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Pods & Sods Network – EM73 – Meshell Ndegeocello

Me’Shell Ndegeocello joins Eric in conversation to discuss her early days growing up in a musical home, discovering exciting and varied music in her family’s vast record collection, buying her first Prince record, auditioning for Living Colour just before signing her major label deal, working in the hit-centric music business, thoughts on recent comments regarding female artists from the Grammy world, thoughts on the current political and social climate in the world, the importance of her musical project Can I Get A Witness? The Gospel of James Baldwin and what…

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Scott’s Bass Lessons – What It Takes To Be A Session Legend With Gail Ann Dorsey

So today you’re in for something suuuuper different from my usual Friday lesson releases… But don’t panic… you’re going to LOVE this new video. It features a VERY special guest… someone who’s played bass for the likes of David Bowie, Lenny Kravitz, Tears for Fears, The Indigo Girls, Gwen Stefani, Seal… I could go on and on… Simply put, they’re a true session legend. The AWESOME Gail Ann Dorsey. And the cool news for you is she came down to the studio in NYC to hang out and let me…

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The Hustle – Bonus – Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth Wind and Fire are one of the greatest and most influential groups in the history of music. It’s more than just having hits – they established a level of greatness, of what is possible musically and spiritually, that many have aspired to, but few have reached. Lead by the vision of the late-great Maurice White, the group has torn through the last 45 years leaving a near perfect track record in their wake. Here we have a brief chat with bassist and founding member Verdine White about some of…

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Pods & Sods Network – Researching Prince: A Conversation With Author Duane Tudahl

RESEARCHING PRINCE: A CONVERSATION WITH AUTHOR DUANE TUDAHL Author Duane Tudahl joins Craig for a discussion about his book PRINCE AND THE PURPLE RAIN STUDIO SESSIONS: 1983 AND 1984. A Prince fanatic with an impressive resume going back several years, Duane tells the story about procuring a stack of Prince’s session documents from Sunset Sound and how interviews with those who worked with Prince folded into an impressive work which is – in Craig’s opinion – the ultimate look at the Purple Rain years. Visit Duane at, where you…

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Muses And Stuff Podcast – EP 59: Jan Gaye

TW: This episode we talk about drug use and and sexual assault. Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye‘s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn’t going to seize the opportunity. She didn’t care that Marvin was still legally married or about their 17 year age difference and neither, it seems, did Marvin. Before long the pair were…

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Reverb – Isaiah Sharkey on Gospel R&B Guitar Phrases | Reverb Interview

Isaiah Sharkey (who has shared the stage with greats like John Mayer and D’Angelo) demonstrates guitar phrases that borrowed from an unexpected instrument: the gospel singing voice. Sharkey is poised to take center stage as he fuses together his background in Rock, Gospel, Jazz, R&B, Blues, and Funk to create an original sound with an unmistakable dose of soul, Isaiah’s first digital Album is Now Available. Check out his debut release entitled Love.Life.Live.

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The Official Danko Jones Podcast – Episode #165: Professor Rob Bowman Talks About Jackie Shane

Professor Rob Bowman is a Grammy award winner and one of the world’s top music authorities on Soul and R&B music. He is also Danko’s old university professor! He’s written countless liner notes and writes the program for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. If you count yourself a music fan, this episode is a must-listen. Professor Bowman jumps on the podcast to talk about soul singer, Jackie Shane, who has just released a career retrospective double album with The Numero Group called, “Any Other Way”.

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Reverb – Isaiah Sharkey Teaches Piano-Like Blues Riffs on Guitar | Reverb Tips and Tricks

Isaiah Sharkey gives out some free advice to help you avoid guitar-playing cliches by taking cues from an unexpected source: the piano. Poised to take center stage as he fuses together his background in rock, gospel, jazz, R&B, blues, and funk to create an original sound with an unmistakable dose of soul, Isaiah’s First Digital Album is Now Available. Check out his debut release entitled Love.Life.Live here:…

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