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From the Beatles to John Cage, this programme explores music that was ground breaking in its day and we find out how musicians are influenced by the music that's all around them.

From the Beatles to John Cage, this programme explores music that was ground breaking in its day and we find out how musicians are influenced by the music that's all around them. Sister Rosetta Tharpe mixed gospel up with blues and jazz and influenced many other musicians like Jackie Wilson. We find out how musicians cover old songs in their own style and use sampling in their music. As music travels around the world, a song that is familiar to one musician sounds new and exciting to another. We have always shared music and a good tune can travel fast! Featured artists include Alasdair Roberts, Jeff Buckley, Leonard Cohen, DJ Shadow, Celia Cruz, Lord Kitchener and Panjabi MC.

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20 minutes

Music Played

  • The Beatles

    She Loves You

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Rite of Spring

  • John Cage

    4’33”

  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe

    This Train

  • Jackie Wilson

    Reet Petite

  • Alasdair Roberts

    The Whole House is Singing

  • Village People

    YMCA

  • The Minions

    YMCA

  • Jeff Buckley

    Hallelujah

  • Alexandra Burke

    Hallelujah

  • John Cale

    Hallelujah

  • k.d. lang

    Hallelujah

  • Leonard Cohen

    Hallelujah

  • DJ Shadow

    Midnight in a Perfect World

  • Pekka Pohjola

    The Madness Subsides

  • Pérez Prado

    Mambo No.5

  • Lou Bega

    Mambo No.5

  • Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Hector Casanova

    Ay Mi Cuba

  • Lord Kitchener

    My Landlady

  • Panjabi MC

    Mundian To Bach Ke

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Fiona Wood
Producer Gill Davies
Producer Rachel Duckhouse

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