Instant Love Podcast
About This Show
Go behind the scenes of our love songs between women. The Instant Love Podcast takes you into production of the innovative collection of classic love songs sung woman to woman for the first time. Instant Love celebrates mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, lovers, and everything in-between, celebrating women and exploring all shades of love through music. The podcast is hosted by music industry legend Richard Gottehrer and his copilot Allison Zatarain, with many special guests. It features music Van Morrison, Leonard Cohen, and Ryan Adams an recordings reimagined by Irma Thomas, Holly Miranda, and Nicole Atkins, to name a few. "It is about the wonderful impracticality of unconditional love — wherever, whenever and with whomever." - NPR "A global sisterhood project" - BillboardThe Instant Love Podcast is produced by Instant Records, a record label originally founded in the 1970’s by legendary producer, songwriter and record executive Richard Gottehrer. The label borrows its name from Gottehrer’s original production company where he produced artists including Blondie, The Go-Go’s, Richard Hell and many others. Gottehrer revitalized the label in 2013 as part of The Orchard with releases including Dion, Au Revoir Simone, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, Fallulah, Dion, and Pale Honey.
Most Recent Episode
Double Feature: “She’s Got A Way“ w/ Lolo Zouai &“Ain’t No Sunshine” w/ Swagg R'celious!
7 days ago
Part 1: “She’s got a way about her.”Hosts Richard Gottehrer and Allison Zatarain explore the early Billy Joel song “She’s Got A Way” as re-imagined for “Instant Love.” They share the new recording by Lolo Zouai sung woman to woman as well as the original track. Lolo talks about not having to change the “she” pronoun, and her friend who was the muse for the recording.” Swagg R’celious talks with Richard G. about how he got his name, and producing the track for Lolo without “stepping on the song.” Allison and illustrator Rebecca Morehiser chat about the beachy/breezy vibe of the cover, and the importance of self-love. Resident musicologist Richard Barone and Richard G. agree that this new version makes the song “fresh again, and introduces it to a whole new audience. Part 2: “Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone.”Richard Gottehrer and Allison Zatarain talk about bossa nova reinterpretation of the classic Bill Withers track for “Instant Love.” They play the new version by sung between women by Karen Souza, as well as the original. Allison and Rebecca Morehiser about the sensuality of the new version and transforms it the version sung by “old dudes on the subway!” Resident musicologist Richard Barone and Richard G. discuss how twenty six “I knows” was a marker for lyrics, and Booker T. said to “keep it that way’ on the finished recording!”