20th-century American singers in all BBC programmes
Singer and actress Pauline Black chooses a jazz legend, the singer Billie Holiday.
Sara Cox nominates hip hop artist and rapper Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes.
Ivan Massow nominates the great jazz singer, with expert advice from Cleo Laine.
The entrepreneur Ivan Massow nominates 'the first lady of song', Ella Fitzgerald.
Former Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble explains his devotion to Elvis Presley.
Broadcaster and DJ Colin Murray chooses Frank Sinatra.
Dr Michael O'Donnell discusses celebrated singer, actor and choreographer Fred Astaire.
Actress Emma Kennedy chooses the life of the American comedienne Gracie Allen.
Greg Jenner on the great song and dance man Gene Kelly.
Soul II Soul frontman and DJ Jazzie B chooses the life of musician and singer James Brown.
Writer Julie Burchill talks to Matthew Parris about Hollywood star Ava Gardner.
Band leader Chris Barber chooses the legendary jazz trumpeter, Louis Armstrong.
Writer Kathy Lette proposes Mae West, the iconic Hollywood actress.
Writer Kathy Lette proposes the blondest bombshell of them all, Mae West.
Writer and broadcaster Tim Marlow chooses innovative soul singer Marvin Gaye.
Soul singer Mica Paris tells Matthew Parris why Josephine Baker is her heroine.
Joanna Macgregor nominates the chanteuse and civil rights activist Nina Simone.
Joanna MacGregor talks about the acclaimed chanteuse, pianist, composer and activist.
Nitin Sawhney champions the life of Jeff Buckley, who he regards as a genius.
Anna Ford nominates singer, actor and civil rights activist Paul Robeson.
Matthew Parris talks to Prof Edith Hall about the life and work of Lucille Ball.
Ricky Ross from Deacon Blue champions songwriter Hank Williams. Matthew Parris presents.
Dancer and actor Lionel Blair chooses his friend, Sammy Davis Jr.