Riffs on Riffs
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Riffs on Riffs is a podcast that studies sampling in popular music. Hosts, Joe Watson and Toby Brazwell, connect the musical dots between legendary tracks and the often lesser-known songs they sampled. Hear behind-the-scenes stories of musicians and their inspiration; it’s like being in the studio while an artist creates a new song from an old riff. Uncover the way these epic songs borrow from music of the past, enriching the musical landscape for generations to come.
||CleanThe Tom Tom Fantasy||Mariah Carey’s career - just shy of the 30-year mark - is a formidable force and one that still caps the Billboard charts. The recent release (Dec. 1) of her 15th studio album, Caution, acquired her eighth No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop...||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Hamilton Hip-Hop Mixtape||Hamilton, the theatrical powerhouse and a fixture of contemporary American culture, is the spotlight of Riffs on Riffs episode eight. This collision of American history, rap and hip-hop infused musical phenomenon, won 11 Tony awards in 2016 and...||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Doves Pray||It takes a village to raise rap’s first-ever Diamond-seller. To help send his breakout album over the platinum hurdle, hip-hop artist MC Hammer enlisted - via sample and interpolation - Rick James, Marvin Gaye, The Chi-Lites, The Jackson 5, Earth,...||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThank You for Sittin’ In My Rhythm Nation||In the midst of breaking out from behind her family’s shadow and deeply wanting to communicate something meaningful in the face of great pressure to conform to corporate formulas, Janet Jackson released her iconic fourth studio album - Rhythm Nation..||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLook, You Made Me Too Sexy||Whether you love this song or hate it, it’s impossible not to sing along to the catchy Taylor Swift chorus, “Look What You Made Me Do.” And the reason for this is pretty clear... From the moment she exclaims “ooh!” and barrels into the...||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean99 Problems and a Big Fire Ain’t One||The Black Album came out on a Friday - three weeks early due to a leak. It was a bittersweet moment for Jay-Z fans across the world seeing as though it was advertised as his final album before retiring. No need for suspense, because we all now what...||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnderdog Ain’t Nuthin’ to Mess With||Wu-Tang Clan, a group of nine supremely talented and stylistically diverse rappers – Ghostface Killah, GZA, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, Method Man, Raekwon, RZA, U-God and the now-deceased Ol' Dirty Bastard – changed the hip hop game, forever....||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Edge of Police Booty||Stevie Nicks – the woman who has dominated the music scene for almost four decades as the front woman of Fleetwood Mac and chart-topping solo artist – bow to her we must. Especially for bringing us the heart pounding 80’s hit, “Edge of...||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCalifornia Woman||It’s that head bobbin’ beat we all jammed out to in the summer of ‘96 as Tupac Shakur went straight from a jail cell to the top of the charts. Joe and Toby unpack the intro riff to Tupac’s “California Love” and retrace its steps all the...||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1 Trailer||Get a little taste of what's in store for Season 1 of Riffs of Riffs. Join musicians, Joe Watson and Toby Brazwell, as they put the spin on original and sampled tracks. From Joe Cocker to Prince, from Alicia Keys to Stevie Nicks, you'll love...||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Love the Show
Excellent content, great interaction between the hosts, packed full of info and laughs. I’m hooked!!!
The for love of music
With being on the road a lot , it’s nice to have a podcast that is enjoyable, fun, and easy to listen to. I admire the history of the music and how it has influenced today’s music. Great job boys.
I am a music teacher and I have the privilege of teaching Toby’s son. I’m really impressed with this podcast and love the smart, thorough, and entertaining content. So lucky to have this great pod from great people here in Cleveland.