May 27, 2019
The foundations of blues, one of the best guitar players ever, the archetype of Chicago's sound... oh yeah, and Led Zeppelin's most impressive song. When the Levee Breaks, originally by Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie, covered by Led Zeppelin and by Magic Slim and James Cotton.
Outro music is Sweet Home Chicago by...
May 20, 2019
A triumphant comeback, the birth of Auto Tune as a deliberate choice, and a singer with remarkable gifts doing his thing. We talk about Believe, originally by Cher, covered by Adam Lambert.
Outro music is Somebody To Love by George Michael and Queen.
May 13, 2019
A monster of a song, a singing competition, and a judge from a signing competition all walk into a pub. Everybody sings Come On Eileen, originally by Dexy's Midnight Runners, covered by Street Corner Symphony and by Sugarland with Sara Bareilles.
Outro song is Just Walkin' in the Rain, by Johnnie Ray.
May 6, 2019
We dive into one of the most titanic pop songs of the 90s and a jazz reinvention that fully embraces the roots that inspired the original. MMMBop by Hanson, covered by Post Modern Jukebox.
Outro music is also MMMBop by Hanson, but a live acoustic version from 2016 where they're all grown up and still killing it.