Phil Harrell

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The Man Behind 'Left Shark' Explains His Viral Super Bowl Moment

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Three years ago, Bryan Gaw performed alongside Katy Perry in a blue shark costume and became an instant hit. Today he says he was playing a character: an everyday, imperfect person.

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New Study Shows A Grave Lack Of Gender Diversity In The Music Industry

Friday, January 26, 2018

Among other findings, more than 90 percent of Grammy nominees in the past six years have been men.

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Funk Carves Out A Groove At The Funk Music Hall Of Fame In Ohio

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center honors genre greats like the Ohio Players, Isaac Hayes, James Brown and more.

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'Dock Of The Bay' At 50: Why Otis Redding's Biggest Hit Almost Went Unheard

Monday, January 08, 2018

Released less than a month after the singer's death at 26, the posthumous smash became Redding's signature song. But it came close to not being released at all.

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Morning Edition Looks Back On Some Of The Best Albums Of 2017

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

From Lee Ann Womack to Ron Miles, a look back at some of the most well-regarded albums of 2017.

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The Story Behind 'The Christmas Song'

Monday, December 25, 2017

Mel Tormé famously co-wrote one of the most well-known carols of all time in 1945. His son, James, tells the story of how the song came to be.

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Soundtracks, Satire And A Sense Of Place: A Conversation With Randy Newman

Monday, August 07, 2017

After spending several decades writing beloved children's scores, Newman is back with the acerbic Dark Matter. Hear a conversation with Steve Inskeep, plus a performance of some original songs.

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Lafayette Gilchrist Plays The 'Blues For Freddie Gray'

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The jazz pianist's latest album with his go-go backing band features a powerful song he wrote in tribute to the young Baltimore man who died in 2015 of injuries sustained in police custody.

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Can't Prog Rock Get Any Respect Around Here?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Critic Lester Bangs once declared progressive rock "musical sterility at its pinnacle." David Weigel, author of The Show That Never Ends: The Rise And Fall Of Prog Rock, begs to differ.

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Through My Sister's Eyes: Allison And Katie Crutchfield On Each Other's Music

Friday, July 14, 2017

As teens, the twins always played music together. Since then, their careers have led them in different, parallel directions. We asked each twin to share thoughts and memories about her sister's work.

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'It Crackles With Life': Beauty Pill Returns

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A virus caused Chad Clark's heart to tear with every beat, giving him a 22 percent chance to live. Eleven years after Beauty Pill's debut LP, he and his band come back resilient.

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3 Grads Of Historically Black Schools Enter Football Hall Of Fame

Saturday, August 02, 2014

The Pro Football Hall of Fame inducts seven new members Saturday, and three of them attended historically black colleges or universities — which haven't always gotten recognition from the NFL.

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Why Michael Sam Might Not Be Drafted

Sunday, May 04, 2014

One of the big names at this week's NFL Draft is Michael Sam, the SEC's co-Defensive Player of the Year who came out as gay. Some around the NFL think there's a chance he will go undr...

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