Mark Radcliffe presents the story of 1950s American rockabilly and its re-emergence in the mid-70s as a European-based revival music genre, championed bythen-Radiol specialist deejay Geoff Barker. The programme explores rockabilly's enduring appeal and signficance, and showcases obscure American gems. Contributors include Geoff Barker , original 50s rockabilly stars Mac Curtis , Sonny Burgess , Carl Mann and Ray Campi ,
Boz Boorer (of the Polecats), Bob Cotton (of the Jets) and many others.
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. Tonight arrangers Nick Ingman and John Altman and the Feeling's bassist Rich Jones discuss Faith and Felicia Sanders 's1953 US number one hit The Song from Moulin
Rouge (Where Is Your Heart). And Richard Hawley hears his song Tonight the Streets Are Ours reinvented in Percy Faith-style .
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