Mark Kermode makes a pilgrimage to the home of the blues - Memphis, Tennessee - to record an album with his band and trace the fascinating musical history of this iconic city.
The UK's most outspoken film critic, Mark Kermode, is also an accomplished skiffle bass player and devotee of American...
Recent seven part radio documentary series by BBC 6Music on the life & works of Paul Simon, each part approx 1hr.
Part 1 - Two Teenagers
Part 2 - So Young Yet So Full Of Pain
Part 3 - Troubled Waters...
A tribute to Jerry Leiber, the lyric-writing half of the great team of Leiber & Stoller. Elvis Presley, The Coasters, The Drifters & Ben E. King will be among those singing a selection of their enduring compositions.
Henry's Jukebox, BBC Radio Humberside, 10 Sep 2011...
Eddi Reader presents a special zone on one of her own musical heroes, Bob Dylan. Among the programmes featured are various examples of Dylan's work and the thoughts of his contemporaries such as Joan Baez and Donovan.
1. Waxing Lyrical: Bob...
4 October, 2010 was the 40th anniversary of the death of JJ.
A couple of BBC radio docs about her.
Little Girl Blue: The Janis Joplin Story - Suzi Quatro, 2001
Suzi Quatro charts the unconventional life of the tormented Texan singer. With rare archive recordings of Janis and contributions...
Singing This Song For You: The Leon Russell Story - Paul Sexton
BBC Radio 2, 29 Sept 2010
Leon Russell's career runs the musical gamut from Sinatra to the Stones, the Beach Boys and BB King. He's written some of the most-covered songs in the pop songbook, and three Stones and two Beatles...
BBC Radio Scotland Documentary - '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction'
Presented by John Cavanagh,
Broadcast July 6, 2009. Part of the Songlines series.
John Cavanagh tells the story of the Rolling Stones' transformation from blues'
band into rock & rollers, and their pivotal number '(I Can't Get...