CHOONS tells the definitive story of some of music's most underrated anthems—songs that have endured the test of time and have connected with millions of listeners everywhere. On every episode, we explore the context, creative process, and legacy of these tunes with the people responsible for creating them: producers, arrangers, composers, remixers, and the performers themselves. Produced and hosted by journalist Diego Martinez. Executive produced by music savant Nicholas "NickFresh" Puzo.
Regina Richards Gets Playful On "Baby Love"
Singer and songwriter Regina Richards, Grammy-winning producer Stephen Bray, and lyric writer Mary Kessler look back on their 1986 collaboration, the top 10 single “Baby Love."
Alisha & Mark Berry Push Through With "All Night Passion"
Singer Alisha and legendary producer Mark Berry discuss the making of her 1984 debut single, the explosive “All Night Passion.”
The Friends Of Distinction Go "Grazing In The Grass"
Continuing our musical journey through legendary and under-appreciated songs, we’re going way back to the sunny and funky sixties with singer and composer Harry Elston as he discusses the making of his 1969 million-seller with The Friends of Distinction, “Grazing In The Grass.”
Four Decades On, Sharon Brown Still Specializes In Love
A banger and a powerful story to match…Singer Sharon Brown goes on the record to discuss the making and aftermath of her 1982 transatlantic dance classic “I Specialize In Love.”
Bonus Episode: Inside The Factory - Pajama Studios
After so many stories about how memorable songs get made, it's time to go deeper and find out what happens at the place where the creative process materializes and comes to life: the recording studio. On our first installment of 'Inside The Factory,' we travel to Oakland, California, and uncover the secrets of Pajama Studios.
Pretty Poison Looks Back On "Catch Me (I'm Falling)"
We're kicking it with one of 1987’s catchiest tunes! Pretty Poison singer Jade Starling and keyboardist/guitarist Whey Cooler join the podcast to talk about their crossover smash hit “Catch Me (I’m Falling).”
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