Black Music Month Podcasts

Black Music Month Podcasts

Celebrate Black Music Month with podcasts that explore the history and artistry behind the music.

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May 27, 2021 58 min

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On the last day of Black History Month, America’s DJ Questlove and U.S. Senator Cory Booker sit down to talk about the history of black music, some of their favorite songs growing up, and the music that inspires them today.

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Before the Grammys, before the platinum records, before Destiny’s Child, there was just a shy girl growing up in Houston. We follow Beyoncé Knowles from the stages of local talent shows to her first crack at a record deal with the group Girls Tyme.

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"There’s a reason Kenny Beats is one of the great young producers in Hip Hop. Because he has a vast understanding of the regional sounds and histories of cities to pull from when making beats for an artist. This allows him to find a common musical language with rappers. Which is super important in an art form as hyper-loca...

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Billie Holiday helped shape American popular music with her voice and unique style. But, one song in particular has become her greatest legacy — "Strange Fruit." The song paints an unflinching picture of racial violence, and it was an unexpected hit. But singing it brought serious consequences.

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In 1973, DJ Kool Herc set up his turntables and introduced a technique at a South Bronx house party that would change music as many people knew it. His ability to switch from record to record — as well as isolate and repeat music breaks — led to the discovery of the hip hop genre.

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"Brian and Eddie Holland, who co-wrote Motown hits from "Heat Wave" to "Stop! In the Name of Love" – and authors of a new memoir – share tales from a pop golden age 
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May 27, 2021 77 min

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Hip-hop pioneer Kurtis Blow stops by to talk to Questlove and Team Supreme about his unique place in music history as rap’s first superstar. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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"She worked with Prince in the studio, engineering his best albums. She knows who he is as a musical being as well as anyone. I wanted to celebrate Prince’s 60th birthday talking to someone who knew him extremely well. Susan tells us what song that was the germ of each of Prince’s big albums. And what happened when Prince was...

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In this first episode, a mysterious conspiracy letter sends us on a journey to find out just how entangled hip-hop and mass incarceration have become over the last 40 years. We travel back in time to 1980s Atlanta with Killer Mike, 1990s Oakland with Too Short and beyond. From Reagan's war on drugs to a secret NYPD doss...

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"Shortly after Michael Jackson died in 2009, Helen Brown, a music critic for the Daily Telegraph wrote that the Jackson 5’s 1969 single “I Want You Back,” is “certainly the fastest man-made route to pure joy.” And while Michael, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Jackie may have stolen the spotlight, the group - like so many ot...

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The one and only Stevie Wonder talks to Stretch, Bobbito and DJ Spinna about making music at Motown Records, pushing for the creation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and missing his friend Prince.

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In the 80’s, Luther Campbell – the King of Miami hip-hop – started a revolution that would change hip-hop and censorship forever. Now, 30 years later, Luther is still fighting to create a world that better serves those who have been counted out by the ones at the top. On this episode, Luke gets naked with Cari Cha...

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What about New Jack beyond Guy? Carla Hall, host of the Wondery show “Say Yes,” talks with music producer Kyle West about how a chance encounter led him to work with Teddy Riley.If you want to hear Carla Hall interview guests like Rachael Ray and Kristen Bell, listen to "Say Yes!" at wondery.fm/carlahall Support us by support...

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If you enjoyed Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Now you can learn the true story about the women behind the play, Gertrude "Ma" Rainey. Listen to my new mini episode about the "Mother of the blues".Please support our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=;25697914Buy me a Coffeehttps://www.buymeacof...

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"Mary Lou Williams was a influential Jazz pianist and composer who composed for Duke Ellington and mentored many great Jazz musicians during her day. She had composed over 100 records and was the first woman to be successful in Jazz. Check out the episode for more

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"We're re-casting Nate's 2019 conversation with Otis Redding biographer Jonathan Gould about his book “Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life.” In this episode, Jonathan and Nate cover the youth of Otis Redding in segregation era Georgia, his beginnings in music, his discovery by Stax Records, his management and an early b...

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"The Oscar-nominated film One Night in Miami… imagines the conversation between Sam Cooke, Malcolm X, Cassius Clay and Jim Brown the night in 1964 they gathered to celebrate the soon-to-be Muhammad Ali’s heavyweight victory. Malcolm X challenges Sam Cooke to use his amazing voice to help “the struggle.” Little did he know Cooke...

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"We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting its predecessor, 2012's good kid, m.A.A.d. city.

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Did Robert Johnson REALLY Make A Deal With The Devil?

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