The Big Beat- Online Radio Show with DJ Kingblind

Heartbreak- Episode 25

November 04, 2020 DJ Kingblind Episode 25
The Big Beat- Online Radio Show with DJ Kingblind
Heartbreak- Episode 25
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The Big Beat- Online Radio Show with DJ Kingblind
Heartbreak- Episode 25
Nov 04, 2020 Episode 25
DJ Kingblind

(Episode 25)
DJ Kingblind presents The Big Beat online radio show- This week we talk about & play the best music in a themed DJ set called "Heartbreak". “What came first: the music or the misery? Did I listen to music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to music?” So goes the opening of Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity—and, decades since the novel hit shelves, we’re still wrestling with those questions. That’s partly because there’s just something about music that captures heartbreak much more directly and, frankly, better than any other medium.  Wanna find out more? visit www.djkingblind.com or search DJ Kingblind in your favorite podcast app.

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(Episode 25)
DJ Kingblind presents The Big Beat online radio show- This week we talk about & play the best music in a themed DJ set called "Heartbreak". “What came first: the music or the misery? Did I listen to music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to music?” So goes the opening of Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity—and, decades since the novel hit shelves, we’re still wrestling with those questions. That’s partly because there’s just something about music that captures heartbreak much more directly and, frankly, better than any other medium.  Wanna find out more? visit www.djkingblind.com or search DJ Kingblind in your favorite podcast app.

Find all links for DJ Kingblind here: https://linktr.ee/kingblind

Welcome to our 25th episode. Fantastic stuff, folks. This is the big beat online radio show with your host DJ Kingblind, you can visit us online at DJ King blind.com. There you can donate to our show to help keep us going. You can say hi, or you can listen to any of our available episodes. Feed theme this week is heartbreak, the most heartbreaking songs around specifically from the 60s because I find that to be a concentration of some of the best heartbreak songs ever written. Also, there's a slight change in our format. I'm not breaking the episodes apart in two parts between analog and digital. There's just going to be a single episode and I'm going to DJ with both records and on the laptop. So it doesn't matter. I think it's less confusing that way to my listeners. So here we go. Let's talk a little bit about heartbreak. What came first, the music or the misery? Did I listen to the music because I was miserable, or was miserable because I listened to the music. so goes the opening line of Nick Hornby's high fidelity and decades since the novel hit the shelves. We're still wrestling with those questions. That's partly because there's just something about music that captures heartbreak much more directly and frankly better than any other medium. For proof. Check out the number of songs that I'm going to play for you coming up. I'm going to start things off with smokey robinson and the miracles and an amazing song called the tears of a clown. The tears of a clown was written by Hank Cosby Smokey Robinson and mystery Stevie Wonder. It was originally recorded by smokey robinson and the miracles for the Tamla label, a subsidiary of Motown, It first appeared in the 1967 album making happen and was released in the United Kingdom as a signal in July 1970. It became a number one hit in the UK singles chart for the week, ending the 12th of September 1970. Subsequently, Motown released the tears of a clown as a single in the United States as well. were quickly shot to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and the our r&b singles charts. The song is an international multimillion seller and a 2002 Grammy Hall of Fame inductee. It led the miracles lead singer and songwriter and producer Smokey Robinson, who would announce you plan to leave the act earlier to stay with the band until 1972. So I'm going to talk a little bit more about the songs after I play a live set of music for you but let's get right into it. I'm going to start things off like I said with Smokey Robinson and then dive into the Supremes. I think you're gonna love this or it's absolutely going to destroy But either way, this is heartbreak.