2/2. Forty years after the tumultuous 1960s, Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman explores the evolution of Afro-American music that sprung from the era's black empowerment and Civil Rights movements. Contributors include Stevie Wonder, Grandmaster Flash (aka Joseph Saddler), Public Enemy frontman Chuck D (aka
Carlton Ridenhour), Wu-Tang Clan and Jay-Z (aka Shawn Carter).
Richard Niles celebrates the easy-listening recordings of orchestra leader and arranger Percy Faith (1908-76), who remains best known for the huge 1960 US/UK hit The Theme from A Summer Place - a soaring high-stringed instrumental that exemplifies the breezy near-soporific sound that wound up in dentist offices and department-store lifts before finding favour among young and ironic listeners in the late 1980s. Tonight arrangers Nick Ingman and John Altman and the Feeling's Rich Jones discuss
Faith's 1952 hit Delicado. And Colin Maclntyre hears his song You're a Star reinvented in Percy Faith style.
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