Singer Mica Paris presents a series that honours seven records and seven artists for their dramatic impact on soul music. 3: Chaka Khan 's solo debut Chaka (1979) featured the anthem / 'm Every Woman and boasted leadingjazz and funk players like the Brecker Brothers, Airto Moreira and the Average White Band's Alan Gorrie. Contributors include
Arif Mardin , who produced the album, and Khan herself.
Bob Harris presents a new six-part series to mark the 30th anniversary of the Old Grey Whistle Test, the BBC rock programme which featured studio sessions and interviews in an atmosphere far removed from today's hyper, designer approach. This first instalment recalls early peaks, including a more pensive Elton John and David Bowie in Ziggy Stardust mode. Producer Dave Barber
Bob Harris 's new TV series Old Grey Whistle Test at 30 is on weeknights from Monday on BBC2 (not Scotland): see Choices page 86
Andrew Duncan meets
Bob Harris : page 32
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