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Popular Music: The Podcast

Feb 17, 2020

You can’t talk about rock ‘n’ roll without the inventor of Rock ‘n’ Roll herself, Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Omar and Analise spare no ounce of love and respect to talk about the importance of the legendary guitarist and gospel artist whose influence has stretched to nearly EVERY modern artist from Little Richard...

Feb 10, 2020

We are slowing things down and going back in time farther than ever before to celebrate our 150th episode. This week we're chatting about Billie Holiday's You Go To My Head, how the artist formed her music career, how the song found its way into her hands and how this piece of music has gone on to be a jazz standard....

Feb 3, 2020

We're sitting down and talking about one of our favorite songs of all time, Marvin Gaye's Whats's Going On. Pull up a chair, make yourself comfortable and let's discuss the early life of the famed musician, the context that lead to What's Going On being such a resonant hit and how the Detroit Lions became involved.