2 Sep 2017

The Mixtape: Greg Johnson

From RNZ Music, 4:05 pm on 2 September 2017
LA based singer-songwriter Greg Johnson

LA based singer-songwriter Greg Johnson Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski

Since 2002 Auckland-born singer and songwriter Greg Johnson has lived in Los Angeles where he continues to write and record.

Greg's a multi instrumentalist fluent on piano, guitar, and trumpet.

For many years, he played around Auckland in the hip jazz band Bluespeak. He also has a solo repertoire of 12 studio albums that's seen him win New Zealand's Top Male Vocalist Tui award in 1995 and the APRA Silver Scroll Award for his tune 'Liberty' in 1997.

Greg is also a proud dad.

On this episode of the RNZ Mix Tape, Greg Johnson joins Trevor Reekie to shoot the breeze and play a few tunes.

Greg's tracks:

Artist: Greg Johnson & Tom Ludvigson
Song: 'Double Exposure'
Composer: Greg Johnson & Tom Ludvigson
Album: Blues For Robin
Label: Ode Records

Artist: Simon and Garfunkel
Song: 'A Most Peculiar Man'
Composer: Paul Simon
Album: Sound of Silence 
Label: Sony/BMG Entertainment

Artist: The Instigators
Song: 'Hope She’s Alright'
Composer: Sonya Waters, Instigators
Album: It's Bigger Than Both Of Us
Label: Propeller Lamont Lamont Music ltd

Artist: Japan
Song: 'Nightporter'
Composer: David Sylvian
Album: Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Label: Virgin Records

Artist: The Specials
Song: 'Friday Night, Saturday Morning'
Composer: Terry Hall
Album: Ghost Town EP
Label: Two-Tone Records

Artist: The Who
Song: 'Love, Reign O'er Me'
Composer: Pete Townshend
Album: Quadrophenia
Label: 2014 Geffen Records

Artist: Tom Waits
Song: 'Jersey Girl'
Composer: Tom Waits
Album: Heart Attack And Vine
Label: Asylum Records