Another chance to hear a 50th anniversary celebration of the classic rock standard Louie Louie. Written and recorded in 1957 by Richard Berry and the Pharaohs, the rather innocuous song did not chart nationally until late 1963, when the raunchy but indecipherable cover by the Kingsmen started six non-consecutive weeks at number two in the US top 100 (behind Bobby Vinton and the Beatles). Plagued with Cold War fever, the American government launched an attack on this huge hit that was both
"obscene" and written by black people. Presented by Steve Van Zandt (of Bruce Springsteen 's E Street Band), the programme features an archive interview with and performances by Richard Berry , plus input from his widow Dorothy and many musicians indebted to the song, including members of the Kingsmen, the Wailers and Paul Revere and the Raiders. Producer Owen McFadden
2/6. Contemporary jazz series with live music and new releases. Tonight's special guest is singer, songwriter and guitarist Mishka Adams, with music from trumpeter Gerald Wilson, bass player Marcus Miller and vocalist Jon Hendricks. There's also a track from Big Band Metheny and an exclusive recording from singer Gwyneth Herbert.
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