Songs of Note

Songs of Note

A music podcast about the songs we love, and the stories behind them.

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July 19, 2021 39 min

Ryan talks with Charles R. Cross, author of the fantastic Jimi Hendrix biography, Room Full of Mirrors.

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Charles R. Cross website: http://charlesrcross.com

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    Ryan talks with Mother Mother frontman Ryan Guldemond about the band's new release, Inside, and their upcoming tour.

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    Ryan talks with music journalist and author of the new 33 1/3 book on Duran Duran's "Rio," Annie Zaleski.

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    Ryan talks with author Steven Hyden about his book, Radiohead's "Kid A" and the Beginning of the 21st Century.

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    "Idioteque" on SNL: https://vimeo.com/51713269

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    June 21, 2021 39 min

    On this episode, Ryan takes a road trip to pay respect to the famous Texas guitar player, Stevie Ray Vaughan. Vaughan's grave is in Dallas, Texas. Ryan typically has a guest on the show, but this episode documents the trip to find SRV's grave, a telling of his life, and what his playing meant to Ryan.

    Songs of Note “Little Wing” Episode: https://www.thesongsofnote.com/stevie-ray-vaughan-little-wing/ 

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    June 14, 2021 38 min

    Ryan talks with David Cooper Moore who wrote the original Arcade Fire album review for their killer album “Funeral” for Pitchfork in 2004. 

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    June 7, 2021 35 min

    Ryan talks with Dwight Garner, book critic for The New York Times, about Elvis Costello's song, "Alison."

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    June 1, 2021 43 min

    Ryan talks with Holly George Warren, author of the book Janis: Her Life and Music as well as 15 other books include a biography of Gene Autry and Alex Chilton.

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    Holly's website: http://www.hollygeorgewarren.com/

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    May 24, 2021 32 min

    Scarlet Page is a world famous photographer, known by many for her iconic images of people like her famous father, Jimmy Page, but also Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, Chris Cornell and many others.

    Scarlet is offering an exclusive discount to Songs of Note listeners for 10% off her prints using code SONGSOFNOTE10 at her shop: https://scarlet-page-print-shop.myshopify.com/

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    May 17, 2021 47 min

    Ryan talks with Andrew McMahon, singer/songwriter behind Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, as well as lead singer for Jack's Mannequin and Something Corporate.

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    Gered Mankowitz is a rock photographer who captured some of the most iconic pictures ever taken of Jimi Hendrix. He also took extensive photos of the Rolling Stones, as well as many other bands like Traffic, The Yardbirds, Elton John, Duran Duran and many more.

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    May 3, 2021 39 min

    Ryan talks with Dave Pirner, lead singer of the band Soul Asylum. Dave talks about their latest record, Hurry Up and Wait, the story behind their hit song, "Runaway Train," and Dave's first book, Loud Fast Words: Soul Asylum Collected Lyrics.

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    Soul Asylum Cassette: https://www.blueelan.com/store/soul-asylum/

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    April 26, 2021 44 min

    Ryan talks with David Browne, author of the book Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock's Greatest Supergroup and Senior Writer at Rolling Stone. With the upcoming anniversary of the expanded re-issue of the band's Deja Vu record right around the corner, it's a great time to get caught up on the history of the band, and specifically the story behind their song, "Ohio."

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    Ryan talks with indie music doc producer and music supervisor, Kevin Moyer. Kevin worked on the film The Glamour and the Squalor, and this week marks the vinyl release of both the score created by Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, and the soundtrack.

    TG&TS  Vinyl Score: https://www.lakeshorerecordsshop.com/product/the-glamour-the-squalor-original-motion-picture-score-classic-black-vinyl-mike-mccready

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    Ryan interviews rock photographer Jamie Beeden about what it was like taking photos of Radiohead's Thom York, R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe, Elliott Smith and many more.

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    April 7, 2021 35 min

    Ryan talks with singer/songwriter Briston Maroney and plays tracks from his brand new album, Sunflower. Briston writes catchy songs with heart that are both fun and full of emotion.

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    March 29, 2021 37 min

    Ryan talks with Clint Brownlee, author of the 33 1/3 book on Pearl Jam and their album, "Vs." Hear the background on what made the album unique and challenging, as well as why it's still notable today.

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    Follow Clint on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tenaciousc

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    March 24, 2021 35 min

    Michael Hann joins Ryan as the guest on this episode of the Songs of Note podcast to talk about Led Zeppelin's iconic song, "Stairway To Heaven." Hann had the chance to talk with Led Zeppelin guitarist, Jimmy Page, seven times and brings insight into the band, the song, and the legacy of this icon track.

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    March 18, 2021 36 min

    Ryan talks with Sebastian Forbush, the Curator at The Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas. Sebastian tells stories behind some of Holly's biggest songs, gives background into his life and songwriting, as well as his impact on bands like The Beatles, and what happened on "the day the music died."

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    March 8, 2021 40 min

    Thad Cockrell's song "Swingin'" hit #1 on the iTunes music charts last month, in large part because of a push from Jimmy Fallon. Fallon heard Cockrell's song while in a hardware store. He was so moved by the song, he asked Cockrell to be a guest on The Tonight Show. Little did Fallon know, Cockrell had just told his managers the day before the invite that he was considering moving on to a different career after ...

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