Phil Harrell appears in the following:
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Known as Yusuf since becoming a Muslim in the late '70s, the man who was Cat Stevens discusses Tea for the Tillerman 2, a reimagining of his now-50-year-old masterpiece.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
After a 25-year career as the announcer of the Grand Ole Opry, Eddie Stubbs is leaving after Wednesday night's show. He says he has seen one amazing performance after another.
Friday, July 03, 2020
Casey Kasem started counting down the top 40 hits 50 years ago this weekend. The radio program "American Top 40" would become an enduring cultural document of the country's listening habits.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
For One-Hit Wonders/Second-Best Songs, Mark Anthony Neal recommends Ronnie Dyson's "Ain't Nothing Wrong." He's known mostly for 1970's "(If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?"
Thursday, April 09, 2020
As part of NPR's series "One-Hit Wonders/Second-Best Songs," music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas recommends "Ring of Fire" by Wall of Voodoo. The band is mostly known for its 1983 hit "Mexican Radio."
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
For "One-Hit Wonders/Second-Best Songs," Jim Novak of Minneapolis record store Electric Fetus recommends "Yin and Yang (The Flowerpot Man)" by Love and Rockets, mostly known for 1989's "So Alive."
Tuesday, March 03, 2020
For "One-Hit Wonders/Second-Best Songs," Jayna Brown, Black culture researcher at the Pratt Institute, recommends "Kong" by Neneh Cherry. Cherry is best known for her 1989 hit "Buffalo Stance."
Friday, February 28, 2020
The electronic duo, composed of improvisational musician and comedian Reggie Watts and LA dance music powerhouse John Tejada, talk about their second album, Don't Let Get You Down.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
As part of NPR's series One-Hit Wonders/Second-Best Songs, Guy Raz recommends "Ascension Day" by Talk Talk. The group is mostly known for its 1984 hit, "It's My Life."
Thursday, February 20, 2020
For our series One-Hit Wonders/Second-Best Songs, NPR Music Senior Director Lauren Onkey recommends "Out of Left Field" by Percy Sledge. He's known mostly for his 1966 hit, "When a Man Loves a Woman."
Thursday, February 13, 2020
For "One-Hit Wonders/Second-Best Songs," veteran music writer Maura Johnston recommends "The Sweetest Girl" by the band Scritti Politti. They're known mostly for their 1985 hit "Perfect Way."
Monday, February 10, 2020
For "One-Hit Wonders/Second-Best Songs," Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras recommends "Momotombo" by Malo. The band is known for hit "Suavecito," and often overshadowed by rock peer Santana.
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
As part of NPR's "One-Hit Wonders/Second-Best Songs," Vanderbilt professor Emily Lordi recommends "Woman of the Ghetto" by Marlena Shaw. She's known mostly for her 1969 hit, "California Soul."
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
For NPR's "One-Hit Wonders/Second-Best Songs," NPR Music's Stephen Thompson recommends "Happiness Writes White" by the band Harvey Danger. The band is known mostly for their 1997 hit "Flagpole Sitta."
Thursday, January 23, 2020
For NPR's One-Hit Wonders / Second-Best Songs series, Rolling Stone's Anthony DeCurtis recommends "Battleship Chains" by The Georgia Satellites, known for "Keep Your Hands to Yourself."
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
As part of NPR's series "One-Hit Wonders / Second-Best Songs," NPR Music's Ann Powers nominates "Jesse" by Janis Ian. She's known mostly for her 1975 hit "At Seventeen."
Monday, January 06, 2020
As part of NPR's series "One-Hit Wonders / Second-Best Songs," BBC Radio legend Zane Lowe nominates "Gold" by Spandau Ballet. The group is mostly known for its 1983 Top 10 hit "True."
Thursday, January 02, 2020
As part of NPR's series One-Hit Wonders / Second-Best Songs, musician Ted Leo says the British band known for "Come On Eileen" has more to offer — and points to one song as a perfect example.
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Saturday Night Live alum Ana Gasteyer's new Christmas album, Sugar & Booze, is partly a send-up of the holiday and partly an earnest embrace of its warmth.
Friday, October 04, 2019
Spam was at the center of a classic Monty Python sketch, and their association with the forcemeat had an even longer shelf life than the product itself.