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Hot Pants: A Short, Happy and Musical Career

Monday, August 20, 2012

In the 1970s, hot pants were hot -- until they were not. We get to the bottom of the matter, with a playlist.

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Who Wears Short Shorts?

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Forty years ago, hot pants (as the B-52s later put it) exploded. They were on the runways, in shopping malls -- and on the pop charts too, starting with James Brown. Do you have a hot pants story? We need your help for an upcoming episode of Soundcheck.

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The Godfather of Soul, Revisited

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Biographer RJ Smith explores the complicated but fascinating life of James Brown in a new book called “The One.” He joins guest host Christian McBride and bassist Fred Thomas, who added oomph to Brown’s band, for a look back at the "Godfather of Soul."

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John Schaefer's Road Trip Playlist

Friday, September 02, 2011

5 songs for your end-of-summer road trip

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Retro chic or just a retread?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

John Schaefer says, sometimes you need to reinvent the wheel

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