A century after the first jazz recordings, how has jazz been received in the UK?
The Wire's Clarke Peters reveals a surprising musical history from a century ago.
Clarke Peters continues his surprising history of black music in Europe.
Kevin Le Gendre investigates the role of jazz in post World War II Britain.
Deborah longs to get to the barbershop competition, but is she well enough?
Erykah Badu tells how the Black Power movement changed American music forever.
How Scandinavia became home to a generation of African-American jazz and blues musicians.
Financial educator Alvin Hall examines gospel music and commercialisation.
Alvin Hall explains how gospel became a global force in popular music.
Stephen Johnson and Ken Burton explore the roots of gospel choral singing.
Sally Marlow investigates why many jazz musicians turned to heroin in the post-war period.
An exploration of the rich and surprising history of jazz in Japan.
Tayo Popoola explores Nigeria's enduring love of Jim Reeves and country and western music.
Charles Hazlewood explores Milhaud's La Creation du Monde and Ibert's Divertissement.
Alvin Hall on Motown's eight Black Forum spoken word records with the people behind them.
Jesse Lee Jones explains how his love of country music took him from Brazil to Nashville.
When American modern jazz met the French New Wave in 1950s and 60s Paris.
Frances Fyfield and friends explore the score of Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess.
The racial politics of George Gershwin's 1935 opera Porgy and Bess.
Marybeth Hamilton recalls an extraordinary 1938 interview with Jelly Roll Morton.
Mahan Esfahani discovers the past and present of African-American classical music.
Martha Reeves uncovers the politics of the disco movement, beginning in New York.
Writer Tej Adeleye meets London’s new generation of jazz musicians.
Sean Rocks discovers how soul music and blues first gained an audience in 1960s Ireland.
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