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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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The Tony Bennett Podcast, part 3

Posted by Podmaster On January - 22 - 2008ADD COMMENTS

Tony Bennett and Dick Golden conclude their discussions of the American Songbook with “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “Anything Goes,” and “She’s Funny That Way.” Although these songs were written more than fifty years ago, they are never dated, are well known all over the world. As Bennett says, “they are our greatest ambassadors.”

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The Tony Bennett Podcast, part 2

Posted by Legacy Recordings On January - 22 - 2008ADD COMMENTS

With Host Dick Golden, Tony Bennett tells stories behind his most memorable recordings of the American Songbook classics, and the impact they have had our lives. In the second part of this podcast series, Bennett looks back on “The Very Thought Of You,” “A Foggy Day,” and “You Go to My Head” and the versions compiled for his 2007 release, “Tony Bennett Sings the Ultimate American Songbook.”

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The Johnny Cash TV Show Podcast Episode 3

Posted by Legacy Recordings On January - 22 - 2008ADD COMMENTS

Between 1969 and 1971, Johnny Cash was at the height of his fame. ABC wanted him on their network, and gave him full creative control. Bob Hilburn and Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, wonder which of today’s artists would have the clout with TV programmers to book the artists featured in this episode – Waylon Jennings, Ray Charles, Derek & the Dominoes, Carl Perkins, and even James Taylor’s first national TV performance. Marty Stuart adds why all of those artists, regardless of genre, were also big Johnny Cash fans.

Host: Rodney Crowell

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The Johnny Cash TV Show Podcast Episode 2

Posted by Podmaster On January - 15 - 2008ADD COMMENTS

“The Johnny Cash Show” was a TV variety show in the purest sense. Cash handpicked the show’s guests, and never limited his choices to any genre. His daughter, Rosanne Cash, tells us how the program was an extension of her father’s diverse interests. Music director, Bill Walker, and journalist Bob Hilburn recall Cash’s determination to feature the latest talent alongside traditional gospel and folk tales. Performances by Joni Mitchell, Tammy Wynette, Kris Kristofferson, the Carter Family, Carl Perkins and Louis Armstrong demonstrate the breadth of Cash’s favorites at the time.

Host: Rodney Crowell

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