I always enjoy Jools' interviews with his guests at the piano. Especially the bit when he asks them what was the first music they heard. He gets all orgasmic if they answer "Ray Charles".
This week the guest at the piano was the great Grace Jones. She didn't disappoint me.
Jools: You grew up in Jamaica, is that right? What was the first music you heard there?
Grace: Oh, boring.
Jools: Boring music? You didn't like any of the music there?
Grace: No. It was church hymns, basically.
Jools: Did your dad...
Grace: It wasn't like the Pentecostal Church like you get outside. When I was growing up, Pentecostal in Jamaica was very, like, hymns and, you know, a lot of people sang off-key...
Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Jools!
The first music I can remember was the Beatles. Which is about as lucky as you can get. I had brilliant music in my head right from the off. Imagine being three years old when Duran Duran were kings of the pop scene!
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