Interview with Jake

Jake talks to Ray Brown about Georges Brassens and the night of 28th October 1973 at the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff.

The chat was recorded in Monmouth on 24th September 2000 and was probably the last interview Jake gave.

Sheila Thackray and Ray Brown have kindly given the Project permission to let you hear it.

The interview is split into five clips to cut down on file size.

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Buy the DVD

jake bbc dvd

The DVD of the BBC series 'Jake Thackray and Songs' is now available to buy online via Amazon.

'Magnificent' (The Independent)

'Jake Thackray and Songs', broadcast in 1981, captures him at the height of his powers; it paints an intimate portrait of Jake as a live artist, playing to audiences in the small venues where he felt most comfortable.

This BBC-licensed DVD, professionally produced from the original BBC masters, features all of Jake's performances from the series: thirty of his greatest songs, along with his inimitable between-songs chat and storytelling.

Also included are previously unreleased performances by three outstanding guest artists: Ralph McTell, Alex Glasgow and Pete Scott.