16 Sep 2017

The Mixtape: Hollie Smith

From RNZ Music, 4:00 pm on 16 September 2017
Hollie Smith

Hollie Smith Photo: Alex Behan

Ten years after the release of her breakthrough album Long Player, homegrown soul singer Hollie Smith joins Alex Behan for an hour of her favourite tunes.

"'It's a Man's Man's Man's World' was possibly my first favourite song. When I was about five I found a videotape of James Brown which was recorded off TV2 on the VCR. And it was real awesome. It was 'Living in America', crazy dancers ... At one point it goes all quiet and he does 'It's a Man's Man's Man's World' ... I was hooked on James Brown for years and watched this tape every day when I got home from school."

Music details

Artist: James Brown  
Song: It's a man's world
Composer: Betty Jean Newsome & James Brown
Album: It's a Man's Man's Man's World
Label:  King Records

Artist: Billie Holiday
Song: God bless the child
Composer: B. Holliday, A. Herzog Jr
Album: single
Label:  Okeh

Artist: Cat Stevens
Song: Tea for tillerman
Composer: C. Stevens
Album: Tea for tillerman
Label:  Island

Artist: Jimi Hendrix
Song: Castles made of sand
Composer: J. Hendrix
Album: Axis: bold as love
Label:  Track

Artist: Erykah Badu
Song: Penitentiary Philosohy
Composer: Questlove, E. Badu, J. Poyser and P. Palladino
Album: Mama's Gun
Label:  Motown

Artist: Stevie Ray Vaughan 
Song: Lenny
Composer: S. Ray Vaughan
Album: Texas Flood
Label:  Epic

Artist: Outkast
Song: Liberation
Composer: Big Boi, Joi, Big Rube, André 3000,CeeLo Green, Erykah Badu & Myrna "Peaches" Crenshaw
Album: Aquemini
Label:  LaFace