Specialist in the latest folk, roots and acoustic-based sounds. With the release of a new album, Folk Is the New Black, singer/songwriter Janis Ian discusses her craft in a career that exploded in 1967 with the then-controversial hit Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking). EMAIL: [text removed]
4/6. Conductor and music commentator Charles Hazlewood explores links between classical and popular music. The series is recorded at Hazlewood's
Somerset farm overlooking
Glastonbury Tor. Tonight's guest is virtuoso musician
Robin Michael , who plays cello with Charles in a deconstruction of a Bach partita as remixed by the folk electronica artist Tunng.
3/6. Another chance to hear Paul Sexton 's profile of Mississippi-born blues singer, songwriter and guitarist Robert Johnson , who died - probably from poisoning - in 1938, aged 27, unaware of the immeasurable impact his relatively few recordings would have on postwar Chicago blues, jazz, R&B and rock. Johnson influenced
Elmore James , Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf, and ultimately Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and their followers.
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