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What makes jazz so different from the blues? How can you tell a rock song from a pop tune?

Mica ParisGet acquainted with the basics of each genre with help from Radio 2 presenters from Mike Harding to Mica Paris, then discover why music matters when it comes to distinguishing one type of song from another.


Bruce SpringsteenHome of electric guitars and big hair
Rock Facts
Rock Analysis


Robbie WilliamsFrom Abba to the boys in Blue
Pop Facts
Pop Analysis



Sandy DennyThe roots of most of our music today
Folk Facts
Folk Analysis



Willie NelsonNot just for the hillbillies
Country Facts
Country Analysis



Dionne WarwickEasy by name, not necessarily by nature
Easy facts
Easy Analysis


Muddy WatersSad songs sung by sad men and women
Blues Facts
Blues Analysis



Ben E KingWhat gives a song 'soul'?
Soul Facts
Soul Analysis



Billie HolidayLook beyond the polo neck
Jazz Facts
Jazz Analysis


Bob MarleyDrums, bass and a skank
Reggae Facts
Reggae Analysis
 


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