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55 minutes | 5 days ago
VanJess on Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black" (2006)
When Amy Winehouse released her debut studio album Frank back in 2003, it made waves in her native UK, but it didn't quite make it across the pond. Those who heard it, loved her contralto vocals, relatable lyrics, and blending of musical genres. A few years later, she would go on to release her second and final album, Back to Black, to both critical and commercial success, earning the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album and selling over 16 million copies worldwide. Unfortunately, the success was short-lived; Winehouse struggled with substance abuse and mental illness and died of alcohol poisoning in 2011, at just 27 years old.R&B sister duo VanJess sits down with us to discuss Amy's influence on artists today, blue-eyed soul, and what direction her next album would have gone if she were still here with us. More on VanJessCheck out VanJess' new single Slow DownVanJess Are The Sister Two-Piece Cultivating Their Own Strand Of R&B (Vogue)Twitter | InstagramMore on Back to BlackSalaam Remi on producing the album‘Back To Black’: How Amy Winehouse Crossed The Atlantic (uDiscoverMusic)‘Back to Black’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know (Rolling Stone)Show Tracklisting (all songs from Back to Black unless otherwise indicated):RehabVanJess: Touch the FloorAddictedJazmine Sullivan: Round MidnightAmy Winehouse: In My BedTears Dry on Their OwnBack to BlackTears Dry on Their OwnWaking Up AloneLove Is A Losing GameRehabAmy Winehouse: ValerieHe Can Only Hold HerThe Icemen: (My Girl) She's A FoxLove Is A Losing GameJust FriendsBack To BlackAmy Winehouse: Mr. Magic (Through the Smoke)Me and Mr. JonesBack to BlackSharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: Let Them KnockAmy Winehouse: Amy, Amy, AmyCorinne Bailey Rae: Till It Happens to YouSade: Tar BabySnoh Aalegra: Fool For YouHere is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there.If you’re not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!
30 minutes | 7 days ago
Bonus Beats: Favorite Breaks with Loren Kajikawa
Oliver sits down with musicologist Loren Kajikawa to discuss why instrumental breaks hit us in such a specific way, the different ways musicians have approached breaks, and their personal favorite moments in music. If you’re not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!
44 minutes | 8 days ago
Anjimile on Oliver Mtukudzi's "Vhunze Moto" (2002)
Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi is perhaps Zimbabwe's most renowned and iconic musician. His thoughtful songwriting and exceptional guitar playing spoke truth to power and gave him a loyal fanbase. He went on to become a star in his home country and pioneered a whole new genre of music, Tuku music. His wisdom and messages of affirmation resonated with millions and his music continues to inspire to this day.Singer/songwriter Anjimile sits down with us (remotely) to discuss Tuku's 41st album (!!!) Vhunze Moto. We discuss the impact of Tuku's music in Zimbabwe, the characteristics of Tuku music, and the rules of playlists on long road trips. More on AnjimileCheck out Anjimie's new LP Giver TakerAnjimile Just Can't Wait To Be King (NPR)Twitter | InstagramMore on Oliver MtukudziMtukudzi's Tiny Desk ConcertMtukudzi's episode of On Tour on PBSThe Great Tuku: When It Comes to Music, No One Beats Oliver Mtukudzi in Zimbabwe (New African)Show Tracklisting (all songs from Vhunze Moto unless otherwise indicated):Kusekana KwanakambaAnjimile: In Your EyesYave MbodzaWongororoGondoNdakuvaraKusekana KwanakambaGondoLauryn Hill: To ZionWongororoZiva NguvaMoto MotoTapera KuchenekaNdakuvaraMoto MotoLeonard Dembo: ChiteketeThomas Mapfumo: WauraiwaOliver Mtukudzi: Mai VarambaHere is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there.If you’re not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!
14 minutes | 14 days ago
Bonus Beats: Nas & Unused Samples
On this week's edition of Bonus Beats, Oliver takes a couple of questions from the mailbag about overlooked samples and Nas' best LP (besides Illmatic) If you’re not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!
45 minutes | 19 days ago
Kevin Smokler & Christopher Boone on B.T. Express' "Non-Stop" (1975)
The disco funk group B.T. Express hit the ground running with their debut studio album Do It ('Til You're Satisfied), which reached the top spot in the US R&B albums chart and went gold. The title track went on to become a staple in club playlists and the band started work on their next project. Just a year later, their sophomore album Non-Stop was released and it once again reached the top of the R&B chart, but did not enjoy the same amount of commercial success. Nonetheless, the album's funky vibes and distinct sound stood out, and it's kept us grooving ever since.Oliver is flying solo with Kevin Smokler and Christopher Boone, the filmmakers behind the documentary, Vinyl Nation. They discuss what set B.T. Express apart from the disco acts of the day, the resurgence of vinyl records in 2020, and one of the weirdest Carpenters covers we've heard in a minute.More on Kevin and ChristopherWatch Vinyl NationKevin's Twitter | InstagramChristopher's Twitter Show Tracklisting (all songs from Non-Stop unless otherwise indicated):DiscotizerB.T. Express: If It Don't Turn You On (You Oughta Leave It Alone)EPMD: So Wat Cha Sayin'HappinessDevil's WorkshopKool & The Gang: CelebrationPeace PipeGive It What You GotClose To YouJanet Jackson: I Want YouClose To YouYou Got It — I Want ItStill Good, Still Like ItDevil's WorkshopWhatcha Think About That?DiscotizerB.T. Express: Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)The Freedom Affair: Rise UpTV On The Radio: Happy IdiotHere is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there.If you’re not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!
52 minutes | a month ago
Take Two #4: Jay-Z's "The Black Album" (2003)
We finish our Jay-Z Take Two series with what was supposed to be Hova's swan song, The Black Album. We discuss the hype surrounding this album, the ridiculous amount of remixes we got out of this, and Just Blaze's extraordinary production. More on The Black AlbumRanking the Beats: Jay-Z's The Black Album (Vibe)Revisiting The Black Album (Albumism)The Making of The Black AlbumShow tracklisting (all songs from The Black Album unless otherwise indicated)Dirt Off Your ShoulderDecember 4Moment of ClarityInterlude99 ProblemsEncorePublic Service AnnouncementDecember 4Notorious B.I.G: Sky's The LimitLuciferJay-Z: Moment of Clarity (Remix)J Treds: Praise DueFaith Evans: Burnin' UpFaith Evans: Burnin' Up (Remix) Jay-Z: Public Service Announcement (Remix)What More Can I SayJay-Z: Pump It Up FreestylePublic Service Announcement A CapellaHere is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there.If you’re not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!
47 minutes | a month ago
Take Two #3: Jay-Z's "Reasonable Doubt" (1996)
We continue our Take Two miniseries and looking at two albums from an iconic artist. This time, it's Jay-Z and his debut studio album Reasonable Doubt. This marks the first time we're talking about a Hova album in depth and we discuss why that may be, Jay's features before this album dropped, and what the future of New York rap and Jigga's career might have looked like if Biggie was still with us. More on Reasonable DoubtJay Z's 'Reasonable Doubt' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Album Look-Back (Billboard)The oral history of Jay Z’s 'Reasonable Doubt' cover (Revolt)Breaking Down Every Contributor For JAY-Z’s ‘Reasonable Doubt’ (Tidal)Show tracklisting (all songs from Reasonable Doubt unless otherwise indicated):Bring It OnAin't No N****The Jaz: It's That SimpleJay-Z: In My Lifetime (Remix)Can I Live IIFeelin' ItAin't No N****The Whole Darn Family: Seven Minutes of FunkAin't No N****The Ohio Platers: EcstasyBrooklyn's FinestD'EvilsAllen Toussaint: Go Back HomeD'EvilsJunior M.A.F.I.A: Player's Anthem (Remix)Can't Knock the HustleBrooklyn's FinestComing of AgeDead Presidents IIPolitics As UsualBrooklyn's FinestDe La Soul: Dog Eat DogFoxy Brown: Ill Na NaHere is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there.If you’re not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!
48 minutes | a month ago
Hanif Abdurraqib on The Beach Boys' "Surf's Up" (1971)
The Beach Boys are often regarded as one of the most prolific and influential American bands of all time. However, the group has has its fair share of missteps and controversies over the years. They found early commercial success with songs like "Surfin' USA" and "I Get Around" and critical success with the album Pet Sounds. As time went on and the musical landscape changed, the band struggled to find their voice. Their follow up albums flopped commercially and critically, inner turmoil created division in the band, and rumor was that they were on the brink of breaking up.In 1971, The Beach Boys released Surf's Up , their most socially-aware and emotional album up to that point. Gone were the band's matching outfits and singing about girls and surfing, and in it's place were more downtempo tracks about the environment, protests, and taking good care of your feet.Writer and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib sits down (remotely) with us to discuss one of the weirder entries in the Beach Boys' discography. We talk about the sudden shift in image for the band, The Beach Boys' place in American pop music, and why they struggled to keep up with music trends. More on Hanif AbdurraqibPreorder Hanif's new book A Little Devil In America Hanif's incredible music project SixtyEight2OhFiveTwitter | InstagramMore on Surf's UpThat Time The Beach Boys Tried to Pull It Together for Surf's Up (Ultimate Classic Rock)Surf's Up: The Socially Aware Album That Made The Beach Boy Cool Again (uDiscoverMusic)Rolling Stone's original review for Surf's UpShow Tracklisting (all songs from Surf's Up unless otherwise indicated):Feel FlowsDon't Go Near The WaterThe Beach Boys: I'll Be Home For ChristmasLong Promised RoadThe Beach Boys: Good VibrationsSurf's UpDon't Go Near The WaterThe Coasters: Riot in Cell Block No. 9Student Demonstration TimeA Day In The Life of A TreeDon't Go Near The WaterFeel FlowsLookin' At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song)Disney Girls (1957)Take A Load Off Your FeetFeel FlowsA Day In The Life Of A TreeBullion: God Only KnowsSly & The Family Stone: Just Like A BabyBill Withers: Hope She'll Be HappierHere is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there.If you’re not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!
60 minutes | 2 months ago
The Art of Sampling #3B with Dan Charnas on Slum Village's "Fantastic, Vol. 2" (2000)
This week, we're wrapping up the third edition of The Art of Sampling and talking about Slum Village's album Fantastic, Vol. 2 with music exec and writer, Dan Charnas. We discuss J Dilla's sampling techniques, the great lengths the label went through to keep this project under wraps, and the influence of Dilla on future beatmaking.More on Dan CharnasDan chatting about his book The Big PaybackCheck out his other books here!Twitter |WebsiteMore on Fantastic, Vol 2Fantastic, Vol 2 Turns 20 (Albumism)Discover Samples On Slum Village's Fantastic Vol. 2 (Power 106)Once Upon A Time: Fantastic Vol. 2 at 20 (Rock and Roll Globe)Song Tracklisting (all songs from Fantastic Vol. 2 unless otherwise indicated):IntroHustlePrince: Lady Cab DriverLittle Beaver: A Tribute to WesConant GardensThe Singers Unlimited: ClairThe Sugarhill Gang: Rapper's DelightThe Singers Unlimited: ClairPlayersUntitled/FantasticHold TightClimaxForth and Back (Demo Version)Get Dis MoneyHerbie Hancock: Come Running to MeJealousyBrand New Heavies: Sometimes (Remix)Once Upon A TimeI Don't KnowUntitled/FantasticI Don't KnowBaden Powell: E Isso AiFall In LoveGap Mangione: Diana In The Autumn WindFall In LoveCB4Fall in LoveSlum Village: Keep It OnHiatus Kaiyote: FingerprintsHere is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there.If you’re not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!
65 minutes | 2 months ago
Three Year Anniversary Special
This week, we're celebrating our three year anniversary (!!!) and talking about our personal favorite moments of the show. Thank you so much for listening and sending in your favorite moments! And here's to many more unforgettable episodes, scorching hot albums, and wonderful conversations.If you’re not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!
56 minutes | 2 months ago
The Art of Sampling #3A with Nate Patrin on J Dilla's "Donuts" (2006)
The long awaited third installment of The Art of Sampling series is finally here and we're talking about one of the most influential beat tapes in the history of hip-hop and producer Christian's favorite album of all time, J Dilla's Donuts. Music writer Nate Patrin sits down with us (remotely) to discuss the cult following of J Dilla after his passing, the emotionality of the sample flips, and his role in neo soul movement.More on Nate PatrinPick up Nate's new book Bring That Beat Back: How Sampling Built Hip-HopNate's writing on StereogumTwitterMore on DonutsA Decade Old, Still Fresh: How J Dilla Wrote the Future With ‘Donuts’ (Observer)Donuts Turns 10Last Donut of the Night music videoShow Tracklisting (all songs from Donuts unless otherwise indicated)Two Can WinLight My FireThe Pharcyde: DropA Tribe Called Quest: 1nce AgainSlum Village: Fall In LoveErykah Badu: Kiss Me On My NeckDilla Says GoOne ElevenThe Pharcyde: She Said (Remix)Motherlode: When I DieDonuts (Intro)Waves10cc: Johnny Don't Do ItThe Isley Brothers: Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love), Pts 1 & 2 ByeJ Dilla: So Far To GoThe Twister (Huh, What)Brand New Heavies: SometimesBrand New Heavies: Sometimes (Ummah Remix)Louis Hayes: Dance with MeTarika Blue: DreamflowerErykah Badu: Didn't Cha KnowWorkingonitGalt MacDermot: Golden Apples Part IIMashGeek DownThe Jimi Entley Sound: Charlie's ThemeThe Jackson 5: All I Think of is YouTime: The Donut of the HeartAirworksDon't CrySlum Village: Fan-tas-ticTonex: Jesus SavesMiguel Atwood Ferguson and Carlos Niño: Fall in LoveGhostface Killah: Murda GoonsHiThe Pharcyde: Runnin'Knxwledge: Komo_te.amoJ Dilla & Danny Brown: Dilla Bot VS The HybridHere is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there.If you’re not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!
52 minutes | 2 months ago
Syreeta Gates on Cardi B's "Invasion of Privacy" (2018)
When Cardi B dropped her first single Bodak Yellow back in the summer of 2017, it was a bit of a slow burn. It spent a few months moving around in the charts, but eventually became a number one single and one of the biggest hits of her career. She quickly followed up with a few more singles "I Like It" and "Bartier Cardi" which showed her versatility as a rapper, incorporating wildly different genres of music like trap, Latin boogaloo, and R&B. Cardi was hungry and made it clear through her honest lyrics and fiery delivery.Scholar and archivist Syreeta Gates sits down with us to discuss Cardi's move from Love & Hip-Hop: New York to one of the most powerful voices in rap music, the distinct New York vibe of the entire record, and what makes Cardi so charismatic More on Syreeta GatesThe Gates PreserveYo Stay HungryTwitter InstagramMore on Cardi B Cardi B Makes History With First Three Top 10s on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart (Billboard)Bodak Yellow music videoCardi B’s Money Moves (GQ)Show Tracklisting (all songs from Invasion of Privacy unless otherwise indicated):Thru Your PhoneDripBodak YellowGet Up 10Best LifeDripLil' Kim: Ladies NightCardi B & Megan Thee Stallion: WAPDripBickenheadI Like ItBe CarefulDrake: Nice for WhatShe BadBartier CardiBest LifeQueen Latifah: Wrath of My MadnessLil' Kim: Queen BitchMegan Thee Stallion: Girls in the HoodHere is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there.If you’re not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!
41 minutes | 2 months ago
Take Two #2: Janet Jackson's "The Velvet Rope" (1997)
Our second episode of the Take Two miniseries focuses on Janet Jackson's risqué and introspective album, The Velvet Rope. We discuss Janet's move to a more neo soul sound, how she matured as an artist when creating this record, and how Janet's gone underappreciated in the last decade. More on The Velvet Rope‘The Velvet Rope’: How Janet Jackson Tied Herself In Controversy (uDiscoverMusic)The Velvet Rope: how Janet Jackson inspired a whole generation (The Guardian)The Making of The Velvet Rope Show Tracklisting (all songs from The Velvet Rope unless otherwise indicated):AnythingWhat AboutMy NeedInterlude - SadCan't Be StoppedGot 'Til It's GoneTogether AgainDJ Premier: Together Again (Remix)My NeedInterlude - Speaker PhoneFree XoneYouI Get LonelyGo DeepVelvet RopeRope BurnMissy Elliott: Pass Da BluntMariah Carey: My AllHere is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there.If you’re not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!
52 minutes | 3 months ago
Take Two #1: Janet Jackson's "Control" (1986)
This week, we are kicking off Take Two, a new miniseries where we look at two seminal albums of one artist. First up, we're discussing Janet Jackson's third studio album "Control" We talk about Janet's changing image at the time, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis' production techniques that helped usher in New Jack Swing, and this album's influence on artists like Beyoncé, Britney Spears, and Taylor Swift.More on Janet Jackson and ControlMusic video for ControlJanet on Jimmy Fallon discussing NastySorry, Ms. Jackson: You’re Underrated. ‘Control’ at 30Show Tracklisting (all songs from Control unless otherwise indicated):He Doesn't Know I'm AliveControlJanet Jackson: If It Takes All NightaControlYou Can Be MineControlNastyPaula Abdul: Opposites AttractThe Pleasure PrincipleWhen I Think of YouNastyWhen I Think of YouFunny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)ControlLet's Wait AwhileMadonna: Like A VirginCherrelle: Saturday LoveHere is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there.If you’re not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!
48 minutes | 3 months ago
Tiffany Johnson on Lupe Fiasco's "Food & Liquor" (2006)
Chicago has given us plenty of great artists: Noname, Chance the Rapper, Common, and of course today's focus, Lupe Fiasco. Lupe might not have known it at the time, but his debut album helped usher in a new era of rap. This new class of freshmen were raised by videogames, skateboard culture, and anime, but also addressed issues that affected them like systemic racism and gun violence. Filmmaker Tiffany Johnson sits down with Oliver and Morgan to discuss Food & Liquor, the interesting production choices made on the album, and how Lupe's style influenced the Odd Futures and Cool Kids of today. More on Tiffany JohnsonWomen Win Big At 2020 Tribeca Film Festival Awards: Alice Wu, Ruthy Pribar, Lena Waithe, Tiffany Johnson, Julia Jansch And More. (Forbes)The Black Female Director with Dime Davis and Tiffany Johnson (KCRW)Twitter | InstagramMore on Lupe FiascoLupe talks about the making of Food & LiquorThe Kick, Push music video in all it's mid 00's gloryThe Successes of Rapper Lupe Fiasco (EW)Show Tracklisting (all songs from Food & Liquor unless otherwise indicated):SunshineIntroKick, PushKanye West: Touch the SkyI GotchaJust Might Be OKDaydreamin'American TerroristWallace Collection: DaydreamGunter Kallmann Chor: DaydreamI Monster: DaydreamMoody Blues: Dear DiaryFree the Robots: DiaryPressureThe InstrumentalPressureThe Emperor's SoundtrackI GotchaOutroPressureOutroThe Cool Kids: Black MagsThe Cool Kids: Mikey RocksHere is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there.If you’re not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!
55 minutes | 3 months ago
Wu-Tang Clan Special
In honor of GZA's birthday and the release of multiple members' solo debut albums, we're recutting and remastering our episodes on the Wu-Tang Clan. If you like what you hear, please listen to the full conversations in the archives! Show Tracklisting:Open Mike Eagle (ODB's Return to the 36 Chambers)DamageShimmy Shimmy YaIntroBaby C'monBrooklyn ZooThelonius Monk: Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-AreCuttin' HeadzBrooklyn ZooGoin' DownDrunk Game (Sweet Sugar Pie)Hippa To Da HoppaDavid Ma (GZA's Liquid Swords)I Gotcha BackLiquid SwordsGZA: Come Do MeSwordsmanShadowboxin'Liquid SwordsWillie Mitchell: Groovin'Liquid SwordsCannonball Adderly: AriesGoldAnn Peebles: Trouble, Heartaches, & SadnessShadowboxin’GoldLabelsSwordsmanHavoc episode (Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx)Can It All Be So Simple (Remix)Spot RusherzIncarcerated ScarfacesCriminology Ice CreamEarl Klugh: A Time For LoveIce CreamIncarcerated ScarfacesVerbal IntercourseKnuckleheadzRainy DayzShark N***** (Biters)Spot RusherzIce CreamHere is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find thereIf you’re not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!
43 minutes | 3 months ago
Braxton Cook on Emily King's "Seven" (2011)
You'd think being dropped from a major label would hurt your career, but in Emily King's case, it helped fuel her success. In 2008, she left a major label, J Records, and began working on an independent record. With the help of producer/composer Jeremy Most, she created "Seven" a seven-track EP filled with soulful ballads and heartfelt lyricism. Singer/saxophonist Braxton Cook joins Morgan to discuss this album, Emily King's powerful voice, watching her perform live (remember live shows?), and the subtle but important decisions she makes throughout the record. More on Braxton CookBraxton's Tiny Desk (Home) ConcertBraxton's interview with CapitalBopTwitter | InstagramMore on Emily KingEmily's interview with Afro about SevenEmily King's Latest Album Is a Sweeping Coming-of-Age Tale (NPR)Emily performing "Georgia" live at Rockwood Music HallShow Tracklisting (all songs from Seven unless otherwise indicated):Ever AfterBraxton Cook: FJYDNo More RoomEmily King: Walk In My ShoesGeorgiaChristian Scott: Georgia (Live)Emily King: Georgia (Live)Every PartDownEmily King & Nick Hakim: Down (Live)DownRadioBraxton Cook: Never ThoughtSidesGeorgiaEvery PartNo More RoomDownEmily King: Look At Me NowNick Hakim: CuffedBrittany Howard: GeorgiaHere is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there.If you’re not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!
56 minutes | 4 months ago
Duckwrth on Blue Magic's "Thirteen Blue Magic Lane" (1975)
We are in the final stretch of the #MaxFunDrive! If you like what we do, please consider becoming a member and supporting our show. maximumfun.org/joinRapper/songwriter Duckwrth joins us to talk about Philly soul group Blue Magic and their spooky soul LP Thirteen Blue Magic Lane. We discuss the band's place in the Philly soul scene, pillow talk in music, and we invent a new subgenre of music #pinkysoul More on DuckwrthCheck out Duckwrth's newest single "Coming Closer"Duckwrth Treats Hip-Hop As His Missionary Work (NPR)Twitter | InstagramMore on Blue MagicBlue Magic's biography (Allmusic)Blue Magic performing "Sideshow" on Soul TrainShow Tracklisting (all songs from Thirteen Blue Magic Lane unless otherwise indicated):Chasing RainbowsThe Loneliest House on the BlockDuckwrth: PsychoBlue Magic: SideshowHaunted (By Your Love)Chasing RainbowsDuckwrth: Nobody FallsThe Loneliest House on the BlockThe Gospel Music Worship Mass Choir: Chariot is a Comin'Karen Clark Sheard: Jesus is a Love SongBorn on HalloweenD'Angelo: Untitled (How Does It Feel)Stop and Get a Hold of YourselfI Like YouChasing RainbowsClassics IV: StormyThe Intruders: I'll Always Love My MamaBorn on HalloweenDilated Peoples: Right and ExactWe're on the Right TrackBlue Magic and Margie Johnson What's Come Over MeRick James: Fire and DesireLoneliest House on the BlockI Like YouThe Dramatics: I Made Myself LonelyThe Intruders: TogetherStevie Wonder: You've Got it Bad GirlHere is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there.If you’re not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!
47 minutes | 4 months ago
Camille Yarbrough on India.Arie's "Worthy" (2019)
We are in the middle of our annual #MaxFunDrive! If you like what we do, and are in a good financial spot, please consider becoming a member of the network and supporting our show.maximumfun.org/join"Every one of us is worthy"This is the mantra that permeates throughout all of India.Arie's 2019 album, Worthy. It had been six years since she last released a proper LP, and India didn't miss a beat. She discusses injustice in Black America, finding love, and gives us some uplifting words that we can all use, especially in these times.Singer/poet/educator Camille Yarbrough sits down with us to discuss the timeliness of the album, the parallels between Camille's and India's work, and India's growth as an artist in her nearly 20 year career.More on CamilleQ&A with Nana Camille Yarbrough, Renaissance Woman, Griot Artist (Our Time Press)BronxNet's Interview with CamilleWebsite | FacebookMore on IndiaIndia's interview with The Black MediaIndia.Arie Talks New Album, Influencing Younger Artists & Finally Feeling 'Worthy' (Billboard)Steady Love music videoShow Tracklisting (all songs from Worthy unless otherwise indicated):RollercoasterWhat IfCamille Yarbrough: Take Yo PraiseFatboy Slim: Praise YouCamille Yarbrough: But It Comes Out MadRollercoasterSacred SpaceWe AreIn Good TroubleThat MagicSacred SpaceHour of LoveWe AreCrazySacred SpaceWorthySteady LoveWorthy (Interlude)Camille Yarbrough: Ain't It A Lonely FeelingErykah Badu: Bag LadyAretha Franklin: Climbing Higher MountainsHere is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there.If you’re not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!
21 minutes | 4 months ago
Bonus Beats: Alphabet Soup - D
We are in the middle of our annual #MaxFunDrive! If you like what we do, and are in a good financial spot, please consider becoming a member of the network and supporting our show.maximumfun.org/joinMorgan continues the Alphabet Soup series and discusses some of her favorite albums that start with the letter DThe AlbumsJ Dilla: DonutsQuincy Jones: The DudePastor T.L Barrett: Do Not Pass Me ByThe Roots: Do You Want More?!!!??!Sade: Diamond LifeIf you’re not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!
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