60 episodes

Hosts Joe Watson and Toby Brazwell take a hard look at legendary tracks of the past and present, connecting the dots on the music they sample and the songs that inspired them. Join us for Season 3, where Riffs takes a deep dive into the tragic world of 24-Carat Black, the band everyone has heard, but nobody has heard of.

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    • 4.9 • 56 Ratings

Hosts Joe Watson and Toby Brazwell take a hard look at legendary tracks of the past and present, connecting the dots on the music they sample and the songs that inspired them. Join us for Season 3, where Riffs takes a deep dive into the tragic world of 24-Carat Black, the band everyone has heard, but nobody has heard of.

    Episode 4: Where Do We Go From Here?

    Episode 4: Where Do We Go From Here?

    Welcome back to the final installment of Riffs on Riffs' 4-part miniseries about the band 24-Carat Black. On this episode: The legacy of 24CB and its landmark record Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth, and where the former members landed.
    Riffs on Riffs is a production of Evergreen Podcasts. Hosted by Joe Watson and Toby Brazwell. Our Audio Engineer is Eric Koltnow and our Producer and Sound Designer is Noah Foutz. Executive Producers Gerardo Orlando and David Allen Moss.
    To help the former members of 24CB and get some new Riffs merch, check out our bonfire store!
    Listen to new music made by Princess Hearn and Niambi Steele, and to help support us make new music with them, consider donating to our Kickstarter!
    Check out the playlist for this season!
    Thanks for another great season. Huzzah!
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    • 31 min
    Episode 3: It All Falls Apart

    Episode 3: It All Falls Apart

    Welcome back to our epic four part series about the band 24-Carat Black! On episode 3, we learn all about the beginning of the end; Stax Records was on the fritz, and Dale Warren was holding the group together with both hands. Hear from original band members and more about the fallout of 24-Carat Black, here on Riffs on Riffs!
    Riffs on Riffs is a production of Evergreen Podcasts. Hosted by Joe Watson and Toby Brazwell. Our Audio Engineer is Eric Koltnow and our Producer and Sound Designer is Noah Foutz. Executive Producers Gerardo Orlando and David Allen Moss.
    Check out the playlist for this season!
    Listen to new music by 24-Carat Black members, and consider donating to our Kickstarter to make even more music with them!
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    • 29 min
    Episode 2: Living the Dream?

    Episode 2: Living the Dream?

    Welcome back to Riffs on Riffs, Season 3!
    This is episode 2 of our epic four part series about the band 24-Carat Black. On today's episode: The Dream. Dale Warren's musical vision coming to bear as we hear from former band members about life on the road and in the studio. Featuring more than one exciting Uhaul story, this is an episode you won't want to miss!
    Riffs on Riffs is a production of Evergreen Podcasts. Hosted by Joe Watson and Toby Brazwell. Our Audio Engineer is Eric Koltnow and our Producer and Sound Designer is Noah Foutz. Executive Producers Gerardo Orlando and David Allen Moss.
    Check out the playlist for this season!
    Listen to new music by 24-Carat Black members, and consider donating to our Kickstarter to make even more music with them!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 31 min
    Episode 1: The Origins of 24-Carat Black

    Episode 1: The Origins of 24-Carat Black

    Welcome back to Riffs on Riffs, Season 3!
    This season, we're doing things a little differently - We're bringing you the story of a dark, musical savant with a dream, a van full of teenage musicians with otherworldly talent, and an epic record that has been sampled by hip-hop royalty, even though the group lives in obscurity to this day. We're telling the tale of 24-Carat Black, and on this episode, you'll hear the first of our four part series about the band that everyone's heard, but nobody has heard of.
    Riffs on Riffs is a production of Evergreen Podcasts. Hosted by Joe Watson and Toby Brazwell. Our Audio Engineer is Eric Koltnow and our Producer and Sound Designer is Noah Foutz. Executive Producers Gerardo Orlando and David Allen Moss.
    Check out the playlist for this season!
    Listen to new music by 24-Carat Black members, and consider donating to our Kickstarter to make even more music with them!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 32 min
    Riffs on Riffs Season 3 Trailer

    Riffs on Riffs Season 3 Trailer

    Riffs on Riffs is back and this season, we're doing things a little differently: a four-part series about the band that everyone has heard, but nobody has heard of, 24-Carat Black. Featuring interviews from band members, get ready to hear stories of otherworldly talent, teenage musicians honing their chops on the road in posh hotels and the backs of uhauls, an epic concept album decades ahead of its time, and a musical savant with a vision and a dark side at the center of it all. Coming this June, don't miss Season 3 of Riffs on Riffs!
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    • 1 min
    Chainsmoking and the Nickelback Effect

    Chainsmoking and the Nickelback Effect

    What do you call four men in a rock group that don't sing or play music? Join Joe and Toby as they search for the answer and throw plenty of shade along the way. These are a couple of groups that for some reason people love to hate. Don't enjoy this episode? We'll be happy to give you your Nickelback. 
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

Elliot Strunk ,

Great Research, Great Chemistry

Joe and Toby know their stuff, digging in the crates to connect the dots for their listeners. Couched in pop culture rather than academics, Riffs on Riffs is a fun trip through music history. Stop reading, start listening.

TheMonarchsofYourHeart ,

A fun listen

It’s fun learning about some of my favorite songs and artists with this podcast. Also pretty goofy in a good way.

Super dog lover 2013 ,

So well done!

This is definitely one of the best podcast I’ve listened to by far! It’s well-researched and well-written. The humor is on par and the connections between so many different songs is astounding. This is a perfect example of a podcast that keeps its novice music listeners engaged and with it while still providing fun new insights to even the most learned musicians out there. All in all a very well done podcast and would highly recommend!

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