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
Ken Barnes explores how a beloved singer became king of radio.
The actress and singer talks about how she captured the spirit of Billie Holiday on stage
Death of Elvis. Carter's move away from liberal promises.
The entrepreneur Ivan Massow nominates 'the first lady of song', Ella Fitzgerald.
Ivan Massow nominates the great jazz singer, with expert advice from Cleo Laine.
Mara Carlyle on Ella Fitzgerald's vocal magnificence, marking 100 years since her birth.
We join choreographer Claire Cunningham as she creates a new work for disabled dancers.
An electrifying performance on NBC TV in December 1968 restored Elvis's reputation.
Former Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble explains his devotion to Elvis Presley.
Paul Morley tells a parallel story of Elvis and America
Pascale Harter profiles singer Engelbert Humperdinck.
How, in 1976, Bing Crosby chose to celebrate 50 years in showbiz with a special concert.
Broadcaster and DJ Colin Murray chooses Frank Sinatra.
Dr Michael O'Donnell discusses celebrated singer, actor and choreographer Fred Astaire.
Remembering the man who 'could dance a little'.
Greg Jenner on the great song and dance man Gene Kelly.
Profiles of entertainers Groucho Marx (1898-1977) and Bing Crosby (1903-1977).
If Tom Jones could have sat in the front row of any live music performance, which one would it have been?
Andrew McGibbon talks to Annie Ross, who was Billie Holiday's stand in at Harlem's Apollo.
Andrew McGibbon talks to saxophonist Duncan Lamont about Sinatra - and writing Mr Benn.
Paul Gambaccini recalls the first joint stage concert by Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli.
Band leader Chris Barber chooses the legendary jazz trumpeter, Louis Armstrong.
A profile of trumpeter Louis Armstrong (1901-1971).
Soul singer Mica Paris tells Matthew Parris why Josephine Baker is her heroine.
From Radio 2's Louis Armstrong Behind the Music, 3 Aug 2011
Dancer and actor Lionel Blair chooses his friend, Sammy Davis Jr.
Seth MacFarlane interviewed by Edith Bowman and James King