Phil Harrell

Phil Harrell appears in the following:

How The Concert For Bangladesh Changed The Celebrity Fundraiser

Friday, July 30, 2021

Considered the first real act of great benevolence by the rock community, the Concert for Bangladesh was held 50 years ago, on August 1st, at Madison Square Garden in New York.


Jack Antonoff And Bruce Springsteen Head Home To Jersey On Bleachers' 'Chinatown'

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Singer-songwriter and producer Jack Antonoff joined Noel King of Morning Edition to talk about his band Bleachers' new album, Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night, and the influence of home.


A Prismatic Prince Shines Again On 'Welcome 2 America'

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Keyboardist Morris Hayes, a longtime collaborator and friend of Prince, speaks with NPR's Noel King about his experience co-producing Prince's latest posthumous album Welcome 2 America.


Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram Reflects On Leaving – And Sharing – '662'

Friday, July 23, 2021

Clarksdale, Miss., where blues guitarist-singer Christone "Kingfish" Ingram hails from, is "pretty much the mecca of the blues," Ingram says in an interview with NPR's A Martinez on Morning Edition.


Jimmy Jam And Terry Lewis, Legendary Hitmakers, Release Their First Album

Thursday, July 08, 2021

After nearly three decades spent producing massive hits for a long list of (other) legends including Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey, the pair called in some favors for a long-belated debut.


Amythyst Kiah's Old-Time, Deeply Honest 'Wary + Strange'

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

NPR's Noel King talks to musician Amythyst Kiah, who deals with tough subjects, like being "othered" as a Black woman on the bluegrass and folk circuit.


Opioid Crisis: Filmmaker Details The Medical System's 'Crime Of The Century'

Monday, May 10, 2021

Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney investigated the opioid crisis. He says it was created by pharmaceutical companies, distributors, pharmacists and doctors, all looking to profit.


Dispatches From Quarantine: How Young People Are Documenting History

Friday, April 16, 2021

Enticed by what young adults had to share about the pandemic, historian Alexandra Zapruder set out to document history through an online gallery called Dispatches from Quarantine.


Merry Clayton Bares Her 'Beautiful Scars'

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Seven years after surviving a car crash that took her legs and nearly took her life, singer Merry Clayton is releasing a new album, Beautiful Scars.


'The Island We Made': Lip-Sync Opera And High Drag Sing An Ode To Mothers

Friday, March 19, 2021

Composer Angélica Negrón collaborates with 'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner Sasha Velour on a 10-minute film featuring original music, in a project for Opera Philadelphia.


Will Liverman 'Dreams Of A New Day' For Black Composers

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

As a student, the young baritone was never really introduced to any Black composers. Liverman's latest album, Dreams of a New Day, features an abundance of them.


Dave Grohl Talks Foo Fighters' New Saturday-Night Party Album, 'Medicine At Midnight'

Friday, February 05, 2021

The release of the band's 10th album, and a world tour in support of it, had to be put on hold thanks to you-know-what. But there's only so long folks can wait before needing some release.


Ani DiFranco Wants Us To Engage In 'Revolutionary Love'

Friday, January 29, 2021

DiFranco's latest album finds inspiration in a book by activist Valerie Kaur, which urges an understanding of and empathy for one's opponents.


Yusuf Revisits 'Tea For The Tillerman,' His Landmark Album As Cat Stevens

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.


Grand Ole Opry Announcer Eddie Stubbs To Retire

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.


50 Years Ago, Casey Kasem Began Counting Down The Hits On American Top 40

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.


Ronnie Dyson: A Transitional Soul Figure Lost To Time

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?"


Combining Film Scores And Pop Rock, Wall Of Voodoo Was Not Just A One-Hit Wonder

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."


Love And Rockets' Psychedelic Train Ride Laid The Foundation For Alt-Rock

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."


Letting Neneh Cherry Mature Past Her 1989 Pop Zeitgeist Moment

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."