24 episodes

Focusing on a creative peak in an artist's career, #JCsMusicology tells the story of how greatness was achieved.
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#JCsMusicology John Cameron

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Focusing on a creative peak in an artist's career, #JCsMusicology tells the story of how greatness was achieved.
"Must Listen!" - RuPaul.
"Uh if you are a stan--this is Christmas." - Questlove.
"Meticulously stitched together by John Cameron. Get ready to go deep." - MuuMuse.

    #JCsMusicology - Michael Jackson (1977 - 1980)

    #JCsMusicology - Michael Jackson (1977 - 1980)

    In this episode of #JCsMusicology, we deconstruct each song from Michael Jackson's first solo album as an adult artist - Off The Wall.


    Once The Jackson's gained more independence with the group work, allowing the to write and produce the vast majority of their albums going forward, Michael also began to plot his own emancipation. By staring in The Wiz and meeting up with Quincy Jones, a significant musical partnership was formed and a team was assembled.


    Using demos and multitrack tapes, we learn how one of the greatest albums in history was crafted.


    Interview Credits: Roundtable, Sylvia Chase, WBLS Frankie Crocker, Countdown, John Pigeon, Robbie Vincent Show, Steve Rosen, Diane Collins, Spotlight Special, Mexico Deposition, 2001 Special Edition, Make it Funky, BBC, Ebony, NVLP, Joy, Journey from Motown to Off the Wall, Red Bull Music, Artist Series and Sweetwater.


    Special Thanks: Chris Cadman, Brice Nijar and Andy Healy.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    #JCsMusicology - The B-Side #6 (Madonna, Kate Bush & Erykah Badu)

    #JCsMusicology - The B-Side #6 (Madonna, Kate Bush & Erykah Badu)

    In this edition of #JCsMusicology, we look back - featuring deleted segments from the Madonna, Kate Bush and Erykah Badu episodes.


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    • 31 min
    #JCsMusicology - Erykah Badu (1994 - 2003)

    #JCsMusicology - Erykah Badu (1994 - 2003)

    In this episode of #JCsMusicology, we analyse the early works of Erykah Badu. Also known as Badulla Oblongata. Also known as Sara Bellum. Also known as Analogue Girl in a Digital World.


    As part of the holy trinity of Neo-soul albums in the late 90's, Erykah Badu realeased "Baduizm" to critical acclaim, generating four singles and two Grammy Awards. Her follow up, "Mama's Gun" would meet similar sucess with it's accolades and critical reception. Before taking a five year hiatus, her third studio album "Worldwide Underground" would be yet another progression in her artistic expression, accentuating live instrumentation and varying vocal styles.


    Interview Credits: Jools Holland, Planet Groove, Hamburg, Suite903, ASSR Studio Stories, Out Of The Box, Red Bull Music Academy, Editor, The Breakfast Club, BET, HOT 97, Lord Sear Special, New York Times, Rap Radar, Work Reel and NPR.


    Special Thanks: Lucas Cava, Pat McCaffrie, Daniel Aspén

    • 53 min
    #JCsMusicology - Kate Bush (1987 - 1994)

    #JCsMusicology - Kate Bush (1987 - 1994)

    In this episode of #JCsMusicology, we explore the enigmatic Kate Bush's work before her first hiatus.


    After the release of "Hounds of Love", which is often regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time, Kate Bush would continue to develop as an artist with her follow-up album, "The Sensual World". After a four year gap, "The Red Shoes" would follow. In 2011, selections from each album would be re-recorded to create "Directors Cut", a cohesive album, that stands on it's own.


    Only a genius like Kate Bush could so sucessfully execute such an exentric project.


    Interview Credits: Roger Scott, The Sensual World Documentary, X-Ray, Aspel and Company, NPR, BBC Radio 6, Jamie Cullum, Larry Flick, Mark Radcliffe, Radio 2 and Radio 4.


    Special Thanks: Jake Clement Antill, Kate Finkelstein


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    • 51 min
    #JCsMusicology - Madonna (1987 - 1989)

    #JCsMusicology - Madonna (1987 - 1989)

    In our Season 3 premiere, we analyse each track from Madonna's "Like A Prayer" album.


    Continuing her successful partnerships with producers Patrick Leonard and Stephen Bray, in 1989 Madonna released the iconic "Like A Prayer", with a slight purple touch. It was indisputably her most thoughtful and introspective album up to that point, displaying a clear evolution in her artistry.


    Interview credits: Molly Meldrum, In Bed With Madonna


    Special thanks: Lucas Cava


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    • 46 min
    #JCsMusicology - The B-Side #5 (Grace Jones, Janet Jackson & Joni Mitchell)

    #JCsMusicology - The B-Side #5 (Grace Jones, Janet Jackson & Joni Mitchell)

    In this edition of #JCsMusicology, we look back at the previous three episodes, with the remixes from our Janet Jackson episode and an outtake from Joni Mitchell.


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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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65 Ratings

65 Ratings

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Very Good

And you learn a ton of really interesting stuff, dude is really smart and presents the information really well.

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The podcast I didn’t know I needed!

Found this after hearing James on another podcast. Listened to one episode already. Can’t wait to hear more!

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Exceptional!

Thank you so much for these gifts. If you haven’t done so already, I hope you would do these types of podcasts for the Bad album and the Invincible album! I’d love to have the insight of the creation of those albums and never heard content as well!

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