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Jun 10, 2020

On this Strong Songs mailbag episode, Kirk answers your most pressing questions on subjects ranging from horn transposition, to why audiences have a hard time clapping on 2 and 4, to what the heck that sound is on the bridge to "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic."

DISCUSSED ON THIS EPISODE:

  • “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC from The Razors Edge, 1990
  • “Roll” by Fatai from Undone - EP, 2015
  • “Take My Breath Away” by Berlin from Count Three & Pray, 1986
  • “We Will Rock You” by Queen from News Of The World, 1977
  • ‘Every Time We Say Goodbye” by Cole Porter, sung by Ella Fitzgerald
  • “Horsepower” by Justice from Audio, Video, Disco, 2011
  • “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen as sung by Rufus Wainwright
  • “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” by Sting and the Police from Ghost in the Machine, 1981
  • “You Don’t Know What Love Is” as played by Sonny Rollins from Saxophone Colossus, 1956
  • “Desafinado” by Antonio Carlos Jobim feat. Stan Getz from Getz/Gilberto, 1964
  • “Home Fries” by Joshua Redman from Freedom in the Groove, 1996
  • “Children Go” by Chris Potter from Traveling Mercies, 2002
  • “3-in-1 Without The Oil” by Rahsaan Roland Kirk from Domino, 1962
  • “Singin’ the Blues” by the Original Dixie Jazz Band, feat. Frankie Trumbauer on C Melody Sax, 1920
  • “Lingus” by Snarky Puppy feat. Cory Henry from We Like It Here, 2014
  • “Warriors” by Aaliyah Rose from She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, 2019
  • “What Have We Done” by Shook Twins from Some Good Lives, 2019

BLACK LIVES MATTER

As Kirk mentioned on the show, below are some things to read and watch to learn more about America's shameful history of systemic racism. Just three things, actually:

There's a huge number of additional articles, books, and videos a person could check out to better educate themselves about this often overwhelming subject. But if you listen to this show and are looking for somewhere to start, start with those three.

OUTRO SOLOIST: You?

A bunch of listeners have requested a solo-free version of the Strong Songs outro music to play around with. So, now there is one!

You can find it on Kirk's Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/kirkhamilton/strong-songs-outro-music-no-solo

STRONG TWEETS

You can now follow Strong Songs on Twitter at @StrongSongs. So, do that! http://twitter.com/strongsongs

NOW ON SPOTIFY

Strong Songs is now on Spotify! You can find the show here: https://open.spotify.com/show/5umVTiMQIg2bDpTZaHZqbI?si=mNYpIYq2TqaXSSeUv_JRdQ

'GRAM BY 'GRAM

If you're interested in occasional music and Portland-related photos and videos, as well as teases for upcoming Strong Songs episodes, follow Kirk on Instagram @kirk_hamilton. https://www.instagram.com/kirk_hamilton/

NEWSLETTER/MAILING LIST

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STRONG PLAYLISTS

Kirk has condensed his Strong Songs picks into a single new list, which you can find on both Spotify and Apple Music.

You can also find a recent playlist Kirk specifically designed for listening while staying home and not spreading viruses on Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play (thanks Thomas for making that last one)

SUPPORT STRONG SONGS ON PATREON!

Thank you to all of Strong Songs's Patreon patrons! You're making all of this possible.

For more information on how to become a patron, go here: https://Patreon.com/StrongSongs

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