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  • Michael McDonald - Interview Pt. 13

    Episode 1

    Carvin Winans sits down with Michael McDonald to discuss “What A Fool Believes”, the writing of the song, and meeting Kenny Rogers for the first time.

  • Michael McDonald - Interview Pt. 9

    Episode 2

    Carvin Winans sits down with Michael McDonald to discuss when he knew he could pursue music, his starting band, and his first record deal.

  • Michael McDonald - Interview Pt. 11

    Episode 3

    Carvin Winans sits down with Michael McDonald to discuss his two gospel albums, James Ingram, and his experience with gospel music.

  • Michael McDonald - Interview Pt. 8

    Episode 4

    Carvin Winans sits down with Michael McDonald to discuss his musical roots, singing in bars, and performing music as a young child.

  • Michael McDonald - Interview Pt. 10

    Episode 5

    Carvin Winans sits down with Michael McDonald to discuss the lyrics of “Takin’ It To The Street”, the call and response music style, and how the song relates to church.

  • Michael McDonald - Interview Pt. 12

    Episode 6

    Carvin Winans sits down with Michael McDonald to discuss Marvin Gaye’s song “What’s Going On”, the personal meaning behind it, and how it transcends social barriers.

  • Michael McDonald - Interview Pt. 7

    Episode 7

    Carvin Winans sits down with Michael McDonald to discuss overcoming addictions, higher power, and meditation.

  • Michael McDonald - Interview Pt. 6

    Episode 8

    Carvin Winans sits down with Michael McDonald to discuss the song “Peace”, his experience at the Perfecting Church in Detroit, and writing the song “Peace”.

  • Michael McDonald - Interview Pt. 5

    Episode 9

    Carvin Winans sits down with Michael McDonald to discuss working with Take 6, the song “Amazing Grace”, and the importance of spirituality.

  • Michael McDonald - Interview Pt. 3

    Episode 10

    Carvin Winans sits down with Michael McDonald to discuss growing up in the Irish Catholic Church, attending Catholic school, and his family’s religious practises.

  • Michael McDonald - Interview Pt. 4

    Episode 11

    Carvin Winans sits down with Michael McDonald to discuss his first experience with gospel music, the first gospel group he was a part of, and gospel music in St.Louis.

  • Michael McDonald - Interview Pt. 2

    Episode 12

    Carvin Winans sits down with Michael McDonald to discuss gospel music’s influence on other forms of music, great gospel singers, and Nat King Cole.

  • Michael McDonald - Interview Pt. 1

    Episode 13

    Carvin Winans sits down with Michael McDonald to discuss his first big hit, inspiration from gospel music, and listening to the radio as a young boy.

  • What A Fool Believes

    Episode 14

    “What A Fool Believes” was originally released in 1978 as part of The Doobie Brothers’ album “Minute By Minute”. This song went on to win two Grammys in 1980, “Record Of The Year” and “Best Arrangement For Instruments And Vocals”.

  • Amazing Grace ft. Take 6 and Carvin Winans

    Episode 15

  • David Clayton-Thomas - Interview Part 6

    Episode 16

    Carvin Winans sits down with David Clayton-Thomas to discuss the songwriting process, life lessons learned from creating music, and how music has a rescued both of them.

  • David Clayton-Thomas - Interview Part 3

    Episode 17

    Carvin Winans sits down with David Clayton-Thomas to discuss the song “Wade in the Water”, the Jewish influence in Gospel music, and the barriers that music defies.

  • David Clayton-Thomas - Interview Part 4

    Episode 18

    Carvin Winans sits down with David Clayton-Thomas to discuss the Grammy awards, the song “Spinning Wheel”, and the musical styles David first began with on his musical journey.

  • David Clayton-Thomas - Interview Part 2

    Episode 19

    Carvin Winans sits down with David Clayton-Thomas to discuss the history of the song “Freedom for the Stallion”, New Orleans R&B sound, and how music transcends culture and language barriers.

  • David Clayton-Thomas - Interview Part 5

    Episode 20

    Carvin Winans sits down with David Clayton-Thomas to discuss Blood, Sweat & Tears covering the song “You Make Me So Very Happy”, auditioning for Blood, Sweat & Tears, and R&B influences in Toronto.

  • David Clayton-Thomas - Interview Part 7

    Episode 21

    Carvin Winans sits down with David Clayton-Thomas to discuss spirituality, his drive to pursue music, and helping young offenders in the reformatory system.

  • David Clayton-Thomas - Interview Part 1

    Episode 22

    Carvin Winans sits down with David Clayton-Thomas to discuss David’s rough childhood, his time in reformatories, and the importance of self-worth that changes everything.

  • Wade In The Water

    Episode 23

    “Wade In The Water” was initially released by Ramsey Lewis in 1966 as part of his album “Wade In The Water”.

  • Spinning Wheel

    Episode 24

    In May of 1969, David Clayton Thomas released “Spinning Wheel” as a single. It sold one million copies in the first three months after the song’s release. The single stayed at #2 on The Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks and also topped the Canadian RPM Weekly singles chart for three weeks. This s...