7/8. 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 Gregory Isaacs , the Heptones, Tommy McCook and Dr Alimantado.
5/6. In her customarily nostalgic way, Suzi Ouatro showcases established greats of rock 'n' roll and pop. Tonight she talks to
Massachusetts-born Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon (born Frederick Picariello ), whose distinctive adenoidal vocals pierced the dense, energetic and brassy productions provided for him by Bob Crewe and Frank Slay. The singer's canon of late 50s/early
60s radio hits include Tallahassee Lassie, Way Down Yonder in New Orleans (a big top three UK hit), the enduring classic Palisades
Park, Abigail Beecher and Action.
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