Songwriting Duo Cynthia Weil And Barry Mann; On Bruce Springsteen’s New Album; Jake Bugg Plays Live

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Jake Bugg performs live in the Soundcheck studio.

In this episode: During the 1960's, New York City’s Brill Building was a songwriting epicenter that pumped out some of the era’s most memorable hits. Two of the songwriters inside were Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann – a couple whose story is told alongside that of another songwriting duo, Carole King and Gerry Goffin, in the new Broadway musical “Beautiful.” We talk with Weil and Mann about their long-lasting musical partnership and some of their favorite songs that they’ve written together over the years. ·

Then: Bruce Springsteen officially released his 18th album, High Hopes. Music writer Caryn Rose gives her review.

And:British singer and guitarist Jake Bugg performs songs from his second album, Shangri La in the Soundcheck studio.