Specialist in the latest folk, roots and acoustic-based sounds. Plus a preview of this year's folk festival season, including tracks from acts appearing at the Cambridge Folk Festival, the Dent Folk Festival and the Larmer Tree Music Festival.
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5/6. 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 playlist features music by Poulenc, Aphex Twin, Otis Redding and John Tavener.
4/6 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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