On this episode, we celebrate the life and legacy of Soundgarden front man Chris Cornell through the band’s “The Day I Tried to Live,” then talk all things Jay-Z as we explore Hova’s modern classic “99 Problems” off The Black Album.
Episode #19: Movie Music Moments
Music has always been pivotal to great films and iconic film moments. In this latest theme episode, we talk some of our favorites.
Episode #18: Dolly Parton and Bill Withers
In our latest pairing, we pay tribute to the queen of country music as we dive into Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You,” and shine our light on a lesser known song, “Grandma’s Hands,” from the heyday of Bill Wither’s legendary career.
Episode #17: Stevie Wonder and The Band
For our one year anniversary of Flat Sharp, we take a trip down memory lane and revisit two of our favorite artists from previous episodes. This time around we dig into an ominously familiar song from Stevie’s classic period, and celebrate a landmark in American music history by zooming in on a lesser known song from The Band’s debut album.
Episode #16: David Bowie and George Michael
On our latest show, we pay tribute to two late, great artists who came to define the culture and music of the 1970s and 1980s. Join us as we talk about Bowie’s collage of domestic life that is “Life on Mars?” and George Michael’s snub to conformity in “Freedom ’90.”
Episode #15: Songs of the Season
The Christmas season just wouldn’t feel the same without Christmas music. On this episode, we discuss some of our holiday favorites and ponder what makes a great Christmas song timeless.
Episode #14: Beatles Hidden Gems, Part II
Join us as we close out the Fab Four’s amazing career with a nod to the lesser known songs on Revolver through Abbey Road.
Episode #13: Beatles Hidden Gems, part I
Join us for a speedy tour through the first half of the fab four’s illustrious career. Along the way, we’ll select our favorite hidden gem from each of The Beatles’ first six albums, as well as a cherished B-Side of an early single.
Episode #12: Elvis Presley and J.S. Bach
Join us as we dig into the Prelude to Bach’s “Unaccompanied Suite for Cello #1” and the rockabilly classic “Blue Suede Shoes,” that leads off Elvis’ debut album for RCA Victor.
Episode #11: Stevie Wonder
On this episode, special guest Reuben Jackson joins us to talk about Stevie Wonder’s “As,” one of the maestro’s masterpieces from his 1976 double-album Songs in the Key of Life.