Great Duets & Writer Malcolm Gladwell

There's something about two performers, sometimes from different styles and points of view, coming together and creating a musical moment. This week, Jim and Greg share some of their favorite duets. They'll also interview author Malcolm Gladwell and journalist Bruce Headlam from the Broken Record podcast.

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Malcolm Gladwell & Bruce Headlam

Broken Record hosts Rick Rubin, Bruce Headlam and Malcolm Gladwell

Bestselling author and New Yorker staff writer Malcolm Gladwell turned his energy to podcasting in 2016 with the show Revisionist History. Now he's launched his second podcast, this one devoted to music called Broken Record. It's a collaboration with legendary music producer Rick Rubin and Gladwell's childhood friend and former New York Times editor, Bruce Headlam. Headlam and Gladwell joined Jim for a discussion about how they bonded over music, their take on the role of the critic in the digital age and the relative artistic merit of YES solo projects.


Great Duets

Like peas and carrots, and Jim and Greg, some things are better in twos. That especially goes for voices! There's something special about a great Duet, so this week our own duo play their favorites.

Featured Songs

  1. Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood, Some Velvet Morning, Nancy & Lee, Reprise, 1968
  2. Simon & Garfunkel, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Columbia, 1970
  3. Chris Squire, Hold Out Your Hand, Fish Out of Water, Atlantic, 1975
  4. Genesis, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Charisma, 1974
  5. Rosanne Cash, Everyone But Me (Live on Broken Record), She Remembers Everything, Blue Note, 2018
  6. The Replacements, Bastards of the Young, Tim, Sire, 1985
  7. N.W.A., Fuck Tha Police, Straight Outta Compton, Ruthless, 1988
  8. Philip Bailey (Duet with Phil Collins), Easy Lover, Chinese Wall, Columbia, 1984
  9. Queen (with David Bowie), Under Pressure, Hot Space, Elektra, 1982
  10. Simon & Garfunkel, The Only Living Boy in New York, Bridge over Troubled Water, Columbia, 1970
  11. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, The Onion Song (feat. Valerie Simpson), Easy, Tamla, 1969
  12. Method Man and Mary J. Blige, I‘ll Be There For You / You’re All I Need To Get By (Puff Daddy Mix), I‘ll Be There For You / You’re All I Need To Get By (Puff Daddy Mix) (Single), Def Jam, 1995
  13. Led Zeppelin, The Battle of Evermore (feat. Sandy Denny), Led Zeppelin IV, Atlantic, 1971
  14. Sonny & Cher, I Got You Babe, Look at Us, Atco, 1965
  15. Mickey & Sylvia, Love Is Strange, Love Is Strange (Single), Groove, 1956
  16. The Pogues, Fairytale of New York (feat. Kirsty MacColl), If I Should Fall from Grace with God, Pogue Mahone, 1988
  17. The Jayhawks, Blue, Tomorrow the Green Grass, American Recordings, 1995
  18. Iggy Pop, Candy (feat. Kate Pierson), Brick By Brick, Virgin, 1990
  19. The Clash, Should I Stay or Should I Go, Combat Rock, Epic, 1982
  20. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Ain't No Mountain High Enough, United, Tamla, 1967
  21. Rush, Something For Nothing, 2112, Anthem, 1976
  22. Mac Miller, So It Goes, Swimming, REMember Music/Warner Bros., 2018
  23. Nancy Wilson, All In Love Is Fair, All In Love Is Fair, Capitol, 1974
  24. The Residents, Rest Aria, Meet the Residents, Ralph, 1974