Mercury Music: Your Friday playlist with... James Willis-Boden
PUBLISHED: 13:00 31 March 2017 | UPDATED: 13:03 31 March 2017
Once again, we are inviting someone to share their top 10 songs in a Weston-super-Mare version of Desert Island Discs, based on Flat Holm island. This week is James Willis-Boden, of the Imperial in South Parade.
James hosts regular live music nights at the pub, and has chosen Weston band The Leylines among his top 10. Here is his selection:
Michael Jackson – Man In The Mirror
This song means a lot to me coming through my youth relatively unscathed. How Michael delivered this song and how he showed how much the song meant to him.
Soloman Burke – Cry To Me
My mum’s influence.
Bear’s Den – Agape
[Chosen for] the lyrics and meaning.
Free – Mr Big
Tribute to a great guitarist who died too early.
The Leylines – Runaway
Emotional song and sung by the best guy you’ll meet.
Foy Vance – Casanova
Love the perfect combo of country and blues. You can’t stop yourself from moving your limbs to this song.
Rag ‘n’ Bone Man – St James
An amazing voice and melancholy song. Don’t forget where Rory started.
Rolling Stones – Gimmie Shelter
Choice between this and Sympathy For The Devil. Real motivational song from the greatest rock band.
Michael Jackson – Come Together
Love the rawness and true range Michael shows here. One of the only covers I believe to be better than the original.
Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On
The sexiest song ever. Gets you in the mood whether it’s singing or dancing.
* The next music night at the Imperial is Mohawk Radio tomorrow (Saturday) at 8pm, followed by the Fabulous Dough Boys on April 8 at 9pm.
Last week’s Mercury Music playlist with Alex Lipinski.