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The Great Song Adventure is a podcast hosted by Louise Goffin and Paul Zollo featuring in-depth conversations about songs and the songwriters who write them.

The Great Song Adventure is a podcast hosted by Louise Goffin and Paul Zollo featuring in-depth conversations about songs and the songwriters who write them.
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The Great Song Adventure is a podcast hosted by Louise Goffin and Paul Zollo featuring in-depth conversations about songs and the songwriters who write them.

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English


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Episode 22. Carole King, Part 2.

2/11/2019
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Episode 22 Carole King Part Two photo by Mark Baptiste Carole King is explaining that long before writing famous songs with Gerry Goffin, she wrote a lot of "bad songs" first. As an example, she offers this lyric she wrote herself: 'I know I am the right girl, the right girl for you, ooh ooh ooh, and you, ooh ooh, are the right boy for me too.'" She then added, "I needed help. And God sent me Gerry Goffin!" The Great Song Adventure is happy and proud to present this, the...

Duration:00:53:39

Episode 21 Carole King, Part 1

2/8/2019
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Episode 21 Carole King Part One The Great Song Adventure is happy and proud to present this, the first of a remarkable five-part series of episodes with Carole King. Today is the eve of Carole's 77th birthday on February 9th, a perfect time to present this expansive and intimate conversation, and to celebrate one of the great lives in songwriting. Conducted in her daughter Louise's home right before Thanksgiving, 2018, Carole opened up about all aspects of her life and work,...

Duration:00:46:59

Episode 20 Fred Tackett, Part II

2/4/2019
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Episode 20 Fred Tackett Part Two Born in Arkansas, Fred Tackett is best known for being a member of Little Feat. A remarkable musician - he plays guitar, mandolin and even trumpet - he’s also performed with many other great artists, including Bob Dylan during his Born Again tour, and on his albums Saved andShot of Love. Fred at home. Photo by Louise Goffin. Fred (on the left) with Bob Dylan on his Born Again tour, 1980. Photo by William McKeen. The list of other...

Duration:00:30:37

Episode 19 Fred Tackett

1/28/2019
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Episode 19 Fred Tackett Part One Born in Arkansas, Fred Tackett is best known for being a member of Little Feat. A remarkable musician - he plays guitar, mandolin and even trumpet - he’s also performed with many other great artists, including Bob Dylan during his Born Again tour, and on his albums Saved and Shot of Love. Fred at home. Photo by Louise Goffin. Fred (on the left) with Bob Dylan on his Born Again tour, 1980. Photo by William McKeen. The list of other...

Duration:00:35:12

Episode 18 Joachim Cooder Part 2

1/22/2019
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Episode 18 JOACHIM COODER Part 2

Duration:00:29:09

Episode 17 Joachim Cooder Part 1

1/21/2019
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Episode 17 JOACHIM COODER Part 1 Parenthood, as Joachim Cooder explains, means a lot to him, and has informed all his music. It's the same for his father - the legendary Ry Cooder - who not only raised his son in a remarkable house of music, where living legends came constantly to make music, but specifically set up his most recent tour to provide Joachim with sufficient income to raise his two little kids. Joachim has not only played drums live and with his dad on many...

Duration:00:33:10

Episode 16. Josh McClorey of The Strypes

1/7/2019
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EPISODE 16 Josh McClorey of The Strypes Josh McClorey (photo by Jude Palmer) The Strypes started when they were still pre-teens. They grew up in love with American rock & roll and blues in Cavan, Ireland, where they started playing music at the age of 12. Their first performance was at a school Christmas party when they were only 15. But they had tremendous energy, reverence for the real blues, knowledge, passion and drive. Soon they were performing all over town, wowing...

Duration:00:38:27

Episode 15 Mike Stoller, Part 2.

12/31/2018
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Episode 15 Mike Stoller Part 2. Mike Stoller at Home, August 2018. All Photos by Paul Zollo The Great Song Adventure had the glorious privilege of interviewing Mike Stoller, one of the world's most legendary living songwriters, at his beautiful home high in the hills above Los Angeles, summer of `18. With his partner, Jerry Leiber, who mostly wrote lyrics as Mike mostly wrote the music (though this overlapped at times), he's the writer of countless classic songs, songs which are all...

Duration:00:50:40

Episode 14. Mike Stoller Part I

12/24/2018
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Episode 14 Mike Stoller Part I August 7, 2018. Interview by LOUISE GOFFIN & PAUL ZOLLO All Photos by PAUL ZOLLO "Stand By Me," "Is That All There Is," "Kansas City," "Poison Ivy," "Jailhouse Rock," "Spanish Harlem," "Love Potion #9," "Hound Dog." All songs by Mike & Jerry. Better known as Leiber & Stoller. Mike & Jerry in their office on Sunset Boulevard, 2006. "Well, you know," Mike Stoller said back in 2006, "sometimes when you're being interviewed you give...

Duration:00:42:36

Episode 13. Chrissie Hynde Part II

10/8/2018
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Episode 13: Chrissie Hynde Part II. From the archives, recorded in 2009. Now the reason we're here As man and woman Is to love each other Take care of each other When love walks in the room Everybody stand up Oh it's good, good, good Like Brigitte Bardot From “Message of Love” “I just didn’t want to be a waitress,” she said in answer to why she chose this path. It’s a path she followed from the concrete climes of Akron to England, where she started The Pretenders....

Duration:00:37:20

Episode 12. Chrissie Hynde

10/1/2018
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Episode 12: Chrissie Hynde From the archives, recorded in 2009. Now the reason we're here As man and woman Is to love each other Take care of each other When love walks in the room Everybody stand up Oh it's good, good, good Like Brigitte Bardot From “Message of Love” “I just didn’t want to be a waitress,” she said in answer to why she chose this path. It’s a path she followed from the concrete climes of Akron to England, where she started The Pretenders. Asked if her...

Duration:00:40:57

Episode 11 - John Parish Part Two

9/24/2018
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Episode 11 JOHN PARISH Part Two This is the second part of our two-part interview with producer-songwriter John Parish, conducted by Louise this past June in England. An accomplished composer, solo artist, producer, collaborator, and multi-instrumentalist, John is best known for his work with PJ Harvey, as well as with Eels, Giant Sand, his own bands, and more. In the past twenty years he’s contributed to more than fifty albums, and written scores for movies, TV and theater. He...

Duration:00:34:04

Episode 10: John Parish, Part One

9/3/2018
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Episode 10 JOHN PARISH Part One An accomplished composer, solo artist, producer, collaborator, and multi-instrumentalist, John Parish is best known for his work with PJ Harvey, as well as with Eels, Giant Sand, his own bands, and more. In the past twenty years he’s contributed to more than fifty albums, and written scores for movies, TV and theater. He plays a multitude of instruments, but mostly guitar, and as a guitarist he started his career in the new wave band Thieves Like Us....

Duration:00:32:22

Episode 9: Chris Difford

8/28/2018
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EPISODE 9 Chris Difford He’s most famous for being half of the great Difford-Tilbrook songwriting duo of Squeeze, a collaboration born more than four decades ago in Blackheath, England, and which has generated a thick songbook of infectiously sophisticated pop rock storytelling, from "Pulling Mussels from a Shell," through "Black Coffee In Bed," "Cool for Cats," "Annie Get Your Gun" and so many more. It’s a collaboration that was initially sparked by Difford and his delight in...

Duration:00:31:43

Episode 8: Lou Adler, Part Two.

8/13/2018
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LOU ADLER Part II. The Great Song Adventure is proud to present Part Two of our interview with the legendary producer-songwriter-manager-visionary Lou Adler. Lou Adler at Home, 2018. Photo by PAUL ZOLLO Welcome to Part II of our Great Song Adventure conversation with Lou Adler. Lou was a special guest for many reasons, not only for his historic career of such wide ranging accomplishment, from writing "What A Wonderful World" with Sam Cooke, who he also managed, to producing...

Duration:00:38:41

Episode 7: Lou Adler, Part One.

8/6/2018
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LOU ADLER Part I. The Great Song Adventure is proud to present Part One of our interview with the legendary producer-songwriter-manager-visionary Lou Adler. Making Tapestry: Lou, Carole and Hank Cicalo. A&M Studios, 1971. Photo by JIM McCRARY. Although he’s one of the most successful and legendary producers of all time, Lou Adler attributes little of this glory to himself, but to the great fortune of working with genius songwriters. “I was so lucky,” he said. “I worked with Carole...

Duration:00:51:52

Episode 6: Leonard Cohen, A 1992 Archival Interview

7/10/2018
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Episode 6: LEONARD COHEN. A 1992 Archival Interview The Great Song Adventure is honored to bring you this archival interview with Leonard Cohen, conducted by Paul Zollo in 1992 at Leonard’s Los Angeles home. Of all the interviews Zollo has conducted over these past three decades, with the exception of his Bob Dylan interview, none has been quoted so thoroughly over the years as this one. What follows is Zollo’s account of that interview, and reflections on the life and work of Leonard...

Duration:01:40:13

Episode 5: Tom Petty, A 1999 Archival Interview.

6/18/2018
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The Great Song Adventure is proud to present Episode Five, a conversation with Tom Petty. This is the first episode using an existing interview from our archives. Conducted by Paul Zollo in 1999, it's a talk with Tom that focuses primarily on the creation of his tenth studio album, Echo, which he made with his band The Heartbreakers, and was produced by Rick Rubin. Though Paul interviewed Tom many times before and after this one, including over a year of interviews for the book...

Duration:01:41:15

Episode 4: Hop Li on Pico. A Conversation between Louise & Paul

6/11/2018
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"Songwriting," said Leonard Cohen, "is much like the life of a Catholic nun. You're married to a mystery." That mystery -- where songs come from, and how to reach them -- is one all songwriters learn to embrace. Though it's an unanswerable question, for many it is a galvanizing force. As Leonard said, "If I knew where the good songs came from, I'd go there more often." The Great Song Adventure is an exploration and celebration of that ongoing mystery, the source of songs. It began when...

Duration:01:30:14

Episode 3: Danny Kortchmar, aka Kootch

5/29/2018
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EPISODE 3: Danny Kortchmar aka KOOTCH The Great Song Adventure is proud to present a conversation with the legendary Kootch. Danny Kortchmar. Guitarist, producer, songwriter and more, he’s both a great musician and a tremendously impactful one, having provided his distinctive musicianship to countless landmark albums. These include Sweet Baby James by James Taylor and Tapestry by Carole King, as well as classic records by Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Harry Nilsson, Warren Zevon and...

Duration:01:31:47