Adam Buxton uncovers the mystery of the world’s weirdest scat singer, Shooby Taylor.
Stanley Tucci tells the story of Hattie McDaniel, the first African American Oscar winner.
"Harry Nilsson was one of the very few pop musicians of the 60s and 70s with no biography"
One of the most unique voices in music today on radical truth telling.
Chris Anderson talks to musician Amanda Palmer about creative futures.
Amanda Palmer on reconciling art and motherhood. Recorded at the Hay Festival.
Mark Coles profiles the Queen of Soul.
A look at the remarkable life and music of Aretha Franklin who has died aged 76.
Talking to Mark Lawson on Front Row on 19 February 2007
Olivia Laing presents an imaginative portrait of the elusive musician Arthur Russell.
Benji Kirkpatrick is performing Jimi Hendrix songs with no electric guitar in sight.
Singer and actress Pauline Black chooses a jazz legend, the singer Billie Holiday.
Billie Holiday's centenary is celebrated by four leading jazz musicians and her biographer
Rick Wakeman explores the life and music of the so-called Fifth Beatle.
Ken Barnes explores how a beloved singer became king of radio.
An exploration of the spiritual side of the music of Bob Dylan as the singer turns 70.
An exploration of the spiritual side of the music of Bob Dylan.
A cast of musicians, writers and poets reflect as Bob Dylan turns 70.
Memories of the night when Bob Dylan dropped into a pub in London to sing his songs.
Paul Henley profiles troubled pop phenomenon Britney Spears.
The actress and singer talks about how she captured the spirit of Billie Holiday on stage
Jim Coleman managed Chet Baker's touring schedules for the last four years of his life.
Kevin Le Gendre discovers how Louis Armstrong came to play jazz in communist East Germany.
Comedian Sindhu Vee nominates Prince, the musical superstar.
Cerys Matthews celebrates the life of gospel singer Mahalia ('Halie') Jackson.
Cerys Matthews celebrates one of her musical heroines, gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.
Marc Riley delves into the BBC archive to unearth interviews with David Bowie and Iggy Pop
Death of Elvis. Carter's move away from liberal promises.
Sara Cox nominates the American hip hop artist and rapper Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes.
Doris Day is the choice of Dolly Alderton, author, podcaster and columnist.