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Clave, Chorus & "Careless Whisper"

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Well, look at that - it's a mailbag episode! Kirk answers your questions on Bo Diddley, Minecraft, The Supremes, chorus guitar, XTC, Parquet Courts, and the mystery of the "Careless Whisper" sax solo.

REFERENCED ON THIS EPISODE:

  • “Wake Up” by XTC from The Big Express, 1984
  • “Waterfall” and “Don’t Stop” by The Stone Roses from The Stone Roses, 1989
  • “The Mind Electric” by Miracle Musical from Hawaii: Part II, 201
  • “Minecraft” by C418, 2009
  • The Minecraft episode of Twenty Thousand Hertz: https://www.20k.org/episodes/minecraft
  • “Briony” by Dario Marianelli from Atonement, 2007
  • “The Mayor” by Kirk Hamilton from The Exited Door, 2009
  • “Bo Diddley” by Bo Diddley, 1962
  • “You Can’t Hurry Love” by The Supremes written by Holland-Dozier-Holland (and backed by The Funk Brothers), 1966
  • “Wake Up” by Arcade Fire from Funeral, 2004
  • “In The Heights” by Lin-Manuel Miranda from In The Heights, 2008 and the 2021 film
  • “Chinese Satellite” by Phoebe Bridger from Punisher, 2020
  • “Good 4 U” by Olivia Rodrigo from Sour, 2021
  • “Time After Time” by Cindi Lauper and Rob Hyman from She’s So Unusual, 1983
  • “Wide Awake” by Parquet Courts from Wide Awake, 2018
  • “Careless Whisper” by George Michael from Wham!’s 1984 record Make It Big
  • Dan Forshaw’s video about Steve Gregory’s “Careless Whisper” sax solo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UvoRqBDwsI

OUTRO SOLOIST: Luke Price

This episode's outro soloist is Portland fiddle player Luke Price. When he's not working as a side man in a variety of killer bands, Luke joins his wife Rachael to form the excellent songwriting duo DEAN!. You can follow them on Instagram and listen to some of their stuff on their website, wearedean.com.

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