Country, roots and Americana, with archive and modern recordings. Discussing and playing tracks from her latest album is
Canadian singer, songwriter and filddle player Kendel Carson , whose I Like Trucks has received regular airplay on this station. PHONE [number removed] for details of music played this evening (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)
8/10. Suzi Quatro recalls US radio of the pre-Beatles years. She continues with a showcase of independent record label Checker, featuring studio recordings by the Flamingos, Dale Hawkins and Bo Diddley. And Suzi celebrates the 50th anniversary of the recording of Larry Williams's Dizzy Miss Lizzy (later recorded by the Beatles).
As part of Radio 2's On Song initiative in which songwriters discuss their craft, their inspirations and their advice to budding tunesmiths, poetic Canadian recluse Leonard Cohen talks to Mark Ellen about his working methods. The singer developed a cult following first in 1967 with the release of his brooding and sensual debut album Songs of Leonard Cohen , which featured So Long,
Marianne and Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye and his now-signature work, Suzanne. Other defining songs include Bird on the Wire, Famous Blue Raincoat and Chelsea Hotel No 2. This programme first aired last June. Producer Mark Hagen
6/6. Panel show that sets out to prove that rock 'n' roll is the new comedy. Drummer
Rowland Rivron , keyboard player Steve Brown , bass player Dave Catlin -Birch and bassist Guy Pratt are joined each week by two guests - one funny and one musical - for studio jamming. This final edition enlists the talents of Monty Python/ Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band musician/songwriter Neil Innes and songwriter/comic Ronnie Golden. Repeated on Saturday
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