This Week’s Music for Grown-Ups on Radio/TV

Your exclusive listening/watching guide … thanks to compiler Mike Ollier:  

Radio For Grown-Ups 

Fri BBCR6 21.00 ~ 22.00

*  Theme Time With Bob Dylan: Colour

Charles Mingus, Ella Mae Morse, Joni Mitchell and Screamin Jay Hawkins 

Fri BBCR3 22.30 ~ 23.30

*  Jazz Library: Eric DolphyThe man who matched Mingus and Coltrane is profiled 

Fri BBCR3 23.30 ~ 01.00

* Jazz On 3 The Gannets, the jazz offshoot from rock band The Guillemots 

Sat BBCR2 20.00 ~ 21.00

*  Mark Lamarr’s Redneck Music (4/4)Texas soul and Western Swing in the last of Mark’s entertaining series.


TV For Grown-Ups

Fri BBC4 19.30 ~ 20.00

*  Transatlantic Sessions Repeat for the sessions recorded at Strathgarry House 

Fri BBC4 21.00 ~ 22.00

*  What’s Going On? The life and tragic death of Marvin Gaye 

Fri BBC4 22.00 ~ 23.00

*  Motor City’s Burning

Detroit’s impact on music ~ from John Lee Hooker to Tamla and on through to Iggy and The Stooges and lots of interesting points in between. 

Fri BBC4 23.00 ~ 23.45

*  John Lee Hooker and Friends 

Fri/Sat BBC4 00.45 ~01.35

*  Iggy Pop & the Stooges At Glastonbury

Last year’s incendiary live set which featured some great garage/punk rock and a stage invasion. Unmissable if you missed it first time round. 

Sat BBC4 20.30 ~ 21.30

* Soul Deep ~ The Story of Black Popular Music

Looking at Motown and its legacy, a repeat of the acclaimed series, but the real prize is on at midnight… 

Sat BBC4 00.00 ~ 01.45

*  Standing In The Shadows of Motown

Absolutely superb doc looking at the work of the in-house band at Tamla, The Funk Brothers. They’ve played on a huge amount of records, able to play any style and, with James Jamerson, virtually inventing modern bass playing.


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