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Feb 24, 2020

A brilliant debut with a heartbreaking classic, and some shockingly good interpretations. Ain't No Sunshine, originally by Bill Withers, covered by Ladysmith Black Mambazo with Des'Ree, and by Hanson.

Outro music is Rain Rain Beautiful Rain, also by Ladysmith Black Mambazo. And thank you, Joseph Shabalala for so many...


Feb 17, 2020

A classic song written by the masters of the form, delivered exactly as it should be. And then the 80s land and permanently reimagine it. Always Something There To Remind Me, originally by Lou Johnson, covered by Dionne Warwick, by Jose Feliciano, and by Naked Eyes.

Outro music is In My Life by Jose Feliciano.


Feb 10, 2020

A perfect introduction to a band everyone knows and likes, a terrible miss with a version we wanted to be great, and a band that needed a Saturday detention with Emilio Estevez and Molly Ringwald. Breakdown by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, covered by Grace Jones and by The Replacements.

Outro music is No More The...


Feb 3, 2020

This week we walk with giants. The birth of psychedelic rock, and its perfect transformation into glam and hard rock. Shapes of Things, originally by The Yardbirds, covered by David Bowie and by Rush.

Outro music is YYZ, also by Rush. And thank you, Neil Peart, for so many years of so much brilliant music.


Jan 27, 2020

Motown misses by failing to recognize the R&B potential of a song. I know, I don't get it either. Devil With A Blue Dress, originally by Shorty Long, covered by Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels, and by The Cramps.

Outro music is Good Golly Miss Molly by Little Richard.