Gregory reveals how the subtle art of crooning was developed by the likes of Bing Crosby and transformed by the likes of Roy Orbison, David Bowie and Lana Del Rey.
Soul and jazz star Gregory Porter explores the soft, intimate art of crooning. Born with the arrival of the microphone in the 1930s, crooning was initially about men seducing women and thrived through signature stars like Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra.
But far from disappearing with the advent of rock 'n' roll, the art of crooning gained a new existential edge and was transformed by the likes of Roy Orbison, David Bowie and even Lana Del Rey into a haunting and abiding strain of contemporary pop.
With Iggy Pop, Joshua Homme, George Benson and Beck.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Executive Producer||Mark Cooper|
|Series Producer||Ben Whalley|