Tonight's show marks the 50th anniversary of Ewan MacColl, Charles Parker and Peggy Seeger's celebrated radio documentaries that aired first in 1958 on the BBC Home Service. John Tarns directs Kate Rusby, Karine Polwart, Jez Lowe, Chris While, Julie Matthews and others in a 2007 stage version of the socially concerned music-and-speech radio ballads. Repeated on Friday at 3am
R&B/soul specialist Trevor Nelson contrasts original genuine soul with contemporary recordings by hip-hop and neo-R&B artists.
Tonight's show features a session by British neo-soul singer Estelle
(American Boy). Plus tracks by Mary Jane Girls (All Night Long) and Love Unlimited Orchestra (Strange
Games and Things), and a spotlight on James Brown 's celebrated 1963 release Live at the Apollo. Repeated on Saturday at 2am
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