Tonight's guest on the folk, roots and acoustic-based music show is musician and producer Ry Cooder. who talks about his new album Chavez Ravine, which tells the story of a Mexican-American suburb of Los Angeles that was bulldozed to make way for the Dodgers' baseball stadium. EMAIL: [address removed]
4/6. Music journalist Paul Sexton explores the life and career of Mississippi-born blues singer, songwriter and guitarist Robert Johnson , who died in 1938, aged 27, unaware of the impact his relatively few recordings would have on postwar Chicago blues, jazz, R&B and rock. Today Sexton visits the Gunter Hotel in Texas, the site of Johnson's first recording sessions. The producer on those occasions, Don Law , came from
London and went on to work with many of the great country stars, such as Johnny Cash. The series includes contributions from - among others - blues veteran
David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Eric Clapton , Ronnie Wood ,
Peter Green , Robert Plant, Dave Davies , Dave Kelly , Chris Dreja and Johnson family members.
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