Instant Love Podcast

Instant Love Podcast

Go behind the scenes of our love songs between women. The Instant Love Podcast takes you into production of the innovative collection of classic love songs sung woman to woman for the first time. Instant Love celebrates mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, lovers, and everything in-between, celebrating women and exploring all shades of love through music. The podcast is hosted by music industry legend Richard Gottehrer and his copilot Allison Zatarain, with many special guests. It features music Van Morrison, Leonard Cohen, and Ryan Adams an recordings reimagined by Irma Thomas, Holly Miranda, and Nicole Atkins, to name a few. "It is about the wonderful impracticality of unconditional love — wherever, whenever and with whomever." - NPR "A global sisterhood project" - Billboard The Instant Love Podcast is produced by Instant Records, a record label originally founded in the 1970’s by legendary producer, songwriter and record executive ... Show More

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Part 1: "She couldn't help thinkin' that there was a little more to life somewhere else” Hosts Allison Zatarain and Richard Gottehrer dig into the Tom Petty classic “American Girl.” They share the original and compare its meaning to the moody new version by Catey Shaw sung woman to woman. Resident musicologist Richard Barone and Richard G. explore Tom Petty’s transformative journey from Florida to L.A. and the mysterio... Read more

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"She may come, I know not when, but when she does I lose, so baby until then, lock me away."  Hosts Richard Gottehrer and Allison Zatarain travel back to 1964 for "A World Without Love," a Peter and Gordon song written by one of the Beatles! They share the original track as well as the new version sung woman to woman by UK artist Lola Coca. Allison talks to Lola in London about living in a time where "empowered... Read more

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Part 1: "Kind woman won’t you love me tonight." Richard Gottehrer and Allison Zatarain head back to the 60’s with the Buffalo Springfield song “Kind Woman,” sharing the original track as well as the new version by Erin Durant sung woman to woman. Resident musicologist Richard Barone clues Richard G. in on the woman that inspired Richie Furay to write the song, and why he feels the title makes it gender-free. ” Allison and ... Read more

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Part 1: "And I found out a long time ago what a woman can do to your soul." Hosts Richard Gottehrer and Allison Zatarain turn their ears to “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” sharing the original track by The Eagles as well as Nashville artist Tristen's new version, now sung woman to woman. Tristen talks the power of love and music, and why this song has special meaning.  Resident musicologist Richard Barone reveals to Richard ... Read more

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Part 1: “She’s got a way about her.” Hosts Richard Gottehrer and Allison Zatarain explore the early Billy Joel song “She’s Got A Way” as re-imagined for “Instant Love.” They share the new recording by Lolo Zouai sung woman to woman as well as the original track. Lolo talks about not having to change the “she” pronoun, and her friend who was the muse for the recording.” Swagg R’celious talks with Richard G. about how he got his nam... Read more

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Part 1: “She’s got a way about her.” Hosts Richard Gottehrer and Allison Zatarain explore the early Billy Joel song “She’s Got A Way” as re-imagined for “Instant Love.” They share the new recording by Lolo Zouai sung woman to woman as well as the original track. Lolo talks about not having to change the “she” pronoun, and her friend who was the muse for the recording.” Swagg R’celious talks with Richard G. about how he got his nam... Read more

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“She says don’t worry baby, everything will come out alright.” Hosts Richard Gottehrer and Allison Zatarain reminisce about the time Richard was “stood up” for a dinner date in L.A. by the free-spirited singer Rachel Fannan, and how she made things alright with her “Don’t Worry Baby” recording sung woman to woman for Instant Love years later. You’ll hear her version as well as the original by The Beach Boys. Richard and Sune Rose ... Read more

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Part 1: “Girl we couldn’t get much higher.” Hosts Richard Gottehrer and Allison Zatarain explore the Danish singer Fallulah’s obsession with California and selection of “LIght My Fire” for Instant Love. You’ll hear her new recording sung woman to woman as well as the original track by The Doors. Fallulah shares her thinking behind adding tenderness to the song, and why women must “level the playing field.” Resident musicologist Ri... Read more

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“If you want a lover, I'll do anything you ask me to.” Hosts Richard Gottehrer and Allison Zatarain dig deep into the seductive Leonard Cohen song, “I’m Your Man” for Instant Love by Holly Miranda. You’ll hear the original and the new recording, now sung woman to woman. Holly discusses her inspiration for the recording and the new meaning of “manning up,” as well as how a siren on 2nd Avenue in NYC made a fiery contribution to... Read more

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March 20, 2018 27 min

“Mellow is the feeling that I get when I see her.” Richard Gottehrer and Allison Zatarain bring you a heartfelt version of the Donovan classic “Colours.” Hear both versions and how the track brought out singer Erika Spring’s (Au Revoir Simone) inner “flower child,” self-love, and the peace she feels with her young child. Resident musicologist Richard Barone sings the Scottish folk song to Richard G. that inspired Donovan’s lyrics.... Read more

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March 13, 2018 24 min

“Girl, you really got me going.” Richard Gottehrer and Allison Zatarain have the British Invasion in their veins as they play the Cavale recording of “You Really Got Me” as well as the original by The Kinks. Singer Cavale talks about her electronic pop transformation that “hits so much harder” when she sings the song from a woman, to a woman. Resident musicologist Richard Barone tells Richard G. a surprising story about how the ic... Read more

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March 6, 2018 27 min

“She gave me love, love, love, love, crazy love.”  Richard Gottehrer and Allison Zatarain go deep into “Crazy Love,” written by Van Morrison and re-interpreted by New Orleans icon Irma Thomas. Here both tracks, learn why Irma chose the song, and join Allison and producer Eric Heigle in conversation about the recording, arrangement, and choice of musicians from his New Orleans studio. Resident musicologist Richard Barone sits with ... Read more

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February 19, 2018 31 min

Meet industry legend Richard Gottehrer and his copilot Allison Zatarain, co-hosts of the new music podcast series that’s all about “Instant Love,” an innovative collection of classic love songs sung between women for the first time. Other series regulars include: Richard Barone (The Bongos), Rebecca Morehiser (Producer and Instant Love illustrator), and Alonzo Vargas (Engineer, The Orchard Studios). Listen for a sneak preview of th... Read more

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