THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 7 - 4. NENEH CHERRY (320kbs-m4a/130mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 21st January 2018
Neneh Cherry shares the musical milestones of her life with Matt Everitt in an episode of The First Time first broadcast in 2014.
Neneh recalls her remarkable musical journey from her birth in Sweden (into a family that included Sierra Leonean drummer Ahmadu Jah and legendary US jazz trumpeter Don Cherry) to a childhood in New York, where she was bounced on the knee Ornette Coleman.
She discusses her move to the UK to catch the tail end of punk rock, Poly Styrene from X-Ray Spex and her first bands including the Slits, the New Age Steppers and Rip Rig & Panic. She also talks about the success of her 1989 debut album Raw Like Sushi, that famous appearance on Top of the Pops while seven months pregnant, her 2014 solo album Blank Project and collaborations with the likes of Youssou N'Dour, experimental jazz group the Thing and Damon Albarn's Gorillaz.
Neneh Cherry - Manchild [Now]
Sly & The Family Stone - Hot Fun In The Summertime
The Jackson 5 - (I Know) I'm Losing You
John Coltrane - You Leave Me Breathless
Donny Osmond - When I Fall In Love
Johnny “Guitar” Watson - I Need It
Rip Rig & Panic - Go, Go, Go! (This Is It)
The The - Slow Train To Dawn
Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance [Now]
Neneh Cherry - Inna City Mamma
Neneh Cherry & The Thing - Cashback
Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry - 7 Seconds
Gorillaz - Kids With Guns
Neneh Cherry Feat. Robyn - Out Of The Black
Ornette Coleman - What Reason Could I Give