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the Millennial Throwback Machine

the Millennial Throwback Machine

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this podcast is going to be all about 60's music. the goal with this podcast is to educate a younger generation on one of the greatest decades of music of all time, and the to prove to people that Millennials can love 60's music as well and it's not just for Baby boomers. Each week I"m going to review one song by one artist from the 60's and split the podcast into two halfs. first half is going to be my perspective and my opinion on the song and why I think it's so good or why I don't think it's so great. then I'm going to talk about the history behind the group or artist that did the song and talk about the behind the scenes industry people and places that helped make it a hit (writers and producers, session musicians and band members and recording studios and chart positions, etc.) I will occasionally interview industry people from back then either over the phone or in person to give you a better glimpse of how the business worked back then and how much has changed since then, and to educate younger people on their careers and the songs they made famous to the people listening that may not be familiar with their music at all.

Latest Episodes

Episode 115 Part 2: Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson

Ethis week I"m going to be talking about the history behind last week's artist and song, talk about the recording session details on last week's artist and song plus go into the hidden R&B Music History scene in Nashville in the 60's, a scene that is often not known or talked about by Historians and one thing that a lot of people tend to forget about or not think about when they think of the Musical City of Nashville (talk about the R&B TV shows around at that time in Nashville plus who were some of the famous black musicians that recorded in Nashville, who was one of the first Black R&B/Soul Artists to Nashville and who was responsible for bringing that genre to the city). here is the link to last week's song just in case you wanted to listen to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChK1j6ABRdo You can also follow me on Instagram right here: https://www.instagram.com/iheartoldies/ you can also check out more of my original music right here: https://www.samwilliamsmusic.net Please do also check out the Official Spotify and Youtube playlists for this podcast. there you'll be able to find all of the songs I have talked about before in previous Podcast episodes plus some of the ones that I have mentioned in Interview episodes of the show, this should give you a good idea for the kind of music I talk about on my podcast and if listening to these playlists gives you any ideas for the kind of songs I should talk about next on my podcast that i haven't yet, please email those ideas to me at samltwilli@icloud.com or you can also reach out to me on Instagram @iheartoldies: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/21f3uBS6kU4hUF6QAC5JMj?si=SYGGE7HySk6BXqAVaSmM_w https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS1sYR7xky8&list=PL66sgq_GAmRcXy8yKZJfVmAD14HUYj7Nf Also please do check out the Official Redbubble Merch store for this podcast. there you'll be able to find these really cool merch items with my own personal logo attached to it, and if you like the logo and you think the merch items are cool and you would like to purchase something from this store, please email me at samltwilli@icloud.com or you can also reach out to me on Instagram @iheartoldies, I would also appreciate any feedback you could give me on the store plus the prices of each item in the store as well: https://www.redbubble.com/people/60ssam95/works/36806158-keep-things-groovy?asc=u&ref=recent-owner If you found out some really cool information about last week's song and you never knew anything about it before and you learned a lot about Nashville's R&B music scene and you never really knew about the history behind it and your around my age, you can email me at samltwilli@icloud.com or you can also reach out to me on Instagram @iheartoldies.

47 min2 d ago
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Episode 115 Part 2: Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson

Episode 115 Part 1: Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson

This week I'll be tackling my first ever male female duet of the 60's (one that you probably won't be familiar with ESPECIALLY if your a Millennial) but one can argue that even if your a baby boomer and you grew up with this kind of music, this one might have slipped through the cracks for you because this particular duo is relatively obscure because they only had 3 charting singles and none of them made the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 (they were essentially lower charting singles, but still very popular at the time of their initial releases). but the group's initial chart positions for their only three charting singles doesn't undermine how good they were and today, I'm going to talk about exactly how awesome this song is and what makes it so good musically and lyrically, and why this is a song you'll definitely be able to relate to even if your a Millennial and you've never heard this song before. here's the link to this week's song just in case you've never heard it before: h...

31 min1 w ago
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Episode 115 Part 1: Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson

Episode 113 Part 2: The Cyrkle

this week's episode is all about the history behind last week's band, and today, we are going to talk about how this band was formed, what the band went through before they had success and what were some of the HUGE artists/bands this group was associated with during their time as a band. I also talk about the behind the scenes information on their biggest hit songs and the recording technology they used to record their biggest hit along with who played what on their biggest hit song. here's the link to last week's song just in case you wanted to listen to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxRfbJvjsN8 You can also follow me on Instagram right here: https://www.instagram.com/iheartoldies/ You can also check out more of my original music right here: https://www.samwilliamsmusic.net please do also check out the official Spotify and Youtube playlists for this podcast. there you'll be able to find all of the songs I have talked about on my podcast so far including some of the ones I ha...

37 min2 w ago
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Episode 113 Part 2: The Cyrkle

Episode 113 Part 1: The Cyrkle

So this week I'm taking a break from doing Solo artists and instead focusing on a band that if your a Millennial, you probably don't know about but I can personally GUARANTEE you you'll know about the groups this band was affiliated with, and I'll talk more about that next week, but for now, I'm going to talk about one of their best songs and break it down for you and show you guys what makes it so good both musically and lyrically, and I apologize if I got too techincal with this particular episode, I like talking about music theory when I do my podcast and sometimes I can't help but go too in depth in theory when I do my weekly podcasts. it's hard for me to not talk about theory when I talk about music. here's the link to last week's song just in case you wanted to listen to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxRfbJvjsN8 You can also reach out to me on Instagram right here: https://www.instagram.com/iheartoldies/ You can also check out more of my original music right here: https:...

36 min3 w ago
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Episode 113 Part 1: The Cyrkle

Episode 111 Part 2:Ray Charles.

this week's episode is All about the history behind Ray Charles. I wanted to give you guys the full length representation of his life and his career since his story was so compelling and interesting, I thought it would be cool for me to instead of start from the early days from his career to instead start right from the very beginning of his life. Now I must warn you that if you have seen the Movie made about him (that was appropriately titled "Ray" starring Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles). I'll be repeating a lot of the same true facts that have been dramatized in the movie in this episode of this podcast, so you'll be hearing a lot of the same information talked about in that film in this week's episode of my podcast, so if you haven't seen the movie yet, this podcast does contain some MAJOR spoilers for that movie just to let you know. here's the link to last week's song just in case you wanted to listen to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyTiyHI8g4s You can also follow me On inst...

71 minSEP 23
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Episode 111 Part 2:Ray Charles.

Episode 111 Part 1: Ray Charles

this week's episode is on one of my FAVORITE 60's songs because this is one in which I can personally relate to the song's lyrics in such a deep emotional level and I talk about that in today's episode, and I also talk about what makes this song so great both with the music and the lyrics and in next week's episode i will dive more into the history behind this week's artist and the behind the scene's story regarding how this song was written. here's the link to where you can check out this week's song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyTiyHI8g4s You can also follow me on Instagram right here: https://www.instagram.com/iheartoldies/ You can also check out more of my original music right here: https://www.samwilliamsmusic.net please do also check out the official Spotify and Youtube playlists for my podcast. there you'll be able to find all of the songs I have talked about on my show so far including some ones I have mentioned in interview episodes of my podcast. if listening to these...

30 minSEP 15
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Episode 111 Part 1: Ray Charles

Episode 109 Part 2: Roy Head

This week's episode is all about the history behind last week's artist and song. this week I talk about How the Band the Traits was formed the history behind the recording session of "Treat Her Right", and the musicians on the record, and how the song was written plus the interesting circumstances among the release of the song, and I also talk about what exactly is "Blue Eyed Soul" and the whole history of white musicians covering songs by Black Musicians and how many white musicians in the 50's 60's and 70's tried to sound "Black" even though they were white, and how that also applied to Black Musicians that tried to sound "White". here's the link to last week's song just in case you wanted to listen to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixQFjy6crAU You can also follow me On Instagram right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixQFjy6crAU You can also check out more of my original music PLUS a bunch of other stuff at my brand new website right here: https://www.samwilliamsmusic.n...

42 minSEP 8
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Episode 109 Part 2: Roy Head

Episode 109 Part 1: Roy Head

This week's episode is going to be all about a Classic Blue Eyed Soul record from the 60's and one that was used in the recent Quinton Tarantino Movie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and one that is pretty iconic! this song has a really cool and coy vibe about it and it's very sexy but not super complicated as far as it's chord progression is concerned but it's VERY sexually suggestive. I would NOT listen to this podcast if your someone that is under the age of 18 or if your a kid or a young teenager. next week's episode will be all about the history behind this song and artist and the city this song was recorded in plus the interesting thing about the time this song was out and on Top 40 radio. here's the link to last week's song just in case you wanted to listen to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixQFjy6crAU You Can also Follow Me on Instagram right here: https://www.instagram.com/iheartoldies/ PLEASE do also check out my NEW and IMPROVED website which has ALL of the episodes of...

35 minAUG 31
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Episode 109 Part 1: Roy Head

Episode 107 Part 2: Kenny Rogers & The First Edition

in this week's episode, I dive head first into the whole psychedelic Rock genre and of it's origins and I do an in depth description of the genre and who were the main pioneers of the genre and some of the first songs that came out of it, plus I talk about the history behind Kenny Rogers & The First Edition. I talk about how the band was formed, how they got started and the origins of this particular hit song of theirs plus the behind the scenes information on the history behind the recording of this track as well. here's the link to last week's song just in case you wanted to listen to it: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kenny+rogers+%26+the+first+edition+-+just+dropped+in here's a link to my Instagram just in case you wanted to follow me and reach out to me after listening to my podcast: https://www.instagram.com/iheartoldies/ would also LOVE IT if you could check out my new and improved website where you can listen to all of my podcast episodes plus listen to some of...

63 minAUG 24
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Episode 107 Part 2: Kenny Rogers & The First Edition

Episode 107 Part 1: Kenny Rogers & The First Edition

in This week's episode, I tackle a 60's Music Sub genre I haven't talked about in a long time (I've only done one artist/band that falls into this genre and I have only interviewed one guy who was in a 60's Psychedelic Rock band) but in this week's episode, I dive into exactly what makes Psychedelic Rock Psychedelic Rock and what makes this song so interesting both musically and lyrically, and just how weird this song is and why you may or may not be a fan of this particular genre of music from the 60's. here's the link to this week's song just in case you wanted to listen to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJAs7-i3H8o You can also follow me on Instagram right here: https://www.instagram.com/iheartoldies/ PLEASE also do check out my BRAND SPANKING NEW WEBSITE!, I just launched it last week, and I think it looks great but I"m DYING to know what you guys think of it! there is LOTS of cool stuff on there all about me for you to browse and check out (INCLUDING MY original music!): h...

30 minAUG 17
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Episode 107 Part 1: Kenny Rogers & The First Edition

Latest Episodes

Episode 115 Part 2: Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson

Ethis week I"m going to be talking about the history behind last week's artist and song, talk about the recording session details on last week's artist and song plus go into the hidden R&B Music History scene in Nashville in the 60's, a scene that is often not known or talked about by Historians and one thing that a lot of people tend to forget about or not think about when they think of the Musical City of Nashville (talk about the R&B TV shows around at that time in Nashville plus who were some of the famous black musicians that recorded in Nashville, who was one of the first Black R&B/Soul Artists to Nashville and who was responsible for bringing that genre to the city). here is the link to last week's song just in case you wanted to listen to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChK1j6ABRdo You can also follow me on Instagram right here: https://www.instagram.com/iheartoldies/ you can also check out more of my original music right here: https://www.samwilliamsmusic.net Please do also check out the Official Spotify and Youtube playlists for this podcast. there you'll be able to find all of the songs I have talked about before in previous Podcast episodes plus some of the ones that I have mentioned in Interview episodes of the show, this should give you a good idea for the kind of music I talk about on my podcast and if listening to these playlists gives you any ideas for the kind of songs I should talk about next on my podcast that i haven't yet, please email those ideas to me at samltwilli@icloud.com or you can also reach out to me on Instagram @iheartoldies: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/21f3uBS6kU4hUF6QAC5JMj?si=SYGGE7HySk6BXqAVaSmM_w https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS1sYR7xky8&list=PL66sgq_GAmRcXy8yKZJfVmAD14HUYj7Nf Also please do check out the Official Redbubble Merch store for this podcast. there you'll be able to find these really cool merch items with my own personal logo attached to it, and if you like the logo and you think the merch items are cool and you would like to purchase something from this store, please email me at samltwilli@icloud.com or you can also reach out to me on Instagram @iheartoldies, I would also appreciate any feedback you could give me on the store plus the prices of each item in the store as well: https://www.redbubble.com/people/60ssam95/works/36806158-keep-things-groovy?asc=u&ref=recent-owner If you found out some really cool information about last week's song and you never knew anything about it before and you learned a lot about Nashville's R&B music scene and you never really knew about the history behind it and your around my age, you can email me at samltwilli@icloud.com or you can also reach out to me on Instagram @iheartoldies.

47 min2 d ago
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Episode 115 Part 2: Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson

Episode 115 Part 1: Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson

This week I'll be tackling my first ever male female duet of the 60's (one that you probably won't be familiar with ESPECIALLY if your a Millennial) but one can argue that even if your a baby boomer and you grew up with this kind of music, this one might have slipped through the cracks for you because this particular duo is relatively obscure because they only had 3 charting singles and none of them made the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 (they were essentially lower charting singles, but still very popular at the time of their initial releases). but the group's initial chart positions for their only three charting singles doesn't undermine how good they were and today, I'm going to talk about exactly how awesome this song is and what makes it so good musically and lyrically, and why this is a song you'll definitely be able to relate to even if your a Millennial and you've never heard this song before. here's the link to this week's song just in case you've never heard it before: h...

31 min1 w ago
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Episode 115 Part 1: Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson

Episode 113 Part 2: The Cyrkle

this week's episode is all about the history behind last week's band, and today, we are going to talk about how this band was formed, what the band went through before they had success and what were some of the HUGE artists/bands this group was associated with during their time as a band. I also talk about the behind the scenes information on their biggest hit songs and the recording technology they used to record their biggest hit along with who played what on their biggest hit song. here's the link to last week's song just in case you wanted to listen to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxRfbJvjsN8 You can also follow me on Instagram right here: https://www.instagram.com/iheartoldies/ You can also check out more of my original music right here: https://www.samwilliamsmusic.net please do also check out the official Spotify and Youtube playlists for this podcast. there you'll be able to find all of the songs I have talked about on my podcast so far including some of the ones I ha...

37 min2 w ago
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Episode 113 Part 2: The Cyrkle

Episode 113 Part 1: The Cyrkle

So this week I'm taking a break from doing Solo artists and instead focusing on a band that if your a Millennial, you probably don't know about but I can personally GUARANTEE you you'll know about the groups this band was affiliated with, and I'll talk more about that next week, but for now, I'm going to talk about one of their best songs and break it down for you and show you guys what makes it so good both musically and lyrically, and I apologize if I got too techincal with this particular episode, I like talking about music theory when I do my podcast and sometimes I can't help but go too in depth in theory when I do my weekly podcasts. it's hard for me to not talk about theory when I talk about music. here's the link to last week's song just in case you wanted to listen to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxRfbJvjsN8 You can also reach out to me on Instagram right here: https://www.instagram.com/iheartoldies/ You can also check out more of my original music right here: https:...

36 min3 w ago
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Episode 113 Part 1: The Cyrkle

Episode 111 Part 2:Ray Charles.

this week's episode is All about the history behind Ray Charles. I wanted to give you guys the full length representation of his life and his career since his story was so compelling and interesting, I thought it would be cool for me to instead of start from the early days from his career to instead start right from the very beginning of his life. Now I must warn you that if you have seen the Movie made about him (that was appropriately titled "Ray" starring Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles). I'll be repeating a lot of the same true facts that have been dramatized in the movie in this episode of this podcast, so you'll be hearing a lot of the same information talked about in that film in this week's episode of my podcast, so if you haven't seen the movie yet, this podcast does contain some MAJOR spoilers for that movie just to let you know. here's the link to last week's song just in case you wanted to listen to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyTiyHI8g4s You can also follow me On inst...

71 minSEP 23
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Episode 111 Part 2:Ray Charles.

Episode 111 Part 1: Ray Charles

this week's episode is on one of my FAVORITE 60's songs because this is one in which I can personally relate to the song's lyrics in such a deep emotional level and I talk about that in today's episode, and I also talk about what makes this song so great both with the music and the lyrics and in next week's episode i will dive more into the history behind this week's artist and the behind the scene's story regarding how this song was written. here's the link to where you can check out this week's song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyTiyHI8g4s You can also follow me on Instagram right here: https://www.instagram.com/iheartoldies/ You can also check out more of my original music right here: https://www.samwilliamsmusic.net please do also check out the official Spotify and Youtube playlists for my podcast. there you'll be able to find all of the songs I have talked about on my show so far including some ones I have mentioned in interview episodes of my podcast. if listening to these...

30 minSEP 15
Comments
Episode 111 Part 1: Ray Charles

Episode 109 Part 2: Roy Head

This week's episode is all about the history behind last week's artist and song. this week I talk about How the Band the Traits was formed the history behind the recording session of "Treat Her Right", and the musicians on the record, and how the song was written plus the interesting circumstances among the release of the song, and I also talk about what exactly is "Blue Eyed Soul" and the whole history of white musicians covering songs by Black Musicians and how many white musicians in the 50's 60's and 70's tried to sound "Black" even though they were white, and how that also applied to Black Musicians that tried to sound "White". here's the link to last week's song just in case you wanted to listen to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixQFjy6crAU You can also follow me On Instagram right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixQFjy6crAU You can also check out more of my original music PLUS a bunch of other stuff at my brand new website right here: https://www.samwilliamsmusic.n...

42 minSEP 8
Comments
Episode 109 Part 2: Roy Head

Episode 109 Part 1: Roy Head

This week's episode is going to be all about a Classic Blue Eyed Soul record from the 60's and one that was used in the recent Quinton Tarantino Movie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and one that is pretty iconic! this song has a really cool and coy vibe about it and it's very sexy but not super complicated as far as it's chord progression is concerned but it's VERY sexually suggestive. I would NOT listen to this podcast if your someone that is under the age of 18 or if your a kid or a young teenager. next week's episode will be all about the history behind this song and artist and the city this song was recorded in plus the interesting thing about the time this song was out and on Top 40 radio. here's the link to last week's song just in case you wanted to listen to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixQFjy6crAU You Can also Follow Me on Instagram right here: https://www.instagram.com/iheartoldies/ PLEASE do also check out my NEW and IMPROVED website which has ALL of the episodes of...

35 minAUG 31
Comments
Episode 109 Part 1: Roy Head

Episode 107 Part 2: Kenny Rogers & The First Edition

in this week's episode, I dive head first into the whole psychedelic Rock genre and of it's origins and I do an in depth description of the genre and who were the main pioneers of the genre and some of the first songs that came out of it, plus I talk about the history behind Kenny Rogers & The First Edition. I talk about how the band was formed, how they got started and the origins of this particular hit song of theirs plus the behind the scenes information on the history behind the recording of this track as well. here's the link to last week's song just in case you wanted to listen to it: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kenny+rogers+%26+the+first+edition+-+just+dropped+in here's a link to my Instagram just in case you wanted to follow me and reach out to me after listening to my podcast: https://www.instagram.com/iheartoldies/ would also LOVE IT if you could check out my new and improved website where you can listen to all of my podcast episodes plus listen to some of...

63 minAUG 24
Comments
Episode 107 Part 2: Kenny Rogers & The First Edition

Episode 107 Part 1: Kenny Rogers & The First Edition

in This week's episode, I tackle a 60's Music Sub genre I haven't talked about in a long time (I've only done one artist/band that falls into this genre and I have only interviewed one guy who was in a 60's Psychedelic Rock band) but in this week's episode, I dive into exactly what makes Psychedelic Rock Psychedelic Rock and what makes this song so interesting both musically and lyrically, and just how weird this song is and why you may or may not be a fan of this particular genre of music from the 60's. here's the link to this week's song just in case you wanted to listen to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJAs7-i3H8o You can also follow me on Instagram right here: https://www.instagram.com/iheartoldies/ PLEASE also do check out my BRAND SPANKING NEW WEBSITE!, I just launched it last week, and I think it looks great but I"m DYING to know what you guys think of it! there is LOTS of cool stuff on there all about me for you to browse and check out (INCLUDING MY original music!): h...

30 minAUG 17
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Episode 107 Part 1: Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
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