Who was 24-Carat Black?
Hosts Joe Watson and Toby Brazwell take a hard look at legendary tracks of the past and present, connecting the dots on the music they sample and the songs that inspired them. Join us for Season 3, where Riffs takes a deep dive into the tragic world of 24-Carat Black, the band everyone has heard, but nobody has heard of.
Ain’t No Sunshine Last Summer
Shawn Mendes has been one of the biggest names in pop for several years, but he’s never been bigger than he is right now. After landing a #1 Billboard hit with five top ten hits, two Grammy nominations and four world tours - all by the ripe old age of 21, by the way - this Canadian pop star is giving Bieber a run for his money. Joe & Toby dive into one of Mendes’ hit songs, “I Know What You Did Last Summer” (2015) featuring rising star, Camilla Cabello, and trace it back to a soulful 1971 tune by Bill Withers.
What we geek out over in this episode: The life and music of Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, Bill Withers; country music legend Mel Tillis and “Coca Cola Cowboy” (1979); legendary comedian Minnie Pearl, Lou Rawls disco soul wonder “You'll Never Find Another Love like Mine" (1976), Booker T. & The MG's “Green Onions” (1962), Chuck Berry’s “My Ding-a-Ling” (1972) and ‘I Know, I Know, I Know’ you’ll love this episode!
Bonus Material: Who else sampled Bill Wither’s hits? Dr. Dre, DMX, Blackstreet, and many more!
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