Bob Harris nominates Alan Freed, the first ever rock 'n' roll DJ.
Billy Bragg explores the politics behind the work of folklorist Alan Lomax.
Lenny Henry unveils the mysterious contents of Andy Warhol's Time Capsules.
Mark Kermode reviews Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years Of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Ken Clarke and guest Abram Wilson discuss the music of the 1950s trumpeter Clifford Brown.
Poet Lemn Sissay tells the story of Cab Calloway and his Hepster's Dictionary of jive talk
The story of the first lady of bass, who worked with Phil Spector and the Beach Boys.
Jared talks to Edith about his role as The Joker in Suicide Squad.
Itzhak Perlman claims Heifetz expanded violin technique to new heights, not equalled since
Finance guru Alvin Hall charts the rise of rap music entrepreneur Jay-Z.
Ken Clarke and Ian Smith examine the life and music of hard-bop trumpeter Lee Morgan.
From Radio 4's Great Lives, 12 Jul 2002
Jones coaxed Davis into reprising his collaborations with Gil Evans from the 50s and 60s.
Why don’t we all know more about African American country music legend Charley Pride?
Stuart Maconie talks to the reclusive Scott Walker.
Shirley Collins and Billy Bragg on the legendary American song-hunter Alan Lomax.
Shirley Collins tells the story of Alan Lomax's historic 1959 trip to the southern states.
Clarke Peters explores the art of the musical theatre lyricist.
At the 2009 London Jazz Festival, Alyn Shipton explores pieces written for Benny Goodman.
Marybeth Hamilton recalls an extraordinary 1938 interview with Jelly Roll Morton.
Jonathan Coffey explores the life and legacy of American virtuoso violinist Michael Rabin.
Woody Allen tells Mark Lawson why he has 'never gone to see' his own movies.
Ken Clarke QC MP and the composer John Altman discuss the music of Zoot Sims.