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    Podcast - Songcraft: Lamont Dozier, Mickey Stevenson, Valerie Simpson

    Hi Everybody,
    From Songcraft: Spotlight on Songwriters:
    Lamont Dozier, Mickey Stevenson, Valerie Simpson

    Ep. 100 - LAMONT DOZIER ("Stop! In the Name of Love") from Songcraft: Spotlight on Songwriters | 110 MINS OCT 15, 2018
    Lamont talks about punching a time clock as a staff songwriter at Motown; what happened when Marvin Gaye forgot to learn "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" before the recording session; why Diana Ross was pissed off when she cut the vocals for "Where Did Our Love Go;" which of Lamont's classics came about as a result of getting caught in a compromising situation at a no-tell motel; the muse who inspired "Bernadette" and "I Hear a Symphony;" and a whole lot more!
    (Interview begins at 26:26)

    Ep. 113 - MICKEY STEVENSON ("Dancing in the Street") from Songcraft: Spotlight on Songwriters | 74 MINS APR 15, 2019
    The Motown legend behind "Dancing in the Street," "Stubborn Kind of Fellow," "It Takes Two," "Devil with a Blue Dress On," and "Beechwood 4-5789" opens up about his life and career, including why he almost stormed out of his first meeting with Berry Gordy; how he assembled Motown’s legendary Funk Brothers; the trick he used to convince Marvin Gaye to ditch jazz and become an R&B singer; and why “Dancing in the Street” was a message song -- but not the message many people think!
    (Interview begins at 12:43)

    Ep. 107 - VALERIE SIMPSON ("Ain't No Mountain High Enough") from Songcraft: Spotlight on Songwriters | 73 MINS JAN 21, 2019
    Songwriters Hall of Famer, half of the legendary Ashford & Simpson, and one of Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time chats about "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing," "I'm Every Woman," "Solid," and more of her many hits!
    (Interview begins at 14:02)

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    Ep. 109 - SMOKEY ROBINSON ("My Girl") from Songcraft: Spotlight on Songwriters | 68 MINS FEB 18, 2019
    Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Smokey Robinson talks about his Motown legacy and his string of timeless hits, including "My Girl," “Shop Around,” “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “The Tracks of My Tears,” “My Guy,” “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” “Cruisin’,” and more!
    (Interview begins at 8:07)

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