From Armstrong to Zappa - music documentaries from the Radio 4 archive.
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Tue 2 Oct 2012
Intimate portrait of the musician Robert Wyatt in his own words.
Tue 8 May 2007
Finance guru Alvin Hall charts the rise of rap music entrepreneur Jay-Z.
Sat 28 Mar 2009
Broadcaster Toby Amies digs into the archives to discover the significance of old vinyl.
Tue 1 Nov 2005
In a rare interview, musician Kate Bush talks about her work to John Wilson.
Tue 1 May 2012
Cerys Matthews celebrates one of her musical heroines, gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.
Tue 31 May 2011
Radio 4 explores the story of Nigerian musican and political revolutionary, Fela Kuti.
Wed 6 Aug 2014
In a rare interview, Neil Young talks to John Wilson about his album 'Americana'.
Sat 19 Sep 2009
Robin Denselow profiles musician Youssou N'Dour as he reaches his 50th birthday.
Sat 1 Apr 2006
John Aiziewood investigates the phenomenon known as 'prog rock'.
Tue 21 Dec 2010
Rick Wakeman explores the life and music of the so-called Fifth Beatle.
Sat 23 May 2009
Nick Barraclough pays tribute to the art of the backing vocalist.
Thu 19 Aug 2010
How the British-born singer Vince Taylor inspired David Bowie's mythical rock star.
Sat 7 Jun 2008
Marybeth Hamilton recalls an extraordinary 1938 interview with Jelly Roll Morton.
Thu 17 May 2012
Sat 8 Dec 2007
Bob Geldof, Ronnie Wood and others remember rock 'n' roll music promoter Bill Graham.
Mon 12 Dec 2011
Mark Lamarr explores the life of blues woman Memphis Minnie.
Tue 31 Jul 2007
Stephen Evans talks to producer Rick Rubin about his work with the legendary Johnny Cash.
Sat 27 Jul 2002
Shirley Collins tells the story of Alan Lomax's historic 1959 trip to the southern states.
Tue 13 Nov 2012
Stuart Maconie examines The Smiths' final album, Strangeways, Here We Come.
Thu 28 Feb 2008
Tracey McLeod recalls the girl groups of the 1960s.
Sat 5 Apr 2008
Phill Jupitus investigates the social importance of 2 Tone music in Britain.
Sat 22 May 2004
David Stafford celebrates the Fender Stratocaster with the help of some key players.
Fri 30 Jun 2006
An early sampler, this 1960s musical invention's fans include Paul McCartney.
Wed 9 Apr 2014
Poet Simon Armitage nominates Joy Division singer Ian Curtis.
Thu 31 May 2012
Pete Paphides tells the story behind three follow-up albums, such as Suede's Dog Man Star.
Sat 13 May 1995
Stuart Maconie talks to the reclusive Scott Walker.
Tue 24 Aug 2010
Tom Robinson explores Jimi Hendrix and the guitarist's political beliefs and outlook.
Fri 31 Jul 2009
Joan meets influential folk guitarist Bert Jansch.
Sat 27 Mar 2010
Matthew Sweet celebrates the life and work of composer Delia Derbyshire.
Sat 8 Jan 1994
Robert Sandall talks to the Rolling Stones drummer about his passion for jazz.
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