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May 25, 2020

This might be the perfect sad song, made delightfully listenable in three brilliant performances. Red Dirt Girl, originally by Emmylou Harris, covered by Brandi Carlile and by First Aid Kit.

Outro music is Emmylou by First Aid Kit.


May 18, 2020

There are songs in the world that everybody knows and loves. And then there are songs so universal they're part of our DNA. We look at one of those songs this week with When A Man Loves A Woman, originally by Percy Sledge, covered by Bette Midler, and by Michael Bolton.

Outro music is Jack Sparrow featuring Michael...


May 11, 2020

Can you name an absolutely perfect pop song? Blues Song? Jazz song? No, you're not repeating yourself. This week we look at Billie Jean, originally by Michael Jackson, covered by Chris Cornell and by The Civil Wars.

Outro Music is Michael Jackson's Pepsi Generation.


May 4, 2020

The second of two episodes paying tribute to John Prine. In this one, we look at the covers John recorded, diving into You Never Can Tell, originally by Chuck Berry, Lulu Walls, originally by The Carter Family, and Cold Cold Heart, originally by Hank Williams.

Outro music is Burn One With John Prine by Kacey Musgraves.


Apr 27, 2020

The first of two episodes paying tribute to the amazing John Prine, shortly after his death from COVID-19. We focus more on John as a songwriter this time, looking at his songs Paradise, Blue Umbrella, and Hello In There. Covers are by Dwight Yoakam, Steve Goodman, and 10,000 Maniacs.

Outro music is If A Song Could Be...