THE SIDEBAR PODCAST IS B-IZ-ACK (IN ITUNES)

Good news (sort of). After I stupidly broke the podcast feed for my Sidebar podcast, the kind folks at iTunes took pity on me and fixed it. That’s good. The bad: you still have to re-subscribe here.

Lesson learned.

Back to good news: no 100% promises yet but methinks my next podcast will be a sit-down with the one and only…

THE SIDEBAR #34: MORGAN NEVILLE

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Morgan Neville is the filmmaker behind the new documentary about back-up singing: 20 Feet From Stardom. I met Morgan at a Highland Park event for Songs in the Key of Los Angeles and he mentioned his film, which sounded awesome, and then having caught it, I can confirm: it is totally awesome. Anyone who has a love for the voices that have defined pop music of the last 30 years should go see this. He dropped by the home studio the other week to talk about the film, the singers, [...]

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BACK TO “THE ONE”

I’m rather overdue on this one; apologies.

I mentioned back in August that I was the moderator for a fantastic conversation with author RJ Smith and drummer James Gadson about the life, times and influence of James Brown. This was hosted at the Crawford Family Forum and while there’s no video from the event, there is audio and I’ve uploaded it as a podcast for you all.

The One: James Brown’s life, music, legacy. August 14, 2012
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By the way, this seems somehow apropos: Mystikal channels JB [...]

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THE SIDEBAR #31: KARRIEM RIGGINS

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Detroit’s Karriem Riggins travels to L.A. frequently for family and business but he’s got added purpose of late with the release of his new, solo debut Alone Together. As I told him during our conversation, Riggins has been so prolific since his career began some 15 years ago that it’s hard to believe this is his first, full-fledged album but all that means is that he’s has years of creativity stored up and ready to unleash itself via this LP.

He was kind enough to shoot through the house and we [...]

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SIDEBAR #30: DAPHNE BROOKS

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This Sidebar is a long time in coming; I originally wanted to talk to Daphne last year, when I noticed, holy cow, she wrote the liner notes to two of my favorite box sets of the year: Tammi Terrell’s solo collection, Come On and See Me and Take a Look, the complete Columbia recordings of Aretha Franklin.1

I’ve known Daphne for…damn, 15 years now! We first met at UCLA’s disChord Conference on popular music, back in 1997. I was but a wee newbie grad student at Cal; Daphne was [...]

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