Gregory explores the soft, intimate art of crooning. Charting how the style that was born with the arrival of the microphone in the 1930s has developed into a haunting and abiding strand of contemporary music.

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Benjamin Whalley (as Ben Whalley)

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Episode credited cast:
Gregory Porter Gregory Porter ... Himself - Presenter
Lenny Kaye Lenny Kaye ... Himself
Clarke Peters ... Himself - Actor
Mary Crosby ... Herself
Emma Smith Emma Smith ... Herself - Singer
Iggy Pop ... Himself
George Benson ... Himself
Josh Homme ... Himself - Queens of the Stone Age (as Joshua Homme)
Nelson George Nelson George ... Himself - Author
Engelbert Humperdinck ... Himself
Tony Visconti Tony Visconti ... Himself
Beck ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Bowie ... Himself (archive footage)
Nat 'King' Cole ... Himself (archive footage)
Bing Crosby ... Himself (archive footage)
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Gregory explores the soft, intimate art of crooning. Charting how the style that was born with the arrival of the microphone in the 1930s has developed into a haunting and abiding strand of contemporary music.

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Official Sites:

BBC Four [United Kingdom]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2017 (UK) See more »

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Production Co:

BBC Studios, BBC Music See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (archive footage)| Stereo

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)
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Soundtracks

You Make Me Feel So Young
(uncredited)
Performed by Frank Sinatra
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