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This compilation is a companion piece to the Showstoppers episode of Gregory Porter's Popular Voices, celebrating bravura singers who bring the house down with their showstopping vocal delivery and performances. We take a look back through the archives as some of the biggest names in popular music history have stopped by the BBC studios to dazzle us with their jaw-dropping brilliance.

From Mahalia Jackson's breathtaking gospel delivery to Ella Fitzgerald's rapid-fire scat; Tom Jones and Dusty Springfield's 60s big balladry to the soul divas of the 80s and beyond; alongside superb vocal eccentrics like Kate Bush and Bjork; and the staggering vocal range of Jeff Buckley, captured in his only BBC performance on The Late Show in 1994 - these performances all have the wow factor in common.

Featuring clips from various BBC programs including How It is, Dusty, Top of the Pops, It's Lulu and Wogan, these are our showstoppers! (00:59:23)

Mahalia Jackson
Just A Closer Walk With Thee

Ella Fitzgerald
Mack The Knife

The Righteous Brothers
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

Dusty Springfield
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me

Tom Jones

Joe Cocker
With A Little Help From My Friends

Aretha Franklin
Spirit in the Dark

Shirley Bassey

Dusty Springfield
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me

Killer Queen

Kate Bush
Wuthering Heights

Whitney Houston
Saving All My Love For You

Jeff Buckley
Grace (The Late Show 1995)

It's Oh So Quiet

Mariah Carey
Without You

Mary J. Blige
No More Drama

Rolling In The Deep