7/10. Retro rocker Suzi Ouatro spins American rock 'n' roll gems of the 50s and early 60s. She continues with a showcase of independent record label Chess, featuring studio recordings by Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Chuck Berry. And Suzi celebrates the 50th anniversary of the recording of Chuck Willis 's US R&B number one What Am I Living for. Plus golden oldies from the Skyliners and the Shangri-Las.
As part of Radio 2's On Song initiative in which songwriters discuss their craft, Mark Hagen talks to singer/songwriter
Patti Smith , who emerged during New York's heyday of pre-punk with her influentially raw, expressionistic and attitude-rich stance. As someone who "likes to make trouble", Smith talks candidly about her own writing - including her 1978 collaboration with Bruce Springsteen (Because the Night) - and her album of covers. This programme first aired last June. Producer Mark Hagen
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5/6. Panel show that sets out to prove that rock 'n' roll is the new comedy. Drummer Rowland Rivron and musical accomplices are joined each week by two guests - one funny and one musical - for studio jamming. This edition enlists the talents of Sgueeze singer/songwriter Chris Difford and TV personality Phill Jupitus. Repeated on Saturday
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