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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Ain’t Talking ‘Bout Love” by The Bird and The Bee

The Bird and the Bee | photo by Alexa Nikol Curran | courtesy of the artist

In 2010, The Bird and The Bee – the duo of Inara George and Greg Kurstin — released Interpreting the Masters, Vol. 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates. They recently released announced their next tribute — Interpreting the Masters Volume 2: A Tribute to Van Halen, on August 2nd, with covers of “Panama,” and “Ain’t Talking ‘Bout Love.” Continue reading →

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Go Where You Wanna Go” from Echo In The Canyon by Jakob Dylan and Jade Castrinos

Jakob Dylan | Echo in the Canyon | photo by Gabriela Barbieri for WXPN

Echo In The Canyon is a new documentary that celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Beach Boys, and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. From 1965 to 1967 the musicians living in Laurel Canyon created some of rock music’s most influential and longest-lasting songs and albums. Continue reading →

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Bad Case” by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real | Photo by Joey Martinez

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real have announced the release of its next new album, Turn Off The News (Build A Garden) on June 14th. Nelson and POTR’s new album features contributions from Neil Young, Margo Price, Kesha, Lucius, Shooter Jennings, Sheryl Crow, his father Willie, and more. Continue reading →

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Wedding Bell Blues” by Morrissey ft. Billie Joe Armstrong

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Morrissey | Photo by Joe Del Tufo | joedeltufo.com

“Wedding Bell Blues” is a song written by Laura Nyro in 1966 and first recorded on her debut album of the same year, More Than A New Discovery. Three years after Nyro released the song, it was covered by the singing group The 5th Dimension, who had a number one hit with it.

Teaming up with Green Day’s Billy Joe Armstrong, Morrissey covers “Wedding Bell Blues” on his new collection of cover songs, California Son. Continue reading →