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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Narada Michael Walden. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Narada Michael Walden, often where they are interviewed.

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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Narada Michael Walden. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Narada Michael Walden, often where they are interviewed.

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Narada Michael Walden One of Billboard Magazine’s Top 10 Producers of All Time

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Producer and musician Narada Michael Walden joins us this week. Producing Hits for Artists as diverse as Aretha Franklin (including the platinum “Freeway of Love.”), Steve Winwood, Ray Charles, Wynonna Judd, Whitney Houston, George Michael, Mariah Carey, Barbara Streisand, Lionel Ritchie, Lisa Fischer, Stevie Wonder, Tom Jones, Jeff Beck and The Temptations, the EMMY and […]
Oct 04 2019 · 50mins
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NEM#16. Narada Michael Walden Funks the Moment

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Narada started as a fusion drummer in the '70s (with Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jeff Beck, etc.) then released numerous solo albums and produced and wrote for artists like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, and many more. He believes in working fast: creating a mood and getting the most out of it.

We discuss "Freedom" (written by Richie Havens) from Evolution (2015), "I Shoulda Loved Ya" from The Dance of Life (1979), and the title track from Garden of Love Light (1976). We also listen to "Billionaire on Soul Street," also from Evolution. The opening music is from "Freeway of Love" which Narada wrote and produced for Aretha Franklin, and the outro music is from "How Will I Know?" which Narada produced and wrote the verses to for Whitey Houston.

Learn more about Narada at naradamichaelwalden.com.

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The post NEM#16. Narada Michael Walden Funks the Moment first appeared on The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast.

May 26 2016 · 1hr 1min

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Episode 33: Listener Questions, Narada Michael Walden, Ahead Switch Kick Quick-Release Bass Drum Beater System, and More

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In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss fusion/pop/session great Narada Michael Walden and give their choices for which crash cymbal they would take to a gig if they could only take one. The hosts also answer several listener questions, and they take a closer look at the Ahead Switch Kick quick-release bass drum beater system, which is reviewed in the April 2016 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine. The show concludes with picks of the week.

The post Episode 33: Listener Questions, Narada Michael Walden, Ahead Switch Kick Quick-Release Bass Drum Beater System, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Mar 18 2016 ·
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Milling About with Narada Michael Walden

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Narada Michael Walden grew up as Michael in Kalamazoo, Michigan in a house filled with music always playing. He would beat along on pie tins and table tops, and at five years old when he received his first Toyland drum kit, that set his musical path. Fast forward to 19 when he was discovered by John McLaughlin who introduced him to his guru, giving him the name 'Narada' which means supreme musician. That set his spiritual path.

Producing pop music was just an extension of Narada's listening to what was hot coming up in Michigan, from 'Motown to Johnny Mathis and everything in-between.' He tells Robin how 12 year-old Stacy Lattisaw was his first big break as a producer; putting her and him on the map with Let Me Be Your Angel. He recalls, 'And then my phone started ringing from Clive Davis and you name it. Will you produce this person and this one? And I said yes to everybody. I blew up!'

Narada treats Robin to stories about some of the incredibly talented artists he's worked with over the years including Elton John, Sting and his Rainforest productions, Lionel Richie, Barbra Streisand and Whitney Houston; to name a few. He also talks about his new album Evolution and says the songs were inspired by the changes in him since fatherhood.
Dec 01 2015 · 24mins

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A Conversation With Narada Michael Walden

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SF MusicTech Summit XIV on October 1, 2013
San Francisco, CA
www.sfmusictech.com

Speakers:
Narada Michael Walden, Tarpan Studios / Tarpan Records
www.nmwproductions.com

Renee Richardson, KFOG / KGO Music Director
www.kfog.com

Steffen Franz, Tarpan Records / Independent Distribution Collective
www.independentdistro.com www.tarpanrecords.com
Oct 04 2013 · 29mins
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Episode 14 - Narada Michael Walden

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Songwriter, producer, drummer Narada Michael Walden sits down with Simon and Brian to talk about his work on pop hits like 'How Will I Know' (Whitney Houston); 'We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off' (Jermaine Stewart); 'All American Girls' (Sister Sledge); 'Freeway of Love' and 'Who's Zoomin' Who?' (Aretha Franklin); 'Jump to the Beat' (Stacy Lattisaw); 'I Love Your Smile' (Shanice); 'Sweetness' (Michelle Gayle) and solo work on songs like 'I Shoulda Loved Ya' and 'Divine Emotions'.

May 11 2012 · 48mins