Morgan Freeman to Show BBC Radio 2 documentary about Pearl Bailey: Hollywood legend to pay tribute to music star

Morgan Freeman, the man with the voice of God, will leading a BBC Radio 2 documentary this Easter Monday.

Called The Raw Pearl Bailey, the series will center of their music and life of actress and singer Pearl Bailey at the centenary year of her birth.

An enormous Bailey fan, Freeman made his Broadway debut with Pearl when he starred in a all-black creation of Hello Dolly at 1967.

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“It was a monumental moment for me, seeing Pearl Bailey sass the crowd as well as absorbing her professionalism,” says Freeman. He says that he considers Hello Dolly! One of the top five shows of his profession, and because he exclaims from the Radio 2 documentary itself, “She had been top to bottom real, and in case you are listening up Pearl — Baby I LOVE YOU!”

Even a preacher’s daughter from Virginia, Pearl Bailey acquired stardom as an actress and singer on Broadway, before going on to star in movies including Carmen Jones and Porgy and Bess.

On the record of Porgy and Bess, ” Bailey contested the filmmakers to their ‘undignified and unnatural’ depiction of African American dialect, telling reporters,”There’s a good deal of people out there waiting for a dialect, so let’s talk how we really talk, without the ‘dems, doeses and deses. We don’t talk like this. Maybe we did 50 decades ago, but not now.”

With contributions from play historians and critics Imelda May, Freeman will also delve into Pearl’s encounters with racism, her friendships with Presidents Johnson, Nixon and Ford, and, ultimately, her death in 1990.

And remember, even if you’re not even a Pearl Bailey fan then it will be well worth listening to: that can be Morgan Freeman’s voice we are speaking about.

The Raw Pearl Bailey is on BBC Radio 2, Monday 2nd April, 10pm 

Iggy Azalea sets pulses racing in iHeart Radio Music Awards

Song of the Year:

“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi along with Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber

“Shape Of You” — Ed Sheeran – WINNER

“Something Exactly Like That” — The Chainsmokers and Coldplay

“That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars

“Wild Thoughts” — DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna along with Bryson Tiller

Female Artist of the Year:

Alessia Cara​




Taylor Swift – WINNER

Man Artist of the Year:

Bruno Mars

Charlie Puth

Ed Sheeran – WINNER

Shawn Mendes

The Weeknd

Best Duo/Group of this Year:

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5 – WINNER


Portugal. The Guy

The Chainsmokers

Best Collaboration:

“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi along with Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber

“Don’t Wanna Know” — Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar

“Something Exactly Like That” — The Chainsmokers and Coldplay – WINNER

“Stay” — Zedd and Alessia Cara

“Wild Thoughts” — DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna along with Bryson Tiller

Best New Pop Artist:

Camila Cabello

Julia Michaels

Liam Payne


Niall Horan – WINNER

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:

“Believer” — Picture Dragons

“Feel It Still” — Portugal. The Individual – WINNER

“Thunder” — Picture Dragons

“Walk On Water” — Ten Seconds To Mars

“Wish I Knew You” — The Revivalists

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:

Cage The Elephant

Picture Dragons – WINNER

Judah & The Lion

Kings Of Leon

Portugal. The Guy

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist:

Greta Van Fleet

Judah & The Lion – WINNER


Rag’n’Bone Man

The Revivalists

Rock Song of the Year:

“Assist” — Papa Roach

“Run” — Foo Fighters – WINNER

“Rx (Medicate)”” — Theory of a Deadman

“Song #3″ — Stone Sour

Rock Artist of the Year:

Foo Fighters

Highly Suspect

Metallica – WINNER

Papa Roach

Royal Blood

Country Song of the Year:

“Body Like A Back Road” — Sam Hunt – WINNER

“Dirt On My Boots” — Jon Pardi

“Hurricane” — Luke Combs

“Small Town Boy” — Dustin Lynch

“Unforgettable” — Thomas Rhett

Country Artist of the Year:

Blake Shelton

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Sam Hunt 

Thomas Rhett – WINNER

Best New Country Artist:

Brett Young

Jon Pardi

Kane Brown

Lauren Alaina

Luke Combs – WINNER

Dance Song of the Year:

“It Allergic not Me” — Kygo and Selena Gomez

“No Promises” — Perform Codes featuring Demi Lovato

“Rockabye” — Clean Bandit and Anne-Marie comprising Sean Paul

“Something Exactly Like That” — The Chainsmokers and Coldplay

“Stay” — Zedd and Alessia Cara – WINNER

Dance Artist of the Year:

Calvin Harris

Cheat Codes


The Chainsmokers – WINNER


Hip-Hop Song of the Year:

“Bad and Boujee” — Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert

“Bodak Yellow” — Cardi B

“HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar

“Rockstar” — Post Malone

“Wild Thoughts” — DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna along with Bryson Tiller – WINNER

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:

DJ Khaled – WINNER



Kendrick Lamar


Best New Hip-Hop Artist:

21 Savage

Cardi B – WINNER


Lil Uzi Vert

Playboi Carti

R&B Song of the Year:

“B.E.D.” — Jacquees

“Location” — Khalid

“Love Galore” — SZA constituting Travis Scott

“Redbone” — Childish Gambino

“That’s What I enjoy” — Bruno Mars – WINNER

R&B Artist of the Year:

Bruno Mars – WINNER

Childish Gambino​



The Weeknd

Best New R&B Artist:


Kehlani – WINNER

Kevin Ross​



Latin Song of the Year:

“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi along with Daddy Yankee – WINNER

“El Amante” — Nicky Jam

“Hey DJ” — CNCO

“Mi Gente” — J Balvin comprising Willy William

“Súbeme La Radio” — Enrique Iglesias

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MUSIC, Checco Zalone ai microfoni di Radio 105: “La musica per me è motivo di vita!”

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    Checco risponde a qualche domanda della nostra Ylenia. Ascoltate cosa ha da dirci…

    Seconda puntata di MUSIC e anche stasera la nostra Ylenia è pronta a intervistare gli ospiti saliti sul palco, a fianco di Bonolis.

    Non poteva mancare Checco Zalone, che si dice molto emozionato! Molto popolare e conosciuto per la sua ironia, quando gli si chiede il merito, risponde simpaticamente “Grazie ai miei geni, chiedete a mia madre!” .

    E la musica cos’è, per lui?

    La risposta è bellissima! Ascoltatela guardando il video.

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