Between the Liner Notes
By Goat Rodeo
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Between the Liner Notes is an award winning documentary-style podcast about music, why it is the way it is and how it got to be that way. Each episode highlights a piece of lost, forgotten or obscured music history. This show is hosted by Matthew Billy and produced by the Goat Rodeo podcast network.
||CleanAnnouncement||An update about the show||7/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit21: Stone||Meet Joe Stone||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20: Take Me Out to the Ball Game||The story of how a simple Tin Pan Alley ditty embedded itself in baseball tradition||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit19: Discophobia (Disco Part 2)||How disco became a four-letter-word||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit18: The Dance Floor Doesn't Lie (Disco Part 1)||How disco became the best selling music genre in the world||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17: The Colored American Opera Company||The Story of the Choir of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16: The Fake Zombie Invasion||By 1969 the Zombies had disbanded, so why was there a band called the Zombies touring around America?||12/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit15: Boy Bands, Blimps & Ponzi Schemes||The story of boy band impresario, Lou Pearlman||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: Give 'em the Hook||The history of vaudeville||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: The Execution of Joe Hill||The story of the labor organizer and songwriter||9/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12: 3,000 Beatniks Riot in Village||The story of the 1961 Beatnik Riots||7/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: The District||The story of how Jazz began in New Orleans||6/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: Jingle Brains||Everything you wanted to know about ad jingles but were afraid to ask.||5/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit09: Castrati||The History of Castrati||4/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08: God Bless Tiny Tim||Ten years before hippies grew their hair long and twenty years before rock stars like David Bowie began wearing makeup, Tiny Tim did both. His unique appearance complimented his high-pitched falsetto singing and small ukulele. Like a performer out of s.||2/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07: Extinguish Lights||Taps is the only piece of music that is required to be performed at a United States military funeral.||1/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06: That’s How Cuba Sang||Ramón Sabat once owned Panart Records, the largest indie label in Cuba, until Castro took it away.||1/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05: Who Owns Happy Birthday?||We don't actually know who wrote "Happy Birthday" and now there is a huge court battle about it.||11/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04: Why Won't They Let Sharkey on the Radio?||Imagine if all your favorite songs were no longer on the radio.||11/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit03: I Want My MTV||The Story of MTV||10/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit02: The Tuning Wars||A Brief History of Equal Temperament||9/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01: Bing Crosby, Magnetophons, & Nazis||Jack Mullin discovered a secret Nazi invention that changed recorded history.||8/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
A well done, engaging and informing podcast
For anyone who is interested in music, whether you are an aficionado or layman, this podcast is for you. I'm always looking forward to the newest episode. It's extremely well done, with interviews dispersed throughout each episode. I really enjoy how other historical subjects are added into the podcast. I always feel like I've walked away learning something new!
Matthew Billy always delivers a richly detailed and rollicking ride into the history of music, often teasing out really interesting cultural and social points along the way. Superb production, great content, and always worth a listen.
My Favorite Podcast by Far
I was so excited to find this podcast. It's informative and narrative and well put together. The topics are always fascinating and I learn a lot while being entertained. A must hear!