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Matisyahu's Spiritual And Musical Evolution; That Was A Hit?!? On Telstar; The Death Of The Movie Musical

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Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Matishayu Matishayu (Jared Polin)

In this episode: Matisyahu, the self-proclaimed "Hasidic reggae superstar," found success and earned countless fans of both classic reggae and the Jewish community. Matisyahu reflects on the changes in his life, the evolution in his spirituality and music, plus he and his band performs songs from his latest album, Akeda, in the Soundcheck studio.

 

 

Then: Charts analyst Chris Molanphy shares the unusual and dark story of an instrumental hit from 1962, The Tornados' "Telstar," as part of Soundcheck's series, That Was A Hit?!?

And: In a six-month period in the 1960s, three movie musicals premiered: Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, and The Sound Of Music. Each would sweep across American movie theaters, Billboard charts, and awards shows. They effectively killed the movie musical, according to the recent book, Roadshow: The Fall Of Film Musicals In The 1960's.

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Matisyahu and Chris Molanphy

Mary Poppins Killed The Movie Musical

In a six-month period in the '60s, three movie musicals premiered: Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, and The Sound Of Music. Each would sweep across American movie theaters, Billboard charts, and awards shows. They effectively killed the movie musical - here's how.

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That Was A Hit?!?: The Tornados, 'Telstar'

Charts analyst Chris Molanphy shares the story of an unusual instrumental hit from 1962, The Tornados' "Telstar," as part of Soundcheck's series That Was A Hit?!?

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Watch: Kishi Bashi, Live On Soundcheck

Hear the looping violinist perform songs from his sophomore release, Lighght, a record filled with twinkling melodies and anchored by the buoyant Watch "Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!"

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Nat Baldwin plays at Baby's All Right

Download: Nat Baldwin, 'In The Hollows'

Dirty Projectors bassist plays songs from his solo record at Baby's All Right. Download "In The Hollows."

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Eric Spiegel from Spencertown

I loved the interview with Matisyahu. The music was wonderful and he seemed really thoughtful and engaging. Thank you!

Jun. 05 2014 04:39 PM

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