Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Soul Music: Series 7 - 4. What A Wonderful World

SOUL MUSIC: SERIES 7 - 4. WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD (320kbs-m4a/63mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 20th August 2018

Series exploring famous pieces of music and their emotional appeal.

Louis Armstrong recorded this classic, written especially for him, in 1967, amidst civil rights demonstrations and protests against the Vietnam War. Was it naïve or a powerful anthem for peace?

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