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Legendary Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts died this week at the age of 80. Jim and Greg pay tribute to him by sharing favorite stories about him, analyzing his playing style and sharing favorite songs that illustrate his brilliance.
British singer-songwriter Yola made an impression with her debut album in 2019, Walk Through Fire, breaking stereotypes as a black British country singer. Her follow-up, Stand For Myself, breaks out of genre boundaries and is her best work to date according to Jim and Greg. They have a wide-ranging conversation with Yola that covers how the pandemic affected her writing process, differences between racism in the U.S. and the U.K., and her role as Sister Rosetta Tharpe in a forthcoming Baz Luhrmann film.
Stand For Myself,Stand For Myself, Easy Eye Sound, 2021
Paint It Black,Paint It Black (Single), Decca, 1966
Moonlight Mile,Sticky Fingers, Rolling Stones, 1971
Honky Tonk Women,Honky Tonk Women (Single), Decca, 1969
Highwomen,The Highwomen, Elektra, 2019
Hear My Call, Here,Hammer And Nails, Riverside, 1962
Harpsicord (Live in Copenhagen),Unreleased, NA, 2008
Draw the Line,Phantom Limb, Naim Edge, 2009
Break The Bough,Stand For Myself, Easy Eye Sound, 2021
Diamond Studded Shoes,Stand For Myself, Easy Eye Sound, 2021
I Want To Break Free,The Works, EMI, 1984
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