Jimmy Jam of Jam & Lewis on His Hits With Janet Jackson & New Album, Plus Shirley Manson of Garbage


Since the 1980s, producers and songwriters Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have made huge hits with artists like Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey. But finally in 2021, the duo released their debut album as artists. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot chat with Jimmy Jam about the record and his illustrious past work. Plus, we hear the song that got Garbage’s Shirley Manson Hooked on Sonics.

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Jimmy Jam of Jam & Lewis


Jimmy Jam talks with Jim and Greg about his beginnings in the music industry, including working in his dad’s blues band and working with Prince in Morris Day and The Time. He also comments on the development of R&B music over his decades as a professional musician, and his debut album Jam & Lewis, Volume One with partner Terry Lewis.

Hooked on Sonics: Shirley Manson


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Shirley Manson, the lead singer of Garbage, shares how the rockabilly revival of the Stray Cats made her want to be a rock star.

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