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Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director & Afternoon Host at WXPN in Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! In addition to each show's main conversation, the guys tackle five current music news topics in our '2 Minute Drill', offer up their 'Songs of the Week', and ask you to participate with the 'Homework Assignment'!
 
"The Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul" is a 6-part audio documentary series that explores the history and influence of gospel music on early rock and roll, soul and R&B music. Hosted by Grammy award winning gospel singer CeCe Winans, the series was produced by WXPN and distributed by NPR. The product of over 50 interviews with musicians and gospel historians, archival audio material, and live performances, the documentary series highlights the rich history of Black gospel music from from its ro ...
 
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"Saturday Night and Sunday Morning: The Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul" is a 6-part documentary series that explores the history and influence of gospel music on early rock and roll, soul and R&B music. This first episode examines the history and foundation of Black music beginning with the spirituals that were sung during the time of American slave…
 
This episode dives deep into the Golden Age of gospel quartets in the mid-20th century. These groups toured across the United States on what's called the gospel highway and charted a course for the rock and soul musicians who would follow them. These groups included The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Pilgrim Travelers, The Golden Gates, The Caravans, and …
 
By the mid-20th century, gospel music was a force in America, compelling many sanctified artists to cross over to secular music. The temptations of fortune and fame became strong for many gospel artists. But crossing over could mean betraying the audience that built them up - or worse. This episode tells the stories of musicians such as Sam Cooke a…
 
This episode tells the story behind The Edwin Hawkins Singers' ceiling-shattering song, ""Oh Happy Day". It was the first gospel song to top the secular charts. Hawkins' use of contemporary sounds - a Latin groove, synthesizers and a soul-influenced lead vocal performance - created a new model for gospel music. But some in the church didn’t want sa…
 
In the mid-20th century, radio stations in Memphis, Tennessee played a rich mix of gospel, R&B, blues, and country music. A young Elvis Presley was listening and packed all of it into his early rock and roll. This episode looks at Elvis' gospel influences and how he brought that music to White audiences. This episode also tells the story of the rol…
 
By the '60s, gospel music had firmly established a foothold in mainstream American culture. This opened the door for soul stars such as Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye to complete the bridge between gospel and pop. They both grew up immersed in the harmonies and rhythms of the church and brought those sensibilities into their pop music. This episod…
 
Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC!In addition to being the drummer for - soon to be - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Def Leppard, Rick Allen is also an artist. Rick calls in to talks …
 
Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC!Happy New Year from Dan and Dan. The guys usher in 2019 with the most musical of guests, Mr. Ben Vaughn. From his early days listening to AM radio jus…
 
Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC!You know Michael Azerrad’s work as a music journalist and author. He has received acclaim for his books Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana and Our …
 
Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC!Jon Wurster is a man of many talents. He’s the drummer for some incredible rock bands like Superchunk, The Mountain Goats, and Bob Mould. He’s also an…
 
Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC!Dorothy Carvello was the first female A&R executive in the history of Atlantic Records. She chronicles her career in a new book ‘Anything for a Hit: A…
 
Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC!Paul Stanley is the frontman for one of the greatest Rock and Roll bands of all-time, KISS. But did you know he is also a fine artist? He’ll be in the…
 
Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC!The Music Modernization Act is a bi-partisan piece of legislation that is on the path to becoming law, and it is a major potential win for singers and…
 
Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC!Summer break is over, and the Dan’s are back in the studio. Amos Lee has just released another wonderful album in ‘My New Moon’. The Philadelphia sing…
 
Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC!Author Steven Hyden returns to the podcast to discuss his new book ‘Twilight of the Gods - A Journey to the End of Classic Rock’. The guys explore the…
 
Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! We’re at the halfway point of 2018 and this time around on the podcast we revisit some of our favorite interviews of the year so far. We’ll listen ba…
 
Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! Disgraceland is a true crime podcast as it relates to music and musicians. The Dan’s are joined by Jake Brennan, the host of this captivating podcast…
 
Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! Acclaimed author Robert Gordon drops by the podcast to chat with the Dan’s about his latest book, ‘Memphis Rent Party’. Like his book, our interview …
 
Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC!You may not recognize his name, but you’ll surely be familiar with his work. From the zipper on the cover of Sticky Fingers to the peel-able banana on…
 
Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! Dan and Dan debate stepping away from the music industry and entering the world of marriage counseling. Don’t worry, that notion doesn’t last too lon…
 
Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! What the heck makes the Grateful Dead so great anyway? The songs? The jams? The culture? Dan and Dan debate with longtime Deadhead and music industry…
 
Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! Chuck Negron is a former member of Three Dog Night and voice of their iconic hit ‘Joy to the World’. Chuck joins us on the podcast to talk about the …
 
Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! The Heavy Metal band KITTIE rose to fame while they were teenagers. In a genre dominated by their male counterparts, KITTIE emerged as one of the mos…
 
Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! Drummer and founding member for The Black Crowes, Steve Gorman joins the podcast. Steve is in the process of penning a book about his time with The B…
 
Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! Dan and Dan welcome Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and legendary music executive Seymour Stein to the podcast. From signing Depeche Mode to Madonna to T…
 
Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! Dan Reed calls ‘Lou Reed: A Life’, by Anthony DeCurtis, the best rock biography he’s ever read. The book chronicles the life of one of the most intri…
 
Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! The Dan’s welcome Lukas Nelson to the show. Lukas was in Philadelphia for a show with his band, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, and stopped by …
 
Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! Jann Wenner is the cofounder and publisher of Rolling Stone magazine. Joe Hagan is the author of the new biography ‘STICKY FINGERS: The Life and Time…
 
Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! It's part 2 of our conversation with Canvasback Music founder Steve Ralbovsky, and this time in person! Steve took the trip to Philadelphia to contin…
 
Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! Steve Ralbovsky is the founder of Canvasback Music and a true music industry veteran. For decades Steve has played an integral part in launching arti…
 
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