Specialist in the latest folk, roots and acoustic-based sounds. Also, previous Radio 2 Young Folk Award winner Tim van Eyken discusses his latest work, Stiffs Lovers Holymen Thieves, and previews some of the album's tracks.
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New series 1/8. Reggae enthusiast and aficionado
Mark Lamarr returns with another series showcasing choice examples of the Jamaican music genre. Tonight's line-up features Junior Kelly , John Holt , I-Roy, Sizzla, Gregory Isaacs and the Abyssinians. Producer Fiona Day
6/6 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. This final programme explores the three possible burial sites for Johnson, and features an interview with the 80-year-old widow of the grave-digger who buried the blues legend back in August 1938. Contributors include John Hammond , Taj Mahal and BB King.
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