Music Interviews archive
Listen Isaac Hayes: Memphis Was 'Wonderfully Incestuous" WXPN
Watch The History Of Stax WXPN
Listen Out Of A Cult, Into The World: Owens' Transformation
January 12, 2013 – After Christopher Owens fled the cult he grew up in, he used his musical talent to launch a career.
Watch A Night Out With Sam Cooke: 'Harlem Square' Turns 50
January 12, 2013 – Though now beloved, Cooke's 1963 live album was shelved by his label for more than 20 years.
Listen Latin Roots: Bomba Y Plena WXPN
Listen Wyclef Jeans Shares Musical Inspirations
Watch Scott Walker: 'I Don't Listen Again And I Move On' WXPN
January 9, 2013 – The ambitious, venerated singer and composer says he has reached the "point of no return." WXPN
Watch You Can Never Say Goodbye To The Dancefloor
Listen Julian Fellowes On The Rules Of 'Downton'
Watch The Voice Of 'Schoolhouse Rock' On The Series At 40
January 6, 2013 – Bob Dorough composed, conducted and sang much of the music in the beloved children's series.
Listen Antibalas: Cooking Up Afrobeat In A Sweltering Kitchen
January 6, 2013 – The band relies on two things to play well: tropical temperatures and a relaxed pace.
Listen Preserving The Home, And History, Of New Orleans' Piano Professor
January 5, 2013 – Any Big Easy pianist worth his fingers owes a debt to Henry Roeland Byrd, aka Professor Longhair.
Watch Emel Mathlouthi: Voice Of The Tunisian Revolution
Listen Wynton Marsalis On 'Song Travels'
Listen The 'Life And Liberation' Of A Black Female Metal Fan
January 4, 2013 – Laina Dawes has loved heavy metal since she was 8, but her peers haven't always loved her back.