1/2. A musical and personal celebration in which
Joan Armatrading travels to the Caribbean to rediscover her West
Indian roots. Born in St Kitts but raised in Birmingham, the singer/ songwriter and guitarist released her first album in 1972, the first of many works that include her 1976 self-titled LP - which featured the radio hit Love and Affection - and the 1980 disc Me Myself I. In this edition Armatrading hears the latest sounds from Port of Spain, Trinidad, and Tobago.
Producers Kate Bland and Susan Marling
Phill Jupitus on Joan Armatrading / Joan Armatrading CD: page 36
New series 1/4. Marc Riley traces the history of plagiarism and pastiche in popular music, with examples from across the spectrum. The series starts with notorious court cases involving
John Lennon , Led Zeppelin and Chuck Berry , whose 1958 hit tune Sweet Little Sixteen resurfaced in 1963 as the Beach Boys' sunny smash Surfin' USA. Riley also charts ambiguous territory regarding copyright, infringement and musical roots. Producer Ian Callaghan
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