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Soul legend Barry White presents a seven-part series in which he hand-picks the records that have shaped the sound of soul over the last 40 years.

This week's programme focuses on social comment in soul, from the anti-Vietnam messages of Marvin Gaye to the pro-black musings of Curtis Mayfield and the strong black female message behind the work of Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu.


Barry White

Andy Kershaw presents a six-part musical travelogue of his trip across America retracing the route of Chuck Berry 's song
Promised Land. In this third programme he discovers why the unassuming town of Athens, Georgia, is a breeding ground of American college counter-culture. He also interviews the Rev
Jesse Jackson and re-creates the journey across the bridge at Selma, Alabama -a turning point for the civil rights movement.


Andy Kershaw
Chuck Berry
Jesse Jackson

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