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Finance guru Alvin Hall charts the rise of rap music entrepreneur Jay-Z.
Broadcaster Toby Amies digs into the archives to discover the significance of old vinyl.
In a rare interview, musician Kate Bush talks about her work to John Wilson.
Cerys Matthews celebrates the life of gospel singer Mahalia ('Halie') Jackson.
The story of Nigerian musician and political revolutionary, Fela Kuti.
John Wilson interviews the Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young.
Robin Denselow profiles musician Youssou N'Dour as he reaches his 50th birthday.
John Aiziewood investigates the phenomenon known as 'prog rock'.
Marybeth Hamilton recalls an extraordinary 1938 interview with Jelly Roll Morton.
Dexys' brave and very different follow-up to their hugely successful album, Too-Rye-Ay.
Bob Geldof, Ronnie Wood and others remember rock 'n' roll music promoter Bill Graham.
Mark Lamarr explores the life of blues woman Memphis Minnie.
Stephen Evans talks to producer Rick Rubin about his work with the legendary Johnny Cash.
Shirley Collins tells the story of Alan Lomax's historic 1959 trip to the southern states.
Stuart Maconie examines The Smiths' final album, Strangeways, Here We Come.
Tracey McLeod recalls the girl groups of the 1960s.
Phill Jupitus investigates the social importance of 2 Tone music in Britain.
David Stafford celebrates the Fender Stratocaster with the help of some key players.
Poet Simon Armitage nominates Joy Division singer Ian Curtis.
A series of music documentaries from the Radio 4 archive.
Pete Paphides tells the story behind Dog Man Star by Suede.
Stuart Maconie talks to the reclusive Scott Walker.
Tom Robinson explores Jimi Hendrix and the guitarist's political beliefs and outlook.
Matthew Sweet celebrates the life and work of composer Delia Derbyshire.