Hosts, Joe Watson and Toby Brazwell, connect the musical dots between legendary tracks and the often lesser-known songs they sampled. Uncover how these epic songs borrow from music of the past, enriching the musical landscape for generations to come.
You wanna be startin’ somethin’? Well, that’s fine, but mama say please don’t stop the music. Join Joe and Toby as they kick off the brand new season of Riffs on Riffs with a revised format and Spotify playlists!
There is a bit of confusion about what exactly was sampled from Shuggie Otis' "Strawberry Letter 23” to help create Outkast’s “Ms. Jackson”. But one thing that isn’t up for debate is that both of these songs are hits.
Etta James and Chris Stapleton are generations apart in age but kindred spirits in vocal talent. The question is, did these two ever sip whiskey together, and did one of them go blind as a result? Join us as we spill the tea.
Bobby Caldwell is most famously known for crooning the classic “What You Won’t Do for Love”. In this episode, Joe and Toby “Open Your Eyes” to the connection Bobby has with Common and his song “The Light”.
When you’re looking for an Around the Way Girl, you might find someone that will want to stay up late – maybe even All Night Long. Joe and Toby connect the dots between these tracks by the Cool James that Ladies Love and The Mary Jane Girls.