#JCsMusicology

#JCsMusicology

Focusing on a creative peak in an artist's career, #JCsMusicology tells the story of how greatness was achieved. "Must Listen!" - RuPaul "If you are a stan - this is Christmas." - Questlove "Check this out." - Maxwell "This is incredible. I love it." - Darren Hayes "Meticulously stitched together by John Cameron. Get ready to go deep." - MuuMuse

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May 1, 2021 83 min
In this edition of #JCsMusicology, we explore Janet Jackson's The Velvet Rope album, track by track. Following a three-year world tour and the release of a greatest hits album, Janet Jackson began writing her most presonal and introspective songs. Detailing depression, domestic violence and early incarnations of social media, this collection of songs would be configured into what many regard as her greatest work, The Velvet Rop...
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In our Season 3 return of #JCsMusicology, we take a trip through the making of Prince's Lovesexy album. 1987 was a big year for Prince, with the release of Sign O The Times, opening Paisley Park and establishing a new band, he was set to cap the year off with the release of The Black Album. After a drug-induced epiphany and a new acquaintance, Prince cancelled the release, sending thousands of copies for destruction. He then co...
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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 f...
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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 i...
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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-re...
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February 1, 2020 46 min
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...
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In this November episode of #JCsMusicology, we continue exploring the genius of Joni Mitchell's work. After a consistant run of renowned albums, each more innovative than the last, Joni Mitchell progresses her experimentation with "Don Jaun's Reckless Daughter" in 1977. This bold artistry proves auspicious, with the legendary Charles Mingus call on on her to articulate what he can no longer say. This gave rise to th...
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In this edition of #JCsMusicology, we celebrate thirty years of Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 album. You know the music. You know the message. Now know the story. Using multitracks to remix eight of the album's twelve songs, hear the music like never before, along with the narrative of how this groundbreaking production was made. Dedicated in memory of TabloidJunk (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3RWk6fq4p8-mt1WtELq5...
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In this June episode of #JCsMusicology, we bow down to the incomparable Grace Jones. After a trilogy of disco albums to mix reception, a new trilogy of new wave, punk, r'n'b and reggae would inspire, provoke and change the conventionality of pop music in the 80s. We dive into the confronting "Warm Leatherette", the pop masterpiece "Nightclubbing" and the closing "Living My Life". Interview Credits: M...
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In this April episode of #JCsMusicology, we explore the beginnings of George Michael. Begining with a couple of early credits, shared with the pop group, Wham! George Michael sets out to establish himself as his own artist. "Faith" would be released in 1987 and make him the biggest pop star in the world... For a while. We explore the songs of "Faith", tracking from their inception to success. Interview credits: Rock...
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February 23, 2019 42 min
In our Season 2 premiere, we study the immaculate Madonna, during her controversial and confronting Erotica era. Establishing her production team with "The Immaculate Collection" in 1990, Madonna works with Andre Betts and Shep Pettibone to create a much talked about, but very underrated peak in her catalogue. Tracking the album's evolution though archival interviews and the infamous "Rain Tapes", we give the Er...
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In this season finale of #JCsMusicology, we pick-up from where we left off in 1993. Using archival interviews and never before heard audio, the podcast explores “HIStory: Past, Present & Future Book I” from itss early concept as a greatest hits album, to its remixed counterpart, "Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix". Credits: The MJCast (http://www.themjcast.com/episode-030-rob-hoffman-special/), Oprah, Brice N...
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In the October edition of #JCsMusicology, we'll be engaging in a track-by-track review of Janet Jackson's 1993 janet. album. Begining with the blockbuster duet, "The Best Things In Life Are Free", to the janet. album in it's entirety and the equally incredible b-sides; archival interviews and rare audio tell the story of this incredible era. This isn't Janet, Jam & Lewis - this is janet. Interview Credit...
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August 10, 2018 43 min
In the August edition of #JCsMusicology, we'll be tracking the incredible beginnings of Maxwell. From the blockbuster debut, "Urban Hang Suite"; to the fan favourite, "Embrya"; to the commercial success, "Now". Telling the story using archival interviews and various alternate versions of his amazing music catalogue. https://www.facebook.com/JohnCameronProductions https://twitter.com/Cameron_John
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June 22, 2018 34 min
This episode follows Sade (the band) from their inception on the London music scene in 1982, to their early demos, to their first two incredible albums - comparing of various versions, rare demos and original classics. https://www.facebook.com/JohnCameronProductions https://twitter.com/Cameron_John
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In the May edition of #JCsMusicology, we'll be contemplating the discography of Joni Mitchell, from 1975 to 1976. Beginning with "The Hissing of Summer Lawns", this episode explores the transformations of selected songs, from their acoustic demos to full band productions. Then, we'll deconstruct the characters and environments of "Hejira", tracking the song's developments and meanings. https://www.facebo...
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In this February edition of #JCsMusicology, we be explore the career of George Michael, from 1988 to 1996. While the focus will be on each track from "Listen Without Prejudice, Vol 1" and "Older", the episode will also take a peak at the unreleased projects, "Listen Without Prejudice, Vol II" and "Trojan Souls", along with several of George's greatest performances. https://www.facebook.com/JohnCa...
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The first episode of #JCsMusicology focuses on the career of Michael Jackson between 1988 and 1993. Using archival interviews and never before heard music, the podcast explores the concept of “Decade”, to its eventual blockbuster album, “Dangerous” and takes a peek into some early sessions for “HIStory: Past, Present & Future Book I”. https://www.facebook.com/JohnCameronProductions https://twitter.com/Cameron_John
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A special on the making of "Janet Jam & Lewis: Deconstructing 30 Years of Music", featuring behind-the-scenes insight from creator John Cameron and deleted segments not included in the original broadcast version. https://www.facebook.com/JohnCameronProductions https://twitter.com/Cameron_John
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Full recording of the radio documentary; "Janet, Jam & Lewis: Deconstructing 30 Years of Music". Airdate: 16th September 2017 Station: SYN Media 90.7 Producer: John Cameron https://www.facebook.com/JohnCameronProductions https://twitter.com/Cameron_John
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