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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Raleigh Ritchie

Posted by Amoebite, July 20, 2017 11:17am | Post a Comment

Raleigh Ritchie What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

Game of Thrones fans and music lovers, rejoice! Actor and musician Raleigh Ritchie, aka Jacob Anderson, aka Grey Worm, recently went shopping for records, movies and more at Amoeba Hollywood. Ritchie shared with us some of his favorite albums, including Donny Hathaway's Extension Of a Man. "Donny Hathaway's my favorite," he tells us, "definitely my favorite singer of all time, 'cause you believe every single word he says." We had a fantastic time talking with Ritchie as he enthusiastically gave us insight into each of his picks in this "What's In My Bag?" episode.

English actor and musician Jacob Anderson makes music under the name Raleigh Ritchie. Best known as the character of Grey Worm on Game of Thrones, Anderson moved from Bristol to London at RAleigh Ritchie You're A Man Now, Boyage seventeen to pursue his music career. In 2006, he was featured on dance producer Typesun's track "The PL" and the two teamed up a year later for "Let Me Know." His profile was raised further thanks to a collaboration with Plan B and Anderson signed to Columbia in 2013.

As Raleigh Ritchie, he released two EPs on Columbia: The Middle Child and Black and Blue. In 2016, he dropped a debut full-length, You're a Man Now, Boy, which received positive reviews in the British press and peaked at #32 on the UK album charts. He received a nomination for the "Best Newcomer" award in the UK's Urban Music Awards that year. In spring 2017, Anderson embarked on a brief North American tour to promote the project, which kicked off with a sold out date at NYC's Bowery Ballroom.

As Ritchie pulls out Slum Village's Fantastic Vol. 2 from his bag, he tells us how he used to make up his own lyrics to the instrumental versions. When he finally heard the record he thought, "pfft, that doesn't sound right." Ritchie also picked up a copy of his favorite movie of all time, The Apartment. He has multiple copies of the classic Billy Wilder film but had to grab this particular one because the cover was so terrible. "That is not the film, it looks like a '90s rom-com!" he jokes. Ritchie was also excited to find a vinyl copy of British soul singer Labi Siffre's Crying Laughing Loving Lying, a personal favorite for him and his girlfriend's. Also in his bag: The Smiths' Louder Than Bombs ("full of bangers"), Colin Blunstone's One Year ("anybody would love this album"), and Death Grips' Bottomless Pit ("the most therapeutic music to listen to if you're angry"). 

But what album reminds Raleigh Ritchie of car trips with his dad? And just what would he wear if he were a spaceman? You'll have to watch the video below to find out:

Raleigh Ritchie - What's In My Bag?
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