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Music industry veteran SteveJ takes a "deep dive" into music books, including bios, criticism, photography, and cultural takes, and explores music documentaries and films with the people behind them, along with a fascinating revolving panel of guests.

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Music industry veteran SteveJ takes a "deep dive" into music books, including bios, criticism, photography, and cultural takes, and explores music documentaries and films with the people behind them, along with a fascinating revolving panel of guests.

    In Case You Missed It: DUANE ALLMAN | "PLEASE BE WITH ME" with Galadrielle Allman

    In Case You Missed It: DUANE ALLMAN | "PLEASE BE WITH ME" with Galadrielle Allman

    This week, we look back to our incredible chat with Galadrielle Allman and her deeply personal portrait of her father, Duane Allman, who was killed in a motorcycle accident at the age of twenty-four. She was two years old.
    At the heart of Galadrielle's book is her journey to understand the man millions idolized, but she never knew. It's a story every bit as compelling, beautiful, sad, and singular as her father’s.
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    • 30 min
    "To Would've Beens: The Official Oral History of POPSICKO! "with S.W. Lauden and Marko DeSantis

    "To Would've Beens: The Official Oral History of POPSICKO! "with S.W. Lauden and Marko DeSantis

    Popsicko! was a band from the rich Santa Barbara music scene of the 90s. “If it was 1968,” penned a writer for the Los Angeles Times, “these guys would be rock gods and all over the radio.” Everything was going Popsicko’s way, but there’s a reason you’ve likely never heard of them. 
    With some of Popsicko!’s music set to be re-released for the first time in two decades along with an oral history book, now is the time for the band’s story to be told. Tune in to hear how the band and their songs have stood the test of time and tip your cap to the would’ve beens, should’ve beens, and could’ve beens that is Popsicko!…
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    • 41 min
    In Case You Missed It: "Ode To Billie Joe" with Tara Murtha

    In Case You Missed It: "Ode To Billie Joe" with Tara Murtha

    Our second episode, and we talk about "Ode To Billie Joe"with author Tara Murtha. This really set the tone for what we wanted to do with this podcast, so have a listen to the backstory of one of the all-time great songs and Bobbi Gentry, the woman behind this masterpiece.
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    • 29 min
    "I Put A Spell On You: The Bizarre Life of Screamin' Jay Hawkins" with Steve Bergsman

    "I Put A Spell On You: The Bizarre Life of Screamin' Jay Hawkins" with Steve Bergsman

    In the annals of rock ‘n’ roll there have been a lot of strange characters, but there probably hasn’t been anyone as bizarre as Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, He was larger than life as he emerged from a coffin with a skull on a stick singing “I Put A Spell On You.”
    He was a whirlwind performer, a lusty singer, a prolific songwriter and a man who was a total stranger to the truth. And with that one song, Screamin’ Jay, who also studied piano and sang opera, became the embodiment of the sexually insatiable, voodoo-empowered, black man feared by 1950s America.  We speak with biographer Steve Bergsman, whose book I Put A Spell On You: The Bizarre Life of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins explores the legendary bluesman’s life, work and influence on rock’n’roll music.
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    • 38 min
    In Case You Missed It: BLACK POWER MUSIC: "Listen, Whitey: The Sounds of Black Power" with Pat Thomas

    In Case You Missed It: BLACK POWER MUSIC: "Listen, Whitey: The Sounds of Black Power" with Pat Thomas

    Taking you back to 2019 and Episode 8, in case you missed it! Here we talk about the Black Power music movement with author and scholar Pat Thomas. We dig deep into how the it affected the popular music of the day, including Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Sly Stone, Marvin Gaye and Motown, Gil Scott-Heron, Nina Simone and others. Celebrate Black History Month!
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    • 27 min
    "Hit Girls: Women Of Punk In The USA | 1975-1983" with Jen B. Larson

    "Hit Girls: Women Of Punk In The USA | 1975-1983" with Jen B. Larson

    Women have been kicking against the pricks of music patriarchy since Sister Rosetta Tharpe first played the guitar riffs that built rock-n-roll. The explosion of punk sent shockwaves of revolution to every girl who dreamed of being on stage.
    Hit Girls is the story of nearly 100 regional American bands who shattered stereotypes and eardrums and whose legacy would be otherwise lost. Despite the modern narrative labeling women as anomalies in rock music, the truth is: women played important roles in punk and its related genres in every city, in every scene, all over the United States. Author Jen Larson salutes their achievements that blazed the way for generations of women rockers.
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Natty 17 ,

Great Concept!

Love the idea!!

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Short and sweet!

Looking for something scratch your rock and roll podcast itch but are pressed for time? Look no further! All Music Pod covers it all and they do it quickly and thoroughly.

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Take the dive!

Fabulous series. Great insight and it is a deep dive to understand more about the nature of the business, creating art and what it all means culturally.

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