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Lucky Peterson: 'The Son of a Bluesman'

He grew up hanging out at his father’s renowned jazz and blues club and by the time he was just five years old he had already recorded his first record. As Lucky Peterson admits, blues is in his blood. But such an early rise to fame has taken its toll, with Lucky battling drug addiction and even homelessness. But he’s proven he’s got staying power. He joins Jade Barker in the studio to talk about his musical upbringing and his 18th album, "The Son of a Bluesman".

Also on the show, we meet the so-called Belgian Billie Holiday. But while Melanie de Biasio's smoky voice harks back to iconic jazz singers, she's proving she can't be pigeonholed with her sophomore record "No Deal".

And a little bit of "Magic": Brazilian musician Sergio Mendes is showing that football and music have more in common than meets the eye on his latest album.

By Jade BARKER

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