Mitch Mitchell recounts the legacy of the Fairplay Committee, a group aiming to improve the conditions of black workers in the music industry.
Alan Freed, one of the earliest promoters of rock ‘n’ roll, was hated by the US establishment for helping to break segregation in the music industry.
A May Day tribute to the key workers who are keeping us going in the face of the coronavirus crisis, and to remember those who have died.
Mitch Mitchell (‘the Fenland Kid’) is back with another people’s music playlist. This time he’s here with a brief history of Country and Western.
Mitch Mitchell is back with another people’s music playlist. This time he’s here with a brief history of The Blues
Mitch Mitchell is back with another people's music playlist. This time he's introducing Skiffle.
Mitch Mitchell introduces a new series of playlists of 'music of the people'. He starts this week with Doo Wop.
Mark Winter welcomes a new exhibition celebrating Namibia's unsung musical heroes, and remembers the time when the artist Jackson Kaujewa came to stay with his family.
Emerging from the civil rights movement in the USA, Curtis Mayfield is one of the best exponents of radical soul music and his music lives on, as remembered by John Wheeler.
For LGBT History Month, Colin Wilson presents a history of queer music in 21 tracks.