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Year of the Stevie: Episode #1

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In the first episode of “Year of the Stevie”, we take a look at the events from Stevie Wonder’s childhood that would go on the shape the icon behind some of the biggest hits in the genres of funk, soul, and R&B. You can hear it HERE, or better yet, subscribe on iTunes, GooglePlay, or Stitcher.

WORKS CITED
INTERVIEWS (Can be found on YouTube)

Superstars and their Moms (Stevie and Lula)

Interview with Mesha McDaniel

Stevie Wonder on Visualizing Food

PBS Interview: Songs in the Key of Life

Larry King Now

CNN Interview (2010)

MOVIES

Hitsville: The Making of Motwon

Standing In the Shadows of Motown

MUSIC
Stevie Wonder:

“Evil”

“I Wish”

“Mother’s Eyes”

“Wondering”

Others:

Bessie Brown “Song From the Cotton Field”

Count Bassie’s Orchestra “Topsy”

Memphis Minnie “Down in the Alley”

Wes Montgomery “D Natural Blues”

Jackie Wilson “Lonely Teardrops”

RESEARCH:

Blind Faith: The Miraculous Journey of Lula Hardaway, Stevie Wonder’s Mother by Dennis Love and Stacy Brown

Motown: The Sound of Young America by Adam White

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Soulful Journey of Stevie Wonder by Mark Ribowsky

 

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BDWPS Podcast: Episode #79 (the Music of 1976)

In this episode of BDWPS Podcast, we check out some of the best music to come out in the year 1976, including tracks from The Ramones, The Modern Lovers, Selda, Judas Priest, Mighty Diamonds, Flamin’ Groovies, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Steely Dan, Thin Lizzy, and Bob Dylan.

Check it out HERE, or better yet, subscribe on iTunes or Sticher (just search: BDWPS Podcast).

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Year of the Joni: Episode #3

In the third episode of “Year of the Joni”, we take a look at Joni Mitchell’s first attempts at making it in the music business. You can listen to the first episode HERE, or better yet, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher (search: Year of the Joni).

WORKS CITED
INTERVIEWS

Judy Collins on Leonard Cohen

CBC Music Interview

Bill Boggs Interviewing Judy Collins

MTV Influences: Joni Mitchell

“The Way It Is” Interview with Joni Mitchell

Malka Marom interview with Leonard Cohen

Joni Mitchell on Meeting Jimi Hendrix

Howard Stern Interview with David Crosby

A Woman of Heart and Mind (Documentary)

MUSIC
Joni Mitchell:

“The Cactus Tree”

“A Case of You”

“The Circle Game”

“The Dawntreader”

“I Think I Understand”

“Marcie”

“Song About the Midway”

Others:

Leonard Cohen “Suzanne”

Leonard Cohen “Bird On the Wire”

Judy Collins “Both Sides Now”

George Hamilton IV “Urge for Going”

Tom Rush “The Circle Game”

Buffy Saint Marie “The Circle Game”

 

RESEARCH:
Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words by Malka Marom

Joni: The Creative Odyssey of Joni Mitchell by Katherine Monk

Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell by David Yaffe

Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and the Journey of a Generation by Sheila Weller

“Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell: Just One of Those Things” by Cohencentric.com

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BDWPS Podcast: Episode #72 (Best of 2018 Hip-Hop)

In this episode, we take a look at some of my favorite hip-hop and R&B albums in 2018. You’ll hear new tracks from Chuck Strangers, Young Fathers, JPEGMAFIA, serpentwithfeet, Scallops Hotel, Roc Marciano, Saba, and Prof.

Check it out HERE or subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or GooglePlay.

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Year of the Joni: Episode #1

In the first episode of “Year of the Joni”, we take a look at Joni Mitchell’s upbringing on the Canadian prairie and the events that would shape the resilient, uncompromising artist we know today. You can listen to the first episode HERE, or better yet, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher (search: Year of the Joni).

WORKS CITED

INTERVIEWS

Charlie Rose – Green Room

CBC Music Interview

30 Years of Joni Mitchell’s Music – CBS This Morning

Interview with Pamela Wallin

A Woman of Heart and Mind (Documentary)

MUSIC

Joni Mitchell:

“The Last Time I Saw Richard”

“The Tea Leaf Prophecy”

“Urge for Going”

“River”

“Let the Wind Carry Me”

“Day After Day”

Harry James “Its Been A Long, Long Time”

Leopold Stokowski “Clair De Lune”

Rachmaninoff “The from The Story of Three”

Ray Charles “What’d I Say”

The Kingston Trio “Scotch and Soda”

Miles Davis “So What”

RESEARCH

Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words by Malka Marom

Joni: The Creative Odyssey of Joni Mitchell by Katherine Monk

Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell by David Yaffe

Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and the Journey of a Generation by Sheila Weller

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BDWPS Podcast: Episode #71

In the latest episode of BDWPS Podcast, we take a look at some of the most powerful female voices in music today, including Courtney Barnett, Johanna Warren, Soccer Mommy, Anna Von Hausswolff, Frigs, Kali Uchis, Beach House, Snail Mail, and Lindi Ortega.

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Year of the Neil: Episode #12

In the final episode of “Year of the Neil”, we take a look at Young’s political activism and his technological innovations. We also take a tour through the plethora of material released by the tenacious songwriter over the past 20 years (subscribe!): CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!

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