Soul Music

Series about pieces of music with a powerful emotional impact


27:36 | Jan 8th, 2008

John Kander presents the story behind the classic song New York, New York. Songwriting duo Kander and Ebb wrote the title song for the film. Unfortunately, the star Robert de Niro didn't like it, so t...Show More
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♥️ hearing the background story of the iconic New York, New York song.

27:31 | Apr 14th, 2016

Memories of a prison camp in the Arizona desert, a tsunami and a plane crash are stirred by the bittersweet Japanese song Sukiyaki, a huge global hit of the 1960s. Originally released in Japan with t...Show More
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27:30 | Dec 2nd, 2014

The Smiths' 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out' is explored through personal stories. Released in 1986 on 'The Queen Is Dead' album, it has become an anthem of hope, loss and love. As a teenager, A...Show More
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This is one of my favorite podcasts, and this is a great place to start with it. I nearly always cry, and I learn something, and I luxuriate...Show More

27:29 | Dec 24th, 2013

Soul Music tells the story of the song, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, and talks to people for whom it has special meaning. 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas', was first performed by J...Show More
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Heart-warming and heart-breaking stories about the melancholic song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". Traces the origins and history...Show More

27:51 | Jan 22nd

Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay was written while Otis Redding was reflecting on his life on Sausalito Bay in California in the summer of 1967. Its upbeat, laidback melody belies the loneliness of the...Show More
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