In this episode: In his new book, The Bee Gees: The Biography, writer David N. Meyer looks back at the music and legacy of The Bee Gees and its trademark soaring falsetto.
Actress and soprano Audra McDonald recently starred in Broadway's revival of Porgy and Bess. Now, she's back with her first solo album in seven years, Go Back Home, featuring songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim, among others. McDonald performs songs from that album in the studio.
And mandolin extraordinaire Chris Thile performs the sonatas of Bach.
The Bee Gees didn’t always use an aggressive falsetto. In fact, it was an act of desperation. We hear the story from David N. Meyer, author new book The Bee Gees: The Biography.
In this episode: In his new book, The Bee Gees: The Biography, writer David Meyer looks back at the music and legacy of The Bee Gees.
Then, a primer on AlunaGeorge -- the duo of George Reid and Aluna Francis who have become darlings of the European music festival circuit without releasing an album. Body Talk, the group's full-length debut was released on July 26. We get a primer from Katherine St. Asaph on just who this group is.
And neo-soul singer Kendra Morris performs in the Soundcheck studio.