Bobby Womack

Airs Friday, May 5, 2017, at 9 p.m. It might have taken a while but Van Morrison never gave up on his idea to sing duets with some of his favorite artists. Once it got rolling, the singers came to Van, including such luminaries as Mavis Staples, Michal Buble, Joss Stone, Taj Mahal, Bobby Womack, Mark Knopfler and more.  In this special we hear from Van on how he chose the songs from such a vast catalog and re-worked them for duets vocals and we'll hear lots of these duets as well.

Airs Friday, February 15 at 9 p.m. This documentary details the life and music of Sam Cooke through his own recordings and commentary his friends, family and friends. This program features music from throughout his career that displays the great breadth of his talent before his tragic death in 1964 at the age of 33 - from his gospel roots to his upbeat classic hits, and from his high energy live concerts to his recordings of late-night mood pieces. Interview subjects include R&B legend Bobby Womack, Sam's brother L.C. Cooke, and drummer Hal Blaine.