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Carole King – Tapestry Podcast Part 1

Posted by Legacy Recordings On April - 15 - 2008ADD COMMENTS

Carole King’s Tapestry is one of pop music’s all-time landmark albums. Soon after it’s 1971 release, it spent 15 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s pop album chart, and then stayed on that chart for six full years. Our three part podcast series goes behind the making of this classic, and how Carole King developed from a songwriter for other artists to one of the premiere singer/songwriters of her time.

In our first episode, Carole King remembers her first musical experiences in high-school as part of the honor-students-on-the-street-corner group “The Cosines.” She also recalls her early days writing songs for other artists at New York’s Brill Building. She and then-husband Gerry Goffin scored their first hit as writers in 1961 when The Shirelles recorded “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow. Journalist David Wild comments on how that song progressed from it’s girl-group era innocence to the more mature, piano/vocal arrangement King recorded for Tapestry a decade later after she divorced Gerry Goffin.

Producer Lou Adler also details how she wrote Aretha Franklin’s hit “Natural Woman,” another song she revised on Tapestry. Singer/songwriter Graham Nash, also discusses the honesty of King’s music, and how her songwriting was influenced by her own personal struggles.

Recommended: Tapestry (Legacy Edition)

Producer: Joyride Media

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The Clash – Revolution Rock Podcast Episode 1

Posted by Legacy Recordings On April - 9 - 2008ADD COMMENTS

Here is the first of three podcast segments about The Clash – “the only band that matters’ – to celebrate the release of the new DVD, The Clash Live: Revolution Rock. We start with the emergence of The Clash in London and how many of their songs addressed political and social issues of their time. We also hear from Joe Strummer as he explains how he was discovered while singing for his previous band, the 101ers.

Recommended: Clash Live: Revolution Rock

Producer: Joyride Media

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The Willie Nelson Podcast Episode 2

Posted by Legacy Recordings On April - 8 - 20081 COMMENT

As Willie Nelson entered his mid-20s, he made a living in Nashville selling his songs to the artists who recorded them. It may not have been the most forward-thinking plan, but it was what he needed to do the pay the rent. Sometimes the performers would be happy to aquire the rights to their latest hit song, but there were some Nashville stars of the early 1960s looking out for Willie’s best interests. In this episode, Nelson recalls the unique deal he struck with Faron Young for “Hello Walls” one 1961 night at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge.

We then move forward a few years when Willie left Nashville and became one of the central figures of the burgeoning Austin, TX music scene. Singer/songwriter Ray Wyile Hubbard details how it was in those early days with other homegrown artists like Jerry Jeff Walker and BW Stephenson. The scene also helped inspire Willie and Waylon Jennings’ “Outlaw” recordings away from Country music’s big business center in Nashville. Willie discusses those years between clips of his best-known duets with Jennings — “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” and “Good Hearted Woman.”

Recomended: Willie Nelson: One Hell of a Ride

Producer: Joyride Media

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The Willie Nelson Podcast Episode 1

Posted by Legacy Recordings On April - 3 - 20082 COMMENTS

We kick off our 18-part Willie Nelson podcast series with Willie, himself, looking back on his earliest musical experiences – his first poems and songs as a child, his first band as a teenager (with his sister, Bobbie), and his first job as a radio DJ, where he made his first recording (“When I’ve Sang My Last Hillbilly Song”). He and host Rodney Crowell also guide us through Willie’s early successes and frustrations after moving to Nashville. He wrote songs like “Crazy” that were huge hits for Patsy Cline and others, but had trouble establishing himself as a performer as he had done in Texas. Other featured songs from this time in Willie’s life include “The Party’s Over” and “The Man with the Blues.”

Recomended: Willie Nelson: One Hell of a Ride

Producer: Joyride Media

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Philly International Records Radio Hour Part 3

Posted by Legacy Recordings On March - 31 - 2008ADD COMMENTS

Gamble and Huff share their “formula for success” in the music business. According to these industry legends, it all comes down the need to “feel it” and never “force it.” They also discuss how community involvement has always been intergral to their marketing strategies. Teddy Pendergrass, one of the finest voices from the Philly International roster, also chimes in about his experiences with Gamble & Huff.

Producer: Joyride Media

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Philly International Records Radio Hour Part 2

Posted by Legacy Recordings On March - 25 - 2008ADD COMMENTS

Gamble and Huff explain their songwriting process, and how they decided which artist would perform each would-be hit. As an example, Gamble & Huff and Billy Paul recall the origins of their classic “Me and Mrs. Jones,” how Paul was chosen to sing it, and one of his first experience performing it live. We’ll also hear an excerpt of the MFSB classic “TSOP,” which was originally written as the theme for “Soul Train.”

Producer: Joyride Media

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Philly International Records Radio Hour Part 1

Posted by Legacy Recordings On March - 18 - 2008ADD COMMENTS

In this segment, we are introduced to 2008 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff as they recount their early days on the Philadelphia music scene and one of their first big national hits as songwriters/producers – “Cowboys to Girls” by The Intruders. Gamble and Huff also discuss their what inspired them to start Philadelphia International Records and how they immediately struck gold with The O’Jays first hits “Love Train” and “For the Love of Money.”

Producer: Joyride Media

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The Thrillercast – Episode 0

Posted by Legacy Recordings On February - 27 - 20081 COMMENT

Legacy Recordings is proud to present Thrillercast, a 40-episode Podcast series that will feature icons of music and screen, including hip-hop legends DMC, current superstars Nick Cannon, choreographers Shane Sparks and Mia Michaels from the hit show “So You Think You Can Dance”, turntablist DJ Spooky as well as many more special guests. Each guest sat down with us to discuss their experiences with Thriller, the various singles and videos, and its influence on them, both personally and professionally. We present the ‘teaser’ episode here, and you can subscribe to receive every episode of the Thrillercast for free at MichaelJackson.com

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Bob Dylan Podcast – Episode 19

Posted by Podmaster On February - 26 - 20086 COMMENTS

The Bob Dylan Podcast

Dylan’s love and appreciation for the blues is discussed as is his artistry as a blues singer. Bill Flanagan and John Hiatt are featured. Patti Smith hosts.

Recommended: DYLAN (DELUXE)

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Bob Dylan Podcast – Episode 18

Posted by Podmaster On February - 19 - 20081 COMMENT

The Bob Dylan Podcast

Bob Dylan producing as Jack Frost and other names. Musician Josh Ritter is featured. Patti Smith hosts.

Recommended: DYLAN (DELUXE)

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