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Los Lonely Boys Unplug; The Story Of 'Hooked On A Feeling'; Simone Dinnerstein Plays Bach

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Los Lonely Boys' new album Revelation is out now. Los Lonely Boys' new album Revelation is out now. (Courtesy of the artist)

In this episode: Power trio Los Lonely Boys plays a distinctive brand of what they call “Texican rock ‘n’ roll.” Hear the three Garza brothers perform songs from their new album, Revelation, in a stripped-down acoustic session in the Soundcheck studio.

Then: Chris Molanphy tells the story of Blue Swede's song "Hooked On A Feeling" and its long-winding journey to No. 1, as part of Soundcheck's series, That Was a Hit?!?:

And: Simone Dinnerstein stunned the classical music world with her hit recording of J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations back in 2007. Since then she's played with the NY Philharmonic, made a record with songwriter Tift Merritt, and signed with a major record label. Hear the Brooklyn pianist perform works from her latest Bach-centric album in the Soundcheck studio.

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Simone Dinnerstein, Los Lonely Boys and Chris Molanphy

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Mark Meridy from New York

Sound Check is such a great show - I usually like the variety but I had a very hard time with the juxtaposition of 'Hooked on a Feeling' , a song I could not stand in 1974 and find equally irritating today contrasted with the beautiful playing of Simone Dinnerstein.

Apr. 01 2014 10:11 PM

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