Yola & Charlie Watts

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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot interview British singer Yola, whose new album blurs genres and breaks her out of the country niche of her previous work. Plus, they pay tribute to the late, great Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts. 

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Obit: Charlie Watts

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Legendary Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts died this week at the age of 80. Jim and Greg pay tribute to him by sharing favorite stories about him, analyzing his playing style and sharing favorite songs that illustrate his brilliance.

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Yola Stand For Myself

British singer-songwriter Yola made an impression with her debut album in 2019, Walk Through Fire, breaking stereotypes as a black British country singer. Her follow-up, Stand For Myself, breaks out of genre boundaries and is her best work to date according to Jim and Greg. They have a wide-ranging conversation with Yola that covers how the pandemic affected her writing process, differences between racism in the U.S. and the U.K., and her role as Sister Rosetta Tharpe in a forthcoming Baz Luhrmann film.

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