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Oct 2, 2019

Kirk opens the Strong Songs mailbag to tackle your questions about demonic fiddle playing, lousy sax solos, Led Zeppelin counting, fake-out intros, reverb, children's music, and more.

REFERENCED ON THIS EPISODE:

  • "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" by the Charlie Daniels Band from Million Mile Reflections, 1979
  • "The Eternal Triangle" by Sonny Stitt from Sonny Side Up, 1959
  • "The Jones Girl" by the Five Satins, 1956
  • "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, 1977
  • "Hot For The Mountain" and "Never Too Late" by Natalie Prass from The Future and the Past, 2018
  • "Destination" by Nickel Creek from A Dotted Line, 2014
  • "My Doorbell" by the White Stripes from Get Behind Me Satan, 2005
  • "It's All Over Now" by the Rolling Stones, 1964
  • "For The Love of Money" by the O'Jays, 1974
  • "Black Dog" by Led Zeppelin from Led Zeppelin IV, 1971
  • "Gumboots" by Paul Simon from Graceland, 1986
  • "You Really Got Me" by the Kinks, 1964
  • "Baby Beluga" by Raffi from Baby Beluga, 1980
  • "Bananaphone" by Raffi from Bananaphone, 1994
  • "Here Comes the Sun" by George Harrison from Abbey Road, 1969
  • "Freddie Freeloader" by Miles Davis from Kind of Blue, 1959
  • "Searching" by Hanne Hukkelberg from Little Things, 2005

OTHER LINKS

OUTRO SOLOIST: Rob Reich

This episode's outro soloist is the wonderful bay area pianist/accordionist Rob Reich. Rob performs all over the place with a bunch of different groups, and is a total pleasure to see play. He's got a bunch of albums you can check out and contributes to an array of interesting projects (Live silent-film scores! Circus music!) and experiments. Find more at his website, http://www.robreich.com/.

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STRONG PLAYLISTS

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SUPPORT STRONG SONGS ON PATREON!

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OCTOBER 2019 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS

andrew walters
CALEB ROTACH
Chad Barnard
Dan Apczynski
Dave Florey
Glenn
Jared Norris
Mark Schechter
Merlin Mann

OCTOBER 2019 HALF-NOTE PATRONS

Alex Singer
Alexander Polson
Andre Bremer
Andrew Baker
Andrew Lee
Arjun Sharma
Bill Thornton
Brett Douville
Brian Amoebas
Brooke Wilford
Chas Lednicky
Chris Brown
Cyrus N. White
Dominik Schmitt
Earl Lozada
Eero Wahlstedt
Elliot Jay O'Neill
Emily Williams
FlSHBONES
Forrest Chang
Jaehoon Jeong
James Johnson
Jasmine Fellows
Jeffrey Olson
John and Sharon Stenglein
Jon O'Keefe
joujou
Juan Carlos Montemayor Elosua
Jules Bailey
Justin Liew
Justin McElroy
Kate Albury
Kevin Morrell
Kevin Pennyfeather
Matt Gaskell
Max Schechter
Melanie Stivers
Michael Blackwell
Miriam Juskowicz
Mueller
Nate from Kalamazoo
Nicholas Schechter
Richard Toller
samuel gardner
Shane DeLeon
Shaun Wiese
SP
Tim
Tom Clewer
Tom Lauer