3/8. Following a two-week break, Influential soul/funk DJ Norman Jay returns with a selection of classic, forgotten and modern funk recordings from the 1950s onwards, showcasing popular performers and underground acts. Each week Norman is joined by the Fatback Band's Bill Curtis for a masterclass in funky drumming.
3/6. Singer Suzi Ouatro pays tribute to the mavericks of rock'n' roll, profiling both the recognised giants and the unsung heroes.
She continues with Georgia-born Brenda Lee (born Brenda Mae Tarpley), who first entered the American charts in 1957, aged 12, and whose powerhouse, emotive sound earned her the name
"Little Miss Dynamite". She ranks as one of the biggest recording acts ever, with a distinctive late 50s/ early 60s repertoire that includes Sweet Nuthin's, I'm Sorry, I Want to Be Wanted, Dum Dum , Speak to Me Pretty, All Alone Am I and Rockin' around the Christmas Tree.
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