Sounds Of The 50s With Leo Green

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20150608

Leo Green presents the first in a new series celebrating the decade that had everything and how we can still hear echoes of that music in some of the stars of today. The show will celebrate all of the musical genres of the 1950's, which featured some of the biggest stars in recording history from the worlds of Rock 'n' Roll. Soul, Rhythm 'n' Blues, Country, Pop & Swing. Amongst those stars tonight are Eddie Cochrane, Fats Domino, Bobby Darin, Little Richard and a certain singer from Tupelo Mississippi. Why not email your favourite from the 1950's to fifties@bbc.co.uk.

20150615

Leo Green with classic tracks by Chuck Berry, Bill Haley and his Comets, Connie Francis, Frank Sinatra, Buddy Holly and Johnny Cash from the decade that had everything. Why not email your favourite from the 1950's to fifties@bbc.co.uk.

20150622

Leo Green presents some of the best music ever recorded by the greatest voices and gives us the background stories of the songs, the performers and the writers as he plays all the best loved sounds from the decade that had everything. There's classic rock n' roll, r'n'b, country, soul, early chart hits plus classic sounds of the Capitol records recorded by stars at the very top of their respective games.

20150629
20150706

Leo Green presents some of the best music ever recorded by the greatest voices and gives us the background stories of the songs, the performers and the writers as he plays all the best loved sounds from the deade that had everything. There's classic rock n' roll, r'n'b, country, soul, early chart hits plus classic sounds of the Capitol records recorded by stars at the very top of their respective games.

20150713

Leo Green presents some of the best music ever recorded by the greatest voices and gives us the background stories of the songs, the performers and the writers as he plays all the best loved sounds from the deade that had everything. There's classic rock n' roll, r'n'b, country, soul, early chart hits plus classic sounds of the Capitol records recorded by stars at the very top of their respective games.

20150720

Leo Green is joined by Petula Clark who recalls the arrival of the 'charts' , her own recording career and the atmosphere for music making in the decade that had everything. The show also features classic British singers who were filling the music venues such as Alma Cogan, Malcolm Vaughan and Dickie Valentine.

20150727

Rebecca Ferguson talks about making her latest album in the studios of Capitol Records where the corridors echo to the memory of all the greats of the era including Sinatra, Peggy Lee and one of her own inspirations Billie Holiday.

20150803

Leo Green presents the very best music from the decade that had everything. Includes hits, rare gems and the stories behind the songs and the stars.

20150810
20150817

The very best music from the decade that had everything.

20160404

The series returns with the very best music from the decade that had everything. Whether it's doo wop, rock and roll, classic pop and ballad numbers or soul Leo has all the hits, rare gems and the stories behind the songs and the stars.

20160404

20160411

The very best music from the decade that had everything. Whether it's doo wop, rock and roll, classic pop and ballad numbers or soul Leo has all the hits, rare gems and the stories behind the songs and the stars.

20160411

20160418

The very best music from the decade that had everything. Whether it's doo wop, rock and roll, classic pop and ballad numbers or soul Leo has all the hits, rare gems and the stories behind the songs and the stars.

20160418

20160425

The very best music from the decade that had everything. Whether it's doo wop, rock and roll, classic pop and ballad numbers or soul Leo has all the hits, rare gems and the stories behind the songs and the stars.

20160425

20160516

The best rock 'n' roll, doo-wop, soul, r 'n' b, country and solo stars from the decade that had everything.

20160516

20160516

The best rock 'n' roll, doo-wop, soul, r 'n' b, country and solo stars from the decade that had everything.

20160516

20160523

The best of Rock & Roll, Doo-Wop, Soul, R & B, Country and solo stars from the decade that had everything.

20160523

20160523

The best of Rock & Roll, Doo-Wop, Soul, R & B, Country and solo stars from the decade that had everything.

20160523

20160530

The best of Rock & Roll, Doo-Wop, Soul, R & B, Country and solo stars from the decade that had everything.

20160530

Christmas Special20151225

All the hits and more as Leo Green tells the stories behind the Artists and the Songwriters who provided the songs to the decade that had everything - Soul, Rock and Roll, Rhythm and Blues, Country, Pop, Doo Wop, Swing, Rat Pack, those memorable 50's Ballads and of course some of the greatest Christmas classics.