with Folk on 2 Tonight's guest is the singer who gave Bob Dylan his first break. When
Carolyn Hester was making her first major album in the early 60s, she needed a harmonica player to stand in for her father, who was unable to make the recording. She invited a young man she'd heard playing in a Greenwich
Village coffee house to fill in. His name was Bob
Dylan, her record producer was impressed - and the rest is history!
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In this fourth programme of the series, Peggy Seeger discusses with Jim Lloyd her technique of writing folk songs, which has developed from using other people's tunes and traditional forms to create songs in folk idioms and Brechtian style. Rpt
In a four-part series, Joe Brown looks back at the music sensation of the 1950s - skiffle.
3: Tea-Chests and Teen Hits
The definitive guide to making your own tea-chest bass, the difference between glass and steel washboards and the birth of British rock 'n' roll.
5: Hymns around the World Barbara Dickson concludes her five-part series exploring the history of hymns. Tonight, she samples music from Ethiopia,
Ugandan adaptations of the western hymn and enjoys the spontaneous, ecstatic spirituality of black
Christian music in the southern United States.
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