Friday, 14 June 2019

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. - The Art Of Backing Vocals

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. - THE ART OF BACKING VOCALS (320kbs-m4a/64mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 8th May 2019

Nick Barraclough pushes aside the lead singer and delves into the world of the backing singer.

With the help of musicians, composers, and vocalists, he draws a straight line from the medieval canon to 50s doo-wop, celebrating the innovations of The Beatles and the multi-tracked world, inhabited by the likes of Joni Mitchell, along the way.

Producer: John Leonard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.

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