a keyboard player
Brother Paul’s collaborative bucket list: Peter Frampton, Robert Plant and Paul Rodgers
Working with Deborah Bonham and playing John Bonham’s tambourine and gong
Playing with a badly injured finger
Tag a keyboard player: Al Greenwood, Rev. Charles Hodges
Desert Island Discs: Alive! – Kiss, Foreigner – Foreigner, Frampton – Peter Frampton, Toys in the Attic – Aerosmith, Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd, Feels So Good – Chuck Mangione, Red Headed Stranger – Willie Nelson, Sketches in Spain – Miles Davis, 99 lbs – Ann Peebles, Chega de Saudade – João Gilberto, Space Escapade – Les Baxter.
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