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Dynamic Duos: Debbie Harry & Chris Stein Of Blondie; Buke And Gase; The Bryants

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Chris Stein and Debbie Harry of Blondie (Courtesy of the artist)
In this episode: You know the saying good things come in threes?  Well some great things come in twos.  

First: we catch up with one of rock's most enduring duos: Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, co-founders of the New York new wave band Blondie. They bring in a brand new song for us to hear.

Plus: Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez -- who invent their own instruments and perform as a duo under the name Buke And Gase -- play live in the studio.

And: we hear the story of the husband and wife team of Felice and Boudleaux Bryant -- Nashville’s first full-time, non-performing songwriters, Felice and Bouldeaux Bryant, who penned such hits as “Wake Up Little Susie” and “Love Hurts.”


Buke and Gase, Deborah Harry and Chris Stein

A New Song From Blondie

Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of the band Blondie stop by the studio to share the brand new song, “Make a Way.” It’ll appear on a forthcoming album that will bear the punk icons' flair for eclectic sounds. (Stein tells Soundcheck that he's been "bugging out over modern Latin music," and the Colombian artist Systema Solar is set to appear on the record.)

Plus: hear the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers react to a jazz cover of their 1978 hit “Heart of Glass.”

The pair will join music writer Will Hermes for a discussion at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, March 27th at 6pm. More on the talk, and the series, called Rhapsodic City: Music of New York, here.



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Buke and Gase, the duo comprised of Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez, takes its name from the group’s two primary instruments: The buke, a six-string, guitar-like instrument built on a former baritone ukulele body; and the gase, a guitar-bass hybrid. The band brings its explosive live performance to our studio for two songs and an interview.


Tough Critics On Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Pitchfork called Godspeed You Black Emperor's 2012 song "We Drift Like Worried Fire" a "summary of everything that made this band great." But our Tough Critics think this song would sound really great if it just had some Taylor Swift vocals on top. We took their challenge – and decided to find out what that sounded like.


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