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Interview Episode 5: Eddie Holland.

5/19/2019
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in today's episode, I'm gonna be talking to one half of one of the most legendary most successful songwriting teams of the 60's. one that cranked out dozens and dozens of hits and were on the same level of success as such teams such as Lennon and McCartney and Goffin and King and Bacharach and David. in this Episode, I get more of a detailed look at their partnership and I talk with him about exactly how their collaborations went down and in this episode, he also confirms some really cool...

Duration:00:45:59

Episode 52 Part 2: Simon and Garfunkel.

5/12/2019
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This week's episode is going to be all about the history behind last week's artist. in this Episode I talk about various things such as what was the group's original name, what did they sound like before they developed their own signature sound, how the developed their own signature folk sound and how they got signed to Columbia Records and what exactly happened that caused them to become successful and what were the things going on in their lives that caused them to break up by the end of...

Duration:00:30:11

Episode 52 Part 1: Simon & Garfunkel

5/5/2019
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This week's episode of my podcast is on a song and artist that you might already be familiar with and your already a fan of, but in this episode your going to hear my own personal take on one of their biggest and most well known hit songs and in next week's episode you are going to hear an in depth history behind them and you are going to learn some really interesting things about them that you might have not known about them at all. and just in case you wanted to hear the song I'm talking...

Duration:00:15:25

Interview Episode 4: Bob Miranda.

4/28/2019
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in Celebration for the one year anniversary of me starting this podcast about a year ago this week, this week's episode is going to be an interview episode with the lead singer of the Happenings (Bob Miranda) it was a pleasure and an honor to get to talk to Bob and in the interview he shares some really cool stories behind the hit songs that he recorded plus some really cool stories of his touring days being with the Happenings and also, he talks about the story behind one of the songs that...

Duration:00:55:39

Episode 50: the Casinos

4/20/2019
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Since tomorrow is Easter, this week's episode is going to be released today instead of tomorrow due to tomorrow being a holiday, but anyways, this week's podcast episode is the last one leading up to my interview episode with Bob Miranda next week.. this week's episode is also on one of my favorite Doo Wop song from this era, one that is especially unique. in this week's episode I analyze the song's arrangement (including the chords and lyrics) and I also dive into to the history behind who...

Duration:00:22:19

Episode 49:The Reflections.

4/14/2019
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This week's episode of my podcast is going to be on one of my all time favorite one hit wonders, one that is so lyrically clever and interesting and complex and it's also one of the catchiest upbeat and danceable songs of this era. it's one of the few hit pop songs that draws comparison to the classic William Shakespeare play of Romeo and Juliet.This song also has ties to one of the commercially successful and biggest record labels of the 60's and beyond. Also I'm prepping for my next...

Duration:00:21:13

Episode 47 Part 2: the Walker Brothers.

4/7/2019
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this week's episode of my podcast is going to be all about the history behind last week's song, this includes more explicit details on who wrote the song and the story behind the song itself and then the production information on the version of the song we did last week (which was the Walker Brother's version of "Make it Easy On Yourself")and also the story behind the Walker Brothers and how they got their name and how they managed to make the move from America to England and the lead...

Duration:00:21:27

Episode 47 Part 1: the Walker Brothers.

3/31/2019
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this week's episode of my podcast is also going to be a tribute to somebody that recently passed away. I"m going to be doing a song that they recorded and was a big hit for their group..this week's episode as per usual is going to be a breakdown/analysis on the song's arrangement which includes the chords melody and lyrics and in this episode I show you guys what makes the song so good and next week's episode is going to be all about the history behind this band and this song as well. here's...

Duration:00:20:49

Episode 45 Part 2:the Grass Roots

3/24/2019
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this week's episode of my podcast is gonna be all about the history behind last week's song and artist which was the Grass Roots and Midnight Confessions. in this week's episode I"m going to talk in excessive detail as to how the band was formed and who were the musicians on their hit recordings and the many different incarnations of the band and who wrote last week's song and who produced it and what studio it was recorded at. here's a link to last week's song just in case you wanted to...

Duration:00:23:01

Episode 45 Part 1: the Grass Roots

3/17/2019
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this week's and next week's episode is going to be a tribute to someone who recently passed away, and this week I'm doing a song he greatly contributed too, and also, this week's song is one of the most kick ass pop rock records of the 60's that is definitely a hip shaker and in this week's episode, I show you guys what makes it so good and I break down the song's arrangement and show you guys what makes it such a great song. here's the link to this week's song just in case you wanted to...

Duration:00:18:17

Episode 43 Part 2: Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

3/10/2019
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this week's episode is going to be all about the history on last week's group, in this episode I talk about who were the principal members of the band and how they all came together and some of the stories behind their songs and why the band switched labels mid way through their career and what were some songs that they wrote and originally recorded that later got revived many years later and became hits all over again and songs that weren't originally hits for them but they later became...

Duration:00:22:17

Episode 43 Part 1: Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons.

3/3/2019
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this week's and next week's episode of the podcast is gonna be a on a group that you might already be familiar with if you have seen the Musical or the Movie Jersey Boys. if you have then you'll definitely know about this group but the song I'm doing by them is not one of their biggest most well known hits so unless your a super fan of this group, you probably don't know the song that I"m reviewing by them today, but if you haven't heard this particular song before, then your in luck,...

Duration:00:17:03

Episode 41 Part 2: Major Lance.

2/24/2019
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This week's episode is a continuation of last week's episode except this time we are going to take a deep dive into the history behind last week's song. this includes what studio the song was recorded at and in what city the song was recorded and the other record labels and artists that were heavily evolved in that city and how it shaped soul music and the important people behind that. in this episode you'll also learn how the writer of last week's song heavily influenced another world...

Duration:00:31:05

Episode 41 Part 1: Major Lance

2/17/2019
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This week's podcast episode is going to be on a very underrated black Soul singer from the 60's, and no he is not Sam Cooke or Otis Redding or Marvin Gaye or James Brown, he is somebody that you probably have never heard of before but I firmly believe that he was one of the greatest R&B singers of his time, and in this week's episode I'm going to break down his second biggest hit that was a personal favorite mine and show you guys what makes the song so good and so infections and just...

Duration:00:19:41

Interview Episode 3: Mark Stephen Weitz of Strawberry Alarm Clock.

2/10/2019
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This Week's Podcast Episode instead of doing my usual song arrangement breakdown and history lesson, I"m gonna be talking to an original member of a legendary 60's Psychedelic Rock band, he was the co writer of Incense and Peppermints and he also played keyboards on the track, and his best friend and co writer of the song (who was also a member of Strawberry Alarm Clock) later went on to become an original member of a very well known classic Rock band from the 70's. the interview talks about...

Duration:00:51:11

Episode 38 Part 2:the Vogues

2/2/2019
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Due to the onslaught of Super Bowl Sunday tomorrow, I'm going to release this episode today vs tomorrow since I'm pretty sure nobody is going to listen to this podcast tomorrow afternoon because people will be too busy watching the super bowl game..but anyways, today's episode is going to be on the history behind last week's song and artist, in this episode I'm going to talk about how the group got it's name and the story behind their first hit single and how this particular song (which...

Duration:00:23:39

Episode 38 Part 1: the Vogues

1/27/2019
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this week's episode of my podcast is going to be all about another really good 60's Pop song with a very relatable message that still holds some truth in many people's lives. in this episode I talk about what this song really good and why i think this could be a song that you could definitely identify with and I also talk about all of the really cool arrangement characteristics of this song... here is the link to this week's song just in case you wanted to listen to it.. also next week is...

Duration:00:21:37

Episode 37: J J Jackson

1/20/2019
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this week's episode is gonna be on one of my all time favorite soul/dance records from the 60's. one that is super upbeat and is also laced with complex emotions within the lyrics. this week's song is also a switch up from the two songs we talked about last week as those songs were basically emotional mid tempo ballads with a horn or woodwind instrumental lead, this song is more of an uptempo guitar and horn driven soul tune that sounds like it was recorded in the south. this week I do parts...

Duration:00:22:15

Episode 35 Part 2: the Left Banke

1/13/2019
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This week's episode I'm going to be talking about the history behind last week's band. this week I"m going to be covering how the band was formed plus who inspired the man who wrote the group's principal songs and the issues that plagued the band and ultimately caused the group to break up. I also give a recap on a concert that I went to Last weekend and my opinion on that concert as well. here's a link to this week's song just in case you wanted to hear it...

Duration:00:23:05

Episode 35 Part 1: The Left Banke

1/6/2019
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In This week's episode, I'm personally responding to a long time listener of this podcast's request and this is the song he wanted me to do for this podcast that I haven't already done for it yet so this is the song I'll be doing for this week and next week. As per usual in this part one episode, I'll talk about all of the things in this track that make it sound really good what is it exactlly about this record that makes it sound so interesting and unique. Next week's episode is gonna be...

Duration:00:19:53