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Every Sunday Russell Davies presents the history of popular song, spotlighting its greatest exponents.

A new bumper box-set of Rosemary Clooney gives Russell Davies the opportunity to play a rare classic of Ms Clooney's and a typical novelty of the type that made her name. Then the 75th anniversary of a very famous recording by Cole Porter leads to a fine interpretation. The new Willie Nelson album is reviewed and this leads to an introduction of Russell's contribution to Radio 2's Great British Songbook. Russell concludes with an 80th birthday tribute to Dan Morgenstern.

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Sun 25 Oct 2009 21:00