2/2. As a tribute to R&B/soul/ funk legend James Brown , who died at Christmas, Mark Lamarr presents a revised version of the profile that aired in early 2006 to mark the 50th anniversary of Brown's studio recording of Please Please Please. The programmes feature rare and unreleased material and an exclusive interview with Brown, and explore the black singer's significant crossover status and his influence on rap and hip-hop. Plus input from members j of his band, including vocalist
Marva Whitney and percussionist Johnny Griggs , musicologist
Charlie Gillett , manager SuperFrank and Jazzie B (of Soul II Soul).
3/3. Roger Daltrey profiles
Mississippi-born guitarist/singer Bo Diddley , whose brand of blues-based rock 'n' roll influenced scores of artists, including the Smiths, Bruce Springsteen , U2 and George Michael. This final edition explores Diddley's legacy and his impact on country music, and hears his reminiscences of his famed Apollo gig. Contributors include Don Everly,
Wilko Johnson , Bill Wyman , Ron Wood , rock organist Spider Webb (of the Horrors) and Bo Diddley himself.
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