Intimate interviews with some of the legends of soul, R&B, hip hop and blues.
Best known as one half of legendary duo Sam and Dave, Sam Moore is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and the Grammy Hall Of Fame for ‘Soul Man’. Rolling Stone magazine named him as one of the 100 greatest singers of rock era (1950 – 2008)
A jazz, funk and soul composer and performer, Roy Ayers was instrumental in creating the sound of disco. Now 70, he’s still on the road.
J. Plunky Branch
Legendary saxophonist J. Plunky Branch’s career has seen him as a studio musician on The Cosby Show, release 25 albums through his independent label and tour around the world. During his 1987 West African tour he was proclaimed “one of the greatest living saxophonists!”
Marcus Miller is best known as a bassist, working with legends Miles Davis, Luther Vandross and David Sanborn. Through this and his solo work he has become a legend himself.
Fred Wesley was a pivotal member of James Brown’s bands playing on tracks such as ‘Say It Loud…’ and co-writing ‘Hot Pants’ amongst other tunes. In the 1970s he collaborated with George Clinton on a number of projects and other artists he’s worked with include De La Soul, Randy Crawford and Van Morrison.
The late Ike Turner is considered to be one of the fathers of rock and roll with his first recording, ‘Rocket 88′, hailed as the first rock and roll song ever. Of course he’s best remembered for his partnership with Tina Turner and in this show he talks about the early days of rock and roll, the Ike and Tina Revue and ‘that’ film.
A two time Grammy winning singer-songwriter and a Tony award winning actress. Dee Dee talks about her early years working with Ray Charles and her astonishing career.