Brandon Block's Desert Island Discs

We have a really exclusive treat for you here, the concept is the same as the BBC Desert Islands Discs - you have to choose 8 songs that you would take if they were the last you would hear again, as you're stranded on an island. But our island is an Acid Desert Island Disco and it's much more fun!

Big thanks to the legend Brandon Block, who has done our version of the BBC Desert Island Discs where you get to choose only 8 songs and a book if you were stranded on a desert island. So these are the songs that have meant the most to him throughout his life, this is really fascinating and not your usual top 10 tracks.

TRACK 1

Tony Christie - Avenues And Alleyways 

 

It reminds me of when we had some great family holidays.

TRACK 2 

Elvis - Little Less Conversation 

I remember this on Sunday mornings when Elvis was in his gospel era and fond memories of getting ready for Footy to this choon.

TRACK 3 

Fat Larrys Band - Zoom

This record used to wake me up every Saturday morning for my first Saturday Job in Oxford Street.

TRACK 4

Glow of love - Change

Just one of my all time favourite records

TRACK 5

George Benson - Love Ballad 

Fond memories of growing up in Harrow.

TRACK 6 

Central Line - You Know You Can Do It 

My Roller Skating Record.

TRACK 7 

William Pitt - City lights

A Balearic beyond classic.

TRACK

Water Boys - Whole Of The Moon

Queens Colnbrook the first Alldayer and the best.

TWO BONUS TRACKS 

TRACK 9

Kenny Jammin Jason - Can You Dance

House music at its best.

TRACK 10 

Praised Cats - Shined On Me

Music that’s good for the soul.

For his book, Brandon has chosen Shantaram, this is the description:

"A novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay underworld. In the early 80s, Gregory David Roberts, an armed robber and substance addict, escaped from an Australian prison to India, where he lived in a Bombay slum. There, he established a free health clinic and also joined the mafia, working as a money launderer, forger and street soldier. He found time to learn Hindi and Marathi, fall in love, and spend time being worked over in an Indian jail. Then, in case anyone thought he was slacking, he acted in Bollywood and fought with the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan... Amazingly, Roberts wrote Shantaram three times after prison guards trashed the first two versions. It's a profound tribute to his willpower..."

Available on Amazon in different formats like hardback or kindle by clicking here:

Written by Dean Foster