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Blues Album Honors JFK; The Beatles' 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'; James McBride

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Friday, November 22, 2013

The Beatles, on the cover of the single for 'I Want To Hold Your Hand.' The Beatles, on the cover of the single for "I Want To Hold Your Hand."

In this episode: Soundcheck listens back to selections from the album Can't Keep From Crying: Topical Blues on the Death of President Kennedy, recorded in the weeks after the assassination. 

The New York Times writer and Beatles expert Allan Kozinn talks about his new book, Got That Something! How the Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand” Changed Everything.

And, we revisit a recent interview and session from author and musician James McBride, who's book The Good Lord Bird recently won the National Book Award.

 

Guests:

James McBride

Blues Reflects On The Death Of JFK

Soundcheck listens back to the album Can't Keep From Crying: Topical Blues on the Death of President Kennedy, recorded in the weeks after the assassination.

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Soundcheck host John Schaefer talks with New York Times music critic Allan Kozinn about his new book, which claims The Beatles' 1963 single "I Want To Hold Your Hand" changed everything for the band.

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