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Strong Songs

Music: it's good. On each episode of Strong Songs, host Kirk Hamilton takes listeners inside a piece of music, breaking it down and figuring out what makes it work.

Music: it's good. On each episode of Strong Songs, host Kirk Hamilton takes listeners inside a piece of music, breaking it down and figuring out what makes it work.

 

#146

Post-Season Update, Summer Plans, & Some Music Recs

An update on what's next now that Season Six is complete, along with some book and music recommendations! BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS [The History of Jazz] (https://www.npr.org/2021/07/15/1016020385/re-revising-the-history-of-jazz) by Ted Gioia, 3rd edition - 1997, revised 2021 [Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar_Zero) by Gary Marcus, 2012 MUSIC RECOMMENDATION LINKS [Steve Pardo - DOS] (https://lynkify.in/album/dos/7wneUJw6) - (also [in Video Game form on Steam] (https://store.steampowered.com/app/2718510/DOS__Steve_Pardo/) ) [Completions - I Needed Help] (https://lynkify.in/album/i-needed-help/Hm9WW8BB) [Ruth Moody - Wanderer] (https://lynkify.in/album/wanderer/xnivRAHO) [The Onesies - The Onesies Dig With the Wrong Foot] (https://lynkify.in/album/the-onesies-dig-with-the-wrong-foot/lpyBD0NI) [Sheena Ringo - Hiizurutokoro] (https://lynkify.in/album/%E6%97%A5%E5%87%BA%E5%87%A6/jHctM72s) [Adi Oasis - Lotus Glow] (https://lynkify.in/album/lotus-glow/C9Zle4mv) [St. Vincent - All Born Screaming] (https://lynkify.in/album/all-born-screaming/Rto5hc4f) [Laura Marling - Short Movie (Director's Cut)] (https://lynkify.in/album/short-movie-directors-cut/iq7Uj52Q) ----LINKS----- SUPPORT STRONG SONGS! [Paypal] (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/kirkhamiltonmusic) | [Patreon.com/Strongsongs] (https://patreon.com/StrongSongs) MERCH STORE [store.strongsongspodcast.com] (https://store.strongsongspodcast.com/) SOCIAL MEDIAIG: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://instagram.com/kirk_hamilton) | Threads: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://www.threads.net/@kirk_hamilton) NEWSLETTER [newsletter.kirkhamilton.com] (https://newsletter.kirkhamilton.com/) JOIN THE DISCORD [https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm] (https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm) STRONG SONGS PLAYLISTS [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5d9ym1sUymGoySMXOw3zbZ?si=Htz5soSaSrGWAr2wUX16jg) | [Apple Music] (https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-strong-songs-playlist/pl.u-V9D7gaGiJ7o0a) | [YouTube Music] (https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlWRG2gSOVHd1ywbQVZInJhANNLGcHSgz) SHOW ARTTom Deja, [Bossman Graphics] (https://bossmangraphics.com/) -------------------- JULY 2024 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS Robyn MetcalfeBrian TempletCesarBob TuckerCorpus FriskyBen BarronCatherine WarnerDamon WhiteKaya WoodallJay SwartzMiriam JoyRushDaniel Hannon-BarryChristopher MillerJamie WhiteChristopher McConnellDavid MascettiJoe LaskaKen HirshMelanie AndrichJenness GardnerPaul DelaneyDave SharpeSami SamhuriJeremy DawsonAccessViolationAndre BremerDave Florey JULY 2024 HALF-NOTE PATRONS AshleyThe Seattle Trans And Nonbinary Choral EnsembleKevin MarceloMatt CSamantha CoatesJamesMark NadasdiJeffDan CutterJoseph RomeroOl ParkerJohn BerryDanielle KrizMichael YorkClint McElroyMordok’s Vape PenInmar GivoniMichael SingerMerv AdrianJoe GalloLauren KnottsDave KolasHenry MindlinMonica St. AngeloStephen WolkwitzSuzanneRand LeShayMaxeric spMatthew JonesThomasAnthony MentzJames McMurryEthan LaserBrian John PeterChris RemoMatt SchoenthalAaron WilsonDent EarlCarlos LernerMisty HaisfieldAbraham BenrubiChris KotarbaCallum WebbLynda MacNeilDick MorganBen SteinSusan GreenGrettir AsmundarsonSean MurphyAlan BroughRandal VegterGo Birds!Robert Granatdave malloyNick GallowayHeather Jjohn halpinPeter HardingDavidJohn BaumanMartín SalíasStu BakerSteve MartinoDr Arthur A GrayCarolinaGary PierceMatt BaxterLuigi BocciaE Margaret WartonCharles McGeeCatherine ClauseEthan BaumanKenIsWearingAHatJordan BlockAaron WadeJeff UlmDavid FutterJamieDeebsPortland Eye CareRichard SneddonCliff WhitlockJanice BerryDoreen CarlsonDavid McDarbyWendy GilchristElliot RosenLisa TurnerPaul WayperMiles FormanBruno GaetaKenneth JungAdam StofskyZak RemerRishi SahayJeffrey BeanJason ReitmanAilie FraserRob TsukNATALIE MISTILISJosh SingerAmy Lynn ThornsenAdam WKelli BrockingtonVictoria Yumino caposselaSteve PaquinDavid JoskeBernard KhooRobert HeuerDavid NoahGeraldine ButlerMadeleine MaderJason PrattAbbie BergDoug BelewDermot CrowleyAchint SrivastavaRyan RairighMichael BermanLinda DuffyBonnie PrinsenLiz SegerEoin de BurcaKevin PotterM Shane BordersDallas HockleyJason GerryNell MorseNathan GouwensLauren ReayEric PrestemonCookies250Damian BradyAngela LivingstoneDiane HughesMichael CasnerLowell MeyerStephen TsoneffJoshua HillGeoff GoldenPascal RuegerRandy SouzaClare HolbertonDiane TurnerTom ColemanDhu WikMelmaniacEric HelmJonathan DanielsMichael FlahertyCaro Fieldmichael bochnerNaomi WatsonDavid CushmanAlexanderChris KGavin DoigSam FennTanner MortonAJ SchusterJennifer BushDavid StroudBrad CallahanAmanda FurlottiAndrew BakerAndrew FairL.B. MorseBill ThorntonBrian AmoebasBrett DouvilleJeffrey OlsonMatt BetzelNate from KalamazooMelanie StiversRichard TollerAlexander PolsonEarl LozadaJustin McElroyArjun SharmaJames JohnsonKevin MorrellColin Hodo ... Read more

12 Jul 2024

30 MINS

30:48

12 Jul 2024


#145

"Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen

In the season six finale, Kirk takes a deep dive into Bruce Springsteen's signature song, 1975's "Born to Run." It's all here: tremolo guitar riffs, glockenspiel arpeggios, endless sus chords, and a sax solo for the ages. Baby, we were born for it. Written by: Bruce Springsteen Produced by: Springsteen, John Landau, and Mike Appel Album: Born to Run, 1975 Listen/Buy via [Lynkify] (https://lynkify.in/album/born-to-run/sWmhZIpu) ALSO REFERENCED/DISCUSSED: ---"Tenth Avenue Freeze Out" and "Thunder Road" from Born to Run, 1975 ---Born to Run [live at Madison Square Garden, 2000] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj9ObfkHY7c) , and [live in Belfast, 2024] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6i-F4IYBVc) ---Wings for Wheels: The Making of Born to Run, 2005 --- [Bruce Springsteen: All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Track] (https://www.amazon.com/Bruce-Springsteen-Songs-Story-Behind/dp/1784726494) by Jean-Michel Guesdon and  Philippe Margotin ----LINKS----- SUPPORT STRONG SONGS! [Paypal] (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/kirkhamiltonmusic) | [Patreon.com/Strongsongs] (https://patreon.com/StrongSongs) MERCH STORE [store.strongsongspodcast.com] (https://store.strongsongspodcast.com/) SOCIAL MEDIAIG: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://instagram.com/kirk_hamilton) | Threads: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://www.threads.net/@kirk_hamilton) NEWSLETTER [newsletter.kirkhamilton.com] (https://newsletter.kirkhamilton.com/) JOIN THE DISCORD [https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm] (https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm) STRONG SONGS PLAYLISTS [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5d9ym1sUymGoySMXOw3zbZ?si=Htz5soSaSrGWAr2wUX16jg) | [Apple Music] (https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-strong-songs-playlist/pl.u-V9D7gaGiJ7o0a) | [YouTube Music] (https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlWRG2gSOVHd1ywbQVZInJhANNLGcHSgz) SHOW ARTTom Deja, [Bossman Graphics] (https://bossmangraphics.com/) -------------------- JUNE 2024 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS Robyn MetcalfeBrian TempletCesarBob TuckerCorpus FriskyBen BarronCatherine WarnerDamon WhiteKaya WoodallJay SwartzMiriam JoyRushDaniel Hannon-BarryChristopher MillerJamie WhiteChristopher McConnellDavid MascettiJoe LaskaKen HirshMelanie AndrichJenness GardnerPaul DelaneyDave SharpeSami SamhuriJeremy DawsonAccessViolationAndre BremerDave Florey JUNE 2024 HALF-NOTE PATRONS Samantha CoatesJamesMark NadasdiJeffDan CutterJoseph RomeroOl ParkerJohn BerryDanielle KrizMichael YorkClint McElroyMordok’s Vape PenInmar GivoniMichael SingerMerv AdrianJoe GalloLauren KnottsDave KolasHenry MindlinMonica St. AngeloStephen WolkwitzSuzanneRand LeShayMaxeric spMatthew JonesThomasAnthony MentzJames McMurryEthan LaserBrian John PeterChris RemoMatt SchoenthalAaron WilsonDent EarlCarlos LernerMisty HaisfieldAbraham BenrubiChris KotarbaCallum WebbLynda MacNeilDick MorganBen SteinSusan GreenGrettir AsmundarsonSean MurphyAlan BroughRandal VegterGo Birds!Robert Granatdave malloyNick GallowayHeather Jjohn halpinPeter HardingDavidJohn BaumanMartín SalíasStu BakerSteve MartinoDr Arthur A GrayCarolinaGary PierceMatt BaxterLuigi BocciaE Margaret WartonCharles McGeeCatherine ClauseEthan BaumanKenIsWearingAHatJordan BlockAaron WadeJeff UlmDavid FutterJamieDeebsPortland Eye CareRichard SneddonCliff WhitlockJanice BerryDoreen CarlsonDavid McDarbyWendy GilchristElliot RosenLisa TurnerPaul WayperMiles FormanBruno GaetaKenneth JungAdam StofskyZak RemerRishi SahayJeffrey BeanJason ReitmanAilie FraserRob TsukNATALIE MISTILISJosh SingerAmy Lynn ThornsenAdam WKelli BrockingtonVictoria Yumino caposselaSteve PaquinDavid JoskeBernard KhooRobert HeuerDavid NoahGeraldine ButlerMadeleine MaderJason PrattAbbie BergDoug BelewDermot CrowleyAchint SrivastavaRyan RairighMichael BermanLinda DuffyBonnie PrinsenLiz SegerEoin de BurcaKevin PotterM Shane BordersDallas HockleyJason GerryNell MorseNathan GouwensLauren ReayEric PrestemonCookies250Damian BradyAngela LivingstoneDiane HughesMichael CasnerLowell MeyerStephen TsoneffJoshua HillGeoff GoldenPascal RuegerRandy SouzaClare HolbertonDiane TurnerTom ColemanDhu WikMelmaniacEric HelmJonathan DanielsMichael FlahertyCaro Fieldmichael bochnerNaomi WatsonDavid CushmanAlexanderChris KGavin DoigSam FennTanner MortonAJ SchusterJennifer BushDavid StroudBrad CallahanAmanda FurlottiAndrew BakerAndrew FairL.B. MorseBill ThorntonBrian AmoebasBrett DouvilleJeffrey OlsonMatt BetzelNate from KalamazooMelanie StiversRichard TollerAlexander PolsonEarl LozadaJustin McElroyArjun SharmaJames JohnsonKevin MorrellColin Hodo ... Read more

28 Jun 2024

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:17

28 Jun 2024


#144

Summer Synths, Fluteception, and "The Diablo Chord"

As Season Six draws to a close, Kirk opens up the Strong Songs mailbag to answer a bunch of listener questions on topics ranging from Diablo's use of lydian to what he means when he talks about "transcribing." REFERENCED/DISCUSSED: ---"Tristram" by Matt Uelman from Diablo, 1997 ---"Blast Inc. (feat. Jorgen Munkeby)" by Haunted Shores from Viscera, 2015 ---"One Down, One Up" by John Coltrane from New Thing at Newport, 1965 ---"Heart of Glass" by Debbie Harry and Chris Stein as recorded by Miley Cyrus in 2020 ---"Respect" by Otis Redding recorded by Aretha Franklin, 1967 ---"All The Things You Are" by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, 1939, and also recorded by the Brad Mehldau Trio in 1999 ---"Reminiscing" by Little River Band from Sleeper Catcher, 1978 ---"Flute Loop" by The Beastie Boys from Ill Communication, 1994 ---"Flute Thing" by The Blues Project from Projections, 1966 ---"Dream is Collapsing" and "Dream Within a Dream" by Hans Zimmer from Inception, 2010 ---"Concerto for Flute & Orchestra No. 1 in G Major, I. 313: I. Allegro Maestoso," feat. Sir James Galway ---"Kid Charlemagne" by Steely Dan feat. Larry Carlton from The Royal Scam, 1976 ---"St. Thomas" by Sonny Rollins from Saxophone Colossus, 1956 ---"Supercell" by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard from PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of Planet Earth and the Beginning of Merciless Damnation , 2023 ---"Morph" by twenty one pilots from Trench, 2018 ---"Summertime" by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince from Homebase, 1991 ---"Summer Love" by Kool and the Gang from Light of Worlds, 1974 ---"Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang' by Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg from The Chronic, 1992 --- [Doctor Mix explains] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I\_v4ittrETI) how to get the "Summer Madness" sound on an ARP 2600 ---"Ironside" by Quincy Jones as featured in the Kill Bill soundtrack, 2003 ---"Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47: IV. Allegro non troppo" by Dimitri Shostakovich as recorded by the Berlin Philharmonic, 1987 ---"Time" by Pink Floyd from The Dark Side of the Moon, 1973 ---"Shit Talk" by Sufjan Stevens from Javelin, 2023 OUTRO SOLOIST: Evan Illouz Evan is a clinical psychologist in Brooklyn, NY, who's been playing since he was in high school, about 20 years ago.  ----LINKS----- SUPPORT STRONG SONGS! [Paypal] (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/kirkhamiltonmusic) | [Patreon.com/Strongsongs] (https://patreon.com/StrongSongs) MERCH STORE [store.strongsongspodcast.com] (https://store.strongsongspodcast.com/) SOCIAL MEDIAIG: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://instagram.com/kirk_hamilton) | Threads: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://www.threads.net/@kirk_hamilton) NEWSLETTER [newsletter.kirkhamilton.com] (https://newsletter.kirkhamilton.com/) JOIN THE DISCORD [https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm] (https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm) STRONG SONGS PLAYLISTS [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5d9ym1sUymGoySMXOw3zbZ?si=Htz5soSaSrGWAr2wUX16jg) | [Apple Music] (https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-strong-songs-playlist/pl.u-V9D7gaGiJ7o0a) | [YouTube Music] (https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlWRG2gSOVHd1ywbQVZInJhANNLGcHSgz) SHOW ARTTom Deja, [Bossman Graphics] (https://bossmangraphics.com/) -------------------- MAY 2024 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS Robyn MetcalfeBrian TempletCesarBob TuckerCorpus FriskyBen BarronCatherine WarnerDamon WhiteKaya WoodallJay SwartzMiriam JoySEAN D WINNIERushDaniel Hannon-BarryChristopher MillerJamie WhiteChristopher McConnellDavid MascettiJoe LaskaKen HirshJezMelanie AndrichJenness GardnerPaul DelaneyDave SharpeSami SamhuriJeremy DawsonAccessViolationAndre BremerDave Florey MAY 2024 HALF-NOTE PATRONS Danielle KrizMichael YorkClint McElroyMordok’s Vape PenInmar GivoniMichael SingerMerv AdrianJoe GalloLauren KnottsDave KolasHenry MindlinMonica St. AngeloStephen WolkwitzSuzanneRand LeShayMaxeric spMatthew JonesThomasAnthony MentzJames McMurryEthan LaserBrian Johan PeterChris RemoMatt SchoenthalAaron WilsonDent EarlCarlos LernerMisty HaisfieldAbraham BenrubiChris KotarbaCallum WebbLynda MacNeilDick MorganBen SteinSusan GreenGrettir AsmundarsonSean MurphyAlan BroughRandal VegterGo Birds!Robert Granatdave malloyNick GallowayHeather Jjohn halpinPeter HardingDavidJohn BaumanMartín SalíasStu BakerSteve MartinoDr Arthur A GrayCarolinaGary PierceMatt BaxterLuigi BocciaE Margaret WartonCharles McGeeCatherine ClauseEthan BaumanKenIsWearingAHatJordan BlockAaron WadeJeff UlmDavid FutterJamieDeebsPortland Eye CareCarrie SchneiderRichard SneddonDoreen CarlsonDavid McDarbyWendy GilchristElliot RosenLisa TurnerPaul WayperBruno GaetaKenneth JungAdam StofskyZak RemerRishi SahayJeffrey BeanJason ReitmanAilie FraserRob TsukNATALIE MISTILISJosh SingerAmy Lynn ThornsenAdam WKelli BrockingtonVictoria Yumino caposselaSteve PaquinDavid JoskeBernard KhooRobert HeuerDavid NoahGeraldine ButlerMadeleine MaderJason PrattAbbie BergDoug BelewDermot CrowleyAchint SrivastavaRyan RairighMichael BermanLinda DuffyBonnie PrinsenLiz SegerEoin de BurcaKevin PotterM Shane BordersDallas HockleyJason GerryNell MorseNathan GouwensLauren ReayEric PrestemonCookies250Damian BradyAngela LivingstoneDiane HughesMichael CasnerLowell MeyerStephen TsoneffJoshua HillGeoff GoldenPascal RuegerRandy SouzaClare HolbertonDiane TurnerTom ColemanDhu WikMel DEric HelmJonathan DanielsMichael FlahertyCaro Fieldmichael bochnerNaomi WatsonDavid CushmanAlexanderChris KGavin DoigSam FennTanner MortonAJ SchusterJennifer BushDavid StroudBrad CallahanAmanda FurlottiAndrew BakerAndrew FairL.B. MorseBill ThorntonBrian AmoebasBrett DouvilleJeffrey OlsonMatt BetzelNate from KalamazooMelanie StiversRichard TollerAlexander PolsonEarl LozadaJustin McElroyArjun SharmaJames JohnsonKevin MorrellColin Hodo ... Read more

14 Jun 2024

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:55

14 Jun 2024


#143

"Easter Theatre" by XTC

Stage left! It's time for Strong Songs to talk about XTC. Stage right! Now the song is picked, analysis can begin. Stand up! If we listen close, we'll hear some lovely notes... On this episode, Kirk takes the stage alongside "Easter Theatre," the first single off of XTC's 1999 experimental symphono-pop album Apple Venus: Vol. 1. Bring on the bassoons and power up the mellotron; we've got some shapes to stack. Written by: Andy Partridge Produced by: Haydn Bendall & Nick Davies Album: Apple Venus Vol. 1, 1999 and Instruvenus, 2002 Listen/Buy via [Songwhip] (https://songwhip.com/xtc/apple-venus-vol-1) ALSO REFERENCED/DISCUSSED: ---“Senses Working Overtime” by Andy Partridge from English Settlement, 1982 ---“Dear God” by Partridge (eventually) from Skylarking, 1986 ---“Mayor of Simpleton” from Oranges & Lemons, 1989 ---“River of Orchids,” “I’d Like That,” “Greenman,” “Frivolous Tonight,” and “Fruit Nut” by XTC from Apple Venus, Vol. 1, 1999 ---"Easter Theatre (Demo Version)" and "How Easter Theatre Came to Be" released with the UK single, 1999 ---Partridge’s [1999 Guitar Player interview] (http://chalkhills.org/articles/GuitarPlayer199904.html) --- [Complicated Game: Inside the Songs of XTC] (https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/24397221) by Andy Partridge with Todd Bernhardt ---A subsequent behind the song interview published by XTC ---“Killer Queen” by Freddie Mercury from Sheer Heart Attack, 1974 ---“Chicago” by Sufjan Stevens from Illinoise, 2005 ---“I Will Always Love You” by Dolly Parton as sung by Whitney Houston on The Bodyguard Soundtrack, 1992 ----LINKS----- SUPPORT STRONG SONGS! [Paypal] (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/kirkhamiltonmusic) | [Patreon.com/Strongsongs] (https://patreon.com/StrongSongs) MERCH STORE [store.strongsongspodcast.com] (https://store.strongsongspodcast.com/) SOCIAL MEDIAIG: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://instagram.com/kirk_hamilton) | Threads: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://www.threads.net/@kirk_hamilton) NEWSLETTER [newsletter.kirkhamilton.com] (https://newsletter.kirkhamilton.com/) JOIN THE DISCORD [https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm] (https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm) STRONG SONGS PLAYLISTS [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5d9ym1sUymGoySMXOw3zbZ?si=Htz5soSaSrGWAr2wUX16jg) | [Apple Music] (https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-strong-songs-playlist/pl.u-V9D7gaGiJ7o0a) | [YouTube Music] (https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlWRG2gSOVHd1ywbQVZInJhANNLGcHSgz) SHOW ARTTom Deja, [Bossman Graphics] (https://bossmangraphics.com/) -------------------- MAY 2024 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS Robyn MetcalfeBrian TempletCesarBob TuckerCorpus FriskyBen BarronCatherine WarnerDamon WhiteKaya WoodallJay SwartzMiriam JoySEAN D WINNIERushDaniel Hannon-BarryChristopher MillerJamie WhiteChristopher McConnellDavid MascettiJoe LaskaKen HirshJezMelanie AndrichJenness GardnerPaul DelaneyDave SharpeSami SamhuriJeremy DawsonAccessViolationAndre BremerDave Florey MAY 2024 HALF-NOTE PATRONS Danielle KrizMichael YorkClint McElroyMordok’s Vape PenInmar GivoniMichael SingerMerv AdrianJoe GalloLauren KnottsDave KolasHenry MindlinMonica St. AngeloStephen WolkwitzSuzanneRand LeShayMaxeric spMatthew JonesThomasAnthony MentzJames McMurryEthan LaserBrian Johan PeterChris RemoMatt SchoenthalAaron WilsonDent EarlCarlos LernerMisty HaisfieldAbraham BenrubiChris KotarbaCallum WebbLynda MacNeilDick MorganBen SteinSusan GreenGrettir AsmundarsonSean MurphyAlan BroughRandal VegterGo Birds!Robert Granatdave malloyNick GallowayHeather Jjohn halpinPeter HardingDavidJohn BaumanMartín SalíasStu BakerSteve MartinoDr Arthur A GrayCarolinaGary PierceMatt BaxterLuigi BocciaE Margaret WartonCharles McGeeCatherine ClauseEthan BaumanKenIsWearingAHatJordan BlockAaron WadeJeff UlmDavid FutterJamieDeebsPortland Eye CareCarrie SchneiderRichard SneddonDoreen CarlsonDavid McDarbyWendy GilchristElliot RosenLisa TurnerPaul WayperBruno GaetaKenneth JungAdam StofskyZak RemerRishi SahayJeffrey BeanJason ReitmanAilie FraserRob TsukNATALIE MISTILISJosh SingerAmy Lynn ThornsenAdam WKelli BrockingtonVictoria Yumino caposselaSteve PaquinDavid JoskeBernard KhooRobert HeuerDavid NoahGeraldine ButlerMadeleine MaderJason PrattAbbie BergDoug BelewDermot CrowleyAchint SrivastavaRyan RairighMichael BermanLinda DuffyBonnie PrinsenLiz SegerEoin de BurcaKevin PotterM Shane BordersDallas HockleyJason GerryNell MorseNathan GouwensLauren ReayEric PrestemonCookies250Damian BradyAngela LivingstoneDiane HughesMichael CasnerLowell MeyerStephen TsoneffJoshua HillGeoff GoldenPascal RuegerRandy SouzaClare HolbertonDiane TurnerTom ColemanDhu WikMel DEric HelmJonathan DanielsMichael FlahertyCaro Fieldmichael bochnerNaomi WatsonDavid CushmanAlexanderChris KGavin DoigSam FennTanner MortonAJ SchusterJennifer BushDavid StroudBrad CallahanAmanda FurlottiAndrew BakerAndrew FairL.B. MorseBill ThorntonBrian AmoebasBrett DouvilleJeffrey OlsonMatt BetzelNate from KalamazooMelanie StiversRichard TollerAlexander PolsonEarl LozadaJustin McElroyArjun SharmaJames JohnsonKevin MorrellColin Hodo ... Read more

31 May 2024

57 MINS

57:00

31 May 2024


#142

"Limb by Limb" by Phish

Phish may be known for their 30-minute live jams, but turns out you can distill their best qualities into a song one-tenth that length. To that end, Kirk picks apart and reassembles their 1998 studio recording of "Limb By Limb" in all its polyrhythmic, guitarpeggiated glory. Music by: Trey Anastasio, with Page McConnell, Mike Gordon & Jon Fishman Lyrics by: Tom Marshall & Scott Herman Album: The Story of the Ghost (1998) Listen/Buy via [Songwhip] (https://songwhip.com/phish/thestoryoftheghost) ALSO REFERENCED/DISCUSSED: ---"You Enjoy Myself" by Trey Anastasio from Junta, 1989 ---"The Story of the Ghost" and "Guyute" from The Story of the Ghost, 1998 ---"Little Wing" by Jimi Hendrix from Axis: Bold as Love, 1967 ---Excerpts from [a 2017 episode of Tom Marshall's "Under The Scales,"] (https://soundcloud.com/underthescales/033-scott-herman) feat. Scott Herman ----LINKS----- SUPPORT STRONG SONGS! [Paypal] (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/kirkhamiltonmusic) | [Patreon.com/Strongsongs] (https://patreon.com/StrongSongs) MERCH STORE [store.strongsongspodcast.com] (https://store.strongsongspodcast.com/) SOCIAL MEDIAIG: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://instagram.com/kirk_hamilton) | Threads: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://www.threads.net/@kirk_hamilton) NEWSLETTER [newsletter.kirkhamilton.com] (https://newsletter.kirkhamilton.com) JOIN THE DISCORD [https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm] (https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm) STRONG SONGS PLAYLISTS [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5d9ym1sUymGoySMXOw3zbZ?si=Htz5soSaSrGWAr2wUX16jg) | [Apple Music] (https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-strong-songs-playlist/pl.u-V9D7gaGiJ7o0a) | [YouTube Music] (https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlWRG2gSOVHd1ywbQVZInJhANNLGcHSgz) SHOW ARTTom Deja, [Bossman Graphics] (https://bossmangraphics.com) -------------------- APRIL 2024 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS Robyn MetcalfeBrian TempletCesarBob TuckerCorpus FriskyBen BarronCatherine WarnerDamon WhiteKaya WoodallJay SwartzMiriam JoySEAN D WINNIERushDaniel Hannon-BarryChristopher MillerJamie WhiteChristopher McConnellDavid MascettiJoe LaskaKen HirshJezMelanie AndrichJenness GardnerDave SharpeSami SamhuriJeremy DawsonAccessViolationAndre BremerDave Florey APRIL 2024 HALF-NOTE PATRONS Mordok’s Vape PenInmar GivoniMichael SingerMerv AdrianJoe GalloMichael YorkLauren KnottsDave KolasHenry MindlinMonica St. AngeloStephen WolkwitzSuzanneRand LeShayMaxeric spMatthew JonesThomasAnthony MentzJames McMurryEthan Laserbrian john peterChris RemoMatt SchoenthalAaron WilsonDent EarlCarlos LernerMisty HaisfieldAbraham BenrubiChris KotarbaCallum WebbLynda MacNeilDick MorganBen SteinSusan GreenSean MurphyThirteen71Alan BroughRandal VegterGo Birds!Robert Granatdave malloyNick GallowayHeather Jjohn halpinPeter HardingDavidJohn BaumanMartín SalíasStu BakerSteve MartinoDr Arthur A GrayCarolinaGary PierceMatt BaxterLuigi BocciaE Margaret WartonCharles McGeeCatherine ClauseEthan BaumanKenIsWearingAHatJordan BlockAaron WadeJeff UlmDavid FutterJamieDeebsPortland Eye CareCarrie SchneiderRichard SneddonDoreen CarlsonDavid McDarbyWendy GilchristElliot RosenLisa TurnerPaul WayperBruno GaetaKenneth JungAdam StofskyZak RemerRishi SahayJason ReitmanAilie FraserRob TsukNATALIE MISTILISJosh SingerAmy Lynn ThornsenAdam WKelli BrockingtonVictoria Yumino caposselaSteve PaquinDavid JoskeBernard KhooRobert HeuerDavid NoahGeraldine ButlerMadeleine MaderJason PrattAbbie BergDoug BelewDermot CrowleyAchint SrivastavaRyan RairighMichael BermanLinda DuffyBonnie PrinsenLiz SegerEoin de BurcaKevin PotterM Shane BordersDallas HockleyJason GerryNell MorseNathan GouwensLauren ReayEric PrestemonCookies250Damian BradyAngela LivingstoneSarah SulanDiane HughesMichael CasnerLowell MeyerStephen TsoneffJoshua HillWenGeoff GoldenPascal RuegerRandy SouzaClare HolbertonDiane TurnerTom ColemanDhu WikMel DEric HelmJonathan DanielsMichael FlahertyCaro Fieldmichael bochnerNaomi WatsonDavid CushmanAlexanderChris KGavin DoigSam FennTanner MortonAJ SchusterJennifer BushDavid StroudBrad CallahanAmanda FurlottiAndrew BakerAndrew FairL.B. MorseBill ThorntonBrian AmoebasBrett DouvilleJeffrey OlsonMatt BetzelNate from KalamazooMelanie StiversRichard TollerAlexander PolsonEarl LozadaJustin McElroyArjun SharmaJames JohnsonKevin MorrellColin Hodo ... Read more

17 May 2024

59 MINS

59:10

17 May 2024


#141

"Heart of Glass" by Blondie

You came, you saw, you voted, and you picked Blondie as Strong Songs' first listener-selected artist! After weighing a number of possible songs to focus on, Kirk decided to go with the 1978 hit that took them from the punk clubs of New York to dance floors around the world. Wanna pick an artist for Season Seven? Go [join the Patreon] (https://patreon.com/strongsongs) ! Written by: Deborah Harry and Chris Stein Produced by: Mike Chapman Album: Parallel Lines (1978) Listen/Buy via [Songwhip] (https://songwhip.com/blondie/parallellines) Special Guests: Katelyn and Laurie Shook, a.k.a. [Shook Twins] (https://songwhip.com/shook-twins) ALSO REFERENCED/DISCUSSED: ---"One Way or Another" by Debbie Harry and Nigel Harrison from Parallel Lines, 1978 ---"Atomic" by Debbie Harry and Jimmy Destri from Eat To The Beat, 1979 ---"Call Me"  by Debbie Harry and Giorgio Moroder, 1980 ---"I Feel Love" by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, and Pete Bellotte from I Remember Yesterday, 1977 ---A 2013 Guardian [interview with Debbie Harry and Chris Stein] (https://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/apr/29/how-we-made-heart-glass) on the writing of the song ---A [2008 Sound on Sound article] (https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/classic-tracks-blondie-hanging-telephone#para8) detailing the production of Parallel Lines ---An interesting [1979 New York Times profile] (https://www.nytimes.com/1979/08/26/archives/a-cool-blonde-and-a-hot-band-blondie.html) of the band ----LINKS----- GO LISTEN TO SHOOK TWINS! 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MorseBill ThorntonBrian AmoebasBrett DouvilleJeffrey OlsonMatt BetzelNate from KalamazooMelanie StiversRichard TollerAlexander PolsonEarl LozadaJustin McElroyArjun SharmaJames JohnsonKevin MorrellColin Hodo ... Read more

03 May 2024

56 MINS

56:02

03 May 2024


#140

"The Way" by Meshell Ndegeocello

Meshell Ndegeocello is: a fearless songwriter, an outrageously funky bassist, and a groundbreaking producer who knows just how to get the most out of each musician she hires. On this episode, Kirk takes a deep dive into "The Way," the second track off of her 1996 record Peace Beyond Passion, and shines a light on some of the things that make her one of the greats. Written by: Meshell Ndegeocello Album: Peace Beyond Passion (1996) Special Guest: Sam Howard Listen/Buy via [Songwhip] (https://songwhip.com/meshell-ndegeocello/peace-beyond-passion) ALSO DISCUSSED: ---"The Womb," "Ecclesiastes: Free My Heart" "The Way" by Meshell Ndegeocello from Peace Beyond Passion, 1996 ---"Wild Night" by Van Morrison recorded by John Mellencamp and Meshell Ndegeocello on Dance Naked, 1994 ---"Who Is He And What Is He To You" by Bill Withers and Stan McKinney from Peace Beyond Passion, 1996 ---"Birdland" by Weather Report from Heavy Weather, 1977 ---"Computer Blue" by Prince and the Revolution from Purple Rain, 1984 ---"Cat Battles" by Joshua Redman from Freedom in the Groove, 1996 ----LINKS----- SUPPORT STRONG SONGS! [Paypal] (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/kirkhamiltonmusic) | [Patreon.com/Strongsongs] (https://patreon.com/StrongSongs) MERCH STORE [store.strongsongspodcast.com] (https://store.strongsongspodcast.com/) SOCIAL MEDIAIG: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://instagram.com/kirk_hamilton) | Threads: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://www.threads.net/@kirk_hamilton) NEWSLETTER [Newsletter.Kirkhamilton.com] (https://newsletter.kirkhamilton.com) JOIN THE DISCORD [https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm] (https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm) STRONG SONGS PLAYLISTS [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5d9ym1sUymGoySMXOw3zbZ?si=Htz5soSaSrGWAr2wUX16jg) | [Apple Music] (https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-strong-songs-playlist/pl.u-V9D7gaGiJ7o0a) | [YouTube Music] (https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlWRG2gSOVHd1ywbQVZInJhANNLGcHSgz) SHOW ARTTom Deja, [Bossman Graphics] (https://bossmangraphics.com) -------------------- APRIL 2024 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS Robyn MetcalfeBrian TempletCesarBob TuckerCorpus FriskyBen BarronCatherine WarnerDamon WhiteKaya WoodallJay SwartzMiriam JoySEAN D WINNIERushDaniel Hannon-BarryChristopher MillerJamie WhiteChristopher McConnellDavid MascettiJoe LaskaKen HirshJezMelanie AndrichJenness GardnerDave SharpeSami SamhuriJeremy DawsonAccessViolationAndre BremerDave Florey APRIL 2024 HALF-NOTE PATRONS Mordok’s Vape PenInmar GivoniMichael SingerMerv AdrianJoe GalloMichael YorkLauren KnottsDave KolasHenry MindlinMonica St. AngeloStephen WolkwitzSuzanneRand LeShayMaxeric spMatthew JonesThomasAnthony MentzJames McMurryEthan Laserbrian john peterChris RemoMatt SchoenthalAaron WilsonDent EarlCarlos LernerMisty HaisfieldAbraham BenrubiChris KotarbaCallum WebbLynda MacNeilDick MorganBen SteinSusan GreenSean MurphyThirteen71Alan BroughRandal VegterGo Birds!Robert Granatdave malloyNick GallowayHeather Jjohn halpinPeter HardingDavidJohn BaumanMartín SalíasStu BakerSteve MartinoDr Arthur A GrayCarolinaGary PierceMatt BaxterLuigi BocciaE Margaret WartonCharles McGeeCatherine ClauseEthan BaumanKenIsWearingAHatJordan BlockAaron WadeJeff UlmDavid FutterJamieDeebsPortland Eye CareCarrie SchneiderRichard SneddonDoreen CarlsonDavid McDarbyWendy GilchristElliot RosenLisa TurnerPaul WayperBruno GaetaKenneth JungAdam StofskyZak RemerRishi SahayJason ReitmanAilie FraserRob TsukNATALIE MISTILISJosh SingerAmy Lynn ThornsenAdam WKelli BrockingtonVictoria Yumino caposselaSteve PaquinDavid JoskeBernard KhooRobert HeuerDavid NoahGeraldine ButlerMadeleine MaderJason PrattAbbie BergDoug BelewDermot CrowleyAchint SrivastavaRyan RairighMichael BermanLinda DuffyBonnie PrinsenLiz SegerEoin de BurcaKevin PotterM Shane BordersDallas HockleyJason GerryNell MorseNathan GouwensLauren ReayEric PrestemonCookies250Damian BradyAngela LivingstoneSarah SulanDiane HughesMichael CasnerLowell MeyerStephen TsoneffJoshua HillWenGeoff GoldenPascal RuegerRandy SouzaClare HolbertonDiane TurnerTom ColemanDhu WikMel DEric HelmJonathan DanielsMichael FlahertyCaro Fieldmichael bochnerNaomi WatsonDavid CushmanAlexanderChris KGavin DoigSam FennTanner MortonAJ SchusterJennifer BushDavid StroudBrad CallahanAmanda FurlottiAndrew BakerAndrew FairL.B. MorseBill ThorntonBrian AmoebasBrett DouvilleJeffrey OlsonMatt BetzelNate from KalamazooMelanie StiversRichard TollerAlexander PolsonEarl LozadaJustin McElroyArjun SharmaJames JohnsonKevin MorrellColin Hodo ... Read more

19 Apr 2024

57 MINS

57:34

19 Apr 2024


#139

Strong Covers, Vol. 3

For the third edition of Strong Covers, Kirk takes on two famous covers of two equally famous songs: Jimi Hendrix's 1968 cover of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower," and The White Stripes' early 2000s cover of Dolly Parton's "Jolene." Written by: Bob Dylan & Dolly Parton Albums: Bob Dylan: John Wesley Harding, 1967 — Jimi Hendrix: Electric Ladyland, 1968Dolly Parton: Jolene, 1973 — White Stripes: Live Under Blackpool Lights, 2004 Listen/Buy: Watchtower [Original] (https://songwhip.com/convert?url=https%3A%2F%2Fopen.spotify.com%2Falbum%2F2KzCDxKpgLqBffHu1IZ7Kn&sourceAction=searchResult) | [Cover] (https://songwhip.com/convert?url=https%3A%2F%2Fopen.spotify.com%2Falbum%2F5z090LQztiqh13wYspQvKQ&sourceAction=searchResult) — Jolene [Original] (https://songwhip.com/convert?url=https%3A%2F%2Fopen.spotify.com%2Falbum%2F5DyOxuvdSmTSNAmkfcsBsj&sourceAction=searchResult) | [Cover] (https://songwhip.com/the-white-stripes/jolene-live-under-blackpool-lights) ALSO DISCUSSED: ---Covers of "Hallelujah," "Respect," and "Gotta Get You Into My Life" featured on Strong Covers [Volume 1 ] (https://strongsongspodcast.com/episode/strong-covers-vol-1) and [Volume 2] (https://strongsongspodcast.com/episode/strong-covers-vol-2) ---"All Along the Watchtower" covered by Dave Matthews Band live at the United Center, 1998, and the cast of Battlestar Galactica ---"Hey Joe" recorded by Jimi Hendrix, 1967 ---Nadine Hubbs' [essay] (https://www.academia.edu/16567362/%5C_Jolene%5C_Genre%5C_and%5C_the%5C_Everyday%5C_Homoerotics%5C_of%5C_Country%5C_Music%5C_Dolly%5C_Parton%5C_s%5C_Loving%5C_Address%5C_of%5C_the%5C_Other%5C_Woman) on Jolene and the "Other Woman Song" --- [Chip Young interview] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xebsEaTeFg) where he talks about recording the Jolene guitar part ---Zac Childs [shares the results of his digging] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39UGjHxqZl4) into who played which part ---Zac Childs' [excellent YouTube channel] (https://www.youtube.com/@AskZac) ---"Jolene" slowed down [via Odinsvlog on Youtube] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMrfM711vXI) ----LINKS----- SUPPORT STRONG SONGS! 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MorseBill ThorntonBrian AmoebasBrett DouvilleJeffrey OlsonMatt BetzelNate from KalamazooMelanie StiversRichard TollerAlexander PolsonEarl LozadaJustin McElroyArjun SharmaJames JohnsonKevin MorrellColin Hodo ... Read more

05 Apr 2024

57 MINS

57:18

05 Apr 2024


#138

"Águas de Março (The Waters of March)" by Antônio Carlos Jobim & Elis Regina

Kirk digs into the work of master composer Antônio Carlos Jobim via his timeless 1974 duet with Elis Regina on his song "Águas de Marçco," known Stateside as "The Waters of March." He's joined by special guest Frederico Barros, Professor of Musicology at Federal University of Rio De Janeiro. Written by: Antônio Carlos Jobim Performed by: Jobim and Elis Regina Album: Elis & Tom (1974) Listen/Buy via [Songwhip] (https://songwhip.com/elis-regina/elis-and-tom) ALSO DISCUSSED: ---"The Girl From Ipamena" and "Desefinado" by Tom Jobim from Getz/Gilberto, 1964 ---"Corcovado (Quiet Night of Quiet Stars)," "Triste," and "Bigras Nunca Mais" by Jobim from Elis & Tom, 1974 and Getz/Gilberto, 1964 ---"Felicidade" by Jobim recorded by Vince Maggio and Mark Colby from Reunion, 1999 ---Chega de Saudade by Jobim as recorded by the Dizzy Gillespie Sextet ----LINKS----- SUPPORT STRONG SONGS! 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MorseBill ThorntonBrian AmoebasBrett DouvilleJeffrey OlsonMatt BetzelNate from KalamazooMelanie StiversRichard TollerAlexander PolsonEarl LozadaJustin McElroyArjun SharmaJames JohnsonKevin MorrellColin Hodo -------------------- FRED'S PLAYLIST NOTES: ---1 x 0 - traditional choro, Pixinguinha playing sax and sort of inventing “Brazilian counterpoint” - in the second part of this piece, when it modulates to G major, you’ll hear the sax play a rhythmic figure important to Aquarela do Brasil (see below); ---Espinha de Bacalhau - choro, played by an orchestra that was created with the aim of playing Brazilian music in the manner of American Big Bands; ---O Relógio da Vovó - the Trio Surdina was comprised of musicians who worked at the Radio Nacional (where Jobim would also work as an arranger) and whose compositions and way of playing were fundamental to the development of “modern” Brazilian music - yes, Desafinado!; ---Aquarela Brasileira - Radamés Gnattali was an arranger at Radio Nacional and this arrangement of Ary Barroso’s Aquarela do Brasil is kind of an inflexion point - the story is (always) more complicated, but the TL;DR is its importance lies in the use of samba rhythm in the orchestral parts, not only in the percussion section, as was previously usual (attention to the long notes in the melody accompanied by the same chromatic figure played by the tenor sax in 1 x 0 above); ---Copacabana - there are two versions of the song here, both sung by Dick Farney (Sinatra’s influence on him is pretty clear). The first one was arranged by Radamés Gnattali and was a huge hit at the turn of the 1940s to the 50s. The song is kind of a symbol of the stylistic change from live music in cassinos (closed by the government in 1948) to small clubs in Copacabana where Bossa Nova and Samba-jazz would eventually be born; ---Copacabana (second version) - also sung by Dick Farney, but recorded much later (couldn’t find the exact date) now in complete Bossa style - I thought it could be interesting to be able to compare both versions; ---Chega de Saudade - João Gilberto’s 1959 recording of Chega de Saudade. Considered by practically everyone interested in music at that time as sounding absolutely novel and unprecedented: the singing, the lyrics, the arrangement, the guitar playing. Kind of Bossa Nova’s inaugural moment, the song has kind of a choro form and I once saw Jobim say in an interview that he had the idea when he saw his mother’s housemaid singing the choro Sonoroso and he thought something like “well, it seems people can remember a long melody and all these lyrics, after all…”; ---Chega de Saudade - following the commentary I made about Chega de Saudade and the choro, here a 1963 version - right in the period where it was all happening - by the old-school mandolinist Jacob do Bandolim; ---Estamos Aí - sung here by Leny Andrade in her debut album, totally positioned as “Modern Popular Music”, as they would define it, it shows very clearly the new style that was emerging - the whole scat singing section in the middle is really pointing to jazz and the lyrics talk about Bossa Nova itself; ---Rapaz de Bem - Johnny Alf is one of the unsung heroes and precursor of Bossa Nova: the singing, the harmonic language, the compositional aesthetics… it was all there; ---Embalo - a typical example of what was called samba-jazz back then; ---Influência do Jazz - by one of the early Bossa Nova composers, Carlos Lyra, the song talks about how samba was influenced by jazz in a somewhat ambivalent manner and has acquired sort of a symbolic, manifesto-like status - we hear a younger Elis Regina singing it here, in the famous program/series O Fino da Bossa; ---Preconceito - two versions, first Orlando Silva’s old school version (1941), then João Gilberto singing the same song years later (2003) and doing his thing; ---Aos Pés da Cruz - one of the classic João Gilberto recordings. I added it to the playlist just because it’s so beautiful; ---Elis’ first recording of Águas de Março is interesting because the guitar “levada” is sort of middle ground between the “modern samba” that will be so characteristic of her band’s playing and the more subdivided earlier style of playing samba; ---Coisa N. 1 - Moacir Santos was also an arranger (they were called maestros, actually) at Rádio Nacional, where Jobim, Radamés, the Trio Surdina guys and many other important musicians worked. Moacir was the only black maestro of the time and had studied with classically-trained composers like Guerra-Peixe (also a maestro at Rádio Nacional) and H. J. Koellreutter (German composer who fled Germany during the rise of the Nazis and is credited as having introduced dodecaphonism in Brazil). He wrote the “Coisas” (Things) and numbered them as if they were “Opus 1”, “Opus 2” etc. Moacir is an entire chapter in itself and unfortunately one can’t find the original 1966 recording of the Coisas on Spotify, which used practically all important “modern” musicians living in Rio de Janeiro at the time. This recording was made in 2001 with Moacir’s approval and is true to the original arrangement, though the solos were improvised by the musicians; ---O Mestre Sala dos Mares - written by Elis’ contemporaries João Bosco and Aldir Blanc, we first listen to Bosco’s recording of this samba, more in the traditional style, with percussion, cavaquinho, 7-string guitar and all, and then Elis’ version with most of the band that recorded Elis & Tom - sorry for insisting with the comparison thing, but I think it’s instructive and it takes a lot of examples to start grasping some subtleties; ---É Com Esse Que Eu Vou - first listen to Elis’ version and then the traditional one. This is carnival music, really, and they did this wonderful modern, samba-jazzy version; ---Como Nossos Pais - another, arguably as important, side of Elis. From 1976, this is perhaps her most famous recording and serves here to show that her repertoire was considerably wider than samba. People get really moved by this recording (understandably, at least to my Brazilian ears) and despite the stylistic differences, this is also the same core band we hear in Elis & Tom. ... Read more

22 Mar 2024

56 MINS

56:22

22 Mar 2024


#137

"Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden

Turns out some songs stand on their own, however memorable-slash-horrifying their music video might have been. Written by: Chris Cornell Produced by: Michael Beinhorn Album: Superunknown (1994) Listen/Buy via [Songwhip] (https://songwhip.com/soundgarden/superunknown-20th-anniversary) ALSO DISCUSSED: ---"Spoonman" and "The Day I Tried to Live" by Chris Cornell and Soundgarden from Superunknown, 1994 ---Kim Thayil interview at Songfacts ---Norah Jones' cover of "Black Hole Sun," Live in 2021 ---"In My Life" by Lennon/McCartney from Rubber Soul, 1965 ---The [2021 Strong Songs interview] (https://strongsongspodcast.com/episode/story-of-a-session-guitarist-with-andrew-synowiec) with session guitarist Andrew Synowiec ---"Tom Sawyer" by Rush from Moving Pictures, 1981 ----LINKS----- SUPPORT STRONG SONGS! [Paypal] (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/kirkhamiltonmusic) | [Patreon.com/Strongsongs] (https://patreon.com/StrongSongs) MERCH STORE [store.strongsongspodcast.com] (https://store.strongsongspodcast.com/) SOCIAL MEDIAIG: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://instagram.com/kirk_hamilton) | Threads: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://www.threads.net/@kirk_hamilton) NEWSLETTER [https://newsletter.kirkhamilton.com] (https://newsletter.kirkhamilton.com) JOIN THE DISCORD [https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm] (https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm) OUTRO SOLO PLAY-A-LONG: [https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo] (https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo) STRONG SONGS PLAYLISTS [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5d9ym1sUymGoySMXOw3zbZ?si=Htz5soSaSrGWAr2wUX16jg) | [Apple Music] (https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-strong-songs-playlist/pl.u-V9D7gaGiJ7o0a) | [YouTube Music] (https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlWRG2gSOVHd1ywbQVZInJhANNLGcHSgz) SHOW ART Tom Deja, [Bossman Graphics] (https://bossmangraphics.com) -------------------- FEBRUARY 2024 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS Robyn MetcalfeBrian TempletCesarCorpus FriskyBen BarronCatherine WarnerDamon WhiteKaya WoodallDan AustinJay SwartzMiriam JoySEAN D WINNIERushDaniel Hannon-BarryChristopher MillerJamie WhiteChristopher McConnellDavid MascettiJoe LaskaKen HirshJezMelanie AndrichJenness GardnerDave SharpeSami SamhuriJeremy DawsonAccessViolationAndre BremerDave Florey FEBRUARY 2024 HALF-NOTE PATRONS SuzanneRand LeShayMaxeric spMatthew JonesThomasAnthony MentzJames McMurryEthan LaserBrian Johan PeterChris RemoMatt SchoenthalAaron WilsonDent EarlCarlos LernerMisty HaisfieldAbraham BenrubiChristopher BrunoChris KotarbaCallum WebbLynda MacNeilDick MorganBen SteinSusan GreenSean MurphyThirteen71Alan BroughRandal VegterGo Birds!Whit SidenerRobert Granatdave malloyNick GallowayHeather Jjohn halpinPeter HardingDavidMeghan O'LearyJohn BaumanMartín SalíasStu BakerSteve MartinoDr Arthur A GrayCarolinaGary PierceMatt BaxterLuigi BocciaE Margaret WartonCharles McGeeCatherine ClauseEthan BaumanKenIsWearingAHatJordan BlockAaron WadeJeff UlmJamieDeebsPortland Eye CareCarrie SchneiderRichard SneddonDoreen CarlsonDavid McDarbyWendy GilchristElliot RosenLisa TurnerPaul WayperBruno GaetaKenneth JungAdam StofskyZak RemerRishi SahayJason ReitmanAilie FraserRob TsukNATALIE MISTILISJosh SingerAmy Lynn ThornsenAdam WKelli BrockingtonVictoria Yumino caposselaSteve PaquinDavid JoskeBernard KhooRobert HeuerMatthew GoldenDavid NoahGeraldine ButlerMadeleine MaderJason PrattAbbie BergDoug BelewDermot CrowleyAchint SrivastavaRyan RairighMichael BermanLinda DuffyBonnie PrinsenLiz SegerEoin de BurcaKevin PotterM Shane BordersDallas HockleyJason GerryNathan GouwensLauren ReayEric PrestemonCookies250Damian BradyAngela LivingstoneSarah SulanDiane HughesMichael CasnerLowell MeyerStephen TsoneffJoshua HillWenGeoff GoldenPascal RuegerRandy SouzaClare HolbertonDiane TurnerTom ColemanDhu WikMelEric HelmJonathan DanielsMichael FlahertyCaro Fieldmichael bochnerNaomi WatsonDavid CushmanAlexanderChris KGavin DoigSam FennTanner MortonAJ SchusterJennifer BushDavid StroudAmanda FurlottiAndrew BakerAndrew FairL.B. MorseBill ThorntonBrian AmoebasBrett DouvilleJeffrey OlsonMatt BetzelNate from KalamazooMelanie StiversRichard TollerAlexander PolsonEarl LozadaJustin McElroyArjun SharmaJames JohnsonKevin MorrellColin Hodo ... Read more

08 Mar 2024

56 MINS

56:37

08 Mar 2024


#136

"In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel

Strong Songs Season Six kicks off with a widely requested classic: Peter Gabriel's 1986 yearner "In Your Eyes." Because why hire one rhythm section when you can hire two for twice the price? Written by: Peter Gabriel Produced by: Daniel Lanois Album: So (1986) Listen/Buy via [Songwhip] (https://songwhip.com/peter-gabriel/so-2012-remastered) ALSO DISCUSSED: ---Rick Beato's [Interview] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxP9kKzbCFA) with So producer Daniel Lanois ---"DIY" by Peter Gabriel from Peter Gabriel 2: Scratch, 1978 ---"Sledgehammer," "Don't Give Up," and "Big Time" by Gabriel from So, 1986 ---Kwame Ansah-Brew [demonstrates] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDSPPHGht5s) the Talking Drum ----LINKS----- SUPPORT STRONG SONGS! [Paypal] (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/kirkhamiltonmusic) | [Patreon.com/Strongsongs] (https://patreon.com/StrongSongs) MERCH STORE [store.strongsongspodcast.com] (https://store.strongsongspodcast.com/) SOCIAL MEDIAIG: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://instagram.com/kirk_hamilton) | Threads: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://www.threads.net/@kirk_hamilton) NEWSLETTER [https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe] (https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe) JOIN THE DISCORD [https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm] (https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm) OUTRO SOLO PLAY-A-LONG: [https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo] (https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo) STRONG SONGS PLAYLISTS [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5d9ym1sUymGoySMXOw3zbZ?si=Htz5soSaSrGWAr2wUX16jg) | [Apple Music] (https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-strong-songs-playlist/pl.u-V9D7gaGiJ7o0a) | [YouTube Music] (https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlWRG2gSOVHd1ywbQVZInJhANNLGcHSgz) SHOW ART Tom Deja, [Bossman Graphics] (https://bossmangraphics.com) -------------------- FEBRUARY 2024 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS Robyn MetcalfeBrian TempletCesarCorpus FriskyBen BarronCatherine WarnerDamon WhiteKaya WoodallDan AustinJay SwartzMiriam JoySEAN D WINNIERushDaniel Hannon-BarryChristopher MillerJamie WhiteChristopher McConnellDavid MascettiJoe LaskaKen HirshJezMelanie AndrichJenness GardnerDave SharpeSami SamhuriJeremy DawsonAccessViolationAndre BremerDave Florey FEBRUARY 2024 HALF-NOTE PATRONS SuzanneRand LeShayMaxeric spMatthew JonesThomasAnthony MentzJames McMurryEthan LaserBrian Johan PeterChris RemoMatt SchoenthalAaron WilsonDent EarlCarlos LernerMisty HaisfieldAbraham BenrubiChristopher BrunoChris KotarbaCallum WebbLynda MacNeilDick MorganBen SteinSusan GreenSean MurphyThirteen71Alan BroughRandal VegterGo Birds!Whit SidenerRobert Granatdave malloyNick GallowayHeather Jjohn halpinPeter HardingDavidMeghan O'LearyJohn BaumanMartín SalíasStu BakerSteve MartinoDr Arthur A GrayCarolinaGary PierceMatt BaxterLuigi BocciaE Margaret WartonCharles McGeeCatherine ClauseEthan BaumanKenIsWearingAHatJordan BlockAaron WadeJeff UlmJamieDeebsPortland Eye CareCarrie SchneiderRichard SneddonDoreen CarlsonDavid McDarbyWendy GilchristElliot RosenLisa TurnerPaul WayperBruno GaetaKenneth JungAdam StofskyZak RemerRishi SahayJason ReitmanAilie FraserRob TsukNATALIE MISTILISJosh SingerAmy Lynn ThornsenAdam WKelli BrockingtonVictoria Yumino caposselaSteve PaquinDavid JoskeBernard KhooRobert HeuerMatthew GoldenDavid NoahGeraldine ButlerMadeleine MaderJason PrattAbbie BergDoug BelewDermot CrowleyAchint SrivastavaRyan RairighMichael BermanLinda DuffyBonnie PrinsenLiz SegerEoin de BurcaKevin PotterM Shane BordersDallas HockleyJason GerryNathan GouwensLauren ReayEric PrestemonCookies250Damian BradyAngela LivingstoneSarah SulanDiane HughesMichael CasnerLowell MeyerStephen TsoneffJoshua HillWenGeoff GoldenPascal RuegerRandy SouzaClare HolbertonDiane TurnerTom ColemanDhu WikMelEric HelmJonathan DanielsMichael FlahertyCaro Fieldmichael bochnerNaomi WatsonDavid CushmanAlexanderChris KGavin DoigSam FennTanner MortonAJ SchusterJennifer BushDavid StroudAmanda FurlottiAndrew BakerAndrew FairL.B. MorseBill ThorntonBrian AmoebasBrett DouvilleJeffrey OlsonMatt BetzelNate from KalamazooMelanie StiversRichard TollerAlexander PolsonEarl LozadaJustin McElroyArjun SharmaJames JohnsonKevin MorrellColin Hodo ... Read more

23 Feb 2024

53 MINS

53:54

23 Feb 2024


#135

Some Bonus Beatles Covers

On this bonus episode from May 2022, Kirk goes through a handful of other covers of the three Beatles songs he recently discussed on the show. ---"Gotta Get You Into My Life" by Paul McCartney/Lennon-McCartney as covered by Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers (1966) and Blood, Sweat & Tears (1975) ---"Eleanor Rigby" by Paul McCartney/Lennon-McCartney as covered by Aretha Franklin (1968), Cody Fry (2021), Joshua Bell and Frankie Moreno (2009) and Zoot (1970) ---"Blackbird" by Paul McCartney/Lennon-McCartney as covered by Crosby, Stills & Nash (1982) and the Brad Mehldau Trio (1996) Also Featured/Discussed: ---"Reelin' In The Years" by Steely Dan from Can't Buy a Thrill, 1972 ---The [score video] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtQBQDaE4Pg) of Cody Fry's arrangement of "Eleanor Rigby" ---Bicycle Race by Queen from Jazz, 1972 ----LINKS----- SUPPORT STRONG SONGS! [Paypal] (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/kirkhamiltonmusic) | [Patreon.com/Strongsongs] (https://patreon.com/StrongSongs) MERCH STORE [store.strongsongspodcast.com] (https://store.strongsongspodcast.com/) SOCIAL MEDIAIG: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://instagram.com/kirk_hamilton) | Threads: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://www.threads.net/@kirk_hamilton) NEWSLETTER [https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe] (https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe) JOIN THE DISCORD [https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm] (https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm) OUTRO SOLO PLAY-A-LONG: [https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo] (https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo) STRONG SONGS PLAYLISTS [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5d9ym1sUymGoySMXOw3zbZ?si=Htz5soSaSrGWAr2wUX16jg) | [Apple Music] (https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-strong-songs-playlist/pl.u-V9D7gaGiJ7o0a) | [YouTube Music] (https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlWRG2gSOVHd1ywbQVZInJhANNLGcHSgz)   ... Read more

09 Feb 2024

27 MINS

27:49

09 Feb 2024


#134

Season Six Announcement!

Kirk shares some details about the upcoming season of Strong Songs, which kicks off on February 9 in early access, and on February 23 in the main feed. SUPPORT STRONG SONGS: Beome a patron: [Patreon.com/Strongsongs] (https://patreon.com/StrongSongs) Make a one-time donation: [Paypal] (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/kirkhamiltonmusic)   ... Read more

02 Feb 2024

05 MINS

05:03

02 Feb 2024


#133

The Genius of Sonny Rollins (and Max Roach)

(Originally recorded in May 2022) There's always more to say about Sonny Rollins, so Kirk shares a few of his other favorite Sonny moments, along with some additional love for Max Roach's drumming on Saxophone Colossus. REFERENCED: ---"St. Thomas" and "Blue 7" by Sonny Rollins from Saxophone Colossus, 1956 ---"St. Thomas" as performed by Joshua Redman on Spirit of the Moment: Live at the Village Vanguard, 1992 ---"Four" by Miles Davis performed by Sonny Rollins on A Night at the Village Vanguard, 1957 ---"Without a Song" by Vincent Youmans recorded by Sonny Rollins on The Bridge, 1962 ---"I Know That You Know" also by Vincent Youmans from Sonny Side Up, 1959 ----LINKS----- SUPPORT STRONG SONGS! [Paypal] (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/kirkhamiltonmusic) | [Patreon.com/Strongsongs] (https://patreon.com/StrongSongs) MERCH STORE [store.strongsongspodcast.com] (https://store.strongsongspodcast.com/) SOCIAL MEDIAIG: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://instagram.com/kirk_hamilton) | Threads: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://www.threads.net/@kirk_hamilton) NEWSLETTER [https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe] (https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe) JOIN THE DISCORD [https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm] (https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm) OUTRO SOLO PLAY-A-LONG: [https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo] (https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo) STRONG SONGS PLAYLISTS [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5d9ym1sUymGoySMXOw3zbZ?si=Htz5soSaSrGWAr2wUX16jg) | [Apple Music] (https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-strong-songs-playlist/pl.u-V9D7gaGiJ7o0a) | [YouTube Music] (https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlWRG2gSOVHd1ywbQVZInJhANNLGcHSgz) ... Read more

26 Jan 2024

22 MINS

22:53

26 Jan 2024


#132

Weird Al For Nothin' And Your Jokes For Free

Weird Al has been writing songs and recording parodies for four decades, and his musical footprint is unfathomably wide. In this minisode, originally released in October 2022, Kirk gets into a few things he didn't have room for in the main feed episode about "The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota." FEATURED/DISCUSSED: ---"Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies" by Yankovic, a parody of "Money for Nothing" by Mark Knopfler & Definitely Sting from Brothers in Arms, 1985 ---A [ really interesting Sound on Sound article] (https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/classic-tracks-dire-straits-money-nothing) about the production of Brothers in Arms ---"Spam," by Yankovic, a parody of "Stand" by REM from Green, 1989 ---"Smells Like Nirvana" by Yankovic, a parody of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana from Nevermind, 1991 ---"Livin' in the Fridge" by Yankovic, a parody of "Livin' on the Edge" by Aerosmith from Get a Grip, 1993 ---"Bohemian Polka," by Yankovic, a rearrangement of "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Freddie Mercury and Queen from A Night at the Opera, 1975 ----LINKS----- SUPPORT STRONG SONGS! [Paypal] (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/kirkhamiltonmusic) | [Patreon.com/Strongsongs] (https://patreon.com/StrongSongs) MERCH STORE [store.strongsongspodcast.com] (https://store.strongsongspodcast.com/) SOCIAL MEDIAIG: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://instagram.com/kirk_hamilton) | Threads: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://www.threads.net/@kirk_hamilton) NEWSLETTER [https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe] (https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe) JOIN THE DISCORD [https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm] (https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm) OUTRO SOLO PLAY-A-LONG: [https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo] (https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo) STRONG SONGS PLAYLISTS [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5d9ym1sUymGoySMXOw3zbZ?si=Htz5soSaSrGWAr2wUX16jg) | [Apple Music] (https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-strong-songs-playlist/pl.u-V9D7gaGiJ7o0a) | [YouTube Music] (https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlWRG2gSOVHd1ywbQVZInJhANNLGcHSgz) ... Read more

12 Jan 2024

19 MINS

19:34

12 Jan 2024


#131

How Clyde Stubblefield Evolved Funk Drumming

Recorded in August 2022 as an addendum to the main feed episode "Strong Grooves, Volume 1," special guest Russ Kleiner takes Kirk through the evolution of James Brown drummer Clyde Stubblefield's playing from 1967 to 1970. FEATURED/DISCUSSED: "Cold Sweat" (1967), "I Got The Feelin'" (1968), "Mother Popcorn" (1969), "Funky Drummer" (1970), all feat. Clyde Stubblefield on drums. SPECIAL GUEST: Russ Kleiner Russ is one of Kirk's oldest friends, a drummer and percussionist who currently lives, teaches, and performs in Connecticut. He has frequently offered drum insights to Kirk for various episodes of Strong Songs, and has been overdue for an actual appearance on the show.  Additional thanks to Nick D'Errico for his help recording and overseeing the drum session for this episode - find Nick online at https://www.nddrums.com. ----LINKS----- SUPPORT STRONG SONGS! [Paypal] (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/kirkhamiltonmusic) | [Patreon.com/Strongsongs] (https://patreon.com/StrongSongs) MERCH STORE [store.strongsongspodcast.com] (https://store.strongsongspodcast.com/) SOCIAL MEDIAIG: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://instagram.com/kirk_hamilton) | Threads: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://www.threads.net/@kirk_hamilton) NEWSLETTER [https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe] (https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe) JOIN THE DISCORD [https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm] (https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm) OUTRO SOLO PLAY-A-LONG: [https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo] (https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo) STRONG SONGS PLAYLISTS [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5d9ym1sUymGoySMXOw3zbZ?si=Htz5soSaSrGWAr2wUX16jg) | [Apple Music] (https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-strong-songs-playlist/pl.u-V9D7gaGiJ7o0a) | [YouTube Music] (https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlWRG2gSOVHd1ywbQVZInJhANNLGcHSgz) ---------------------------------- DRUM GROOVE QUIZ ANSWERS: - - - - - - - - - -------- are you ready -------- - - - - - - - 1. Mother Popcorn 2. I Got The Feelin' 3. Cold Sweat 4. Mother Popcorn 5. Funky Drummer 6. Cold Sweat 7. I Got The Feelin' 8. Mother Popcorn ... Read more

29 Dec 2023

22 MINS

22:09

29 Dec 2023


#130

The Band: The Last Waltz

For the Season Five finale, Kirk takes a look at The Band and Martin Scorsese's beloved 1978 concert film The Last Waltz - "The beginning of the beginning of the end of the beginning." Featuring music by The Band: Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel, and Garth Hudson Directed by: Martin Scorsese Album: The Last Waltz (1978) Listen/Buy via [Songwhip] (https://songwhip.com/the-band/the-last-waltz) ALSO DISCUSSED/REFERENCED: ---"The Weight" by Robbie Robertson as covered by The Staple Singers and Aretha Franklin ---Studio versions of several songs from the show, featured on The Band (1969) and Northern Lights - Southern Cross, 1975 ---A [2014 New Yorker interview] (https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/mavis-staples-remembers-singing-the-weight) with Mavis Staples ---"Rockin' in Rhythm" by Duke Ellington, first recorded 1931 --- ["The Next Waltz," a concert event held every November in Portland, OR] (https://albertarosetheatre.com/calendar/category/series/the-next-waltz/alberta-rose-theatre/portland-oregon/) ---The [Jeremy Wilson Foundation] (https://www.thejwf.org) , helping support local musicians in need ----LINKS----- SUPPORT STRONG SONGS! [Paypal] (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/kirkhamiltonmusic) | [Patreon.com/Strongsongs] (https://patreon.com/StrongSongs) MERCH STORE [store.strongsongspodcast.com] (https://store.strongsongspodcast.com/) SOCIAL MEDIAIG: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://instagram.com/kirk_hamilton) | Threads: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://www.threads.net/@kirk_hamilton) NEWSLETTER [https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe] (https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe) JOIN THE DISCORD [https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm] (https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm) OUTRO SOLO PLAY-A-LONG: [https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo] (https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo) STRONG SONGS PLAYLISTS [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5d9ym1sUymGoySMXOw3zbZ?si=Htz5soSaSrGWAr2wUX16jg) | [Apple Music] (https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-strong-songs-playlist/pl.u-V9D7gaGiJ7o0a) | [YouTube Music] (https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlWRG2gSOVHd1ywbQVZInJhANNLGcHSgz) --------------------DECEMBER 2023 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS Brian TempletCesarCorpus FriskyBen BarronCatherine WarnerDamon WhiteKaya WoodallDan AustinJay SwartzMiriam JoySEAN D WINNIERushDaniel Hannon-BarryChristopher MillerJamie WhiteChristopher McConnellDavid MascettiJoe LaskaKen HirshJezMelanie AndrichJenness GardnerDave SharpeSami SamhuriJeremy DawsonAccessViolationAndre BremerDave Florey DECEMBER 2023 HALF-NOTE PATRONS James McMurryEthan Laser [brianjohanpeter@outlook.com] (https://brianjohanpeter@outlook.com) Chris RemoMatt SchoenthalAaron WilsonDent EarlCarlos LernerMisty HaisfieldAbraham BenrubiChristopher BrunoChris KotarbaCallum WebbLynda MacNeilDick MorganBen SteinSusan GreenSean MurphyJake YumatillaAlan BroughRandal VegterGo Birds!Whit SidenerRobert Granatdave malloyNick GallowayHeather Johnsonjohn halpinPeter HardingDavidMeghan O'LearyJohn BaumanMartín SalíasStu BakerSteve MartinoCarolinaGary PierceMatt BaxterLuigi BocciaE Margaret WartonCharles McGeeCatherine ClauseEthan BaumanKenIsWearingAHatJordan BlockAaron WadeJeff Ulm JamieDeebsPortland Eye CareCarrie SchneiderRichard SneddonDoreen CarlsonDavid McDarbyWendy GilchristElliot RosenLisa TurnerPaul WayperBruno GaetaKenneth JungAdam StofskyZak RemerRishi SahayJason ReitmanAilie FraserRob TsukNATALIE MISTILISJosh SingerAmy Lynn ThornsenAdam WKelli BrockingtonVictoria Yumino caposselaSteve PaquinDavid JoskeEmma SklarBernard KhooRobert HeuerMatthew GoldenDavid NoahGeraldine ButlerMadeleine MaderJason PrattAbbie BergDoug BelewDermot CrowleyAchint SrivastavaRyan RairighMichael BermanOlivia BishopLinda DuffyBonnie PrinsenLiz SegerEoin de BurcaKevin PotterM Shane BordersDallas HockleyJason GerryNathan GouwensLauren ReayEric PrestemonCookies250Damian BradyAngela LivingstoneSarah SulanDiane HughesMichael CasnerLowell MeyerStephen TsoneffJoshua HillWenGeoff GoldenRob FPascal RuegerRandy SouzaClare HolbertonDiane TurnerTom ColemanDhu WikMelEric HelmJonathan DanielsMichael FlahertyJarrod SchindlerCaro Fieldmichael bochnerNaomi WatsonDavid CushmanAlexanderChris KGavin DoigSam FennTanner MortonAJ SchusterJennifer BushDavid StroudAmanda FurlottiAndrew BakerAndrew FairL.B. MorseBill ThorntonBrian AmoebasBrett DouvilleJeffrey OlsonMatt BetzelNate from KalamazooMelanie StiversRichard TollerAlexander PolsonEarl LozadaJustin McElroyArjun SharmaJames JohnsonKevin MorrellColin Hodo ... Read more

15 Dec 2023

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:39

15 Dec 2023


#129

Phish, Evanescence, and a Taylor Swift Dispute

It's time for another mailbag episode, as Kirk takes on questions about Evanescence piano, Kelis bells, and counting in songs by Phish, Vessels, Ten Years After, and Kishi Bashi. All that, and a friendly dispute about a Taylor Swift song. ---"Milkshake" by Neptunes/Kelis from Tasty, 2003 ---"Going Under" by Evanescence from Fallen, 2003 ---Joe Lovono [plays the Aulochrome] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5H32rE468o&ab_channel=JazzVideoGuy) ---Pat Metheney [plays the Pikasso 42-string Guitar] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp1wHZfZz9s&ab_channel=Alpanama) ---Matt Glassmeyer and Jano Rix [demonstrate the Shuitar] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8rQru_ZvOg&ab_channel=Shuitar) ---Future Man [plays Synth Axe Drumitar] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlO1P_h4y3g) live with the Flecktones ---"What About Me?" by Snarky Puppy from We Like It Here, 2014 ---"Shimmer Intend Spark Groove Defend" feat. Nels Cline from What Is To Be Done, 2019 ---"Angst In My Pants" by Sparks from Angst in my Pants, 1982 ---"The Sky Was Pink" by Nathan Fake, covered by Vessels, 2012 ---"Hahaha, Pt. 2" by Kishi Bashi from Lighght, 2014 ---"Mound" by Phish from Rift, 1993 ---"I'd Love to Change the World" by Ten Years After from A Space in Time, 1971 ---"Bad Blood" (Taylor's Version) by Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, 2015/2023 ---Elton John [plays "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWFjoZ41Mm8) at Dodger Stadium, 2022 ---The [NIOSH Sound Level Meter App] (https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/noise/app.html) OUTRO SOLOIST: BJ Cord This episode's outro soloist is BJ Cord, a fantastic trumpet player based in Portland. BJ works at Monette trumpets making some of the most beautiful horns in the world, and is a regular presence on their Instagram: [https://www.instagram.com/monettetrumpets] (https://www.instagram.com/monettetrumpets) ----LINKS----- SUPPORT STRONG SONGS! [Paypal] (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/kirkhamiltonmusic) | [Patreon.com/Strongsongs] (https://patreon.com/StrongSongs) MERCH STORE [store.strongsongspodcast.com] (https://store.strongsongspodcast.com/) SOCIAL MEDIAIG: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://instagram.com/kirk_hamilton) | Threads: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://www.threads.net/@kirk_hamilton) NEWSLETTER [https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe] (https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe) JOIN THE DISCORD [https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm] (https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm) OUTRO SOLO PLAY-A-LONG: [https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo] (https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo) STRONG SONGS PLAYLISTS [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5d9ym1sUymGoySMXOw3zbZ?si=Htz5soSaSrGWAr2wUX16jg) | [Apple Music] (https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-strong-songs-playlist/pl.u-V9D7gaGiJ7o0a) | [YouTube Music] (https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlWRG2gSOVHd1ywbQVZInJhANNLGcHSgz) -------------------- NOVEMBER 2023 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS CesarCorpus FriskyBen BarronCatherine WarnerDamon WhiteKaya WoodallDan AustinJay SwartzMiriam JoySEAN D WINNIERushDaniel Hannon-BarryChristopher MillerJamie WhiteChristopher McConnellDavid MascettiJoe LaskaKen HirshJezMelanie AndrichJenness GardnerDave SharpeSami SamhuriJeremy DawsonAccessViolationAndre BremerDave Florey NOVEMBER 2023 HALF-NOTE PATRONS Ethan LaserbrianjohnpeterChris RemoMatt SchoenthalAaron WilsonDent EarlCarlos LernerMisty HaisfieldAbraham BenrubiChristopher BrunoChris KotarbaCallum WebbLynda MacNeilDick MorganBen SteinSusan GreenSean MurphyJake YumatillaAlan BroughRandal VegterGo Birds!Whit SidenerRobert Granatdave malloyNick GallowayHeather Johnsonjohn halpinPeter HardingDavidMeghan O'LearyJohn BaumanDax and Dane HuddlestonMartín SalíasStu BakerSteve MartinoDr Arthur A GrayCarolinaGary PierceMatt BaxterLuigi BocciaE Margaret WartonCharles McGeeCatherine ClauseEthan BaumanKenIsWearingAHatJordan BlockAaron WadeJeff Ulm JamieDeebsPortland Eye CareCarrie SchneiderRichard SneddonDoreen CarlsonDavid McDarbyWendy GilchristElliot RosenLisa TurnerPaul WayperBruno GaetaKenneth JungAdam StofskyZak RemerRishi SahayJason ReitmanAilie FraserRob TsukNATALIE MISTILISJosh SingerAmy Lynn ThornsenAdam WKelli BrockingtonVictoria YuBrad Clarkmino caposselaSteve PaquinEmma SklarBernard KhooRobert HeuerMatthew GoldenDavid NoahGeraldine ButlerMadeleine MaderJason PrattAbbie BergDoug BelewDermot CrowleyAchint SrivastavaRyan RairighMichael BermanOlivia BishopLinda DuffyBonnie PrinsenLiz SegerEoin de BurcaKevin PotterM Shane BordersDallas HockleyJason GerryNathan GouwensLauren ReayEric PrestemonDamian BradyAngela LivingstoneSarah SulanDiane HughesMichael CasnerLowell MeyerStephen TsoneffJoshua HillWenGeoff GoldenRob FPascal RuegerRandy SouzaClare HolbertonDiane TurnerTom ColemanMark PerryDhu WikMelEric HelmJonathan DanielsMichael FlahertyJarrod SchindlerCaro Fieldmichael bochnerNaomi WatsonDavid CushmanAlexanderChris KGavin DoigSam FennTanner MortonAJ SchusterJennifer BushDavid StroudAmanda FurlottiAndrew BakerAndrew FairL.B. MorseBill ThorntonBrian AmoebasBrett DouvilleJeffrey OlsonMatt BetzelNate from KalamazooMelanie StiversRichard TollerAlexander PolsonEarl LozadaJustin McElroyArjun SharmaJames JohnsonKevin MorrellColin Hodo ... Read more

01 Dec 2023

59 MINS

59:03

01 Dec 2023


#128

Strong Solos, Vol. 2: Electric Guitar-aloo

The electric guitar is a beautiful, maddening instrument, and man does it sound good in the right hands. On this episode, Kirk takes a deep dive into solos by guitar legends Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix, and Larry Carlton. FEATURED/DISCUSSED: ---"Seven Come Eleven" by Charlie Christian and Benny Goodman, recorded by the Benny Goodman Sextet in 1939 ---"Fried Pies" by Wes Montgomery from Boss Guitar, 1963 ---"Hey Joe" by Billy Roberts recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience on Are You Experienced?, 1967 ---Larry Carlton's solo on "Kid Charlemagne" by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker (AKA Steely Dan) from The Royal Scam, 1976 OUTRO SOLOIST: Kirk Hamilton Kirk returns for another outro guitar solo, this time with a few new licks under his belt. -----LINKS----- SUPPORT STRONG SONGS [Paypal] (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/kirkhamiltonmusic) | [Patreon.com/Strongsongs] (https://patreon.com/StrongSongs) MERCH STORE [store.strongsongspodcast.com] (https://store.strongsongspodcast.com/) SOCIAL MEDIA [@StrongSongs] (http://twitter.com/strongsongs) | [@Kirkhamilton] (https://twitter.com/kirkhamilton) | IG: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://instagram.com/kirk_hamilton) NEWSLETTER [https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe] (https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe) JOIN THE DISCORD [https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm] (https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm) OUTRO SOLO PLAY-A-LONG: [https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo] (https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo) STRONG SONGS PLAYLISTS [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5d9ym1sUymGoySMXOw3zbZ?si=Htz5soSaSrGWAr2wUX16jg) | [Apple Music] (https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-strong-songs-playlist/pl.u-V9D7gaGiJ7o0a) | [YouTube Music] (https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlWRG2gSOVHd1ywbQVZInJhANNLGcHSgz) ---------------- NOVEMBER 2023 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS CesarCorpus FriskyBen BarronCatherine WarnerDamon WhiteKaya WoodallDan AustinJay SwartzMiriam JoySEAN D WINNIERushDaniel Hannon-BarryChristopher MillerJamie WhiteChristopher McConnellDavid MascettiJoe LaskaKen HirshJezMelanie AndrichJenness GardnerDave SharpeSami SamhuriJeremy DawsonAccessViolationAndre BremerDave Florey NOVEMBER 2023 HALF-NOTE PATRONS Ethan LaserBrian John PeterChris RemoMatt SchoenthalAaron WilsonDent EarlCarlos LernerMisty HaisfieldAbraham BenrubiChristopher BrunoChris KotarbaCallum WebbLynda MacNeilDick MorganBen SteinSusan GreenSean MurphyJake YumatillaAlan BroughRandal VegterGo Birds!Whit SidenerRobert Granatdave malloyNick GallowayHeather Johnsonjohn halpinPeter HardingDavidMeghan O'LearyJohn BaumanDax and Dane HuddlestonMartín SalíasStu BakerSteve MartinoDr Arthur A GrayCarolinaGary PierceMatt BaxterLuigi BocciaE Margaret WartonCharles McGeeCatherine ClauseEthan BaumanKenIsWearingAHatJordan BlockAaron WadeJeff Ulm JamieDeebsPortland Eye CareCarrie SchneiderRichard SneddonDoreen CarlsonDavid McDarbyWendy GilchristElliot RosenLisa TurnerPaul WayperBruno GaetaKenneth JungAdam StofskyZak RemerRishi SahayJason ReitmanAilie FraserRob TsukNATALIE MISTILISJosh SingerAmy Lynn ThornsenAdam WKelli BrockingtonVictoria YuBrad Clarkmino caposselaSteve PaquinEmma SklarBernard KhooRobert HeuerMatthew GoldenDavid NoahGeraldine ButlerMadeleine MaderJason PrattAbbie BergDoug BelewDermot CrowleyAchint SrivastavaRyan RairighMichael BermanOlivia BishopLinda DuffyBonnie PrinsenLiz SegerEoin de BurcaKevin PotterM Shane BordersDallas HockleyJason GerryNathan GouwensLauren ReayEric PrestemonDamian BradyAngela LivingstoneSarah SulanDiane HughesMichael CasnerLowell MeyerStephen TsoneffJoshua HillWenGeoff GoldenRob FPascal RuegerRandy SouzaClare HolbertonDiane TurnerTom ColemanMark PerryDhu WikMelEric HelmJonathan DanielsMichael FlahertyJarrod SchindlerCaro Fieldmichael bochnerNaomi WatsonDavid CushmanAlexanderChris KGavin DoigSam FennTanner MortonAJ SchusterJennifer BushDavid StroudAmanda FurlottiAndrew BakerAndrew FairL.B. MorseBill ThorntonBrian AmoebasBrett DouvilleJeffrey OlsonMatt BetzelNate from KalamazooMelanie StiversRichard TollerAlexander PolsonEarl LozadaJustin McElroyArjun SharmaJames JohnsonKevin MorrellColin Hodo ... Read more

17 Nov 2023

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:03

17 Nov 2023


#127

The Music of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Kirk wasn't expecting to make a full-length episode about the music of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, but then he played the game. And here we are. Picking up on [2022's deep-dive in the music of the Zelda series] (https://strongsongspodcast.com/episode/the-music-of-the-legend-of-zelda) , this episode takes a deep dive into the score of the new game, covering the many ways it builds on the past and charts a new musical future. SPOILERS: The first 40 minutes of the episode feature some discussion of the events of Tears of the Kingdom, but no major story spoilers. At around the 40-minute mark (there's an in-episode warning), Kirk gets into specifics of the story with full spoilers, including the game's ending. Tears of the Kingdom score composed by: Manaka Kataoka, Maasa Miyoshi, Masato Ohashi, and Tsukasa UsuiOriginal Zelda themes composed by: Koji Kondo ALSO DISCUSSED/FEATURED ---Twenty Thousand Hertz's excellent episodes on the sound and music of Zelda ( [Part 1] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/zeldabeep) , [Part 2] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/zeldatones) ) ---"Careless Whisper" by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley from Make it Big, 1984 ---Excerpts from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker, Skyward Sword, and Link's Awakening ---Super Mario Bros. Theme by Koji Kondo from Super Mario Bros. Odyssey, 2017 OUTRO SOLOIST: Rob Rideout Rob Rideout is a guitar teacher from Yorkshire who plays and writes for the Progressive Metal band [Memnor] (https://memnor.bandcamp.com/track/ii-chrysalis) . Memnor stream their time in the studio on fridays evenings at 20:00 GMT [on Twitch] (https://www.twitch.tv/wearememnor) . (From Rob: If you wanna hear what quintuplets in 21/16 sound like, then drop in.) ----LINKS----- SUPPORT STRONG SONGS! [Paypal] (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/kirkhamiltonmusic) | [Patreon.com/Strongsongs] (https://patreon.com/StrongSongs) MERCH STORE [store.strongsongspodcast.com] (https://store.strongsongspodcast.com/) SOCIAL MEDIAIG: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://instagram.com/kirk_hamilton) | Threads: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://www.threads.net/@kirk_hamilton) NEWSLETTER [https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe] (https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe) JOIN THE DISCORD [https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm] (https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm) OUTRO SOLO PLAY-A-LONG: [https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo] (https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo) STRONG SONGS PLAYLISTS [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5d9ym1sUymGoySMXOw3zbZ?si=Htz5soSaSrGWAr2wUX16jg) | [Apple Music] (https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-strong-songs-playlist/pl.u-V9D7gaGiJ7o0a) | [YouTube Music] (https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlWRG2gSOVHd1ywbQVZInJhANNLGcHSgz) -------------------- OCTOBER 2023 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS Corpus FriskyBen BarronCatherine WarnerDamon WhiteKaya WoodallDan AustinJay SwartzMiriam JoySEAN D WINNIERushDaniel Hannon-BarryChristopher MillerJamie WhiteChristopher McConnellDavid MascettiJoe LaskaKen HirshJezMelanie AndrichJenness GardnerDave SharpeSami SamhuriJeremy DawsonAccessViolationAndre BremerDave Florey OCTOBER 2023 HALF-NOTE PATRONS Dent EarlCarlos LernerMisty HaisfieldAbraham BenrubiChristopher BrunoChris KotarbaCallum WebbLynda MacNeilDick MorganBen SteinSusan GreenSean MurphyJake YumatillaAlan BroughRandal VegterGo Birds!Whit SidenerRobert Granatdave malloyNick GallowayHeather Johnsonjohn halpinPeter HardingDavidMeghan O'LearyJohn BaumanDax and Dane HuddlestonMartín SalíasStu BakerSteve MartinoDr Arthur A GrayCarolinaGary PierceMatt BaxterGiantPredatoryMolluskLuigi BocciaE Margaret WartonCharles McGeeCatherine ClauseEthan BaumanKenIsWearingAHatJordan BlockAaron WadeJeff Ulm JamieDeebsPortland Eye CareCarrie SchneiderRichard SneddonJulian RoleffDoreen CarlsonDavid McDarbyWendy GilchristElliot RosenLisa TurnerPaul WayperBruno GaetaKenneth JungAdam StofskyZak RemerRishi SahayJason ReitmanAilie FraserRob TsukNATALIE MISTILISJosh SingerPhino DeLeonAmy Lynn ThornsenAdam WKelli BrockingtonVictoria YuBrad Clarkmino caposselaSteve PaquinEmma SklarBernard KhooRobert HeuerMatthew GoldenDavid NoahGeraldine ButlerMadeleine MaderJason PrattAbbie BergDoug BelewDermot CrowleyAchint SrivastavaRyan RairighMichael BermanOlivia BishopJohn GisselquistLinda DuffyBonnie PrinsenLiz SegerEoin de BurcaKevin PotterM Shane BordersDallas HockleyJason GerryNathan GouwensLauren ReayEric PrestemonDamian BradyAngela LivingstoneDavid FriedmanSarah SulanDiane HughesMichael CasnerLowell MeyerStephen TsoneffWenGeoff GoldenRob FPascal RuegerRandy SouzaClare HolbertonDiane TurnerTom ColemanMark PerryDhu WikMelEric HelmJonathan DanielsMichael FlahertyJarrod SchindlerCaro Fieldmichael bochnerNaomi WatsonDavid CushmanAlexanderChris KGavin DoigSam FennTanner MortonAJ SchusterJennifer BushDavid StroudAmanda FurlottiAndrew BakerJules BaileyAndrew FairL.B. MorseBill ThorntonBrian AmoebasBrett DouvilleJeffrey OlsonMatt BetzelNate from KalamazooMelanie StiversRichard TollerAlexander PolsonEarl LozadaJustin McElroyArjun SharmaJames JohnsonKevin MorrellColin Hodo ... Read more

03 Nov 2023

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:16

03 Nov 2023


#126

A Little Extra Zelda

On this bonus episode, originally recorded as a Patreon bonus in 2022, Kirk goes through a few great Legend of Zelda pieces that he didn't manage to get into on [last year's Zelda-focused Strong Songs episode] (https://strongsongspodcast.com/episode/the-music-of-the-legend-of-zelda-recast) .  If you want to hear next week's new episode on Tears of the Kingdom early, go [become a patron now] (https://strongsongspodcast.compatreon.com/strongsongs) ! FEATURED: ---"Tears of the Kingdom Theme" from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, comp. Manaka Kataoka, Maasa Miyoshi, Masato Ohashi, Tsukasa Usui ---"Song of Storms," "Dark World/Lorule Theme," "Gerudo Valley," and "The Great Fairy's Fountain" by Koji Kondo ---Various themes from Crypt of the Necrodancer: Cadence of Hyrule, composed by Danny Baranowski feat Jules Conroy on guitar ---Dr. Pez's Ocarina of Time prog album: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDH3g6rRjM8] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDH3g6rRjM8) ---Fantasie-impromptu in C-Sharp" by Frédéric Chopin, 1815, performed by Arthur Rubinstein -----LINKS----- SUPPORT STRONG SONGS [Paypal] (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/kirkhamiltonmusic) | [Patreon.com/Strongsongs] (https://patreon.com/StrongSongs) MERCH STORE [store.strongsongspodcast.com] (https://store.strongsongspodcast.com/) SOCIAL MEDIA [@StrongSongs] (http://twitter.com/strongsongs) | [@Kirkhamilton] (https://twitter.com/kirkhamilton) | IG: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://instagram.com/kirk_hamilton) NEWSLETTER [https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe] (https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe) JOIN THE DISCORD [https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm] (https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm) OUTRO SOLO PLAY-A-LONG: [https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo] (https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo) STRONG SONGS PLAYLISTS [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5d9ym1sUymGoySMXOw3zbZ?si=Htz5soSaSrGWAr2wUX16jg) | [Apple Music] (https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-strong-songs-playlist/pl.u-V9D7gaGiJ7o0a) | [YouTube Music] (https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlWRG2gSOVHd1ywbQVZInJhANNLGcHSgz) --------------- OCTOBER 2023 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS Corpus FriskyBen BarronCatherine WarnerDamon WhiteKaya WoodallDan AustinJay SwartzMiriam JoySEAN D WINNIERushDaniel Hannon-BarryChristopher MillerJamie WhiteChristopher McConnellDavid MascettiJoe LaskaKen HirshJezMelanie AndrichJenness GardnerDave SharpeSami SamhuriJeremy DawsonAccessViolationAndre BremerDave Florey OCTOBER 2023 HALF-NOTE PATRONS Dent EarlCarlos LernerMisty HaisfieldAbraham BenrubiChristopher BrunoChris KotarbaCallum WebbLynda MacNeilDick MorganBen SteinSusan GreenSean MurphyJake YumatillaAlan BroughRandal VegterGo Birds!Whit SidenerRobert Granatdave malloyNick GallowayHeather Johnsonjohn halpinPeter HardingDavidMeghan O'LearyJohn BaumanDax and Dane HuddlestonMartín SalíasStu BakerSteve MartinoDr Arthur A GrayCarolinaGary PierceMatt BaxterGiantPredatoryMolluskLuigi BocciaE Margaret WartonCharles McGeeCatherine ClauseEthan BaumanKenIsWearingAHatJordan BlockAaron WadeJeff Ulm JamieDeebsPortland Eye CareCarrie SchneiderRichard SneddonJulian RoleffDoreen CarlsonDavid McDarbyWendy GilchristElliot RosenLisa TurnerPaul WayperBruno GaetaKenneth JungAdam StofskyZak RemerRishi SahayJason ReitmanAilie FraserRob TsukNATALIE MISTILISJosh SingerPhino DeLeonAmy Lynn ThornsenAdam WKelli BrockingtonVictoria YuBrad Clarkmino caposselaSteve PaquinEmma SklarBernard KhooRobert HeuerMatthew GoldenDavid NoahGeraldine ButlerMadeleine MaderJason PrattAbbie BergDoug BelewDermot CrowleyAchint SrivastavaRyan RairighMichael BermanOlivia BishopJohn GisselquistLinda DuffyBonnie PrinsenLiz SegerEoin de BurcaKevin PotterM Shane BordersDallas HockleyJason GerryNathan GouwensLauren ReayEric PrestemonDamian BradyAngela LivingstoneDavid FriedmanSarah SulanDiane HughesMichael CasnerLowell MeyerStephen TsoneffWenGeoff GoldenRob FPascal RuegerRandy SouzaClare HolbertonDiane TurnerTom ColemanMark PerryDhu WikMelEric HelmJonathan DanielsMichael FlahertyJarrod SchindlerCaro Fieldmichael bochnerNaomi WatsonDavid CushmanAlexanderChris KGavin DoigSam FennTanner MortonAJ SchusterJennifer BushDavid StroudAmanda FurlottiAndrew BakerJules BaileyAndrew FairL.B. MorseBill ThorntonBrian AmoebasBrett DouvilleJeffrey OlsonMatt BetzelNate from KalamazooMelanie StiversRichard TollerAlexander PolsonEarl LozadaJustin McElroyArjun SharmaJames JohnsonKevin MorrellColin Hodo ... Read more

27 Oct 2023

24 MINS

24:44

27 Oct 2023


#125

Belle & Sebastian's Very Good Chord Progression

Kirk takes a tour through the cycling, modulating chord sequence in Belle & Sebastian's buoyant 2017 song "The Girl Doesn't Get It." Variation 1: | C | Dm7 | Bb | Gm FVariation 2: | C | D | Bm | Esus EVariation 3: | A | Bm | A/C# | Esus E FEATURED/DISCUSSED: "The Girl Doesn't Get It" by Belle & Sebastian from How To Solve Our Human Problems, Vol. 1, 2017"I Will Always Love You" by Dolly Parton performed by Whitney Houston on The Bodyguard soundtrack, 1992 ----LINKS----- SUPPORT STRONG SONGS! [Paypal] (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/kirkhamiltonmusic) | [Patreon.com/Strongsongs] (https://patreon.com/StrongSongs) MERCH STORE [store.strongsongspodcast.com] (https://store.strongsongspodcast.com/) SOCIAL MEDIAIG: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://instagram.com/kirk_hamilton) | Threads: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://www.threads.net/@kirk_hamilton) NEWSLETTER [https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe] (https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe) JOIN THE DISCORD [https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm] (https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm) OUTRO SOLO PLAY-A-LONG: [https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo] (https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo) STRONG SONGS PLAYLISTS [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5d9ym1sUymGoySMXOw3zbZ?si=Htz5soSaSrGWAr2wUX16jg) | [Apple Music] (https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-strong-songs-playlist/pl.u-V9D7gaGiJ7o0a) | [YouTube Music] (https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlWRG2gSOVHd1ywbQVZInJhANNLGcHSgz) -------------------- OCTOBER 2023 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS Corpus FriskyBen BarronCatherine WarnerDamon WhiteKaya WoodallDan AustinJay SwartzMiriam JoySEAN D WINNIERushDaniel Hannon-BarryChristopher MillerJamie WhiteChristopher McConnellDavid MascettiJoe LaskaKen HirshJezMelanie AndrichJenness GardnerDave SharpeSami SamhuriJeremy DawsonAccessViolationAndre BremerDave Florey OCTOBER 2023 HALF-NOTE PATRONS Dent EarlCarlos LernerMisty HaisfieldAbraham BenrubiChristopher BrunoChris KotarbaCallum WebbLynda MacNeilDick MorganBen SteinSusan GreenSean MurphyJake YumatillaAlan BroughRandal VegterGo Birds!Whit SidenerRobert Granatdave malloyNick GallowayHeather Johnsonjohn halpinPeter HardingDavidMeghan O'LearyJohn BaumanDax and Dane HuddlestonMartín SalíasStu BakerSteve MartinoDr Arthur A GrayCarolinaGary PierceMatt BaxterGiantPredatoryMolluskLuigi BocciaE Margaret WartonCharles McGeeCatherine ClauseEthan BaumanKenIsWearingAHatJordan BlockAaron WadeJeff Ulm JamieDeebsPortland Eye CareCarrie SchneiderRichard SneddonJulian RoleffDoreen CarlsonDavid McDarbyWendy GilchristElliot RosenLisa TurnerPaul WayperBruno GaetaKenneth JungAdam StofskyZak RemerRishi SahayJason ReitmanAilie FraserRob TsukNATALIE MISTILISJosh SingerPhino DeLeonAmy Lynn ThornsenAdam WKelli BrockingtonVictoria YuBrad Clarkmino caposselaSteve PaquinEmma SklarBernard KhooRobert HeuerMatthew GoldenDavid NoahGeraldine ButlerMadeleine MaderJason PrattAbbie BergDoug BelewDermot CrowleyAchint SrivastavaRyan RairighMichael BermanOlivia BishopJohn GisselquistLinda DuffyBonnie PrinsenLiz SegerEoin de BurcaKevin PotterM Shane BordersDallas HockleyJason GerryNathan GouwensLauren ReayEric PrestemonDamian BradyAngela LivingstoneDavid FriedmanSarah SulanDiane HughesMichael CasnerLowell MeyerStephen TsoneffWenGeoff GoldenRob FPascal RuegerRandy SouzaClare HolbertonDiane TurnerTom ColemanMark PerryDhu WikMelEric HelmJonathan DanielsMichael FlahertyJarrod SchindlerCaro Fieldmichael bochnerNaomi WatsonDavid CushmanAlexanderChris KGavin DoigSam FennTanner MortonAJ SchusterJennifer BushDavid StroudAmanda FurlottiAndrew BakerJules BaileyAndrew FairL.B. MorseBill ThorntonBrian AmoebasBrett DouvilleJeffrey OlsonMatt BetzelNate from KalamazooMelanie StiversRichard TollerAlexander PolsonEarl LozadaJustin McElroyArjun SharmaJames JohnsonKevin MorrellColin Hodo ... Read more

20 Oct 2023

21 MINS

21:45

20 Oct 2023


#124

The Four Electric Guitars

There are so many electric guitars. Truly, there is a guitar for every mood, every season, and every feeling. But there are four types of electric guitar that are a bit more widely used than other ones.  On this formely-bonus-now-main-feed episode, Kirk discusses those four guitars—the Fender Stratocaster, the Telecaster, the Gibson Les Paul, and the 335—and goes through some of the Strong Songs that have featured them. FEATURED/DISCUSSED: ---“Spanish Castle Magic" and "Little Wing" by Jimi Hendrix from Axis: Bold as Love, 1967 ---“Like a Prayer” by Madonna from Like a Prayer, 1989 ---“Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd from Second Helping, 1973 ---“Home” by Cory Wong from Motivational Music for the Syncopated Soul, 2019 ---"Time" by Pink Floyd from The Dark Side of the Moon, 1973 ---"Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears from Songs From The Big Chair, 1985 ---“Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash, 1955 ---"Make a Mistake With Me" by Brad Paisley from Mud on the Tires, 2003 ---“Paranoid Android” by Radiohead from OK Computer, 1997 ---“Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin from Led Zeppelin IV, 1971 ---“Kiss” by Prince from Parade, 1986 ---“Last Goodbye” by Jeff Buckley from Grace, 1994 ---“Blood and Thunder” by Mastodon from Leviathan, 2004 ---“Immigrant Song” from Led Zeppelin III, 1970 ---“Mr. Blue Sky” by Electric Light Orchestra from Out of the Blue, 1978 ---“Wuthering Heights” by Kate Bush from The Kick Inside, 1978 ---“Starman” by David Bowie from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, 1972 ---“November Rain” by Guns N’ Roses from Use Your Illusion, 1991 ---"Sister Sadie" by Horace Silver, 1959 ---“Help Me” by Joni Mitchell from Court & Spark, 1974 ---“Kid Charlemagne” by Steely Dan from The Royal Scam, 1976 ---“September” by Earth, Wind & Fire, 1978 ---“No One Knows” by Queens of the Stone Age from Songs for the Deaf, 2004 -----LINKS----- SUPPORT STRONG SONGS [Paypal] (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/kirkhamiltonmusic) | [Patreon.com/Strongsongs] (https://patreon.com/StrongSongs) MERCH STORE [store.strongsongspodcast.com] (https://store.strongsongspodcast.com/) SOCIAL MEDIA [@StrongSongs] (http://twitter.com/strongsongs) | [@Kirkhamilton] (https://twitter.com/kirkhamilton) | IG: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://instagram.com/kirk_hamilton) NEWSLETTER [https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe] (https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe) JOIN THE DISCORD [https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm] (https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm) OUTRO SOLO PLAY-A-LONG: [https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo] (https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo) STRONG SONGS PLAYLISTS [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5d9ym1sUymGoySMXOw3zbZ?si=Htz5soSaSrGWAr2wUX16jg) | [Apple Music] (https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-strong-songs-playlist/pl.u-V9D7gaGiJ7o0a) | [YouTube Music] (https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlWRG2gSOVHd1ywbQVZInJhANNLGcHSgz) ---------------- SEPTEMBER 2023 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS Ben BarronCatherine WarnerDamon WhiteKaya WoodallDan AustinJay SwartzMiriam JoySEAN D WINNIERushDaniel Hannon-BarryAshley HoagChristopher MillerJamie WhiteChristopher McConnellDavid MascettiJoe LaskaKen HirshJezMelanie AndrichJenness GardnerJeanneret Manning Family FourDave SharpeSami SamhuriJeremy DawsonAccessViolationRyan TorvikElliot Jay O'NeillAndre BremerDave Florey SEPTEMBER 2023 HALF-NOTE PATRONS Abraham BenrubiChristopher BrunoChris KotarbaCallum WebbLynda MacNeilDick MorganBen SteinSusan GreenSean MurphyJake YumatillaAlan BroughRandal VegterGo Birds!Whit SidenerRobert Granatdave malloyNick GallowayHeather Johnsonjohn halpinPeter HardingDavidMeghan O'LearyJohn BaumanDax and Dane HuddlestonMartín SalíasTim HowesStu BakerSteve MartinoDr Arthur A GrayCarolinaGary PierceMatt BaxterGiantPredatoryMolluskLuigi BocciaE Margaret WartonCharles McGeeCatherine ClauseEthan BaumanKenIsWearingAHatJordan BlockAaron Wade JamieDeebsPortland Eye CareCarrie SchneiderRichard SneddonJulian RoleffDoreen CarlsonDavid McDarbyWendy GilchristElliot RosenLisa TurnerPaul WayperBruno GaetaKenneth JungAdam StofskyZak RemerRishi SahayAilie FraserVonRob TsukNATALIE MISTILISJosh SingerPhino DeLeonAmy Lynn ThornsenAdam WKelli BrockingtonVictoria YuBrad Clarkmino caposselaSteve PaquinEmma SklarBernard KhooRobert HeuerMatthew GoldenDavid NoahGeraldine ButlerMadeleine MaderJason PrattAbbie BergDoug BelewDermot CrowleyAchint SrivastavaRyan RairighMichael BermanOlivia BishopJohn GisselquistLinda DuffyLiz SegerEoin de BurcaKevin PotterM Shane BordersDallas HockleyJason GerryNathan GouwensLauren ReayEric PrestemonCookies250Damian BradyAngela LivingstoneSarah SulanDiane HughesMichael CasnerLowell MeyerStephen TsoneffWenJack SjogrenGeoff GoldenRobyn FraserPascal RuegerRandy SouzaClare HolbertonDiane TurnerTom ColemanMark PerryDhu WikMelEric HelmJonathan DanielsMichael FlahertyJarrod SchindlerCaro Fieldmichael bochnerNaomi WatsonDavid CushmanAlexanderGavin DoigSam FennTanner MortonAJ SchusterJennifer BushDavid StroudAmanda FurlottiAndrew BakerJules BaileyAndrew FairL.B. MorseBill ThorntonBrian AmoebasBrett DouvilleJeffrey OlsonMatt BetzelNate from KalamazooMelanie StiversRichard TollerAlexander PolsonEarl LozadaJustin McElroyArjun SharmaJames JohnsonKevin MorrellColin Hodo ... Read more

06 Oct 2023

34 MINS

34:45

06 Oct 2023


#123

John Williams' Star Wars Legacy, with Dan Golding

Composer John Williams is the defining sound of Hollywood and, arguably, the most widely listened to composer in the world. Kirk decided he needed some help tackling Williams' towering musical legacy, so he enlisted Australian author and musician Dan Golding as his tour guide through Williams' musical world, with a special focus on his groundbreaking score for 1980's Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. REFERENCED ON THIS EPISODE: ---Dan's book [Star Wars After Lucas] (https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/star-wars-after-lucas) , his ABC radio show [Screen Sounds] (https://www.abc.net.au/classic/programs/screen-sounds) and his podcast [Art of the Score] (http://www.artofthescore.com.au) ---"Liberdade" by Dili Allstars ---"Celebration" from Push Me Pull You by Dan Golding, 2016 ---The Adventures of Robin Hood score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, 1938 ---Excerpts from Untitled Goose Game as assembled by Dan Golding ---"Right Time" by Mighty Diamonds/Sly & Robbie, 1976 ---"Peter Gunn" by Henry Mancini, 1959 ---"1. Mars, the Bringer of War" by Gustov Holst from The Planets, Op. 32 as performed by the London Symphony Orchestra ---Excerpts from Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, all by John Williams --- [The "Star Wars Music Minute" podcast] (https://starwarsmusicminute.podbean.com) episode 22 feat. Dan Golding ---"Medley: Star Wars" by Meco, 1977 ---Bill Murray singing the Star Wars theme on Saturday Night Live, 1978 ---Excerpts from Jurassic Park  by John Williams ---Excerpts from Merry Melodies/Looney Tunes by Carl Stalling ---"Flash Gordon" by Queen from Flash Gordon, 1980 ---"The Mandalorian" by Ludwig Göransson from The Mandalorian, 2019 ---"If I Fight, You Fight" from Creed by Ludwig Göransson, 2015 ---Excerpts from the Solo: A Star Wars Story score by John Powell, 2018 ---"Moanin," "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting," "Open Letter to Duke," "Eh's Flat Ah's Flat Too" from Mingus Ah Um and Blues & Roots, by Charles Mingus, 1959 ---"II B.S." by Charles Mingus from Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, 1964 ---"Work Song" by Duke Ellington from Black Brown & Beige as recorded by Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2020 ---"The Fablemans" by John Williams from The Fablemans, 2022 ---"Beef Lo Mein" by Caroline Shaw from the Fleishman is in Trouble soundtrack, 2019 ---"Movement II: The Big Show" by Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center from Symphony No. 4: "The Jungle," 2023 ----LINKS----- SUPPORT STRONG SONGS! [Paypal] (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/kirkhamiltonmusic) | [Patreon.com/Strongsongs] (https://patreon.com/StrongSongs) MERCH STORE [store.strongsongspodcast.com] (https://store.strongsongspodcast.com/) SOCIAL MEDIAIG: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://instagram.com/kirk_hamilton) | Threads: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://www.threads.net/@kirk_hamilton) NEWSLETTER [https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe] (https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe) JOIN THE DISCORD [https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm] (https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm) OUTRO SOLO PLAY-A-LONG: [https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo] (https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo) STRONG SONGS PLAYLISTS [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5d9ym1sUymGoySMXOw3zbZ?si=Htz5soSaSrGWAr2wUX16jg) | [Apple Music] (https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-strong-songs-playlist/pl.u-V9D7gaGiJ7o0a) | [YouTube Music] (https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlWRG2gSOVHd1ywbQVZInJhANNLGcHSgz) -------------------- SEPTEMBER 2023 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS Ben BarronCatherine WarnerDamon WhiteKaya WoodallDan AustinJay SwartzMiriam JoySEAN D WINNIERushDaniel Hannon-BarryAshley HoagChristopher MillerJamie WhiteChristopher McConnellDavid MascettiJoe LaskaKen HirshJezMelanie AndrichJenness GardnerJeanneret Manning Family FourDave SharpeSami SamhuriJeremy DawsonAccessViolationRyan TorvikElliot Jay O'NeillAndre BremerDave Florey SEPTEMBER 2023 HALF-NOTE PATRONS Abraham BenrubiChristopher BrunoChris KotarbaCallum WebbLynda MacNeilDick MorganBen SteinSusan GreenSean MurphyJake YumatillaAlan BroughRandal VegterGo Birds!Whit SidenerRobert Granatdave malloyNick GallowayHeather Johnsonjohn halpinPeter HardingDavidMeghan O'LearyJohn BaumanDax and Dane HuddlestonMartín SalíasTim HowesStu BakerSteve MartinoDr Arthur A GrayCarolinaGary PierceMatt BaxterGiantPredatoryMolluskLuigi BocciaE Margaret WartonCharles McGeeCatherine ClauseEthan BaumanKenIsWearingAHatJordan BlockAaron Wade JamieDeebsPortland Eye CareCarrie SchneiderRichard SneddonJulian RoleffDoreen CarlsonDavid McDarbyWendy GilchristElliot RosenLisa TurnerPaul WayperBruno GaetaKenneth JungAdam StofskyZak RemerRishi SahayAilie FraserVonRob TsukNATALIE MISTILISJosh SingerPhino DeLeonAmy Lynn ThornsenAdam WKelli BrockingtonVictoria YuBrad Clarkmino caposselaSteve PaquinEmma SklarBernard KhooRobert HeuerMatthew GoldenDavid NoahGeraldine ButlerMadeleine MaderJason PrattAbbie BergDoug BelewDermot CrowleyAchint SrivastavaRyan RairighMichael BermanOlivia BishopJohn GisselquistLinda DuffyLiz SegerEoin de BurcaKevin PotterM Shane BordersDallas HockleyJason GerryNathan GouwensLauren ReayEric PrestemonCookies250Damian BradyAngela LivingstoneSarah SulanDiane HughesMichael CasnerLowell MeyerStephen TsoneffWenJack SjogrenGeoff GoldenRobyn FraserPascal RuegerRandy SouzaClare HolbertonDiane TurnerTom ColemanMark PerryDhu WikMelEric HelmJonathan DanielsMichael FlahertyJarrod SchindlerCaro Fieldmichael bochnerNaomi WatsonDavid CushmanAlexanderGavin DoigSam FennTanner MortonAJ SchusterJennifer BushDavid StroudAmanda FurlottiAndrew BakerJules BaileyAndrew FairL.B. MorseBill ThorntonBrian AmoebasBrett DouvilleJeffrey OlsonMatt BetzelNate from KalamazooMelanie StiversRichard TollerAlexander PolsonEarl LozadaJustin McElroyArjun SharmaJames JohnsonKevin MorrellColin Hodo ... Read more

22 Sep 2023

2 HR 26 MINS

2:26:27

22 Sep 2023


#122

Counterpoint, Chaka Kahn, & Peter Gabriel

Kirk answers your questions on 60s pop counterpoint, Chaka Kahn syncopation, Taylor Swift's re-recording project, good practice habits, Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer," and more. FEATURED/DISCUSSED: ---"You've Got Your Troubles" by Roger Greenaway and Roger Cool, recorded by The Fortunes ---Contrapunctus 1 by J.S. Bach recorded by the Emerson String Quartet on Bach: The Art of Fugue, 2003 ---T.I.B.W.F. by The Budos Band, from The Budos Band, 2005 ---"Dying to Get To Europe" by Ketil Bjornstad from Seafarer's Song, 2004 ---"The Place Where He Inserted the Blade" by Black Country, New Road from Ants From Up There, 2022 ---"Tell Me Somethin' Good" by Stevie Wonder, recorded by Rufus feat. Chaka Kahn, 1974 ---"Colors" by Beck from Colors, 2017 ---"Digital Love" by Daft Punk from Discovery, 2001 ---"Goose" by Polyphia from Most Hated, 2017 ---"Sparks Fly" (Taylor's Version) from Speak Now (Taylor's Version), 2023 ---"Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel from So, 1986 -----LINKS----- SUPPORT STRONG SONGS [Paypal] (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/kirkhamiltonmusic) | [Patreon.com/Strongsongs] (https://patreon.com/StrongSongs) MERCH STORE [store.strongsongspodcast.com] (https://store.strongsongspodcast.com/) SOCIAL MEDIA [@StrongSongs] (http://twitter.com/strongsongs) | [@Kirkhamilton] (https://twitter.com/kirkhamilton) | IG: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://instagram.com/kirk_hamilton) NEWSLETTER [https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe] (https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe) JOIN THE DISCORD [https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm] (https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm) OUTRO SOLO PLAY-A-LONG: [https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo] (https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo) STRONG SONGS PLAYLISTS [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5d9ym1sUymGoySMXOw3zbZ?si=Htz5soSaSrGWAr2wUX16jg) | [Apple Music] (https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-strong-songs-playlist/pl.u-V9D7gaGiJ7o0a) | [YouTube Music] (https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlWRG2gSOVHd1ywbQVZInJhANNLGcHSgz) ---------------- AUGUST 2023 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS Catherine WarnerDamon WhiteKaya WoodallDan AustinJay SwartzMiriam JoySEAN D WINNIERushDaniel Hannon-BarryAshley HoagChristopher MillerJamie WhiteChristopher McConnellDavid MascettiJoe LaskaKen HirshJezMelanie AndrichJenness GardnerJeanneret Manning Family FourDave SharpeSami SamhuriJeremy DawsonAccessViolationRyan TorvikElliot Jay O'NeillAndre BremerDave Florey AUGUST 2023 HALF-NOTE PATRONS Abraham BenrubiChristopher BrunoPAUTNAChris KotarbaCallum WebbLynda MacNeilDick MorganZach WamplerBen SteinSusan GreenSean MurphyJake YumatillaAlan BroughRandal VegterGo Birds!Whit SidenerRobert Granatdave malloyTim RosenwongNick Gallowayjohn halpinPeter HardingDavidMeghan O'LearyJohn BaumanDax and Dane HuddlestonMartín SalíasTim HowesStu BakerSteve MartinoDr Arthur A GrayCarolinaGary PierceMatt BaxterGiantPredatoryMolluskLuigi BocciaE Margaret WartonCharles McGeeCatherine ClauseEthan BaumanKenIsWearingAHatJordan BlockAaron Wade JamieDeebsPortland Eye CareCarrie SchneiderRichard SneddonJulian RoleffDoreen CarlsonDavid McDarbyWendy GilchristElliot RosenLisa TurnerPaul WayperBruno GaetaKenneth JungAdam StofskyZak RemerRishi SahayJason ReitmanAilie FraserVonNATALIE MISTILISJosh SingerPhino DeLeonAmy Lynn ThornsenAdam WKelli BrockingtonStephen RawlingsVictoria YuBrad ClarkMark Boggsmino caposselaSteve PaquinEmma SklarBernard KhooRobert HeuerMatthew GoldenDavid NoahGeraldine ButlerMadeleine MaderJason PrattAbbie BergDoug BelewDermot CrowleyAchint SrivastavaRyan RairighMichael BermanOlivia BishopJohn GisselquistLinda DuffyEoin de BurcaKevin PotterM Shane BordersDallas HockleyJason GerryNathan GouwensLauren ReayEric PrestemonDamian BradyAngela LivingstoneDavid FriedmanSarah SulanDiane HughesMichael CasnerLowell MeyerStephen TsoneffWenJack SjogrenGeoff GoldenRobyn FraserPascal RuegerRandy SouzaClare HolbertonDiane TurnerTom ColemanMark PerryDhu WikMelEric HelmJonathan DanielsMichael FlahertyJarrod SchindlerCaro Fieldmichael bochnerNaomi WatsonDavid CushmanAlexanderGavin DoigSam FennTanner MortonAJ SchusterJennifer BushDavid StroudAmanda FurlottiAndrew BakerJules BaileyAndrew FairL.B. MorseBill ThorntonBrian AmoebasBrett DouvilleJeffrey OlsonMatt BetzelMuellerNate from KalamazooMelanie StiversRichard TollerAlexander PolsonEarl LozadaArjun SharmaJames JohnsonKevin MorrellColin Hodo ... Read more

08 Sep 2023

54 MINS

54:42

08 Sep 2023


#121

"Soul Vaccination" by Tower of Power

Kirk climbs inside the machine-gun rhythms and unstoppable grooves of the legendary Oakland funk outfit Tower of Power. Written by: Doc Kupka and Emilio Castillo Album: Tower of Power (1973) Listen/Buy via [Songwhip] (https://songwhip.com/tower-of-power/tower-of-power) ALSO DISCUSSED: ---"What is Hip?" "Squib Cakes" "Only So Much Oil in the Ground" "Don't Change Horses (In the Middle of a Stream)," "So Very Hard to Go," "Credit," all by Tower of Power ---"Saturday Night Live" theme by Howard Shore, feat. Lenny Pickett ---"Cold Sweat," "I Got the Feelin'," "Mother Popcorn," "Funky Drummer" by James Brown, 1967-70 ---"Soul Vaccination" live from Soul Vaccination: Tower of Power Live, 1998 ---Drum examples performed by Russ Kieiner, recorded by Nick D'Errico ----LINKS----- SUPPORT STRONG SONGS! [Paypal] (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/kirkhamiltonmusic) | [Patreon.com/Strongsongs] (https://patreon.com/StrongSongs) MERCH STORE [store.strongsongspodcast.com] (https://store.strongsongspodcast.com/) SOCIAL MEDIAIG: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://instagram.com/kirk_hamilton) | Threads: [@Kirk_Hamilton] (https://www.threads.net/@kirk_hamilton) NEWSLETTER [https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe] (https://kirkhamilton.substack.com/subscribe) JOIN THE DISCORD [https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm] (https://discord.gg/GCvKqAM8Sm) OUTRO SOLO PLAY-A-LONG: [https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo] (https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo) STRONG SONGS PLAYLISTS [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5d9ym1sUymGoySMXOw3zbZ?si=Htz5soSaSrGWAr2wUX16jg) | [Apple Music] (https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-strong-songs-playlist/pl.u-V9D7gaGiJ7o0a) | [YouTube Music] (https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlWRG2gSOVHd1ywbQVZInJhANNLGcHSgz) -------------------- AUGUST 2023 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS Catherine WarnerDamon WhiteKaya WoodallDan AustinJay SwartzMiriam JoySEAN D WINNIERushDaniel Hannon-BarryAshley HoagChristopher MillerJamie WhiteChristopher McConnellDavid MascettiJoe LaskaKen HirshJezMelanie AndrichJenness GardnerJeanneret Manning Family FourDave SharpeSami SamhuriJeremy DawsonAccessViolationRyan TorvikElliot Jay O'NeillAndre BremerDave Florey AUGUST 2023 HALF-NOTE PATRONS Abraham BenrubiChristopher BrunoPAUTNAChris KotarbaCallum WebbLynda MacNeilDick MorganZach WamplerBen SteinSusan GreenSean MurphyJake YumatillaAlan BroughRandal VegterGo Birds!Whit SidenerRobert Granatdave malloyTim RosenwongNick Gallowayjohn halpinPeter HardingDavidMeghan O'LearyJohn BaumanDax and Dane HuddlestonMartín SalíasTim HowesStu BakerSteve MartinoDr Arthur A GrayCarolinaGary PierceMatt BaxterGiantPredatoryMolluskLuigi BocciaE Margaret WartonCharles McGeeCatherine ClauseEthan BaumanKenIsWearingAHatJordan BlockAaron Wade JamieDeebsPortland Eye CareCarrie SchneiderRichard SneddonJulian RoleffDoreen CarlsonDavid McDarbyWendy GilchristElliot RosenLisa TurnerPaul WayperBruno GaetaKenneth JungAdam StofskyZak RemerRishi SahayJason ReitmanAilie FraserVonNATALIE MISTILISJosh SingerPhino DeLeonAmy Lynn ThornsenAdam WKelli BrockingtonStephen RawlingsVictoria YuBrad ClarkMark Boggsmino caposselaSteve PaquinEmma SklarBernard KhooRobert HeuerMatthew GoldenDavid NoahGeraldine ButlerMadeleine MaderJason PrattAbbie BergDoug BelewDermot CrowleyAchint SrivastavaRyan RairighMichael BermanOlivia BishopJohn GisselquistLinda DuffyEoin de BurcaKevin PotterM Shane BordersDallas HockleyJason GerryNathan GouwensLauren ReayEric PrestemonDamian BradyAngela LivingstoneDavid FriedmanSarah SulanDiane HughesMichael CasnerLowell MeyerStephen TsoneffWenJack SjogrenGeoff GoldenRobyn FraserPascal RuegerRandy SouzaClare HolbertonDiane TurnerTom ColemanMark PerryDhu WikMelEric HelmJonathan DanielsMichael FlahertyJarrod SchindlerCaro Fieldmichael bochnerNaomi WatsonDavid CushmanAlexanderGavin DoigSam FennTanner MortonAJ SchusterJennifer BushDavid StroudAmanda FurlottiAndrew BakerJules BaileyAndrew FairL.B. MorseBill ThorntonBrian AmoebasBrett DouvilleJeffrey OlsonMatt BetzelMuellerNate from KalamazooMelanie StiversRichard TollerAlexander PolsonEarl LozadaArjun SharmaJames JohnsonKevin MorrellColin Hodo ... Read more

25 Aug 2023

49 MINS

49:44

25 Aug 2023