Episode 008 | Amy Winehouse “Back to Black” & The Beastie Boys “Paul’s Boutique”

Episode 8 of Album Swap Podcast has Amy Winehouse and Beastie Boys albums swapped

Episode 8 features Amy Winehouse’s Grammy-winning album “Back to Black” and the Beastie Boys’ “Paul’s Boutique”. Both albums were the second releases from each artist and demonstrate expanded songwriting and music beyond the first albums. Back by The Dap Kings, Amy Winehouse brings together soul, jazz and rhythm and blues to make an honest story of her life. Paul’s Boutique is heralded as one of the finest rap albums ever recorded and contains an amazing mix by The Dust Brothers.

For more information on the samples used in Paul’s Boutique visit paulsboutique.info.

Here’s the Shadrach video as well.

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Episode 007 | Gary Clark, Jr “The Story of Sonny Boy Slim” & Raging Slab “Dynamite Monster Boogie Concert”

Episode 7 of Album Swap has Gary Clark Jr and Raging Slab albums

Episode 7 features two great blues and rock artists. Gary Clark, Jr. hails from Austin, Texas and came up through the Texas Blues scene. His sophomore release, “The Story of Sonny Boy Slim” is a reflective album that has rock, blues, soul, funk and other influences in the songs. The tracks represent a unique perspective on African-American music past and present. The album was written, performed and produced by Clark in Austin and released in 2015.

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Episode 006 | Led Zeppelin “Presence” & J. Cole “4 Your Eyez Only”

Album Swap Podcast Episode 6 has Led Zeppelin and J. Cole reviewed

Episode 6 has one of the greatest bands of all time, Led Zeppelin’s “Presence” reviewed. Released in 1976, it was one of the lowest selling albums of the band’s career. However it remains a favorite of the band and many fans while being overlooked by radio and casual fans.

J. Cole’s “4 Your Eyez Only” was released in 2016 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. All 10 singles from the album ranked in the Top 40 as well. Hailed by critics as his best album to date.

J. Cole “4 Your Eyez Only”

Led Zeppelin “Presence”

Here’s a view of the Mail The Horse playlist that we mentioned during the podcast.

Mail the Horse Setlist from The Pinhook, April 2017