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Richard Hawley joins BBC Radio 2 for a brand new series celebrating a sound close to his heart - rockabilly.

Richard Hawley joins BBC Radio 2 for a brand new series celebrating the sound of a genre close to his heart, rockabilly.

Over eight weeks Richard delves into his own vast collection of vinyl records to celebrate rockabilly's inspirations including R&B, country, blues, hillbilly, honky tonk and rock & roll.

Richard also recounts some great stories from his own experiences, from shopping with his dad in Sheffield record stores as a kid, to getting to know legends of the genre such as Duane Eddy.

In the first episode of the series Richard kicks off with a Johnny Burnette Trio classic, plus tunes from Howlin' Wolf, Webb Pierce, Dale Hawkins and Jack Cochran.

We also hear an early record from Elvis Presley, plus two artists with musical connections to the "King of rock and roll" - Carl Perkins and Big Mama Thornton.

30 minutes

Last on

Thu 4 Apr 2013 21:30

Broadcasts

  • Thu 3 May 2012 21:30
  • Thu 4 Apr 2013 21:30