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Bryan Ferry Guest DJ

February 17th, 2013

Episode 439 of 731 episodes

This week, host Bob Boilen sits down with Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry to chat about the universal allure and importance of love songs. Ferry has had a long and transformative career, beginning with his years in the rock group Roxy Music, to a solo career that's spanned forty years and fourteen albums.Though Ferry has long had a well-earned reputation for being a romantic crooner, he tells Bob "it's always easier for me to write the sad songs and sing the sad songs. The moments I feel more creative are when I'm feeling introspective and maybe a bit sad. It's rather a lonely occupation, writing songs."Ferry recently released his innovative and completely surprising new album, The Jazz Age, which re-imagines classic Roxy Music tracks, as well as songs from Ferry's solo career, as 1920s-era instrumental jazz songs. On this edition of All Songs Considered, we'll hear a few of those songs, along with some of Ferry's personal (and sometimes heartbreaking) favorites, from artists such as Otis Redding, Aaron Neville, The Shirelles and Al Green.1. Otis Redding: That's How Strong My Love Is2. Roxy Music: Love Is The Drug3. The Bryan Ferry Orchestra: Love Is The Drug4. The Bryan Ferry Orchestra: I Thought5. Al Green: Let's Stay Together6. Bryan Ferry: Make You Feel My Love7. Aaron Neville: Tell It Like It Is8. The Shirelles: Will You Love Me Tomorrow9. The Bryan Ferry Orchestra: Reason Or Rhyme

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