12 October 1959

Desert Island Discs


For years Dave's appearance on the 1999 BBC radio program "Desert Island Disc's" was assumed to be his only appearance on that show.

Following archival of all shows from its origin in the 1940's by the BBC a 1959 appearance by Dave has been unearthed. Although the samples of music selected by Dave and played on the program have not been included, the full interview has. It provides a fascinating insight into the selections made by Dave. Click here for link.

Desert Islands Discs
BBC Radio Interview by Roy Plomley
Dace Brubeck 12th October 1959

Dave’s music selections.

1. Brandenburg Concerto no.2 in F Major
2. Cottontail – Duke Ellington Orchestra
3. Tiger Rag – Art Tatum
4. Debussy String Quartet
5. Darius Milhaud – Creation Of The World
6. Mahalia Jackson – Didn’t It Rain – Newport Jazz Festival, 1959
7. Shostakovich – 5th Symphony
8. Beethoven 9th Symphony – Ode To Joy

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