The Gershwins: Porgy and Bess
Episode date - September 15, 2017
This show may be the highlight of our entire series on George and Ira Gershwin, as it covers the era when they achieved one of their grandest ambitions.
The Monkees: Head
Episode date - September 13, 2017
Like almost everyone else in America, by 1969, I had lost interest in the Monkees.
The Rolling Stones: Beggar's Banquet
Album #64 - December 1968
Episode date - September 6, 2017
The history of the Rolling Stones is rife with contradictions, especially in the ‘60s.
The Gershwins: Into The 30's
Episode date - September 1, 2017
Despite their extraordinary success, the Gershwin brothers remained ambitious and wanted to take on projects that presented a challenge to them.
The Kinks: The Kinks Are The Village Preservation Society
Episode date - August 30, 2017
While The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Who and any number of British bands enjoyed huge success in America, the Kinks languished.
The Gershwins: Soundtrack for an Era
Episode date - August 25, 2017
As the twenties came to close, George and Ira stood front and center as musical representatives for the decade that brought jazz and blues music into the mainstream.
Van Morrison: Astral Weeks
Episode date - August 23, 2017
“Astral Weeks” is one of the deepest and most mysterious albums I’ve ever heard. There is very little about the album that can be interpreted on a literal level.
The Gershwins - An American in Paris
Episode date - August 18, 2017
At the close of the twenties, both George and Ira Gershwin were at the top of their games, both artistically and successfully, and yet they both remained driven to improve on their craft.
The Beatles: The Beatles (White Album), Part 2
Album #63 - December 1968
Episode date - August 16, 2017
If you were to divide the “White Album” into distinct halves, as it was presented in its original vinyl format (and still is, as a 2-CD set), then generally speaking, the first half cou
The Gershwins: The Collaborating Brothers
Episode date - August 11, 2017
After spending our previous two shows focused on George Gershwin’s longer (and wordless) compositions, we can now proceed – and progress- toward a number of popular songs that best repr