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Between the Liner Notes

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Between the Liner Notes is an award winning documentary-style podcast about music, why it is the way it is and how it got to be that way. Each episode highlights a piece of lost, forgotten or obscured music history. This show is hosted by Matthew Billy and produced by the Goat Rodeo podcast network.

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Between the Liner Notes is an award winning documentary-style podcast about music, why it is the way it is and how it got to be that way. Each episode highlights a piece of lost, forgotten or obscured music history. This show is hosted by Matthew Billy and produced by the Goat Rodeo podcast network.

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So interesting!

By stazima - Mar 05 2017
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Great, informative podcast. Love the interesting topics and their straight forward format.

Great podcast

By Mn newhome 75 - Aug 30 2016
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If you are at all interested in music you will love this podcast!! So glad I found it!!!

iTunes Ratings

113 Ratings
Average Ratings
107
3
1
1
1

So interesting!

By stazima - Mar 05 2017
Read more
Great, informative podcast. Love the interesting topics and their straight forward format.

Great podcast

By Mn newhome 75 - Aug 30 2016
Read more
If you are at all interested in music you will love this podcast!! So glad I found it!!!
Cover image of Between the Liner Notes

Between the Liner Notes

Updated 9 days ago

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Between the Liner Notes is an award winning documentary-style podcast about music, why it is the way it is and how it got to be that way. Each episode highlights a piece of lost, forgotten or obscured music history. This show is hosted by Matthew Billy and produced by the Goat Rodeo podcast network.

Rank #1: 03: I Want My MTV

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In 1981, no one believed people would watch a cable channel that aired music videos 24 hours a day. This is the story about how MTV proved them all wrong.
Oct 04 2015
53 mins
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Rank #2: 01: Bing Crosby, Magnetophons, & Nazis

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In the aftermath of World War II, the United States Military assigned a tech savvy GI named Jack Mullin the mission of investigating secret inventions left behind by the Nazis. Mullin’s journeys around Germany led him to a makeshift radio studio that had a device called the Magnetophon, the first reel-to-reel tape recorder that realistically recorded sound. After overcoming numerous obstacles, Jack Mullin managed to ship two machines back home to San Francisco. When he was released from military service, he demonstrated the Magnetophons for all the movie studios in Hollywood, but faced rejection from each one. Eventually, a famous crooner gave him a shot and invited Mullin to a trial by fire audition that would change recorded sound forever.
Aug 02 2015
31 mins
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Rank #3: 18: The Dance Floor Doesn't Lie (Disco Part 1)

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In 1970, two deejays discovered they had the ability to take the dance floor on a journey by playing records back-to-back, continuously throughout the night. Soon clubs all over the world adopted this style of deejaying, and a new culture and music genre called "disco" emerged. Eight years later, in 1978, disco was the best selling music genre in the world. This is the story of how it got there.
Feb 21 2017
39 mins
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Rank #4: 16: The Fake Zombie Invasion

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When “Time of the Season” became a hit song in 1969, the Zombies had already disbanded. Yet for some reason, there was a band touring around America calling itself the Zombies. Listen as Daniel Ralston, author of the article “The True Story Of The Fake Zombies,” talks about unearthing this forgotten piece of music history.
Dec 19 2016
20 mins
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Rank #5: 15: Boy Bands, Blimps & Ponzi Schemes

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This is the story of boy band impresario and convicted Ponzi schemer, Lou Pearlman. Listen as Pearlman biographer, Tyler Gray and talent manager Jeanne Tanzy-Williams discuss an individual who was larger than life.
Nov 14 2016
45 mins
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Rank #6: 12: 3,000 Beatniks Riot in Village

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Every Sunday since the end of World War II, musicians journeyed to Washington Square Park to sing folk-songs. Until one Sunday—after the City of New York denied the musicians a singing permit—they decided to protest instead. What resulted was a violent confrontation with authority.
Jul 25 2016
38 mins
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Rank #7: 11: The District

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The story of how Jazz began in New Orleans
Jun 20 2016
40 mins
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Rank #8: 04: Why Won't They Let Sharkey on the Radio?

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Imagine if all your favorite songs were banned from the radio. Well, that actually happened during the Great Radio Boycott of 1941. The United State’s most famous songwriters collectively decided to pull their catalogues from the public airwaves. This was their response to the radio stations refusing to pay a fair price for the music they broadcast. The boycott lasted for only ten months, but the consequences were far reaching, especially for one entertainer named Sharkey. Sharkey was forced to watch as his radio career became collateral damage in this historic battle.
Nov 02 2015
42 mins
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Rank #9: 05: Who Owns Happy Birthday?

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Jennifer Nelson is a documentary film maker who wanted to make a movie about the song “Happy Birthday to You.” When she inquired about using the song in her film the owners of the song forced her to pay for it, and she did. However, while Jennifer Nelson was doing research for her film she uncovered some evidence that could prove that the people she paid may not actually own the song, and never did.
Dec 01 2015
36 mins
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Rank #10: 13: The Execution of Joe Hill

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In 1915, Joe Hill, a Swedish-American labor activist, was unjustly convicted and executed by the State of Utah, but not before leaving behind a body of work that would inform the next generation of American folk music. In this episode, we talk with William Adler author of the Joe Hill Biography titled, "The Man Who Never Died," and Clayton Simms, a criminal defense attorney working to get Joe Hill exonerated more than a century later.
Sep 03 2016
43 mins
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