The ever-busy producer, songwriter, and filmmaker Dave Stewart visited Amoeba Hollywood recently for an episode of What's In My Bag?. I was most familiar with him because of his work in the Eurythmics and his recent project, SuperHeavy, featuring the unlikely combination of Mick Jagger, Indian film composer A.R. Rahman, British soul singer Joss Stone, reggae artist Damian Marley and himself. What I didn't know about Stewart was his extensive history producing albums for other artists, including Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, The Neville Brothers, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Bryan Ferry and many more. In fact, he won a Brit Award in 1986 for Best Producer.
During our shoot, he told a few stories about his experiences filming with R.L. Burnside for his 1991 documentary Deep Blues: A Musical Pilgrimage to the Crossroads; Mick Jagger being "Mick Jagger on stage" even in the recording studio; and the genesis for "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)."
Watch our episode with Dave Stewart below and see his full list of picks.
(By the way, have you checked out our pretty awesome new WIMB player? With the redesign of Amoeba.com in October, we upgraded some of the functionality in the WIMB section. Now, as you watch a WIMB on Amoeba.com, each item is highlighted as it's mentioned in the video, and you can add the item directly to your cart. It's my favorite part of the redesign, even if I am totally biased.)
Dave Stewart - What's In My Bag?