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R.E.S.P.E.C.T - The Art of Backing Vocals

4 Extra Debut. From 50s doo-be-doos via the Beatles to multitracked Joni Mitchell, Nick Barraclough celebrates the unsung singers. From May 2009.

Nick Barraclough delves into the world of backing vocalists, from the fluffy 50s to the stunning sophistication of today's jazzers, the innovations brought by The Beatles and The Beach Boys and the multi-tracked world of Joni Mitchell and The Carpenters.

A Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.

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Sat 5 Dec 2015 01:30

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