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1 hour
First broadcast:
Thursday 22 April 2010

Sir Tim Rice continues to celebrate the musical heritage of the United States, reaching California, on the West Coast. This week's featured artists include the Beach Boys, Dionne Warwick, Al Jolson, Snoop Dog, The Doors and No Doubt.

Tim has long been fascinated by the history and geography of America: "The sheer romanticism of the names of the fifty states is poetry to my ears and the opportunity to explore every state of the union through its music, musicians, composers, lyricists and performers is irresistible for me."

"I hope each broadcast, through music old and new, familiar and unexpected, proves an enjoyable slice of American Pie, none quite like the forty-nine others.".

Music Played

19 items
  • Image for Peter Hobbs

    Peter Hobbs American Pie

    N/A, N/A

  • Image for The Rivieras

    The Rivieras California Sun

    Good Morning Vietnam, A&M

  • Image for Jack McVea & His Orchestra

    Jack McVea & His Orchestra Open The Door, Richard

    Blowing The Fuse, Bear Family

  • Image for Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe A Fine Romance

    A Lifetime Of Romance, WSM

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys California Girls

    The Best Of The Beach Boys (CD 1), EMI

  • Image for Pengu!ns

    Pengu!ns Earth Angel

    Earth Angel, ACE

  • Image for Stan Freberg

    Stan Freberg The Great Pretender


  • Image for The Temperance Seven

    The Temperance Seven Pasadena

    The Temperance Seven 1961, PARLOPHONE

  • Image for Dionne Warwick

    Dionne Warwick Do You Know The Way To San Jose

    Walk On By, WARNER ESP.

  • Image for The Four Preps

    The Four Preps 26 Miles

    Magic Moments: The Best Of 50's Pop, SHOUT FACTORY

  • Image for Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Creedence Clearwater Revival Lodi

    Green River, FANTASY

  • Image for Al Jolson

    Al Jolson California Here I Come

    The Very Best Of Al Jolson, MUSIC CLUB

  • Image for Knickerbocker Orchestra

    Knickerbocker Orchestra I Love You California

    N/A, N/A

  • Image for Cher

    Cher Walking In Memphis

    Soft Rock, POLYGRAM TV

  • Image for Snoop Dogg

    Snoop Dogg Nuthin' But A G Thang


  • Image for Etta James

    Etta James At Last

    The Genuine Article, MCA RECORDS

  • Image for The Doors - Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krei

    The Doors - Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krei People are Strange

    Strange Days, Elektra

  • Image for No Doubt

    No Doubt Don't Speak

  • Image for The Byrds

    The Byrds So You Want To Be A Rock And Roll Star


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