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19/06/2011

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Sunday 19 June 2011

As President Obama travels the country hoping to inspire job creation, Americana examines the changing fortunes of American cities from Omaha, Nebraska to Fresno, California.

Presenter Adam Brookes talks to Jennifer Grant, about her famously charismatic father Cary and about life as a Hollywood kid.

Jeffery Deaver tries to explain how an American author such as himself could dare to take on the challenge of writing new episodes in the James Bond series,

And pianist Monty Alexander traces the surprising connections between Jamaican reggae and American jazz.

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  • Image for Mark Howard

    Mark Howard Happy Trails

    Cowboy Roundup, Cumberland Records, B002HPBWW6

  • Image for Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

    Benny Goodman and His Orchestra Hooray For Hollywood

    The 30s: Hollywood's Best, Rhino, B00123NWXG

  • Image for Buck Owens

    Buck Owens Act Naturally

    21 #1 Hits: The Ultimate Collection, Rhino, B00123MCL4

  • Image for John Barry

    John Barry James Bond Theme

    The Best of Bond James Bond 30th Anniversary, Capitol, B000002V0S

  • Image for Monty Alexander

    Monty Alexander Lazy Lou

    Live Studio Performance

  • Image for Monty Alexander

    Monty Alexander The Wee Small Hours of the Morning

    Live Studio Performance

  • Image for Monty Alexander Trio

    Monty Alexander Trio Freddie Freeloader Riddim

    Harlem Kingston Express Live, Motema Music, B004YQVEXS

  • Image for Monty Alexander

    Monty Alexander No Woman No Cry

    Harlem Kingston Express Live, Motema Music, B004YQVEXS

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