The Modfather follows in the footsteps of Morrissey and Ian Brown...
Paul Weller is the latest artist to collect his favourite acts on an ‘UNDER THE INFLUENCE’ compilation.
The series sees already seminal artists select the songs, which have had the biggest influence on their own music. Previous collections in the series have come from Morrissey and Ian Brown. Now, the former Jam frontman and solo artist has put together his own collection, due out on November 24 through DMC. The next in the series after that will come from Housemartins and – Beautiful South singer Paul Heaton.
The tracklisting runs:
Little Richard ‘Slippin’ and Slidin’’
The Headhunters ‘God Made Me Funky’
Ritchie Havens ‘Handouts In The Rain’
D’Angelo ‘Devil’s Pie’
Charles Mingus ‘Passions Of A Man’
The Casuals ‘Jesamine’
The Winstons ‘Colour Him Father’
John Holt ‘Ali Baba’
Funkdoobiest ‘Doobie To My Head’
Marvin Gaye ‘Pretty Little Baby’
Blind Boys Of Alabama ‘Jesus Gonna Be Here’
The Kinks ‘Big Black Smoke’
The Five Starirsteps ‘We Must Be In Love’
The Wailers ‘Small Axe’
Big Youth ‘Hit The Road Jack’
John Coltrane ‘Ole”