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Mica ParisGet acquainted with the basics of each genre with help from Radio 2 presenters from Mike Harding to Mica Paris, then discover why music matters when it comes to distinguishing one type of song from another.

Bruce SpringsteenHome of electric guitars and big hair
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Robbie WilliamsFrom Abba to the boys in Blue
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Sandy DennyThe roots of most of our music today
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Willie NelsonNot just for the hillbillies
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Dionne WarwickEasy by name, not necessarily by nature
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Muddy WatersSad songs sung by sad men and women
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Ben E KingWhat gives a song 'soul'?
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Billie HolidayLook beyond the polo neck
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Bob MarleyDrums, bass and a skank
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