Folk, roots and acoustic-based music and news. Plus a chat with musician and activist Peggy Seeger , who discusses the life and work of her husband and life partner Ewan MacColl , who died 20 years ago.
Series contrasting original genuine soul with contemporary hip-hop and neo-R&B, including an album spotlight on Hot Buttered Soul- the seminal 1969 solo chart breakthrough by session player and songwriter Isaac Hayes. The first of Hayes's five consecutive US R&B number ones - and released two years before the Shaft soundtrack - the four-track LP contained unusually long instrumental passages by soul act the Bar-Kays, with covers of pop classics Walk On By and By the Time I Get to Phoenix clocking in at more than 12 and 18 minutes respectively.
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