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.