Folk, roots and acoustic-based sounds, with news of artists currently on tour and a round-up of new album releases. This week Mike announces the six finalists competing in December's BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award final.
6/8. Reggae enthusiast Mark Lamarr showcases choice examples of the Jamaican music genre, with special golden-era attention to the 1970s. Expect to hear tracks by Ken Booth , Dennis Brown ,
Jacob Miller and Gregory Isaacs.
4/6. Radio 2's resident rocker Suzi Ouatro continues her showcase of legendary figures of rock'n'roll and pop. In a rare interview she talks to former Shangri-Las singer Mary Weiss , who, between 1964 and 1966, sang lead on several of the most heart-breaking and convincingly emotive melodramas ever to have scaled the charts. Produced by George "Shadow"
Morton, Shangri-Las teen classics include Remember (Walkin'in the Sand), Leader of the Pack, Give Him a Great Big Kiss, Out in the Streets, I Can Never Go Home Anymore and He Cried. Earlier this year
Weiss released Dangerous Game
- her first new material in decades.
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